IANS | August 2, 2017 2:03 PM
The problem of protein deficiency is known to be widespread in India, and if carbon dioxide (CO2) levels continue to rise as projected, it may put an estimated 53 million people at new risk of consuming less than adequate dietary protein, a Harvard University study says.
PTI | August 2, 2017 11:47 AM
Nearly one lakh children die every year in India due to diseases that could have been prevented through breastfeeding, according to a UN report which said mortality and other losses attributed to inadequate breastfeeding could cost the country’s economy USD 14 billion.
IANS | August 1, 2017 4:24 PM
Climate change, if left unaddressed, is expected to increase air pollution-related deaths by nearly 60,000 in 2030 and 2,60,000 in 2100 globally, a study has claimed.
IANS | August 1, 2017 4:06 PM
Researchers have developed a new drug that may limit the progression of Parkinson’s disease while providing better symptom relief to people with the disease.
IANS | August 1, 2017 12:50 PM
Individuals who are heavy alcohol consumers may be at an increased risk of developing non-melanoma skin cancer, an analysis has shown.
PTI | July 31, 2017 7:33 PM
Scientists have discovered how one of the most common antibiotic resistant bacteria found in hospitals causes life-threatening infections, an advance that will help develop new treatments against the superbug.
ANI | July 29, 2017 5:03 PM
Good news caffeine lovers! A study has revealed that four cups of coffee or eight cups of tea, which is equivalent to 400mg of caffeine, has no lasting damage on the body.
IANS | July 29, 2017 3:54 PM
Researchers in the US are in the process of developing a new tool that may help physicians prescribe antibiotics to patients who really need them and avoid giving them to individuals who don’t, which may in turn help combat antibiotic resistance.
PTI | July 27, 2017 6:39 PM
The World Health Organisation today said India and countries in the South-East Asia region should enhance awareness and actions to eliminate hepatitis, which kills over 400,000 people in the area every year.
PTI | July 27, 2017 4:14 PM
For the first time, scientists in the US have successfully used gene-editing tools on human embryos to correct defective DNA that cause inherited diseases.
PTI | July 27, 2017 1:05 PM
The emergence of Type 2 Diabetes could be more effectively monitored using our Google searches, helping public health officials to keep a track of the disease and halt its spread, scientists say.
PTI | July 26, 2017 1:35 PM
Attaching curcumin – a compound found in turmeric – to nanoparticles can be used to destroy treatment-resistant neuroblastoma, the most common cancer in infants, researchers including one of Indian origin claim.
PTI | July 25, 2017 4:56 PM
A new test, which consists of measuring rapid eye movements, may help identify people with Autism spectrum disorders (ASD), scientists say. fhealth
IANS | July 25, 2017 3:58 PM
Lighting a cigarette may not be a good way to relax and it may increase sensitivity to social stress, according to a new study by the French National Centre for Scientific Research published on Tuesday.
PTI | July 25, 2017 3:57 PM
An experimental HIV vaccine was well-tolerated and generated immune responses against the deadly virus in healthy human adults, scientists say.
PTI | July 24, 2017 4:56 PM
Adolescents who are overweight or obese may be at an increased risk of developing colon cancer as adults, a study warns.
IANS | July 22, 2017 11:49 PM
With a countrywide average of Infant Mortality Rate (IMR) of 39 deaths per 1,000 live births and Maternal Mortality Rate (MMR) of 167 per 1,00,000 live births, the country only “partially achieved” the Millennium Development Goals-2015.
PTI | July 22, 2017 7:59 PM
The healthcare sector in India requires increased research and indigenous technology to make medical facilities affordable for the masses, according to a group of Indian doctors here.
PTI | July 22, 2017 6:13 PM
Depression could result in changes to the structure of a key component of the brain, a study has warned.
AFP | July 20, 2017 2:59 PM
AIDS claimed a million lives in 2016, almost half the 2005 toll that marked the peak of the deadly epidemic, a UN report said today proclaiming “the scales have tipped”.
PTI | July 19, 2017 6:52 PM
The world’s first child to receive a double hand transplant – a 10-year-old boy from the US – is now able to write, dress and even play baseball, say doctors, declaring the pioneering surgery a success.
PTI | July 19, 2017 1:44 PM
People living in India and other South Asian countries are particularly vulnerable to rare genetic diseases, according to a genomic analysis that may help detect and prevent population-specific disorders.
PTI | July 18, 2017 4:26 PM
Ladies, take note! As little as one minute of daily high-intensity, weight-bearing exercise, such a run or a jog, can boost your bone health, a study suggests.
IANS | July 18, 2017 10:42 AM
Exposure to ozone, a powerful greenhouse gas and a widespread air pollutant in many major cities, may cause cardiovascular disease such as heart attack, high blood pressure and stroke, according to a new study of Chinese adults.
PTI | July 16, 2017 5:14 PM
Doctors in the UK have found 27 contact lenses stuck in a 67-year-old woman’s eye while they were preparing her for a cataract surgery.
PTI | July 15, 2017 5:37 PM
People who are infected by Zika virus after having dengue fever do not appear to become more severely ill than those who have never had dengue, a study suggests.
ANI | July 15, 2017 3:51 PM
Gita Ramesh, Jt. Managing Director, Kairali Ayurvedic Group, while stressing on the benefits of Ayurveda, said that knowingly or unknowingly, people have been using ayurvedic techniques in cooking.
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