Researchers help dispel common myths and misconceptions about cancer

Cancer overtakes heart disease as the biggest killer in developed countries

  Publishing the findings of two large studies in The Lancet medical journal, the scientists said they showed evidence of a new global ‘epidemiologic transition’ between different types of chronic disease. While cardiovascular disease remains, for now, the leading cause of mortality worldwide among middle-aged adults – accounting for 40% of all deaths – that […]

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‘Life had thrown challenges in front of me, but I knew I’d overcome it’

Manasi Joshi, Para-Badminton shutter, won her first-ever gold medal in World Para-Badminton Championship. She won this title for the first time- beating a fellow Indian Parul Parmar. Manasi who has lost her one leg during an accident showed tremendous grit and determination. Manasi is currently a social media star and receiving great support from her […]

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#FitIndiaMovement: How smartphones are ruining your child’s fitness

In order to promote fitness among youth, Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the #FitIndiaMovement on the occasion of National Sports Day. The Prime Minister said, sports is directly related to fitness and fitness is not a word but a necessary condition of healthy and prosperous life. He said, fitness has been an integral part of […]

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PM Narendra Modi launches Fit India Movement

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has launched the Fit India Movement. PM Modi launched the fitness movement at the special programme at the Indira Gandhi Stadium Complex in New Delhi on Thursday. Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the ‘Fit India’ Movement’ on Thursday, saying the initiative is the need of the hour and will take the […]

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India celebrates Manasi Joshi’s first gold at BWF Para-Badminton World Championships

On Sunday, PV Sindhu made history when she completely obliterated Nozomi Okuhara 21-7, 21-7 in just 38 minutes and went on to become the first Indian shuttler to win a world championship. Goosebumps were felt as Sindhu stood on the podium, with the medal around her neck and the national anthem playing in the background. […]

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Irritable Bowel Syndrome is the 2nd most common cause of work absenteeism

Irritable Bowel Syndrome is the 2nd most common cause of work absenteeism

A study conducted by the Heart Foundation of India (HCFI), a leading national health NGO has revealed that about 5 to 10% of the population surveyed experiences symptoms of Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) such as abdominal pain, diarrhoea, constipation or incomplete evacuation. Yet, a majority of them do not seek medical help. The study aimed […]

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Is your child having a worm infection? Here’s what to do

#NationalDewormingDay: Is your child having a worm infection? Here’s what to do

Worm infections are rampant among children and they have been adversely affecting their physical as well as mental growth. Worms are a common cause of anaemia and they may also cause intestinal obstruction. The World Health Organization (WHO) has highlighted the intensity of the threat caused by worm infections in India. In India 22 crore […]

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No more plump chickens on your plate, govt bans colistin in poultry industry

We all are familiar with the white-feathered chickens which are the common primary ingredient of the most loved chicken meals which are eaten across households as a Sunday afternoon meal. The component that gives chicken their extra plumpness will soon be banned across India. Colistin is a valuable, last-resort antibiotic that saves lives in critical […]

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