Health

Parents, take note! Household cleaning products may make your kids overweight

Parents, take note! Commonly used household cleaners and disinfectants could be making your children overweight by altering their gut microbes, a study has found.

Aspirin does not reduce heart attack, stroke risk, reveals study

Taking aspirin daily does not reduce the heart attack or stroke and has no benefit in prolonging life free of disability, a study has found.

People with asthma at higher risk of obesity, says study

While obesity is known to be a risk factor for developing asthma, according to a study, people with asthma are also likely to become obese.

Drumming an hour a week may boost academics in autistic kids

Children with autism who indulge in drumming for just an hour a week are likely to have improved concentration, ability to follow instructions, as well as interaction with their peers, a study has sho

Pollution alert! Environmental pollutants may harm your kidneys, warns study

Certain highly pervasive environmental pollutants may have a harmful effect on your kidney health, a study warns.

Mixed chemicals in cosmetic items can harm women’s hormones

A new study has discovered that discovered links between chemicals that are widely used in cosmetic and personal care products and changes in reproductive hormones.

More than 18 million new cases of cancer expected this year, says UN study

More than 18 million new cases of cancer are expected this year and it is estimated that 9.6 million people will die from various forms of the disease in 2018, the UN's International Agency for Resear

IHD, stroke increased by 50%, diabetes cases doubled in India between 1990-2016: Study

Prevalence of ischemic heart diseases (IHD) and stroke has increased by over 50 per cent between 1990 and 2016 in India, leading to doubling of deaths caused by them, according to a global study.

Big fillip to IVF treatment! Those undergoing process may become parents sooner via this novel device, say scientists

Scientists have created a device that quickly traps strong and speedy sperm, improving the chances for couples trying for a baby via in-vitro-fertilisation (IVF).

New blood test to screen for secondary heart attack

Australian scientists are developing a simple blood test that quickly and easily detects whether a person is at risk of a secondary heart attack.

New therapy may help treat skin cancer, say scientists

Scientists say they have identified a molecule that can be added to a cancer vaccine to boost the immune system's ability to fight skin cancer.

Eating whole grains may help prevent diabetes: Study

Consuming whole grain foods like rye, oats or wheat can help prevent type 2 diabetes, according to a study which also found that drinking coffee and avoiding red meat can reduce the risk of the disord

Harvard doctors backed by Li Ka-shing try a fix for cancer care

A pair of Harvard-trained American oncologists, backed by Hong Kong billionaire Li Ka-shing, are attempting to harness technology to revamp cancer care.

Taking painkillers? Beware! It may increase heart attack, stroke risk, reveals study

The commonly used painkiller diclofenac may increase the risk of major cardiovascular events, such as heart attack and stroke, a study warns.

Antioxidant reduces risk for second heart attack, stroke, says study

Scientists have identified a powerful antioxidant that may lower the risk of a second heart attack or stroke, paving the way for new treatments for the disorders.

Sickle cell anemia causes, symptoms, prevention and treatment: All you need to know

A new study by researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) analysed blood from patients with sickle-cell disease and revealed the process of cell clumping.

IVF children at increased hypertension risk, says study

Children conceived through assisted reproductive technologies such as IVF may be at an increased risk of developing high blood pressure early in life, among other heart related complications, a study

Liver disease drug may help treat Alzheimer’s, says study

A drug which has been used to treat liver disease for decades could help restore cells damaged by Alzheimer's, a study claims.

New tech can predict fatal heart attacks, says Study

A new technology that can flag patients at the risk of deadly heart attacks years in advance has been developed by scientists, including one of Indian origin.

Widely used diabetes drug can cause flesh-eating genital infection

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is warning doctors and patients that some widely used diabetes drugs may, in some rare cases, cause a flesh-eating bacterial infection of the genitals.

Smoking rates among youth declining in countries that allow vaping: AVI

An organisation representing e-cigarette users in India today questioned the Union Health Ministry's advisory to states to not allow manufacture, sale and advertisement of e-cigarettes and other Elect

Bacteria from poultry products may cause serious urinary tract infections

A strain of Escherichia coli bacteria -- that lurks in retail chicken and turkey products -- can be passed on to people, causing urinary tract infections and other serious conditions, a study has foun

Intake of low-carb diets can be unsafe, says study

Consumption of low carbohydrate diets can be unsafe as it may increase the risk of premature death, a new study has found.

Less than 6 hours of sleep linked to hardened arteries

Sleeping less than six hours or waking up several times in the night is associated with an increased risk of asymptomatic atherosclerosis, which silently hardens and narrows arteries, warns a study.

Lack of sleep doubles heart disease risk in men, shows study

Middle-aged men who sleep less than five hours a night have twice the risk of developing a major cardiovascular event such as heart attack or stroke, a study has found.

Potential universal flu vaccine identified

Scientists have identified a potential universal influenza vaccine that could protect people against most strains of the virus.

‘Heart patients should give birth before 40 weeks’

Pregnant women with heart disease should give birth at no later than 40 weeks gestation.

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