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Health Ministry proposes minimum standards for clinical establishments

Clinical Establishment (Registration and Regulation) Act, 2010, makes registration a must for running a clinical establishment.

The many benefits of betel leaf

It appears that our forefathers were acutely aware of its wide-ranging health benefits, but sadly, modern urban people are not only unaware of its uses but also discourage eating paan citing alleged risk of oral cancer.

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Climate warming may increase malaria risk in colder regions

The researchers also found that variation in temperature at this cooler end of the range promotes faster parasite development. Parasites developed in as few as 27 days at 18 degrees Celsius, or 64 degrees Fahrenheit, under realistic variable temperature conditions.

Niti Aayog Health Index: Chief Secretary pulls up officials for ‘poor performance’ on health

Chief secretary JN Singh said he would look into the micro-level data and the government would crack the whip on underperformers.

World Continence Week: Women more prone to bladder problems, every one in six adult affected

Once considered a medical condition of the elderly population, Over Active Bladder (OAB) is now catching the younger generation, particularly, women and is estimated to affect approximately one in six adults

Five easy exercises to relax your sore muscles at work

Desk-bound jobs can lead to many health problems like neck and shoulder pain. Try these quick exercise while sitting in your work chair, and we are sure you will feel better.

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Just 16-minute sleep loss may put your job at risk: Study

A study, published in the journal Sleep Health, found that reducing your sleep routine during the work-week greatly interferes with job performance.

FDA orders companies to stop sale of pelvic surgical mesh in US

It has been estimated that nearly 10 million women worldwide have received mesh implants to treat weakening pelvic muscles and alleviate urinary incontinence. Roughly 10-15% have suffered complications.

80 per cent hemophilia cases undiagnosed in India, say doctors

According to Hemophilia Foundation of India, the umbrella body for registration of the patient with the disorder, the cause of hemophilia is the inability of the body to produce the anti-hemophilic factor (AHF) in the required quantity.

Hands spread harmful chemicals throughout homes

Hundreds of everyday items, from furniture to cell phones to floor wax, contain organophosphate ester (OPE) flame retardants and plasticisers.

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From reducing asthma attacks to controlling diabetes: 10 surprising health benefits of pumpkin

Not just during Halloween as Jack-o’-lanterns, pumpkins have a lot of use in our day-to-day life as well.

5 ways to shape up your belly

If you have some tires on your belly, get rid of them by making a few changes in your diet and lifestyle, says an expert.

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Ten Dietary tips to ward off cancer

The food we eat, the air we breathe and the choices we make — be it to smoke, drink alcohol or not exercise regularly — are more linked to our chances of getting cancer than luck. (Text: Ishi Khosla)

Why we should think twice before indulging in that chocolate cake

Sugar can be addictive, but its excessive consumption can cause health problems. So, as much as you can, avoid a sugar glut!

Seven tips for a glowing skin

If you've resolved to take care of your skin in 2015, adapt some easy-to-follow tips for achieving wonders.

8 ways: How to give a healthy twist to your diet in 2015

Celebrity chef and cookbook author Nita Mehta suggests tips to make your daily meals tastier and healthier. (As told to Parmita Uniyal)

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Top 6: Foods to soothe your stomach

If you are feeling the side-effects of overeating, try a few foods that can soothe your stomach and make digestion easier.

World AIDS Day: The battle against the pandemic still on

The AIDS pandemic began more than 30 years ago and has killed up to 40 million people worldwide. On World AIDS Day, here's showcasing some inspiring pictures from across the globe that fill us with hope.

Get fit before Christmas: Follow these 9 tips

From taking a walk every 20 minutes to skipping for ten minutes daily are some practices that can be followed to ensure a perfect look for the Christmas season. (Text: IANS)

6 ways: How to stop your sugar craving

Experts from the fields of nutrition and fitness say there are ways of reducing sugar craving, reports femalefirst.co.uk (Text: IANS)

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Air pollution is reducing life expectancy by a year: News in Numbers

Average human life is about one year shorter because of PM2.5 ambient air pollution, with lives shortened by 1.5-2 years in the most polluted Asian and African countries, a new study that uses data from the Global Burden of Disease Project has found. See more: https://bit.ly/2M2t86i

Implant files: How medical devices that are recalled in the US are still in use in India

The Indian Express-ICIJ investigation finds that at least 57 medical devices, many used in critical care, were being sold in India when the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) clamped down on them for a range of faults over the last two years.

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Air pollution is reducing life expectancy by a year: News in Numbers

Average human life is about one year shorter because of PM2.5 ambient air pollution, with lives shortened by 1.5-2 years in the most polluted Asian and African countries, a new study that uses data from the Global Burden of Disease Project has found. See more: https://bit.ly/2M2t86i

Kerala floods: Fixing the house during the day, back to relief camp at night

Inside a relief camp: Rebuilding from the scratch is not just a financial problem. For some, old age and health issues make it a herculean task. See more: https://bit.ly/2M2t86i

'Surprised' Salman plans body-building competition after visiting 'BodyPower Expo 2016'

New Delhi, Jan 11 (ANI): Bollywood actor Salman Khan visited India's largest health and fitness show, BodyPower Expo 2016, in Mumbai. The actor said he was surprised to see a show organised for body builders at such a big scale and that it encouraged him to do a show of his own.Salman, who will be seen playing the role of a wrestler in his upcoming film Sultan, looked quite impressed with the participants and the craze people have for body building.The three days expo started on January 8 and concluded on January 10.

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