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With MRI, researchers find autism biomarkers in infancy

San Francisco, Feb 19 (IANS) Researchers studying the brains of infants who have older siblings with autism were able to identify 80 per cent...

A genetic ‘switch’ that may prevent Parkinson’s identified

London, Feb 19 (IANS) Researchers have identified a genetic 'switch' that may help prevent or delay the symptoms of Parkinson's disease.The study showed that...

‘Nothing can be done’ in genetic Fragile X Syndrome a myth

Kolkata, Feb 18 (IANS) The absence of clinical medicine to treat Fragile X Syndrome, the most common known genetic cause of autism, does not...

Zero pollution may spike asthma in kids

Toronto, Feb 18 (IANS) Are you making the environment and water a bit too clean for your kids? Beware! You may be depriving them...

30-min walk boosts positivity in advanced cancer patients

London, Feb 18 (IANS) For patients in the advanced stages of cancer, walking for at least 30 minutes thrice a week may boost a...

Consuming butter may double your risk of diabetes

New York, Feb 17 (IANS) Next time you order pizza with extra cheese or paranthas with dollops of butter, remember, you may be twice...

Vitamins B supplements may help reduce schizophrenia symptoms

London, Feb 17 (IANS) Treating schizophrenia patients with high-dose B-vitamins -- including B6, B8 and B12 -- supplements may significantly reduce symptoms of the...

People with family history of Brugada Syndrome at high risk

New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) People with a family history of Brugada Syndrome -- a heart rhythm disorder -- have 70 per cent higher...

Malaria vaccine found effective in early human trial

London, Feb 16 (IANS) When administered together with antimalarial medication, an experimental malaria vaccine has been found to protect people in early clinical trial.The...

Would-be fathers too may be at risk of depression

Wellington, Feb 16 (IANS) If you thought that only women suffer depression during pregnancy as well as post delivery, you may be wrong.According to...

Premature babies more likely to face anxiety issues later

Toronto, Feb 15 (IANS) Premature babies born with extremely low birth weight are not only at risk of physical problems but are also more...

Soda, pizza and salty food up liver disease in kids: Study

London, Feb 15 (IANS) Children who regularly intake fructose present in soda, sweetened beverages, pizza and salty food, biscuits, yogurt may be be prone...

Your belly fat may up diabetes, heart disease risk

New York, Feb 15 (IANS) If you are having an apple shaped body -- in which weight is deposited around the abdomen -- it...

Over 200 genetic markers linked to male baldness identified

London, Feb 15 (IANS) Researchers have identified more than 200 genetic markers that may help predict a man's chance of severe hair loss, in...

Faulty gene blamed for growth defects linked to dwarfism

London, Feb 14 (IANS) A specific gene that plays a crucial role in ensuring DNA is copied correctly when cells divide and grow can...

Nicotine exposure in babies may cause hearing problems

London, Feb 13 (IANS) Babies exposed to nicotine before and after birth may be at an increased risk of developing hearing problems due to...

Gut bacteria may accelerate Alzheimer’s disease: Study

London, Feb 11 (IANS) The bacteria in your gut may play a major role in the development of Alzheimer's disease -- the most common...

New ultra-low dose pill 100% effective in lowering BP: Lancet

Sydney, Feb 10 (IANS) A new ultra-low dose four-in-one pill that is 100 per cent effective in lowering high blood pressure has been developed...

Fitness should be fun, not difficult: Cult crossFit trainer

New Delhi, Feb 10 (IANS) If the thought of staying fit makes you lose sleep, especially over the hours in a gym or the...

Daylight saving time may up miscarriages in IVF patients

New York, Feb 9 (IANS) Daylight saving time (DST) contributes to a higher miscarriage rates among women undergoing in-vitro fertilisation (IVF) and who had...

Ketamine may help prevent traumatic disorders

New York, Feb 9 (IANS) Administering a single dose of ketamine -- a drug commonly used as general anaesthetic or a rapid-acting antidepressant --...

Early menstruation ups risk of stroke

Tokyo, Feb 8 (IANS) Girls who start their periods at the age of 13 or younger may be nearly 1.8 times more likely to...

Brief, intense stair climbing may boost heart health

Toronto, Feb 8 (IANS) Too lazy to exercise or too busy to hit the gym? Try climbing stairs. A new study has suggested that...

Brisk walk helps you block work frustrations reaching home

New York, Feb 8 (IANS) Besides keeping you physically fit, a brisk walk or a long swim may be the key to preventing a...

Childhood brain tumour can affect survivor’s sex life later

New York, Feb 6 (IANS) Survivors of childhood brain tumours and any survivor who received cancer treatments that were especially toxic to the nervous...

One-third female diabetics have eating disorder: Study

London, Feb 5 (IANS) As many as one-third of young women with diabetes could be suffering with a type of eating disorder that prompts...

Third-hand smoke may affect growth of baby

New York, Feb 5 (IANS) Exposure to the sticky residue of tobacco smoke -- or third-hand smoke -- left behind on the furniture and...

Pain relievers during flu may up heart attack risk

Taipei, Feb 5 (IANS) People who use pain killers for treating respiratory infections like common cold or flu may be at an increased risk...

Cancer drug could aid heart tissue regeneration

New York, Feb 4 (IANS) An anti-cancer agent in development promotes regeneration of damaged heart muscle, says a study.The researchers believe that the finding...

Women with anorexia show autistic traits: Study

London, Feb 4 (IANS) Anorexic woman display clear autistic traits, even once the eating disorder is under control and they have achieved a normal...

Play partners can change children’s personality

New York, Feb 4 (IANS) Challenging a common perception that personality traits are ingrained, researchers have found that when preschoolers spend time around one...

Liquorice during pregnancy bad for kids’ brain

London, Feb 4 (IANS) Eating large amounts of liquorice during pregnancy may adversely affect the development of your child's brain, a new study warns.Liquorice...

Grapes may shield you from Alzheimer’s

New York, Feb 4 (IANS) Eating grapes daily can help protect the brain against early decline associated with Alzheimer's disease, show results of a...

Pre-term delivery ups risk of heart disease in mothers

New York, Feb 3 (IANS) Mothers who deliver pre-term are at an increased risk of developing heart diseases, compared to women who deliver babies...

Exercise may not help you lose weight: Study

New York, Feb 3 (IANS) If you thought spending hours in a gym every day would help you slim down, think again! A new...

Lack of glucose in brain may predict Alzheimer’s risk

New York, Feb 1 (IANS) Chronic episodes of a dip in the sugar levels in the brain may trigger the onset of cognitive decline,...

Air pollution may up dementia risk in elderly women

New York, Feb 1 (IANS) Elderly women exposed to tiny air pollution particles may face an increased risk of dementia, including Alzheimer's disease, a...

Birth complications put kids at increased risk of autism

New York, Feb 1 (IANS) Children exposed to complications shortly before or during birth are more likely to develop autism spectrum disorder (ASD), says...

Acupuncture can help reduce chronic pain, depression

London, Jan 31 (IANS) Acupuncture treatment can boost the effectiveness of standard medical care, reducing the severity of chronic pain and depression, new research...

Popping balloons can cause hearing loss

Toronto, Jan 31 (IANS) If you thought bursting balloons at a birthday party is plain fun, think again! Researchers have found that popping balloons...

High-altitude living cuts diabetes risk

London, Jan 31 (IANS) A major risk factor for development of heart diseases, strokes and diabetes is lower in people who live at higher...

Diabetes may be an early warning sign for pancreatic cancer

London, Jan 30 (IANS) The onset of diabetes, or a rapid deterioration in existing diabetes that requires more aggressive treatment, could be a sign...

Examining women’s bones during menopause may cut fracture risk

New York, Jan 29 (IANS) Bone fragility, a serious condition affecting women as they age, should be identified as early as 30 years before...

People with Type 1 diabetes need to exercise safely

Toronto, Jan 29 (IANS) Maintaining good exercise regimen may be difficult and risky, especially for people with Type 1 diabetes, because exercise tends to...

Maternal Vitamin A deficiency may up Alzheimer’s risk in babies

Toronto, Jan 28 (IANS) Babies whose mothers do not take adequate Vitamin A nutrients during their pregnancy may be at an increased risk of...

NEWS

Five terrorist killed by Pakistan Air Force

Rawalpindi, Feb 22 (IANS) As part of the ongoing crackdown on militants, the Pakistan Air Force has killed five terrorists in Khyber Agency, along...