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People with autism disorder are more consistent in decision-making tasks: Study

Autism

People with autism disorder are more consistent in decision-making tasks: Study

The study indicate that people with autism are less susceptible to the effects of decoy options when evaluating and choosing the "best" product among several options relative to individuals without autism.

Daily aspirin could reduce preeclampsia risk in pregnant women

Pre-eclampsia

Daily aspirin could reduce preeclampsia risk in pregnant women

Preeclampsia is a potentially dangerous pregnancy complication characterised by high blood pressure, swollen feet, ankles and face and severe headaches. 

Chennai: Doctors remove blade, stick from mentally ill man's body

Surgery

Chennai: Doctors remove blade, stick from mentally ill man's body

However, further tests showed a blade in the man's respiratory tract and a 10 cm stick in his intestine.

Cholera cases surpass 200,000 in Yemen: WHO

Cholera

Cholera cases surpass 200,000 in Yemen: WHO

The rapidly spreading cholera outbreak in Yemen has been "increasing at an average of 5,000 a day", said WHO Director-General Margaret Chan and UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) executive director Anthony Lake in a joint statement on Wednesday.

Ebola: More than 30 million Africans vaccinated, says WHO

Ebola

Ebola: More than 30 million Africans vaccinated, says WHO

The World Health Organization regional director for Africa Matshidiso Rebecca Moeti said on Wednesday that she was currently working with the DRC ministry of health to announce the end of Ebola outbreak in the country, Efe news reported.

Diseases

Innovations in medicine needed to cure rare diseases: Doctors

Calling for better health research in India, health experts, including those from the All India of Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), on Wednesday said that innovations in medicine alone can help cure rare diseases.

India top health sector provider to United Nations

Health

India top health sector provider to United Nations

India was the top supplier in the health sector to the UN system last year with total sales of nearly $804 million in pharmaceuticals and medical services, according to a report by the world body.

Scientists discover genetic interactions that may regenerate heart cells in future

Heart

Scientists discover genetic interactions that may regenerate heart cells in future

The researchers found genes known to form hearts cells in humans and other animals in the gut of a muscle-less and heart-less sea anemone (Nematostella vectensis).

Human enzyme may help find cure for Alzheimer's disease

Alzheimer's disease

Human enzyme may help find cure for Alzheimer's disease

A human enzyme that can unravel protein aggregates the hallmark of a number of neurodegenerative diseases has been identified by scientists.

Moderate physical exercise can help older obese adults perform daily activities

Obesity

Moderate physical exercise can help older obese adults perform daily activities

Obesity affects nearly 13 million adults age 65 and older in the United States.

Limit your 'good fat' intake - It can still lead to fatty liver disease

fatty liver disease

Limit your 'good fat' intake - It can still lead to fatty liver disease

In the study, Duwaerts and her colleagues analysed the role of different nutrients in the development of fatty liver disease.

Medicaid: What Obamacare rollback would mean for breast cancer patients

Breast cancer

Medicaid: What Obamacare rollback would mean for breast cancer patients

Women living in lower-income areas in the US with breast cancer were more likely to be diagnosed with advanced stages of the disease as a result of the rollback of the Medicaid coverage, says a study.

Yoga for pain relief? It can actually worsen existing injuries

Yoga

Yoga for pain relief? It can actually worsen existing injuries

Researchers from the University of Sydney in Australia explained have warned that yoga, which is mostly used to reduce aches and pains, can also lead to injuries and even worsen the existing injury.

Ahead of GST rollout, NPPA releases ceiling price of 761 medicines - Drugs for diabetes, cancer to get cheaper

Medicines

Ahead of GST rollout, NPPA releases ceiling price of 761 medicines - Drugs for diabetes, cancer to get cheaper

In order to facilitate smooth implementation of GST for companies, we have worked out the provisional ceiling prices of 761 formulations, NPPA Chairman Bhupendra Singh said.

Early antiretroviral therapy may lead to bone loss in patients with HIV

HIV

Early antiretroviral therapy may lead to bone loss in patients with HIV

A recent study has found that early antiretroviral treatment (ART) at the time of diagnosis may lead greater bone loss compared with deferring ART.

Premature babies at great risk of dying from sudden infant death syndrome: Study

Infants

Premature babies at great risk of dying from sudden infant death syndrome: Study

The researchers found that infants born between 24 to 27 weeks had a more than three times higher chance than babies born full term of dying before their first birthday of a sudden unexpected infant death, which is comprised of SIDS and other sleep-related infant deaths.

IVF babies have same cognitive skills as naturally conceived kids, says study

Babies

IVF babies have same cognitive skills as naturally conceived kids, says study

The study was conducted by city-based Indira IVF and states that in many cases babies born through IVF are more brainy and smart.

Take brisk walk every 30 minutes to reduce risk of heart disease

Heart disease

Take brisk walk every 30 minutes to reduce risk of heart disease

The study found that people who spend increasing time sitting are at an increased risk of serious health problems like cardiovascular disease, diabetes or death from all causes.

Humans could regenerate heart cells in future: Study

Heart health

Humans could regenerate heart cells in future: Study

These heart genes generate what engineers calls lockdown loops in vertebrates and flies, which means that once the genes are turned on, they tell each other to stay on in an animal's cells for its entire lifetime.

Night shifts may be obstructing your body's ability to repair DNA damage!

DNA damage

Night shifts may be obstructing your body's ability to repair DNA damage!

Research has shown that melatonin production boosts the activity of the genes involved in the NER pathway.

Control your blood pressure to reduce symptoms of Parkinson's disease

Parkinson's disease

Control your blood pressure to reduce symptoms of Parkinson's disease

Previous research indicated that consumption of dairy products as well as statins could lead to a greater risk of Parkinson’s, while wine could delay the onset.

Children with asthma at greater risk of developing heart failure

Asthma

Children with asthma at greater risk of developing heart failure

New research shows that individuals with a history of asthma from childhood are at a greater risk of developing shortness of breath, chest pain, fainting and eventually heart failure in adulthood.

Dengue and chikungunya: Delhi HC asks AAP govt 'why should people suffer?'

Dengue

Dengue and chikungunya: Delhi HC asks AAP govt 'why should people suffer?'

The development came as the HC was hearing several petitions seeking action taken by the Delhi government and civic authorities to stop the spread of dengue and chikungunya.

Vegetable proteins like whole grain, soy, tofu may protect women from early menopause

Menopause

Vegetable proteins like whole grain, soy, tofu may protect women from early menopause

Early menopause – the cessation of ovarian function before age 45 – affects about 10 percent of women globally.

Persistent mental stress ups death risk in heart disease patients

Heart disease

Persistent mental stress ups death risk in heart disease patients

According to researchers, people with persistent mental distress, including depression and anxiety, were nearly four times as likely to have died of cardiovascular disease and nearly three times as likely to have died from any cause.

Osteoarthritis: Experts figure out the reason why it affects women more than men!

Osteoarthritis

Osteoarthritis: Experts figure out the reason why it affects women more than men!

Females just seemed more impacted: In total, they had more than 70 biological processes altered compared to males who had closer to 50, the researchers report.

Gene, air pollution together spike autism risk

Autism

Gene, air pollution together spike autism risk

Genetic factors like copy-number variation -- deletions and duplications of repeated DNA -- also lead to the development of autism. 

Urinary tract infection: Why it's so common in women? Symptoms, prevention

Urinary Tract Infection

Urinary tract infection: Why it's so common in women? Symptoms, prevention

And if you're a woman, your chance of getting a urinary tract infection is high. This is because the urethra is shorter in women than in men, and it is closer to the anus, making it more likely that bacteria are transferred to the bladder.

Cancer hijacks natural cell process to survive: Study

Cancer

Cancer hijacks natural cell process to survive: Study

NMD is known among the medical community for the role it plays in the development of genetic diseases such as Cystic Fibrosis and some hereditary forms of cancers.

Cancer can be detected through natural sound waves emitted by the human body, say scientists!

Cancer

Cancer can be detected through natural sound waves emitted by the human body, say scientists!

Elastography, sometimes referred as 'seismology of the human body', is an emerging technology used to enhance medical ultrasound imaging.

Let your kids play video games, it will help boost their attention!

brain health

Let your kids play video games, it will help boost their attention!

Playing video games also increased the size and efficiency of brain regions related to visuospatial skills.