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Do you know where makhana grows? Know some facts and health benefits of this healthy food

Apart from being a tea time snack, it is also used in curries and kheer.

Swine Flu: Know the symptoms, treatment and tips to stay safe

One should avoid taking over the counter medicines if you notice the symptoms of swine flu.

Ninth round of National Deworming Day targets 32.81 crore children, adolescents

The National Deworming Day (NDD) aims at combating the health risk posed by intestinal worms in children and adolescents.

Menstrual cups safe but awareness low, says Lancet study

The study combined data from medical studies and grey literature — such as conference abstracts, reports and theses — for which participants reported their experiences of menstrual cups or their willingness to use them.

One case of Chandipura virus infection detected in Gujarat: All you need to know about the virus that affects children

Based on the symptoms, doctors recommend a blood test. The samples are sent to NIV Pune, which confirms the presence or absence of the Chandipura virus.

HIV cases decline by 16 per cent since 2010: UNAIDS

The report also revealed that AIDS-related deaths continued to decline as access to treatment continues to expand and more progress is made in improving the delivery of HIV/tuberculosis services.

Enzyme Replacement Therapy may extend lifespan of rare disease patients

India currently has over 8,000 patients with rare diseases, which includes genetic disorders like Hunter Syndrome, Gaucher Disease and Fabry's Disease.

More Indians found to be obese but fewer are undernourished: FAO report

The number of Indian children under five years who were overweight was 2.4 million last year, while 46 million were stunted, according to the report.

Hospital gowns, stainless steel contaminated with pathogens: Study

This pathogen commonly affects older adults in hospitals and in long-term care facilities. Symptoms can range from diarrhoea to fever, rapid heartbeat, inflammation of the intestines, and kidney failure.

Centre set to roll out rotavirus vaccination drive in all states by September this year

Prime Minister Narendra Modi had asked all departments to identify “transformative ideas” for implementation in the first 100 days of government.

First suspected leptospirosis victim in Mumbai: All you need to know about this bacterial infection

The risk of infection from leptospirosis depends upon the amount of exposure.

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.