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Your smartphone obsession may up bad behaviour in kids

New York, May 25 (IANS) Do you spend too much time on your smartphone during mealtime, playtime and routine activities or conversations with your...

‘Sperm radar’ test to improve fertility diagnosis

London, May 24 (IANS) Scientists have developed a new technique to examine human sperm without damaging them -- helping to improve the diagnosis of...

Lung cancer ups suicide risk in men: Study

New York, May 24 (IANS) Men diagnosed with lung cancer had a nine-fold increased risk of suicides, the highest compared to breast, prostate, colorectal...

Children from poorer families experience puberty early: Study

Melbourne, May 24 (IANS) Children who grow up in poorer homes are more likely to experience puberty earlier than their peers, said an Australian...

A huge paradigm shift in Cancer Treatment: Dr. Nilesh D. Mehta

Huge Paradigm shift in Cancer Treatment : Dr. Nilesh D. MehtaMedical Oncologists have for decades utilized chemotherapy for treating patients with cancer. Depending on...

Just one alcoholic drink a day ups breast cancer risk: Study

Washington, May 23 (IANS) Drinking just one glass of wine or other alcoholic drink a day can increase breast cancer risk, reveals a major...

Eating fruits, vegetables daily may cut artery disease

New York, May 22 (IANS) Increased consumption of fruit and vegetables per day may lower your risk of developing an artery disease that affects...

‘Light’ cigarette use may up lung cancer risk

New York, May 22 (IANS) If you are a smoker using the so-called "light" cigarettes, for their lower levels of tar or nicotine, think...

Traffic-related air pollutants may disrupt sleep

New York, May 22 (IANS) Apart from affecting breathing and lung function, people exposed to high levels of traffic-related air pollutants for a prolonged...

Low performance of scribes linked to high alcohol intake

London, May 21 (IANS) While low pay, constant deadlines and high levels of accountability all contribute to greater stress levels in journalists, drinking too...

Antibody that can help kill cancer cells emerges

New York, May 21 (IANS) Researchers have found that an antibody -- originally developed for studying the autoimmune condition multiple sclerosis -- can promote...

Artificial heart valve may cause sleep loss

London, May 20 (IANS) Nearly one in four patients with an artificial heart valve are facing disturbance in their sleep, owing to the ticking...

Hypertension in young adults ups stroke risk later: Study

New York, May 20 (IANS) Your teenaged son or daughter with a common type of high blood pressure may be at greater risk for...

Omega-3 foods may help prevent Alzheimer’s disease

New York, May 20 (IANS) Eating foods rich in omega 3 fatty acids may raise blood flow to areas in the brain associated with...

Researchers to use Zika virus to fight brain tumour

London, May 20 (IANS) Researchers will test the possibility of using the Zika virus as a weapon to target and destroy brain tumour cells,...

Australian researchers develop diabetes drug to replace insulin injections

Canberra, May 19 (IANS) Diabetes sufferers might soon be able to take pills to treat their condition, rather than inject themselves with insulin, a...

Childhood obesity may up risk of depression later

London, May 19 (IANS) Is your kid overweight? Beware, being obese, especially from a young age may substantially increase a lifetime risk of major...

Gene causing childhood sight loss identified

London, May 18 (IANS) Scientists have identified alterations in 10 genes that significantly contribute to nearly 10 per cent of all childhood blindness.Of the...

Just 2 sedentary weeks may up diabetes, heart disease

London, May 17 (IANS) Young adults who take a hiatus from exercise for just two weeks may be at an increased risk of reducing...

Soon, body weight scales to measure over 20 health parameters

London, May 17 (IANS) The bathroom scale you use every morning may soon measure much more than your weight. Researchers in Lithuania are developing...

Physical activity may cut Alzheimer’s risk

Toronto, May 17 (IANS) Researchers have found that regular exercise may help decrease risk of Alzheimer's disease, the most common form of dementia, characterised...

Compound that prevents spread of Zika identified

New York, May 17 (IANS) In a step toward a drug to treat Zika infections, researchers have discovered a compound that prevents the virus...

Ebola survivors may have unique retinal scar

London, May 16 (IANS) Ebola may not cause vision loss, but survivors of the deadly disease could be left with a unique retinal scar,...

Vaccinating pregnant women year-round may cut flu in babies

New York, May 16 (IANS) Babies born to women vaccinated throughout the year against flu virus are more likely to be healthier and have...

Psychological abuse more damaging for kids’ well-being: Study

London, May 16 (IANS) Exposure to psychological abuse between parents has more damaging effect on children's well-being in the long term than physical domestic...

Eye drops could replace injections in vision loss treatment

London, May 16 (IANS) Scientists at Britain's University of Birmingham have developed a type of eye drop which could spell the end of painful...

Diabetes drug may improve a autism associated disorder

London, May 16 (IANS) An oral drug widely used to treat high blood sugar levels may improve symptoms for people suffering with a common...

Do energy drinks boost alcohol effect? It’s all in the mind

London, May 15 (IANS) Do you think mixing a can of Red Bull in the vodka cocktail can make you more drunk and uninhibited?...

Alcohol may cause less changes to your personality

New York, May 15 (IANS) When you are drunk, your personality may change, but not as much as you think, a study shows.The findings...

A glass of beetroot juice could lower BP, heart attack risk

London, May 14 (IANS) A glass of beetroot juice -- a source of dietary nitrate -- could dramatically lower as well as reduce heart...

Troubled childhood likely to cause irritable bowel syndrome

New York, May 14 (IANS) An association between the gut and the brain in people with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) has been found, say...

Men who sleep early may have healthier, fitter sperm

London, May 14 (IANS) For men wanting to become a father, going to bed before midnight may be key to healthier and fitter sperm,...

3D human lung model to shed light on respiratory diseases

New York, May 13 (IANS) Using pluripotent stem cells, researchers have developed a 3D model of the human lung that could advance our understanding...

Exercise, good diet could help prevent osteoarthritis

London, May 13 (IANS) Lifestyle changes such as improved diet, increased physical activity and weight loss may help prevent osteoarthritis, a common form of...

Chronic childhood illness may increase depression risk later

London, May 13 (IANS) Children suffering from chronic physical illness may be at increased risk of having depression and anxiety in adulthood, suggests new...

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How depression may increase heart disease risk

London, May 12 (IANS) People with severe mental illness (SMI), including schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and major depression, have a 53 per cent higher risk...

Jogging may help cut nine years off your biological age

New York, May 12 (IANS) Men and women who enagage in jogging for 40 to 30 minutes respectively each day for five days a...

Sushi lovers warned of parasite danger in raw fish

London, May 12 (IANS) Sushi lovers are being warned of the dangers of ingesting parasites from raw and undercooked fish, a study revealed on...

Common sweetener in low-calorie foods may increase obesity

New York, May 11 (IANS) Sugar alcohol -- erythritol -- commonly used as a sugar-replacement sweetener in low-calorie foods, may be associated with weight...

Pet dogs may help cut stress in kids: Study

New York, May 11 (IANS) Having a pet dog at home is likely to provide valuable social support when a child is undergoing a...

Fathers’ active involvement can boost baby’s mental skills

London, May 10 (IANS) New fathers please take note, the more time you spend playing or reading books with your baby at the age...

Postmenopausal hormone therapy may increase hearing loss risk

New York, May 10 (IANS) Far from reducing the risk of hearing loss, hormone therapy after menopause may actually aggravate the problem, and the...

Why women are more prone to asthma

London, May 9 (IANS) Absence of testosterone in women may explain why females are doubly likely to develop asthma post-puberty, a finding that could...

Energy drinks could be deadly for people with heart disease

Sydney, May 9 (IANS) Drinking even a small amount of caffeinated energy drinks may trigger serious cardiac events in some people with a genetic...

NEWS

Dalai Lama cannot change rituals to appoint successor: China

Beijing, May 26 (IANS) China on Friday said the Dalai Lama has no right to change the rituals and processes, set by the Chinese...
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