Category: Health

Body clock key to better asthma treatment: Study

London: The human body clock could have a significant impact on the way doctors are able to diagnose and treat…

Teens experiencing back pain linked to substance abuse

Washington D.C.: Adolescents who experience back pain are more likely to frequently smoke cigarettes, drink alcohol, and report problems like…

Dengue – A continuing global threat

New Delhi: Dengue fever is a painful, debilitating mosquito-borne disease caused by dengue viruses. Each year, an estimated 400 million…

HIV and AIDS Act 2017 comes into force

New Delhi: The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has announced implementation of the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) and Acquired…

Here’s how Zika virus strips immune cells of their identity

Washington D.C. [USA]: A recent study has noted that Zika virus infects the very cells that are supposed to protect…

Novel device to improve diagnosis of dizziness

London: Researchers have developed a new vibrating device using bone conduction technology, that can identify the causes of dizziness. Half…

Acute critical illness raises risk of kidney complications

Washington: People with acute critical illness have an increased risk of kidney complications and death, finds a study. "Patients with…

Are sepsis patients at higher risk of stroke?

Washington: Patients with sepsis face higher risk of strokes and heart attacks in the first four weeks after hospital discharge,…

Is increasing temperature raising childhood viral infection rates?

Washington: Turns out, hand, foot and mouth disease (HFMD) is a common childhood viral infection that mostly affects in warmer…

There is need to talk about sexuality after stroke: Study

Washington: A recent study has found that stroke survivors struggle to openly discuss sexuality, while health professionals rarely address the…

Here’s why you should monitor blood pressure at home

Washington: Turns out, home blood pressure monitoring can improve hypertension control and save medical costs. American Heart Association guidelines stress…

This hospital managed to bring down C-section in expectant mothers

Caesarean deliveries have nowadays become a mode of profit in various hospitals over the past few years with private/corporate hospitals…

‘Predatory bacteria’ may help combat antibiotic resistance

New York: In a bid to fight back against antibiotic-resistant bacteria, researchers are now developing germ-eating microbes that will attack…

WHO’s South-East Asian members to intensify efforts to control dengue

New Delhi : Countries in WHO (World Health Organisation) South-East Asia resolved to accelerate efforts to control dengue, a disease…

Family genetics vital to understand autism progression

Washington: Turns out, the severity of a neurodevelopmental disorder like autism or ADHD in an individual depends on genetic changes…

Mindfulness can aid in treating chronic pain: Study

New York: Ever wondered why some people seem to feel less pain than others? The answer could lie in mindfulness,…

Obese pregnant women can avoid complications with diet and exercise

Washington: Lifestyle changes sure have a lot of benefits, even for overweight pregnant women. One can reduce complications during pregnancy…

T cell behavior has major implications for cancer immunotherapy

Washington: Turns out, disease-fighting T cells, elicited from vaccines, do not require glucose for their rapid reproduction, which may help…

Researchers issue guidelines for traumatic brain injury patients

Washington: Researchers introduced a new set of guidelines for rehabilitation of patients with moderate to severe traumatic brain injury (TBI),…

Losing weight through diet, exercise in pregnancy safe: Study

New York: Pregnant women can safely limit their weight gain with diet and exercise interventions, the results of a group…