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Now, simple blood test to tell if you have or could get cancer

Washington, Oct 1 : A new study has found that a blood test could help determine if a person had or was at risk of developing cancer.

Synthetic sperm protein can help increase chances of successful IVF

Washington, Oct 1 : A new study has revealed that a synthetic version of a sperm protein satisfies criteria of genuine sperm-borne oocyte activation for IVF, raising the chances of it being a success.

Gut bacteria may contribute to obesity

Washington Oct 01 : A new animal study has revealed that a species of gut bacteria called Clostridium ramosum, coupled with a high-fat diet may be contributing to obesity.

Viagra use can lead to vision disturbances in some

Washington, Oct 1 : A new research has revealed that erectile dysfunction drugs can affect vision of genetically susceptible users.

New test pinpoints people susceptible to stress

Washington, Oct 1 : Scientists have revealed that they have found a way to identify those most susceptible to stress, which can prove to be a huge help for healthcare professionals.

Smoking ganja at early age hits immune system in adulthood

Washington, Oct 1 : A new research has revealed that smoking marijuana during adolescence can lead to immune-related diseases in adulthood.

Olive oil can reverse heart failure 'immediately': study

Washington, Oct 1 : A new study has revealed that Olive oil could help reverse a patient's heart failure.

Vitamin D does not prevent development of type 2 diabetes

London, Oct 01 : A new study has revealed that there is no substantial proof that vitamin D helps in preventing the development of type 2 diabetes in people.

Premature births, pneumonia biggest causes of death in kids under 5 years

London, Oct 1 : A new study has revealed that preterm birth complications and pneumonia are the leading causes of death in children who are under 5 years and are together responsible for nearly 2 million deaths in 2013.

Acupuncture may not improve chronic knee pain

Sydney, Oct 1 : Among patients older than 50 years with moderate to severe chronic knee pain, acupuncture does not improve discomfort any more than "sham" acupuncture, says a new study.

New test for early cancer detection

London, Oct 1 : Early detection of cancer could now be as easy as a simple blood test.

Vitamin D has no link with type 2 diabetes: Study

London, Oct 1 : Challenging evidence from earlier studies, which suggest that higher concentrations of vitamin D might prevent type 2 diabetes, a study found that there is no evidence of a causal link between a person's vitamin D levels and type 2 diabetes.

Antioxidant in grapes may help treat acne

New York, Oct 1 : Resveratrol, an antioxidant derived from grapes and found in wine, can inhibit growth of the bacteria that causes acne, a new research shows.

Viagra may have long-term effect on vision

Sydney, Oct 1 : An active ingredient in the erectile dysfunction drug Viagra could cause unusual visual responses in people who carry a common mutation that leads to an eye disease and may have long-term detrimental effects on their vision, researchers warn.

Smoking during pregnancy may damage fertility of sons

Melbourne, Oct 1 : Smoking during pregnancy can harm the developing foetus and mothers who smoke while they are pregnant or breast feeding may damage the future fertility of their sons.

Fat tongue linked to sleep apnea risk

New York, Oct 1 : Obese adults with a significantly larger tongue and higher percentage of fat are more likely to develop obstructive sleep apnea than others, says a study.

Novel cardiac patches may replace damaged heart tissues

London, Oct 1 : Israeli researchers have developed novel cardiac patches made from gold particles that could be transplanted into the body to replace damaged heart tissue.

Men have 400 more active genes in muscles than women

New York, Oct 1 : Scientists have found that men have approximately 400 more active genes in their skeletal muscle than women.

Cancer detection made simpler with 'virtual breast'

New York, Oct 1 : To help clinicians better interpret the results of a cancer detection test - ultrasound elastography, researchers have developed what they call a "virtual breast".

Avoid air pollution to manage asthma

Toronto, Oct 1 : A simple change in your lifestyle to avoid air pollution can help manage ashtha problems, shows a study.

Cooking gas stoves at home associated with childhood asthma

Washington, Sept 30 : Scientists have found that ventilation while cooking with a gas stove is essential, as the lack of it was linked to childhood asthma.

Opioid painkillers carry high risk of addiction, even death

Washington, Sept 30 : A new research has revealed that opioid painkillers carry higher risk of death, overdose, addiction or serious side effects than benefits in chronic, non-cancer conditions like headache, fibromyalgia and chronic low back pain.

New approach in getting rid of TB discovered

Washington, Sept 30 : Scientists have come up with new strategies in order to beat tuberculosis.

Eating apples helps prevent obesity disorders

Washington, Sept 30 : A new study has examined that nondigestible compounds in apples may help prevent disorders associated with obesity.

The 10 minute fitness workout that delivers

London, Sep 30 : Finding time to work out during hectic professional life is difficult but what if ten minutes of your time can help in gaining a positive effect on your fitness and health. Following some easy to do cardio exercises can do wonders in your life, says an expert.

'Sugar clinics' for improved diabetes care

New Delhi, Sep 30 : To curb the rise of diabetes in India, a city hospital here Tuesday announced it would set up 50 "sugar clinics" for easy access to integrated diabetes care while promoting early detection.

'Signature' of aging existing solely in brain identified

Washington, Sept 30 : A team of researchers have identified signature of aging in the brain, suggesting the possibility of slowing the cognitive decline in older people in the future.

Prefer caffeinated beverages over music to combat driver fatigue

Washington, Sept 30 : A new research has revealed that drinking caffeinated beverages is better driver fatigue-fighting measure than listening to music.

Self-compassionate women have more positive body image

Washington, Sept 30 : A new research has revealed that self-compassionate women have more positive body image and cope better with personal disappointments and setbacks in their daily lives.

Early school timings make teens' mood erratic

London, Sept 30 : A new study reveals that teenagers suffer from erratic body clock issues because of early school timings, which affects their mood.

Fancy an 8K calorie breakfast that 'puts you to sleep'?

London, Sept 30 : A chef in England has created a beastly 8,000 calorie breakfast that he claims can put the person eating it to sleep.

Fearful of fat for the wrong reasons? Think again

London, Sep 30 : There is this common perception that eating fat is bad for health and waistline, but very few know that healthy fats are essential for good health.

Sleep twitches connected to brain development in babies

New York, Sep 30 : Know how newborn babies learn about their bodies? By twitching in their sleep, says a new study.

Unique 'signature' found in ageing brain

London, Sep 30 : In a discovery that may lead to treatments that can slow or reverse cognitive decline in the elderly, researchers have found evidence of a unique "signature" in the ageing brain.

Jet fuel oil seed boosts liver detoxification

New York, Sep 30 : Crushed seeds left after oil extraction from Camelina sativa seed, an oilseed crop used in jet fuel, may boost liver detoxification enzymes nearly fivefold, says a study.

New frontier for heart failure treatment

Toronto, Sep 30 : Opening new avenues for the treatment of heart failure, a research has found how the function of a key cardiac protein changes in the case of heart failure.

Sweat-eating bacteria may treat acne

New York, Sep 30 : Bacteria that metabolise ammonia - a major component of sweat - may improve skin health and some day could be used for the treatment of skin disorders such as acne or chronic wounds, shows new research.

An apple a day keeps obesity-related disorders away

Washington, Sep 30 : Want a healthy life? Eat an apple daily as certain compounds present in a specific variety of the fruit may help prevent disorders associated with obesity.

Healthy fat in olive oil may repair failing hearts

New York, Sep 30 : Oleate, a common dietary fat found in olive oil, may help restore proper metabolism of fuel that gets disturbed in case of heart failure, a study suggests.

Bottled up 'warm' water can be harmful for health

Washington, Sept 29 : Scientists have warned against drinking water from a bottle if it had been left somewhere warm for a long time.

Youngsters 'self-medicate' with over-the-counter, prescription medications globally

Washington, Sep 29 : A new study has revealed that young people frequently self-medicate with over-the-counter and prescription drugs without a doctor's order.

Early signs of 'pancreatic cancer' discovered

Washington, Sept 29 : Scientists have found the early signs of pancreatic cancer that show the symptom's for the disease appear.

Now, 'mantis shrimp-inspired' camera that can detect cancer

London, Sept 29 : Scientists have developed a new camera which can detect cancer and monitor the activity of exposed nerve cells.

Human genome shaped by evolutionary race with itself

Washington, Sep 29 : An evolutionary race between rival elements within the genomes of primates drove the evolution of complex regulatory networks that orchestrate the activity of genes in every cell of our bodies, reveal new research.

Scorpion venom to fight brain cancer

Washington, Sep 29 : Scientists have received approval from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to use "Tumour Paint", a product derived from scorpion venom for study in human trials in the US, in an effort to treat people suffering from brain cancer.

Government announces campaigns to check diseases

New Delhi, Sep 28 : The government Sunday announced a slew of campaigns to tackle major communicable and non-communicable diseases even as the World Health Organisation (WHO) advocated low salt intake to prevent them.

Study links job insecurity to asthma

Washington, Sept 28 : A new study has indicated a link between asthma and work related stress.

Kids with autism more 'inactive' than counterparts

Washington, Sept 28 : A new study has explored that kids who suffer from autism are more "inactive" as compared to those kids who are not suffering from the disorder.

Chemotherapy, radiotherapy has no negative effect on fetus

Washington, Sept 28 : Scientists have revealed that children who are exposed to chemotherapy or radiotherapy while in the womb suffer no negative impacts on mental or cardiac development from chemotherapy and radiotherapy.

Gastric bypass surgery gives better health benefits than banding

Washington, Sept 28 : A new research has revealed that gastric bypass surgery gives better health benefits than banding, like long-term weight loss, controlling type 2 diabetes and high blood pressure, and lowering cholesterol levels.

Bio-artificial livers come closer to reality

Washington, Sept 28 : A new research has revealed that bio-artificial liver support system for patients with acute liver failure is under investigation to assess the safety and effectiveness.

WHO advocates salt reduction to prevent heart disease

New Delhi, Sep 28 : The World Health Organisation Sunday advocated salt reduction to prevent and control non-communicable diseases as high salt intake increases the risk of high blood pressure and is associated with heart disease and stroke.

Breathe easy with 'Lung Flute'

New York, Sep 28 : An Indian-origin scientist has developed a hand-held "lung flute" that allows patients suffering from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) to clear lung mucus simply by blowing into the respiratory device.

Experts seek UN help for prevention of heart diseases

Washington, Sep 28 : Eleven cardio-vascular organisations from the world have called on United Nations to include cardio-vascular diseases - that contribute to 30 percent of global deaths, more than all infectious and parasitic diseases combined - in the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

Human sleep patterns evolved first in ocean?

London, Sep 28 : The cells that control our rhythms of sleep and wakefulness may have first evolved in the ocean - hundreds of millions of years ago - in response to pressure to move away from the sun, shows a new study.

First ever interstellar molecule suggesting life origins detected

Washington, Sept 27 : A new research has revealed the discovery of an unusual carbon-based molecule with a branched structure within a giant gas cloud in interstellar space, suggesting life origins.

'Antibacterial resistance' may be bigger risk factor for Cystic Fibrosis than perceived

London, Sept 27 : A new research has revealed that 'antibacterial resistance' may be a bigger risk factor for Cystic Fibrosis disease than perceived.

How skin pigment protects us from UV rays

London. Sep 27 : To protect the body from the dangerous ultraviolet (UV) rays from the sun, skin pigment converts UV radiation into harmless heat through a rapid chemical reaction, a study says.

How skin pigment protects us from UV rays

London. Sep 27 : To protect the body from the dangerous ultraviolet (UV) rays from the sun, skin pigment converts UV radiation into harmless heat through a rapid chemical reaction, a study says.

How the brain reacts to faces

London, Sep 27 : Can actors like Angelina Jolie and Halle Berry help you decipher how your brain reacts to ambiguous faces? Yes, if their images are intermingled.

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