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'Lifeline Express' gets two more coaches for detection of oral cancer
New Delhi, Dec 8 : The Indian Railways on Thursday added two more coaches to the 'Lifeline Express' for the detection and control of oral, breast and cervical cancer, officials said. Read Full Story

Sanatan Kriya helpful in keeping lungs strong, system toxin-free
New Delhi [India], Dec. 8 : As Delhi is reeling under the pressure of severe pollution and the dip in temperature is creating havoc, you may need some simple techniques from Sanatan Kriya for 10 minutes daily to keep your lungs strong and system toxin free, says spiritual head of Dhyan Ashram Yogi Ashwini. Read Full Story

Mobile health apps not reliable for chronic patients: Study
New York, Dec 8 : Depending on smartphone-based health applications for managing chronic conditions or complex health needs may prove to be risky as such apps are falling short on many counts, a study led by Indian-origin scientist has found. Read Full Story

New mothers increasingly moving toward bottle-feeding: Study
Toronto, Dec 8 : An increasing number of new mothers are turning towards using expressed breast milk -- either pumped or expressed by hand -- instead of directly breast feeding their babies, a research has revealed. Read Full Story

Hormonal contraceptives linked with more sex in committed relationships
Washington D.C. [USA], Dec. 8 : A recent study has found that women in long-term relationships using hormonal contraception are more committed and have more sex with their partners, than one might expect. Read Full Story

Brain activity may predict risk of falls in elderly
New York, Dec 8 : Measuring the level of brain activity in healthy older adults while they are walking can predict their risk of falling, suggests a study led by an Indian-origin scientist. Read Full Story

Optimism key to long life: Study
New York, Dec 8 : Want to live longer? Try to maintain an optimistic outlook towards life -- a general expectation that good things will happen. Read Full Story

Magnesium-rich nuts, green leafy vegetables may reduce risk of heart disease, diabetes
Washington D.C. [USA], Dec. 8 (ANI): Including magnesium rich food like spices, nuts, beans, cocoa, whole grains and green leafy vegetables in your diet daily may reduce the risk of coronary heart disease, stroke and type-2 diabetes, reveals a study. Read Full Story

Do yoga daily to prevent prehypertension
Washington D.C. [USA], Dec. 8 (ANI): Practicing yoga for one hour daily can reduce blood pressure in people with prehypertension, says a new study conducted by Indian researchers. Read Full Story

Novel 2-for-1 vaccine may protect against MERS and rabies
New York, Dec 8 : In a major step towards an effective human vaccine for Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) researchers have found that a two-for-one vaccine with a modified a rabies virus, so that it has a protein from the MERS virus, protects mice against both the diseases. Read Full Story

5 tips to avoid obesity trap
New Delhi, Dec 8 : Owing to people's lifestyles, eating fast food has become an essential part of their life. Most people are also tired to exercise because of the tight work schedules, ultimately leading to obesity. Try out five ways to avoid excess body fat, says an expert. Read Full Story

Kids on farms have lower allergy risks, says study
Washington D.C. [USA], Dec. 7 : Children growing up on farms have fewer seasonal allergies like hay fever and allergic asthma compared to their urban counterparts, finds a study, adding that breathing in dust from farms seems to stimulate the production of a protein called A20, which limits inflammation in the lungs leading to lower rates of asthma. Read Full Story

Pfizer fined $106 mn for 'unfair' prices of epilepsy drug
London, Dec 7 : Britain's competition regulator on Wednesday imposed a record 84.2 million pound ($106 million) fine on the pharmaceutical manufacturer Pfizer, and a 5.2 million pound ($6.55 million) fine on the distributor Flynn Pharma after finding that each broke competition law by charging excessive and unfair prices for an anti-epilepsy drug. Read Full Story

Doctors need to empathize than be compassionate for better results
Washington D.C. [USA], Dec. 7 (ANI): Is your doctor understanding and considers your concerns? A new study says that doctors need to develop a broader skill of empathy to imagine the patient's experience while undergoing treatment, rather than being compassionate and sympathetic. Read Full Story

Tiny fat-burning molecule may help fight obesity
London, Dec 7 : Raising hope for an effective pill to fight obesity without much side effects, researchers have found that a tiny molecule can help offset effects of high-fat diet and induce weight loss. Read Full Story

Novel drug shows hope for infants with muscle disease
New York, Dec 7 : A new experimental drug may have the potential to improve the quality of life for infants suffering from a rare, lethal neuromuscular disorder, US researchers have found. Read Full Story

Music, dance may cut stress in low-income kids
New York, Dec 7 : Engaging pre-school children from the low-income families in intensive arts programmes such as music, dance and visual arts may help lower their stress levels, a study has found. Read Full Story

Breathing rhythm can enhance memory recall, fear response
New York, Dec 7 : It is not without any reason that we tend to breathe faster when we find ourselves in a dangerous situation. Scientists have now discovered that the rhythm of breathing creates electrical activity in the human brain that enhances emotional judgments and memory recall. Read Full Story

Cancer cases up by 50% in less developed countries: Study
New York, Dec 7 : While there has been a 33 per cent increase in the global cases of cancers between 2005 and 2015, the countries with the lowest development status saw a 50 per cent rise during the same period, a study by the Global Burden of Disease collaboration has found. Read Full Story

Inhale through nose to enhance memory: Study
Washington D.C. [USA], Dec. 7 (ANI): A recent study reveals that inhaling through nose heightens memory and response to fearful stimuli, whereas the effects disappear while mouth breathing. Read Full Story

Zika virus can cause glaucoma in infants: Study
Washington D.C. [USA], Dec. 7 (ANI): A team of researchers has found that Zika virus during gestation can cause glaucoma-- permanent damage to the optic nerve and blindness-- in infants. Read Full Story

Sleep loss may up appetite for sugary, fatty foods
Tokyo, Dec 7 : Is it hard for you to avoid gorging on sugar-laden sweets and oily samosas? Your lack of proper sleep is to be blamed. Read Full Story

Caesarean births may be 'affecting human evolution': Study
London, Dec 6 : Continuous usage of caesarean sections or c-section may be impacting human evolution as more mothers now need surgery to deliver a baby due to their narrow pelvis size, scientists say. Read Full Story

Women grooming pubic hair are at higher risk of STD
Washington D.C. [United States],Dec 6 : People, especially women, who groom all pubic hair at least 11 times a year, are four times more likely to suffer from Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STD) than those who never groomed, warns a new study. Read Full Story

New immunotherapy shows hope in preventing leukemia relapse
New York, Dec 6 : A new genetically engineered T-cell therapy may have the potential to prevent the relapse of a type of cancer, US scientists have found. Read Full Story

Don't prove how macho you are at risk of overeating
Washington D.C. [USA], Dec. 6 : Does food at social gatherings tempt you? A team of researchers has found that men in particular demonstrate their virility and strength on parties or at holiday meals at risk of overeating. Read Full Story

Doctors' burnout should be treated as organisation-wide problem: Study
New Delhi [India], Dec. 6 : Current approaches to dealing with burnouts in doctors on an individual case-by-case basis, is not effective and the issue should instead be tackled with organisation-wide initiatives, according to researchers at the University of Manchester and the University of Southampton. Read Full Story

Cancer drug may increase new eggs in women, study
Washington D.C. [USA], Dec. 6 : British researchers have revealed that a chemotherapy drug combination, commonly used to target cancer, may increase the number of non-growing eggs in women's ovaries. Read Full Story

Moderate, continuous exercise may boost sperm quality
Tehran, Dec 6 : Men who engage in moderate and continuous exercise regimen such as cycling, jogging, running, walking and rowing three-to-five times a week for six months can improve their sperm count and other measures of sperm quality, a new study has found. Read Full Story

Read e-book to your kids to increase their vocabulary: Study
Washington D.C. [USA], Dec. 6 : Do you encourage your children in reading and writing? A study reveals that four-year-old kids with average and low vocabulary skills learn more effectively with an adult reading an e-book to them than relying solely on the e-book's voiceover. Read Full Story

Attention men! Frequent exercise can improve sperm quality
Washington D.C. [USA], Dec. 6 : Moderate Intensity Continuous Training (MICT) for three and five times a week is linked to improved sperm count and other measures of sperm quality in just a six months, reveals a study. Read Full Story

Exposure to famine may curtail lifespan of male descendants
New York, Dec 6 : Famine may have a lasting impact on the male descendants of its victims, suggests new research focused on survivors of a mass famine that took place in the early 1920s in several rural regions of Russia. Read Full Story

Cancer drug may help women grow new eggs: Study
London, Dec 6 : Treatment with common chemotherapy drug combination appears to increase the number of young eggs in women's ovaries, a new research has found. Read Full Story

WHO responds to health needs in Aleppo as situation deteriorates
Geneva, Dec 5 : As the conflict in Syria's Aleppo intensifies, the World Health Organization (WHO) on Monday said they are providing life-saving services and health supplies for thousands of people fleeing to safer areas, media reported. Read Full Story

Delhi sees its biggest obstacle course run and fitness festival
New Delhi [India], Dec. 5 : While life expectancy has gone up to 68 years, obesity has doubled in the last 35 years, with half the world expected to be obese by 2050. Read Full Story

Scientists develop device to accurately assess blood's ability to clot
Washington D.C [US], Dec. 5 : In a recent study conducted at the Case Western Reserve University, researchers have developed a portable sensor that can assess the clotting ability of a person's blood 95 times faster than current methods-using only a single drop of blood. Read Full Story

Repeated dieting may lead to weight gain
Washington D.C [US], Dec. 5 : A recent research published in Evolution, Medicine and Public Health suggests that repeated dieting may lead to weight gain because the brain interprets the diets as short famines and urges the person to store more fat for future shortages. Read Full Story

Women with dementia at greater disadvantage than men
London, Dec 5 : Women with dementia receive less health monitoring and take more potentially harmful medication than men with dementia, says a study. Read Full Story

Bones can tell of brain degeneration in Alzheimer's: Study
New York, Dec 5 : A person's bones may act as one of the earliest indicators of brain degeneration in Alzheimer's disease, researchers have found. Read Full Story

Women with dementia receive less medical attention compared to male counterparts
Washington D.C [US], Dec. 5 : A recent study conducted at the University College London found that women with dementia have fewer visits to the doctors, receive less health monitoring and take more potentially harmful medication than men with dementia. Read Full Story

Consuming handful of nuts everyday can keep major ailments away
Washington D.C [US], Dec. 5 : A recent analysis of all current studies on nut consumption and disease risk has revealed that people who eat at least 20g of nuts a day have a lower risk of heart ailment, cancer and other diseases. Read Full Story

Jayalalithaa on ECMO: What is it?
New Delhi [India], Dec. 5 : The nation remains under huge tension as the health condition of Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa remains critical. Read Full Story

Why repeated dieting may backfire
London, Dec 5 : Instead of helping you slim down, repeated dieting may lead to weight gain because the brain interprets the diets as short famines and urges the person to store more fat for future shortages, a study says. Read Full Story

Handful of nuts daily cuts risk of heart disease, cancer
London, Dec 5 : Eating at least 20 gram of nuts a day -- equivalent to a handful -- can reduce the risk of a wide range of diseases including heart disease and cancer, new research has found. Read Full Story

Vapours from flavoured e-liquids toxic: Study
New York, Dec 4 : Researchers have found that the vapours which are produced after e-liquid flavourings are heated inside e-cigarettes, are toxic. Read Full Story

Reducing agricultural land surrounding lakes can improve its water clarity: Study
Washington D.C. [USA], Dec. 4 (ANI): A team of researchers has found that reducing agricultural land immediately surrounding lakes and streams can improve water clarity by limiting nutrient runoff. Read Full Story

Want to live longer? Quit smoking
New York, Dec 4 : Individuals who quit tobacco even in their 60s can increase their life-expectancy, a study has found. Read Full Story

Patients ineligible for studies may benefit from trial participation: Study
Washington D.C. [USA], Dec. 4 (ANI): US researchers have found that patients who can potentially benefit most from participation in clinical trials due to poor prognosis often are not included in eligibility criteria of existing medical illnesses. Read Full Story

Cancer cases increase by 33% between 2005 and 2015: Study
Washington D.C. [USA], Dec. 4 (ANI): US researchers have found that between 2005 and 2015, cancer cases increased by 33 percent, mostly due to population aging and growth plus changes in age-specific cancer rates. Read Full Story

Scientists discover essential blood-clotting factors in hemophilia B patients
Washington D.C [US], Dec. 4 (ANI): In a recent research presented at the 58th ASH Annual Meeting, scientists have reported the highest and most sustained levels of the essential blood-clotting factor in patients with the inherited bleeding disorder, hemophilia B. Read Full Story

Got kidney stones? Alpha-blockers may be effective
Washington D.C. [USA], Dec. 4 (ANI): To help people get rid of large kidney stones, US Researchers have promoted a non-surgical way by suggesting off-label use of drugs called alpha blockers that can facilitate stone passage. Read Full Story

This flexible heart patch does not need stitches
London, Dec 4 : Researchers have developed a new polymer patch that can be stuck onto the heart without the need for stitches to improve the conduction of electrical impulses across heart tissue damaged during a heart attack. Read Full Story

Saturated fats could actually be good for you
London, Dec 4 : The long-held belief that saturated fats are unhealthy has been challenged by researchers at University of Bergen in Norway in a new study. Read Full Story

New technique could extend shelf life of protein drug
WashingtonD.C [US], Dec. 3 : A recent study, published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, reveals a new way to improve the stability of common protein drugs and extend shelf life. Read Full Story

Study highlights stress-hormone differences in gay men
WashingtonD.C [US], Dec. 3 : In a recent research, scientist conducted a study to examine how individuals belonging to both sexual and racial minorities experience increased stigma and discrimination that can affect their stress hormones. Read Full Story

Negative thoughts of new mothers may affect interaction with their babies
Washington D.C. [USA], Dec. 3 : New mothers take note! Repetitive and self-focused negative thoughts about your problems can affect interaction with your babies, warns a new study. Read Full Story

This winter, get rid of swollen fingers!
New Delhi [India], Dec. 3 : Along with putting an end to the sweat and sunburn of scorching summers, winter brings a complete set of health problems- like cold, cough, dry skin, chapped lips and more. Read Full Story

Sleep deprivation could hamper heart functioning
Washington D.C [US], Dec. 3 : According to a recent study presented at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA), too little sleep takes a toll on your heart. Read Full Story

Antidepressants in pregnancy may up birth defects
London, Dec 3 : Women who take a type of antidepressant during their early pregnancy may significantly raise the risk of having babies with birth defects or stillbirths compared with those who did not take these pills, a study suggests. Read Full Story

This new tool may improve breast cancer surgery
Sydney, Dec 3 : Researchers have developed a new cost-effective and portable pH-sensitive optical fibre to distinguish breast cancer tissue from normal tissue, a finding that can potentially help surgeons to be much more precise when removing breast cancer. Read Full Story

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