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Breast cancer: Warning signs to look out for!

As the warning signs of breast cancer are not same for all women, it's important to pay attention if you spot any unusual changes to your breasts and get them checked by a doctor.

Artificial intelligence that can help predict breast cancer risk faster

The computer software intuitively translates patient charts into diagnostic information at 30 times human speed and with 99 per cent accuracy, the researchers reported in a paper published online in the journal Cancer.

Zika breakthrough? Scientists claim tapeworm drug could cure deadly virus infection

Nicolsamide, a US Food and Drug Administration approved drug already used to combat parasitic infections by tapeworms, showed no danger to pregnant women in animal studies. 

Stopping exercise for 10 days decreases brain blood flow

It is already known that stopping exercise can result in loss of cardiovascular endurance and the researchers wanted to find out what impact does the cessation of exercise have on our brains.

Why cholera is more deadly for people with type O blood

Cholera toxin hyperactivates a key signaling molecule in intestinal cells of people with the most common blood type and high levels of that signaling molecule lead to excretion of electrolytes and water -- in other words, diarrohea, the researchers found.

Five effective natural home remedies for treating chikungunya!

Here are some effective natural home remedies for chikungunya fever.

Chikungunya, dengue outbreak: Cases in Delhi rise up to 432 and 487 respectively

 According to the municipal corporations, the highest number of dengue cases have been witnessed in the areas under the North Delhi Municipal Corporation with the figure standing at 97.

Fewer Indians using contraception, despite better awareness

India's population, now estimated at 1.32 billion, is expected to surpass China's within the next six years and reach 1.7 billion by 2050, according to World Health Organisation projections.

Gut bacteria therapy may help reduce weight gain

The researchers found that incorporating the engineered bacteria into the guts of mice both kept them from gaining weight and protected them against some of the negative health effects of obesity.

Breast cancer breakthrough? 16-year-old Indian-origin boy claims cure for disease

Krtin Nithiyanandam believes he has devised a way to turn triple negative breast cancer into a kind which responds to drugs.

New research identifies role of mood in making decisions

In their study, Gross and his fellow researchers used a smartphone app to randomly survey the activities and moods of more than 60,000 people over an average of 27 days, and found that mood plays a strong role in how people decide to spend their time each day.

Five reasons why you should take a brisk walk every single day!

Here are some health benefits that you'll get from walking.

Heart attack and stroke prevention: Ways to reduce your risk!

There are steps you can take to help prevent a heart attack or a stroke. These steps involve taking medications and making heart-healthy lifestyle changes.

Heart failure among the aged may triple by 2060

Heart failure is a common condition worldwide and increases with age. Various disorders can cause heart failure, such as coronary heart disease, hypertension, obesity and diabetes. 

Learn how much exercise you need to prevent death

The study described the science behind Personal Activity Intelligence (PAI), the first activity tracking score that uses heart rate to help people achieve optimal health.

Do you know low socioeconomic status can be a factor for heart attack? - Read

The study, published in the journal European Society of Cardiology, found that the risk of a second attack was 36 per cent lower for those in the highest income quintile than those with the lowest. 

Walking can cut cardiovascular death by half

 Moderate physical activities such as walking and cycling are associated with a greater than 50 per cent reduction in cardiovascular death in people over the age of 65, says a study.

Rising dengue cases: PIL accuses govt of not being vigilant

The PIL was filed by an advocate in the wake of dengue deaths and cases in the national capital.

Traditional Indian diet dramatically cuts Alzheimer's risk

While consumption of meat, sweets, and high-fat dairy products that characterise a Western diet significantly increases the risk of Alzheimer's disease, traditional Indian diet is associated with reduced risk of the most common form of dementia, says a study.

Bacteria in chewable tobacco products may increase risk of cancer: Study

If you are addicted to chewable tobacco products like tobacco leaves, khaini, pan masala, zarda and gutka, then stop eating as it is considered not good for health.

Lower education, income level may up obesity in young adults

Teenagers of normal weight or young adults who live in neighbourhoods with lower education or income levels are at higher risk of becoming overweight or obese, a new study says.

Breast milk sugars may ward off deadly infection in babies

 A type of sugar found naturally in some women's breast milk may protect newborn babies from infection with a potentially life threatening bacterium, says a study. 

Acute Zika infection may damage sensory nerves

In a paper published in the Journal of the Neurological Sciences, group of researchers from Honduras, Venezuela and the US described the first case of sensory polyneuropathy associated with acute Zika virus infection. 

Do you know traffic jams can make your body susceptible to cancer? - Read

A new study furnished by medical experts has revealed that long traffic jams have the potential to increase various health risks, especially cancer.

Zika virus may spread sexually from asymptomatic man to woman, claims study

The finding came from a report in Maryland where a man who was infected with Zika in the Dominican Republic but had no symptoms infected his female partner who had not traveled to a place where Zika is being transmitted.

Diabetes drug may help prevent heart disease

A drug commonly prescribed for Type 2 diabetes patients can also be used to inhibit or delay heart disease in individuals with Type 1 diabetes, says a study.

Hong Kong''s first suspected Zika case tests negative: Radio

Hong Kong`s first suspected Zika patient tested negative for the virus and has been discharged from hospital, broadcaster Radio Television Hong Kong (RTHK) reported on Saturday.

Spinal cord stimulator cures woman of lumbar spine disc disease

A 35-year-old woman operated twice for lumbar disc disease, was cured of her ailment after the insertion of a spinal cord stimulator through a minimally invasive surgery at a city hospital.

Diabetes drug may help prevent heart diseases: Study

A new study has revealed that diabetes drug may help prevent the risk of developing heart diseases.

Long traffic jams may increase risk of cancer!

A new study has revealed that long traffic jams causes exposure to toxic fumes and may increases the risk of deadly disease cancer.