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Alert over fake live drug DEFITELIO in India and Turkey

WHO issues alert over fake live drug DEFITELIO in India and Turkey

Sep 05, 2023, 09:20 PM IST

According to the UN health body, the genuine manufacturer of DEFITELIO has confirmed that the product referenced in the alert is falsified.

Weight-loss drug Wegovy

Weight-loss drug Wegovy launched in UK by Novo Nordisk

Sep 05, 2023, 11:33 AM IST

Novo Nordisk launches weight-loss injection Wegovy in the UK to meet rising demand and expand its presence in the region.


Covid vaccination doesn't raise risk of heart attacks, claims study

Sep 05, 2023, 02:10 PM IST

COVID-19 vaccination has not been shown to significantly increase the risk of heart attacks. While rare cases of myocarditis and pericarditis have been reported after vaccination, the overall risk is low compared to the benefits of vaccination.

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Tobacco leaves causing cancer, can also combat it, finds study

Sep 03, 2023, 04:20 PM IST

A team of researchers has found a compound derived from tobacco leaves that might possess the potential to combat multiple forms of cancer.


Covid pandemic may have changed the gut bacteria of infants, finds study

Celebrities | Sep 02, 2023, 10:26 PM IST

The findings, published in Scientific Reports, showed that infants whose gut microbes were sampled during the pandemic had lower alpha diversity of the gut microbiome.

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Insecure jobs can increase early death risk among employees, finds study

Sep 02, 2023, 04:52 PM IST

If your job is also not secure then you must read this new study which warns that such conditions can increase risk of early death.

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What is ideal Vitamin D intake for maintaining optimal health in our daily lives? Know here

Sep 05, 2023, 03:00 PM IST

The ideal daily intake of Vitamin D for optimal health varies based on factors like age, sex, lifestyle, and health conditions. Vitamin D is crucial for calcium absorption, bone health, and the immune system, and it may reduce the risk of chronic diseases.

Hyderabad chokes with mystery respiratory virus

Hyderabad chokes with mystery respiratory virus| Know symptoms, prevention

Sep 02, 2023, 02:35 PM IST

The virus has been not identified yet.

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Gene therapy for brain tumour shows promising results in human trials, finds study

Sep 01, 2023, 01:42 PM IST

As per a study by scientists, therapy combining cell-killing and immune-stimulating drugs are safe and effective for brain tumour.


Poor sleep, stress may lead to irregular heart rhythms after menopause: Study

Aug 31, 2023, 06:09 PM IST

Researchers noted that stressful life events, poor sleep and feelings, such as depression, anxiety or feeling overwhelmed by one’s circumstances, are often interrelated.

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More sleep could reduce impulsive behaviour in children, finds study

Aug 31, 2023, 04:15 PM IST

A team of researchers stated that getting enough sleep can help children combat the effects of stressful environments.

Budget friendly replacements for avocados

Banana to Sweet Potatoes: 10 budget-friendly nutritious options that can be used as alternatives to avocados

Sep 05, 2023, 02:20 PM IST

Ten affordable and healthy alternatives to avocados. These options can replace avocados in cooking, catering to preferences, dietary requirements, and ingredient availability.

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World's first seven-minute cancer treatment jab to be rolled out in England: Know all details

Aug 31, 2023, 12:47 PM IST

NHS England said it expected the majority of around 3,600 patients starting the treatment of atezolizumab every year in England to switch to the time-saving injection.


What is Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder? Know symptoms, causes and treatments

Aug 31, 2023, 12:23 PM IST

PTSD is an anxiety disorder that can be debilitating if not treated properly. It is important to recognize the signs of PTSD so you can get treatment if needed.

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Common childhood allergies lie in our gut, finds study

Aug 31, 2023, 11:29 AM IST

The bacterial signature is a hallmark of dysbiosis, or an imbalanced gut microbiota, that likely resulted in a compromised intestinal lining and an elevated inflammatory response within the gut.

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Genetic predisposition may influence anxiety to bipolar disorder, finds study

Aug 30, 2023, 05:13 PM IST

The results of the research can pave the way for offering high-risk people preventative measures and early treatment in the future, said Professor Anders Borglum from the Department of Biomedicine at Aarhus University.

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Women suffer worse heart disease outcomes than men, finds study

Aug 30, 2023, 02:15 PM IST

Women suffer worse outcomes when diagnosed with and treated for cardiac issues, the number one killer in the world.

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Maintaining body weight can lead to exceptional longevity in elderly women: Study

Aug 30, 2023, 02:04 PM IST

Women who lost at least 5 per cent of weight were less likely to achieve longevity compared to those who achieved stable weight.


Herbal Support to Mindfulness: 5 natural ways Naturopathy helps to heal mental and emotional health

Aug 29, 2023, 06:32 PM IST

By addressing the foundational causes of mental health diseases and nurturing the body's innate healing capacities, naturopathy provides a comprehensive and inclusive approach to effectively managing and mitigating mental illnesses.