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This vitamin may help repair damaged DNA, reverse ageing process

DNA

This vitamin may help repair damaged DNA, reverse ageing process

Researchers have identified a vitamin that may help in repairing damaged DNA and reverse ageing process, fight cancer as well as help in space travel.

This new method will mitigate dental implant failure

dental health

This new method will mitigate dental implant failure

The reasons for this failure are several-fold - mechanical problems, poor connection to the bones in which they are implanted, infection or rejection.

Patients with damaged lungs have some hope with this new therapy - Read

Lungs

Patients with damaged lungs have some hope with this new therapy - Read

Though still at a pre-clinical stage, these findings have important potential implications for the future treatment.

New fluorescence-based assay offers hope in fighting antibiotic resistance

Antibiotics

New fluorescence-based assay offers hope in fighting antibiotic resistance

This fast and simple fluorescence-based assay is certainly a remarkable approach in the ongoing and urgent fight against the fast spread of antibiotic resistance.

Too much iron in body may damage liver, say doctors

Liver

Too much iron in body may damage liver, say doctors

Doctors said that excess build-up of iron in the body, Hemochromatosis, can cuase liver damage.

Man with 45% burns healed with stem cell treatment

Stem cell

Man with 45% burns healed with stem cell treatment

 A 45-year-old man -- suffering from 45 per cent burns due to a chemical spill at work -- has been healed with stem cell treatment, said the authorities at a hospital here on Friday.

Facial recognition tech helps detect rare genetic disease

disease

Facial recognition tech helps detect rare genetic disease

Scientists have successfully used a facial recognition software to diagnose a rare, genetic disease that causes multiple defects like cleft palate and learning problems.

Lack of sleep impairs ability to interpret facial expressions: Study

Sleep

Lack of sleep impairs ability to interpret facial expressions: Study

A new study has found that lack of sleep may impairs ability to interpret facial expressions.

Researcher develops flexible glass for tiny medical devices

flexible glass

Researcher develops flexible glass for tiny medical devices

 Researchers have developed a new way to make the normally brittle material of glass bend and flex.

Parkinson's disease: 2.5 hours of exercise per week can slow physical declines in PD patients

Parkinson's disease

Parkinson's disease: 2.5 hours of exercise per week can slow physical declines in PD patients

The study by the researchers at Northwestern University found that at least 150 minutes of weekly exercise may help people suffering from Parkinson's disease by improving mobility impairment and health-related quality of life.

China reports 900,000 new TB cases every year

Tuberculosis

China reports 900,000 new TB cases every year

The National Health and Family Planning Commission said that by the end of 2016, 65 out of every 100,000 people were infected with tuberculosis, a figure that experts consider high despite having dropped by 14 per cent in the last six years.

World Tuberculosis Day: President Pranab Mukherjee urges stakeholders to redouble efforts to eliminate TB

Tuberculosis

World Tuberculosis Day: President Pranab Mukherjee urges stakeholders to redouble efforts to eliminate TB

Happy to learn that World Tuberculosis Day is being observed on March 24, Mukherjee tweeted.

World Tuberculosis Day: Things you need to know about this infectious disease

Tuberculosis

World Tuberculosis Day: Things you need to know about this infectious disease

Here are some key facts to know about this contagious disease, caused by bacteria called Mycobacterium tuberculosis.

Men more prone to infertility due to less sleep: Experts

Infertility

Men more prone to infertility due to less sleep: Experts

Men are more likely to have infertility with less sleep than women, said IVF experts on Thursday.

Higher waist-to-hip ratio increases cancer risk in women

Cancer

Higher waist-to-hip ratio increases cancer risk in women

 Women should stay fit and maintain a healthy wight because a new stuy has reveals that a higher waist-to-hip ratios increases the risk of ovarian cancer by more than a fifth.

World Tuberculosis Day 2017: Risk factors and prevention of the disease

Tuberculosis

World Tuberculosis Day 2017: Risk factors and prevention of the disease

 Tuberculosis (TB) is an infectious, airborne disease that mainly affects your lungs. 

Ulcerative colitis: Try these simple natural remedies to treat the disease

Ulcerative colitis

Ulcerative colitis: Try these simple natural remedies to treat the disease

Ulcerative colitis (UC) is a chronic disease that causes inflammation and ulcers in the digestive tract.

Brains of blind people 'rewire' to boost other senses

Brain

Brains of blind people 'rewire' to boost other senses

Researchers from Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary in the US used MRI multimodal brain imaging techniques to reveal these changes in a group of 12 subjects with early blindness and they compared the scans to a group of 16 normally sighted subjects.

World Tuberculosis Day 2017: Rise of multidrug-resistant TB threatens India

World Tuberculosis Day 2017

World Tuberculosis Day 2017: Rise of multidrug-resistant TB threatens India

India is also among the six countries that account for 60 per cent of the total TB cases globally.

Places with weaker non-medical exemption policies reduce possibility of measles outbreak, says study

Places with weaker non-medical exemption policies reduce possibility of measles outbreak

Places with weaker non-medical exemption policies reduce possibility of measles outbreak, says study

The researchers also found, that the magnitude of these outbreaks can also be cut in half by strengthening exemption policies for children.

Alzheimer's disease linked to fatty acids in brain, says study

Alzheimer's

Alzheimer's disease linked to fatty acids in brain, says study

Currently it is thought that the main reason for developing memory problems in dementia is the presence of two big molecules in the brain called tau and amyloid proteins, researchers said.

Ignorance, poor reach major problems in TB treatment: Experts

Tuberculosis

Ignorance, poor reach major problems in TB treatment: Experts

India accounts for one fourth of the global TB burden with 2.2 million out of 9.6 million total cases.

Men, take note! Gyming can help you enhance bone health

Bone health

Men, take note! Gyming can help you enhance bone health

One year of targeted exercise can decrease harmful sclerostin, a protein made in the bone, and increase IGF-1, a hormone associated with bone growth.

Here are five best foods for healthy, lustrous hair

hair health

Here are five best foods for healthy, lustrous hair

Here are five foods that not only keep your hair healthy and strong, but also help protect you from various illnesses and are ideal for your weight loss plan as well.

Do you know who possesses the highest risk of osteoporosis? Researchers have an answer

Osteoporosis

Do you know who possesses the highest risk of osteoporosis? Researchers have an answer

Researchers from the University of Surrey in the UK examined the breakdown of bone tissue by osteoclast cells (bone resportion) in over 370 pre and post-menopausal and white Caucasian women in the UK.

This smartphone device tests male fertility with 98% accuracy - Watch

fertility

This smartphone device tests male fertility with 98% accuracy - Watch

The new test utilises the advancements in consumer electronics and microfabrication. A disposable microchip with a capillary tip and a rubber bulb is used for simple, power-free semen sample handling.

Knee arthritis: Why knee replacement is necessary, treatment options

Arthritis

Knee arthritis: Why knee replacement is necessary, treatment options

Scared of the so called `total knee replacement`, the patients often fall for alternative treatment modalities with tall claims and no scientific validity, and ultimately land up in a situation where knee replacement, like it or not, remains the only option.

Insulin resistance linked to rapid decline in cognitive performance

insulin resistance

Insulin resistance linked to rapid decline in cognitive performance

The study, by Tel Aviv University, finds that both diabetic and non-diabetic subjects with insulin resistance experienced accelerated cognitive decline in executive function and memory.

Maternal deaths: New inhaled form of medication a miracle for expecting moms?

Maternal deaths

Maternal deaths: New inhaled form of medication a miracle for expecting moms?

According to the researchers at Monash University Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences (MIPS) in Australia, the inhalable, dry-powder form of the drug oxytocin may help prevent mothers from dying in childbirth due to more bleeding than normal.

Researchers identify gene linked to human cleft lip and palate

Gene

Researchers identify gene linked to human cleft lip and palate

Researchers have identified a gene that may cause cleft lip and palate in humans.

India bears about 25 percent of global TB cases: Study

Tuberculosis

India bears about 25 percent of global TB cases: Study

 A new research has found that India bears the highest burden of tuberculosis (TB), around 25 percent of global cases.