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With 10 mins of play, your kid may reduce risk of heart disease, diabetes in adulthood
Washington D.C. [USA], Mar. 26 : After spending the whole day in school, ask your kids to play for ten minutes daily as it can reduce your child's risk of having heart disease, stroke and diabetes, in adulthood, reveals a study. Read Full Story

New moms need 'less structured, more flexible' workout programs
Washington D.C. [USA], Mar. 26 : When it comes to new moms' workout programs, less is more and so, according to a Kansas State University researcher, new moms may need a bit more flexibility and support to ease back into exercise after giving birth. Read Full Story

New approach to diagnosing mental disorders
Washington D.C. [USA], Mar. 26 : A consortium of psychiatrists and psychologists has proposed a new approach to diagnosing mental disorders. Read Full Story

Here's how you can prevent avoidable child disabilities during pregnancy
New Delhi , Mar. 26 : Disabilities in children are difficult to diagnose and are often seen in the form of subtle signs like social awkwardness, withdrawal, hyperactivity or inability to focus on a particular task at hand etc. Read Full Story

Natural brain opioids better anxiety-buster than morphine
Washington D.C. [USA], Mar. 26 : Boosting natural brain opioids may be a better way to treat anxiety, according to a recent study. Read Full Story

Fecal transplant offers hope for autistic kids
Washington D.C. [USA], Mar. 26 : In this new era of medical therapy dawning, fecal transplants are poised to help fight a range of conditions, from deadly superbugs to obesity and now, autism is in the firing line. Read Full Story

India facing a hypertension epidemic, confirms latest NFHS survey
New Delhi , Mar. 25 : The findings of the National Family Health Survey 2015-16 confirm what we all knew from clinical evidence - that hypertension has become a major health concern among the Indian population, with as many as 22% Indians hypertensive. Read Full Story

Prescription weight-loss pill helps with opiate addiction
Washington D.C. [USA], Mar. 25 : A prescription weight-loss medication can decrease the urge to use opiates such as oxycodone, according to a recent study. Read Full Story

Just 10 minutes of play a day can keep cardiometabolic risk at bay
Washington D.C. [USA], Mar. 25 : A new study has found that as little as 10 minutes a day of high-intensity physical activity could help some children reduce their risk of developing heart problems and metabolic diseases such as diabetes. Read Full Story

Genetic discovery offers hope for Alzheimer's disease
Washington D.C. [USA], Mar. 25 : A team of researchers has discovered a new gene that is associated with Tau accumulation, which is one of the defining features of Alzheimer disease (AD). Read Full Story

Brain 'switch' to improve blood circulation identified
Washington D.C. [USA], Mar. 25 : All it takes is the flip of a protein "switch" within the tiny wire-like capillaries of the brain to increase the blood flow that ensures optimal brain function. Read Full Story

Stem cell therapy can help repair damaged lungs
Washington D.C. [USA], Mar. 25 : Scientists have found that stem cell therapy repairs damaged lungs - raising hopes of a cure for the crippling chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and cystic fibrosis. Read Full Story

New method can cut dental implant failure
Washington D.C. [USA], Mar. 25 : A team of researchers has come up with a new method to reduce dental implant failure. Read Full Story

New fluorescence-based assay offers hope in fighting antibiotic resistance
Washington D.C. [USA], Mar. 25 : A team of researchers has come up with a fluorogenic probe that can detect the activity of multidrug-resistant pathogens in an assay system. Read Full Story

Virus hydrophobicity can help purify vaccines
Washington D.C. [USA], Mar. 25 : A team of researchers has found that hydrophobic proteins on virus surfaces can help purify vaccines. Read Full Story

Survivors of childhood brain tumours have more fat
Washington D.C. [USA], Mar. 25 : A team of researchers has shed light on why survivors of childhood brain tumours may be prone to heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes and early death. Read Full Story

Rejoice beer lovers! A pint a day keeps heart problems at bay
Washington D.C. [U.S.A.], Mar. 24 : Drinking a pint of ordinary beer, lager or two small pub measure (25 ml) of spirits a day may lower the risk of several, but not all, cardiovascular diseases, suggests a study. Read Full Story

Weight training, jogging promotes bone growth in men
Washington D.C. [USA], Mar. 24 : Weight training, walking, hiking, jogging for 12 months may increase the particular hormone associated with bone growth, promoting bone formation, increasing bone density. Read Full Story

World Tuberculosis Day: Rising need to increase awareness among kids
New Delhi , Mar. 24 : Ranking above HIV and malaria, health experts on the occasion of World Tuberculosis day, called for an increase in public awareness on the rising cases of TB among children. Read Full Story

Candlelight vigil at India Gate marking World Tuberculosis Day
New Delhi , Mar. 24 : On the solemn occasion of World Tuberculosis (TB) Day, Members of Parliament, policymakers, TB patients, survivors, and citizens of the civil society gathered at India Gate on Thursday, March 23 to pay tribute to the nearly five lakh lives lost due to this disease last year. Read Full Story

Under-nutrition makes children susceptible to TB: Doctors
New Delhi , Mar. 24 : Emergence of multi drug resistant TB and complications aggravated by high rates of co-infection with HIV-AIDS has renewed the threat of TB epidemic in India. With widespread prevalence of the infection, children experience a serious risk of contracting Tuberculosis, especially if they are under-nourished. Read Full Story

World Tuberculosis Day 2017: Need to increase public awareness on TB among children
New Delhi , Mar. 24 : Tuberculosis can affect any age, caste or class and it is one of the top 10 causes of death across the globe, ranking above HIV and malaria. Read Full Story

World Tuberculosis Day 2017 - Unite to End TB: Leave No One Behind
New Delhi , Mar. 24 : Tuberculosis is one of the top 10 causes of death across the globe, ranking above HIV and malaria. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), in 2015, there were 10.4 million new cases of TB worldwide. Read Full Story

Women stay fit! Higher waist-to-hip ratio ups cancer risk by more than fifth
Washington D.C. [USA], Mar. 23 : For women, stay fit and maintain a healthy weight, as a study finds a higher waist-to-hip ratios increases the risk of ovarian cancer risk by more than a fifth. Read Full Story

Insulin resistance linked with cognitive performance: Study
Washington D.C. [USA], Mar. 23 : Higher level of blood sugar and insulin resistance, accompanied by obesity and physical inactivity, is also linked to more rapid decline in cognitive performance, says a new study. Read Full Story

India's research efforts should focus on drug resistant TB
New Delhi/Kolkata, Mar 22 : Reiterating its commitment to the theme Unite to End TB on World Tuberculosis Day, the Indian Society for Clinical Research (ISCR) believes there is a need for a greater focus on research in multi-drug resistant TB (MDR- TB). Read Full Story

Hepatitis drug can help cut Ebola death rate
Washington D.C. [USA], Mar. 22 : A class of drugs used to treat hepatitis and some forms of multiple sclerosis has shown promise in treating Ebola. Read Full Story

Weekend surgery 'not riskier'
Washington D.C. [USA], Mar. 22 : Day of the week has no impact on the survival chances of people undergoing emergency surgery, a new research has found. Read Full Story

How to avoid mother-to-child infection transmission
Washington D.C. [USA], Mar. 22 : Despite existing prevention methods, transmission of infections with HIV, hepatitis B, syphilis or rubella from mother to child before and during birth as well as in infancy still occur across Europe. Read Full Story

More the pre-baby weight, higher the obesity risk
Washington D.C. [USA], Mar. 22 : Turns out, your pre-pregnancy weight determines a lot more than the size of the maternity jeans you'll be wearing. Read Full Story

Changes in blood may spur Alzheimer's disease
Washington D.C. [USA], Mar. 22 : A recent study has linked changes in the vascular system to Alzheimer's disease. Read Full Story

Spraying onto broken hearts to heal them
Washington D.C. [USA], Mar. 22 : A team of scientist has come up with a new method that may make the heart surgeries a history. Read Full Story

Stigma attached to mental disorders leading to high mental morbidity in India: Experts
Coimbatore, Mar 21 : More than 100 million people in India-over 10 percent of the population - suffer from mental health disorders such as depression and anxiety, but the society's views about these are clouded by several misconceptions, with exorcism and magic still considered a part of treatment in rural India and even some urban areas, said experts assembled at Amrita University for a three-day workshop on global mental health. Read Full Story

Link between vitamin D treatment and autism prevention, says study
London, Mar 21 : Giving vitamin D supplements to mice during pregnancy prevents autism traits in their offspring, University of Queensland researchers have discovered. Read Full Story

Protein could prevent brain damage caused by stroke, says study
London, Mar 21 : A small protein that could protect the brain from stroke-induced injury has been discovered by researchers from The University of Queensland and Monash University. Read Full Story

Now, an app to detect Zika, dengue, chikungunya within 30 minutes
Washington D.C. [USA], Mar. 21 : Now, detecting a mosquito-borne illness will be as easy as clicking a smartphone app - thanks to a team of scientists. Read Full Story

How infections during pregnancy may affect your baby
Washington D.C. [USA], Mar. 21 : A team of researchers has shed some light on how infections during pregnancy may interfere with the genes linked to prenatal brain development. Read Full Story

Soon, a faster way to treat depression
Washington D.C. [USA], Mar. 21 : A new and faster way to treat depression has come closer to reality - thanks to a team of scientists. Read Full Story

All you need to know on Colorectal Cancer!
New Delhi , Mar. 21 : Colorectal cancer is also known as colon cancer, bowel cancer. It refers to a cancerous growth, lump or a tumour in the colon and the rectum. It is the second most common cancer, after adenocarcinoma. Read Full Story

Here're the benefits of hair transplant surgery
New Delhi , Mar. 21 : Hair transplant surgery is changing lives and helping people look younger once again. Read Full Story

Prevent yourself from chronic kidney disease!
New Delhi , Mar. 21 : Each person normally has two kidneys, which are about the size of a fist and are located on either side of the spine at the level of waist. Read Full Story

Targeting immune cells in obese can treat diabetes, hypertension
Washington D.C. [USA], Mar. 20 : In over-weight people, immune cells prevalent in the fatty tissue get reduced in number which may contribute to cause diabetes and hypertension, according to a recent study. Read Full Story

Risk score tools can improve stroke prediction in atrial fibrillation patients
Washington D.C. [USA], Mar. 20 : A study finds that by combining two independent, scientifically-proven risk measurements, physicians can better predict a patient's irregular and often very fast heart rate risk of stroke or death. Read Full Story

Healthy diet, exercise can reverse the condition of diabetes
Washington D.C. [USA], Mar. 20 : Good news! Healthy diet, exercise and an intensive medical treatment for two to four months can reverse the condition of Type-2 diabetes by up to 40 percent, suggests a study. Read Full Story

Patients with blood clots in lungs often go sans most effective therapies
Washington D.C. [USA], Mar. 19 : According to a recent study, pulmonary embolism (PE) treatments have low rates of use across the United States. Read Full Story

Proton therapy offers hope for patients with recurrent lung cancer
Washington D.C. [USA], Mar. 19 : An advanced form of image-guided radiation therapy, known as intensity modulated proton therapy (IMPT), has shown early promise for the treatment of recurrent lung cancer. Read Full Story

Surgery may not offer additional benefit to tennis elbow patients
Washington D.C. [USA], Mar. 19 : Tennis elbow sufferers, if the idea of going under the knife is terrifying, then you can opt for non-operative approaches as a recent study has suggested that surgery may not offer additional benefit. Read Full Story

This can signal severity of your arthritis post knee ligament surgery
Washington D.C. [USA], Mar. 19 : A majority of Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) reconstruction patients develop posttraumatic osteoarthritis (PTOA) and now, a recent study has found how a set of biomarkers on the day of surgery may explain why some individuals have worse PTOA than others after two years. Read Full Story

Here`s why your heart keeps going out of rhythm after therapy
Washington D.C. [USA], Mar. 19 : Ablation procedures may not always fix a patient's abnormal heart rhythm completely and now, a recent study has found as to why it is so. Read Full Story

The clot-busting drug that outperforms aspirin
Washington D.C. [USA], Mar. 19 : Turns out, the blood thinner rivaroxaban is as safe as aspirin and more effective clot-buster. Read Full Story

Cholesterol lowering drug doesn't risk your memory
Washington D.C. [USA], Mar. 18 : A recent study has found that in patients on statin therapy, the addition of a cholesterol-slashing drug did not impair brain function. Read Full Story

Take vitamin D supplements to cut autism traits in your newborn
Washington D.C. [USA], Mar. 18 : For mommies-to-be, taking vitamin D supplements during first trimester of pregnancy may prevent autism traits in their newborns, suggests a study conducted on mice. Read Full Story

Sexual abuse may accelerate early puberty in girls: Study
Washington D.C. [USA], Mar. 18 : A study reveals that girls, who experience physical abuse early in life, may hit puberty eight to 12 months earlier than their non-abused peers, thus increasing their chances of developing depression, substance abuse and teenage pregnancy. Read Full Story

Higher use of Social Media can lead to brain imbalance, says Study
Washington D.C. [USA], Mar.18 : Are you one of those people, who frequently check Facebook or Twitter, even while driving or in a meeting? Well, you might have to think about it now. Read Full Story

New drug in combo with statins can cut cholesterol
Washington D.C. [USA], Mar. 18 : A new class of cholesterol-lowering drug can help patients cut their risk of cardiovascular disease, stroke and heart attack. Read Full Story

New 'gene silencer' cholesterol drug can 'switch off' heart disease
Washington D.C [USA], Mar. 18 : A breakthrough 'gene silencer' drug has the power to 'switch off' heart disease by reducing cholesterol by over 50 percent. Read Full Story

Turns out, antithrombotic therapy can't keep offbeat hearts from wrecking
Washington D.C [USA], Mar. 18 : If you are a low-risk atrial fibrillation patient, then you may want to steer clear of antithrombotic therapy as a recent study has suggested that it doesn't cut the chances of suffering a stroke within five years. Read Full Story

Reducing likelihood of patient harm with medication reconciliation
Washington D.C [USA], Mar. 18 : A recent study has found that medicines reconciliation provided by pharmacists can significantly reduce medicine discrepancies and may be associated with reductions in length of hospital stay and readmission. Read Full Story

Safe kidney donation, transplant among older patients executed in Delhi
New Delhi , Mar. 17 : Contradicting to the perception that kidney transplant is not recommended for elderly, a prestigious institute in Delhi has set an outstanding example by establishing safe kidney donation and transplant among older patients. Read Full Story

Absence of specific protein in brain may cause OCD: Study
Washington D.C. [USA], Mar. 17 : A team of German researchers has discovered that absence of a specific protein in regions of the brain may be the major cause of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). Read Full Story


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