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Snacking on tree nuts boosts health, does not lead to weight gain — Study

NEW YORK, FEB 12 (IANS) — Snacking on tree nuts like pistachios, almonds does not lead to belly fat, rather they help in better weight management and are a more efficient source of energy, according to a study. As tree nuts are high in calorie and ...

12 Feb 2024

Study Decodes How a Type of Lung Cancer Transforms Into Another

NEW YORK — A team of US researchers has found how a type of lung cancer transforms into another type of cancer. Lung tumours called adenocarcinomas sometimes respond to initially effective treatments by transforming into a much more aggressive smal...

10 Feb 2024

Researchers Develop Blood Test That Predicts Future Risks for ‘Schizophrenia’

SAN FRANCISCO — A team of researchers has developed a new blood test for ‘schizophrenia’ — a psychiatric disorder that includes hallucinations and delusions, which predicts future risks for the disease and match them to treatments...

10 Feb 2024

People Who Quit Smoking Before 40 Likely to Live Same as Non-Smokers — Study

NEW DELHI — Smokers who quit smoking before the age of 40 can expect to live almost as long as those who never smoked, a new report has said. The study, published in the journal NEJM Evidence, showed that those who quit at any age return close to n...

10 Feb 2024

Sleep Apnea Prevalent in Patients at Risk of Heart Failure From Cancer Therapy

SAN FRANCISCO — Sleep apnea is prevalent among cardio-oncology patients who are at higher risk of congestive heart failure following cancer therapy, a new study has said. Sleep apnea is a breathing disorder that occurs while sleeping and is classif...

10 Feb 2024

India reduced TB incidence by 16% since 2015 — Health Minister

NEW DELHI, FEB 8 (IANS) — India saw 16 per cent reduction in incidence of tuberculosis compared to 8.7 per cent globally, said Union Health Minister Dr Mansukh Mandaviya. The number of missing TB cases in India also reduced from 1 million in 2015 t...

09 Feb 2024

Mistakes That Are Making Your Sinus Worse

NEW DELHI — Sinus infections, often triggered by preceding illnesses such as the cold or flu, can be both disruptive and persistent. While these infections typically run their course in about a week, some individuals experience prolonged and intens...

06 Feb 2024

Everyday Household Items Behind Rising Cancer Cases, Say Experts

NEW DELHI — Everyday items used in households such as plastic bottles, tea bags; beauty products, and e-cigarettes and hookahs are contributing to the escalating danger of cancer, warned health experts on World Cancer Day on Sunday. World Cancer Da...

05 Feb 2024

Living Near Fitness Centres May Influence People in Physical Activity After Stroke

SAN FRANCISCO — People may be more likely to engage in physical activity after stroke if they live in a neighbourhood with more recreational and fitness facilities, a new study has discovered. The study published in the journal American Stroke Asso...

05 Feb 2024

Even Mild Covid Can Affect Sleep Quality—  Study

NEW DELHI — Scientists have found that even mild Covid-19 infections may cause insomnia, especially in people with anxiety or depression. It is already known that insomnia was common in patients who had to be hospitalised, but a team from Phenikaa ...

05 Feb 2024

New Drug May Prevent Diabetic Eye, Kidney Disease Complications — Study

LONDON — A new type of inhibitor drug could help prevent microvascular diabetic complications, such as diabetic eye and kidney disease, in people with diabetes, a new study has shown. Diabetes, a disease characterised by uncontrolled blood glucose ...

03 Feb 2024

Know More About Your Body Wash

NEW DELHI — Myths and misconceptions often mislead the world of personal care, influencing consumer choice and changing perceptions. Some of the most common myths we all relate to surrounding body washes range between – it is suitable only fo...

01 Feb 2024

Bengaluru Youngsters High on Obesity-Linked Comorbidities, Says Report

NEW DELHI — Obesity in India is a significant public health concern, as it is associated with an increased risk of non-communicable diseases (NCDs), which account for 5.87 million deaths annually in the country. This silent epidemic, often overshad...

01 Feb 2024

Writing by hand may be good for your brain than typing on a keyboard: Study

LONDON — Want to boost brain connectivity? Then write by hand instead of typing on a keyboard, suggests a study. Using a keyboard is recommended because it’s often faster than writing by hand. However, the latter has been found to improve spe...

28 Jan 2024

Covid Infection No Longer Perceived as Serious Health Problem —  Study

LONDON — Covid-19 infection is no longer perceived as a serious health problem, finds a large study that showed people still care about the health problems they were facing before the pandemic. Over 10,000 people from countries including Colombia, ...

27 Jan 2024

Unintentional Weight Loss May Increase Your Risk of Cancer — Study

LONDON — Sudden and unintentional weight loss is associated with an increased risk of a cancer diagnosis in the coming year, according to a new study. Researchers from Karolinska Institutet in Sweden found that the risk of sudden weight loss was pa...

27 Jan 2024

Toxic Metal Exposure May Affect Women Approaching Menopause — Study

NEW YORK — Middle-aged women who are exposed to toxic metals may have fewer eggs in their ovaries as they approach menopause, according to new research. Diminished ovarian reserve is when women have fewer eggs compared to others their age. The cond...

27 Jan 2024

Debunking Myths on Glaucoma

By Dr Kamala Subramanian Glaucoma comprises a set of eye disorder characterized by elevated intraocular pressure (IOP), leading to damage of the optic nerves which are responsible for transmitting visual signals to the brain. This condition can resul...

27 Jan 2024

Importance of HPV Vaccine for Men

By Dr. Mandeep Singh Malhotra Breaking the chain of transmission: While HPV is indeed classified as a sexually transmitted infection (STI), it’s important to understand that it can be spread through non-sexual skin-to-skin contact as well. This...

24 Jan 2024

Ancient Zombie Viruses Frozen in Siberia May Trigger New Pandemic — Study

LONDON — A warming Earth and increase in human activity like shipping, mining may soon release ancient zombie viruses trapped in permafrost in Siberia, triggering a new pandemic, warns a study. Known for years as ‘Methuselah microbes’, ...

24 Jan 2024

Energy Drinks Can Cause Insomnia — Study

LONDON — Consuming energy drinks even once a month can lead to poor sleep quality and insomnia, finds a study. Marketed as mental and physical pick-me-ups, energy drinks are popular with college students and young people in general. The study, publ...

24 Jan 2024

Healthy Eating and Exercise Can Reverse Ageing Marker in Obese Kids —  Study

NEW YORK — Eating a healthy diet and doing regular exercise can reverse a genetic marker linked to premature ageing in children with obesity, according to a study. Like the solid segment at the end of a shoelace, telomeres protect the ends of chrom...

23 Jan 2024

Omicron Breakthrough Infection Prevents Serious Illness From JN.1 — Study

SEOUL — The human immune system that encountered breakthrough infection by the Omicron variant acquires enhanced immunity against future versions of the Omicron, including the currently circulating JN.1, according to a study. A team of South Korean...

20 Jan 2024

Hepatitis B & C Viruses Can Cause a Common Blood Cancer — Study

LONDON — Hepatitis B and C viruses can cause multiple myeloma, one of the most common cancers of the blood, according to a study that opens up new treatment options for the fatal disease. The finding is based on a patient who, a few years ago, was ...

20 Jan 2024

1 in 3 Kids With Bacterial Meningitis Live With Permanent Disability — Study

LONDON — One in three children who suffer from bacterial meningitis live with permanent neurological disabilities due to the infection, according to a new epidemiological study. Bacterial meningitis is a rare but very serious infection that can aff...

20 Jan 2024
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