Obese? Don’t worry! It doesn’t increase early death risk, says study

Obesity alone does not increase risk of early death, say scientists who have found that obese patients with no other metabolic risk factors, do not have an increased rate of mortality.

This therapy can prevent drastic weight loss in cancer patients

A testosterone therapy can help prevent loss of body mass in cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy, and help improve their quality of life.

Herpes virus linked to Alzheimer’s, antivirals may help

Scientists have found evidence of a link between herpes infection and Alzheimer's disease as well as the potential of antivirals in reducing the risk of the neurodegenerative disease.

Decoded: How Omega-3 fatty acid helps inhibit cancer’s spread

While eating foods rich in omega-3 fatty acids, such as fatty fish, certain nuts and seeds, have been known to prevent heart diseases and arthritis, a new research, led by one of Indian-origin, showed

Explained: Why the left side of your brain can comprehend linguistic skills better than the right

Turns out, the left side of one's brain can comprehend linguistic skills better than the right.

Eating oranges may prevent eye disease, says study

The study, published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, showed that people who ate at least one serving of oranges every day had more than a 60 per cent reduced risk of developing late mac

Heavy drinking may increase mortality risk, says study

The study, published in the journal Clinical Nutrition, looked at health outcomes in 877 women in sub-Saharan Africa over a median follow-up time of nine years.

Body odour may help sniff out cancer: Study

The study, published in the journal Physiological Reviews, shows that olfactory receptors - proteins that bind to odours that aid the sense of smell - perform a wide range of mostly unknown functions

Diabetics at higher risk of lung disease, says study

The study, published in the journal Respiration, involved 110 patients with long-term type 2 diabetes, 29 patients with newly diagnosed type 2 diabetes, 68 patients with pre-diabetes and 48 non-diabet

Health update: 10 new cancer risk genes identified

Using publicly available data, researchers have identified 10 new genes that are predisposed to ovarian and breast cancer.

Dairy fats may not increase heart disease, stroke risk

Whole dairy products such as full-fat milk, cheese and butter may not increase a risk of early death from heart disease or stroke, say, scientists.

Mexico develops this new hybrid fruit to battle cancer

Researchers from the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) developed a hybrid chayote fruit from two wild Mexican species, which could be used to battle cancer.

How immune cells kill tumours decoded, says study

Researchers have identified a mechanism that could help determine whether a cancer patient will respond to immunotherapy.

Working in night shifts may up heart disease, cancer risk, says study

The research, undertaken by scientists from Washington State University (WSU) in the US, dispelled the belief that the day-night cycle of the body is driven by brain's master clock, and revealed that

China to provide ‘greater access’ to Indian anti-cancer drugs

China today said it has initiated specific measures for the import of Indian pharmaceuticals, specially anti-cancer drugs, to provide them “greater access” to the Chinese market, days after a Chin

Rare case! Doctors remove 856 stones from 45-yr-old man’s kidney in Delhi

In a rare case, doctors at a city hospital removed about 856 stones from the kidney of a 45-year-old man through minimally invasive surgical techniques.

Relief to HIV patients! Novel vaccine found safe, effective; may help prevent deadly infection

Scientists have developed a new vaccine that can safely and effectively elicit immune response against a wide variety of HIV strains, an advance which may help prevent the deadly infection in the futu

Gene linked to job-related exhaustion may up Alzheimer’s risk

A gene mutation, known to reduce tolerance to the ill effects of shift work in working age population, may also increase the risk of Alzheimer's disease in the elderly, a study has found.

Obesity may up chronic diseases risk after traumatic brain injury

The study found that for people with moderate to severe TBI, obesity may be associated with long term chronic disease risks including high blood pressure, heart failure, and diabetes.

Big development in cure for CKD: New treatment for chronic kidney disease in the offing

Scientists have devised a method to deliver genetic material to treat damaged kidney cells in mice, an advance that may lead to a gene therapy to cure the potentially fatal chronic kidney disease (CD

Empanelment of hospitals under Ayushman Bharat begins

The National Health Agency (NHA), the apex body for implementation of the Centre's ambitious Ayushman Bharat-National Health Protection Scheme, today launched a formal process to empanel public and pr

What is high-grade cancer?

High-grade cancers usually have a worse prognosis than low-grade cancers and need intensive treatment that has to be done right away before cancer spreads to other parts of the body.

Working over 45 hours a week may up diabetes risk in women, says study

Global estimates indicate that 439 million adults will be living with diabetes by 2030 - an increase of 50 per cent on the figures for 2010.

Green tea, red wine could help treat genetic diseases

Compounds in green tea and in red wine may help block the formation of toxic molecules that cause severe developmental and mental disorders, and may help treat certain inborn congenital metabolic dise

Check on diseases like Zika, West Nile Virus and malaria: NASA invites citizen scientists to track mosquitoes

NASA has invited citizen scientists to help them track mosquitos known to carry and spread diseases like Zika, West Nile Virus and malaria to create new forecast models that can predict the spread of

Computing method used to track cancer spread

Scientists have developed a new computational method that increases the ability to track the spread of cancer cells from one part of the body to another.

Air pollution linked to diabetes, India at greater risk, says Lancet report

Outdoor air pollution even at levels deemed safe may be associated with an increased risk of diabetes globally, with India being at a greater risk due to lack of air cleaning policies, scientists said

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