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Researchers find why immunotherapy doesn't work well for lung cancer treatment
Cambridge (Massachusetts) | February 3, 2023 3:33:08 PM IST
Some cancers respond well to immunotherapy, a medication therapy that prompts the immune system to target tumours, although results against lung cancer have been conflicting. ... read..


Researchers suggest new device to detect brain cancer using urine
Nagoya | February 3, 2023 2:02:59 PM IST
The presence of a brain tumor can be determined by identifying a crucial membrane protein in the urine, according to research from Nagoya University in Japan. By eliminating the need for intrusive tests and raising the possibility that tumors are found ea ... read..


Study shows link between sickle cell disease, higher death risk in pregnant women
Washington | February 3, 2023 4:03:06 AM IST
Researchers from Johns Hopkins Medicine have found a connection between having sickle cell disease (SCD), a hereditary blood ailment, and having a significantly increased risk of maternal morbidity and mortality. ... read..


Doctors give 42-yr-old woman with 1.6 kg breast tumour new lease of life
New Delhi | Friday, 2023 2:45:09 AM IST
In treating a complex and rare case of breast cancer, doctors have given a new lease of life to a 42-year-old female patient through a mastectomy surgery with a flap cover for removing the 22 x 18 cm dimension and 1.6 kg malignant phyllodes tumour from th ... read..


Researchers find out if antidepressants are effective in treating chronic pain
Warwick | February 3, 2023 12:02:58 AM IST
Many people are unaware that many antidepressants (medications used to treat depression) are also given to manage chronic pain issues. ... read..


Researchers map Mexico's dengue fever hotspots
New York | February 2, 2023 11:02:42 PM IST
Ubydul Haque, an assistant professor of global health at Rutgers Global Health Institute, examined data from Mexico's Ministry of Health to pinpoint dengue infection hotspots. The researchers evaluated environmental and socioeconomic risk variables and ma ... read..


Poor oral health may contribute to declines in brain health
Dallas | February 2, 2023 9:03:12 PM IST
According to preliminary research to be presented at the American Stroke Association's International Stroke Conference 2023, taking care of your teeth and gums may have benefits beyond oral health, such as increasing brain function. The meeting, which wil ... read..


Living near a "food swamp" may increase stroke risk among adults 50 and older
Washington | February 2, 2023 8:32:37 PM IST
According to preliminary research to be presented at the American Stroke Association's International Stroke Conference 2023, adults ages 50 and older who lived near dense fast food and unhealthy food environments known as "food swamps" had a higher risk o ... read..


Study: Social isolation, loneliness linked to risk of cardiovascular disease
Washington | February 2, 2023 9:03:44 AM IST
Less is known about social isolation and loneliness's specific relationship with heart failure, despite studies showing that these are significant risk factors for cardiovascular disease. ... read..


Study finds type of therapeutic antibody for treating cancer
Southampton | February 2, 2023 9:03:42 AM IST
Before World Cancer Day (4 February), a new study from the University of Southampton's Centre for Cancer Immunology demonstrated that altering how tightly an antibody attaches to a target could enhance cancer therapies. ... read..


Sepsis increases risk of heart failure, rehospitalization after discharge: Research
Washington | February 2, 2023 7:02:53 AM IST
According to new research published in the Journal of the American Heart Association, people who were discharged after a hospitalisation involving sepsis were at a higher risk of cardiovascular events, rehospitalization for any cause, or death over a maxi ... read..


Social isolation linked to dementia risk factors: Study
Montreal | February 2, 2023 5:32:23 AM IST
According to a new study published in the open-access journal PLOS ONE by Kimia Shafighi of McGill University in Canada and colleagues, social lifestyle determinants, including social isolation, are associated with neurodegeneration risk factors. ... read..


Loneliness, social isolation raise risk of heart failure: Study
Washington | February 2, 2023 5:32:21 AM IST
Social isolation and loneliness have been shown in studies to be important risk factors for cardiovascular disease, but little is known about their specific relationship with heart failure. According to a new study published in JACC: Both social isolation ... read..


Most antidepressants ineffective in treating common pain conditions: Study
Washington | February 2, 2023 5:02:18 AM IST
Some antidepressant medications work for some pain conditions, but the majority are either ineffective or the evidence is incomplete, according to a review of the most recent evidence published in The BMJ. ... read..


CAQM revokes GRAP's Stage II curbs as AQI stays in moderate category
New Delhi | Thursday, 2023 3:15:09 AM IST
As the air quality of Delhi remained in the 'moderate' category for a second consecutive day with AQI at 164, the Commission for Air Quality Management (CAQM) on Wednesday lifted all Stage II measures under the Graded Response Action Plan (Grap) from acro ... read..


Union Budget gives major emphasis on increasing Ayush services, scientific research
New Delhi | Thursday, 2023 3:15:09 AM IST
The integration of the Ayush system in the National Health ecosystem has got a major boost in the Budget 2023-24 presented by Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Wednesday. ... read..


Healthcare industry gives 'mixed response', lauds proposal for new nursing colleges
New Delhi | Thursday, 2023 2:45:09 AM IST
Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman while presenting the Union Budget 2023-24 in Parliament on Wednesday announced a major push for the healthcare sector. She announced the establishment of 157 new nursing colleges in co-location with the existing 1 ... read..


African swine fever vaccine to be distributed in Vietnam
Hanoi | Thursday, 2023 1:45:10 AM IST
The locally-made vaccine against African swine fever (ASF) is expected to be distributed nationwide this month in Vietnam, local media reported on Wednesday. ... read..


'Investments made into millets development will yield great results'
Hyderabad | Thursday, 2023 1:15:10 AM IST
Healthy living is the key for a society or country to progress, and investments made by individuals or by the governments in this direction are expected to yield appreciable returns with time. ... read..


Increased cancer risk linked to ultra-processed food consumption: Study
Washington | February 1, 2023 9:33:11 PM IST
An Imperial College London-led observational study suggests that higher consumption of ultra-processed foods may be linked to an increased risk of developing and dying from cancer. ... read..


Researchers discover two separate reservoirs of latent HIV in patients
Chappel Hill (North Carolina) | February 1, 2023 10:32:20 AM IST
When HIV patients get antiviral medication (ART), their viral levels are reduced to the point that a conventional blood test cannot detect the virus. However, once ART is discontinued, detectable HIV resurfaces, infecting new cells. The cells that release ... read..


FSSAI guidelines on incorporating millets as nutritional menu in canteens soon
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2023 3:15:09 AM IST
Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya on Tuesday said that the FSSAI will soon formulate a guideline for schools, hospitals, government canteens etc, to incorporate millets, popularly known as 'wonder food' due to its numerous health benefits, as nutrit ... read..


Breast MRI effective at detecting cancer: Research
Washington | February 1, 2023 3:03:27 AM IST
According to a study published in Radiology, a journal of the Radiological Society of North America, breast MRI was more effective at finding breast cancer in women with dense breasts than other standard supplemental screening techniques (RSNA). ... read..


Moderate physical activity favours good sleep: Research
Tokyo | February 1, 2023 3:03:25 AM IST
Humans need a sufficient amount of high-quality sleep to maintain their physical and mental health. For instance, getting enough quality sleep can help treat a number of conditions, such as dementia, mental illness, and metabolic, cardiovascular, and meta ... read..


Scientists develop new design principles to improve cancer vaccine structure
Washington | February 1, 2023 3:03:18 AM IST
Researchers at Northwestern University's International Institute for Nanotechnology (IIN) have discovered a novel method to significantly boost the effectiveness of practically any vaccine. The structural positioning of adjuvants and antigens on and withi ... read..


Research explores if sleep medications increase your chances of dementia
Washington | February 1, 2023 12:02:45 AM IST
A new study shows that sleep medications increase the risk of dementia in whites. But the type and quantity of the medication may be factors in explaining the higher risk. It follows previous work that shows Blacks have a higher likelihood than whites o ... read..


Researchers make new breakthrough in rheumatoid arthritis treatment
Washington | February 1, 2023 12:02:37 AM IST
A research team, led by Professor Sung Ho Park in the Department of Biological Sciences at UNIST announced the results of a study on osteoblasts that damage joint bones in patients with rheumatoid arthritis. ... read..


Researchers suggest pharmacologic treatments for managing tooth extraction pain
Washington | January 31, 2023 12:34:10 PM IST
In order to formalise evidence-based alternatives to opioid analgesics for acute pain treatment following tooth extraction in adults, a recent study assessed the efficacy of 10 pharmaceutical interventions. ... read..


Researchers reveal relationship between sleep, chronic pain, spinal cord stimulation
Washington | January 31, 2023 9:02:15 AM IST
One of the most typical causes for people to seek medical attention is chronic pain, which is frequently incapacitating. American individuals who suffer from chronic pain number 65 million. ... read..


Delhi HC seeks AIIMS response in pleas seeking free treatment of diseases like DMD
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2023 4:15:10 AM IST
The Delhi High Court on Monday asked All India Institute of Medical Science (AIIMS) to file an affidavit as it heard a bunch of pleas concerning the free treatment of children with rare diseases like Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD), Hunter's Syndrome, e ... read..


Tweezers untangle chemotherapeutic's impact on DNA
New York | January 31, 2023 4:03:08 AM IST
A recent study from Cornell University offers a new perspective on how the chemotherapy drug etoposide delays and kills vital enzymes that support the growth of cancer cells. ... read..


Plastic bags found inside body of Delhi girl, says family
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2023 3:45:09 AM IST
Family members of a 15-year-old girl, who died two days after getting operated at a Delhi hospital, have alleged that her organs had been removed by hospital authorities. ... read..


Study reveals how brains turn into smarter disease fighters
Pennsylvania | January 31, 2023 3:31:29 AM IST
The possibility of treating Alzheimer's and other neurodegenerative illnesses by introducing wholesome, fresh immune cells into the brain has grown significantly. Researchers from the Universities of California, Irvine and Pennsylvania have safely overcom ... read..


Marburg vaccine shows promising results in first-in-human study
Washington | January 31, 2023 3:31:28 AM IST
The Marburg virus (MARV) experimental vaccine was safe and elicited an immunological response in a tiny, first-in-human clinical study, according to a recently published paper in The Lancet. The vaccine may one day be a crucial weapon in combating Marburg ... read..


New cases declining, can achieve target of Leprosy Mukt Bharat by 2027: Mandaviya
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2023 3:15:09 AM IST
India is making progress as new leprosy cases are declining year after year, Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya said in his video address at an event to observe the National Anti-Leprosy Day here on Monday. ... read..


Taaraka Ratna continues to be in critical state at B'luru hospital
Bengaluru | Tuesday, 2023 2:15:09 AM IST
Telugu actor and politician Nandamuri Taaraka Ratna continued to be in a critical state on ventilatory and other support in Bengaluru's Narayana Institute of Cardiac Sciences (Narayana Hrudayalaya) on Monday, the hospital said. ... read..


Machine learning identifies drugs to help smokers quit
Pennsylvania | January 31, 2023 2:03:20 AM IST
Researchers from Penn State College of Medicine and the University of Minnesota conducted a study to see if drugs like dextromethorphan, which is used to treat cold and flu-related coughs, may be repurposed to help individuals give up smoking. In order to ... read..


Sports-related sudden cardiac arrest rare in older adults: Research
Los Angeles | January 31, 2023 2:03:18 AM IST
Sports-related sudden cardiac arrest in older individuals occurs in just 2 to 3 incidents per 1,00,000 people annually. ... read..


Screening newborn babies for congenital hyperthyroidism is critical: Doctors
Bengaluru | Tuesday, 2023 1:15:09 AM IST
Doctors say that screening newborn babies for congenital hyperthyroidism (CH) is critical. Dr Yogesh Kumar Gupta, consultant-pediatrics, Fortis Hospital here, said that it is very important to screen newborn babies for CH as failure to do so can lead to m ... read..


Study reveals preventative, therapeutic measures of optic nerve hypoplasia
Blacksburg (Virginia) | January 30, 2023 11:02:10 PM IST
Researchers at the Fralin Biomedical Research Institute at VTC are looking at potential preventative and therapeutic measures for the disease, optic nerve hypoplasia (ONH), which causes vision impairment in newborns. ... read..


Researchers reveal how depression, poor mental health connected with heart disease risks among young adults
Maryland | January 30, 2023 10:32:56 PM IST
According to a recent study, researchers found that examined data from more than 500,000 people between the ages of 18 and 49, young adults who experience sadness or depression are more likely to develop cardiovascular disease (CVD) and have poor heart he ... read..


New mathematical model demonstrates how body regulates potassium
Washington | January 30, 2023 6:03:03 PM IST
Potassium levels that are too high or too low might be lethal. A new mathematical model sheds insight on the often enigmatic ways in which the body manages this essential electrolyte. ... read..


Urgently address gaps in leprosy services, accelerate efforts towards zero infection: WHO
New Delhi | Monday, 2023 4:15:09 AM IST
The World Health Organisation on Sunday called on countries in the South-East Asia Region and globally to urgently address gaps in leprosy services, disrupted by the Covid-19 pandemic and to accelerate efforts towards zero leprosy infection and disease, z ... read..


Gum infection may risk heart arrhythmia: Research
Hiroshima | January 30, 2023 3:33:00 AM IST
Periodontitis, or gum disease, can cause a slew of dental problems, ranging from foul breath to bleeding and tooth loss. Hiroshima University researchers have discovered that it may be linked to far more serious disorders elsewhere in the body -- the hear ... read..


World's first guidelines created to prevent heart problems in kids fighting cancer
Melbourne | January 30, 2023 2:32:47 AM IST
The world's first international clinical guidelines for preventing and treating heart problems in cancer patients' children have been developed. ... read..


Mumbai medicos cycle 102 km to create awareness on cervical cancer
Mumbai | Monday, 2023 1:15:09 AM IST
Over four dozen gynaecologists and others participated in a 102-km-long cyclothon across Mumbai on Sunday to generate awareness on cervical cancer among women, as part of the WHO's Cervical Cancer Awareness Month. ... read..


Study discovers anatomy that protects, monitor brain
Rochester | January 30, 2023 12:02:06 AM IST
The human brain only reluctantly reveals its secrets, from the complexity of neural networks to basic biological functions and structures. Neuroimaging and molecular biology advances have only recently enabled scientists to study the living brain at previ ... read..


Women's exercise performance increase during menstrual cycles: Research
Washington | January 29, 2023 8:34:29 PM IST
Any women's publication you read will probably have tips on how to increase exercise. But many people are unaware that the majority of fitness advice is based on research that almost exclusively involves men. Over 90 per cent of studies on exercise perfor ... read..


Head injury associated with doubled mortality rate in long term: Study
Philadelphia | January 29, 2023 8:04:27 PM IST
Adults who suffered any type of head injury during a 30-year study period had twice the rate of mortality as those who did not, according to new research, and mortality rates among those with moderate or severe head injuries were nearly three times higher ... read..


Study find out the potential cause of dementia
Los Angeles (California) | January 29, 2023 2:32:30 PM IST
As per a new study, some patients with behavioural-variant frontotemporal dementia (bvFTD), an incurable condition that makes patients lose their ability to control their behaviour and cope with daily living, may instead have a cerebrospinal fluid leak, w ... read..


MicroRNA affects inflammation in lupus disease: Research
Nagoya | January 29, 2023 6:02:37 AM IST
Researchers from Nagoya University's Graduate School of Medicine in Japan have uncovered how microRNA (miRNA) affects inflammation in mice with lupus. They discovered two downregulated miRNAs in the condition as well as a rare circumstance where several m ... read..


Study suggests way to re-energise tired T cells when treating cancer
Ohio | January 29, 2023 5:32:40 AM IST
A recent study from the Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute (OSUCCC -- James) of The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center (OSUCCC) suggests a method to reactivate vital killer immune cells that have worn o ... read..


Cardiovascular disease linked to worse brain health in middle age: Research
Washington | January 29, 2023 5:02:26 AM IST
"Cardiovascular diseases such as heart disease and stroke have been associated with an increased risk for cognitive impairment and dementia in older adults, but less is known about how having these diseases before age 60 impacts cognition and brain health ... read..


Int'l conference of liver specialists arrives at consensus on living-donor liver transplant
Chennai | Sunday, 2023 1:15:09 AM IST
A consensus on prediction and management of small for size syndrome in living-donor liver transplant was arrived at an international conference of liver surgeons, hepatologists, liver anesthesia team and researches who assembled here from across the world ... read..


Research explains how four-drug chemotherapy regimens treat metastatic pancreas cancer
Washington | January 28, 2023 8:02:57 PM IST
In Phase 3 clinical trial for metastatic pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma, a four-drug chemotherapy treatment led to a longer overall survival than a two-drug combination. ... read..


Head injuries linked to double death rate in long run: Research
Philadelphia | January 28, 2023 4:33:31 PM IST
Adults who sustained any form of brain injury during a 30-year study period had double the rate of mortality as those who did not, according to new research, while mortality rates among those with moderate or severe head injuries were nearly three times h ... read..


Hypertension medications may be used to slow ageing process: Research
Washington | January 28, 2023 2:33:41 PM IST
Researchers discovered that the drug rilmenidine can extend life and slow down the ageing process. ... read..


Study reveals traffic pollution affects brain function
Victoria | January 28, 2023 2:01:51 PM IST
Average levels of traffic pollution can harm human brain function in a matter of hours, according to a new study undertaken by scientists at the University of British Columbia and the University of Victoria. ... read..


New study reveals why dietary nitrate boosts muscular power during exercise
Washington | January 28, 2023 1:01:44 PM IST
A study found that taking dietary nitrate, the active component in beetroot juice, significantly increases muscle force while exercising. ... read..


Research finds if brain and nerve stimulation help persons with spinal cord injury
New York | January 28, 2023 4:01:39 AM IST
In animal trials, a nerve stimulation technique developed at the Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons at Columbia University is showing promise and may someday help people with spinal cord injuries regain the use of their arms. ... read..


Measles virus 'cooperates' with itself to cause fatal encephalitis: Research
Fukuoka | January 28, 2023 3:33:13 AM IST
Subacute sclerosing panencephalitis, or SSPE, a rare but devastating neurological condition that can develop years after a measles infection, has been linked to the measles virus by researchers in Japan. ... read..


Study: Artificial human skin block invasive growth in a skin cancer
Health | January 28, 2023 12:01:32 AM IST
A study team from the University of Copenhagen was able to stop invasive growth in a skin cancer model by utilising synthetic human skin. ... read..


Study reveals cause of tumor cell resistance to immunotherapy
Maryland | January 27, 2023 11:33:29 PM IST
The source of tumour cell resistance to immunotherapy was identified by a recent study that examined the pancreatic cancer tumour microenvironment, and novel therapeutic approaches were developed as a result. ... read..


Study finds how gum infection is linked with risk of heart disease
Hiroshima | January 27, 2023 9:32:08 PM IST
A gum disease called periodontitis can cause a wide range of dental problems, including bleeding gums and tooth loss. The heart, according to Hiroshima University experts, may be involved in far more serious issues elsewhere in the body. ... read..


Research shed more light on women's exercise performance during menstrual cycles
Washington | January 27, 2023 9:03:41 PM IST
Any women's publication you read will probably have tips on how to increase exercise. But many people are unaware that the majority of fitness advice is based on research that almost exclusively involves men. Over 90 per cent of studies on exercise perfor ... read..


Early heart disease linked to poor brain health in middle age: Study
Washington | January 27, 2023 7:32:10 PM IST
According to new research published in Neurology, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology, people with early cardiovascular disease might be more likely to have memory and thinking problems, as well as poor brain health in middle age. ... read..


Study reveals new test might detect Alzheimer's disease 3.5 years before clinical diagnosis
London | January 27, 2023 7:02:04 PM IST
The Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology, and Neuroscience (IoPPN) at King's College London has developed a blood-based test that can predict the risk of Alzheimer's disease up to 3.5 years before clinical diagnosis. ... read..


Actor Annu Kapoor hospitalised with chest pain; condition stable
New Delhi | Friday, 2023 5:15:11 AM IST
Veteran actor Annu Kapoor on Thursday was admitted to the Sir Ganga Ram Hospital here after he complained of chest pain. Kapoor, whose condition is said to be stable, is currently under observation at the hospital's cardiology department. ... read..


UK soft drink taxes associated with decreased obesity in girls
London | January 27, 2023 4:31:31 AM IST
According to a new study published January 26th in PLOS Medicine by Nina Rogers of the University of Cambridge School of Clinical Medicine, UK, and colleagues, the implementation of the two-tier soft drinks industry levy in the UK in 2018 was associated w ... read..


Novel microneedle bandage could save lives by stopping blood loss from wounds
Washington | January 26, 2023 9:01:52 PM IST
A soldier suffers a serious gunshot wound on a remote battlefield or a machinist has a work accident and gets stuck in traffic on the way to the hospital. Secondary, uncontrolled bleeding from traumatic injury is the leading cause of death of Americans fr ... read..


HRT could ward off Alzheimer's among at-risk women: Research
Washington | January 26, 2023 8:01:49 PM IST
Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) could help prevent Alzheimer's Dementia among women at risk of developing the disease, according to University of East Anglia research. ... read..


High fat diet could reduce ability to regulate food intake: Study
Washington | January 26, 2023 5:33:32 PM IST
Regularly eating a high-fat/calorie diet could reduce the brain's ability to regulate calorie intake. New research in rats found that after short periods of being fed a high-fat/high-calorie diet, the brain adapts to react to what is being ingested and re ... read..


Padma Awards: ORS pioneer Dilip Mahalanabis finally gets recognition, though posthumously
Kolkata | Thursday, 2023 5:15:09 AM IST
Iconic paediatrician late Dilip Mahalanabis, who pioneered the use of Oral Rehydration Solution (ORS) for the treatment of diarrhoeal diseases, finally got national recognition on Wednesday, though posthumously. ... read..


Study finds genomic screening helps to detect thyroid cancer
Pennsylvania | January 26, 2023 5:02:42 AM IST
A recent study discovered that population-based genomic screening can help in the early diagnosis of medullary thyroid cancer (MTC) in patients with RET gene variations. ... read..


Mulayam Singh, Zakir Hussain, Rakesh Jhunjhunwala, Raveena Tandon among Padma winners
New Delhi | Thursday, 2023 4:45:09 AM IST
Samajwadi Party founder Mulayam Singh Yadav, former External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna, and tabla maestro Ustad Zakir Hussain were conferred the Padma Vibhushan on the occasion of Republic Day 2023. ... read..


Maha FDA raids Mumbai pharma co, seizes steroids, sex-boosters worth Rs 51L
Mumbai | Thursday, 2023 2:45:09 AM IST
In a swoop, the Maharashtra FDA has seized large stocks of over Rs 51 lakh of sex-enhancer drugs and steroid injections used for body-building, an official said here on Wednesday. ... read..


Madras HC quashes notification banning sale of gutka in TN
Chennai | Thursday, 2023 2:45:09 AM IST
The Madras High Court has quashed the 2018 notification of Tamil Nadu's Food Safety Commissioner, banning the sale and manufacture of gutka and pan masala in the state. ... read..


Researchers give new insights into connection between ovulation, ovarian cancer
Pittsburgh (Pennsylvania) | January 26, 2023 1:31:18 AM IST
It is possible that inhibiting ovulation can reduce the risk of ovarian cancer among women who ovulate more frequently throughout the course of their lifetimes. ... read..


Altered speech may be the first sign of Parkinson's disease: Research
Washington | January 25, 2023 3:03:34 PM IST
Researchers attempted to identify early symptoms of Parkinson's disease using voice data. In their study, the researchers used artificial intelligence (AI) to analyze and assess speech signals, where calculations are done and diagnoses made in seconds rat ... read..


Scientists explain how chronic stress activates behavioural problems like loss of pleasure, depression result
Washington | January 25, 2023 3:03:26 PM IST
It's clear that chronic stress can impact our behaviour, leading to problems like depression, reduced interest in things that previously brought us pleasure, and even PTSD. ... read..


Study reveals mid-life obesity connected to risk of physical frailty in older age
Washington | January 25, 2023 7:01:15 AM IST
Researchers found that carrying far too much weight, including a midriff bulge, from middle age onwards has been linked to an increased risk of physical frailty in old age. ... read..


Policies for greater access to rural healthcare mustn't short-change rural residents: SC
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2023 3:45:09 AM IST
The Supreme Court on Tuesday said that a state legislature has no legislative competence to enact a law in respect of modern medicine or allopathic medicine, contrary to the standards that have been determined by the central law. ... read..


SC strikes off magistrate's approval condition from 'living will' process
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2023 1:15:09 AM IST
The Supreme Court on Tuesday removed the condition, mandating a magistrate's approval for withdrawal or withholding of life support to a terminally ill person. ... read..


Traffic pollution affects brain function: Study
Victoria | January 24, 2023 11:33:32 PM IST
According to a new study conducted by experts at the University of British Columbia and the University of Victoria, ordinary levels of traffic pollution can damage human brain function in a matter of hours. ... read..


Research: Hypertension drugs could be repurposed to delay ageing
Washington | January 24, 2023 4:01:58 PM IST
Researchers have found that the drug rilmenidine can extend lifespan and slow ageing. ... read..


Researchers reveal how vortex ultrasound breaks down blood clots in brain
North Carolina | January 24, 2023 5:02:57 AM IST
Researchers have created a new tool and technique that uses "vortex ultrasound" - a type of ultrasonic tornado - to break down blood clots in the brain. ... read..


Researchers reveal head injury linked with doubled mortality rate in long term
Philadelphia | January 24, 2023 3:32:49 AM IST
According to new research, adults who suffered any type of head injury during a 30-year study period had twice the rate of mortality as those who did not, and mortality rates among those with moderate or severe head injuries were nearly three times higher ... read..


Kerala Minister visits Thiruvanthapuram Zoo where 53 spotted deer, black bucks died
Thiruvananthapuram | Tuesday, 2023 3:15:09 AM IST
Kerala Minister J. Chinchu Rani on Monday inspected the popular Thiruvananthapuram Zoo where all its 53 spotted deer and black bucks died in the last nine months. ... read..


First Covid, now layoffs: Indian professionals undergo tremendous stress, anxiety
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2023 1:15:09 AM IST
Amid the growing layoffs, there has been a surge in the number of patients coming from various companies -- both office-goers and those working from home -- with panic anxiety attacks and depression as they fear losing control over their immediate future ... read..


Childhood trauma may be linked to civic environmental engagement later in life: Research
Washington | January 24, 2023 12:04:10 AM IST
According to new research published in Scientific Reports, childhood trauma might lead an individual to volunteer, donate money, or contact their elected officials about environmental issues later in life. ... read..


Study: Regulating immunological memory might help immune system fight disease
Missouri | January 23, 2023 11:31:20 PM IST
Scientists have long worked to better understand the immunological responses of the human body throughout various diseases, such as cancer and inflammatory diseases. ... read..


SPOP protein contributes to cancer: Research
New York | January 23, 2023 11:03:20 PM IST
SPOP is the most frequently mutated protein in prostate cancer and has been linked to endometrial, uterine, and other cancers. Despite their importance, the mechanisms by which SPOP mutations cause cancer remain unknown. ... read..


Researchers find association between multiple sclerosis lesions, depression
Boston | January 23, 2023 8:02:11 AM IST
There seems to be a link between two serious medical disorders. Globally, millions of individuals suffer from multiple sclerosis (MS), a condition that attacks the body's central nervous system, while hundreds of millions of people suffer from depression, ... read..


S Korea reports 16,624 Covid cases, lowest Sunday tally in 15 weeks
Seoul | Monday, 2023 4:15:09 AM IST
South Korea reported 16,624 new Covid-19 cases on Sunday, the lowest number for a Sunday in 15 weeks, health authorities said, amid a slowdown in infections and less testing over the Lunar New Year holiday. ... read..


Strong indications of AQI improvement, actions under Stage I & II to remain: CAQM
New Delhi | Monday, 2023 3:15:09 AM IST
After the overall air quality of the national capital suddenly deteriorated since late Saturday night with the overall Air Quality Index (AQI) clocking 407 on Sunday, the Sub-Committee for invoking actions under the Graded Response Action Plan (GRAP) of t ... read..


Study reveals four-drug chemotherapy regimens treat metastatic pancreas cancer
Los Angeles | January 23, 2023 2:34:14 AM IST
In Phase 3 clinical trial for metastatic pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma, a four-drug chemotherapy treatment led to a longer overall survival than a two-drug combination. ... read..


Women show higher risk of developing cancer in both breast: Research
New York | January 22, 2023 11:04:09 PM IST
Women who have cancer in one breast may be more likely to develop cancer in the opposite breast if they have specific genetic changes that predispose them to develop breast cancer, according to a study led by the Mayo Clinic Comprehensive Cancer Center. ... read..


Study uses cancer cells as logic gates to find out what makes them move
Indiana | January 22, 2023 11:04:06 PM IST
Cancer cells migrate through the body for a variety of reasons; some simply follow the fluid flow, while others actively follow chemical trails. ... read..


Study finds older adults with asthama are at higher risk of depression
Washington | January 22, 2023 7:33:53 PM IST
A recent prospective study of about 2,000 Canadian older individuals published online in the journal Respiratory Medicine discovered that older adults with asthma were at higher risk for depression during the COVID-19 pandemic. ... read..


Snoring, breathing difficulties in children can be reduced by simple nasal spray: Study
Washington | January 22, 2023 4:34:18 PM IST
According to a new study, a simple nasal spray significantly reduced snoring and breathing difficulties in children and halved the number needing to have their tonsils removed. ... read..


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