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Researchers discover new cause of high blood pressure

London, April 22 (IANS) Researchers have discovered a new cause of high blood pressure which could lead to major changes in managing the disease.In...

Liver carcinogen traced to sunflower seeds

New York, April 22 (IANS) Researchers have shown that sunflower seeds are frequently contaminated with a toxin which has the potential to cause live...

Hearing tests may not detect common form of hearing loss

New York, April 21 (IANS) Traditional clinical hearing tests often fail to detect patients with a common form of inner ear damage that might...

Omega 3 fatty acid found to stop liver damage from getting worse

San Francisco, April 20 (IANS) A new study done with laboratory animals suggests that one type of omega 3 fatty acid offers people, who...

Air pollution ups risk of chronic sinus problems

New York, April 19 (IANS) People living in places like New Delhi or Beijing may be at greater risk of developing chronic sinus problems...

Both high and low birth weight linked to fatty liver disease

New York, April 19 (IANS) Children born with lower or higher weight than normal may be at increased risk for developing non-alcoholic fatty liver...

Skin mucus of Indian frog can help fight flu

Thiruvananthapuram, April 19 (IANS) A component of the skin mucus secreted by a frog species found in India can be harnessed to kill influenza...

Make preventive healthcare a priority to lead a wholesome life

Health plays a crucial role in building your self-confidence, living a longer life, having more energy, being less stressed and feeling emotionally happier. People...

New type of cells where HIV can persist identified

New York, April 18 (IANS) Researchers have identified a new type of cells in the body where HIV persists despite treatment, revealing a novel...

Marathon as good for the mind as for the body: Experts

New Delhi, April 17 (IANS) Worshipers of strength and stamina may find in marathon runners their ideals for veneration, but what they perhaps do...

Combination therapy may boost survival in brain cancer patients

New York, April 15 (IANS) A combination of vaccine and chemotherapy sessions may help improve both progression-free survival and overall survival rates for patients...

Omega-6 fats may make girls lazy, up diabetes risk

Toronto, April 13 (IANS) Challenging the common perception, researchers led by one of Indian origin, have found that Omega-6 (n-6) polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFA)...

Childhood cancers record 13% rise worldwide: Study

Paris, April 12 (IANS) Incidents of childhood cancer have increased across the globe by 13 per cent over 20 years, reaching an annual rate...

Green spaces, woods good for elderly, says study

London, April 11 (IANS) A walk in the woods and green spaces is likely to trigger changes in the levels of excitement, engagement and...

Acquire life skills for good health in old age

London, April 11 (IANS) People with higher scores on life skills -- such as emotional stability, determination, control, optimism and conscientiousness -- are more...

Why extra virgin olive oil is good for health

New York, April 11 (IANS) A compound commonly found in extra-virgin olive oil can significantly reduce symptoms of insulin resistance and non-alcoholic fatty liver...

Knee replacement surgery helps bedridden woman walk again

Noida, April 10 (IANS) Doctors here have successfully treated a 75-year-old woman who was completely bedridden for the last five years due to a...

Obesity may influence blood tests for rheumatoid arthritis

New York, April 10 (IANS) Being obese or overweight may influence the blood tests used to assess the levels of inflammation for rheumatoid arthritis...

Why exercise on empty stomach may be better for your health

New York, April 10 (IANS) If you have been wondering whether it is better to eat or fast before a workout, researchers now have...

Your kid’s hands maybe full of harmful nicotine

New York, April 9 (IANS) If you are a smoker, chances are that your children may be exposed to significant levels of nicotine on...

Natural compound may help fight Alzheimer’s disease

New York, April 6 (IANS) Researchers have found that a compound produced by a certain soil bacterium has unusual properties that may help address...

Eating Marmite may be good for your brain: Study

London, April 6 (IANS) Consuming Marmite -- a tangy British spread -- daily may be good for the brain, as it has been found...

Delaying womens’ marriages may boost kid’s well being

London, April 5 (IANS) Reducing child marriages and delaying the marriage of younger women in India may have significant results in improving child health...

Dads’ energy drinks intake may affect kids’ mental fitness

London, April 5 (IANS) If you thought that a child's development is affected only by the mother's diet and lifestyle prior to conception, you...

Obesity during pregnancy may up kids’ risk of epilepsy

London, April 4 (IANS) Women who are overweight or obese during their pregnancy may significantly increase the risk for children developing epilepsy, a study...

Thousands run to mark launch of fitness centre in Bengaluru

Bengaluru, April 3 (IANS) Over a thousand fitness enthusiasts took to the streets to mark the relaunch of the Cult Tribe fitness centre here...

Urine ‘sniffing’ test could replace prostate biopsies

New York, April 3 (IANS) A test that "smells" prostate cancer from urine samples could soon help prevent unnecessary biopsies to detect the onset...

Thyroid dysfunction linked with heart failure

New York, April 3 (IANS) People with higher levels of underactive thyroid gland (hypothyroidism) may be at risk of severe heart failure, an Indian-origin...

New gene-based blood tests can detect skin cancers

New York, April 3 (IANS) Researchers have found that two new gene-based blood tests can reliably detect previously unidentifiable forms of one of the...

Common plastic chemical may increase breast cancer risk

New York, April 3 (IANS) An endocrine-disrupting chemical commonly found in polycarbonate hard plastics, currency bills and thermal paper receipts may potentially interfere with...

Higher thyroid hormone levels may up heart disease risk

London, April 2 (IANS) People with higher levels of thyroid hormones may be more likely to develop cardiovascular conditions such as heart attacks, strokes,...

Insomniac? This ancient ayurvedic herb may improve sleep

Tokyo, March 31 (IANS) Do you find it difficult to sleep or have poor asleep quality? Try Ashwagandha, an ancient Indian herb that is...

Common prostate cancer treatment linked with dementia

New York, March 31 (IANS) Men who undergo a testosterone-lowering therapy for the treatment of prostate cancer may be at an increased risk of...

Eating legumes may reduce your risk of diabetes

London, March 31 (IANS) A higher consumption of legumes -- such as lentils, chickpeas, beans and peas -- has the potential to lower the...

Higher dose of Vitamin C may cut duration of cold

London, March 31 (IANS) Suffering from common cold? Take larger doses of Vitamin C, which may significantly help in reducing the duration of the...

Hepatitis B, C may raise risk of Parkinson’s disease

London March 30 (IANS) People infected with the viruses Hepatitis B and C may be at an increased risk of Parkinson's disease, according to...

Abuse may advance puberty in girls by a year

New York, March 29 (IANS) Young girls who are exposed to childhood sexual abuse are likely to physically mature and hit puberty at rates...

Over 100 genes linked to memory in humans identified

New York, March 27 (IANS) Researchers have identified more than 100 genes that can help them understand correlations between these genes and human brain...

Cutting salt in diet may reduce night-time toilet trips

London, March 26 (IANS) There is good news for people who need to wake up one or more times during the night to go...

Talk therapy for depression? Brain scan may predict efficacy

New York, March 26 (IANS) Researchers have found that specific patterns of activity on brain scans may help clinicians identify whether talk therapy or...

‘Repurposing’ malaria drug to treat castrate-resistant prostate cancer

Kolkata, March 26 (IANS) Tapping into the trend of repurposing old approved drugs to treat totally different diseases -- a strategy that led to...

10 minutes of vigorous exercise will boost kids’ heart health

New York, March 25 (IANS) Encouraging your children to engage in as little as 10 minutes a day in high-intensity physical activity could help...

Stem cell therapy may help repair lung damage

London, March 25 (IANS) Stem cell therapy can potentially reduce lung damage caused by chronic inflammation in conditions such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease...

Childhood brain tumour survivor’s high body fat ups stroke risk

Toronto, March 25 (IANS) Survivors of childhood brain tumours have more body fat, increasing their risk of stroke, heart disease, type 2 diabetes and...

China reports 900,000 new TB cases every year

Beijing, March 24 (IANS) China registers around 900,000 new cases of tuberculosis every year and remains among the 30 countries with the highest incidence...

NEWS

China considers amendment to standardisation law

Beijing, April 24 (IANS) Chinese lawmakers on Monday began reviewing a draft amendment to the Standardisation Law, as the country strives to achieve quality-based...
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