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Doctors successfully remove 838 gallstones from patient's gallbladder

Doctors successfully remove 838 gallstones from patient's gallbladder

In a recent highly unusual and case, a patient, initially suspected with a cancerous tumour, was found with 838 stones in her gallbladder.

After a proper diagnosis by the doctors at Fortis Hospital, Shalimar Bagh, the surgery was successfully conducted, ensuring patient's recovery.

The patient was experiencing acute stomach pain along with intermittent episodes of fever and nausea, which is why, she was advised to undergo an ultrasound and CT scan.

The results suggested that she might be suffering from cancer of the gallbladder.

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Students think it's 'normal' to use performance enhancing drugs: Study

Students think it's 'normal' to use performance enhancing drugs: Study

A European study has revealed that the majority of university students believe it is the social norm to use drugs like Ritalin to enhance academic performance - despite very few having used stimulants themselves.

The project looked at attitudes towards the 'nonmedical use of prescription medicines' among university students in seven EU countries and was co-authored by Dr Robert Dempsey, Lecturer in Psychology at Staffordshire University, alongside colleagues across Europe.

Don't be so clean! Obsession with hygiene could kill benefial bacterias

Don't be so clean! Obsession with hygiene could kill benefial bacterias

Good news for all those lazy-headed not-really-a-cleanliness-freak out there! Scientists have found out that the obsession with hygiene could even be turning some beneficial bacteria found in the human gut into "endangered species".

Providing clean water to everyone on the planet has been a major health goal for decades, but scientists have warned that while it reduces the chance of catching a deadly disease it could also increase the risk of asthma.

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Nostalgic emotions evokes stronger urge to quit smoking

Nostalgic emotions evokes stronger urge to quit smoking

In order to persuade someone to quit smoking, it is the 'emotions' that need to be triggered rather than inciting fear in an individual.

A new study by Michigan State University researchers has found out the following which was published in Communication Research Reports.

Advertisers often use nostalgia-evoking messages to promote consumer products, and that tactic could be just as effective in encouraging healthy behaviors, argue Ali Hussain, a doctoral candidate in the School of Journalism, and Maria Lapinski, professor in the Department of Communication.

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No difference between good or bad diet: Study

No difference between good or bad diet: Study

Ever faced a choice between Brown and white bread?

Well few would doubt that the latter was more likely to contribute to obesity.

But a new study suggests there is no such thing as 'good' or 'bad' bread when it comes to losing weight.

Instead the effect of diet on people's waistlines is much more dependant on an individual's unique response to different kinds of food, researchers believe.

People with ADHD may have smaller brain volume

People with ADHD may have smaller brain volume

New Delhi [India], Feb 19. : In a latest study it has been found out that people diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) have smaller brain volume than those without the disorder.

According to a study published in the medical journal The Lancet Psychiatry the differences in brain volume were identified by researchers who reviewed brain scans comparing those without ADHD to those with the disorder.

Differences were most prominent in the brains of children with ADHD and less obvious in the brains of adults with the disorder.

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Too many 'beg your pardon's' in a day? You might have hidden hearing impairment

Too many 'beg your pardon's' in a day? You might have hidden hearing impairment

New Delhi [India], Feb 19. : Do you find it difficult hearing out people at a noisy bar or a restaurant even though you have passed the hearing test with flying colors? Well, you might be secretly deaf!

Now, less than six years since its initial description, scientists have made great strides in understanding what hidden hearing loss is and what causes it. In research published in Nature Communications, University of Michigan researchers report a new unexpected cause for this auditory neuropathy, a step toward the eventual work to identify treatments.

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Beware! Rice may be potential 'arsenic carrier' for kids

Beware! Rice may be potential 'arsenic carrier' for kids

New Delhi [India], Feb 19. : What if we told you that rice has the potential of carrying arsenic and is more than hazardous to feed it to infants!

Arsenic, the 20th most common element in the Earth's crust, can be absorbed naturally by plants from the soil and the potentially deadly toxin is also found in fossil fuel emissions, which can contaminate crops, reports The Independent.

Researchers are becoming increasingly concerned by the potential health effects of low levels of arsenic in food.

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Get rid of those extra pounds on your thighs!

Get rid of those extra pounds on your thighs!

Toned legs are like the double edged swords! They add to the appeal and the beauty quotient, while ensuring that the body is in the prime of health, able to endure more distance and hence get more things done.

In fact, American Heart Institute suggests 30 minutes of daily workout to ensure good health. Legs can be toned easily, either by doing the specific exercised mentioned below or adding weights in the workout. Without much ado, let us straightaway jump to the exercises one may follow in order to achieve the most coveted and toned legs.

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First-of-its-kind surgery in Delhi: 'Arthroscopy' used to tackle an ankle fracture

First-of-its-kind surgery in Delhi: 'Arthroscopy' used to tackle an ankle fracture

In what is a new approach to joint fractures in India, doctors at Indian Spinal Injuries Hospital, New Delhi, have used an arthroscope even while fixing a simple ankle fracture.

This the first time such a surgery is being done in Delhi. When a patient comes in with a joint fracture, a tiny camera is used to go inside the joint, to help doctors understand internal damage.

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