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Smaller plates don't help you eat less w

London, July 31 (IBNS): Tricking the brain into eating less by serving food on a smaller plate doesn't necessarily work, according a new study by BGU researchers, who found that when people are food-deprived, they're likely to identify a portion size accurately, no matter how it is served.

When it comes to breastfeeding, ‘timin

New York, July 31 (IBNS): Three-in-five babies, mostly born in low- and middle-income countries, are not breastfed within the first hour of life, placing them at higher risk of death and disease, according to a new United Nations report launched on Tuesday.

Parliamentarians from WHO South-East Asi

New Delhi, July 30 (IBNS):  Over 30 parliamentarians from countries in WHO South-East Asia Region have committed to health and wellbeing of women, children and adolescents, to further reduce preventable diseases and deaths among them.

Kolkata: CMRI adds advanced Liver Clinic

Kolkata, July 28 (IBNS): On the eve of World Hepatitis Day, CK Birla Hospitals – CMRI inaugurated their latest Liver Clinic and addressed the rising problem of fatty liver disease affecting the urban population through an interactive session coordinated by Dr. Avik Bhattacharya, Dr. Somnath Mukherjee, Dr. Asis Chakraborty and Dr. Saswata Chatterjee.

Researchers uncover new connection betwe

New York, July 28 (IBNS): Findings offer opportunities for improved smell tests in Alzheimer’s disease diagnosis

India: Centre for Science and Environmen

New Delhi, July 28 (IBNS): Indian consumers are facing a looming threat as unapproved genetically modified (GM) foods fill up racks in markets, a new research suggested.

Action needed to find, test, treat milli

New York, July 28 (IBNS): Millions of people globally who have viral hepatitis are unaware or unable to receive treatment, the United Nations health agency said Friday, on the eve of World Hepatitis Day, raising the alarm to “find, test and treat the missing millions.”

Immunity protein at birth reduces likeli

New York, July 27 (IBNS): Newborn babies who were born with high levels of an immune-related protein in their blood cells were less likely to develop malaria throughout their early childhood, new research led by Curtin University has found.

Depression and antidepressants are assoc

New Delhi, July 25 (IBNS): In the first review of its kind, new research has found that depression and the use of antidepressants are each associated with an increased risk of venous thromboembolism (VTE).

Thinner retinas are early sign of cognit

New York, July 25 (IBNS):  Thinner retinas in the human eye are a clear sign a person is at significant and increased risk of future mental decline, a UCL-led study has concluded.

Turmeric eye drops could treat glaucoma:

London, July 25 (IBNS): A derivative of turmeric could be used in eye drops to treat the early stages of glaucoma, finds a new study led by UCL and Imperial College London researchers

Ending marginalization of persons with d

New York, July 25 (IBNS): Inclusive education, economic empowerment and technological innovations were the focus of discussion on Tuesday as world leaders gathered in London for the first-ever United Nations-backed Global Disability Summit.

Ebola outbreak in DR Congo declared over

New York, July 25 (IBNS): The Ebola virus outbreak in Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has been declared over, thanks to a concerted national and international effort to contain the threat, the UN’s top health official said on Tuesday.

More ‘political commitment’ needed u

New York, July 25 (IBNS): As HIV infections continue to rise, UNAIDS — the UN agency leading the global effort to end the public health threat posed by the virus — called on Tuesday for countries to boost prevention measures and continue facilitating access to treatment.

Scientists reveal possible origin of hum

New York, July 23 (IBNS): Most animals, including our primate cousins, communicate: they gesture, grimace, grunt, and sing. As a rule, however, they do not speak. So how, exactly, did humans acquire their unique talent for verbal discourse? And how do our brains manage this complex bit of communicative magic?

Overuse of antibiotics not what the doct

Sydney, July 22 (IBNS): With an increased use of antibiotics worldwide linked to growing antibiotic resistance, a world-first study co-authored by a QUT researcher has highlighted the growing impact of non-prescription supply of antibiotics in community pharmacies, and the urgent need for better enforcement of laws.

Using adrenaline in cardiac arrests resu

London, July 21 (IBNS): A clinical trial of the use of adrenaline in cardiac arrests has found that its use results in less than 1% more people leaving hospital alive - but almost doubles the risk of severe brain damage for survivors of cardiac arrest.

High fruit and vegetable consumption may

Boston, July 20 (IBNS): Women who eat a high amount of fruits and vegetables each day may have a lower risk of breast cancer, especially of aggressive tumors, than those who eat fewer fruits and vegetables, according to a new study led by researchers from Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.

Diabetes raises risk of cancer, with wom

New York, July 20 (IBNS): A global review involving almost 20 million people has shown that having diabetes significantly raises the risk of developing cancer, and for women the risk is even higher.

Funding shortfalls threaten health servi

New York, July 19 (IBNS): Almost one million vulnerable Iraqis will have to go without basic medicines and other life-saving healthcare if funding is not found to save critical health facilities, the United Nations health agency said on Tuesday.

‘Prevention crisis’ is hampering glo

New York, July 19 (IBNS): Complacency over HIV and AIDS has created a “prevention crisis” that risks destabilizing efforts to reach the key 2020 target of fewer than 500,000 new HIV infections per year, the head of the UN agency in charge of fighting the pandemic warned on Wednesday.

Cabinet approves establishment of Medica

New Delhi, July 18 (IBNS): The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has approved the proposal of the State Government of Uttar Pradesh for establishment of new medical college at Deoria at a cost of Rs.250 crore under Phase-II of the Centrally Sponsored Scheme.

The scent of coffee appears to boost per

New York, July 18 (IBNS): Drinking coffee seems to have its perks.

Early supper associated with lower risk

barcelona, July 18 (IBNS): Having an early supper or leaving an interval of at least two hours before going to bed are both associated with a lower risk of breast and prostate cancer.

Strengthen efforts to immunize five mill

New Delhi, July 17 (IBNS): Lauding efforts being made by countries to save more and more lives through immunization, including during public health emergencies, World Health Organization today called for further accelerating efforts to reach the nearly five million unvaccinated children in WHO South-East Asia Region.

Record 123 million infants received at l

New York, July 17 (IBNS): A record-breaking total of around 123 million, or nine out of 10, infants, received at least one dose of diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis vaccine in 2017, protecting them from deadly infectious diseases, according to United Nations figures released on Monday.

Rotary’s Role in Rubella & Measles

Rotarians of India helped create history seven years back. A large, highly populated, diverse country like ours is polio free since January 2011 – a monumental achievement. This incredible success was due to a seamless partnership of Government of India, WHO, UNICEF, CDC, Rotary Foundation, Gates Foundation. Each of these partners excelled in their allotted role.

Study finds exercise dose linked to impr

London, July 8 (IBNS): Staying mentally sharp – that’s aging Americans' highest priority, according to the National Council on Aging.

A gene linked to job-related exhaustion

London, July 8 (IBNS): A recent Finnish study shows that a variation in the melatonin receptor 1A gene is linked to the risk of Alzheimer's disease in the elderly.

Natural lipid acts as potent anti-inflam

New York, July 7 (IBNS): National Institutes of Health researchers have identified a naturally occurring lipid—a waxy, fatty acid—used by a disease-causing bacterium to impair the host immune response and increase the chance of infection. 

Spending time outside is good for health

London, July 7 (IBNS): Living close to nature and spending time outside has significant and wide-ranging health benefits - according to new research from the University of East Anglia.

Low quality healthcare is increasing the

New York, July 6 (IBNS): Poor quality health services are holding back progress on improving health in countries at all income levels, according to a new joint report by the OECD, World Health Organization (WHO) and the World Bank.


Indian rural dialysis patients have twic

New Delhi, July 2 (IBNS): Rural dialysis patients in India have twice the mortality rate when compared to their urban counterparts, said a study conducted by NephroPlus, an Indian dialysis provider. 

Newly developed therapy may combat drug

Texas, July 1 (IBNS): A new therapeutic may help reverse chemical imbalances made to the brain by habitual drug use and could one day help recovering drug addicts avoid future drug use.

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