Geneva, May 31 : As World No Tobacco Day is marked on Tuesday, the World Health Organization (WHO) highlighted the benefits of introducing plain packaging on tobacco products, a measure which saves lives by reducing consumer demand.
London, May 31 : One in three children with a strong family history of heart disease and/or Type 2 diabetes may have significantly higher levels of risk for cholesterol than kids with no family history of those conditions, finds a study.
Washington DC, May 31(ANI): Similar to members of an orchestra, neurons in the brain require a well-timed conductor (waves) to stay on tempo
New Delhi, May 31 : You might have thought Sisha or Hookah smoking is safer than cigarettes, but that's not true.
GENEVA, May 31 : Recent moves to introduce plain (standardized) packaging of tobacco products can save lives by reducing demand for tobacco products, say the World Health Organization (WHO) and the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control Secretariat (WHO FCTC).
London, May 31 : Being excited for your favourite football team, rooting for them and suffering vicariously with them may not put you at higher risk of getting a stroke, suggests new research.
London, May 31 : Exercise that puts greater strain on bones, like running, may help in improving bone health more effectively than non-weight bearing activities like cycling, finds a new study.
London, May 31 : Chemicals commonly found in plastics and fungicides may be weakening children's teeth by disrupting hormones that stimulate the growth of dental enamel, says a study.
New York, May 31 : A pinch of poison is good for a body, at least if it is heme, and researchers, including one of Indian-origin, have now found how the body turns this toxin into a nutrient know for its role at the core of hemoglobin, the component of red blood cells responsible for transporting oxygen.
London, May 31 : Researchers using a contrast-enhanced MRI technique have found that leakages in the blood-brain barrier (BBB) may lead to early onset of Alzheimer's disease (AD).
New York, May 31 : Mothers-to-be, please take note! Maternal smoking can trigger widespread genetic changes that affect formation of connections between brain cells long after birth, warns a study.
New Delhi, May 31 : Next time you munch on that mouth-watering pizza with extra cheese or enjoy a king-size burger with French fries and soft drink, remember that too much of junk food can not only add extra kilos around your belly but may lead you to depression, warn experts.
New York, May 31 : A sharp drop in Google searches on chickenpox has revealed that immunisation efforts to get rid of the common childhood disease have worked well in several countries.
New York, May 31 : The short-term decision to take painkillers can have devastating consequences of making pain worse and longer lasting, warns new research.
New Delhi, May 30 : The World Health Organisation (WHO) has on World No Tobacco Day this year called on all nations to be ready for plain packaging of tobacco products.
London, May 30 : Patients undergoing breast cancer surgery need less pain-killing medication post-surgery if they have anaesthesia that is free of opioid drugs, new research suggests.
Gory pictures on cigarette packets depicting the dangers of smoking have helped people kick the butt. But despite all the images of the diseased lungs and heart, the number of girls taking to the habit of smoking is on the rise. One of the prime responsibilities and a large opportunity in public health in the 21st century is to prevent the increase in smoking among women.
London, May 30 : Babies born prematurely are at an increased risk of having brittle bones in adulthood, says a new study adding that low birth weight may also raise the risk of osteoporosis.
London, May 29 : The economic crisis of 2008-10 and the rise in unemployment that accompanied it led to dramatic rise in cancer-related deaths, says a study.
London, May 29 : Listening to soothing music just before an eye surgery can ease patients' anxiety as well as help reduce the level of sedation required, finds a new study.
New York, May 29 : Researchers have identified a receptor in the brain that shows male and female bodies differ greatly in responses to stress.
New York, May 29 : Many young adults with abdominal obesity are at a heightened risk for chronic kidney disease (CKD), yet majority are unaware of the risk, suggests new research led by an Indian-origin scientist.
London, May 29 : Researchers have discovered a gene involved in deregulation of certain immune cells in the neurological disease Multiple Sclerosis (MS).
London, May 29 : Minor irregularities in the heartbeat are indicative of a healthy body, scientists said at Technical University of Munich. They have developed a new method of correlating heartbeat with life expectancy.
London, May 29 : Researchers have found that knowing the early changes in the cells of the fallopian tubes of women carrying the genetic mutation responsible for ovarian cancer could open the way for new preventative strategies.
London, May 29 : Switching from tampons to a menstrual cup can improve your sex life, according to a recent survey.
Washington D.C, May 29 : Injecting one's own fat into painful joints could be a radical new treatment for osteoarthritis, according to a new claim by surgeons.
Washington D.C, May 29 : An international team of researchers has revealed how the brain makes and breaks a habit.
Washington D.C, May 28 : It is challenging to single out students at the risk of boozing problems, but according to a recent study social media can serve as an effective means to do so.
Geneva (Switzerland), May 28 : The World Health Organisation (WHO) on Saturday rejected a call to move or postpone the impending Rio Olympics over the Zika virus outbreak.
London, May 28 : Would-be mothers please take note! Prenatal exposure to harmful air-borne pollutants can likely increase the risk of stillbirth during the pregnancy's third trimester, finds a new study based on 'suggestive evidence.'
Singapore, May 28 : Imagine if you could combine the myriad of pills you need to take for your ailment in just one tablet and release the drug in a timely manner or if doctors could easily make tablets on the spot that are tailored to each patient's needs.
New York, May 28 : A team of researchers led by Indian-origin scientists have discovered that the deadly Zika virus can infect and replicate in immune cells from the placenta, without killing them.
Islamabad, May 28 : Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, who is currently in London for medical check-up, will undergo open-heart surgery on May 31, officials said.
Washington, May 28 : The Rio Olympic Games should be postponed or moved "in the name of public health" over the Zika outbreak in Brazil, more than 100 prominent doctors and professors said in an open letter to the World Health Organisation (WHO).
New Delhi, May 27 : To detect the possibility of chromosomal abnormalities in embryos during IVF treatment, doctors have suggested that women undergo Pre-implantation Genetic Screening (PGS), a process that ensures healthy baby during IVF.
London, May 27 : Adolescents and young adults have a lower chance of surviving some common types of cancer than children, finds a new study on cancer survival across Europe.
London, May 27 : Have you ever wondered why any talk of giving money to the unemployed often triggers a political storm whereas increase in healthcare costs often earn laurels? The answer, say researchers, can be found deep in our psychology, where powerful intuitions lead us to view illness as the result of bad luck and worthy of help.
Damascus, May 27 : Doctors Without Borders, known by its French acronym MSF, said it was evacuating medics and patients from the Al Salamah in northern Syria as the Islamic State militants neared.
Tokyo, May 27 : Japanese researchers have found that manipulating a brain circuit that governs how certain memories are consolidated during sleep can prevent or enhance memory retention.
New York, May 27 : Adopting healthy lifestyle can significantly help women with a high risk of developing breast cancer in mitigating the perils involved with genes and family history, new research led by an Indian-origin scientist suggests.
Moscow, May 27 : Russian researchers have developed a new method that can improve diagnosis of colorectal cancer or what is commonly known as bowel cancer.
New York, May 27 : As the difficulty of making a decision increases, activity in a part of the brain that is crucial to making coherent thoughts also increases, a study says.
London, May 27 : If you are planning some steamy sex sessions during the next holiday with your partner, better leave your smartphone at home, or at least turn it off while you take a break from your gruelling routine, suggests new research.
New York, May 27 : A team of students has developed an early version of a foot that enables women adjusting to life with a prosthetic limb to wear heels up to four inches high.
Washington D.C, May 27 : A team of scientists has uncovered a molecular mechanism involved in a common form of heart damage found in diabetics.
New York, May 27 : Researchers, including one of Indian-origin, have discovered that lower levels of a hormone may make teenagers vulnerable to gaining unhealthy weight.
London, May 27 : Even with a healthy diet, defects in the functioning of the immune system from birth could contribute to a malnourished state throughout life, a study says.
London, May 27 : Increased accumulation of gut bacterial metabolite in patients suffering from chronic kidney disease (CKD) may raise the risk of heart disease and premature death, says a study.
Sydney, May 27 : In a finding that could lead to new drugs to treat cancer and autoimmune diseases, researchers, including one of Indian-origin, have discovered a new way of triggering cell death.
Beijing, May 27 : China's capital Beijing will launch a 100-day anti-smoking campaign from July 1 to encourage more smokers to quit.
New York, May 27 : While much thought is put into how to house and feed and clothe people who are displaced from their homes due to conflict, persecution or human rights violations, the world's estimated 60 million refugees may also need at least 2.78 million surgeries a year, researchers say.
New York, May 26 : Standing desks at workplace can decrease body discomfort and boost productivity by nearly 50 percent, says a study.
New Delhi, May 26 : Women in India who cook using fuels such as wood, crop residues, kerosene and dried dung are nearly 50 percent more likely to have cataracts than those who use clean fuels such as gas, new research warns.
London, May 26 : Are you a workaholic? If so, you may be at an increased risk of having psychiatric disorders like anxiety and depression, warns a new study, suggesting that taking work to the extreme may be a sign of deeper psychological or emotional issues.
New York, May 26 : Scientists have found that one of the most widely prescribed pain and anti-inflammation drugs has potential to slow the growth of cancer.
New Delhi, May 26 : Menopause can increase risk of developing sleep apnea, a potentially serious sleep disorder which can have negative effects on your health, says a city doctor.
New York, May 26 : Poor lung functioning is likely the reason behind voice fatigue, finds a new study aiming to investigate underlying risk factors for voice problems and gender differences in speech.
New York, May 26 : An unhappy marriage may actually slow the development of diabetes in men and promote successful treatment once they do get the disease, suggests an interesting study.
Washington D.C, May 27 : A diet that mimics fasting can have a positive influence on the symptoms of multiple sclerosis (MS), according to a recent study.