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stroke

Stroke patients are twice as likely to suffer memory loss

Stroke history increases risk of memory loss by 70 percent, a recent stroke could double the risk Stroke increases the risk of memory loss, shows...
blood sugar insulin

Not just blood sugar control, insulin helps fight infections too

New study shows how insulin eggs immune cells on, to help the body resist infections Insulin, the hormone normally associated with blood sugar, improves the...
heart attack

Toxic chemicals like copper, lead, arsenic harm the heart

New research shows toxic metal contaminants in food and water affects cardiovascular health Even low doses of toxic chemicals in the environment pose a significant...
Kerala Floods

Diarrhoea, dengue on the rise in Kerala, post floods

Health minister J P Nadda reviews flood relief measures in Kerala Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare J P Nadda on Wednesday reviewed the...
antibiotics

FDA issues warning on common antibiotic class

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently strengthened its black box warning on fluoroquinolone use In its recent black box warning (its strongest warning),...
weight loss

90 mins is all you need to change meal times by, to lose weight

Researchers found that those who changed their mealtimes lost on average more than twice as much body fat Modest changes in breakfast and dinner times...
obesity

Obesity affects ability to build muscles even after resistance training

Obesity shows down the rate of building of new muscles even after resistance training If you are obese and have been wondering why the benefits...
Cardiac arrest, heart attack

New tech can predict heart attacks before they happen

The biomarker measures inflammation in fats surrounding blood vessels in heart A novel imaging biomarker which measures inflammation in fats surrounding blood vessels in heart...
Happy Old people seniors

Happiness can prolong life of senior citizens, finds study

Every increase of one point on the happiness score lowered the chance of dying Happy older people live longer, according to researchers at Duke-NUS Medical...
e-cigarettes, E-cigarettes tobacco, smoking, lungs cancer, smoke

Stop manufacture, sale of e-cigarettes: Centre tells states

Health ministry advisory to states asks them to stop sale, manufacture, distribution, trade, import, advertisements of e-cigarettes E-cigarettes may be on their way out. Health ministry...

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Undergraduate medical curriculum revision after 21 yrs

Under new curriculum students will have clinical exposure right from the first yearNext academic year onwards, undergraduate medical students in India will have clinical...

This app can detect anaemia from photo of your fingernail

A smartphone app can diagnose anaemia by analysing the colour of a person’s fingernails in a photograph Anaemia is a condition in which people do...

In rare effort, Apollo docs operate on underweight “blue baby”

The baby was born with a condition called transposition of great arteries Like any other parent, Mrs. Meena and Mr. Vinod were delighted after the...