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DocsApp launches new service for kids

New Delhi, July 26 (IANS) Chat-based healthcare platform DocsApp on Wednesday launched a new service that connects child specialists from top hospitals, on chat...

Junk food linked to father’s education, income?

Aligarh, July 26 (IANS) The next time you see children gorging on junk food, don't blame the mothers. Instead, blame the father's education and...

Degenerative brain disease affects most football players

Washington, July 26 (IANS) A progressive, degenerative brain disease known as chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) was found in 99 per cent of former National...

HIV-preventing vaginal ring found safe for girls: Study

New York, July 25 (IANS) A vaginal ring that contains an experimental antiretroviral (ARV) drug, previously found to provide protection against HIV infection in...

Smoking may increase sensitivity to social stress: Study

Paris, July 25 (IANS) Lighting a cigarette may not be a good way to relax and it may increase sensitivity to social stress, according...

Experimental HIV vaccine is well-tolerated in adults: Study

New York, July 25 (IANS) Researchers have found that an investigational HIV vaccine regimen was well-tolerated and generated immune responses against the deadly virus...

Keep hazardous dietary supplements, energy drinks at bay

Washington, July 24 (IANS) Dietary supplements, including energy drinks which have become a fad today, are not regulated and should not be consumed as...

Tai chi may help prevent falls in elderly

London, July 24 (IANS) Practising tai chi one to three times per week may help reduce the number of falls in older adults --...

Obesity in teenage may up colon cancer risk later

New York, July 24 (IANS) Is your adolescent son or daughter overweight or obese? Beware, it may increase his or her risk of developing...

Know how physical exercise prevents dementia

London, July 23 (IANS) Regular physical exercise not only enhances fitness but also has a positive impact on brain metabolism, researchers say.The findings showed...

Spanish scientists discover potential anti-Zika drug

Murcia (Spain), July 23 (IANS) Researchers from a southeastern Spanish university announced the discovery of a molecule that could be used as a potential...

Saliva test offers easier, cheaper diagnoses of liver disease

New York, July 20 (IANS) A newly developed "oral fluid" test could offer an easier, less expensive alternative for diagnosing liver disease and may...

Indian poultry farms breeding antibiotic-resistant pathogens

Washington/New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) High levels of antibiotic-resistant pathogens in chickens raised for both meat and eggs on Indian farms are raising serious...

Moderate exercise in pregnancy may cut C-sec risk

London, July 20 (IANS) Indulging in moderate intensity aerobics exercises and stationary cycling during pregnancy may decrease the risk of having a caesarean section...

A dirty stethoscope may spread superbug infections

New York, July 20 (IANS) If your doctor is monitoring you with unhygienic stethoscopes, chances are that you may contract infections by antibiotic-resistant superbugs,...

Study finds new approach for designing proteins

San Francisco, July 19 (IANS) As advances in DNA synthesis technology merge with improvements in computational design of new proteins, the stage is set...

Why some women are more likely to feel depressed

New York, July 19 (IANS) A lesser menstrual cycle over the lifespan as well as earlier menopause may explain why only some women are...

Binge drinking in adolescence may alter brain, affect memory

New York, July 19 (IANS) Is your teenaged son a heavy alcohol user? Beware, he may be at risk of developing changes in brain...

Just a minute’s running daily may boost bone health

London, July 18 (IANS) Want to improve your bone health? Running -- a high-intensity and weight-bearing physical activity -- for just one to two...

New wearable e-skin sensor boosts health monitoring

Tokyo, July 18 (IANS) Japanese scientists have developed a hypoallergenic electronic sensor that can be worn on the skin to monitor a person's health...

Enzyme to preserve nerve function identified

New York, July 17 (IANS) Researchers have identified an enzyme that plays a crucial role in the degeneration of axons, the threadlike portions of...

Artificial sweeteners may up obesity, heart disease risk

Toronto, July 17 (IANS) Worried about your ever increasing waistline? Cut down the use of artificial sweeteners as they may be associated with long-term...

9/11 survivors at risk of heart attack, lung disease: Study

New York, July 17 (IANS) People who were exposed to the dust cloud or sustained physical injuries during the terrorist attacks on the World...

Playing crosswords daily may keep your brain younger

London, July 17 (IANS) Love to play word puzzles such as crosswords? It may improve brain function and keep your brain ten years younger,...

Autistic females face greater difficulty with daily tasks

New York, July 16 (IANS) Women and girls with autism may face greater challenges with real world planning, organisation and other daily living skills,...

Breastfeeding linked to reduced risk of MS: Study

New York, July 16 (IANS) Mothers who breastfeed for at least 15 months over one or more pregnancies may be 53 per cent less...

Private hospitals to display data of C-Section deliveries

New Delhi, July 15 (IANS) In order to keep a check on the unusual increase in C-Section surgeries, the Health Ministry has directed all...

Excess calcium behind dangerous hospital infection

New York, July 14 (IANS) Ever wondered why some people are at higher risk of contracting life-threatening infection by a dangerous bacterium? It may...

Tall, obese men at increased risk of aggressive prostate cancer

London, July 13 (IANS) Men who are tall and obese may be at an increased risk of developing aggressive prostate cancer as well as...

Japanese device alerts people when they stink

Tokyo, July 13 (IANS) A Japanese tech company on Thursday launched a device that allows people to self-test their sweaty exteriors for three categories...

Antibiotics in pregnancy may up bowel diseases risk in kids

New York, July 13 (IANS) Taking antibiotics in late pregnancy may increase the risk of children developing inflammatory bowel diseases, a study has shown.When...

Genetic factors linked to strength identified

London, July 12 (IANS) Researchers have identified for the first time common genetic factors that influence muscle strength in humans.The researchers used data on...

Apollo launches platelet donor community for dengue patients

New Delhi, July 11 (IANS) Apollo Hospitals, in association with with Godrej's Hit spray, on Tuesday launched India's first online "platelet donor community" for...

Malaria drug shows promise in Zika treatment

New York, July 11 (IANS) A drug already in use to treat malaria and certain autoimmune diseases in pregnant women has shown promise in...

US researchers find way to stop disease spread

Washington, July 11 (IANS) US researchers found that cannibalism is a new way to stop the spread of disease and it may be an...

Having a purpose in life may help sleep better

New York, July 10 (IANS) Older adults who live with a purpose in life are more likely to have a good night sleep and...

Decoded: How lifting heavy weights boosts muscle strength

New York, July 10 (IANS) Lifting heavy weights may help you enhance your muscle strength more than light weight training because the nervous system...

Anti-gravity treadmill may boost confidence post knee surgery

London, July 10 (IANS) Using space age technology, a British scientist has developed an anti-gravity treadmill that can help people reduce their fears of...

Childhood obesity may lead to hip disease

London, July 9 (IANS) Obesity may put children at increased risk of hip disease, a condition that can cause life-long morbidity, suggests new research.Slipped...

Humble mustard oil acquires star power

Mumbai, July 8 (IANS) With Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan stepping in to endorse it, the humble, home-grown kachchi ghani mustard oil is acquiring some...

How does prenatal alcohol exposure raise addiction risk

New York, July 8 (IANS) Babies' exposure to alcohol in the womb causes alteration in the brain's reward system, which then increases their risk...

Disrupting this protein may help fight malaria

London, July 7 (IANS) Scientists have identified a key protein that can slow down malaria infections, providing a possible new target for anti-malarial drugs.When...

Simple test may warn of bladder cancer’s return

London, July 7 (IANS) Researchers have devised a simple test for an earlier and more accurate warning of returning bladder cancer than existing methods.Testing...

Marijuana may up psychosis risk in teenagers

Toronto, July 7 (IANS) Daily consumption of marijuana may increase an adolescent's risk of having recurrent psychotic-like experiences by 159 per cent, according to...

Gene that causes depression identified

New York, July 7 (IANS) US researchers have identified a gene that plays a key role in depression by either amplifying or reducing stress,...

NEWS

Indian visa conditions for Pakistanis regrettable: Islamabad

Islamabad, July 27 (IANS) Pakistan said on Thursday that India's stipulation for grating visa to Pakistani nationals were "highly regrettable" and was against diplomatic...