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Dirty sterilisations putting women at risk
New Delhi: Women sterilised in eastern India risk infections and other complications due to dirty conditions and a shortage of doctors and supplies, a report said on Monday just months after 15 women died following surgery.The International Center for Research on Women (ICRW), which reviewed the quality of female sterilisation services in the India's third most populous state, Bihar, said...
HIV home test kit goes on sale in UK   
London: The first HIV self-test kit that allows people to get a result in 15 minutes at home, is now on sale in Britain, media reported on Monday.The do-it-yourself test is made by company 'Bio Sure UK' and can be bought online, BBC reported. It works just like a pregnancy test, measuring levels of antibodies in a person's blood.The device analyses a small droplet of blood, taken from...
Just one drink a day ups liver disease risk   26 April, 2015
London: If you like to believe that one alcoholic drink a day would not harm you, read this carefully.New research has found that moving from moderate to heavy daily drinking - up to one drink a day for women and two drinks a day for men - increases liver cirrhosis risk.The researchers analysed the World Health Organisation's (WHO) Global Status Report on Alcohol and Health, which included...
Swollen neck glands may indicate cancer   27 April, 2015
London: Persistent swollen neck glands indicate a high risk of lymphoma, a type of cancer, according to a new research.The findings suggested that those patients with unexplained swollen neck glands should be referred for specialist investigations."Our research has revealed the importance of persistent swollen lymph glands, particularly in the neck, as part of cancer," said professor...
How fat controls energy levels in brain   24 April, 2015
Washington: While being overweight can bring a lot of trouble, an optimal amount of fat in your body may actually benefit as researchers have found that a key enzyme produced by fat helps the brain maintain its energy levels."We showed that fat tissue controls brain function in a really interesting way," said senior author Shin-ichiro Imai, professor of developmental biology and of...
Woman's brain tumour turns out to be 'evil twin'   24 April, 2015
Lethal liver cancer can be spotted early   22 April, 2015
Dietary supplements may cause cancer   21 April, 2015
Listen to your heart to control behaviour   21 April, 2015
Living without sex not healthy at all   19 April, 2015
Anti-fungal drug may treat cancer too   16 April, 2015
Smartphone device can spot cancer faster   14 April, 2015
Vit E deficiency can damage brain   14 April, 2015
Pluck 200 hair to grow 1,200 new ones!   11 April, 2015
Being grateful can keep heart healthy   10 April, 2015
New study points to potential Ebola drug target   11 April, 2015
Exercise benefits male offspring more   09 April, 2015
Daily exercise can fix fatty liver disease   08 April, 2015
Why some women can't say no to junk food   06 April, 2015
High-fat milk products reduce diabetes risk   05 April, 2015
Enhance fitness levels with spouse   09 April, 2015
App that brings fertility clinic inside your home   06 April, 2015
Discarded drug can better fight cancer   03 April, 2015
Breastfeeding may not prevent child obesity   08 April, 2015
Nirodh condoms to get visual facelift   02 April, 2015
Flexible working hours make workers happy   31 March, 2015
Most parents can't tell if their kid is obese   30 March, 2015
Aggressive breast cancer 'switch' identified   29 March, 2015
MRI may one day replace biopsy   28 March, 2015
New diet could reduce risk of Alzheimer's   25 March, 2015
After learning new words, brain sees them as pictures   25 March, 2015
Gene therapy to treat erectile dysfunction   25 March, 2015
New gene linked to body shape   24 March, 2015
Modi govt puts brakes on universal health plan   27 March, 2015
Ebola crisis not yet over: Report   24 March, 2015
Policy changes can help reduce obesity   23 March, 2015
Vitamin D can reverse low-grade prostate cancer   23 March, 2015
New TB drugs still out of reach for most   21 March, 2015
Antibiotic resistance linked to corruption   21 March, 2015
Ants' chemical improves cancer drug by 50 times   21 March, 2015
National Medicinal Plants Board set up   20 March, 2015
Toddlers' posture affects memory and learning   19 March, 2015
How the brain learns the way things work   18 March, 2015
High-energy breakfast good for diabetics   17 March, 2015
TV recipes not healthy: Survey   17 March, 2015
New app designed to overcome jet lag   14 April, 2014
Mobile campaign to battle child deaths   17 March, 2015
Govt revisiting 'Jan Aushadhi' scheme to expand reach   17 March, 2015
Lower testosterone good for relationships   12 April, 2014
Coconut dust used for germinating stronger seeds   12 April, 2014
Parents embarrassing kids on social media: poll   17 March, 2015
Delhi HC orders segregation of healthy, junk items   23 April, 2014
Why diesel vehicles are more harmful   16 March, 2015
Exercise protects motor abilities among elderly   16 March, 2015
How brain pays attention decoded   12 April, 2014
Movies put viewers' brains on same wavelength   11 April, 2014
Flu vaccines get more power   14 March, 2015
Drinking milk may prevent arthritis in women   11 April, 2014
5,000 children start using tobacco daily   13 March, 2015
Apple iWatch to sport UV light sensor   09 April, 2014
Could mobile phones cause impotence?   08 April, 2014
Tobacco plant kills cancer cells?   07 April, 2014
Soon, blood test to identify the type of cancer   07 April, 2014
Small steps against vector-borne diseases   05 April, 2014
Vaccination alters your body odour   03 April, 2014
Drinking coffee cuts mortality risk from liver cirrhosis   03 April, 2014
Marriage is healthy for the heart: Study   29 March, 2014
Exercise prevents heart diseases: Study   29 March, 2014
New online tool calculates heart's age   27 March, 2014
Do intelligent people trust others more?   21 March, 2014
WHO to certify SE Asia as polio free   22 March, 2014
Dark chocolate's healthy effects from gut bacteria   21 March, 2014
Sleep loss means loss of brain cells   19 March, 2014
Build muscles for a long, healthy life   18 March, 2014
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