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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
Drug to boost growth in kids with dwarfism shows promise

Drug to boost growth in kids with dwarfism shows promise

Achondroplasia is a genetic bone disorder affecting about one in every 25,000 infants. It is caused by a mutation in the FGFR3 gene that impairs the growth of bones in the limbs, the spine, and base

Jun 20, 2019, 12:35 PM IST
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