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13-Jan-2018 Singapore

How gut bacteria, broccoli can help keep bowel cancer away

Researchers have developed a cocktail of bacteria and cruciferous vegetables that can potentially turn into a targeting system that seeks out and kills colorectal cancer cells.Colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer worldwide, after lung and prostate cancer.Although...

11-Jan-2018 New York

Depression in older adults with high BP may delay recovery

Antidepressants may fail to work properly in older adults suffering from high blood pressure and high blood sugar levels, finds a study.Older adults who have major depressive disorder (MDD, also known as depression) are at higher risk for having problems thinking and...

10-Jan-2018 New York

Paracetamol in pregnancy may delay daughters' language skills

Women who consume acetaminophen -- also known as paracetamol and widely used to reduce a high fever or relieve pain -- during early pregnancy are six times more likely to see delay in their daughters' language skills, warns a new study.Acetaminophen is the...

09-Jan-2018 New York

Touring for work too often can up anxiety, depression risk

Do you travel for business assignments for two weeks or more in a month? According to a study, such people are more likely to suffer from symptoms of anxiety and depression and are also likely to smoke, be sedentary and have trouble sleeping.The findings...

08-Jan-2018 New York

Weight-loss surgery may cut heart disease risk among adolescents

Bariatric surgery may minimise the risk of heart diseases in adolescents who went through the procedure, claimed new research.The findings showed that bariatric or weight-loss surgery performed during adolescence may provide unique benefits later in life by minimising...

05-Jan-2018 Toronto

Childhood asthma, food allergy may up anxiety disorder risk

If your child is suffering from chronic illness such as asthma or food allergy, he or she is more likely to develop anxiety or other mental health disorders, finds a studyThe findings showed that anxiety disorders were most common, including separation...

01-Jan-2018 London

Diabetes drug can also cure Alzheimer's disease

Scientists have found that a drug developed for diabetes could be used to treat Alzheimer's disease through a triple method of action.The drug, originally created to treat type 2 diabetes, "significantly reversed memory loss" in mice, a paper published in the journal...

26-Dec-2017 London

How fibre-rich food could cut diabetes, bowel disease risk

Regularly consuming a Western-type diet, which are high in fats and sugars but low in fibre, may increase the risk of inflammatory bowel diseases, weight gain, as well as diabetes, researchers say.he findings showed that fibre -- found in fruits, legumes, vegetables...

22-Dec-2017 Toronto

Brief burst of exercise can boost your brain power

Students may please take note that exercising for a brief period before writing a test or going for an interview may improve performance. Researchers have found that just 10 minutes of exercise can prime the parts of the brain that help us focus and solve problems."Some...

22-Dec-2017 London

Singing carols can make you happy, boost mental health

Love to be part of the choir singing Christmas carols? Singing in groups could not only make you happier, but also help improve mental health conditions like anxiety and depression, according to new research.The finding showed that people who took part in...

10-Dec-2017

Yoga for a healthy respiratory system

Smog, the choking threat which has landed the national capital in a pollution emergency, has been the cause of many respiratory problems in children and adults. When your daily commute feels like living on the edge, what are your other outdoor activities supposed...

08-Dec-2017 New York

Sugary drinks during pregnancy linked to mid-childhood asthma

Children between the ages of 7 and 9 may be at greater risk of developing asthma if their mothers drank a lot of sugar-sweetened beverages while pregnant, warns a new study."Avoiding high intake of sugary beverages during pregnancy and in early childhood could...

07-Dec-2017 New York

Poor sleep may up depression risk

If your teenaged son or daughter is regularly waking up till late in the night, he or she is likely to have poor sleep, which may increase their risk of developing mood disorders, especially depression, researchers have warned.The study, led by Peter Franzen...

03-Dec-2017 New York

Gum disease bacteria linked to esophageal cancer

There is now one more reason to brush your teeth regularly. Researchers have found that some bacteria that lead to gum disease may also increase the risk of esophageal cancer that affects the tube running from the throat to the stomach.This study, published...

30-Nov-2017 Hyderabad

An ambulance for all roads that can convert into clinic

It can zip past on city roads or traverse through narrow roads in countryside to rush a patient to hospital, and when idle can convert into a mobile clinic with all out-patient facilities.It's not an ambulance on four wheels but can be pulled by a motorbike...

30-Nov-2017 Kolkata

Baldness, premature greying may up heart disease risk in men

Men under 40 years of age who are going bald and greying prematurely may be at five-fold risk of developing heart disease, finds a study.The findings showed that both male-pattern baldness and premature greying were stronger risk factors than obesity, which...

29-Nov-2017 New York

Why women are more vulnerable to asthma risk than men

Women are more likely to suffer from asthma than men because of the absence of testosterone -- the male sex hormone -- which prevents lungs from inhaling harmful pollen, dust or other airborne allergens, finds a study.The findings showed that testosterone...

28-Nov-2017 Toronto

Gut bacteria, not just genetics, linked to asthma

The family risk for asthma -- typically passed from mothers to babies -- may not be a result of genetics alone. Researchers have found that microbes in a baby's digestive tract may also be involved.The finding, published in the European Respiratory Journal,...

28-Nov-2017

Bidis need to be targeted to reduce tobacco consumption

Over the last weekend, tobacco advertisements were again seen across US media channels after decades of being banned. However, this time around, it was not by choice but by a court-imposed order to advertise the deadly effects of smoking.The move provides...

22-Nov-2017 Hong Kong

Air pollution may lower your sperm quality

Men who regularly get exposed to air pollution may be at an increased risk of having poorer quality sperm, resulting in a spell of infertility for a "significant number of couples", researchers warned.Increased exposure to fine particulate matter (PM2.5)...

22-Nov-2017 New Delhi

Skin care guide to battle winter

With winter comes dryness, dullness and roughness. Hence it is very important to follow rituals like treating the skin with Vitamin C or peeling away flakiness with enzymes, say experts.Disha Meher, a national expert on skin and nails at Lakmé Salon and Pond's...

20-Nov-2017 Panaji

'India can become second largest market for robotic surgery'

With the aim of installing 200 more robots and reach over 20,000 robotic-assisted surgeries per year by 2020, US-based Vattikuti Foundation is set to make India the second largest market for robotic surgery in the world after the US, said the non-profit's...

19-Nov-2017 New York

This protein can reduce spreading of cancer

Researchers have discovered a new protein that could reduce the spread of cancer by binding the cancer cells together and allowing them to invade tissues.The study conducted by the researchers from University of Guelph, Ontario, has identified a protein called cadherin-22,...

17-Nov-2017 New Delhi

Good clay masks, hair products: Grooming tips for men

With International Men's Day approaching on Sunday, look dapper in not just fine clothes but also groom yourself using the right hair products and clay masks, suggest experts.Aakriti Kochar, make-up expert at Oriflame India and Shikhee Agrawal, Head Training...

16-Nov-2017 New York

How parents may be exposing kids to second-hand smoke

Parents who smoke in front of their kids are more likely to believe that there is no presence of tobacco smoke in the air. However, they may be wrong as the dangers of second-hand smoking might still affect the young ones, finds a study.The study, published...

16-Nov-2017 London

Father's depression may affect mental health in teenagers

 If you're a father who hasn't sought treatment for depression, it could have an impact on your adolescent child, warns a new study.While the link between mothers' depression and depression in their children is well-established, the new study is the first...

16-Nov-2017 New York

Stem cell therapy may help reverse diabetes

 Using stem cell therapy, US researchers have successfully reversed Type 1 diabetes -- a chronic condition in which the pancreas produces little or no insulin -- in a mouse model.In the study, mice with Type 1 diabetes were infused with pre-treated blood stem...

16-Nov-2017 New Delhi

Get the bridal glow: Eat organic, go vegan

Moving away from old trends, young women are now opting for preservative-free products for a long-lasting glow and balanced health ahead of their wedding day.The Indian wedding sector is reportedly estimated to be around $40-50 billion in size. So, it turns...

16-Nov-2017

Antibiotic resistance: Broader implications for humanity

It is difficult to imagine a world where a minor bacterial infection from a wound is untreatable and could possibly lead to death. In the short time that antibiotics have been around, their excessive and occasionally irrational usage by humans for medical...

13-Nov-2017 New Delhi

Protect your skin from air pollution

The skin has defensive mechanisms that help fight free radicals that exist in polluted air by secreting fats and oils called lipids that act as a barrier against these pollutants. To strengthen this mechanism there are certain tips that one should follow...

09-Nov-2017 New York

'Golden' potato may boost Vitamins A, E

Researchers have developed an experimental "golden" potato with potential to boost levels of essential vitamins to prevent disease among population in developing countries that rely heavily upon the starchy food.Potato is the fourth most widely consumed plant food...

08-Nov-2017 London

Height, weight of our ancestors evolved at varying speed: Study

The stature and body mass of hominins has evolved with varying speed, suggests a recent study involving fossils of 311 species spanning over four million years ago of humans who lived after the last ice age.The study conducted by University of Cambridge...

08-Nov-2017 New Delhi

Masks, air purifiers not effective: Randeep Guleria

As pollution levels in Delhi-National Capital Region surged, AIIMS Director Randeep Guleria on Wednesday said N95 masks and air purifiers may not provide full-time protection from respiratory threats during the current pollution scenario."We all need to...

07-Nov-2017 New York

Lack of proper communication may increase health problems

Are you left out by your friends due to improper communicative techniques? Beware, as it may take a toll on your health. New research reveals that people with poor social skills may be at a greater risk of developing mental as well as physical health problems.Social...

07-Nov-2017 London

Vitamin D may boost recovery in burn patients

 Patients with severe burns who have higher levels of Vitamin D recover more successfully than those with lower levels, researchers claimed to have found.A study that is claimed to be the first to investigate the role of Vitamin D in recovery from burn injuries...

06-Nov-2017 New Delhi

3,829 cases of dengue, 502 of chikungunya in Delhi so far

Delhi has so far recorded 3,829 cases of dengue and 502 cases of chikungunya, according to civic agencies on Monday.While the national capital has witnessed a total of four dengue-related deaths till now, no deaths have been reported due to chikungunya.The...

06-Nov-2017 New York

Opioids, anti-depressants may increase bone diseases

Consuming opioids and anti-depressants may increase the risk of developing bone fractures among people who are already suffering from rheumatoid arthritis, says a new study.Rheumatoid arthritis is a chronic disease that causes pain, stiffness, swelling, and limitation...

04-Nov-2017 London

Drinking coffee may cut death risk in kidney disease patients

Want to live longer? Charge up on your cup of coffee. According to a study, caffeine consumption may prolong the lifespan of patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD).The findings showed a dose-dependent inverse association between caffeine and all-cause...

02-Nov-2017 New York

Good friends circle in old age may boost brain functioning

Maintaining strong social networks with positive, warm and trusting friendships in old age might be key to slowing down age-related decline in memory and brain functioning, researchers say.The findings showed that superagers -- who are 80 years and older -- who...

02-Nov-2017

Genetic analyses can benefit those at risk of hereditary cancer

Genomics and genetic analysis are the most effective ways to manage cancer, not only in India but also across the globe.Hereditary cancers are seen in approximately 10 per cent of the Western population, with a higher incidence in India. Hereditary cancer has...

01-Nov-2017 Toronto

Bone hormone affects how you metabolise sugar, fat

Researchers have found how a hormone produced by our bones affects the way we metabolise sugar and fat, unveiling its potential in preventing diabetes and obesity.In a paper published in The Journal of Clinical Investigation, the team explained how this hormone,...

30-Oct-2017 SRINAGAR

DHSK launches daily-based free DOTS medicines for TB patients

Directorate of Health Services Kashmir (DHSK) today launched daily-based free DOTS medicine course for newly TB (Tuberculosis) detected patients across the valley. Director DHSK Dr. Saleem-Ur-Rehman launched daily-based DOTS Regimen (Medicine Dozes) at District...

28-Oct-2017 New York

Decoded: How Zika virus infects developing brain

Researchers have found that the Zika virus is transmitted from mother to a foetus by infected cells that will later go on to develop into the brain's first and primary form of defence against the invasive pathogens."It's a Trojan Horse strategy. During embryogenesis...

27-Oct-2017 New York

Dogs may prevent childhood eczema, asthma

Having a dog during pregnancy may give your babies protection from allergic eczema and asthma, a study has found.The findings showed a mother's exposure to dogs before the birth of a child is significantly associated with lower risk of eczema by age two years.However,...

26-Oct-2017 New Delhi

Doctors sceptical on survival of one of craniopagus twins

Odisha's craniopagus (joined at the head) infant twins were successfully separated at the AIIMS here in a 16-hour surgery but the 30-member medical team on Thursday seemed sceptical about survival of one of the kids, in view of his deteriorating health.Citing...

26-Oct-2017 London

Know how skin plays a role in controlling your BP

Skin, the largest organ, typically covering two square metres in humans, plays a surprising role in regulating blood pressure and heart rate, scientists have found in a study on mice.The findings revealed that skin helps regulate hypertension and heart rate...

23-Oct-2017 New York

High thyroid hormone levels may up irregular heartbeat risk

Individuals with higher levels of thyroid hormone in the blood are more likely to develop irregular heartbeat, suggesting that the levels could help identify individuals at risk for the condition, researchers say.Irregular heartbeat or atrial fibrillation occurs...

23-Oct-2017 London

Can antibiotic resistance be reversed?

Developing chemicals to slow down an enzyme that provides multi-resistance to antibiotics may be the key to reverse antibiotic resistance, results from twin-studies have suggested.Resistance to antibiotics is becoming increasingly prevalent and threatens to undermine...

22-Oct-2017 London

Diabetics at risk of postoperative cognitive issues

Researchers have found that older patients with diabetes may be at a higher risk of developing postoperative cognitive dysfunction (POCD) than those who are not diabetic.POCD is a major form of cognitive disturbance that can occur after anaesthesia and surgery."POCD...

21-Oct-2017 Rajouri

Health authorities reject rumors of dengue outbreak in Rajouri

Authorities in Health Department have rejected the rumors being spread in a section of social media regarding dengue scare in Rajouri and informed that all the requisite medical facilities are in place to deal with any emergent situation. A spokesperson of District...

20-Oct-2017 Chandigarh

Punjab Government Issues Fresh Guidelines To Check The Rise Of Dengue

In a bid to accentuate upon the rising menace of dengue and Chikungunya and to accelerate the health paraphernalia to check the virus in its early stages, the Health and Family Welfare Department today issued set of fresh guidelines to the Indian Medical...

20-Oct-2017 Bengaluru

Coffee can reduce diabetes risk

The medicine that can delay your diabetes is right on your coffee table.'Cafestol', a bioactive substance found in coffee, could help delay the onset of Type-2 diabetes, improve cell function and insulin sensitivity in laboratory mice, according to a study...

18-Oct-2017 Kolkata

31 dead, over 14,500 dengue cases reported in Bengal

The West Bengal government on Wednesday said as many as 31 people have died of dengue in the state while more than 14,500 have tested positive this year."As per the report till 4 pm, Wednesday, 14,693 people have been affected by dengue in West Bengal. The...

17-Oct-2017 New York

This tool can better identify breast cancer risk

A machine learning tool can help identify which high-risk breast lesions are likely to become cancerous with 97 per cent accuracy, an advance that may help reduce unnecessary surgeries, a study has revealed.High-risk breast lesions are biopsy-diagnosed...

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