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Conference held Delhi to create awareness about malaria

malariaNew Delhi, Apr 24 : In a lead up to World Malaria Day, a conference was organised in New Delhi in order to create awareness among people about the importance of investing in health and more so about the deadly disease of malaria.

The awareness meet was organised to celebrate the successes against the disease in the recent years and encourage a broad, multi-sectoral approach to overcome remaining financial and biological challenges, particularly in Asia-Pacific region.


Summer hair care: Adopt right combing techniques, cleanliness rituals

Summer hair care: Adopt right combing techniques, cleanliness ritualsNew Delhi, April 23 - Dull hair, dandruff and excessive hair fall - summer brings a whole lot of hair problems. Experts say one can ward off hair woes by focussing on cleanliness and hygiene and following the correct combing technique to keep the scalp and hair healthy in the scorching heat.

Pustular eruptions and hair root and fungal infections are also common during summer.


96-year-old Delhi man succesfully undergoes bypass surgery

96-year-old Delhi man succesfully undergoes bypass surgeryNew Delhi, April 18 : One of the oldest patients to undergo an open heart bypass surgery in India, a 96-year-old man recently underwent the life-saving procedure and was discharged from hospital Friday, doctors said.


Indian doctors successfully cure 'rare' cancer by naturally reconstructing wind pipe

Artemis hospitalNew Delhi, April 4 : The oncology team of Artemis hospital has successfully cured a patient suffering from a rare type of cancer called Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma of Trachea.

An exceptional and 'one of its kind' surgery was successfully performed at Artemis Hospital, Gurgaon by a team of doctors, which comprised of Surgical Oncologists, Otolaryngologist and Anesthesiologists, who naturally reconstructed the 33-year-old patient, Hamid Taha's wind pipe.


Dearth of doctors to treat autism

New Delhi, April 1 - India faces a dearth of doctors and experts to treat autism, the incidence of which is slowly rising, with the illness being considered wrongly by many as mental retardation, experts said.

Moreover, awareness about the neuro-biological disorder is still very low despite the fact that there are more than four million people with autism in the country. Though, there is no official figure, experts said, the figure is growing.

And with just a few to treat this ailment, diagnosis often gets delayed, they added


WHO certifies India as 'polio free'

World Health OrganisationNew Delhi, Mar 28 : The World Health Organisation (WHO) has presented official certification to India for its 'polio free' status.

India is among other countries in its South East Asian region which have been certified as being free of the wild polio virus.


Smoking increases risk of TB recurrence: Study

Smoking increases risk of TB recurrence: StudyNew Delhi, March 24 : Regular tobacco smoke increases the risk of recurrence of tuberculosis in patients, a new study has found.

The study published Monday provides critical new insight into the harmful links between smoking tobacco and developing TB, a release said.


HIV patients 50 times more likely to develop TB

HIV patients 50 times more likely to develop TBNew Delhi, March 23 - People infected with HIV have more chances of getting infected with tuberculosis - often fatally - and should get themselves tested in time as it can be cured if diagnosed early, experts said.

"Ten percent of HIV patients are at the risk of suffering severe consequences of TB due to their low immune power," Neeraj Gupta, senior consultant pulmonology, Paras Hospital, Gurgaon, told IANS.


Mix caution with your Holi colours: Doctors to pregnant women

Mix caution with your Holi colours: Doctors to pregnant womenNew Delhi, March 14 : Pregnancy is an exciting time, in anticipation of new beginnings. With Holi round the corner on Monday, doctors recommend some basic care so as not to let pregnancy mar the festive spirit. For instance, did you know that some colours, despite being branded "natural" or "organic" can still be harmful?


'Kidney diseases can be cured if diagnosed early'

'Kidney diseases can be cured if diagnosed early'New Delhi, March 13 : Around 600 million people worldwide have some kind of kidney ailment and chronic kidney diseases are predicted to increase by 17 percent over the next decade if not detected early, said a nephrologist here Thursday.


How to save your skin from damage this Holi

How to save your skin from damage this HoliNew Delhi, March 13 - Your skin can suffer a lot during the festival of Holi because of the harmful chemicals found in gulal.

Aromatherapist Dr. Blossom Kochhar said that applying mustard oil on face, neck, ears hands and legs a day before Holi can help remove the colour from the skin easily.

To keep your skin safe from colours, try wearing clothes which cover the whole of your body to minimise the extent of direct exposure to gulal, she said.


How to save your hair from damage this Holi

How to save your hair from damage this HoliNew Delhi, March 10 : Along with happiness and tons of colors, Holi can bring a lot of stress on your hair.

To avoid damaging your hair, moisturize your hair in the days that lead up to the festival.


Oatmeal, hibiscus: Food for hair

Oatmeal, hibiscus: Food for hairNew Delhi, March 4 : Damaged locks, hair fall, dandruff and dry tresses are stories of most women’s lives. Seek help from nature to make packs for nourishing hair, advises an expert.

Makeover expert Aashmeen Munjaal offers a few healthy, easy-to-make hair packs:


Doctors perform heart surgery on 70-year-old woman

Doctors perform heart surgery on 70-year-old womanNew Delhi, Feb 26 : A hospital here performed a successful open-heart surgery on a 70-year-old woman who has one kidney and a history of breast cancer, from Chhattisgarh's Raipur town.

Nirmala, who was surviving on a single kidney after donating one to her brother earlier, underwent the surgery successfully at the Fortis Escorts Heart hospital here and is recuperating.


Food items that you should keep away from your child

Food items that you should keep away from your childNew Delhi, Feb 21 : Parents often get confused while choosing the best and worst foods for their toddler.

According to Parents India magazine, if you too are confused about the food items you can serve your child, here are some recommendations of food items you should restrict from feeding your child.


Tips to boost hair growth revealed

Tips to boost hair growth revealedNew Delhi, Feb 18 : Hair fall is a experienced by women all over the world, but excessive hair fall can be devastating and strips women of their confidence.

Renowned hairstylist Rod Anker , who is also Creative Director of Monsoon Salon and Spa, explains that heat, humidity and pollution are scalp's worst enemies.


Bill to end HIV/AIDS discrimination introduced

Bill to end HIV/AIDS discrimination introducedNew Delhi, Feb 11 : A bill aiming to protect people with HIV/AIDS against discrimination was introduced in the Rajya Sabha Tuesday.

The HIV/AIDS (Prevention and Control) Bill 2014 was introduced in the upper house amid din.

The draft of the bill was finalised in 2006, and civil society groups and HIV/AIDS-affected people have long been demanding passage of the draft legislation.


'India in midst of stroke epidemic'

'India in midst of stroke epidemic'New Delhi, Feb 4 - Changing habits and sedentary lifestyles have made the incidence of strokes more prevalent among South Asians, notably Indians, and can induce permanent disability or prove fatal, even as preventive measures are at hand, doctors maintain.


Palliative care - helping bring meaning back to lives of cancer patients

Palliative care - helping bring meaning back to lives of cancer patientsNew Delhi, Feb 4 - Rajinder Singh, 17, was last year detected with acute lymphocytic leukemia, a type of blood cancer at its terminal stage. On the advice of oncologists at AIIMS he started undergoing sessions of chemotherapy, which brought changes in his eating habits and also in his physical appearance.


Less water intake in winter may cause cystitis in women

Less water intake in winter may cause cystitis in womenNew Delhi, Jan 27 - The lack of thirst or the lesser urge to drink water in winter can lead to major health problems like cystitis or urinary tract infection, especially in women, doctors say.

Cystitis is the inflammation of the bladder caused by urine infection.


How to take care of our feet

How to take care of our feetNew Delhi, Jan 25 : The only care our feet receive is a pedicure, and that too once in a blue moon.

Therefore, it is highly recommended to opt for reflexology for our feet and the difference will be instantly noticed.

Eunice D. Ingham, a physiotherapist and pioneer of reflexology claimed that the feet and hands mapped the entire body into "reflexes" on the feet renaming "zone therapy" to reflexology.


'Doctors are scared of litigation'

'Doctors are scared of litigation'New Delhi, Jan 25 - A few cases of unethical practices cannot be used to brand all medical professionals as dishonest, top doctors have opined, saying today's doctors order more tests on patients as they were very scared of litigation.


Now, Botox for controlling incontinence

Now, Botox for controlling incontinenceNew Delhi, Jan 21 - Better known as the miracle aid to fight wrinkles that come with age, Botox is now used to treat incontinence - a condition in which one loses bladder control, leading to involuntary urination - that affects both women and men.

Approved by the Drug Controller General of India (DGCI) last year, doctors in different hospitals recommending botox to treat their patients say that the success rate till now has been 100 percent.


Indians increasingly affected by winter blues

winter bluesNew Delhi, Jan 19 : Anxiety, detachment, isolation and a negative attitude towards life or, simply, winter blues - this common problem mostly observed in the Western world is snaring more and more victims in India, specially in the northern parts, doctors say.


Healthy lifestyle can help keep diabetes at bay

Healthy lifestyleNew Delhi, Jan. 15 : Diabetes, a chronic condition that affects all aspects of a patient's life, can be prevented by following and maintaining a healthy lifestyle.

Majority of research studying the effects of smoking on health has not separately studied the results on subsets with diabetes, suggesting the identified risks are at least equivalent to those found in the general population, Diabetic Living India magazine reported.


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