From Hypothyroidism To A Fitness Freak : Here’s The Journey Of Shivani Sakhrani

I’m Shivani Sakhrani from Kolkata. My fitness journey began in 2014, when I stepped into college. Around this time I was diagnosed with Borderline Hypothyroidism, caused due to the under-active thyroid gland. This being the reason for my weight gain, I believed there was nothing that I could do. Gaining a little more than 10 kgs in my first year of college wasn’t…

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What REALLY Happens To Your Body During A Flight!

Instant colds, swollen legs and increased risk of tooth decay – these are just some of the ailments apparently flying your way as a result of plane travel. A new infographic reveals what happens to our bodies when we travel in the air, from painful vacuums of air forming in our ears to fluid building in our toes. When it…

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Mandatory For Hospitals To Issue Detailed Bills To Patients, Separately Disclosing Cost Of Coronary Stents

State Governments and State Drug Controllers advised to exercise Powers under Para 30 of DPCO, 2013 to check artificial shortage of Stents  Minister of State for Chemicals & Fertilizers, Road Transport & Highways and Shipping, Shri Mansukh L. Mandaviya, while giving a written reply to a question in Lok Sabha today, said that the National Pharmaceuticals Pricing Authority (NPPA), under…

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Self-Healing Material

An electrically activated self-healing, transparent, highly stretchable conductive material was developed by scientists to power artificial muscles and to improve batteries in devices. This low-cost easy product is a soft rubber like material but can stretch up to 50 times its normal length. After being cut or torn, this material can heal or re-attach in 24 hours in a room…

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Now Cure For HIV – British Man May be the First

A 44-year-old man in England is possibly the first person in history to be cured of HIV. Scientists working on an experimental new therapy say that the virus is now completely undetectable in his blood. A team gathered from five UK universities is currently conducting trials on 50 people. Mark Samuels, managing director of the National Institute for Health Research Office…

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Smartphone Can Now Detect Anemia

In places where medical resources are lacking, smartphones could become indispensable medical equipment.A new way of detecting anemia, a condition caused by a lack of oxygen-carrying red blood cells, using a smartphone camera hints at how such devices might be used to provide early warning of an illness without the need for expensive equipment or a hospital visit. Researchers at…

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Ancient Bones Helping in the Reconstruction of Plague

The Plague of Justinian isn’t as well known as the Black Plague of the 14th century, but it was still devastating. Over the course of two centuries, from around 541, it struck down up to 50 million people — approximately 15 percent of the world’s population at the time. Molecular evidence from victims of the Plague of Justinian pointed to Y. pestis, the same…

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Traffic Jams Cause Cancer

Apart from wasting your time, long traffic jams may cause your body to be exposed to toxic fumes and potentially increase the percentage of catching a health disease including cancer. According to World Health Organization (WHO), exposure to outdoor air pollution is among the top ten health risks faced by humans and is especially pronounced in urban concentrations. In October,…

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Touch Disease in Iphone

A wave of complaints has been heard recently which might cause trouble for Apple to face. The number of Iphone 6 and Iphone 6 Plus users complaining about a so-called “touch disease” on their device is increasing. According to the users, once a flickering grey bat at the top of the screen is seen, their phone’s touchscreen starts refusing to…

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