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Healthcare must be affordable for common man: Naidu

Healthcare must be affordable for common man: Naidu

Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu said today that doctors must interact with patients and their families with compassion and noted that medical facilities and healthcare must be affordable for common man. Naidu said the doctors should adopt the approach of giving healing touch to their patients. “Such approach will give ...

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Hangovers might last longer than you think

Hangovers might last longer than you think

If you think the effects of a booze session on your thoughts and performance may get over the next day, you may be wrong. It lasts longer than a day, say researchers, cautioning people to avoid activities such as driving.   The findings, published in the journal Addiction, showed that ...

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This virtual pooch can help prevent dog bites

This virtual pooch can help prevent dog bites

Researchers have developed a virtual dog that can soon be used as an educational tool to help prevent dog bites.   Using the virtual reality (VR) experience, adults and children can recognise specific behaviours displayed by dogs.    The experience would help them approach and interact with dogs displaying signs ...

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Clay may help fight bacteria in wounds: Study

Clay may help fight bacteria in wounds: Study

Using mud or wet clay as a topical skin treatment – a common practice in some cultures – may help fight disease-causing bacteria in wounds, a study has found. Researcher from Arizona State University in the US found that at least one type of clay has antibacterial effects against bacteria ...

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5 healthy snacks you should be eating instead of having French fries | health

5 healthy snacks you should be eating instead of having French fries | health

After a hard day at work, when you get back home and are hungry, the first thing most of us end up eating are chips or French fries or packaged noodles. Basically something that can be made easily is readily available and is tasty at the same time. Though they ...

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Onam 2018, here’s why Sadya is the most balanced meal, full of nutritional value | more lifestyle

Onam 2018, here’s why Sadya is the most balanced meal, full of nutritional value | more lifestyle

South Indian food is undoubtedly one of the healthiest cuisines around. And like most Indian regional food, South Indian food, too, is prepared keeping in mind the Ayurvedic way of eating and seasonal cooking. Onam celebrations begin on August 15 and go on till August 27. Malayalis across the world ...

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Early self regulation skills may cut toddlers’ obesity risk

Early self regulation skills may cut toddlers' obesity risk

Parents who teach their toddlers self regulation skills may help them maintain a healthy weight, finds a study .   The study found that toddlers who had poor self-regulation skills — the ability to control their behaviours and emotions — went on to have lower body mass indexes (BMI), if ...

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Frequent on-off relationships may up depression, anxiety risk

Frequent on-off relationships may up depression, anxiety risk

Do you have an on and off relationship with your romantic partner? Beware, it can affect your mental health, say researchers.   The findings showed that an increase in breaking up and reuniting was associated with more psychological distress symptoms such as depression and anxiety.    It is because such ...

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Eat heart-healthy diet to cut belly fat

Eat heart-healthy diet to cut belly fat

Trying hard to reduce that ever burgeoning waistline? Following a heart-healthy diet — rich in fibre and low in saturated fats — could be the key, suggests a study.   While dieting may help fight abdominal obesity, but the ones touted on the internet including intermittent fasting, high-protein diets, the ...

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Non-invasive eye test may offer early Alzheimer’s diagnosis

Non-invasive eye test may offer early Alzheimer's diagnosis

Researchers, including one of Indian origin, are developing a non-invasive eye test which may one day help detect Alzheimer’s disease even before the symptoms appear.   According to scientists, Alzheimer’s-related plaques can build up in the brain two decades before the onset of symptoms such as memory loss and cognitive ...

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