Post traumatic stress disorder is a mental disorder that develops in some people who have been exposed to a shocking, scary or dangerous event. For decades, neuroscientists and physicians have tried to get to the bottom of the age-old mystery of post traumatic stress disorder, to explain why only some people are vulnerable and why…


A new smartphone app designed for use by ASHAs has been linked to an increase in the contraceptive use in India. The app, containing motivational videos developed to help married rural women in India better understand contraceptive choices, led to a dramatic increase in the number of women using modern family planning methods in just…


Chayee Lee, 2- year old Chinese boy from Singapore whose chin was under-developed, underwent a surgery at the Balaji Dental and Craniofacial Hospital. Along with his chin, the boy’s tongue was set in an abnormal position because of a a rare congenital genetic disorder, called Pierre Robin syndrome, that affects one in 10,000 live births….


About 17.5 million cancer cases and 8.7 million deaths were recorded globally in the year 2015, reveals a new report from the Global Burden of Disease Cancer Collaboration. Cancer is the second leading cause of death worldwide, and estimates of its burden around the globe are vital for cancer control planning. ‘In 2015, prostate cancer…


People who are on a diet regimen consume a high-protein diet to stave off hunger and prevent loss of muscle tissue that often comes with weight loss. But a new study claims that a high-protein diet eliminates an important health benefit of weight loss, which is an improvement in insulin sensitivity (critical to reduce the…


For children, exercise is all about being physically active. This Children’s Day, Gympik, an online fitness discovery platform, has come up with five easy workouts for kids, focusing on their healthy life. Give it a look: – Jumping Jacks: It increases metabolism, strengthens joints and core muscles. ‘Five easy workouts like jumping jacks, squats, marching…


A new study published in the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology suggests that LDL cholesterol is not an effective marker in gauging the risk of heart disease in patients with kidney disease. High LDL cholesterol is a strong marker of heart disease risk in the general population, but its use in people with…


Several million Americans may have some form of rare genetic disease. When Shayla Haddock was born in 1997, she had unusual facial features. She had club feet and shorter-than-normal limbs. She was smaller than most newborns. Hearing tests showed she was deaf. As her parents, Cheryl and Levko Siloti, searched for answers about her condition,…


A program that consisted of patients measuring their blood pressure and adjusting their antihypertensive medication resulted in lower systolic blood pressure at 12 months compared to patients who received usual care in a group of patients with hypertension at high risk of cardiovascular disease, a new study has revealed. The study appears in the August…


Want to have babies? Then keep your phones away because a new study has found that mobile phones can cook sperm and cause infertility in men. The ill-effects of mobile phone use is continuously reported and several studies have warned people not to use them excessively as it can lead to anxiety, depression and even…

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