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Hiccups may be KEY to brain development in babies

For anxious new parents, a hiccupping baby can be another source of worry. But it is normal for newborns to hiccup for eight minutes at a time, and scientists now suspect they do it to...

World Pneumonia Day 2019: Top 5 foods for speedy recovery from this lung infection

Observed on 12th November every year, World Pneumonia Day has now completed a decade this year. It is celebrated to bring out the awareness regarding one of those diseases that impacts millions of children...

Obesity in children linked with impaired liver function during pregnancy

Impaired liver function in pregnant women may increase the risk of obesity in children by altering their gut bacteria, says a recent study. The finding of the study has been presented at The Society for...

Depression level linked to heart disease, stroke

A new research suggests that the severity of a person’s depression may increase their odds of having heart disease or stroke. The results of the study were published in the journal of the American Heart...

Cardiac arrests on weekends are more deadly: Study

People who experience cardiac arrests during weekends have fewer chances of survival, compared to those who undergo the same medical emergency over weekdays, claims a study. The preliminary research was presented at the American Heart...

Three-year-old Zac Peacock suffers serious burns at Sasuki Teppanyaki in Sydney

A toddler has been left severely burned after a demonstration using flaming alcohol at a teppanyaki restaurant went terribly wrong. Three-year-old Zac Peacock was at Sasuki Teppanyaki in Narellan, south-west Sydney on Sunday celebrating his aunt's...

Me and my operation: How a high-speed water jet shrank my enlarged prostate

Many men over 50 have urinary problems caused by an enlarged prostate, but now a high-speed water jet can treat them. Paul Griffiths, 67, a semi-retired estimating engineer from Keynsham, near Bristol, had it...

Why the colour of medication can make us believe it is more effective

Colour has a significant psychological impact on our everyday lives — affecting our health for better or for worse. The colour of medication can affect how effective we think it is and, if a hospital...

Patients call on Government to implement helpline to tackle the addiction of prescription pills

Through no fault of their own, Niki Jones, Stevie Lewis and Tony Preece each found their way into the hell of drug dependency, as a result of medication they’d been prescribed by their doctors. They...

Could a MMR vaccine injected into warts be the answer to banishing unsightly skin...

A radical new treatment that involves injecting the measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccine into warts could banish the unsightly skin growths for good. New research suggests 70 per cent of warts completely disappeared within...