Featured

Good news! Diabetes drug may help treating Alzheimer's disease

Good news! Diabetes drug may help treating Alzheimer's diseaseWashington D.C. [USA], Mar. 9 : Treating patients of Alzheimer's disease (AD) with a diabetes drug may improve their learning and memory function, reveals a study.

Alzheimer's is a progressive disease that destroys memory and other important mental functions.


Good news! Scientists identify new approaches to treat inflammatory arthritis

Good news! Scientists identify new approaches to treat inflammatory arthritisWashington D.C. [USA], Jan. 23 : US researchers have identified a molecule required for immune cells to enter the joints that could lead to new treatment approaches for inflammatory arthritis.

Researchers of the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) have found that that tracking immune cells can assist in identification of inflammatory arthritis.


New detection method paves way for early prevention of psychosis

New detection method paves way for early prevention of psychosisWashington D. C [US], Oct. 15 : Scientists have developed a new probability model that has shown 70 percent accuracy in predicting patients, who are at greatest risk of having their first psychotic episode within 12 months, compared with the 28 percent accuracy of the current criteria.


'Safe motherhood' week begins from today in UP

'Safe motherhood' week begins from today in UPLucknow [India], Oct. 14 : In Uttar Pradesh, the 'safe motherhood' week will start from today to provide all necessary medical aid and assistance to the pregnant women and to ensure safe delivery in the entire state.


Pin-less computer navigated total knee replacement, used by Dr Anil Arora in North India

Pin-less computer navigated total knee replacement, used by Dr Anil Arora in North IndiaNew Delhi [India], Sept. 21 : Knee replacement technology has undergone sea change with years passing by.

With time and progress in technology the surgeons and researchers are constantly working towards achieving perfection in each surgery. One such example is 'Computer Navigated Knee Replacement Surgery.'


Brain cancer emerges as major cause for child deaths: Study

Brain cancer emerges as major cause for child deaths: StudyWashington D. C. [USA], Sept. 17 : According to a recent research, brain cancer has taken over leukemia and has become the major cause of cancer deaths in children.

The report states that pediatric cancer death rates have been dropping since the mid 1970s and describes the changes in cancer death rates among the children and teens aged between 1 to 19.


Millennials aren't having sex as often as you'd think

Millennials aren't having sex as often as you'd thinkWashington DC, Aug 3 - If you thought people born in the 1990s are the 'hookup generation,' then it's time you popped your bubble as a recent research has suggested that Millennials are having far less sex than GenX-ers.

According to the Florida Atlantic University study, the new sexual revolution has apparently left behind a larger segment of this generation than first thought.


Six-year-old from Oman born with Crouzon Syndrome given new lease of life at Fortis

Six-year-old from Oman born with Crouzon Syndrome given new lease of life at FortisNew Delhi, July.30 - Doctors at Fortis Healthcare achieved another milestone recently when they performed a successful surgery on a six year old international patient, Lyaan from Oman.


Antibiotic resistance putting 'super gonorrhea' at untreatability risk

Antibiotic resistance putting 'super gonorrhea' at untreatability riskLondon, Dec 28 - An outbreak of a new strain of 'super gonorrhoea,' which is making the disease resistant to antibiotics, has led experts to warn about the risk of "untreatability."

The outbreak of the sexually transmitted disease began in Leeds, with other cases having been reported in Oldham, Macclesfield and Scunthorpe. Some patients reported having sexual partners from other areas of England, the Independent reported.


'Physically active' older adults have better memory

'Physically active' older adults have better memoryWashington D.C., Nov. 25 - A new study has found that older adults who get involved in physical activity perform better on memory tasks than those who are comparatively inactive.

In the study, 29 young adults (ages 18-31) and 31 older adults (ages 55-82) wore a small device called an ActiGraph, which recorded information including how many steps each took, how vigorous the steps were and how much time it involved.


How numbers or graphics can help you cut down on calories

How numbers or graphics can help you cut down on caloriesWashington D.C, Sept 24 - A team of researchers has suggested that numbers or graphics can encourage diners to eat less.

To encourage consumers to lower their caloric intake, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration now requires most chain restaurants to state the number of calories that each menu item contains. But it is not the only effective way of helping diners make low-calorie choices.


Another suspected dengue death in Delhi, toll reaches over 20

Another suspected dengue death in Delhi, toll reaches over 20New Delhi, Sept.21 - A 36-year-old woman died of suspected dengue on Sunday evening, taking the toll from the disease in the national capital to over 20.

According to the family members of the deceased Anita, she was admitted to Max hospital in Saket after moving from one hospital to another.


Meet the hard-luck builder who landed with 5-day erection post Viagra overdose

Meet the hard-luck builder who landed with 5-day erection post Viagra overdoseMelbourne, Sept 14 - A British builder, who necked 35 Viagra pills for a "laugh" during a drunken bender, ended up in hospital after being stuck with a five-day erection.

The father of two, Daniel Medforth, decided to take the erectile dysfunction medication while celebrating the August 31 bank holiday at a friend's house, News.com.au reports.


Smokers! Quit-drug doesn`t up heart, depression risks

Smokers! Quit-drug doesn`t up heart, depression risksWashington D. C, Sept 7 - Smokers, now you can kick the butt sans worrying as a new study has revealed that a highly effective 'anti-smoking' drug doesn't increase the risks of heart attack and depression as previously thought.

The University of Edinburgh researchers say doctors can prescribe varenicline, also known as Champix or ChantixTM, more widely to help people stop smoking.


Depressed or healthy? How antidepressant alters brains differently

Depressed or healthy? How antidepressant alters brains differentlyWashington D. C, Sept 5 - A new study has suggested that a commonly prescribed antidepressant may change brain structures in depressed and non-depressed individuals in very different ways.


41-year-old woman dies of swine flu in Coimbatore

swine fluCoimbatore: A 41-year-old woman died of swine flu at a private hospital here on Friday.

The woman was undergoing treatment at the hospital for the last 14 days following symptoms of fever and cough coupled with bronchial asthma and was under ventilator support, hospital sources said.

She had a difficulty in breathing and reportedly her kidney failed due to consumption of heavy dose of drugs taken before getting admitted to the hospital with swine flu symptoms, they said.


Scientists may have uncovered 'fountain of youth' while researching breast cancer

Scientists may have uncovered 'fountain of youth' while researching breast cancerWashington, Apr.9 - Researchers recently stumbled upon the " fountain of youth" while conducting the breast cancer research.

It was found in the mammary glands of genetically modified mice. A research team led by Professor Rama Khokha has found that when two factors that control tissue development are removed, people could avoid the impact of aging.


Sweet nanoparticles to target stroke

Sweet nanoparticlesBerlin: Materials resulting from chemical bonding of a sugar with a kind of nanoparticle may help reduce cell damage and inflammation occurring after stroke, scientists say.

A research team from the Max Planck Institute in Germany has tested these materials on mice, opening the door to potential new drugs for the cerebrovascular accident.


How breakfasts and dinners can help control diabetes

How breakfasts and dinners can help control diabetesWashington, Feb 25 - A new study has claimed that a high energy breakfast combined with a low energy dinner helps control blood sugar better than in type 2 diabetics, than a low energy breakfast and a high energy dinner.

The small study included 18 individuals (8 men, 10 women), with type 2 diabetes of less than 10 years duration, an age range 30-70 years, body mass index (BMI) 22-35 kg/m2, and treated with metformin and/or dietary advice


Mizoram reports first case of swine flu, woman was in Delhi

swine fluAizawl: A Mizo woman was detected with swine flu, the first case in the state.

Pachuau Lalmalsawma, Nodal Officer of the state Integrated Disease Surveillance Programme (IDSP), on Thursday told PTI that the woman was in New Delhi for a brief period and it is suspected that she contracted the H1N1 virus there.


UN tally of Ebola-linked deaths tops 8,000

UN tally of Ebola-linked deaths tops 8,000Berlin : The World Health Organisation says more than 8,000 people are thought to have died last year from the Ebola outbreak in West Africa.

The Geneva-based body says the total number of confirmed, probable and suspected deaths from the disease in the three most affected countries reached 7,989 by December 31.


How to maintain weight after shedding the pounds revealed

How to maintain weight after shedding the pounds revealedWashington, Dec 15 - A new research has revealed that the challenge of long-term weight control, which every individual going through weight loss faces, is because of different genetic, epigenetic and neuro-hormones in the bodies.


Dangerously low blood glucose levels in diabetics can be fatal for heart

Dangerously low blood glucose levels in diabetics can be fatal for heartWashington, Dec 13 - A new study has confirmed an association between hypoglycaemia and an increased risk of cardiovascular events and mortality in insulin-treated patients with diabetes.


People with social anxiety consider state of their friendships worse than it actually is

People with social anxiety consider state of their friendships worse than it actually isWashington, Nov 13 - A new study has revealed that people with social anxiety disorder often overestimate how bad their relationships are with friends, when compared to what the friends say.


Health benefits of curcumin just got better

Health benefits of curcumin just got betterWashington, Nov 7 - A new research has revealed that curcumin, which is a naturally occurring compound found in the spice turmeric, with its anti-inflammatory goodness, boosts health by easing inflammation.


style="display:inline-block;width:468px;height:60px"
data-ad-client="ca-pub-0856505169071067"
data-ad-slot="9597969280">

Syndicate content