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  • Photo of Decrease in PTSD symptom may lower Type 2 diabetes risk: Study

    Decrease in PTSD symptom may lower Type 2 diabetes risk: Study

    Washington: Treatment for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) can lower the risk of developing Type 2 diabetes, suggests a study, published in the journal ‘JAMA Psychiatry.’ “Some long-term chronic health conditions…

  • Photo of Self-administered acupressure may help in lower back pain

    Self-administered acupressure may help in lower back pain

    Washington: Researchers have found that people with chronic lower back pain who perform self-administered acupressure experience improvement in pain and fatigue symptoms. “Acupressure is similar to acupuncture, but instead of…

  • Photo of Binge drinking more injurious to women: Study

    Binge drinking more injurious to women: Study

    New York: Binge drinking is emerging as a significant contributor to liver injury and researchers, including one of an Indian-origin, have found that it may be more damaging to women.…

  • Photo of Antibiotics may increase risk of colon cancer: Study

    Antibiotics may increase risk of colon cancer: Study

    Washington: Popping even a single course of antibiotics might increase, though slightly, the risk of developing colon cancer a new study suggests. The study published in the journal ‘Gut’ highlighted…

  • Photo of Air pollution linked to premature death risk

    Air pollution linked to premature death risk

    Sydney: Exposure to toxic air pollutants is linked to increased deaths due to cardiovascular and respiratory diseases, warn researchers.Conducted over a 30-year period, the study, published in the New England Journal…

  • Photo of Low vitamin D levels in school kids could spell trouble

    Low vitamin D levels in school kids could spell trouble

    Washington: Low levels of vitamin D in middle childhood could lead to aggressive behaviour as well as anxious and depressive moods during adolescence, suggests a new study of school children.…

  • Photo of Parks near home good for your mental health

    Parks near home good for your mental health

    London: Living within 300 metres of urban green space such as parks, nature reserves or play areas is associated with greater happiness, sense of worth and life satisfaction, says a…

  • Photo of Women having heart attacks show identical key symptoms as men

    Women having heart attacks show identical key symptoms as men

    Washington: Quashing the myth that women tend to have ‘atypical’ symptoms during a heart attack, a new study has found that the women who suffer heart attacks show identical key…

  • Photo of Vehicle exhaust pollutants may lead to common eye condition

    Vehicle exhaust pollutants may lead to common eye condition

    Washington: Long term exposure to pollutants from vehicle exhaust linked to a heightened risk of the common eye condition, age-related macular degeneration, or AMD for short, suggest researchers. Exposure to…

  • Photo of Glucose not responsible for inflammation in type 2 diabetes

    Glucose not responsible for inflammation in type 2 diabetes

    Washington: To date, the underlying causes of inflammation in obesity and type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) have been poorly understood, but a new research seems to have made a breakthrough…

  • Photo of Quit smoking to cut heart disease risk

    Quit smoking to cut heart disease risk

    New York: Heavy cigarette smokers can reduce their risk of cardiovascular diseases (CVD) by 39 percent within five years if they quit, researchers said. It takes at least five to…

  • Photo of Optic nerve stimulation to offer a visual aid to blind: study

    Optic nerve stimulation to offer a visual aid to blind: study

    Washington: Scientists are developing a technology that would circumvent the eyeball in order to deliver the message directly to the brain in case of visually impaired people. Researchers from EPFL…

  • Photo of R’sthan tops free medicine supply scheme: NHM

    R’sthan tops free medicine supply scheme: NHM

    Jaipur: Rajasthan has topped the 16-state chart detailing implementation of the free medicine scheme, being run under the National Health Mission, according to NHM Secretary Manoj Jhalani. According to an…

  • Photo of This voice assistant can help visually impaired browse web

    This voice assistant can help visually impaired browse web

    Toronto: Researchers have developed a new voice assistant that allows people with visual impairments to get web content quickly and effortlessly from smart speakers and similar devices. The research team…

  • Photo of Insomnia linked to increased risk of heart failure: Study

    Insomnia linked to increased risk of heart failure: Study

    London: People suffering from insomnia might have an increased risk of coronary artery disease, heart failure and stroke, says a study. According to researchers, previous observational studies have found an…

  • Photo of Neurotrophin-3 identified as key factor in anxiety disorder

    Neurotrophin-3 identified as key factor in anxiety disorder

    Washington: A recent study has revealed that boosting a molecule named neurotrophin-3 in the brain can change ‘dispositional anxiety’. Researchers found that neurotrophin-3 can trigger neurons to grow and make…

  • Photo of Substance in brown coal may aid in combating viruses

    Substance in brown coal may aid in combating viruses

    Washington: Scientists have identified biologically active molecular components of humic substances extracted from coal, and discovered substances with antiviral activity against the tick-borne encephalitis virus. The study was published in…

  • Photo of Algae-based water filter could save millions in Bangladesh

    Algae-based water filter could save millions in Bangladesh

    Washington: A team of scientists from Uppsala and Dhaka University, has shown that a locally grown and previously unexploited green macro algae species could be used to extract cellulose nanofibers,…

  • Photo of This new molecule could help improve heart attack recovery

    This new molecule could help improve heart attack recovery

    Washington: Researchers have developed a new molecule that could help preserve heart tissue during, and even after, a heart attack. The study was published in the ‘JAHA: Journal of the…

  • Photo of Omega-3 fatty acid effectively lowers high triglycerides

    Omega-3 fatty acid effectively lowers high triglycerides

    Washington D.C. [USA]: Omega-3 fatty acid medication reduces triglyceride levels by 20-30 per cent among the majority of people who require treatment for high triglyceride levels, suggests a study. The…

  • Photo of 12,000 dengue patients hospitalised in Bangladesh

    12,000 dengue patients hospitalised in Bangladesh

    Dhaka: At least 12,000 dengue patients have been hospitalised across Bangladesh between August 12 and 18, health officials said on Monday. Over the last one week, hospitals outside Dhaka were…

  • Photo of Scientists develop wearable sensors to detect sweat rate

    Scientists develop wearable sensors to detect sweat rate

    Washington: The US scientists have developed a kind of wearable skin sensors that can detect what’s in wearers’ sweat that may provide real-time updates on their health problems like dehydration…

  • Photo of Indians top the chart on best good night’s sleep: Survey

    Indians top the chart on best good night’s sleep: Survey

    New Delhi: When it comes to quality sleep, India has astonishingly come on top — followed by Saudi Arabia and China — among the most restful populations where people get…

  • Photo of Silent strokes common in older patients: Study

    Silent strokes common in older patients: Study

    Washington: Researchers have found that silent covert strokes are more common than overt strokes in people aged 65 or older who have surgery. While an overt stroke causes obvious symptoms,…

  • Photo of Study reveals how stress can curb eating desire

    Study reveals how stress can curb eating desire

    Washington: Researchers have discovered a neurocircuit in mice that, when activated, increased their stress levels while decreasing their desire to eat. The scientists believe their research could aid efforts to…

  • Photo of Diet impacts emotional well-being in women more than men

    Diet impacts emotional well-being in women more than men

    Washington: Women may require a more nutrient-rich diet for their emotional well-being as compared to men, suggests a study. The study was published in the journal ‘Nutritional Neuroscience.’ Evidence suggests…

  • Photo of Women with sleep apnea have higher risk of cancer: Study

    Women with sleep apnea have higher risk of cancer: Study

    Washington: Researchers have discovered that women having intense sleep apnea have an increased risk of developing cancer. The study didn’t find any causal relationship but elucidated the association between nocturnal…

  • Photo of ‘Vaping-linked’ lung illness reported in 100 people in US

    ‘Vaping-linked’ lung illness reported in 100 people in US

    New York: Health officials in the US are reportedly investigating nearly 100 cases of young adults with severe respiratory problems in 14 states. The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS)…

  • Photo of Microchip to send shocks when you crave food

    Microchip to send shocks when you crave food

    Washington: Obesity is a global issue with 30 percent of people around the globe are ‘obese’. Researchers have now come with a brain jerking idea to control those hunger pangs,…

  • Photo of Kids with mild asthma can use inhalers as needed

    Kids with mild asthma can use inhalers as needed

    New York: Researchers have found that children with mild asthma can effectively manage the condition by using their two inhalers — one a steroid and the other a bronchodilator —…

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