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Perfumes, artificial fragrances might be lethal for health
London [UK], Oct. 2 : Various kinds of fragrances are around us. And it is believed they tend to make us feel more attractive. Read Full Story

There's a biological clock ticking in our muscle mass
Washington D.C. [USA], Oct 2 : Turns out, our muscles measure the time of day. Read Full Story

There are barriers to healthcare for eczema among black children
Washington D.C. [USA], Oct 2 : A new study has found that white children in America are more likely to see a doctor for treatment of eczema than black children, despite the fact that the disease is likely more severe among minorities. Read Full Story

This protein cuts flu death risk, improves symptoms
Washington D.C. [USA], Sep 30 : Scientists showed that a small protein, called retrocyclin-101 (RC-101), could potentially improve the symptoms and mortality associated with the flu and possibly other types of infectious illness as well. Read Full Story

Sniffing out dementia risk in oldies
Washington D.C. [USA], Sep 30 : If your parents or grandparents cannot identify at least four out of five common odours - peppermint, fish, orange, rose and leather - from everyday life, then they are more than twice as likely as to develop dementia within five years than those with a normal sense of smell. Read Full Story

This cognition-enhancing drug may be most effective for Alzheimer's
Washington D.C. [USA], Sep 30 : A team of researchers has recently suggested that a drug - donepezil - is most likely to enhance concentration, memory, alertness and moods in patients with Alzheimer's dementia. Read Full Story

Zinc supplements can halt growth of cancer cells
Washington D.C. [U.S.A.], September 30 : A team of researchers has recently suggested that taking zinc supplements can significantly inhibit the rapid increase of cancer cells in human body. Read Full Story

Why are men at increased risk of developing cancer?
Washington D.C. [USA], Sep 29 : A study has recently revealed that men are more likely to develop a type of cancer than women, as male hormones promote an infection by virus that causes the deadly disease. Read Full Story

This Parkinson's disease drug shows anticancer effects: Study
Washington D.C. [USA], Sep 29 : U.S. researchers have recently discovered that a drug - carbidopa - used to treat Parkinson's disease significantly displayed Read Full Story

Ill-effects of sedentary lifestyle on cardiovascular system
New Delhi , Sep 29 : Cardiovascular disease is expected to cause 25 million deaths in the entire world in 2020. In India, cardiovascular disorders are the cause of 25 per cent deaths. Read Full Story

Women and heart diseases: Spot the warning signs
New Delhi , Sep 29 : With the new numbers suggesting that close to 50pc women in India are at the risk of heart ailments, today, on World Heart Day, take a moment to think about your ticker. Read Full Story

Indians under 40 increasingly prone to heart attacks
New Delhi , Sep 29 : In what is perhaps an eye-opener to the increasing incidence of heart diseases in India, statistics indicate that about 50pc ?of Indians under the age of 55 suffer from heart attacks. Read Full Story

Women all over India equally at risk of heart diseases
New Delhi , Sep 29 : Cardiovascular diseases (CVDs) are the number one cause of death globally and are the leading cause of death in India also. Read Full Story

Delhi at highest risk of heart disease due to high fat consumption
New Delhi , Sep 29 : Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the leading cause of death in India and there is a strong positive correlation between consumption of saturated fats and risk of cardiovascular disease. Read Full Story

World Heart Day: Experts endorse technologies for accurate cardiology treatment decisions
New Delhi , Sept. 28 : On the occasion of World Heart Day tomorrow, cardiology experts have emphasised on the importance of using advanced tools for the treatment of heart ailments. Read Full Story

Experts raise alarm on Heart Failure; call it 'biggest silent killer'
New Delhi , Sept. 29 : By the year 2020, the burden of cardiovascular diseases (CVDs) in India is projected to surpass that of any other country in the world. Read Full Story

Improve heart health, this World Heart Day
New Delhi , Sep 28 : As per the statistics shared by World Health Organization, every year 17.5 million people suffer from cardiac ailments namely coronary heart disease, high blood pressure, cardiac arrest, congestive heart failure, arrhythmia and stroke amongst others. Read Full Story

#ActBeforeTheAttack: Heart disease is reversible
New Delhi , Sep 28 : Ahead of World Heart Day, observed on September 29, Apollo Hospitals on Wednesday launched the 'Healthy Heart' Program, India's first heart disease prevention and reversal program. Read Full Story

Uncontrolled hypertension can cause heart failure
New Delhi , Sep 28 : One of the most common lifestyle diseases today, hypertension affects every third person in the country. Read Full Story

Take these simple pledges for a healthier heart
New Delhi , Sep 28 : Cardiovascular diseases (CVD) continue to adversely affect our nation as sedentary lifestyles are fast becoming the norm for an average working citizen. Read Full Story

This 'live-saving' treatment may be helpful for heart failure patients
Washington D.C. [USA], Sep 28 : A study has recently revealed that cells from newborns' umbilical cords could provide a lifesaving treatment for heart failure patients. Read Full Story

Myth busted! Coffee may not treat Parkinson's disease
Washington D.C. [USA], Sep 28 : Busting the myth, a study has recently revealed that drinking coffee may not reduce symptoms of Parkinson's disease. Read Full Story

Your office coffee mug may up risk of diarrhoea, vomiting
Washington D.C. [USA], Sep 28 : Beware before drinking tea or coffee in those mugs from your office kitchen, as nearly 90 percent of cups are coated in disease-causing germs and 20 percent of actually carry faecal matter, claims a study. Read Full Story

Exercising 21 minutes a day can increase lifespan by more than three years
London [U.K.], September 28 : 'Exercise' not just does miracles to our body, but also helps us to live a long life. Read Full Story

Exposure to this chemical can put your baby's hormones at risk
Washington D.C. [USA], Sep 27 : Attention mothers-to-be! Exposure of dioxin - a highly toxic compound - has been linked to an increase in certain levels of hormones in women and their breastfeeding children that puts them at higher risk of birth defects, cancer and neurodevelopment disorders. Read Full Story

Cold weather may up risk of heart failure in elderly
Washington D.C. [USA], Sep 27 : You may ask your grandparents to avoid fog and low cloud in the winter as an increase in hospitalisation and death of elderly patients, with heart failure, is linked to change in temperature and atmospheric pressure, finds a study. Read Full Story

Genital tuberculosis leads to infertility in women
New Delhi , Sep 27 : In India, genital tuberculosis is rapidly increasing amongst women. Female genital tuberculosis is a rampant disease which is also growing as a major health issue that leads to infertility. Read Full Story

Serum Institute's vaccine demonstrates significant efficacy against severe rotavirus gastroenteritis
Pune (Maharashtra) , Sept 26 : Results from a Phase 3 efficacy study in India of the Serum Institute of India Pvt. Ltd.'s rotavirus vaccine BRV-PV (known as ROTASIIL) were published in the journal Vaccine. Read Full Story

Consuming alcohol with controlled diet cuts risk of liver problems
Washington D.C. [USA], Sep 26 : Rejoice alcohol lovers! Controlled diet may help keep your liver safe from the risks of binge drinking. Read Full Story

Anti-dengue antibodies can effectively treat Zika virus
Washington D.C. [USA], Sep 26 : Antibodies taken from the patients infected with Dengue virus can help in treating early stage of Zika infection, a recent study has found. Read Full Story

Stopping daily aspirin therapy risky for heart attack, stroke patients
Washington D.C. [USA], Sep 26 : Beware! Suddenly stopping the long-term use of blood-thinning medication may increase the risk of suffering a heart attack and stroke by 37 percent higher, warns a recent study. Read Full Story

World Contraception Day: The right birth control method for you
New Delhi , Sep 26 : If statistics are anything to go by, the maternal mortality ratio in India is 174/100,000 live births. About 45,000 Indian women die of pregnancy and related complications every year. Read Full Story

Beating obesity, high blood pressure with 'calorie-free' sweetener
Washington D.C. [USA], Sep 26 : Good news! Soon, treating obesity, hypertension and elevated levels of blood sugar and lipids can be as easy as taking a calorie-free sweetener. Read Full Story

Slimming surgery puts women at risk of life-threatening condition
Washington D.C. [USA], Sep 26 : Ladies, you may want to rethink going under the knife as according to a recent study, liposuction puts you at the risk of developing a rare genetic condition that can lead to fat globules entering their lungs. Read Full Story

Lose more weight with cheat days
London [UK], Sept. 25 : If you always take some 'break' in your diet regime, then you might lose more weight than you intend to. Read Full Story

Up to one-quarter of cancer patients use marijuana: Study
Washington D.C. [USA], Sep 25 : To cope with pain, depression or other symptoms, up to one-quarter of cancer patients use marijuana, study finds. Read Full Story

Study suggests Marijuana prevents people from doing hard drugs
London [UK], Sept. 25 : A new research has found that Cannabis might not be the vilified 'gateway drug' it is widely thought to be. Read Full Story

Chronic migraine cases are amplified by jawbone disorder
Washington D.C. [U.S.A], Sept. 25 : In a new study, a group of researchers have found that the more frequent the migraine attacks, the more severe will be the so-called temporomandibular disorder. Read Full Story

Preemies likelier to have sleep problems than full-term children
Washington D.C. [USA], Sep 24 : A new study has recently revealed that healthy preterm children have more medical sleep problems like nocturnal movement, restlessness during the night and breathing problems than full-term children. Read Full Story

This strategy may prevent infections in spinal cord injury patients
Washington D.C. [USA], Sep 24 : A team of researchers has suggested a new treatment to prevent and reduce the incidence of infections in the patients with spinal cord injuries without the use of antibiotics. Read Full Story

Is sitting 'the new smoking'? Not really
Washington D.C. [USA], Sep 24 : Sitting has been described as 'the new smoking,' but according to a recent study, it's the obesity that really leads to problems. Read Full Story

This therapy may help to restore texture, tone and natural glow of your skin
New Delhi , September 23 : Attention ladies! For a glowing skin, Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) therapy uses the healing power of platelet and plasma to rejuvenate the skin. Read Full Story

Irregular periods? Here may be some of the reasons
New Delhi , Sep 23 : If you are a young woman and experiencing irregular periods, like missing out one in three months without being pregnant, then you should visit your gynecologist as it could be a serious concern. Read Full Story

Chronic migraine patients are thrice more likely to suffer jawbone disorder
Washington D.C. [USA], Sep 23 : Beware! Patients with chronic migraine are three times more likely to suffer from severe jawbone disorder, finds a recent study. Read Full Story

Now, a fingertip test that can tell within seconds if you've taken cocaine
Washington D.C. [USA], Sep 23 : Now, knowing if someone has used cocaine is as simple as taking their fingerprints! Read Full Story

Air pollution may adversely affect your kidneys: Study
Washington D.C. [USA], Sep 22 : You may want to live in a greener neighbourhood as a study has recently found that rise in air pollution levels may put your kidney at risk. Read Full Story

One in four teen girls at increased risk of depressed: Study
Washington D.C. [USA], Sep 22 : A team of Briton researchers has recently found that one in four adolescent girls, especially poor, are at an increased risk of depression. Read Full Story

Epilepsy drugs may damage your kid's bones
Washington D.C. [USA], Sep 22 : Beware! Young people, especially kids and teenagers, taking anti-epileptic drugs may experience elevated rates of bone fractures, finds a recent study. Read Full Story

Sexual touch can trigger early puberty
Washington D.C. [USA], Sep 22 : A recent study has found that girls hit puberty earlier and suffer significant changes in their brains, if they have been touched intimately. Read Full Story

More the excess weight, lower the sperm count, quality
Washington D.C. [USA], Sep 22 : Obese men have lower sperm counts and poorer quality sperm than their normal-weight peers, according to a recent study. Read Full Story

World Alzheimer's Day: Forgetfulness could be dangerous
New Delhi , Sep 21 : Alzheimer's disease causes the slow progressive neurological disorder which impacts the memory and other cognitive mental functions like thinking and reasoning skills. Read Full Story

World Alzheimer's Day: Alzheimer's burden on women
New Delhi , Sep 21 : How would you feel if you wake up one day and find yourself surrounded by strangers, all of whom claim to be your family? Read Full Story

5 Smarter ways for healthy living and healthy heart
New Delhi , September 21 : Do you know that India has been declared the Cardio Vascular Diseases (CVD) capital of the world? It is one of the biggest reasons for deaths across the globe. Read Full Story

Alzheimer's Disease: Myths and Facts
New Delhi , Sep 21 : More than four million people in India are afflicted with some form of dementia, with Alzheimer's being the most common cause. Read Full Story

Here's how you can control diabetes in Navratri
New Delhi , Sep 21 : Navratri is here and people celebrate this festival with joy. It is observed for different reasons and celebrated differently in various parts of the Indian continent. Read Full Story

Suffering from Alzheimer's Disease? You may be a patient of Type 3 diabetes
New Delhi , Sep 21 : According to statistics, about 3.7 million people in India suffer from Alzheimer's disease and this is likely to double by 2030. Read Full Story

Physical activity can help those with cancer too, finds study
Washington D.C. [U.S.A], Sept. 20 : According to a recent research, a group of scientists in a pilot study of 87 female breast cancer survivors, found that increase in physical activity doubled the women's post-treatment mental processing speed. Read Full Story

Sleep deprivation reduces depression symptoms in depressed patients
Washington D.C. [U.S.A], Sept. 20 : According to a recent research, sleep deprivation - typically administered in controlled, inpatient settings - rapidly reduces symptoms of depression in roughly half of depression patients. Read Full Story

Getting emotional after failure helps you improve next time, finds study
Washington D.C. [U.S.A], Sept. 20 : If you are a really emotional person, then this news might be really important for you. Read Full Story

Gut bacteria affects your ability to lose or gain weight
London [UK], Sep 19 : Want to know the probable reason why you are not losing weight? Read Full Story

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