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Here's how a diabetic can lose 6 kgs in 6 months
Washington D.C. [USA], June 13 : Losing weight for a person, suffering from diabetes, can be a bit difficult, but a study says that eating a plant-based vegetarian diet can help you lose 6.20 kg of weight in six months. Read Full Story

Personalised molecular therapy slows progression of tumors
Washington D.C. [USA], June 13 : A study has found that patients with neuroendocrine cancer may experience fewer symptoms and survive longer by undergoing personalised peptide-receptor radionuclide therapy (PRRT). Read Full Story

Deficiency of Vitamin A ups tuberculosis risk by 10 times
Washington D.C. [USA], June 13 : Eat more carrots, spinach and broccoli, as a study warns that people with low levels of Vitamin A living in close contact with individuals with active tuberculosis may be 10 times more likely to develop the disease. Read Full Story

Attention women! You can restore fertility non-surgically
Washington D.C. [USA], June 13 : Here's good news for women who wish to have babies, as a study has found that a minimal invasive treatment can help restore fertility in women with uterine fibroids - smooth muscle tumors of the uterus. Read Full Story

US tops the chart in worldwide obesity
New York [U.S.A.], June 13 : A recent study shows that more than two billion adults and children across the globe are overweight or obese and suffer severe health problem because of their weight and the United States of America is leading in such cases. Read Full Story

Beware! Back pain, diabetes may up risk of suicide
Washington D.C. [USA], June 12 : A study has revealed that patients with a disease that lasts for more than three months like back pain, diabetes and heart disease are at increased risk of committing suicide. Read Full Story

Eat grapes and protect your teeth from decay
Washington D.C. [USA], June 12 : Eating grapes can protect your teeth from decaying as a recent study suggests a natural compound found in grapes can strengthen teeth and boost the strength of fillings. Read Full Story

Blame lack of sexual satisfaction, not porn for erectile dysfunction
Washington D.C. [USA], June 10 : Watching porn is not unhealthy, but a study has recently warned that men, who regularly watch porn, are not sexually satisfied in their relationship with their partner and are more likely to suffer erectile dysfunction. Read Full Story

Investigators examine relationship between pain, opioid abuse
Washington D.C. [U.S.A.], June 12 : Despite recommendations to use non-opioids, a study has found that drug overdose epidemic is largely driven by opioids, and it seems that doctors continue to prescribe it for chronic pain. Read Full Story

Obesity during pregnancy doubles risk of fatty liver in teens
Washington D.C. [U.S.A.], June 10 : Mothers-to-be, alert! Here's another reason for adapting a healthy lifestyle before and during pregnancy, as a study has warned that newborns, who had obese mothers at the start of pregnancy, were twice as likely to develop non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) as adolescents. Read Full Story

Self-monitoring doesn't improve diabetics' lives
Washington D.C. [USA], June 11 : A study has recently found that self-monitoring of blood glucose levels in Type-2 diabetes patients, who are not treated with insulin, did not improve their health-related quality of life. Read Full Story

Brain scans may predict autism in high-risk newborns
Washington D.C. [USA], June 11 : A team of researchers has revealed that a specific magnetic resonance imaging procedure of six-month-olds may help in predicting which babies are at a high risk of developing autism disorder by age two. Read Full Story

Steroids may up effectiveness of AAV-based gene therapy
Washington D.C. [USA], Jun 11 : Glucocorticoid steroids, such as prednisone, may improve effectiveness of AAV-based gene therapy by reducing immune response, according to a recent research. Read Full Story

Obstacles to riding safely through pregnancy revealed
Washington D.C. [USA], Jun 11 : Pregnant women could get on their bikes and stay healthy with better support, but according to a new study, they are encountering obstacles to riding. Read Full Story

Dual-focus contact lens can keep kids from becoming short-sighted
Washington D.C. [USA], June 10 : Parents worried about their kids' myopia or nearsightedness, now can relax as a new study has found that dual-focus contact lens, which have alternating visual correction and treatment zones, can help them. Read Full Story

Daily health text messages may help in managing diabetes
Washington D.C. [USA], June 10 : If you wish to know how to control your diabetes, then a team of researchers has revealed that patients, who received health-related text messages every day for six months showed improvements in their blood sugar levels that equaled those resulting from some glucose-lowering medications. Read Full Story

Obesity in elderly diabetic patients may live longer
Washington D.C. [USA], June 10 : Are you worried about your over-weight grandparents? Read Full Story

New drug may benefit blood cancer patients
Washington D.C. [USA], June 10 : A team of US researchers has found that a drug alone or with combination of chemotherapy may show promising results in treating patients with blood cancer. Read Full Story

Trouble in conceiving? Smoking can be a reason
New Delhi , June 10 : The rate of infertility in India has increased over the last few years with reports of more and more couples seeking medical solutions for it. Read Full Story

Removing old cells from joints can delay onset of osteoarthritis
Washington D.C. [USA], June 10 : Good news, a study has found that selective removal of old cells, senescent cells (SnCs) from joints can significantly delay the onset of osteoarthritis. Read Full Story

Radiotherapy may cause long-term cognitive impairment
Washington D.C. [USA], June 10 : U.S. researchers have found that radiation therapy (RT) used for treating patients with brain tumors can alter neural networks and cause long-term cognitive impairment. Read Full Story

Beware! Consuming those soft shelled turtles may prove deadly
Washington D.C. [USA], June 10 : Beware the dangers of eating seafood! A study has recently found that soft shelled turtles, zooplankton, fish, waterfowl, crab, lobster, shrimp are likely to spread the cholera in humans. Read Full Story

Now, a calculator can estimate success of kidney transplant outcome
Washington D.C. [USA] June 8: The US researchers have developed a calculator, which can estimate the functioning of a kidney after transplantation. Read Full Story

Excess weight ups risk of complications after joint replacement surgery
Washington D.C. [USA], June 9 : A study has found that obese patients, who are undergoing shoulder joint replacement surgery, are at increased risk of complications, including the need for 'revision' surgery. Read Full Story

Consuming three servings of low-fat milk daily ups Parkinson's risk
Washington D.C. [USA], June 9 : Consuming at least three servings of low fat or skimmed milk, yogurt or cottage cheese daily have 34 percent greater risk of developing Parkinson's disease, warns a study. Read Full Story

Preemies respond worse to flu, lung diseases in adulthood
Washington D.C. [USA], June 9 : A study has found that babies born before 37 weeks may respond worse to flu and other lung diseases later in life due to absence of certain lung cells. Read Full Story

Introduce egg, peanut early to newborns to prevent asthma
Washington D.C. [USA], June 9 : Canadian researchers have found that parents who do not feed their newborns with cows milk products, eggs and peanuts during the first year of life, may lead to an increase in risk of wheeze, asthma and eczema in later stages of childhood. Read Full Story

Brain cancer can now be detected five years earlier in blood: Study
Washington D.C. [USA], June 9 : American researchers have found that changes in immune activity can be indicative of a growing brain tumor five years before the symptoms actually surface. Read Full Story

Binge drinking associated with diabetes risk in women
Washington D.C. [USA], June 8 : Binge drinking in teens, may raise a woman's chance of type 2 diabetes. Read Full Story

Early death by pain? There's a 29 percent chance
Washington D.C. [USA], Jun 7 : Pain that interferes with daily life, rather than pain per se, can take years off your life, according to a recent study. Read Full Story

Certain heart drugs can up your risk of falling
Washington D.C. [USA], Jun 7 : Older adults who take cardiovascular medications i.e.those using non-selective beta-blockers, may be at an increased risk of falling compared with those using selective beta-blockers, according to a recent study. Read Full Story

Sleep apnea, insomnia combo makes depression more likely
Washington D.C. [USA], Jun 7 : Turns out, sleep apnea and insomnia can be a depressing combination. Read Full Story

Rape victims can suffer 'involuntary paralysis' during attack
Washington D.C. [USA], Jun 7 : According to a recent study, most rape victims experience a state of involuntary paralysis, called tonic immobility. Read Full Story

Protective bacteria linked to how subsequent infections enter body: Study
Washington D.C. [USA], June 7 : A study of fruit flies shows that the benefits of protective bacteria, which safeguard organisms from further disease without causing harm, depend on how subsequent infections enter the body. Read Full Story

Why the heart does not repair itself?
Washington D.C. [USA], June 6 : According to a new study, a group of researchers has fund that heart muscle is one of the least renewable tissues in the body, which is one of the reasons that heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women. Read Full Story

Study suggests chronic pain are linked to increased risk of dementia
Washington D.C. [USA], June 6 : A recent study has found out that older people with persistent pain show quicker declines in memory as they age and are more likely to have dementia years later. Read Full Story

Researchers find new screening tool for Parkinson's disease
Washington D.C. [USA], June 6 : According to a new study, researchers are using breakthrough gene-editing technology to develop a new screening tool for Parkinson's disease, a debilitating degenerative disorder of the nervous system. Read Full Story

This simple step will save people with diabetes from heart disease
Washington D.C. [USA], June 6 : A new study has found that, one additional injection of insulin three hours after eating has been shown to protect people with type 1 diabetes from cardiovascular disease. Read Full Story

As for STD treatment, killing two birds with one stone helps
Washington D.C. [USA], Jun 5 : According to a recent study, places that allow doctors to treat a patient's sexual partner without an in-person visit may find more success lowering rates of sexually transmitted diseases. Read Full Story

New blood clot find could help stave off heart attacks, strokes
Washington D.C. [USA], Jun 5 : A recent study has found that it may be possible to disrupt harmful blood clots in people at risk for heart attack or stroke without upping their risk of bleeding. Read Full Story

Cells' 'Hail Mary' mechanism to rescue broken chromosomes
Washington D.C. [USA], Jun 5 : A recent study has found that the 'Hail Mary' mechanism can rescue the cells with severely damaged chromosomes and insights into this method could lead to new cancer therapies. Read Full Story

A new digital weapon in fight against depression
Washington D.C. [USA], Jun 5 : When it comes to depression, technology has a lot to answer for and now, a team of researchers has come up with a software that can help beat the blues. Read Full Story

Sleep apnea increases risk of developing hypertension
Washington D.C. [USA], June 5 : Patients with obstructive sleep apnea may be at greater risk of developing hypertension and diabetes. Read Full Story

Pedal your way to better health
Washington D.C. [USA], Jun 5 : Getting outside on two wheels is a great way to shape up, but did you know that you can always get more out of your ride? Read Full Story

Cesarean deliveries better than midpelvic forceps, vacuum deliveries: Study
Washington D.C. [USA], June 5 : Pregnant women take note! Compared with cesarean deliveries, midpelvic forceps and midpelvic vacuum deliveries lead to higher rates of maternal and infant trauma, according to a new study. Read Full Story

When it comes to marijuana as stress buster, less is more
Washington D.C. [USA], Jun 4 : A recent study has confirmed that small doses of medical marijuana do help relieve stress, but taking more can have an opposite effect. Read Full Story

Run your way to healthy hip, knee joints
Washington D.C. [USA], Jun 4 : You may want to take up recreational running as a recent study has suggested that it can help keep knee and hip osteoarthritis at bay. Read Full Story

For some UTIs, antibiotic risks outweigh benefits
Washington D.C. [USA], Jun 4 : Antibiotics may not be the appropriate treatment for some urinary tract infections or UTIs, a recent study has suggested. Read Full Story

Specific long-term therapy may not save older women from fractures
Washington D.C. [USA], Jun 4 : Older women may want to rethink about getting a specific long-term therapy as according to a recent study, it may not prevent fractures. Read Full Story

Patients nearing death don't mind 'deprescrition' of statins
Washington D.C. [USA], Jun 4 : Patients nearing the end of their lives because of a life-limiting illness, such as cancer or heart disease, may not feel medically abandoned if their doctor wants to take them off the cholesterol-lowering statins, according to a recent study. Read Full Story

Now, a disposable, wearable patch to detect sleep apnea
Washington D.C. [USA], Jun 4 : Could your breathing problems during ZZZs be sleep apnoea? Now, finding out may not involve an overnight stay in a sleep lab. Read Full Story

Recreational runners have 'healthy' knees
Washington D.C. [USA], June 3 : Recreational runner? You are less likely to experience knee and hip osteoarthritis compared to sedentary individuals and competitive runners. Read Full Story

1 in 3 hospitalized patients suffers from depression: Study
Washington D.C. [USA], June 3 : A recent study suggests one in three hospitalized patients show symptoms of depression which could delay recovery time, increase length of hospital stays and increase the frequency of readmissions. Read Full Story

Conference held to discuss latest advancements in Digitally Integrated Implant Dentistry
New Delhi , June 3 : The Academy of Oral Implantalogy (AOI), on Friday, flagged off their ninth international conference on the 'Digitally Integrated Implant Dentistry'. Read Full Story

Micronutrients deficiency most pervasive health condition among infants
New Delhi , June 2 : According to experts, micronutrients deficiencies are a major risk factor of illness in infants. Every day, over 6,000 children die in India under the age of five and more than half of these deaths are caused by micronutrient malnutrition-primarily due to lack of Vitamin A, iron, iodine, zinc and folic acid .This micronutrient deficit among infants needs to be managed. Read Full Story

Tongue's sixth sense detected!
Washington D.C. [USA], Jun 2 : Water has been described as "tasteless" since the time of Aristotle, but according to a new study, it might actually have a taste of its own that we can sense. Read Full Story

A 'game changer' test for antibiotic drug resistance
Washington D.C. [USA], Jun 2 : When a patient is prescribed the wrong antibiotic to treat a bacterial infection, it's not necessarily the physician who is at fault. The current antibiotic assay, standardised in 1961 by the World Health Organization and used worldwide, is potentially flawed. Read Full Story

Another way to quit smoking: Homeopathy
New Delhi , June 2 : Kicking the butt is actually beneficial in many ways. Read Full Story

Gene find could lead to treatment for memory loss
Washington D.C. [USA], Jun 1 : More than 100 genes linked to memory have been identified, paving the way for treatments for conditions like epilepsy and Alzheimer's disease. Read Full Story

New tech brings easier cervical cancer screening closer to reality
Washington D.C. [USA], Jun 1 : A newly-developed handheld device for cervical cancer screening is promising to do away with uncomfortable speculums and high-cost colposcopes. Read Full Story

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