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Device for stroke victims launched

Device for stroke victims launched

The product is aimed towards neuro-rehabilitation of stroke victims and motor rehabilitation of victims with upper limb motor deficit due to conditions such as cerebral palsy, multiple sclerosis,

Aug 09, 2019, 15:49 PM IST
Indian firm develops test to detect drug-resistant TB mutation

Indian firm develops test to detect drug-resistant TB mutation

The breakthrough DNA test will enable a doctor to correctly prescribe the most effective drug to a TB patient without a time-consuming trial and error process.

Aug 09, 2019, 15:39 PM IST
Erectile dysfunction linked to poor work productivity in men

Erectile dysfunction linked to poor work productivity in men

The study, published in the International Journal of Clinical Practice, showed that erectile dysfunction in men significantly impacts work productivity and adversely affects the quality of life.

Aug 08, 2019, 18:07 PM IST
Over 3 cups of coffee per day may trigger migraine

Over 3 cups of coffee per day may trigger migraine

 According to researchers, among patients who experience episodic migraine, one to two servings of caffeinated beverages were not associated with headaches on that day, but three or more servings of

Aug 08, 2019, 16:32 PM IST
Stress in middle age increases Alzheimer risk in women: Study

Stress in middle age increases Alzheimer risk in women: Study

According to the Alzheimer's Association, one in 6 women over age 60 will get Alzheimer's disease, compared with 1 in 11 men.

Aug 07, 2019, 17:49 PM IST
Red meat consumption may up breast cancer risk: Study

Red meat consumption may up breast cancer risk: Study

Women who consumed the highest amount of red meat had a 23 per cent higher risk compared with women who consumed the lowest amount.

Aug 07, 2019, 17:43 PM IST
TCD teams up with Tata Memorial Centre to beat oral cancer

TCD teams up with Tata Memorial Centre to beat oral cancer

The core objective of this research project is to detect presence of mutations in a non-invasive method from the tumour in patients with oral cancer. ­

Aug 07, 2019, 17:37 PM IST
Eat more plant-based foods for better heart health

Eat more plant-based foods for better heart health

Study shows eating a larger proportion of plant-based foods and a smaller proportion of animal-based foods may help reduce your risk of having a heart attack, stroke or other type of cardiovascular

Aug 07, 2019, 17:31 PM IST
Multiple genes to blame for risk of asthma, eczema

Multiple genes to blame for risk of asthma, eczema

The study, published in the journal Human Molecular Genetics, shows that the risk of developing asthma, hay fever or eczema is affected by genes, environment and lifestyle factors.

Aug 07, 2019, 15:10 PM IST
Your video selfie may measure blood pressure

Your video selfie may measure blood pressure

Researchers, including one of an Indian-origin, have tested a technology called transdermal optical imaging that measures blood pressure by detecting blood flow changes in smartphone-captured facial

Aug 07, 2019, 15:03 PM IST
Whole body vibration reduces diabetic inflammation: Study

Whole body vibration reduces diabetic inflammation: Study

Whole body vibration (WBV) can significantly improve how well our body uses glucose as an energy source and adjust our microbiome and immune cells to reduce diabetic inflammation, says a new study.

Aug 06, 2019, 16:38 PM IST
Kids notice more, better learners than adults: Study

Kids notice more, better learners than adults: Study

According to the researchers, distributing attention may be adaptive for young children, and by being attentive to everything, they gather more information which helps them learn more.

Aug 06, 2019, 16:34 PM IST
IIT Guwahati builds hand-held device to detect bacteria

IIT Guwahati builds hand-held device to detect bacteria

Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Guwahati researchers have developed a low-cost, hand-held device for rapid detection of bacteria, bringing portable bacterial detection kits closer to reality.

Aug 06, 2019, 16:11 PM IST
Quarter of global population at tuberculosis risk: Study

Quarter of global population at tuberculosis risk: Study

The study, published in European Respiratory Journal, shows that one in four people in the world carries tuberculosis bacterium in the body.

Aug 06, 2019, 15:24 PM IST
AI helps identify new breast cancer types

AI helps identify new breast cancer types

Published in the NPJ Breast Cancer journal, researchers, including one of Indian-origin, applied AI and machine learning (ML) to gene sequences and molecular data from breast tumours, to reveal

Aug 06, 2019, 15:16 PM IST
Being socially active linked to lower dementia risk

Being socially active linked to lower dementia risk

For the analysis, the research team focused on the relationships between social contact at age 50, 60 and 70, and subsequent incidence of dementia, and whether social contact was linked to cognitive

Aug 06, 2019, 15:04 PM IST
Google Fit now track users' sleep patterns: Report

Google Fit now track users' sleep patterns: Report

Users can also add and edit their sleep history if companion apps aren't providing a complete picture of the downtime.

Aug 05, 2019, 16:46 PM IST
822 million suffer from chronic malnutrition, FAO says

822 million suffer from chronic malnutrition, FAO says

New Director-General of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), Qu Dongyu, faces the challenge of mobilizing more public and private efforts against malnutrition, in a clear rise in the world

Aug 02, 2019, 16:05 PM IST
Govt should study if feni, urrak cause cancer: Ex Goa CM

Govt should study if feni, urrak cause cancer: Ex Goa CM

Feni is a double-distilled alcohol drawn from the juice of the cashew fruit while urrak is a single-distilled version of the same juice.

Aug 02, 2019, 15:45 PM IST
Researchers find way to make immunotherapy work for lymphoma

Researchers find way to make immunotherapy work for lymphoma

The study, published in Cancer Discovery journal, found that this new process is not only effective in lymphoma treatment but also increases the success of the drugs in melanoma and lung cancer.

Aug 02, 2019, 15:38 PM IST