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World Malaria Day on 25th April: Importance, theme and history

As the World Malaria Day approaches, we share important facts about this awareness campaign that aims to educate people about this mosquito-borne condition and help them manage it better.

23 Apr 2019 2:43 pm
Genetic variants that protect against obesity may help in developing new weight loss medicines

A new study published in the Journal of Cell, has revealed that a gene named MC4R, can help in regulating weight.

23 Apr 2019 10:34 am
New AI-based computer programme can diagnose PTSD by analysing voices

A new research published in the journal Depression and Anxiety, has found that an AI tool can distinguish between the voices of those with or without PTSD with 89 per cent accuracy .

23 Apr 2019 10:23 am
Newly developed model can predict lung cancer survival

A new study published in the journal Clinical Cancer Research, has developed a new model that can potentially improve predictions of survival and cancer-specific outcomes for lung cancer.

23 Apr 2019 10:17 am
Cancer patients more likely to use marijuana

A new study published in the journal CANCER, has found a significant increase in use of marijuana by cancer patients over time.

22 Apr 2019 8:57 pm
Ketogenic diet: Why it shouldn’t be a part of your weight-loss plan for long

Keto diet is considered to be the magic potion for quick weight-loss. However, it comes with serious health complications if followed for a long period of time.

22 Apr 2019 7:18 pm
Finding it tough to lose your stubborn belly fat? Try these 5 exercises

Getting a trim tummy is the most difficult task of your weight-loss plan. Here are workouts that will help you tackle that stubborn tummy pooch.

22 Apr 2019 3:16 pm
Drugs prescribed to BP patients could treat Parkinson’s

A new study published in Nature Communications has revealed that the drugs used to treat BP problem can potentially treat Parkinson's disease as well.

22 Apr 2019 11:23 am
Newly developed synthetic peptide can reduce toxic protein aggregates in Alzheimer’s disease

A new research Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences has develop synthetic peptide that could inhibit toxic aggregates in Alzheimer''s disease.

22 Apr 2019 11:17 am
This is how Hepatitis B virus causes chronic infection

A new study published in the PLOS journal has found a novel mechanism in which Hepatitis B e-antigen-induced myeloid-derived suppressor cells favours the establishment of persistent HBV infection.

22 Apr 2019 11:07 am
International Mother Earth Day 2019: Protect the environment to save your health

On this International Mother Earth Day, take small steps to boost the environment and reduce air pollution. A clean air will save you from a lot of health conditions. Read on to know more about them.

22 Apr 2019 10:42 am
Oral immunotherapy safe for children allergic to peanuts

A new study published in Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, has revealed that providing small amounts of peanuts to children who are allergic to them, can help develop these kids develop immunity against them.

21 Apr 2019 3:29 pm
Choosing the right sunscreen for your skin

With so many brands available in the market, picking up the right sunblock becomes quite tricky. Here, we help you choose the best option with expert suggestions.

21 Apr 2019 12:02 pm
Endogamy increases infertility risk in Indian men

A new study published in the journal Scientific Reports has revealed that deletions in the AZoospermia Factor regions on the human Y chromosome is one of the most common causes of severe defects leading to male infertility.

21 Apr 2019 10:43 am
Celebrity fat shaming linked to ripple effects on women’s anti-fat attitudes: Study

A new study published in the Journal of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology has revealed that instances of celebrity fat-shaming is associated with an increase in women`s implicit negative weight-related attitudes.

21 Apr 2019 10:34 am
Newly developed oral appliance may treat sleep apnea

A new study published in the published in journal Sleep Disorders has developed a new oral appliance that can effectively open the airways and treat sleep apnea.

21 Apr 2019 10:23 am
This is why women are more prone to autoimmune diseases than men

A recent study published in the JCI Insight, has revealed that women get autoimmune diseases far more often than men due to the presence of more molecular switch known as VGLL3 in women than men.

21 Apr 2019 10:15 am
Unpredictable violence in a relationship increases mental disorder risk in women: Study

In a study published in Primary Care Companion for CNS Disorders journal, researchers indicate that the unpredictable violence not only causes physical injuries to women but also leaves the victims at a higher risk of suffering from mental disorders.

20 Apr 2019 6:04 pm
Quit smoking during pregnancy to reduce the risk of preterm births: Study

According to a study published in the Journal of JAMA Network Open, smoking during pregnancy was associated with low birth weight, delayed intrauterine development, preterm birth, infant mortality, and long-term developmental delays.

20 Apr 2019 3:00 pm
Marijuana smokers weigh less than non-smokers: Researchers

A novel study suggests that smoking marijuana can lead to weight loss, however, the researchers are of the opinion that you shouldn't use it as a way to shed those extra kilos.

20 Apr 2019 2:00 pm
One in five children suffer from mental health problems, reveals study

In a study published in the Canadian Journal of Psychiatry, the researchers mentioned that more than a million Canadian children and youth with a mental health problem.

20 Apr 2019 11:36 am
Badminton pairs at greater risk of serious eye injury during game: Study

As per the findings of a study published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine, the researchers revealed that doubles badminton players are more likely to suffer from an eye injury as compared to the singles version of the game.

20 Apr 2019 11:18 am
Are you experiencing erectile dysfunction? Cheese and oranges could be your saviours

While it is important to consult a doctor for erectile dysfunction, foods rich in certain vitamins and minerals can also help you manage the condition.

18 Apr 2019 8:59 pm
Can virtual reality be your actual healer?

Recent research shows that virtual reality technology can improve the quality of blood vessel surgery. While this technology isn't yet widely used in India, the rest of the world is resorting to it for healing many conditions. Read on to know about them.

18 Apr 2019 4:02 pm
Have you lost your weight-loss motivation? Get back on track with these tips

Weight loss goal is a time-taking process and it is normal for you to lose the zest midway. Here are smart tricks to keep your motivation quotient up all along the way.

18 Apr 2019 10:49 am
Canagliflozin drug can reduce kidney failure risk in diabetes patients

A new study published in the New England Journal of Medicine has revealed that drug, canagliflozin, can protect kidney function in people with Type 2 diabetes.

18 Apr 2019 10:36 am
Newly developed AI system may help detect prostate cancer: Study

A new study published in the journal IEEE Transactions on Medical Imaging has developed a new artificial intelligence system called FocalNet, that can help better diagnose prostate cancer.

18 Apr 2019 8:17 am
Novel mindfulness training to combat drug addiction: Study

A new study published in the journal Drug and Alcohol Dependence has revealed that body awareness training can help women come out of their drug addiction.

18 Apr 2019 8:09 am
Newly identified stem cell is good news for cancer survivors: Study

A new research published in the Indian Journal of Medical Research has identified a new type of stem cell that can help restore fertility both in men and women who have undergone cancer treatment.

18 Apr 2019 7:56 am
Don’t let depression kill your sex life

Did you know that depression can affect your libido in various ways? Well, it does. We tell you how while sharing smart strategies to alleviate sexual problems induced by this psychological condition.

17 Apr 2019 9:01 pm
On World Hemophilia Day, know about the ‘missing factors’ in your blood

Characterised by heavy and frequent bleeding, hemophilia is a genetic blood disorder that occurs due to the absence or low levels of clotting factors (proteins that help in clotting) in your blood. On World Hemophilia Day today, read on to know everything about this disorder.

17 Apr 2019 4:25 pm
World Hemophilia Day 2019: How to live better with this blood clotting disorder

Apart from opting for treatments, you need to take significant lifestyle measures to improve the quality of life while suffering from hemophilia or other bleeding disorders. On this World Hemophilia Day, we tell you how what all you can do to live better with this condition.

17 Apr 2019 1:01 pm
World Hemophilia Day 2019: Top 10 sports for those living with this bleeding disorder

Engaging in sporting activities can improve the life quality of people with hemophilia and other bleeding disorders, says study. On this World Haemophilia Day, we share with you a list of 'hemophilia-safe' activities recommended by the World Federation of Haemophilia.

17 Apr 2019 10:36 am
World Hemophilia Day 2019: Importance, theme and history

On the eve of World Hemophilia Day, we share important facts about this awareness campaign that is directed towards empowering people with this condition live better and longer.

17 Apr 2019 9:04 am
Scientists busted top 20 myths around sleep

A study published online in Sleep Health journal, has dispelled some common myths about sleep. Read on to know about them.

17 Apr 2019 8:42 am
Heavy pot smokers may need higher dosage for sedative drugs: Study

A new study published in The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association has revealed that patients who smoke or ingest cannabis on a daily or weekly basis require higher dosage for sedative drugs.

17 Apr 2019 8:34 am
Every third Indian suffers from lack of sexual desire: Study

According to a study conducted at the Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, every third middle-age person suffers from lack of libido.

17 Apr 2019 8:24 am