close
This ad will auto close in 10 seconds

Health News

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.

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. 

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. 

WARNING: Chemicals from bug-repellant sprays can linger in homes for a year!

Bug repellants

WARNING: Chemicals from bug-repellant sprays can linger in homes for a year!

Warmer temperatures can lead to a flurry of unwelcome guests to our house – flies, mosquitoes, fleas, wasps, bedbugs and lice.

Avola almonds: The secret to a fitter, healthier you! - Here's why they are good for daily consumption

Healthy eating

Avola almonds: The secret to a fitter, healthier you! - Here's why they are good for daily consumption

From its superfood properties to its sustainability, Avola almond can help in filling the lost protein and fiber in your body to the fitter you.

Polyarthritis – How it is linked to chikungunya? Symptoms, causes, treatment

Arthritis

Polyarthritis – How it is linked to chikungunya? Symptoms, causes, treatment

People, who are affected with polyarthritis, normally have tender joints with acute pain.

Beware! City's busy noises disrupt heart rhythms; may trigger cardiovascular problems

Heart health

Beware! City's busy noises disrupt heart rhythms; may trigger cardiovascular problems

The study is the first to use sensors to model the short-term impact that city environments can have upon the human body.

Sick building syndrome: Fungal toxins in your house can make you ill

toxins

Sick building syndrome: Fungal toxins in your house can make you ill

Accoding to a group of researchers, there are three types of fungus that can grow on ordinary household wallpaper and spread into the air, leading to serious health consequences.

IMA's new advisory to its members: Refrain from drinking with 'non-doctors'

Drinking

IMA's new advisory to its members: Refrain from drinking with 'non-doctors'

The representative voluntary organisation of doctors has also asked its members to observe dry days on July 1 (Doctors’ Day) and September 5 (Teachers’ day).

Swine flu claims three more lives in Mumbai

Swine flu

Swine flu claims three more lives in Mumbai

In Mumbai, 92 people have been found to be infected in the last one week from June 16 to June 22.

New method to monitor muscle injuries is here

muscles

New method to monitor muscle injuries is here

Researchers from Polytechnic University of Catalunya in Spain developed the new technique, called localised bioimpedance measurement (L-BIA).

Children raised in single parent families have lower well-being, life-satisfaction

Well-being

Children raised in single parent families have lower well-being, life-satisfaction

 The researchers analysed the participants' annual income, number of visits to the doctor, level of social integration, and success in romantic relationships.

New method to monitor muscle injuries

Muscle injuries

New method to monitor muscle injuries

The team looked at about 22 muscle injuries in 18 Futbol Club Barcelona players over five years, 'BBC News' reported.

Love texting? Here's why your health is at stake!

Texting

Love texting? Here's why your health is at stake!

Some doctors point to how smartphone users have reported soreness or numbness in their hands and wrists after texting for an extended period of time.

Low-cost wearable device to monitor diabetes through sweat

Diabetes

Low-cost wearable device to monitor diabetes through sweat

The wearable diagnostic biosensor can detect three interconnected compounds - cortisol, glucose and interleukin-6 - in sweat for up to a week without loss of signal integrity.

Your mental health is at risk if you indulge in binge drinking, cocaine abuse

Alcohol

Your mental health is at risk if you indulge in binge drinking, cocaine abuse

Poorer attention was linked with frequent and infrequent binge drinking and use of drugs, in particular, stimulants. 

Parents, take note: Do you give your child non-cow milk? It could affect their height!

child development

Parents, take note: Do you give your child non-cow milk? It could affect their height!

The study, published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, found that each daily cup of non-cow's milk consumed was associated with 0.4 centimeters (0.15 inches) lower height than average for a child's age.

35-year-old man rushed to the hospital after piercing his genitals with 15 needles for almost a year!

Hospitalisation

35-year-old man rushed to the hospital after piercing his genitals with 15 needles for almost a year!

The man confessed to sticking needles in his genitals for about a year after doctors inquired about the strange situation.

Eman Ahmed, once dubbed as world’s heaviest woman, can now sit and eat on her own

Surgery

Eman Ahmed, once dubbed as world’s heaviest woman, can now sit and eat on her own

Doctors treating the 36-year-old at Burjeel Hospital Abu Dhabi, have said that she is set to undergo a series of weight-reduction surgeries after Eid.

Ozone exposure ups autism odds in at-risk people

Autism

Ozone exposure ups autism odds in at-risk people

Elevated exposure to ozone can put individuals with high levels of genetic variation at an even higher risk for developing autism than would be expected by adding the two risk factors together, according to a recent analysis.

THIS drug can tackle rare kidney cancer

Cancer

THIS drug can tackle rare kidney cancer

According to a recent study, some patients with a form of advanced kidney cancer that carries a poor prognosis benefited from an experimental drug targeted to an abnormal genetic pathway causing cancerous growth.

Saudi Arabia to help Yemen tackle cholera outbreak

Cholera

Saudi Arabia to help Yemen tackle cholera outbreak

Saudi Arabia has planned to shell out millions of dollars to stem a serious outbreak of cholera in Yemen.

Sleep well to avoid eating junk food due to job stress

Junk food

Sleep well to avoid eating junk food due to job stress

Stress at your job can lead to overeating and intake of junk food at dinnertime, but there could be a buffer to this harmful pattern.

Wallpaper fungus can make you sick: Study

fungus

Wallpaper fungus can make you sick: Study

The impetus for the study was the dearth of data on the health risk from mycotoxins produced by fungi growing indoors.

Soon, prosthetic limbs that take feedback from human body

prosthetics

Soon, prosthetic limbs that take feedback from human body

The algorithm that enables this optimisation represents a landmark achievement in the field of biomechatronics - study of biology, mechanics, electronics and control.

Protect your brain from Alzheimer's risk; eat foods enriched with extra-virgin olive oil!

Alzheimer's disease

Protect your brain from Alzheimer's risk; eat foods enriched with extra-virgin olive oil!

 In a study published in the journal Annals of Clinical and Translational Neurology, researchers show that the consumption of extra-virgin olive oil reduces the formation of amyloid-beta plaques and neurofibrillary tangles in the brain - classic markers of Alzheimer's disease.