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New human organ in digestive system discovered

New human organ in digestive system discovered

Scientists have discovered what they are calling a new human organ that exists in the digestive system.

Named as mesentery, the organ was previously thought to consist of fragmented and disparate structures.

However, researchers found that it is one continuous organ and outlined evidence to classify it.

The discovery, made by researcher J. Calvin Coffey, has been published in The Lancet Gastroenterology & Hepatology.

Researchers hope that the reclassification will aid better understanding and treatment of abdominal and digestive diseases.

Banish dry skin woes with gold standard skin rejuvenation treatment

Banish dry skin woes with gold standard skin rejuvenation treatment

Dry, itchy and flaky skin is a big concern when it is cold outside, specially for people with dry skin.

The cold, dry air sucks the moisture out of the skin, making it appear less healthy and less radiant.

Along with the weather, nutritional deficiencies, aging and genetic predisposition are some other factors that cause dry skin problems and while expensive moisturisers and skin care masks sometimes do the trick, they are not effective long term solutions to deal with tight and dry skin.

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Enhance your beauty this festive season with these oils

Enhance your beauty this festive season with these oils

Oils have been used since ancient times for beauty care and according to the Ayurvedic system, massaging with oils is said to have various therapeutic benefits.

Here we are referring to pressed oils, like olive oil, sesame seed (til) oil, mustard oil, coconut oil, almond oil, sunflower oil, castor oil, etc. which have been commonly used as massage oils for centuries.

-Coconut Oil

Coconut oil is probably the most popular oil for the hair. It is said to strengthen the hair and make it thick and shiny. Hot oil therapy with coconut oil is said to be very beneficial.

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Fortis Escorts Heart Institute sends fifth Heart Transplant Patient home after successful surgery

Fortis Escorts Heart Institute sends fifth Heart Transplant Patient home after successful surgery

Fortis Escorts Heart Institute bid adieu to the patient, who received a heart from Fortis Hospital NOIDA on November 4, 2016.

After a successful surgery and an uneventful recovery, the patient went home fit and healthy, looking forward to a new innings in life.

Bhimsen Jhamb, aged 61 years, had been suffering from dilated cardiomyopathy, categorised as 'Heart Failure' for the past 17 years.

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Rushing into surgery can up death risk in some uterine cancer patients

Rushing into surgery can up death risk in some uterine cancer patients

For those diagnosed with uterine cancer, delaying surgery may not be a good idea, but for some, rushing into an under-the-knife session can be as detrimental, according to a recent study.

In the Penn Medicine study, women who had surgery (usually to remove the uterus) within the first two weeks after diagnosis had a significantly increased risk of death within five years, compared to those who had surgery three or four weeks after their initial diagnosis.

Indian scientists generate electricity from water sans using energy

Indian scientists generate electricity from water sans using energy

Soon, a device that runs on a few drops of water could revolutionise the way electricity is generated, thanks to a team of scientists at Delhi's National Physical Laboratory (NPL).

Researchers have developed a novel way of producing electricity from water at room temperature without using any power or chemicals. The device named, Hydroelectric Cell, generates electricity using nothing except a few drops of water.

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Ask the experts! Cold weather exercise tips

Ask the experts! Cold weather exercise tips

Winter gives you a chance to hibernate and bulk up, and this definitely will not help you to stay fit and burn calories.

Here are certain dos and don'ts by Dr Ashok Seth, Chairman and Dr. Peeyush Jain, Director and HOD, Non- invasive and preventive cardiology from Fortis Escorts Heart Institute that will help you burn those extra carbs even in this cold weather.

1. Drink Water before Going for a Long Walk

Even in severe cold, air becomes warm by the time it reaches the airway passages.

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Why you need sunglasses in winters?

Why you need sunglasses in winters?

Most of us tend to have the misconception that our eyes need protection from the sun's glare only during summer months when the sun is harsh and hot.

When the weather turns cooler and sunshine becomes desirable, many of us do away with our sunglasses and expose our eyes to harmful radiation.

However, it is important to underline that sunglasses are not strictly a summer accessory. The less intense winter sun must not deceive you into believing that your eyes do not need protection any more.

Keep your joints healthy and strong this winter

Keep your joints healthy and strong this winter

With a drop in the mercury, there is a whole set of health issues which suddenly pop up from nowhere. The problem of joint pains is one of them. That's why people struggling with the issue dread the onset of the winter season. During winters, joints become painful, extremely inflexible, and creaky, making it difficult to move. People with orthopedic problems like arthritic knees, issues in shoulders and hip joint struggle the most.

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Ladies beware! Wearing high heels regularly may cause premature Osteoarthritis

Ladies beware! Wearing high heels regularly may cause premature Osteoarthritis

Save your high heels for special occasions and start wearing flats for daily commuting!

Stanford University scientists have found that every time a woman puts on a pair of stilettos, she is putting dangerous levels of strain on her joints and for women, who are overweight the damage is even worse.

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