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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...

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 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,...

22-Jun-2019 Washington

1 in 4 women go on date for a free meal: Study

Call it new-age dating but nearly one in four women now go on a date not for the sake of romance or building a long-term relationship but grabbing a free meal, an interesting study has revealed.The new phenomenon is a "foodie call" where a person sets up...

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...

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...

09-Jun-2019 New Delhi

People want gay marriage to be legal in India: Study

After de-criminalising homosexuality in India, people feel it is time for gay marriage to be made legal in India, a study has pointed out.According to data gathered from users of dating app OkCupid, 55 per cent of men and 82 per cent of women on the OkCupid...

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...

05-Jun-2019 Tokyo

Unsalted tomato juice cuts heart disease risk

Researchers have found that drinking unsalted tomato juice can lower blood pressure and cholesterol level in adults who are at risk of cardiovascular disease, according to a study.For the study, published in the journal of Food Science and Nutrition, researchers...

02-Jun-2019 New York

Childhood adversity ups risk of mental health disorder

Kids who grow up in poverty and face adverse experiences are at a greater risk of suffering from mental health disorders such as depression and anxiety, warn researchers.Low socioeconomic status and the experience of traumatic stressful events are also linked...

31-May-2019 London

Eating blueberries can improve heart health

Eating a cup of blueberries daily reduces the risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD) by up to 15 per cent, according to a study.The findings, published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, suggest that blueberries and other berries should be included...

31-May-2019 Sydney

Depression may put women at risk of chronic diseases

Women who experience symptoms of depression, even without a clinical diagnosis, are at an increased risk of developing multiple chronic diseases, according to a study.The study, published in the journal American Psychological Association Health Psychology,...

29-May-2019 London

Women with stomach cancer live longer than men patients

Researchers have found that female patients with oesophagus and stomach cancer are likely to survive longer than male patients, but experience more nausea, vomiting and diarrhoea during therapy.The findings of a latest UK study could potentially help in managing...

28-May-2019 New York

Flavoured e-cigarettes trigger heart disease risk

The flavours used in electronic cigarettes (e-cigarette), especially cinnamon and menthol, can increase the risk of cardiovascular diseases (CVD) when inhaled, says a study.The research team investigated the effect of the e-liquids on endothelial cells that...

23-May-2019 New York

Unhealthy food at work ups risk of lifestyle ailments

If you tend to keep guards on unhealthy foods down at workplace, you may be at an increased risk of diabetes and cardiovascular diseases, compared with those who eat healthy food, says a study.Employees who purchased the least healthy food in the cafeteria...

22-May-2019 Bengaluru

Biocon to soon market breast cancer drug in Canada

Biotech major Biocon on Wednesday said it would soon market in Canada its anti-breast cancer drug Ogivri, which it co-developed with the US-based Mylan, following approval by the Canadian health regulator."As Ogivri is the first drug approved by Health Canada...

22-May-2019 Beijing

Have plenty of curd daily to reduce anxiety

Having probiotics can not only regulate gut bacteria -- trillions of microorganisms in the gut which perform key functions in the immune system and metabolism -- but also improve brain function and, thus, reduce anxiety, find researchers.Probiotics are living...

21-May-2019 New Delhi

Here's why you should apply sunscreen indoors too

It's a known fact that sunscreen saves your skin from the adverse effects of UV rays. Applying it while stepping out of your house is a must, but you need to do it while staying  indoors as well, say experts.Technology and harmful radiations from devices...

21-May-2019 Rio de Janeiro

Heart disease risks in overweight, obese kids similar

Overweight and obese adolescents have similar increased risks of developing heart disorders, say researchers."Until recently, overweight in adolescence wasn't considered as  important a risk as obesity for the development of cardiovascular disease. We found...

21-May-2019 London

Women with sleep apnea at greater cancer risk

Women with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) are more likely to be diagnosed with cancer than men with the condition, warn researchers.Common symptoms of sleep apnea,  include snoring, disrupted sleep and fatigue."Our study of more than 19,000 people shows...

21-May-2019 New Delhi

Every fourth patient visiting AIIMS dissatisfied: Survey

In a shocking result, a government survey has found that every fourth patient visiting the AIIMS is dissatisfied with treatment and other facilities at the premier institute.As much as 28 per cent of patients visiting the All India Institute of Medical...

20-May-2019 San Diego

Drinking coffee does improve bowel movement

Drinking coffee keeps the bowels moving because it changes gut bacteria and improves ability of intestines to contract, find researchers.Researchers, feeding rats coffee and also mixing it with gut bacteria in petri dishes, found that coffee suppressed bacteria...

18-May-2019 London

Heart attacks more severe in morning than night

Heart attacks that mostly happen in the morning tend to be more severe than cardiac arrests at night, warn researchers.The study, published in the journal Trends in Immunology, discusses how time of the day affects severity of afflictions, ranging from allergies...

14-May-2019 Sydney

Chewing gum additive linked to colorectal cancer

A food additive which is commonly used as a whitening agent in products such as chewing gum and mayonnaise could lead to inflammatory bowel diseases and colorectal cancer, warns a study.The study conducted in mice investigated health impacts of food additive...

13-May-2019 London

AI can beat doctors in predicting heart attack

Artificial intelligence-based systems can predict death and heart attack in patients suffering from chest pain with greater accuracy than humans, says a new study.Doctors use risk scores to make treatment decisions, but these scores are based on just a handful...

11-May-2019 New York

Good sleep, mood can help you stay sharp in old age

Memory slips with age, but getting a fair amount of sleep every night and having a cheerful mood each day may help you stay sharp even when you grow old, suggests new research.Poor sleep quality and a depressed mood are linked to a reduced likelihood of remembering...

08-May-2019 New York

New AI method predicts future risk of breast cancer

Researchers have developed a new tool with advanced artificial intelligence (AI) methods to predict a woman's future risk of breast cancer.For the study, the researchers used almost 90,000 full-resolution screening mammograms from about 40,000 women to train, validate...

07-May-2019 New York

Heart failure deaths rising among younger adults in US

Despite significant advances in medical and surgical treatments for heart failure in the past decade, premature deaths caused by heart failure are on the rise in the US, especially among younger adults, says a study.Death rates due to heart failure have been...

06-May-2019 New York

Improving fitness can help you cut cancer risk

While a high fitness level is already known to have a positive impact on conditions like heart disease, a new study suggests that adults who are more fit have the lowest risk of developing lung and colorectal cancer compared with those who have low fitness...

03-May-2019 New York

Decoded: Why people love to have coffee or beer

Whether you choose a dark roast coffee or hoppy beer in the summer, it may actually depend on how the drink makes you feel rather than how it tastes, reveals a genome-based study.The researchers searched for variations in our taste genes that could explain our...

02-May-2019 New York

Eating walnuts daily lowers heart disease risk

Eating a handful of walnuts daily may lower the risk of developing cardiovascular disease (CVD), says a study.The study, published in Journal of the American Heart Association, examined the effects of replacing some of the saturated fats in participants' diets...

02-May-2019 London

Scientists find cocaine in UK shrimp

Researchers in the UK have found cocaine, pharmaceuticals and pesticides in all samples of freshwater shrimp in a rural area of eastern England.Scientists from King's College London and the University of Suffolk tested the exposure of freshwater shrimp to different...

01-May-2019 New York

Quitting smoking cuts bladder cancer risk in women

Quitting smoking can reduce the risk of bladder cancer in older women, says a study, adding that the most significant reduction in risk occurred in the first 10 years after quitting.The researchers used various statistical models to analyse the association between...

30-Apr-2019 Jaipur

Cancer-stricken village near nuclear test site cries for help

Close to the India-Pakistan border near Rajasthan's Pokhran lies a village named Khartoli where residents are slowly succumbing to cancer, perhaps paying the price for the two nuclear tests conducted in its vicinity. However, none of the officials concerned...

30-Apr-2019 New York

Smartphone, AI may help detect diabetic retinopathy

Equipping a smartphone to capture retinal images and using artificial intelligence (AI) to interpret those may help overcome barriers to ophthalmic screening for people with diabetes, says a study.Diabetic retinopathy (DR) is a condition that can lead to permanent...

30-Apr-2019 London

Exam stress? Shun fast food now

Students, please take note. Increased stress during examinations is associated with eating a poor-quality diet including less fruit and vegetables and more fast food, say researchers.The research, published in the European Journal of Nutrition, suggests that students...

30-Apr-2019 New York

New treatment for diabetic kids shows promise

A new treatment for Type-2 diabetes in children has shown promise in a clinical trial, according to a study.The drug, liraglutide, in combination with an existing medication, metformin, showed a robust effect in treating children with Type-2 diabetes,...

29-Apr-2019 Ahmedabad

e-cigarettes effective way to quit smoking: Indian study

A first-ever Indian study has found that Electronic Nicotine Delivery System (ENDS), also known as e-cigarettes, pose much less a health risk than combustible cigarettes and  could be an ideal tool to reduce or give up smoking.Published in the Indian...

29-Apr-2019 London

Heavy, tall kids at higher risk of kidney cancer

Heavier and taller children are more likely to develop kidney cancer as adults than their average-sized peers, warn researchers."We know that overweight in adulthood is associated with an increased risk of renal cell carcinoma (RCC). We also know that cancers...

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