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Sleepwalking teen dies in Mumbai: How this seemingly harmless ailment can turn fatal

Sleepwalking teen dies in Mumbai: How this seemingly harmless ailment can turn fatal
Sleepwalking teen dies in Mumbai: How this seemingly harmless ailment can turn fatal

Sleepwalking teen dies in Mumbai: How this seemingly harmless ailment can turn fatal

A 19-year-old youth allegedly having sleepwalking condition died after falling from the sixth floor of a building in Mumbai. Formally known as somnambulism, it is a behaviour disorder that originates during deep sleep and results in walking or performing other complex behaviours while still mostly asleep

A 19-year-old youth allegedly having sleepwalking condition died after falling from the sixth floor of a building in Mumbai. Formally known as somnambulism, it is a behaviour ...

Sleepwalking teen dies in Mumbai: How this seemingly harmless ailment can turn fatal

Switch off that screen: How blue light from phones, laptops is harmful for your skin

Switch off that screen: How blue light from phones, laptops is harmful for your skin
Switch off that screen: How blue light from phones, laptops is harmful for your skin

Switch off that screen: How blue light from phones, laptops is harmful for your skin

Screens have become an indispensable part of our everyday lives. Blue light emanating from digital devices is bad for our eyes. But did you know they do not help your skin either?

Screens have become an indispensable part of our everyday lives. Blue light emanating from digital devices is bad for our eyes. But did you know they do not help your skin eit...

Switch off that screen: How blue light from phones, laptops is harmful for your skin

What is 'Rice-Zempic', the viral dupe for Ozempic for weight loss?

What is 'Rice-Zempic', the viral dupe for Ozempic for weight loss?
What is 'Rice-Zempic', the viral dupe for Ozempic for weight loss?

What is 'Rice-Zempic', the viral dupe for Ozempic for weight loss?

'Rice-Zempic,' a cheaper and supposedly 'safer' alternative has taken social media by storm. Proponents claim that the homemade remedy offers weight loss results comparable to Ozempic without the hefty price tag. But according to experts, the results will only be short-lived. Here's why

'Rice-Zempic,' a cheaper and supposedly 'safer' alternative has taken social media by storm. Proponents claim that the homemade remedy offers weight loss results comparable to...

What is 'Rice-Zempic', the viral dupe for Ozempic for weight loss?

From torn lungs to fractured ears, how dangerous can sneezing really be

From torn lungs to fractured ears, how dangerous can sneezing really be
From torn lungs to fractured ears, how dangerous can sneezing really be

From torn lungs to fractured ears, how dangerous can sneezing really be

Sneezing is normally a protective mechanism that keeps potentially harmful things – such as dust, bacteria and viruses – out of our respiratory system. However, in some cases, it can be really bad for the human body

Sneezing is normally a protective mechanism that keeps potentially harmful things – such as dust, bacteria and viruses – out of our respiratory system. However, in some ca...

From torn lungs to fractured ears, how dangerous can sneezing really be

Hina Khan diagnosed with breast cancer: Why are cases rising in India?

Hina Khan diagnosed with breast cancer: Why are cases rising in India?
Hina Khan diagnosed with breast cancer: Why are cases rising in India?

Hina Khan diagnosed with breast cancer: Why are cases rising in India?

Television actor Hina Khan on Friday revealed that she has been diagnosed with stage 3 breast cancer. With an alarming estimate of 1,92,020 new cases in 2022, female breast cancer is the most common type of cancer in India

Television actor Hina Khan on Friday revealed that she has been diagnosed with stage 3 breast cancer. With an alarming estimate of 1,92,020 new cases in 2022, female breast ca...

Hina Khan diagnosed with breast cancer: Why are cases rising in India?

Can a deadly new mpox strain in Africa ignite another global outbreak?

Can a deadly new mpox strain in Africa ignite another global outbreak?
Can a deadly new mpox strain in Africa ignite another global outbreak?

Can a deadly new mpox strain in Africa ignite another global outbreak?

The World Health Organisation has issued warnings about a new, highly dangerous strain of mpox that poses a significant threat to children in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Concerns are mounting that this strain could spread globally, raising fears of another potential pandemic

The World Health Organisation has issued warnings about a new, highly dangerous strain of mpox that poses a significant threat to children in the Democratic Republic of Congo....

Can a deadly new mpox strain in Africa ignite another global outbreak?

Why popular ice cream brands are recalling products in the US

Why popular ice cream brands are recalling products in the US
Why popular ice cream brands are recalling products in the US

Why popular ice cream brands are recalling products in the US

Major ice cream producer 'Totally Cool' has initiated a nationwide recall of products over fears of listeria contamination. The bacteria which infects 1,600 Americans every year, has a high mortality rate of 20-30 per cent

Major ice cream producer 'Totally Cool' has initiated a nationwide recall of products over fears of listeria contamination. The bacteria which infects 1,600 Americans every ye...

Why popular ice cream brands are recalling products in the US

Why Finland will get world’s first bird flu vaccination for humans even though it has no cases

Why Finland will get world’s first bird flu vaccination for humans even though it has no cases
Why Finland will get world’s first bird flu vaccination for humans even though it has no cases

Why Finland will get world’s first bird flu vaccination for humans even though it has no cases

Beginning next week, Finland will roll out bird flu vaccinations for 10,000 individuals, aged 18 or over, who are at increased risk of contracting avian influenza due to the nature of their work or other circumstances. This comes after the Nordic country culled approximately 485,000 animals to control the virus outbreak on minx and fox fur farms last year

Beginning next week, Finland will roll out bird flu vaccinations for 10,000 individuals, aged 18 or over, who are at increased risk of contracting avian influenza due to the n...

Why Finland will get world’s first bird flu vaccination for humans even though it has no cases

Coffee vs Couch: How your daily brew could save your life from sedentary dangers

Coffee vs Couch: How your daily brew could save your life from sedentary dangers
Coffee vs Couch: How your daily brew could save your life from sedentary dangers

Coffee vs Couch: How your daily brew could save your life from sedentary dangers

According to a study published in BMC Public Health, individuals who drank coffee regularly and led sedentary lifestyles had a 24 per cent lower risk of mortality compared to those who sat for more than six hours a day but did not consume coffee

According to a study published in BMC Public Health, individuals who drank coffee regularly and led sedentary lifestyles had a 24 per cent lower risk of mortality compared to ...

Coffee vs Couch: How your daily brew could save your life from sedentary dangers

AAP’s Atishi admitted to hospital: What happens to the body when blood sugar levels drop?

AAP’s Atishi admitted to hospital: What happens to the body when blood sugar levels drop?
AAP’s Atishi admitted to hospital: What happens to the body when blood sugar levels drop?

AAP’s Atishi admitted to hospital: What happens to the body when blood sugar levels drop?

AAP leader and Delhi water minister Atishi was rushed to the ICU after her blood sugar levels dropped dangerously low as she was on a hunger strike. Medical experts note that low blood sugar, also known as hypoglycaemia, can be dangerous to the human body. In extreme cases, it can cause seizures, kidney disease or cause a coma

AAP leader and Delhi water minister Atishi was rushed to the ICU after her blood sugar levels dropped dangerously low as she was on a hunger strike. Medical experts note that ...

AAP’s Atishi admitted to hospital: What happens to the body when blood sugar levels drop?

Why Karnataka is banning artificial food colours in kebabs

Why Karnataka is banning artificial food colours in kebabs
Why Karnataka is banning artificial food colours in kebabs

Why Karnataka is banning artificial food colours in kebabs

A food test found unsafe levels of artificial colours, sunset yellow and carmoisine, being used in the preparation of kebabs across the state following which the Karnataka health officials issued a notification, warning of 'serious health risks to consumers.' Earlier, the government banned gobi manchurian and cotton candy after carcinogenic chemicals were found in them

A food test found unsafe levels of artificial colours, sunset yellow and carmoisine, being used in the preparation of kebabs across the state following which the Karnataka hea...

Why Karnataka is banning artificial food colours in kebabs

UK boy fitted with world's first epilepsy device. Why this could be a game changer

UK boy fitted with world's first epilepsy device. Why this could be a game changer
UK boy fitted with world's first epilepsy device. Why this could be a game changer

UK boy fitted with world's first epilepsy device. Why this could be a game changer

Oran Knowlson in the UK has become the world's first patient to trial a new device implanted in the skull for his severe epilepsy. The neurostimulator, which transmits electrical signals deep into his brain, has reduced his daytime seizures by 80 per cent

Oran Knowlson in the UK has become the world's first patient to trial a new device implanted in the skull for his severe epilepsy. The neurostimulator, which transmits electri...

UK boy fitted with world's first epilepsy device. Why this could be a game changer

‘Baahubali’s’ Anushka Shetty suffers from rare laughing disease. What is it?

‘Baahubali’s’ Anushka Shetty suffers from rare laughing disease. What is it?
‘Baahubali’s’ Anushka Shetty suffers from rare laughing disease. What is it?

‘Baahubali’s’ Anushka Shetty suffers from rare laughing disease. What is it?

‘Baahubali’ star Anushka Shetty has revealed that she suffers from a rare laughing disease in which if she starts laughing, she can’t stop for the next 15-20 minutes. Medically known as Pseudobulbar Affect, this neurological disorder results in outbursts of uncontrolled laughing or crying that are unrelated to the actual emotional state

‘Baahubali’ star Anushka Shetty has revealed that she suffers from a rare laughing disease in which if she starts laughing, she can’t stop for the next 15-20 minutes. Me...

‘Baahubali’s’ Anushka Shetty suffers from rare laughing disease. What is it?

Doctor explains: What happens to your body’s sugar when you take insulin?

Doctor explains: What happens to your body’s sugar when you take insulin?
Doctor explains: What happens to your body’s sugar when you take insulin?

Doctor explains: What happens to your body’s sugar when you take insulin?

With diabetes and sugar metabolism becoming top health concerns across the world, with doctors blaming lifestyles for the surge, Firstpost brings out a doctor’s view on how to deal with them and live a healthier life

With diabetes and sugar metabolism becoming top health concerns across the world, with doctors blaming lifestyles for the surge, Firstpost brings out a doctor’s view on how ...

Doctor explains: What happens to your body’s sugar when you take insulin?

How has the UK’s E. coli outbreak been linked to lettuce? Here’s what we know

How has the UK’s E. coli outbreak been linked to lettuce? Here’s what we know
How has the UK’s E. coli outbreak been linked to lettuce? Here’s what we know

How has the UK’s E. coli outbreak been linked to lettuce? Here’s what we know

A recent E. coli outbreak in the UK has been linked to contaminated lettuce, commonly used in sandwiches, wraps, and burgers, causing widespread concern among consumers and health authorities alike. After a spike in cases all over the country, dozens of sandwich types sold in supermarkets have been recalled by companies over fear of spreading the infection

A recent E. coli outbreak in the UK has been linked to contaminated lettuce, commonly used in sandwiches, wraps, and burgers, causing widespread concern among consumers and he...

How has the UK’s E. coli outbreak been linked to lettuce? Here’s what we know

What are the questions you should ask about new virus in the news?

What are the questions you should ask about new virus in the news?
What are the questions you should ask about new virus in the news?

What are the questions you should ask about new virus in the news?

When stories of new viruses hit the news, journalists write to virologists asking about their opinions on the same. However, everyone’s different professional background gives an idea of what to look for in a news story about a novel virus. So, here are some questions that can help you decide how much of a worry it might be

When stories of new viruses hit the news, journalists write to virologists asking about their opinions on the same. However, everyone’s different professional background giv...

What are the questions you should ask about new virus in the news?

After testicles, microplastics found in penises: Can it cause erectile dysfunction?

After testicles, microplastics found in penises: Can it cause erectile dysfunction?
After testicles, microplastics found in penises: Can it cause erectile dysfunction?

After testicles, microplastics found in penises: Can it cause erectile dysfunction?

In a first-of-its-kind study, scientists have discovered microplastics in the human penis. The study found microplastics in five out of six penile tissue samples, raising concerns about the impact on male sexual health

In a first-of-its-kind study, scientists have discovered microplastics in the human penis. The study found microplastics in five out of six penile tissue samples, raising conc...

After testicles, microplastics found in penises: Can it cause erectile dysfunction?

Top virologist explains: Can bird flu among humans become like Covid or long Covid?

Top virologist explains: Can bird flu among humans become like Covid or long Covid?
Top virologist explains: Can bird flu among humans become like Covid or long Covid?

Top virologist explains: Can bird flu among humans become like Covid or long Covid?

Recent reports of bird flu among humans triggered a worry about the viral infection taking the Covid-19 route. Firstpost brings out an expert’s view on the dangers that bird flu poses to humans

Recent reports of bird flu among humans triggered a worry about the viral infection taking the Covid-19 route. Firstpost brings out an expert’s view on the dangers that bird...

Top virologist explains: Can bird flu among humans become like Covid or long Covid?

What is the rare sensorineural deafness that singer Alka Yagnik has been diagnosed with?

What is the rare sensorineural deafness that singer Alka Yagnik has been diagnosed with?
What is the rare sensorineural deafness that singer Alka Yagnik has been diagnosed with?

What is the rare sensorineural deafness that singer Alka Yagnik has been diagnosed with?

Sensorineural hearing loss is a rare condition that occurs when the inner ear or the actual hearing nerve is damaged. While the doctors say that the condition diagnosed with singer Alka Yagnik is not life-threatening it is difficult to reverse. It can severely affect communication and daily life, posing a significant challenge

Sensorineural hearing loss is a rare condition that occurs when the inner ear or the actual hearing nerve is damaged. While the doctors say that the condition diagnosed with s...

What is the rare sensorineural deafness that singer Alka Yagnik has been diagnosed with?

Cancer patients exposed to air pollution at higher risk of heart disease, death: Study

Cancer patients exposed to air pollution at higher risk of heart disease, death: Study
Cancer patients exposed to air pollution at higher risk of heart disease, death: Study

Cancer patients exposed to air pollution at higher risk of heart disease, death: Study

Air pollution could increase the risk of heart diseases and death in cancer patients, adding to health inequities experienced by the group, according to a new research.

Air pollution could increase the risk of heart diseases and death in cancer patients, adding to health inequities experienced by the group, according to a new research....

Cancer patients exposed to air pollution at higher risk of heart disease, death: Study

World Sickle Cell Day: Family and social support crucial for cognitive rehabilitation in children with SCD

World Sickle Cell Day: Family and social support crucial for cognitive rehabilitation in children with SCD
World Sickle Cell Day: Family and social support crucial for cognitive rehabilitation in children with SCD

World Sickle Cell Day: Family and social support crucial for cognitive rehabilitation in children with SCD

On World Sickle Cell Day, the importance of awareness, support, and advancements in treatment to improve the lives of those affected by SCD

On World Sickle Cell Day, the importance of awareness, support, and advancements in treatment to improve the lives of those affected by SCD...

World Sickle Cell Day: Family and social support crucial for cognitive rehabilitation in children with SCD

World Sickle Cell Day: Doctor explains how to keep newborns safe

World Sickle Cell Day: Doctor explains how to keep newborns safe
World Sickle Cell Day: Doctor explains how to keep newborns safe

World Sickle Cell Day: Doctor explains how to keep newborns safe

Today is World Sickle Cell day (June 19), observed to create awareness about this genetic disorder that impacts the efficiency of the blood. Firstpost brings out a doctor’s view on how to deal with the world’s most monogenic disorder, prevalent in India and sub-Saharan Africa

Today is World Sickle Cell day (June 19), observed to create awareness about this genetic disorder that impacts the efficiency of the blood. Firstpost brings out a doctor’s ...

World Sickle Cell Day: Doctor explains how to keep newborns safe

Can your daily mouthwash gargles give you cancer?

Can your daily mouthwash gargles give you cancer?
Can your daily mouthwash gargles give you cancer?

Can your daily mouthwash gargles give you cancer?

A recent study in the Journal of Medical Microbiology warned about the risks of using Listerine mouthwash, linking it to an increased chance of causing cancer, including oesophageal and colorectal cancer. The authors further ask to either 'carefully consider' its regular use or opt for alcohol-free alternatives

A recent study in the Journal of Medical Microbiology warned about the risks of using Listerine mouthwash, linking it to an increased chance of causing cancer, including oesop...

Can your daily mouthwash gargles give you cancer?

Deadly 'flesh-eating bacteria' outbreak in Japan: What do we know? Can it spread across the world?

Deadly 'flesh-eating bacteria' outbreak in Japan: What do we know? Can it spread across the world?
Deadly 'flesh-eating bacteria' outbreak in Japan: What do we know? Can it spread across the world?

Deadly 'flesh-eating bacteria' outbreak in Japan: What do we know? Can it spread across the world?

A chilling rise in cases of a rare but lethal human flesh-eating bacterial infection has gripped Japan following the easing of COVID-19 restrictions. Known as Streptococcal Toxic Shock Syndrome (STSS), this nightmarish disease can kill within just 48 hours of infection. Japan has already recorded nearly 1,000 cases this year alone, surpassing last year’s numbers

A chilling rise in cases of a rare but lethal human flesh-eating bacterial infection has gripped Japan following the easing of COVID-19 restrictions. Known as Streptococcal To...

Deadly 'flesh-eating bacteria' outbreak in Japan: What do we know? Can it spread across the world?

How an anti-malaria drug could help in treating PCOS

How an anti-malaria drug could help in treating PCOS
How an anti-malaria drug could help in treating PCOS

How an anti-malaria drug could help in treating PCOS

In a breakthrough study, scientists have found an antimalarial drug used in ancient Chinese medicine could effectively treat women with PCOS. The study found that women who took the herbal extract artemisinin for 12 weeks experienced more regular periods, suggesting that the extract may be able to control the production of too much testosterone

In a breakthrough study, scientists have found an antimalarial drug used in ancient Chinese medicine could effectively treat women with PCOS. The study found that women who to...

How an anti-malaria drug could help in treating PCOS

World Blood Donor Day: Born with thalassemia, this patient-doctor overcomes all odds

World Blood Donor Day: Born with thalassemia, this patient-doctor overcomes all odds
World Blood Donor Day: Born with thalassemia, this patient-doctor overcomes all odds

World Blood Donor Day: Born with thalassemia, this patient-doctor overcomes all odds

This is a guest column by a doctor, who has defied all odds that a person born with thalassemia faces. She ensured it was no deterrence in realising her dream. She has a message for all on this year’s World Blood Donor Day (June 14)

This is a guest column by a doctor, who has defied all odds that a person born with thalassemia faces. She ensured it was no deterrence in realising her dream. She has a messa...

World Blood Donor Day: Born with thalassemia, this patient-doctor overcomes all odds

Mind over Matter: How Viagra could improve brain functions

Mind over Matter: How Viagra could improve brain functions
Mind over Matter: How Viagra could improve brain functions

Mind over Matter: How Viagra could improve brain functions

Scientists of an Oxford study found that Viagra, which is used as a remedy for erectile dysfunction in men, could actually help improve blood flow to the brain, resulting in better cognitive function. Not only can it boost brain power, it can potentially avert vascular dementia in high-risk patients

Scientists of an Oxford study found that Viagra, which is used as a remedy for erectile dysfunction in men, could actually help improve blood flow to the brain, resulting in b...

Mind over Matter: How Viagra could improve brain functions

Food fright: Why a new food challenge online is worrying experts

Food fright: Why a new food challenge online is worrying experts
Food fright: Why a new food challenge online is worrying experts

Food fright: Why a new food challenge online is worrying experts

TikTok is abuzz with a new trend called the #fearfoodchallenge. It involves a person, usually someone recovering from an eating disorder, putting their courage to the test by randomly selecting a food item and then devouring it. Experts, however, are cautioning against this practice

TikTok is abuzz with a new trend called the #fearfoodchallenge. It involves a person, usually someone recovering from an eating disorder, putting their courage to the test by ...

Food fright: Why a new food challenge online is worrying experts
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