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Breast cancer raises heart disease risk

Breast cancer raises heart disease risk

The goal of the study was to compare and evaluate risk factors for cardiovascular disease in postmenopausal women who are survivors of breast cancer and women without breast cancer. For the findings

Jun 20, 2019, 12:23 PM IST
Poor oral health escalates liver cancer risk

Poor oral health escalates liver cancer risk

According to the researchers, of the 469,628 participants from the UK, 4,069 developed gastrointestinal cancer during the (average) six-year follow up. In 13 per cent of these cases, patients

Jun 19, 2019, 12:12 PM IST
Friend circle more predictive of your health than Fitbit

Friend circle more predictive of your health than Fitbit

For the study, participants wore Fitbit to capture health behaviour data such as steps, sleep, heart rate and activity level and completed surveys and self-assessments about their feelings of stress

Jun 19, 2019, 12:07 PM IST
Hypertension drug may slow down Alzheimer's in patients

Hypertension drug may slow down Alzheimer's in patients

For the study, researchers sought to discover whether nilvadipine could help treat Alzheimer's disease by comparing the use of nilvadipine and a placebo among people with mild to moderate Alzheimer's

Jun 19, 2019, 12:00 PM IST
Australian state legalizes euthanasia for the terminally ill

Australian state legalizes euthanasia for the terminally ill

The VAD law, which was passed in November 2017, provides for each case to be individually reviewed by a commission that will determine whether or not to approve the euthanasia procedure, reports Efe

Jun 19, 2019, 11:43 AM IST
Smartphone app may help treat anorexia

Smartphone app may help treat anorexia

The approach is based on the theory that slow eating and excessive physical exertion, both hallmarks of anorexia, are evolutionarily conserved responses to the short food supply that can be triggered

Jun 14, 2019, 16:26 PM IST
Excess weight, body fat cause cardiovascular disease, study suggests

Excess weight, body fat cause cardiovascular disease, study suggests

A recent study suggests that excess weight and body fat can cause a range of heart and blood vessel diseases including aortic valve stenosis a condition in which the valve controlling the flow of

Jun 14, 2019, 16:12 PM IST
Anti-malaria drug may prevent hereditary hearing loss: Study

Anti-malaria drug may prevent hereditary hearing loss: Study

Researchers from Case Western Reserve University in the US conducted a study on zebrafish with a commonly used anti-malarial drug called artemisinin.

Jun 14, 2019, 16:08 PM IST
Being overweight doubles blood pressure risk in kids

Being overweight doubles blood pressure risk in kids

Published in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology, the study shows that obese four-year-old kids have a doubled risk of high blood pressure by age six.

Jun 13, 2019, 17:03 PM IST
High calorie diet causes brain health to decline faster: Study

High calorie diet causes brain health to decline faster: Study

According to the study, 30 per cent of the global adult population is either overweight or obese, and over 10 per cent of the world's adult population will have type 2 diabetes by 2030, reports Efe

Jun 13, 2019, 14:57 PM IST
Sauna sessions as exhausting as moderate exercise: Study

Sauna sessions as exhausting as moderate exercise: Study

Contrary to the previous assumption, researchers at Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg (MLU) and the Medical Center Berlin (MCB) in Germany found that the blood pressure does not drop during a

Jun 13, 2019, 12:32 PM IST
New drug to fight multi-drug resistant TB soon in Uttar Pradesh

New drug to fight multi-drug resistant TB soon in Uttar Pradesh

The new anti-TB drug, with delamanid as active substance, is currently administered to patients primarily children in the age group of six to 17 years in a few southern states of India and is yet to

Jun 13, 2019, 12:09 PM IST
Dogs mirror owner's stress: Study

Dogs mirror owner's stress: Study

Researchers at Linkoping University in Sweden have examined how stress levels in dogs are influenced by lifestyle factors and by the people that the dogs live with. They determined stress levels over

Jun 13, 2019, 11:55 AM IST
Practo, AFPI to help doctors adopt digital technology

Practo, AFPI to help doctors adopt digital technology

Under the partnership, Practo will serve as AFPI's digital healthcare partner and the two institutions will work on the areas of learning and development in digital healthcare for all physicians

Jun 12, 2019, 13:53 PM IST
Here's how night owls can advance sleep timings by 2 hours

Here's how night owls can advance sleep timings by 2 hours

In an experiment with a small group of participants that spanned for three weeks, the group were asked to wake up two-three hours before regular wake up time and maximise outdoor light during the

Jun 11, 2019, 11:43 AM IST
Drug found to delay Type-1 diabetes by 2 years

Drug found to delay Type-1 diabetes by 2 years

Researchers enrolled 76 participants aged 8-49 years who were relatives of people with Type-1 diabetes, had at least two types of diabetes-related autoantibodies (proteins made by the immune system

Jun 11, 2019, 11:37 AM IST
Lowering BP, sodium intake may cut 94 million early deaths

Lowering BP, sodium intake may cut 94 million early deaths

For the study, the researchers used global data from multiple studies and estimates from the World Health Organization in making their calculations.

Jun 11, 2019, 11:31 AM IST
Vaping may impair mucus clearance from airways: Study

Vaping may impair mucus clearance from airways: Study

The study, published in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, found that exposing human airway cells to e-cigarette vapour containing nicotine in culture resulted in a

Jun 07, 2019, 12:37 PM IST
How Nipah infection is different from swine flu, bird flu

How Nipah infection is different from swine flu, bird flu

Doctors say that the symptoms of Nipah infection, swine flu and bird flu are similar, but there are also differences in how the diseases impact people and also in their treatment.  

Jun 06, 2019, 16:08 PM IST
Eggs for breakfast benefit those with Type 2 diabetes

Eggs for breakfast benefit those with Type 2 diabetes

According to the findings, a high-fat, low-carb breakfast (LCBF) can help those with T2D control blood sugar levels throughout the day.

Apr 15, 2019, 17:41 PM IST