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Ohio state study finds no link between h

Ottawa, Feb 28 (IBNS): Women face several options when it comes to birth control, so potential side effects often factor into their decision. 

7 in 10 newborns not tested for hearing

Kolkata, Feb 28 (IBNS): Most mothers (84.1%) believed that children should be tested for hearing loss at birth, but few (38.9%) actually had their child screened, found a survey by Cochlear India and First Moms Club.

Largest study of its kind finds alcohol

New York, Feb 27 (IBNS): Alcohol use disorders are the most important preventable risk factors for the onset of all types of dementia, especially early-onset dementia. This according to a nationwide observational study, published in The Lancet Public Healthjournal, of over one million adults diagnosed with dementia in France.

Scorpion venom component may treat rheum

New York, Feb 27 (IBNS): A treatment that improves the lives of nearly 1.3 million people with rheumatoid arthritis might one day originate from scorpion venom.

Vattikuti Foundation invites applicatio

New Delhi, Feb 27 (IBNS): The Vattikuti Foundation has invited applications from young surgeons who earned a MCI-recognized degree, in the last one year, in a medical specialty currently using surgical robotics.

Brunel University study finds loneliness

London, Feb 26 (IBNS): What makes us feel lonely is the big question Brunel University London hopes to help solve with a new nationwide study that launches today on BBC Radio 4’s All in the Mind.

Self-esteem key to treating mental healt

New York, Feb 26 (IBNS): Improving how mental health patients perceive themselves could be critical in treating them, according to a study from the University of Waterloo.

Everyday activities associated with more

New York, Feb 26 (IBNS): Higher levels of lifestyle physical activity — such as housecleaning, walking a dog and gardening, as well as exercise — are associated with more gray matter in the brains of older adults, according to a study by researchers in the Rush University College of Nursing. The Journal of Gerontology: Psychological Sciences published the study's findings on Feb. 8.

MIND diet may slow cognitive decline in

New Delhi, Feb 26 (IBNS): A diet created by researchers at Rush University Medical Center may help substantially slow cognitive decline in stroke survivors, according to preliminary research presented on Jan. 25 at the American Stroke Association’s International Stroke Conference 2018 in Los Angeles.

Demanding targets make employees sleep l

New Delhi, Feb 26 (IBNS): Nearly 56% of corporate employees sleep less than 6 hours in a day due to high stressed levels that arise out of tough targets set for themselves by employers and cause diseases like hypertension, sugar etc., according to ASSOCHAM Healthcare Committee report brought out by The Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India (ASSOCHAM).

Heath Insurance or Critical Illness Cove

We all feel protective for the health of our near and dear ones. We always want to make sure that they livea hale and hearty life. However, life is uncertain, and even to the best of our intentions, we cannot control certain health situations from affecting our lives emotionally. However, we can ensure thatwe avail the best treatment available making no compromise, even when the treatment costs are very high. Also, our financial savings and goals are not impacted in anyway.

Fear and Hoping: Adding hope to health m

New York, Feb 24 (IBNS): While fear about health concerns may grip people, adding a little hope to a message might make people more willing to take preventative actions, according to researchers.

Study evaluates new method for preventin

New York, Feb 24 (IBNS): There are currently virtually no treatments with a scientifically proven effect on individuals in the risk zone for committing sexual assaults on children.

Young children use physics, not previous

New York, Feb 24 (IBNS): Children as young as seven apply basic laws of physics to problem-solving, rather than learning from what has previously been rewarded, suggests new research from the University of Cambridge.

Sweet, bitter, fat: New U of G study rev

Ottawa, Feb 23 (IBNS): Whether your child asks for crackers, cookies or veggies to snack on could be linked to genetics, according to new findings from the Guelph Family Health Study at the University of Guelph.

Study: Lead and other toxic metals found

Washington, Feb 23 (IBNS): Significant amounts of toxic metals, including lead, leak from some e-cigarette heating coils and are present in the aerosols inhaled by users, according to a study from scientists at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Surgeons from pediatrics, urology, baria

New Delhi, Feb 23 (IBNS): In the backdrop of the recent National Health Protection Plan announcement, hundreds of surgeons from paediatrics, urology, bariatrics are headed to a specialist conference to gain insights from fellow practitioners in their field this week.

Pradhan Mantri Bhartiya Janaushadhi Kend

Kolkata, Feb 23 (IBNS): To provide cheaper and quality medicines at an affordable price to the people, a Pradhan Mantri Bhartiya Janaushadhi Pariyojana (PMBJP).

Researchers invent tiny, light-powered w

New York, Feb 21 (IBNS): The human brain largely remains a black box: How the network of fast-moving electrical signals turns into thought, movement and disease remains poorly understood. 

Study of first-graders shows fetal alcoh

Washington, Feb 20 (IBNS): A study of more than 6,000 first-graders across four U.S. communities has found that a significant number of the children have fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD), with conservative rates ranging from 1 to 5 percent in community samples.

Europe observes a 400% increase in measl

Copenhagen, Feb 20 (IBNS): Measles has rebounded in the WHO European Region. The disease affected 21 315 people and caused 35 deaths in 2017, following a record low of 5273 cases in 2016. The WHO Regional Office for Europe has released new data for 2017 one day ahead of a health ministerial meeting on immunization in Montenegro on 20 February 2018.

Calcium may play a role in the developme

London, Feb 19 (IBNS): Researchers have found that excess levels of calcium in brain cells may lead to the formation of toxic clusters that are the hallmark of Parkinson’s disease.

Strategy in the blink of an eye, finds s

New York, Feb 17 (IBNS): If a brief event in our surroundings is about to happen it is probably better not to blink during that moment.

Household cleaning can be as bad as smok

New York, Feb 17 (IBNS): Cleaners who have regularly used cleaning sprays over 20 years were found to have reduced lung function equivalent to smoking 20 cigarettes a day over the same period, a UiB-study shows.

Female hormones may be linked to asthma,

London, Feb 17 (IBNS): Fluctuations in female sex hormones could play a role in the development of allergies and asthma, a major review of evidence suggests.

Frequent night shift work boosts likelih

New York, Feb 17 (IBNS): Healthcare workers, security guards and other employees who periodically work the night shift are significantly more likely to have Type 2 diabetes than workers who work only days, according to a sweeping new study by researchers from CU Boulder and Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) in Boston.

Asthma medication linked to infertility

Adelaide, Feb 16 (IBNS): Women with asthma who only use short-acting asthma relievers take longer to become pregnant than other women, according to international research led by the University of Adelaide.

Self-defeating humour promotes psycholog

New York, Feb 14 (IBNS): UGR researchers from the Mind, Brain and Behaviour Research Centre (CIMCYC) have established that individuals who frequently use self-defeating humour—aimed at gaining the approval of others through self-mockery—exhibit greater levels of psychological well-being.

Digital liver scanning technology could

London, Feb 14 (IBNS): A study jointly led by the University of Birmingham and University of Edinburgh has revealed that a new scanning technology could almost halve the number of liver biopsies carried out on people with fatty liver disease.

Newly discovered gene may protect agains

New York, Feb 14 (IBNS): Scientists have identified a gene that may play a protective role in preventing heart disease.

One or more soda a day could decrease ch

New York, Feb 14 (IBNS): The amount of added sugar in the American diet has increased dramatically over the last 50 years.

Bringing young and healthy people in to

Kolkata, Feb 13 (IBNS): Affordability of health insurance is the need of the hour; this was stated by K. Sanath Kumar, Chairman and Managing Director, National Insurance Company Ltd at an ASSOCHAM organized day-long conference on “National Insurance ASSOCAHM Summit-Connecting Wellness to Insurance” here on Tuesday.

Sibling bullying makes psychotic disorde

London, Feb 13 (IBNS): People who were bullied by siblings during childhood are up to three times more likely to develop psychotic disorders such as schizophrenia in early adulthood, according to new research by the University of Warwick.

Can Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Be Tre

At some point in life, we have all checked the gas knob twice, double-checked the iron plug and the lock of the front gate. While most of us do not give these instances a second thought, for those with OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder), these experiences may become both debilitating and distressing. People with OCD experience severe anxiety because of obsessive thoughts. These obsessions can be ideas, images or maybe thoughts that are unwanted and do not go away. Compulsions, on the other hand, are behaviors that are done repeatedly with an aim to relieve anxiety. Obsessions and compulsions often go hand in hand. For example, if one believes to be contaminated all the time and is obsessed with that feeling, they might feel compelled to repeatedly wash their hands.

J P Nadda launches National Deworming in

New Delhi, Feb 10 (IBNS): J P Nadda, Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare launched the National Deworming Day at a function at Gurugram, on Saturday.

Hearing loss linked to poor nutrition in

Washington, Feb 9 (IBNS): Young adults who were undernourished as preschool children were approximately twice as likely to suffer from hearing loss as their better- nourished peers, a new study suggests.

Delhi-NCR generates 5900 tonnes of medic

New Delhi, Feb 9 (IBNS): With a increase in the number of healthcare facilities, Delhi, Gurgaon, Faridabad, Noida and Ghaziabad collectively generate over 5900 tonnes medical waste annually, most of which remain untreated and dumped with municipal waste and thus cause serious health and environment hazard, reveals the ASSOCHAM.

Compound prevents neurological damage, s

New York, Feb 7 (IBNS): The supplement nicotinamide riboside (NR) – a form of vitamin B3 – prevented neurological damage and improved cognitive and physical function in a new mouse model of Alzheimer’s disease. 

Premature babies make fewer friends, but

London, Feb 6 (IBNS): Premature babies make fewer friends, feel less accepted by peers and spend less time socialising in early childhood – but this improves when they get to school – according to new research by an international research collaboration, including the University of Warwick, UK.

Only 3% workers worry their health care:

New Delhi, Feb 6 (IBNS): Despite increase in life-style diseases, only 3% of workers are worried about their future health since majority of it is hardly able to spare resources beyond meeting their daily needs and the absence of any affordable health services provided by corporates to majority of its employees, reveals ASSOCHAM survey.

Roving Robot visiting Kolkata Hospitals

Kolkata Feb 3 (IBNS): Cancer is a relentless disease. Damaging organs and tissue in its wake, cancer can be insidious in its onset, hiding malignant cells and tumours in the most unreachable parts of the body. Early detection is a daunting challenge. Once detected, patients find it hard to accept its presence wasting time in exploring alternatives. Eventually calling for surgery, medication and a combination of Radio and Chemotherapy.

Life expectancy gains are slowing in bot

New York, Feb 3 (IBNS): Increases in human life expectancy have slowed dramatically across the world since 1950, according to a study from researchers at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. 

‘Big 6’ countries of WHO South-East

New Delhi, Feb 2 (IBNS): With nearly 4.8 million children in WHO South-East Asia Region missing measles vaccination every year, the ‘big six’ countries of the Region today shared their immunization challenges and lessons learnt for accelerating efforts to eliminate measles and control rubella by the year 2020.

Breast cancer treatments may increase th

Dallas, Feb 2 (IBNS):  Breast cancer patients may be at an increased risk of cardiovascular diseases including heart failure and may benefit from a treatment approach that weighs the benefits of specific therapies against potential damage to the heart, according to a new scientific statement from the American Heart Association published in its journal Circulation.

World's largest govt healthcare scheme t

New Delhi, Feb  1 (IBNS) Presenting the Union Budget 2018, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Thursday said a National Health Protection scheme is being launched to cover 10 crore poor Indian families offering up to Rs 5 lakh in hospitalisation a year.

South-East Asia region aims to close imm

New York, Feb 1 (IBNS): The so-called ‘big six’ countries in the World Health Organization’s (WHO) South-East Asia region are meeting today in New Delhi on an accelerated strategy to wipe out measles and rubella in the next three years by targeting as many as 500 million children with vaccines.

Over $46 billion lost to premature cance

New York, Feb 1 (IBNS): Premature deaths as a result of cancer is costing major emerging economies tens of billions of dollars a year, a new United Nations health study has found, underlining the need for context-specific strategies for both prevention as well as treatment for those suffering from the disease.

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