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New compound may help fight epilepsy

A team of researchers have developed neuroprotective compounds that may help prevent the development of epilepsy in humans.

Sleep apnea patients at glaucoma risk

Glaucoma is thought to be a disease in which the optic nerve sustains damage due to increased eye pressure, resulting in a restricted visual field.

This herbal combo packs powerful punch against colon cancer

Curcumin is the active ingredient in the spice turmeric, which is present in spicy curry dishes, and silymarin is a component of milk thistle, which has been used to treat liver disease.

Turmeric compound may play pivotal role in treating colon cancer

Colon cancer is usually caused by lifestyle factors, such as sedentry lifestyle and diet. The researchers found that combination of two plant compounds that have medicinal properties - curcumin and silymarin - holds promise in treating colon cancer.

New protein helps scientists understand Alzheimer's disease

Scientists have designed a new protein to understand the reason that leads to death of nerve cells in people suffering from Alzheimer's, an advance that can help cure the disease.

Turmeric compound may treat colon cancer

 A compound found in turmeric, a spice widely used in curries, could play a very important role in preventing and treating colon cancer, which frequently is caused by lifestyle factors, such as diet, say researchers including one of Indian-origin.

New 'talk therapy' cheap, effective for treating depression

A simple and inexpensive "behavioural activation" therapy that can be delivered by non-specialist staff with minimal training at a far less cost is as effective at treating depression in adults as the gold-standard cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), a study suggests.

'Ready to clutch a beer' says UK's first double hand transplant patient!- Watch

Fighting back tears of joy and excitement, Chris said: “They look absolutely tremendous."

Brazilian scientists found another type of Zika-transmitting mosquito

Brazilian scientists have identified another type of Zika-transmitting mosquito, responsible for over 1,700 cases of microcephaly in newborns in the South American country since October 2015.

Types of HIV carried by chimps can infect humans: Study

A new study led by researchers have found the evidence that strains of chimpanzee-carried simian immunodeficiency virus (SIV) and even the forms of HIV, can infect human cells.

SC orders medical board in abnormal foetus case

The Supreme Court on Friday directed the Maharashtra government to set up a medical board at KEM Hospital in Mumbai to examine the rape victim seeking termination of her 24-week-old pregnancy on grounds of an abnormal foetus and submit a report on Monday.

Low-cost cancer treatment should be priority: NITI Aayog CEO

With more than one million cases of cancer being diagnosed every year in India, the government should set up low-cost treatment cell for those who fall below poverty line, said NITI Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant at the third Onco Summit India here on Friday.

WHO, World Bank report urges healthcare reforms in China

 Though China has achieved a number of milestones in healthcare advancement over the past three decades, further reforms are urgently needed, said a new report by WHO, the World Bank and the Chinese government, released in Beijing on Friday.

Know what causes balding in men!

Men often lose their confidence when they start losing their hair and eventually go bald.

Female smokers at higher risk of brain bleed

The findings showed that although cigarette smoking was linked to an increased risk of subarachnoid hemorrhage among both sexes, women faced the highest risk. 

Kicking the butt can cut daily drinking too

Previous research has shown that tobacco dependence and alcohol consumption are closely related.

Are avocados the best first foods for babies?

Babies' ideal first foods should have a low to moderate sweet and salty flavour profile to avoid early preferences for sweet foods.

Beware! These daily habits are damaging your hair badly

It says that strong, healthy hair also adds some kind of personality to your outlook. Whereas, a bad hair day can seriously affect a person's self esteem.

New forms of HIV can jump from animals to humans

The researchers found that the SIV ancestor of HIV-1 M - the strain responsible for the global HIV pandemic - and another ancestral strain of HIV found only among residents of Cameroon can jump from animals to humans.

Sleeping near chicken can protect you from malaria!

Scientists found that while mosquitoes have a taste for humans, they tend to avoid chickens and other birds due to their smell, thereby protecting humans from mosquito-transmitted diseases

Asthma breakthrough? Scientists find novel way to prevent the disease!

At present, there's no specific treatment to cure asthma although there are medications that can help prevent attacks.  

Acute pancreatitis: Causes, symptoms and treatment

Acute pancreatitis usually begins with gradual or sudden pain in the upper abdomen that sometimes extends to the back.

Exercise as effective as surgery for knee injury

Exercise therapy is as effective as surgery for middle-aged patients with a common type of knee injury known as meniscal tear, a study has revealed.

Can antibiotics slow Alzheimer's progression?

Researchers, including one of Indian-origin, have found that long-term antibiotic treatment in mice decreases levels of amyloid plaques, a hallmark of Alzheimer's disease.

WHO, Health Ministry to hold awareness event on World Hepatitis Day

 In a bid to raise awareness about hepatitis among people as well as health care providers and policymakers, the World Health Organisation (WHO), in collaboration with the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW), is organising an event on World Hepatitis Day in Mumbai on July 28.

Reduced oxygen can cause childhood heart disease

The research mentions that developing heart in an embryo can easily be damaged by the cellular stress triggered from lack of oxygen.

Women suffering from ADHD more prone to suicidal tendencies, says study

For the research, a representative sample of 3,908 Canadian women aged 20 to 39 were examined, of whom 107 reported that they had been diagnosed with ADHD. 

Lactating mothers can reduce risk of diabetes through breastfeeding, says study

The metabolites in women who breastfed for more than three months differed significantly from those who had shorter lactation periods.

New device to enable pregnant women self-monitor growth of baby developed!

One of the main concerns during pregnancy is the baby's health, which the mothers-to-be take a huge load of stress for.

'20% elderly population suffering from spinal stenosis'

Around 20 per cent of the elderly Indian population is suffering from spinal stenosis and the figure might increase manifold in the coming years due to increasing obesity among them, doctors said on Wednesday.