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Screening for parental depression beyond the postpartum period has potential to identify families in need of support: Study
New Jersey | June 28, 2022 3:55:22 PM IST
According to a Rutgers study, screening mothers and fathers for depression beyond their child's first birthday in pediatric offices, the current standard practice, could identify families in need of mental health and other critical resources. ... read..


Study finds sleep deprivation affects physician perception of patient pain
Columbia | June 28, 2022 5:25:51 AM IST
A recent international study from the University of Missouri School of Medicine and researchers in Israel found that sleep-deprived doctors show less empathy for patient distress and that this impression affects their prescribing behaviours. ... read..


Delhi reports 628 fresh Covid cases, 3 deaths
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2022 4:45:08 AM IST
Delhi on Monday reported 628 fresh Covid cases and three Covid-related deaths in last 24 hours, as per the government health bulletin. ... read..


N95 mask with nanoparticle coating developed using 3D printing technology
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2022 2:15:08 AM IST
Researchers have developed a reusable, recyclable, washable, odourless, non-allergic and anti-microbial N95 mask by using 3D printing technology. ... read..


Delhi doctors treat 9-yr-old Iraqi girl with rare blood disorder
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2022 1:45:10 AM IST
Doctors here gave a new lease of life to a 9-year-old girl from Iraq who was suffering from a rare disease called Diamond Blackfan anaemia (DBA). ... read..


Covid deaths more in middle-aged, elderly Indians than in other countries: Study
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2022 1:45:10 AM IST
Covid-related hospitalisations claimed lives of middle-aged to elderly Indians more frequently than people of the same age groups in other regions of the world, according to a new study. ... read..


Research discovers benefits of exercise resulting in a new blood molecule
Houston | June 27, 2022 6:54:39 AM IST
Scientists from Baylor College of Medicine, Stanford School of Medicine, and affiliated institutions report that they have discovered a blood molecule that is created during exercise and can significantly lower food intake and obesity in mice. ... read..


Study reveals undiagnosed major risk factors found in two thirds of ischaemic stroke patients
Vienna | June 27, 2022 4:55:53 AM IST
According to a recent study at the European Academy of Neurology (EAN) Congress 2022, the majority of people who get ischemic strokes and have no known risk factors have underlying diseases. ... read..


Centre has allocated over Rs 2,600cr to TN: Mandaviya
New Delhi | Monday, 2022 3:45:08 AM IST
Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya on Sunday said the Central government has allocated over Rs 2,600 crore towards health for Tamil Nadu under the National Health Mission, and Rs 404 crore for medical infrastructure advancement in the state under the ... read..


Typhoid bacteria increasingly resistant to essential antibiotics: Lancet
New York | Monday, 2022 2:15:09 AM IST
Bacteria causing typhoid fever are becoming increasingly resistant to some of the most important antibiotics for human health, according to a study published in The Lancet Microbe journal. ... read..


Flu vax linked to 40% reduced risk of Alzheimer's disease: Study
New York | Monday, 2022 1:45:09 AM IST
People who received at least one influenza vaccine were 40 per cent less likely than their non-vaccinated peers to develop Alzheimer's disease over the course of four years, according to a new study. ... read..


Study shows new type of gene that explains why women have different symptoms of heart disease than men
Washington | June 26, 2022 8:57:56 PM IST
According to a University of Florida study, newly identified genes could explain why women have different symptoms of heart disease than men, often leading to misdiagnoses of serious problems. ... read..


Oral antiviral drug targets key part of respiratory syncytial virus: Study
Washington | June 26, 2022 8:57:39 PM IST
An oral antiviral drug that targets a key part of the respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) polymerase and inhibits the synthesis of viral genetic material has been identified, a finding that could provide an effective treatment against RSV disease. ... read..


Marital education benefits people's overall health: Study
Washington | June 26, 2022 8:25:45 PM IST
According to a study conducted by researchers at Indiana University, marital education is positively associated with people's overall health, with an effect size that rivals the impact of a person's own education. ... read..


Research: New deep learning model helps automated screening of common eye disorders
Washington | June 26, 2022 7:27:15 PM IST
A new deep study reveals that automation in disease diagnosis is reliant on deep learning models that can accurately and efficiently identify measurements of tumors, tissue volume, or other sorts of abnormalities. Now, researchers have unveiled a new, res ... read..


Is travelling beneficial for your mental health? See what the study says
Washington | June 26, 2022 3:55:01 PM IST
According to a recent study, travelling and going on holidays can provide a positive impact on the mental health and well-being of an individual. ... read..


Study: Consuming cranberries enhances memory, curbs bad cholestrol
London | June 26, 2022 7:56:36 AM IST
The latest research at the University of East Anglia (UK) has indicated the neuroprotective potential that cranberries possess and that adding them to one's diet can significantly enhance memory and curb unhealthy cholesterol. ... read..


Medical facilities after every 2 km for Amarnath pilgrims
Srinagar | Sunday, 2022 2:45:09 AM IST
Health department officials of Jammu and Kashmir government said on Saturday that for this year's Amarnath Yatra, medical facilities would remain available for pilgrims after every 2 km on both Pahalgam and Baltal routes. ... read..


Amarinder Singh undergoes surgery in London
Chandigarh | Sunday, 2022 2:15:09 AM IST
Former Punjab Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh underwent a successful spinal surgery in a London hospital on Saturday. ... read..


Walking might improve cognitive task performance: Study
Washington | June 25, 2022 11:26:12 PM IST
The findings of researchers from the Del Monte Institute for Neuroscience at the University of Rochester seem to be in contradiction with the thought that when walking is combined with a task, both suffer. ... read..


Breast cancer spreads during sleep, suggests research
Zurich | June 25, 2022 11:26:07 PM IST
According to a recent study by scientists at ETH Zurich, the University Hospital Basel, and the University of Basel, circulating cancer cells that later form metastases primarily emerge during the sleep phase of the affected individuals. ... read..


Scientists show elevated leptin levels in preeclampsia trigger a cardiovascular cascade that puts mother and child at risk
Augusta | June 25, 2022 9:27:38 PM IST
In preeclampsia, which puts both mother and baby at risk, researchers have found that a mid-pregnancy surge in the hormone leptin, which most of us associate with appetite suppression, causes appetite disturbances in the blood vessels and limits the baby' ... read..


Study: Plant-based substitutes provide lesser protein in comparison to chicken
Washington | June 25, 2022 5:57:39 PM IST
According to a recent study, the human body receives less amount of protein from plant-based substitutes as compared to chicken. ... read..


Delhi Covid cases drop to 1,447, one more death
New Delhi | Saturday, 2022 3:15:23 AM IST
Delhi on Friday reported significant decline in Covid cases in last 24 hours, at 1,447 against 1,934 recorded on the previous day, while there was one new death, as per the government health bulletin. ... read..


Delhi HC allows doctor in vacant seat of specialised course at AIIMS
New Delhi | Saturday, 2022 3:15:09 AM IST
The Delhi High Court has directed the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) to admit a doctor in the vacant seat of a highly specialised M.Ch. Minimal Access Surgery and General Surgery course. ... read..


Explained: What's driving Covid surge in India
New Delhi | Saturday, 2022 1:45:08 AM IST
Newer Omicron strains, waning immunity, and breakthrough infections among vaccinated are the major reasons for the current Covid peak seen in India, including the national capital, said doctors on Friday. ... read..


Wearable tracker with AI may detect Covid before symptoms appear
London | Saturday, 2022 1:15:09 AM IST
Wearable activity trackers that monitor changes in skin temperature and heart and breathing rates, combined with artificial intelligence (AI), might be used to pick up Covid-19 infection days before symptoms start, claimed preliminary research. ... read..


New gene type explains why women experience different heart disease symptoms than men
Washington | June 24, 2022 10:54:59 PM IST
According to a study by the University of Florida, newly identified genes may help explain why women experience different heart disease symptoms than men do, which often leads to misdiagnosing serious problems. ... read..


Study: Vaccination against COVID19 during pregnancy helps protect babies from needing hospital care for COVID19
Chicago | June 24, 2022 9:56:58 PM IST
Researchers have provided additional evidence that vaccination against COVID-19 during pregnancy helps protect young infants. ... read..


Research introduces self-powered smart implants to monitor spinal fusion healing
Washington | June 24, 2022 7:55:23 PM IST
A self-powered smart implant to monitor spinal fusion healing is introduced by the researchers at the University of Pittsburgh. ... read..


Researchers find molecular factors to treat melanoma skin cancer
Columbus (Ohio) | June 24, 2022 12:56:57 PM IST
According to a recent study, a group of researchers found important molecular information that could support scientists to develop more effective treatment and strategies to prevent difficult to treat form of melanoma skin cancer. ... read..


Mandaviya holds review meet as Covid cases rise again
New Delhi | Friday, 2022 3:45:08 AM IST
Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya on Thursday chaired a meeting with the key experts and officials in view of an upsurge of Covid-19 cases in some states. ... read..


Alarm bells ring in Karachi as Covid ratio surges past 20%
Karachi | Friday, 2022 2:45:09 AM IST
Karachi recorded a Covid-19 positivity ratio of over 20 per cent in the last 24 hours while the national caseload witnessed a minor surge during the past few days, government data showed on Thursday. ... read..


Delhi's Covid tally doubles to 1,934 new cases, positivity at 8.10%
New Delhi | Friday, 2022 2:15:09 AM IST
Delhi on Thursday reported an over two-fold rise in Covid cases in the last 24 hours, at 1,934 against 928 recorded on the previous day, but there was no fresh death, as per the government health bulletin. ... read..


Omicron sub-variants may target lungs, evade vax and prior infection: Studies
London | Friday, 2022 1:45:09 AM IST
The rising cases of Covid, in the UK, the US and some European countries, as well as in India, majorly driven by BA.2, BA.4, and BA.5 sub-variants of Omicron, suggest it may have evolved to target the lungs, according to a study. ... read..


Erectile dysfunction drugs may help treat oesophageal cancer: Study
London | Friday, 2022 1:15:08 AM IST
A group of drugs commonly used to treat erectile dysfunction may be able to boost the effect of chemotherapy in oesophageal cancer, according to new research. ... read..


Infertility or pregnancy loss can increase risk of stroke in women: Research
Washington | June 23, 2022 11:56:05 PM IST
Infertility and pregnancy loss are associated with an increased risk of non-fatal and fatal stroke in later life, found an analysis of observational studies. ... read..


Research finds skin disorders can affect mental health of children, young people
Washington | June 23, 2022 9:56:53 PM IST
Skin disorders can have a devastating impact on the physical and mental health of children and young people and although effective treatments are available, they are scarce, researchers have said. ... read..


Scientists reveal leptin levels rising in preeclampsia trigger cardiovascular cascade that endangers both mother, baby
Augusta | June 23, 2022 6:26:43 PM IST
In preeclampsia, which puts both mother and baby at risk, researchers have discovered that a midgestational rise in the hormone leptin, which most of us associate with appetite suppression, causes problematic blood vessel dysfunction and limits the baby's ... read..


Study finds light exposure during sleep linked to blood pressure, diabetes, and obesity in older adults
Evanston | June 23, 2022 1:25:38 PM IST
According to a study, even low light can disturb sleep, increasing the risk of serious health problems such as blood pressure, diabetes, and obesity in older adults. ... read..


Omicron's BA-5 sub-variant may be behind TN's rising Covid cases: Govt
Chennai | Thursday, 2022 4:15:09 AM IST
The presence of Omicron's BA-5 sub-variant may be the reason for the sudden spike in cases in Tamil Nadu, the state Public Health and Preventive Medicine Department, said in its data for May-June. ... read..


Delhi's Covid tally falls back to three figures, three new deaths
New Delhi | Thursday, 2022 3:45:09 AM IST
Delhi on Wednesday reported significant decline in Covid cases in last 24 hours, at 928 against 1,383 recorded on previous day, while there were three more deaths, as per the government health bulletin. ... read..


Bangladesh's daily Covid cases surpass 1K; highest in 4 months
Dhaka | Thursday, 2022 1:15:10 AM IST
Bangladesh is witnessing a surge in Covid-19 infections, with 1,135 new cases being reported on Wednesday, the highest in about four months, officials said. ... read..


Study: Mushroom extract supports clearing human papillomavirus (HPV) infections
Houston | June 22, 2022 3:26:35 PM IST
A recent study by researchers of UTHealth Houston discovered that using mushroom extract daily helps the immune system in clearing human papillomavirus (HPV) infections. ... read..


Feeling of detachment after trauma has worse impact on mental health, reveals study
Washington | June 22, 2022 2:24:53 PM IST
The presence of dissociation, a profound sense of detachment from one's sense of self or surroundings may indicate a high risk of developing severe post-traumatic stress disorder, anxiety, physical pain, depression, and social impairment for people who ha ... read..


Study reveals reducing air pollution helps build strong brain development in children
Washington | June 22, 2022 12:55:08 PM IST
Having a portable air cleaner at home can help in reducing the impact of air pollution on children's brain development, according to a recent study. ... read..


Delhi's daily Covid tally rises to 1,383, one fresh death
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2022 4:45:09 AM IST
Delhi on Tuesday again reported a rise in daily Covid cases, to 1,383 in the last 24 hours, against 1,060 on the previous day, while there was one more death, as per the government health bulletin. ... read..


Now, app for localised info on UV radiation levels
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2022 3:45:09 AM IST
A new app that provides localised information on ultraviolet (UV) radiation levels - a major cause of skin cancer and other UV related diseases - and five-day UV and weather forecasts at searchable locations was launched on Tuesday. ... read..


Telangana issues advisory after surge in Covid cases
Hyderabad | Wednesday, 2022 3:45:09 AM IST
Health authorities in Telangana on Tuesday issued a public advisory after a surge in Covid-19 cases in the state. ... read..


TN govt doctor who let son treat patients under scanner
Chennai | Wednesday, 2022 2:45:08 AM IST
The Tamil Nadu Health Department has suspended a government doctor who allegedly took unauthorised absence and allowed his son, a house surgeon, to screen patients and launched an enquiry. ... read..


School closures during Covid spiked mental health crisis in kids: WHO
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2022 1:45:15 AM IST
Closure of schools during Covid-induced lockdowns across the world had a "deep impact" and spiked "global mental health crisis" in young children, according to a recent report by the World Health Organisation (WHO). ... read..


Study: Children with bronchitis can develop lung problems in adulthood
Washington | June 21, 2022 11:56:12 PM IST
According to research from the Allergy and Lung Health Unit at the University of Melbourne, bronchitis in early childhood has been found to increase the risk of lung diseases in middle age. ... read..


Scientists discover why vaccination against malaria loses its effect in short time
Washington | June 21, 2022 11:25:21 PM IST
Scientists at the German Cancer Research Center have studied the human immune response after immunization with the malaria pathogen Plasmodium falciparum. Their findings could explain why natural infections, to which people in endemic areas are constantly ... read..


Scientists find new insights into the human centrosome
Washington | June 21, 2022 9:25:15 PM IST
A team of scientists has gained new insights into the human centrosome, whose malfunction is linked to many neurodevelopmental disorders. ... read..


Anti-obesity medication along with lifestyle changes can result in 10% weight loss: Study
Atlanta | June 21, 2022 2:25:40 PM IST
A new study conducted by the Endocrine Society has found that overweight and obese individuals reported an average weight reduction of 10.6% more than 3 to 5 years with a program of lifestyle change in combination with anti-obesity medicines. ... read..


Study reveals breathing in polluted air contributes to neurological damage
Birmingham | June 21, 2022 10:25:09 AM IST
A new study has revealed that breathing in polluted air could lead to toxic particles being transported from the lungs to the brain. The research has been done by a team of experts from the University of Birmingham and research institutions in China and t ... read..


International Yoga Day 2022: 5 Yoga poses to relieve stress and rejuvenate mind
New Delhi | June 21, 2022 9:55:24 AM IST
Annually International Yoga Day 2022 is celebrated on June 21 to educate people about Yoga's importance and the pivotal role it plays in leading towards a healthier lifestyle by rejuvenating our mind and body. ... read..


International Yoga Day: 5 easy Yoga asanas for children
New Delhi | June 21, 2022 6:24:32 AM IST
Every year, International Yoga Day is celebrated on June 21 for its umpteen wellness factors. ... read..


Delhi reports drop in Covid cases, but 6 deaths now
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2022 2:45:09 AM IST
Delhi on Monday reported a significant decline in Covid cases in last 24 hours, at 1,060, against 1,530 on the previous day, while there are as many as six new deaths, as per the government health bulletin. ... read..


Mandaviya urges G20 to focus on sharing genome sequencing data
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2022 2:45:09 AM IST
Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya on Monday suggested G20 members for an institutional framework to enable rapid sharing of genome sequencing data along with a neutral & aggregate data-sharing model amongst countries. ... read..


Scientists working on electronic implants to help pill delivery at a click
London | Tuesday, 2022 2:15:09 AM IST
A team of Swedish researchers are working on developing electronic implants that can one day replace daily pills and deliver drugs at the touch of a button. ... read..


Study finds VR useful in addressing social determinants of health
Washington | June 20, 2022 11:57:25 PM IST
In medicine, Virtual Reality technology allows educators a way to ease barriers that may exist in terms of physical locations, scheduling and creating realistic scenarios for students to practice their clinical skills. ... read..


K'taka HC: No rule prohibiting people from sitting cross legged during proceedings. What about health effects?
New Delhi | June 20, 2022 9:55:16 PM IST
Though the Karnataka High Court in its recent response to a RTI stated that there's no rule or order prohibiting people from sitting cross-legged during court proceedings, one might think whether doing so in our daily lives has any bad effects on the huma ... read..


Alzheimer's disease can be diagnosed with single brain scan: Research
London | June 20, 2022 8:24:38 PM IST
During new research, researchers used a machine learning technology to look into the structural features within the brain, including the areas which were not previously associated with Alzheimer's. ... read..


New discovery of 'powerful clinical strategy' for treating heart disease
Washington | June 20, 2022 7:56:34 PM IST
Researchers at the University of Houston revealed a new technology that not only repairs heart muscle cells in mice but also regenerates them following a heart attack or myocardial infarction as it's medically known. ... read..


Study links area-level income and education with lung cancer diagnosis
Washington | June 20, 2022 2:55:32 PM IST
Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the United States, and early detection and treatment are key to prolonging patient survival. A recent study by Wiley published online in CANCER, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer So ... read..


Top 5 Yoga asanas that you can easily perform at your workplace
New Delhi | June 20, 2022 11:26:12 AM IST
International Yoga Day is celebrated on June 21, every year and it is the best occasion to include Yoga in our day-to-day life. Yoga helps to maintain a healthy and fit life, but in order to achieve that, one needs to perform it with consistency, at least ... read..


Smriti Irani tests Covid positive
New Delhi | Monday, 2022 4:45:09 AM IST
Union Women and Child Development Minister Smriti Irani on Sunday announced that she has tested Covid positive. ... read..


Delhi reports 1,530 new Covid cases, three more deaths
New Delhi | Monday, 2022 3:15:09 AM IST
Delhi on Sunday reported marginal decline in Covid cases in last 24 hours, at 1,530 against 1,534 recorded on the previous day, while there were three more deaths, as per the government health bulletin. ... read..


Postpartum depression affects dads too
Sydney | Monday, 2022 2:15:09 AM IST
If you thought only women faced depression during pregnancy and post birth, you may be wrong. New research shows men also face severe mood changes in the period surrounding their child's birth, but their condition is often overlooked. ... read..


Three iconic J&K sites chosen for international Yoga Day
Srinagar | Monday, 2022 1:45:08 AM IST
Three heritage sites of Jammu and Kashmir have been chosen among 75 prominent heritage spots for special events on June 21 being celebrated as International Yoga Day. ... read..


Study: Scientists offer solutions for risky tap water
Washington | June 19, 2022 11:25:11 PM IST
A recent study by Prof. YU Wenzheng's team highlighted the risk that high concentrations of disinfection byproducts in tap water can cause bladder cancer and suggested sustainable solutions such as ozone biofiltration and nanofiltration to increase the sa ... read..


Synthetic Receptor eliminates need for chemo and radiation therapy
Los Angeles | June 19, 2022 10:25:29 PM IST
According to the researchers at the University of Pennsylvania, synthetic IL-9 receptor allows cancer-fighting T cells to do their job without the use of chemo or radiation. ... read..


Risk of cataract might rise due to cholesterol-lowering genes: Research
Washington | June 19, 2022 8:55:46 PM IST
According to the findings of a recent study, individuals with genetic variations linked to statin medications appear to have an increased risk of developing cataracts and having cataract surgery. ... read..


Scientists discover new way of treating solid tumours using Nanoparticles
Winston (North Carolina) | June 19, 2022 8:55:44 PM IST
According to a recent study, a group of Wake Forest University School of Medicine researchers found a new way of treating solid tumours with the creation of a novel nanoparticle. They also discovered that cancers of breast, colon, head and neck have tumou ... read..


Research claims diabetes, heart disease enhance risk of dementia
Washington | June 19, 2022 7:56:28 PM IST
According to research, patients dealing with type 2 diabetes, heart disease or stroke accelerate the risk of developing dementia. ... read..


Cerebellum contributes to higher cognitive functions: Study
Washington | June 19, 2022 7:27:22 PM IST
A research study explains how dopamine in the cerebellum modulates social behaviours via its action on D2 receptors (D2R). The cerebellum is essential for but also contributes to higher cognitive functions including social behaviours. ... read..


Study finds new algorithm that can identify people with Kidney disease risk
New York | June 19, 2022 3:25:10 PM IST
A new algorithm can analyse thousands of mutations across the genome and determine a person's risk of getting chronic kidney disease, according to a recent study. ... read..


Peanut allergy treatment most effective when started early in infants :Study
Washington | June 19, 2022 3:25:06 PM IST
In 2019, UBC researchers revealed that pre-schoolers can safely overcome peanut allergies using an oral immunotherapy treatment. They now have proof that the sooner pre-schoolers begin treatment, the better. ... read..


Study: UCI neuroscientists create brain maps after traumatic brain injury
California | June 19, 2022 7:24:45 AM IST
Scientists at the University of California, Irvine have discovered that injuring one part of the brain alters the connections between nerve cells throughout the brain. The new research was published this week in Nature Communications. ... read..


Delhi reports drop in daily Covid cases, deaths rise to three
New Delhi | Sunday, 2022 4:45:09 AM IST
Delhi on Saturday reported a decline in daily Covid cases in the last 24 hours, at 1,534 against 1,797 recorded on previous day, while there were three new deaths, as per the government health bulletin. ... read..


Rather than opioid based pain medication, a new way found to treat chronic pain
Washington | June 19, 2022 12:55:57 AM IST
A potential new way to treat chronic pain is using anti-cancer drugs rather than opioid-based pain medication, reveals a new study by the University of Calgary. ... read..


Research: Math model predicts efficacy of heart attack drug treatments
Washington | June 18, 2022 11:24:58 PM IST
During a recent study, researchers used mice to develop a mathematical model of a myocardial infarction, popularly known as a heart attack. ... read..


Do you know how areas of brains communicate? New study reveals
Washington | June 18, 2022 9:26:30 PM IST
A question that always rises in neuroscience is that how do brain areas communicate? Now, a recent study at the Sainsbury Wellcome Centre has revealed the reason behind it. ... read..


Study develops 3 systems together for baby's respiratory health
Rochester | June 18, 2022 4:57:13 PM IST
The co-development of three systems, the gut microbiome, respiratory system, and immune system, is correlated with a baby's respiratory health, according to a new multidisciplinary study conducted by researchers at the University of Rochester Medical Cent ... read..


How to use gene testing to prevent sudden cardiac death in athletes: Study
Washington | June 18, 2022 4:57:11 PM IST
According to a study published in the European Society of Cardiology, recommendations on how to use gene testing to prevent sudden cardiac death in athletes and enable safe exercise are paving the way. ... read..


Immune ageing could be due to stress: Researchers
Washington | June 18, 2022 4:56:54 PM IST
A new study has explained explains age-related health inequalities, including the unequal toll of the pandemic on people, and identifies potential intervention points. ... read..


Study explains how diabetes wellness visits reduce risk of amputation
Washington | June 18, 2022 4:26:08 PM IST
According to University of Virginia School of Medicine researchers and their collaborators, patients with diabetes who participate in a free annual wellness visit covered by Medicare are 36 per cent less likely to need an amputation. ... read..


Delhi reports significant rise in Covid cases at 1,797, one more death
New Delhi | Saturday, 2022 4:45:09 AM IST
Delhi on Friday reported a rise in Covid cases, at 1,797 in last 24 hours, against 1,323 infection recorded on the previous day, while there was one more death, as per the government health bulletin. ... read..


Kids under 5 can now be vaccinated against Covid: US FDA
Washington | Saturday, 2022 4:15:09 AM IST
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Friday authorised emergency use of the Moderna Covid-19 Vaccine and the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine for the prevention of Covid-19 in children down to 6 months of age. ... read..


BA.4, BA.5 Omicron strains may drive new global Covid wave
New Delhi | Saturday, 2022 1:15:09 AM IST
Several countries including India, the UK, US, and Australia are seeing an uptick in Covid cases majorly driven by Omicron sub-variants BA.4, BA.5, according to media reports. ... read..


Research reveals new pediatric obesity program makes treatment more accessible
San Diego | June 17, 2022 4:25:52 PM IST
According to new research, scientists discovered that the Guided Self-Help programme is effective in treating paediatric obesity and improving attendance rates. ... read..


Glucose meter to soon test for SARS-CoV-2 antibody levels: Study
Washington | June 17, 2022 7:56:06 AM IST
A commercial COVID test can quickly determine if you are infected with SARS-CoV-2. However, if a positive result is obtained, there is no equivalent home test to assess how long you have been protected from reinfection. ... read..


Reduce gap between second and Covid booster dose, recommends NTAGI
New Delhi | Friday, 2022 5:15:09 AM IST
The National Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation on Thursday (NTAGI) recommended reducing the gap between second Covid vaccine and the booster dose. ... read..


Cut-off mark for super-speciality seats' additional mop-up round lowered
New Delhi | Friday, 2022 4:45:09 AM IST
The Medical Counselling Committee on Thursday announced a 15 per cent reduction in the cut-off percentile for an additional mop-up round counselling to fill up vacant seats of super-speciality courses. ... read..


Delhi reports 1,323 fresh Covid cases, 2 deaths
New Delhi | Friday, 2022 4:15:09 AM IST
Delhi on Thursday reported a marginal decline in daily Covid cases in last 24 hours, at 1,323 against 1,375 recorded on previous day, as well as two new deaths, as per the government health bulletin. ... read..


Long Covid may give rise to dangerous new variants: Report
Vienna | Friday, 2022 1:45:09 AM IST
Long Covid, which can lingher up to months and even years in some people, has the potential to emerge into dangerous variants, scientists have found. ... read..


N. Korea reports new infectious disease outbreak amid Covid
Seoul | Friday, 2022 1:15:10 AM IST
North Korea has reported outbreak of an "acute enteric epidemic" in its southwestern region on Thursday, amidst the Covid wave. ... read..


Risk of dementia increases due to diabetes, cardiovascular disease: Research
Washington | June 16, 2022 11:55:22 PM IST
Individuals with at least two of the diseases, including type 2 diabetes, heart disease or stroke, have double the risk of developing dementia. ... read..


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