Health

‘Heart patients should give birth before 40 weeks’

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

Are you an emotionally stressed woman? Here is an important message for your heart’s health

Emotional stress triggers "spontaneous coronary artery dissection" (SCAD), a condition that causes around one-third of heart attacks in women under 60 years of age, researchers say.

Artificial Intelligence system can identify cancer tumours better than humans

Scientists have developed an artificial intelligence system that can accurately detect tiny specks of lung cancer in CT scans, which radiologists often have a difficult time identifying.

Alcohol kills 2.8 million worldwide annually, research shows

Alcohol kills 2.8 million people every year globally, causing cancer, heart disease and road accidents and even by worsening tuberculosis, researchers have said.

Warm room temperatures may help lower BP

Turning up the thermostat may help manage hypertension, according to a study that has found a link between indoor temperatures and blood pressure.

Vaping, smoking together up heart attack risk by 5 times

Daily use of e-cigarettes combined with traditional smoking can lead to a five-fold increase in the odds of heart attack, according to study which also found that vaping alone doubles the risk.

Second-hand tobacco smoke harms teen health

Just an hour of exposure to second-hand tobacco smoke in a week can significantly affect the health of teens, causing shortness of breath and making it hard for them to exercise, a study has found.

Vitamin B3 may help treat acute kidney injury

Oral intake of vitamin B3 could potentially help prevent acute kidney injury that affects 30-40 per cent of all hospitalised adults in the low-income countries, suggests a study, led by a researcher o

Almond snacking may lower cholesterol, blood glucose, says study

A morning snack of almonds may reduce total cholesterol, and improve the body's ability to regulate blood sugar in breakfast-skipping college students, a study claims.

Diabetes treatment: This is how mushrooms can aid in cure

Eating white button mushrooms may improve the regulation of glucose in the liver, according to a study which could pave the way for new diabetes treatments and prevention strategies.

New technique reverses blindness in mice, say scientists

Scientists have reversed congenital blindness in mice for the first time using a technique that may lead to new treatments for humans.

New HIV drug effectively reduces virus, boosts immunity, says study

A new intravenous HIV drug has shown to be effective in reducing virus, boost immunity among patients with advanced, multi-drug resistant HIV infection, results of a phase-III trial has showed.

Smoking parents may up kids’ risk of lung disease related deaths, says study

Are you a chain smoker? Besides harming your own life, you may also be exposing your kids to second-hand smoke, which can increase their risk of death due to chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COP

Ayushman Bharat: PM Narendra Modi likely to announce launch of scheme on Independence Day

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is likely to announce the launch of the Ayushman Bharat-National Health Protection Scheme (AB-NHPS) on a pilot basis in some states tomorrow on the occasion of Independenc

This new type of bed net can help prevent malaria

Researchers have developed a new type of bed net with a specific combination of an insecticide and insect growth regulator that could prevent millions of cases of malaria.

Heart health tips: Five grammes or two teaspoons of daily salt intake safe, says study

Consuming up to five grammes of salt a day, the equivalent of 2.5 teaspoons, may not increase the risk of heart attack and stroke, according to a study conducted in 18 countries, including India.

40 per cent women with asthma may get chronic lung diseases, says study

More than 4 in 10 individuals with asthma run the risk of developing chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), a group of lung diseases that block airflow and make it harder to breathe, says a new

How to stay fit: 5 online fitness solutions to keep you in shape

Staying fit is the latest fad of 21st-century generation and many companies are minting money with the same.

Looking for weight loss diet plan? Beware! This strategy may increase diabetes risk, shows study

This popular weight loss strategy, may cause a higher risk of Type 2 diabetes, a study warns.

Do you sleep a lot? Beware! Study says it can up early death risk

While getting enough sleep is vital for staying healthy, snoozing for over nine hours a day could increase the risk of developing heart problems and early death, a study has found.

Can smartphones make you blind? Here’s what study has found

Blue light emitted from smartphones and other digital devices can accelerate blindness by transforming vital molecules in the eye's retina into cell killers, a study has found.

Wireless medical devices: Making medical implants hacker-safe

Scientists are taking inspiration from nature on how to insulate medical implants from malicious attacks

Technology in healthcare: Leapfrog into a better world

Healthcare delivery can be optimised across urban and rural centres with the help of hi-tech collaboration solutions

Cancer patients, beware! This common chemotherapy drug may lead to heart failure, says study

A chemotherapy drug widely used in ovarian, lung, stomach, and other cancers, may cause heart toxicity that can lead to congestive heart failure, a study led by an Indian-origin researcher warns.

Smart healthcare in smart cities

Personal IoT-based health monitoring devices will change the way we track the health of individuals

Big discovery by scientists: Turmeric extract can be used to kill cancer cells, says study

Extracts of turmeric - a condiment commonly used in Indian cuisine - can be rendered soluble and delivered to tumours to kill cancer cells, scientists say.

Wolbachia: A success in Australia, here’s how it can fight spread of mosquito-borne diseases in India

In a bid to combat dengue, scientists have successfully tested and prevented fresh outbreak of the mosquito-borne disease at a small town of Townsville in Australia.

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