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02 Mar 2018


Eating almonds, walnuts may help fight colon cancer: Study

People with colon cancer who regularly eat almonds, walnuts, hazelnuts, and cashews are at significantly lower risk of cancer recurrence and mortality than those who do not, a study claims.

26 Feb 2018


Meet Juan Pedro Franco, world's fattest man who lost 250kg

World's fattest man, Juan Pedro Franco from Mexico, who weighed 595kg in October 2016 has now lost 250kg.

26 Feb 2018


Manohar Parrikar rushed to hospital again after abdominal pain

Goa CM Manohar Parrikar has been admitted to hospital again. Four days ago, he was discharged after a one-week stay at Mumbai's Lilavati Hospital.

25 Feb 2018


Sridevi died of cardiac arrest: What is it?

Bollywood' s Hawa Hawai girl Sridevi died unexpectedly late on Saturday night. She was in Dubai, attending her nephew's wedding.

25 Feb 2018


Wearable tech to help stroke patients with recovery

US scientists at the Shirley Ryan AbilityLab have developed wearable sensors that could help speed up the recovery of stroke patients.

25 Feb 2018

Mental Health

College students underestimate their roommates' distress, says study

A recent study published in a journal has found that college students are sensitive to their roommates' distress but tend to underestimate the level of distress being experienced by them.

24 Feb 2018

Tamil Nadu

Chennai hospital now offers breast alteration surgeries for free

In a unique move, Tamil Nadu has become possibly the world's first state to offer free breast alteration surgeries for both men and women.

24 Feb 2018


Adding hope to health messages may motivate better behavior: Study

According to a study, while fear about health concerns grip people, adding a little hope to a message might make people more willing to take preventative action.

New drug may extend women's fertility by six years

A drug that extends egg viability in worms and could theoretically extend women's fertility by three to six years has been identified by scientists, said a report.

22 Feb 2018


Manohar Parrikar discharged after a week in hospital

A week after he was admitted to the Lilavati Hospital in Mumbai for stomach ache, Goa CM Manohar Parrikar was discharged today and has arrived in Goa.

19 Feb 2018


Scientists recreate human intestine environment inside organ-chip

Researchers have been able to successfully replicate a human intestinal lining inside an organ-chip to carry out personalized treatments for gastrointestinal diseases.

19 Feb 2018


Scientists discover cancer-fighting properties in regional varieties of rice

Indian scientists have reportedly detected anti-cancer properties in three traditional varieties of rice, namely Gathwan, Maharaji, and Laicha, which are found in the state of Chhattisgarh.

19 Feb 2018


Why aren't female condoms as popular as other contraceptives?

Considering India's struggle with population control, a dedicated Condom Day or Contraceptive Week or Reproductive Health Month to raise awareness is long overdue.

18 Feb 2018


70% students don't sleep enough during exams. Follow these tips

Exams have been getting more stressful for students, so much so that over 70% don't even get the required amount of sleep, a multi-city Fortis survey has found.

18 Feb 2018


Drive to install sanitary napkin-vending machines at airports across India

The Airports Authority of India (AAI) has launched a laudable initiative for women, coincidentally around the release of movie 'PadMan.'

15 Feb 2018

Fashion Tips

Hashimoto's: All about the disease plaguing supermodel Gigi Hadid

Gigi Hadid, the 22-year-old supermodel who has taken the fashion world by storm, recently gunned down body-shamers on Twitter, and blamed her weight fluctuations on an autoimmune disease called Hashimoto's.

14 Feb 2018


The reasons behind the surrogacy boom in Ukraine

Ukraine is in news again but for reasons apolitical. The European nation has become the go-to place for people wanting to have children via surrogacy.

11 Feb 2018

Uttar Pradesh

Syringes, cotton left inside woman's stomach during Varanasi hospital surgeries

Doctors at Sir Sunderlal Hospital (Varanasi) left syringes inside a patient's stomach during a surgery in 2017, reports say.

09 Feb 2018


Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan taken to Mumbai's Lilavati Hospital

Bollywood superstar Amitabh Bachchan has been rushed to Mumbai's Lilavati Hospital reportedly due to a gastrointestinal problem.

09 Feb 2018


Kerala tops states in overall health performance, UP worst

Kerala performed the best among India's large states on health index as determined by the NITI Aayog. It was followed by Punjab, Tamil Nadu and Gujarat.

08 Feb 2018


Unnao HIV crisis: 5,000 people spend days in fear

The 5,000 residents of Premganj in UP's Unnao are living in worry. In three months, at least 38 of them have discovered they are HIV-positive.

07 Feb 2018


Chennai: Crowdfunding raises Rs. 16 lakh for 4-year-old's surgery

An Indian crowdfunding website has raised Rs. 16 lakh in a week for the surgery and treatment of a severely injured four-year-old girl.

07 Feb 2018


Unnao HIV-crisis: Top official knew earlier, but didn't take action

An unqualified quack in UP's Unnao used to "treat" patients in villages nearby. In the process, he ended up infecting at least 38 people with HIV by using unsterilized syringes.

06 Feb 2018

Uttar Pradesh

UP: 21 affected by HIV after quack uses same syringe

Officials in UP's Unnao were worried: reports of a "high number of HIV cases" in the area had been coming in.

05 Feb 2018


Government mulls using Aadhaar for 'Modicare'

One of the biggest announcements in Budget 2018 was the National Health Protection Scheme, or 'Modicare,' the "world's largest government-funded program."

Stents releasing wine antioxidants to be used for heart surgeries

US scientists are developing stents, typically used in heart surgeries, which will help prevent blood clotting and inflammation in blood vessels by releasing red wine antioxidants.

04 Feb 2018


Radiation from mobile phones not harmful to humans: Study

Studies conducted by the US government reveal that radiations from mobile phones are not really harmful to humans.

03 Feb 2018


Government announces Modicare, but can it afford it?

As was largely expected, PM Modi's government announced a people-friendly budget, in a bid for getting re-elected to office in 2019.

01 Feb 2018


#DecodingBudget: Jaitley announces Modicare, world's biggest government-funded scheme

In one of the biggest budget announcements, FM Arun Jaitley unveiled a new National Health Protection Scheme (NHPS).

31 Jan 2018


#WhatTheHealth: Doctors clueless about twins in womb, one baby dies

In an extreme case of medical negligence, a pregnant woman in Gurgaon lost one of her babies because doctors didn't know she was carrying twins.

31 Jan 2018


This Pune doctor performs free cleft lip surgeries on children

Unarguably, one of the noblest professions in this world is of a doctor's.

29 Jan 2018


Condom use among unmarried women increases 6-fold in 10 years

Findings of the National Family Health Survey (NFHS) 2015-16 are encouraging, a testament to the fact that more unmarried, sexually active women are now practising safe sex.

28 Jan 2018


Mumbai: Man gets sucked into MRI machine and dies

In a shocking incident at the Nair government hospital in Mumbai Central, 32-year-old Rajesh Maru who was taking his relative to the MRI room got sucked into the MRI machine and passed away.

25 Jan 2018


Doctors at Mumbai hospital extract LED bulb from infant's lungs

A group of doctors at Mumbai's Bai Jerbai Wadia Hospital in Parel area removed an LED bulb from a seven-month-old baby girl's lungs through a two-minute bronchoscopy.

20 Jan 2018


Four-month-old baby dies at Delhi hospital due to negligence

In a shocking incident, a four-month-old baby died due to the negligence of Delhi-based Jaipur Golden Hospital on Friday.

19 Jan 2018


Robot created to treat rare birth defect affecting food pipe

Scientists from the US have developed a new robot that can help doctors treat a rare birth defect in babies called Oesophageal Atresia that affects the food pipe.

12 Jan 2018


Biomass fuel burning at homes killed 267,700 Indians in 2015

Over 1.1 million Indians died in 2015 because of air pollution. Of them, the most - 267,700 or 25% - were killed because of residential biomass fuel burning, claims a new research released on Thursday.

12 Jan 2018


#WhatTheHealth: Faridabad hospital charges Rs. 18L, but pregnant woman dies

Another case of medical negligence has been reported from the NCR, this time from Faridabad's Asian Hospital.

10 Jan 2018


Can PadMan help address India's period woes?

In India, condoms and bindis/sindoor are tax-free, but not sanitary pads.

10 Jan 2018


This Mumbai couple seeks active euthanasia. Is it justified?

An elderly Mumbai couple have sought the president's permission for active euthanasia: with no children to take care of them, they fear falling terminally ill and not being able to "contribute to society."