Thursday, January 24, 2019

Health research money increased by Rs 135 crore in India: Report
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2019 10:15:04 PM IST
Public funding in India in the field of research and development for neglected diseases has increased significantly by Rs 135 crore since 2009, says a new report. ... read..

More access to information reduces unnecessary antibiotic prescriptions: Study
| January 23, 2019 9:41:56 PM IST
A new study now finds that providing more information about how doctors prescribe drugs could reduce problems associated with overprescription. ... read..

Patient with largest in-situ tumour undergoes successful surgery at Ganga Ram
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2019 6:45:06 PM IST
An 18-year-old patient who was carrying a tumour weighing 12 kg underwent a successfull surgery at Sir Ganga Ram Hospital (SGRH) in Delhi, making it the largest in-situ (inside body) so far, said the hospital authorities. ... read..

New smartphone app to help you quit smoking
New York | Wednesday, 2019 6:15:05 PM IST
Researchers have developed a new smartphone-based app that can track if you smoke a lot and can help you quit. ... read..

Negative experiences on social media make adults feel lonely
| January 23, 2019 6:11:55 PM IST
Adults who have negative experiences on social media tend to report loneliness, a recent study suggests. ... read..

Restoring memory function in Alzheimer's disease may now be possible
| January 23, 2019 4:42:07 PM IST
A study now finds that a new approach to Alzheimers disease (AD) may eventually make it possible to reverse memory loss, a hallmark of the disease in its later stages. ... read..

Detecting prediabetes early may reduce risk of developing cardiovascular disease
| January 23, 2019 4:41:50 PM IST
A diagnosis of prediabetes should be a wake-up call for people to make lifestyle changes to prevent diabetes and cardiovascular disease, according to scientists at Wake Forest School of Medicine. ... read..

In stress? Remember your romantic partner and keep BP down
New York | Wednesday, 2019 4:15:04 PM IST
Having a romantic partner present -- even in your mind -- can help you keep blood pressure down in daily stressful situations, say researchers. ... read..

Negative experiences on Facebook will make you lonely
New York | Wednesday, 2019 4:15:04 PM IST
Negative experiences on social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter increase the odds of feeling lonely especially among young adults, a new study has found. ... read..

Youth with disabilities more likely to experience harassment via technolog
| January 23, 2019 2:41:43 PM IST
A recent study finds youth with disabilities to be at an increased risk of technology-involved peer harassment. ... read..

Think about your romantic partner to keep your blood pressure in check
| January 23, 2019 1:41:35 PM IST
Trying to figure out a trick to keep mental stress in check? It turns out just thinking about your romantic partner during a stressful situation may help keep your blood pressure under control just as effectively as actually having your significant other ... read..

Shopping in 'unhealthy' locales ups BP risk: Study
London | Wednesday, 2019 10:45:05 AM IST
People who frequently indulge in shopping in "unhealthy" areas as compared to those who visiting "healthy" retail stores, were more likely to be at risk of high blood pressure, say researchers. ... read..

Social message with dose of entertainment reaches more people: Anil Kapoor
Mumbai | Tuesday, 2019 9:45:04 PM IST
Popular Bollywood actor Anil Kapoor, who has come on board for a TV show which addresses the issue of sanitation, says every story reaches out to a larger audience much better when it is woven with entertainment. ... read..

More than a quarter of Delhi children under 5 underweight: Survey
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2019 8:45:06 PM IST
Children in the national capital may encounter stunted growth and become more vulnerable to diseases as more than a quarter of them under the age of five are underweight, a National Family Health Survey revealed on Tuesday. ... read..

Amul launches camel milk in select markets
Ahmedabad | Tuesday, 2019 7:45:06 PM IST
The Gujarat Cooperative Milk Marketing Federation Ltd, owner of dairy brand Amul, on Tuesday announced the launch of camel milk in select markets of Gujarat. ... read..

Bangladesh's 'tree man' back in hospital
Dhaka | Tuesday, 2019 6:45:05 PM IST
Abul Bajandar, better known as Bangladesh's "tree man" for the large bark-like warts on his body because of a rare genetic disorder, was back in hospital here on Tuesday months after skipping his treatment last year. ... read..

AI-based system to cut process time for abnormal chest X-rays
London | Tuesday, 2019 6:15:05 PM IST
A novel Artificial Intelligence (AI)-based system can dramatically reduce the time needed to process abnormal chest X-rays with critical findings -- cutting the average delay from 11 days to less than three days, say researchers. ... read..

Ex-PM Manmohan Singh completes the #10Yearchallenge post heart surgery
Mumbai | Tuesday, 2019 6:15:05 PM IST
Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, who will complete a decade after a successful heart surgery on Thursday, is the unexpected new entrant on the #10Yearchallenge on social media, an official said on Tuesday. ... read..

Air pollution behind rising unhappiness in China: US study
New York | Tuesday, 2019 4:45:05 PM IST
Air pollution in China may be contributing to low levels of happiness among the country's urban population, reveal researchers from the US. ... read..

General cognitive ability during youth predicts mental capacity later in life: Study
| January 22, 2019 4:41:40 PM IST
A person's early adult general cognitive ability (GCA) is a stronger predictor of cognitive function and reserve later in life than factors such as higher education, occupational complexity or engaging in late-life intellectual activities, a new study, pu ... read..

Delaying newborn baths leads to increase in rates of breastfeeding: Stud\
| January 22, 2019 3:41:32 PM IST
While bathing newborns immediately after birth is a common practice around the world, a recent study suggests that delaying the bath enhances the bond between mother and child. It also increases rates of breastfeeding. ... read..

Body size may influence women's lifespan more than men's
| January 22, 2019 3:11:41 PM IST
A new study has claimed that body size -- height and weight -- of women influence their lifespan far more that it does that of men. ... read..

Too much emphasis on tech-based learning can result in negative outcomes: OECD official
London | Monday, 2019 11:15:05 PM IST
Use of technology over traditional methods of teaching in classrooms for school children may not always result in superior outcomes and sometimes the return is "negative", a senior official from the Organisation for EconomicA Cooperation and Development ( ... read..

WHO lists 10 threats to global health in 2019
| January 21, 2019 10:12:03 PM IST
The World Health Organization (WHO) has listed out 10 global health threats for 2019, adding that millions of lives will be at risk if these threats are not addressed. ... read..

Coming up with my health app soon: Shilpa Shetty
Mumbai | Monday, 2019 9:45:05 PM IST
Actress Shipa Shetty Kundra, who is known as a fitness icon in Hindi film industry, says she will launch her health app in a couple of months. ... read..

Our genes affect where fat is stored in our bodies: Study
London | Monday, 2019 8:45:35 PM IST
Researchers have found that whether you store your fat around the trunk or in other parts of your body is highly influenced by genetic factors. ... read..

Himachal CM, Nadda perform ground breaking ceremony of AIIMS
Bilaspur (Himachal Pradesh) | Monday, 2019 8:45:35 PM IST
Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur and Union Health Minister Jagat Prakash Nadda on Monday performed ground breaking ceremony of 750-bed AIIMS in Kothipura near here. ... read..

UAE Health Minister to visit Kerala soon
Thiruvananthapuram | Monday, 2019 8:45:35 PM IST
The UAE Health Minister Abdul Rahman Bin Mohammed Al Owais will soon visit Kerala to know more about the health sector in the state, said Kerala Health Minister K.K. Shailaja. ... read..

No move to hand over rural health centres to private players in Punjab: minister
Chandigarh | Monday, 2019 8:45:30 PM IST
With a fresh controversy over the reported move by the Punjab government to hand over rural health centres to private players, Punjab's Health and Family Welfare Minister Brahm Mohindra said on Monday that there was no such move. ... read..

SAD smells corruption in Punjab's move to privatize rural health services
Chandigarh | Monday, 2019 8:45:20 PM IST
Alleging corruption in the move by the Punjab government to privatize rural healthcare services, the Shiromani Akali Dal on MOnday demanded a high-level probe into it. ... read..

Afghanistan launches polio vaccination in high-risk districts
Kabul | Monday, 2019 8:45:05 PM IST
The Afghan Public Health Ministry on Monday launched a polio vaccination campaign in 179 high-risk districts. ... read..

Only 13% of outpatient antibiotic prescriptions appropriate: Study
New York | Monday, 2019 8:45:05 PM IST
Researchers have found that only 13 per cent of outpatient antibiotic prescriptions were appropriate. ... read..

Right kind of questions need to be asked about sexual orientation, gender identity
| January 21, 2019 6:12:10 PM IST
A recent study suggests that while patients are open to being asked about their sexual orientation and gender identity in primary care, there is a need to set a stage for such questions so that they include a range of options. ... read..

Brain training app improves users' concentration: Study
| January 21, 2019 2:41:43 PM IST
Researchers at the University of Cambridge have designed a new brain training game designed to improve users concentration. ... read..

Novel hope for stem cell approach to treat diabetes
New York | Monday, 2019 1:15:05 PM IST
By tweaking the recipe for coaxing human stem cells into insulin-secreting beta cells, researchers have found that the resulting cells are more responsive to fluctuating glucose levels in the blood. ... read..

Climbing stairs is good for the heart: Study
| January 21, 2019 1:11:43 PM IST
According to a recent study, a few minutes of stair climbing at short intervals throughout the day can improve cardiovascular health. ... read..

Cancer survivors face hardships related to medical bills: Study
| January 21, 2019 1:11:37 PM IST
A new study now finds that cancer survivors carry a higher burden related to medical debt payments and bills compared with individuals without a cancer history. The greatest hardships are found in younger survivors.The research, published in CANCER, a pee ... read..

Ex-CIA spy behind 'Argo' dies at 78
Los Angeles | Monday, 2019 9:15:04 AM IST
Former CIA agent Tony Mendez, who inspired the Oscar-winning film "Argo", has died at the age of 78, his agent confirmed. ... read..

Protein enabling other drugs to increase body's HDL levels identified
Sydney | Sunday, 2019 6:15:04 PM IST
Researchers have identified a protein, known as ORP2, responsible for transporting cholesterol inside cells that opens the way for new drugs to increase the body's 'good cholesterol' levels. ... read..

Novel technology cleans water using bacteria
New York | Sunday, 2019 4:15:05 PM IST
Researchers, led by one of Indian-origin, have developed a new technology that can clean water twice as fast as commercially available ultrafiltration membranes, an advance that brings hope for countries like India where clean drinking water is a big issu ... read..

Government which can't run schools, hospitals must go: Kejriwal
New Delhi | Sunday, 2019 3:15:04 PM IST
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday attacked the Punjab government for handing over government health centres to the private sector, saying a government which cannot run its schools and hospitals has no reason to be in power. ... read..

Here comes 'stair snacking' to improve heart health
Toronto | Sunday, 2019 3:15:04 PM IST
For people who find it difficult to take out extra time for physical activity after a hectic schedule, exercise just got simpler and harder to avoid. Researchers have shown that a few minutes of stair climbing called the 'stair snacking' approach, at shor ... read..

These tiny swimming robots may deliver drugs in blood vessels
London | Sunday, 2019 3:15:04 PM IST
Scientists have developed tiny elastic robots that can change shape depending on their surroundings and can swim through fluids, an advance which may help deliver drugs to diseased tissue one day. ... read..

Microsoft lays AI sensors for smart farming, cutting-edge healthcare in India (Tech Trend)
Bengaluru | Sunday, 2019 1:45:04 PM IST
China, the world's biggest agricultural producer, is leading the race when it comes to empowering farmers with Artificial Intelligence (AI)-driven technologies. ... read..

Chronic doctor shortage affecting Delhi government-run hospitals (IANS Special)
New Delhi | Sunday, 2019 11:45:04 AM IST
Delhi government-run hospitals, which serve not only the local population but also the neighbouring states, are struggling with a chronic shortage of doctors and are making recruitments on contract or ad-hoc basis to tackle the crunch. ... read..

Swine flu in Rajasthan: Toll reaches 48 as 5 more die
Jaipur | Saturday, 2019 8:45:05 PM IST
Five people in Rajasthan have reportedly died on Saturday due to swine flu, taking the death toll to 48 in just the first 19 days of 2019, health officials said. ... read..

Now, gene therapy promotes nerve regeneration
Washington D.C. [USA] | January 19, 2019 8:41:31 PM IST
A research conducted by the Netherlands Institute for Neuroscience (NIN) and the Leiden University Medical Center (LUMC) has shown that treatment using gene therapy leads to faster recovery after nerve damage. ... read..

Novel antibiotic to combat drug-resistant hospital superbug
Sydney | Saturday, 2019 6:45:04 PM IST
Researchers have now developed a new antibiotic that is heralded as a breakthrough against a lethal drug-resistant hospital superbug. ... read..

Positive psychology exercises boost happiness during substance use disorder recovery period: Study
Washington D.C. [U.S.A.] | January 19, 2019 6:41:32 PM IST
Self-administered exercises can significantly boost in-the-moment happiness for adults recovering from substance use disorders, suggests a recent study. ... read..

Study links long periods of undisturbed sleep during pregnancy with stillbirth
Washington D.C. [USA] | January 19, 2019 6:41:32 PM IST
Sleeping more than nine hours per night during pregnancy could be associated with late stillbirth, suggests a recent study. ... read..

Placenta helps keep baby healthy during pregnancy complications: Study
Washington D.C. [U.S.A.] | January 19, 2019 4:41:34 PM IST
Placenta regulates how much of oxygen and nutrients need to be transported to babies during challenging pregnancies, and is trained to adapt when to-be mothers have poor diets or low oxygen, a recent study suggests. ... read..

Anti-inflammatory drugs may put you at heart attack risk
New York | Saturday, 2019 2:45:05 PM IST
If you have been hit by the winter cold and are thinking about taking medicines that relieve your aches, pains and congestion, be careful. Those may also put your heart at risk, the American Heart Association has warned. ... read..

Mehbooba seeks separatist leader's release on humanitarian ground
Srinagar | Saturday, 2019 1:45:04 PM IST
Former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti spoke to Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Saturday seeking release of a separatist leader on humanitarian ground. ... read..

Extreme distress increases risk for dementia: Study
London | Friday, 2019 8:15:05 PM IST
Men and women who are distressed in midlife could be at higher risk of developing dementia in their old age, suggests a new study. ... read..

High levels of frailty may predict dementia risk: Lancet
Toronto | Friday, 2019 7:45:04 PM IST
Frailty can make older adults more susceptible to Alzheimer's dementia, finds a study that suggest that frailty should be considered in clinical care and management of the age-related disease. ... read..

Sleeping for long hours during pregnancy linked to stillbirths
New York | Friday, 2019 7:15:05 PM IST
Sleeping more than nine hours per night during pregnancy may be associated with late stillbirth, suggests a new study. ... read..

Now, combination blood test for pancreatic cancer may catch disease earlier
Washington D.C. [USA] | January 18, 2019 3:11:34 PM IST
Detecting pancreatic cancer may have gotten a little bit easier. A new approach to pancreatic cancer screening may help doctors detect the disease in people who are at high risk before it reaches more advanced stages and becomes difficult to treat. ... read..

Coursera forays into healthcare education
New Delhi | Friday, 2019 2:45:04 PM IST
Aiming to address the acute shortage of skilled workers in the health industry, US-based online education company Coursera has partnered with 15 top ranked universities to launch 100 new health courses. ... read..

Infants' gut bacteria can help combat food allergy: Study
New York | Friday, 2019 2:15:04 PM IST
Healthy infants have intestinal bacteria that can prevent the development of food allergies, research has found. ... read..

Body paint may protect against insect bites: Study
Washington D.C. [USA] | January 18, 2019 2:11:31 PM IST
A new study suggests that being stripy may also work for people in remote tribal communities who paint their bodies in monochrome shades. ... read..

Genetic variants behind development of schizophrenia
Washington D.C. [USA] | January 18, 2019 2:11:32 PM IST
A new study, led by researchers at the UCL Genetics Institute finds that genetic variants which prevent a neurotransmitter receptor from working properly have been implicated in the development of schizophrenia. ... read..

Enhanced bone growth could lead to new treatments for osteoporosis
Washington D.C. [USA] | January 18, 2019 1:11:33 PM IST
A new study led by UCLA and UC San Francisco life scientists has discovered a dramatic pattern of bone growth in female mice. The research could potentially lead to stronger bone density in women and new treatments for osteoporosis in older women. ... read..

L&T Technology Services posts robust growth & operational performance in Q3
New Delhi [India] | January 18, 2019 1:11:32 PM IST
New Delhi [India], Jan 18 (ANI-BusinessWireIndia): L&T Technology Services (BSE: 540115, NSE: LTTS), India's leading pure-play engineering services company, announced its results for the third quarter ended December 31, 2018. ... read..

Scientists discover molecules that are wired for obesity
Washington D.C. [USA] | January 18, 2019 1:11:32 PM IST
Researchers from the University of Cambridge and Children's Hospital Los Angeles along with scientists from across the globe have pinpointed a set of molecules that wire the body weight centre of the brain. ... read..

Tata AIG introduces 'MediCare' to take care of health contingencies
New Delhi [India] | January 18, 2019 6:41:34 AM IST
Tata AIG General Insurance Company Limited introduced its new healthcare variant 'MediCare' - a 'no compromise' product for customers to meet any health contingencies on Thursday. ... read..

Mindfulness may ease menopausal symptoms
Washington D.C. [USA] | January 17, 2019 8:41:45 PM IST
A Mayo Clinic Study recently published in Climacteric: The Journal of the International Menopause Society now says that mindfulness maybe associated with fewer menopausal symptoms for women. ... read..

Undiagnosed thyroid problem can increase infertility risk: Experts
New Delhi | Thursday, 2019 7:15:36 PM IST
Over 20 per cent women in India live with an undiagnosed thyroid problem and do not even realise that it is the cause of various health issues including infertility, health experts have said. ... read..

AI app with Microsoft Azure to tackle malnutrition in India
Bengaluru | Thursday, 2019 7:15:21 PM IST
Germany-based non-profit Welthungerhilfe has developed an Artificial Intelligence (AI) smartphone app, powered by Microsoft Azure, to tackle malnutrition in India. ... read..

BJP leaders visit Amit Shah at AIIMS (Lead)
New Delhi | Thursday, 2019 3:15:05 PM IST
Several Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders, including party media coordinator Anil Balooni and Minister of State for Health and Family Welfare Ashwani Choubey, on Thursday visited AIIMS here where party President Amit Shah has been admitted after contra ... read..

Study identifies gene responsible for spreading prostate cancer
Washington D.C. [USA] | January 17, 2019 3:11:46 PM IST
A new Rutgers study found that a specific gene in cancerous prostate tumours indicates when patients are at high-risk for the cancer to spread. The study suggests that targeting this gene can help patients live longer. ... read..

Scientists identify another piece of Ebola virus puzzle
Washington D.C. [USA] | January 17, 2019 3:11:43 PM IST
A new study now finds a team of researchers discovering the interaction between an Ebola virus protein and a protein in human cells that may be an important key to unlocking the pathway of replication of the killer disease in human hosts. ... read..

Now, a global diet that may save planet, says study
Washington D.C. [USA] | January 17, 2019 3:11:37 PM IST
A new study finds an international team of scientists developing a diet they say can improve health while ensuring sustainable food production to reduce further damage to the planet. ... read..

Heart-health behaviour helps reduce diabetes risk
New York | Thursday, 2019 2:45:04 PM IST
If you are suffering from diabetes, then following some lifestyle and health factors may prove to be good for your heart and can help prevent disorders, says a new study. ... read..

Ravi Shankar Prasad discharged from AIIMS
New Delhi | Thursday, 2019 2:15:04 PM IST
All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) authorities said on Thursday that Union Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad was discharged from the hospital earlier in the day, where he was admitted in the Pulmonary Medicine Department. ... read..

Physical activity cuts health risk from sitting
Washington D.C. [USA]ealth | January 17, 2019 1:11:34 PM IST
Do you like sitting around? A new study now finds that swapping a half hour of sitting around with physical activity of any intensity or duration cut the risk of early death by as much as 35 per cent in older adults. ... read..

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