New York, April 19 : Are e-cigarettes a helpful tool in the efforts to kick the butt? Not at all, says a new study.
Tokyo, April 19 : Surviving without sex affects the health of even those females, who have acquired over the ages the rare ability to clone themselves and perpetuate offspring without males.
Washington, Apr.19 : Researchers have revealed that smokers still vastly underestimate the harm of smoking a few cigarettes every day.
By Rupesh Dutta, New Delhi, April 19 : The picture was quite clear. Even the in-laws of 24-year-old Aarti Kataria wanted a proper gap between their grandchildren. But the urge of Aarti's husband for a male child, following a girl child 12 months before, is what triggered the entire problem.
Washington, Apr 19 : A new study has dished light on different methods on how one can tackle obesity after identifying six different models of obesity.
London, April 19 : There are six different types of obese people and targeting them by type results in better treatment than a one-size-fits-all approach, says a study.
London, April 19 : Cancer diagnosis affects cognitive functions among patients even before the initiation of chemotherapy, finds a new study.
Washington, April 19 : Providing a ray of hope for heart patients, a new study has found that the removal of the clot causing a severe stroke, in combination with the standard medication, improves the restoration of blood flow to the brain and may result in better long-term outcomes.
Kolkata, Apr 19 : The second batches of 29 doctors in Kolkata on Sunday were conferred certifications for the 'Certificate Course in Gestational Diabetes Mellitus (CCGDM),' an executive on-job training program that develops core competencies in doctors in the area of Gestational Diabetes management.
By Ashish Mishra, Badaun/Bareilly (Uttar Pradesh), April 19 : For Shabana Begum, it was not easy to take her 10-month old daughter Zoya to the special immunization camp set up in Badaun district under 'Mission Indradhanush', an ambitious countrywide disease-prevention project in India that aims to cover all partially or unvaccinated children aged 0-2 against seven vaccine-preventable diseases by 2020.
Noida (Uttar Pradesh), Apr.18 : Amity has patented a herbal-based mosquito repellant, which has been commercialized by the Delhi-based Tarini Herbal Company for manufacturing mosquito repellent sticks, especially for rural areas where electricity is scarce.
Washington, Apr 18 : A team of researchers has made key malarial drug-resistance finding.
New York, April 18 : Think twice before you slam a child with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) to sit still and concentrate. Researchers have found that the foot-tapping, leg-swinging and chair-scooting movements are vital to how such children remember information and work out complex tasks.
Toronto, April 18 : For its ability to reduce the incidence of disability, a procedure called endovascular therapy (ET) could be the best option for many stroke sufferers, says a study co-authored by an Indian-origin doctor.
London, April 18 : Although most people know that smoking is a risk factor for developing several cancers, many still wrongly believe that smoking less is safe, says a new study.
London, April 18 : Scientists have discovered a protein that plays a critical role in promoting immunity to viruses and cancer, opening the door to new therapies.
New York, April 18 : Researchers have created an artificial blood vessel that can be used to study both the application and effects of devices used to extract life-threatening blood clots in the brain.
Washington, April 18 : A team of researchers, including Indian-American scientist Souvik Bhattacharjee, has identified a gene responsible for making malaria parasites resistant to artemisinins, a key group of anti-malarial drug.
New York, April 18 : Analysing the ratio of good-bad bacteria in saliva, not just in the gut as earlier thought, could help doctors predict which liver cirrhosis patients would suffer inflammations and require hospitalisation, say researchers, including one of Indian-origin.
New Delhi, April 17 : Wearing tight clothes or figure-hugging shape wear may lead to nerve compression in your back and also restrict your hip bone movement, putting pressure on your spine and leading to backache, says an expert.
Washington, April 17 : It turns out that the sweet treat you pour over your pancakes could make antibiotics more effective against bacteria.
Washington, Apr 17 : A new study has revealed that playing a wind instrument can help you lower the risk of sleep apnea.
Washington, Apr 17 : A new study has revealed that high sugar, but not aspartame consumption may relieve stress in humans.
Washington, Apr 17 : A new study has indicated that housework keeps older adults more physically and emotionally fit.
Washington, April 17 : Want to avoid future risk of heart attack? Keep brushing your teeth regularly, says a new study.
Washington, Apr 17 : A new study has examined that people who smoke e-cigarettes are less likely to quit.
New York, April 17 : Children who experience emotional and sexual abuse or neglect have higher blood pressure as young adults, a study reveals.
New Delhi, April 17 : When the temperature soars, dehydration becomes one of the major problems. An expert suggests that people consider food as a source of water.
Washington, April 17 : Do you always pick up a soda can from the refrigerator every time you feel a little stressed? This could be because sugary drinks may relieve stress in humans by disrupting the body's normal response to stressful situations.
New York, April 17 : Elderly people are increasingly turning to aspirin to protect themselves from heart ailments and cancer, reveals a new survey.
New York, April 17 : Older adults who take the trouble to keep their household clean and tidy tend to feel emotionally and physically better than those who lead a sedentary lifestyle, suggests a new research.
London, April 17 : If snoring is ruining your sound sleep, learning to play the flute can do wonders. Indian researchers have found that playing wind instruments lowers your risk of developing the sleep disorder obstructive sleep apnoea.
Toronto, April 17 : As much as you may pride on your "western lifestyle", it may also have some adverse affects on your health. Researchers have highlighted that some modern lifestyle practices may diminish the variety of bacteria that naturally reside in our gut.
London, April 17 : A drug commonly taken to prevent seizures in epilepsy may also protect the eyesight of people with multiple sclerosis (MS), an auto-immune disease in which the body seemingly attacks itself, says a new study by an Indian-origin doctor.
New York, April 17 : Taking better care of your teeth can also help you lower the risk of heart diseases, suggests a new study.
Washington, Apr 16 : A new study has indicated that the brain works very similarly upon soccer goals and financial wins.
Washington, Apr 16 : A team of researchers has created a model that was able to predict with 75 percent accuracy how many emergency room visits a hospital could expect on a given day.
Washington, April 16 : Scientists have unraveled how the "love hormone" oxytocin acts on brain cells to make females understand and tend to their offspring's needs.
Washington, April 16 : Good news for women! Scientists have come up with a simple bold test to predict future risk of breast cancer.
Toronto, April 16 : Adults who have attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are more likely to report sexual and physical abused before they turned 16 than their peers, says a study.
New York, April 16 : Women who breastfeed their infants for at least 90 days smoke less in the months following childbirth than women who breastfeed for a shorter duration or who do not breastfeed at all, says a new study.
By Sharon Thambala, New Delhi, April 16 : An injection given to Tarun Kumar's son when he was three-months-old resulted in non-stop bleeding for a few hours. The infant was referred to the capital's Sir Ganga Ram Hospital where the condition was identified as hemophilia, a blood clotting disorder.
London, April 16 : Children with sleep problems may find it harder to learn and remember new lessons, says a new research.
New York, April 16 : In a first, doctors at the Rhode Island Hospital have experimented with Google Glass to gauge the effectiveness, security and patient acceptance of a real-time skin consultation.
New York, April 16 : A hormone better known for its role in inducing sexual attraction and orgasm also helps mothers to stay alert and respond to her baby's cries for help and attention, suggests a new research.
New York, April 16 : The high levels of chemicals used to flavour some brands of e-cigarette fluid could be respiratory irritants, says a new study.
New York, April 16 : Individuals diagnosed with either depression or diabetes, or both, are at increased risk of dementia compared with people who have neither condition, says a new study.
New York, April 16 : The fatty acids that fish oil contains are vitally important to the developing brain, says a new study, suggesting that women maintain a balanced diet rich in these fatty acids for themselves during pregnancy and for their babies after birth.
Washington, April 16 : Brisk walking for about three hours a week is enough to help prostate cancer survivors reduce damaging side effects of their treatment, according to a promising study.
London, April 16 : A new blood test can predict if a woman would get breast cancer in the next two to five years and could create a "paradigm shift" in early diagnosis of the disease, reports a new study.
New York, April 16 : A drug commonly used to treat a broad range of fungal infections, including skin and nail infections, has a lot of potential as a new cancer treatment, research has found.
Washington, April 15 : Mothers who develop diabetes during the first 26 weeks of pregnancy may have a higher risk of having a baby who will develop autism, a study published in the American Medical Association's JAMA Internal Medicine journal said.
Canberra, April 15 : An eight-year-old boy from the Australian city of Brisbane has been fitted with the world's first device to reduce his risk of a hypoglycaemic attack -- a medical emergency that results in an abnormally diminished content of glucose in the blood, a media report said on Wednesday.
New York, April 15 : According to a study, there is new evidence to counter the common speculation that violent video games may cause gamers with autism to turn aggressive and act violently.
Kolkata, April 15 : Half of the pregnant women and 74 percent of children under five in India are anaemic, a malnutrition mapping project stated on Wednesday.
Washington, April 15 : Researchers from the Johns Hopkins University have found that DNA from the sperm of men whose children had early signs of autism shows distinct patterns of tags that could contribute to the condition.
New York, April 15 : A wristband that records motion throughout a 24-hour cycle may be a great aid in treating depression, says a study.
New York, April 15 : Eating a high-fat diet just for five days can change the way in which the body's muscle processes nutrients, which could lead to long term problems such as weight gain, obesity and other health issues, says a study.
New York, April 15 : For runners, here comes a treadmill that automatically changes speed to match the pace of the runner. The automated treadmill uses sonar technology to tell exactly where the runner is on the treadmill.
Washington, April 15 : A bacterium that causes severe food poisoning and leads to sepsis and death in humans can be genetically modified to treat cancer safely, says new research.