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Immune cells may be useful in making allergy therapies better
Washington D.C. [USA], August 5 : In a new study, a group of scientists described how an enzyme called ITK plays a crucial role in the development of Tr1 cells during an immune response. Read Full Story

World Breastfeeding Week: Nursing moms, eat your way to better health
By Pallavi Aman Singh, New Delhi , Aug 4 : A mom-to-be's to-do-list usually shows a green checkmark next to 'healthy eating,' but once the baby arrives, the focus on food often fades away. However, if you're a nursing mom, you may want to continue those better eating practices. Read Full Story

Weight gain before second pregnancy ups risk of diabetes
Washington D.C. [USA], Aug 04 : Beware would-be-mothers, a study has warned that increasing Body Mass Index (BMI) above one unit from first to second pregnancy increases the risk of diabetes, no matter if you are overweight or not. Read Full Story

Busting Myths on Oral Health Care- Is your Smile Healthy?
New Delhi , August 4 : Researchers are developing new means to prevent tooth decay. One study found that a chewing gum that contains the sweetener xylitol temporarily retarded the growth of bacteria that cause tooth decay. Read Full Story

Never ignore lump or swelling in neck: It might be sign of thyroid cancer
New Delhi , August 4 :Thyroid is a butterfly shaped gland located in the front part of the neck that secretes crucial hormones to help the body and mind perform their normal functions by enabling them to regulate the use of energy and metabolism. Read Full Story

Experimental drug reverses obesity-related liver disease: Study
Washington D.C. [USA], August 4 : According to a new study, scientists found that a drug called 'URMC-099' reversed liver inflammation, injury and scarring in animals fed a diet high in fat, sugar and cholesterol. Read Full Story

Zika infection may not spread by kissing, sharing spoon
Washington D.C. [USA], Aug 03 : Good news! According to a study, kissing or sharing a fork or spoon is not enough for the Zika virus to move between hosts. Read Full Story

High tech shoulder replacement surgery now in India
New Delhi , August 3 : A successful first of its kind stemless implant shoulder replacement surgery has recently been performed in India. Read Full Story

How to reprogram cells in our immune system
Washington D.C. [USA], August 3 : According to a new study, a group of scientists have revealed, for the first time, a method to reprogram specific T cells. Read Full Story

World Breastfeeding Week: Sustaining breastfeeding together!
New Delhi , Aug 02 : World Health Organization (WHO) recognizes breast milk as the best nutritional food source for infants, which should be available to babies deprived of their mother's milk. Read Full Story

Hospital patients with dementia have worst outcomes: Study
Washington D.C. [USA], August 2 : In a new study, hospital patients with dementia and other causes of confusion have longer stays and worse treatment outcomes than people without the condition. Read Full Story

Strength training cuts progression of multiple sclerosis: Study
Washington D.C. [USA], Aug 01 : A team of researchers has found that resistance training protects the brain of people with multiple sclerosis by delaying the development of disease. Read Full Story

Vaginal bleeding taboo endangers women's health: Study
Washington D.C. [USA], August 1 : According to a recent report, taboos around vaginal bleeding are putting lives of women and girls in danger. Read Full Story

Babies of obese mothers at risk of experiencing lung problems
Washington D.C. [USA], August 1 : Overweight, obese or diabetic pregnant women have an increased risk of giving birth to a baby with less mature lungs than babies of normal weight pregnancies. Read Full Story

World Lung Cancer Day: Rise in number of cases in Delhi-NCR
New Delhi , Aug 1 : Lung cancer is the most common cancer worldwide. Read Full Story

Newly developed drug may be useful in treating Parkinson's disease
Washington D.C. [USA], August 1 : People suffering from Parkinson's disease, we might have some really important news for you. Read Full Story

Is excessive sugar intake during pregnancy correlated to asthma in babies?
New Delhi , July 31 : Pregnancy is a special time, and a woman needs to be pampered and taken special care of in these nine months. The diet forms a big part of the would-be mother's care and health. Read Full Story

Brain's 'hunger-controlling' cells may be new way to treat obesity
London [UK], July 31 : If you are tired of trying every means to fight obesity, then this new discovery might help you to rethink. Read Full Story

Having baby in your 30s linked to longer life expectancy
London [UK], July 31 : Looks like people, who are planning their family late, may breathe a sigh of relief. Read Full Story

Here's how stress-booze combo messes with your head
Washington D.C. [USA], July 31 : Many people think that necking a cocktail will help them relax, but it turns out the relationship between stress and booze is a two-way street. Read Full Story

Loss of taste buds may up risk of obesity
Washington D.C. [USA], July 30 : Taste buds are really important as a study has revealed that people with a diminished ability to taste, prefer more sugar than they wanted in their food, which may put them at risk to gain weight. Read Full Story

Poor sleep can add three-centimeters to your waistline: Study
Washington D.C. [USA], July 30 : For a healthy body, you may have to sleep for seven to nine hours daily, as Briton researchers have warned that people who sleep for just six hours a night have a waist measurement that is three cm greater than individuals who get nine hours of sleep. Read Full Story

Immune cells may mount attack on Parkinson's disease
Washington D.C. [USA], July 30 : A new study suggests that T cells, which help the body's immune system to recognise a friend from foe, may play an important role in Parkinson's Disease (PD). Read Full Story

Depression doubles risk of early death in heart patients
Washington D.C. [USA], July 30 : Beware! Heart disease patients are twice as likely to suffer an early death if they suffer depression, warns a study. Read Full Story

Artificial insemination ups chance of successful pregnancy by 22pc
Washington D.C. [USA], July 29 : Attention women, if you are trying to conceive a baby naturally, then a study has found that artificial insemination may increase the chance of successful pregnancy by 22 percent. Read Full Story

Smoking ups anxiety, affects brain's ability to suppress fear
Washington D.C. [USA], July 29 : You may have to quit that ciggy, as a study has found that smoking cigarette may leave people more vulnerable to suffer from phobias and other types of chronic fear like post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Read Full Story

Green tea may improve memory, cuts obesity
Washington D.C. [USA], July 29 : Here's another reason to have that cup of green tea, as according to a study ingredients found in this tea can reduce high-fat and high-fructose (HFFD)-induced insulin resistance and improve memory. Read Full Story

Researchers discover new way to treat obesity
Washington D.C. [USA], July 29 : Good news for those who wish to lose weight, as a team has identified two new types of cells in the brain that can potently regulate appetite and offer new drugs to treat obesity. Read Full Story

Obesity Amongst Couples may Delay Pregnancy: Nova IVI Fertility Consultant
COIMBATORE, India, July 29, 2017 : After 4 years of marriage, Mr. Raman, 34 and his wife Sangeetha, 30 (names changed) were planning to start a family. Six months of trying did not help, and the couple began to wonder why they were not able to conceive. Read Full Story

Monsoon is fraught with Hepatitis Infection risks
New Delhi , July 29 : En masse hepatitis infection is wide spread during monsoon. Thankfully, mostly they are not fatal variety of hepatitis. They caused by viruses through contaminated food and water we consume. If we consume them outside, chances of hepatitis infection is very high. Read Full Story

World Hepatitis Day: Study suggests hepatitis C infection most common in North India
New Delhi , July 28 : An analysis done by SRL Diagnostics, a diagnostic chain in India, on Viral Hepatitis (A, B, C, E) testing done in its laboratories revealed that Hepatitis C Virus infection was most common in the Northern states of India when compared with other parts of the country. Read Full Story

World Hepatitis Day: Hepatitis can be a cause of infertility in males
New Delhi , July 28 : As per recent statistics, about 400 million people around the world are living with Hepatitis B or C. Of these, 52 million are in India alone. Hepatitis causes inflammation of the liver, further leading to serious scarring (cirrhosis), which can prove fatal in the long run. Read Full Story

Most rejuvenating therapies for physical, spiritual healing
New Delhi , July 28 : Most ancient cultures such as yoga and ayurveda have always emphasized on the connection between body, mind and spirit and recognized that all are interlinked. Read Full Story

Consuming Walnuts may help keep the gut healthy
New Delhi , July 27 : A new study suggests that walnut consumption may be beneficial for digestive health by increasing the amount of good probiotic-type bacteria in the gut. Walnuts do this by acting as a prebiotic to help nourish and grow the bacteria that keeps the digestive system healthy. Researchers found that a diet with walnuts led to an overall significant increase in the diversity of bacteria in the gut. Read Full Story

This stitch in time can save stroke patients' lives
Washington D.C. [USA], Jul 27 : A recent study has offered hope to the stroke patients, promising new options and a wider treatment window. Read Full Story

Putting off weight-loss surgery till you're heavier is bad idea
Washington D.C. [USA], Jul 27 : Turns out, you can be too fat for a weight loss surgery. Read Full Story

Rural households at lower risk of inflammatory bowel disease
Washington D.C. [USA], July 26 : People, particularly for young children and adolescents, who live in rural areas are at decreased risk of developing inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), according to a new study. Read Full Story

Eat spinach, avacados in 30's to counter cognitive aging
Washington D.C. [USA], July 26 : Here's another reason to consume lutein-rich foods, as a recent study has suggested that eating spinach, kale and avacados in middle age will not only keep you physically, but cognitively fit as well. Read Full Story

India carries out more than 100 bariatric surgeries a day
New Delhi , July 26 : India is carrying out more than 100 weight loss surgeries a day. Read Full Story

World Embryologists Day: Myths and facts about IVF
New Delhi , July 25 : The birth of a child is a happy occasion for any family and a new chapter in the life of a couple. However, today, there is an increase in the number of couples who are unable to conceive due to many reasons. Read Full Story

New flu vaccine production could provide better protection against infection
Washington D.C. [USA], July 25 : To provide better shield against infection, researchers have devised a new way of producing the seasonal flu vaccine. Read Full Story

Can eye test help diagnose autism?
Washington D.C. [USA], July 25 : Researchers have herald a new tool that helps physicians identify a sub-group of people with Autism spectrum disorders (ASD). Read Full Story

Ensure to have healthy heartbeats
New Delhi , July 25 : With increasing lifestyle problems, Cardiovascular Diseases (CVDs) have emerged as a leading cause of mortality worldwide, followed by cancer. Read Full Story

Neuroticism might increase your life span
Washington D.C. [USA] ,July 24 : Neuroticism is one of the big five higher-order personality traits in the study of psychology. Read Full Story

Here's cancer immunotherapy solution to bring novel immuno-oncology drugs to India
New Delhi , July 24 : 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

This shoulder fix can help injured athletes return to play
Washington D.C. [USA], Jul 23 : Now, patients with irreparable rotator cuff tears may have a surgical option, according to a new research. Read Full Story

Ditch opioids before knee surgery to depend less on painkillers later
Washington D.C. [USA], Jul 23 : Patients, who take opioids prior to Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) surgery, are 10 times more likely to be on pain medications longer, a recent study has found. Read Full Story

Genetic variation may increase tuberculosis susceptibility
Washington D.C. [USA], July 23 : Chinese researchers have found that a single change in a gene may increase the risk of tuberculosis. Read Full Story

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

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