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IIT Hyderabad-incubated health startup gets Rs 25 lakh grant

IIT Hyderabad-incubated health startup gets Rs 25 lakh grant

The device that provides rehabilitation therapy for the upper limb through interactive and fun games can help patients suffering from cerebral palsy, multiple sclerosis (MS), traumatic brain injury,

Jul 22, 2019, 14:56 PM IST
Mission Delhi ups heart attack patients' survival chances

Mission Delhi ups heart attack patients' survival chances

The Mission Delhi aims to provide care to STEMI, a very serious type of heart attack, patients, who require treatment within the golden hour (90 minutes) of the onset of symptoms and providing clot

Jul 19, 2019, 16:27 PM IST
Doctors raise doubts over proposed national medical commission

Doctors raise doubts over proposed national medical commission

One of the major contentions is that the bill does not clearly state if National Exit Test (NEXT) will be considered the main exam or whether National Eligibility cum Entrance test (NEET) would

Jul 19, 2019, 16:19 PM IST
Testosterone replacement therapy ups stroke risk in men

Testosterone replacement therapy ups stroke risk in men

Findings show that the use of TRT was associated with an increased risk of stroke, transient ischemic attack or cardiac arrest during the first two years of use.

Jul 19, 2019, 15:59 PM IST
Chinese experts to test long-lasting HIV vaccine on humans

Chinese experts to test long-lasting HIV vaccine on humans

The candidate vaccine, known as DNA-rTV, relies on replication of the virus' DNA to stimulate "effective immunization" against the virus.

Jul 19, 2019, 15:36 PM IST
Dietary supplements may do more harm than good: Study

Dietary supplements may do more harm than good: Study

 The intake of some vitamins, minerals and other dietary supplements may not benefit the heart and, in some cases, may even prove to be injurious.

Jul 18, 2019, 17:56 PM IST
Ebola outbreak in Congo declared 'health emergency'

Ebola outbreak in Congo declared 'health emergency'

Latest UN figures showed that some 650 people have died in the current outbreak, while about 12 new cases are reported every day.

Jul 18, 2019, 17:47 PM IST
Red wine can help astronauts stay strong on Mars trip

Red wine can help astronauts stay strong on Mars trip

 Astronauts who wish to undertake the nine-month journey from Earth to Mars in the future would be better off sipping red wine during the trip.

Jul 18, 2019, 15:48 PM IST
Digital de-addiction clinic for children in UP

Digital de-addiction clinic for children in UP

Digital Addiction is highest in children because they are still at the stages of brain development and too much exposure to digital stimulation make them dependent on it.

Jul 18, 2019, 15:36 PM IST
Women more vulnerable in car accidents than men: Study

Women more vulnerable in car accidents than men: Study

 Belted female occupants have 73 per cent greater odds of being seriously injured in frontal car crashes compared to belted males.

Jul 11, 2019, 17:18 PM IST
High-fibre diet cuts preeclampsia risk during pregnancy

High-fibre diet cuts preeclampsia risk during pregnancy

Simple recommendation to 'eat real food', mostly plants and not too much' might be the most effective primary prevention strategy for some of the most serious conditions of our time.

Jul 11, 2019, 15:50 PM IST
This pain treating herbal supplement unsafe for use

This pain treating herbal supplement unsafe for use

 The herb 'kratom', which is increasingly being used to treat pain and opioid addiction, is not safe for use.

Jul 10, 2019, 18:04 PM IST
53% smokers between 20-30 years

53% smokers between 20-30 years

 According to the World Health Organization (WHO), India is home to 12 per cent of the world's smokers.

Jul 10, 2019, 17:44 PM IST
e-cigarettes industry appeals Gujarat CM to revoke ban

e-cigarettes industry appeals Gujarat CM to revoke ban

Association finds it contradictory that a ban was sought to be put on e-cigarettes but not cigarettes and beedis, which had been proven to be more harmful.

Jul 10, 2019, 17:30 PM IST
Why women find sex less satisfying with age

Why women find sex less satisfying with age

Commonly cited reasons for decreased activity included a partner's medical condition, a partner's sexual dysfunction, the woman's own physical health problems, and menopause-related symptoms.

Jul 10, 2019, 17:12 PM IST
Cancer causing bacteria gains antibiotic resistance finds KMC Scientists

Cancer causing bacteria gains antibiotic resistance finds KMC Scientists

The study can act as a strong foundation to progress in national epidemiological surveillance which will be beneficial in evidence-based treatment and also as a managerial follow-up of eradication of

Jul 10, 2019, 16:35 PM IST
Drinking Japanese Matcha tea reduces anxiety

Drinking Japanese Matcha tea reduces anxiety

According to the researchers, the tea's calming effects are due to mechanisms that activate dopamine D1 receptors and serotonin 5-HT1A receptors, both of which are closely related to anxious

Jul 10, 2019, 15:43 PM IST
Novel system uses turmeric to stop cancer cell growth

Novel system uses turmeric to stop cancer cell growth

Turmeric has been used in cooking and as medicine for centuries in Asian countries, and its active ingredient, curcumin has been shown to have anti-oxidant, anti-inflammatory and bone-building

Jun 21, 2019, 12:39 PM IST
How you lock smartphone can reveal your age: Study

How you lock smartphone can reveal your age: Study

The study tracked 134 volunteers, ranging from 19 to 63 years of age, through a custom app installed on their Android phones.

Jun 20, 2019, 13:56 PM IST
Cause of disease that turns babies' lips blue identified

Cause of disease that turns babies' lips blue identified

The disease starves the pulmonary system of oxygen after the lung's blood vessels do not form properly during organ development. The lack of tiny blood vessels called alveolar capillaries causes

Jun 20, 2019, 12:43 PM IST