Wednesday, October 23, 2019
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Blood pressure medication works best when taken at bed time: Study
Washington D.C. | October 23, 2019 6:11:44 PM IST
A new study has revealed that people with high blood pressure who take all their anti-hypertensive medication in one go at bedtime have better-controlled blood pressure and a significantly lower risk of death or illness caused by heart or blood vessel pro ... read..


Researchers uncover factors which affect when first symptoms of Alzheimer's show
Washington D.C. | October 23, 2019 1:41:41 PM IST
While it is known that the occurrence of dementia is influenced by a person's family history and conditions like cardiovascular disease and diabetes; a little is known what affects the appearance of first symptoms of forgetfulness. ... read..


Assam to implement two-child norm from 2021
Guwahati | Wednesday, 2019 10:50:55 AM IST
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government in Assam has decided that people with more than two children will be ineligible for government jobs after January 1, 2021. ... read..


Pancreatic, colorectal cancer up 10% in 30 years: Study
Madrid | Wednesday, 2019 1:15:05 AM IST
Global death rates for pancreatic cancer and incidence rates for colorectal cancer both increased by 10 per cent between 1990 and 2017, the results of a major study conducted across 195 countries revealed. ... read..


New method to predict pregnancy disorder developed
Sydney | Tuesday, 2019 8:15:05 PM IST
Researchers have developed a simple, low-cost way to predict preeclampsia, one of the leading causes of maternal-foetal mortality worldwide. ... read..


Immune cells rewire, repair brain while we sleep: Study
New York | Tuesday, 2019 7:45:05 PM IST
Researchers have found that immune cells called microglia, which play an important role in reorganising the connections between nerve cells, fighting infections, and repairing damage, are also primarily active while we sleep. ... read..


In a first, 26-yr-old DMD patient in UP survives with stem cell therapy
Lucknow | Tuesday, 2019 4:15:05 PM IST
Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD) is a deadly genetic disorder, 99.9 per cent people suffering from which, die between the age of 13 to 23 years. However, in a first, a 26-year-old patient from Lucknow has survived DMD by regularly taking stem cells for t ... read..


How to take care of baby's skin during winter
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2019 2:45:05 AM IST
With winter just around the corner, the need for extra care and nourishment for the babys skin becomes a top priority for a mother. ... read..


Lack of qualified doctors biggest challenge: Arvind Panagariya
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2019 1:45:05 AM IST
Low spending on health and lack of enough qualified doctors are some the biggest challenges to improving healthcare in India, former Niti Aayog Vice Chairman Arvind Panagariya said on Monday. ... read..


Playing sports linked with lower mental health issues
New York | Monday, 2019 11:15:05 PM IST
Adolescents who play contact sports, including football, are no more likely to experience cognitive impairment, depression or suicidal thoughts in early adulthood than their peers, says a new study. ... read..


IIT Kharagpur superspecialty hospital to start OPD by year-end
Kolkata | Monday, 2019 10:15:05 PM IST
The superspecialty hospital of IIT Kharagpur - Dr B C Roy Institute of Medical Science & Research - is expected to start its outdoor patients department (OPD) by the end of the year, an institute spokesperson said on Monday. ... read..


Infant dies in fire at Hyderabad hospital
Hyderabad | Monday, 2019 10:15:05 PM IST
A four-month-old child died and five others were injured in a fire that broke out at a private hospital at L.B. Nagar in Hyderabad on Monday, police said. ... read..


Resistance to common antibiotic rising among Indian patients
New Delhi | Monday, 2019 8:45:06 PM IST
Resistance to commonly-used antibiotic clarithromycin is rising among Indian patients and that too at quite a fast pace, health experts have warned. ... read..


Fat accumulates inside lungs of obese people: Study
Canberra | Monday, 2019 7:45:05 PM IST
Researchers have found that fatty tissues accumulate in the airway walls, particularly in people who are overweight or obese. ... read..


Childhood leukemia survivors at increased risk of experiencing neurocognitive deficits, reduced exercise capacity
Washington D.C. | October 21, 2019 12:41:40 PM IST
People who have survived the most commonly occurring childhood cancer - acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) - are at an increased risk of experiencing neurocognitive deficits and reduced exercise capacity, a new study has found. ... read..


India seeks UN action to combat anti-microbial resistance
New Delhi | Sunday, 2019 11:45:05 PM IST
India has expressed its concern on the global emergence of anti-microbial resistance (AMR) and called upon the relevant United Nations agencies to contain this threat to public health. ... read..


Exercise benefits cancer patients like a medicine: Study
Washington D.C. | October 20, 2019 9:11:35 PM IST
Exercising daily not only prevents different forms of heart disease but is also highly beneficial for the people living with and beyond cancer, suggests a study. ... read..


Prenatal nicotine intake during pregnancy may lead to systolic blood pressure issue among offsprings: Study
Washington D.C. | October 20, 2019 9:11:32 PM IST
Mothers who consumed snus, which is moist powdered smokeless tobacco that contains nicotine, during their pregnancy, their offsprings are likely to suffer from systolic blood pressure, says a recent study. ... read..


Young adults with PTSD more prone to ischemic stroke in middle age
Washington D.C. | October 20, 2019 8:41:44 PM IST
The risk of experiencing a transient ischemic attack (TIA) is more in young adults who suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). ... read..


Smartphone can help patients take pills on time
Buenos Aires | Sunday, 2019 7:45:05 PM IST
The smartphone is now frequently blamed for a lot of health problems, but it appears that the device may also have a positive impact on heart patients. ... read..


Drinking less often may be important to protect against atrial fibrillation: Study
Washington D.C. | October 20, 2019 6:41:32 PM IST
If you consume alcohol frequently, here is the news for you. A new study shows that drinking a small amount of alcohol frequently is linked with a higher likelihood of atrial fibrillation than infrequent binge drinking. ... read..


Long-term asbestos exposure can trigger lung cancer: Experts
New Delhi | Sunday, 2019 5:45:05 PM IST
After the US health regulators found traces of asbestos in samples from Johnson & Johnson (J&J) baby powder and forced the company to recall 33,000 bottles of talcum powder, physicians in India have warned that long-term exposure of asbestos can trigger l ... read..


Aspiring fathers need not to go on crash diet: Study
Washington D.C. | October 20, 2019 4:11:39 PM IST
Aspiring fathers need not to go on a crash diet as a study suggests that men are better without any of it. ... read..


Weight loss can reduce cardiovascular problems in type 2 diabetes patients
Washington D.C. | October 20, 2019 2:11:37 PM IST
Losing a little weight may go a long way, especially for type 2 diabetes patients suffering from cardiovascular problems. ... read..


Smartphone apps better remind patients to take their pills: Study
Washington D.C. | October 20, 2019 2:11:31 PM IST
A study has found that smartphone app reminders are more beneficial when it comes to taking the medication in comparison to those who keep written instructions. ... read..


Delhi govt, Centre spar over healthcare schemes
New Delhi | Sunday, 2019 4:45:05 AM IST
In the run-up to the upcoming Delhi Assembly polls, incumbent Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) are heating up the scene as they aggressively root for their respective flagship health programmes like mohalla clinics, the accident ... read..


President meets Filipino liver transplant patients' kin
Manila | Sunday, 2019 4:15:10 AM IST
President Ram Nath Kovind on Saturday interacted with the Filipino families of infants, who underwent liver transplant in India. ... read..


J&J recalls 33K baby powder bottles in US on asbestos worry
Washington | Saturday, 2019 10:45:05 PM IST
At least 33,000 bottles of Johnson & Johnson (J&J) baby powder have been recalled by the company in the US after health regulators found asbestos traces in a bottle that was purchased online, reports said. ... read..


Limiting mealtimes increases motivation for exercise: Study
Tokyo | Saturday, 2019 10:15:05 PM IST
Limiting access to food might increase levels of hormone - ghrelin, which might also increase your motivation to exercise, said a new research. ... read..


Overthinking on trauma makes kids prone to developing PTSD
Washington D.C. | October 19, 2019 10:11:41 PM IST
While trauma in itself can pose risk to a child's healthy development, overthinking on such events makes the kid more prone to suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), says a recent study. ... read..


Eating potato as effective as carbohydrate gels: Study
New York | Saturday, 2019 7:45:05 PM IST
Consuming potato puree during prolonged exercise works just as well as a commercial carbohydrate gel in sustaining blood glucose levels and boosting performance in trained athletes, a new study suggests. ... read..


Study identifies compound effective against chemotherapy-resistant cancer
Washington D.C. | October 19, 2019 3:11:39 PM IST
Researchers have identified a compound capable of killing chemotherapy-resistant cells called glioblastoma, further raising hopes for creating medicines effective in eradicating tumours with low toxicity. ... read..


Study discovers enzyme that may prevent streptococci infection
Washington D.C. | October 19, 2019 2:11:38 PM IST
Researchers have found an enzyme that could prevent a deadly streptococci infection that causes around 500,000 deaths worldwide each year. ... read..


Drinking tea may improve brain health, study suggests
Beijing | October 19, 2019 3:41:33 AM IST
Tea lovers may now cheer up as a new study has suggested that consuming the beverage on a regular basis may not only act as an energy booster and make you feel relaxed but also improve cognitive skills and brain health. ... read..


Online pharmacies to grow to $3.7 billion by 2022: CLSA
New Delhi | Friday, 2019 10:45:05 PM IST
E-pharmacies are likely to grow seven times to $3.7 billion by CY22 as they aim to grab a large pie of the highly fragmented Indian market, according to a research note by foreign brokerage, CLSA. ... read..


Bad breakups may not trigger weight gain: Study
New York | Friday, 2019 9:45:05 PM IST
That pint of ice cream after a nasty breakup may not do as much damage as you think. Despite the emotional turmoil, people on average do not report gaining weight after a relationship dissolution, says a new study. ... read..


3 mn TB cases not getting proper care: WHO report
Geneva | Friday, 2019 8:45:05 PM IST
More people received life-saving treatment for tuberculosis (TB) in 2018 than ever before, largely due to improved detection and diagnosis, however, severe under-funding and lack of access to care is still jeopardising around three million of those suffer ... read..


Researchers develop cheaper method to identify aggressive tumours
Washington D.C. | October 18, 2019 8:41:35 PM IST
In a recent study conducted by the researchers at Karolinska Institute in Sweden, a new cheap method has been developed that can identify highly heterogeneous tumours which can become very aggressive in future and therefore needs to be treated more aggres ... read..


Blue light exposure speeds up aging process!
Washington D.C. | October 18, 2019 7:41:32 PM IST
Imagining a day without taking a look at your phones or laptop seems impossible today but being in front of screens for a long time has been found to affect our aging process! ... read..


Want to be fit? Workout before breakfast
London | Friday, 2019 7:15:05 PM IST
Fitness enthusiasts, take a note! Researchers have found that working out before breakfast could increase health benefits of exercise. ... read..


41 pc milk samples of poor quality, 7 pc samples unfit to consume: FSSAI survey
By Priyanka Sharma

New Delhi | October 18, 2019 3:11:35 PM IST
In the first-ever survey on milk safety parameters, the top food regulator Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) discovered that about 41 per cent milk samples fell short of some kind of safety parameters. Moreover, seven per cent packaged ... read..


Study discovers targeted therapy to help adolescents with deadly nerve cancer
Washington D.C. | October 18, 2019 1:41:45 PM IST
A targeted therapy has been discovered to treat adolescent patients who suffer from a deadly paediatric nerve cancer called neuroblastoma, a recent study has stated. ... read..


Emotional eating does not trigger weight gain: Study
Washington D.C. | October 18, 2019 1:11:38 PM IST
A scoop of ice cream after a sad break up does not add to your weight, says a recent study. ... read..


Fat accumulates in the lungs of overweight and obese people: Study
Washington D.C. | October 18, 2019 12:41:37 PM IST
A recent study found that fat accumulates in the airway walls within the lungs causing wheezing and asthma in overweight or obese people. ... read..


Triage bay facility launched in Hyderabad hospital
Hyderabad | Friday, 2019 4:45:05 AM IST
SLG Hospitals, a leading healthcare facility, on Thursday announced the inauguration of best-in-class 'Triage bay' in the trauma section of the hospital here. ... read..


Even short-term 'vaping' can cause inflammation: Study
New York | Thursday, 2019 10:45:05 PM IST
E-cigarette use has risen at concerning levels among both smokers and non-smokers and now researchers from the Ohio State University have found that even short-term vaping could cause cellular inflammation in never-smoker adults. ... read..


Children born through C-section delivery at increased risk of asthma
Washington D.C. | October 17, 2019 8:41:36 PM IST
Cesarean or C-section delivery, particularly potentially avoidable unplanned cesarean sections, elevate asthma risk in children. ... read..


Frequent drinking more harmful than binges: Study
Seoul | Thursday, 2019 8:15:05 PM IST
Alcohol lovers, take a note. Drinking small amounts of alcohol frequently is linked with a higher likelihood of atrial fibrillation than binge drinking, says a new study. ... read..


Gaining weight in mid-20s linked to early death: Study
New York | Thursday, 2019 8:15:05 PM IST
Gaining weight from your mid-20s into middle age is associated with an increased risk of premature death, warn researchers. ... read..


Frequent drinking more dangerous than infrequent binge drinking: Study
Washington D.C. | October 17, 2019 5:41:37 PM IST
Do you consume alcohol frequently, or in portions? If your answer is yes then a new study shows that drinking small amounts of alcohol frequently is linked with a higher likelihood of atrial fibrillation than infrequent binge drinking. ... read..


New effective vaccines required to prevent Lyme disease: study
Washington D.C. | October 17, 2019 4:41:35 PM IST
A new study highlights the urgent need to develop an effective vaccine to prevent Lyme disease in humans. ... read..


Odisha CM announces new medical college in Phulbani
Bhubaneswar | Thursday, 2019 2:15:05 AM IST
Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Wednesday announced the setting up of a medical college and hospital in Phulbani in the state's Kandhamal district. ... read..


Smart speaker tracks baby's breathing using white noise
Washington | Wednesday, 2019 11:15:05 PM IST
Researchers, including one of Indian-origin from Washington University, have developed a new smart speaker skill that lets a device use white noise to both soothe sleeping babies and monitor their breathing and movement. ... read..


Hip, knee steroid injections may be harmful: Study
New York | Wednesday, 2019 9:45:05 PM IST
Commonly given hip and knee steroid intra-articular injections may be harmful to some patients with at-risk conditions, according to a new study. ... read..


Heavier babies more likely to develop childhood allergies
Canberra | Wednesday, 2019 8:15:05 PM IST
Parents, take note. Researchers have found that heavier babies are more likely to suffer childhood food allergies or eczema. ... read..


Mindfulness may reduce opioid cravings: Study
New York | Wednesday, 2019 7:45:05 PM IST
People suffering from opioid addiction and chronic pain might have fewer cravings and less pain if they use both mindfulness techniques and medication for opioid dependence, a new study said. ... read..


Exercise to be prescribed like medicine to cancer patients: Study
Washington D.C. | October 16, 2019 7:11:41 PM IST
Exercise not only treats and prevents many forms of heart disease but is also highly beneficial for the people living with and beyond cancer, suggests a study. ... read..


Stress during pregnancy may affect baby's sex, risk of preterm birth: Study
Washington D.C. | October 16, 2019 4:11:51 PM IST
Maternal stress during pregnancy can affect fetal and child development as well as birth outcomes, a new study has found. ... read..


Nicotine intake during pregnancy leads to blood pressure issue in children: Study
Washington D.C. | October 16, 2019 4:11:48 PM IST
Children of mothers who consumed snus, a moist powdered smokeless tobacco that contains nicotine during their pregnancy, are likely to suffer from systolic blood pressure. ... read..


Social isolation can increase risk of osteoarthritis: Study
Washington D.C. | October 16, 2019 4:11:42 PM IST
Apart from affecting health and well-being, social isolation can also lead to osteoarthritis (arthritis) in older adults, suggests a recent study. ... read..


1 in 3 children under 5 malnourished: UNICEF report
United Nations | Wednesday, 2019 1:15:05 PM IST
At least one in three children under five across the globe are malnourished and not developing properly, a report of the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) revealed. ... read..


No drastic fall in Delhi air quality in next two days
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2019 3:15:05 AM IST
Though the air quality in Delhi remains in the poor category and stubble-burning incidents have increased in Punjab, Haryana and even Pakistan, no drastic deterioration of air quality is expected in the next two days. ... read..


SDMC steps up efforts to curb pollution
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2019 3:15:05 AM IST
With the increase in pollution, the South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC) has stepped up efforts to fight air and dust pollution in the national capital, taking stringent pollution control measures including action against burning of solid wastes, garb ... read..


Indo-Dutch coop against anti-microbial resistance showcased
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2019 2:15:05 AM IST
A two-day India-Netherlands Technology Summit began here on Tuesday, focused on co-creating innovative solutions for global challenges relating to water, food and good health. ... read..


FAO calls for boosting millets to fight malnutrition
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2019 2:15:05 AM IST
India and the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) of the United Nations have proposed to declare the year 2023 as the International Year of Millets, which are one of the most climate-resilient traditional crops of India. ... read..


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