Health

Have brains bigger than others? This study says you are at greater cancer risk

The more brain cells you have, the higher is the risk of developing brain cancer, according to a study.

Delhi air pollution alert! Tiny particles can increase chances of stroke among youngsters, say experts

Tiny air pollution particles can also increase the risk of stroke in youngsters and healthy people by damaging the inner lining of their veins and arteries, according to medical experts.

Guilty of midnight munching? Try cottage cheese, satiate your taste buds with this healthy option

Researchers at the Florida State University (FSU) in the US found that consuming 30 grammes of protein about 30 minutes before bed appears to have a positive effect on muscle quality, metabolism and o

Antibiotics are ‘avoidable trigger’ for bowel disease, says study

Scientists have shown for the first time how antibiotics can predispose the gut to avoidable infections that trigger bowel disease in mice.

Just a few drinks may change how memories are formed, says study

One of the many challenges with battling alcohol addiction and other substance abuse disorders is the risk of relapse, even after progress towards recovery, said researchers from Brown University in t

India’s focus on improved primary, secondary healthcare has yielded results: Nadda

India's focus on improved and strengthened primary and secondary health care services with stress on multiple sectors has yielded results not just in terms of positive health indicators but also in a

‘AI doctor’ could boost survival in sepsis patients

Scientists have created an artificial intelligence (AI) system that could help treat patients with sepsis by predicting the best treatment strategy.

Fight against TB: ‘Game changer’ tuberculosis drug cures 8 in 10

The World Health Organisation says currently only 55 percent of people with multidrug-resistant tuberculosis are successfully treated.

Israel discovers blood test to match treatment to lung cancer

The study, conducted by the oncology department at Soroka Hospital in southern Israel, examined the contribution of the use of "Guardant360" non-invasive liquid biopsy to match accurate treatment for

Scientists develop sensor to detect unborn baby’s heartbeat

The technology would also greatly benefit women experiencing high-risk pregnancy factors, such as high blood pressure, diabetes, preeclampsia and gestational high blood pressure, who require regular m

Eight new Zika cases in Rajasthan, total infected reach 117

Most of the cases which have been reported are from Shastri Nagar area here where fogging and other anti-larvae activities are being carried out to prevent the spread of the virus.

Woman gives birth after undergoing uterus transplant

A 28-year-old woman who had undergone a uterus transplant gave birth to a baby girl at a private hospital here Thursday.

Relief for cancer patients! 150-year-old drug may improve radiation therapy, says study

A drug first identified 150 years ago and used as a smooth-muscle relaxant could make tumours more sensitive to radiation therapy, according to a study.

Eating walnuts may not cause weight gain, says study

A diet rich in walnuts may not lead to weight gain or increase the risk of obesity, a study conducted in healthy elders claims.

DNA ‘spelling mistakes’ may cause dementia: Study

Many cases of dementia may arise from spontaneous errors in our DNA that arise as cells divide and reproduce, according to a study published Monday.

Do’s and Dont’s for Diabetics during the festival season

Pre-festival consultation with doctors, dietary restraint and continuing with exercise schedule should be adhered to by patients of Diabetes mellitus to enjoy Navaratri and Durga Puja celebrations, se

High lead exposure causing intellectual disability in Indian children: Study

High levels of lead contamination in the blood of children living in India may have a significant impact in lowering their IQ and increasing the risk of other diseases, a study has found.

Young and overweight? Beware! Obesity may double risk of colorectal cancer in women – here’s what study says

Women who are overweight or obese have up to twice the risk of developing colorectal cancer before age 50, warn researchers.

In your 20s and overweight? Beware! Study says you may lose up to 10 years in life expectancy

If you are obese or overweight in your 20s and 30s, expect to lose up to 10 years in life expectancy, researchers have warned.

Big boost to healthcare sector! India remains polio free; UNICEF, WHO say all vaccines used in govt immunisation programmes safe

In the backdrop of some oral polio vaccine vials being found contaminated with the type-2 polio virus, the UNICEF and the WHO Thursday reiterated India's status as a polio-free country.

Healthy heart: Check your heart rate with these apps

Whether it be your heart rate or your blood pressure, with technology advancing at the speed of light, there are many ways to track your health at the comfort of your home.

World Mental Health Day: India at threshold of epidemic, every sixth person needs help

India is standing on the threshold of a mental health epidemic with a greater number of people affected by mental health issues in the country than the entire population of Japan.

Air Pollution alert: It may up mouth cancer risk – Here’s what study says

High levels of air pollutants -- especially fine particulate matter -- may increase the risk of developing mouth cancer, a study has found.

Planned fasting may help reverse diabetes, says report

Planned intermittent fasting may help to reverse type 2 diabetes, according to doctors who were able to cut out the need for insulin treatment for three patients in their care.

Zika virus in India: Here are the symptoms, treatment and prevention of Zika virus disease

At present, there is no vaccine available to protect one against Zika virus disease, it becomes pertinent to protect yourself from mosquito bites.

Scientists say first bio-electronic medicine developed; will speed healing of damaged nerve

Scientists say they have developed the first bioelectronic medicine -- an implantable, biodegradable wireless device that speeds nerve regeneration and improves the healing of a damaged nerve.

Artificial Intelligence may predict Alzheimer’s five years in advance – here’s what study says

Scientists -- including one of Indian origin -- have created an artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm that can accurately predict whether a person's cognitive decline will lead to Alzheimer's disease

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