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Intensive BP lowering reduces chronic kidney disease patients' risks of premature dying
Washington D.C. [USA], June 23 : According to a recent clinical trial, intensive blood pressure lowering benefits patients with chronic kidney disease. Read Full Story

Can your blood group predict heart attack risk?
New Delhi , June 22 : India is presently witnessing nearly two million heart attacks annually. A heart attack (clinically known as myocardial infarction) is the permanent damage or death of the heart muscles due to lack of oxygen-rich blood. According to reports, heart attack kills one person in every 33 seconds in our country. Read Full Story

Deficits in attention linked to increased alcohol use
Washington D.C. [USA], June 22 : Finding it hard to multi-task? Your frequency of alcohol use could be a reason. Read Full Story

Healing garden at your place: Homoeopathy speaks
New Delhi , June 22 : One always aspires to be fit and healthy without taking any medicine. If there will be no stress, infections or any other disturbances, there will be no chance of getting ill. But the real world is exactly opposite. There is no life without challenges. Read Full Story

Increase body-image awareness to improve teens' health: Study
Washington D.C. [USA], June 22 : Dear parents, here's another reason why you should encourage your kid to stay fit and healthy. Read Full Story

Looking for stone removal procedure?
New Delhi , June 22 : Kidneys help in detoxifying and filtering impurities from the blood. They help us excrete excess toxins and excess water through urine. Read Full Story

Lack Vitamin D? Your job could be a reason
Washington D.C. [USA], June 22 : Stuck behind your office desk for most part of the day? Your nine-to-five job could be a major factor that puts you at high risk of Vitamin D deficiency. Read Full Story

Exhaustion of immune cells linked to irritable bowel syndrome
Washington D.C. [USA], June 21 : Australian researchers have recently discovered that exhaustion of the immune system is linked to a specific type of an intestinal disorder causing pain in the stomach, wind, diarrhea and constipation. Read Full Story

Recover from surgery, office stress with yoga
Washington D.C. [USA], June 21 : Attention people! Whether you are experiencing a stressful day or an injury, restorative yoga may just be the thing for you, especially for mental health. Read Full Story

Work-outs during, post pregnancy reduce postnatal depression in new mommies
Washington D.C. [USA], June 19 : Would-be-mommies, please take a note! Read Full Story

Eat grapes to kill colon cancer cells: Study
Washington D.C. [USA], June 19 : Start eating grapes daily, as a research has revealed that the compounds, found in the skin and seeds of grapes, may help in killing colon cancer stem cells. Read Full Story

Now, it's easier to blunt sickle cell disease
New Delhi , June 19 : As population of sickle cell poses a formidable challenge, odds have dramatically lessened in its treatment. Read Full Story

Acupuncture, a safe alternative to painkillers in emergency departments
Washington D.C. [USA], Jun 19 : Getting jabbed with tiny needles in emergency departments is as safe and effective as popping painkillers for some patients, according to a recent study. Read Full Story

New ultrasound scoring system to cut unnecessary thyroid biopsies
Washington D.C. [USA], Jun 19 : With many Americans undergoing needless thyroid biopsies, a team of experts has framed new clinical guidelines that would go a long way toward curbing the problem. Read Full Story

Obesity can boost infection risk post bypass surgery
Washington D.C. [USA], Jun 19 : Obese patients have much higher odds of developing an infection soon after heart bypass surgery, according to a recent study. Read Full Story

This therapy cuts depression, anxiety symptoms in chronic pain patients
Washington D.C. [USA], June 18 : A team of researchers has suggested that acceptance and commitment therapy for eight-weeks can significantly reduced the symptoms of depression and anxiety in chronic pain patients. Read Full Story

Meditation, yoga cut risk of cancer, depression by reversing DNA
Washington D.C. [U.S.A.], June 18 : For a healthy body in the long run, practising mind-body interventions (MBIs) such as meditation, yoga and Tai Chi daily reduces risk of depression and cancer by reversing the molecular reactions in DNA, suggests a study. Read Full Story

Genes, environment play roles in childhood obesity
Washington D.C. [USA], Jun 18 : In the preschool years, children begin to learn from their environment about self-regulation, both in regards to food choices and how to deal with their emotions. When children don't learn effective self-regulation skills during those early critical years, studies have shown they may be at a greater risk of becoming obese. Read Full Story

Link between eczema, heart disease questioned
Washington D.C. [USA], Jun 18 : People living with atopic dermatitis, a common form of eczema, can now breathe a sigh of relief as a recent study has cast doubt about the skin condition risking hearts. Read Full Story

Early stress ups depression risk by permanently changing DNA: Study
Washington D.C. [USA], June 17 : Beware! A study has revealed that individuals, who experience childhood stress and trauma, are at increased risk of depression by permanently changing their Deoxyribonucleic Acid (DNA). Read Full Story

Smokeless tobacco is 95 percent safer than smoking: Study
Washington D.C. [USA], June 17 : Here's another reason for you to quit smoking, as a study has warned that snus - a type of moist powdered tobacco, typically held in the mouth between the lips and gums- is 95 percent safer than smoking. Read Full Story

Girls exposed to passive smoking face greater arthritis risk
Washington D.C. [USA], June 17 : Parents beware! Smoking before your daughter can be harmful as a study has found that children, especially girls, who are exposed to passive smoking in childhood, face greater risk of developing arthritis later in life. Read Full Story

Eat broccoli to keep diabetes in check
Washington D.C. [U.S.A.], June 17 : Here's another reason to consume broccoli, as researchers have identified a new anti-diabetic substance, richly occurring in broccoli, which can significantly lower the blood sugar levels. Read Full Story

Men beware! Regular night shifts can lead to lower fertility
New Delhi , June 16 : Men, take note! Irregular working hours can dampen your sex drive and lessen your chances of fathering children. Read Full Story

Switching coconut oil to olive oil can be as good as statins for your Heart
Washington D.C. [USA], June 16 : For a healthy heart, you may replace your food choices from meat, full-fat dairy products and coconut oil to healthier fat like olive, safflower oils, as according to a study, it can help in reduction of cholesterol levels and heart disease risk as much as statins. Read Full Story

78-year-old receives world's smallest leadless pacemaker
Mumbai , June 16 : World's smallest pacemaker, which is as big as the size of a vitamin pill with advanced pacing technology, has been successfully implanted in the heart of a 78-year-old at a hospital in Mumbai. Read Full Story

Chikungunya finds promising results with Homeopathy treatment
New Delhi , June 16 : This rainy season, if anybody gets bitten by the mosquito-borne viral disease, chikungunya, then doctors have suggested that Homeopathy treatment may offer a promising relief. Read Full Story

New 'Phystrology Therapy' may cure high blood pressure
Washington D.C. [USA], June 16 : Good news! Here's a promising treatment to cure the chronic condition of high blood pressure, which accounts approximately eight million death of Indians every year. Read Full Story

Consuming alcohol, substance abuse may worse PTSD symptoms in veterans
Washington D.C. [USA], June 16 : Aggressive behaviour, consuming alcohol or drugs may numb or control the distress, but a study has found that veterans, engaged in risky behaviour, could worsen the Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) symptoms. Read Full Story

Sex-specific dosages may keep female heart healthy
Washington D.C. [USA], June 15 : To reduce the adverse reactions of cardiovascular drugs in women, a team of researchers has recommended to develop sex-specific dosages to protect greater proportion of women dying from heart diseases. Read Full Story

Statins can bring out hidden Parkinson's disease
Washington D.C. [USA], June 15 : In a first, a study has found that fat-soluble statins, a group of drugs which act to reduce levels of cholesterol in the blood, may speed up the onset of symptoms of Parkinson's in people who are susceptible to the disease. Read Full Story

New tan drug gives sun-kissed glow sans cancer risk
Washington D.C. [USA], Jun 15 : The days of lounging on a beach or in a tanning booth may soon become a history as a team of researchers has come up with a drug that can give you the golden-coloured skin sans exposure to harmful UV rays. Read Full Story

Preggers beware! Fever during pregnancy ups autism risk by 34 percent
Washington D.C. [USA], June 15 : Beware would-be-mommies! Fever during pregnancy, especially during the second trimester, may increase the odds of developing autism in child by 34 percent, warns a study. Read Full Story

Study finds if diarrhea serve a purpose
Washington D.C. [USA], June 15 : Despite thousands of years of pant-crapping history, there's a surprising amount we don't know about diarrhea. Does it actually help clear the bacteria causing a gastrointestinal infection, or is it merely a symptom of disease that should be prevented as much as possible? Read Full Story

This essential heart-surgery device poses deadly risk
Washington D.C. [USA], Jun 14 : More than a third of heater-cooler devices used in the open heart surgery may be contaminated with deadly bacteria, a recent study found. Read Full Story

Opioid usage resulting in increased cases of neonatal abstinence syndrome in newborns
Washington D.C. [USA], June14 : A recent study reveals the number of newborns with neonatal abstinence syndrome - often caused by mothers using opioids during pregnancy - is increasing in the United States, thereby increasing the burden in terms of hospital days and costs. Read Full Story

Are kidney stone surgeries putting patients at risk?
Washington D.C. [USA], Jun 14 : The techniques used to clean and sterilize flexible ureteroscopes leave behind contamination including debris, residue and bacteria, according to a new study. Read Full Story

World Blood Donor Day 2017: Breaking myths around blood donation
New Delhi , June 14 : "Blood is the elixir of life"- this saying is true, especially, when a person in acute need of blood gets it in time. Read Full Story

Loss of Estrogen may lead to lower back pain, says study
Washington D.C. [USA], June 14 : Are you one of those who continuously complain about lower back pain? Read Full Story

Heatstroke: You are not safe even in car
New Delhi , June 13 : Summer is at its peak, so is the use of air conditioner. But the continuous switchovers between Non-AC and AC zone can take a toll on your health, even in your cars. Read Full Story

Here's how a diabetic can lose 6 kgs in 6 months
Washington D.C. [USA], June 13 : Losing weight for a person, suffering from diabetes, can be a bit difficult, but a study says that eating a plant-based vegetarian diet can help you lose 6.20 kg of weight in six months. Read Full Story

Personalised molecular therapy slows progression of tumors
Washington D.C. [USA], June 13 : A study has found that patients with neuroendocrine cancer may experience fewer symptoms and survive longer by undergoing personalised peptide-receptor radionuclide therapy (PRRT). Read Full Story

Deficiency of Vitamin A ups tuberculosis risk by 10 times
Washington D.C. [USA], June 13 : Eat more carrots, spinach and broccoli, as a study warns that people with low levels of Vitamin A living in close contact with individuals with active tuberculosis may be 10 times more likely to develop the disease. Read Full Story

Attention women! You can restore fertility non-surgically
Washington D.C. [USA], June 13 : Here's good news for women who wish to have babies, as a study has found that a minimal invasive treatment can help restore fertility in women with uterine fibroids - smooth muscle tumors of the uterus. Read Full Story

US tops the chart in worldwide obesity
New York [U.S.A.], June 13 : A recent study shows that more than two billion adults and children across the globe are overweight or obese and suffer severe health problem because of their weight and the United States of America is leading in such cases. Read Full Story

Beware! Back pain, diabetes may up risk of suicide
Washington D.C. [USA], June 12 : A study has revealed that patients with a disease that lasts for more than three months like back pain, diabetes and heart disease are at increased risk of committing suicide. Read Full Story

Eat grapes and protect your teeth from decay
Washington D.C. [USA], June 12 : Eating grapes can protect your teeth from decaying as a recent study suggests a natural compound found in grapes can strengthen teeth and boost the strength of fillings. Read Full Story

Blame lack of sexual satisfaction, not porn for erectile dysfunction
Washington D.C. [USA], June 10 : Watching porn is not unhealthy, but a study has recently warned that men, who regularly watch porn, are not sexually satisfied in their relationship with their partner and are more likely to suffer erectile dysfunction. Read Full Story

Investigators examine relationship between pain, opioid abuse
Washington D.C. [U.S.A.], June 12 : Despite recommendations to use non-opioids, a study has found that drug overdose epidemic is largely driven by opioids, and it seems that doctors continue to prescribe it for chronic pain. Read Full Story

Obesity during pregnancy doubles risk of fatty liver in teens
Washington D.C. [U.S.A.], June 10 : Mothers-to-be, alert! Here's another reason for adapting a healthy lifestyle before and during pregnancy, as a study has warned that newborns, who had obese mothers at the start of pregnancy, were twice as likely to develop non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) as adolescents. Read Full Story

Self-monitoring doesn't improve diabetics' lives
Washington D.C. [USA], June 11 : A study has recently found that self-monitoring of blood glucose levels in Type-2 diabetes patients, who are not treated with insulin, did not improve their health-related quality of life. Read Full Story

Brain scans may predict autism in high-risk newborns
Washington D.C. [USA], June 11 : A team of researchers has revealed that a specific magnetic resonance imaging procedure of six-month-olds may help in predicting which babies are at a high risk of developing autism disorder by age two. Read Full Story

Steroids may up effectiveness of AAV-based gene therapy
Washington D.C. [USA], Jun 11 : Glucocorticoid steroids, such as prednisone, may improve effectiveness of AAV-based gene therapy by reducing immune response, according to a recent research. Read Full Story

Obstacles to riding safely through pregnancy revealed
Washington D.C. [USA], Jun 11 : Pregnant women could get on their bikes and stay healthy with better support, but according to a new study, they are encountering obstacles to riding. Read Full Story

Dual-focus contact lens can keep kids from becoming short-sighted
Washington D.C. [USA], June 10 : Parents worried about their kids' myopia or nearsightedness, now can relax as a new study has found that dual-focus contact lens, which have alternating visual correction and treatment zones, can help them. Read Full Story

Daily health text messages may help in managing diabetes
Washington D.C. [USA], June 10 : If you wish to know how to control your diabetes, then a team of researchers has revealed that patients, who received health-related text messages every day for six months showed improvements in their blood sugar levels that equaled those resulting from some glucose-lowering medications. Read Full Story

Obesity in elderly diabetic patients may live longer
Washington D.C. [USA], June 10 : Are you worried about your over-weight grandparents? Read Full Story

New drug may benefit blood cancer patients
Washington D.C. [USA], June 10 : A team of US researchers has found that a drug alone or with combination of chemotherapy may show promising results in treating patients with blood cancer. Read Full Story

Trouble in conceiving? Smoking can be a reason
New Delhi , June 10 : The rate of infertility in India has increased over the last few years with reports of more and more couples seeking medical solutions for it. Read Full Story

Removing old cells from joints can delay onset of osteoarthritis
Washington D.C. [USA], June 10 : Good news, a study has found that selective removal of old cells, senescent cells (SnCs) from joints can significantly delay the onset of osteoarthritis. Read Full Story


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