Health

A woman was administered chemotherapy in a hospital here despite not having cancer. The Kerala State Human Rights Commission on Monday registered a case for suspected medical negligence. Justice (retired) Antony Dominic directed the Director of Medical Education to ...

Kerala on Monday waited for the blood reports of a youth, suspected to be infected by the Nipah virus. The Ernakulam health authorities said the Pune Virology Laboratory results were expected later in the day. The youth was being treatment at a private hospital near here....

Kids who take 30-to-60 minute mid-day naps at least three times a week are happier and have more self-control and grit. They also display fewer behavioural problems as compared to children who skip afternoon naps, says a study. Published in the SLEEP journal, the study revealed strong connections between ...

Women who experience symptoms of depression, even without a clinical diagnosis, are at an increased risk of developing multiple chronic diseases, according to a study. The study, published in the journal American Psychological Association Health ...

Researchers have found that using a dating app may be linked to an increased risk of unhealthy weight control behaviours (UWCBs) such as vomiting, laxative use or diet pill use. The study, published in the Journal of Eating Disorders, shows that people who ...

Louisiana Democratic Governor John Bel Edwards has signed a bill into law that will ban abortions in the US state once a heartbeat is detectable with no exceptions for rape or incest, according to his office. Louisiana joins Mississippi, Ohio, Georgia, Kentucky and Missouri, which have ...

In a rare gesture, a kidney swap was successfully conducted between a Hindu family from Bihar and a Muslim family from Kashmir at a private hospital near here. The surgery was performed by doctors led by Priyadarshi Ranjan, Consultant with Fortis Hospital in Mohali, Punjab....

Researchers have found that female patients with oesophagus and stomach cancer are likely to survive longer than male patients, but experience more nausea, vomiting and diarrhoea during therapy. The findings of a latest UK study could potentially help in managing patients...

Exposure to severe air pollution can cause birth defects and even fatalities during pregnancy, new research has found. According to the World Health Organization, nine out of 10 people worldwide breathe air containing a high level of pollutants, and one of every 9 global ...