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17-Apr-2019 Bengaluru

This tiny cell is good news for cancer survivors

A scientist at the National Institute for Research in Reproductive Health (NIRRH) in Mumbai -- an institute under the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) -- says a new type of stem cell identified by her team can help restore fertility in men and...

17-Apr-2019 New York

NYC declares health emergency due to measles outbreak

After an outbreak of measles in parts of the city attributed to many people in those areas who refused to get vaccinated believing in unscientific rumours, New York City has declared a health emergency.Under the emergency order, people living in the affected...

17-Apr-2019 New York

New AI system may help detect prostate cancer

Researchers have developed a new artificial intelligence (AI) system to help radiologists improve their ability to diagnose prostate cancer.The system, called FocalNet, helps identify and predict the aggressiveness of the disease by evaluating magnetic resonance...

15-Apr-2019 Toronto

Diabetes in pregnancy ups the risk in kids later

Children and youths whose mothers had diabetes during their pregnancy are themselves at an increased risk of the disorder, say researchers, including one of Indian-origin.
The study showed that a child or teenager whose mother had gestational diabetes -- diabetes...

14-Apr-2019 New York

Novel app may predict hernia risk after abdominal surgery

Researchers have created an app that may predict the likelihood of developing an incisional hernia following an abdominal surgery, using Big Data analytics to potentially help address a problem effects one out of every eight of these surgical patients.The team developed...

13-Apr-2019 Rio de Janeiro (Brazil)

Muscle power likely to help you live longer: Study

Want to increase your longevity? If yes, then speed up your weight-lifting routine as a new study suggests muscle power might be key to long life.The study, presented at the EuroPrevent 2019 in Lisbon, indicates that power depends on the ability to generate...

12-Apr-2019 London

Prostate medicines linked to Type-2 diabetes

Medicines prescribed to reduce the symptoms of prostate diseases increase the likelihood of developing Type-2 diabetes.A study found that the drugs increased the risk of developing the disorder by about 30 per cent. In addition, a similar effect was seen when...

10-Apr-2019 Beijing

How chronic stress promotes breast cancer development

Chinese researchers have revealed the mechanism of how chronic stress promotes breast cancer development, shedding light on future clinical treatment for cancer.Cancer patients often suffer negative emotions such as anxiety, despair and fear, which are risk...

08-Apr-2019 New York

Food additive in frozen meat, crackers worsens flu

A common food additive found in many products, including frozen meat, crackers and fried foods, could weaken the human immune system against flu, which accounts for 290,000-650,000 deaths globally every year, say researchers.Besides increasing the severity...

08-Apr-2019 New York

Vitamin D excess may lead to kidney failure

In a rare case, a 54-year-old man, after returning from a trip to Southeast Asia where he spent much of his holiday sunbathing, was diagnosed with kidney damage after he took high doses of vitamin D for years.After referral to a kidney specialist and further...

06-Apr-2019 Beijing

Just one drink daily can raise stroke risk

While it is known that excess drinking is harmful for health, a new study suggests that even consuming one or two alcoholic drinks a day can raise stroke risks, challenging previous claims.The study, published in The Lancet journal, showed that alcohol directly...

06-Apr-2019 New Delhi

Stop smoking cigarettes before they make you blind

Do you smoke cigarettes? Think twice before taking another drag as it may not only damage your heart or lungs but can also make you blind, experts say.Smoking harms the retina -- the light-sensing tissue in the back of the eyes, responsible for transmitting...

05-Apr-2019 Paris

France bans breast implants linked to rare cancer

France has become the first country to ban a type of breast implant that has been linked to a rare form of cancer that attacks the immune system, the media reported on Friday.The ban covers several models of the implants with a textured surface, which are produced...

04-Apr-2019 New Delhi

Massive rise in mental health awareness in India

While mental health has often remained a widely ignored topic and a taboo in the Indian society, a new report shows over 80 per cent rise in the number of people seeking help for mental health issues, especially in tier-2 cities.According to domestic digital...

04-Apr-2019 New York

Just 20-minute 'nature pill' can lower your stress

Taking just 20 minutes out of your day to stroll or sit near nature will significantly lower your stress hormone levels, a new study suggests.Healthcare practitioners can use this finding to prescribe 'nature pills' to have a real measurable effect, according...

03-Apr-2019 New Delhi

Media multitasking may increase obesity risk: Study

Do you keep switching between digital devices like smartphone, tablet and PC? Beware. A study has linked media multitasking to obesity.The study showed that mindless switching between digital devices could be associated with increased susceptibility to...

03-Apr-2019 New York

Long travel to work during pregnancy may harm baby

Women who travel long distances to their workplaces during pregnancy are likely to birth underweight babies.According to a study, for pregnant women who commute over 80 km to work, each 16 km increased the probability of having a low-birth-weight baby 14 per...

03-Apr-2019 Madrid

Regular intake of sleeping pill may impact BP

Be cautious if you use sleeping pills regularly, as a new study has found that it may impact blood pressure (BP) in older adults.According to the study, published in the journal Geriatrics & Gerontology International, using sleeping pills on a regular...

01-Apr-2019 Beijing

Scientists discover new prospect of treating autism

Chinese scientists have discovered that absence of a certain protein in flies causes intestinal flora imbalance and makes them show symptoms similar to autism in humans.The team, led by Professor Liu Xingyin of Nanjing Medical University in China, said the discovery...

01-Apr-2019 London

High insulin in newborns ups brain damage risk

Babies born with abnormally high levels of insulin are at the risk of suffering permanent brain damage and life-long disability, finds a study that showed it's possible to predict when and how the condition may affect the child in the long-term.The generally...

01-Apr-2019 New York

Excess body weight may lead to pancreatic cancer

If you are less than 50-years-old but have excess body weight, then you are more likely to develop pancreatic cancer, a new study has warned.The findings indicate that excess weight could increase risk of death from pancreatic cancer more than previously...

31-Mar-2019 New York

Exercise can boost health in breast cancer survivors

Exercise can likely reduce the risk of heart disease in women with breast cancer, results of a clinical trial has showed.Breast cancer patients are exposed to a higher risk of cardiovascular complications during and after cancer treatment from chemotherapy and...

31-Mar-2019 Toronto

Gazing at coffee reminders can arouse your brain

Finding it hard to concentrate? Just looking at something that reminds us of coffee can cause our minds to become more alert and attentive, according to a new study."Coffee is one of the most popular beverages and a lot is known about its physical effects,"...

31-Mar-2019 Beijing

Working in shifts may increase heart disease risks

People who workin shifts are at heightened danger of heart disease and the risk increases with years they work in shifts, finds a Chinese study of more than 300,000 people.Shift work "can earn more profit, but it can also cause harm to the health of employees....

29-Mar-2019

Is Surma Safe For Newborn Eyes?

Applying kajal or surma to babies’ eyes is an old tradition in many cultures of the world specially in South Asia. Traditional eye cosmetics ‘surma’ use is a popular practice in South Asia for centuries. In countries like Pakistan, Afghanistan and Bangladesh...

22-Mar-2019 London

Drinking orange juice daily may keep strokes at bay

Drinking orange juice daily may cut your risk of deadly strokes by almost a quarter, suggests a study.The study, published in the British Journal of Nutrition, showed that people who consumed the juice each day saw a reduction in the risk of a brain clot by 24...

22-Mar-2019

It’s Time to bend the curve sharply to #endTB

Although governments of 193 countries had promised way back in 2015 to end tuberculosis (TB) by 2030, the global annual rate of TB decline since then has been much less than what is required. The rate of TB decline which is currently hovering around 1.5%, should...

13-Feb-2019

Swaddling A New Born Myths & Realities

In many cultures around the worldnewborn babies are swaddled to help them settle and fall asleep.Parents are inneed to be warned about the risks and after effects of wrapping their little ones too tight.Although the popular cloth-wrapping method, which...

29-Jan-2019 Saudi Arabia

Healthy Woman, A Bridge To Developed Nation

Women are the heart of the family and a family is the basic unit of civilized society.  If women are emotionally, physically, and spiritually healthy than the society will be healthy as well. If women are broken, unhealthy and depressedthen society will...

11-Jan-2019 Saudi Arabia

Effects Of Mobile Phones On Children’s Health

Children are not fully-grown yet, and they are just little adults, their growing minds and bodies make them uniquely vulnerable to the effects of the environment around them, including all types of radiations generated by mobile phones, iPads, tablets, smart...

02-Jan-2019 Srinagar

Snow shoveling increases risk of heart attack : DAK

With fresh bout of snowfall and people clearing their sidewalks and driveways, Doctors Association Kashmir (DAK) on Wednesday said shoveling snow increases the risk of having a heart attack.“Lifting snow is incredibly taxing on heart and can trigger a fatal...

28-Nov-2018 London

This deadly bacterium is present in everyone's skin : Study

It's not just MRSA and E. coli, but scientists have identified another form of bacterium, present on the skin of every person, that is becoming increasingly dangerous due to antibiotic resistance.The study showed that "Staphylococcus epidermidis" -- a close...

28-Nov-2018 Tokyo

Your body may not cope with evening stress : Study

Human bodies which experience stress in the evening release less cortisol -- the primary stress hormone in humans -- compared to stressful events in the morning, and thus may pose vulnerabilities, according to a new research.The study, led by medical physiologist...

28-Nov-2018 Beijing

Habitual tea drinking can lower risk of fracture

Habitual tea drinking can lead to higher bone density, particularly for women, and lower the risk of bone fractures, according to a prospective study of 450,000 adults by Chinese researchers.Although little is known about the cause of the association, the research...

28-Nov-2018 New York

Hair regrown on damaged skin on lab mice

US researchers have regrown hair strands on damaged skin by stirring crosstalk among skin cells that form the roots of hair, an advance that may help search for better drugs to restore hair growth.The team from the New York University (NYU) examined the...

27-Nov-2018 New York

Lung disease in middle-aged people may up dementia later

Middle-aged adults who have lung disease may be at a greater risk of developing dementia or cognitive impairment later in life, according to a new research.The study found that both restrictive and obstructive lung diseases were associated with dementia, including...

27-Nov-2018 New York

Lung disease in middle-aged people may up dementia later

Middle-aged adults who have lung disease may be at a greater risk of developing dementia or cognitive impairment later in life, according to a new research.The study found that both restrictive and obstructive lung diseases were associated with dementia, including...

27-Nov-2018 New Delhi

Eat less meat to meet climate targets : Study

The livestock sector could use almost half of the 1.5 degrees Celsius greenhouse gas emission budget allowed by 2030, so addressing this should be a key part of the strategy to hit climate targets, a new study said on Tuesday.Farmed animal law and policy...

26-Nov-2018 New York

Obesity increases asthma risk in children: Study

Parents, please take note. Obese children are at an increased risk of asthma, a new study has found.The findings suggest that the incidence of an asthma diagnosis among children with obesity was significantly higher than in those in a normal weight range and...

25-Nov-2018 Sydney

Ancient genetic mechanism's discovery to aid treatment: Study

Researchers have found new evidence of advanced DNA regulation in an ancient marine organism that shows crucial mechanisms turning genes on and off may have originated much earlier than thought, a discovery that points to better understanding of genetic processes...

25-Nov-2018 London

Sperm count 50% lower in men whose fathers smoke: Study

While studies have repeatedly linked maternal smoking during pregnancy with reduced sperm count in male children, a new research showed that men whose fathers smoked at the time of pregnancy also had 50 per cent lower count of sperms than those with non-smoking...

24-Nov-2018 London

Air pollution exposure linked to breast cancer: Study

Women working near busy roads are at high risk of developing breast cancer, due to traffic-related air pollution, researchers have warned.The team, from University of Stirling in Scotland, analysed the case of a woman who developed breast cancer after spending...

23-Nov-2018 London

Hypnotherapy may offer treatment for irritable bowel syndrome : Study

Gut-directed hypnotherapy delivered by psychologists can potentially offer a new treatment option for irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), that affects around one in five people worldwide, say researchers.IBS is a persistent and difficult-to-treat condition, with symptoms...

22-Nov-2018 New Delhi

Steps to treat your sagging skin

As you start ageing, skin may begin to sag as a consequence of a natural loss and weakening of collagen and elastin. However keeping in mind a few basic steps can help you in getting rid of the sagging skin.Neeleshwari Basak, owner of Worldwide Institute...

21-Nov-2018 London

Mother's weight determines child's BMI : Study

Besides genetic factors, mother's weight can directly influence a child's body mass index (BMI) in adolescence, finds a new study.The study found that adolescents whose mothers do not stay physically active are likely to become overweight.On the other hand,...

21-Nov-2018 London

Aspirin and omega-3 safe, lower bowel cancer risk : Study

Intake of aspirin and omega-3 is safe and effective at reducing chances of bowel cancer in high-risk patients, according to a new clinical trial.In the trial, published in the journal The Lancet, these low-cost drugs reduced the number of pre-cancerous polyps...

20-Nov-2018 London

Depression linked to increased risk of irregular heartbeat : Study

Depressed people could be at an increased risk of developing irregular heartbeat, says a study.Anti-depressants have been previously linked with some serious, but rare heart rhythm disturbances, prompting the question of whether they might also  raise the...

20-Nov-2018 New York

New drug shows promise in halting spread of brain cancer

Scientists have developed a novel drug that could block glioblastoma -- the deadliest form of brain cancer -- from spreading.The tissues in our bodies are largely made of fluid. It moves around cells and is essential to normal body function. But in some cases,...

20-Nov-2018 New Delhi

Millennial stress load - and how to overcome it

India, with a population of over a billion people, will have the worlds youngest population by 2020. While this sounds promising in terms of the composition of the workforce, the millennial generation is also proven to have higher stress levels in comparison...

19-Nov-2018 London

Bullying, violence at workplace linked to heart disease, strokes

People who are bullied or experience violence at work are at higher risk of developing heart and brain blood vessel problems, including heart attacks and stroke, according to a new study.The findings revealed that those who were bullied almost every day had...

19-Nov-2018 London

New dual-action virus effective in treating cancer

Scientists have developed a genetically modified virus that can kill cancer cells as well as destroy their hiding places.The novel dual-action virus, named as enadenotucirev, targets both cancer cells and fibroblasts -- healthy cells that are tricked into protecting...

16-Nov-2018 Sydney

Omega-3 fatty acids reduce preterm birth risk : Study

Increasing the intake of omega-3 fatty acids during pregnancy reduces the risk of premature births, says a new research.While the length of most pregnancies is between 38 and 42 weeks, the earlier a baby is born, the greater the risk of death or poor health.Premature...

15-Nov-2018 New York

Weightlifting less than an hour a week may cut stroke risk

Indulging in weightlifting for less than an hour a week may reduce your risk for a heart attack or stroke by 40 to 70 per cent, suggests a new study.Less than an hour of weekly resistance exercise compared with no resistance exercise was associated with a 29 per...

14-Nov-2018 New York

Probiotics can help increase bone density : Study

Treatment with good bacteria widely used in probiotic supplements can strengthen bones, especially in females, finds a study that may develop novel ways of treating bone loss condition osteoporosis.The study showed that healthy mice fed with Lactobacillyus rhamnosus...

14-Nov-2018 New Delhi

Skin care regime during winters for different skin types

Skin tends to become very dry during Winter hence you need extra care to keep the skin moist and supple.Mini Sood Banerjee, Brand Manager at Innisfree India, offers tips on how one should take care of different skin types in winter. * For dry skin: The...

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