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Monthly dose of new antibody may halve migraine attacks

Monthly dose of new antibody may halve migraine attacks

In a breakthrough, scientists have found an antibody, a monthly dose of which could halve the number of debilitating attacks of migraine on patients who have exhausted all other treatments.

Apr 19, 2018, 10:05 AM IST
New app to help track diabetes in rural India

New app to help track diabetes in rural India

Researchers have developed an innovative smartphone app that could enable community health workers track the growing burden of non-communicable diseases such as diabetes, especially in the rural

Apr 19, 2018, 10:03 AM IST
Anaesthesia does not lower IQ in children: Study

Anaesthesia does not lower IQ in children: Study

There is no evidence to prove that children below three years of age who were given anaesthesia had lower intelligence level than those who did not have it, say researchers.

Apr 18, 2018, 16:38 PM IST
10-year-old Chinese boy receives world’s first 3D-printed jaw transplant

10-year-old Chinese boy receives world’s first 3D-printed jaw transplant

A 10-year-old boy named Feng Chuanzhong from China became the first child patient in the world to receive 3D-printed jaw transplant.

Apr 18, 2018, 16:33 PM IST
Suffering from high BP? Listen to classical music after taking medicine

Suffering from high BP? Listen to classical music after taking medicine

Music enhances the beneficial effects of medication a short time after it is taken to control high blood pressure, showed the findings published in the journal Scientific Reports.

Apr 18, 2018, 11:27 AM IST
Consuming raw fruit, veggies boosts mental health: Study

Consuming raw fruit, veggies boosts mental health: Study

A new study has found that eating raw fruit and vegetables such as kiwis, bananas, apples and dark leafy greens may lower symptoms of depression and improve mental health, more than cooked, canned

Apr 18, 2018, 10:57 AM IST
Parental diet, obesity before conception affects child's health

Parental diet, obesity before conception affects child's health

A new study showed that smoking, high alcohol and caffeine intake, diet, obesity and malnutrition in either or both parents, potentially increases a child's lifelong risk of heart attacks, stroke,

Apr 18, 2018, 10:29 AM IST
Poor sleep may raise obesity risk in kids

Poor sleep may raise obesity risk in kids

Besides healthy eating and exercise, getting enough sleep may also be a key factor in managing weight in children and adolescents, a new study has found.

Apr 17, 2018, 17:08 PM IST
Why middle-aged smokers should quit

Why middle-aged smokers should quit

Middle-aged individuals who smoke could be at far greater risk of developing heart failure than those who never smoked, or those who quit, according to new research.

Apr 17, 2018, 17:02 PM IST
Three cups of coffee, tea daily may cut stroke risk: Study

Three cups of coffee, tea daily may cut stroke risk: Study

A single cup of coffee contains about 95 mg of caffeine. It acts as a stimulant to the central nervous system and works to block the effects of adenosine -- a chemical that causes atrial fibrillation

Apr 17, 2018, 17:00 PM IST
Over 100 genes that determine hair colour identified

Over 100 genes that determine hair colour identified

Scientists have identified 124 genes that play a major role in determining the colour of our hair, a finding that could help law enforcers predict the hair colour of a criminal from DNA evidence at

Apr 17, 2018, 13:16 PM IST
World Haemophilia Day 2018: All you need to know about the disease

World Haemophilia Day 2018: All you need to know about the disease

Every year on 17th of April, World Hemophilia Day is observed throughout the world to increase awareness about the disease and other inherited bleeding disorders. 

Apr 17, 2018, 12:17 PM IST
Mother's obesity may up early puberty risk in girls

Mother's obesity may up early puberty risk in girls

Maternal overweight and hyperglycemia or high blood sugar are linked to the earlier onset of puberty in girls, which can lead to multiple adverse health developments in adulthood, finds a study.

Apr 17, 2018, 10:40 AM IST
80 genes that trigger depression identified

80 genes that trigger depression identified

Nearly 80 genes that could be linked to depression have been identified, a finding that adds to the evidence that it is partly a genetic disorder, say scientists.

Apr 17, 2018, 09:55 AM IST
Ketamine nasal spray can fight depression, suicidal thoughts

Ketamine nasal spray can fight depression, suicidal thoughts

A novel nasal spray of ketamine - often misused as a party drug - can rapidly treat symptoms of major depression, and suicidal thoughts, a study has found.

Apr 16, 2018, 16:27 PM IST
Caffeine used to create novel gels for drug delivery

Caffeine used to create novel gels for drug delivery

Caffeine is well-known for its ability to help people stay alert, but scientists have now come up with a novel use for the stimulant - creating biocompatible gels for drug delivery and other medical

Apr 16, 2018, 16:20 PM IST
Novel implant to protect women from HIV infection'

Novel implant to protect women from HIV infection'

Scientists have developed a vaginal implant that can protect women from HIV infection by decreasing the number of cells that the virus can target in their genital tract.

Apr 16, 2018, 15:50 PM IST
Flesh eating ulcers on rise in Australia

Flesh eating ulcers on rise in Australia

Australian health authorities on Monday issued a warning over the rise of flesh-eating ulcers in the country, calling for an "urgent scientific response".

Apr 16, 2018, 12:56 PM IST
Taking painkillers during pregnancy may harm baby's fertility

Taking painkillers during pregnancy may harm baby's fertility

Taking painkillers during pregnancy may lower the fertility of the unborn child in later life, scientists have warned.

Apr 16, 2018, 12:19 PM IST
Brain's memory area might be associated with anxiety, depression

Brain's memory area might be associated with anxiety, depression

An area of the brain, commonly linked with memory and dementia, could also yield important clues about a range of mental health illnesses including addiction, anxiety and depression, a study has

Apr 16, 2018, 12:00 PM IST

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