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B-group vitamins beneficial for psychotic patients: Study

Intake of B-group vitamin supplements may be beneficial for maintaining concentration skills among people experiencing a first episode of psychosis -- a precursor to developing schizophrenia, finds a study.

16 Jan 2019 7:50 pm
How fasting can improve your overall health

Fasting may not be just a religious or political practice. It may actually protect you against age-related diseases and improve your overall health, researchers say.

16 Jan 2019 7:50 pm
Study finds stroke drug could prevent Alzheimers disease

Researchers have found that a drug which could treat stroke may also prevent Alzheimers disease.

16 Jan 2019 7:50 pm
Mosquito that transmits malaria detected in Ethiopia for first time

Mosquito that transmits malaria has been detected for the first time in Ethiopia. The study led by a Baylor University researcher says that the discovery points towards more people being put at risk for malaria in new regions.

16 Jan 2019 5:50 pm
Ex-VHP chief Vishnu Hari Dalmia dead

Former Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) President Vishnu Hari Dalmia, one of the three major exponents of the Ram Janmabhoomi agitation, died on Wednesday at his residence here, a statement said. He was 91.

16 Jan 2019 1:50 pm
Heart health guidelines may also reduce diabetes risk: Study

According to a new study published in Diabetologia, a journal of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes, researchers from The Ohio State University College of Medicine say that lifestyle and health factors that are good for the heart can also prevent diabetes.

16 Jan 2019 1:50 pm
Swwapnil to raise awareness about lymphatic filariasis

Actor Swwapnil Joshi has been roped in as the brand ambassador for elimination of lymphatic filariasis in Maharashtra by the state governments Public Health department.

16 Jan 2019 1:50 pm
Walgreens joins Microsoft to transform health care delivery

Microsoft has signed a seven-year deal with Walgreens where it will provide its Azure Cloud services to help the second-biggest pharmacy chain in the US develop new health care delivery models, technology and retail innovations.

16 Jan 2019 11:50 am
A mans heavy sweating led to unexpected diagnosis

A case study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine wrote about how a 60-year-old man who struggled with unexplained sweating episodes for three years was diagnosed with temporal lobe seizures by the doctors.

15 Jan 2019 11:50 pm
Muscle discovery decodes evolution of human feet

Researchers have found that a muscle in human feet long believed to be behind the ability to walk upright, also plays a key part in how humans run.

15 Jan 2019 11:50 pm
36 swine flu deaths reported in Rajasthan

A total of 36 swine flu deaths have been reported in the first 15 days of this month in Rajasthan, health officials said.

15 Jan 2019 9:50 pm
Over 3 lakh drug addicts treated in Punjab in 2018: Police

Over three lakh drug addicts were treated in Punjab in 2018 and more than 63,000 people are currently being treated, out of which 25,000 are heroin addicts, a top police official said on Tuesday.

15 Jan 2019 7:50 pm
Baby girl has to take multiple baths to keep skin from cracking

Jennie Wilklows daughter Anna has a strange condition. Minutes after she was born via C-section, the newborns skin began to thicken and crack, creating fissures across her body.

15 Jan 2019 7:50 pm
Too much or too less sleep can increase heart disease risk

Men who sleep less than six hours a night may be at an increased risk of cardiovascular disease compared to those who sleep between seven and eight hours, a new study suggests.

15 Jan 2019 5:50 pm
Telugu icon Kanneganti undergoes heart surgery; stable now

Iconic Telugu actor Brahmanandam Kanneganti underwent a heart bypass surgery at the Asian Heart Institute (AHI), sources close to the family said here on Tuesday.

15 Jan 2019 5:50 pm
Suicide risk more than four times higher in cancer patients

A new study now finds that people with cancer are four more times likely to commit suicide than those without cancer.

15 Jan 2019 5:50 pm
Exercise reduces mortality in patients with diabetes

According to a new study, patients with type 2 diabetes should be prescribed physical activity to control blood sugar and improve heart health.

15 Jan 2019 5:50 pm
Sexual minorities more prone to severe substance use disorders: Study

Substance use disorders are more prevalent--and more severe--among sexual minorities, a recent study suggests.

15 Jan 2019 5:50 pm
Vitamin D supplements not beneficial for people over 70: Study

Contrary to the popular belief, Vitamin D supplements are of no benefit to the people over 70, a recent study suggests.

15 Jan 2019 5:50 pm
Virtual video visits by doctors improve patient convenience without sacrificing quality of care

Virtual video visits, a form of telehealth visit, can successfully replace office visits for many patients without compromising the quality of care and communication.

15 Jan 2019 3:50 pm
New assistive robot to help elderly live independently

Scientists have created a robot that could help elderly people with dementia and other limitations live independently in their own homes.

15 Jan 2019 3:50 pm
In four years, AAP opened 189 Mohalla Clinics against 1,000 target

The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), which took power in Delhi four years ago with a promise to build 1,000 Mohalla (neighbourhood) Clinics in the national capital, has managed to provide only 189 of the widely-praised clinics, blaming the central government for the slow pace of execution.

15 Jan 2019 1:50 pm
Your uncles genes may decide your longevity: Study

The key to longevity can probably be found in the genes of your long-living uncles and aunts and not just parents, finds a study.

14 Jan 2019 11:50 pm
Ravi Shankar Prasad admitted to AIIMS

Union Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad was admitted to the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) here on Monday.

14 Jan 2019 11:50 pm
63% Indians want to replace meat with plant-based food: Report

As the country grapples with health-related issues such as diabetes, healthier food choices might be the flavour of the season with a poll showing that around 63 per cent Indians (now want) eat plant-based food in place of meat.

14 Jan 2019 11:50 pm
New DNA tool can trace your origins to Vikings

Think, that your ancestors were Roman Britons, Vikings or ancient Israelites? A new DNA tool can help you trace your similarity to these ancient people who once roamed the earth, say researchers.

14 Jan 2019 7:50 pm
Cancer quadruples risk of suicide: Study

People with cancer are over four times more likely to commit suicide than people without the deadly disease, finds a study.

14 Jan 2019 7:50 pm
Try these fitness apps on Apple Watch Series 4 for marathon season

Aiming to serve fitness enthusiasts better as Mumbai Marathon 2019 inches closer, Apple has recommended some advanced activity, communications and health-tracking apps in its Watch Series 4 to train people keeping a record of their resting, workout, recovery, walking and breathing sessions.

14 Jan 2019 7:50 pm
New biodegradable nanofibre bandage enables faster healing

An international team of scientists has developed a new bandage with a strong antibacterial effect and which can be kept on over long periods of time without needing to be changed, thereby accelerating skin regrowth and reducing the risk of infection.

14 Jan 2019 7:50 pm
Novel drug proves effective against neglected tropical diseases

Researchers have developed a novel drug with the potential to kill a bacterium causing two of the most neglected tropical diseases that lead to blindness and severe disability and affect over 157 million people globally.

14 Jan 2019 5:50 pm
African-American women at a high breast cancer risk less likely to pursue preventive care

A new research points towards how African-American women who are at a higher risk of breast cancer are less likely than white women to pursue preventive care in trying to prove racial disparities in healthcare.

14 Jan 2019 3:50 pm
Heres the relation between colitis and colon cancer

Washington D.C. [USA], Jan 14: Colorectal cancer is caused by lingering inflammation in the colon. Now scientists have reported a way inflammation enables this sort of cancer.

14 Jan 2019 1:50 pm
Maradona released from Argentine hospital, plans return to Mexico

Argentine soccer legend Diego Maradona was released from the Clinica Olivos on Sunday, his representative said.

14 Jan 2019 3:50 am
What is to be blamed for childhood cancer?

A team of researchers has thrown light on the community beliefs about what causes cancer in children, an area which remains understudied, finds a latest research.

13 Jan 2019 9:50 pm
Food saves thousands of lives in British hospitals

The lives of thousands of elderly patients in British hospitals are being saved just by giving them an extra meal a day, health experts revealed on Sunday.

13 Jan 2019 7:50 pm
Mental health patients missing GP appointments at higher risk of mortality

Patients with mental health conditions who missed general practitioner (GP) appointments repeatedly are at higher risk for mortality than those with physical disorders, finds a new study.

13 Jan 2019 7:50 pm
Women less sensitive to pain than men: Study

Women tend to forget pain that they suffered more quickly than men, confirmed a new study in mice and humans, challenging the widely held belief that the fairer sex are more sensitive to pain than men.

13 Jan 2019 5:50 pm
Antibiotic resistant bacteria found in patients blood in China

Researchers have discovered new species of antibiotic-resistant bacteria in the blood of two patients in China, according to a recent study.

13 Jan 2019 5:50 pm
Researchers study patterns of back pain

Researchers have examined the patterns of back pain over time and patient characteristics in relation to the disability.

13 Jan 2019 5:50 pm
Indian labourers facing health hazards from harmful cement chemicals: AIIMS study

Men and women labourers at construction sites who handle cement or are exposed to it are at high risk of contracting skin infections owing to the harmful chemicals it contains, a new study conducted by the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) here has found.

13 Jan 2019 1:50 pm
Some nose, throat bacteria less likely to develop into flu: Study

US researchers have identified a cluster of nose and throat bacteria that made their hosts less likely to get flu.

13 Jan 2019 1:50 pm
New sleeping pill can help patients wake up in response to threat

Japanese scientists have shown that a new class of sleeping pill that preserves the ability to wake in response to a threat, unlike the commonly prescribed drugs that muffles a sleeping brains intruder alert.

13 Jan 2019 1:50 pm
Heres how parents can stop children from vaping

According to health experts, parents whose children vape, often dont know what to do or where to turn for help.

13 Jan 2019 1:50 pm
Acute hospitalisation can accelerate cognitive decline in older adults

Hospitalisation may be a more of a major risk factor for long-term cognitive decline in older adults than previously recognised, a new study finds.

13 Jan 2019 11:50 am
Heres how you avoid sugar detox effects

Cutting down on the intake of processed sugar is healthy but not an easy task.

13 Jan 2019 9:50 am
Fitness trends to look forward to in 2019

The thing about fitness trends is that they fizzle out quickly and are soon replaced by different techniques and methods.

13 Jan 2019 7:50 am
Emergency hospitalisation linked to early cognitive decline in elderly

A new study now finds that emergency and urgent hospitalisations are associated with an increase in the rate of cognitive decline in older adults.

12 Jan 2019 9:50 pm
Being closer to nature can reduce distress, behavioural problems in kids

Does your child often feel stressed and depressed? A walk in the woods is likely to improve his/her mood, researchers said.

12 Jan 2019 5:50 pm
USFDA approved leukemia drug more effective than standard treatment

A drug approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 2016 for treating elderly patients with cancer of the blood and bone marrow has been proved to be significantly more effective than standard therapy, say researchers.

12 Jan 2019 5:50 pm
Bullying, sexual abuse may trigger binge eating, smoking

People who have suffered bullying or sexual abuse have a lower quality of life similar to those living with chronic conditions like heart disease, diabetes, depression or severe anxiety, a new study has found.

12 Jan 2019 3:50 pm