Diseases

'Night owls' at greater risk of dying sooner

'Night owls' at greater risk of dying sooner

If you are a "night owl", or one of those who like to stay up late and have trouble dragging yourself out of bed in the morning, there is some bad news.

Apr 12, 2018, 13:37 PM IST
Bizarre! This town in Norway bans people from dying

Bizarre! This town in Norway bans people from dying

Longyearbyen is located in one of the most northern parts of the world that are inhabited by 2,000 locals and sees no sunlight for months of the year.

Mar 22, 2018, 19:18 PM IST
'Disease X' added to list of potential pandemic killers by WHO

'Disease X' added to list of potential pandemic killers by WHO

According to WHO, the name 'Disease X' "represents the knowledge that a serious international epidemic could be caused by a pathogen currently unknown to cause human disease."

Mar 13, 2018, 15:59 PM IST
Chronic diseases raise cancer, mortality risk

Chronic diseases raise cancer, mortality risk

According to the study, published in the journal BJM, chronic diseases are not targetted in the current cancer prevention strategies.

Feb 05, 2018, 18:44 PM IST
This is how saturated fatty acids lead to lethal diseases

This is how saturated fatty acids lead to lethal diseases

Researchers have finally been able to find why saturated fats cause a wide variety of lipid-related disease, says a study.

Dec 04, 2017, 10:48 AM IST
Scientists develop tiny magnetic robots to treat hard-to-reach body parts

Scientists develop tiny magnetic robots to treat hard-to-reach body parts

Researchers, led by those from Chinese University of Hong Kong, developed micro-robots by coating a microscopic algae with non-harmful, biocompatible magnetic particles.

Nov 27, 2017, 11:54 AM IST
Providing timely treatment to rare disease patients is need of the hour

Providing timely treatment to rare disease patients is need of the hour

The good news is that treatment is available for these disorders and if provided on time, patients are able to lead a very positive life.

Nov 24, 2017, 14:02 PM IST
Researchers identify 100 genetic risk factors for allergic diseases

Researchers identify 100 genetic risk factors for allergic diseases

It is a proven fact that there are links between asthma, hay fever and eczema and an individual who has one condition is likely to have others.
 

Nov 22, 2017, 20:36 PM IST
Eating walnuts may help ward off several diseases: Experts

Eating walnuts may help ward off several diseases: Experts

Researchers and medical professionals from the field of Nutrition, Cardiovascular, Cognition, Alzheimer’s and Diabetes today held a scientific meet here to discuss the state of health in India.

Oct 31, 2017, 19:32 PM IST
An end to genetic diseases is nearer than you thought

An end to genetic diseases is nearer than you thought

These tools might also be able to fix mutations of diseases which have no treatment and are deadly but no common.

Oct 27, 2017, 14:27 PM IST
How to fight dengue, malaria, flu and chikungunya – Symptoms, prevention

How to fight dengue, malaria, flu and chikungunya – Symptoms, prevention

With Diwali round the corner, these problems are bound to increase and knowing the symptoms for timely diagnosis and most importantly, our protection becomes our first and foremost priority.

Sep 28, 2017, 18:05 PM IST
WHO calls for 'bolder political actions' to curb premature deaths due to non-communicable diseases

WHO calls for 'bolder political actions' to curb premature deaths due to non-communicable diseases

NCDs are by far the leading cause of death in the world, representing 63% of all annual deaths, with more than 36 million people killed each year.

Sep 19, 2017, 10:36 AM IST
Proposed US budget cut could have disastrous impact on health security, warns Bill Gates

Proposed US budget cut could have disastrous impact on health security, warns Bill Gates

This step could lead to five million more deaths from AIDS alone, the American business magnate has said.

Sep 13, 2017, 13:40 PM IST
Survival is a distant dream for Assam man who has to go through life with 59-inch stomach

Survival is a distant dream for Assam man who has to go through life with 59-inch stomach

Bikash Hazarika from Assam is suffering from this rare condition in which he is unable to walk and experiences extreme pain on a daily basis.

Aug 21, 2017, 15:05 PM IST
Mysterious disease victimises 12-year-old boy, causes his hands to grow 12 inches long!

Mysterious disease victimises 12-year-old boy, causes his hands to grow 12 inches long!

 The people in his village have named him 'The devil' and believe he's cursed.  

Aug 13, 2017, 18:08 PM IST
Smartphone app can predict disease risk based on health inputs

Smartphone app can predict disease risk based on health inputs

The smart report feature helps uncover latent diseases and predict risk of future ones and to expose any latent ones.

Aug 08, 2017, 20:31 PM IST
Did you know? Travelling by air causes infectious diseases to spread faster - Read

Did you know? Travelling by air causes infectious diseases to spread faster - Read

Researchers explain the boarding techniques that need reviewing and recommend a potential solution.

Aug 08, 2017, 20:23 PM IST
Skinny legs may up death risk by 300 per cent, says study

Skinny legs may up death risk by 300 per cent, says study

According to the study, lean people who are metabolically unhealthy, but have normal weight, might be at a 300 per cent greater chance of dying. 

Aug 03, 2017, 19:00 PM IST
High blood pressure, joint diseases more common among people living in high-rises: Survey

High blood pressure, joint diseases more common among people living in high-rises: Survey

The survey also revealed that nearly 20 per cent of adults between 40-55 age group had blood pressure levels between 140-159, which is an indication of prehypertension. 

Aug 01, 2017, 23:26 PM IST
Poor sleep may make you fat, raise diabetes risk

Poor sleep may make you fat, raise diabetes risk

The findings showed that people who were sleeping an average of six hours a night had a waist measurement that was 3 cm greater than individuals who were getting nine hours of sleep a night. 

Jul 28, 2017, 16:10 PM IST

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