Not life-saving and complicated, yet womb transplant in demand

Not life-saving and complicated, yet womb transplant in demand

The success of the country’s first two uterine transplants in Pune last month has prompted many more women to queue up for it. At last count,156 women from India and abroad had joined the wait list. The surgeons who performed the transplants are in a fix as half of them are unmarried. Since the basic purpose of a womb transplant is re production, there is now a debate on whether such women should be put through a series of serious surgeries for a non-vital organ transplant. On the other hand,…

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Facebook Messenger Lite Now Available in 132 More Countries; Not Yet in India

Facebook Messenger Lite Now Available in 132 More Countries; Not Yet in India

Facebook on Thursday announced the global expansion of the light version of Messenger, an Android-only app launched last year. The Facebook Messenger Lite app is now available in 132 more countries, catering to users that utilise smartphones with low processing power, memory, and bandwidth. This app is ideal for such an audience, and Facebook looks to bring them onto the social chat platform with the expansion in these countries. Additional countries include Germany, Colombia, Italy, Vietnam, Algeria, Morocco, Nigeria, Peru, Turkey, Japan, Taiwan, and the Netherlands, among others. The news…

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Tried Prebiotics Yet? It May Help You Get Good Sleep

Tried Prebiotics Yet? It May Help You Get Good Sleep

While the general public has long understood probiotics, prebiotics are less known. But there are significant differences between the two, including health benefits. Probiotics are live bacteria in yogurt, other dairy products and pills. Doctors often prescribe probiotics to patients on antibiotics in an attempt to combat gastrointestinal side effects of the medication. And while probiotics have been shown effective in managing certain gastrointestinal conditions, they do not have the same power that prebiotics do. Prebiotics, unlike probiotics, are not destroyed in the body. They are not affected by heat…

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5 Magical Home Remedies for Cold You Probably Haven’t Tried Yet

5 Magical Home Remedies for Cold You Probably Haven’t Tried Yet

Catching a cold is almost as easy as strolling down the road. It seems to resurface time and again no matter how many antibiotics we bring home to keep the infection at bay. Our grandmothers have constantly highlighted the effectiveness of age-old home remedies while we have canvassed the effectiveness of allopathy. But the fact is, you need to try these home remedies to see for yourself how effective they can be. I, myself, have witnessed the magic of my nani’s kada, honey with water, or hot toddy. If you…

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Have you tried ‘running meditation’ yet?

Have you tried ‘running meditation’ yet?

It’s said that there’s nothing like a good run around the block to work off the day’s steam and stress. But the next time you do so, don’t just lace up and take off without a thought. Instead, try running meditation, considered the ‘zen’ of running. What it is Mindfulness has been talked about a lot of late – with meditative eating, working and walking, becoming a huge trend. And meditative running too, is about a heightened awareness of the self (different sensations) and of the surrounding, as you run….

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5 Magical Home Remedies for Cold You Probably Haven’t Tried Yet

5 Magical Home Remedies for Cold You Probably Haven’t Tried Yet

Here are 5 amazing home remedies for cold you need to try, now. Catching a cold is almost as easy as strolling down the road. It seems to resurface time and again no matter how many antibiotics we bring home to keep the infection at bay. Our grandmothers have constantly highlighted the effectiveness of age-old home remedies while we have canvassed the effectiveness of allopathy. But the fact is, you need to try these home remedies to see for yourself how effective they can be. I, myself, have witnessed the…

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Huawei P9 Smartphone Leaked Yet Again in Images Ahead of Launch

Huawei P9 Smartphone Leaked Yet Again in Images Ahead of Launch

We have already seen the upcoming Huawei P9 flagship smartphone in several leaked images. And, they don’t seem to be stopping, as another set of images has emerged on the Web showing the alleged handset. The images coming from a Weibo user (via 9to5Google) reveal nothing new in terms of design. The handset is seen sporting dual rear cameras along with a laser autofocus setup and dual-tone LED flash. A square-shaped fingerprint is also visible at the centre along with the company branding at the bottom. A front-facing camera along…

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