April 7 is World Health Day The World Health Organisation (WHO) Friday called for strengthening the health system across India to address the threat of vector-borne diseases like dengue and malaria. 'The World Health Day campaign 'small bite: big threat' brings renewed focus on sustainable control, elimination and eradication of vector-borne diseases,' WHO representative to India Nata Menabde …
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Imagine a tiny robot that can enter your body via small belly button precision, perform surgery and return to its base peacefully. Such a technology is here that can benefit future astronauts and other space explorers while living at remote moon bases or mars colonies far from earth, a fascinating research suggests. The fist-sized robot has been developed by Nebraska-based Virtual Incision …
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In a breakthrough, researchers have found the exact biochemical key that awakes the body’s immune cells and sends them into fight against bacteria and fungi. This discovery provides a deeper understanding of our first line of defence and what happens when our immune system goes wrong. The immune cells, known as mucosal-associated invariant T cells (MAITS) - initiate the immune system’s …
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Summer is here, so are watermelons. Do not miss to pick one today as a new research has found that watermelon could significantly reduce blood pressure in overweight individuals both at rest and while under stress. 'The pressure on the aorta (largest artery in the human body) and on the heart decreased after consuming watermelon extract,' said Arturo Figueroa, an associate professor at Florida …
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Welcome to the new migraine attack manual - in 140 characters! Deciphering 21,741 tweets, researchers have found that 74 percent women shared a real-time migraine attack on twitter, followed by 17 percent men. The higher global peak of migraine tweets occurred Mondays at 14:00 GMT or 10 a.m. Eastern Daylight Saving Time, the study said. It indicates a growing trend toward the cathartic sharing …
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In a ray of hope for cancer patients, researchers are developing a better drug delivery method by encapsulating the drugs in nanoballoons that would pop open and release exact dose at the affected area without any side effect.These nanoballoons are tiny modified liposomes that, upon being struck by a red laser, pop open and deliver concentrated doses of medicine. 'Why PoP-liposomes, or …
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April 7 is World Health Day and the theme this year is 'Vector-borne disease - small bite, big threat'.  Malaria is the most deadly vector borne disease. As per the World Health Organisation (WHO) statistics, every year more than 200 million cases of malaria are seen globally, but most of the cases are never tested or registered. The disease starts with a tiny mosquito bite, progresses to …
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April 7 is World Health Day and the theme this year is 'Vector-borne disease - small bite, big threat'.  You may also like to read: ‘Dengue fever symptoms include high-grade fever, severe headache and pain behind the eyes’ Can papaya leaves help cure dengue? Prevent dengue with these 10 practical tips Dengue fever: Symptoms, medication and prevention Dengue fever – do not give …
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Researchers have said that cigarette smoking among obese women seems to interfere with their ability to taste fats and sweets. Despite craving high-fat, sugary foods, these women were less likely than others to perceive these tastes, which may drive them to consume more calories.  (Read: Another reason to quit smoking – it can make you blind!) M. Yanina Pepino, PhD, assistant professor of …
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Liver disease seems to have joined the list of chronic diseases that are spreading like an epidemic in India. Factors like heavy alcohol intake, smoking, unhealthy eating habits and inappropriate use of medicines and supplements have become an inseparable part of most of our lives which are silently contributing to liver damage.   Your liver performs about 500 different functions in your body. …
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Being diagnosed with cancer is not a death sentence, says actress and cancer survivor Manisha Koirala, but adds that the fear of it coming back lurks at the back of your mind. 'I didn't care about my health before, but now I take a lot of care of my health. But there is always a fear whether the cancer will come back, so I now know how to deal with it,' said the 43-year-old who was diagnosed with …
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A new report suggests that deaths from ischaemic stroke(IS) due to tobacco use in China, India, and Russia together are higher than the total for all the world's other countries combined. The research is by Dr Derrick Bennett, Nuffield Department of Population Health, University of Oxford, UK, and colleagues. The research looks at the results relating to IS in the global burden of disease …
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April 7 is World Health Day and the theme this year is 'Vector-borne disease - small bite, big threat'.  Dengue is one of the most dreaded diseases currently plaguing India. With a large number of people getting infected with the often fatal disease, it is time we took notice and made changes to protect ourselves. We recently got a question from one of our readers about how she can protect …
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Researchers have developed the Wello, a smartphone case that doubles as a personal health monitoring system. Azoi, the company that makes the Wello, said that they’ve packed the capabilities of more than 2,000 dollars worth of medical equipment in one 199-dollar device, TechCrunch reported. (Read: Coming soon – a smartphone that could warn you about an impending heart attack!) Azoi as a …
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