Sunday, October 2, 2022

Study finds excessive screen time linked to obesity, psychological problems
Washington | September 3, 2022 4:58:15 PM IST
A recent study on fruit flies has discovered a new problem: the blue light emitted by screens can have an effect on our basic biological functions. ... read..

Scientists discover new kind of synapse in neurons' tiny hairs
Washington | September 3, 2022 4:30:06 PM IST
Scientists have discovered a new kind of synapse in the tiny hairs on the surface of neurons. The commonly overlooked protrusions called primary cilia contain special junctions that act as a shortcut for sending signals quickly and directly to the cell's ... read..

Delhi reports 299 new Covid cases, 2 deaths
New Delhi | Saturday, 2022 2:45:09 AM IST
Delhi on Friday reported 299 new Covid cases in the last 24 hours, against 271 on previous day, and two more deaths, the Delhi health bulletin said. ... read..

Healthtech unicorn Innovaccer lays off 120 workers amid tough market conditions
New Delhi | Saturday, 2022 1:15:10 AM IST
Healthtech unicorn Innovaccer has sacked nearly 120 employees, or less than 8 per cent of its workforce, owing to "tough economic conditions", and most of the layoffs occurred within its tech teams. ... read..

New treatment could increase number of lung donors
Lund | September 2, 2022 10:29:50 PM IST
Donated lungs in vast quantities cannot be transplanted. Researchers at Skane University Hospital and Lund University in Sweden completed an animal study that raises the possibility of using more donor lungs in the future. To determine whether the treatme ... read..

Low testosterone may make men more susceptible to COVID-19 hospitalisation
Washington | September 2, 2022 9:59:44 PM IST
Researchers from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis and Saint Louis University School of Medicine found that males with COVID-19 who had low testosterone levels are likelier than those with normal levels to experience acute illness and ... read..

Stem cell biologists create new human cell types for research
Washington | September 2, 2022 4:59:41 PM IST
Scientists have managed to generate a new type of human cell in the lab using stem cells. The new cells closely resemble their natural counterparts in early human embryos. As a result, researchers can now better study what happens just after an embryo imp ... read..

Circadian rhythm disruption found to be common among mental health disorders
Washington | September 2, 2022 4:29:58 PM IST
Scientists hypothesize that circadian rhythm disruption is a psychopathology factor shared by a broad range of mental illnesses and that research into its molecular foundation could be key to unlocking better therapies and treatments. ... read..

Research for developing oral insulin tablets witnesses breakthrough results
Washington | September 2, 2022 4:29:52 PM IST
Researchers working on developing oral insulin tablets as a replacement for daily insulin injections have made a game-changing discovery. The researchers have discovered that insulin from the latest version of their oral tablets is absorbed by rats in the ... read..

Delhi reports 271 fresh Covid cases, 3 deaths
New Delhi | Friday, 2022 3:15:11 AM IST
Delhi on Thursday reported 271 fresh Covid cases in the last 24 hours, against 377 on the previous day, while there were three more deaths, as per the health bulletin. ... read..

Researchers find blood test shows neurotoxic complications of CAR-T cell therapy
Washington | September 2, 2022 12:57:47 AM IST
The treatment of various tumours has been transformed by cell-based immunotherapy, often known as CAR-T cell therapy. In order to target and combat specific forms of leukaemia and lymphoma, the treatment employs genetically engineered T cells. While it ha ... read..

Study: Bariatric surgery might be more impactful than lifestyle for type 2 diabetes remission
Los Angeles | September 1, 2022 11:57:32 PM IST
According to research, through bariatric surgery, type 2 diabetes can be cured more quickly and with longer-lasting effects than with medications and lifestyle modifications. ... read..

Researchers discover new technologies that give depth understanding of tumors
Bern | September 1, 2022 11:27:30 PM IST
Even when they are same cancer, such as breast cancer, tumours can range significantly from person to person. In order to treat cancer, precision oncology focuses on a tumor's unique genetic traits. Existing therapies can be "adapted" in this way to reduc ... read..

Researchers shed light on OCD cycle for better understanding of mental behaviour
Washington | September 1, 2022 2:59:14 PM IST
Researchers used a model of behaviour to better understand the basis of obsessive-compulsive disorder. They showed that when learning parameters for reinforcement and punishment are extremely imbalanced, cycle between obsession and compulsion can be stren ... read..

Scientists eavesdrop on communication between fat and brain
Washington | September 1, 2022 2:59:09 PM IST
Newly-discovered sensory neurons send messages from fat tissue to the brain and could eventually be co-opted to treat obesity or metabolic disease. ... read..

Delhi reports 377 fresh Covid cases, 2 deaths
New Delhi | Thursday, 2022 5:15:10 AM IST
Delhi on Wednesday reported 377 new Covid cases in the last 24 hours, against 382 on the previous day, and two more deaths, the health bulletin said. ... read..

Study: Shape of coronavirus affects its transmission
Okinawa | August 31, 2022 11:27:44 PM IST
Images of the coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2, have been imprinted in our brains since the commencement of the COVID-19 pandemic. However, the way we commonly visualise the virus, as a spherical with spikes, is not entirely true. Microscope images of infected tis ... read..

Study: Stressed mitochondria help cells to withstand lung infections
Washington | August 31, 2022 10:27:58 PM IST
Many respiratory infections, such as influenza or COVID-19, cause severe stress to cells and organs, leading to acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS), which can eventually lead to mortality in elderly or vulnerable people. ... read..

Microneedling improves appearance of surgical scars, especially when done early
Philadelphia (Pennsylvania) | August 31, 2022 8:57:57 PM IST
A procedure known as micro-needling, when performed soon after surgery, can improve the final appearance of surgical scars, with the best results obtained when performed within six to seven weeks. ... read..

Astrocyte neuron interactions in neurological disorders: Study
Washington | August 31, 2022 3:57:21 PM IST
Star-shaped cells called astrocytes may bear the brunt of the responsibility for exacerbating the symptoms of some neurodevelopmental disorders. Scientists have now identified a molecule produced by astrocytes that interferes with normal neuron developmen ... read..

Greater Chennai Corporation to commence pet dog census soon
Chennai | Wednesday, 2022 4:45:09 AM IST
The Greater Chennai Corporation has called upon pet dog owners to register their animals with the corporation as a pet dog census will be conducted soon. ... read..

Four women die of complications after laparoscopy in Telangana
Hyderabad | Wednesday, 2022 4:45:09 AM IST
Four women have died due to complications after undergoing Double Puncture Laparoscopy (DPL) in Telangana's Ranga Reddy district, officials said. ... read..

Delhi reports 382 fresh Covid cases, 5 deaths
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2022 3:15:09 AM IST
Delhi on Tuesday reported 382 new Covid cases in the last 24 hours, against 214 the previous day, while there were five more deaths, said the health bulletin. ... read..

Angry residents take to the streets in China against zero-Covid curbs
Beijing | Wednesday, 2022 1:15:11 AM IST
Dissent against the Chinese government's zero-Covid policy has been growing in recent days, with protests over restrictions in the southwestern megacity of Chongqing and calls from a Beijing-based think-tank for changes to the policy of targeted lockdowns ... read..

Study: Breast MRI shows developing risk of second breast cancer
Illinois | August 30, 2022 9:57:34 PM IST
According to research, breast tissue characteristics visible on MRI are associated with a higher risk of developing second breast cancer in women who have a personal history of breast cancer. ... read..

Research: SARS-CoV-2 antigen levels linked to patient outcomes
Maryland | August 30, 2022 7:28:56 PM IST
According to a recent study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine, the amount of SARS-CoV-2 antigen detected in the blood of patients hospitalized with COVID-19 is related to the severity of the illness and other clinical outcomes. ... read..

"Pregnant women are exposed to cancer-causing chemicals in dishware, hair coloring, plastics"
San Francisco | August 30, 2022 6:57:49 PM IST
According to researchers, pregnant women in the United States are being exposed to substances such as melamine, cyanuric acid, and aromatic amines, which can raise the risk of cancer and damage infant development. ... read..

Deep brain stimulation shows promise against binge eating disorder
Washington | August 30, 2022 3:28:10 PM IST
A small device that detects food craving-related brain activity in a key brain region, and responds by electrically stimulating that region, has shown promise in a pilot clinical trial in two patients with loss-of-control binge eating disorder (BED), acco ... read..

New method of bacterial polysaccharide export in pathogens
Washington | August 30, 2022 3:27:50 PM IST
In Gram-negative bacteria, which include some of the most devastating human pathogens, just two mechanisms for the export of polysaccharides have been identified so far. Now a research team has identified an entirely novel third mechanism for how polysacc ... read..

Post twin towers demolition, 45 lakh litres water used to remove dust
Noida | Tuesday, 2022 2:45:09 AM IST
After the demolition of the Twin Towers, now the cleaning work is in full swing. ... read..

Children with Down syndrome love crispy, oily foods, dislike sticky eatables: Study
Washington | August 29, 2022 12:00:19 AM IST
According to a study, children with Down syndrome love crispy, oily foods and dislike brittle or sticky foods. However, these choices may result in a less healthy diet. ... read..

Antiviral drug tecovirimat effective in treatment of monkeypox symptoms, find researchers
Calfornia | August 29, 2022 12:00:13 AM IST
According to a UC Davis Health study, treating skin lesions and symptoms of monkeypox with the antiviral tecovirimat seems to be both safe and effective. The research is among the earliest to evaluate and document the effects of using this antiviral drug ... read..

Study finds Artificial Intelligence helps in treating Women with heart attacks
Zurich | August 29, 2022 10:59:09 PM IST
Heart attacks are one of the main causes of death worldwide, with women having a greater mortality rate than men. Cardiologists have been concerned about this for decades, and it has sparked debate in the medical community regarding the reasons and reperc ... read..

Researchers discover new diagnostic method for posterior uveitis eye disease
Bonn | August 29, 2022 10:58:46 PM IST
Uveitis, a rare inflammatory eye illness, is responsible for five to ten percent of blindness worldwide. In particular, posterior uveitis is frequently associated with significant disease progression and the requirement for immunosuppressive medication. I ... read..

Researchers target triple-negative breast cancer with nitric oxide 'scavengers'
Galway | August 29, 2022 8:59:31 PM IST
A potential novel therapeutic strategy for treating triple-negative breast cancer is being investigated by researchers. In Professor Abhay Pandit's lab, CRAM doctoral candidate Amir Abdo Alsharabasy is developing nitric oxide scavengers as part of a novel ... read..

Increased physical activity may reduce heart failure risk
Dallas (Texas) | August 29, 2022 7:28:01 PM IST
According to new research published today in the American Heart Association's flagship journal Circulation, engaging in moderate or vigorous physical activity may reduce the risk of developing heart failure. This finding comes from a six-year analysis of ... read..

Delhi reports 397 fresh Covid cases, 5 deaths
New Delhi | Monday, 2022 4:15:09 AM IST
Delhi on Sunday reported 397 fresh Covid cases in the last 24 hours, and five more deaths, as per the health bulletin. ... read..

'Respiratory disease patients may face problems post twin tower demolition'
New Delhi | Monday, 2022 4:15:09 AM IST
Patients suffering from respiratory diseases, especially those residing near the demolition site of twin towers in Noida's Sector 93-A, may experience a spike in health problems as pollutant particles got mixed in the environment following the fall of the ... read..

Research finds therapeutic drugs can render cancer cells weaponless
Bonn | August 28, 2022 11:27:11 PM IST
The protective scent that tumour cells spray themselves with suppresses the immune system. It seems, however, that a medicine that has already been approved for other uses can render this weapon harmless. ... read..

Cannabis users are more prone to nicotine consumption: Research
Washington | August 28, 2022 10:56:55 PM IST
Individuals who use medicinal cannabis are more prone to consume nicotine products than the general population, according to a recent study. ... read..

Study finds new approach to prevent dementia
Washington | August 28, 2022 8:27:11 PM IST
Researchers have discovered a new druggable mechanism that could help prevent dementia. ... read..

News addiction impacts mental, physical health: Study
Washington | August 28, 2022 2:58:41 PM IST
According to a study, persons who have an obsessive desire to constantly check the news are more likely to suffer from stress, concern, and physical illness. ... read..

Study: Lack of sleep might lead to overweight, obesity
Barcelona | August 28, 2022 2:59:42 AM IST
Teenagers who sleep less than eight hours at night are more likely to be overweight or obese than their peers who get enough sleep, according to a study. Shorter sleepers are also more likely to have a combination of other negative characteristics, such a ... read..

Cardiovascular disease risk increases if you have autoimmune disorders
Leuven | August 28, 2022 2:59:28 AM IST
In high-income areas like Europe and the United States, 10% of the population has been identified as having one or more autoimmune illnesses. ... read..

Social exclusion more prevalent form of bullying than physical aggression
Missouri | August 28, 2022 2:59:24 AM IST
In popular culture, bullying is frequently shown as either physical aggression--such as pushing and kicking--or verbal aggression--such as making threatening statements and disparaging remarks. ... read..

Researchers suggest how to reduce harm from gestational diabetes
Washington | August 27, 2022 5:27:23 PM IST
A study found out that changing the way gestational diabetes is diagnosed could save women's and babies' lives. ... read..

Skipping breakfast might increase chances of psychosocial health problems in children: Study
Washington | August 27, 2022 4:59:20 PM IST
According to a new study, young people, who eat healthy breakfasts at home, have better psychosocial health. While previous research has shown the value of a nutritious meal, this is the first study to look into the reported consequences of whether or not ... read..

Researchers find association between loneliness and future unemployment
Washington | August 27, 2022 4:59:16 PM IST
According to researchers, loneliness appears to increase the chance of future unemployment. People who claim they "frequently feel lonely" are far more likely to lose their jobs later in life. ... read..

Delhi reports 620 fresh Covid cases, 2 deaths
New Delhi | Saturday, 2022 5:15:09 AM IST
Delhi on Thursday reported 620 fresh Covid cases in the last 24 hours, against 702 on the previous day, and two more deaths, as per the health bulletin. ... read..

Delhi: 3 had heterosexual contact out of 5 monkeypox cases
New Delhi | Saturday, 2022 4:45:09 AM IST
Out of total five confirmed cases of monkeypox in the national capital, three had the history of heterosexual contact within 21 days of onset of symptoms and two had no contact, revealed a study by the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR). ... read..

Over 211 cr vax doses demonstrate collective will: Mandaviya
New Delhi | Saturday, 2022 4:15:09 AM IST
With more than 211 crore Covid vaccination doses administered, India crossed a significant milestone in the national countrywide vaccination programme on Friday. ... read..

Study: Half of the mothers of autistic children suffer from depression
San Francisco | August 27, 2022 2:29:13 AM IST
According to a recent survey conducted over a period of 18 months, approximately 50% of all mothers of children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) had elevated levels of depressive symptoms, while rates for mothers with neurotypical children were much lo ... read..

Former Maha Minister Anil Deshmukh collapses in jail, rushed to hospital
Mumbai | Saturday, 2022 1:15:10 AM IST
Nationalist Congress Party leader and former Maharashtra Minister Anil Deshmukh suddenly collapsed in jail owing to high blood pressure here on Friday, official sources said. ... read..

Moderna sues Pfizer, BioNTech over patent infringement of its Covid vaccine
New York | Saturday, 2022 1:15:10 AM IST
Biotechnology major Moderna on Friday sued rival Pfizer and BioNTech over alleged infringement of its messenger RNA (mRNA) vaccine technology patents. ... read..

Study: Risk of heart disease, stroke found low among good sleepers
Barcelona | August 26, 2022 7:28:54 PM IST
According to a study, nine out of 10 Americans do not get good sleep at night. Insufficient sleep was linked to an increased risk of heart disease and stroke. The scientists predicted that if everyone slept well, seven out of ten of these cardiovascular d ... read..

Extreme weather poses potential threat to heart health: Research
Barcelona | August 26, 2022 7:28:30 PM IST
A study of roughly 2.3 million Europeans discovered detrimental connections between cold weather and heart disease deaths, particularly in poor neighbourhoods. Excess deaths from heart disease and stroke have been related to hot weather among patients wit ... read..

Delhi reports 702 fresh Covid cases, 4 deaths
New Delhi | Friday, 2022 5:15:09 AM IST
Delhi on Thursday reported a dip in new Covid cases in the last 24 hours, at 702 against 945 on the previous day, while there were four more deaths, per the health bulletin. ... read..

Doctors at Hyd hospital remove 150 maggots from woman's nose
Hyderabad | Friday, 2022 4:45:10 AM IST
In a rare case, doctors at a Hyderabad hospital removed nearly 150 maggots (baby houseflies) from the nose of a woman, who had developed mucormycosis after getting infecting by Covid-19. ... read..

Labs should be modernised for better utilisation of testing facilities: Piyush Goyal
New Delhi | Friday, 2022 3:15:09 AM IST
Union Minister for Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution Piyush Goyal said on Thursday that all existing labs in India should be modernised and mapped so that the testing facilities can be better utilized. ... read..

Study: Therapeutic drug can render cancer cells
Bonn | August 26, 2022 2:56:41 AM IST
The immune system is suppressed by the protective scent that many tumour cells spray themselves with. However, it appears that a medicine that has already been approved for other uses can render this weapon harmless. A study from the University of Bonn an ... read..

Research at Yale University reveals how human brain is different
Connecticut | August 26, 2022 1:57:49 AM IST
What distinguishes the human brain from all other animal brains, even those of our closest primate relatives? Researchers from Yale University discovered species-specific characteristics in the prefrontal cortex of four different primate species. ... read..

Leisure activities may lower risk of death in older adults
Maryland | August 26, 2022 1:57:42 AM IST
According to a recent study led by researchers at the National Cancer Institute, a division of the National Institutes of Health, older adults may have a lower risk of death from any cause, as well as death from cardiovascular disease and cancer, if they ... read..

Mapping brain stem's control of eating can be better for treating obesity
Michigan | August 26, 2022 1:57:35 AM IST
Every meal you eat leaves a lasting imprint, with meals either being saved as delectable things to seek out again or avoided in disgust if we associate the flavour with gut discomfort. ... read..

Millions in Chinese metropolis wait in line for Covid test in extreme heat
Hong Kong | Friday, 2022 1:15:09 AM IST
The Chinese metropolis of Chongqing has rolled out mass Covid testing in its central area amid a record heatwave, leaving millions of residents standing under the sun for hours as they struggle with extreme temperature and power shortage, media reports sa ... read..

5 Benefits of playing location-based games while staying active
New Delhi | August 25, 2022 6:58:45 PM IST
In today's world, there's no doubt that playing games is a means of entertainment, fun and even some relaxation. But here's news for you, gaming doesn't just mean sitting at home and playing. ... read..

Researchers identify chemo alternative for targeted treatment of leukemia patients
California | August 25, 2022 5:29:11 PM IST
Chemotherapy is a painful experience. The treatments in general have terrible side effects and it's no secret that the medications used are frequently hazardous to both the patient and the tumour. Because tumours spread so quickly, the theory is that chem ... read..

Change in appetite characterizes depressive disorders
Bonn | August 25, 2022 3:57:16 PM IST
Major depressive disorders have a considerable health cost, including changes in appetite and body weight. Identifying biomarkers such as alterations in brain function to treat depression is difficult due to the diverse symptomatology of affected individu ... read..

Delhi reports 945 fresh Covid cases, 6 deaths
New Delhi | Thursday, 2022 4:45:09 AM IST
Delhi on Wednesday reported 945 new Covid cases in the last 24 hours, against 959 reported on the previous day, while there were six more deaths, as per the health bulletin. ... read..

Karnataka releases 'Vision Document' for holistic healthcare
Bengaluru | Thursday, 2022 4:15:09 AM IST
The Karnataka government released its 'Vision Document', aimed at the holistic development of healthcare in the state, at a Doctors' Day event on Wednesday. ... read..

Study shows safety of neurosurgical technique used to assess dopamine and serotonin
Winston-Salem (North Carolina) | August 25, 2022 3:26:29 AM IST
In order to study and measure dopamine and serotonin in the human brain, researchers at Wake Forest University School of Medicine have shown that a neurosurgical technique is safe. ... read..

Research: Exercising may have a stronger role than genes in longevity
San Diego | August 25, 2022 2:57:41 AM IST
Previous studies have demonstrated that a lower level of physical activity and more sitting time is linked to a higher risk of death. Does risk vary if a person has a genetic propensity for longevity? ... read..

Research: Psychedelics may diminish one's fear of death and dying
Baltimore | August 25, 2022 2:27:39 AM IST
Researchers from Johns Hopkins Medicine compared psychedelic experiences with non-drug-related near-death experiences in a survey study of more than 3,000 persons and discovered striking similarities in people's views toward death. Both groups of survey r ... read..

Study: News addiction linked to poor mental, physical health
Washington | August 24, 2022 6:57:25 PM IST
According to a study, people with an excessive desire to continuously check the news are more likely to suffer from stress, worry, and physical illness. ... read..

Study finds how gut microbes can lead to scarring, vessel damage in scleroderma
Washington | August 24, 2022 6:29:25 PM IST
A substance produced by gut microbes may cause scarring and blood vessel damage in scleroderma patients, according to a recent study ... read..

Do you know lack of sleep is linked with overweight and obesity? Study suggests
Barcelona | August 24, 2022 3:28:59 PM IST
According to a study, adolescents who sleep less than eight hours per night are more likely to be overweight or obese than their peers who get enough sleep. Shorter sleepers are also more likely to have a mix of other undesirable traits such as abdominal ... read..

Research: Lack of sleep can make a person selfish
California | August 24, 2022 5:26:47 AM IST
Humans help one another; it is one of the pillars of civilised society. However, a new study conducted by scientists at the University of California, Berkeley, reveals that a lack of sleep impairs this fundamental human trait, with real-world consequences ... read..

Goa Police writes to forensic dept to appoint panel for Sonali Phogat's post-mortem
Panaji | Wednesday, 2022 5:15:09 AM IST
Goa Police have written to the Department of Forensic Medicine at Goa Medical College for appointing a panel of doctors for conducting the post-mortem of social media influencer, actor and Haryana BJP leader Sonali Phogat (42), who died following a cardia ... read..

Delhi reports 959 new Covid cases, 9 deaths
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2022 4:45:10 AM IST
Delhi on Tuesday reported a rise in new Covid cases in the last 24 hours, at 959 against 625 reported on the previous day, while there were nine more deaths, as per the health bulletin. ... read..

Need to fine-tune MTP rules to recognise unmarried woman's right to abortion: SC
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2022 4:45:10 AM IST
The Supreme Court on Tuesday said it would interpret the Medical Termination of Pregnancy (MTP) Act and the rules to eliminate the discrimination between married and unmarried women for allowing abortion till 24 weeks of pregnancy. ... read..

'Lessons learnt from Covid could back policies to prevent, treat cancer'
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2022 4:45:10 AM IST
The lessons from India's fight against the pandemic can serve as valuable beacons in our targeted policies for prevention and treatment of cancer, Union Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan said on Tuesday. ... read..

Centre issues advisory on 'Tomato Flu' to states
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2022 4:15:10 AM IST
The Union Health Ministry has issued an advisory on 'Tomato Flu', also known as Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease (HFMD), to the states after more than 100 cases were reported from Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Odisha and Haryana. ... read..

Govt must look into welfare of doctors, their working conditions in rural areas: CJI
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2022 4:15:09 AM IST
Lamenting the "massive brain drain" of young, talented, and hardworking doctors, Chief Justice of India N.V. Ramana on Tuesday said the Central and state governments have a serious responsibility for the welfare of aspiring doctors from small towns and ru ... read..

First successful heart transplant operation performed at Delhi's RML Hospital
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2022 3:45:13 AM IST
The first successful heart transplant operation has been performed at Dr. Ram Manohar Lohia (RML) Hospital in the national capital, giving a new lease of life to a 32-year-old woman. ... read..

Research: Daily physical activity associated with lower risk of Covid 19 infection
London | August 23, 2022 6:56:44 PM IST
According to a study, daily physical activity has been associated with a decreased risk of COVID-19 infection and severity, including hospitalisation and death. ... read..

Study: Autism diagnosis can be improved by looking at men and women's different emotional needs
Bath | August 23, 2022 3:58:53 PM IST
A group of researchers revealed that the diagnosis of autism could be improved by taking into account the differences in how men and women experience and act on their emotions. ... read..

Fauci leaving US government to pursue 'next chapter' of his career
Washington | Tuesday, 2022 4:45:10 AM IST
Dr Anthony Fauci, the US epidemiologist who emerged as the face of reason amidst the tide of bigotry that swept through the world in response to Covid-19, is leaving government service. ... read..

Genetic score identifies those susceptible to sudden cardiac death
Los Angeles | August 23, 2022 4:26:41 AM IST
Researchers at Cedars-Smidt Sinai's Heart Institute are getting closer to identifying patients who are most at risk of suffering from sudden cardiac death, which is when the heart stops beating due to an electrical problem. ... read..

Research: Pheasant meat contains many tiny shards of toxic lead
Cambridge | August 23, 2022 4:26:39 AM IST
Even if the flesh is carefully handled to remove the shotgun pellets and the most injured tissue, eating pheasants shot with lead shot is likely to expose consumers to higher levels of lead in their diet. ... read..

Drugs for Hepatitis C may reduce symptoms of PTSD
Boston | August 23, 2022 4:26:35 AM IST
Posttraumatic stress disorder affects a lot of people (PTSD). This possibly chronic illness causes disruption in people's lives and might cause new health problems or make pre-existing ones worse, like despair, anxiety, eating disorders, and suicidal thou ... read..

Class 4 girl student collapses in Gurugram school, dies
Gurugram | Tuesday, 2022 1:15:10 AM IST
A Class 4 girl student of a private school in Gurugram died under mysterious circumstances on Monday morning, officials said. ... read..

Study finds eye test could screen children for autism
Washington | August 22, 2022 7:56:37 PM IST
According to a study conducted at Washington State University measuring how the pupils of the eyes change in reaction to light, known as the pupillary light reflex, could possibly be used to screen for autism in early infants. ... read..

Study discovers dental biorhythm is linked with adolescent weight gain
Canterbury | August 22, 2022 4:26:45 PM IST
The University of Kent-led study found evidence of a biorhythm in human primary teeth that are linked to weight increase during adolescence. ... read..

Study finds cannabis prescribed for pain linked with risk of heart disorders
Barcelona | August 22, 2022 2:29:15 PM IST
According to research, cannabis which is used to treat chronic pain is connected with an increased risk of heart rhythm abnormalities. ... read..

Alzheimer's degrades cells that cross hemispheres, visual memory suffers: Study
Washington | August 22, 2022 6:56:14 AM IST
New research reveals cells that span brain hemispheres to coordinate activity in visual processing centres and shows that Alzheimer's degrades their structure and therefore their function. ... read..

Novel hypotheses answer key questions about evolution of sexual reproduction
Washington | August 22, 2022 6:56:07 AM IST
Two novel hypotheses have been proposed that address the 'two-fold cost of sex': one of the biggest enigmas in the evolution of sexual reproduction. ... read..

Delhi reports 942 Covid cases, no new death
New Delhi | Monday, 2022 4:15:09 AM IST
Delhi on Sunday reported a drop in new Covid cases to a three-digit tally in the last 24 hours, at 942 against 1,109 on the previous day, while there was no fresh fatality, as per the health bulletin. ... read..

Covid raises brain disorder, epilepsy risks in kids months later: Lancet
New Delhi | Monday, 2022 1:15:10 AM IST
Not just adults, children who suffered from Covid-19 are also at an increased risk of cognitive deficit, insomnia, ischaemic stroke, nerve/psychotic disorders and epilepsy or seizures even months after they were infected, a large-scale observational study ... read..

Study finds which natural remedies help in combating COVID-19
Hamburg | August 21, 2022 10:27:00 PM IST
Three naturally occurring substances found in foods like red wine, olive oil, and green tea are promising candidates for the creation of coronavirus-fighting medications. DESY's PETRA III X-ray source conducted a thorough screening of a large library of n ... read..

Sugar substitutes impact gut microbiome
Weizmann | August 21, 2022 9:27:11 PM IST
Non-nutritive sweeteners have made the claim that they can provide all the sweetness of sugar without any calories since the late 1800s. Researchers who published their findings in the journal Cell on August 19 challenge the long-held belief that these su ... read..

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