Health

Decoded: What causes depression among diabetes patients

Increased levels of a protein inflammation in the body may be the reason behind depression -- a mental health disorder characterised by persistently depressed mood or loss of interest in activities- a

Sleep for 7 hours to keep your heart younger, says study

Sleeping for seven hours a day may reduce the age of your heart, and lower the risk of cardiovascular disease, a study has found.

Outdoor jobs carry different risks for skin cancer: Study

In the study published in the Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology, researchers noted that one of the main risk factors for NMSC is solar ultraviolet radiation.

Smoking during pregnancy can cause hearing loss in baby, according to a study

Children exposed to tobacco smoke before and after birth may be at the risk of hearing impairment, a study of young children in Japan has found. In the study of 50,734 children aged 3 years who were b

Work stress may lead to irregular heart rate

Too much job pressure may increase your risk developing a rapid and irregular heart rate, a study says.

Want to beat the summer heat? Here’s a list of skin hydration tips

The heat is here and so are the summer fun activities. So, if you're wondering how to make those dry patches on your face very smooth, just make sure of following some basic routines.

Big worry for world: Inadequate sleep affecting at least one in three adults may cost countries billions

Inadequate sleep, a health problem affecting at least one in three adults worldwide, could cost countries billions, a study has found.

No need for chemotherapy in many breast and lung cancers, major studies show

Breast cancer is the leading cause of cancer death in women worldwide, causing some 1.7 million new cases annually and over half a million deaths.

Unable to maintain weight loss? Scientists offer hope for genetically determined obesity

Unable to maintain weight loss due to your genetic predisposition to obesity? Take heart, an injectable drug widely used to lower blood sugar levels can help you fight overweight, suggest a study.

Homeopaths claim to have treatment for Nipah virus

The Indian Homeopathic Medical Association's Kerala unit has claimed of having the medicines to treat the Nipah virus.

Common toothpaste ingredient triclosan may up colon cancer risk, says study

Triclosan is among the most widely used antimicrobial ingredients and is found in more than 2,000 consumer products, researchers said.

Decoded! Here is why you should think twice before filing for divorce

As to why that might be, researchers found that divorced or separated participants, especially women, reported lower life satisfaction than married participants.

Aerobic exercise may help treat drug or alcohol addiction, says study

Scientists at the University at Buffalo in the US identified a key mechanism in how aerobic exercise can help impact the brain in ways that may support treatment and prevention strategies for addictio

Health update: Popular vitamin, mineral pills provide no consistent benefit or harm

The most commonly consumed vitamin and mineral supplements provide no consistent health benefit or harm, a study has found.

Dengue alert: 15 cases reported in Delhi, mosquito-breeding found at 19,200 households

Three fresh cases of dengue have been reported in May, taking the total number of people affected by the vector-borne disease in the national capital this season to 15.

HPV vaccination not linked to risk of autoimmune disorders, says study

Taking the quadrivalent human papillomavirus (HPV4) vaccination is not linked with increased risk of autoimmune disorders in girls, according to researchers.

Research: Novel technique to effectively treat cancer identified

Cancer therapies that cut off blood supply to a tumour could more effectively treat the deadly disease when combined with existing chemotherapeutic drugs, a study has found.

Nipah scare pushes several states to issue alerts

Nipah virus may not have spread beyond Kerala but its scare has spread across the country with several states investigating suspicious cases and issuing advisories on precautions and travel to Kerala.

Bats not primary source of Nipah outbreak in Kerala, says report

Samples collected from bats in Kerala's Kozhikode and Malappuram districts, where 12 people have died of Nipah infection, have tested negative for the virus, according to a report submitted by a centr

Alcohol may worsen condition of heart failure patients

Even moderate level of alcohol consumption may worsen the condition of heart failure patients with a faulty versions of a gene called titin, new research has found.

Nipha virus: Bihar, Sikkim government issue advisory, list dos and don’ts

The advisory includes symptoms of the virus and dos and don'ts such as how the virus is transmitted and how people can save themselves from it.

How using Facebook may help young adults quit smoking, explains this study

A Facebook-based intervention may help young adults kick the butt more effectively than other online quit-smoking programmes, according to a study.

Scientists develop robust blood test that can detect liver damage in minutes

Scientists have developed a quick and robust blood test that can detect liver damage before the symptoms appear. The test developed by researchers from the University College London in the UK could a

Here’s how you can stay full during Ramzan – Guide on what to eat during the holy month

For those observing fasts during the holy month of Ramzan, it will help to start a day with a heavy and nutritious meal so that the body feels satiated for the remaining day, suggest experts.

Health Insurance: Why you need to buy a Super Top Up health cover

A single critical medical condition is capable of upsetting your finances. Typically, the opted sum insured range for basic mediclaim policies is Rs 3-5 lakh. Bearing medical expenses beyond this sum

Rapid, portable malaria diagnostic tool developed

Researchers have developed a new portable diagnostic instrument that can screen for all malaria strains within minutes.

TB red alert for India! 1.2 lakh children affected by tuberculosis in 2016, highest in the world

TB treatment: Data analysed across 20 countries showed that India recorded 1.2 lakh children, the maximum, who contracted TB in 2016, followed by China at 53,000 and Philippines at 37,000 children age

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