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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
Study shows that hair strand could help combat depression

Study shows that hair strand could help combat depression

Researchers looked for potential relationships between the concentration of the stress hormone cortisol in the hair and adolescents` depression symptoms and found a surprising connection.

Jul 25, 2019, 16:14 PM IST
Spicy diet linked with dementia

Spicy diet linked with dementia

People of normal body weight may be more sensitive to chili intake than overweight people, hence the impact on memory and weight.

Jul 23, 2019, 17:06 PM IST
People likely to try drugs for the first time during summer

People likely to try drugs for the first time during summer

First-time users may be unfamiliar with the effects of various drugs, so it is important to first understand when people are most likely to start these behaviours.

Jul 23, 2019, 15:50 PM IST
Can obstructive sleep apnea be responsible for failed depression treatment?

Can obstructive sleep apnea be responsible for failed depression treatment?

It`s true even when these individuals don`t seem to fit the usual profile of obstructive sleep apnea, which includes males who are overweight, snore and complain of daytime sleepiness.

Jul 23, 2019, 15:41 PM IST
Tips for monsoon skin care for babies

Tips for monsoon skin care for babies

The best way to protect your little one from skin infections and rashes during the monsoon is by keeping your baby clean and dry.

Jul 22, 2019, 17:01 PM IST
'Secret handshake' detected between sperm and uterus

'Secret handshake' detected between sperm and uterus

Uterine cells express a receptor that recognizes a glycan molecule on the surface of sperm cells.

Jul 22, 2019, 16:20 PM IST
Take hot bath 90 minutes before bedtime for super sleep

Take hot bath 90 minutes before bedtime for super sleep

When scheduled one-two hours before bedtime, it can also hasten the speed of falling asleep by an average of 10 minutes.

Jul 22, 2019, 16:08 PM IST
One-hour exercise with proper hydration may tackle low BP

One-hour exercise with proper hydration may tackle low BP

The study is the first to examine the condition called "orthostatic intolerance" during daily activities when the astronauts returned home.

Jul 22, 2019, 15:37 PM IST
Diabetic women at greater risk of heart failure than men

Diabetic women at greater risk of heart failure than men

Women's limited access to health services and lack of pro-activity when it comes to seeking treatment for health problems can also amplify the impact of diabetes, particularly in developing countries

Jul 22, 2019, 15:30 PM IST
AI predicts long-term mortality from chest X-ray data

AI predicts long-term mortality from chest X-ray data

The findings of this study, published in the journal JAMA Network Open, could help to identify patients most likely to benefit from screening and preventive medicine for heart disease, lung cancer

Jul 22, 2019, 15:23 PM IST
Kids with ADHD take more time to be school-ready

Kids with ADHD take more time to be school-ready

The study, published in the journal Pediatrics, included 93 children -- 45 children with ADHD and 48 without the condition.

Jul 22, 2019, 15:13 PM IST
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