Beware of infectious diseases during rainy season!

Many of us fall ill during the rainy season mostly due to sudden weather change causing fluctuation in body temperature. So beware of the infectious diseases during rainy season.

Puberty onset predicts later life diseases

The age at which children hit puberty is linked to diseases that they develop later on in their lives, says a study.

Brain directly connected to immune system: Study

 In a discovery that overturns decades of textbook teaching, researchers have found that the brain is directly connected to the immune system by vessels previously thought not to exist.

Researchers find way to retrieve 'lost' memories

Memories lost due to traumatic brain injury, stress, or diseases such as Alzheimer's may be retrieved by activating brain cells with light, shows a promising study by Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) researchers, including one of Indian-origin.

Mumbaikars join hands to save Pakistani teen with rare illness

Large-hearted Mumbaikers come together to save this 15-year-old from Pakistan's teen Saba Tarikh Ahmed, who is suffering from a rare, genetic disorder called Wilson's disease. The teen from Karachi is currently undergoing treatment at Jaslok Hospital in Mumbai.

DNA editing could be key in sickle cell anemia cure

Changing a single letter of the human red blood cell DNA could be the key to curing sickle cell anemia and other blood-related diseases, according to a study published on Friday.

Antibiotic use may make kids obese in adulthood

The commonly prescribed antibiotics can lead to changes in the gut bacteria of kids and make them vulnerable to infectious diseases, allergies and other autoimmune disorders, and even obesity, later in life, warns a new study.

Fatty liver disease - A common but preventable condition in all age groups

Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is the term for a wide range of conditions caused by a build-up of fat within the liver cells.

Nepal grapples with post-disaster diseases

 Quake-hit Nepal is now grappling with a new challenge - how to deal with post-disaster diseases like diarrhoea and respiratory infections, as water and sanitation are emerging as major concerns.

Odisha to give free medicine for all diseases: CM

Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Thursday said his government would distribute free medicines for all diseases, including cancer, at state-run health facilities soon.

New test to catch kidney disease early

A test which detects structural differences in kidney filters - tiny units that control what passes into the urine - can predict kidney disease before any damage has been done or symptoms appear, researchers say.

Woman with slew of diseases gives birth to child: Doctors

A 26-year-old pregnant woman suffering from a slew of diseases, including diabetes and liver complications, gave birth to a child at a hospital here, doctors said on Thursday.

Mix lettuce varieties to gain maximum health benefits

 Mixing lettuce varieties could help provide protection against the chain reactions of free radicals, molecules that can cause cell damage and generate various diseases, suggests a study.

Nails can be a mirror to your deteriorating health!

Nails can be a mirror to your deteriorating health and a timely analysis can save you before it's too late.

Budget not sufficient for treating rare diseases: AIIMS to HC

AIIMS has told the Delhi High Court that its non-plan budget is only sufficient to procure commonly-used and emergency medical items and not for getting medicines for treatment of rare diseases.

Vaccine worth $1.3 million spoils in Pakistan

Pentavalent vaccine worth $1.3 million, enough to vaccinate 400,000 infants against five potentially deadly diseases, has spoiled in a storage room at the National Health Services (NHS) of Pakistan, media reported on Wednesday.

Drug for treating obesity may also fight anxiety

 Scientists have suggested that a drug that treats obesity by controlling appetite, could also help combat anxiety disorders.

What kills more women than AIDS and breast cancer? Dirty water

Diseases spread through dirty water and poor sanitation are the fifth biggest killer of women worldwide, causing more deaths than AIDS, diabetes or breast cancer, researchers say. 

Research uncovers basis for cadmium toxicity

A new research in Australia has uncovered how the metal cadmium which is accumulating in food chain causes toxicity in living cells.

How pollution could make you obese

Researchers have discovered a link between the levels of certain environmental pollutants that a person accumulates in his or her body and their level of obesity.