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A hug a day keeps the doctor away
It may not be a far-fetched idea to replace apple a day with a hug as researchers have found that more frequent hugs protect stressed people from getting sick.The team from Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) found that greater social support and more frequent hugs protected people from the increased susceptibility to infection associated with being stressed and resulted in less severe illness...
PUBLIC HEALTH
Indians living longer, healthier lives: Lancet
PREGNANCY
Domestic violence can affect baby in womb
ACCIDENT VICTIM
Govt urged to pass good samaritan law
Coverstory
Bolt from the blue
How a doctor lost a patient he thought he had fixed
WIRED FOR EMPATHY
Yes, we care.
Voices from inside
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Quickscan
Calories count
Restricting calories can slow ageing and delay cognitive and mental decline, according to a study presented...
Pain in the neck
What’s so special about birthdays ending in 9
Work that shifts the body clock
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Health News
Gutka ban is good for youth: WHO
Thiruvananthapuram:  State-level laws banning "gutka" - a form of chewing tobacco - are having...
Tooth loss may lead to memory decline
Radiaion: No telling proof of adverse health impact
A hug a day keeps the doctor away
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Four small lifestyle changes that can make all the difference to your health
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Dr Ranjana Srivastava
When cancer strikes: How to be a friend
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Vikas Tandon
Pain in the necK
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Communication skills a must
Life can be a roller-coaster ride for an anaesthesiologist. Apart from the emotional strain of conducting...
A confident smile is the best reward
No scope for error
Audiologist crucial in modern lifestyle
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Yoga Made Easy
Upper back bend
Upper back or the thoracic region houses the lungs and the heart. It also supports the rib cage and,...
For stronger support
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Back and forth
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freewheeling  |  Derek O'Brien
The Big Apple's barometer
My wife lives in New York, and, over the years, I have got to know the city well. It is a useful barometer to judge the health of the world and of the American mood and economy. A visit in the winter of 2008-09, ...  »
grand slam  |  Sania Mirza
Serving aces, nonstop
Roger Federer was born to play tennis and I am delighted that the people of my country got the opportunity to watch him live for the first time ever. I am grateful that I shared the court with him and there is so ...  »
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