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At World Health Assembly in Geneva, all eyes will be on...

The 71st World Health Assembly opens in Geneva next week with a "triple billion" agendaThe 71st World Health Assembly opens in Geneva next week...

Osteoporosis drug offers hope for baldness cure

Scientists stumble upon a new treatment for baldnessAlthough it's normal to lose about 100 strands of hairs from your scalp every day, excessive hair...

Opinion

Nurses are backbone of a hospital, India is grappling with shortage

India has a crippling shortage of nurses, further complicated by limited teaching facilities and brain drain The history of nursing is an epic involving service...

AI could hold answers for India’s manpower scarce health system

Artificial Intelligence is the next healthcare milestone. For India, on the cusp of public health history with National Health Protection Scheme, it holds many...

Research

Osteoporosis drug offers hope for baldness cure

Scientists stumble upon a new treatment for baldnessAlthough it's normal to lose about 100 strands of hairs from your scalp every day, excessive hair...

Molecule raises hopes of arresting the spread of cancer

Scientists have identified a new compound that blocks the spread of pancreatic and other cancers in animal models Scientists at NIH/National Center For Advancing Translational...

Cancer immunotherapy results may vary in females

Different immune responses in men and women, and interaction with hormones might impact how men and women benefit from immunotherapy drugs Men and women may...

Mood disorder, depression linked to disruption of bio clock

Disruption of the normal body clock rhythms is linked to increased chances of mood disorders, depression Mood disorders such as bipolar and depression are...

Taller you are, more intelligent you may be, says a new...

Researchers found positive association between height and intelligence Appearances are not always deceptive and height may actually be an indicator of how intelligent you are....

Mom’s exposure to pollution makes babies prone to high bp

Babies exposed to pollution in late stages of the mother's pregnancy tend to develop hypertension Children who were exposed to higher levels of air pollution...

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Check your blood pressure at least yearly to help prevent hypertension. A normal blood pressure is considered below 120/80. Hypertension is diagnosed when blood pressure reaches 140/90.

Hypertension causes half of all stroke deaths in India

High blood pressure is the primary culprit behind stroke and coronary artery disease in IndiaIndia is grappling with a huge hypertension burden, a large...
hand hygiene

Theme of Hand Hygiene Day 2018 has resonance for India

Healthcare providers in rural areas often oblivious of the importance of hand hygiene Much as the hand hygiene message may have become a vehicle in...
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World Asthma Day: 18 million Indians live with asthma

Medibulletin takes you through how to live with asthma and live well For a parent, living with an asthma diagnosis for one's child is never...
Hemophilia, blood bleeding

About 20K people living with Hemophilia in India, actual figures could be way higher

In the spirit of sharing of knowledge - the theme this World Hemophilia Day - we at Medibulletin have put together an explainer on...
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Obesity, smoking may lead to lack of response to Hepatitis B shot in 5-10%...

India made Hepatitis B a part of its universal immunisation basket in 2014It has been almost three and half years that India made hepatitis...

Less than 2% cardiac arrest patients in India receive CPR

Poor cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) training and awareness leave patients who suffer cardiac events outside hospital settings, with preventable permanent brain damage It was a Sunday...
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Planning a getaway to cooler climes, beware of acute mountain sickness

Rapid ascent is usually associated with the condition but some people are more prone than others Though the CBSE retests may play spoiler, the holiday...
Rani Mukherjee

Tourette gets better with age but living with it is no mere “hichki”

The recent Rani Mukherjee starrer puts the spotlight on  a little known neurological condition that is quite common in childhoodTourette Syndrome isn't progeria and...
A woman eating Salad

Salad eaters beware! Uncooked pork isn’t the only culprit in tapeworm infection

Neurocysticercosis is the leading cause of epilepsy Some years ago, when ace Indian tennis player Leander Paes fell ill, neurocysticercosis enjoyed a brief moment in...
Irrfan Khan

Neuroendocrine tumours are diverse, often complicated; Get well soon Irrfan

Actor Irrfan Khan's cryptic reference to neuro not always being about the brain is bang on. A quick explainer on neuroendocrine tumoursLike some of...
Stephen Hawking

Stephen Hawking wrote the history of time, he was also the gutsiest face of...

The British physicist lived with the debilitating disease for more than 50 years Stephen Hawking changed the way we looked at creation. He also showed...
Infant mortality

Moral hazards to eligibility, Modicare has many operational challenges to resolve

The scheme awaits cabinet nod but states have already flagged these issues in the two-day consultation In their addresses at the End TB summit on...
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Supreme Court okays “living will” – a patient’s right to live and die with...

The judgement means passive euthanasia with the patient's consent will now be a reality in India In a landmark judgement on Friday the Supreme Court...
Thandai, Holi, Milk, Almonds

Savour thandai this Holi but shun raw milk

Raw or unpasteurised milk can lead to a slew of diseases including diarrhoea and Guillain Barre Syndrome; can even cause a stroke It is the...

Understanding heart attacks, in a world without Sridevi

The first female superstar of Bollywood succumbed to a cardiac arrest on Saturday nightIt is not a happy Sunday as Indian cine buffs mourn...