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New HIV-tracking approach paves way for better therapies
Washington D.C. [USA], Aug 19 : A team of researchers has come up with a novel method of tracking HIV infection that could help lead to the development of novel therapies. Read Full Story

Vitamin C may help genes to kill blood cancer stem cells
Washington D.C. [USA], Aug 19 : Good news! A study has recently revealed that vitamin C may tell faulty stem cells in the bone marrow to mature and die normally, instead of multiplying to cause blood cancers. Read Full Story

Vitamin D deficiency ups heart failure risk in older adults
Washington D.C. [USA], Aug 19 : You may advise your grandparents to include dairy products, orange juice, soy milk and cereals in their diet, as a study has recently warned that vitamin D deficiency was linked with a 12.2-times increased risk of heart failure in older adults, especially men. Read Full Story

High BP during pregnancy ups risk of heart disease later: Study
Washington D.C. [USA], Aug 19 : Would-be-mothers, please take note! Women who experience hypertension during pregnancy face an increased risk of heart disease and hypertension later in life, reveals a new study. Read Full Story

Smallpox vaccine might actually have come from horses, not cows: Study
Washington D.C. [USA], Aug 19 : A new study suggests that the smallpox vaccine might actually have come from horses, not cows. Read Full Story

Here are some effective ways of reducing antibiotic consumption
New Delhi , Aug 18 : Two recent studies have highlighted effective ways of reducing antibiotic consumption without any disadvantage for patients. Read Full Story

Sedentary urban life responsible for piles in youth
New Delhi , Aug 18 : Every year, almost 10 million people in India suffer from the pain of piles, a disease that is spreading fast due to stress, insomnia, constipation, and a growing inclination for fast food in the sedentary lifestyle of urbanites. Various studies suggest that every second individual in the world comes across piles at some point between 45 to 65 years of, and a large number of women experience piles (haemorrhoids) during pregnancy. The most alarming concern, however, is that teens and youths in their early twenties are also experiencing piles these days, and there is an urgent need to inculcate good food habits to combat the problem timely. Read Full Story

Overuse of antibiotics may affect body's immune system: Study
Washington D.C. [USA], Aug 18 : A word of caution! A new study has shown that overuse of anibiotics made neutrophils - a type of immune cell - less effective in fighting infections. Read Full Story

Cloudy water increases risk of gastrointestinal illnesses: Study
Washington D.C. [USA], Aug 18 : Attention people, your first and only preference should be clean drinking water, as a study has warned that cloudy drinking water is linked to increased cases of gastrointestinal illness. Read Full Story

Cholesterol crystals up risk of heart attack: Study
Washington D.C. [USA], Aug 18 : A study has warned that cholesterol crystals may increase the risk of heart attack. Read Full Story

Reduced kidney function ups risk of respiratory tract infections
Washington D.C. [USA], Aug 18 : Beware! A study has recently warned that individuals with poor kidney function had an increased risk of developing infections acquired in the community - lower respiratory tract infections, urinary tract infections and sepsis. Read Full Story

Here are a few remedies for erectile dysfunction
New Delhi , August 17 : Thousands years ago, our ancestors had discovered some exceptionally useful medical and healing techniques to gift superior health, wisdom and quality of life to the mankind. Read Full Story

Cloudy water risks your stomach health
Washington D.C. [USA], Aug 17 : A new study has linked cloudy drinking water, even if it's within the limits allowed by some cities, to increased cases of gastrointestinal illness. Read Full Story

Outdoor light at night putting you at increased breast cancer risk
Washington D.C. [USA], Aug 17 : Turns out, those artificial lights at night have a dark side. Read Full Story

Soon, a 'powerful' pain reliever that could end opioid crisis
Washington D.C. [USA], Aug 17 : A team of scientists has discovered what they say is a powerful pain reliever that acts on a previously unknown pain pathway. Read Full Story

Using e-cigarettes daily can help you 'kick the butt'
Washington D.C. [USA], Aug 17 : If you've been struggling to kick that cigarette addiction of yours, you may want to turn to the electronic version of butts as a recent study has suggested so. Read Full Story

E-cigarette may help people quit smoking: Study
Washington D.C. [USA], Aug 17 : Good news! Vaping is safer, as a study recently reveals that adults who use e-cigarettes daily were three times more likely to quit cigarettes compared to those who have never tried e-cigarettes. Read Full Story

You can actually run your way out of dementia
Washington D.C. [USA], Aug 16 : You may want to get a move on as according to a recent study, people who take up running in their teens are less likely to develop dementia later in life. Read Full Story

Vaginal estrogens don't up cancer risk in post-menopausal women
Washington D.C. [USA], Aug 16 : For post-menopausal women, using a vaginal form of estrogen therapy doesn't up the risk of cardiovascular disease and cancer, a recent study has suggested. Read Full Story

Can 'electric shock' therapy for depression beat insomnia in oldies?
Washington D.C. [USA], Aug 16 : Older people receiving electric shock therapy, also known as electroconvulsive therapy (ECT), to combat the blues of age will need an additional treatment if insomnia is one of their symptoms, according to a recent study. Read Full Story

A protein cocktail that helps mend a broken heart
Washington D.C. [USA], Aug 15 : A team of researchers has uncovered a novel role for transcription factor Gata4 in reducing the post-heart attack fibrosis. Read Full Story

Is diabetes cure right under our skin?
Washington D.C. [USA], Aug 15 : The optimal location to treat type 1 diabetes (T1D) might be just under our skin, according to a recent study. Read Full Story

Dietary fiber helps maintain gut health: Study
Washington D.C. [USA], Aug 13 : A team of researchers have discovered that by-products of the digestion of dietary fiber by gut microbes act as the right fuel to help maintain gut health. Read Full Story

Many female cancer patients have sexual health concerns
Washington D.C. [USA], Aug 13 : In women diagnosed with cancer, concerns pertaining to sexual health are diverse, multiple, and pervade all types and stages of cancer, according to a recent study. Read Full Story

New device can help you take more accurate BP readings
Washington D.C. [USA], Aug 13 : A team of researchers has come up with a new device that could improve how systolic blood pressure (BP) is measured. Read Full Story

Menopausal status may predict blood vessel health better than fitness
Washington D.C. [USA], Aug 13 : Turns out, for women, blood vessel health and the effect of exercise may be related more to menopausal status than fitness. Read Full Story

E-cigarettes make your heart's ageing clock tick 'faster'
Washington D.C. [USA], Aug 13 : A new study has suggested that a single exposure to e-cigarette vapour may be enough to impair vascular function. Read Full Story

'Mass awareness about detection, prevention key to managing diabetes'
New Delhi , August 12 : There has been a significant increase in the incidence of lifestyle diseases such as diabetes, with low awareness about the cure and control status of ailments linked to it. Read Full Story

This monsoon, keep fungal infections at bay
New Delhi August 12 : Monsoon has been here for a while now, but it's not just the muddy roads and never ending traffic, which is a matter of concern. Monsoon brings with it skin and fungal infection that can be downright uncomfortable for anyone. Read Full Story

'Mass awareness about detection, prevention key to managing diabetes'
New Delhi , August 12 : There has been a significant increase in the incidence of lifestyle diseases such as diabetes, with low awareness about the cure and control status of ailments linked to it. Read Full Story

Using only alternative therapy for cancer ups death risk
Washington D.C. [USA], Aug 11 : Patients who choose to receive alternative therapy as treatment for curable cancers instead of conventional cancer treatment have a higher risk of death, according to a recent study. Read Full Story

New 'sleep switch' find paves way for better insomnia cure
Washington D.C. [USA], Aug 11 : A team of researchers has discovered a switch outside the brain that can help insomniacs get their ZZZs back. Read Full Story

Turns out, you can avoid becoming frail as you age
Washington D.C. [USA], Aug 10 : Age-related frailty may be a treatable and preventable health problem, just like obesity, diabetes, and cardiovascular disease, according to a recent study. Read Full Story

Antidepressant use ups Alzheimer's sufferers' head injury risk
Washington D.C. [USA], Aug 10 : A recent study has linked antidepressant use with an increased risk of head injuries and traumatic brain injuries among persons with Alzheimer's disease. Read Full Story

Smoking weed triples your chances of dying from high BP
Washington D.C. [USA], Aug 10 : Turns out, it's not just cigarettes that risk your heart as according to a recent study, marijuana smokers have triple the death risk from high blood pressure (BP). Read Full Story

Achy joints? Don't blame it on bad weather
Washington D.C. [USA], Aug 10 : You may want to rethink the next time you're about to blame the rain or cold when your arthritis starts playing up as according to a recent study, bad weather making your joints ache is a myth. Read Full Story

Calcium build-up in arteries may predict heart attack risk
Washington D.C. [USA], Aug 09 : Patients without calcium build-up in the coronary arteries had significantly lower risk of future heart attack or stroke, finds a study. Read Full Story

Leadless Pacemaker, a new hope for patients with heart rhythm problem
New Delhi , Aug 9 : The miniaturised Micra transcatheter pacing system (TPS) is the next "medical miracle". Being the world's smallest pacemaker makes it possible to implant without any surgical incision. Read Full Story

Patients undergoing breast conserving surgery see improved prognosis
Washington D.C. [USA], Aug 09 : A study recently revealed that breast cancer prognoses - the likely course of a medical condition - has improved over time in women being treated with breast conserving surgery. Read Full Story

Energy drink, a gateway drug for teens
Washington D.C. [USA], Aug 9 : Apparently, regular energy drinks give you wings and a drug problem. Read Full Story

Calcium in arteries, a key indicator of heart attack
Washington D.C. [USA], Aug 9 : Measuring calcium build-up in the arteries can be a good way of assessing the risk of heart attack and stroke, according to a recent study. Read Full Story

The fight against antibiotic resistance gets 'fASTest' weapon
Washington D.C. [USA], Aug 9 : A research team has come up with a way to rapidly determine whether infection-causing bacteria are resistant or susceptible to antibiotics. Read Full Story

Early-term babies at greater risk for diabetes, shortened life span
Washington D.C. [USA], Aug 08 : A study has recently warned that early-term babies, born between 37 and 39 weeks, are at increased risk of diabetes and obesity-related illnesses as well as shortened life span. Read Full Story

Margins are lower in orthopaedic implants: MTaI
New Delhi , August 8 : Industry is appreciative of the Government's efforts to ascertain trade margins of various medical devices and has been forthcoming in providing all cost and price related data points to NPPA, from time to time. Read Full Story

Some people better at recovering from wounded heart
Washington D.C. [USA], Aug 8 : According to a recent study, not all of us end up having permanent heart muscle loss after a heart attack. Read Full Story

Action video games can risk your brain
Washington D.C. [USA], Aug 8 : You may rethink before playing your way to more brain power as a new study has suggested that in many cases, gaming can do more harm than good. Read Full Story

Gold specks, the future of reformed cancer treatment
New Delhi , Aug 7 : Researchers at the University of Edinburgh have found properties in gold that can allow its catalytic abilities to be used on living things without any harms. Read Full Story

Opioid use higher among cancer survivors
Washington D.C. [USA], August 7 : At a time of rising rates of opioid overdose and addiction, a latest study has found cancer survivors were 1.2 times more likely to be prescribed opioid painkillers than those who'd never had cancer. Read Full Story

Early term delivery may be reason for diabetes, obesity-related diseases
Washington D.C. [USA], August 7 :Researchers have found that early term deliveries adversely impact the baby's long term health by increasing the risk of diabetes, obesity-related illnesses, and the likelihood of a shorter life span. Read Full Story

Can brain network be manipulated to change cognitive functions?
Washington D.C. [USA], August 7 : Researchers have developed a learning method to change cognitive function by manipulating connections in the brain. Read Full Story

Homeopathic remedies help with breastfeeding difficulties of all types
New Delhi , August 7 : When it comes to medications, we tend to choose the way which has the least possibily of side effects and avoid the one which is perilous in the long run. People usually go for Ayurveda and homeopathy. Read Full Story

Gold nanoparticles maybe useful in treating lung cancer: Study
London [UK], August 7 : According to a recent study, tiny flecks of gold could be used in the fight against cancer. Read Full Story

Eating proteins with every meal ups muscle strength in golden years
Washington D.C. [USA], Aug 05 : If you want your grandparents to have healthy bones, then you may have to ask them to ave an egg or tablespoon of peanut butter with every meal, finds a study. Read Full Story

US researchers find new anti-cancer agent
Washington D.C. [USA], Aug 05 : The US researchers have found an anti-cancer agent, which may prevent the activation of PI3K pathway, resulting in inhibition of cancer cell growth. Read Full Story

Eating high sugar diets ups risk of depression, anxiety in men
Washington D.C. [USA], Aug 05 : Beware! Men who consume more than 67g of sugar daily in a hope to alleviate negative feelings are at increased their risk of depression and anxiety. Read Full Story

Muscle protein, not brain, causes sleep disorders: Study
Washington D.C. [USA], August 05 : Challenging the widely accepted notion that the brain controls sleep, a study has found a protein in the muscle can lessen the effect of sleep loss in mice. Read Full Story

Immune cells may be useful in making allergy therapies better
Washington D.C. [USA], August 5 : In a new study, a group of scientists described how an enzyme called ITK plays a crucial role in the development of Tr1 cells during an immune response. Read Full Story

World Breastfeeding Week: Nursing moms, eat your way to better health
By Pallavi Aman Singh, New Delhi , Aug 4 : A mom-to-be's to-do-list usually shows a green checkmark next to 'healthy eating,' but once the baby arrives, the focus on food often fades away. However, if you're a nursing mom, you may want to continue those better eating practices. Read Full Story

Weight gain before second pregnancy ups risk of diabetes
Washington D.C. [USA], Aug 04 : Beware would-be-mothers, a study has warned that increasing Body Mass Index (BMI) above one unit from first to second pregnancy increases the risk of diabetes, no matter if you are overweight or not. Read Full Story

Busting Myths on Oral Health Care- Is your Smile Healthy?
New Delhi , August 4 : Researchers are developing new means to prevent tooth decay. One study found that a chewing gum that contains the sweetener xylitol temporarily retarded the growth of bacteria that cause tooth decay. Read Full Story

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