Migraine raises risk of depression, suicidal ideation

Suffering from frequent migraines is devastating. But what’s more damaging is that these debilitating headaches can double the risk of depression. According to the findings of a new study, young people who suffer from migraines on a regular basis also run an increased risk of depression. The study, conducted the researchers at the University of Toronto...

Brain eating amoeba gnaws into a boy’s brain in Florida

It’s a heart wrenching thought to imagine that Zachary’s house is devoid of his gurgling giggles! No more does The Florida based Zachary boisterously march into his seventh grade class. He just can’t because he is battling for his life against a brain infection that is gnawing into his brain! Zachary in cluthes The thought saddens...

86% Chinese kids can recognize cigarette brands: study

‘Knowledge is power’, goes the adage. Here is an instance of knowledge being destructive power. Findings of a U.S. study suggest that 66 percent of the children in developing countries are aware of at least one brand or logo of a cigarette. The rate of smoking amongst adults is already the highest in the world...

Strike called off! Rajasthan Doctors demands heard

Medicos manhandling that caused the Rajasthan resident doctors to go on a strike, has now taken a different turn. The doctors, who raised their voices against the jostling of a fellow doctor by the relatives of a patient in Bikaner, have agreed to give a rest to the strike provided the State Government increases...

Hypnobirthing: Pain Free Natural Delivery

Carrying the baby to term is no mean job. And at the end of those tedious nine months, delivery is actually no child’s play. Giving birth to the little one is associated with those dreaded labor pains which, at times, appear to last till eternity. In some cases, doctors recommend a caesarean section which relieves...

Some surprising health benefits of the cool cucumber!

Next time you hit the vegetable market make sure you grab some crunchy cucumbers! Apparently, there is much more to this low calorie member of the melon family than keeping you cool and refreshed! The humble cucumber has more nutrients to offer than just water and electrolytes. It is chock-full of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants...

Poultry Hatchery linked with Salmonella Outbreak in New Mexixo

State health officials on Monday announced a national outbreak of Salmonella which is linked to an eastern New Mexico hatchery that sells live baby chickens, ducks and other poultry by mail and supplies them to feed stores. According to the state Health department officials, more than 300 people in 37 states were infected by...

Student health woes: Dead lizard found in mid-day meal, 146 students hospitalized after iron dose!

Despite the outrage over the midday meal horror in Bihar that killed 22 children, shocking incidents of contaminated food being served to school kids keep emerging. Another tragedy was prevented at a government school in Haryana’s Palwal district on Monday after a dead lizard was found in the food before it was served to the...

Study found 42 million Indians suffering from hypothyroidism

Doctors have found an increasing incidence of hypothyroidism among Indians with approximately 42 million people suffering from the ailment. While hypothyroidism is prevalent among both men and women, it is more common among the latter. In fact, 60 percent women are ailing from this condition. What is hyperthyroidism? Hyperthyroidism means your thyroid gland, in front of...

Talking Cigarette Packs to Dissuade Smokers

Written warning messages have appeared on cigarette packs for decades. Strictures that cigarette packs carry picture warnings on the reverse, including images of diseased lungs, have also been passed in many countries in the recent past. Ban on smoking in public areas is yet another mechanism devised to deter smokers. Now there is something really...

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