Meat-based diet linked to fatty liver disease

A diet high in animal protein is associated with a higher risk of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), a condition in which fat builds up in the liver, in overweight people, says a study.

Opt for stairs, not soda, to feel more energised at work

Researchers have found that 10 minutes of walking up and down stairs at a regular pace is more likely to make you feel energised than ingesting 50 milligrams of caffeine -- about the equivalent to the amount in a can of soda.

Enjoy benefits of pudina

Pudina (mint leaves) aids in digestion, improves oral health, treats cold and more, say experts.

Doctors successfully treat MS patient with bone marrow transplant

New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) A team of doctors here has successfully treated a 24-year-old girl suffering from Multiple Sclerosis (MS) with bone marrow transplant (BMT).

Online portal launched for medical tests at home

Aimed at avoiding long queues at diagnostic centres in major metros, a new digital diagnostic portal was launched here on Thursday through which several medical tests can be performed at home.

Omega 3 fatty acid found to stop liver damage from getting worse

A new study done with laboratory animals suggests that one type of omega 3 fatty acid offers people, who are obese or have a poor diet, a chance to avoid serious liver damage.

17-year-old with heart defect gets new lease of life

After years of struggle, 17-year-old Tushar, who was diagnosed with complex cyanotic heart disease when he was six, has now been successfully operated on at a hospital here, giving him a new lease of life.

New 3D-printed digital patch may heal damaged heart tissue

US scientists have created a revolutionary digital three dimensional (3D) bio-printed patch that can help heal scarred heart tissue in patients after a heart attack.

India won't meet National Health Policy 2017 targets: Ex-health secretary

Health has never been a national priority and it is one reason why we have the highest number of women dying during childbirth and under-five mortality rates, former Union Health Secretary K. Sujatha Rao wrote in her recently-published book "Do We Care? Indias Health System".

Omega-6 fats may make girls lazy, up diabetes risk

Challenging the common perception, researchers led by one of Indian origin, have found that Omega-6 (n-6) polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFA) -- referred to as the "healthy fats" -- can lead to lazy behaviour, especially in women, as well as contribute to diabetes.

Eating fresh fruits everyday may keep diabetes at bay

A bowl of fresh fruits a day may lower the risk of developing diabetes by 12 per cent, a study has showed.

26 new genes linked to intellectual disability identified

Researchers have identified 26 new genes linked to intellectual disability which is characterised by significant limitations in learning.

Health minister instructs civil surgeons to physically check all drug de-addiction centres

Punjab Health Minister Brahm Mohindra today issued instructions for all the Civil Surgeons to physically check all the drug de-addiction and re-habilitation centers functioning in their areas to grasp the real time problems plaguing the smooth working of these centres. Civil Surgeons will thereupon put up the detailed report clearly listing out anomalies and suggestions for streamlining the functioning of these drug de- addiction centres.

Zika vaccine from live virus found to protect mice

A single dose of the first live-attenuated Zika vaccine -- in which the virus has been weakened so that it cannot cause disease -- has been found to provide mice complete protection in experiments.

Olive oil can decrease cardio vascular diseases 'Mini brains' in lab to help study complex disease Artificial pancreas may better control diabetes in kids Stress may trigger seizure for epilepsy patients Maternal vaccination cuts kids' respiratory infection risk Transforming water from poisonous to purified -- at no cost New gene-based blood tests can detect skin cancers Common plastic chemical may increase breast cancer risk Home healthcare gaining ground, but what about regulations? How to offer healthy diet to children Your chronic lack of sleep may lead to bone loss Higher thyroid hormone levels may up heart disease risk Bad cold becomes worse when you're lonely Brain's GPS also helps in forming new memories Hepatitis B, C may raise risk of Parkinson's disease Eating peanuts may prevent heart attack Why good home-care health system is needed in rural areas Talk therapy for depression? Brain scan may predict efficacy Cutting salt in diet may reduce night-time toilet trips Stem cell therapy may help repair lung damage Men more prone to infertility due to less sleep: Experts 40,000 Delhi doctors on mass casual leave to protest rising assaults Doctors cure first patient with rare blood disorder 3,000 Maharashtra resident doctors remain on mass leave Your high BP might just be a case of misdiagnosis New hope for cancer care as Bengaluru lab cracks tricky biopsy Harder calcium deposits may predict heart attack risk Diabetes drug may help treat breast cancer Fruits, veggies may cut psychological stress risk in women Drug used to prevent preterm births not effective: Study
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