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World Kidney Day: Why renal health matters to everybody regardless of age and gender
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World Kidney Day: Why renal health matters to everybody regardless of age and gender

Kidneys are important for well-being, they filter waste products, excess water, and other impurities from the blood. So it becomes necessary for everybody to be concerned about their renal health

Footballers at increased risk of developing dementia, finds study
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Footballers at increased risk of developing dementia, finds study

Researchers from the Karolinska Institutet in Sweden, published in the Lancet Public Health journal today, found that among male footballers playing in the Swedish top division, 9 per cent were diagnosed with neurodegenerative disease, compared with 6 per cent of the control sample

Natural immunity 'as durable' as two doses of Covid vaccines, says study
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Natural immunity 'as durable' as two doses of Covid vaccines, says study

The study, led by the US-based Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME), said it was the most comprehensive analysis on how long protection lasts for the different forms of immunity

Prostate cancer: Symptoms, vulnerability and test options
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Prostate cancer: Symptoms, vulnerability and test options

Prostate cancer symptoms are frequently ignored, resulting in the disease progressing to an advanced stage. Keep an eye out for any early signs of prostate cancer and don't dismiss it as a minor illness

It’s the time for Dry January: Why giving up alcohol for a month is a good idea
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It’s the time for Dry January: Why giving up alcohol for a month is a good idea

Dry January is here and many people are cutting out alcohol for one month. Doctors state that this practice has several health benefits – making people feel fitter and happier. Here’s how

Karnataka logs over 70 new COVID cases: Will the state impose curbs for New Year’s?
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Karnataka logs over 70 new COVID cases: Will the state impose curbs for New Year’s?

Karnataka is seeing a surge in COVID infections – on Tuesday, it logged 74 cases in the past 24 hours and two deaths. In reaction, the state has imposed certain curbs and measures, including a seven-day home isolation for those who have tested positive. Will this dampen the festive season?

Digitisation in healthcare: A balancing act we must get right
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Digitisation in healthcare: A balancing act we must get right

Digital transformation in healthcare is a global market currently valued at $65.2 billion

Could JN.1 COVID variant affect your holiday travel? Where are cases rising in India, world?
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Could JN.1 COVID variant affect your holiday travel? Where are cases rising in India, world?

As millions are set to travel within India and across the world, COVID-19 cases are on the rise. The JN.1 subvariant has been detected in Goa, Rajasthan, and Kerala in India, popular tourist destinations. Singapore, the UK and the US are also seeing a surge

More JN.1 infections in India: Is India on the cusp of another COVID wave?
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More JN.1 infections in India: Is India on the cusp of another COVID wave?

India has recorded a high of 614 COVID cases in the last 24 hours, of which 21 have been identified to be of the JN.1 sub-variant. The rise in infections has prompted the Centre and states to increase their vigilance and testing. The situation has led to many asking – is another COVID wave coming?

Hypochondriacs Beware: Why people who obsess about their health die faster than those who don’t
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Hypochondriacs Beware: Why people who obsess about their health die faster than those who don’t

Illness anxiety disorder is a mental health condition characterised by excessive worry about health, often with an unfounded belief that a serious medical condition is present. A recent study found that people with the disorder had an increased risk of death

JN.1 COVID strain a ‘variant of interest’: What are its symptoms?
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JN.1 COVID strain a ‘variant of interest’: What are its symptoms?

The WHO has termed the JN.1 strain as a ‘variant of interest’. The new sub-variant is easily transmissible, leading to an uptick in cases in the country and the world over. Doctors have said that while the sickness carries the regular signs of COVID, some may complain of nausea

Can JN.1 COVID variant play partypooper in India this holiday season?
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Can JN.1 COVID variant play partypooper in India this holiday season?

With the detection of the JN.1 subvariant in India and a surge in COVID cases, authorities are on high alert. The Centre has urged states to ramp up testing and surveillance. Karnataka has imposed a mask mandate on the elderly and people with co-morbidities. Will this hurt the festive mood?

World gripped by dengue: So far in 2023 mosquito-borne disease has infected 5 million, killed 5,500
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World gripped by dengue: So far in 2023 mosquito-borne disease has infected 5 million, killed 5,500

Dengue spreads through infected female Aedes aegypti (Egyptian tiger) mosquitoes that breed in stagnant water, passing from one person to another through mosquito bites

Always hooked to digital screens? You may have dry eyes
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Always hooked to digital screens? You may have dry eyes

Dry eyes are common as people age, influenced by hormonal changes, environmental factors and exposure to cigarette smoke and dry climates

Nutritional benefits of ice cream: A surprising ally for mental health
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Nutritional benefits of ice cream: A surprising ally for mental health

Contrary to popular belief, ice cream is more than just sugar and fat

A roadmap for patients: Understanding breast cancer diagnosis and navigating treatment choices
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A roadmap for patients: Understanding breast cancer diagnosis and navigating treatment choices

Breast cancer is an escalating global concern, particularly among women as they age. In 2020, a WHO study revealed a staggering 2.3 million new cases, accounting for a significant 11.7% of all cancer types diagnosed.

Nourishing Harmony: The Art of Balancing Protein Intake for Optimal Well-being
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Nourishing Harmony: The Art of Balancing Protein Intake for Optimal Well-being

Among the macronutrients, protein plays a pivotal role in supporting numerous bodily functions, making the art of balancing protein intake essential

Power to Save a Life: Why Knowing CPR Could Be Your Most Important Skill
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Power to Save a Life: Why Knowing CPR Could Be Your Most Important Skill

Time is of the essence in emergencies, and the immediate response is often the most critical link in the chain of survival

Parental Strategies for Handling Children's Moods and Changes During Puberty
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Parental Strategies for Handling Children's Moods and Changes During Puberty

Puberty often brings with it a rollercoaster of emotions. It's crucial for parents to model healthy coping mechanisms for stress and emotional challenges

Navigating the Adolescent Brain: Puberty and Neurological Development
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Navigating the Adolescent Brain: Puberty and Neurological Development

Puberty is characterized by a surge in hormones, including estrogen and testosterone.