Category: Health

India had highest under-5 pneumonia, diarrhoea deaths in 2016: Report

New Delhi: India has topped the list of 15 countries with the highest number of pneumonia and diarrhoea deaths in…

Breast milk, saliva can boost oral health in babies

Sydney: Besides being a source of nutrition, breast milk also plays an important role in shaping a healthy oral microbiome…

Nanotechnology effective for treating acute kidney injury

New York: A new technique using DNA origami nanostructures may help treat and prevent acute kidney injury, researchers say. Acute…

Soy-based formula milk may increase risk of menstrual pain

Washington: According to a recent study, feeding women soy-based formula milk when they were babies increases the risk of menstrual…

Importance of breast screening in reducing the risk of breast cancer death

Washington: Breast screening is linked to lower risk of breast cancer death, according to a study. The research, led by…

Ebola prevention measures ‘positive impact’ in DR Congo

Kinshasa: New measures taken to combat an Ebola outbreak in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo have had a "positive…

Exercise, diet apps boost health well-being in youth: Study

London: With concerns of digital technology harming young people's health, a new study says that mobile applications focussed on exercise,…

Smoking, diabetes & hypertension spike heart attack risk in women

London: Although men are at greater risk of heart attack than women, unhealthy lifestyles such as smoking, besides diabetes and…

New skin-like sensor maps blood-oxygen levels in body

New York: US engineers have developed a new lightweight, thin and flexible sensor that can map blood-oxygen levels over large…

Women who wake up early less prone to breast cancer

Washington: Turns out, women who are naturally early risers were found to have a lower risk of developing breast cancer.…

Patients report high satisfaction after ‘Adam’s Apple’ reduction surgery

Washington: Cosmetic surgery to reduce the masculine appearance of the 'Adam's apple' has a high patient satisfaction rate, a study…

Tumour immune cells can aid cancer therapies: Study

Washington: Analysts for a recent study, designed a pioneering technique to spot differences between immune cells in tumours that could…

Superbugs to ‘kill millions’ by 2050 unless countries act

Paris, France: Millions of people in Europe, North America and Australia will die from superbug infections unless countries prioritise fighting…

AI technique can boost brain scans to predict Alzheimer early

New York: Artificial intelligence (AI) can help improve the ability of brain imaging techniques to predict Alzheimer's disease early, according…

Poor aerobic fitness can up diabetes, heart disease risk in kids

London: Lack of exercise, particularly poor aerobic fitness, in children increases their risk for developing Type-2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease,…

Eat veggies, fish to ward away heart disease

London: If you are suffering from high blood pressure, consuming fish, seafood and a primarily vegetarian diet may help reduce…

New gene for rare genetic hair loss discovered

London: Researchers have deciphered a new gene responsible for a rare form of genetic hair loss condition. Hypotrichosis simplex occurs…

Toddlers with ASD face emotional vulnerabilities

Washington: Turns out, at the time when autism spectrum disorder (ASD) can be first reliably diagnosed, toddlers affected by ASD…

Insufficient antibiotics available for cystic fibrosis patients: Study

Washington: Turns out, the majority of patients with cystic fibrosis may not achieve blood concentrations of antibiotics sufficiently high enough…

Childhood stress linked to brain disorders later: Study

New York: Excessive stress in early childhood can increase the likelihood of brain disorders and affects an individual's response to…