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Mobile tower radiation increasing risk of oral problems

Mobile tower radiation increasing risk of oral problems

The statement came after the extraction of 526 teeth from the mouth of a seven-year-old boy in a rare surgery performed at the hospital.

Aug 01, 2019, 17:15 PM IST
Most cancers can be cured if detected early: Minister

Most cancers can be cured if detected early: Minister

Members suggested raising tax on tobacco items, ensuring affordable treatment and setting up early detection centres at districts to battle cancer which they said had emerged as a major killer in the

Aug 01, 2019, 17:07 PM IST
Shame, guilt affect work of asthma sufferers

Shame, guilt affect work of asthma sufferers

Asthma sufferers are missing nearly one-tenth of work hours due to their symptoms, which also results in a loss of productivity and affects their emotional well being.

Aug 01, 2019, 17:01 PM IST
No link between formalin-laced fish and cancer: Goa Minister

No link between formalin-laced fish and cancer: Goa Minister

The controversy involving use of formalin -- a carcinogenic chemical used to preserve cadavers in morgues -- in fish erupted in July last year, after an FDA team found traces of formalin in fish

Aug 01, 2019, 15:28 PM IST
High Vitamin A intake can lower skin cancer risk

High Vitamin A intake can lower skin cancer risk

Skin cancer, including squamous cell carcinoma, is hard to prevent, but this study suggests that eating a healthy diet rich in Vitamin A, in addition to wearing sunscreen and reducing sun exposure,

Aug 01, 2019, 15:13 PM IST
AI tool predicts cell behaviours during diseases, treatment

AI tool predicts cell behaviours during diseases, treatment

According to the researchers, scGen is a generative deep learning model that leverages ideas from image, sequence and language processing and applies them to model the behaviour of a cell performed

Jul 31, 2019, 15:13 PM IST
Students with greater sense of belonging are helpful

Students with greater sense of belonging are helpful

This indicates that parents might be able to play a proactive role in increasing their child's sense of belonging at school by focusing on improving family belongingness.

Jul 31, 2019, 14:59 PM IST
Active girls have better lung function in adolescence: Study

Active girls have better lung function in adolescence: Study

Strategies for promoting physical activity in childhood could be highly beneficial for the respiratory health of the population.

Jul 31, 2019, 14:51 PM IST
Hotter weather linked to higher suicide rates

Hotter weather linked to higher suicide rates

Temperature rise by 2050 could increase suicide rates by 1.4 per cent in the US and 2.3 per cent in Mexico.

Jul 29, 2019, 18:28 PM IST
5 hours daily on phone increases risk of obesity

5 hours daily on phone increases risk of obesity

Spending too much time using the smartphone facilitates sedentary behaviours, reduces the time of physical activity, which increases the risk of premature death, diabetes, heart disease and different

Jul 29, 2019, 18:03 PM IST
Study shows that red wine can treat depression

Study shows that red wine can treat depression

Resveratrol may be an effective alternative to drugs for treating patients suffering from depression and anxiety disorders.

Jul 29, 2019, 17:55 PM IST
WHO calls for increased global action against tobacco

WHO calls for increased global action against tobacco

Although tobacco use has declined in most countries and regions, population growth means the total number of people using tobacco has remained stubbornly high.

Jul 29, 2019, 17:36 PM IST
Doctors, medical students protest against Medical Bill

Doctors, medical students protest against Medical Bill

The IMA held a "Delhi Andolan", which included a march by the medical fraternity from Nirman Bhavan - which houses the Health Ministry - to Jantar Mantar in the heart of the capital.

Jul 29, 2019, 17:27 PM IST
High levels of oestrogen in the womb linked to autism

High levels of oestrogen in the womb linked to autism

 High levels of prenatal oestrogens were even more predictive of the likelihood of autism than were high levels of prenatal androgens (such as testosterone).

Jul 29, 2019, 17:20 PM IST
Number of polio cases reaches 47 in Pakistan

Number of polio cases reaches 47 in Pakistan

The majority of cases, 36, have been reported in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province and its tribal districts.

Jul 29, 2019, 16:35 PM IST
Deaths related to non-cardiac surgery occur in healing stage

Deaths related to non-cardiac surgery occur in healing stage

Given that most deaths in adults undergoing non-cardiac surgery occur not in the operation room, but afterwards, efforts to improve post-surgical care in hospital and at home has substantial

Jul 29, 2019, 16:31 PM IST
Smoking can trigger severe leg pain, poor wound healing

Smoking can trigger severe leg pain, poor wound healing

The study found that compared with never-smokers, those who smoked for more than 40 pack-years had roughly four times more risk for peripheral artery disease, versus 2.1 times and 1.8 times more risk

Jul 29, 2019, 16:24 PM IST
Study suggests that head injury may cause loss of smell and anxiety

Study suggests that head injury may cause loss of smell and anxiety

The study, published in the journal Brain Injury, found that even minor accidents like falling off a bike with a helmet on, taking a tumble on the ski slopes, slipping on ice and hitting one's head

Jul 29, 2019, 16:16 PM IST
100mn bacteria a day will keep the doctor away

100mn bacteria a day will keep the doctor away

The bacteria, fungi and viruses in our food transiently colonise our gut, but cooking kills most of these, so raw fruit and vegetable are particularly important sources of gut microbes.

Jul 29, 2019, 16:04 PM IST
Pakistan dependent on India for anti-rabies, anti-venom vaccine: Report

Pakistan dependent on India for anti-rabies, anti-venom vaccine: Report

According to a report by the Pakistan daily 'The Nation', Pakistan has imported Rs 2.56 billion worth of vaccines from India over the past 16 months.

Jul 29, 2019, 15:55 PM IST