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Pediatric clinics support mental health needs of young people
Washington D.C. [USA], Apr 25 : Anxiety and depression might be the most common mental health problems in children and adolescents but several factors including stigma pose as obstacles in obtaining the much-needed mental health care. Read Full Story

Stem cells can help identify neuronal defects, suggests Study
Washington D.C. [USA], Apr 25 : According to a recent study, the researchers used stem cells derived from patients with Angelman syndrome to identify the underlying cellular defects that cause the rare neurogenetic disorder. Read Full Story

Artificial Intelligence may help in diagnosing Tuberoculosis
Washington D.C. [USA], Apr 25 : If you are a patient of Tuberculosis, then we might have some good news for you. Read Full Story

#WorldMalariaDay: Effective steps to prevent Malaria
New Delhi , Apr 25 : The theme for World Malaria Day this year is "End Malaria for Good". Read Full Story

Only one in five child abuse victims treated at major trauma centres: Study
London [UK], Apr 25 : According to a new study, only one in five victims with serious injuries caused by child abuse in England and Wales gets treated at a major trauma centre. Read Full Story

Some kind of depression Indian women face
New Delhi , Apr 24 : Increased episodes of depression in women may be attributed to changes in hormone levels that keep occurring through a woman's life, besides, other factors such as genetics, situational stress and anxiety, as well as important life events such as marriage or pregnancy. Read Full Story

Alcohol: the modern age liver killer
New Delhi , Apr 24 : Alcohol is predominantly metabolized through liver, hence its cumulative toxicity over years play important role in liver diseases or pancreatic diseases. Read Full Story

Gene reveals cause of fatal childhood disorder: Study
New Delhi , Apr 24 : A gene, involved in brain development, which can lead to severe disability and infant death, has been identified by scientists. Read Full Story

Beta blocker can protect skin cancer: Study
Washington D.C. [USA], April 24 : Beta blocker usually used to treat high blood pressure can now protect against the sun-induced cell damage that leads to skin cancer, finds a study. Read Full Story

Loose those extra kilos as obesity is more dangerous than diabetes
Washington D.C. [USA], April 24 : Eat healthy and loose those extra kilos to live more, as a study finds that obesity brings in more risk than diabetes, tobacco use or high blood pressure for shortening of lifespan. Read Full Story

Higher prostate cancer risks suggest new approach to screening
Washington D.C. [USA], April 24 : Due to increasing deaths because of prostate cancer among men, US researchers have suggested a special screening more frequently and at an early age to avoid the development of preclinical prostate cancer - that is not symptomatic - to advanced stages. Read Full Story

Hormone therapy can lower risk of broken bones in postmenopausal women
Washington D.C. [USA], April 24 : Good news! A team of US researchers has found that postmenopausal women, who are at the highest genetic risk of bone fracture, can benefit the most from hormone therapy. Read Full Story

Love guzzling diet sodas? Here is why you should NOT
New York [U.S.], Apr. 24 : Still downing gallons of diet soda despite knowing that it wrecks your body? Maybe the knowledge of artificially sweetened beverages taking a toll on your brain as well ought to make an impact on your unhealthy habit. Read Full Story

Tuns out, craving junk food is in your genes!
Washington D.C. [USA], Apr 23 : If you are a slave to junk food and facing a seemingly endless struggle to curb your cravings, then good news as according to a recent study, you might be able to blame it on your genes. Read Full Story

Predicting severe liver disease: Obesity, insulin, diabetes, cholesterol, alcohol
Washington D.C. [USA], Apr 23 : A recent study has demonstrated that in the general population, central obesity, insulin resistance, diabetes, lipid abnormalities and high alcohol consumption were the strongest predictors of severe liver disease. Read Full Story

Breastmilk may help detect your cancer risk
Washington D.C. [USA], Apr 23 : Breastmilk might offer clues about a woman's cancer risk, according to a recent research. Read Full Story

Soon, new weapon in war against obesity
Washington D.C. [USA], Apr 23 : A team of scientists has uncovered a potential approach to combat obesity. Read Full Story

How testing urine can help fight off kidney transplant failure
Washington D.C. [USA], Apr 23 : Testing for molecular markers in the urine of kidney transplant patients could reveal whether the transplant is failing and why, according to a recent research. Read Full Story

Turns out, being obese is worse than smoking
Washington D.C. [USA], Apr 23 : You may want to shed those extra kilos as a recent study has found obesity as a top cause of preventable life-years lost. Read Full Story

From urine to blood: How antibiotic resistance spreads
Washington D.C. [USA], Apr 23 : People with drug-resistant bacteria in their urine or stool samples are at an increased risk of developing Sepsis, a bloodstream infection that is also resistant to certain antibiotics, according to a recent study. Read Full Story

Move over contact lenses, LASIK is better
Washington D.C. [USA], April 22 : Good news for those who underwent LASIK (laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis) for correction of their vision, as a recent study has found that the rate of cornea infection is lower. Read Full Story

Skinny women are more likely to be depressed!
London [UK], April 22 : Skinny jeans or small sized clothes may fit the thin women well, but when it comes to mental health, things may not be the same for them. Read Full Story

Early detection of oral cancer can increase survival chances
New Delhi , Apr. 22 : In today's era of booming medical advancements, the chances of survival from cancer can be increased, if it is detected at an early stage. Read Full Story

Perfect body? What's that?
London [UK], Apr 21 : While we always talk about getting or appreciating a 'perfect body', one finds it hard to answer what it actually looks like. Or what are the body parts that make it up? Read Full Story

Let's create awareness about liver cancer!
New Delhi , Apr 21 : The increasing liver disease is one of the most common diseases in the world. Read Full Story

Animal protein-rich diet may risk your liver
Washington D.C. [USA], Apr 21 : A new study has linked a diet high in animal protein with a higher risk of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), a condition in which fat builds up in the liver. Read Full Story

Now, get personalised workouts to keep heart risks at bay
Washington D.C. [USA], Apr 21 : Personalised workouts to prevent heart disease can be designed by a new digital instrument, according to a recent research. Read Full Story

Racial discrimination putting kids at asthma risk
Washington D.C. [USA], Apr 21 : Discrimination is contributing to paediatric asthma rates among African American and Latino youths, according to a recent study. Read Full Story

Sea snail venom offers possibilities of designing human ailments drugs
Port Blair , April 21 : In a first of its kind study, peptides, from the venom of cone snails, have been identified that opens up possibilities of drug research for several human ailments. Read Full Story

Did you know hearing tests fail to diagnose hearing loss?
Washington D.C. [USA], April 21 : A team of US researchers has revealed that the traditional clinical hearing tests often fail to diagnose patients with a common form of inner ear damage, which otherwise might be detected by some behavioural tests. Read Full Story

Multiple sclerosis start showing signs five years before onset of disease
Washington D.C. [USA], April 21 : Canadian researchers have found that people with multiple sclerosis start showing symptoms of something wrong, five years before the onset of disease. Read Full Story

Beware! Consuming diet soda daily ups three times risk of dementia, stroke
Washington D.C. [USA], April 21 : Watch it before you gulp that fizzy drink or sugary beverage as a study reveals that people who drink diet soda daily are three times more likely to develop stroke and dementia. Read Full Story

Bone marrow transplant, an alternate therapy for multiple sclerosis
New Delhi , Apr 20 : A 24-year-old multiple sclerosis patient recently got another chance at life after undergoing a bone marrow transplantation. Read Full Story

A weapon against Alzheimer's in your womb?
Washington D.C. [USA], Apr 20 : Think your memory is starting to slip? A protein found in umbilical cord blood may help turn back the clock on mental ageing. Read Full Story

Women above 60 hypersensitive to metals used in joint replacement
Washington D.C. [USA], April 20 : A study finds that women aged 60 or more are at higher risk of complications after total hip or knee replacement surgery because they are hypersensitive to metals used in joint implants. Read Full Story

Study shows glaring disparities in attitude of Indians towards health
New Delhi , Apr 20 : Even though 91% Indians consider health a priority and intend to make healthy changes, a study suggests that almost one-third of the population does not care to visit physicians on time. Read Full Story

Moderate-severe hot flashes in menopausal women ups risk of depression
Washington D.C. [USA], April 20 : Menopausal or pre- menopausal women, aged 40-65, who experience hot flashes or excessive sweating during sleep, are at increased risk of moderate and severe depression. Read Full Story

Daily intake of strawberries cuts breast cancer risk: Study
Washington D.C. [USA], April 20 : Dear ladies! Include strawberries in your diet daily to stay healthy, as a study finds that eating 15 percent strawberries along with fruits and vegetables every day for five weeks may help in preventing and curing breast cancer. Read Full Story

The vicious cycle of depression-infertility!
New Delhi , Apr 19 : With more than 10 million cases per year in India, infertility has become one of the common problems in India. Read Full Story

Active or passive smoking leads to cancer in 'voice box'
New Delhi , Apr 19 : Tobacco is considered to be one of the most important avoidable lifestyle related cause of cancer in the world. Read Full Story

#WorldLiverDay: Understand your liver and prevent it from diseases
New Delhi , Apr 19 : According to WHO, liver disease is the 10th most common cause of death in India. Read Full Story

Commonly used antibiotic may not disrupt heart's normal rhythm
Washington D.C. [USA], April 18 : Keep your worries at bay as Azithromycin group of medicine is no more linked to an increased risk of irregular heartbeat, says a study. Read Full Story

Commonly used antibiotic may not disrupt heart's normal rhythm
Washington D.C. [USA], April 18 : Keep your worries at bay as Azithromycin group of medicine is no more linked to an increased risk of irregular heartbeat, says a study. Read Full Story

Anti-cancer properties discovered in pepper plant
Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala) , April 18 : US scientists have discovered a chemical in pepper plant, called long pepper, having anti-cancer properties, whose medicinal properties date back thousands of years. Read Full Story

Retina cells may help in treating jet lag
Washington D.C. [USA], April 18 : Briton researchers have found a new group of cells in retina of eyes that can directly affect the biological clock of the people who experience jet lag. Read Full Story

Beware! Salty food reduces thirst, increases hunger
Washington D.C. [USA], April 18 : Ever wondered, why you love those french fries with sprinkled salt and cannot keep your hands off? Read Full Story

Parents struggle with finding relief for kids with allergies
Washington D.C. [USA], Apr 17 : With allergy season kicking in, many parents may be searching for over-the-counter medications to help relieve their kids of symptoms like sneezing, coughing and congestion. Read Full Story

A combination therapy can now treat brain cancer
Washington D.C. [USA], April 17 : A team of researchers has discovered a vaccine, combined with high-dose chemotherapy, for treating the most aggressive form of brain cancer. Read Full Story

New 'Phystrology Therapy' introduced in India for chronic ailments
New Delhi , Apr 16 : Chronic disease accounts for 60 percent of deaths in India. Read Full Story

More the exercise, better the heart attack survival
Washington D.C. [USA], Apr 16 : You may want to hit the gym immediately as a recent study has suggested that those who exercise regularly are likelier to survive a heart attack. Read Full Story

Heroin, illicit drugs trigger response from immune system
Washington D.C. [USA], Apr 16 : According to a new study, the use of heroin and illicit drugs triggers a response from the body's immune system. Read Full Story

Now, assessing heart disease risk is within arm's reach, says study
Washington D.C. [USA], April 16 : US researchers have found an important diagnostic tool in which peripheral arteries, easily accessible by ultrasound, may be useful for assessing a patient's risk for damage or disease in the heart's major blood vessels. Read Full Story

Start drinking Gin to speed up your metabolism
London [UK], April 16 : Want to speed up your metabolism? Start drinking Gin, as a study finds that it enhances your body's ability to burn calories for an hour after you finish your drink. Read Full Story

Beware! Ice tea harm you by increasing risk of cholera
Washington D.C. [USA], April 16 : Beware before you drink that ice-tea! A study finds that drinking iced tea or un-boiled water and having a water source near a toilet may increase the risk of cholera. Read Full Story

Group meditation may cure depression, anxiety and stress-related disorders: Study
Washington D.C. [USA], April 16 : Meditation will always help, as a study finds mindfulness group therapy has an equally positive effect as individual cognitive behavioural therapy for the treatment of a wide range of psychiatric symptoms in patients with depression, anxiety and stress-related disorders. Read Full Story

Excessive usage of phones up neck and upper back pain
London [UK], April 16 : Dear parents, ask your kids to spend less time on their cell phones as a study finds increase in number of patients with neck, disk hernias and alignment problems mainly due to prolonged use of smartphones. Read Full Story

Medication treatment offers hope for pregnant women with opioid use disorder
Washington D.C. [USA], Apr 15 : Medication for addiction treatment (MAT) with buprenorphine or methadone is an appropriate and accepted treatment for pregnant women with opioid use disorder (OUD), according to a new research. Read Full Story

'Love hormone's role in social interaction wider than we believed
Washington D.C. [USA], Apr 15 : Oxytocin, often referred to as he love hormone, is involved in a broader range of social interactions than previously understood, according to a study. Read Full Story

Diabetes on the rise among young Americans
Washington D.C. [USA], Apr 15 : An increasing number of the U.S. children are being diagnosed with diabetes, according to a recent report. Read Full Story

Vaccine-chemotherapy combo offers hope for deadly brain cancer patients
Washington D.C. [USA], Apr 15 : A team of researchers may have just hit pay dirt with a new combination therapy for a particularly aggressive form of brain cancer-glioblastoma. Read Full Story

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