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One in 10 Indians will develop cancer — WHO

United Nations, Feb. 4 (PTI): India had an estimated 1.16 million new cancer cases in 2018, according to a report by the World Health Organisation (WHO), which said that one in 10 Indians will develop cancer during their lifetime and one in 15 will d...

04 Feb 2020

Exercise Intensity Influences Brain Function Differently

Researchers have found that low-intensity exercise triggers brain networks involved in cognition control and attention processing, while high-intensity exercise primarily activates networks involved in emotion processing. Using resting state function...

01 Feb 2020

Antibiotic-resistant Strep Throat Inches Closer to Reality

Scientists have discovered signs that the germ causing strep throat and flesh-eating disease may be moving closer to resistance to penicillin and other related antibiotics known as beta-lactams. In a study published in the Journal of Clinical Microbi...

01 Feb 2020

5% Cess on Medical Devices Imports May Raise Healthcare Cost

With Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Saturday proposing a health cess of 5 per cent on imports of specified medical equipment to boost manufacturing in India, the cost of healthcare may increase for people until such equipment pieces are produ...

01 Feb 2020

Eating disorders linked to exercise addiction

London, Jan. 30 (IANS): Exercise addiction is nearly four times more common among people with an eating disorder, researchers have found. Exercise addiction was defined as having an obsessive approach to fitness that could have a negative impact on s...

30 Jan 2020

The bats return to trigger Novel Coronavirus outbreak— Lancet

Beijing/New York, Jan 30 (IANS) As millions around the world speculate about the real culprit behind the outbreak of deadly Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV), researchers in a significant Lancet study have once again pointed fingers towards the infa...

30 Jan 2020

FAQ’s on Novel Corona Virus (2019-nCoV)

Q. What is 2019 Novel Coronavirus? A. 2019 Novel Coronavirus, or 2019-nCov, is a new virus first identified in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China. It is named novel as it has not been previously identified and new. Q: what is the source of 2019 Novel Coron...

29 Jan 2020

Air Pollution Linked to Changes in Brain Structure in Kids

Exposure to high levels of traffic-related air pollution at age 1 may lead to structural changes in the brain at the age of 12 which can influence the development of various physical and mental processes, warns a study. The researchers found that chi...

25 Jan 2020

High-Protein Diets Clog Arteries, Up Heart Disease Risk

High-protein diets may help people lose weight and build muscle, but there is a downside to it a” a greater heart attack risk. Researchers now report that high-protein diets boost artery-clogging plaque. The research in mice showed that high-pr...

25 Jan 2020

Online Bullying More Horrifying, Leads to Depression in Youths

As researchers have found that cyber bullying amplifies symptoms of depression and post-traumatic stress disorder in young people, health experts here also stressed that in some cases it can be far more horrifying than physical bullying. According to...

25 Jan 2020

Antibiotic resistance: scientists are reengineering viruses to cure bacterial infections

Manal Mohammed, University of Westminster and Andrew Millard, University of Leicester The world is in the midst of a global “superbug” crisis. Antibiotic resistance has been found in numerous common bacterial infections, including tuberculosis, g...

22 Jan 2020

New T-cells killed all cancers without touching healthy cells

London, Jan 21 (IANS) Researchers at Cardiff University have discovered a new type of killer T-cell that offers hope of a “one-size-fits-all” cancer therapy. These T-cells were shown, in the lab, to kill lung, skin, blood, colon, bre...

21 Jan 2020

Acid Reflux Drugs Not Good For Breast Cancer Patients

Researchers have found that acid reflux medicines prescribed to breast cancer patients may have side effects such as poorer memory and concentration. The study, published in the Journal of Cancer Survivorship, shows an association between breast canc...

19 Jan 2020

Soybean Oil Diet May Trigger Genetic Changes in Brain

Widely consumed soybean oil not only leads to obesity and diabetes but may also affect neurological conditions like autism, Alzheimer’s disease, anxiety and depression, report researchers from University of California Riverside, including one of In...

18 Jan 2020

Proton Therapy Lowers Risk of Side Effects in Cancer

Proton therapy leads to significantly lower risk of side effects for cancer patients when compared with traditional radiation, researchers have found. For the findings, published in the journal JAMA Oncology, researchers from University of Pennsylvan...

28 Dec 2019

Keto, Intermittent Fasting Top ‘Weight Loss Diets’ in India

When it comes to diets for reducing weight, the two regimens that captured the imagination of Indians in 2019 were the high-fat, low-carbohydrate ketogenic diet and intermittent fasting diet, reveals a survey by domestic health and fitness app Health...

28 Dec 2019

Brain Knows How to Integrate Natural, Artificial Vision

Raising hope of effective treatment for age-related macular degeneration (AMD), researchers have found that the brain knows how to integrate natural and artificial vision, while maintaining information processing that is important for vision. AMD is ...

28 Dec 2019

Poor Diet Increases Risk of Vision Loss in Later Life

If you want to protect your vision in old age, make sure you eat healthy food. Researchers have found that people eating a diet high in red and processed meat, fried food, refined grains and high-fat dairy products may be three times more likely to d...

14 Dec 2019

Genes Alone Won’t Determine Alzheimer’s Risk

The colour of our eyes or the straightness of our hair is linked to our DNA, but the development of Alzheimer’s disease isn’t exclusively linked to genetics, suggest new research. In the first study published about Alzheimer’s disease among ide...

14 Dec 2019

Decoded! Why Some Casual Drinkers Turn into Heavy Alcoholics

Don’t just blame it on his friends if your hubby has suddenly started drinking more in recent times as scientists have now discovered neurons in a specific brain region that might be responsible for triggering sudden uptick in alcohol consumpti...

13 Dec 2019

Get Some Sun for Strong Bones

Maintaining good bone health is prime for a healthy life. With the setting of the winter season, especially in cities like Delhi which has more pollution and little scope for sun rays to make its way through, natural vitamin D is hard to come by. Vit...

30 Nov 2019

Home Urine Test Kit Can Accurately Spot Prostate Cancer Risk

Scientists have developed a novel urine test kit that can help detect prostate cancer risk at home. The test diagnoses aggressive prostate cancer and predicts whether patients will require treatment up to five years earlier than standard clinical met...

30 Nov 2019

New Vaccine to Stop Bovine TB Developed — Study

Researchers have developed a novel vaccine and complementary skin test to protect cattle against bovine tuberculosis (bovine TB). The study, published in the journal Scientific Reports, revealed that the research team from University of Surrey create...

30 Nov 2019

Indian Kids Better Global Average in Physical Activity Level

While physical inactivity among children aged 11 to 17 is widespread, Indian kids still fare better than the global average, according to a WHO study. The research, published in the journal The Lancet Child & Adolescent Health, showed that 80 per...

23 Nov 2019

Higher Antibiotics Use May Raise Parkinson’s Disease Risk

Excessive use of certain commonly used antibiotics is linked to an increased risk of Parkinson’s disease, a progressive nervous system disorder that leads to shaking, stiffness, and difficulty with walking, balance, and coordination, says a study. ...

23 Nov 2019