Health

  • Brains Of Obese People Wired To Crave Fatty Foods: Scientists
    The brains of obese people could be "wired" to seek out fatty foods, Australian scientists have found.
  • Board Exams 2017: Beat The Stress And Ace Them
    Its exam time again! Time for sleepless nights, revision stress, sample papers and lots of tension! Most students sweat as the date of examinations approaches. To increase productivity and take the exams well, it is necessary - besides studying hard to reduce the stress by focusing on eating habits, sleep patterns, mental and physical fitness.
  • Do You Need Surgery For Weight Loss?
    Weight loss surgery helps people with extreme obesity to lose weight. It may be an option if you cannot lose weight through diet and exercise or have serious health problems caused by obesity.
  • About 40 Per Cent Children Inherit Obesity From Parents: Study
    About 35 to 40 per cent children from all over the world inherit obesity from parents, says a recent research undertaken by University of Sussex even as medical experts here also feel that a similar situation prevails in India.
  • 10 Reasons For Delayed Periods
    Pregnancy is the most common cause of a missed period. If you might be pregnant, treat yourself as if you are pregnant until you know for sure. Use a home pregnancy test as the first step to finding out whether you are pregnant. If you are not pregnant, there could be other causes of missed or delayed periods.
  • India Leads In Suicides; Over 5 Crore People Suffer From Depression: WHO
    Over five crore Indians suffered from depression, a major contributor to global suicides which occurred mainly in low-and middle-income countries like India in 2015, a WHO study has said. The World Health Organisation in its new global health estimates on depression for 2015 said while over five crore Indians suffered from depression, over three crore others suffered from anxiety disorders. The report titled 'Depression and Other Common Mental Disorders - Global Health Estimates' said over two-thirds of global suicides were in low-and middle-income countries. The WHO document said that 322 million people are living with depression worldwide and nearly half of them live in South East Asian and Western Pacific region, reflecting relatively large populations of India and China.
  • Heart Attack Vs Cardiac Arrest
    It is not uncommon for a person with minimal medical knowledge to get confused between a heart attack and cardiac arrest. Though the two sound similar, they are very different.
  • Bidding Goodbye To Addiction
    For the last few decades, most countries in the world have been in the grip of the epidemic of Addiction. It is widely believed that trade in illicit drugs is the largest business in the world and so, the supply of drugs is not going to dry up for the epidemic to get over. What is required is for the demand to be reduced or for the addict to become and stay deaddicted.
  • Doctors Remove 11.5 kg Tumour From Man's Abdomen
    Doctors at a city hospital claimed to have removed the world's largest adrenal tumour weighing 11.5 kg from a 55-year-old patient who also suffered from type 2 diabetes mellitus and hypertension.
  • Price Cap On Stents Hailed By All, But Serious Concerns Remain
    The drug pricing regulator has directed that in cases of evidence of artificial stent shortage, the state governments can proceed against the manufacturers and seize their stent stocks as per the provisions of the Drug Price Control Order, 2013.
  • Why Is My Hair Falling?
    The medical term for hair loss is alopecia. Pattern baldness (androgenetic alopecia), the most common type of alopecia, affects roughly one-third of men and women.
  • Tips To Prevent Bad Breath
    Bad breath or halitosis is usually due to the breakdown of proteins by bacteria somewhere in the mouth. However, there are several other possible causes in the airways, oesophagus and stomach that can also lead to bad breath. If you do not brush and floss daily, particles of food remain in the mouth, collecting bacteria, which can cause bad breath.
  • You Can Stop Snoring
    Snoring is a common condition that can affect anyone, although it occurs more frequently in men and people who are overweight. Snoring has a tendency to worsen with age. Occasional snoring is usually not very serious and is mostly a nuisance for your sleep partner. However, if you are a habitual snorer, you not only disrupt the sleep patterns of those close to you, but you also impair your own sleep quality.
  • People Suffering Mini-Strokes More Likely To Suffer Major Strokes
    People who suffer a mini-stroke -- a brief stroke-like attack -- are at a higher risk of suffering a stroke within the next few days and if not provided immediate medical care, the patient loses 1.9 million neurons, also called nerve cells, doctors said on Sunday.
  • 2 Indians Die Every Minute Due To Air Pollution: Study
    The air Indians breathe is turning more toxic by the day and an average of two deaths take place daily due to air pollution, says a new study.

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