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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.

Hookahs more harmful than traditional cigarettes: Study

Smoking hookahs are more harmful than traditional cigarettes, say scientists who found that puffing a water pipe for just half an hour can lead to the development of cardiovascular risk factors.

Obsessed with selfies? Study shows it may lead to body disorders

Using photo-editing techniques is changing people's perceptions of beauty worldwide, which may affect a person's self-esteem and trigger body disorders, a study has found.

Big worry! Smokers, non-smokers equally affected by lung cancer; this is the reason

Smokers and non-smokers now represent an equal number of lung-cancer patients, according to a study carried out by the Lung Care Foundation, a not-for-profit organisation focused on improving lung hea

Blocking digestive hormone may prevent pancreatic cancer, say study

Blocking a digestive hormone may help prevent the spread of diet-induced pancreatic tumours to other areas of the body, a study has found.

Indian-origin scientist Prajwal Nandekar offers hope for malaria prevention

A Germany-based Indian-origin scientist's research alongside international experts has offered hope for more effective malaria therapy by finding the reason behind the faster movement of the malaria-c

Air pollution alert! Even low levels can damage your heart; check details

Regular exposure to even low levels of air pollution may cause changes to the heart similar to those in the early stages of heart failure, a study warns.

Is regular sauna bath safe for heart disease patients? Check the findings of study

Regularly indulging in sauna bathing can be safe and can even be used in patients with stable cardiovascular disease, finds a study.

Suffering from heart problems? Frequent sauna bathing can help, says study

Regular sauna bathing may not only help you relax, but also reduce the risk of developing heart diseases and mental disorders, scientists say.

Computer simulations can predict HIV spread, says report

Computer simulations can accurately predict the transmission of HIV across populations, which could aid in preventing the deadly infection, scientists have found.

Lung cancer is no more restricted to smokers as many non-smokers are also falling prey to it – Check study findings

Lung cancer is no more restricted to smokers as many non-smokers, including young men and women, are also falling prey to it, perhaps due to increase in air pollution, a new study conducted over the l

Healthy diet, drinking less alcohol may lower cancer risk, says study

The review, published in the journal Cancer Research, drew data from the NutriNet-Sante study, launched in 2009 to investigate associations between nutrition and health in a French cohort.

Deaths due to stroke, diabetes higher in India than those in the Western countries, says report

Deaths from stroke are four times higher and from heart-related diseases nearly three-fold more in India than those in the Western countries, according to a new analysis by UK-based academics.

New blood test could help diagnose brain injury, says study

A novel blood test may help doctors determine if people who have experienced a blow to the head could have a traumatic brain injury such as bleeding or bruising, according to a study.

Eye opener! Indian vegetarian diets 84% protein deficient – Check details of this alarming study

The Indian Dietetic Association (IDA) today claimed that vegetarian diets in the country are 84 per cent protein deficient, mainly due to lack of awareness among the public.

‘New health calculator can help predict heart disease risk’

Scientists have created a novel online health calculator which they say could help people predict the risk of heart disease, and estimate their heart age.

IIT Kanpur develops TreadWill, online tool to help people deal with mental health issues

The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kanpur, has developed an online tool, TreadWill, to help people cope with issues related to their mental health.

Daily exercise may cut heart attack risk even in polluted areas, says study

Regular physical activity may reduce the risk of heart attack, even in areas with moderate-to-high levels of traffic pollution, a study claims.

Australian scientists develop world’s first melanoma blood test

Australian scientists today said they have developed the world's first blood test capable of detecting melanoma in its early stages, a breakthrough that may save thousands of lives, as well as million

Early dinner may lower risk of breast, prostate cancer, says study

People who have their dinner before 9 pm or at least two hours before going to sleep may have a lower risk of developing breast and prostate cancer, a study claims.

Parents, take note! Smartphone use may up ADHD risk in teens

Teenagers who frequently use smartphones and other digital devices are at a higher risk of developing attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), a study has found.

Eating salamis, hot dogs can lead to manic episodes

Chemicals in processed meat snacks, such as salamis and hot dogs, can contribute to mania, an abnormal mood state characterised by hyperactivity, euphoria and insomnia.

Planning to crack GMAT? Scent of coffee may help perform better in test, says study

The scent of coffee alone may help people perform better on the analytical portion of the Graduate Management Aptitude Test (GMAT), a computer adaptive test required by many business schools, a study

Swift and effective tactic for early cancer detection: Magnetised wire can detect the dreaded disease early

A magnetic wire used to snag hard-to-capture tumour cells from blood vessels could prove to be a swift and effective tactic for early cancer detection, scientists say.

Worried about weight loss? This drug made from chili peppers may treat obesity, says study

A novel drug based on capsaicin, the compound that gives chili peppers their spicy burn, causes long term weight loss and improves metabolic health in mice eating a high fat diet, a study led by an In

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