Health

Hepatitis drug: $1,000-per-pill drug overtaken by pricier successor

The $1,000 pill for a liver-wasting viral infection that made headlines last year is no longer the favorite of patients and doctors in the U.S.

Like gym memberships, enthusiasm for fitness trackers drops

Deepak Jayasimha's fitness tracker is now with his father-in-law in India, where it sits unused. Annabel Kelly foisted hers off on the kids.

Obesity drug use does not prevent babies from being born overweight

If a pregnant woman is on obesity medication, it does not mean that her baby won't be born overweight, says a new research.

Indians at higher risk of diabetes due to ancestors: Research

Middle classes from India and other developing countries are more vulnerable to develop diabetes than to those in the developed world due to the nutrition endured by their ancestors, according to a ne

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Recipe winners dine on brussels sprouts, smoothies at White House

White House state dinners are not normally known for centerpieces made of brussels sprouts, green smoothies and eating with your fingers.

Blame ‘ancestral diets’ for diabetes, heart disease, says Indian scientist

In a new research, an Indian scientist has claimed that middle class people from developing countries are more prone to type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease and obesity due to the nutrition endu

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Early HIV treatment may save patients diagnosed with tuberculosis

Starting anti-HIV treatment within two weeks of the diagnosis of tuberculosis improved survival among patients with both infections who had very low immune-cell counts, a new study has found.

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Though ‘stress relievers,’ violent video games increase risk of aggressive outcomes

While playing video games may make you feel less stressed, if the nature of the game is violent, it may increase aggressive outcomes, claims a new study.

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Britain finds suspected bird flu on farm, says ‘low risk’ to public

Britain said on Friday a suspected case of avian flu had been reported at a poultry farm in northern England, but the risk to public health was very low and it posed no food safety concerns.

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Study links Prozac, Paxil use with birth defects

A sweeping government study of thousands of women has found links between the older antidepressants Prozac and Paxil and birth defects, but has cleared other popular treatments in the class, including

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Tests show Ebola probably remained latent in Liberia

Ebola probably remained latent in Liberia even after it was officially eliminated in May, health officials said on Friday...

‘Progress for women and children in India health survey may offer global lessons’

Simple interventions such as using community workers to promote breast-feeding in villages have helped India improve the health of its women...

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Smoking linked to schizophrenia in UK: Study

Smoking could play a direct role in the development of schizophrenia, UK-based researchers said.

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Smartphones may be inspiring millennials to cook at home

The smartphone is becoming the ultimate sous-chef for millennials who are turning to their devices at every phase of the cooking journey - deciding what to make and learning how to prepare it, a new s

This restaurant is offering an ‘ostrich egg’ meal

A restaurant in London is serving its customers with exotic tastes ostrich egg, as they like.

Though ‘stress relievers,’ violent video games increase risk of aggressive outcomes

Playing violent video games is not the answer. At least that is what this study says.

Smokers likelier to develop schizophrenia, claims study

Warning for Smokers! A new study has suggested that smoking could play a direct role in the development of schizophrenia, and cigarette lovers were likelier to develop the disorder and at a younger ag

Smokers likelier to develop schizophrenia, claims study

Warning for Smokers! A new study has suggested that smoking could play a direct role in the development of schizophrenia, and cigarette lovers were likelier to develop the disorder and at a younger ag

New method to develop highly-potent drugs uncovered

A new approach to developing highly-potent drugs has been uncovered by researchers, which could overcome the shortcomings of low drug efficacy and multi-drug resistance in treating cancer and other di

3D printed sternum implanted in woman to replace tumour-affected breastbone

In a first such operation in the country, Chinese doctors have successfully implanted a 3D printed titanium alloy sternum into a 54-year-old woman to replace her tumour-affected breastbone.

Coffee has nothing to do with obesity, diabetes

You can drink your cup of coffee worry free and a new study has shown that coffee neither increases nor decreases the risk of lifestyle diseases such as obesity and diabetes.

Targeting gut bacteria with probiotics may help burn patients

Burn patients experience dramatic changes in the bacteria inside the gastrointestinal tract, according to researchers, including one of Indian-origin, who suggest that burn patients might benefit from

‘Carefree’ fat teens do not think they are overweight

Teenagers now-a-days don't worry about being overweight, or so claims a new study. The study done by the Cancer Research used data from around 5,000 13-15-year-olds who were asked about their weight a

New analysis of smoking and schizophrenia suggests causal link

In research that turns on its head previous thinking about links between schizophrenia and smoking, scientists say they have found that cigarettes may be a causal factor in the development of psychosi

Diabetes can lead to decline of cognitive skills

Type 2 diabetes can negatively impact a person's cognitive and decision-making skills, and also affect their ability to perform daily activities such as cooking and bathing, a new study has found.

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Some youngsters ageing three times faster: Study

"Some youngsters are ageing three times faster than normal, while others appear to have the secret to long-lasting youth, a new study has found".

Common hormone could help treat breast cancer

Breast cancer patients could benefit from having the cheap and widely-available female hormone progesterone added to their treatment, according to a new UK study.

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