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  Life   Health  23 Oct 2017

Life, Health, 23 Oct 2017

People with high thyroid levels may develop irregular heartbeat

Although people can live with irregular heartbeat, it can cause chronic fatigue and increase the risk of serious illnesses.

23 Oct 2017 8:55 PM

Babies dying of starvation pay the price of war in Syria

On Saturday, the parents of Sahar Dofdaa, just 34 days old, took her to a hospital in the Eastern Ghouta town of Hamouria.

23 Oct 2017 8:34 PM

Boy left with scars after his skull was taken apart to stop it from crushing brain

Pieces of his skull were removed after which slits and holes were put in them before putting it all together again.

23 Oct 2017 6:51 PM

Depression raises risk of early death in women

Link between depression and an increased risk of death emerged among women beginning in the 1990s.

23 Oct 2017 4:02 PM

'Selfish brains' take priority while competing with muscle power

'Selfish brain' hypothesis: the brain has evolved to prioritize its own energy needs over those of peripheral organs.

23 Oct 2017 3:03 PM


Rare condition allows Nepalese girl to smell colours

Deepti Regmi believes her ability is God given.

23 Oct 2017 2:34 PM

Choking deaths on the rise, experts warn

Find out why.

23 Oct 2017 1:54 PM

Acetaminophen helps in alleviating postoperative shivering

Postoperative shivering causes significant pain and discomfort.

23 Oct 2017 12:33 PM

Arthritis ups risk of lung disease in women

Early symptoms include frequent chest infections and chesty coughs.

23 Oct 2017 12:16 PM

Week-long erection forces man to have penis amputated

Taiwan patient felt his manhood was ‘about to explode’, doctors discover it is cancer.

23 Oct 2017 11:52 AM


Sex injuries in men have gone up by four times in last five years

Expert admits that the rise in reports is due to people being less ashamed of their sexual experiences.

23 Oct 2017 10:42 AM

Mums who give birth in winter, spring less likely to have postnatal depression

PPD typically arises from a combination of hormonal changes, psychological adjustments to motherhood and fatigue, say US researchers.

23 Oct 2017 8:51 AM

Raw food sold in Kolkata has Lead concentration far above permissible limit

Concentration found in raw food materials is very high compared to threshold value of 2.5mg/kg.

23 Oct 2017 8:40 AM

Ketamine may treat migraine unresponsive to other medications

Drug is used to induce general anaesthesia but also provides powerful pain control for patients with painful conditions in lower doses.

23 Oct 2017 8:26 AM

Symptoms of heart attack in diabetics may not be felt

People with diabetes are three times more likely to die from heart disease than the general population.

23 Oct 2017 8:10 AM


Don’t let smoke blind you

Research says that women exposed to smoke from gas stoves are at a higher risk of developing cataract.

23 Oct 2017 12:24 AM