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24-Sep-2020 Toronto

Common diabetes drug linked to low risk of major heart issues

Drugs known as sodium-glucose cotransporter 2 (SGLT2) inhibitors are associated with a lower risk of major heart problems in patients with type 2 diabetes than dipeptidyl peptidase-4 (DPP-4) inhibitors, say, researchers.According to the study, published in...

22-Sep-2020 Wellington

Smokers increasingly trying e-cigarettes to quit: Study

Researchers have found that people who smoke are increasingly using e-cigarettes to try to quit smoking.The study, published in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, found that between 2016 and 2018 the level of awareness, as well...

22-Sep-2020 New York

Researchers find potential drug for dangerous enterovirus

ome good news in the search for antiviral drugs for hard-to-treat diseases as researchers have identified a potential new drug candidate against enterovirus 71, a common cause of hand, foot and mouth disease in infants and young children.The compound is...

21-Sep-2020 Beijing

Chinese researchers develop neural system for brain-machine interface

Chinese researchers have developed a neural signal analysis system with memristor arrays, paving the way for high-efficiency brain-machine interfaces.Brain-machine interfaces are promising tools for rehabilitation medicine and medical electronics.Most conventional...

21-Sep-2020 Hyderabad

Keto diet could reduce the risk of Alzheimer's disease

Eating healthy, low calorie food could help fight the fungi in the gut and thus reduce the risk of dementia among senior citizens, doctors said, citing a new study done in the US that revealed that the diet has a direct connection with Alzheimer's disease.The...

20-Sep-2020 Mumbai

11-kg tumour extracted from Mumbai woman's abdomen

Doctors in Mumbai have extracted a gigantic 11-kg tumour from the abdomen of a 55-year-old woman after a marathon nine-hour surgery.A team of medicos headed by oncologist Dr Tanveer A. Majeed, urologist Dr Santosh Palkar and Dr Shilpa Deshmukh performed the...

18-Sep-2020 London

Stroke scans can reveal Covid-19 infection: Study

Researchers have found that Covid-19 may be diagnosed on the same emergency scans intended to diagnose stroke.The findings published in the American Journal of Neuroradiology, have important implications in the management of patients presenting with suspected stroke...

18-Sep-2020 Beijing

Bacterial outbreak infects thousands in China amid Covid-19

Amid the Covid-19 outbreak, now several thousand people in northwest China have tested positive for brucellosis, a bacterial disease, the authorities has confirmed recently.The Brucellosis outbreak was caused by a leak at a bio-pharmaceutical company last...

18-Sep-2020 Tokyo

UV light kills Covid-19 virus without harming people: Study

In a significant breakthrough, researchers have discovered that using Ultraviolet C (UVC) light with a wavelength of 222 nanometres (touted as safer to use around humans) effectively kills the Covid-19 virus.Other studies involving 222 nm UVC, also known...

17-Sep-2020 London

Smoking linked to bleeding in the brain: Study

Smoking most likely has a significant share in all cases of subarachnoid haemorrhage, the most fatal type of cerebrovascular disturbances in the brain, warn researchers.The study, published in the journal Stroke, reaffirmed a link between smoking and subarachnoid...

15-Sep-2020 Sydney

Turmeric supplement effective in osteoarthritis knee pain: Study

An extract of Curcuma longa (CL) or turmeric has been found to be more effective than placebo for reducing knee pain in patients with knee osteoarthritis, say researchers.Osteoarthritis is the most common form of arthritis, affecting millions of people...

11-Sep-2020 New York

Gestational diabetes may accelerate child's biological age

Children born to mothers who had diabetes during pregnancy may age faster biologically and be at an increased risk for obesity and high blood pressure, say researchers.The study, published in the journal Epigenetics, explored how more than 1,000 children born...

11-Sep-2020 New York

Leg fat may reduce high blood pressure risk : Study

Adults with fatter legs -- meaning they have a higher percentage of total body fat tissue in their legs -- were less likely than those with a lower percentage to have high blood pressure, say researchers, including one of Indian-origin."Although we know confidently...

07-Sep-2020 London

People with thyroid problems at greater risk of anxiety

People with autoimmune inflammation of their thyroid may be at a higher risk of developing anxiety, says a new study.Anxiety can have a severe impact on people's quality of life and ability to work and socialise, and anti-anxiety medication does not always...

06-Sep-2020 New York

Common drugs linked to increased risk of Alzheimer's disease

A class of drugs used for a broad array of conditions, from allergies and colds to hypertension, may be associated with an increased risk of cognitive decline, particularly in older adults at greater risk for Alzheimer's disease (AD), say researchers.According...

05-Sep-2020 London

Arthritis drug may improve early stages of heart disease

Drugs used to treat initial signs of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) can also improve the early stages of heart disease, according to a new study.Having rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is known to at least double the chances of developing cardiovascular disease (CVD)...

04-Sep-2020 Sydney

Early bronchitis linked to worse lung health in middle age

Researchers have found that people who had bronchitis at least once before the age of seven are more likely to develop lung problems in later life."However, the lung diseases they suffer from by the age of 53 were usually asthma and pneumonia rather than chronic...

04-Sep-2020 Sydney

Want to live longer? Avoiding red hot meat may help

If you're consuming too much and processed meat, kindly take note. Researchers have found that consuming red and processed meat increased a protein compound that may increase the risk of heart disease, stroke and complications in diabetes.The study, published...

03-Sep-2020 New York

Permanent hair dye may up cancer risk in women: Study

Women who use permanent hair dye products, kindly take note. Researchers have found that permanent hair dye can slightly increase the risk of some types of breast, skin and ovarian cancer.The study from Harvard University in the US, published in the journal...

02-Sep-2020 New York

Handgrip can detect people at high diabetes risk: Study

A study that measured the muscular handgrip strength of 776 men and women without a history of diabetes over a 20-year period has found that a simple test such as the strength of handgrip could be used as a quick, low-cost screening tool to help identify...

31-Aug-2020 London

'BMI more powerful risk factor for diabetes than genetics'

Body mass index (BMI) is a more powerful risk factor for diabetes than genetics, said researchers, adding that losing weight could prevent or even reverse diabetes.Obesity is the main modifiable cause of type 2 diabetes, while genetic make-up may also identify...

29-Aug-2020 London

High BP can be treated without ruining sex life: Research

People who have normal or near-normal blood pressure (pre-hypertension) can ruin their sex life by taking BP medicines as the drugs can hamper penile blood flow and trigger erectile dysfunction, warn researchers.For men with untreated hypertension, older BP...

27-Aug-2020 Toronto

Study uncovers how Covid-19 kills, offers possible ways to stop it

In the fight against the novel coronavirus, researchers have made significant progress in understanding the Covid-19 virus and offered possible ways to stop the pandemic."While the findings need to be validated with larger groups of patients, they could...

27-Aug-2020 London

Depressed teens at heart attack risk in midlife: Study

In a warning for parents, researchers say that depression or anxiety in the teenage years is linked to a 20 per cent greater likelihood of having a heart attack in mid-life."Parents need to be vigilant and look for signs of stress, depression or anxiety...

27-Aug-2020 London

Vitamin C can be key to better muscles in later life : Study

People above 50, kindly take note. Researchers have found that older people who eat plenty of Vitamin C -- commonly found in citrus fruits, berries and vegetables -- have the best skeletal muscle mass.This is important because people tend to lose skeletal muscle...

24-Aug-2020 London

BP medication may improve Covid-19 survival rates: Study

In a fight against the novel coronavirus, researchers have found that medication for high blood pressure could improve Covid-19 survival rates and reduce the severity of the infection.For the study, published in the journal Current Atherosclerosis Reports,...

22-Aug-2020 New York

Scientists develop injectable HIV drug with fewer side effects

Researchers have developed an injectable new drug that blocks HIV from entering cells which offers long-lasting protection from the infection with fewer side effects.The drug, which was tested in non-human primates, could eventually replace or supplement components...

22-Aug-2020 New Delhi

50 kg ovarian tumour removed from Delhi woman

Amid the Covid-19 pandemic, doctors at a private hospital in Delhi successfully removed an ovarian tumour weighing 50 kgs from a 52-year-old woman.The woman Lakshmi (name changed), who is a local resident, had recently started experiencing difficulty in breathing,...

20-Aug-2020 Sydney

Eat broccoli and cabbage to reduce heart attack risk

Higher consumption of cruciferous vegetables, such as broccoli, Brussels sprouts and cabbage, is associated with less extensive blood vessel disease such as heart attack or  stroke in older women, say researchers.Blood vessel disease is a condition that...

20-Aug-2020 New York

Covid-19 may not spread through breast milk: Study

New research adds to the growing body of evidence that Covid-19 was unable to cause infection in the breastfed infant.The study, published in the journal JAMA, examined 64 samples of breast milk collected by the 'Mommy's Milk Human Milk Research Biorepository'...

19-Aug-2020 Sydney

Low humidity, dry air can increase Covid-19 risk: Study

New research adds to the growing body of evidence that low humidity, dry air can increase the risk of Covid-19 virus.The study, published in the journal Transboundary and Emerging Diseases, focused on the Greater Sydney area during the early epidemic stage...

17-Aug-2020 New Delhi

All you need to know about bone health

Amid the pandemic, work from home, social shielding and discreet outdoor ventures have not only disrupted our emotional well-being but have also drastically affected our physical health. As people are confined to their homes with reduced physical activity...

09-Aug-2020 Bengaluru

Every citizen must fight the Covid war: Experts

With the government easing more restrictions under Unlock3.0 to further revive the economy since August 1, the war against the Coronavirus pandemic has to be fought by each and every citizen across the country, according to health experts, including epidemiologists."As...

07-Aug-2020 London

BCG vaccine is safe, does not increase Covid risk: Study

The Bacille Calmette-Guerin or BCG vaccine, originally made against tuberculosis, has a general stimulating effect on the immune system and is therefore effective against  Covid-19, say researchers.The study, published in the journal Cell Reports Medicine,...

07-Aug-2020 Seoul

Vitamin D twice a day may keep vertigo away

Researchers have revealed that taking vitamin D and calcium twice a day may reduce your chances of getting vertigo again - a sudden internal or external spinning sensation,  often triggered by moving your head too quickly."Our study suggests that for people...

04-Aug-2020 New Delhi

Blood test can diagnose baby brain damage just hours after birth

Researchers, including one of Indian origin, have found that an early blood test could detect which babies deprived of oxygen at birth are at risk of serious neuro disabilities like cerebral palsy and epilepsy.The prototype test looks for certain genes being switched...

03-Aug-2020 London

Women with polycystic ovary syndrome at heart disease risk

Women in their 30s and 40s with a common condition affecting how the ovaries work are more likely to get heart disease."Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) isn't a life sentence - there are many ways to stay heart healthy. Small changes add up, like eating more...

29-Jul-2020 New York

Vitamin D deficiency lead to higher osteoporosis risk: Study

Researchers have found that calcium and vitamin D deficiencies lead to a higher risk of osteoporosis and poor bone health.For the findings, published in the journal PLOS ONE, the research team examined inadequate nutrient intake and its relationship to poor bone...

27-Jul-2020 New Delhi

Noni juice: The health-giving drink for greater immunity

Noni fruit (Mortita citrifolia), also known as the Indian Mulberry, is a popular fruit that has been used in the Indian households for over 2,000 years. This native fruit has had its fair share of mention in ancient texts for its Ayurvedic properties.Noni...

26-Jul-2020 New York

Some BP drugs linked to greater risk of heart failure

Researchers have found that L-type calcium channel blockers (LCCBs) -- the most widely used drugs for treating hypertension -- may harm the heart as much as help it.The study found that in rats and human cells in vitro, LCCBs cause changes in blood vessels -- known...

26-Jul-2020 New Delhi

Pump up the protein and vitamins in your diet

As we face this global pandemic, it is important that we stay indoors. maintain physical distancing and focus on building a strong immune system which is a crucial shield against infections.While we are confined to the house, it is important we maintain...

26-Jul-2020 London

Vegan diets may lower BP even with limited meat, dairy

This is for the one who finds it difficult to stick to a strict vegetarian diet, read on. Researchers have revealed that consuming a plant-based diet can lower blood pressure even if small amounts of meat and dairy are consumed too.The team argued that any...

23-Jul-2020 New York

Eat chocolate once a week to keep your heart healthy

It seems like chocolate is good for the heart as researchers have said that consuming chocolate at least once a week is linked with a reduced risk of heart disease.The study, published in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology, suggests that chocolate...

23-Jul-2020 New York

Common Blood Pressure drugs don't increase risk of Covid-19 severity

Researchers have revealed that a widely used class of drugs to treat patients with hypertension, cardiovascular disease and diabetic kidney disease does not increase the risk of developing a severe Covid-19 infection as previously feared.There have been concerns...

22-Jul-2020 New Delhi

Low levels of awareness about typhoid: Survey

With 2.2 million cases of typhoid being recorded in India alone in 2016, typhoid fever poses a serious disease burden in the country. However, a recent survey reveals that only 66 per cent of people are aware of the typhoid vaccination that can prevent the...

22-Jul-2020 New Delhi

Does Marijuana lead to head and neck cancer?

Cannabis sativa, otherwise known as marijuana, is one of the most commonly used illicit drugs in the world. Today there is a growing public support for marijuana law reform than ever before; around the globe a lot of countries are in favour of legalizing marijuana.In...

21-Jul-2020 New York

Gum disease may up mouth, stomach cancer risk : Study

People with a history of periodontal (gum) disease appear to have a higher risk of developing mouth and stomach cancer, warn researchers.Periodontitis or gum disease is a serious gum infection that damages the soft tissue and, without treatment, can destroy...

21-Jul-2020 New York

Researchers identify possible drug target for prostate cancer

Researchers have discovered that the protein BRD4 could be an important new target to prevent castration-resistant prostate cancer metastases.Bromodomain-containing protein 4 is a protein in humans encoded by the BRD4 gene. Castration-resistant prostate cancer is...

21-Jul-2020 New York

Respiratory droplets from cough last longer in humid, cold climates

A US study led by Indian-origin researchers found that respiratory droplets from cough or sneeze travel farther and last longer in humid, cold climates than in hot and dry ones.The research team developed this new model to better understand the role that...

18-Jul-2020 New York

Covid-19 cannot be transmitted from mosquitoes to humans: Study

Do mosquitoes carry the novel coronavirus and can they transmit Covid-19 to humans? Maybe not. In a new study, the researchers have confirmed that Covid-19 virus cannot be transmitted to people by mosquitoes.The findings, published in the journal Scientific...

18-Jul-2020 New Delhi

Sweeten day to day life without thinking of the calories

The pandemic might be overstaying its welcome, but the past few months have taught us to prioritise our health and well-being to ensure fitness and immunity.With the work from home situation taking over the world, it is very easy to become lethargic and...

17-Jul-2020 New York

'Dangerous blood clots form in leg arteries of Covid-19 patients'

In a new study, the US researchers have revealed that Covid-19 is associated with life-threatening blood clots in the arteries of the legs.Published in the journal Radiology, the research has shown that Covid-19 patients with symptoms of inadequate blood...

17-Jul-2020 Singapore

'Global sentiments towards Covid-19 shifts from fear to anger'

The people's feelings towards Covid-19 around the world have shifted from fear to anger as the pandemic developed, say researchers.The study, published in the journal JMIR Public Health & Surveillance, observed that tweets reflecting fear, while dominant...

17-Jul-2020 New York

This compound may help avert lung destruction in Covid patients

Cannabidiol or CBD may help reduce the cytokine storm and excessive lung inflammation that is killing many patients with COVID-19, say researchers.CBD is a non-intoxicating cannabinoid (chemical compound) found in the ingredients of cannabis (marijuana).It has many...

17-Jul-2020 Bengaluru

97-year-old man recovers from brain stroke in Bengaluru

A 97-year-old man recovered from brain stroke at a private hospital here amid the Covid-19 pandemic, an official said on Friday."Nonagenarian Prahlada Rao recovered from an embolic stroke caused by the narrowing of an artery, which restricted blood flow,"...

16-Jul-2020 New York

New antiplatelet drug shows promise for treating heart attack

Researchers have developed a new drug that prevents blood clots without causing an increased risk of bleeding, a common side effect of all antiplatelet medications currently available.The study, published in the journal Science Translational Medicine, described...

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