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Doctors successfully remove 838 gallstones from patient's gallbladder

Doctors successfully remove 838 gallstones from patient's gallbladderNew Delhi [India], Mar. 4 : In a recent highly unusual and case, a patient, initially suspected with a cancerous tumour, was found with 838 stones in her gallbladder.

After a proper diagnosis by the doctors at Fortis Hospital, Shalimar Bagh, the surgery was successfully conducted, ensuring patient's recovery.

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Doctors successfully remove 838 gallstones from patient's gallbladder

Doctors successfully remove 838 gallstones from patient's gallbladderNew Delhi [India], Mar. 3 : Doctors at Fortis Hospital Shalimar Bagh, recently managed a highly unusual and complex case where a patient, suspected of having a cancerous tumour, was instead found with 838 stones in her gallbladder.

After a correct diagnosis was reached, the surgery was successfully conducted ensuring patient recovery.

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Students think it's 'normal' to use performance enhancing drugs: Study

Students think it's 'normal' to use performance enhancing drugs: StudyNew Delhi [India], Feb. 25 : A European study has revealed that the majority of university students believe it is the social norm to use drugs like Ritalin to enhance academic performance - despite very few having used stimulants themselves.

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Don't be so clean! Obsession with hygiene could kill benefial bacterias

Don't be so clean! Obsession with hygiene could kill benefial bacteriasNew Delhi [India], Feb 20. : Good news for all those lazy-headed not-really-a-cleanliness-freak out there! Scientists have found out that the obsession with hygiene could even be turning some beneficial bacteria found in the human gut into "endangered species".

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No difference between good or bad diet: Study

No difference between good or bad diet: StudyNew Delhi [India], Feb 20. : Ever faced a choice between Brown and white bread?

Well few would doubt that the latter was more likely to contribute to obesity.

But a new study suggests there is no such thing as 'good' or 'bad' bread when it comes to losing weight.

Instead the effect of diet on people's waistlines is much more dependant on an individual's unique response to different kinds of food, researchers believe.

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People with ADHD may have smaller brain volume

People with ADHD may have smaller brain volumeNew Delhi [India], Feb 19. : In a latest study it has been found out that people diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) have smaller brain volume than those without the disorder.

According to a study published in the medical journal The Lancet Psychiatry the differences in brain volume were identified by researchers who reviewed brain scans comparing those without ADHD to those with the disorder.

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Rejoice! Scientists may actually slow down ageing

Rejoice! Scientists may actually slow down ageingNew Delhi [India], Feb 19. : What if we tell you that scientists can actually slow down the process of ageing. Sounds too good to be true right?

A group of Russian and Swedish scientists published a breakthrough paper, reporting results of a joint study by Lomonosov Moscow State University and Stockholm University. The article was published in the US journal Aging.

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Dads-to be face greater risk of depression

Dads-to be face greater risk of depressionNew Delhi [India], Feb 19. : Expecting a baby is always a joyous experience for both the mother and the father, however a latest study has found out that fathers-to-be can be at risk of depression symptoms if they feel stressed or are in poor health.

According to a study published in the journal JAMA Psychiatry, depression symptoms may even escalate after the baby is born.

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Beware! Rice may be potential 'arsenic carrier' for kids

Beware! Rice may be potential 'arsenic carrier' for kidsNew Delhi [India], Feb 19. : What if we told you that rice has the potential of carrying arsenic and is more than hazardous to feed it to infants!

Arsenic, the 20th most common element in the Earth's crust, can be absorbed naturally by plants from the soil and the potentially deadly toxin is also found in fossil fuel emissions, which can contaminate crops, reports The Independent.

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Get rid of those extra pounds on your thighs!

Get rid of those extra pounds on your thighs!New Delhi [India], Feb. 15 : Toned legs are like the double edged swords! They add to the appeal and the beauty quotient, while ensuring that the body is in the prime of health, able to endure more distance and hence get more things done.

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Surprising link between athletics and addiction, study reveals

Surprising link between athletics and addiction, study revealsNew Delhi [India] Feb 14. : In a latest development, a study has revealed that work-hard, play-hard culture may put elite athletes at higher risk of substance abuse.

After all, sport and physical activity go hand in hand with good mental health--or so conventional wisdom would suggest.

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Cardiac disorder increase in winter

Cardiac disorder increase in winterNew Delhi [India], Feb. 9 : It has been observed, there is a spike in the number of cases in heart attacks during winter season, particularly for those who are already suffering from a heart condition. The cold weather can lead to cardiac problems which could be deadly. The dip in the temperature restricts the arteries, which in turn leads to decreasing the blood flow and oxygen supply to the heart.

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Researchers use tiny 3D spheres to combat tuberculosis

Researchers use tiny 3D spheres to combat tuberculosisNew Delhi [India], Feb. 8 : Researchers at the University of Southampton have developed a new 3D system to study human infection in the laboratory.

Funded by the Medical Research Council, it is published in mBio and a similar study in eLife.

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World Cancer Day, a day to renew vow to implement preventable strategies in India

World Cancer Day, a day to renew vow to implement preventable strategies in IndiaNew Delhi, Feb. 4 : World Cancer Day is being observed today (February 4) to raise cancer awareness and to encourage its prevention, detection and management.

Cancer accounts for more deaths worldwide than AIDS, malaria, and tuberculosis combined.

According to the World Economic Forum (WEF),"Cancer is among one of the three greatest risks to the global economy".

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Bihar: 'Killer' litchi causing mysterious disease plaguing Muzaffarpur

Bihar: 'Killer' litchi causing mysterious disease plaguing MuzaffarpurNew Delhi [India], Feb. 2 : Since 1995, every year a mysterious disease has been haunting Muzaffarpur in Bihar, in which large numbers of children would get feverish, then proceed to having seizures and convulsions and finally slipping in and out of consciousness. Scores of researchers and experts have launched exhaustive searches to find the root cause of this deadly disease, but to no avail. Until now.

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Why to include facial oils in your daily beauty regime?

Why to include facial oils in your daily beauty regime?New Delhi[India], Jan. 22 : The facial skin has always been considered to be the most delicate one.

The tissues here are so fragile that if not taken care properly, they end up getting dull and age quickly. Besides, getting the maximum exposure of sun and pollution compared to other body parts are also other factors which affect them.

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New research delves into children's beliefs about fruit, vegetables

New research delves into children's beliefs about fruit, vegetablesNew Delhi [India], Jan. 21 : Researchers recently conducted an interview study investigating primary school children's beliefs towards eating fruit and vegetables and the causes leading to it.

The study has been published in the British Food Journal.

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Organic recipes for winter to keep you light and healthy!

Organic recipes for winter to keep you light and healthy!New Delhi [India], Jan. 19 : "Winter is the time for comfort, for good food and warmth, for the touch of a friendly hand and for a talk beside the fire: it is the time for home," so went the quote by renowned British Poet and Author, Edith Sitwell.

In India, the onset of winter is marked by a chill in the air, a mutual affection for hot Chai, and a variety of comfort foods to enjoy.

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New human organ in digestive system discovered

New human organ in digestive system discoveredNew Delhi [India], Jan. 5 : Scientists have discovered what they are calling a new human organ that exists in the digestive system.

Named as mesentery, the organ was previously thought to consist of fragmented and disparate structures.

However, researchers found that it is one continuous organ and outlined evidence to classify it.

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Banish dry skin woes with gold standard skin rejuvenation treatment

Banish dry skin woes with gold standard skin rejuvenation treatmentNew Delhi [India], January 4 : Dry, itchy and flaky skin is a big concern when it is cold outside, specially for people with dry skin.

The cold, dry air sucks the moisture out of the skin, making it appear less healthy and less radiant.

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Enhance your beauty this festive season with these oils

Enhance your beauty this festive season with these oilsNew Delhi [India], Jan 1 : Oils have been used since ancient times for beauty care and according to the Ayurvedic system, massaging with oils is said to have various therapeutic benefits.

Here we are referring to pressed oils, like olive oil, sesame seed (til) oil, mustard oil, coconut oil, almond oil, sunflower oil, castor oil, etc. which have been commonly used as massage oils for centuries.

-Coconut Oil

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Childlessness, infertility affects urban women

Childlessness, infertility affects urban women New Delhi [India], Dec. 17 : In an endeavour to raise awareness about female infertility problems and to highlight the importance of regular health check-ups in women, Fortis Bloom IVF Centre is organizing a free check-up camp on December 16 and 17, where women with infertility problems can avail consultation free of cost.

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Ask the experts! Cold weather exercise tips

Ask the experts! Cold weather exercise tips New Delhi [India], Dec. 15 : Winter gives you a chance to hibernate and bulk up, and this definitely will not help you to stay fit and burn calories.

Here are certain dos and don'ts by Dr Ashok Seth, Chairman and Dr. Peeyush Jain, Director and HOD, Non- invasive and preventive cardiology from Fortis Escorts Heart Institute that will help you burn those extra carbs even in this cold weather.

1. Drink Water before Going for a Long Walk

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Ladies beware! Wearing high heels regularly may cause premature Osteoarthritis

Ladies beware! Wearing high heels regularly may cause premature Osteoarthritis New Delhi [India], Dec. 10 : Save your high heels for special occasions and start wearing flats for daily commuting!

Stanford University scientists have found that every time a woman puts on a pair of stilettos, she is putting dangerous levels of strain on her joints and for women, who are overweight the damage is even worse.

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West Bengal initiates fight against HIV/AIDS

West Bengal initiates fight against HIV/AIDSDarjeeling (West Bengal) [India], Dec. 10 : The West Bengal State Aids Prevention Camp Control Society (WBSAPCS) under the guidance of the Department of Health and Family Welfare is planning to involve hoteliers of Darjeeling to combat the spread of HIV/AIDS.

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