Health

  • Hugh Jackman Treated For Cancer Again
    Hollywood actor Hugh Jackman was recently treated again for Basal Cell Carcinoma, he tweeted, with a picture from a hospital showing a bandage on his nose. The 48-year-old actor has been treated for skin cancer four times before. On Twitter, the Wolverine actor revealed that the cancer is under control and posted a warning to wear sunscreen: "Another basal cell carcinoma. Thanks to frequent checks & amazing doctors, all's well. Looks worse w the dressing on then off! WEARSUNSCREEN (sic)."
  • Time Is Muscle: Importance of Prompt treatment
    TIME is of paramount importance in all walks of our life. In case of our heart, it becomes even more significant as it is a matter of life and death. On the very first day of my training in cardiology, I was made to recite the phrase: "Time is myocardium". We as cardiologists, are told to imbibe and follow this dictum for the rest of our lives. We are also told to stay close to the hospital, so that when a patient is in need, the treatment isn't delayed.
  • ADHD A 'Brain Disorder', Not Just Bad Behaviour: Study
    People with ADHD have slightly smaller brains than those without the condition, according to a study released Thursday which insisted it is a physical disorder and not just bad behaviour.
  • Bite-Mimicking Malaria Vaccine Shows Promise: Study
    A malaria vaccine that mimics being bitten by an infected mosquito provided up to 100 percent protection for ten weeks in a human drug trial, its makers said Wednesday.
  • The Love-Brain Connection
    Have you ever wondered, why do you behave in a certain way when you are in love? Why does your heart beat fast? Why do you get nervous when your crush approaches you? When do you feel happy when you are with the one you love? Let's find out.
  • Chronic Kidney Disease
    Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is a disorder, where there is a progressive deterioration in kidney function. One in 10 persons in the general population is estimated to have some form of CKD. The exact incidence of CKD in India is not known. About 175,000 new people have kidney failure (stage V CKD) every year in India, requiring dialysis and/or kidney transplantation.
  • 'Hithendran Effect' Keeping Tamil Nadu At The Forefront Of Organ Donation
    The story of a 15-year-old boy named Hithendra, who lost his life in a motorbike accident, continues to inspire many in Tamil Nadu to become organ donors. As his parents chose to donate Hithendra's heart, kidney, liver, corneas and bone marrow, their action sparked off a movement called 'Hithendra Effect'.
  • Is Your Exercise Routine Too Little Or Too Much?
    From walking, yoga, running, Zumba, aerobics, kickboxing, spinning to new dance forms like Capoeira - people do all different types of activities to exercise. The reason to exercise as we all know is to stay fit, but the question remains that is the exercise that we are doing giving us the maximum benefit? So in simple words, what is the optimal exercise that actually helps your heart, body and mind?
  • A New Heart, A New Lease Of Life
    The heart Oshin received was donated by the family of a 55-year-old man after he was declared brain dead. For the surgery, a green corridor was created and the heart was moved from a hospital in Gurgaon to Okhla in just 27 minutes.
  • India, China Account For Half The World's Pollution Deaths In 2015: Study
    China and India have accounted for more than half of the total number of global deaths attributable to air pollution in 2015, a study published on Tuesday said. Research by the US-based Health Effects Institute (HEI) showed that air pollution caused more than 4.2 million early deaths worldwide in 2015, making it the fifth highest cause of death, with around 2.2 million deaths in China and India alone.
  • Sleep Like You've Never Slept Before
    How you feel during your waking hours often hinges on how well you sleep. Similarly, the cure for daytime fatigue and sleep difficulties can often be found in your daily routine and lifestyle choices. Experiment with the following tips to find the ones that work best to improve your sleep and leave you feeling productive, mentally sharp, emotionally balanced, and full of energy.
  • Mumbai: How Will World's Heaviest Woman Lose Two Kilos Every Day?
    500-kg weighing Egyptian national to be put on liquid protein diet from today in an attempt to radically cut flab before surgery
  • Boost Your Metabolism
    Metabolism is a chemical process in our body, which can be described as the speed of calorie burning or the number of calories we burn every day. Every person has an individual metabolic rate, and that is why some of us can eat a lot and remain slim, and some have to eat less in order to remain in a normal weight. Some people have low metabolism, so calories burn slower in their body and the rest of the calories get stored. Some people have high metabolism, so they can eat a lot and have lower risks of putting on weight. Some people inherit a speedy metabolism.
  • 10 Myths About Organ Donation
    Organ donation is when a person allows healthy transplantable organs and tissues to be removed, either after death or when alive, and transplanted into another person. Common transplantations include: kidneys, heart, liver, pancreas, intestines, lungs, bones, bone marrow, skin, and corneas. There are a lot of myths about organ donation. Lets find out the truth.
  • Genetically Modified Organisms
    Genes, The fundamental element present in each and every living organism. They form the framework of who and what we are. These genes unite everyone, yet differentiate us and keep us unique. Using science and technology called -genetic engineering- or -recombinant DNA technology- these genes can be precisely altered or added to give a unique characteristic that is not possible by traditional breeding techniques. This can even be done across species. The new organism is referred to as -Genetically Modified Organism-.

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