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New hope for greying hair? Side effects of cancer drug turns grey hair brown!

Cancer

New hope for greying hair? Side effects of cancer drug turns grey hair brown!

Believed to be an isolated case initially, the tables turned when many more patients who used the drug showed the same result.

Bacterial DNA

Scientists encode, replay movie encoded in bacterial DNA

Harvard scientists have encoded and played back a primitive movie in the DNA of living bacterial cells, an advance that may lead to "molecular recorders" which will help observe brain cells in real time.

Hormone replacement therapies may up breast cancer risk

Cancer

Hormone replacement therapies may up breast cancer risk

Therapies that boost female hormones could cause specialised cancer cells to induce growth and to spread to other parts of the body, a study in the US showed.

Miniature human heart made from rat's organ may help test new drugs

Medical Breakthrough

Miniature human heart made from rat's organ may help test new drugs

The mini human heart was created by introducing human cells into the matrix of a whole rat heart.

Australian man gets his toe surgically removed to replace severed thumb!

Surgery

Australian man gets his toe surgically removed to replace severed thumb!

Mitchell was initially reluctant towards the transplant, but later decided to go for it.

This pocket-sized detector can alert you when you start to 'stink' - Read

smell

This pocket-sized detector can alert you when you start to 'stink' - Read

The detector, which looks like a tape recorder, connects by Bluetooth to a smartphone app that allows people to self- test their sweaty exteriors for three categories of smell.

Here comes another reason for obesity – household dust!

Obesity

Here comes another reason for obesity – household dust!

For the experiment, samples of household dust were collected from 11 homes and were tested in the laboratory.

Take note, tall men! You might be at increased risk of prostate cancer death

Cancer

Take note, tall men! You might be at increased risk of prostate cancer death

The research conducted by UK scientists has further found that height was not associated with overall prostate cancer risk, risk of high grade disease and death from prostate cancer increased by 21% and 17% respectively with every additional ten centimetres (3.9 inches) of height.

A boss' response to his employee asking for leave to focus on her mental health is a lesson for all of us! - Read

Mental health

A boss' response to his employee asking for leave to focus on her mental health is a lesson for all of us! - Read

 Parker works for live chat software engineering company Olark and has been extremely vocal about her battle with mental illness.  

Men, beware! Chemicals in everyday plastic can cause chronic diseases like type-2 diabetes, hypertension

Men's health

Men, beware! Chemicals in everyday plastic can cause chronic diseases like type-2 diabetes, hypertension

Scientists from the University of Adelaide and the South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute tested more than 1,500 men for the presence of potentially chemicals known as phthalates, which have been linked to cardiovascular disease, high blood pressure and type-2 diabetes.

Less diverse gut viruses raise diabetes risk

Diabetes

Less diverse gut viruses raise diabetes risk

Type 1 diabetes is a chronic autoimmune disease in which one's own immune system destroys the cells needed to control blood-sugar levels, requiring daily insulin injections and continual monitoring. 

Eye make-up causes vision problems in young women!

Eye

Eye make-up causes vision problems in young women!

Doctors said that meibomian gland dysfunction, also known as dry eye syndrome is on the rise among women due to excess make-up of the eyes.

Doctor removes dozens of squirming live maggots from boy's ear – Watch the video!

ear

Doctor removes dozens of squirming live maggots from boy's ear – Watch the video!

An unidentified young boy from Kazakhstan had gone to the doctor's surgery complaining of earache. 

This 17-year-old girl thinks she is 120 different people – Know why!

daydreaming disorder

This 17-year-old girl thinks she is 120 different people – Know why!

Kate Dranfield suffers from a daydreaming disorder that causes her to transform from young to old, male to female, transgender to hetrosexual, etc.

Overqualified for a job? You have higher chances of being under psychological strain

Stress

Overqualified for a job? You have higher chances of being under psychological strain

Perceived overqualification occurs when employees are expecting a job that utilises their qualifications but do not find themselves in such a position, leaving them feeling essentially deprived.

Dengue can be detected at early stage, new reusable biosensor promises the same

Mosquito-borne disease

Dengue can be detected at early stage, new reusable biosensor promises the same

Dengue is endemic in all states and union territories (UTs) of India, according to World Health Organization (WHO). In 2015, a total of 99,913 dengue cases and 220 deaths were reported from across the country.

IVF children just as healthy as their peers – Physically, mentally and emotionally

In vitro fertilization

IVF children just as healthy as their peers – Physically, mentally and emotionally

The study, which is a world-first and compiled by the Murdoch Children's Research Institute (MCRI), found that IVF children were healthy physically, mentally and emotionally by the time they reached school age.

 

Microsoft joins hands with California-based Life Sciences to battle disease-carrying mosquitoes

Mosquito-borne diseases

Microsoft joins hands with California-based Life Sciences to battle disease-carrying mosquitoes

Microsoft Corporation and California life sciences company Verily are forming partnerships with public health officials in several U.S. states to test new high-tech tools.

Animal-based protein vs plant-based protein - Which is better for longevity?

Longevity

Animal-based protein vs plant-based protein - Which is better for longevity?

Weight loss through diet offers a range of health benefits, including reducing your risk of developing high blood pressure, diabetes, heart disease, and some cancers. 

Depression affects men and women differently, says study

Mental health

Depression affects men and women differently, says study

The study further says that the condition has different effects on the brain activity of males and females in particular regions of brain.

Coffee – Health benefits, why you shouldn't drink it first thing in morning

Healthy eating

Coffee – Health benefits, why you shouldn't drink it first thing in morning

While coffee has its fair share of health benefits, the idea of replacing that tall glass of water with coffee first thing in the morning may not be the best way to do so. 

Immune system may help in neutralising body from HIV-1 virus

HIV

Immune system may help in neutralising body from HIV-1 virus

The team sought to better understand how the body`s own immune system might be getting in the way of neutralizing the HIV-1 virus.

Apollo launches platelet donor community for dengue patients

Dengue

Apollo launches platelet donor community for dengue patients

The dengue virus reduces a patients' count of platelets -- tiny blood cells that help the body form clots to stop bleeding. 

Visual system alterations may signal onset of Parkinson's

Parkinson's disease

Visual system alterations may signal onset of Parkinson's

 Experiencing changes in the visual system such as an inability to perceive colours may act as important biomarkers for the early detection and monitoring of Parkinson's disease, according to a new study.

New biomarkers may help detect brain injury faster

Brain

New biomarkers may help detect brain injury faster

Researchers have identified inflammatory biomarkers which can be used to develop a test that can help detect whether the brain has suffered injury in the first hour of accident.

This 26-year-old woman with body full of wrinkles is breaking beauty stereotypes!

Skin condition

This 26-year-old woman with body full of wrinkles is breaking beauty stereotypes!

Sara Geurts suffers from a rare skin condition called Dermatosparaxis Ehlers-Danlos syndrome (EDS), a genetic condition that caused her skin to prematurely wrinkle.

Zika virus breakthrough? This malaria drug protects fetuses from infection

Zika

Zika virus breakthrough? This malaria drug protects fetuses from infection

Researchers say the drug appeared to reduce transmission of Zika virus from pregnant mice to their foetuses.

World Population Day 2017: Know the advantages of injectable contraceptive

Contraceptives

World Population Day 2017: Know the advantages of injectable contraceptive

When the first World Population Day was observed in 1990, the global population stood at a little over five billion. Now, it's over half that, measuring at about 7.6 billion.

World population Day: Here's why family planning matters

family planning

World population Day: Here's why family planning matters

Family planning not only helps in curbing growing population, but also provides many benefits to the mother, father, children and the family.

US researchers find way to stop disease spread

disease

US researchers find way to stop disease spread

The paper contrasts the human agricultural practice of culling livestock to remove sick individuals and prevent disease spread, for example in the case of foot-and-mouth outbreaks in livestock, to cannibalism.

For the first time, vaccine shows protection against gonorrhea

sexually transmitted disease

For the first time, vaccine shows protection against gonorrhea

The findings mark the first time a vaccine has shown any protection against gonorrhea and point to new avenues in the search for a specific vaccine to stop the global spread of 'super-gonorrhoea'.