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Cooking with solid fuels increases risk of respiratory illness

Cooking with solid fuels increases risk of respiratory illness

Solid fuels emit very high levels of pollutants, especially very small particles that can penetrate deep into the lungs. 

Sep 21, 2018, 12:57 PM IST
Kitchen is the best hospital, food the best medicine

Kitchen is the best hospital, food the best medicine

In low and middle-income countries like India, where malnutrition is still not a completely solved problem, there has been a sharp increase in lifestyle disorders.

Sep 21, 2018, 12:34 PM IST
Low-cost wearable ultrasound scanner designed: Scientists

Low-cost wearable ultrasound scanner designed: Scientists

Scientists say they have designed a new portable, wearable ultrasound scanner that can be powered by a smartphone and may cost as little as USD 100.

Sep 12, 2018, 14:04 PM IST
Genes determine how heart rate responds to exercise: Research

Genes determine how heart rate responds to exercise: Research

New research has found that genetic differences in receptors found in skeletal muscles can contribute to this different response.

Sep 12, 2018, 12:13 PM IST
Back pain and unhealthy behavior go hand in hand

Back pain and unhealthy behavior go hand in hand

The researchers involved with the study believe this is of concern because the developing brain may be susceptible to negative influences of toxic substances, and use in early adolescence may

Sep 12, 2018, 10:24 AM IST
How binge drinking affects male, female brains?

How binge drinking affects male, female brains?

Repeated binge drinking was found to significantly alter molecular pathways in the nucleus accumbens, a region of the brain linked to addiction.

Sep 11, 2018, 17:44 PM IST
Quick learners remember more over time: Study

Quick learners remember more over time: Study

"Quicker learning appears to be more durable learning," said Christopher L Zerr from Washington University in St Louis in the US.

Sep 11, 2018, 15:45 PM IST
Body clock key to better asthma treatment: Study

Body clock key to better asthma treatment: Study

The study found that the sputum of asthmatics was more than twice as likely to have more inflammatory cells or eosinophils in morning clinics than in the afternoon.  

Sep 11, 2018, 12:30 PM IST
Dengue, A continuing global threat

Dengue, A continuing global threat

Each year, an estimated 400 million people globally are infected with the virus, about 100 million get progressively sick and 2.5 percent of those patients die.

Sep 11, 2018, 12:22 PM IST
Here's how Zika virus strips immune cells of their identity

Here's how Zika virus strips immune cells of their identity

A recent study has noted that Zika virus infects the very cells that are supposed to protect the body from infection.

Sep 11, 2018, 11:33 AM IST
New blood test to screen for secondary heart attack: Scientists

New blood test to screen for secondary heart attack: Scientists

It will reclassify a patient`s risk of heart attack and stroke and will better identify who, within the "intermediate" risk category, are in fact at higher risk, and help guide physicians in the

Sep 07, 2018, 16:22 PM IST
Feeling sleepy during the day may trigger Alzheimer's: Researchers

Feeling sleepy during the day may trigger Alzheimer's: Researchers

In a significant finding, Johns Hopkins researchers have revealed that those who feel sleepy during the day are nearly three times more likely to develop Alzheimer`s disease than those who have a

Sep 07, 2018, 15:23 PM IST
New therapy may help treat skin cancer: Scientists

New therapy may help treat skin cancer: Scientists

 Scientists identified a molecule called Diprovocim that can be added to a cancer vaccine to boost the immune system's ability to fight skin cancer.

Sep 07, 2018, 14:18 PM IST
'Migraine not just a headache but neurological disorder'

'Migraine not just a headache but neurological disorder'

Migraine is a treatable disorder, where the headache frequency and severity can be effectively controlled, said Dr. K. Ravishankar.

Sep 07, 2018, 11:45 AM IST
Here's how sleep pattern during infancy affects long-term obesity

Here's how sleep pattern during infancy affects long-term obesity

Researchers found the brief sleep intervention reduced the risk of obesity in the years that followed, while no benefit was observed with the nutrition and active intervention.

Sep 07, 2018, 11:11 AM IST
Eat rye, oats, or wheat daily to ward off diabetes risk

Eat rye, oats, or wheat daily to ward off diabetes risk

Those who avoid all cereals, in an attempt to follow a low carb diet, therefore lose out on the positive health effects of wholegrain, which come principally from the bran and the germ. 

Sep 06, 2018, 16:51 PM IST
Burnout making doctors prescribe wrong medicines: Study

Burnout making doctors prescribe wrong medicines: Study

Burnout also doubles the likelihood of lower professional standards, such as not following set guidelines or malpractice, researchers said.

Sep 06, 2018, 12:48 PM IST
Dementia symptoms peak in winter and spring: Study

Dementia symptoms peak in winter and spring: Study

The association between season and cognitive function remained significant even when the data were controlled for potential confounders, including depression, sleep, physical activity, and thyroid

Sep 06, 2018, 10:50 AM IST
Losing just 6 hours of sleep may up diabetes risk

Losing just 6 hours of sleep may up diabetes risk

Being deprived of sleep for just 6hours or a single night may affect the liver's ability to produce glucose and process insulin, increasing the risk of metabolic diseases such as fatty liver and Type

Sep 06, 2018, 10:02 AM IST
Dementia can be predicted 10 years in advance: Study

Dementia can be predicted 10 years in advance: Study

According to the Lancet Commission, early intervention for hypertension, smoking, diabetes, obesity, depression and hearing loss may slow or prevent disease development, researchers said.

Sep 04, 2018, 15:49 PM IST

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