Health

Depression, anxiety may take same toll on health as smoking – Here’s what study says

Unlike the other conditions investigated, the researchers found that high levels of depression and anxiety were not associated with cancer incidence.

End of wrong treatment? ICMR’s bid to provide quality diagnosis

In order to ensure quality diagnosis at all levels of healthcare facilities, the ICMR has articulated a new list of essential diagnostics.

Neck, back pain? Seek physical therapy to avoid opioid abuse

Are you suffering from neck, back and shoulder pain? If so, visiting a physical therapist early can reduce the consumption of opioids that can lead to their abuse as well as other health complications

Higher risk of heart attack on Christmas Eve – Here’s what study says

The risk of heart attack peaks at around 10 pm on Christmas Eve, particularly for older and sick people, most likely due to heightened emotional stress, according to a Swedish study.

Eyes can tell a lot more than just emotions! Scientists say stress, mental workload can be measured as well

Our eyes could serve as a window to how stressed we are, say scientists who found that pupil dilation can be used to indicate the mental workload of a person when they multitask.

Now, a portable ventilator for just Rs 35,000! AIIMS team develops low cost life-saving device

Cost of the advanced version of this portable ventilator starts from Rs 45,000. It has a fixed tablet displaying vitals such as pulse, blood pressure, etc.

Novel blood test may diagnose Alzheimer’s disease

Currently the only way to definitively diagnose Alzheimer's disease in life is through brain scans and tests of cerebrospinal fluid that must be collected via lumbar puncture.

Exposure to air pollution increases risk of miscarriages: Study

Exposure to air pollution, even for a short term, may significantly increase the risk of miscarriages, a study has found. Air quality has been associated with numerous adverse health outcomes from ast

New test can detect all types of cancer within minutes

The test, developed by researchers from the University of Queensland in Australia, who have discovered a unique DNA nanostructure that appears to be common to all cancers.

Just 1 hour on treadmill can boost metabolism for 2 days, says study

A single workout session consisting of three 20-minute treadmill runs could activate neurons that are important regulators of blood glucose levels and energy balance as well as influence metabolism fo

World’s first baby born via womb transplant from deceased donor

The breakthrough operation, performed two years ago in Brazil, shows that such transplants are feasible and could help thousands of women unable to have children due to uterine problems, according to

There is a magic bullet for some cancers. What if it misses?

Researchers are finding the same pattern with Kymriah, a therapy for children with a rare and hard-to-treat form of leukemia that is quickly fatal. About 83 percent were in remission after three month

How data analytics saves lives of infants

IIM-A tech business incubator exits Healthtech start-up iNICU.

New drug offers hope for diabetes-related blindness

In a major breakthrough, Australian scientists have developed a new drug that offers treatment for people suffering from diabetic retinopathy -- the main cause of blindness from diabetes.

Painless method can evaluate tumour progression

Chinese researchers have developed a new evaluating model using medical imaging to help painlessly evaluate tumour progression in patients.

World AIDS Day 2018: What is PrEP? 5 common myths, misconceptions around the globe

World AIDS Day is observed on the 1st of December every year in order to raise awareness of the AIDS pandemic caused by the spread of HIV infection.

New self-powered sensor to monitor heart failure

Chinese scientists have designed an implant and self-powered sensor that can help monitor heart failure, a global public health problem in which the heart is incapable of pumping sufficient blood to m

World AIDS day 2018: 10 facts to know about HIV and its challenges

The global campaign to end AIDS has made significant strides but the epidemic remains one of the world's leading public health challenges, affecting almost 37 million people.

120,000 children, adolescents aged 0-19 were living with HIV in 2017 in India, says UN report

The report noted that South Asia has made substantial progress in reducing HIV risks and vulnerability among children, adolescents, pregnant women and mothers.

Are your kids turning couch potatoes? Report says children worldwide not physically active

The report attributed modern lifestyles including an increase in screen time, growing urbanisation of communities and the rise of automation as contributing to the rise of the problem.

US FDA approves new drug for treatment of leukemia patients

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a new drug for the treatment of adult patients who have relapsed or refractory acute myeloid leukemia (AML) with a FLT3 mutation.

Indians lose over four years of their lives to air pollution, says study

According to the new Air Quality Life Index (AQLI), developed by researchers at University of Chicago in the US, particulate air pollution cuts global average life expectancy by 1.8 years per person.

Malaria cases in India down by 24 pct, WHO credits this Indian state for progress

The World Health Organisation (WHO) recently stated that India over the last year has witnessed a sharp decline in the number of malaria cases.

This natural sugar supplement could help fight cancer

Mannose -- a nutritional supplement -- found naturally in fruits such as cranberries can aid in slowing the growth of tumours and improve cancer treatment, a study has shown.

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