New Delhi, May 18 : Eighteen-year-old Priyanka Sharma says she feels like an outcast when fellow commuters get up as she sits beside them or her friends call her a cow. The reason: A white patch on her forehand five years ago that soon spread to other parts of her body.
New Delhi, May 18 : Craving for chocolates, but don't want to gain those extra pounds? Worry not! Go for a dark chocolate, which contains a good amount of vitamins, minerals, iron, potassium and magnesium.
New Delhi, May 15 : Go green to eliminate red spots from your face. Natural packs made of fruits, herbs can help in getting rid of acne.
Chandrika Mahendra, senior research scientist, R&D, The Himalaya Drug Company, shares few home remedies for treating acne.
New Delhi, May 11 : In this scorching heat people are at high risk of dehydration and worse. Apart from drinking lots of water, expert advise is to eat fresh fruits to avoid a heat stroke.
When our body loses water, doctors immediately call it dehydration. Some of the causes are explained by Satish Koul, general physician, Columbia Asia Hospital, Gurgaon.
"Causes can be sun stroke, exposure to dusty weather, vomitting, and fever," Koul told IANS.
Patna, May 9 : A six-month-old baby succumbed to a deadly mosquito-borne disease in Bihar Thursday, taking the toll from the disease to three in 2013, and 16 children have been admitted to hospitals in Muzaffarpur, officials said.
Six-month-old Himanshu Kumar died of suspected Acute Encephalitis Syndrome (AES), at Sakra Referral Hospital, Muzaffarpur Civil Surgeon Gayan Bhusan said.
New Delhi, May 4 : Doctors have time and again harped on the importance of using a sunscreen to protect one's skin. For many, however, choosing the right sunscreen is a tough choice, what with scores of products with various SPFs (Sun Protection Factors) flooding store shelves.
Does higher SPF mean better protection? Not so much, say doctors, who warn against being misled by marketing gimmicks.
New Delhi, April 7 - Regular smokers and those wont to popping little packs of gutka into their mouths need to watch out for a warning signal - stiffening jaw muscles. Oral submucous fibrosis is the pre-cancerous stage and
10 percent of these can develop into oral cancer, says a top expert.
Thiruvananthapuram, April 5 : Kerala Health Minister V. S. Sivakumar Friday said 42 percent of Kerala's population suffers from high blood pressure. The minister was speaking ahead of World Health Day, which falls Sunday.
WHO's theme for health day this year is hypertension, or high blood pressure.
Imphal, March 31 - For Rachel, 34, the journey from being an abandoned child to a widow, whose emaciated body battles HIV and cancer, has been a painful one. Rachel's only fault was that she unknowingly fell in love with a man who was an injecting drug user (IDU), contracted AIDS and infected her too with the incurable condition.
Chennai, March 27 : Healthcare chain Apollo Hospitals group will wait and watch the performance at its first Apollo Day Surgery outlet here before going for network expansion, a senior official said Wednesday.
New Delhi, March 19 : A total of 13 more people tested positive for swine flu here Tuesday, taking the number of those infected to 1,431 this year, an official said. There were no new deaths.
"Thirteen more people tested positive for swine flu," a doctor from Delhi Health Service (DHS) told IANS.
So far, 16 deaths have been reported in Delhi - one in January, 11 in February and four in March so far.
New Delhi, March 14 - Doctors have cautioned against apathy to seemingly trivial sleep problems, saying a third of humans exhibit one or the other form of 80 types of disorders, some potentially fatal. But the good news is: Cure is equally at hand.
New Delhi, March 13 : Early detection and prevention is the best option to manage the rapidly rising chronic kidney disease in India, doctors said Wednesday on the eve of World Kidney Day.
New Delhi, March 13 : Young people in their 20s are increasingly becoming prone to kidney ailments, not only due to unhealthy diets, smoking and drinking but a new threat - downing protein supplements without proper advice, doctors warn.
Chicago, March 5 : The American Association of Physicians of Indian Origin (AAPI) plans to organize a nine-city childhood obesity awareness campaign in the US with seminars and music concerts by Indian singer Shankar Mahadevan in June.
New Delhi, Feb 28 - Over 15 years after an eye injury during surgery, a woman has been awarded compensation of Rs. 25,000 by the apex consumer court which pulled up the doctor for his negligence and failure to ensure that the patient did not move while being given an anaesthesia injection in the eye.
Bhubaneswar, Feb 25 - A man died of swine flu at a private hospital here - the first death from the disease in the state this year, an official said Monday.
The 42-year-old victim was working in the information technology sector and was infected during his stay in Kolkata recently, B. K. Panda, director of the state public health department, told IANS.
New Delhi, Feb 11 : Preparing for a job interview now has a new, cosmetic dimension.
Doctors say they have been getting more requests of nose jobs, scar removal, tattoo removal, and likes by young people wanting to achieve the perfect look to create a good impression on interviewers.
New Delhi, Feb 4 : Tattooing, so popular among the young, can increase the risk of skin cancer, say doctors.
According to doctors, inks used in tattoos may contain toxic elements, which can cause skin cancer, especially blue ink, the age-old colour of choice for tattoo artists, which has cobalt and aluminum.
Kolkata, Jan 29 - Let the nutty flavours of squid meat, the juicy sink-your-teeth-in flesh of prawns, the delicate texture of sweet crab meat and the creamy texture of octopus assail your senses. Fish is no longer the only aquatic offering that will satisfy the palate of the Kolkata foodie.
Kolkata, Jan 24 : Predicting one's predisposition to addiction and warning potential victims to stay away from certain substances may become a reality in the near future, Indian scientists say.
New avenues in predictive medicine have also opened up with scientists at the Indian Institute of Chemical Biology identifying the presence of genetic mutations (or abnormal changes in the genes) responsible for addiction.
Gurgaon, December 17, : Fortis Healthcare International Pte Ltd, a subsidiary of Fortis Healthcare Ltd (Fortis Healthcare) has announced its decision to sell its 64 percent stake in Dental Corporation Holdings Ltd (DC), Australia, to Bupa, for a consideration of 270 million Australian dollars.
The deal is expected to be completed in March 2013 subject to shareholder and regulatory approvals.
New Delhi, Dec 8 : The urban-rural divide in India is quickly disappearing as far as cardiac diseases are concerned, with many village residents acquiring risk factors for heart disease such as high cholesterol and diabetes, doctors said Saturday.
Gurgaon, Dec 6 : For more than 1.5million patients in India who annually suffer from heart failure a breakthrough was announced today by Fortis Malar Hospital, Chennai.
The hospital has successfully performed India's first HeartMate II LVAD (Left Ventricular Assist Device) implant on a 58-year-old gentleman suffering from chronic heart failure.
Hyderabad, Dec 6 : About 300 million people suffer from asthma globally. It also causes about 250000 deaths annually. According to the World Health Organization the number of asthmatic patients is expected to increase to 400 million by 2025. THis was stated by Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare GhulamNabi Azad here today.
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