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Study debunks ‘obesity paradox’; obese people don’t live longer with heart disease

They, in fact are diagnosed earlier, find researchers from Northwestern UniversityNew study by Northwestern University, published in the journal Jama Cardiology has bust the...
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...
Slim woman's belly with over sized jeans

Diabetes drug metformin new weight loss fad of swish set

The drug is also used for polycystic ovary disease but has emerged as a quick fix for those looking to lose weightDiabetes drug metformin...
A Doctor who was beaten up

Resident docs at Lok Nayak go on strike after assault on 3 of them

Hospital suspends elective surgeries till further orders, cancels leavesResident doctors at Lok Nayak Hospital went on strike from Tuesday afternoon after two first year...
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Check blood sugar levels regularly to lead healthy life with diabetes

Research conducted by Healthians shows diabetics who check blood sugar every two months show improvement Checking your blood sugar levels regularly may seem tad obsessive...

Highest policy group of NHM meets today, to take up TB, hepatitis plans

The Mission Steering Group (MSG) is chaired by health minister J P Nadda and has several other ministers, secretaries as members The highest policy making ...

Nadda launches viral load testing for PLHIV, calls it ‘historic’

The Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) load in the blood of 12 lakh people living with HIV (PLHIV) will be tested at least once every...
Vegan diet can prevent diabetes

An apple a day – also grains and veggies – keeps depression away

A new study shows Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH) diet can have benefits beyond lowering blood pressure and cholesterol Fruits, veggies and whole grains...
Doctor using surgical gloves

1 in 4 ICU patients put on an IV line unnecessarily, finds study

The Peripherally Inserted Central Catheter (PICC) is used to deliver drugs/nutrition, but exposes patients to complications An intravenous line very commonly used to deliver ...
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Scientists find genetic link to dengue severity

India recorded 30000 more dengue cases in 2017 compared to the year before This could hold a clue to India's annual battle against dengue. Scientists...

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Large babies of diabetic moms 3 times more prone to obesity

Study finds babies that are large for gestational age and born to mothers with gestational diabetes are at higher obesity risk Large babies born to...

After US funding ended last year, UNFPA faced $350 mn gap

Last year the US state department announced the decision to withdraw funding to the UN Population agency The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) is struggling...

Can’t do without coffee? Indulge, it could help beat diabetes

New research suggests coffee may reduce risk of type 2 diabetes by up to 25% If you are a coffee addict, this should cheer you...