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Mumbai man shells out Rs 90 lakh to keep his heart pumping

Mumbai man shells out Rs 90 lakh to keep his heart pumping

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New Delhi: A man from Mumbai paid Rs 90 lakh to install a device on his chest which will keep his heart pumping. 49-year-old Arvind Doshi, a businessman, who is suffering from end-stage heart failure got implanted a Left Ventricular Assist Device (LVAD) which will restore the functioning of his heart. As…

Know the surprising health benefits mint leaves (pudina)

Know the surprising health benefits mint leaves (pudina)

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New Delhi: We all know that mint leaves, also known as pudina, provides many nutritional benefits to our health. It also helps to aid digestion, improves oral health, treats cold and more. One can use this leaves in many ways like seasoning your salad and adding it to your cup…

Should we stop consuming animal protein-rich diet?

Should we stop consuming animal protein-rich diet?

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New Delhi: A new study has linked a diet high in animal protein with a higher risk of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), a condition in which fat builds up in the liver. These findings from The Rotterdam Study, presented at The International Liver Congress 2017 in Amsterdam, The Netherlands,…

WHO has launched a global initiative to reduce severe

WHO has launched a global initiative to reduce severe

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New Delhi: A team of researchers has come up with a new treatment pathway for antibiotic resistant bacteria and infectious diseases with benefits for patients and health care providers. Researchers from the University of Birmingham and Newcastle University found that the unusual approach of removing antibodies from the blood stream reduced the…

What happens when you take wrong medication

What happens when you take wrong medication

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New Delhi: All of us will at some point in our life take medicines to prevent or treat illness. However, medicines do sometimes cause serious harm if taken incorrectly. Both health workers and patients can make mistakes by prescribing, dispensing, preparing, administering or consuming the wrong medication or the wrong dose at…

Heart takes off from Delhi to reach Chennai in country’s longest distance haul

Heart takes off from Delhi to reach Chennai in country’s longest distance haul

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New Delhi: Heart of a deceased civilian was flown from Delhi to Chennai recently to save life of an old man, who awaited a suitable heart transplant. It is the longest haul of donated tissue in India, covering a distance of more than 2,000 kilometres, which has an average flying time two hours and 40 minutes. A donated…

Summer diet tips: What to eat and drink during a heatwave

Summer diet tips: What to eat and drink during a heatwave

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New Delhi: It’s just the beginning of the summer in India, yet, most cities are already facing heatwave conditions, which have already claimed some lives. Heatwave can make many people leave half their food uneaten due to a sudden loss of appetite which may affect one’s well-being during the hotter temperatures.…

World Sleep Day: Here’s how you can create your own ideal environment to relax before bedtime

World Sleep Day: Here’s how you can create your own ideal environment to relax before bedtime

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New Delhi: Evening routines play an important role in helping us drift off to sleep easily. On World Sleep Day, March 17, sleep specialist Dr Frédérique Aussert explains how everyone can create their own ideal environment to relax and unwind before bedtime. There’s no point saying to someone who doesn’t like reading to curl…

New blood test can help detect autism early

New blood test can help detect autism early

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New Delhi: A simple blood test that could detect autism in children has come closer to reality. An algorithm based on levels of metabolites found in a blood sample can accurately predict whether a child is on the Autism spectrum of disorder (ASD), based upon a recent study. The algorithm, developed by…

Climate partially responsible for your nose shape

Climate partially responsible for your nose shape

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New Delhi: The size and shape of your nose may not be genetically inherited from your parents but evolved, at least in part, in response to the local climate conditions, Claim researchers. The nose is one of the most distinctive facial features, which also has the important job of conditioning the air that we…

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