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Study shows fairness creams fuelling a surge in kidney problems in India
Study shows fairness creams fuelling a surge in kidney problems in India

Driven by society’s obsession with fair skin, skin fairness creams have a lucrative market in India. However, the huge amount of mercury in these creams is known to harm the kidneys.

  • Sunday, 14 April 2024
Ministry of commerce and industry
Remove Bournvita from category of ‘health drinks’: Govt tells e-commerce firms

The advisory comes on the back of an investigation by the NCPCR that found the Bournvita contains sugar levels, much above the acceptable limits.

  • Saturday, 13 April 2024
Protein supplements created serious health issues for me, says Snapdeal's Kunal Bahl
Protein supplements created serious health issues for me, says Snapdeal's Kunal Bahl

Kunal Bahl, Co-founder of Snapdeal and early-stage VC firm Titan Capital, on Friday revealed that he once took protein supplements which created serious health problems for him.

Global Hepatitis Report: India among top 10 countries with two-thirds of hepatitis B & C burden
Global Hepatitis Report: India among top 10 countries with two-thirds of hepatitis B & C burden

The 10 countries are China, India, Indonesia, Nigeria, Pakistan, Ethiopia, Bangladesh, Vietnam, Philippines and the Russian Federation.

  • Tuesday, 09 April 2024
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How often should you check your BP levels? All you need to know
How often should you check your BP levels? All you need to know

According to a recent study by the Indian Council of Medical Research-National Centre for Disease Informatics and Research (ICMR-NCDIR), Bengaluru, about 30 per cent of Indians have never tested their blood pressure.

  • Tuesday, 09 April 2024
Degenerative brain disorders
Scientists develop new labelling technology to decode degenerative brain disorders

The researchers explained that visualising neuronal changes is important both during the disease and in normal conditions.

  • Monday, 08 April 2024
Balanced Diet
Balanced diet makes immune system more resilient to infections like TB: Health Ministry

With a whopping 2.8 million TB cases, India "represented 27 per cent of the global burden".

  • Monday, 08 April 2024
Secondhand smoking linked with dangerous heart rhythm disorder: Study
Secondhand smoking linked with dangerous heart rhythm disorder: Study

Atrial fibrillation is the most common heart rhythm disorder globally, and the symptoms include palpitations, shortness of breath, fatigue, and difficulty sleeping.

  • Sunday, 07 April 2024
World Health Day
World Health Day underscores urgency of universal access to quality healthcare

This year's theme resonates deeply amidst escalating global health challenges, underscoring the imperative of safeguarding every individual's fundamental right to health, say healthcare professionals.

  • Sunday, 07 April 2024
World Health Day
World Health Day: What is ailing Indians, and the progress made so far

World Health Day is marked every year on April 7. This year's theme 'My Health, My Right’ focuses on equal access to quality health care.

  • Sunday, 07 April 2024
Doctors caution on heat-related illness
Heatwave: Doctors caution on heat-related illness; here's what to do

"Be cautious. Watch for symptoms like dizziness, disorientation, or warm, wet skin. These could indicate cardiovascular distress from extreme heat," Pankaj Chaudhary

  • Saturday, 06 April 2024
Scientists warn of lethal bird flu pandemic
‘100 times worse than COVID-19’: Scientists warn of lethal bird flu pandemic

Suresh further added that the H5N1 virus has already been detected in species and has shown the ability to infect mammals including humans.

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Indian-origin CFO reverses diabetes in 3 months without taking any medicines; read his story

In just 3 months, he reduced his blood glucose level and brought it to normal range from 8 to 6.80.

TB-free-Odisha-target under threat amid shortage of medicines! 
TB-free-Odisha-target under threat amid shortage of medicines! 

At a time when the state government has set a target to make Odisha a TB-free state by 2025, the situation in Balasore puts a question mark on the accomplishment of the target. 

  • Tuesday, 02 April 2024
Diarrhoea outbreak: Medical team reaches Hirakud 
Diarrhoea outbreak: Medical team reaches Hirakud 

The residents of affected areas blamed the condition of the drinking water pipes laid out by the Public Health Department for the outbreak.

  • Sunday, 24 March 2024
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