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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...

11-Nov-2018 New York

Can managing cholesterol reduce Alzheimer's risk?

Managing cholesterol might help reduce Alzheimer's risk, says researchers, including one of Indian-origin, who identified a genetic link between the progressive brain disorder and heart disease.Examining DNA from more than 1.5 million people, the study showed...

11-Nov-2018 New York

Coronary calcium tests better predictor of heart attack risks

Checking calcium levels of arteries which surround and supply blood to the heart could better predict the risk for a heart attack than standard risk-assessment equations used in medical practice, according to a study.The findings showed that coronary artery calcium...

10-Nov-2018 New York

AI tools may fail during key medical diagnosis : Researchers

In a first such warning when it comes to the role of Artificial Intelligence in making sense of critical health data, a team of US researchers has said AI in the medical space must be carefully tested for performance across a wide range of populations as...

10-Nov-2018 New York

Researchers develop affordable cellphone-based tool to detect HIV

A team of researchers has developed a portable and low-cost mobile diagnostic tool, utilising a cellphone and nanotechnology, that can detect HIV viruses and monitor their management in resource-limited regions.The management of HIV, an autoimmune disorder...

10-Nov-2018 New York

Social media use linked to depression, loneliness : Study

Excessive use of social media including Facebook, Snapchat, and Instagram is associated with poor well-being which could lead to depression and loneliness, researchers have warned.The study, published in the Journal of Social and Clinical Psychology, showed that...

09-Nov-2018 New York

Soy-formula milk linked to menstrual pain later : Study

Feeding female babies soy-based formula milk can increase their risk of suffering from severe pain during their menstrual cycle later in their lives, warns a new study.The study found that young women -- aged between 18 and 22 -- who were fed soy formula as...

09-Nov-2018 London

Exercise, diet apps boost health well-being in youth : Study

With concerns of digital technology harming young people's health, a new study says that mobile applications focussed on exercise, diet and wellness promote their overall well-being and act as effective learning tools.Health apps and devices have the potential...

08-Nov-2018 London

Human babies and chimps laugh alike : Study

Babies laugh as they both exhale and inhale, in a manner that is remarkably similar to non-human primates, says a new study that can offer insight into vocal production of children with developmental disorders.The findings showed that the youngest babies commonly...

07-Nov-2018 London

Poor aerobic fitness can up diabetes, heart disease risk in kids

Lack of exercise, particularly poor aerobic fitness, in children increases their risk for developing Type-2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease, says a new study.Children with poor aerobic fitness in proportion to their total body mass were found to have...

07-Nov-2018 New York

Your genes may not help you live long

Although long life tends to run in families, genetics has far less influence on life span than previously thought, according to a new analysis of an aggregated set of family trees of more than 400 million people.The study suggests that the heritability of life...

07-Nov-2018 Landran

Weight management in pregnancy may affect child's bone health

There is no benefit for children's bone mass if women gain weight during pregnancy, says a new study.And this applies to both normal and overweight women prior to pregnancy, says Teresa Monjardino, lead author from the Universidade do Porto in Portugal.Weight...

07-Nov-2018 Landran

Eat veggies, fish to ward away heart disease

If you are suffering from high blood pressure, consuming fish, seafood and a primarily vegetarian diet may help reduce hypertension-related heart disease symptoms, a study suggests.Intake of fish, seafood and vegetarian food increases levels of a compound...

07-Nov-2018 Landran

Early rising women at lower risk of breast cancer : Study

Women who begin their day early are likely to have a lower of risk breast cancer, than late beginners, suggests a research.The study found that a preference for mornings reduced the risk of breast cancer by 40 per cent compared with being an evening type....

06-Nov-2018 New York

Childhood stress linked to brain disorders later : Study

Excessive stress in early childhood can increase the likelihood of brain disorders and affects an individual's response to stress as an adult, says a new study.The study, on a mouse model, found that childhood stress increases the chance of developing anxiety,...

06-Nov-2018 New York

Neanderthals were not bent or clumsy : Study

Israeli researchers have reconstructed the spine and rib cage of the Neanderthals in 3D and found that they were not as bent and clumsy as previously believed.Neanderthals are an extinct species of archaic humans that appeared about 400,000 years ago and disappeared...

05-Nov-2018 New York

High calorie meal for dinner may up heart disease, diabetes risk

Eating a meal rich in calories for dinner can increase the risk of diabetes as well as lead to poorer cardiovascular health, researchers have warned.The findings showed that eating the majority of a person's daily calories in the evening, post 6 p.m. may lead...

05-Nov-2018 London

Skin cancer deaths higher in men than in women : Study

The global death rates for melanoma -- most serious type of skin cancer -- has seen a steep rise in men since 1985, with mortality rates among women rising more slowly or even declining, according to researchers, including one of Indian-origin.It could be...

05-Nov-2018 New York

Cerebellum also refines thoughts : Study

The cerebellum of our brain that was once believed only limited to movement control has now been associated with playing a key role in higher functions like attention, thinking, planning and decision-making, researchers have found.The cerebellum is like...

04-Nov-2018 London

This drink makes deadly brain tumour cells glow, aids surgery

A drink containing a compound that makes tumour cells glow has helped surgeons in Britain to spot and safely remove brain cancer.The research was carried out with patients who had suspected glioma, the most common form of brain cancer.Treatment usually...

04-Nov-2018 New York

People relate body shapes to personality traits

When we meet new people, our first impressions of their personality may depend, at least in part, on their body shape, according to a new research.The findings showed that people perceived classically feminine (pear-shaped) and classically masculine (broad-shouldered)...

04-Nov-2018 London

Genes tied to obesity may shield you against diabetes

Certain genetic factors may impact our body in intriguingly paradoxical ways. A team of scientists has identified 14 new genetic variations that were linked with higher Body Mass Index (BMI) but have the potential to lower risk of diabetes, lower blood pressure...

03-Nov-2018 Landran

Increasing protein intake can reduce disability risk in elderly

Increasing the daily amount of protein intake -- known to slow the loss of muscle mass -- can help older adults preserve the ability to perform daily activities as well as prevent their risks of disability, showed a research.The study found that eating more protein...

27-Oct-2018 New York

Processed meat, carbonated beverages may up kidney failure risk

If your diet consists of pro-inflammatory foods such as processed meat, carbonated beverages and vegetables other than the green leafy and dark yellow variety, you may be at a higher risk of developing kidney failure, researchers, including one of an Indian-origin,...

26-Oct-2018 London

Weight loss surgery may prevent womb cancer in obese women

Undergoing bariatric surgery to combat obesity can prevent women from developing womb cancer also known as uterine or endometrial cancer, claims a study.The findings, led by scientists from the University of Manchester, showed that women who had gastric sleeve...

26-Oct-2018 New York

Head, neck cancer survivors at increased suicide risk : Study

Despite improved survival rates among cancer patients, those treated for head and neck cancers are at an increased risk of death by suicide, a new study has found.It found that head and neck cancer survivors are two times more likely to commit suicide than survivors...

25-Oct-2018 New York

Stress in middle-age can impair memory, reduce brain size

People more stressed out during middle-age are more likely to suffer memory loss and have a reduced brain size, say researchers, including one of an Indian-origin.The study found that people with higher levels of cortisol -- a hormone linked to stress -- performed...

24-Oct-2018 New York

Breastfeeding can lower risk of maternal high BP: Study

Breast milk not only provides nutrition to babies, but also protects mothers from developing high blood pressure (BP) for longer-term, suggests a study.Hypertension is relatively common in pregnancy and lactation may be a means through pregnancy-related vascular...

23-Oct-2018 London

Hard work, no pay linked to mental health issues in comedians : Study

The working conditions of comedians, with little or no pay, contribute to poor mental health, according to researchers.The findings, led by researchers from the Cardiff and Stockholm Universities, showed that anxiety and frustration also stem from financial...

21-Oct-2018 Toronto

Heart patients should take walk breaks every 20 minutes : Study

Heart patients should engage in light physical activities such as standing up or walking at casual pace for about seven minutes after every 20 minutes of sitting at a computer or watching television, suggests new research.Previous research has shown that being...

21-Oct-2018 London

Immunotherapy plus chemo extends life of breast cancer patients

A treatment regime combining immunotherapy and chemotherapy can help tune the body's immune system to attack an aggressive type of breast cancer, extending survival by up to 10 months, show results of an immunotherapy trial in Britain.The research, published...

21-Oct-2018 New York

Short interrupted breaths in sleep apnea deadlier : Study

People with sleep apnea who have short interruptions in breathing while they sleep are at higher risk of death than those with longer interruptions, according to a new study.Sleep apnea occurs when throat muscles sporadically relax and block a patient's airway...

20-Oct-2018 New York

Better cardiorespiratory fitness linked to longer life : Study

Researchers at the Cleveland Clinic in the US have found that better cardiorespiratory fitness leads to better longevity, regardless of age, with no limit on the positive effects of aerobic fitness.Cardiorespiratory fitness is the ability of the circulatory and...

20-Oct-2018 London

Cycling, walking in nature may improve your mental health

People who commute -- walking or cycling -- through natural environments are more likely to develop better mental health than those who commute less, according to a new study.Natural environments included all public and private outdoor spaces that contain 'green'...

19-Oct-2018 London

Inflammatory bowel disease ups death risk : Study

Children who develop inflammatory bowel disease -- ulcerative colitis or Crohn's disease -- are at an increased risk of death, both in childhood and later in life, according to a new study.Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is the ongoing inflammation of all or...

11-Oct-2018 Sydney

Inaction makes sexual harassment survivors feel disempowered : Study

Many young women and girls in Delhi, Kampala, Lima Madrid and Sydney feel unsafe due to increasing incidents of abuse and harassment, a global study has found, that also pointed at society's indifference and inaction which disempowers the survivor."Constant...

10-Oct-2018 New Delhi

Pungency is the key in mustard oil

Mustard oil has a unique pungent flavour and aroma -- it tingles your throat and gives you a buzz in the nose. This is the essential characteristic of mustard oil and yes, it certainly is something of an acquired taste and makes it pharmacologically a healthy...

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...

03-Sep-2018 New York

Gun owners becoming more politically active in US : Study

Buyoed by an absence of a tighter gun control policy despite increased mass shootings, more and more gun owners in the US are joining the political process, not only in voting but in donating money to candidates and contacting elected officials, researchers...

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...

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