This Study Reveals Why Kidney Stones Cases Are On The Rise; Here’s How You Can Naturally Remove Them

This Study Reveals Why Kidney Stones Cases Are On The Rise; Here’s How You Can Naturally Remove Them

According to a study conducted by Mayo Clinic, kidney stones cases are on the rise, especially among women. The study claims that unhealthy diet may be a leading contributing factor. Kidney stones occur when tough masses form in the kidney and painfully try to exit the body through the urinary tract. Some of the kidney stones symptoms may include blood in the urine, back pain, abdominal pain, groin pain, pain in the genitals, burning sensation in the urine, vomiting and feeling nauseated. Between the years 1984 to 2012, researchers found…

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Apple Watch Gets New Bands; iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus Get New Colour Cases

Apple Watch Gets New Bands; iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus Get New Colour Cases

In addition to a red colour variant of the iPhone 7, Apple is also giving some cosmetic upgrades to the Apple Watch, with a series of new bands across all types, be it sport, woven nylon, or classic buckle, available in a variety of colours. Plus, the Nike+ watch bands are also coming to the standard Apple Watch, should you wish to cover your arm in hollow polka dots. Some of the new colour options will also be available as cases for your iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus. Unfortunately,…

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Chikungunya cases in Mumbai touch 5-year high

Chikungunya cases in Mumbai touch 5-year high

It’s Just Tip of Iceberg, Say Doctors. The incidence of chikungunyain Mumbai has touched a five-year high this year with 60 confirmed cases being reported so far. The disease situation though is remarkably better than Pune that has reported nearly 2,500 cases. The first few cases of the `breakbone fever’ were reported in October followed by a steady stream of patients through November and December. From not reporting a single case last year, the positive cases jumped to 60 in just a span of three months this year. In 2012,…

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Cancer Cases Up by 50% in Less Developed Countries: Study

Cancer Cases Up by 50% in Less Developed Countries: Study

While there has been a 33 per cent increase in the global cases of cancers between 2005 and 2015, the countries with the lowest development status saw a 50 per cent rise during the same period, a study by the Global Burden of Disease collaboration has found. In contrast, countries with a high development status had 44 per cent of new cancer cases. The findings showed that in 2015, there were 17.5 million new cancer cases worldwide and 8.7 million deaths. Although cancer is the world’s second leading cause of…

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Confirmed Cases of Chikungunya Soar in Brazil

Confirmed Cases of Chikungunya Soar in Brazil

Brazil’s Health Ministry says that cases of chikungunya are soaring this year in Latin America’s biggest country. The ministry said Thursday there have been 134,910 confirmed cases of the mosquito-borne disease so far in 2016. Last year the total was 8,528. Chikungunya is a viral disease spread by the Aedes aegypti mosquito, which also transmits the Zika virus and dengue fever. People infected with the chikungunya experience fatigue, nausea, high fever and joint pain or swelling. Experts have linked the Zika virus to microcephaly, a rare defect that can cause…

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Cold Weather, Smog Could Lead to Rise in Heart, lung Cases

Cold Weather, Smog Could Lead to Rise in Heart, lung Cases

The week following Diwali has seen Delhi and the National Capital Region shrouded in a blanket of smog that has made breathing difficult and led to a rise in heart and lung complaints. With the situation unlikely to change for a few more days and the nippy winter already knocking at the doors, cardiologists and pulmonologists have warned that prolonged exposure to the highly toxic air can cause cardiac arrest and lung complications. Noting that cardiovascular disease (CVD), over the past decade, has emerged as the single most important cause…

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Washington State Polio-Like Cases Linked to Rare Syndrome

Washington State Polio-Like Cases Linked to Rare Syndrome

Eight of nine children hospitalized in Washington state for a polio-like illness have a rare syndrome that causes varying degrees of limb weakness, state health officials confirmed on Friday. The eight cases from five counties in the state were determined by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to be acute flaccid myelitis, also known as AFM, which affects the nervous system and specifically the spinal cord. A ninth child who died this week at Seattle Children’s Hospital, a 6-year-old boy from Bellingham, was found not to have the syndrome…

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Health Weekly Roundup: Diwali air over north India world’s worst, air pollution behind 1 in 10 under-5 deaths, new breast cancer cases to rise to 3.2 mn a year by 2030

Health Weekly Roundup: Diwali air over north India world’s worst, air pollution behind 1 in 10 under-5 deaths, new breast cancer cases to rise to 3.2 mn a year by 2030

This week was filled with important medical discoveries, researches and health news. To ensure that you don’t miss any, we bring you a weekly roundup. Here is this week’s aggregation of the latest news stories on health, fitness and diet. Delhi chokes on worst Nov smog in many years The air quality index for 4 pm on November 2 was 432, in the “severe” category, while the index on October 31 (post Diwali) was 445. At 14 times the safe limit, Ggn breathes fire Concentration of PM 2.5 touched the…

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New breast cancer cases to rise to 3.2 mn a year by 2030

New breast cancer cases to rise to 3.2 mn a year by 2030

New breast cancer cases to rise to 3.2 mn a year by 2030 (Chad Baker/Getty Images) By 2030, the number of women diagnosed every year with breast cancer could almost double to 3.2 million and cervical cancer cases can rise at least 25 per cent to over 700,000 globally unless urgent action is taken, a study has cautioned. India and China are two countries with the largest number of women with breast and cervical cancer, show the findings of the study, published in the Lancet. Globally, cervical and breast cancer…

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