Loading...
You are here:  Home  >  Health
Latest

What is Japanese Encephalitis?

By   /  July 17, 2019  /  Health  /  Comments Off on What is Japanese Encephalitis?

In view of the recent occurrence of Japanese encephalitis (JE) in our neighbouring state Assam, the National Vector Borne Disease Control Programme, Nagaland, issues the following information to public: What is Japanese Encephalitis? • Japanese Encephalitis (JE) is a viral disease transmitted by Culex mosquitoes • JE is a disease which primarily affects central nervous […]

Read More →
Latest

3-Drug Combo Improves Survival Period for Bowel Cancer Patients

By   /  July 6, 2019  /  Health  /  Comments Off on 3-Drug Combo Improves Survival Period for Bowel Cancer Patients

A targeted three-drug combination therapy resulted in median overall survival of nine months for patients with advanced bowel cancer compared to 5.4 months for current standard-of-care treatment, showed the results of a phase-3 clinical trial. The data suggested that the three-drug combination, encorafenib, binimetinib and cetuximab, should replace chemotherapy for patients with metastatic colorectal cancer […]

Read More →
Latest

Nerve Transfer Surgery Helps 13 Paralysed Youth Hold a Drink

By   /  July 6, 2019  /  Health  /  Comments Off on Nerve Transfer Surgery Helps 13 Paralysed Youth Hold a Drink

A novel surgical technique helped 13 young adults with paralysis of both the upper and lower limbs regain the ability to feed themselves, hold a drink, brush their teeth, and write, says a study. The novel nerve transfer surgery connects functioning nerves with injured nerves to restore power in paralysed muscles. During the surgery, Australian […]

Read More →
Latest

Using Social Media While Watching TV Diminishes Enjoyment

By   /  July 6, 2019  /  Health  /  Comments Off on Using Social Media While Watching TV Diminishes Enjoyment

Toggling between watching television and social media lessens a person’s ability to escape reality and enjoy a show, according to a University of Connecticut study . The study, published in the Journal of Broadcasting and Electronic Media, found the most significant impact of the two-screen experience was on viewers’ ability to ‘transport’ into the narrative […]

Read More →
Latest

Impact of Climatic Change on Our Livestock

By   /  July 6, 2019  /  Health  /  Comments Off on Impact of Climatic Change on Our Livestock

The fast changing climate due to several factors like deforestation, environmental pollution etc. has brought serious fluctuation in the pattern of monsoon and ambient temperature. Climatic changes have far reaching consequences on livestock animals and birds viz. impacts on milk, meat, egg production and growth etc. therefore the bio climate and biological environment of a […]

Read More →
Latest

Third-hand smoke can damage one’s respiratory system

By   /  June 30, 2019  /  Health, Top News  /  Comments Off on Third-hand smoke can damage one’s respiratory system

Washington, June 30 (IANS): The hazards of second-hand smoke are well known. Now, scientists have found even third-hand smoke (THS) could do harm to one’s respiratory health by changing gene expressions. The study published in the latest edition of JAMA Network Open this week showed that the third-hand smoke can damage epithelial cells in the […]

Read More →
Latest

Women’s Agricultural Labour Cause of Malnutrition in Rural India

By   /  June 29, 2019  /  Health  /  Comments Off on Women’s Agricultural Labour Cause of Malnutrition in Rural India

In order to improve women’s lives and household nutrition and health outcomes in rural India, policies need to be context-specific, taking into consideration factors such as caste and location, says new research led by an Indian-origin scientist from University of East Anglia (UEA) in Norwich, England. Recognition of Indian women’s roles in both agriculture and […]

Read More →
Latest

Working Out at Home as Effective As Gyming

By   /  June 22, 2019  /  Health  /  Comments Off on Working Out at Home as Effective As Gyming

If you are not finding time to hit the gym, do not worry. Researchers have found that working out at home not only saves your time, cost and access but also increases adherence. The study, published in The Journal of Physiology, investigated a home-based high-intensity interval training (Home-HIT) programme and studied its benefits for clinically […]

Read More →
Latest

Frequent Vacations Good For Your Heart

By   /  June 22, 2019  /  Health  /  Comments Off on Frequent Vacations Good For Your Heart

Take out time for travelling amid your busy schedule as frequent vacations not only help de-stress but also reduce the risk of cardiovascular diseases, reveals a new study. The study, published in Psychology and Health journal, found that a vacation can help people reduce their metabolic symptoms and therefore their risk of cardiovascular disease. “What […]

Read More →
Latest

Gene Linked to Sudden Death in Epilepsy Identified

By   /  June 22, 2019  /  Health  /  Comments Off on Gene Linked to Sudden Death in Epilepsy Identified

Researchers have identified a gene associated with sudden death in epilepsy. Usually, it is believed that the patient had a seizure that killed them. But seizures happen in the cortex, the top of the brain and life-sustaining processes like breathing are controlled somewhere else entirely — the brainstem, the very bottom part of the brain […]

Read More →