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Having varicose veins can increase your risk of developing blood clots

Adults with varicose veins, which are gnarled, enlarged veins, most commonly appearing in the legs and feet, may be at increased risk of suffering from blood clot that could lead to vascular diseases. The study found people with varicose veins were also twice as likely to develop a pulmonary embolism, a clot which travels into the […]

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Washington state to become first state in USA to allow ‘human composting’

Lawmakers in Washington state passed Senate Bill 5001, a bill that would allow human remains to be composted. If Governor Jay Inslee signs the bill, Washington state would be the first state to allow human composting and it would take effect from May 1, 2020. The Seattle Times reported that Democratic Governor Jay Inslee’s office […]

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Owning a dog could reduce your mortality risk and boost heart health

A team of Swedish scientists have used national registries of more than 3.4 million Swedes aged 40 to 80 to study the association between dog ownership and cardiovascular health. Their study shows that dog owners had a lower risk of death due to cardiovascular disease or to other causes during the 12-year follow-up. A total […]

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Suicide rates on the decline across the globe, reveals study

In sheer numbers, more of the world’s people are dying by suicide each year than ever before, the new report reveals. In 2016, about 817,000 deaths worldwide were attributed to suicide, the study showed. That’s an increase from the 762,000 suicides calculated for 1990. However, after the researchers adjusted their numbers for changes in age […]

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What can the ability to balance reveal about brain health?

What can the ability to balance reveal about brain health?

“Vision, inner ear and problems in the cerebellum, as well as sensation in the feet and leg weakness, can all impact balance,” said Dr Shari Rosen-Schmidt, a neurologist in Plano, Texas. “If you can’t stand on one foot for 20 seconds, especially if you could before, maybe you should be further evaluated for vascular problems […]

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Human brain may stay active for hours after death, reveal researchers

According to a new study, it may actually take hours for our brains to fully shut down after our hearts stop pumping, which means we are technically dead but may be somewhat aware of what is happening around us One question that has baffled mankind is “after-death experience” or the experience after the heart stops […]

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Mumbai: BMC and state govt launches largest vaccination against measles and rubella

The Government of India has set a goal to eliminate measles and control rubella syndrome by the year 2020. India launched one of the world’s largest vaccination campaign against measles-rubella on February 05, 2017. Till date, the campaign is completed in 28 states and more than 13 crore children (between 9 months and 15 years […]

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World Palliative Care Day: Elisabeth Kübler-Ross Foundation launches Maharashtra chapter in Pune

The chapter will be headed by Dr Priyadarshini Kulkarni, Senior Palliative Care Physician EKRF is a US-based International charity inspired by the life of humanitarian and hospice pioneer, Dr. Elisabeth Kübler-Ross(July 8, 1926 – August 24, 2004). This Swiss-born psychiatrist was a pioneer in near-death studies and is best-known as the author of the ground-breaking […]

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Kolhapur: A little bit of mischief cost this 23-year-old his life

The unfortunate incident took place on Monday, September 03, in a clothing factory in Kolhapur where Aditya Jadhav works at. A friend of his approached him on the pretext of cleaning his shirt with a pipe of compressed air, and then proceeded to move the pipe towards Aditya’s anus, although his friend did not insert […]

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