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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

Bill to Replace Ordinance Banning E-Cigarettes Introduced in Lok Sabha

The Bill makes the manufacturing, production, import, export, distribution, transport, sale, storage or advertisements of such alternative smoking devices a cognisable offence, attracting a jail term and a fine. A Bill to ban the production, import a...

23 Nov 2019

Scientists link ‘Brain Fog’ With Inflammation in Body

Scientists have uncovered a possible explanation for the mental sluggishness or mental fatigue that often accompanies illness. A team at the University of Birmingham’s Centre for Human Brain Health investigated the link between the mental fog and i...

16 Nov 2019

Bacteria in the Gut May Alter Ageing Process — Study

Researchers have found that microorganisms living in the gut may alter the ageing process, which could lead to the development of food-based treatment to slow it down. All living organisms, including human beings, coexist with a myriad of microbial s...

16 Nov 2019

Diabetes-Related Stress More Harmful for Young Adults

Young people diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes experience high psychological distress, resulting in worse health outcomes and poor blood sugar control, find researchers from Carnegie Mellon University. Age plays a critical role in the well-being of peop...

16 Nov 2019

In 2018, More Than 14 Indian Children Died Every Hour Due to Pneumonia — UN Study

Just five countries were responsible for more than half of child pneumonia deaths other than India – Nigeria, Pakistan, the Democratic Republic of Congo and Ethiopia. Pneumonia killed more than 14 children under the age of five years every hour...

16 Nov 2019

Bathing Your Pet Dog

Bathing your pet dog is extremely important to maintain hygiene and to prevent skin infections. Accumulation of dirt on the coat leads to an unpleasant smell from your pet dog hence they need regular bathing. Bathing can reduce skin itching, bad skin...

15 Nov 2019

‘Vitamin D Supplements Do Not Reduce Inflammation Risk’

Researchers have found that Vitamin D and marine omega-3 fatty acids — also known as fish oil — are not effective at reducing systemic inflammation. The study, published in the journal Clinical Chemistry is an analysis of the Vitamin D an...

09 Nov 2019

Air Pollution in India Linked to Heart Attack, Stroke

Researchers conducting a study in a periurban area in southern India have found that air pollution in the country is associated with higher risk of cardiovascular diseases (CVD). The study shows that people most exposed to fine particles have a highe...

09 Nov 2019

Why Spinal Cord Injury Linked to Higher Rates of Stroke?

Researchers have found that fatigue and sleep may need more attention in order to prevent issues like stroke after spinal cord injury. “People with spinal cord injury have alarming rates of stroke, and we wanted to understand why? We found that the...

09 Nov 2019

Bengal, UNICEF Set 5-Step Agenda to Fight Malnutrition

The West Bengal government and UNICEF have come together to implement a five-step agenda laying stress on empowering families and building a healthy food environment to fight the triple burden of malnutrition, according to a minister. “While there ...

02 Nov 2019

Liver Cancer Deaths 50% Up in Last 10 Years

Liver cancer deaths have increased by around 50 per cent in the last decade and have tripled since records began, researchers have warned. The new mortality data from Cancer Research UK, shows that there were around 5,700 deaths from liver cancer in ...

02 Nov 2019