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More women die of heart attacks than men as bystanders less likely to help: Study
| May 22, 2019 1:11:51 PM IST
Chances of death for women who suffer cardiac arrest outside a hospital are more compared to men as they are less likely to be resuscitated by bystanders, a new study claims. ... read..


Indian woman doctor gets Global Asian award
Bengaluru | Wednesday, 2019 8:15:05 AM IST
Bengaluru-based medical doctor Hema Divakar was honoured with the 'Global Asian of the Year 2018-19' award in Dubai recently for her yeomen services and contributions to the women's healthcare ecosystem, in India, said its organiser 'Asia One' magazine's ... read..


New nasal spray treats depression faster: Study
New York | Wednesday, 2019 2:15:05 AM IST
A new nasal spray has been found effective in treating people with depression who are often unable to relieve their symptoms despite trying other anti-depressants, says a study. ... read..


Doctor, nurses beaten up after three newborn die in Jharkhand
Ranchi | Wednesday, 2019 2:15:05 AM IST
A doctor and some nurses at a government hospital in Jharkhand's Giridih were beaten up by relatives of three newborn babies who died on Tuesday, police said. ... read..


'Menstruation should be celebrated as basic requirement'
Agra | Tuesday, 2019 11:45:05 PM IST
Hindu scholar and author Nithin Sridhar says menstruation should not be considered shameful but should be celebrated as a basic requirement of womanhood, as an integral dimension of feminineness. ... read..


Soy food cuts fracture risks in breast cancer survivors
New York | Tuesday, 2019 11:15:05 PM IST
Eating soy-rich food can decrease the risk of bone fractures in pre-menopausal breast cancer survivors, suggests a new study. The higher soy intake was linked to 77 per cent reduced risk of osteoporotic fractures in younger women, the study showed. ... read..


Heart disease risks in overweight, obese kids similar
Rio de Janeiro | Tuesday, 2019 11:15:05 PM IST
Overweight and obese adolescents have similar increased risks of developing heart disorders, say researchers. ... read..


Scientists identify enzymes that play protective role against diabetic kidney disease
| May 21, 2019 11:11:51 PM IST
Researchers have identified a group of enzymes that help protect certain people against diabetic kidney disease. ... read..


CDSCO raises alarm about Medtronic pacemakers
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2019 10:15:05 PM IST
India's apex drug regulator Central Drugs Standard Control Organisation (CDSCO) has issued an alert about battery depletion issues in some pacemakers sold by the US-based medical device manufacturer Medtronic. ... read..


Esketamine nasal spray effective, fast-acting antidepressant: Study
| May 21, 2019 10:11:49 PM IST
A new study has supported the effectiveness and safety of esketamine nasal spray that helps treat depression in people who do not respond to other depression treatments. ... read..


Scientists invent method to transfer life-saving vaccines to impoversished areas
| May 21, 2019 9:41:53 PM IST
Scientists have developed a new way that can help store vaccines and their subsequent transfer to remote and impoverished areas of the world. ... read..


Women with sleep apnea at greater cancer risk
London | Tuesday, 2019 8:45:05 PM IST
Women with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) are more likely to be diagnosed with cancer than men with the condition, warn researchers. ... read..


Cannabidiol might give a break to the drug-addiction cycle, claims study
| May 21, 2019 8:41:53 PM IST
While drug abuse has become prevalent in recent times, a new study has found that Cannabidiol (CBD) found in the cannabis plant, reduced cue-induced cravings in people who had past history of heroin abuse, indicating at a positive break to the cycle of ad ... read..


Google AI can better predict lung cancer
San Francisco | Tuesday, 2019 5:15:05 PM IST
A team of Google researchers has used a deep-learning algorithm to detect lung cancer accurately from computed scans. ... read..


Every fourth patient visiting AIIMS dissatisfied: Survey
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2019 2:15:06 PM IST
In a shocking result, a government survey has found that every fourth patient visiting the AIIMS is dissatisfied with treatment and other facilities at the premier institute. ... read..


Female athletes have naturally occurring higher testosterone levels, sports authorities must consider: Study
| May 21, 2019 1:12:04 PM IST
Female athletes are more likely to have higher testosterone levels, which should be taken into consideration by sporting regulations, according to new research. ... read..


Soy-rich diet associated with fewer fractures in breast cancer survivors
| May 21, 2019 1:11:51 PM IST
Diets high in soy foods are associated with a decreased risk of osteoporotic bone fractures in pre-menopausal breast cancer survivors according to a new study. ... read..


Women with sleep apnoea more likely to have cancer than men
| May 21, 2019 12:11:50 PM IST
A recent study finds that women who are deprived of sleep and suffer from obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) are more likely to be diagnosed with cancer than men. ... read..


Common chemicals can increase risk of metabolic disorders: Study
| May 21, 2019 11:41:51 AM IST
Do you know that your everyday exposure to everyday harmful chemicals can land you into serious trouble? ... read..


Dental care helps drug abuse patients recover: Study
New York | Tuesday, 2019 4:15:05 AM IST
Oral health care not only helps drug abuse patients recover physically but also improves their quality of life, suggests a new study. ... read..


Maharashtra promulgates ordinance for SEBC quota in medical education
Mumbai | Tuesday, 2019 3:15:05 AM IST
Spelling relief to around 250 post-graduate students on the warpath since nearly a fortnight, Maharashtra Governor C.V. Rao on Monday signed an ordinance to provide benefit of reservations in admissions to social and educationally backward classes in medi ... read..


'Glass piece in burger' complaint against Burger King outlet
Pune | Tuesday, 2019 2:45:05 AM IST
A complaint by a customer alleging a glass pieces being found in a burger at a Burger King outlet here last week is being investigated, a police official said on Monday. ... read..


Walking, cycling reduce obesity risk in kids: Study
London | Tuesday, 2019 1:45:05 AM IST
Do your children go to school walking or riding a bicycle? If your answer is in affirmative, then they are less likely to be obese than those who use car or public transport, suggests a new study. ... read..


Sepsis subtypes identified, different remedies stressed
New York | Monday, 2019 11:15:05 PM IST
Sepsis is not a single syndrome but multiple distinct conditions much like cancer, suggest researchers. ... read..


Dietary cholesterol or egg consumption do not increase the risk of stroke: Study
| May 20, 2019 9:41:52 PM IST
Consuming up to one egg per day or moderately high intake of dietary cholesterol does not increase the risk of stroke, according to a study from the University of Eastern Finland. ... read..


Phone use limit can reverse sleep problems in a week
London | Monday, 2019 9:15:05 PM IST
Limiting evening exposure to blue-light emitting screens on smartphones, tablets and computers can reverse sleep problems and reduce symptoms of fatigue, lack of concentration and bad mood in teenagers, after just one week, says a study. ... read..


Teens with ADHD face high road accident risk: Study
Washington | Monday, 2019 8:15:05 PM IST
Teenage drivers diagnosed with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are significantly more likely to engage in rash driving, violate traffic rules and crash as compared to their contemporaries without ADHD, says a study. ... read..


Need for improved access to medical care for sexual minority cancer survivors, says study
| May 20, 2019 7:41:49 PM IST
There is a need for improved access to medical care for sexual minority cancer survivors, observed a recent study. ... read..


Risky driving behaviours may contribute to elevated accident risk
| May 20, 2019 7:11:52 PM IST
Researchers believe that teens with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), need more than just medication and delay in the age of getting a driving license to decrease accident risks. ... read..


How exactly does coffee keep the bowels moving?
| May 20, 2019 6:11:49 PM IST
It is known that coffee helps keep the bowel moving and now research attempts to specifically find out just why it does so. ... read..


Drinking coffee does improve bowel movement
San Diego | Monday, 2019 5:15:05 PM IST
Drinking coffee keeps the bowels moving because it changes gut bacteria and improves ability of intestines to contract, find researchers. ... read..


Physical activities could reduce risk of liver-related death
| May 20, 2019 4:41:58 PM IST
The importance of physical activity can't be undermined and a new study has given more reasons to follow an active lifestyle. ... read..


Olympic 100 m record will even out in some time: Performance Enhancement Specialist (IANS Interview)
New Delhi | Monday, 2019 4:15:06 PM IST
It's taken over 120 years to shave the Olympic 100 metres record from 11.4 seconds to the current 9.06 seconds and globally renowned Global Sports Scientist and Performance Enhancement Specialist Tim Gabbett says it's got to even out sometime. ... read..


'Sleep problems in teenagers can be improved by limiting blue screen exposure'
| May 20, 2019 3:41:56 PM IST
Are you exposed to a blue screen before you go to bed? Do you suffer from sleep-related problems? If your answer is Yes, then you can improve your sleeping pattern in just one week by limiting your screen exposure to mobile phones, tablets, computers and ... read..


Diabetics at higher risk of liver disease: Study
| May 20, 2019 12:42:02 PM IST
People with type 2 diabetes are at higher risk of deadly liver cirrhosis and liver cancer according to a new study. ... read..


Pro-life Trump defines stand on Alabama abortion ban (2nd Lead)
Washington | Monday, 2019 12:20:54 PM IST
US President Donald Trump has outlined a less restrictive view of abortion than what was recently passed by Alabama's Republican state government. ... read..


Children who walk or pedal to school less prone to obesity, suggests study
| May 20, 2019 11:11:49 AM IST
Does your child go to school by walking or pedaling? If your answer is no, then your child can easily fall prey to obesity. A recent study has been found that children who regularly walk or cycle to school are less prone to becoming overweight. ... read..


Cancer drug could be repurposed to treat brain aneurysms
| May 19, 2019 11:41:55 PM IST
Drugs used for the treatment of cancer patients can also be used to treat brain aneurysms, claims a study. ... read..


Wearable patch can cool you down on hot summer day
San Francisco | Sunday, 2019 10:15:05 PM IST
A team of US engineers has developed a wearable patch that could provide personalized cooling and heating at home, work or on the go. ... read..


Just visualising a kiss can alter your attitude
New York | Sunday, 2019 9:45:05 PM IST
You would never forget that inconspicuous street corner where you kissed her for the first time. However, according to researchers, our attitudes can be influenced not only by what we actually experience but also by what we imagine. ... read..


Why muscle wannabes ignore steroid abuse risks
Moscow | Sunday, 2019 9:15:05 PM IST
In pursuit of the body beautiful, most muscle wannabes continue to abuse steroids despite knowing that they have serious, life-limiting and potentially lethal side effects, say researchers. ... read..


Trump opposed to parts of Alabama's abortion ban
Washington | Sunday, 2019 6:45:05 PM IST
US President Donald Trump has outlined a less restrictive view of abortion than what was passed by Alabama's Republican state government. ... read..


Polling official dies in Gorakhpur
Gorakhpur | Sunday, 2019 5:45:06 PM IST
An official on election duty died inside a polling booth on Sunday in Uttar Pradesh's Gorakhpur. ... read..


New method helps personalise therapy for high-risk pulmonary patients: Study
| May 19, 2019 5:41:57 PM IST
Researchers have found a new method that helps personalise therapy to patients beyond severe pulmonary disorder diagnosis alone and provides additional risk information to physicians. ... read..


Early Dengue infection could defuse Zika virus, says study
| May 19, 2019 4:11:52 PM IST
Existing immunity against dengue virus is capable of significantly reducing the risk of Zika virus in newborns, claims a new study. ... read..


Eat well, exercise more to reduce risk of dementia
| May 19, 2019 3:41:58 PM IST
While dementia is affecting people worldwide, many people can escape or reduce the risk of this cognitive disorder by adopting a healthy lifestyle. ... read..


Hip fractures may increase death risk in senior citizens
| May 19, 2019 1:41:53 PM IST
A recent study suggested that hip fracture dramatically increases the risk of death or other severe health conditions in older people. ... read..


Men continue steroid abuse even after knowing side effects
| May 19, 2019 12:41:55 PM IST
Attaining a strong physique is something that most men desire, and they are ready to go any length to achieve that. Probably this is the reason why they continue to take a high dosage of steroids despite knowing the side associated with it, a new study ha ... read..


Breastfeeding makes women less prone to heart diseases
| May 19, 2019 12:11:48 PM IST
Mothers who breastfeed their babies are less prone to heart diseases that develop later in life, a study has found. ... read..


Odisha govt suspends four doctors in cyclone-hit Puri
Bhubaneswar | Sunday, 2019 1:45:05 AM IST
The Odisha government on Saturday suspended four doctors for dereliction of duty in Puri district which has been badly hit by the recent Cyclone Fani. ... read..


Early humans began eating starch 120,000 years ago
Johannesburg | Sunday, 2019 1:15:05 AM IST
Our ancestors were roasting and eating plant starches, such as those from tubers and rhizomes, as early as 120,000 years ago, new research has found. ... read..


Researchers develop electric field-based dressing to treat wound infections
| May 18, 2019 10:11:52 PM IST
Bacterial infection, slimy and thin film of bacteria that forms on wounds, can be treated with the use of an electric field-based dressing, a study has claimed. ... read..


Electric field-based dressing fights bacterial infections
New York | Saturday, 2019 8:45:06 PM IST
Amid growing antibiotic resistance, Indian-origin researchers have developed a way to charge up the fight against bacterial infections using electricity. ... read..


China reports nearly 1 mn cases of occupational diseases
Beijing | Saturday, 2019 6:15:05 PM IST
China reported over 970,000 cases of occupational diseases by the end of 2018 of which 90 per cent cases were pneumoconiosis. ... read..


Insulin-producing beta cells may change function in diabetes: Study
| May 18, 2019 3:12:02 PM IST
Researchers revealed that insulin-producing beta cells can change their own function in diabetes. They found that the RNA messaging system which tells proteins how to behave in cells is functioning differently in diabetes. ... read..


Stepped alcohol treatment helps HIV-positive people with drinking problem
| May 18, 2019 3:11:59 PM IST
Stepped alcohol treatment has helped HIV positive people coping with alcohol addiction, claimed researchers. ... read..


Being sick in morning can be different from being sick at night: Study
| May 18, 2019 2:11:53 PM IST
While sickness comes irrespective of the time, the severeness of afflictions ranging from allergies to heart attacks differs in the morning from that in the night, highlighted a new study. ... read..


New findings could be used as vaccination strategy for sexually transmitted infections
| May 18, 2019 2:11:49 PM IST
Researchers have shown how skin vaccination can produce protective CD8 T-cells that are recruited to the genital tissues and could be used as a vaccination strategy for sexually transmitted infections (STIs). ... read..


Over 500 test positive for HIV in Pakistani village
Islamabad | Saturday, 2019 2:15:06 AM IST
A mass HIV detection programme in a village in Pakistan has resulted in more than 400 children and 100 adults diagnosed with the virus following widespread social alarm that broke out after a doctor was reported for negligence, authorities said on Friday. ... read..


Delhi HC extends stay on circular banning e-cigarettes
New Delhi | Saturday, 2019 2:15:06 AM IST
The Delhi High Court on Friday extended its stay on the ban on a Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) order banning the sale, manufacture, distribution, trade, import and advertisement of Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems (ENDS) including e-ci ... read..


Bullied at workplace? It can change behaviour for worse
London | Saturday, 2019 1:15:05 AM IST
If you are bullied at the workplace, it may lead to counterproductive behaviour besides harming your health, warn researchers. ... read..


Your genes decide whether you will own a dog or not
London | Friday, 2019 11:45:05 PM IST
The choice of getting a dog at home is heavily influenced by an individual's genetic make-up, says a study, suggesting that genetic variation explains more than half of the variation in dog ownership. ... read..


Electric cars can help you live longer
Toronto | Friday, 2019 11:15:06 PM IST
Migration from polluting vehicles that burn fossil fuels to electric vehicles, ideally using electricity generated sustainably could significantly reduce the incidence of cardiopulmonary illness due to air pollution, says a study. ... read..


Teen pregnancy in India linked to child undernutrition
| May 17, 2019 10:12:02 PM IST
Stunting and underweight prevalence were 10 per cent higher in children born to adolescent mothers than in children born to adult mothers. ... read..


Patients with schizophrenia, epilepsy die before 50 years
| May 17, 2019 10:11:49 PM IST
More than one in four patients suffering from schizophrenia as well as epilepsy die even before celebrating their 50th birthday, a study claimed. ... read..


New policies needed to prevent measles resurgence, study suggests
| May 17, 2019 3:41:56 PM IST
A recent study highlights the current vaccination policies and scenario to eliminate measles and prevent it from occurring in future in Australia, Ireland, Italy, the UK, and the US. ... read..


Heavily processed foods lead to weight gain and calorie intake
| May 17, 2019 3:11:52 PM IST
Examining the effects of processed food, researchers found that, people eating ultra-processed foods consumed more calories and gained more weight than when they ate minimally processed diet. ... read..


Early weight-loss surgery may improve diabetes and blood pressure outcomes
| May 17, 2019 2:41:51 PM IST
Undergoing weight loss surgery in early age can result in better outcomes against type 2 diabetes and high blood pressure, compared to adults who had the same procedure, observed researchers. ... read..


Health benefits of using Electric car
| May 17, 2019 2:11:50 PM IST
Migration from polluting vehicles, that burn fossil fuels, to electric vehicles, ideally using electricity generated sustainably, could significantly reduce the incidence of cardiopulmonary illness due to air pollution, a recent study suggests. ... read..


LGBT employees feel less wanted at federal agencies: Study
| May 17, 2019 2:11:48 PM IST
People belonging to LGBT community, working in federal workplaces, report worse job experiences than their colleagues, leading to higher intentions to leave their job, recent findings suggest. ... read..


Results of workplace bullying, study suggests
| May 17, 2019 1:41:49 PM IST
Workplace bullying not only leads to health-related problems in the victims but can also cause them to behave badly, reveals a latest research. ... read..


World Hypertension Day: Everything you need to know about high blood pressure
| May 17, 2019 1:11:49 PM IST
Hypertension, commonly known as high blood pressure, is a common condition in which there is an excessive long term force of blood applied to the artery walls leading to heart diseases. The more blood your heart pumps and the narrower your arteries are, t ... read..


Running best for fitness: Spain's ex-tennis star Arantxa
Bengaluru | Friday, 2019 3:15:05 AM IST
Flagging it as a universal sport with no barriers, former Spanish woman tennis star Arantxa Sanchez Vicario on Thursday said running was the best forms of exercises for fitness. ... read..


Young kids who watch more TV get less sleep
New York | Friday, 2019 2:15:05 AM IST
Pre-schoolers who watch less than one hour of TV per day get 22 more minutes of sleep at night -- or nearly 2.5 hours per week -- than those who watch more than an hour of TV daily, new research has found. ... read..


Haldiram outlet to re-open after lizard found in sambar
Nagpur | Thursday, 2019 9:45:05 PM IST
Three days after the FDA shut down an outlet of the Haldiram chain after a lizard was found in a bowl of sambar, it has been now cleared for reopening, an official said on Thursday. ... read..


Men initiate sex 3 times more often than women
London | Thursday, 2019 8:45:05 PM IST
Men initiate sex more than three times as often as women do in a long-term, heterosexual relationship, says a study. ... read..


Woman in UP dies after explosion in her mouth
Aligarh | Thursday, 2019 7:45:05 PM IST
In a bizarre incident, a woman has died here in Uttar Pradesh after an explosion in her mouth during treatment. ... read..


Twitter posts could help identify users with depression, anxiety: Study
| May 16, 2019 2:41:56 PM IST
Twitter users with depression and anxiety tend to post pictures with lower aesthetic values and less vivid colours, particularly images in grayscale, recent findings suggest. ... read..


Legal marijuana increases injuries and car accidents: Study
| May 16, 2019 2:41:51 PM IST
Legalisation of recreational marijuana is associated with an increase in its abuse, but does not significantly change health care use overall, a recent study suggests. ... read..


Playing puzzles makes brains of older adults sharper
| May 16, 2019 2:11:59 PM IST
An online study has found that older adults who regularly took part in word and number puzzles have sharper brains. ... read..


Life expectancy linked to a person's walking speed: Study
| May 16, 2019 2:11:48 PM IST
People who walk slowly have a lower life expectancy than those who walk fast, a recent study has claimed. ... read..


Here's why many kidney transplants fail
| May 16, 2019 1:41:48 PM IST
Genetic incompatibility may be the reason why many kidney transplants fail, even when donors and recipients are thought to be well-matched, a recent study has observed. ... read..


Less chemotherapy effective for older patients with stomach cancer
| May 16, 2019 1:11:58 PM IST
For older patients with advanced stomach or oesophageal cancer, less chemotherapy might prove to be more effective with fewer side effects like diarrhoea and lethargy, a new study has revealed. ... read..


New pair of goggles developed to help with vertigo diagnosis
| May 16, 2019 1:11:48 PM IST
Researchers have developed new goggles that may help diagnose the type of vertigo a person has by measuring eye movements during an episode of the sensation. ... read..


India's child mortality rate was world's highest in 2015: Study
New York | Thursday, 2019 2:45:05 AM IST
At 47.8 deaths per 1,000 live births, India in 2015 had more deaths among children under five than any other country, new research has found. ... read..


Morgan Stanley invests Rs 145 cr in Manipal Health subsidiary
Bengaluru | Thursday, 2019 2:15:05 AM IST
Global financial services firm Morgan Stanley Infrastructure's Indian arm on Wednesday announced Rs 145 crore investment in HealthMaP Diagnostics Ltd, a subsidiary of Manipal Health Enterprise Ltd, to expand its chain of diagnostic imaging centres across ... read..


US healthcare firm to open senior living homes in Bengaluru
Bengaluru | Wednesday, 2019 8:15:05 PM IST
The US-based international healthcare provider Columbia Pacific Management would set up its first senior living community in this tech hub, an official said on Wednesday. ... read..


Here's how clean eating can become an unhealthy obsession
| May 15, 2019 2:11:56 PM IST
Consuming healthy food is a good practice, till the time it turns into an obsession because then it becomes physically and socially impairing. ... read..


People with strong life purpose, easily make healthier choices
| May 15, 2019 12:11:56 PM IST
Everybody wants to stay fit. However, while for some, meeting their fitness goals seem like a cakewalk as they love eating healthy food, many constantly struggle. Ever wonder why? ... read..


Treating postpartum depression in impoverished mothers of colour, it takes a community
| May 15, 2019 11:41:55 AM IST
Pregnancy and childbirth is a beautiful experience, but it leaves many women with postpartum depression. According to a recent study, treating postpartum depression (PPD) in low-income mothers of colour requires an understanding of each person's lived exp ... read..


Early term infants less likely to breastfeed: Study
| May 15, 2019 11:41:48 AM IST
According to a recent study, 'early term' infants are less likely to be breastfed than full-term infants within the first hour and at one month after birth. ... read..


Pune doctor gets 3-year RI for illegal sex tests
Pune (Maharashtra) | Wednesday, 2019 4:45:05 AM IST
A Pune court on Tuesday sentenced a prominent woman doctor to three-year rigorous imprisonment (RI) and awarded Rs 10,000 fine for performing illegal sex determination tests. ... read..


Close friend's death can affect wellbeing for 4 years
Sydney | Wednesday, 2019 3:15:05 AM IST
The death of a close friend will significantly affect a person's physical, psychological and social wellbeing up to at least four years, says a study. ... read..


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