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Allocation for National Health Mission at roughly the same level as last year Finance minister Piyush Goyal on Friday proposed to increase the overall health budget by about Rs 9000 crore to Rs 61398 crore. The biggest jump in terms of...
Researchers debunk perception about breakfast being key to keeping body weight under control There is no good evidence to support the idea that eating breakfast promotes weight loss. Or that skipping breakfast leads to weight gain, finds a review published...
Scientists say the findings can pave the way for new anti-ageing drugs Blood cancer can accelerate ageing in healthy bone marrow cells, scientists have found. This paves the way for anti-ageing drugs in the future. It is well known that ageing...
Shock therapy or electroconvulsive therapy is used for depression Should we stop using electroconvulsive therapy to relieve symptoms of severe depression? Experts debate the issue in The BMJ today. Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) involves sending an electric current through the brain to...
Study finds one in three hospitalised adults at risk of malnutrition Malnutrition remains a huge problem not just at home but also in hospitals. For the 36 million Americans hospitalized each year, adequate nutrition plays a critical role in their health...
Takeda’s Dengue vaccine meets main goal in late-stage clinical trial, detailed results to come Takeda’s dengue vaccine candidate (TAK-003) was efficacious in preventing dengue fever in children and adolescents living in dengue-endemic countries in the ongoing Phase 3 trial. The vaccine...
The pathbreaking drug that could cure cancer in few weeks time A team of scientists from Israel claim to have developed a drug that could potentially cure cancer in few weeks time. That too with minimal side effects. The Jerusalem Post...
A new Lancet Commission calls for global leaders to reduce influence of Big Food A new Lancet Commission has indicted climate change in the global epidemic of malnutrition - both obesity and undernutrition. Leaders must take a hard line against powerful...
Mediterranean diet supplemented with 3-4 servings of dairy products per day improves heart health New research shows that a dairy-enhanced Mediterranean diet significantly decreases cardiovascular risk. It has been found to be even more effective for those at risk of...
Researchers find a way to switch off brain circuits that make people crave junk foods while on a diet Have you ever wondered why we crave the very foods that we try to avoid when dieting? Or wish there was...

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