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Kochi: Though the number of heart patients is on the rise world-wide, the situation in India is even more alarming, cardiology experts said. Presidents of five major Cardiological Societies of the world who participated in the 68th annual conference of...
New Delhi: In December 2003, when Chinmay Dharmesh Modi was 9, his parents discovered that they were suffering from AIDS. It was like a bolt from the blue. The situation became turbulent for Chinmay's family, whereas he was too...
Mumbai: The National Human Rights Commission on Wednesday issued a notice to Maharashtra government, giving it four weeks to submit a report on deaths of children allegedly due to malnutrition in Palghar district. The Commission in a statement, said it has...
Toronto: Health guidelines on salt intake recommend consumption levels that are too low and this may increase the risk of a fatal heart attack, researchers, led by one of Indian-origin, have warned. According to current guidelines issued by the World Health...
New Delhi: India is home to 253 million adolescents, the largest in the world, as per the government data. During adolescence, the years between 13 and 19, a teenager undergoes physical and psychological development. Keeping this in mind, the...
By Azera Parveen Rahman/ IndiaSpend.org Over a thousand children below the age of five have been crippled by fluorosis over the last six years in Hojai in Assam. The most pronounced symptoms are bent legs and crooked teeth. Water contaminated by...
Washington: Higher levels of total physical activity can lower risk of five common chronic diseases - breast and bowel cancer, diabetes, heart disease and stroke, finds a study. According to the study published in the journal The BMJ, climbing stairs...
New Delhi: A team of six naval officers are starting a historic and gruelling around-the-world mission on Sunday -- the first circumnavigation of the globe by an Indian all-women crew. Lieutenant Commander Vartika Joshi, who is leading the voyage which...
Geneva: Over 300 million people are living with depression, the leading cause of ill health and disability worldwide, according to the latest estimates from the World Health Organisation. "These new figures are a wake-up call for all countries to re-think...
New York: Post-menopausal women who indulge in heavy alcohol consumption may be at a higher risk of developing sarcopenia -- the loss of muscle mass and strength -- which may lead to cardio-metabolic diseases and disabilities, researchers say. Sarcopenia is...

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