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Mediterranean diet, cancer

Mediterranean diet leads to healthy ageing

A series of studies find positive relationship between the diet and physical and cognitive function Fruits and nuts are good for you - wasn't that...
Doctor with piggy bank and hammer

Medanta refund is a lesson for pvt hospitals and Union health ministry. Will they...

One-off refunds do not make regulatory success. They are more signs of systemic failure The Medanta refund to the family of the 7-year-old boy who...
A couple climbing mountains

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...
A vintage iron signboard of mosquito, malaria

NIH researchers reveal why iron aggravates malaria infection

Iron deficiency may in fact give some amount of protection against the mosquito borne infection Malaria parasites invade red blood cells, consume copious amounts of...
Indian kids playing in garden

Better urban design leads to healthier children, shows study

A Montreal research team found kids living in more walkable neighbourhoods have lower BMI Want to bring up healthy kids? Look for a neighbourhood with...
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...
Fat, Obese man

Weight loss surgery changes your life – your relationship status too

Chances of making a match increase, as do the chances of breaking up, shows new research That weight loss leads to a new "you" is...
Lisa Ray | a cancer survivor

Morphine access bottleneck is India’s ugliest cancer secret

63% Indian cancer patients detected at stages III and IV when they are in a lot of pain; 2% have access to morphine Oncologist and...
paediatric lasix

Lancet study implicates genes in “cot deaths” – sudden death in healthy babies

The mutations are very rare and not the sole cause of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS)Genes that lead to impairment of breathing muscles could...

Final MBBS to be exit exam, bridge course dropped from medical commission Bill

Cabinet passes Bill making unauthorized practice of medicine punishable with 1 year jail term and upto Rs. 5L fineThe Union cabinet on Wednesday approved...

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Outbreak of an eye infection in contact lens wearers

An outbreak of a rare but preventable eye infection that can cause blindness, has been identified in contact lens wearers A threefold increase in Acanthamoeba...

Alcohol kills more than 3 mn each year, most of them...

Harmful use of alcohol kills more than 3 million people each year, most of them men. More than 3 million people died as a result...

Diet rich in fish, fruits & nuts lowers stroke risk

Mediterranean diet can lower stroke risk, especially in women.Fruits and nuts are the key to keeping stroke away. And some fish. One of the largest...