Health

Zika virus outbreak: Central team sent to Jaipur after 8 more people test positive for Zika infection

A five-member central team has been sent to Jaipur to review the situation and formulate a strategy to contain the outbreak of Zika virus in the Rajasthan capital after eight more persons, including t

Vitamin D supplements may not boost bone health, says Lancet study

The researchers say that clinical guidelines that continue to recommend vitamin D supplementation for bone health should be changed to reflect the best available evidence.

Weight loss drug effective for diabetes remission: Study

Intake of lorcaserin -- a weight-loss drug -- can help decrease risk for diabetes, induce diabetes remission as well as reduce the risk of diabetes complications in obese and overweight patients, a st

Antibiotic may may kill dangerous skin cancer cells, says study

The research, published in the journal Cell Chemical Biology, found the drug, called nifuroxazide, showed promise for complementing existing melanoma therapies.

Feel sleepy during office hours? Study shows daytime naps help gain better insight

A short bout of sleep during the day may help weigh up pros and cons and gain insight before making a challenging decision, according to a study.

Tracking indoor air quality can help mitigate home pollution, finds study

Researchers built a series of portable air quality monitors with Wi-Fi and connected them to a server. Three sensors were placed in each of six homes from four to 11 months in 2017 and 2018.

MedAchievers partners with Venture India to launch $100 million healthcare fund

Healthcare platform MedAchievers Wednesday said it has partnered with business consultancy firm Venture India to launch a USD 100 million fund 'MedAchievers Connect' to fund cutting-edge research in h

Crash diets linked to more belly fat, less muscle, says study

If you are planning to take up extreme dieting or crash diets to cut that extra flab, think twice. According to a study, crash dieting would result in more belly fat and less muscle.

Cataracts linked to higher bone loss, fracture risk, study suggests

The findings, published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, revealed that the diagnosis of cataracts was associated with a 29 per cent increased risk of developing osteoporosis or fract

This algorithm may help find new antibiotics, cancer drugs, says report

In just a week, running on 100 computers, the algorithm, called Dereplicator+, identified over 5,000 promising, unknown compounds that merit further investigation, said Hosein Mohimani, an assistant p

Diabetes may increase cancer risk, reduce patients’ chances of survival – Here’s what study says

Scientists found that people with diabetes were 231 per cent more likely to be diagnosed with liver cancer than those without a history of diabetes over the study period.

Sedentary lifestyle, obesity, stress, lack of sleep key factors for diabetes: Experts

Sedentary lifestyle, obesity, stress, dietary habits and lack of sleep are among the key factors contributing to the prevalence of diabetes, health experts said.

Aspirin may reduce cancer spread, says study

Taking aspirin can boost the survival of cancer patients and reduce the risk of the disease to others parts of the body, say scientists.

World Heart Day on September 29: India, China among countries with highest diabetes, CVD deaths

According to International Diabetes Federation's ‘Diabetes and Cardiovascular Disease report, in 2015, approximately five million were estimated to have died from diabetes, the majority of these as

Obese or overweight? Study says higher BMI may lower your mental, physical health

There is a growing need to prevent obesity as a new study has found that higher body mass index (BMI) may impact your mental as well as physical health.

Even one fracture can reduce your bone density

Breaking a bone can cause bone density losses throughout the body, not just close to the site of the fracture and primarily around the time of the fracture, results from two studies have showed.

Want to lose weight fast? High carb diet may help you, says study

A diet rich in healthy carbohydrates -- found in fruits, vegetables, and whole grains -- can reduce body weight and improve insulin function in overweight individuals, a study claims.

Drink too much? New drug may help curb alcoholism, depression, say scientists

Scientists say they have developed a novel drug that may treat alcoholism by reducing alcohol intake, and also reduce depression without inducing seizures.

Eye infection in contact lens wearers can cause blindness

An outbreak of a rare but preventable eye infection, that can cause blindness, has been identified in contact lens wearers in the UK, scientists say.

Excessive alcohol consumption killed over 3 million people in 2016, says WHO

Drinking too much alcohol killed more than 3 million people in 2016, mostly men, the World Health Organization said.

Regular bedtime may boost your heart, metabolic health

Ever thought why a good night's sleep is incredibly important for your health? A new study has found that regular bedtime and wake time may help you revive yourself and boost your heart and metabolic

Privacy concerns of patients on smart pills must be addressed: Study

While smart pills have emerged as the new digital health tool that help patients and doctors track drug regimen compliance, as well as increase patient adherence, its ethical issues such as patient pr

Sun Pharmaceutical gets Australia TGA nod for plaque psoriasis treatment drug

Drug major Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Friday said it has received approval from the Australian health regulator Therapeutic Goods Administration's (TGA) for its speciality product, ILUMYA (tildraki

Walking just 35 minutes daily can reduce stroke risk in elderly

Older adults can prevent their risk of strokes by taking a daily stroll for just 35 minutes a day or four hours a week, say researchers.

Digital games can help heart patients exercise more

Digital games can effectively help people engage in more physical exercise and could be used to prevent or manage heart diseases, according to scientists including one of Indian origin.

Vitamin D may cut breast cancer risk

Vitamin D -- well known for its benefits in building healthy bones -- may reduce the risk of breast cancer and also boost a patient's chance of survival, study has found.

Ladies, take note! Aggravated PMS symptoms may indicate undiagnosed STI, says study

Women who have undiagnosed sexually transmitted infections may be at greater risk of experiencing negative premenstrual symptoms (PMS), such as headaches, cramps and sadness, an Oxford study has found

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