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Brain activity may prevent insomnia-related depression

New York, Sep 19 (IANS) While lack of sleep is a major risk factor for depression, not everyone who tosses and turns at night...

Video game may boost sexual health knowledge in teens

New York, Sep 19 (IANS) A video game is helping teenagers to promote their knowledge of sexual health as well as improving risky behaviour,...

Childhood brain cancer treatment to get gentler

London, Sep 18 (IANS) Children with the most common type of brain cancer could soon have gentler treatment options, thanks to the discovery that...

Schizophrenia may up death risk by three-fold

Toronto, Sep 18 (IANS) People suffering from schizophrenia are three times more likely to die, and die younger, than the general population, indicating a...

Genetic flaw may lead to high insulin levels: Study

London, Sep 18 (IANS) Researchers have discovered how a genetic mutation may lead to excess production of insulin, a condition known as congenital hyperinsulinism,...

E-cigs may double risk of tobacco smoking in teenagers

Toronto, Sep 18 (IANS) Teenagers who try vape may be at double the risk for developing addiction to smoking tobacco cigarettes, according to a...

How the brain copes with ageing

New York, Sep 16 (IANS) As the brain begins to shrink with age, it increases communication between the two brain hemispheres to help older...

Excessive brain cell growth after head injury bad for brain

New York, Sep 16 (IANS) Turning conventional wisdom on its head, researchers including one of Indian-origin, have found that the excessive burst of new...

Endometriosis may up risk of complications in pregnancy

New York, Sep 14 (IANS) Pregnant women with endometriosis -- a chronic gynecologic disease -- are at greater risk for a host of complications...

Ornamental plant extract may help combat asthma

London, Sep 14 (IANS) Researchers have extracted an active pharmaceutical substance from the leaves of a common ornamental plant -- coralberry -- which could...

Low calorie diet may help reverse diabetes: Study

London, Sep 14 (IANS) A low calorie diet may help reverse diabetes, which is generally perceived as progressive and incurable, a study has confirmed.The...

Mother’s milk of premature babies different from others

New York, Sep 14 (IANS) The breast milk of mothers with premature babies has different amounts of key molecules than that of mothers with...

Low Vitamin D levels may predict MS risk in women

New York, Sep 14 (IANS) Women with lower level of Vitamin D in the blood may be at a higher risk of developing multiple...

A healthy lifestyle may help reduce asthma symptoms

London, Sep 13 (IANS) Do you suffer from asthma? Daily intake of a healthy diet rich in protein, fruit and vegetables combined with proper...

Novel method may prevent hearing loss in kids by 50%

London, Sep 13 (IANS) Researchers have developed a new magnetic delivery method that may prevent by 50 per cent the hearing loss caused as...

Hormone therapy in postmenopausal women may be safer

New York, Sep 13 (IANS) Using hormone replacement therapy to treat common symptoms of menopause for up to five to seven years may be...

New malaria drug found effective in human trial

New York, Sep 13 (IANS) With the parasite responsible for most malaria cases -- Plasmodium falciparum -- developing resistance to widely-used treatments, researchers have...

Toxic nanoparticles from tattoo ink can travel inside body

London, Sep 13 (IANS) If you are planning to ink a tattoo, think twice. According to a study, the components in the tattoo ink...

New non-invasive technique improves monitoring of foetal heartbeat

London, Sep 12 (IANS) Researchers have developed a technique that can accurately separate foetal heartbeat from background noise in acoustic recordings, a finding that...

‘1,730 dengue, 423 chikungunya cases so far in Delhi’

New Delhi, Sep 11 (IANS) A total of 1,730 dengue and 432 chikungunya cases have been reported in the national capital so far, according...

Kids with asthma are unnecessarily prescribed antibiotics: Study

London, Sep 11 (IANS) Children suffering from asthma are unnecessarily prescribed antibiotics for treatment even though guidelines do not support this, new research shows.Asthma...

Regular use of bleach linked to lung disease risk

London, Sep 11 (IANS) Individuals regularly exposed to bleach and other commonly used disinfectants may be at an increased risk of developing a deadly...

No clean drinking water in schools promoting sugary drinks

Toronto, Sep 11 (IANS) Lack of proper drinking water but considerable exposure of beverage industry-sponsored food and drink kiosks and advertisements are forcing adolescent...

E-cigarettes linked to risk of heart attack and stroke: study

London, Sep 11 (IANS) Vaping e-cigarettes with nicotine may cause stiffening of the arteries in humans and that may increase the risk of heart...

Belly fat in postmenopausal women may up cancer risk

London, Sep 10 (IANS) Getting rid of your belly bulge may be necessary for more than just vanity's sake as, according to a study,...

Cow’s milk harmful for toddlers below one year

New Delhi, Sep 10 (IANS) Feeding cow's milk to toddlers below the age of one year is a growing factor behind allergic diseases, including...

Eye changes may indicate neurodegenerative condition

New York, Sep 10 (IANS) A simple eye examination and retinal imaging test may help improve diagnosis of a progressive neurodegenerative condition called frontotemporal...

Vector diseases: More entomologists, cross-border co-op needed, says WHO

Male/New Delhi, Sep 9 (IANS) Calling for immediate measures against vector-borne diseases in South East Asia region, the WHO on Saturday said there is...

Consuming olive oils, nuts may up general intelligence

New York, Sep 9 (IANS) Nutrients found in foods rich in monounsaturated fatty acids (MUFA) such as olive oils, nuts and avocados are linked...

Brain scan as ‘lie detector’ for pain inappropriate, say scientists

Toronto, Sep 9 (IANS) In view of the growing demand for developing a "lie detector" test for chronic pain based on brain scans, a...

Amino acids hold key to new therapy for sinus infections

New York, Sep 9 (IANS) Researchers have found that besides glucose and other sugars, certain amino acids secreted by bacteria can also activate sweet...

Folic acid in pregnancy may cut kids’ autism risk

New York, Sep 9 (IANS) Mothers who take the recommended amounts of folic acid during pregnancy might reduce the risk of their children developing...

Healthy lifestyle key to smarter brain in old age: Study

New York, Sep 8 (IANS) Want to stay smart even in your advanced years? Maintaining a healthy lifestyle from childhood may be the key...

Eating hot dogs, bacon may up colorectal cancer risk

New York, Sep 8 (IANS) Love to gorge on hot dogs, bacon, ham, sausages and salami? Beware, you may be at an increased risk...

Blue Whale game: Fortis launches 24×7 helpline

New Delhi, Sep 7 (IANS) Fortis Healthcare on Thursday launched a 24x7 helpline to provide psychological support to teenagers increasingly getting trapped in the...

Surprising reasons why you are not losing weight

New Delhi, Sep 7 (IANS) Many people complain that they are eating less but not losing weight. A few others say they are exercising...

Opt for frozen food for stress-free meals

London, Sep 7 (IANS) Invest in frozen food items to save time, wastage and to get variety.Catering for families with different tastes is hard...

Six genes linked to preterm birth identified

New York, Sep 7 (IANS) US researchers have found six gene variants that have the potential to influence whether a woman is likely to...

25 minutes of yoga may boost brain function, energy levels

Toronto, Sep 7 (IANS) Practising Hatha yoga -- a combination of asanas, pranayam and meditation -- along with mindfulness meditation daily for just 25...

Neurons that serve as ‘master controller’ of habits identified

New York, Sep 7 (IANS) Researchers have identified a single type of neuron deep within the brain that serves as a "master controller" of...

‘Pen’ to identify cancer in 10 seconds

New York, Sep 7 (IANS) Scientists have invented a pen-like device that can identify cancerous tissue during surgery and deliver over 96 per cent...

A low-carb diet may be key to long life

New York, Sep 6 (IANS) Consuming a ketogenic diet -- which is high fat, low protein, and low carbohydrates -- may not only help...

Eating meat increases diabetes risk: Study

Singapore, Sep 6 (IANS) Eating too much red meat and poultry may increase risk of developing diabetes, a large Asian study suggests.The study, published...

New HPV vaccine could prevent 90% of cervical cancers

New York, Sep 6 (IANS) An improved HPV vaccine marketed by pharmaceutical giant Merck & Co has the potential to reduce 90 per cent...

$800mn needed to eliminate measles from South East Asia by 2020: WHO

Male (Maldives), Sep 6 (IANS) The World Health Organisation (WHO) needs to pump in over $800 million to eliminate measles from five developing economies...

NEWS

6 killed in Bangladesh textile factory fire

Dhaka, Sep 20 (IANS) At least six people were killed on Wednesday in a fire that broke out in a textile factory near the...