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26-Apr-2017 New York

Eating less salt may not lower your BP, says study

Contrary to popular belief, consuming less sodium may not lead to lower blood pressure in the long term, show results of a new study that followed more than 2,600 men and women for 16 years."We saw no evidence that a diet lower in sodium had any long-term beneficial...

24-Apr-2017 New York

High BP drug could treat skin cancer

Researchers have discovered by accident cancer-fighting properties in a drug typically used to treat high blood pressure.The drug carvedilol can protect against the sun-induced cell damage that leads to skin cancer, the findings showed."What began as an experimental...

22-Apr-2017 London

Researchers discover new cause of high blood pressure

Researchers have discovered a new cause of high blood pressure which could lead to major changes in managing the disease.In a study published in the journal JCI Insight, the researchers named the new cause as Connshing syndrome which is linked to the overproduction...

22-Apr-2017 New York

Liver carcinogen traced to sunflower seeds

Researchers have shown that sunflower seeds are frequently contaminated with a toxin which has the potential to cause live cancer.In the study published in the journal PLoS ONE, the team of scientists documented frequent occurrence of aflatoxin -- a toxin produced...

22-Apr-2017 Bangalore

20 year old gets a fresh lease of life at Manipal Hospitals

Manipal Hospital scripted a rare surgery to give new lease of life to 20-year old Rekha. She was suffering from a genetic disorder called Mucopolysacharidosis which is a group of metabolic disorders caused by the absence or malfunctioning of lysosomal enzymes...

19-Apr-2017 New York

Air pollution ups risk of chronic sinus problems

People living in places like New Delhi or Beijing may be at greater risk of developing chronic sinus problems due to high levels of air polution in these cities, say researchers.In the study, published in the American Journal of Respiratory Cell and Molecular...

18-Apr-2017 New York

Cannabis compound could treat itching, other skin diseases

Anti-inflammatory properties in a cannabis compound could help treat itching and a wide-range of other skin diseases, say researchers.The new study, published online in the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology, summarises the current literature on the subject...

15-Apr-2017 New York

Facebook disrupts spam operations

Days after Facebook suspended 30,000 fake accounts in France, the social networking giant has disrupted spam operations it had been combating for six months.In a post, Facebook's Technical Programme Manager Shabnam Shaik said the spam was made up of inauthentic...

15-Apr-2017 New York

Combination therapy may boost survival in brain cancer patients

A combination of vaccine and chemotherapy sessions may help improve both progression-free survival and overall survival rates for patients suffering from glioblastoma -- a malignant tumour affecting the brain or spine, researchers say.In a clinical trial,...

15-Apr-2017 New York

New 3D-printed digital patch may heal damaged heart tissue

US scientists have created a revolutionary digital three dimensional (3D) bio-printed patch that can help heal scarred heart tissue in patients after a heart attack.During a heart attack, a person loses blood flow to the heart muscle, causing the cells...

14-Apr-2017 Noida

Indian doctors successfully operate on baby with eight limbs

A team of doctors here has successfully operated upon a seven-month-old baby from Iraq who was suffering from polymelia -- a birth defect involving limbs -- to give him a new lease of life.Polymelia is a birth defect in which the affected individual has...

14-Apr-2017 New York

Scientists develop CRISPR-based diagnostic system

Researchers have developed a diagnostic platform based on the gene editing tool CRISPR which could one day be used to respond to viral and bacterial outbreaks, monitor antibiotic resistance, and detect cancer.The researchers adapted a CRISPR protein that targets...

14-Apr-2017 New York

Bad air may lower 'good' cholesterol, raise heart disease risk

Exposure to higher levels of air pollution may increase cardiovascular disease risk by lowering levels of high-density lipoprotein (HDL), commonly known as "good" cholesterol, says a study.Higher exposure to black carbon, a marker of traffic-related pollution,...

13-Apr-2017 Toronto

Omega-6 fats may make girls lazy, up diabetes risk

Challenging the common perception, researchers led by one of Indian origin, have found that Omega-6 (n-6) polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFA) -- referred to as the "healthy fats" -- can lead to lazy behaviour, especially in women, as well as contribute to diabetes.The...

13-Apr-2017 New York

Apple team is developing sensors to monitor diabetes

A secret team of biomedical engineers at Apple is working on an initiative to develop sensors that can non-invasively and continuously monitor blood sugar levels to better treat diabetes.According to a report by CNBC on Wednesday, the team is working at...

13-Apr-2017 New York

Hot flashes could predict risk of heart disease

Hot flashes in women at the pre-menopausal stages may signal emerging vascular dysfunction that can lead to heart disease, a study has shown.Hot flashes -- a sudden feeling of feverish heat, typically as a symptom of the menopause -- have already been shown...

10-Apr-2017 Noida

Knee replacement surgery helps bedridden woman walk again

Doctors here have successfully treated a 75-year-old woman who was completely bedridden for the last five years due to a severe form of rheumatoid arthritis.Rheumatoid arthritis is a chronic inflammatory disorder that affects joint linings, causing painful swelling.The...

10-Apr-2017 London

Common drugs may up pneumonia risk in Alzheimer's patients

Commonly used sedatives called benzodiazepines are associated with an increased risk of pneumonia when used in people with Alzheimer disease, according to a study.Dementia, of which 60-70 per cent of cases are Alzheimer disease, is a risk factor for pneumonia,...

10-Apr-2017 Kolkata

Zest for life, spirituality: The 'positive side' of breast cancer

There is nothing glamorous about breast cancer, not when one spots a lump or abnormal skin on or around the breast, and definitely not when one reads about the seemingly invincible Hollywood powerhouse Angelina Jolie undergoing double mastectomy. But remarkably...

10-Apr-2017 New York

Why exercise on empty stomach may be better for your health

If you have been wondering whether it is better to eat or fast before a workout, researchers now have an answer. A new study has found that exercise on empty stomach is better for your health in the long term.The study analysed effects of eating versus...

10-Apr-2017 New York

Obesity may influence blood tests for rheumatoid arthritis

Being obese or overweight may influence the blood tests used to assess the levels of inflammation for rheumatoid arthritis in women, researchers have found.Rheumatoid arthritis is a chronic inflammatory disorder that affects joint linings, causing painful...

09-Apr-2017 London

Asthma drug found promising in skin disorder treatment

Patients who develop itchy wheals in response to cold or friction, benefit from treatment with omalizumab, a drug normally used to treat asthma, a new research has found.The drug's active substance is highly effective against different types of inducible urticaria,...

09-Apr-2017 New York

Your kid's hands maybe full of harmful nicotine

If you are a smoker, chances are that your children may be exposed to significant levels of nicotine on their hands just by coming into contact with items or surfaces contaminated with tobacco smoke residues, researchers have found.The findings showed that...

07-Apr-2017 New York

Yoga may offset side effects of prostate cancer treatment

Practicing yoga just twice a week may lead to better physical, sexual and emotional health among patients undergoing prostate cancer radiation treatment, suggest the results of a trial.Men who attended the yoga classes reported less fatigue and better sexual and...

07-Apr-2017 New York

Kidney patients' urine may predict death risk

Patients with chronic kidney disease who have low levels of ammonium in their urine may be at high risk of the disease progression or death, researchers have warned.A study by US researchers showed that patients with the lowest levels of urine ammonium excretion...

07-Apr-2017 Bangalore

The Science Behind Stretching

Stretching has been an integral part of yoga and also exaltation to the yogis. However, it has invoked several questions among its practitioners, scientists and skeptics. Modern science has nevertheless deciphered the technical know-how behind all the twisting,...

07-Apr-2017 Bangalore

Fight Obesity With Yoga

This World Health Day, let us talk about the elephant in the room. Of the many medical conditions that we face due to our stressful lifestyles, obesity is perhaps one of the most harmful one. Defined as a condition where excessive fat is accumulated and stored...

07-Apr-2017 Bangalore

Combating Arthritis the Yoga Way

On World Health Day, A 29-year-old software engineer and a 60-year-old homemaker share how yoga helped them resume 'normal life' despite being affected by arthritis.If you thought that a condition like arthritis can only happen at the age of our parents...

06-Apr-2017 New York

Poor sleep ups risk of memory loss in elderly

Unmet sleep needs of the elderly elevate their risk of memory loss and a wide range of mental and physical disorders, says a study,The researchers, however, warned that the pills designed to help us doze off are a poor substitute for the natural sleep cycles...

06-Apr-2017 London

Smoking causes one in 10 deaths worldwide : Study

Smoking causes one in 10 deaths worldwide, half of them in just four countries -- China, India, the US and Russia, a new study revealed on Thursday.The Global Burden of Diseases Report was based on smoking habits in 195 countries and territories between 1990...

06-Apr-2017 New York

Fruits and vegetables may help lower BP

Eating potassium-rich foods like sweet potatoes, avocados, spinach, beans, bananas -- and even drinking coffee -- could be key to lowering blood pressure, new research suggests."Decreasing sodium intake is a well-established way to lower blood pressure, but...

06-Apr-2017 London

Eating Marmite may be good for your brain : Study

Consuming Marmite -- a tangy British spread -- daily may be good for the brain, as it has been found to increase a chemical messenger associated with healthy brain function, a study has showed.In the study, published in the Journal of Psychopharmacology, participants...

05-Apr-2017 London

Delaying womens' marriages may boost kid's well being

Reducing child marriages and delaying the marriage of younger women in India may have significant results in improving child health and educational outcomes, a study has found.The research revealed that the children of women who got married later were more likely...

03-Apr-2017 Bengaluru

Thousands run to mark launch of fitness centre in Bengaluru

Over a thousand fitness enthusiasts took to the streets to mark the relaunch of the Cult Tribe fitness centre here over the weekend.CureFit, a healthcare and fitness start-up co-founded by former Flipkart executives Mukesh Bansal and Ankit Nagori, recently...

03-Apr-2017 New York

Common plastic chemical may increase breast cancer risk

An endocrine-disrupting chemical commonly found in polycarbonate hard plastics, currency bills and thermal paper receipts may potentially interfere with the body's hormones to increase the aggressiveness of breast cancer, a new study has showed.Bisphenol...

03-Apr-2017 New York

New gene-based blood tests can detect skin cancers

Researchers have found that two new gene-based blood tests can reliably detect previously unidentifiable forms of one of the most aggressive forms of skin cancer.Having quick and accurate monitoring tools for all types of metastatic melanoma, the medical term for...

02-Apr-2017 Jammu

Health Secretary inaugurates PPIP at Govt Hospital Gandhi Nagar

Commissioner Secretary Health & Medical Education Department, Dr AK Bhandhari, today inaugurated 2nd round of Pulse Polio Immunization Programme (PPIP) at Government Hospital Gandhi Nagar here.Director Family Welfare, Immunization and MCH, Dr Sameer Matoo, Project...

02-Apr-2017 Bangkok

Being a night owl may up your risk of depression

If you are diabetic and prefer to go to bed late, you may be at an increased risk of developing depression, researchers say.According to a study, people with Type 2 diabetes who are "night owls" and prefer the evening for activity report having more symptoms...

02-Apr-2017 New York

Your chronic lack of sleep may lead to bone loss

A shift-based job or frequent travelling that causes jet lag poses continuous restriction on good sleep as well as disruptions in the internal body clock, and might be an unrecognised factor for bone loss in young men, researchers say.The finding showed...

02-Apr-2017 London

Higher thyroid hormone levels may up heart disease risk

People with higher levels of thyroid hormones may be more likely to develop cardiovascular conditions such as heart attacks, strokes, new research showed.Atherosclerosis -- hardening and narrowing of the arteries -- silently and slowly blocks arteries, putting...

01-Apr-2017 United Nations

300 million people suffer from depression : WHO

More than 300 million people are living with depression, according to the latest estimates from the World Health Organisation (WHO).The UN agency released the estimates on Thursday ahead of World Health Day."These new figures are a wake-up call for all countries...

31-Mar-2017 New Delhi

Home remedies to protect your skin in summer

The skin is the first to bear the brunt of the summer heat, leading to problems like sun tan, sun burn, skin-sensitivity, rashes and eruptions. There are several home remedies that can help you save your skin, say experts.Bharti Taneja, Founder-Director...

31-Mar-2017 London

Eating legumes may reduce your risk of diabetes

A higher consumption of legumes -- such as lentils, chickpeas, beans and peas -- has the potential to lower the risk of developing Type 2 diabetes by 35 per cent, researchers say.Legumes are a food group rich in B vitamins, contain different beneficial...

30-Mar-2017 New York

Teeth loss in postmenopausal women may up death risk

Post-menopausal women who suffer from gum disease and tooth loss may be at a higher risk of death, according to a study.Periodontal disease, a chronic inflammatory disease of the gum and connective tissue surrounding the teeth, leads to loss of one's teeth, known as...

29-Mar-2017 New York

Running a marathon may cause kidney injury, research shows

Gearing up for a marathon race? Beware, the physical stress caused by running may cause kidney injury, researchers, led by one of Indian-origin, have warned.In the study, 82 per cent of the runners had Stage 1 Acute Kidney Injury (AKI) soon after the race. AKI...

29-Mar-2017 New York

We learn to understand others after age 4

Researchers have found why at around the age of four children suddenly do what three-year-olds are unable to do -- put themselves in someone else's shoes.This enormous developmental step occurs as a critical fibre connection in the brain matures, according to a...

29-Mar-2017 New York

Pokemon GO helping parents bond with kids : Study

Parents who regularly play "Pokemon GO" with their children report a number of side benefits including increased exercise, more time spent outdoors and opportunities for family bonding, says a study.Pokemon GO is a location-based augmented reality game in which...

29-Mar-2017 New York

Childhood exposure to lead may lower IQ

Higher exposure of lead in childhood may affect brain health and disrupt cognitive development, researchers say.Lead is a powerful neurotoxin that can accumulate in a child's bloodstream, then settle in the bones, teeth and soft tissues and build up in the...

28-Mar-2017 New York

New technique could lead to earlier diagnosis of liver cancer

Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have developed a way to determine, by sequencing DNA of liver cells, whether those cells have been exposed to a potent carcinogen, thereby paving the way for earlier diagnosis of the deadly disease.In...

28-Mar-2017 Washington

New blood test identifies TB infections within hours

US researchers said they have successfully developed a blood test that can rapidly diagnose and quantitate the severity of active tuberculosis (TB) cases, an important advance against the major global health threat, a media report said."In the current frontlines...

26-Mar-2017 London

Stem cell therapy restores sexual function in impotent men

Stem cell therapy can restore sufficient erectile function to allow previously impotent men to have spontaneous intercourse, show results of an early clinical trial."What we have done establishes that this technique can lead to men recovering a spontaneous...

26-Mar-2017 Kolkata

'Repurposing' malaria drug to treat castrate-resistant prostate cancer

Tapping into the trend of repurposing old approved drugs to treat totally different diseases -- a strategy that led to the development of Viagra, researchers at IIT-Kanpur have shown how a malaria drug can be used to tackle drug resistance in metastatic prostate...

25-Mar-2017 New York

10 minutes of vigorous exercise will boost kids' heart health

Encouraging your children to engage in as little as 10 minutes a day in high-intensity physical activity could help them reduce their risk of developing heart problems and metabolic diseases such as diabetes, researchers say.The findings showed that replacing light-intensity...

25-Mar-2017 New Delhi

Is your hair summer ready?

Summers are a great time to be out in the sun, feel the sand under your feet and soak in the warm summer breeze but its not just skin that needs to be protected in the scorching weather but also hair. One can follow some do it yourself remedies like hot oil...

25-Mar-2017 Toronto

Childhood brain tumour survivor's high body fat ups stroke risk

Survivors of childhood brain tumours have more body fat, increasing their risk of stroke, heart disease, type 2 diabetes and early death, research has shown.The study showed that although survivors of childhood brain tumours -- the second most common type of cancers...

21-Mar-2017 New York

No dilating required with this pocket-sized retina camera

A team of researchers has developed a cheap, portable camera that can photograph the retina without the need for pupil-dilating eye drops.Made out of simple parts mostly available online, the camera's total cost is about $185."As residents seeing patients...

20-Mar-2017 Toronto

Your high BP might just be a case of misdiagnosis

Nearly 20 per cent of people receiving treatment for hypertension do not actually have a problem, but they are often misdiagnosed as a result of doctors using manual devices to measure blood pressure, a study has showed."About 20 per cent of people receiving...

19-Mar-2017 Mumbai

New hope for cancer care as Bengaluru lab cracks tricky biopsy

In a development that could transform the management of cancer patients, a Bengaluru-based laboratory has claimed to have cracked the difficulties related to tracing malignant cells and avoid repeated biopsies.Doctors often are forced to conduct repeated...

19-Mar-2017 New York

Harder calcium deposits may predict heart attack risk

People with proportionately higher quantities of harder calcified plaque best predicted risk of heart attacks, while soft plaque did not, representing a potential paradigm shift, researchers said.The study may be a "game-changer" for determining who is at risk...

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