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Nearby lightning may be linked to migraines: Study

    WEATHER has long been considered one of many potential migraine triggers, but a US study now links lightning, specifically, to the onset of the...

Vitamin D activates immune response to TB: study

VITAMIN D is needed to activate the immune system’s response to tuberculosis, said a US study on Wednesday (October 12) that could lead to...

Nearly six million die from smoking every year: WHO

  DESPITE public healthcampaigns, smoking remains the leading avoidable cause of death worldwide, killing almost six million people a year, mostly in low- and middle-income...

Festival cheer rings diabetes alarm for Indians

IT’S FESTIVAL season in India, with the celebrations providing a perfect opportunity for family outings, late-night parties and customary feasting on sweets. But health...

Feeling short makes people prone to paranoia

  PEOPLE who experience social situations from a lower height - in other words short people - are more prone to feelings of paranoia, inferiority...

WHO recognises ‘burn-out’ as medical condition

The World Health Organization has for the first time recognised "burn-out" in its International Classification of Diseases (ICD), which is widely used as a...

Heal yourself in nature’s lap at Kairali

THINKING for an ayurvedic remedy for your ills? Kairali health resort in Kerala provides the best in the field. Sip herbal tea, ponder...

White rice link seen with Type 2 diabetes’

HEALTH researchers said on Thursday (March 15) they had found a troubling link between higher consumption of rice and Type 2 diabetes, a disease...

Heavy people more likely to have colon polyps: study

OBESE and overweight people are more likely to develop colon polyps, a possible precursor to cancer, than slimmer people, according to an international study.   Previous...

Amitabh Bachchan honoured by US Embassy for TB awareness

Megastar Amitabh Bachchan has been honoured by the US Embassy to acknowledge his immense contribution to the India-US ties on tuberculosis. The award was...