Category: Health

Hepatitis C treatment effective for people who inject drugs: Study

Washington: New hepatitis C therapies are effective at curing the virus in people who inject drugs, according to a new…

Cooking with solid fuels increases risk of respiratory illness

Washington: Turns out, burning wood or coal to cook food is associated with increased risk of hospitalisation or even dying…

Quitting junk food causes withdrawal as drug addiction: Study

New York: If you are planning to deprive your taste buds of junk food such as pastries, french fries and…

Fatal bacteria found on currency notes – Here’re the details

Hyderabad: It was observed that certain bacteria are found on currency notes which might cause infections of air tract, skin,…

A behavioral intervention can reduce stress in cancer patients

Washington D.C. [USA]: According to a new study, a behavioral program to reduce harmful stress in cancer patients can be…

Removing ovaries linked to chronic kidney disease

New York: Premenopausal women with no genetic risk for breast and ovarian cancer should not remove their ovaries as it…

Walking just 35 minutes daily can reduce stroke risk in elderly

New York: Older adults can prevent their risk of strokes by taking a daily stroll for just 35 minutes a…

Walk more to avoid severe strokes!

Washington: People who walk just 35 minutes a day or participate in light to moderate physical activity, such as swimming…

High sugar levels in yogurt may up obesity risk

London: Often marketed as a healthy dairy product, yogurt is not necessarily good as it contains free or added sugars…

Immune cells in brain play significant role in schizophrenia: Study

Sydney: Researchers have identified that some people with schizophrenia have greater amounts of immune cells in their brains, a finding…

Chemicals in cigarette smoke may damage your vision

There are over 4,000 chemicals found in cigarette smoke, more than 70 of which are known to cause cancer. They…

First gut bacteria may fight chronic diseases better

Washington: First gut bacteria may have a lasting effect on the ability to fight chronic diseases, according to a new…

Strength-based exercises may help kids fight obesity

Washington: Motivating children to do strength-based exercises like squats, pushups, and lunges could play a key role in tackling obesity.…

TB remains world’s deadliest infectious disease: WHO

GENEVA:) Tuberculosis (TB) remains the world's deadliest infectious disease although global efforts have averted an estimated 54 million tuberculosis (TB)…

Add Tulasi to your diet to boost health: Expert

NEW DELHI: Integrating Tulasi (Ocimum tenuiflorum) to your diet may not only help you look good but can also boost…

Muscle relaxants may increase respiratory complications risk

London: Usage of muscle relaxants -- a necessary part of anaesthesia during certain major operations -- may increase the risk…

New gene therapy via skin can combat cocaine addiction

New York: Scientists have developed a novel approach using skin cell-based gene therapy to stifle the desire for cocaine and…

This AI system can specify lung cancer types

New York: Researchers have developed an Artificial Intelligence (AI)-based system that can analyse images of patients' lung tumours, specify cancer…

Women with undiagnosed STIs at greater risk of negative PMS symptoms

Washington: Undiagnosed sexually transmitted infections (STI) can increase negative premenstrual symptoms (PMS) in women, according to a study. Despite being…

Sleep deprived people more likely to have car crashes

Washington: Sleep deprived? You may have a higher risk of crashing your car. According to a new study, people who…