World Malaria Day 2019: Know these signs and symptoms of this mosquito-borne disease

Malaria is caused by Plasmodium parasites that are transmitted through the bites of infected female mosquito Anopheles. On World Malaria Day, learn more about this disease, including the signs and sym

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1-yr olds should’ve no screen time, those under 5 not more than 60 minutes daily: WHO

The WHO said that children under five must spend less time sitting watching screens, or restrained in prams and seats, get better quality sleep and have more time for active play if they are to grow u

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Historic! To combat deadly disease, first malaria vaccine launched in Africa

The malaria vaccine pilot aims to reach about 360,000 children per year across the three countries. Ministries of health will determine where the vaccine will be given.

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ABC of mental health: Everything you need to know about mental wellbeing

There should be no shame attached in facing a mental health issue. It is important that the patient gets a strong support from family and friends.

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Women in full-time jobs more prone to incur mental health issues compared to men in same jobs

Gender differences are visible clearly in the number of affected survivors of commonest mental disorders like anxiety, depression and somatic complaints. Women surprisingly pre-dominate these figures.

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Eradicating TB needs a radical approach

Metropolitan cities such as Mumbai have the maximum share of drug-resistant TB cases, according to the Central TB Division’s India TB Report 2018.

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Anxiety ‘epidemic’ brewing among young students in colleges: Study

Rates of anxiety disorder grew at higher rates for students who identified as transgender, Latinx and black, and they increased the closer all students got to graduation.

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Don’t eat junk food, says VP Venkaiah Naidu

The vice-president asked youth to shun junk food and pointed out that traditional Indian food was time-tested, seasonal and suitable to Indian climatic conditions.

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Air pollution: IIT study reveals cutting household fuel use may save 2.7 Lakh lives annually in India

Mitigating the use of household fuels could also reduce air pollution-related deaths in the country by about 13 per cent, which is equivalent to saving about 270,000 lives a year, said researchers, in

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World’s smallest surviving baby boy weighing as much as apple, set to go home in Japan

Ryusuke Sekiya was delivered via emergency Caesarean section, after 24 weeks and five days of pregnancy as his mother Toshiko experienced hypertension.

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World liver day 2019: Here are some evergreen secrets from Ayurveda to keep your organ healthy!

Ayurveda lists a few easily available food items that can help you detox your liver naturally.

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New AI system to help doctors in fight against prostate cancer

The research suggests that an AI system could save time and potentially provide diagnostic guidance to less-experienced radiologists.

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Poets were right! Study finds ‘love hormone’ may help treat alcoholism

They investigated oxytocin's effects on dependence-induced alcohol consumption and altered signalling of the inhibitory neurotransmitter GABA in the central nucleus of the amygdala (CeA) -- a key brai

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Surgical Infection can have a catastrophic impact on patients in India! UK experts join Indian medics to counter the threat

Dr Nepogodiev co-led the programme with Programme Manager Dr Sohini Chakrabortee, along with surgeons from India – Dr Dhruv Ghosh (CMC Ludhiana) and Dr Rohin Mittal (CMC Vellore).

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Healthcare reeling! India needs 600,000 more doctors, and 2 more million nurses, says study

Even when antibiotics are available, patients are often unable to afford them.

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Shocking! Global measles cases up rise 300 per cent, says WHO

The agency noted that only about one in 10 actual measles cases are reported, meaning the early trends for 2019 likely underestimate the severity of the outbreaks. So far this year, 170 countries have

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What is Living Will? Only 27% of Indians aware of this concept!

Awareness levels around the concept of Living Will were poorest in Jaipur and Chandigarh, while with 36% and 31% respectively, the awareness levels in Delhi and Mumbai were highest.

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Shocking! 80 percent hemophilia cases undiagnosed in India, say health experts

About one third of new cases are caused by a new mutation of the gene in the mother or the child. In these cases, there is no previous history of hemophilia in the family.

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Celebrity ‘fat-shaming’ can lead more women to develop a negative attitude about weight: Study

Examining the results, the fat-shaming events led to a spike in women's implicit anti-fat attitudes, with more "notorious" events producing greater spikes.

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Health update: Study finds diabetes drug may prevent, slow kidney disease

In recent years, several studies have found that Invokana and some similar drugs can lower heart risks.

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India facing shortage of 6 lakh doctors, 20 lakh nurses: Study

High out-of-pocket medical costs to the patient are compounded by limited government spending for health services, according to the report by the Center for Disease Dynamics, Economics & Policy in the

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Early detection of cancer is essential: Sonali Bendre

"Early detection is most important. Right now the disease is less scary the treatment is actually more frightening and painful. If it were detected early, the cost of treatment would have been less. I

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Want to stay young? Eat one serving leafy greens daily!

A recent study has found that elderly people who have at least one serving of leafy greens daily show a much slower rate in terms of decline when they undergo tests related to memory and thinking skil

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Small families are a global trend! India’s population grew twice as China’s, says UNFPA report

Interestingly, the UN Population Fund’s State of the World Population 2018 indicates that India's population had registered more than double the population growth of China.

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World Homeopathy Day 2019: Know importance of the day dedicated to Dr. Samuel Hahnemann

World Homeopathy Day seeks to bring the community together to innovate, reinvent and modernize the system of medicine so that more people can reap its benefits.

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Dalai Lama undergoes check-up at Delhi hospital

China has said the successor to the Dalai Lama must be chosen according to the religious rituals and historical conventions as well as the backing from the ruling Communist Party.

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Brain zaps boost memory in people over 60, says study

The treatment is aimed at "working memory," the ability to hold information in mind for a matter of seconds as you perform a task, such as doing math in your head.

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