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12-Sep-2018 Canberra

Over 70% Australians face sexual harassment : Study

Nearly 71 per cent of Australians have been victims of sexual harassment at some point in their lives, a report published on Wednesday by the Australian Human Rights Commission said.One in every three have experienced it at work in the last five years, Efe...

01-Sep-2018 Sao Paulo

Cannabidiol effective against depression : Study

A single dose of cannabidiol -- a non-intoxicating compound of marijuana -- was found highly effective in eliminating the symptoms of depression in rats, finds a study.The findings showed that as compared to the commercial anti-depressants that typically...

31-Aug-2018 London

Stroke patients at 70% higher risk of dementia: Study

People who have suffered a stroke are 70 per cent more likely to develop dementia, a new study has revealed.Around a third of dementia cases are thought to be potentially preventable. However, this estimate does not take into account the risk associated with...

30-Aug-2018 London

Even low exposure to arsenic, lead may up heart disease risk

Even low levels of exposure to toxic chemicals in the environment like arsenic, lead, copper and cadmium pose a significant risk to cardiovascular health, finds a study, led by one of an Indian-origin.Although often naturally occurring, these contaminants...

28-Aug-2018 New York

Anaemia in pregnancy may signal heart disease, says study

Gestational anaemia--lack of blood -- may be a marker for cardiovascular disease (CVD) and stroke later, a study has found.Simple blood tests during pregnancy may reveal cardiovascular disease and stroke, up to 25 years before the disease outbreak, said researchers...

28-Aug-2018 London

Intake of low-carb diets can be unsafe: Study

Consumption of low carbohydrate diets can be unsafe as it may increase the risk of premature death, a new study has found.The study, presented at ESC Congress 2018, found that the risks, among the study participants, were also increased for individual causes of...

27-Aug-2018 New York

This AI system spots often-missed lung cancer tumours

Researchers from University of Central Florida in the US have taught a computer how to detect tiny specks of lung cancer in computed tomography (CT) scans, which radiologists often have a difficult time identifying.The Artificial Intelligence (AI) system is about...

26-Aug-2018 New York

How diet can aid in healthy cellular ageing in women

Having a diet that is rich in fruit, vegetable and whole grain and low in added sugar, sodium and processed meat could help promote healthy cellular ageing in women, a study has showed.Researchers from the University of Michigan (UM) used telomere length to...

26-Aug-2018 New York

Low muscle strength linked to premature death: Study

Individuals with weaker muscles do not typically live as long as their stronger peers, and are 50 per cent more likely to die earlier, finds a study.According to researchers, muscle strength may be an even more important predictor of overall health and longevity...

26-Aug-2018 London

'Heart patients should give birth before 40 weeks'

Pregnant women with heart disease should give birth at no later than 40 weeks gestation, beyond that harm can be caused to the mother, new guidelines by the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) recommends.Besides pre-pregnancy risk assessment and counselling,...

26-Aug-2018 Toronto

Emotional stress key factor for heart attacks in women: Study

Emotional stress triggers "spontaneous coronary artery dissection" (SCAD), a condition that causes around one-third of heart attacks in women under 60 years of age, researchers say.SCAD occurs when the lining of an artery supplying blood to the heart tears away...

26-Aug-2018 London

This smartphone app can help detect irregular heart beat

Scientists have developed a smartphone application that can help in screening for atrial fibrillation -the most common heart rhythm disorder.The disorder leads to an irregular, often rapid heart rate that commonly causes poor blood flow.It is also behind 20-30...

26-Aug-2018 London

Your forehead wrinkles may predict cardiovascular death risk

 The wrinkles on your forehead may not be just an inevitable consequence of ageing, but could also signal an early death due to cardiovascular disease (CVD), researchers have warned.The findings showed that increased deep forehead wrinkles, more than what...

26-Aug-2018 New York

New universal flu vaccine offers protection against multiple strains

A universal flu vaccine with a strong antibody response, that could protect people against most influenza strains, is one step close to reality, a study has revealed.Experiments performed on mice showed that the vaccine elicited a strong antibody response...

25-Aug-2018 New York

Air pollution can damage your kidneys : Study

Polluted air increases the risk of chronic kidney disease (CKD) which occurs when a person's kidneys are damaged, or cannot filter blood properly, researchers, including one of Indian origin, have found.The study highlighted that people with diabetes, obesity,...

24-Aug-2018 New York

Frequent on-off relationships may up depression, anxiety risk

Do you have an on and off relationship with your romantic partner? Beware, it can affect your mental health, say researchers.The findings showed that an increase in breaking up and reuniting was associated with more psychological distress symptoms such...

24-Aug-2018 New York

Early self regulation skills may cut toddlers' obesity risk

Parents who teach their toddlers self regulation skills may help them maintain a healthy weight, finds a study .The study found that toddlers who had poor self-regulation skills -- the ability to control their behaviours and emotions -- went on to have lower...

24-Aug-2018 London

There is no safe level of drinking alcohol : Lancet

Contrary to claims that one or two glasses of wine a day keep you healthy, a study published in the prestigious journal The Lancet has warned that there is no safe level of drinking alcohol as it is associated with nearly one in 10 deaths among middle-aged people.The...

24-Aug-2018 New York

Eat heart-healthy diet to cut belly fat

Trying hard to reduce that ever burgeoning waistline? Following a heart-healthy diet -- rich in fibre and low in saturated fats -- could be the key, suggests a study.While dieting may help fight abdominal obesity, but the ones touted on the internet including...

23-Aug-2018

All you need to know about hepatitis

According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), hepatitis is one of the widely-recognised public health diseases in India, and liver diseases are the 10th most common cause of death in the country.Gone are the days when liver diseases were only associated with...

20-Aug-2018 New York

High bad cholesterol ups death risk even for healthy : Study

People who are young and healthy may still be vulnerable to the risk of premature death from cardiovascular disease if they have higher levels of bad cholesterol, according to a new research.Bad cholesterol, or LDL, contributes to clogged arteries which increases...

20-Aug-2018 Toronto

Milk at breakfast can help manage diabetes risk

If you are diabetic, then consuming milk at breakfast can help lower blood glucose level throughout the day, suggests a study.The findings showed that milk consumed with a high-carbohydrate breakfast reduced blood glucose even after lunch, and high-protein...

17-Aug-2018 Seoul

Your eyes can predict risk of Parkinson's disease

The thinning of retina -- the lining of nerve cells in the back of the eye -- could be linked to Parkinson's disease, a finding that can boost diagnoses to detect the disease in its earliest stages, researchers have found.According to the study, the thinning...

17-Aug-2018 New York

Moderate carbohydrate intake may lower mortality risk

If you are looking forward to boost your longevity, start consuming carbohydrates in moderation. A new study has found that it is associated with lower risk of mortality.The study found that diets -- both low (less than 40 per cent energy) and high (more...

13-Aug-2018 New York

Prenatal Tdap vaccination does not increase autism risk : Study

Administering Tdap vaccination -- tetanus, diphtheria, acellular pertussis -- to pregnant women may not increase children's risk of developing autism spectrum disorder, claims a study of more than 80,000 children born.The study showed that the autism spectrum disorder...

13-Aug-2018 London

Vaping damages vital immune system cells : Study

Vaping can damage vital immune system cells and may be more harmful than previously thought, a study suggests.Researchers found e-cigarette vapour disabled important immune cells in the lung and boosted inflammation, the BBC reported.A small experimental study,...

06-Aug-2018 Jerusalem

Fertility treatments may up autism risk in children

Be cautious while planning fertility treatment as it may increase the risk of autism in your child, a new study has found.The researchers found that the odds of having a child on the autistic spectrum for those who underwent fertility treatments were 1.5...

05-Aug-2018 Beijing

Novel tattoo-like electronic skin can help monitor health

Chinese scientists have developed a graphene-based tattoo-like electronic skin or e-skin, which could function as a wearable electronic device to monitor health.E-skin refers to thin, flexible and stretchable electronic material that mimics human skin and can...

04-Aug-2018 London

Heavy drinking, abstinence from alcohol may up dementia risk

Middle aged people who abused alcohol or abstain from it may be at a higher risk of developing dementia, according to a study.However, the researchers warned that the results do not encourage people who do not drink to start drinking."The findings strengthen...

04-Aug-2018 London

How weight loss can help stop Type-2 diabetes

Losing weight can lead to an early and sustained improvement in the functioning of pancreatic beta cells, which can help individuals with Type-2 diabetes to achieve remission, a study has found.The findings suggest that weight loss normalizes fat metabolism...

04-Aug-2018 New York

Obsession for flawless selfie can affect mental health : Study

Is your teenaged daughter addicted to photo editing applications such as Snapchat to get that flawless look for the perfect selfie? Beware, it can take a toll on her self-esteem and trigger body dysmorphic disorder (BDD), warn researchers, including one...

02-Aug-2018 Toronto

Smoking can affect breastfeeding habits : Study

Women, please take note. New mothers exposed to cigarette smoke in their homes may stop breastfeeding sooner as compared to those who are not exposed to second-hand smoke, a new study suggests.The study, published in the journal Breastfeeding Medicine, found...

02-Aug-2018 New Delhi

5 amazing healing benefits of Neem to beat your monsoon woes

Neem has been referred to as a "wonder herb" for the many beneficial properties it possesses. It has as many as 130 different biologically-active compounds that enhance the well-being of several bodyparts such as skin, hair and blood, among others.This wonder...

27-Jul-2018 New Delhi

Lifestyle changes one needs to make to avoid diabetes

Diabetes is a chronic disease which has become very common nowadays. While lack of insulin and genetic history are among the factors, certain lifestyle habits such as poor diet, lack of exercise and high stress also contribute to an increase in blood sugar levels....

22-Jun-2018

Traveling during pregnancy can be easy

Every pregnant woman’s nightmare is traveling. Our heart skips a beat every time there is a bad road or a bump. But we cannot escape from this. We will have to think of the feasible options to get this done. The most obvious solution for this is not to travel...

22-Jun-2018 New York

Overweight in middle age linked to low breast cancer risk

While obesity has been shown to increase breast cancer risk in elderly, for younger women the opposite seems to be true. For pre-menopausal women, a higher body fat was linked to lower breast cancer risk, according to researchers.The study, published in the...

26-May-2018 Kozhikode, (Kerala)

Another Nipah virus death in Kozhikode, toll now 13

Even as the incidence of fresh cases of Nipah virus has come down, a woman, under treatment at the Kozhikode Medical College hospital, passed away on Saturday, taking the disease toll in Kerala to 13, officials said.Kalayani, 62, had been admitted to the...

26-May-2018 New Delhi

Nipah scare: No need to panic, adopt good hygiene practices

Simple good hygiene practices such as frequent hand washing and cooking food properly before consuming can help you avoid contracting the brain-damaging Nipah virus which has claimed 12 lives in Kerala till now and led to quarantining of at least 40 others,...

23-May-2018 Toronto

Can drinking too much water harm you?

Do you drink too much water? Beware, overhydration -- excess fluid accumulation -- can lead to dangerously low sodium levels or in the blood or result in brain swelling, researchers say.Hyponatremia, a life-threatening condition of brain swelling, is more...

21-May-2018 Kozhikode/New Delhi

Nipah kills three in Kerala, Centre take steps to tackle virus

After three lives lost to Nipah virus (NiV) and eight battling the disease in Kerala's Kozhikode district, both the state and the Central governments on Monday took comprehensive measures to contain the outbreak of the rare virus. Doctors say it is just another...

18-May-2018 New York

New blood test can detect pancreatic cancer in minutes

A new blood test developed by US researchers has shown promise for detecting pancreatic cancer in less than an hour.The test, which is at the proof-of-concept stage, can rapidly screen a drop of blood for biomarkers of pancreatic cancer and provide results...

15-May-2018 New York

Eat yogurt 'appetizer' to cut down chronic inflammation risk

Relishing yogurt as an "appetizer" may help reduce chronic inflammation -- a key factor associated with bowel disease, arthritis and asthma as well as cardiometabolic diseases, finds a study.The findings showed that yogurt may help reduce inflammation by improving...

18-Apr-2018

A Call for Harm Reduction via ENDS

The Global Adult Tobacco Survey (GATS) released by the Union Health Ministry last month revealed that the use of tobacco among the youth, women and adults has decreased. While this is encouraging, is it enough? We continue to fight the medical endemic of...

11-Apr-2018 New York

Severe menopausal symptoms may spike risk of heart disease

Menopause, associated with frequent and severe symptoms such as sleep disturbance, hot flashes and depression, may  increase the risk of developing cardiovascular disease (CVD), a study says.The study found that menopause transition is marked with a number...

11-Apr-2018 London

Good cholesterol may up gastro, pneumonia risk

While bad cholesterol has been blamed for increasing risk of heart disease, variations in the good cholesterol levels may also  lead to infectious diseases such as gastroenteritis or pneumonia, according to a study.Individuals with very low high-density...

11-Apr-2018 London

Novel skin patch to monitor diabetes developed

Scientists have created a non-invasive adhesive patch that promises the measurement of glucose levels through the skin without carrying out the painful finger-pricking blood tests among patients.According to the reports of the World Health Organisation, the world-wide...

10-Apr-2018 London

Anti-epileptic drugs may up Alzheimer's, dementia risk

Older adults who regularly use anti-epileptic drugs may be at an increased risk of Alzheimer's disease and dementia, a new study has warned.Anti-epileptic drugs are the main type of treatment for most people with epilepsy that aims to stop seizures from happening....

08-Apr-2018 New York

Muscle loss may up mortality risk in breast cancer patients

Loss of muscle mass in women with breast cancer may increase their risk of mortality, says a study.The findings showed that more than one-third women with sarcopenia -- the degenerative loss of skeletal muscle mass -- at diagnosis had a significantly increased...

08-Apr-2018 New York

High BP patients prefer pill, tea than exercise

People are more likely to choose a daily cup of tea or a pill over exercise as the preferred treatment to control their high blood pressure, finds a survey.In the survey, 79 per cent of respondents said they would be willing to take a pill for an extra month...

27-Mar-2018 New York

New drug may hold promise in preventing breast, lung cancer

A new drug that may stop a gene associated with obesity from triggering breast and lung cancer, as well as prevent these cancers from growing, is in testing stages, scientists say.The drug, I-BET-762, was found showing signs of significantly delaying the...

26-Mar-2018 New Delhi

How to make your skin summer ready

With summer comes the season to be extra careful about your skin. Make sure you are following the basic regime like cleaning and exfoliation apart from applying aloe vera gel in the night and giving your body the right vitamins and minerals.Chiranjiv Chhabra,...

26-Mar-2018 London

Bedside chart may ease cancer patient's pain

Patients suffering from cancer can ease the level of their pain by using a simple pen and paper bedside chart, a new study suggests.Pain affects half of the people suffering from cancer and an estimated 80 per cent of those with advanced cancer, causing both...

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