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26-Apr-2020 Lucknow

CIMAP’s Herbal products may boost immunity to avoid infection

Researchers at Central Institute of Medicinal and Aromatic Plants (CIMAP), Lucknow, has developed scientifically proven two herbal products, which can boost the immunity of the persons as well as help in alleviating the dry cough symptom generally associated with...

26-Apr-2020 Bangalore

Boost your immunity with the right nutrients -a detailed guide

Eating healthy is vital to building good immunity. Healthy foods help trigger the right signals within our bodies and give a boost to our immune system. While junk food is tasty to the tongue and provides a distraction from boredom and stress, it is also harmful...

12-Mar-2020 Bangalore

Chronic Kidney Disease and Diet

Diet for the Chronic Kidney Disease is bit complicated but still it can be managed by following proper diet. Kidney disease can be categorized depending on the GFR(Glomerular Filtration Rate, a measure of your level of kidney function) and kidney damage....

04-Mar-2020 New Delhi

PMO reviews corona virus response and preparedness

Principal Secretary to the Prime Minister P.K. Mishra today chaired an inter-ministerial meeting to review preparedness and response on the corona virus issue.  Today’s meeting  was the latest in a series of stock-taking meetings at the PMO, with the...

12-Feb-2020 Srinagar

No case of coronavirus in Kashmir, but swine flu threat looms large

Even though no case of coronavirus has been detected in Kashmir so far, but the threat of H1N1 virus also known as swine flu continues to pose a big challenge and threat. The authorities, however, claim that situation is under control but state that 14 cases...

09-Feb-2020 Beijing

Coronavirus death toll hits 811, over 37,000 infected

The death toll due to the novel coronavirus outbreak in China has increased to 811, authorities said on Sunday, while the number of confirmed cases have crossed 37,000.Chinese health authorities said it received reports of 2,656 new confirmed cases of novel...

08-Feb-2020 New Delhi

Health Secretary reviewed the Novel Coronavirus disease situation

Preeti Sudan, Secretary (HFW) took a review on the current situation today with concerned officials. She discussed the present status and preparedness on the issues of spread  of novel Coronavirus disease.Universal screening for all flights from Singapore...

26-Dec-2019 Bangalore

Prevent infectious disease spread among children during the winter

While common cold and cough among children develop due to cold weather conditions, whether it’s the onset of monsoon or winter, the close proximity of children to each other in these conditions also contributes to the spread of the ailment. Recurrent colds...

18-Dec-2019 Chennai

Son saves father’s life in a rare liver transplant surgery

David Marshall, a 54 year old gentleman suffered from serious Liver problems and came to Kumaran Hospitals, where he was diagnosed with Liver Failure and Liver Cancer. The problem was very serious and it was clearly evident that only a Liver Transplant could...

29-Nov-2019 New Delhi

IVF & Fertility Centre at ESIC PGIMSR College & Hospital Inaugurated

In-vitro Fertilization (IVF) & Fertility Centre at ESIC PGIMSR & Hospital, Basaidarapur, New Delhi was inaugurated by DG, ESIC Shri Raj Kumar today.IVF is a complex series of procedures used to help with fertility or prevent genetic problems and assist...

09-Nov-2019 New Delhi

Air pollution in India linked to heart attack, stroke

Researchers conducting a study in a periurban area in southern India have found that air pollution in the country is associated with higher risk of cardiovascular diseases (CVD).The study shows that people most exposed to fine particles have a higher CIMT index...

30-Oct-2019 New York

High dose of O-T-C niacin supplement linked to blindness

Researchers have found that severe vision loss from a self-prescribed high dose of over-the-counter(OTC) niacin is linked to injury of a specific cell type in a patient''s eye.Niacin, also known as vitamin B3, is used for lowering hyperlipidemia or cholesterol and...

14-Sep-2019 Jalandhar

Polio Awareness Rally Flagged Off

The the health department on Saturday flagged off a polio awareness rally to sensitize the polio drive which will be started on September 15 (today) to September 17 in Jalandhar.A spokesperson of the department said that this is migratory Pulse Polio campaign...

07-Sep-2019 Chandigarh

Fertility preservation aroused hope in cancer patients

Jindal IVF under the aegis of Fertility Preservation Society (FPS) of India today organized National conference on fertility preservation in cancer patients at Hotel Mountview, Chandigarh. The conference was attended by more than 200 leading Medical Practitioners...

06-Sep-2019 Chennai

NEUBERG Bets Big On Superior Diagnostic Experience

Neuberg Diagnostics Private Limited, the fastest growing healthcare start-up in India which ranks among the top 4 diagnostic service providers in the country, today announced the launch of Anywhere Anytime services - a first in the diagnostics lab chain space....

27-Aug-2019 Mohali

Health secretary flags off eye donation awareness van

Punjab Health department secretary Mr Kumar Rahul flagged off an Information Education and Communication (IEC) van regarding eye donation from the district hospital here today, under the National Program for control of blindness and visual impairement (NPCBVI).Speaking...

27-Jul-2019 New York

Hotter weather linked to higher suicide rates

Hotter weather increases both suicide rates and the use of depressive language on social media, says a new study that analysed half a billion tweets.The research published in the journal Nature Climate Change suggests that the effects of climate change could...

27-Jul-2019 New York

Red wine can treat depression, anxiety: Study

In a good news for wine lovers, researchers have found a compound present in red wine which can treat depression and anxiety.The plant compound resveratrol displays anti-stress effects by blocking the expression of an enzyme which controls stress in the...

26-Jul-2019 New Delhi

5 hours daily on phone increases risk of obesity

Researchers have found that students who use their smartphones five or more hours a day are prone to higher risk of obesity and likely to have other lifestyle habits that increases the risk of heart disease.According to a study, researchers analysed 1,060 students...

22-Jul-2019 Bangalore

Men hesitant to address infertility issues fearing stigma

In the last couple years there has been a significant rise in infertility rates in India. Recently doctors from AIIMS reported that 12-18 million couples are diagnosed with infertility every year. Infertility is unfortunately a sensitive topic among many...

20-Jul-2019 New York

One-hour exercise with proper hydration may tackle low BP

Suffering from low blood pressure? Do an hour or more of daily exercise and stay hydrated to improve the condition and control fainting or dizziness episodes, finds a NASA-funded study on astronauts.The study is the first...

15-Jul-2019 New York

Cancer tissue-freezing may help patients cut treatment cost

Researchers have developed a new reusable device which can help women with breast cancer in lower-income countries by using carbon dioxide, a widely available and affordable gas, to power a cancer tissue-freezing probe instead of industry-standard argon.According...

02-Jul-2019 Mumbai

39 killed as relentless rain wreaks mayhem in Maharashtra

At least 39 persons were killed across Maharashtra as relentless rain created mayhem and left Mumbai paralysed with the country's commercial capital being pounded by record rainfall on Tuesday, officials said.Offering no respite, heavy showers are expected...

02-Jul-2019 London

Eating this bacteria may cut heart disease risk

Researchers have discovered that the use of a pasteurised form of Akkermansia muciniphila-an intestinal bacteria provides greater protection from various cardiovascular disease risk factors.According to the findings published in the journal Nature Medicine, the...

02-Jul-2019 New York

Electronic cigarettes damage brain stem cells : Researchers

In the most damning study so far, a US research team has found that e-cigarettes, often targeted at youth and pregnant women, damage brain stem cells.Even short-term exposure of e-cigarettes (ECs) produces a stress response in neural stem cells, which are...

01-Jul-2019 New York

Vitamin D deficiency at birth ups risk of high BP in kids

Those with vitamin D deficiency from birth to early childhood may be at 60 per cent higher risk of elevated systolic blood pressure between ages 6 and 18, says a study.Systolic refers to the first or top number in a blood pressure reading. High systolic blood...

30-Jun-2019 London

Dangerous toxins found in enamelled decoration of beer bottles

Researchers have discovered extremely harmful levels of toxic carcinogenic substances such as lead, cadmium and chromium in the enamelled decoration of beer, wine and spirits bottles.The team at the University of Plymouth analysed both the glass and enamelled decorations...

25-Jun-2019 New York

Air pollution linked to hypertension, heart diseases: Study

People who are exposed to high pollution levels are at significantly higher risk of suffering from hypertension, metabolic syndrome and heart diseases, says a new study.In the study, published in Journal of Public Health, the researchers investigated the associations...

25-Jun-2019 New York

Statins may double diabetes risk: Study

People who take cholesterol-lowering statins may be at twice the risk of developing type 2 diabetes, says a new study.Statins are a class of drugs that can lower cholesterol and blood pressure, reducing the risk of heart attack and stroke. More than a quarter...

24-Jun-2019 London

Drink coffee to tackle obesity, suggests study

Drinking a cup of coffee can be helpful in fighting obesity and diabetes as it stimulates body's fat-fighting defences, says a new study.The study, published in Scientific Reports journal, found components which could have a direct effect on "brown fat" functions,...

24-Jun-2019

Here's everything you need to know about babies and skin rashes

Skin care for babies is an essential step in their overall health routine. Babies have delicate skin which is more prone to skin concerns than adults. A change in the weather also impacts their sensitive skin. Be it heat, cold, or the rain, each one impacts...

22-Jun-2019 New York

Frequent vacations good for your heart

Take out time for travelling amid your busy schedule as frequent vacations not only help de-stress but also reduce the risk of cardiovascular diseases, reveals a new study.The study, published in Psychology and Health journal, found that a vacation can help...

20-Jun-2019 New Delhi

Want super performance in bed? Practice yoga

More and more people are uncovering the benefits of practicing yoga, but little do they know that yoga can bring energy to the bedroom as well.Experts say that yoga can improve your sex life if it is done under proper guidance.Stress plays a major role in...

20-Jun-2019 Lucknow

Yoga can help cope with mental illness

Mental illness in city dwellers which has emerged as a major problem can be treated to an extent through yoga, say experts.Though mental illness, as such, cannot be directly treated through yoga, stress, which one of the major causes, said mental health expert...

19-Jun-2019 New York

Breast cancer raises heart disease risk

Researchers have found that postmenopausal women with breast cancer are at greater risk of developing cardiovascular disease."Heart disease appears more commonly in women treated for breast cancer because of the toxicities of chemotherapy, radiation therapy and...

19-Jun-2019 Melbourne

Drug to boost growth in kids with dwarfism shows promise

A drug that helps regulate bone development has been found to boost growth rates in children with achondroplasia, the most common type of dwarfism, in a global trial.The patients' average boost in height to about 6 cm (2.4 inches) per year was close to...

16-Jun-2019 Sydney

Asthma patients skipping doses owing to high cost: Study

Out-of-pocket costs are preventing many people from taking vital asthma medication, says a new study, calling for urgent interventions to promote discussions between patients  and doctors about the cost of medicines to treat asthma.The most commonly prescribed...

14-Jun-2019 London

Evening exercise as good as morning workout

Contrary to popular perception, researchers have found that evening exercise is as good as a morning workout.The study published in the journal Cell Metabolism shows that the effect of exercise may differ depending on the time of day it is performed."There appear...

14-Jun-2019 New York

Smoking may impair blood pressure autocorrect system

Smoking may increase the risk of developing hypertension by impairing the body's blood pressure autocorrect system, warn researchers."The human body has a buffering system that continuously monitors and maintains a healthy blood pressure. If blood pressure drops,...

14-Jun-2019 New York

Heavy red meat eaters at increased risk of death

Increasing red meat consumption, particularly processed red meat, is associated with a higher risk of death, researchers warned.A study published in the journal BMJ shows that replacing red meat with other protein sources, such as eggs and fish, whole grains and...

13-Jun-2019 Sydney

High calorie diet causes brain health to decline faster: Study

The unhealthy habits of modern-day living with a diet high in calories may cause brain health to deteriorate faster, according to an Australian study published on Thursday.Compared to 50 years ago, people currently consume an average of around 650 extra...

10-Jun-2019 New York

Lowering BP, sodium intake may cut 94 mn early deaths

A worldwide effort to lower people's blood pressure, cut sodium intake and eliminate trans fat from their diet could prevent 94 million premature deaths from cardiovascular disease (CVD) over a quarter century, says a study.Regions expected to benefit...

10-Jun-2019 London

Here's how night owls can advance sleep timings by 2 hours

Researchers have found that a simple tweak to the sleeping patterns and maximising outdoor light during the mornings for a period of three weeks can help night owls -- people with extreme late sleeping and waking habits - bring forward their sleep/wake timings by...

08-Jun-2019 Pune

Brain-dead Pune man gifts life to 4 people

On his birthday, a brain-dead man from Pune gifted new life to four people after his family donated his organs to needy patients in Maharashtra, officials said here on Saturday.The 32-year-old welder had suffered a stroke a few days ago and was rushed to...

08-Jun-2019 London

Junk food consumption ups allergy risk in kids

Researchers have found that high consumption of junk food such as microwaved foods and barbequed meats may be responsible for food allergies in children.The study, presented at the 52nd Annual Meeting of the European Society for Paediatric Gastroenterology Hepatology...

08-Jun-2019 New York

This tool customises caffeine intake for alertness

Researchers have designed a web-based caffeine optimisation tool with effective strategies to maximize alertness while avoiding excessive caffeine consumption.Using multiple sleep-deprivation and shift-work scenarios, the researchers have generated a caffeine-consumption...

07-Jun-2019 New York

Nicotine in e-cigarettes raises chronic bronchitis risk: Study

E-cigarette vaping with nicotine not only hampers mucus clearance from the airways, but also increases the risk of chronic bronchitis, warn researchers.A single session of vaping can deliver more nicotine in the airways than smoking one cigarette, warned researchers...

07-Jun-2019 Lucknow

Dust storms claims 19 lives in UP, leave 48 injured

Nineteen persons were killed and 48 others injured due to dust storms and lightning in various parts of Uttar Pradesh, an official said on Friday.A state Relief commissioner said: "While six persons were killed in Mainpuri, three persons each died in Etah and...

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