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World Health Day: 5 common myths about depression that need to go.

Depression is a very common mental ailment globally and often also the most misunderstood and undiagnosed. According to recent statistics,.............

If the number of smokers has decreased, then why are people still dying?

The percentage of men and women who use tobacco every day has dropped in most nations since 1990, but the total number of smokers and tobacco-related..........

Even at age 1, your child could be headed towards a lifetime of incurable diseases.

A common virus in infancy could trigger a life-long allergy to gluten and lead to celiac ...............

Women with celiac disease are more likely to develop anorexia.

Young women suffering from celiac disease, a chronic infection of the intestine triggered by eating gluten, may be at greater risk of developing the eating disorder...........

Smoking causes over 11% deaths, India among top 4 countries: Study.

More than one in 10 deaths globally was caused due to smoking in 2015 and over 50% of them took place in just four countries, one of which was India, a.........

Drastic change in weight may up heart attack risk in overweight patients.

Losing and regaining weight repeatedly may be dangerous for overweight heart patients, a study suggests...........

3D ‘mini-brains’ help understand rare developmental disorders.

Scientists have grown 3D ‘mini-brains’ from stem cells and used them to better understand how a rare congenital brain defect develops............

Sleeping well in old age can cut the risk of mental, physical disorders.

Being able to sleep well in old age can cut the risk of developing a wide range of mental and physical disorders such as Alzheimer’s disease, say scientists.......

This summer protect your skin by choosing the right sunscreen.

There are ample brands offering sunscreens in different forms, but you need to know your skin type before bringing one home. So it is imperative that you buy the right kind of sunscreen...........

Party drug ketamine should be used as antidepressant in special clinics: Experts.

Popular party drug ketamine can have powerful beneficial effects on severely depressed patients who have struggled for years to recover. It should hence be developed responsibly as a psychiatric........

Include fruits and vegetables in everyday diet for lower blood pressure.

Eating potassium-rich foods like sweet potatoes, avocados, spinach, beans, bananas — and even drinking coffee — could be key to lowering blood pressure.........

Age-related cognitive decline is not inevitable: Study.

As we age, our brain shrinks, but a select group of elders known as “super-agers” lose less brain volume than regular seniors, which may help them stay sharp, researchers said Tuesday..........

Before you pop another pill: Long-term use of antibiotics can cause bowel cancer.

Long-term use of antibiotics increases the risk of developing colon polyps later in life, which can cause bowel cancer, researchers said on Wednesday..........

Tobacco packs will now have new pictorial health warnings

A fresh set of 85% pictorial health warnings, depicting ill-effects of consuming tobacco, on packages of tobacco products, were implemented from Saturday, April 1.............

Avoid night shifts in 20s, it will cut down the risk of osteoporosis and bone fractures.

Working in night shifts can make things worst for men between the age of 20 to 27, as a study finds, cumulative sleep restriction and circadian disruption can lead to osteoporosis and bone............

Men, include Vitamin D in daily diet to boost muscle mass, strength.

Middle-aged men with low levels of vitamin D are more likely to have poor muscle mass and strength, causing frailty, claims a new study.

Here’s how male hormones regulate fertility.

Active male hormones called androgens are needed for normal functioning of the ovarian follicle, including the successful release of an egg that can be fertilised, according to a new research.........

Being overweight during pregnancy makes the baby more susceptible to epilepsy.

Being overweight or obese in the first trimester of pregnancy has been linked to a higher risk of bearing a child with epilepsy, researchers said on Monday.....

Chronic irritation in the mouth resulting from ill-fitting dentures can cause oral cancer, warn researchers.

About 1,00,000 new cases of oral cancer are detected in India every year and it also leads to about 50,000 deaths annually...........

Rise in coal pollution responsible for low birthweight in newborns.

In fresh evidence about the dangers of coal pollution, a scientist on Monday said a switch to coal-fired power in a southern US state after a nuclear accident in 1979...................

New DNA-based blood tests to detect unidentifiable skin cancers in 48 hours.

Scientists have developed two new gene-based blood tests that can quickly and reliably detect previously unidentifiable forms of skin cancer...........

Avoid working late, especially if your are a diabetic woman.

If you are a diabetic woman, working late is more harmful to you than it is for others. A new study has revealed that diabetic patients, especially women, who work at night...............

Finally! Researchers have found why the sound of wind, birds and nature helps you relax.

Researchers have discovered why the gentle burbling of a brook, or the sound of the wind in the trees can physically change our mind and bodily systems,.......

Looking for the right treatment for depression? Getting a blood test may help.

Researchers in the US have identified a biological marker that could help doctors prescribe the most effective medications for depression by means of a simple blood test. The findings bring hope to ........

Parents, here’s how you can promote reading among your kids.

Apart from providing a great source of fun and entertainment for children, reading also has many health and psychological benefits, helps improve language skills and develops imagination.........

AIIMS develops app to monitor heart failure patients remotely.

The cardiology department of the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (Aiims) has developed a mobile phone application called ‘Dhadkan’ that aims to help doctors monitor the condition of their heart.......

Chemical commonly used in plastics may increase breast cancer risk.

A chemical commonly found in hard plastics, currency bills and paper receipts may increase the aggressiveness of breast cancer, a new study has found......................

You may suffer from heart trouble if you have high thyroid hormone levels.

People with higher levels of thyroid hormones may be more likely to develop cardiovascular conditions such as heart attacks, strokes, claims a new research.........

Here’s why laziness spreads uncontrolled: It is contagious, say researchers.

Do you have lazy friends or coworkers? Their attitude can rub off on you, according to a new study which shows that people tend to imitate behaviours of laziness, impatience and prudence...........

Let go of guilt. Now there’s an easy way to curb chocolate cravings.

Are you always in guilt for giving in to your chocolate cravings? Fret no more, for scientists have found a novel (read easy) way to curb these indulgent yearnings: Just wait for 25 seconds before you........

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