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Chronic knee pain may be treated online
Washington D.C. [USA], Feb. 21 : A study has found out that an online intervention, combining home exercise and pain-coping skills training, provided substantial clinical benefits for patients suffering from chronic knee pain. Read Full Story

Maintenance program much needed to keep off pounds for long
Washington D.C. [USA], Feb. 21 : Only exercise is not enough to maintain that figure, which is an after effect of much toil and sweat! Read Full Story

Lack of physical activity reason behind rising orthopedic problems in India
New Delhi , Feb. 20 : With rising life expectancy, increasingly sedentary lifestyles and surge in incidence of obesity, India is also witnessing a resultant rise in orthopedic problems as a natural corollary. Read Full Story

No difference between good or bad diet: Study
New Delhi , Feb 20. : Ever faced a choice between Brown and white bread? Read Full Story

People with ADHD may have smaller brain volume
New Delhi , Feb 19. : In a latest study it has been found out that people diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) have smaller brain volume than those without the disorder. Read Full Story

Rejoice! Scientists may actually slow down ageing
New Delhi , Feb 19. : What if we tell you that scientists can actually slow down the process of ageing. Sounds too good to be true right? Read Full Story

Your left or right handedness was decided when you were a foetus!
New Delhi , Feb 19. : Lefty or righty? Well it was decided when you were still in your mum's womb! Read Full Story

Dads-to be face greater risk of depression
New Delhi , Feb 19. : Expecting a baby is always a joyous experience for both the mother and the father, however a latest study has found out that fathers-to-be can be at risk of depression symptoms if they feel stressed or are in poor health. Read Full Story

Too many 'beg your pardon's' in a day? You might have hidden hearing impairment
New Delhi , Feb 19. : Do you find it difficult hearing out people at a noisy bar or a restaurant even though you have passed the hearing test with flying colors? Well, you might be secretly deaf! Read Full Story

B-vitamin supplements may reduce schizophrenia symptoms
Washington D.C. [USA], Feb. 18 : A team on Briton researchers has found that while treating schizophrenia patients, add-on treatments with high-dose B-vitamins, including B6, B8 and B12, can considerably reduce symptoms of mental disorder. Read Full Story

Now, antibiotics can become alternative to surgery for appendicitis
Washington D.C. [USA], Feb. 18 : Now you can save your kid from surgery, as a study shows that antibiotics may be an effective treatment for acute non-complicated appendicitis in children, instead of surgery. Read Full Story

What the! Clean drinking water can cause asthma
Washington D.C. [USA], Feb. 18 : Clean drinking water for everyone is one major health goal for decades, in one a shocking revelation, a study warns that while it reduces chances of catching many deadly diseases, but it can increase the risk of childhood asthma. Read Full Story

Eating meat, chicken may double risk of diabetes: Study
Washington D.C. [USA], Feb. 18 : A steady consumption of vegetables, olive oil and moderate amounts of protein will keep you healthy! As consuming animal products and animal meat may double their chance of developing Type-2 diabetes, warns a study. Read Full Story

Sing lullabies to your newborn to feel the connection
Washington D.C. [USA], Feb. 18 : Attention new mommies, sing lullabies to your new born to feel more connected to your babies, suggests a study. Read Full Story

Just 30 mins of walk can benefit cancer patients
Washington D.C. [USA], Feb. 18 : Cancer patients can improve their quality of life with just 30 minutes of walking, suggests a study. Read Full Story

Antibiotics alternative to surgery as treatment for appendicitis: Study
New Delhi , Feb. 17 : Good news! A recent study shows that antibiotics may be an effective treatment for acute non-complicated appendicitis in children, instead of surgery. Read Full Story

Beware! Depression, anxiety ups complications after surgery
Washington D.C. [USA], Feb. 17 : Before undergoing hip replacements, knee replacements or hernia repairs, do not let depression or anxiety take a toll on your health, as a study finds, a patients' mental health may affect their risk of experiencing wound-related complications after surgery. Read Full Story

Consume Vitamin D pills to cut winter colds and flu
London [UK], Feb. 17 : Consume a healthy dose of vitamin D supplements during winters, as a study finds that taking them may protect you from acute respiratory infections and flu. Read Full Story

Get rid of those extra pounds on your thighs!
New Delhi , Feb. 15 : Toned legs are like the double edged swords! They add to the appeal and the beauty quotient, while ensuring that the body is in the prime of health, able to endure more distance and hence get more things done. Read Full Story

Smart guide to safeguard your skin while travelling!
New Delhi , Feb. 15 : 'Wild heart, child heart, all of the world your home,' that's what 'wander lust' call for. Read Full Story

First-of-its-kind surgery in Delhi: 'Arthroscopy' used to tackle an ankle fracture
New Delhi , Feb. 15 : In what is a new approach to joint fractures in India, doctors at Indian Spinal Injuries Hospital, New Delhi, have used an arthroscope even while fixing a simple ankle fracture. Read Full Story

Heading balls may put footballers at risk of dementia: Study
Washington D.C. [U.S.A], Feb. 15 : A footballer's heading balls and colliding with other players is fascinating to watch, but that might damage their brains, putting payers at risk of developing dementia. Read Full Story

Eat less to live more, finds study
New Delhi , Feb 14. : Finally the answer to the question 'How to live a long life?' has been found. At least, that's what it seems from a recent research. Read Full Story

Pregnant smokers can damage their child's hearing ability
Washington D.C. [USA], February 13: Watch out preggers, specially the ones who smoke! If you are still on with this habit, then quit it as soon as possible. Read Full Story

Brain's unable to form new memories when you're sleep deprived
Washington D.C. [USA], Feb. 12 : Alert! Your memories are in danger of being lost if you are sleep derived, suggests a study. Read Full Story

Exercise everyday to keep office frustration at bay!
Washington D.C. [USA], Feb. 12 : This happens to us all. Office frustrations are mostly never confined to just the work-place. To prevent them from spilling over into the house, scientists suggest taking a brisk walk or a long swim. Read Full Story

Alzheimer's associated with defective brain cells spreading disease: Study
Washington D.C. [USA], Feb. 12 : A recent study suggests neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer's and Parkinson's may be linked to defective brain cells disposing toxic proteins that make neighboring cells sick. Read Full Story

A brain injury is two times more likely to develop attention problems
Washington D.C. [USA], Feb. 11 : People with mild to moderate brain injuries are two times more likely to have developed attention problems and those with severe injuries are five times more likely to develop secondary Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) in an average of seven years after injury, reveals a study. Read Full Story

Sex of the baby may play important role in would-be mother's immunity
Washington D.C. [USA], Feb. 11 : A study reveals would-be mothers, carrying female fetuses may exhibit a heightened inflammatory response that can contribute to sickness-related symptoms, such as achiness and fatigue. Read Full Story

Does aggression and autism have any connection?
Washington D.C. [USA], Feb. 11 : Help the autistic kids before it aggravates! Read Full Story

Good news! This 'miracle' pill can cure high blood pressure
London [UK], Feb. 10 : Combining four blood pressure drugs into a single pill could be twice as effective as existing treatments, researchers have found. Read Full Story

Eat legumes, nuts and kale to get big muscles: Study
Washington D.C. [USA], Feb. 10 : Good news for vegetarians who wish to enhance muscles mass! As a study reveals that eating legumes, nuts and kale may provide the same strength as a meat-eater gets. Read Full Story

Beware! Dense breasts doubles risk of cancer: Study
Washington D.C. [USA], Feb. 10 : Beware! A study finds that women with dense breasts have two-fold increased risk of developing breast cancer. Read Full Story

Doing hot yoga? Make sure you drink plenty of water to keep a cool head
London [UK], Feb. 10 : If you are doing a hot yoga - a style of yoga that takes place in a room heated between 26°C - 40.5°C - make sure you are drinking plenty of water before, during and after the class as it makes people more susceptible to dehydration and muscle injuries. Read Full Story

A single dose of ketamine may prevent PTSD symptoms
Washington D.C. [USA], Feb. 10 : A study reveals that administering a single dose of ketamine - a drug commonly used as general anesthetic or a rapid-acting antidepressant - one week before a stressful event, can buffer against a heightened fear response and may also prevent post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptoms. Read Full Story

Cancer genes still alive in body after death: Study
Toronto, Feb. 9 : Researchers from the University of Washington were of the opinion that certain genes in the body, including cancer genes, remained alive even after someone is clinically declared dead, media reports said. Read Full Story

Regular exercise may lower severe mobility issues in golden years
Washington D.C. [USA], Feb. 9 : Do you want your grandparents to walk or climb stairs without any difficulty? If yes, then encourage them to exercise regularly along with balance training. Read Full Story

Less water intake accelerates urine infection
New Delhi , Feb. 9 : Winter problems are no longer restricted to cough, cold and flu. When the temperature drops and the cold winds begin to blow, the air becomes drier and our bodies get less moisture than they do in warmer months, leading to dehydration. And that is the first step towards a Urinary Tract Infection (UTI). Read Full Story

Cardiac disorder increase in winter
New Delhi , Feb. 9 : It has been observed, there is a spike in the number of cases in heart attacks during winter season, particularly for those who are already suffering from a heart condition. The cold weather can lead to cardiac problems which could be deadly. Read Full Story

Find out reason behind miscarriage among women undergoing IVF
Washington D.C. [USA], Feb. 9 : In a shocking revelation, a study finds daylight savings time (DST) - turning the clock ahead as warmer weather approaches and back as it becomes colder again - increases the rate of miscarriage among women undergoing in vitro fertilization (IVF). Read Full Story

Eat barley, brown rice to shed those extra pounds
Washington D.C. [USA], Feb. 9 : Want to shed those extra pounds early? Read Full Story

Severely obese people less likely to spend last days in hospice care
Washington D.C. [USA], Feb. 8 : A study finds people who are morbidly obese are less likely to spend their last days in a home providing care and are more likely to die at home. Read Full Story

Soak rice overnight to reduce risk of heart disease, cancer
London [UK], Feb. 8 : Are your a rice lover? Then know the healthier method to cook it. Read Full Story

Male contraceptive gel: Men soon to get another option for contraception?
Washington D.C. [USA], Feb. 8 : Whenever we speak about contraception for men, the only choices that pop up in our mind are condoms or vasectomy. Read Full Story

Rotating shifts, heavy lifting may affect women's ability to conceive
New York [USA], Feb. 8 : It is indeed an alert for all those women, who work recklessly in private sectors! Read Full Story

Pregnant women drinking from plastic bottle up risk of baby being obese
London [UK], Feb. 8 : Pregnant women drinking from plastic water bottles could be driving up their risk of having obese babies, a new study has found. Read Full Story

Fat shaming tied to increased risk of health concerns
Washington D.C. [USA], Feb. 8 : A harsh truth of life is that fat shaming exists everywhere. Researchers now suggest it does more than just damage self-confidence-it may also have serious health consequences. Read Full Story

Weight loss surgery can alter your brain by reducing your obsessive urge to eat: Study
London [UK], Feb. 7 : A team of researchers has found that a weight loss surgery can not only make your stomach smaller but can also reduce your obsessive urge to eat. Read Full Story

A 30-minute treadmill workout can remodel your heart tissues
Washington D.C. [USA], Feb. 7 : Hitting treadmill for 30 minutes can remodel your heart tissues as expression of genes used to repair damaged DNA increased in response to endurance exercise, after a single session. Read Full Story

Preventing weight gain in adults cuts risk of diabetes: Study
Washington D.C. [USA], Feb. 7 : If middle-aged adults want to decrease their chances of being diagnosed with diabetes, then they should maintain or lose some weight, as a new study finds that weight gain of less than three over ten years may increase chances of getting Type-2 diabetes by 52 percent. Read Full Story

Good news! Green tea may benefit people with bone-marrow disorders
Washington D.C. [USA], Feb. 7 : The green tea that you drink to lose those extra pounds has many other powerful effects as a compound found in this 'super-drink' may have a life saving potential for people with bone-marrow disorders, reveals a study. Read Full Story

Childhood cancer survivors may have troubled sex life, study finds
Washington D.C.[US], Feb 6. : In a latest study, researchers have found out that although adult survivors of childhood cancer did not differ overall from their peers in terms of their satisfaction with their sex lives and romantic relationships, those who received cancer treatments that were especially toxic to the nervous system were least likely to have had intercourse, be in a relationship, or have children. Read Full Story

Women with lower abdominal pain need not rush and undergo surgery and remove uterus: Embolisation is an alternative
By Dr Virender Sheorain, Gurgaon, Feb 6 : Many women have chronic pelvic or belly pain, which is associated with ovarian vein varicosities (dilation) termed as pelvic congestion syndrome (PCS). Read Full Story

Obese women may take 59 percent longer to conceive, says study
Washington D.C. [USA], Feb. 6 : According to a study, obese women may take 55 to 59 percent longer to conceive compared to their non-obese counterparts. Read Full Story

BEWARE! Liquorice can bring harm to pregnant women
Washington D.C. [USA], Feb. 6 : All the women who are currently going through the process of pregnancy or planning to have a child in the near future should be cautious of consuming large amount of liquorice during pregnancy. Read Full Story

Anti-inflammatory drugs provide little benefit to back pain: Study
Washington D.C. [USA], Feb. 6 : Beware! Consuming non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, such as Ibuprofen, to treat your back pain may provide little benefit, but can cause stomach ulcers and bleeding, reveals a new study. Read Full Story

Eat grapes twice a day to keep Alzheimer's at bay
Washington D.C. [USA], Feb. 5 : A study finds that consuming grapes twice a day for six months can help in protecting the brain against early decline associated with Alzheimer's disease. Read Full Story

Want your unborn child to have strong muscles? Keep 'to-be mum' healthy
Texas [United States], Feb 4. : Did you know that foetal malnutrition can lead damage the growth of muscles in your newborn child? Read Full Story

Anti-cancer agent could promote regeneration of heart tissue: Study
Dallas [United States], Feb 4. : In a latest development, researchers have found out that Cancer drug could promote regeneration of heart tissue. Read Full Story

Scientists find way of boosting immune system's memory to fight cancer
New Delhi, Feb 3. : Scientists from the University of Southampton in a latest study have discovered an important way in which the immune system can learn to recognise and fight cancers. Read Full Story

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