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Uncertainty in top level may elevate risk of chronic diseases

According to the study, the findings apply to those uncertain at the top of the social hierarchy as also to those uncertain of their status in lower ranking, though the latter may have opportunities for upward mobility and this may be associated with better health. 

Probiotics could aid recovery from spinal cord injury

The researchers found that spinal cord injury significantly altered the gut microbiome of mice, inducing the migration of gut bacteria into other tissues of the body and the activation of proinflammatory immune cells associated with the gut.

Amylase-trypsin inhibitors: Wheat protein can worsen chronic health conditions!

The amylase-trypsin inhibitors (ATIs) protein can worsen the symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis, asthma, lupus and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease as well as inflammatory bowel disease.

Vitamin treatment unlocks door to stem cell therapies

Ordinary adult cells, such as those in the skin or blood, could be artificially coerced in a culture dish to resemble embryos only a few days old, said study co-author Tim Hore of the University of Otago.

Zika virus likely to spread across Asia: WHO

Zika generally has mild effects but is more dangerous for pregnant women as it has been linked to severe birth defects, including the brain deformation microcephaly.

'Dengue, chikungunya need close attention in India'

Though India was not at risk of an Ebola outbreak, there have been many such outbreaks in the past, including bird flu and swine flu, Piot, co-discoverer of the Ebola virus and Director, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM), said during his lecture at the Indian Institute of Public Health-Hyderabad (IIPH-H) in Hyderabad on Sunday night.

WHO to tackle dengue, environmental health in annual meet

The meeting hopes to formulate policies to support western Pacific countries combat the diseases in a bid to sustain the WHO goals.

Altering 'flavour' of humans may help fight malaria

Using the substance, the mosquitoes instead of feasting on humans may keep the disease to themselves, potentially saving an estimated 450,000 lives a year worldwide, researchers said.

Unique characteristics of autism genes may help early diagnosis

Researchers have discovered in a new study the unique characteristics of genes associated with autism that may help them distinguish from genes of other diseases, as well as help in early diagnosis.

Mother’s milk may protect newborn from diseases, much like vaccines: Study

Mother's milk is packed with nutrients and antibodies that help the baby fight off viruses and bacteria.

Emmerdale's Leah Bracknell has terminal lung cancer – What to expect in final stages of the disease!

Leah, who played Zoe Tate in the Yorkshire Dales ITV series for 16 years from 1989 to 2005, and her partner Jez Hughes are raising money to send her for treatment in Germany.

Chronic diseases: Over 20% of Indians suffer from cancer, diabetes, heart and respiratory illnesses

As per the World Health Organisation, non-communicable diseases or chronic diseases, such as cancer, heart ailments, respiratory diseases and diabetes, kill 38 million people globally every year.

Mark Zuckerberg, Priscilla Chan pledge $3 billion to help cure all diseases – Watch!

The couple made the announcement Wednesday during an event in San Francisco that was streamed live on Facebook.

Nicotine sans tobacco may ward off Alzheimer's disease: Study

 Nicotine -- when given independent of tobacco -- could help protect the brain as it ages and even ward off neuro-degenerative diseases such as Parkinson's or Alzheimer's disease, US researchers have said.

Pac-Man like protein eats dead cells, helps prevent cancer

Researchers at the University of Sheffield in the UK discovered the Rac1 protein switches cell function and causes cells to respond to 'eat me' signals omitted from their dying neighbouring cells and clears them away efficiently to minimise damaging inflammation.

Delhi: Chikungunya cases on rise, AIIMS tests 885 blood samples positive

Several hospitals in the national capital are reporting increasing cases of chikungunya, including at Safdarjung Hospital where three deaths due to dengue and one due to malaria have taken place this season.

Contraceptive pills behind 'dramatic fall in ovarian cancer deaths'

Scientists say deaths from ovarian cancer have fallen worldwide in 10 years (between 2002 and 2012), thanks to use of the contraceptive pill. They say that the trend is likely to continue in the US, European Union (EU) and, though to a smaller degree, in Japan by 2020.

Immature Platelet Fraction test can help avoid unwanted blood transfusion during dengue!

According to doctors, if the IPF, a modern parameter that measures young and thereby reticulated platelets in peripheral blood, is high then there is no requirement of blood transfusion in a dengue patient even if there were initial indications of its requirement.

India may have up to three times more TB patients than assumed

The study found that in 2014, the private sector treated between 1.9 million and 5.34 million cases -- or about double the cases handled by government-run hospitals.

Reason why you should start running!

Running is considered as the most effective form of exercise to get fit and stay in good health.