Unknown exposure to second-hand smoke may cause early death

US researchers have identified a new biomarker which revealed that known and unknown exposure to second-hand smoke may lead to an increased risk of mortality in non-smokers.

Sep 28, 2016, 00:44 AM IST

Hookahs can cause cancer more easily than cigarettes, say doctors

Smoking a hookah can be more harmful than cigarettes and can cause diseases like cancers much more easily, doctors say.

Sep 03, 2016, 00:42 AM IST

Physical inactivity adding to India's NCD burden: Report

Major NCDs including cardiovascular diseases (CVDs), chronic respiratory diseases, diabetes, and cancers are primarily caused by exposure to tobacco, harmful use of alcohol, unhealthy diet, and very little exercise.

Jul 25, 2016, 17:31 PM IST

Five ways smoking affects your health!

Five ways smoking affects your health!

May 31, 2016, 09:53 AM IST
Active neighbourhood can make you healthier

Active neighbourhood can make you healthier

According to researchers, creating healthier cities is an important part of the public health response to the global disease burden of physical inactivity.

Apr 06, 2016, 18:14 PM IST

US biotech to apply artificial intelligence to UK genome study

Berg, a private company that uses artificial intelligence to discover new drugs and diagnostics, will help England`s national genomics project mine DNA and health data from thousands of British citizens for potential drug targets.

Sep 30, 2015, 11:31 AM IST

Call to improve radiotherapy access for all as shortfall looms

As per a recent study, tackling the global shortfall in radiotherapy could save millions of lives and boost the economy of poorer countries.

Sep 27, 2015, 16:06 PM IST

Alcohol addiction may trigger various cancers in Indians: Lancet

Not just harming their heart and brain, alcohol dependency may also be behind several forms of cancers among heavy drinkers in low-income countries like India, researchers have warned.

Sep 17, 2015, 11:52 AM IST

7 reasons why you should eat garlic everyday

Garlic, considered as the natural wonder drug, has many vital nutrients including vitamins, amino acids, and enzymes.

Aug 25, 2015, 12:28 PM IST

Genetically-modified yeast yields cheap painkillers

 Researchers from Stanford University have genetically engineered yeast to make painkilling medicines, a breakthrough that heralds a faster and potentially less expensive way to produce many different types of plant-based medicines.

Aug 14, 2015, 11:08 AM IST

This sponge offers greater hope in cancer treatment

A marine sponge found in a small corner of New Zealand could provide a breakthrough in fighting certain types of cancers, New Zealand researchers said on Tuesday.

Jul 07, 2015, 19:28 PM IST

Sugary drinks may cause 184,000 global deaths a year: Study

Sodas and other sugary drinks may cause up to 184,000 deaths a year worldwide, according to a study published Monday in the journal Circulation.

Jun 30, 2015, 13:36 PM IST

New mechanism to enhance drug delivery

Researchers at the University of Warwick in Britain have developed a new "triggered-release" mechanism that could improve drug delivery in the treatment of various cancers and other diseases.

Jan 17, 2015, 14:00 PM IST
Cone snail venom may harbour cancer and addiction cure

Cone snail venom may harbour cancer and addiction cure

A new study has revealed that the venom of Cone snails, which are marine mollusks, just as conch, octopi and squid, but they capture their prey using venom, provides leads for detection and possible treatment of some cancers and addictions.

Jan 15, 2015, 12:13 PM IST

Testosterone therapy helps suppress advanced prostate cancer

In a surprising paradox, the male hormone testosterone, generally thought to be a feeder of prostate cancer, has been found to suppress some advanced prostate cancers.

Jan 09, 2015, 12:11 PM IST

Scientists succeed in turning mice transparent

A Japanese research team has succeeded in turning mice transparent by administering them with special chemicals, a process the scientists say allows the observation of organs without dissection and contributes to studying progression of such diseases as cancers and diabetes, a media report said Friday.

Nov 07, 2014, 22:39 PM IST

Smoking causes 14 million medical conditions in US yearly

Smoking is responsible for almost 14 million major medical conditions among American adults yearly, a new study has found.

Oct 19, 2014, 16:49 PM IST

Single hormone loss may cause colon cancer

Colon cancer may be caused by the loss of a hormone called guanylin, a study said, suggesting hormone replacement therapy could stall its formation.

Oct 10, 2014, 16:50 PM IST

A tool to track origin of blood cells, cancers

In a bid to track the origin of diseases such as cancer, researchers have developed a system that generates a unique barcode in the DNA of all blood stem cells and their progenitor cells, allowing scientists to see how blood forms.

Oct 06, 2014, 17:31 PM IST

Alcohol increases risk of HPV infection in men

Men, who consume alcohol have a greater risk of contracting human papillomavirus (HPV) infection, a study said.

Oct 05, 2014, 13:12 PM IST