Sunday, October 2, 2022

Cases of medicine-related harm leading to hospital admission rising: Study
Washington | July 9, 2022 7:26:01 AM IST
Researchers have identified an increasing trend in medicine-related harm leading to hospital admission. ... read..

Study find that copper leads to protein aggregation, may cause Parkinson's disease
Washington | July 9, 2022 6:24:45 AM IST
Copper exposure in the environment and the protein alpha-synuclein in the human brain could play an important role in the pathogenesis of Parkinson's disease. Researchers were able to show how the protein takes on an unusual shape when exposed to large am ... read..

Youth with monkeypox-like symptoms admitted to hospital in Kolkata
Kolkata | Saturday, 2022 4:15:09 AM IST
A youth in Kolkata, who recently returned from Europe, has been admitted to the hospital with rashes and symptoms similar to the viral disease. ... read..

Delhi HC moved over delay in nod to export embryo to surrogate in US
New Delhi | Saturday, 2022 3:45:09 AM IST
A married man has approached the Delhi High Court complaining of facing "unreasonable delay" in getting permission from authorities to export his embryo to a surrogate mother in the US. ... read..

Mandaviya calls for multi-level collaboration to eliminate vector-borne diseases
New Delhi | Saturday, 2022 2:45:10 AM IST
Highlighting that the issue of vector control and elimination is cross-cutting and requires close collaboration with several other departments, Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya on Friday exhorted the states to ensure inter-sectoral coordination and ... read..

1st pig heart transplant recipient died of heart failure, not rejection
New Delhi | Saturday, 2022 1:15:10 AM IST
David Bennett Sr, a US citizen who made history as the world's first person to receive a genetically modified pig's heart, died of heart failure, and not due to organ rejection, surgeons at University of Maryland have concluded. ... read..

Intermittent fasting may reduce complications from Covid-19: Study
New York | Saturday, 2022 1:15:10 AM IST
People who regularly fast are less likely to experience severe complications from Covid-19, suggests a study. ... read..

Study finds childhood socio-economic stress might be associated with obesity in later life
Washington | July 8, 2022 7:55:06 PM IST
Stressful childhood environments are a precursor for obesity later in life according to a University Alberta study that challenges the notion that advertising junk food is at the root of the obesity epidemic. ... read..

Fatty food may damage cognitive function: Study
Australia | July 8, 2022 7:29:42 PM IST
Eating fatty meals may not only increase the waistline but also damage cognitive function, according to an international study led by UniSA neuroscientists Professor Xin-Fu Zhou and Associate Professor Larisa Bobrovskaya. ... read..

Childhood obesity occurring at greater frequency, younger ages: Study
Washington | July 8, 2022 7:27:48 PM IST
Despite numerous public health initiatives to encourage healthy behaviours and improve living conditions the rates of new cases of obesity in elementary school are higher and are occurring earlier in childhood than they were even a decade earlier, accord ... read..

Scientists find brain pathway that helps to explain light's effect on mood
Washington | July 8, 2022 5:25:20 AM IST
Improved understanding of a neural pathway connecting light-sensitive cells in the retina with the cortical brain regions involved in mood and cognition has implications for the development of treatments for mood disorders. ... read..

High levels of toxic chemical found in drinking water across country: Report
New Delhi | Friday, 2022 5:15:09 AM IST
High levels of a toxic chemical have been detected in drinking water samples collected from across the country whose exposure can disrupt the endocrine, reproductive and immune systems. ... read..

Ripples synchronize activities in brain's cortex during sleep, waking
Washington | July 8, 2022 4:25:51 AM IST
According to a study, brain recordings show that ripples are ubiquitous and occur simultaneously in widely distributed brain regions during human sleep, waking, and memory recall. ... read..

Delhi records 579 Covid cases, 1 death
New Delhi | Friday, 2022 3:15:10 AM IST
Delhi on Thursday reported marginal decline in Covid cases, at 579 in the last 24 hours, against 600 infection reported the previous day, while there was one more death, as per the government health bulletin. ... read..

Rare surgeries performed on two Iraqi girls at Hyderabad hospital
Hyderabad | Friday, 2022 3:15:09 AM IST
Doctors at KIMS Hospital in Secunderabad here performed successful rare surgeries on two Iraqi girls with Scoliosis problem. ... read..

Calcutta HC orders judicial probe into recruitments in health sector
Kolkata | Friday, 2022 2:15:10 AM IST
Is the health department in West Bengal heading for a central agency probe into the alleged recruitment irregularities in the department, in line with the recruitment scams in the education department? ... read..

Study finds poor physical and mental health in older adults linked to childhood trauma
Toronto | July 7, 2022 5:25:47 PM IST
According to a recently published study by University of Toronto researchers, older persons who experienced physical abuse as children were much more likely to experience chronic pain and chronic physical illnesses in later life. In comparison to those wh ... read..

Study: Connectivity of language areas unique in the human brain as compared to chimpanzee brains
Washington D.C. | July 7, 2022 12:58:55 PM IST
A team of neuroscientists have found a new approach to how our brain evolved into a language-ready brain. The study revealed that the pattern of connections of language areas in our brain is very much like chimpanzee brains and has expanded more than ever ... read..

Study finds new way to reduce inflammation and prevent repigmentation in patients with vitiligo disease
Washington D.C. | July 7, 2022 8:56:25 AM IST
According to a recent study, a group of researchers from the University of California, Irvine found out that the cell-to-cell communication networks could perpetuate irritation and help to prevent repigmentation in patients with vitiligo disease. ... read..

Air pollution in 10 cities above CPCB limits in summer: Data
New Delhi | Thursday, 2022 4:45:08 AM IST
Data from 10 cities across India has shown that monthly PM2.5 and PM10 levels during the summer months breached the annual CPCB safe limits of 40 micrograms per cubic metre and 60 micrograms per cubic metre, respectively, during these months. ... read..

Detailed views of HIV protein may lead to novel treatments against virus
Washington | July 7, 2022 4:25:43 AM IST
Scientists have determined the molecular structure of HIV Pol, a protein that plays a key role in the late stages of HIV replication, or the process through which the virus propagates itself and spreads through the body. ... read..

Death of a family member may increase heart failure mortality risk
Washington | July 7, 2022 4:25:41 AM IST
Heart failure patients experiencing grief or in mourning following the loss of a close family member are at an increased risk of death, particularly during the first week following the family member's death, according to a new study. ... read..

Delhi records 600 Covid cases, 1 death
New Delhi | Thursday, 2022 4:15:09 AM IST
Delhi on Wednesday reported marginal decline in new Covid cases in last 24 hours, at 600 against 615 on the previous day, while there was one more Covid-related death, as per the government health bulletin. ... read..

Israel approves Covid vaccination for kids under 5
Jerusalem | Thursday, 2022 3:45:09 AM IST
The Israeli Ministry of Health on Wednesday said it has allowed the administration of Covid-19 vaccines to children and toddlers aged six months to five years. ... read..

US cancer patient suffers Covid infection for 471 days
New Delhi | Thursday, 2022 1:45:11 AM IST
A cancer patient in US' Connecticut has become the second longest-known in the world to be infected with Covid as he suffered the infection 471 days, according to a pre-print study, not peer-reviewed. ... read..

AstraZeneca Covid jab-based cancer vax shows promise
London | Thursday, 2022 1:45:10 AM IST
An experimental cancer vaccine developed on the lines of AstraZeneca's Covid jab has shown promise in treating patients with head and neck cancers. ... read..

Indian surgeon Raghu Ram receives honour from Royal College of Surgeons
Hyderabad | Thursday, 2022 1:15:10 AM IST
Eminent breast surgeon Dr. P. Raghu Ram has become the youngest surgeon of Indian origin to be conferred Honorary FRCS by the Royal College of Surgeons of England. ... read..

Multi-layered strategies required to protect public health from oil and gas drilling effects: Study
Washington | July 6, 2022 11:55:47 PM IST
Efforts to mitigate the potentially damaging effects of oil and gas drilling often focus on single measures, such as B. major setbacks, the minimum allowable distance between wells and homes, schools and other sensitive locations. However, in a July 6 com ... read..

Scientists reveal new device to detect brain abnormalities
Washington | July 6, 2022 5:56:58 PM IST
Detecting concussion, epilepsy and dementia has now become more accurate, affordable and portable as a group of scientists developed an advanced device in the new research. ... read..

Do you know shapeshifting microrobots can brush and floss your teeth?
Los Angeles | July 6, 2022 5:26:49 PM IST
With an aim to automatically practice rinsing, brushing, and flossing teeth, a multidisciplinary team from University of Pennsylvania invented a shapeshifting robotic microswarm device. ... read..

Study finds CRISPR technology may provide novel treatment for genetic disorders
Washington | July 6, 2022 9:27:02 AM IST
New research revealed that one of the major issues faced by modern medicine is the treatment of crippling hereditary illnesses. The introduction of CRISPR technology and advances in genetics research over the past ten years have given patients and their f ... read..

Krabbe disease causes degeneration of neurons directly: Study
Washington | July 6, 2022 5:56:26 AM IST
According to a new study, the gene defect underlying Krabbe disease causes degeneration of neurons directly, independent of its effects on other cell types. The discovery represents a new mechanism of action for the mutant gene, presenting a more accurate ... read..

Delhi's daily Covid tally rises to 615, 3 more deaths
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2022 5:15:09 AM IST
Delhi on Tuesday reported rise in Covid cases in the last 24 hours, at 615 against 420 on the previous day, while there were three more deaths, as per the government health bulletin. ... read..

Study: Avocados help lower cholesterol levels
Washington | July 6, 2022 3:55:03 AM IST
According to a new study, eating one avocado a day for six months was found to have no effect on belly fat, liver fat or waist circumference in people with overweight or obesity. However, it did lead to a slight decrease in unhealthy cholesterol levels. ... read..

Monkeypox: WHO reports 5,322 lab-confirmed cases in 53 countries
Geneva | Wednesday, 2022 1:45:09 AM IST
The World Health Organisation (WHO) on Tuesday said that 5,322 laboratory-confirmed cases of monkeypox had been reported to it from 53 countries -- both endemic and non-endemic. ... read..

Research shows cancer trigger that can spur targeted drug therapies
Washington | July 5, 2022 10:55:12 PM IST
Researchers at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory have definitively linked the role of a particular domain of proteins important in the biology of plant microbes to a cancer trigger in humans, the knowledge that had eluded scientists ... read..

Research: Anorexia associated with significant adverse pregnancy outcomes
Washington | July 5, 2022 8:27:36 PM IST
According to a comprehensive new study, women who are diagnosed with anorexia nervosa, the eating disorder, are five times more likely on average to have underweight babies. ... read..

Neighborhood redlining may increase risk of heart diseases, know more here
Washington | July 5, 2022 6:27:47 PM IST
According to a group of researchers, redlining or the practice of illegal discrimination by a mortgage lender who denies handing out loans, is linked with heart disease and increases risk factors after they were banned. Health disparities have been linked ... read..

America: Adults' cardiometabolic health status sets alarm bells ringing for health authorities
Washington | July 5, 2022 4:57:18 PM IST
According to a recent study which suggested that less than 7 per cent of the U.S. adult population has good cardiometabolic health, a devastating health crisis requires urgent action. A group of researchers from the Friedman School of Nutrition Science an ... read..

Delhi records sharp decline in new Covid cases, 1 death
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2022 4:45:09 AM IST
Delhi on Monday reported considerable decline in fresh Covid infection in last 24 hours, at 420 against 648 reported the previous day, while there was one more death, as per the government health bulletin. ... read..

Scientists use common gene to profile microbial communities
Washington | July 5, 2022 4:26:37 AM IST
Computer scientists have developed Emu, an algorithm that uses long reads of genomes to identify the species of bacteria in a community. The program could simplify sorting harmful from helpful bacteria in microbiomes like those in the gut or in agricultur ... read..

Scientists create synthetic DNA in order to examine 'architect' genes
Washington | July 5, 2022 4:26:35 AM IST
Researchers have created artificial Hox genes which plan and direct where cells go to develop tissues or organs using new synthetic DNA technology and genomic engineering in stem cells. Their findings confirm how clusters of Hox genes help cells to learn ... read..

Doctors remove three tumors in adrenal glands in siblings
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2022 2:45:09 AM IST
Two siblings from Uttarakhand diagnosed with large tumours in vital organs of adrenal glands received a new lease of life after undergoing complex surgeries, doctors said on Monday. ... read..

Beer is good for intestine: Study
Lisbon | July 5, 2022 1:55:08 AM IST
Drinking beer is beneficial to the intestine and has the potential to prevent chronic diseases, a new study has claimed. ... read..

Instagram helps Italian fashion blogger identify monkeypox infection
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2022 1:15:10 AM IST
Italian fashion blogger Maxim Sapozhnikov found out about his monkeypox infection via short videos posted on Instagram, the photo and video sharing social networking service. ... read..

Study shows that probiotics are inefficient in improving poor vaginal health
Washington | July 4, 2022 11:55:01 PM IST
The likelihood of pregnancy in IVF can be affected by many factors, including the type of bacteria that naturally colonize the reproductive tract. "Good" bacteria in the form of probiotics are of increasing interest in treating women with vaginal microbio ... read..

Scientists develop thermogel that helps to prevent retinal scarring
Washington | July 4, 2022 6:26:58 PM IST
According to a new study, a group of scientists from Singapore have discovered that a bio-functional thermogel, a type of synthetic polymer helps to prevent retinal scarring caused by failed retinal detachment repair surgery. ... read..

Recent breakthrough may soon make breathing easier for asthmatics
Joondalup | July 4, 2022 12:55:27 PM IST
The 262 million people who suffer from asthma worldwide may soon receive more effective treatments, according to a new study conducted by Edith Cowan University. ... read..

Study finds male dogs are four times more likely to develop infectious cancer on mouth or nose than female dogs
Cambridge | July 4, 2022 11:58:06 AM IST
According to a recent study, male dogs have a four to five times higher chance of contracting the oro-nasal variant of canine transmissible venereal tumour than female dogs. ... read..

Hong Kong lawmaker photographed standing close to Xi tests Covid+
Hong Kong | Monday, 2022 3:15:09 AM IST
A Hong Kong lawmaker, who was photographed standing close to Chinese President Xi Jinping earlier this week, announced on Sunday that he had tested positive for Covid-19, media reports said. ... read..

Explained: How soil pollution raises heart disease risk
London | Monday, 2022 2:45:09 AM IST
Pesticides and heavy metals in soil may have detrimental effects on the cardiovascular system, according to a study. ... read..

Delhi records 648 fresh Covid cases, 5 deaths
New Delhi | Monday, 2022 2:15:09 AM IST
Delhi on Sunday reported marginal decline in fresh Covid cases in the last 24 hours, at 648 as against 678 reported on the previous day, but there were five fresh Covid-related deaths, as per the government health bulletin. ... read..

Astronauts may lose bone density after returning to Earth: Study
Toronto | Monday, 2022 2:15:09 AM IST
While bone loss is a natural phenomena as human bodies age, astronauts on long-duration flights tend to have a permanent loss of bone density, finds a study. ... read..

India hands over 50-bedded hospital to Tajikistan
New Delhi | Sunday, 2022 4:45:09 AM IST
India has handed over a 50-bed India-Tajikistan Friendship Hospital (ITFH) to Tajikistan along with the entire complement of medical equipment, medicines, stores and support equipment, including an operation theatre, X-Ray machines, laboratories, critical ... read..

Time to move from 'Volume' to 'Value' leadership in Pharma market: Mandaviya
New Delhi | Sunday, 2022 2:45:10 AM IST
Let us move from 'Volume' to 'Value' leadership to capture global pharmaceutical market, said Union Health Minister Mansukh said on Saturday. ... read..

Delhi's Covid tally drops to 678, 2 fresh deaths
New Delhi | Sunday, 2022 2:45:09 AM IST
Delhi on Saturday reported a decline in fresh Covid cases in last 24 hours, at 678 against 813 on the previous day, while there were two more Covid-related deaths, as per the government health bulletin. ... read..

Immune cells in brain could become new drug targets for ASD, intellectual disability
Washington | July 2, 2022 9:25:44 PM IST
Scientists have discovered a convergent mechanism that may be responsible for how two top-ranked genetic risk factors for autism spectrum disorder/intellectual disability (ASD/ID) lead to these neurodevelopmental disorders. ... read..

Concentrating on beta cells instead of immune system can help to prevent type 1 diabetes: Research
Washington | July 2, 2022 8:26:38 PM IST
According to new research, the causes of type 1 diabetes focus on auto-immune response, where the immune system shatters the islets of Langerhans which help to control the amount of glucose in the body. ... read..

Protecting the brain from dementia by inducing abnormal protein aggregates
Washington | July 2, 2022 7:55:02 PM IST
Neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer's and Parkinson's are defined by the pathogenic accumulation of toxic proteins in the brain. Now, however, scientists have established that the p62 protein, which is involved in cellular protein degradation, can p ... read..

Study: New sibling diagnosis for post-traumatic stress disorder
Washington | July 2, 2022 7:25:20 PM IST
The World Health Organization (WHO) recently listed a new sibling diagnosis for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), termed complex post-traumatic stress disorder (CPTSD). An international team has now summarized the symptoms of the long-awaited new dia ... read..

New research finds low vitamin D levels among young people of colour
Washington | July 2, 2022 5:25:58 PM IST
A University of Houston College of Nursing study discovered that 61 per cent of Black and Hispanic healthy adolescents have low vitamin D levels that go down even lower with age. ... read..

Cancer drug has potential to treat muscular dystrophy: Study
Washington | July 2, 2022 4:27:51 PM IST
According to a new study, a group of researchers found that a cancer drug available at present could have the potential to treat muscular dystrophy. ... read..

Prepare roadmap for pharmacopoeia sector focussing on int'l trade: Mandaviya
New Delhi | Saturday, 2022 4:45:10 AM IST
Expressing desire to get India's pharmacopoeia acknowledged and appreciated worldwide, Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya said on Friday that the country has become the 'Pharmacy of the World' by specialising in generic medicine formulation, manufact ... read..

Doctors' Day: 'Idiot' syndrome haunting docs, say medical experts
Bengaluru | Saturday, 2022 4:45:09 AM IST
Doctors' Day, observed on July 1 to honour the service of the fraternity, was marked across Karnataka with various unctions and celebrations in recognition of their services especially during the various waves of Covid-19. ... read..

Doctors' Day: Mandaviya felicitates docs aged above aged 75
New Delhi | Saturday, 2022 4:15:09 AM IST
Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya on Friday felicitated doctors above the age of 75 years to mark the Doctors' Day. ... read..

TN Health Department on drive to trace, eradicate TB
Chennai | Saturday, 2022 2:45:08 AM IST
The Tamil Nadu Health Department has commenced drive for eradication of tuberculosis in the state, and is visiting crowded residential areas, old age homes, industries, and areas vulnerable to the disease with a high-tech vehicle that has equipment that c ... read..

Headache most reported Covid symptom: Study
London | Saturday, 2022 1:45:16 AM IST
With 69 per cent people reporting headache prior to a Covid infection, it has become the leading symptom of the disease, according to a study. ... read..

New study finds genetic, metabolic markers of embryos that stop dividing
Washington | July 1, 2022 9:55:13 PM IST
A new study shows that many embryos stored for IVF undergo characteristic genetic and metabolic changes that inhibit development. These results help explain the loss of the developmental ability of many harvested embryos and may point to strategies for in ... read..

Mere sight of meal triggers an inflammatory response in brain
Washington | July 1, 2022 9:55:11 PM IST
Even before carbohydrates reach the bloodstream, the very sight and smell of a meal trigger the release of insulin. For the first time, researchers have shown that this insulin release depends on a short-term inflammatory response that takes place in thes ... read..

New study finds sleep is linked to optimal cardiovascular health
Washington | July 1, 2022 9:25:19 PM IST
Sleep duration is now considered an essential component for ideal heart and brain health. American Heart Association's checklist to measure cardiovascular health is updated, now called Life's Essential 8, adding healthy sleep as essential for optimal car ... read..

National Doctor's Day 2022: History, significance behind celebrating noble profession of doctors
New Delhi | July 1, 2022 3:56:26 PM IST
National Doctor's Day is an occasion celebrated annually on July 1 by the Indian Medical Association (IMA) to commemorate the birth anniversary of Dr Bidhan Chandra Roy by acknowledging the contributions of doctors toward mankind. ... read..

New way to identify essential connections between brain cells: Research
Washington | July 1, 2022 3:26:37 PM IST
A collaboration between a former cosmologist and a computational neuroscientist generates a new way to identify essential connections between brain cells. ... read..

India sends 6 tonnes of essential medicines to Afghanistan
New Delhi | Friday, 2022 4:15:09 AM IST
India on Thursday supplied the seventh batch of its medical assistance, consisting of 6 tons of essential medicines, to Afghanistan, as part of its ongoing humanitarian aid. ... read..

PGI-Chandigarh conducts rare high risk heart surgery
Chandigarh | Friday, 2022 3:45:08 AM IST
Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research's Advanced Cardiac Centre here have done a rare high risk surgery on a 90-year-old man, the first in the institute history. ... read..

Masks made mandatory in Odisha capital as Covid cases rise
Bhubaneswar | Friday, 2022 3:15:09 AM IST
In wake of the upsurge in Covid-19 cases, use of face mask has been made mandatory in Bhubaneswar, as per an order issued on Thursday. ... read..

Delhi records dip in Covid cases to 865, no new death
New Delhi | Friday, 2022 3:15:09 AM IST
Delhi on Thursday reported a decline in fresh Covid cases in last 24 hours, at 865 against 1,109 on the previous day, while there was no new death, as per the government health bulletin. ... read..

Centre to set up two hospitals with DRDO for Amarnath pilgrims
New Delhi | Friday, 2022 2:45:09 AM IST
The Union Health Ministry on Thursday announced the setting up of two 50-bed hospitals with the help of Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) for Amarnath pilgrims. ... read..

Noida hospital performs over 1,000 organ transplantations
Noida | Friday, 2022 1:45:17 AM IST
Jaypee Hospital here has successfully performed more than 1,000 organ transplantations, the hospital said on Thursday. ... read..

'Repeated Covid infection doesn't boost immunity, can raise long Covid risk'
London | Friday, 2022 1:45:09 AM IST
The theory that prior Covid infections boost up people's immunity levels, helping them to fight future variants may not be so true, as per a World Health Organisation (WHO) official. ... read..

WHO 'concerned' as monkeypox spreads to children, pregnant women
Geneva | Friday, 2022 1:45:09 AM IST
The World Health Organisation has expressed concern as the recent monkeypox outbreak has spread to vulnerable people, including children, pregnant women and those with weak immune systems. ... read..

Brain MRI can help in predicting chances of Alzheimer's disease in future
Washington | June 30, 2022 9:25:40 PM IST
Researchers are studying how a combination of genetics and brain MRIs may be used to predict the chances of developing Alzheimer's disease in the future. ... read..

Norovirus and other 'stomach viruses' can spread through saliva
Washington | June 30, 2022 7:55:31 PM IST
A class of viruses known to cause severe diarrheal diseases including the one famous for widespread outbreaks on cruise ships can grow in the salivary glands of mice and spread through their saliva, scientists have discovered. The findings show that a new ... read..

Research: Cancer drug shows potential as muscular dystrophy treatment
Washington | June 30, 2022 4:26:37 PM IST
Researchers have discovered that an existing cancer drug could have potential as a treatment for muscular dystrophy. ... read..

New atlas of tissue-resident memory T cells offers hope for new therapies on 'first responders'
Washington | June 30, 2022 4:26:27 PM IST
Researchers have gained ground in understanding unique immune cells equipped to remember the identities of malicious invaders. The researchers developed a new atlas that describes tissue-resident memory T cells in diverse tissue settings, boosting the pro ... read..

Low vitamin D levels found among young people of color: Study
Washington | June 30, 2022 3:55:19 PM IST
Results from a University of Houston College of Nursing study indicate that 61 per cent of otherwise healthy Black and Hispanic adolescents have low vitamin D levels, that drop even lower with age. ... read..

Study finds immune cells embedded in tissues provide unique defenses against pathogens and cancers
California | June 30, 2022 5:56:37 AM IST
According to a new study, CD8+ T cells which are activated in response to infections and tumours and are able to recall the names of harmful invaders, are receiving more attention from researchers studying how the human immune system reacts to pathogens a ... read..

Delhi records 1,109 fresh Covid cases, one death
New Delhi | Thursday, 2022 5:15:09 AM IST
Delhi on Wednesday again reported a rise in fresh Covid cases in last 24 hours, at 1,109 against 874 reported on previous day, while there was one more death, as per the government health bulletin. ... read..

Study reveals women brain alters more after menopause
Minnesota | June 30, 2022 4:56:25 AM IST
According to a recent study, menopausal women may have higher levels of a brain biomarker termed white matter hyperintensities than premenopausal women or men of the same age. ... read..

Monkeypox likely to become sexually-transmitted infection in US: Report
New York | Thursday, 2022 1:15:09 AM IST
The latest outbreak of monkeypox virus is likely to get "permanently entrenched" as sexually transmitted infection (STI) in the US because its early symptoms are easy to miss, according to an Indian-origin expert.A ... read..

Role identified for single gene linked to rare syndrome of epilepsy, autism and developmental disability
Washington | June 29, 2022 12:55:59 PM IST
A single gene that was previously found to be the driving force in a rare syndrome linked to epilepsy, autism and developmental disability has been identified as a linchpin in the formation of healthy neurons. ... read..

Serum Institute's Covovax approved for kids aged 7 to 11 years
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2022 5:15:09 AM IST
India's apex drugs regulator, the Drugs Controller General of India (DCGI), on Tuesday approved Pune-based Serum Institute's Covid vaccine Covovax for children aged 7 to 11 years, as per a source. ... read..

Delhi reports 874 fresh Covid cases, 4 deaths
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2022 4:15:09 AM IST
Delhi on Tuesday reported a rise in fresh Covid cases in the last 24 hours, at 874 as against 628 reported on the previous day, while there were four new deaths, as per the government health bulletin. ... read..

Centre reviews Covid situation with 14 states reporting surging cases
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2022 3:45:09 AM IST
The Centre on Tuesday reviewed the status of Covid situation with 14 such states that are reporting high number of cases on a week-to-week basis, along with increased case positivity, combined with low numbers of COVID tests and below average Covid vaccin ... read..

Antibiotic-resistant MRSA strain can jump from pigs to humans: Study
London | Wednesday, 2022 1:15:09 AM IST
A highly antibiotic-resistant strain of the superbug methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus, or MRSA, which emerged in pigs in the last 50 years, has the potential to spread to humans, finds a new study. ... read..

Ensure people in mass gatherings asymptomatic, fully vaccinated, states told
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2022 1:15:08 AM IST
The Centre on Tuesday asked states and Union Territories to ensure that people taking part in mass gatherings and pilgrimages are asymptomatic and preferably fully vaccinated against Covid-19. ... read..

Study finds Spinal fractures in elderly avoidable with simple X-ray method
Gothenburg | June 28, 2022 11:26:05 PM IST
According to a recent study by the University of Gothenburg revealed that vertebral compression fractures are very common among older people, and those with such fractures are at higher risk of incurring new ones. The research also stated that an X-ray me ... read..

Researchers suggests focus on beta cells instead of immune system could be key to preventing type 1 diabetes
Washington | June 28, 2022 11:25:50 PM IST
A recent research by a group of scientists discovered that the causes of type 1 diabetes focus more on the autoimmune response, where the immune system destroys pancreatic islet beta cells which help to produce insulin in the body. ... read..

Doctors prescribe fewer painkillers during nightshifts than during the day: Study
Washington | June 28, 2022 4:57:56 PM IST
According to a new study, physicians were 20 to 30 per cent less likely to prescribe an analgesic during nightshifts (compared to daytime shifts) and prescribed fewer painkillers than were generally recommended by the World Health Organization. ... read..

Light exposure during sleep in older adults linked to high blood pressure, diabetes, obesity
Washington | June 28, 2022 4:57:39 PM IST
A new study has found that people who were exposed to any amount of light while sleeping at night were significantly more likely to be obese, have high blood pressure and diabetes compared to adults who were not exposed to any light during the night. ... read..

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