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Transoral robotic surgery, improved treatment option for throat cancer
New Delhi , May 26 : Latest robotic surgery may work as a boon for patients suffering from early stage oropharyngeal carcinoma (cancer of the mouth, neck and throat). Read Full Story

Monitoring blood glucose imperative for managing diabetes during Ramadan
New Delhi , May 26 : According to statistics, India has the third largest Muslim population in the world. The month of Ramadan is about to begin and a vast majority of this population will be fasting for a large number of days. Read Full Story

Trans-oral Robotic Surgery: Improved treatment option for throat cancer
New Delhi , May 26 : Looks like a ray of hope can be seen for the patients suffering from early stage oropharyngeal carcinoma (cancer of the mouth, neck and throat), in form of robotic surgery. Read Full Story

Free your thyroid gland from pills!
New Delhi , May 26 : According to WHO, depression is one of the major reasons for suicides globally. The story in India is no different. Read Full Story

Here's how hand amputation, reattachment affect brain
Washington D.C. [USA], May 26 : When a person loses a hand to amputation, nerves that control sensation and movement are severed, causing dramatic changes in areas of the brain that controlled these functions. As a result, areas of the brain devoted to the missing hand take on other functions. Read Full Story

Frequent recreational weed puts your mouth at risk
Washington D.C. [USA], May 26 : Frequent recreational use of cannabis, including marijuana, hashish, and hash oil, ups the risk of gum disease, a recent study has found. Read Full Story

Men have worse chemotherapy-induced cardiomyopathy than women?
Washington D.C. [USA], May 25 : A study, presented at EuroCMR, says that chemotherapy-induced cardiomyopathy react more on men than women. Read Full Story

Children under 1 should not be given fruit juice: Pediatricians
New Delhi , May 25 : According to a recent study, parents should avoid giving fruit juice to kids in the first year of their life. Read Full Story

Your eyes can reveal if you have the post-disaster blues
Washington D.C. [USA], May 24 : Turns out, your eyes really are the windows to your soul as a recent study has found that depression risk following a natural disaster can be predicted via pupil dilation. Read Full Story

Find Out! What happens when your body doesn't get enough sleep
London [UK], May 24 : Sleep is the easiest thing to forego by hardworking individuals. What we don't realize is, when sleep fails, one's health declines along with the quality of life. Read Full Story

Vitamin D plus good sleep could help chronic back, arthritis pain
Washington D.C. [USA], May 24 : According to a recent study, adequate levels of Vitamin D combined with good sleep can help you manage chronic arthritis and back pain. Read Full Story

Here's how breast cancer can be detected without breast biopsy
Washington D.C. [USA], May 24 : A recent study shows a multi-protein biomarker blood test to detect breast cancer can potentially reduce use of biopsy up to 67percent. Read Full Story

'Sperm radar' test: Uncover the secrets of male infertility
New Delhi , May 7 : In today's world, when infertility is an issue that many deal with, a study finds a new technique to examine human sperm count, without killing them. Read Full Story

Childhood obesity results in early onset of arthritis
New Delhi , May 7 : Obesity, which is assuming epidemic proportions among children, is proving too much on their delicate bones and joints. Read Full Story

Intestinal fungi risk alcoholic liver disease sufferers' health
Washington D.C. [USA], May 24 : A team of researchers has found that intestinal fungi, chronic liver damage, increase risk of death for the people with alcohol-related liver disease. Read Full Story

Just one drink a day ups breast cancer risk, exercise lowers it
Washington D.C. [USA], May 23 : Drinking even one small alcoholic beverage a day can up your breast cancer risk, according to a recent study. Read Full Story

Here's what dentists can tell about your health
Washington D.C. [USA], May 23 : A recent study has found that by using medical and dental records, researchers can identify what is the cause of disease and how the patients with certain diseases will respond to surgery, medication or other interventions. Read Full Story

Family history of Alzheimer's, length of gene impacts risk for disease: Study
Washington D.C. [USA], May 23 : A study finds that late middle-aged people, with a family history and longer version of mitochondrial gene, encountered twice as much memory loss up to 10 years later as someone with a family history and a short version of the gene. Read Full Story

Why is fats essential part of our diet?
New Delhi , May 23 : Oil and fats, which have been associated with harmful effects on health, have essential functions in the body as well. Read Full Story

New device could detect inflammation in lungs
New Delhi , May 22 : To improve the management of asthma and other respiratory diseases, researchers have created a graphene-based sensor that could lead to earlier detection of looming asthma attacks. Read Full Story

Clinical trial gives hope to lung disease patients
Washington D.C. [USA], May 22 : A 'game changing' clinical trial has given hope to patients with severe lung disease. Read Full Story

Even moderate drinking may not keep heart disease at bay
Washington D.C. [USA], May 22 : If you feel having a glass of wine with dinner or moderately consuming any kind of alcohol is going to save you from heart disease, then you might have to think over it again! Read Full Story

You may blame the polluted air for disrupted sleep!
Washington D.C. [USA], May 22 : If you are not having a sound sleep, then there might be fault in the air! Read Full Story

Hypertension in young adults ups stroke, kidney damage later in life
Washington D.C. [USA], May 21 : A study has found that people aged between 18 to 49, with high systolic blood pressure over 140, are at greater risk of stroke, damage of kidneys and brain. Read Full Story

Heart failure patients with stroke history risk facing depression
Washington D.C. [USA], May 7 : A study has found that heart failure patients with a history of strokes are at a greater risk of depression, hospitalisation and death than those without such a history. Read Full Story

Go easy on those tomatoes, potatoes! Here's why
Washington D.C. [USA], May 21 : Beware before you consume tomatoes, potatoes and cucumbers with gusto, as according to a study they contain a protein that may lead to Alzheimer's. Read Full Story

Overweight boys at greater risk of cancer in adulthood
Washington D.C. [USA], May 7 : Parents, take care of your son's weight, as a study finds that if your son is over-weight at age seven, he may be at greater risk of colon (bowel) cancer in adulthood. Read Full Story

Here's what makes people say no to blood pressure lowering pills
Washington D.C. [USA], May 21 : More than one third of 1,400 people with high blood pressure have not been taking their blood pressure medication, according to a recent study. Read Full Story

New blood find can help end platelet shortages
Washington D.C. [USA], May 21 : A new discovery may be the key to stopping shortages of these vital blood-clotting cells that can represent the difference between life and death. Read Full Story

Omega-3 rich diet can ward off Alzheimer's disease
Washington D.C. [USA], May 21 : Keeping Alzheimer's disease (AD) away may be as simple as adding food rich in omega-3 to your diet, according to a recent study. Read Full Story

Now, a tablet that may help with heart failure management
Washington D.C. [USA], May 21 : Technology-enabled learning has gone a step further as a novel tablet is helping heart failure patients to manage their disease including drug dosages. Read Full Story

Taking diet pills may harm hormones, mental health of teens: Study
Washington D.C. [U.S.A.], May 20 : Do not let your teenage daughter or son turn to diet pills to lose weight as a study has found that these supplements contain toxic chemicals that can affect their hormones, growth and mental health. Read Full Story

Overweight boys at high risk of colon cancer: Study
Washington D.C. [USA], May 20 : In an attempt to highlight the importance of children to be a healthy, a recent study suggests overweight boys, as compared to their slimmer friends, are at greater risk of colon (bowel) cancer. Read Full Story

Erectile dysfunction drugs don't give you skin cancer
Washington D.C. [USA], May 20 : According to a recent study, use of the erectile dysfunction drug Viagra does not cause the development of melanoma, a deadly form of skin cancer. Read Full Story

One bite is all it takes for Zika mosquito to transmit dengue
Washington D.C. [USA], May 20 : Turns out, a single mosquito bite might be enough to transmit multiple viruses. Read Full Story

Exercise may help burn bone fat and improve quality
Washington D.C. [USA], May 19 : Whether you are lean or over-weight, exercising is imperative in your daily life, as a study finds that exercising burns the fat found within the bone marrow and improves bone quality in a matter of weeks. Read Full Story

Change in lifestyle, medication may cure secondary hypertension
New Delhi , May 19 : If you have high blood pressure of more than 180/ 120 mm Hg with no family history before 30 or after 55 years of age then you may be suffering from secondary hypertension and need to bring in lifestyle modification and medications. Read Full Story

Now, HIV is no more curse on motherhood
New Delhi , May 19 : Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is no more a curse on motherhood, as according to experts' combination of several medicines can reduce the risk of transmission of the disease from mother to babies. Read Full Story

Does father's pre-conception vitamin D intake sway kid's height, weight?
Washington D.C. [USA], May 19 : A new study has linked a father's pre-conception vitamin D intake with his child's height and weight at five years old. Read Full Story

Gene study sheds light on causes of childhood sight loss
New Delhi , May 18 : A genetic mutation that contributes to sight loss in children has been identified by scientists. Read Full Story

'vHealth by Aetna' will help reduce the need for hospital visits
New Delhi , May 18 : Aetna International, one of the world's largest health benefits businesses, has announced the first phase of the global launch of 'vHealth by Aetna'. Read Full Story

World Hypertension Day 2017: Know the symptoms and causes
New Delhi , May 17 : If constant headache has been troubling you, dizziness has been bothering you, you have been getting fatigued fast or you have blurred vision, then there might be a chance that you are suffering from high blood pressure, says Dr Ramneek Varma, General Physician on Lybrate. Read Full Story

World Hypertension Day 2017: Lifestyle Management of Hypertension
New Delhi , May 17 : High blood pressure (BP) or hypertension is a silent killer and often the symptoms go unnoticed during the early phase. Read Full Story

Overweight postmenopausal women more at risk of breast cancer
Washington D.C. [USA], May 17 : Postmenopausal women need to care about their overall weight, as a study finds that a reduction in overall body fat, rather than abdominal fat, lowers the risk of breast cancer. Read Full Story

World Hypertension Day 2017: Know the symptoms and causes
New Delhi , May 17 : If constant headache has been troubling you, dizziness has been bothering you, you have been getting fatigued fast or you have blurred vision, then there might be a chance that you are suffering from high blood pressure. Read Full Story

Men of 25-35 age group are more pre-hypertensive: Study
New Delhi , May 17 : Men between the age of 25 to 35 need to meditate more, as a study finds, 26 percent of men and 22 percent of women have reported of pre-hypertension. Read Full Story

World Hypertension Day: Know your Blood Pressure!
New Delhi , May 17 : World Hypertension Day, observed on the 17th of May every year, calls out for increasing awareness about this silent killer and help people realise that hypertension or high blood pressure is a preventable and controllable condition. Read Full Story

Weekly dose of steroid strengthen, repair muscles: Study
Washington D.C. [USA], May 7 : For all those people, taking steroid on a regular basis, a study finds that weekly dose of steroid, rather than daily ones, promotes muscle repair. Read Full Story

Hypertension can be fatal if ignored!
New Delhi , May 17 : Hypertension has always been perceived as one of those conditions, which becomes threatening/ fatal, when a person is ageing and is approaching his/her late 40s. Read Full Story

World Hypertension Day: Quick guide to prevent its first signs
New Delhi , May 17 : In the 21st century, hypertension is considered as a global public health issue. Read Full Story

New Zika virus inhibitor identified
Washington D.C. [USA], May 17 : A new research has brought a drug to treat Zika infections closer to reality. Read Full Story

Turns out, weekly steroids can strengthen, repair muscles
Washington D.C. [USA], May 17 : Just when you thought steroids waste muscles, a team of researchers found that its weekly doses can be beneficial. Read Full Story

Commitment at all levels is essential for prevention of Dengue: Nadda
New Delhi , May 16 : Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare J. P. Nadda on Tuesday said commitment at all levels is essential for prevention and control of Dengue, adding that by putting the hands together, dengue can be prevented. Read Full Story

Why blood pressure monitoring at home is beneficial
New Delhi , May 16 : Blood pressure monitoring at home is beneficial for people suffering from Cardiac ailments and people who have blood pressure fluctuations. Read Full Story

Just 2 doses of HPV vaccine cuts genital warts, cancer risk in girls
Washington D.C. [USA], May 16 : A team of researchers has found that only two-doses of a vaccine to children, especially girls, aged nine to 14 can protect them from Genital warts - the most common type of sexually transmitted infection and cancers. Read Full Story

Bronchial Asthma: Diagnosis, Management and Treatment
New Delhi , May 16 : Bronchial asthma is a chronic disease of the airways, characterized by intermittent airway narrowing which is completely reversible either spontaneously or with medications. Read Full Story

Balanced vegan diet cuts heart disease, cancer risk
New Delhi , May 16 : Dear parents, you may have to include beans, chickpeas, lentils, soya mince, fortified soya yoghurt in your kid's regular diet, as according to experts eating a balanced vegan diet lowers risk of blood pressure heart disease, diabetes and cancer. Read Full Story

What are the myths surrounding asthma?
New Delhi , May 16 : Though facts about bronchial asthma are not unknown, myths are also associated to it. Read Full Story

Respiratory infection can break your heart
Washington D.C. [USA], May 16 : The risk of having a heart attack is 17 times higher in the seven days following a respiratory infection, according to a recent study. Read Full Story

New drops can make painful eye jabs history for AMD sufferers
Washington D.C. [USA], May 16 : A type of eye drop to control age-related blindness has been developed by a team of researchers. Read Full Story


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