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WHO study reveals ‘game-changer’ dru

New York, June 28 (IBNS): A stand-by drug used to prevent potentially-fatal bleeding after childbirth has some new competition – with improved benefits, according a United Nations health agency-led report.

In women, even mild sleep problems may r

New York, June 27 (IBNS): It is well known that chronic sleep deprivation can affect cardiovascular health.

Book review: Follow the 'Yoga Concept fo

If you are one of those who believe the best way to attain enlightenment is to escape to a cave in the Himalayas and practice yoga, then a look at 'Yoga Concepts for Beginners' will set you thinking. This self-help book by Anirban Chowdhury not only talks about the true meaning of yoga but also focuses on all kinds of techniques and exercises.

Ebola Outbreak in Democratic Republic Co

New York, June 27 (IBNS): Almost two months after the start of the latest Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), United Nations health experts announced on Tuesday that the deadly disease has “largely been contained”.

Hearing-related problems common among pr

New York, June 26 (IBNS): Seven out of ten female preschool teachers suffer from sound-induced auditory fatigue, one out of two has difficulty understanding speech and four out of ten become hypersensitive to sound.

4 Best Ways to Handle Long-Standing Seas

The weather in the country is unpredictable this year fluctuating between rain, storm and high temperature happening in the same area within few days. Spring is otherwise also the cruellest season for people with long-standing seasonal allergies.

For video game addiction, now read offic

New York, June 19 (IBNS): The UN health agency has for the first time, tagged compulsive video gaming as a mental health condition in its updated classification manual, released on Monday.

Amit Shah lays foundation stone of 19 ca

Guwahati, June 18 (IBNS): To improve the cancer care facilities in Assam and the North Eastern region, BJP president Amit Shah on Monday laid the foundation stone of 19 new cancer care centres in presence of Tata Trusts Chairman Ratan Tata during a ceremonial function held at the Veterinary College ground, Khanapara in Guwahati.

WHO to classify 'gaming disorder' as men

New York, June 18 (IBNS): In a major development, the World Health Organization has added gaming disorder has been added to the section on addictive disorders. 

CSE wants FSSAI to ensure a robust label

New Delhi, Jun 14 (IBNS): The Centre for Science and Environment (CSE), a non-government organisation, has called for making the Food Safety and Standards (Labelling and Display) Regulations, 2018 more effective and stringent.

Prevention is key to ‘breaking the cyc

New York, June 13 (IBNS): This year’s United Nations annual debate over how best to battle HIV and AIDS heard that while progress had been made, it remains “uneven and fragile” with many hurdles still to come.

Research shows if your eyes wrinkle when

Toronto, June 12 (IBNS): Researchers at Western University have shown that our brains are pre-wired to perceive wrinkles around the eyes as conveying more intense and more sincere emotions. 

Paraguay’s elimination of malaria ‘s

New York, June 12 (IBNS): Paraguay has successfully eliminated malaria, the United Nations health agency has announced, highlighting that the major milestone offers lessons to other countries aiming to control the mosquito-borne sickness.

Sex hormone levels alter heart disease r

New York, June 11 (IBNS): In an analysis of data collected from more than 2,800 women after menopause, Johns Hopkins researchers report new evidence that a higher proportion of male to female sex hormones was associated with a significant increased relative cardiovascular disease risk.

Moderate and extreme temperatures could

New York, June 11 (IBNS): Moderate and extreme ambient temperatures increase the risk of occupational accidents. This is the main conclusion of a new study by the Barcelona Institute for Global Health (ISGlobal), a centre supported by the ”la Caixa” Banking Foundation. The study analysed data on nearly 16 million occupational injuries that occurred in Spain over a 20-year period.

Scientists ID source of damaging inflamm

Washington, June 9 (IBNS): Scientists have zeroed in on a culprit that spurs damaging inflammation in the heart following a heart attack. The guilty party is a type of immune cell that tries to heal the injured heart but instead triggers inflammation that leads to even more damage.

Smoking rates decline when mentally ill

Washington, June 9 (IBNS): Patients with serious mental illness have significantly higher smoking rates than the general population.

Fathers are one of the best, yet most un

New York, June 9 (IBNS): As Father’s Day is celebrated across nearly 90 countries this month, UNICEF today launched a new parenting site as part of its ‘Super Dads’ campaign recognizing fathers’ role in their children’s early development. UNICEF is calling for more support for fathers globally, including for policies that give parents the time and resources they need to spend quality time with their children.

High vitamin D levels linked to lower ch

London, June 8 (IBNS): There is a link between higher serum vitamin D levels and lower plasma cholesterol levels in primary school children, new research from the University of Eastern Finland shows.

Canada: Mobile health interventions effe

Ottawa, June 6 (IBNS): A recent study by mHealth published by Psychiatric Services revealed that mobile health interventions were an effective in treating patients with serious mental illness due to its superior patient engagement, media reports said.

Brain protein targeted for alcoholism cu

New York, June 6 (IBNS): A protein in the brain that binds to alcohol could be the key to curing alcoholism, reports UH College of Pharmacy medicinal chemist Joydip Das in eNeuro, a journal of the Society for Neuroscience.

Almost 1 in 4 people worldwide to be obe

New York, June 6 (IBNS): If current trends continue, almost a quarter (22%) of the people in the world will be obese by 2045 (up from 14% in 2017), and one in eight (12%) will have type 2 diabetes (up from 9% in 2017), according to a study presented at this year’s European Congress on Obesity in Vienna, Austria (23-26 May). 

1 in 3 women experience ‘loss of contr

New York, June 6 (IBNS): More than a third of women report feeling out of control over the amount they eat during pregnancy, according to new UCL-led research.

Coffee helps teams work together, study

New York, June 6 (IBNS): Good teamwork begins with a cup of coffee for everyone, a new study suggests.

‘Social drivers’ must be confronted

New York, June 5 (IBNS): Winning the fight against Tuberculosis requires that “social drivers” of the disease – especially poverty and inequality – are tackled head on, the United Nations Secretary-General said today, urging greater efforts to provide universal health coverage and combat the growing threat of anti-microbial resistance.

Walk, cycle, dance and play – UN healt

New York, June 5 (IBNS): One-in-five adults and 80 per cent of adolescents worldwide are not getting enough exercise, according to the World Health Organization (WHO), which on Monday launched a new action plan to tackle the situation and promote good health.

Mothers with high emotional, cognitive c

New York, June 3 (IBNS): A new parenting study led by BYU professor Ali Crandall finds that the greater emotional control and problem-solving abilities a mother has, the less likely her children will develop behavioral problems, such as throwing tantrums or fighting.

Several cases reported as major E. coli

Washington, June 2 (IBNS): Several cases have been reported since a major E. coli outbreak occurred in the US, reports said.

World No Tobacco Day targets habit that

New York, May 31 (IBNS): Spreading the message that tobacco causes deadly illnesses such as heart disease and stroke helps prevent “needless” loss of life, United Nations health experts said on Thursday.

Paheli ki Saheli: Stayfree-UNICEF progra

Kolkata, May 31 (IBNS): Johnson & Johnson’s leading sanitary napkin brand ‘Stayfree’ and UNICEF has created an entertainment education package as a communication tool to educate adolescent girls on menstrual hygiene.

Kerala jawan dies of suspected Nipah vir

Kolkata, May 30 (IBNS): A jawan from Kerala, who was on duty at Indian Army's Eastern Command headquarter at Fort William in Kolkata, died of suspected Nipah virus infection on last Friday (May 25), reports said on Wednesday.

Kolkata: One soldier dies of suspected N

Kolkata, May 30 (IBNS): One soldier has died of suspected Nipah virus infection, which claimed 13 lives in Kerala so far, in Kolkata, media reports said.

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