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World Health Day: Homeopathy vs Ayurveda, Allopathy!

World Health Day: Homeopathy vs Ayurveda, Allopathy!New Delhi [India] Apr. 7 : We have always been in dilemma, what to opt for- Ayurvedic, Allopathy or Homeopathy treatment!


World Health Day: India needs to prioritize prevention & wellness to check NCDs

World Health Day: India needs to prioritize prevention & wellness to check NCDsNew Delhi [India] Apr. 7 : Mental illnesses, along with diabetes and heart diseases are estimated to cost USD 6 trillion loss to our economy by 2030.

On the eve of the World Health Day, NATHEALTH, a healthcare industry body, has made a clarion call to prioritize prevention and wellness to check growing burden of non-communicable disease (NCD) in the country.


World Health Day: Broken heart syndrome? Depression increases risk of heart attack

World Health Day: Broken heart syndrome? Depression increases risk of heart attackNew Delhi [India] Apr. 7 : While a lot has been spoken and written about depression and its impact on mental health, the repercussions of chronic depression on the human body and physical health are often overlooked.

Do you know that longstanding depression can also predispose you to greater risk of cardiovascular disease?


Married couples with shared ancestry tend to have same genes

Married couples with shared ancestry tend to have same genesWashington D.C. [USA], Apr. 7 : Turns out, genes may be at play when two married people start appearing similar.


Pets can help ward off obesity, allergy

Pets can help ward off obesity, allergyWashington D.C. [USA], Apr. 7 : You may want to gift a dog to your baby as a recent study has suggested that a pet early in life may alter gut bacteria in immune-boosting ways.

The University of Alberta study showed that babies from families with pets--70 per cent of which were dogs--showed higher levels of two types of microbes associated with lower risks of allergic disease and obesity.

But don't rush out to adopt a furry friend just yet.


Here`s how HeartMate 3 is better than HeartMate II

Here`s how HeartMate 3 is better than HeartMate IIWashington D.C. [USA], Apr. 7 : Patients on HeartMate 3 have fewer blood-related events than those on HeartMate II, according to a recent study.

A six-month analysis of the pivotal MOMENTUM 3 trial found that patients implanted with the new HeartMate 3 left ventricular assist system (LVAS) had fewer adverse clotting and bleeding events than patients implanted with the control, HeartMate II LVAS.


Soon, personalised therapies for prostate cancer

Soon, personalised therapies for prostate cancerWashington D.C. [USA], Apr. 6 : Biomarker could lead to personalized therapies for prostate cancer, according to a recent study.


New protein find paves way for new heart therapies

New protein find paves way for new heart therapiesWashington D.C. [USA], Apr. 6 : A team of scientists has revealed the surprising features on an enigmatic protein. The findings uncover potential new paths to drugs for numerous chronic illnesses.


Here`s how pollution can be bad for your breasts

Here`s how pollution can be bad for your breastsWashington D.C. [USA], Apr. 6 : Turns out, higher the pollution level, higher is your breast cancer risk.

A study of nearly 280,000 women in the United States has found that living in areas with a high level of fine particles from air pollution may increase a woman's chance of having dense breasts - a well-established risk factor for breast cancer.


Study finds new drug target for heart failure patients

Study finds new drug target for heart failure patientsWashington D.C. [USA], April 05 : According to a recent study, researchers have found a new target for drug developers who are seeking ways to improve cardiac output in heart failure patients.

The study was published in journal Science Advances.

The researchers bypassed complex cell signaling pathways that are dysregulated in failing hearts by directly targeting proteins that help heart muscles contract.


Common cancer drugs may up chemo toxicity

Common cancer drugs may up chemo toxicityWashington D.C. [USA], Apr. 5 : A new study has found that the common drugs widely used in cancer therapy, known to increase blood sugar, appeared to also up chemo-related cell damage in mice, raising possible risks for cancer patients taking similar drug combinations.


A more sensitive blood test for speedy heart attack diagnosis

A more sensitive blood test for speedy heart attack diagnosisNew Delhi [India], Apr. 5 : The sooner a heart attack is diagnosed, the better it is. And so, a team of researchers has come up with a blood test that can quickly and accurately tell in minutes if a patient has had a heart attack.

Scientists from King's College London developed a new blood test that is more sensitive in detecting damaged heart muscle caused by a heart attack.


So where do babies cry the most?

So where do babies cry the most?Washington D.C. [USA], Apr. 4 : According to an interesting and a first of its kind research, babies cry more in Britain, Canada and Italy, than the rest of the world.

The study, performed by the University of Warwick, states:

-Psychologists have created world's first universal charts for normal amount of crying in babies during first three months


Adulthood obesity can cut years off your life

Adulthood obesity can cut years off your lifeWashington D.C. [USA], Apr. 4 : You may want to shed those extra kilos as a recent study has suggested that being overweight at any point in your adulthood can up the risk for death.

Researchers from the Boston University School of Public Health and the Harvard T.H Chan School of Public Health sought to investigate the relationship between maximum BMI (body mass index) over time and subsequent mortality.


Trying everything to protect yourself from tanning? Start re-applying sunscreen

Trying everything to protect yourself from tanning? Start re-applying sunscreenWashington D.C. [USA], April 3 : Did you know re-applying sunscreen during summers is very important?

Briton researchers have found that if the molecules in sunscreen absorb the light, then we can reapply and manipulate the molecules to absorb more energy and can protect the molecules from degradation.


Take a deep breath to de-stress yourself

Take a deep breath to de-stress yourselfLondon [U.K.], Apr. 3 : Do you get stressed on receiving bad news or nervous before a job interview? Relax! Here is the solution - start doing deep-breathing to instantly help yourself, suggests a study.


Hepatitis B, C may heighten risk of Parkinson's disease later in life: Study

Hepatitis B, C may heighten risk of Parkinson's disease later in life: StudyWashington D.C. [USA], April 2 : A team of Briton researchers has found viruses of hepatitis B and C may increase the risk of developing a progressive disease of the nervous system marked by tremor, muscular rigidity and slow, imprecise movement later in life.


How treating traveler's diarrhea with antibiotic risks your health

How treating traveler's diarrhea with antibiotic risks your healthWashington D.C. [USA], Apr. 1 : Turns out, antibiotic use for travelers' diarrhea favours particularly resistant super bacteria, increasing the patients' risk of getting an infection.


Americans over 60 booze more: Study

Americans over 60 booze more: StudyNew York [USA], Apr 1 : Nowadays, Americans over 60 tend to booze more than they used to do 20 years ago.

A study, published recently in the journal Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research, found that regular consumption among older populations is on the rise.


New find offers hope for some Hemophiliacs

New find offers hope for some HemophiliacsWashington D.C. [USA], Apr. 1 : A team of researchers has improved the vectors for delivering human factor VIII (hFVIII) gene therapy to treat Hemophilia A.

The University of Pennsylvania study examined 42 combinations of promoters and enhancers for hFVIII gene expression to identify the optimal adeno-associated virus (AAV)-based gene therapy delivery vector constructs to take forward into development.


Autistic kids find it difficult to read facial expressions

Autistic kids find it difficult to read facial expressionsWashington D.C. [USA], Mar. 31 : Children with autism have difficulty judging facial expressions, according to a recent study.

A team from Bristol's School of Experimental Psychology aimed to find out whether six basic facial expressions differing in intensity are challenging for young people with autism to recognise.


Heart flown from Delhi to Chennai, longest distance haul in India

Heart flown from Delhi to Chennai, longest distance haul in IndiaNew Delhi [India], Mar. 31 : Heart of a deceased civilian of the Indian Airforce in Delhi was flown to Chennai recently, to save life of an old man, who was awaiting a suitable heart for transplantation.


People in Japan paying thousands to get Premium melons

London [UK], Mar.30 : What if you get to know about a melon that costs as much as a new car?

According to a report in The Independent, the people of Japan are buying melons that cost as much as a new car.

This specific variety of melon is called the Yubari King and is actually a cross between two types of cantaloupe.

The fruit, only produced in a certain region can be named 'Yubari'.

A pair of the premium cantaloupes has recently sold at auction for an astounding 21,500 GBP. That is over 10,000 GBP for one melon.


There's a placebo for broken hearts too

There's a placebo for broken hearts tooWashington D.C. [USA], Mar. 30 : Turns out, placebos alleviate not only physical pain, but also emotional one.

In a new functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) study, researchers examined the impact of a placebo on social pain stemming from a recent romantic breakup.


Now, a method to measure potentially damaging cigarette smoke radicals

Now, a method to measure potentially damaging cigarette smoke radicalsWashington D.C. [USA], Mar. 30 : A team of researchers has come up with a method for measuring free radicals, which are atoms or groups of atoms with unpaired electrons thought to be partly responsible for making smokers sick, and this could help improve the understanding of the relationship between these substances and health.


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