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  • Waluscha De Sousa's Secrets To Looking Fit and Fab: Check Out Her Fitness Routine and Diet

    12 June, 2018 10:23 AM 51

    Want to look as fit as the 'Fan' actress? Then follow Waluscha De Sousa's fitness routine I try and get in at least 2 hours of training every day. Pilates works on lengthening my muscles and increasing my flexibility while improving my posture. So I stay loyal to that. I play tennis regularly for an hour every day. A mixture of pilates and cardio works

  • Night time snacking linked with poor sleep

    2 June, 2018 2:57 PM 33

    Are you in the habit of snacking in the middle of the night? Besides leading to unhealthy eating behaviours, it can also result in poor sleep and obesity, according to a new study. The research showed that poor quality of sleep seemed to be a major predictor of junk food cravings, and it was associated with a greater likelihood of participants reporting

  • Interactive graphic: How Nipah virus spread from patient 1 to 18

    2 June, 2018 6:58 AM 42

    At around 2 a.m. on May 17 morning, a grievously sick Mohammed Salih, a 28-year-old architect from Kerala’s Perambra town, was rushed by his family to Kozhikode’s Baby Memorial Hospital. The next day, the doctors confirmed it was the first case of nipah virus in the State. In most nipah outbreaks in South Asia so far the virus has displayed a “stuttering

  • 3D-printed corneas for the blind

    30 May, 2018 5:18 PM 34

    This could solve the shortage of available eye donors and help millions of blind people gain sight again. In a first, scientists have created 3D printed human corneas that could solve the shortage of available eye donors and help millions of blind people gain sight again. As the outermost layer of the human eye, the cornea has an important role in focusing

  • Nipah: no need for panic, but be cautious

    24 May, 2018 2:20 AM 53

    No commercial testing kits available, samples need to be sent to Pune Though there is no need to panic, there is every need to be cautious about Nipah virus (NiV), say health and veterinary experts. There is a popular belief that fruits eaten by parakeets are sweet and tasty. Though such fruits do not make it to the market, children and those who harvest

  • Woman hospitalised with suspected symptoms of Nipah in Thrissur

    23 May, 2018 4:51 PM 75

    One woman has been admitted to Thrissur Government Medical College Hospital (MCH) with suspected symptoms of Nipah virus infection. The woman hails from Changaramkulam in Malappuram district. The blood and fluid samples collected from the woman have been sent for laboratory tests at the Manipal virology lab, according to hospital sources. The woman approached

  • Homoeopathy authorities refute claims of private doctors

    23 May, 2018 4:45 PM 63

    The Kerala Homoeopathy authorities have come out against a section of private homoeopathic practitioners who claimed to be in possession of a medicine against the Nipah virus. The District Homoeopathy Medical Officer, in a statement here, advised the people not to get cheated by such claims made by certain private homoeopathy doctors. The statement said that any medicine

  • All you need to know about Nipah virus

    21 May, 2018 11:46 AM 52

    Three people have died from the infection in Kerala so far Last evening, the health department of Kerala confirmed the first Nipah virus infection in the State after testing the blood samples of two persons who died of viral fever in Kozhikode district. Private and government hospitals are on high alert to monitor the disease and its spread

  • Here are a few apps that prompt parents about immunisation

    23 April, 2018 7:40 AM 54

    Apps that prompt parents about immunisation, because let’s admit, we’re not all super-parents My ex-boss once told me she had her dog’s immunisation schedule in her bedside-table drawer, but had no idea where her children’s cards were! Today, many paediatrician’s clinics send text messages to parents, reminding them of due vaccinations. However, an app can do more. “The app should

  • Ketamine nasal spray can fight depression, suicidal thoughts

    16 April, 2018 5:57 AM 47

    Study paints a different picture of ketamine, often misused as a party drug. A novel nasal spray of ketamine — often misused as a party drug — can rapidly treat symptoms of major depression, and suicidal thoughts, a study has found. The study, published in The American Journal of Psychiatry, compared an intranasal formulation of esketamine, part of the ketamine