Top 2016 health related online searches

As the year comes to a close, we take a look at which health issues drove online searches this year

Top 2016 health related online searchesLet’s see which health issues drove online searches this year   To find out what’s ailing Americans—or at least which ailments they’re curious about—look no further than online search traffic. Zika, heartburn drugs and EpiPen prices were among the topics that saw the greatest rises in search interest in the U.S. in 2016, according to […]

Made in India medical equipment can curb healthcare expenses

Doctors say it is time the Indian government changed policies to aid the healthcare industry

Made in India medical equipment can curb healthcare expensesClose to 80% of medical equipment used in hospitals is imported, say doctors. This invites an import duty of 2.5% and heavy maintenance charges which run into lakhs of rupees, adding to the cost of treatment. There is an urgent need for medical equipment to be manufactured in India, they say. According to GSK Velu, […]

Forever young? Scientists increase mice lifespans by 30 percent; are humans next?

According to the researchers, this result suggests that aging can be manipulated in both animals and humans

Forever young? Scientists increase mice lifespans by 30 percent; are humans next?Many of us would like the ability to live longer — a recent study suggests this may one day be possible. Researchers at the Salk Institute say they’ve prolonged the lifespan of mice by as much as 30 percent, and believe they may be able to repeat these results someday in humans too. For the […]

Conjoined twins seen for the first time without bandages as they head to rehab after separation

Jadon and his brother Anias were separated in a 27-hour surgery on October 13. It has been the fastest recovery in history although Anias's progress is slower

Conjoined twins seen for the first time without bandages as they head to rehab after separationFormerly conjoined twins Jadon and Anias McDonald have transferred to a new hospital to begin rehabilitation nine weeks after being separated. The twins were separated in a 20-hour procedure at Montefiore Medical Center in the Bronx on October 13 and 14. On Wednesday, they left the New York City hospital that had been their home […]

Air pollution is costing India 3 per cent of its GDP

A World Bank Disaster Management and Climate Change Unit report states total environmental degradation damage amounts to Rs3.75 trillion, which is equal to around 5.7% of GDP

Air pollution is costing India 3 per cent of its GDPThe cost of serious health consequences from particulate matter pollution is estimated to be around 3 per cent of India’s GDP, according to a Health Ministry statement in Lok Sabha. Minister of State for Health and Family welfare Anupriya Patel, in a written statement to the parliament, cited the ‘India – Diagnostic Assessment of Select […]

Flying high yet feeling low: 1 in 8 airline pilots may be clinically depressed

Hundreds of commercial airline pilots worldwide may be flying with untreated depression because they fear being grounded or losing their jobs, a new survey suggests

Flying high yet feeling low: 1 in 8 airline pilots may be clinically depressedHundreds of commercial airline pilots worldwide may be flying with untreated depression because they fear being grounded or losing their jobs, a new survey suggests. The anonymous survey of about 1,850 pilots from more than 50 countries found that 14 percent of pilots who had worked within the past week had symptoms of depression. Four […]

140kg woman delivers baby with help from 16-member medical team in China

The team comprising obstetricians, anaesthetists, paediatricians, midwives and nurses, spent two hours assisting the woman. This is the second time she has become a mother

140kg woman delivers baby with help from 16-member medical team in ChinaOn Tuesday afternoon (Dec 13) at the delivery room of Hunan Provincial People’s Hospital in Changsha, came a touching moment: A pregnant woman with unusual weight successfully delivered a baby with the help of 16 medical staff members. The woman, who weighed 140kg with the baby, suffers from several diseases, including pre-eclampsia, gestational diabetes, pulmonary […]

Explained: How your body functions over a 24-hour period

This article aims to explain different states body undergoes and optimal times to do everyday activities from morning, afternoon and evening

Explained: How your body functions over a 24-hour periodA 24-hour period is very taxing on the human body. From day to night, our body is constantly going through changes that affect basic functions like sleep, hunger, and even sex drive. In Asap Science’s video, “This Is Your Body over 24 Hours,” creators Mitchell Moffit and Gregory Brown explain the different states the body […]

5 path-breaking cancer breakthroughs of 2016

Cancer remains one of the most widespread, and deadly, diseases in the world, but in 2016 we’ve come far in discovering ways to better diagnose, treat, and even cure some forms of cancer

5 path-breaking cancer breakthroughs of 2016Here is a list of five most impressive cancer breakthroughs of 2016 Blood test breast cancer detection As most women know, breast cancer detection usually involves an uncomfortable mammogram followed by invasive biopsies. However, in September, researchers made strides in creating the first blood test for detecting breast cancer. According to a recent study, the […]

21st century diseases and the threat they pose to you

The most alarming characteristic of 21st century diseases? It is man-made

21st century diseases and the threat they pose to youDo you feel tired and exhausted more often? Do you find yourself suddenly more prone to allergies you didn’t have before? These signs and more, all point to the development of what some experts call 21st century diseases. The most alarming characteristic of 21st century diseases? It is manmade. How does this happen? Long work […]