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measles

Measles making a comeback the world over, WHO warns

Because of gaps in vaccination coverage, measles killed an estimated 110 000 peopleA new report by the World Health Organisation and the Centers for...
person practising yoga

Yoga for seniors is now a £1.4 mn research topic at an UK varsity

Researchers are studying the benefits of a specially-adapted yoga programme for older people with multiple long-term health conditions.A major £1.4 million study investigating the...
drug overdose

Dip in US life expectancy, drug overdose, suicides to blame

Suicides and drug overdose bring down U.S. life expectancyDrug overdose deaths in the United States have gone up by 70,000 in 2017, a climb...
Hair dye

Beware of hair dye: This girl claims she almost died using it

Because of hair dye: 'My head looked like a light bulb' A student from France got severe allergic reaction to hair dye she purchased from...
Heat wave

40 million more vulnerable to heat waves because of climate change

The 2018 report of The Lancet Countdown on Health and Climate Change paints a grim picture • More people globally are vulnerable to heat exposure,...
Fit heart key to fit you

You think you are healthy, but is your heart really fit?

Even if you have no heart or blood vessel disease, low cardiorespiratory fitness is a warning signEven if you are a fit and healthy...
No smoking board

Make govt buildings smoke-free, Centre to states

Union health secretary Preeti Sudan cites the example of Nirman Bhawan asking states to turn their own offices smoke-free Citing its own decision last year...
Runners support Breast Cancer Awareness

Want to stay young? Run, swim, ski & cycle to age better

Endurance training rather than weights helps people beat old age Researchers have discovered that endurance exercises, such as running, swimming, cross-country skiing and cycling, help...
Girls playing football

Rough & tumble of the football field affects brain development

Study shows that in young football players normal processes are hampered The rough play on a football field may have damning consequences for a young...
National Organ Donation day

Fourth time in a row, Tamil Nadu is best state in organ donation

The state was felicitated at the National Organ Donation Day function on Tuesday Mandatory certification of Brain Stem Death, streamlining organ distribution and setting up...

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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...