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Male-pattern baldness and premature grey

Kolkata, Nov 30 (IBNS): Male-pattern baldness and premature greying are associated with a more than fivefold risk of heart disease before the age of 40 years, according to research presented at the 69th Annual Conference of the Cardiological Society of India (CSI). 

Global response to malaria at crossroads

Washington, Nov 30 (IBNS): After unprecedented global success in malaria control, progress has stalled, according to the World malaria report 2017.

Bihar to build nine trauma centres in a

Patna, Nov 29 (TheBiharPost/IBNS): Bihar will set up at least nine trauma centres along the major national highways within a year to provide immediate medical treatment to road accident victims, which may help to save lives in the process.

Victoria becomes first Australian state

Melbourne, Nov 29 (IBNS): After a gruelling debate which lasted more than 100 hours, including two whole-night sittings, Victoria has become the first state in Australia to legalise euthanasia or assisted dying, reports said.

Moderate coffee drinking “more likely

London, Nov 28 (IBNS): Drinking coffee is “more likely to benefit health than to harm it” for a range of health outcomes, say researchers in The BMJ.

Tiny worms may offer new clues about why

New York, Nov 25 (IBNS): Researchers at the University of Michigan Life Sciences Institute found that a previously dismissed genetic mechanism may contribute to nicotine dependence, and to the withdrawal effects that can make quitting smoking so difficult.

Heart failure in the UK continues to ris

London, Nov 25 (IBNS): The number of people being diagnosed with heart failure in the UK continues to grow, and the poorest people are significantly more likely to be affected by the condition, new research from The George Institute for Global Health at the University of Oxford has found.

Teenage depression linked to father’s

Washington, Nov 22 (IBNS): Adolescents whose fathers have depressive symptoms are more likely to experience symptoms of depression themselves, finds a new study led by UCL researchers.

Babies understand when words are related

Washington, Nov 22 (IBNS): The meaning behind infants’ screeches, squeals and wails may frustrate and confound sleep-deprived new parents. But at an age when babies cannot yet speak to us in words, they are already avid students of language.

Video game improves balance in youth wit

New York, Nov 22 (IBNS): Playing a video game that rewards participants for holding various “ninja” poses could help children and youth with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) improve their balance, according to a recent study in the Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders led by researchers at the University of Wisconsin–Madison.

Preservatives may harm “good” human

New York, Nov 21 (IBNS): Food preservatives may be harmful to beneficial bacteria in the human body, according to a study at University of Hawaiʻi Maui College.

Schizophrenia originates early in pregna

New York, Nov 20 (IBNS): Symptoms of schizophrenia usually appear in adolescence or young adulthood, but new research reveals that the brain disease likely begins very early in development, toward the end of the first trimester of pregnancy. The finding opens up a new understanding of this devastating disease and the potential for new treatment possibilities in utero.

For older women, every movement counts,

New York, Nov 20 (IBNS): Folding your laundry or doing the dishes might not be the most enjoyable parts of your day.

India will lead global fight against TB:

Moscow, Nov 17 (IBNS): The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare and the Global Coalition Against TB (GCAT), an Indian policymaker’s forum, co-hosted a meeting for high burden countries (HBCs), at the sidelines of the first ‘WHO Global Ministerial Conference on Ending TB’ in Moscow on Friday. 

India will lead global fight against TB:

Moscow, Nov 17 (IBNS): The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare and the Global Coalition Against TB (GCAT), an Indian policymaker’s forum, co-hosted a meeting for high burden countries (HBCs), at the sidelines of the first ‘WHO Global Ministerial Conference on Ending TB’ in Moscow on Friday. 

World Diabetes Day observed by Kolkata M

Kolkata, Nov 15 (IBNS): Metro Railways, Kolkata in association with Rotary Calcutta Metro City, Rotary District 3291 and SRL Ltd organized Two mega Diabetes Detection Camps at the Park Street and Central stations from 9 am- 1 pm where over 450 beneficiaries were screened for Diabetes on the occasion of the World Diabetes Day on Tuesday.

World Diabetes Day observed by Eastern R

Kolkata, Nov 15 (IBNS): Eastern Railways, in association with Rotary Calcutta Metro City, Rotary District 3291 and SRL Ltd, organized a diabetes screening camp at the Sealdah Railway Station where 325 tests were conducted on the occasion of World Diabetes Day on Tuesday.

Eating regular variety of nuts associate

Washington, Nov 16 (IBNS): People who regularly eat nuts, including peanuts, walnuts and tree nuts, have a lower risk of developing cardiovascular disease or coronary heart disease compared to people who never or almost never eat nuts, according to a study published today in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. The study is the largest to date looking at frequency of nut consumption in relation to incident cardiovascular disease.

Research shows low chance of sudden card

Washington, Nov 16 (IBNS): A small percentage of sudden cardiac arrest events are related to sexual activity, but survival rates in those cases remain low, according to a research letter published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology and presented at the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions 2017.

66% of young women in urban areas at gro

Kolkata, Nov 15 (IBNS): Young women in urban areas are at increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes as 65% women were found to not exercise at all, according to the ‘Diabetes and Women’s Health’ survey conducted by Novo Nordisk India (a leading diabetes care company) in partnership with Kantar IMRB.

Age-friendly workplaces could make peopl

Sydney, Nov 12 (IBNS): Australians could have longer careers and be healthier in later life if workplaces were more age-friendly and promoted healthy lifestyles to their employees, a new ANU study has found.

Columbia Asia Hospital, Whitefield in as

Bangalore, Nov 12 (IBNS): About 69.1 million people in India are suffering from diabetes, according to the International Diabetes Federation South-east Asia. 

Bangladesh steps up vaccination for new

Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, Nov 10 (IBNS): An increase in the number of suspected measles cases among the newly arrived Rohingya and their host communities in southern Bangladesh has prompted the Government and UN partners to step up immunization efforts in overcrowded camps and makeshift shelters close to the border with Myanmar.

This World Pneumonia Day, the Indian Ac

Kolkata, Nov 10 (IBNS): This year on World Pneumonia Day, November 12, experts from the Indian Academy of Pediatrics are stressing on the importance of preventing pneumonia, one of the leading causes of death amongst children under 5 years of age in the country.

Bengal Chamber and Protiviti guide healt

Kolkata, Nov 10 (IBNS): Kolkata's Bengal Chamber of Commerce and Industries and Protiviti (a global consulting firm) recently organised a programme to help members of the healthcare industry to face and resolve some of the key challenges facing them in execution of their duties.

Depressed fathers risk not getting help,

Washington, Nov 8 (IBNS): Detecting depression in new parents is crucial – not only for their own sake but also because depressed parents often become less perceptive to the needs of their child, particularly if the child cries a lot. 

Introduction to Great Healthcare Challen

India is a huge country in the continent of Asia with a population of over 1.32 billion as of 2016. The country has added over 450 million people in last 25 years during which the fraction of people below poverty has fallen by 50%. This period of increasing prosperity has been marked by the Dual Disease burden – combining communicable and non-communicable diseases (also called lifestyle diseases) – that became the cause of half of the deaths in the year 2015 (42% higher than that in 2001-2003).

Pitt research shows women’s sexuality

Pittsburgh,Nov 6 (IBNS): While women experience changes with the menopausal transition that can negatively affect their sex lives, they often adapt behaviorally and psychologically to these changes, according to a qualitative study by University of Pittsburgh researchers.

Computer program helps doctors detect ac

Pittsburgh,Nov 6 (IBNS): Embedding a decision support tool in the hospital electronic health record increases detection of acute kidney injury, reducing its severity and improving survival, according to new research from the University of Pittsburgh and UPMC. 

Cancer cells destroyed with dinosaur ext

London, Nov 4 (IBNS): Cancer cells can be targeted and destroyed with the metal from the asteroid that caused the extinction of the dinosaurs, according to new research by an international collaboration between the University of Warwick and Sun Yat-Sen University in China.

India has largest number of malnourished

New Delhi, Nov 3 (IBNS): Over the decade, there has been an overall reduction in the infant mortality rates and under-five mortality rate in India, yet the country is housing about 50% of undernourished children of the world, reveals the joint study undertaken by ASSOCHAM–EY.

52 million children living with viral h

New Delhi, Nov 3 (IBNS): New data presented at this year’s World Hepatitis Summit in Sao Paulo, Brazil (1-3 November) show that 52 million children are living with viral hepatitis worldwide, compared to 2.1 million children living with HIV/AIDS

A drug could block harmful impact of tee

Sydney, Nov 3 (IBNS): Alcohol-fuelled "schoolies" celebrations marking the end of high school for many Australian students have an unexpected impact: their binge-drinking behaviour as teenagers can lead to problems with alcohol and other drug dependence later on in life.

Mental illness needs proper treatment an

New Delhi, Nov 2 (IBNS): President Ram Nath Kovind, on Thursday, inaugurated the 21st World Congress of Mental Health, in New Delhi.

India should resolve to provide treatmen

New Delhi, Nov 1 (IBNS): President Ram Nath Kovind, on Wednesday, inaugurated the Global Clubfoot Conference organised by CURE India in partnership with the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, in New Delhi.

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