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  • Millennials undergo changed behaviour when hungry: Survey

    Does your mood change when you’re hungry? Anger, impatience, irritation and lack of concentration are amongst the most common hunger behaviours, according to a survey. The week-long survey to evaluate spontaneous hunger traits and gauge people’s perceptions towards them was conducted across Chennai, Kochi and New Delhi. The survey, by[Read More…]

  • Unemployment may lead your child towards negligence

    Is your child getting neglected while you are busy hunting for a job? Beware, unemployment problems lead to child neglect as parents have limited resources to fulfil their child’s basic necessities, reveals a new study. The study defines that if any child is getting neglected or abused, either by emotional,[Read More…]

  • Infertility increases death risk in women: Study

    Women with a history of infertility have a 10 per cent increased risk of dying due to breast cancer and diabetes compared to women without fertility issues, finds a new study. The findings showed that while women with infertility were 44 per cent more likely to die of breast cancer,[Read More…]

  • Underweight women at greater risk of early menopause: Study

    Women who were underweight as teenagers or in their mid-30s are at greater risk of facing an early menopause compared to lean or normal weight women, researchers have warned. Early menopause, defined as naturally occurring menopause before age 45, is associated with a higher risk of cardiovascular disease, and other[Read More…]

  • ‘Intellectual suit’ to detect health status of a person

    A group of Chinese scientists have developed an intellectual suit, which is fitted with large-area textile sensors that can detect temperature, ph levels, pressure and other indicators showing the health status of a person. At the third International Conference on Nanoenergy and Nanosystems in Beijing, Wang Zhonglin, an academician of[Read More…]

  • Government fixes price range for knee implants surgery

    The government has fixed a price range for knee implants, almost 70% lower than current cost surgery. The price will now range from Rs 54,000 to Rs 1.14 lakh. “Government will not remain a mute spectator and will not allow this illegal and unethical profiteering,” Chemicals and Fertilisers Minister Ananth[Read More…]

  • Action video games may cause Alzheimer

    Did you know that playing action video games may cause a loss of episodic memory and spatial navigation which in turn will increase the risk of developing brain disorders such as depression, schizophrenia, Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease? The findings showed that habitual players of action video games had a reduction[Read More…]

  • Are you depressed? This probably be the reason!

    In a study by University of Central Florida, it has been found that a gene variant, believed to be carried by nearly 25% of the population, increases the odds of getting depressed. The study found that people with apolipoprotein-E4 (ApoE4) have a 20% greater chance of developing clinically significant depressive symptoms[Read More…]

  • Food served in Indian Railways is unfit for humans, says CAG

    A comptroller and Auditor General Audit (CAG) report on the catering services in the Indian Railways has observed that foods which are sold at railway stations are unsuitable and contentious for human consumption. CAG has filed a report in which it mentioned that contaminated foodstuff, recycled foodstuff, packaged and bottled items[Read More…]

  • Indians are among the laziest in the world: Study

    A new study by Stanford University has found that Indians are among the laziest people in the world. The researchers used step counters to know how many steps people take in various countries. As many as 7,000,000 people were part of the research in 46 nations. According to the data,[Read More…]

  • Cut-out on these foods for a healthy monsoon!

    While for most of us monsoon is all about a hot cup of tea and snacks with the pitter-patter in the background, we keep forgetting that the season change often affects our immune system. We are more prone to catching infections and diseases like malaria, dengue, cold, flu during the[Read More…]

  • Spectroscopy probe to ensure longer life for cancer patients now

    According to a recent study published by the American Association for Cancer Research journal on Wednesday, cancer patients will now be able to enjoy longer life expectancy and reduced risk of recurrence thanks to a multimodal optical spectroscopy probe developed by Canadian researchers. The paper is titled, “Highly accurate detection[Read More…]

  • Aadhaar mandatory for TB patients to receive cash assistance under Nikshay

    Under the Revised National Tuberculosis Control Programme, Aadhaar has been made compulsory for tuberculosis patients and health providers seeking cash assistance under a central programme. Through a web page application Nikshay, the revised programme can be administered online. It is mandatory for all government and private healthcare providers to register[Read More…]

  • Menstruation Taboo: 70% of Indian mothers consider menstruation “dirty”

    While there is very little awareness of facts on menstruation among young girls in India even to this date, a latest national health data reveals that only 7 of India’s 36 states/union territories have 90% or more women in the 15-24 age group who use hygienic protection during menstruation. Menstrual[Read More…]

  • Alarming rise of numbers of fake doctors in Karnataka

    Health Minister K R  Ramesh Kumar informed the Legislative Council on Monday that 2,869 cases of fake doctors had been identified across the state in the recent past. He added that the government is to blame here as they didn’t take measures to prevent it at the preliminary level. Replying[Read More…]

  • Kerala: Viral fever kills 103; govt appeals people to join sanitation drive

    Kerala government on Sunday appealed to the people to join the government’s mass sanitation drive on a war footing after more than 100 deaths were reported since January in Kerala due to numerous types of fevers. As many as 103 people, including women and children, succumbed to several types of[Read More…]

  • Passive smoking may cause arthritis in young girls

    Bad news for cigarette smokers, your habit is not only risking your life but also the life of others! A new study shows that passive or second-hand smoking can be proven more harmful than we had estimated, having serious implications on one’s health, especially for young girls. According to the[Read More…]

  • Soon medicines can be purchased at low cost at railway stations

    Under the Janaushadhi campaign, the government has announced a decision of providing medicines at affordable prices to consumers. The quality medicines will be made available through special outlets called the ‘Pradhan Mantri Bhartiya Janaushadhi Kendras’. The medicines will be available at different outlets including stations and hospitals, as announced by[Read More…]

  • Karnataka: Free health bhagya for all soon

    In Karnataka, the Siddaramaiah-led Congress government is all set to announce a free health bhagya for all. Under the coverage, free medical treatment will be provided to everyone in both government and private hospitals. The decision is seen to be a move keeping an eye on the upcoming Assembly elections.[Read More…]

  • Metro Blood Bank to be launched in Chennai, Delhi soon

    In order to provide a central point for processing of blood and their supply, a Metro Blood Bank is going to be launched in Chennai very soon. A state-of-the-art facility will coordinate with other health centres and will provide blood to the needy. The announcement was made by the Health[Read More…]

  • 13kg poop surgically removed from constipated 22-year old Chinese man

    In a shocking incident, 13kg of faecal matter has been removed from the intestines of a 22-year-old man who has been constipated since his birth. The operation was performed in China. Reports added doctors removed a 30-inch long section of his colon filled with 13kg of faeces during the three-hour-long[Read More…]

  • Pregnancy is not a disease; no need to avoid sex, meat: Gynaecologists

    The Ayush Ministry on Tuesday left many people, especially women ,concerned when it came up with the guidelines on what a pregnant woman should be doing and eating to deliver a healthy baby. The ministry has suggested that a pregnant woman should avoid having sex or feeling of lust, eating[Read More…]

  • Population boom trend: Three men fathered 96 children

    Population control becomes one of the central concerns when it comes to the development of a country. However, in the list of most populous countries, Pakistan doesn’t fail to acquire the 6th position with almost 200 million population. The reason of a skyrocketing population can be accorded either to the government[Read More…]

  • CBSE moves SC to lift stay on NEET results, plea to be heard on Monday

    On Madras High Court’s decision to restrain the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) from announcing the NEET results, CBSE has now moved the Supreme Court challenging the Madras High Court order. However, the SC will hear the matter on Monday. CBSE sought for SC to lift the stay of[Read More…]

  • Odisha: Pharmacist suspended for treating patients under trees

    In a recent incident of treating patients under the tree, officials today directed the concerned authorities to place a pharmacist under suspension. Director of health services, Dr Kailash Chandra Dash, directed the Kendrapara CDMO to suspend the pharmacist working at Babar Primary Health Centre in Gogua Panchayat under Mahakalpada block[Read More…]

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