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High-fat pregnancy diet risks offspring's mental health
Washington D.C. [USA], Jul 22 : Moms-to-be, you may want to put eating high-fat diet on your to-don't list as a recent study has linked it with health disorders such as anxiety and depression in children. Read Full Story

TRAC, MedGenome announce Cancer Immunotherapy solution
New Delhi , July 22 : Toronto Recombinant Antibody Centre (TRAC) from the University of Toronto, Canada agreed to license MedGenome's patented cancer immunotherapy solution OncoPept to develop biomarkers for their drug candidates against immune modulators to treat cancer. Read Full Story

Are some people genetically programmed to be depressed?
Washington D.C. [USA], Jul 21 : It's a sombre thought, but it seems that some of us are born more likely to be depressed. Read Full Story

New PET-CT scan offers more accurate detection of rare heart condition
Washington D.C. [USA], Jul 21 : A team of researchers has come up with a new imaging technique that can diagnose cardiac sarcoidosis much more accurately than traditional tests. Read Full Story

Ayurveda, Unani, Siddha literature attribute important health benefits to almonds
Ahmedabad (Gujarat) , July 21 : Ayurveda is a form of alternative medicine which seeks to treat and integrate body, mind and spirit using a comprehensive holistic approach especially by emphasizing diet, herbal remedies, exercise, meditation, breathing, and physical therapy. Read Full Story

Revival of holistic Ayurveda in post-pregnancy treatments
New Delhi , July 20 : Soothika, a Global Prodice brand in Maternal and New Born Baby Care, recognized by the Government of India under Startup India programme (DIPP:1917) and seed funded by KSIDC (Kerala State Industrial Development Corporation) is providing Holistic Pregnancy Care to both the mother and the child by offering Ayurvedic products to heal the post pregnancy problems. Read Full Story

New radiotherapy find offers hope to cancer patients
Washington D.C. [USA], Jul 20 : An exciting discovery in the cancer treatment is having dramatic results. Read Full Story

New strategy could yield more effective flu shots
Washington D.C. [USA], Jul 20 : A boosting skin vaccination with a biodegradable microneedle patch and protein constructed from sequences of influenza virus subtypes could improve the effectiveness of conventional influenza vaccines, according to a recent study. Read Full Story

Revealed! Best time to sleep to wake up feeling refreshed
London [UK], July 20 : The secret of a good night's sleep has finally been unveiled! Read Full Story

Researchers develop new technology to predict asthma attacks in kids!
Washington D.C. [USA], July 19 : Good news! A new technology may help to non-invasively predict children or newborn at risk of an asthma attack. Read Full Story

Antibiotics may up birth defects in newborns
Washington D.C. [USA], July 19 : Beware would-be-mothers as a study has recently found that certain antibiotics during pregnancy may increase risk of major birth defects in your newborn. Read Full Story

Hormone-based drugs may help in reducing weight: Study
Washington D.C. [USA], July 19 : A team of researchers has recently revealed that a unique combination of hormone-based drugs can produce enhanced weight loss. Read Full Story

High Vitamin D dosage may not cut curb common cold in toddlers
Washington D.C. [USA], July 19 : Parents please-take-note! A study has revealed that giving high doses of Vitamin D than the recommended amount may not protect your toddler from catching cold in winters. Read Full Story

Your poor sleep may increase risk of Alzheimer's: Study
Washington D.C. [USA], July 19 : Beware! Breathing problems during sleep may be a signal of an increased risk for Alzheimer's disease, warns a study. Read Full Story

Indian population, carrier of hepatitis B: Study
New Delhi , July 18 : Viral hepatitis is inflammation and damage of the liver by viruses , most commonly hepatotrophic (predominantly with an affinity for attacking the liver - Hepatitis A , B , C , D , E ) or non hepatotrophic viruses (Generalized involvement of human body with liver as a target tissue seen with Dengue virus , Chikungunya etc.). Read Full Story

This monsoon, let's be HepAware!
New Delhi , July 18 : Hepatitis A is mild to the moderate viral disorder of the liver which is affected by the consumption of contaminated food and water. Unfortunately, monsoons are the best time when air/water borne infections are at its peak. Read Full Story

Beware! Consuming artificial sweeteners may up risk of diabetes
Washington D.C. [USA], July 18 : Beware! Artificial sweeteners may be linked to long-term weight gain and thereby increase the risk of obesity, diabetes and heart disease, warns a study. Read Full Story

Just an hour of social interaction improves life of dementia patients
Washington D.C. [USA], July 18 : If your grandparents are suffering from dementia, then you can help them by interacting with them about their interests for an hour a week and improve their quality life. Read Full Story

Here's how weekly social hour can help dementia patients
Washington D.C. [USA], Jul 17 : Person-centred activities combined with just one hour a week of social interaction can improve quality of life and reduce agitation for people with dementia living in care homes, while saving money, according to a recent study. Read Full Story

Combo therapy better than drug alone against Alzheimer's
Washington D.C. [USA], Jul 17 : Combining a specific care management program with a commonly-prescribed drug for Alzheimer's disease is better at turning back the clock on the ageing brain than medication alone, according to a recent study. Read Full Story

1 in 3 stroke survivors shuns 'life-saving' statins due to side-effect concerns
Washington D.C. [USA], Jul 17 : Nearly 30 percent of stroke patients are refusing to take life-saving statins because they are worried about the side effects, according to a recent study. Read Full Story

9/11 survivors may be at increased heart, lung disease risk years later
Washington D.C. [USA], Jul 17 : The terrorist attacks on the World Trade Centre on September 11, 2001 have left behind scars that are more than just skin-deep. According to a recent study, the survivors may be at an increased long-term risk of asthma, other respiratory diseases and heart attack. Read Full Story

Are all muscle building supplements are equal?
Washington D.C. [USA], July 17 : Branch Chain Amino Acids (BCAAs) are extremely popular within the fitness industry. A recent research suggests the popular muscle building supplements are ineffective when taken in isolation. Read Full Story

Fermented red clover during menopause cuts risk of mood swings, bone loss
New York [USA], July 16 : A sign of relief for women undergoing menopause, as a study has found that fermented-red clover extract can effectively reduce the number, severity of hot flushes, hormonal swings and bone loss. Read Full Story

Restless legs syndrome ups risk of sleep-wake disturbances in pregnancy
New York [USA], July 15 : A new study on pregnant women shows that restless legs syndrome (RLS) is twice as likely to lead to poor sleep quality, poor daytime function and excessive daytime sleepiness. Read Full Story

Obesity during pregnancy may impact grades of your son
Washington D.C. [USA], July 14 : Beware would-be-mommies! You may shed those extra kilos before getting pregnant as it may impact your son's concentration and learning capabilities at school. Read Full Story

This vaccine can protect your unborn child from Zika infection
Washington D.C. [USA], July 14 : Good news for would-be-mothers! Immunising women with a Zika vaccine during pregnancy can protect the transmission of virus from mother to her baby in utero. Read Full Story

Eating tomatoes daily can cut risk of skin cancer by half in men
Washington D.C. [USA], July 14 : If you love eating tomatoes, then here's another reason to have one more as a study has recently found that people, especially males, who consume tomatoes daily can slash the development of skin cancer tumours by half. Read Full Story

Brain tumor next to the brain stem treated with Radio Surgery
New Delhi , July 13 : In an exemplary case of medical excellence in the treatment of brain tumors, doctors at Venkateshwar Hospital, New Delhi recently helped a 55-year-old woman combat a serious brain tumor, which was leading to progressively worsening neurological complications over a sustained period of time. Read Full Story

Once-a-week sex can help women slow down ageing clock
Washington D.C. [USA], Jul 13 : Women, you may want to start being active between the sheets as a recent study has revealed that having sex at least once a week slows down ageing. Read Full Story

Kefir can be beneficial post-exercise beverage for cancer survivors
Washington D.C. [USA], Jul 13 : Kefir is a good way for cancer survivors to enjoy a fortifying post-exercise dairy drink without stomach upset, according to a recent research. Read Full Story

Here's how diabetes puts you at tooth loss risk
Washington D.C. [USA], Jul 13 : Good dental care is extremely important for diabetics as according to a recent study, the disease can risk a patient's oral health. Read Full Story

Tumour-targeting drug paves way for bone cancer treatment
Washington D.C. [USA], Jul 13 : The treatment of osteosarcoma, the most common tumour of bone, is challenging, but a new study is offering hope to the patients with this disease. Read Full Story

Tall, obese men at higher prostate cancer death risk
Washington D.C. [USA], Jul 13 : Men who are tall and obese are at an increased risk of high grade prostate cancer and prostate cancer death, according to a recent study. Read Full Story

Tiny human heart made from rat organ could help put new drugs to test
Washington D.C. [USA], Jul 13 : A miniature human heart has been created in the laboratory from a rat's heart in a breakthrough that could one day revolutionise transplants. Read Full Story

Switching immune system off can turn HIV protection on
Washington D.C. [USA], Jul 12 : A vaccine against the virus that causes AIDS has come closer to reality after a recent study found that the immune system may keep body from neutralizing HIV-1 virus. Read Full Story

Western diet may be blamed for chronic liver inflammation
Washington D.C. [USA], July 12 : Addicted to the 'happy diet' -- commonly known as the Western diet? Here's another reason why western diet, high in fat and sugar, is bad for your health. Read Full Story

Immune system may help in neutralising body from HIV-1 virus
Washington D.C. [USA], July 12 : According to a new study, researchers have discovered a process protecting the body from autoimmune disease appears to prevent it from creating antibodies that can neutralize the HIV-1 virus, a finding that could possibly help lead to a vaccine that stimulates production of these antibodies. Read Full Story

Depression affects Males and Females differently, suggests study
Washington D.C. [USA], July 12 : According to a recent study, researchers found that depression has different effects on the brain activity of male and female patients in certain brain regions. Read Full Story

Cognitive behavioral therapy may help people with chronic pain, study shows
Washington D.C. [USA], July 12 : In a recent study, the new approaches made in Cognitive behavioral therapy may help in better outcomes in the psychological flexibility model and Acceptance and Commitment therapy. Read Full Story

32-year-old successfully undergoes bilateral Total Knee Replacement Surgery
New Delhi , July 11 : Marked as the world's youngest bilateral Total Knee Replacement surgery, a 32-year-old privately employed young lady from Uran was suffering from bilateral Knee Osteoarthritis secondary to Ankylosing Spondylitis. Read Full Story

Manipulating cells may help in treating Parkinson's disease
Washington D.C. [USA], July 11 : According to recent study, advancements in materials from this study could potentially help patients requiring stem cell therapies for spinal cord injuries, stroke, Parkinson's disease, Alzheimer's disease, arthritic joints or any other condition requiring tissue regeneration. Read Full Story

Blood vessels are not designed to fight infections: Study
Washington D.C. [USA], July 11 : In a recent study, group of scientists have found that endothelial cells are vulnerable to bacterial infection because they lack certain immune machinery common in other cells. Read Full Story

Holocaust survivors experience elevated risk of cancer: Study
Washington D.C. [USA], July 11 : According to a new study, the survivors of the Holocaust experience a small but consistent increase in the risk of developing cancer. Read Full Story

Delays in emergency surgeries lead to higher risk of death
Washington D.C. [USA], July 10 : Patients whose emergency surgery is delayed due to a lack of operating room resources are at a higher risk of dying. Read Full Story

Smelling food is adding kilos to your weight!
London [UK], July 10 : You might enjoy a meal better when you smell it before eating but this habit has been linked to weight gain in new research. Read Full Story

Study offers hope to neuro-tumor patients
Washington D.C. [USA], July 10 : A recent research could offer hope to the thousands of, mainly young, people affected by the hereditary condition Neurofibromatosis 2 (NF2). Read Full Story

Researchers reveal new insights into rare chronic pain condition
Washington D.C. [USA], July 10 : People suffering from chronic pain can now heave a sigh of relief as findings from a new study can help researchers develop new treatments for those affected by the condition. Read Full Story

Cultivating purpose in life ensures better sleep at night
Washington D.C. [USA], July 10 : Here's another reason why you need to have a purpose in life! Read Full Story

A urine test can predict recurrence of cancer
Washington D.C. [USA], July 9 : A team of researchers have developed a simple urine test to more accurately predict the recurrence of bladder cancer. Read Full Story

Head injuries may double risk of dementia in men
Washington D.C. [USA], July 9 : Take extra care of your health if you suffer concussions, skull fractures or scalp wounds, as a study has found that head injuries almost double a man's risk of developing dementia. Read Full Story

Eat orange, grapefruit daily to cut risk of dementia
Washington D.C. [USA], July 9 : Attention people, as older adults who consume orange, grapefruit daily can lower the risk of dementia by 23 percent, finds a study. Read Full Story

Researchers develop method that could lead to gene therapies for cancers
Washington D.C. [USA], July 8 : Researchers have developed a new method that modifies the surface of nanorods, making them more efficient in transporting cancer-killing genes into cells. Read Full Story

Poor sleep and Alzheimer's: Are they linked?
New York [US], July 8 : Statistics suggest 45pc of the world's population doesn't get enough sleep. Read Full Story

Already existing medicines may treat infectious diseases, says study
Washington D.C. [USA], July 7 : Instead of using new treatment or medicine, a study has recently found that already available medicines may be repurposed alone or in combination with other drugs to treat people during outbreak of bacterial, viral and related infections. Read Full Story

New tuberculosis find paves way for effective treatment
Washington D.C. [USA], Jul 8 : Patients suffering from tuberculosis may soon have a new and effective treatment option, suggests a recent study. Read Full Story

New way of predicting kidney function can improve cancer therapy
Washington D.C. [USA], Jul 8 : A team of researchers has come up with a new statistical model that estimates kidney function in patients with cancer. Read Full Story

Controlled temperature change inside ears can cure migraine: Study
Washington D.C. [USA], July 7 : Briton researchers have recently found that application of gentle cooling and warming currents, for 20 minutes daily inside the ear canal, can cure migraine. Read Full Story

Treatment of diabetes with 'educated' immune cells
Washington D.C. [USA], July 7 : New research has revealed that a treatment called Stem Cell Educator therapy is safe and effective for treating type 1 and type 2 diabetes. Read Full Story

Obesity in children linked to heavier birth weight: Study
Washington DC [USA], July 7 : Recent study has found out that babies, who weighed heavier at birth, are likely to be obese when they are in kindergarten to second grade (age 5 to 8 years). Read Full Story

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