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EXPLAINED: How does the unprecedented cure found for rectal cancer works?

EXPLAINED: How does the unprecedented cure found for rectal cancer works?

Jun 10, 2022, 11:11 AM IST

Though it has been seen that 12 patients with rectum cancer get cured after the usage of this drug, till now there is no significant evidence or study on that. So, 100% assurance cannot be given in this perspective.

Brain Tumour Day

World Brain Tumour Day 2022: Theme, History, Significance and all you need to know

Jun 08, 2022, 08:46 AM IST

According to the International Association of Cancer Registries (IARC), over 28,000 cases of brain tumour are reported in India every year. It is believed that a brain tumour is caused by exposure to radiation for a long period of time.

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What is Norovirus? Cases confirmed in Kerala; Know how it spreads, symptoms and treatment

Jun 06, 2022, 07:09 PM IST

Cases of Norovirus, commonly known as the 'winter vomiting bug' have been reported in Kerala. As the reported cases come to light, know how Norovirus spreads, the symptoms and its treatment.

Impact of smoking on fertility among men and women

Smoking affects sperm count | Know how it impacts fertility among men and women

Jun 02, 2022, 06:37 PM IST

Smoking has a wide range of deleterious effects on a woman’s fertility. It can cause fallopian tube blockage and higher rates of tubal pregnancies. On the other hand, smoking affects the sperm chromatin integrity thereby decreasing the fertility rate in men.

‘Smart hospital is the answer to all pain'

‘Smart hospital is the answer to all pain points plaguing healthcare’

Jun 01, 2022, 07:30 PM IST

Are our hospitals now prepared to tackle any similar medical emergency? Does the answer really lie in smart hospitals?

World No Tobacco Day 2022: How to minimise the risk of lung cancer in former smokers

World No Tobacco Day 2022: How to minimise the risk of lung cancer in former smokers

May 31, 2022, 06:59 AM IST

World No Tobacco Day 2022: When it comes to ex-smokers and other types of cancers, they have gotten significantly less attention in terms of study. If a person has been smoking or consuming tobacco regularly for the past 5–10 years and has stopped smoking, then, unfortunately, quitting tobacco will not be able to undo all of the harm caused by earlier smoking.

eye diseases

Conjunctivitis to Dry eye Syndrome: Common eye diseases you can get in summers. Know treatment

May 30, 2022, 08:59 PM IST

Conjunctivitis presents as redness of the eyes with a pricking sensation, sticky discharge and watering. It is a contagious disease, meaning it spreads by means of touch.

Rajat Sharma does yoga with Swami Ramdev

WATCH: India TV Chairman and Editor-in-chief Rajat Sharma does yoga with Swami Ramdev

May 30, 2022, 04:51 PM IST

Talking about the benefits of yoga, Swami Ramdev reveals that it is important to perform pranayamas daily to remain fit. He lauds India TV Chairman and Editor-in-chief Rajat Sharma for promoting yoga through India TV and following the practice daily.

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Monkeypox scare in India: BMC issues guidelines for isolation, management of suspected cases

May 23, 2022, 03:39 PM IST

Monkeypox scare in India is climbing as the rare viral infection is being reported in a number of countries. While no confirmed cases have been found in India, BMC has issued guidelines for isolation and management of the suspected cases.

Do you have white spots on teeth? Here're its causes and remedies

Do you have white spots on teeth? Here're its causes and remedies

May 17, 2022, 02:02 PM IST

To understand how to get rid of white spots on teeth, one must first understand what creates them-- the causes. Let’s have a look at some of the most common reasons for white spots on teeth.  

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Fainting can be a sign of heart disease. Know symptoms, prevention tips and early management

May 16, 2022, 06:31 PM IST

Fainting, especially if it is recurring, can be a symptom and a risk factor for serious cardiovascular disease in some cases. In fact, untreated symptoms can trigger severe heart problems like arrhythmia, heart failure, cardiac arrest or even death.

monkeypox virus

What is Monkeypox? Know how it spreads, symptoms and treatment

May 17, 2022, 03:39 PM IST

Officials have warned that close contact with an infected person can lead to the spread of monkeypox virus. Additionally, there is no cure for it and the symptoms die down after running a course of three weeks.

Link between salt intake and rising kidney issues

Excess salt in body can lead to malfunctioning of the kidneys. Know what expert says

May 13, 2022, 03:57 PM IST

Avoid consuming more than the required amount of salt, as the salt in blood attracts more water and increases the volume of blood. The increased amount of blood exerts a force on the walls of blood vessels causing hypertension. 

brain aneurysm

What is brain aneurysm? The condition affecting Chinese President Xi Jinping

May 12, 2022, 08:46 PM IST

Chinese President Xi Jinping has been suffering from brain aneurysm and had to be hospitalised at the end of 2021. It is a serious condition that put the patient into a coma and even cause death.

mother's day

Mother's Day 2022: Ways to support your mom's mental and physical health journey

May 06, 2022, 06:49 PM IST

As they get older, it is important to not just take care of our mother's emotional needs but also her mental and physical health. Here are some ways to do the same.

Tips for new moms to cope with postpartum depression

Mother's Day 2022: Tips for new moms to cope with postpartum depression

May 06, 2022, 03:37 PM IST

Keep up postpartum nutrition by consuming protein-rich foods like fish, meat, beans, yogurt, milk and cheese, also not forgetting to keep hydrated with water and fruit juices in order to speed recovery and boost your energy. 

COVID-19

COVID-19 treatment: Oral medications that can help cure severe viral infection

May 05, 2022, 04:15 PM IST

The COVID-19 pandemic has mandated the requirement of oral medications that can eliminate the viral load inside an infected person's body and help cure the disease.

Mother's Day 2022: 5 Ways in which new mothers can take care of their health

Mother's Day 2022: 5 Ways in which new mothers can take care of their health

May 05, 2022, 02:55 PM IST

Mother's Day 2022: Embrace your motherhood, but with the right balance of parenting and self-care. Let’s all remember that our ability to spread love as mothers begins with self-love and it’s an area we cannot afford to ignore.

cancer

Patients with metastatic prostate cancer live notably longer, says study

May 03, 2022, 11:06 PM IST

Some 77 per cent of control arm patients whose cancer progressed went on to get additional life-prolonging treatment after finishing the trial therapy, compared to 61 per cent in the orteronel arm.

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Benefits of pudina: DYK mint leaves can help in asthma treatment?

May 03, 2022, 04:55 PM IST

Benefits of Pudina or mint leaves can be surprising. The common culinary herb is not only good for digestion and skin but it also helps in the treatment of Asthma and depression.