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Why are young people prone to colon cancer?

Why are young people prone to colon cancer?

There has been a concerning trend of colon cancer affecting young people in recent years. While traditionally, colon cancer has been associated with older individuals, there's been an evident increase in diagnoses among younger adults

Ujjain man undergoes bilateral hand transplant; intends on marriage now

The patient, Jeevesh Kushwah (32), sustained a high-voltage electric shock in December 2020 while working at a steel fabrication factory in the pilgrim town of Ujjain

05 March,2024 12:11 PM IST | Mumbai | IANS

Health experts express concern on rising tide of obesity among Indian kids

A recent global analysis, published by The Lancet, showed that 12.5 million children (7.3 million boys and 5.2 million girls), aged between five and 19 in India were grossly overweight in 2022, a sharp rise from 0.4 million in 1990

05 March,2024 09:45 AM IST | New Delhi | IANS

The ‘More is Better’ Myth: The dangers of overusing skincare products

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With the growing popularity of skincare trends, consumers often try too many products which may end up harming their skin. A dermatologist helps us debunk the myth of using every skincare product at once, outlines their impact on skin health, and bats for personalised skincare solutions

05 March,2024 09:20 AM IST | Mumbai | Maitrai Agarwal

Rare medical case: Indian woman with half uterus treated successfully

The patient, a 27-year-old woman, sought medical attention due to pelvic pressure, constant pain on the right side of her lower abdomen and pelvis. She was also unable to conceive

04 March,2024 08:08 PM IST | Gurugram | IANS

'Robotic surgeries should reach more patients in India,' says health expert

"Along with training our existing surgeons, it is important to introduce such technologies to our budding surgeons," said Bindal

04 March,2024 08:03 PM IST | New Delhi | IANS

Sleep apnea may raise risk of memory and cognition problems: Study

People suffering from sleep apnea -- serious sleep disorder where breathing repeatedly stops and starts -- are more prone to memory or thinking problems, according to a preliminary study.

04 March,2024 05:03 PM IST | New York | IANS

AI-enabled advanced hearing aids may help people with hearing loss

While currently, one in four people over 60 are impacted by hearing loss, by 2050, it could impact one in ten people, including millions of children and young adults

04 March,2024 10:06 AM IST | New Delhi | IANS

Obesity Day: Obesity is key for reducing chronic disease risk in kids, adults

A recent global analysis, published by The Lancet, showed that every eighth person or more than 1 billion people worldwide are living with obesity

04 March,2024 09:10 AM IST | New Delhi | IANS

Do this to reverse premature greying of hair

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Curry leaves contain precious Vitamin B that restores the pigment melanin in the hair follicles. Using curry leaves in many forms is known to reverse and prevent premature greying of hair

04 March,2024 08:45 AM IST | Mumbai | Ainie Rizvi

Women are thrice more at risk of migraines than men: Expert

Migraine is a severe headache that starts usually on one side but can be bilateral, and associated with a pulsating or a throbbing quality. It is accompanied by nausea or vomiting, and is also associated with the irritability to sound and noise and it worsens by doing routine activity

04 March,2024 06:10 AM IST | New Delhi | IANS

Covid virus persists in ear for a month post infection: Study

Otitis Media with Effusion is a collection of fluid in the middle ear that may be thick or sticky. Cold, sore throat or upper respiratory infection makes the fluid accumulate in the eardrum and can also cause temporary hearing impairment

03 March,2024 09:13 PM IST | New Delhi | IANS
Women are thrice more at risk of migraines than men: Expert

Women are thrice more at risk of migraines than men: Expert

Migraine is a severe headache that starts usually on one side but can be bilateral, and associated with a pulsating or a throbbing quality. It is accompanied by nausea or vomiting, and is also associated with the irritability to sound and noise and it worsens by doing routine activity

04 March,2024 06:10 AM IST | New Delhi | IANS
Covid virus persists in ear for a month post infection: Study

Covid virus persists in ear for a month post infection: Study

Otitis Media with Effusion is a collection of fluid in the middle ear that may be thick or sticky. Cold, sore throat or upper respiratory infection makes the fluid accumulate in the eardrum and can also cause temporary hearing impairment

03 March,2024 09:13 PM IST | New Delhi | IANS
World Hearing Day: Why early identification and intervention for hearing loss

World Hearing Day: Why early identification and intervention for hearing loss

Loss of hearing is the commonest sensory deficit in humans. The World Health Organisation (WHO) estimates that in India there are approximately 63 million people, who are suffering from Significant Auditory Impairment

03 March,2024 08:44 PM IST | New Delhi | IANS
Do some gynaecologists judge unmarried women for having premarital sex?

Do some gynaecologists judge unmarried women for having premarital sex?

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Unmarried women in India have time and again voiced their concerns about being judged by their gynaecologists for having sex before marriage. Mid-day Online spoke to gynaecologists who share insights on the same

03 March,2024 07:05 AM IST | Mumbai | Aakanksha Ahire
Indian innovation key to solving health, agriculture, climate issues: Bill Gates

Indian innovation key to solving health, agriculture, climate issues: Bill Gates

Gates said more has to be done for TB that is the number one infectious disease killing millions globally

02 March,2024 01:50 PM IST | New Delhi | IANS

Stop! These bad habits can damage and cause your skin to age faster

Skincare involves not just using the right products but also practising healthy habits. Here are certain behaviours that can lead to skin problems over time and cause your skin to age early

20 February,2024 07:46 AM IST | Editor
How higher cortisol levels impact skin's barrier function

How higher cortisol levels impact skin's barrier function

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Stress can compromise the skin's function, weakening its defense mechanism. Skincare expert sheds light on the mind-skin connection and suggests remedies to achieve equilibrium between the two

02 March,2024 12:01 PM IST | Mumbai | Ainie Rizvi

Men are happier within their homes as compared to women: Report

Men are happier within their homes as compared to women: Report

While both men and women equally looked forward to getting back home at the end of the day, men were 16 per cent happier with their freedom to change things around within the home, according to the report by Wakefit.co

01 March,2024 02:41 PM IST | Mumbai | mid-day online correspondent

Indian scientists develop eco-friendly wound dressing using banana fibres

Indian scientists develop eco-friendly wound dressing using banana fibres

They researchers ingeniously combined the banana fibres with biopolymers like chitosan and guar gum to create a multifunctional patch with excellent mechanical strength and antioxidant properties

01 March,2024 07:53 AM IST | New Delhi | IANS

1 in 8 people globally is now obese: Lancet

1 in 8 people globally is now obese: Lancet

The study showed that in the last three decades obesity among adults has more than doubled worldwide. Among children and adolescents (aged between 5 to 19 years), the condition has increased four times

01 March,2024 07:50 AM IST | Geneva | IANS

Watch out for these Covid Jn.1 variant symptoms. Should you be worried?

    Watch out for these Covid Jn.1 variant symptoms. Should you be worried?

    Covid Jn.1 variant has been making news due to its rapidly spreading rate. Maharashtra on 25th December reported 50 Covid cases of which nine are JN.1 infections. This has left many people wondering - when it comes to Covid Jn.1 variant - should we be worried? Senior health officials said that there is no move to recommend administration of vaccine booster dose for India. When it comes to tests and treatments, regular Covid-19 test and treatments are expected to work on JN1. But will that be enough? What are the symptoms of Covid Jn.1 variant and what are the chances of recovery? Is this new variant a threat to global health? 

    28 December,2023 10:00 AM IST
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