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Break social taboos about menstruation, says Sisodia
New Delhi | Monday, 2017 11:15:04 PM IST
Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia on Monday urged all sections of society to break the cultural and societal taboos around the issue of menstruation and help normalise the discourse on the topic. ... read..


HC slams Delhi for lack of campaign on dengue, chikungunya (Lead)
New Delhi | Monday, 2017 9:45:04 PM IST
The Delhi High Court on Monday slammed the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government for its failure to launch public awareness campaign about mosquito-borne diseases like dengue and chikungunya, their symptoms and treatment. ... read..


HC slams Delhi for lack of campaign on dengue, chikungunya
New Delhi | Monday, 2017 9:15:04 PM IST
The Delhi High Court on Monday slammed the AAP government and civic agencies for failing to provide publicity -- to create awareness among the people -- to mosquito-borne diseases like dengue and chikungunya, their symptoms, cure and different treatment r ... read..


A wristband that can recognise human emotions
New York | Monday, 2017 7:45:05 PM IST
An MIT engineer has developed a wristband with significant potential to recognise changes in human emotions, the brain as well as behaviour, especially during seizures caused by epilepsy. ... read..


Engineered proteins could help combat viral infections
Toronto | Monday, 2017 7:15:05 PM IST
Researchers have turned a staple protein in every cell into a drug capable of thwarting the virus that causes Middle East Respiratory Syndrome or MERS. ... read..


Hindu, Muslim wives donate kidney to other's husband
Noida | Monday, 2017 6:45:05 PM IST
Human blood holds no narrow sectarian boundaries, was proved when a Hindu and a Muslim woman donated one of their kidneys to the other's husband at a hospital here. ... read..


Herbalife Nutrition survey reveals interesting insights on balanced nutrition
New Delhi [India] | May 22, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
Global nutrition company Herbalife Nutrition undertook a survey on balanced nutrition in 12 markets across Asia Pacific and surveyed more than 6,000 consumers to understand eating habits, exercise and lifestyle habits among them. ... read..


25 Indian doctors stranded in China to return Tuesday
Beijing | Monday, 2017 6:15:04 PM IST
Twenty-five Indian doctors and their families, stuck in a hotel in China's Shenzhen city after their travel agent failed to pay the Chinese tour operator, will travel to India on Tuesday. ... read..


Air pollution linked to DNA damage in children, teenagers
New York | Monday, 2017 5:15:04 PM IST
High levels of traffic-related air pollution may lead to a specific type of DNA damage called telomere shortening in children and teenagers, warns a study. ... read..


Here's why girls should never take diet pills
London | Monday, 2017 4:45:05 PM IST
Is your teenaged daughter popping pills to shed weight? Beware, she may be at an increased risk of harming hormones, growth as well as mental health, researchers warned. ... read..


New device could detect inflammation in lungs
New Delhi [India] | May 22, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
To improve the management of asthma and other respiratory diseases, researchers have created a graphene-based sensor that could lead to earlier detection of looming asthma attacks. ... read..


Eating fruits, vegetables daily may cut artery disease
New York | Monday, 2017 3:15:05 PM IST
Increased consumption of fruit and vegetables per day may lower your risk of developing an artery disease that affects blood flow to the legs, researchers say. ... read..


Hundreds of patients in Sri Lanka sans treatment as doctors strike
Colombo | Monday, 2017 3:15:05 PM IST
Hundreds of patients across Sri Lanka went without treatment on Monday as government doctors went on a 24-hour strike, crippling the island's health sector. ... read..


Soon, wearable device to monitor and manage asthma
New York | Monday, 2017 2:15:05 PM IST
In a major step towards a Fitbit-like wearable device to monitor and manage asthma, researchers have created a graphene-based sensor that can detect inflammation in lungs. ... read..


'Light' cigarette use may up lung cancer risk
New York | Monday, 2017 2:15:04 PM IST
If you are a smoker using the so-called "light" cigarettes, for their lower levels of tar or nicotine, think twice. According to a study, you may be at an increased risk of developing a certain form of lung cancer that occurs deep in the lungs. ... read..


24 injured in Bangkok hospital explosion
Bangkok | Monday, 2017 1:45:05 PM IST
At least 24 persons were injured in an explosion in Phramongkutklao Hospital in Bangkok on Monday, police said. ... read..


Clinical trial gives hope to lung disease patients
Washington D.C. [USA] | May 22, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
A 'game changing' clinical trial has given hope to patients with severe lung disease. ... read..


Traffic-related air pollutants may disrupt sleep
New York | Monday, 2017 12:45:05 PM IST
Apart from affecting breathing and lung function, people exposed to high levels of traffic-related air pollutants for a prolonged period may also have sleep disruptions, researchers say. ... read..


Even moderate drinking may not keep heart disease at bay
Washington D.C. [USA] | May 22, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
If you feel having a glass of wine with dinner or moderately consuming any kind of alcohol is going to save you from heart disease, then you might have to think over it again! ... read..


You may blame the polluted air for disrupted sleep!
Washington D.C. [USA] | May 22, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
If you are not having a sound sleep, then there might be fault in the air! ... read..


Exercise, healthy diet lowers risk of colon cancer recurrence
San Francisco | Monday, 2017 8:15:04 AM IST
Colon cancer patients who have a healthy body weight, exercise regularly and eat a diet high in whole grains, fruits and vegetables have a significantly lower risk of cancer recurrence. ... read..


Eye found missing in dead body in MP hospital; probe ordered
Gwalior | Sunday, 2017 10:15:04 PM IST
The family of a woman whose body was kept in a Gwalior hospital overnight has alleged that one of her eyes was illegally harvested. However, doctors claimed it may have been nibbled by a rat or even a common lizard. ... read..


Blood 'master switch' may help end platelet shortages
New York | Sunday, 2017 6:45:04 PM IST
Researchers have identified a "master switch" that may one day help overcome the obstacles that have prevented doctors from producing platelets in large quantities outside the body. ... read..


Low performance of scribes linked to high alcohol intake
London | Sunday, 2017 5:45:04 PM IST
While low pay, constant deadlines and high levels of accountability all contribute to greater stress levels in journalists, drinking too much alcohol is one of the factors making their brains operate at a lower level than the average population, suggests ... read..


Hypertension in young adults ups stroke, kidney damage later in life
Washington D.C. [USA] | May 21, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
A study has found that people aged between 18 to 49, with high systolic blood pressure over 140, are at greater risk of stroke, damage of kidneys and brain. ... read..


Antibody that can help kill cancer cells emerges
New York | Sunday, 2017 4:15:04 PM IST
Researchers have found that an antibody -- originally developed for studying the autoimmune condition multiple sclerosis -- can promote the immune system's ability to fight cancer and decreases tumour growth. ... read..


Self-ventilating workout suit to keep you cool and dry
New York | Sunday, 2017 3:45:04 PM IST
If sweating is your problem with workout, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) researchers have a new solution to offer. They have designed a breathable workout suit that can keep the body cool and dry in the gym. ... read..


Tablet device can help heart failure patients manage disease
London | Sunday, 2017 3:15:19 PM IST
A novel e-health tool in the form of a pre-programmed tablet can help heart failure patients to manage their disease including drug dosages, say researchers. ... read..


Heart failure patients with stroke history risk facing depression
Washington D.C. [USA] | May 21, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
A study has found that heart failure patients with a history of strokes are at a greater risk of depression, hospitalisation and death than those without such a history. ... read..


Sensor to detect disease markers in breath, air
New York | Sunday, 2017 10:45:04 AM IST
Researchers have developed a sensor that can detect disease markers in breath or toxins in air, as well as tell the levels of sickness. ... read..


New blood find can help end platelet shortages
Washington D.C. [USA] | May 21, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
A new discovery may be the key to stopping shortages of these vital blood-clotting cells that can represent the difference between life and death. ... read..


Here's what makes people say no to blood pressure lowering pills
Washington D.C. [USA] | May 21, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
More than one third of 1,400 people with high blood pressure have not been taking their blood pressure medication, according to a recent study. ... read..


Overweight boys at greater risk of cancer in adulthood
Washington D.C. [USA] | May 21, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
Parents, take care of your son's weight, as a study finds that if your son is over-weight at age seven, he may be at greater risk of colon (bowel) cancer in adulthood. ... read..


Now, a tablet that may help with heart failure management
Washington D.C. [USA] | May 21, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
Technology-enabled learning has gone a step further as a novel tablet is helping heart failure patients to manage their disease including drug dosages. ... read..


Tobacco causes infertility, say doctors
New Delhi | Saturday, 2017 9:45:04 PM IST
Doctors on Saturday said consumption of tobacco products such as smoking causes infertility in both males and females. ... read..


DCW urges Jaitley to make sanitary napkins tax-free
New Delhi | Saturday, 2017 6:45:43 PM IST
Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) chief Swati Jaihind on Saturday urged Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley to make sanitary napkins "completely tax-free" under GST. ... read..


Grilled or microwaved mushrooms may be more healthier
London | Saturday, 2017 6:45:24 PM IST
Love mushrooms? Boiling or deep frying may destroy its nutritional profile while microwaving or grilling them would help preserve its antioxidant capacity and other health properties, researchers say. ... read..


Now a muffin that can lower cholesterol levels
Sydney | Saturday, 2017 6:45:23 PM IST
Finding it hard to take cholesterol-lowering medications? Take heart, now lowering cholesterol may be as easy as munching a muffin, researchers say. ... read..


Artificial heart valve may cause sleep loss
London | Saturday, 2017 6:45:19 PM IST
Nearly one in four patients with an artificial heart valve are facing disturbance in their sleep, owing to the ticking sound produced by the machine, researchers say. ... read..


Hypertension in young adults ups stroke risk later: Study
New York | Saturday, 2017 1:45:05 PM IST
Your teenaged son or daughter with a common type of high blood pressure may be at greater risk for stroke as well as damage to the kidneys and brain in adulthood, new research shows. ... read..


Overweight boys at high risk of colon cancer: Study
Washington D.C. [USA] | May 20, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
In an attempt to highlight the importance of children to be a healthy, a recent study suggests overweight boys, as compared to their slimmer friends, are at greater risk of colon (bowel) cancer. ... read..


High blood pressure in youngsters linked to long-term heart risks
Washington D.C. [USA] | May 20, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
While most of us are of the opinion hypertension is something that is only found in adults, the fact is hypertension in children is increasing by the day. A new study suggests hypertension in young adults shows long-term heart risks. ... read..


Overweight boys at high risk of colon cancer later
London | Saturday, 2017 12:15:04 PM IST
Is your son overweight? Beware, he may be at an increased greater risk of developing colon (bowel) cancer in adulthood as compared to his slimmer friends, researchers have warned. ... read..


Omega-3 foods may help prevent Alzheimer's disease
New York | Saturday, 2017 11:45:04 AM IST
Eating foods rich in omega 3 fatty acids may raise blood flow to areas in the brain associated with memory and learning, thus reducing the risk of Alzheimer's disease, a study has showed. ... read..


Older adults need education on outdoor fall prevention
Washington D.C. [USA] | May 20, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
According to a recent study, many older adults lack an understanding of the and how to prevent them. ... read..


One bite is all it takes for Zika mosquito to transmit dengue
Washington D.C. [USA] | May 20, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
Turns out, a single mosquito bite might be enough to transmit multiple viruses. ... read..


Erectile dysfunction drugs don't give you skin cancer
Washington D.C. [USA] | May 20, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
According to a recent study, use of the erectile dysfunction drug Viagra does not cause the development of melanoma, a deadly form of skin cancer. ... read..


Researchers to use Zika virus to fight brain tumour
London | Saturday, 2017 3:15:04 AM IST
Researchers will test the possibility of using the Zika virus as a weapon to target and destroy brain tumour cells, which might lead to new cancer treatments, Cancer Research UK announced on Friday. ... read..


Trinamool to collect 30,000 litres of blood through camps
Kolkata | Friday, 2017 10:45:05 PM IST
West Bengal's ruling Trinamool Congress would hold political workers' meet in every block and organise blood donation camps to mark the completion of the first year of its second term of office, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee announced here on Friday. ... read..


HC seeks to know doctor-patient ratio in Delhi hospitals
New Delhi | Friday, 2017 10:45:04 PM IST
The Delhi High Court on Friday sought to know from the government the ideal doctor-patient ratio and the actual ratio in hosipitals in the national capital. ... read..


Doctors say India's first uterus transplant successful
Pune (Maharashtra) | Friday, 2017 8:45:05 PM IST
Doctors on Friday declared the country's first uterus (womb) transplant on a 21-year-old woman successful, but said the patient is under observation and the next two days are crucial. ... read..


Zika mosquito may transmit dengue with one bite
New York | Friday, 2017 7:45:05 PM IST
The primary mosquito that spreads Zika virus -- aedes aegypti -- might also simultaneously transmit chikungunya and dengue viruses with a single bite, says a study that sheds new light on co-infection. ... read..


Two doctors sent to Rio face CBI probe
New Delhi | Friday, 2017 7:45:05 PM IST
The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has started a probe against two doctors who were allegedly sent to Rio Olympics 2016 with the contingent of Indian athletes without having the requisite qualifications. ... read..


Homoeopathy, alternative medicine systems important: President
Kolkata | Friday, 2017 5:45:05 PM IST
President Pranab Mukherjee on Friday highlighted the importance of homoeopathy, saying it is more cost-effective as compared to modern allopathic treatment and does not have side effects. ... read..


Eating nuts may cut risk of colon cancer recurrence by half
New York | Friday, 2017 4:45:04 PM IST
Researchers have found that eating tree nuts which include almonds, walnuts, hazelnuts, cashews, and pecans, among others, is associated with significant reduced risk of colon cancer recurrence. ... read..


VR technology could make pornography all the more 'real'
London | Friday, 2017 3:45:04 PM IST
Virtual reality technologies that put users into experiences where previously they were an onlooker could dramatically change the way people experience pornography, making the extreme, degrading or even abusive imagery in such content become all the more ... read..


Century-old fertility technique reduces need for IVF
Sydney | Friday, 2017 3:15:05 PM IST
A 100-year-old medical technique may provide a major opportunity to infertile couples to achieve a successful pregnancy without the need for In Vitro Fertilization (IVF), researchers say. ... read..


Change in lifestyle, medication may cure secondary hypertension
Health | May 19, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
If you have high blood pressure of more than 180/ 120 mm Hg with no family history before 30 or after 55 years of age then you may be suffering from secondary hypertension and need to bring in lifestyle modification and medications. ... read..


Saliva may disclose risk of Alzheimer's disease
New York | Friday, 2017 2:15:04 PM IST
Your spit may hold a clue to future brain health. Researchers have found that small molecules in saliva may soon help identify those at risk of developing Alzheimer's disease. ... read..


Human antibodies to fight ebola viruses discovered
New York | Friday, 2017 2:15:04 PM IST
In a first, scientists led by one of Indian-origin have discovered natural human antibodies that can neutralise and protect animals against three virulent ebola viruses, an advance that could lead to vaccines against the deadly disease. ... read..


Exercise helps burn bone fat, make them stronger
New York | Friday, 2017 2:15:04 PM IST
Exercising burns the fat found within bone marrow and this process improves bone quality in a matter of weeks, says a study. ... read..


Anil Dave cremated on Narmada's banks in MP
Hoshangabad | Friday, 2017 2:15:04 PM IST
Union Environment Minister Anil Madhav Dave, who died on Thursday, was cremated on Friday morning on the banks of the Narmada river in Bandrabhan in Madhya Pradesh as per his will. ... read..


Instagram 'worst for young mental health'
London | Friday, 2017 1:15:05 PM IST
Instagram is rated as the worst social media platform when it comes to its impact on young people's mental health, a poll conducted in the UK says. ... read..


Childhood obesity may up risk of depression later
London | Friday, 2017 12:45:04 PM IST
Is your kid overweight? Beware, being obese, especially from a young age may substantially increase a lifetime risk of major depression, researchers have found. ... read..


Gaining 1.74 kg/year can make women obese in late 40's
Washington D.C. [USA] | May 19, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
A study finds that women gaining 1.74 kg per year in early 20's can make them overweight or obese in 40s. ... read..


Now, HIV is no more curse on motherhood
New Delhi [India] | May 19, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is no more a curse on motherhood, as according to experts' combination of several medicines can reduce the risk of transmission of the disease from mother to babies. ... read..


Australian researchers develop diabetes drug to replace insulin injections
Canberra | Friday, 2017 10:45:04 AM IST
Diabetes sufferers might soon be able to take pills to treat their condition, rather than inject themselves with insulin, a research by Australian scientists said on Friday. ... read..


Eating fruits, vegetables secret to looking good: Study
Sydney | Friday, 2017 10:15:04 AM IST
Eating enough fruit and vegetables could be the secret to looking good and having attractive skin, according to a study released on Friday by Australian researchers. ... read..


Customized, frequent emails may help smokers kick the butt
Washington D.C. [USA] | May 19, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
If you want to kick the cigarette butt, then you may want to turn to the customized and frequent emails, a recent study suggested so. ... read..


Regulator to act against drug firms for violating pricing norms
Mumbai | Thursday, 2017 7:45:04 PM IST
The National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority (NPPA) will take action against 200 pharma companies, which launched new formulations or drugs without its approval of prices, said the regulator on Thursday. ... read..


Simple computer game may help kids choose healthy food
London | Thursday, 2017 6:45:05 PM IST
Worried that your children are addicted to unhealthy foods? Take heart -- a simple brain-training game could help them choose healthy snacks instead of chocolates and sweets, a study has showed. ... read..


New vaccine strategy may control HIV in monkeys
London | Thursday, 2017 6:45:04 PM IST
Researchers have designed a new revolutionary vaccine strategy that can prevent HIV infection and the development of AIDS, especially in monkeys. ... read..


Gene study sheds light on causes of childhood sight loss
New Delhi [India] | May 18, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
A genetic mutation that contributes to sight loss in children has been identified by scientists. ... read..


Drinking water supply restored in Tripura: Official
Agartala | Thursday, 2017 5:45:04 PM IST
Supply of drinking water to lakhs of people in Tripura -- disrupted for the last two days after drilling waste polluted the Howrah river -- was restored to normal on Thursday, an official said. ... read..


Gene causing childhood sight loss identified
London | Thursday, 2017 5:15:04 PM IST
Scientists have identified alterations in 10 genes that significantly contribute to nearly 10 per cent of all childhood blindness. ... read..


'vHealth by Aetna' will help reduce the need for hospital visits
New Delhi [India] | May 18, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
Aetna International, one of the world's largest health benefits businesses, has announced the first phase of the global launch of 'vHealth by Aetna'. ... read..


How beneficial are generic hepatitis C drugs available in India?
New York | Thursday, 2017 4:45:04 PM IST
Use of the generic versions of directly-acting antiviral (DAA) drugs that are available in India to treat hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection can increase lifespan while reducing lifetime health care costs, says a study. ... read..


Mamata condoles Environment Minister Dave's death
Kolkata | Thursday, 2017 4:15:04 PM IST
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday expressed grief at the sudden demise of Union Minister of State for Environment and Forests Anil Dave. ... read..


INA cadet's death in Kerala under scrutiny
| Thursday, 2017 4:15:04 PM IST
The death of a 26-year-old cadet at the Indian Naval Academy in Kerala's Ezhimala near here has caused raised eyebrows, with the family alleging "foul play". ... read..


New gastric balloon pill may help curb obesity
London | Thursday, 2017 3:45:04 PM IST
Shedding those extra kilos may become as easy as popping a pill. Researchers have developed a new gastric balloon that can be swallowed, rather than surgically inserted, effectively inducing weight loss. ... read..


One-third deaths worldwide due to cardiovascular diseases: Study
New York | Thursday, 2017 1:45:04 PM IST
In an alarming threat to global health, one in three deaths worldwide is caused by cardiovascular diseases (CVD), including heart diseases and stroke, a study has revealed. ... read..


Tiny bubbles, ultrasound may heal non-union fractures: Study
New York | Thursday, 2017 1:45:04 PM IST
A minimally invasive procedure using microbubbles and ultrasound that helps deliver gene therapy for bone regeneration has the potential to heal broken bones in pigs, researchers have found. ... read..


Treatment upto Rs 10,000 free for poor at Lucknow trauma centre
Lucknow | Thursday, 2017 1:15:05 PM IST
In a major relief for poor patients in Uttar Pradesh needing emergency medical help, the state's largest trauma centre here said on Thursday it will not charge for treatment upto Rs 10,000, an official said. ... read..


Alert granny spots eye cancer of baby brave heart ( May 14-21 is World Eye Cancer Awareness Week) (With Images)
New Delhi | Thursday, 2017 11:45:04 AM IST
A vigilant grandmother noticed a white cat's eye in her 15-day-old granddaughter Sampada and brought her to Delhi from Nepal for treatment. ... read..


Australian state considers assisted suicide for terminally ill patients
Melbourne | Thursday, 2017 11:15:04 AM IST
Australia's state of Victoria is considering a legislation that will legalise assisted suicide for terminally ill patients, officials said on Thursday. ... read..


Modi condoles Environment Minister Dave's death
New Delhi | Thursday, 2017 10:45:04 AM IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday condoled the sudden demise of Environment Minister Anil Madhav Dave, saying that it was a personal loss. ... read..


Australia one of world leaders for life expectancy: WHO
Canberra | Thursday, 2017 10:45:04 AM IST
Australia is one of the "world leaders" for life expectancy, ranked only behind Japan, Singapore and Switzerland, according to the World Health Organisation's (WHO) latest world health check. ... read..


Mumbai: 1 in 3 have hypertension, but half don't know normal BP range
Mumbai | Wednesday, 2017 10:45:04 PM IST
Despite one in every three persons suffering from hypertension in Mumbai, more than half of them are unaware of even the normal BP range, revealed an online survey on Wednesday. ... read..


CCEA approves mission for development of bio-pharmaceuticals
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2017 9:15:04 PM IST
The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) on Wednesday approved a collaborative mission between industry and academia for accelerating research for early development of bio pharmaceuticals. ... read..


2,250 fined in UP for tobacco use in public place
Lucknow | Wednesday, 2017 7:45:05 PM IST
The Uttar Pradesh government has fined a total of 2,250 people and collected Rs 1,98,096 during 2016-17 for using tobacco products in public places, an official said on Wednesday. ... read..


Cabinet approves pan-India maternity benefit programme
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2017 7:45:05 PM IST
The Cabinet on Wednesday extended to the entire country a programme to provide compensation for wage loss so that women get adequate rest before and after delivery and not be deprived of proper nutrition. ... read..


A low-glycemic diet may prevent age-related eye disease
New York | Wednesday, 2017 7:15:04 PM IST
Eating low-glycemic foods such as starches found in whole grains, legumes, lentils, chickpeas, vegetables, leafy greens, may help prevent the development of age-related eye disease that causes vision loss. ... read..


Ghaziabad Chief Medical Officer's salary cut
Ghaziabad | Wednesday, 2017 7:15:04 PM IST
The Ghaziabad District Magistrate has ordered the deduction of a day's salary of the Chief Medical Officer for not being present during her inspection of a hospital on Wednesday. ... read..


Half of global deaths have recorded cause: WHO
Geneva | Wednesday, 2017 6:15:04 PM IST
Highlighting improvements that countries have made with regard to collecting vital statistics, the World Health Organisation on Wednesday said almost half of global deaths are now recorded with a cause. ... read..


Chikungunya outbreak in Dhaka due to sporadic rains
Dhaka | Wednesday, 2017 5:45:04 PM IST
Chikungunya disease has been spreading rapidly in Dhaka following intermittent rains, and the government has asked people to be alert about the mosquito-borne viral infection, a media report said. ... read..


Soon, body weight scales to measure over 20 health parameters
London | Wednesday, 2017 4:45:05 PM IST
The bathroom scale you use every morning may soon measure much more than your weight. Researchers in Lithuania are developing multifunctional scales that could one day measure more than 20 health parameters and warn us about potentially dangerous life con ... read..


Just 2 sedentary weeks may up diabetes, heart disease
London | Wednesday, 2017 4:45:04 PM IST
Young adults who take a hiatus from exercise for just two weeks may be at an increased risk of reducing muscle mass, metabolic health, that may accelerate the development of chronic diseases such as Type 2 diabetes, heart disease, a study has found. ... read..


3-D printed ovaries may restore fertility in cancer survivors
New York | Wednesday, 2017 3:15:04 PM IST
The new world of three-dimensional (3-D) printed organs now includes implanted ovary structures that can actually ovulate and may help childhood cancer survivors produce healthy children, a research has showed. ... read..


Lonely teenagers more likely to sleep poorly
London | Wednesday, 2017 1:45:04 PM IST
Is your teenaged daughter or son having trouble falling asleep or sleeping less? It may be because of the feeling of loneliness, researchers say. ... read..


Compound that prevents spread of Zika identified
New York | Wednesday, 2017 1:45:04 PM IST
In a step toward a drug to treat Zika infections, researchers have discovered a compound that prevents the virus from spreading. ... read..


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