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Monkeypox can become endemic – here’s how it can be stopped in its tracks

August 11, 2022 8:50:20 pm

Another reason the current outbreak is of such concern is because it's spreading within a specific population – mainly among men who have sex with men. Almost 98 per cent of the current outbreak's cases have been in this group

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Is premature menopause associated with increased risk of heart problems?

August 11, 2022 12:30:40 pm

“Women with premature menopause should be aware that they may be more likely to develop heart failure or atrial fibrillation than their peers,” said study author Dr Ga Eun Nam

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Extra polio shot offered to London children as concern grows

August 10, 2022 6:16:45 pm

On several occasions in London, a type of more dangerous polio virus has been detected in sewage samples.

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Langya: All you need to know about the new zoonotic virus detected in China

August 10, 2022 6:25:31 pm

Since the mode of transmission is not ascertained yet, usual hygiene practices with food, animals and with individuals with fever is all that we can do currently," Dr Trupti Gilada, Infectious Disease specialist, Masina Hospital told

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Raju Srivastava ‘critical and on ventilator’ following heart attack at the gym; find out what triggers the condition

August 11, 2022 4:56:56 pm

While exercising is extremely essential to stay healthy and fit, one must always keep some pointers in mind to reap maximum benefit, experts said

Popular diabetes drug found to contain potential carcinogen

August 10, 2022 12:57:11 pm

An impurity called nitrosamine was detected in Merck’s sitagliptin-containing drugs, said US Food and Drug Administration.


Feel bloated after breakfast? These tips will help

August 10, 2022 10:00:08 am

"Your pants feel tight, and your stomach feels twice its normal size. You may even experience cramps, gas, and belching. These are all possible signs of bloating," certified dietician Jasmeet Kaur wrote on Instagram

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When Ashton Kutcher’s autoimmune disorder left him with vision and hearing problems

August 9, 2022 8:50:49 pm

"In milder cases, like with Kutcher, he only faced a partial loss of blood flow to his eyes and ears. In more severe cases, you can have permanent hearing loss and disequilibrium," says a doctor

You must avoid coffee if…

August 9, 2022 6:30:57 pm

Is coffee good for you? "It depends," Simrun Chopra, a nutritionist and coach, wrote on Instagram

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Climate change may increase mortality rate due to excess heat by six times: Lancet study

August 9, 2022 6:00:46 pm

The study found that the average intensity of hot night events will nearly double by 2090, from 20.4 degrees Celsius to 39.7 degrees Celsius across 28 cities from east Asia, increasing the burden of disease due to excessive heat that disrupts normal sleep

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UK couple conceives and births ‘triplets’ in four-year span: IVF experts explain the science behind it

August 9, 2022 5:00:44 pm

According to an expert, couples "having good quality surplus embryos" can choose to go for "vitrification" and freeze them for future use. "This will provide them the reassurance of having multiple chances to try for a baby"

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Is soya chaap a good source of protein?

August 9, 2022 1:20:43 pm

"Soya chaap includes 60 per cent soya flour, 40 per cent maida, salt, and water," according to dietitian Simrat Kathuria


Decoding the link between perfumes and PCOS

August 9, 2022 10:00:21 am

Perfumes can be harmful to women as most of them contain triclosan (TCS) - a chlorinated aromatic compound

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Five reasons why you should replace regular oil with avocado oil

August 8, 2022 2:10:37 pm

If you are considering making a switch to some healthier form of oil, consider avocado oil

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Drinking this much alcohol can make you drunk

August 8, 2022 12:30:21 pm

"Woman would get drunk on about 30 per cent less alcohol than what would be required for a man due to different body composition and enzymatic levels," an expert said

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Experts decode the link between long Covid and lower sex drive

August 8, 2022 10:50:07 am

Dr Sanjay Kumavat, consultant psychiatrist and sexologist, said that Covid-19 virus has been responsible for reducing testosterone hormone secretion, which has affected libido in males.

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What your morning appetite says about your metabolism

August 8, 2022 9:10:30 am

By the time you wake up, you are most probably "fasting" for 8-14 hours, depending on the time of your last meal

There’s just one drug to treat monkeypox. Good luck getting it!

August 7, 2022 8:50:46 pm

Until the current outbreak, tecovirimat was given only rarely to monkeypox patients. As a smallpox treatment, its use against monkeypox is considered experimental

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Want to lose weight and boost immunity? Try this special drink with Indian spices

August 7, 2022 8:00:37 pm

Drink it first thing in the morning on an empty stomach.

‘Early intervention through counselling in educational institutions is the key’: Prof Vikram Patel

August 7, 2022 4:15:44 am

Systematic reviews have shown that school-based interventions have relatively small effects, but evidence from low middle income countries is very scarce.


Sharing bed with your partner can improve sleep and mental health, says study

August 6, 2022 8:50:38 pm

Sleeping with a partner is associated with lower depression, anxiety, and stress scores

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Doctors warn against viral TikTok trend ‘vabbing’; here’s what it means and why you mustn’t do it

August 5, 2022 8:00:47 pm

According to a doctor, vaginal discharge is common. But, in order to 'vab', one has to stick their finger inside the vagina, which can increase the risk of an infection down there


Health care is responsible for seven per cent of our carbon emissions and there are safe and easy ways this can be reduced

August 5, 2022 7:30:31 pm

Midwives, however, have cautioned mothers should not be be made to feel guilty about their pain relief choices, and suggested hospitals could introduce nitrous destruction systems to allow its ongoing use.


Does marital status play a role in the treatment of women diagnosed with gynaecological infections? Here’s what doctors say

August 5, 2022 5:00:29 pm

Recently, Twitter also erupted in a debate around the same -- why do gynaecologists ask about the marital status of patients, instead of simply asking if they are sexually active?

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Expert shares health warnings women should be aware of in their 30s

August 5, 2022 3:00:36 pm

"These health issues affect your body and weaken your immune system," Dr Kohli said