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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...

13-Oct-2017 New Delhi

Climate change may spur diseases like zika, malaria, dengue

Aside from inflicting devastating natural disasters, climate change can also spur outbreaks of infectious diseases like zika, malaria and dengue fever, says a new study."Climate change presents complex and wide-reaching threats to human health," said lead...

04-Oct-2017 New York

Drinking black tea may help you lose weight

Love to drink black tea? It may be as beneficial as green tea in preventing obesity and promoting well-being, researchers say.The findings showed that chemicals found in black tea -- called polyphenols -- alters energy metabolism in the liver by changing...

01-Oct-2017 New York

This protein may improve flu symptoms, cut death risk

Researchers have identified a small protein that could potentially improve the symptoms and mortality associated with the flu and possibly other types of infectious illness as well.The protein called retrocyclin-101 (RC-101) is unique in that it not only targets...

27-Sep-2017 Chandigarh

Punjab To Book Vendors Selling Tobacco To Minor Under Jj Act

The Punjab Government today issued strict instructions to police department to book all those vendors and owners of hotels and restaurants under section 77 of Juvenile Justice (Care & Protection of Children) Act 2015 (J.J. Act) and Cigarette and other...

20-Sep-2017 New York

Exposure to pet, pest allergens in infancy may cut asthma risk

Children exposed to high indoor levels of pet or pest allergens during infancy are likely to have a lower risk of developing asthma by 7 years of age, a new study has revealed.The findings suggested that children who were exposed to higher concentrations of cockroach,...

19-Sep-2017 Sydney

Taking a break from dieting could be key to weight loss

Struggling hard to lose weight even with a controlled diet? Avoid continuous dieting and take a two-week break as this may help keep the kilos off, suggests a new study.According to researchers, dieting altered a series of biological processes in the body, which...

18-Sep-2017 New York

High BP can cause organ damage in teenagers too

Is your teenage son or daughter suffering from high blood pressure? Beware, if left uncontrolled the condition can lead to organ damage as in adults, according to a research.The findings showed that organ damage -- damage to the heart and blood vessels...

14-Sep-2017 New York

Endometriosis may up risk of complications in pregnancy

Pregnant women with endometriosis -- a chronic gynecologic disease -- are at greater risk for a hostof mplications during pregnancy and at delivery, including preterm birth and cesarean section, a study has showed.The study showed that women with endometriosis...

07-Sep-2017 New Delhi

Blue Whale game: Fortis launches 24x7 helpline

Fortis Healthcare on Thursday launched a 24x7 helpline to provide psychological support to teenagers increasingly getting trapped in the macabre online game Blue Whale Challenge.The helpline -- 8376804102 -- is available for anyone who is directly undergoing...

07-Sep-2017 New York

'Pen' to identify cancer in 10 seconds

Scientists have invented a pen-like device that can identify cancerous tissue during surgery and deliver over 96 per cent accurate results in just 10 seconds.The MasSpec Pen is more than 150 times faster than existing technology.It is an innovative disposable hand-held...

31-Aug-2017 New York

Breastfeeding may help reduce risk of endometriosis

Women who breastfed for longer periods of time had significantly lower risk of being diagnosed with endometriosis -- a gynecologic disorder characterised by chronic pelvic pain and painful periods, according to researchers.The findings showed that for every...

30-Aug-2017 Toronto

Eating low fat, high carbohydrate foods may kill you

People who consume foods that are low in fats but high in carbohydrates may be at an increased risk of an early death as compared to those who consume fat-rich foods such as cheese and butter, a study has claimed.The findings, published in the journal Lancet,...

29-Aug-2017 New York

Anti-inflammatory drug may reduce risk of lung cancer

Researchers have found that an existing anti-inflammatory drug has the potential to lower lung cancer risk.According to a study published in the journal Lancet, death from cancer was reduced by half in the group of people who received the highest dosage of the drug...

28-Aug-2017 Mumbai

KDAH surgeon felicitated for 1,001 robotic surgeries

An eminent uro-Oncologist heading the robotic surgery departmment at Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital has been felicitated for successfully completing 1,001 robotic surgeries.T.B. Yuvaraja was on Sunday honoured for the intelligent manner in which he...

23-Aug-2017 New York

Long-term Vitamin B use may up men's lung cancer risk

Long-term, high-dose supplementation of vitamins B6 and B12 -- touted by the vitamin industry for increasing energy and improving metabolism -- may be associated with a two to four fold increased risk of lung cancer in men, new research has warned.The findings...

23-Aug-2017 Toronto

AI system to help detect skin cancer

Researchers are developing an Artificial Intelligence (AI)-based system that could help detect melanoma skin cancer earlier.The technology employs machine-learning software to analyse images of skin lesions and provides doctors with objective data on telltale biomarkers...

22-Aug-2017 Seoul

New electronic skin tracks heart rate, respiration

Taking the technology of wearables to the next level, researchers have developed a new electronic skin that tracks heart rate, respiration, muscle movement and other health data, and wirelessly transmits it to a smartphone.The electronic skin developed by South...

20-Aug-2017 New York

Stories with human characters influence children more

Children learn moral lessons more effectively from stories with human characters than with "cute" human-like animals, a new study has revealed.The study, carried out by researchers at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE) at the University of...

20-Aug-2017 London

Now an artificial heart made of spider silk

Researchers have developed cardiac muscle tissue made of spider silk, to investigate whether artificial silk protein could be suitable for engineering cardiac tissue.Ischaemic diseases such as cardiac infarction leads to irreversible loss of cardiac muscle cells,...

19-Aug-2017 Toronto

High BP during pregnancy may up heart disease risk later

Women who experience high blood pressure condition during pregnancy are likely to face an increased risk of heart disease and hypertension later in life, according to a study.Hypertension or high blood pressure is a condition in which the force of the blood...

18-Aug-2017 New York

Eating hamburgers, pizza may increase cancer risk : Study

Besides contributing to weight gain in adults, energy dense foods such as hamburgers and pizza may also increase risk of cancer, suggests new research.The researchers wanted to find out how the ratio of energy to food weight, otherwise known as dietary energy...

18-Aug-2017 London

E-cigarettes may promote smoking among teenagers

Researchers have identified a "robust association" between e-cigarette use among teenagers and the increased probability of smoking a cigarette within a year."The findings suggest that among the teenagers who had never smoked, the use of e-cigarettes was a strong...

17-Aug-2017 London

High-intensity exercise may help combat diabetes risk

Indulging in high-intensity interval training may be an efficient, effective way of reducing the risk of developing diabetes, especially among women.Type 2 diabetes mellitus is a chronic condition that affects the way the body processes blood sugar (glucose) and...

14-Aug-2017 New York

New blood test may improve cancer treatment

Stanford University scientists have developed a new type of low-cost blood test that has the potential for quickly tracking cancer growth and spread.The test requires only a fraction of a tube of blood and can detect genetic mutations in minute amounts of DNA...

12-Aug-2017 New York

A handful of almonds daily may boost your good cholesterol

Munching about a handful of almonds daily may help boost the level of good cholesterol in the body as well as improve its functionality, new research suggests.The findings showed that the almonds not just increased the levels of good cholesterol -- high-density...

27-Jul-2017 Bangalore

Be aware of Hepatitis

As per World Health Organization (WHO) statistics, India is amongst the top 11 countries which carry the global burden of chronic hepatitis. Since, it accounts for a huge burden of illness, outbreaks and epidemic spread, resulting in increased death cases,...

17-Jul-2017 Jalandhar

Capitol Hospital is emerging as Regional Cancer Center

Capitol Cancer Care, a comprehensive cancer center at Capitol Hospital Jalandhar, is emerging as regional cancer center with the addition of faculty from reputed institutions and high-end technology with the objective to provide world class cancer care in a...

10-Jul-2017 London

Diabetes, sleep apnoea may accelerate risk of eye disease

Diabetes patients who are also suffering from obstructive sleep apnoea may be at greater risk of developing a common form of eye disease leading to blindness, researchers found.Diabetic retinopathy -- the most common form of eye disease -- affects between 40...

10-Jul-2017 London

Anti-gravity treadmill may boost confidence post knee surgery

Using space age technology, a British scientist has developed an anti-gravity treadmill that can help people reduce their fears of re-injury as well as boost their confidence after knee operations.The anti-gravity treadmill could provide a great environment...

10-Jul-2017 New York

Decoded : How lifting heavy weights boosts muscle strength

Lifting heavy weights may help you enhance your muscle strength more than light weight training because the nervous system facilitates improvements in strength during high-load training, researchers suggests.The study aimed to find out how the brain and motor...

09-Jul-2017 London

Childhood obesity may lead to hip disease

Obesity may put children at increased risk of hip disease, a condition that can cause life-long morbidity, suggests new research.Slipped Capital Femoral Epiphysis (SCFE) is the most common hip disease of adolescence. The condition always requires surgery, can...

08-Jul-2017 New York

How does prenatal alcohol exposure raise addiction risk

Babies' exposure to alcohol in the womb causes alteration in the brain's reward system, which then increases their risk for drug addiction later in life, according to a study.The key appears to lie with endocannibinoids -- cannabis-like chemicals that are produced...

07-Jul-2017 London

Simple test may warn of bladder cancer's return

Researchers have devised a simple test for an earlier and more accurate warning of returning bladder cancer than existing methods.Testing the urine of 348 bladder cancer patients for a faulty protein called TERT, researchers from the University Hospital of Lyon...

07-Jul-2017 New York

New computer code to help robots understand body language

Researchers have developed a computer code that could help robots understand body poses and movements, allowing them to perceive what people around them are doing, what moods they are in and whether they can be interrupted."We communicate almost as much with the...

07-Jul-2017 Toronto

Marijuana may up psychosis risk in teenagers

Daily consumption of marijuana may increase an adolescent's risk of having recurrent psychotic-like experiences by 159 per cent, according to a new study.The psychotic-like experiences include the experiences of perceptual aberration -- for example feeling...

07-Jul-2017 London

Soon, smartphone app could detect fake products

Researchers have developed a technology that could make identifying fake products as convenient as simply scanning them with a smartphone app.Whether aerospace parts or luxury goods, the new technology will make counterfeiting impossible, said the researchers."It...

06-Jul-2017 New York

Extramarital sex more among older Americans

In a surprising discovery, a new study reveals that married people in the US over age 55 engage in extramarital sex more often than younger Americans.Based on analysis of data from the General Social Survey, the researchers found that just 14 per cent of...

06-Jul-2017 New York

Mere smell of food may make you fat

Your sense of smell that helps in enjoying the food may be inadvertently making you fat while the lack of it may trick the body into thinking it has already eaten, researchers say.The findings revealed that obese mice that lost sense of smell lost weight...

06-Jul-2017 Mumbai

How to take care of your feet during monsoon?

Monsoon can lead to smelly feet, fungal infections and allergies. These problems can easily be dealt by following simple foot care tips like wearing comfortable and breathable footwear, say experts.Shikhee Agrawal, Head Training, The Body Shop, and Aakriti Kochar,...

06-Jul-2017 New York

Disrupted sleep may predict Alzheimer's risk

Lack of proper sleep may predict the risk of developing Alzheimer's disease in people who are otherwise healthy, researchers claim.Findings of a study in the US showed that people who reported worse sleep quality, more sleep problems and daytime sleepiness...

06-Jul-2017 London

High sugar intake in pregnancy linked to asthma risk in kids

Women who consume excessive sugar in their diet during their pregnancy may increase the risk of allergy and allergic asthma in their children, a study has claimed.The findings by researchers from the Queen Mary University of London (QMUL), revealed that in...

04-Jul-2017 London

3-D printed models to improve heart valve replacements

Using three-dimensional (3-D) printing technologies, researchers have created patient-specific heart valve models that can mimic the physiological qualities of the real valves and could assist cardiologists in preparing to perform life-saving heart valve replacements.The...

04-Jul-2017 Washington

High-fat diet in pregnancy may up breast cancer risk

High-fat diet in pregnancy may increase the risk of breast cancer over generations, a new study has revealed.Feeding pregnant female mice a diet high in fat derived from common corn oil resulted in genetic changes that substantially increased the susceptibility...

02-Jul-2017 New York

Test identifies breast cancer patients with lowest death risk

In an important step forward for personalising care for women with breast cancer, researchers have found that a molecular test can pinpoint which patients will have a very low risk of death from breast cancer even 20 years after diagnosis and tumour removal.As...

01-Jul-2017 New York

Research : Protein key to common respiratory virus identified

Scientists have identified the structure of a key protein behind a common respiratory virus, a finding that may provide a potential target for vaccines or treatments for the illness.Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) is a very common virus that leads to mild, cold-like...

29-Jun-2017 London

Aspirin may cut preeclampsia risk in pregnant women

Women who take low dose of aspirin daily during the first trimester of pregnancy can significantly decrease their risk of developing preeclampsia -- a condition characterised by high blood pressure that can cause premature birth, maternal and foetal death,...

27-Jun-2017 New York

Childhood asthma may up risk of heart failure

Individuals with a history of asthma from childhood may be at a greater risk of experiencing shortness of breath, chest pain, fainting and eventually heart failure in adulthood, researchers have warned.The study showed that childhood asthma may lead to thickening...

27-Jun-2017 New York

Night shifts may hamper DNA repair

If you are working on night shifts regularly, chances are your body's ability to repair DNA damage may get hampered, suggest researchers led by one of Indian-origin.The findings suggested that night shifts suppress the production of 'sleep hormone' melatonin.It...

26-Jun-2017 New York

Gene, air pollution together spike autism risk

Individuals with high levels of genetic variation and elevated exposure to a type of air pollution may be at an increased risk of developing autism, a new analysis shows.The findings showed that environmental factors like exposure to air pollution (ozone, nitrogen...

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