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  • New Zealand parliament passes medicinal marijuana bill

    Wellington: New Zealand’s parliament on Tuesday passed a bill that will allow the medicinal use of marijuana, making it possible for patients with chronic pain to acquire the drug with a prescription. The Misuse of Drugs (Medicinal Cannabis) Amendment Bill, which passed the third and final reading in parliament and[Read More…]

  • Soon C-sections delivery to be performed by robots: Report

    London: Robotics are expected to become so sophisticated, hospitals may not need surgeons. Controlled by healthcare assistants, the machines will soon be delivering babies by carrying out C-sections as well as other surgeries, say experts. The predictions are based on the report by the “Commission on the Future of Surgery”[Read More…]

  • AYUSH doctors to get pay hike equal to modern medicine doctors in Bihar

    Ayush (Ayurveda, yoga and naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and homeopathy) doctors will now be given salary on par with doctors of modern medicine. This decision came yesterday bringing relief to whole fraternity of ayush doctors, statewide. After cabinet’s decision, it got nod from the health department. According to National Rural Health[Read More…]

  • This dancing doctor proves laughter is truly the best medicine

    42-year-old neurosurgery physician Tony Adkins from California really believes in the old said phrase “laughter is the best medicine.” Dr Tony believes his foremost duty is to heal his patients and relieve them from pain for which he has come with a unique concept. Army veteran Adkins dance with patients at[Read More…]

  • Skincare tips on a budget

    Keeping your skin healthy and looking its best doesn’t necessarily mean breaking the bank if you follow these practical tips from leading dermatologists. “With the hectic lifestyles that we all lead, we often forget to take good care of our body and skin. A simple 3 step routine can help[Read More…]

  • Vitamin C may offset effects of maternal smoking on baby

    New York: Although smoking during pregnancy is reported to have an adverse effect on foetus health, a new study shows that regular intake of Vitamin C by smoker mom-to-be may help reduce harm done to infant’s lungs after birth. The study showed that at three months of age, infants whose[Read More…]

  • Poor nutrition during pregnancy may advance menopause

    New York: While it is known that inadequate nutrition during foetal development can cause diabetes and heart disease, a new study warns that it could also lead to early menopause at age younger than 45. Prenatal malnutrition was also associated with a higher risk of premature ovarian failure. Natural menopause[Read More…]

  • Fish oil reduces bleeding risk in surgery patients: Study

    New York: Fish oil, containing the omega-3s, lowers the risk of bleeding during surgery, say researchers, challenging current recommendations to stop fish oil. Fish oil is among the most common natural supplement for treatment of hypertriglyceridemia or prevention of cardiovascular disease. However, concerns about theoretical bleeding risk have led to[Read More…]

  • Adult hearts lack stem cells: Study

    London: Heart stem cells that might repair the heart muscle after a heart attack do not exist in adults, say researchers after two decades of study. The study offered scientific evidence to a decision made in October by the US health authorities to pause a clinical trial using stem cells[Read More…]

  • Excess or poor sleep linked to heart disease, death

    Toronto: Do you sleep too much or do you not get sufficient sleep? If so, there is bad news. The amount of time you sleep, including daytime naps, is associated with the risk of developing cardiovascular disease (CVD) and death, a new study warns. The study found that people who[Read More…]

  • Prenatal exposure to toothpaste, make-up chemical advances girls’ puberty

    New York: Girls exposed to chemicals commonly found in toothpaste, makeup, soap and other personal care products before birth may hit puberty at an early age, finds a new study. The study found that in-vitro exposure to chemicals in personal care products such as phthalates — found in scented products[Read More…]

  • Opt for charcoal for healthy skin, hair

    New Delhi: Charcoal, specifically activated ones, are very effective in treating skin related issues as it absorbs toxin and makes for a good deep cleanser and detoxifier. However the benefits of charcoal are extended beyond skin care as it can be worked into the hair care regime to balance an[Read More…]

  • Alcohol intake may cause weight loss in diabetics

    New York: Regular consumption of alcohol may lead to long-term weight loss in people with diabetes, say researchers. The study, led by researchers from the University of Pennsylvania, showed that losing weight can help prevent or delay the onset of diabetes. Obesity is known as one of the leading risk[Read More…]

  • World AIDS Day: Bihar witnesses 16% dip in HIV affected population

    The HIV affected population in the state of Bihar is now low by 16%. At the national level, this figure is 27%. By 2020, nationwide, the target to lower down the number of HIV patients is 75%. At present, there are 1.15 lakh patients affected by HIV and are getting[Read More…]

  • World AIDS Day 2018: 10 common myths about HIV/AIDS busted

    In our day-to-day lives, we generally don’t spend all that much time thinking about HIV if we don’t have it. We, therefore, pick up pieces of information here and there—some of which we’ve heard in passing, others of which may be years outdated. In the end, we often hold these[Read More…]

  • New vaccines in development and what it means for developing countries

    Vaccines remain one of the most effective, low cost and efficient public health tools for the control of diseases and form a vital part of preventive medicine for control and eradication of diseases. Years 2011-20 were declared the Decade of Vaccines. The Global Vaccine Action Plan (GVAP) was endorsed by[Read More…]

  • Winter Skin Care: Tips to follow

    The winter season has begun and parts of the country are feeling the chill. We need to take care of our skin at this particular time of year. The cold weather may feel pleasant but it also dries up your skin on most days. Skin tends to become rough and[Read More…]

  • Shallow fog, ‘very poor’ air covers Delhi

    New Delhi, The national capital on Thursday witnessed shallow fog with ‘very poor’ air quality, while the minimum temperature was recorded at 12.2 degrees Celsius, two notches above the season’s average. According to the System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting And Research (SAFAR), the overall air quality of the[Read More…]

  • Bless your diet with these protein rich food products

    Today, your improved lavish looking lives often comes at the cost of sacrificing our health. If you don’t have your health, you don’t have anything, so taking care of your body should be your number one priority. It is important to set up a healthy routine and keep it consistent in[Read More…]

  • 8 must follow tips to avoid dengue this winter

    New Delhi: This season 2,406 people have been diagnosed with dengue in Delhi, according to a municipal report released on Monday. This month till November 24, 811 dengue cases have been reported in Delhi and over the last one week, 260 fresh cases were reported. In October, 1,114 dengue cases were[Read More…]

  • Pollution increases in Delhi despite negligible stubble burning

    New Delhi, Air quality has yet again dropped in the national capital and neighbouring areas on Tuesday, with more places suffering ‘severe’ pollution levels even as stubble burning is negligible. Experts attribute the current pollution situation of Delhi to local sources, including vehicular emissions, dust and industrial pollution. There are[Read More…]

  • Lung disease in middle-aged people may up dementia later

    New York, Middle-aged adults who have lung disease may be at a greater risk of developing dementia or cognitive impairment later in life, according to a new research. The study found that both restrictive and obstructive lung diseases were associated with dementia, including Alzheimer’s disease, and with mild cognitive impairment.[Read More…]

  • Uttar Pradesh: Health deteriorated of 13 school students after they were vaccinated for Measles-Rubella

    In Uttar Pradesh‘ district Unnao, on Monday a vaccination drive was run in various school. In one of those schools health of 13 students suddenly deteriorated. This happened moments after the students were vaccinated for Measles-Rubella. The school administration got scared watching the kids go dizzy. In a haste, the[Read More…]

  • Sperm count 50% lower in men whose fathers smoke: Study

    London: While studies have repeatedly linked maternal smoking during pregnancy with reduced sperm count in male children, a new research showed that men whose fathers smoked at the time of pregnancy also had 50 per cent lower count of sperms than those with non-smoking fathers. The findings showed that, independently[Read More…]

  • Simple potato diet for weight loss: Some tips to lose belly fat

    Want to lose weight but don’t know where to start? Tired of trying everything and looking for something simple that still produces results. Use potatoes! Yes, the humble, starchy, tuberous crop is all you need this winter to shed some kilos. Potatoes are easy to digest and are full of vitamins[Read More…]

  • Ground Report: Bihar’s premier hospital (PMCH) to have super-speciality facility is a distant dream

    Since last year, Bihar’s premier government hospital, the Patna Medical College and Hospital (PMCH) has become a priority for state government as many announcements, declarations with an installation of medical equipment have taken place. The above mentioned proclamations are as follows: PMCH to become a seven-storey hospital which will be[Read More…]

  • Haze, ‘poor’ air envelope Delhi

    New Delhi, Although air quality in the national capital improved to poor on Thursday, it was a hazy morning with the minimum temperature recorded at 11.4 degrees Celsius, season’s average. According to the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB), the air quality in Delhi improved to “poor” as the Air Quality[Read More…]

  • No report cards for Meghalaya kids refusing vaccination

    Shillong, School students who refuse to go for Measles-Rubella vaccination will not receive their annual examination report cards in Meghalaya’s East Khasi Hills district, an official said on Thursday. The vaccination programme was launched in the state on September 24 amid apprehension among many parents that the injection would make[Read More…]

  • Pakistani kid with unusual heart disease successfully treated in Delhi

    New Delhi, A 14-month-old child from Pakistan who was born with an unusual heart disease successfully underwent a surgery at Sir Ganga Ram Hospital here, authorities said on Wednesday. According to medical experts from the hospital, the patient’s blood receiving chamber on the left side of the heart (left atrium)[Read More…]

  • Maharashtra gets its first Internet De-Addiction Centre in Pune

    In the era of peak internet usage, Ajay Dudhane has come up with a rehabilitation centre in Pune. On Sunday, Anandvan de-addiction and rehabilitation centre was inaugurated by Pune Municipal Corporation, Mayor Mukta Tilak. While addressing the media, Mr Dudhane assured that a team of experts will work on issues such as[Read More…]

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