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Research: Fibroblasts connected to cancer increase drug sensitivity
Washington | August 21, 2022 8:59:12 PM IST
Despite some studies suggesting that these fibroblasts may also make cancer cells more sensitive to therapy, cancer-associated fibroblasts in the tumour environment have typically been linked to tumour progression and resistance to therapy. ... read..


New clinical trial at a US University finds new way to treat kidney cancer
Dallas (Texas) | August 21, 2022 8:59:11 PM IST
There are many different types of kidney cancer, and they can manifest with a few small metastases or many large ones. Today, though, every patient receives the same care. All of them are given medication. ... read..


Study reveals Alzheimer's may lead to loss of visual memory
Washington | August 21, 2022 4:57:20 PM IST
According to a new MIT study, Alzheimer's disease impacts at least one form of visual memory by deteriorating a recently discovered circuit that connects the image processing areas of each brain hemisphere. ... read..


Study suggests therapy for treatment-resistant depression
Washington | August 21, 2022 4:57:18 PM IST
According to the researchers, deep brain stimulation (DBS) to the superolateral branch of the medial forebrain bundle (MFB), which is linked to reward and motivation. The study revealed metabolic brain changes over 12 months after DBS implantation, making ... read..


Do you know daily activity is more beneficial than longer periods of exercise? Researchers reveal
Washington | August 21, 2022 4:57:14 PM IST
According to research, a small amount of daily activity is more beneficial than longer periods of exercise spread out over the week, and you don't have to put in a mountain of work every day. ... read..


Do you know brain gathers threat cues and turns them into fear? Study reveals
Washington | August 21, 2022 3:26:38 PM IST
Salk Institute researchers have found that a biochemical pathway that combines potentially dangerous sights, sounds, and odours into a single message: Be afraid. CGRP is a protein that permits neurons in two distinct sections of the brain to combine dange ... read..


Study reveals 'Misophonia' is more than just hating the sound of chewing
Washington | August 21, 2022 8:26:26 AM IST
Researchers for the first time have identified the parts of the brain involved in a less-commonly studied trigger of misophonia, a condition associated with an extreme aversion to certain sounds. ... read..


Blood tests in newly brain-injured patients predict death, severe disability
Washington | August 21, 2022 6:26:46 AM IST
A study finds that blood tests taken on the day of a traumatic brain injury can predict which patients are likely to die or survive with severe disability, allowing clinicians to make decisions earlier on the possible treatment of TBI. Higher values of tw ... read..


MP Shocker: Woman's head wound dressed with condom pack at community health centre
Bhopal | Sunday, 2022 2:15:09 AM IST
Poor quality healthcare system, non-availability of hearse or pregnant women being taken to the hospital on cots are frequently reported from different parts of Madhya Pradesh. ... read..


Study: Calorie-free sweeteners affect microbiome and glycemic response
Washington | August 20, 2022 7:27:25 AM IST
Since the late 1800s non-nutritive sweeteners have promised to deliver all the sweetness of sugar with none of the calories. They have long been believed to have no effect on the human body, but researchers challenge this notion by finding that these suga ... read..


Delhi's Covid tally drops to 1,417, 3 more deaths
New Delhi | Saturday, 2022 3:45:09 AM IST
Delhi on Friday reported a decline in its Covid tally in the last 24 hours, at 1,417 against 1,964 reported on the previous day, while there were three more deaths, as per the Delhi health bulletin. ... read..


Clear-cut plans in place to take forward Ind-Aus ties: Michelle Wade
Kochi | Saturday, 2022 3:15:10 AM IST
Michelle Wade, South Asia Commissioner for the state of Victoria, Australia, has a clear-cut strategy to take forward India-Australia ties. ... read..


African swine fever detected in Punjab
Chandigarh | Saturday, 2022 2:45:11 AM IST
Punjab has been declared as "controlled area" after the ICAR-National Institute of High Security Animal Diseases, Bhopal, confirmed African swine fever in swine samples from the state's Patiala, Animal Husbandry Minister Laljit Singh Bhullar said on Frida ... read..


Researchers discover rare form of liver cancer in Mice
Heidelberg | August 19, 2022 10:57:10 PM IST
The cell of origin of mixed liver/biliary duct carcinomas, a rare type of liver cancer, has been found in mice by researchers from the German Cancer Research Center (Deutsches Krebsforschungszentrum, DKFZ) and the Hebrew University in Jerusalem. Carcinoge ... read..


Alzheimer's may lead to loss of visual memory: Study
Washington | August 19, 2022 10:29:38 PM IST
Alzheimer's disease affects at least one type of visual memory by deteriorating a recently found circuit that connects the image processing areas of each brain hemisphere, according to a new MIT study. ... read..


Study gives new insights into how long people with COVID-19 are infectious
London | August 19, 2022 3:58:06 PM IST
A recent research on 57 persons with moderate COVID-19 determines how long people are infectious and when they may safely be released from isolation. ... read..


Researchers reveal that deformation mechanics may be key in cancer fight
Washington | August 19, 2022 6:57:36 AM IST
A team has uncovered surprising mechanical behaviors of the nucleus. For years, the nucleus within a cell was thought to be elastic like a rubber ball, deforming and snapping back into shape as the cell navigated through pores and between fibers inside th ... read..


Delhi reports 1,964 fresh Covid case; 8 deaths
New Delhi | Friday, 2022 3:45:10 AM IST
The national capital on Thursday reported 1,964 fresh Covid infections against 1,652 cases reported on the previous day, as per a health bulletin. ... read..


Covid: Goa docs concerned over people not wearing mask, rising cases
Panaji | Friday, 2022 3:45:09 AM IST
Expressing concern that people have forgotten the Covid appropriate behaviour and are hesitating to take a shot of the precautionary dose, Goa health officials have said that this may create trouble in the future. ... read..


Information overload adds to daily stress for 88% Indians: Report
Mumbai | Friday, 2022 3:15:10 AM IST
An overwhelming majority (88 per cent) of Indians feel that information overload -- driven by constant information flow 24x7, pervasive social media, or too many apps to check each day -- continues to contribute to their daily stress, according to a repor ... read..


Gurugram officials identify containment zones as Covid cases rise
Gurugram | Friday, 2022 3:15:09 AM IST
The Gurugram district administration has identified nine areas of upscale societies and sectors and declared them as 'containment zones' in the wake of the rising coronavirus cases. ... read..


Covid raises dementia, psychosis risk up to 2 years: Lancet
London | Friday, 2022 1:45:09 AM IST
People infected with Covid-19 infection can be more at risk of psychosis, dementia, seizures and brain fog for up to two years compared to other respiratory infections, finds a study published in The Lancet Psychiatry on Thursday. ... read..


China enforces lockdowns as Covid cases spiral in Xinjiang, Tibet
Urumqi (China) | Friday, 2022 1:15:10 AM IST
A sharp increase in the number of Coronavirus cases in Xinjiang has led Chinas government to send a delegation throughout the far-western region to implement Zero Covid policies, further isolating residents there, RFA reported. ... read..


Over 12 cr COVID-19 precaution doses administered in last 24 hours
New Delhi | August 18, 2022 12:58:37 PM IST
The cumulative number of Covid-19 vaccine doses administered in the country crossed the 208.95 crore mark on Thursday, with over 12 crore precaution doses administered till 7 am on August 18. ... read..


Scientists determine structure of key player in antibiotic resistance
Washington | August 18, 2022 7:28:18 AM IST
With antibiotic-resistant bacteria on the rise, scientists have been searching for ways to shut down the Type IV secretion system (T4SS), a protein complex on the outer envelope of bacterial cells that helps them to exchange DNA with neighbouring bacteria ... read..


TN health department to take up necessary measures before monsoon
Chennai | Thursday, 2022 5:15:10 AM IST
The Tamil Nadu Health Department has taken up fever screening and vector control measures as monsoon is expected in the state by September last week, officials said. ... read..


Delhi HC expresses concern over Ramdev's statement on Biden, booster dose (Ld)
New Delhi | Thursday, 2022 4:45:09 AM IST
The Delhi High Court on Wednesday expressed concern over a recent statement of yoga expert Ramdev on the Covid-19 vaccine efficacy pointing out that US President Joe Biden tested positive for the virus despite taking a booster dose. ... read..


Delhi reports 1,652 fresh Covid cases; 8 deaths
New Delhi | Thursday, 2022 4:15:09 AM IST
The national capital on Wednesday reported 1,652 fresh Covid infections, against 917 Covid cases reported on the previous day, as per a health bulletin. ... read..


Airlines will have to take action against flyers without mask, says DGCA
New Delhi | Thursday, 2022 2:45:10 AM IST
In light of the rising Covid cases in several parts of the country, the aviation regulator Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) on Wednesday made it mandatory for passengers to follow Covid protocols and wear masks inside the aircraft. ... read..


Why each Covid wave impacts our bodies differently?
London | Thursday, 2022 1:45:10 AM IST
Disruption in the human body's metabolism is the reason why each Covid wave impacts us differently, scientists have found using an artificial intelligence model. ... read..


Delhi docs report surge in swine flu cases, hospitalisation
New Delhi | Thursday, 2022 1:45:10 AM IST
Amid rising cases of Covid-19, city doctors on Wednesday also reported seeing a significant surge in Swine Flu cases in the national capital that is also causing an increase in hospitalisation. ... read..


Why Covid infection tally goes up and down, experts project true picture
New Delhi | Thursday, 2022 1:45:09 AM IST
Amid the new scare of monkeypox, Covid cases are seeing a rise and fall on a daily basis at the national level. However, experts believe that this may not be the real picture to ascertain the present Covid condition in India. ... read..


Reinfection with Omicron more common than thought: Study
London | Thursday, 2022 1:15:09 AM IST
The incidence of reinfection from the Omicron variant of Covid-19 is more common than previously thought, according to a study in Iceland. ... read..


Researchers find cancer-related fibroblasts induce drug sensitivity
Washington | August 17, 2022 3:57:51 PM IST
Cancer-associated fibroblasts in the tumour environment have typically been associated with tumour progression and resistance to therapy, despite some studies suggesting that these fibroblasts may also sensitize cancer cells to therapy. ... read..


Researchers find new functions for blood-brain barrier in neuron function and damage
Washington | August 17, 2022 8:26:59 AM IST
Researchers have made a surprising discovery linking Delta/Notch signalling in subperineurial glia (SPG) to the regulation of nerve ensheathment and neurotransmitter release at the Drosophila neuromuscular junction (NMJ). SPG, the counterpart of the endot ... read..


Research shows daily activity is more beneficial than longer periods of exercise
Washington | August 17, 2022 5:56:51 AM IST
New research indicates a little bit of daily activity is more beneficial than longer periods of exercise spread out across the week and happily, it also suggests you don't have to put in a mountain of work every day. ... read..


Delhi reports 917 Covid cases, positivity rate nears 20%
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2022 5:15:10 AM IST
The national capital on Tuesday reported a considerable decline in the number of fresh Covid cases at 917, against 1,227 cases reported the previous day, as per the health bulletin issued by the Delhi government. ... read..


Centre working in spirit of cooperative federalism with states: Mandaviya
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2022 3:15:10 AM IST
The Central government is working in the spirit of cooperative federalism with the states and the union territories to develop multi-tier health infrastructure network, Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya said on Tuesday. ... read..


Chest pain, diarrhoea more common in new Covid patients: Doctors
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2022 1:45:17 AM IST
Amid rising daily Covid cases, patients are presenting more non-specific symptoms like diarrhoea and chest pain leading to heart attacks, experts said here on Tuesday. ... read..


25 more Aam Aadmi Clinics opened in Punjab
Chandigarh | Wednesday, 2022 1:45:09 AM IST
In line with the promise of the Punjab government to provide quality health services to people, 25 more Aam Aadmi Clinics were dedicated to the people on Tuesday, a day after opening 75 such clinics. ... read..


Study finds pediatric kidney transplant patients fare better when organ is from live donor
Washington | August 16, 2022 9:26:32 PM IST
A new UC Davis Health study has found that paediatric kidney transplant patients have better long-term outcomes when their kidney comes from living, biologically unrelated donors compared to deceased donors. ... read..


Delhi reports 1,227 fresh Covid cases; 8 deaths
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2022 4:45:10 AM IST
The national capital on Monday reported a considerable decline in the number of fresh Covid cases as 1,227 new infections were recorded against 2,162 cases on the previous day, as per an official health bulletin. ... read..


Chaotic scenes at Ikea store in Shanghai, shoppers try to escape as authorities try to quarantine them
Shanghai | Tuesday, 2022 1:45:09 AM IST
There were chaotic scenes at an Ikea store in Shanghai with shoppers trying to escape as authorities tried to quarantine them, media reports said. ... read..


Testosterone encourages 'cuddling' not only violence; animal study finds
Georgia | August 15, 2022 11:56:59 PM IST
According to a recent animal study, testosterone can encourage males to be sociable and friendlier. The results of neuroscientists at Emory University's study on Mongolian gerbils were published in the Proceedings of the Royal Society B. ... read..


Study finds hormone generated by fat cells restrains liver tumor growth in mice
Washington | August 15, 2022 11:56:51 PM IST
According to a recent study from the University of Michigan Life Sciences Institute, a hormone generated by fat cells can slow the growth of liver tumours in mice. ... read..


Sugar metabolism is typical in cancer, says study
Washington | August 15, 2022 11:56:39 PM IST
Cancer cell metabolism has been perceived as somewhat of a conundrum for more than a century. Recent findings from Washington University in St. Louis academics suggest that it might not be an abnormality at all. The work was released in Molecular Cell on ... read..


Can people with spinal injuries walk and run, researchers probe in new study
Seoul | August 15, 2022 11:29:28 PM IST
An international research team has succeeded in recovering muscle movement in a model of paralysed mice organic through artificial nerves. The team was led by Prof. Tae-Woo Lee (Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Seoul National University, R ... read..


Study finds cancer-related fatigue is persistent side effect after chemotherapy for breast cancer
Pennsylvania | August 15, 2022 10:56:49 PM IST
Cancer-related fatigue (CRF) is a lasting side effect for many women who have had chemotherapy for breast cancer, and it contributes to ongoing balance issues. ... read..


New AI algorithm can detect brain abnormality, help cure epilepsy
London | Monday, 2022 5:15:09 AM IST
An artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm that can detect subtle brain abnormalities which cause epileptic seizures has been developed by a team of international researchers. ... read..


Delhi reports 2,162 fresh Covid cases, 5 deaths
New Delhi | Monday, 2022 5:15:09 AM IST
The national capital on Sunday reported 2,162 fresh Covid infections, recording a marginal rise against 2,031 cases reported on Saturday, as per the health bulletin issued by the Delhi government. ... read..


Study finds Betamethasone may improve prostate cancer radiation therapy outcomes
Lexington | August 15, 2022 4:56:53 AM IST
According to a recent study from the University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Center, the common steroid betamethasone may be utilised to lessen the negative effects of radiation therapy for prostate cancer. ... read..


Rushdie's son says author off ventilator, retains 'feisty sense of humour'
New York | Monday, 2022 4:15:10 AM IST
Booker Prize-winning author Salman Rushdie remains in critical condition, but retains his feisty sense of humour, his son Zafar Rushdie said in a statement, reports 'Variety'. ... read..


India's Health@75: Lifestyle disease burden up, rural-urban health divide persists
New Delhi | Monday, 2022 3:15:09 AM IST
Being the second most populous country, India's public healthcare sphere has both innovative challenges and growing opportunities. ... read..


PM likely to announce key health projects on Aug 15
New Delhi | Monday, 2022 2:45:10 AM IST
This Independence Day is likely to witness key announcements including "Heal in India" and "Heal by India" projects in the health sector by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. ... read..


Potential benefits of re-purposed drug for motor neuron disease patients
Washington | August 14, 2022 11:59:24 PM IST
According to a recent study, a medication commonly used to treat enlarged prostates and high blood pressure has demonstrated promise as a potential new treatment for motor neuron disease (MND), also known as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). ... read..


Study: Heart attack/stroke, death risk can be lowered by dietary salt substitutes
Washington | August 14, 2022 11:59:20 PM IST
The findings of a recent study suggest that dietary salt substitutes lower the risk of heart attack, stroke and death from all causes and cardiovascular disease, finds a pooled data analysis of the available evidence. ... read..


Betamethasone may improve prostate cancer radiation therapy: Study
Washington | August 14, 2022 7:26:57 PM IST
A new study suggests that the common steroid betamethasone could be used to reduce unwanted side effects of radiation treatments for prostate cancer. ... read..


Do you know why thinking hard makes you feel tired? Study reveals
Washington | August 14, 2022 3:57:01 PM IST
Researchers have discovered new evidence that explains why intense thinking causes people to feel mentally exhausted rather than drowsy. ... read..


Study reveals new molecule that inhibits drug-resistant bacteria
Washington | August 14, 2022 3:56:54 PM IST
Urinary tract infections are frequent, but treatment is becoming more challenging as the bacteria that cause them to become resistant to several drugs. In lab trials and in mice with pneumonia and urinary tract infections, researchers discovered a novel c ... read..


Researchers find sleep issues in older employees have connection with mental stress factors
Washington | August 14, 2022 3:28:20 PM IST
A recent study from the Universities of Eastern Finland and Turku has improved understanding of an under-researched topic related to sleep among older workers. The study included 2,771 Finnish municipal workers who were nearing retirement. ... read..


Study finds new approach control pain after knee replacement surgery
Houston | August 14, 2022 7:58:02 AM IST
Houston Methodist researchers presented clinical evidence supporting the safety and efficacy of injecting pain medication directly into the tibia during knee replacement surgery for better postoperative pain management in a recent study. ... read..


Scientists reveal new radiolabelling method for personalised cancer treatment
Delft | August 14, 2022 6:28:01 AM IST
TU Delft researchers have developed a new method for producing nanocarriers loaded with radioactive salts for imaging and treatment. Because the assembly of these nanocarriers is so simple, the innovation is ideal for clinical research and cancer treatmen ... read..


Researchers discover new method for treating skin infections and wounds
Calgary | August 14, 2022 6:27:59 AM IST
Researchers from the University of Calgary have discovered a potentially effective new method for treating bacterial skin infections. ... read..


Delhi reports over 2K Covid cases for fifth consecutive day, 9 deaths
New Delhi | Sunday, 2022 4:15:10 AM IST
Delhi on Saturday reported 2,031 fresh Covid cases, a marginal decline against 2,136 reported on previous day, while there were nine more deaths, as per the health bulletin. ... read..


AIIMS students protest against admn over death of paramedical student
New Delhi | Sunday, 2022 3:15:09 AM IST
The paramedical students of All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) staged a protest here on Saturday against the hospital administration following the death of one Optometry student. ... read..


Farooq Abdullah tests positive for Covid-19
Srinagar | Sunday, 2022 2:45:09 AM IST
Former J&K Chief Minister and President of National Conference (NC), Farooq Abdullah, tested positive for Covid-19 on Saturday. ... read..


Punjab makes face masks mandatory at public places
Chandigarh | Sunday, 2022 1:15:09 AM IST
Amid the spike in Covid-19 cases, the Punjab government on Saturday made face masks mandatory at public places. ... read..


Donors' families honoured at PGI Chandigarh on World Organ Donation Day
Chandigarh | Sunday, 2022 1:15:09 AM IST
It was an emotional moment during the inauguration of the two-day National Deceased Organ Donation Workshop, being organised by the PGIMER in collaboration with NOTTO and ROTTO (North) here on Saturday, when the attendees gave standing ovation to 17 famil ... read..


Weights can be weapons in battle against obesity
Washington | August 13, 2022 10:57:23 PM IST
Despite the commonly held belief that aerobic exercise is essential for weight loss, a new study has found resistance training can have equally positive results in conjunction with reducing calorie intake. ... read..


Blood pressure medications may become less effective due to microbiome: Study
Washington | August 13, 2022 10:57:15 PM IST
Hypertension, or high blood pressure, is a major risk factor for heart disease and stroke, two of the leading causes of death in America. It's also one of the most common chronic conditions in the United States, with nearly half of U.S. adults considered ... read..


New injectable gel shows potential for tough-to-treat brain tumours
Wisconsin | August 13, 2022 5:30:31 PM IST
In most cases, months after the patient's first tumour is surgically removed, glioblastoma recurs, like the hardest weed. Due to this, the survival rates for this cancer are only 25% after one year and drop to 5% after five years. ... read..


Vegetarian women more likely to suffer hip fracture than meat-eating women: Study
Woodhouse (Leeds) | August 13, 2022 12:58:59 PM IST
Compared to habitual meat eaters, vegetarians have a 33% higher risk of hip fracture, according to a study of over 26,000 middle-aged UK women. ... read..


Delhi reports 2,136 new Covid cases, 10 deaths
New Delhi | Saturday, 2022 4:15:10 AM IST
Delhi on Friday reported a marginal decline in new Covid infection, at 2,136 against 2,726 reported on the previous day, while the number of deaths rose to 10, as per the health bulletin. ... read..


Covid provided fillip to digital medical care ecosystem: Health Secy
New Delhi | Saturday, 2022 3:15:10 AM IST
Union Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan on Friday said the Covid pandemic has provided the fillip to the ecosystem of digital medical care while citing the examples of electronic ICUs or tele-ICUs, and tele-consultations. ... read..


Safe motherhood transit home opened in Meghalaya to curb maternal mortality
Shillong | Saturday, 2022 2:45:10 AM IST
Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad K. Sangma on Friday inaugurated a safe motherhood transit home in West Garo Hills district under Chief Ministers Safe Motherhood Scheme (CM-SMS) to curb maternal mortality in an accelerated manner. ... read..


Researchers find ways of reducing fear of needle in children
Adelaide | August 13, 2022 1:58:42 AM IST
Many youngsters experience fear when it comes to needles, resulting in tears, tantrums, and distress. However, as vaccination becomes more common, finding techniques to lessen needle-related fear and pain is a top priority. ... read..


Can vegetarian food raise hip fracture risk in women?
London | Saturday, 2022 1:45:09 AM IST
Women who ate a vegetarian diet had a 33 per cent higher risk of hip fracture compared to regular meat-eaters, claimed a study over 26,000 middle-aged women in the UK. ... read..


Reading a book, doing yoga can lower risk of dementia: Study
Beijing | Saturday, 2022 1:45:09 AM IST
Want to cut your risk of developing dementia? Indulge in activities such as reading a book and doing yoga and spend your time with family and friends, suggests a new study. ... read..


'Every 8 minutes, a woman succumbs to breast cancer in India'
Hyderabad | Saturday, 2022 1:15:12 AM IST
Every eight minutes a woman succumbs to breast cancer in India and with 165,000 new cases being annually reported, breast cancer has overtaken cervical cancer to become the commonest cancer affecting women in the country, said leading breast surgeon Dr P. ... read..


How fitness freaks need to follow rules on treadmill for heart health
New Delhi | Saturday, 2022 1:15:11 AM IST
While exercise is essential for good health, fitness freaks must be mindful of their health conditions to prevent injury, especially to their heart, said experts on Friday. ... read..


Researchers develop contact lens that helps in cancer diagnosis and screening
Washington | August 12, 2022 11:29:06 PM IST
Researchers have developed a contact lens that can catch and identify exosomes, nanometer-sized vesicles prevalent in human fluids that have the potential to be diagnostic cancer biomarkers. ... read..


Vitamin D supplementation alleviate depressive symptoms in adults
Kuopio | August 12, 2022 11:28:44 PM IST
According to a meta-analysis conducted by an international team of researchers suggests that vitamin D supplementation may alleviate depressive symptoms in adults with depression. ... read..


AI algorithm that recognizes anomalies in brain may help treat epilepsy
London | August 12, 2022 2:28:55 PM IST
An multinational research team led by UCL has developed an artificial intelligence (AI) programme that can identify minute brain anomalies that lead to epileptic seizures. ... read..


Study reveals leaving small kidney stones behind causes complications later
Washington | August 12, 2022 6:58:24 AM IST
Small stones that don't seem to be creating issues are frequently left behind when kidney stones are surgically removed from patients. Leaving these asymptomatic stones behind, however, dramatically raises the likelihood of a patient experiencing a relaps ... read..


Study describes how COVID-19 damages the brain
Washington | August 12, 2022 5:27:33 AM IST
A study shows how SARS-COV-2 infects brain cells called astrocytes, causing structural changes in the brain. Infection with SARS-CoV-2 can cause brain alterations and neurocognitive dysfunction, particularly in long COVID-19 syndrome, but the underlying m ... read..


Delhi reports 2,726 Covid cases; 6 deaths
New Delhi | Friday, 2022 4:45:09 AM IST
The national capital on Thursday reported 2,726 new Covid-19 cases -- the highest in the last six months since February 2, taking the overall caseload to 19,78,266, officials said. ... read..


Amid rising Covid cases, K'taka health minister worried that only 17% of people availed booster dose
Bengaluru | Friday, 2022 2:15:09 AM IST
Karnataka's health minister Sudhakar has expressed concern over the lukewarm response to the Covid vaccine booster shots from the public. He pointed out that while the state has achieved 100 percent coverage of the two Covid shots, only 17 percent of the ... read..


Indian scientists develop AI algorithm that can detect diabetes from ECG
New Delhi | Friday, 2022 1:45:17 AM IST
A team of Indian scientists have developed an artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm that is derived from the features of individual heartbeats recorded on an ECG (electrocardiogram), and can accurately predict diabetes and pre-diabetes. ... read..


UK to roll out polio booster vax for children under 10
L0ondon | Friday, 2022 1:45:10 AM IST
UK health officials are set to offer a targeted inactivated polio vaccine (IPV) booster dose to all children between the ages of 1 and 9 years to limit the spread of the virus' outbreak in London. ... read..


Upper heart chamber abnormalities lead to increased dementia risk: Study
Dallas | August 12, 2022 1:29:41 AM IST
According to new research, structural or functional abnormalities inside the heart's left atrium, with or without symptoms, may increase a person's risk of acquiring dementia later in life by 35 per cent. Dementia risk increased even in those who did not ... read..


Pandemic might have led to health inequalities among ethnic groups
Washington | August 12, 2022 1:29:39 AM IST
According to a recent study, pre-existing health disparities among ethnic minorities with diabetes have become worse during the COVID-19 pandemic. ... read..


Study reveals how human brains learn patterns over time
Washington | August 11, 2022 8:57:49 PM IST
Human brains learn patterns over time without our knowledge. A new understanding of how this works could benefit learning and other cognitive functions, suggests a recent study. ... read..


Strengthening veins to make heart bypass grafts, dialysis access work better
Georgia | August 11, 2022 6:58:46 PM IST
In order to save a life, unnatural, direct connections between arteries and veins are made, such as a kidney dialysis access point or using a vein to get around a coronary artery blockage. ... read..


Patients with motor neuron disease might benefit from repurposed medication
Edinburgh | August 11, 2022 6:58:40 PM IST
According to a recent study, a medication commonly used to treat enlarged prostates and high blood pressure has demonstrated promise as a potential new treatment for motor neuron disease (MND), also known as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). ... read..


Indigenous vaccine launched to protect livestock from Lumpy Skin disease
New Delhi | Thursday, 2022 4:45:10 AM IST
Union Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Minister Narendra Singh Tomar on Wednesday launched the indigenous Lumpi-ProVacInd vaccine to protect livestock from Lumpy Skin disease. ... read..


Corbevax approved as heterologous vaccine for precaution dose: Centre
New Delhi | Thursday, 2022 4:45:09 AM IST
The Centre on Wednesday approved Biological E's Corbevax as a heterologous precaution dose for adults above 18 years for restricted use with two doses of either Covishield or Covaxin. ... read..


Are kids, pregnant women more at risk for monkeypox?
New Delhi | Thursday, 2022 2:45:09 AM IST
Scientific literature is limited to prove high absolute risk of monkeypox in children and pregnant women, experts contended on Wednesday. ... read..


Researchers find new molecule that inhibits drug-resistant bacteria
Washington | August 10, 2022 9:29:22 PM IST
Urinary tract infections are common, but they are becoming increasingly difficult to treat as the bacteria that cause them to become resistant to many antibiotics. Researchers found a new molecule that inhibits drug-resistant bacteria in lab experiments a ... read..


Fat cell development is significantly influenced by circadian clocks
Washington | August 10, 2022 4:27:39 PM IST
Disruption of the circadian clocks that keep the body and its cells entrained to the 24-hour day-night cycle plays a critical role in weight gain, according to a pair of studies. ... read..


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