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Heroin, illicit drugs trigger response from immune system
Washington D.C. [USA], Apr 16 : According to a new study, the use of heroin and illicit drugs triggers a response from the body's immune system. Read Full Story

Now, assessing heart disease risk is within arm's reach, says study
Washington D.C. [USA], April 16 : US researchers have found an important diagnostic tool in which peripheral arteries, easily accessible by ultrasound, may be useful for assessing a patient's risk for damage or disease in the heart's major blood vessels. Read Full Story

Start drinking Gin to speed up your metabolism
London [UK], April 16 : Want to speed up your metabolism? Start drinking Gin, as a study finds that it enhances your body's ability to burn calories for an hour after you finish your drink. Read Full Story

Beware! Ice tea harm you by increasing risk of cholera
Washington D.C. [USA], April 16 : Beware before you drink that ice-tea! A study finds that drinking iced tea or un-boiled water and having a water source near a toilet may increase the risk of cholera. Read Full Story

Group meditation may cure depression, anxiety and stress-related disorders: Study
Washington D.C. [USA], April 16 : Meditation will always help, as a study finds mindfulness group therapy has an equally positive effect as individual cognitive behavioural therapy for the treatment of a wide range of psychiatric symptoms in patients with depression, anxiety and stress-related disorders. Read Full Story

Excessive usage of phones up neck and upper back pain
London [UK], April 16 : Dear parents, ask your kids to spend less time on their cell phones as a study finds increase in number of patients with neck, disk hernias and alignment problems mainly due to prolonged use of smartphones. Read Full Story

Medication treatment offers hope for pregnant women with opioid use disorder
Washington D.C. [USA], Apr 15 : Medication for addiction treatment (MAT) with buprenorphine or methadone is an appropriate and accepted treatment for pregnant women with opioid use disorder (OUD), according to a new research. Read Full Story

'Love hormone's role in social interaction wider than we believed
Washington D.C. [USA], Apr 15 : Oxytocin, often referred to as he love hormone, is involved in a broader range of social interactions than previously understood, according to a study. Read Full Story

Diabetes on the rise among young Americans
Washington D.C. [USA], Apr 15 : An increasing number of the U.S. children are being diagnosed with diabetes, according to a recent report. Read Full Story

Vaccine-chemotherapy combo offers hope for deadly brain cancer patients
Washington D.C. [USA], Apr 15 : A team of researchers may have just hit pay dirt with a new combination therapy for a particularly aggressive form of brain cancer-glioblastoma. Read Full Story

Restriction in trans fats leads to healthier communities: Study
Washington D.C. [U.S.A.], Apr. 15 : According to a new study, areas that restrict trans fats in foods see a lot fewer hospitilisations for heart attack and stroke compared to residents in areas without restrictions. Read Full Story

Researchers discover new method to diagnose atherosclerosis
Washington D.C. [U.S.A.], Apr. 15 : People with heart diseases can take a sigh of relief. Researchers have found a method to assess heart diseases which is within everyone's reach. Read Full Story

This 3D-printed patch can help mend 'broken' hearts
Washington D.C. [USA], Apr 14 : Scientists have developed a revolutionary 3D-bioprinted patch that could one day be used to repair damage to the human heart. Read Full Story

Protect yourself from early onset of dengue
New Delhi , Apr. 14 : Dengue, now a seasonal menace every year in India, has arrived rather early this time. Read Full Story

What is Aplastic Anaemia?
New Delhi , Apr. 14 : Ever wonder what would happen, if vital blood components like white blood cells (WBCs), red blood cells (RBCs) andplatelets are deficient in your body? Read Full Story

A protein discovered to treat Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Washington D.C. [USA], April 14 : A new study discovers a protein - Cd14 gene - to offer protection against Inflammatory Bowel Disease - characterised by chronic relapsing inflammation of all or part of the digestive tract - by enhancing the intestinal barrier function. Read Full Story

Smaller brain structure ups anxiety level, negative thoughts: Study
Washington D.C. [USA], April 14 : A team of US researchers has found that healthy adults, who have smaller Inferior Frontal Cortex - a brain region behind the temples that helps regulate thoughts and emotions, are more likely to suffer from anxiety, associated with more bias towards negative thoughts. Read Full Story

New imaging technique paves way for improved cystic fibrosis therapies
Washington D.C. [USA], Apr 13 : A team of researchers has developed an imaging technique using a specific form of helium to measure cystic fibrosis drug's effectiveness. Read Full Story

Personalised booze addiction treatment on its way
Washington D.C. [USA], Apr 13 : A new study could help researchers develop personalised treatments for alcoholism and alcohol use disorder. Read Full Story

Staying ahead of ageing clock
Washington D.C. [USA], Apr 13 : A team of researchers has now identified a mouse epigenetic ageing clock. Read Full Story

Soon, you'll be able to sniff your way to better health
Washington D.C. [USA], Apr 13 : A newly developed non-invasive technique could soon make drug delivery to the brain as simple as a sniff. Read Full Story

Diabetes? Blame your cooking oil for couch potato-ness
Washington D.C. [USA], Apr 13 : Your cooking oil may be sabotaging your efforts to stay healthy and ward off illnesses such as diabetes, a recent study has suggested. Read Full Story

Silk may not be the right road for eczema treatment
Washington D.C. [USA], Apr 13 : It may feel nice against the skin, but a recent study has found that wearing silk clothing offers no additional benefit for children who suffer from moderate to severe eczema. Read Full Story

Soon, a Parkinson's disease cure
Washington D.C. [USA], Apr 13 : A team of researchers has brought a cure for Parkinson's disease closer to reality. Read Full Story

Vitamin B can protect your heart from air pollution
Washington D.C. [USA], Apr 13 : You may want to take a diet rich in B vitamins as a recent study has suggested that it can help keep you from succumbing to air-pollution-induced heart problems. Read Full Story

How marriage between first cousins gives heart protection
Washington D.C. [USA], Apr 13 : The genetics of first-cousin marriage families has revealed how some people are protected from several heart diseases. Read Full Story

Stay fit! Too skinny or overweight both ups risk of migraine
Washington D.C. [USA], April 13 : One has to stay fit for a healthy living as a study finds, both obesity and being underweight are associated with an increased risk for migraine. Read Full Story

Dear men, eating spinach, pumpkin seeds, yogurt can prevent hip fractures
Washington D.C. [USA], April 13 : Eat spinach, pumpkin seeds, yogurt and almonds in middle to elder age, as a study finds that people, especially men, who lack food rich in magnesium in their diet, are at an increased risk of fractures, particularly fractures of the hip. Read Full Story

Beware! Mild painkilling may not help patients with peripheral vascular disease
Washington D.C. [USA], April 13 : Beware! That mild painkilling drug may not provide cardiovascular benefits for patients who have progressive circulation disorder caused by narrowing, blockage or spasms in a blood vessel. Read Full Story

Acne vaccine comes closer to reality
London [UK], Apr 12 : A cure for acne may have been found in the form of a vaccine, according to a team of scientists. Read Full Story

An apple a day keeps diabetes away
Washington D.C. [USA], Apr 12 : You may want to add fresh fruits to your diet as according to a recent study, the greater the consumption, the lower is the incidence of diabetes, as well as occurrence of complications in diabetics. Read Full Story

Antiparasitic drug, the next weapon against brain cancer?
Washington D.C. [USA], Apr 12 : Soon, a common pinworm medication could replace the current treatment used for certain brain cancers. Read Full Story

Conscious sedation, a safe alternative to anesthesia for heart valve op
Washington D.C. [USA], Apr 12 : There is now a safe and viable alternative to general anesthesia for people undergoing a minimally invasive heart procedure called transcatheter aortic valve replacement, according to a recent study. Read Full Story

Soon, a treatment for aggressive brain cancer in kids
Washington D.C. [USA], Apr 12 : A team of researchers has discovered a promising target to treat atypical teratoid/rhabdoid tumour (AT/RT), a highly aggressive and therapy resistant brain tumour that mostly occurs in infants. Read Full Story

26 novel genes linked to intellectual disability
Washington D.C. [USA], Apr 12 : A team of researchers have identified 26 new genes linked to intellectual disability. Read Full Story

Sewer workers could be at Ebola risk with current guidelines
Washington D.C. [USA], Apr 12 : Turns out, the guidelines from the U.S. Centres for Disease Control and Prevention and the World Health Organization might not go far enough to protect sewer workers from Ebola virus. Read Full Story

First 'photo-drug' for pain can be activated anytime with light
Washington D.C. [USA], Apr 12 : A team of researchers has come up with the design of the first light-activated drug, JF-NP-26, for the treatment of pain. Read Full Story

Toward more effective treatment for leukemia
Washington D.C. [USA], Apr 12 : The discovery of a protein signature that is highly predictive of leukemia could make way for new and more effective therapeutics, according to a new study. Read Full Story

Role-playing disability promotes distress, discomfort: Study
Washington D.C. [USA], Apr. 12 : While it may be done for a good cause, a recent study reveals that disability simulations often result in feelings of fear, apprehension and pity toward those with disabilities. Read Full Story

Dry needling, a safe, effective alternative therapy for hip pain
Washington D.C. [USA], Apr 11 : Dry needling may be a viable treatment alternative to cortisone injection for patients with chronic, intermittent pain and tenderness on the outside of the hip, thus avoiding the potentially harmful effects of steroids, according to a new study. Read Full Story

Now, a better, safer birthmark removal laser technique
Washington D.C. [USA], Apr 11 : A team of scientists has come up with a new technique that could revolutionise the laser-based dermatological procedures. Read Full Story

An avocado a day can keep metabolic syndrome at bay
Washington D.C. [USA], April 11 : After slicing into an avocado, you may want to rethink before tossing away its peel and the solid seed as a recent study has found that the fruit and its parts may help in combating metabolic syndrome. Read Full Story

Coming soon: A cure for HIV
Washington D.C. [USA], Apr 11 : In what may soon pave the way for an HIV cure, a team of scientists has come up with a technique to make cells resistant to the virus. Read Full Story

First 'live-attenuated' Zika vaccine comes closer to reality
Washington D.C. [USA], Apr 11 : Researchers have taken a step closer to producing a promising vaccine for the Zika virus. Read Full Story

Soon, a blood test to detect shaken baby syndrome
Washington D.C. [USA], Apr 11 : A team of scientists has come up with a new medical test that may help identify infants who may have had bleeding of the brain as a result of abusive head trauma, sometimes referred to as shaken baby syndrome. Read Full Story

Common sedatives may up risk of pneumonia in Alzheimer's patients
Washington D.C. [USA], April 10 : Commonly used sedatives, prescribed to patients with Alzheimer's disease, may be injurious, as a study finds that these drugs may increase the risk pneumonia. Read Full Story

Researchers discover a protein to provide protection from cancer, HIV
Washington D.C. [USA], April 10 : A team of US researchers has discovered a protein that can help the vaccinations be more effective and provide protection from cancer, HIV and influenza. Read Full Story

High-intensity interval training improves glucose metabolism of diabetics
Washington D.C. [USA], April 10 : New research reveals that high-intensity interval training (HIIT) increases glucose metabolism in muscles as well as insulin sensitivity in type two diabetes. Read Full Story

Osteoporosis drug passes clinical trail
Washington D.C. [USA], Apr. 10 : A new study provides reassuring information about the short-term and long-term safety of denosumab, a monoclonal antibody that is used to treat postmenopausal osteoporosis. Read Full Story

Study discloses risks of diabetics fasting during Ramadan
Washington D.C. [USA], Apr. 10 : A new study examining the risk of fasting during Ramadan for people with type 1 diabetes compared blood glucose control and the rates of hypoglycemia and hyperglycemia between users of insulin pump therapy versus multiple daily insulin injections. Read Full Story

Did you know Asthma drug can treat skin disorder?
Washington D.C. [U.S.A.], Apr. 9 : A study finds that patients, who develop itchy wheals on the skin caused by an allergic reaction in response to cold or friction, may benefit from treatment with a drug normally used to treat asthma. Read Full Story

Take care of your weight if you have sitting job
Washington D.C. [USA], Apr. 9 : Are you over weight or gaining weight due to sitting job? Beware! A study finds that obese workers in the average age group of 41 years take more sick leaves and the probability of them suffering from fatal cardiovascular disease is more in the next ten years. Read Full Story

Overactive bladder drug can give you the blues
Washington D.C. [USA], Apr 9 : You may want to avoid popping the overactive bladder drug as a recent study has linked it with an increased risk of depression. Read Full Story

Turns out, love handles can kill you
Washington D.C. [USA], Apr 9 : You may want shed those love handles as a recent study has found that it can kill you. Read Full Story

Men, take note! Grey hair linked with risk of heart disease
Washington D.C. [USA], Apr. 8 : In a recent study presented at EuroPrevent 2017.1, grey hair has been linked with an increased risk of heart disease in men. Read Full Story

New medication can reduce involuntary movement
Washington D.C. [USA], Apr. 8 : A team of researchers has found that a new medication significantly decreases involuntary movement. Read Full Story

More effective vaccines come closer to reality
Washington D.C. [USA], Apr. 8 : A team of researchers have discovered a protein they believe would help make vaccinations more effective and provide protection from other diseases such as cancer. Read Full Story

High-intensity interval training, a weapon in war against diabetes
Washington D.C. [USA], Apr. 8 : A new research has revealed that high-intensity interval training (HIIT), where short bursts of activity are mixed with rest periods, increases glucose metabolism in muscles as well as insulin sensitivity in type 2 diabetes. Read Full Story

Asthma drug may be the solution to chronic hives
Washington D.C. [USA], Apr. 8 : Chronic hives sufferers can breathe a sigh of relief as a recent study has found that a drug already used to treat moderate to severe allergic asthma can help them. Read Full Story

World Health Day: Homeopathy vs Ayurveda, Allopathy!
New Delhi Apr. 7 : We have always been in dilemma, what to opt for- Ayurvedic, Allopathy or Homeopathy treatment! Read Full Story

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