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surgeryAchieving yet another feat, doctors in Pune performed the country's first robotic-assisted total knee replacement surgery on Monday.A 65-year-old man from Pimpri, who was suffering from terminal knee arthritis (tri-compartmental arthritis secondary

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shutterstock-pregnantDon’t eat meat, say no to sex after conception, avoid bad company, have spiritual thoughts and hang some good and beautiful pictures in your room to have a healthy baby.

This is the ministry of Ayush’s prescription

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health mediIndia added 450 million people over the 25 years to 2016, a period during which the proportion of people living in poverty fell by half. This period of rising prosperity has been marked by a "dual - disease burden", a continuing rise in

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bse-kxlEconomic growth in India has been hobbled by what has been termed the twin balance sheet problem excessive corporate debt, mirrored in the mounting bad loans of banks. Companies are reluctant to take on more debt as a result, while banks are wary of lending. Do the corporate

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New York, June 13 (IANS) Want to shed those extra kilos? Go vegetarian. According to new research, eating vegetables, grains, legumes, fruits, and nuts may be almost twice as effective in reducing body weight as conventional low-calorie diets.

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mental-healthFor the last two months, Shikha Singh (name changed) had not been sleeping properly at night. She would feel dazed throughout the day and pick up fights with her parents. Not ready to let it go by taking it to be the plain-old generation

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The mother decided to donate her uterus as her daughter was born without one. “What is the use of my uterus if it cannot help my daughter?” the mother had told the transplant team.

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In India, there is a common saying, which many families brag about, "Hum khate-peete khandan se hain,"meaning they belong to a family where there is abundance of food and beverages. The underlying meaning is also that if the family members, as well as the children,

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National Family Health Survey reveals that India’s health indicators shows a considerable improvement over the last decade, according to the National Family Health Survey, the Times of India reported. The Survey found that there is a decline in infant mortality,

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NEW DELHI: India's health indicators show significant improvement over the last decade with a decline in infant mortality complimented by a better sex ratio, more institutional deliveries and wider vaccine coverage.
The population rate is also a showing

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Lately, the gap between puberty and marriage has increased so much that it even goes up to twenty years for many. We call it modernization; we call it free will and liberty. It sure is. But are we really providing our kids an environment that is conducive to such

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HYDERABAD: The first edition of the Times Healthcare Achievers Telugu States 2017 Awards on Sunday honoured stalwarts in healthcare sector, including institutions, hospitals, physicians and specialties.
The awards were given across

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Loss of interest in activities, disturbed sleep and appetite or lack of concentration are common disabilities among people today.
And the new study by World Health Organisation (WHO) has identified the biggest reason behind it. The new data released by WHO

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Osama bin Laden isn't dead. Global warming is a hoax. NASA faked the moon landings. Vaccines cause autism. And Bill Gates?
On Wednesday, February 7, conspiracy theorists had a field day when a report emerged: 'Centre shuts health

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WASHINGTON: President Donald Trump toasted the nation's governors Sunday night, welcoming state leaders to a black-tie ball at the White House ahead of discussions about his plans to repeal and replace the so-called

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A "truly tobacco-free NHS" needs to be created to help smoker patients quit their habit, health officials say.
Only one in 10 hospitals enforces a smoking ban outside health service buildings, and Public Health England (PHE) wants all hospitals to offer help

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London, Feb 25 (PTI) People living in neighbourhoods with more birds, shrubs and trees are less likely to suffer from depression, anxiety and stress, a new study claims.
The study, involving hundreds of people, found benefits for mental health of being able to

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A white U.S. Navy veteran accused of killing a man from India and wounding two other men when he opened fire at a Kansas bar, often complained about his ill health and was mourning his father's death, according to a neighbour and local

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In what comes as an unusual-yet-pleasant surprise, the Health Ministry of India has unveiled its latest program to educate over 26 crore adolescents in matters of mental health, consent, sexuality, gender among other things.
Prepared in collaboration with the

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Gita from Kanpur will pay a lower premium for health insurance products than sister Sita in New Delhi or cousin Nita in Mumbai.

She gains from differential pricing that private insurers intend to introduce for their health insurance products, charging less

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Pune: Two siblings in Pune, who have been living with a rare disorder that has their skin resembling a snake, may finally get redemption from the abnormality, thanks to a crowd-funding campaign.
Delhi-based businessman and social worker Gaurav Malhotra, who

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NEW DELHI: Nestle India is accelerating its efforts to be on the right of consumers who are swiftly shying away from junk food. From cutting sugar in its beverages to fortifying snacks such as Maggi, the Swiss food giant has

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India is now recognised globally for having a robust regulatory mechanism which is "critical" to the pharmaceutical and medical devices sector, the Health Ministry said today. The comments come after the National Regulatory

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Pune: After the police allegedly did not file a chargesheet for almost a year despite a 37-year-old woman’s complaint that she was repeatedly raped by a person she had met on a

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Navi Mumbai: A cow died after a country bomb, which the animal had chewed, went off in its mouth on Tuesday morning in Chindargaon, Trimbak of Malvan taluka, Sindhudurg on

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In Bangalore, India, heart surgeons perform daily state-of-the-art heart surgery on adults and children at an average cost of $1,800. For the record, that’s about 2% of the $90,000 that the average heart surgery costs in the United

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Claw Toes — a condition where toes bend into a claw-like position — is a sign of an underlying medical condition such as diabetes or neurological problems, doctors said. According to the doctors, though claw foot is not painful the patients experience discomfort

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Mediterranean diet loaded with fresh fruits and vegetables, lean proteins and healthy fats for six months may benefit people with HIV and Type 2 diabetes. According to researchers, through healthy food and snacks HIV-positive people were more likely to

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Recording smartphone video selfies of brushing teeth may help people learn techniques on how to improve their oral health, a new study suggests. While most people have the ability, motivation and desire to brush their teeth properly, they often do not because

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PUNE: The movement of organ donation has taken off in a big way in the city in 2017 with six organ donations so far in January -the highest in a month anywhere in Maharashtra. The sixth donation was made two days ago

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As a part of the National Health Mission, the focus will be on five prevalent diseases like hypertension, diabetes, and cancers of oral cavity, breast and cervix. In the first phase, the population based screening component will be

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PUNE: A total of 200 doctors and dentist from 24 states were honoured at the first edition of the 'Indian Health Professionals Awards' organized by Pune-based International Research Organization for Life & Health

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Pune: A woman was murdered by her husband in Hadapsar for putting up posts online about their problems in conceiving and other health issues. After killing her, the husband committed suicide. The Hadapsar police have found a

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When Kripa* decided to start using contraceptives five months ago, she turned to Google to figure out which one to buy. “I didn’t want to go to a gynaecologist because most of them ask embarrassing questions and I’m unmarried,”

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Health Care Success has launched its range of activity monitors under the brand name Tango in India. The ‘Tango Wellness Motivator’ is CE certified and priced at Rs 4,990 on Amazon. The band supports 24 hour fitness data

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The latest editorial in leading medical journal Lancet has severely criticised the health systems in India. Even as India sees a huge number of patients pouring into public and private hospitals, there is barely any research undertaken in the country

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Common viruses pose a serious threat in nursing homes, often sabotaging standard infection control measures, a new case study suggests. "Long-term care facilities have unique challenges. Infection-control policies from acute care hospitals cannot

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Geneva: Since time immemorial, tobacco has been known for its harmful effects on our health and has been linked to diseases like cancer as well as death. According to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC),

Washington: The human appendix, which is thought to be of little use to the body, may actually serve as a reservoir for beneficial gut bacteria, a new study has found. The appendix, a narrow pouch that projects off the cecum in the digestive system, has a notorious reputation for its

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Kolkata: The unfortunate rise in death rates during the winter season is certainly a cause of concern. The cold weather can sometimes turn brutal and lead to heart issues which can prove fatal. Talking along the same lines,

MD Masoor's 'çlinic' is a tiny 2 feet X 2 feet room, painted blue near Noida's Sector 16 Metro Station. There's no board ouside with Masoor's name, or the customary red cross of the medical profession. Inside, a cupboard

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According to a new study, the mere presence of a smartphone can adversely affect your ability to focus on a given task, particularly if you are not a frequent internet user. While it was well known that the use of

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If it’s true, it could be a game changer! Believe it or not, scientists at the Boston University claim to have discovered a blood test that could help predict lifespans. The study, published in the

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A potent malaria vaccine with virtually no side-effects has cleared clinical trials. The new "highly protective" malaria vaccine was successful in humans and can pave the way for treatment of other parasitic diseases.

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