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Body Mass Index associated with deaths f

New York, Oct 31 (IBNS): Body Mass Index (BMI), a measure of body fat, is linked to risk of death from every major cause except transport accidents, according to new research published in The Lancet Diabetes and Endocrinology.

Security Council urges responder-safety

New York, Oct 31 (IBNS): The United Nations Security Council has voiced “serious concern” over the impact of deteriorating security situation in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) on the response to the deadly Ebola outbreak and fears that the virus could spread further into the country and the wider region.

5.4 earthquake hits Japan's Torishima is

Tokyo, Oct 29 (IBNS): An earthquake measuring 5.4 on the Richter Scale hit  Japan's Torishima island on Monday, officials said.

Gut microbiota products can favor diabet

New York, Oct 28 (IBNS): A study published in the journal Cell shows that the gut microbiota has the ability to affect how cells respond to insulin, and can thus contribute to type 2 diabetes. The findings demonstrate an hereto unknown pathological mechanism.

Researchers discover drug that could com

New York, Oct 28 (IBNS): One of the hallmark traits of Alzheimer’s disease, a debilitating disorder marked by memory deficits and general cognitive decline, is the accumulation in the brain of a protein called b-amyloid. These proteins form “plaques” and bind to unique proteins on the surface of brain cells called receptors, causing widespread cell death.

Adequate consumption of ‘longevity’

New York, Oct 27 (IBNS): A detailed new review of nutritional science argues that most American diets are deficient in a key class of vitamins and minerals that play previously unrecognized roles in promoting longevity and in staving off chronic diseases such as heart disease, cancer and, potentially, neurodegeneration.

Parasites from medieval latrines unlock

London, Oct 27 (IBNS): A radical new approach combining archaeology, genetics and microscopy can reveal long-forgotten secrets of human diet, sanitation and movement from studying parasites in ancient poo.

HPV blood test shows promise for trackin

New Delhi, Oct 26 (IBNS): A new blood test developed by University of North Carolina Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center researchers shows promise for tracking HPV-linked head and neck cancer patients to ensure they remain cancer-free after treatment.

Kolkata: Organ transplants from a donor

Kolkata, Oct 26 (IBNS): The State Government’s  drive  for deceased donor organ transplants in  Bengal  has seen positive results with a rise in the collective awareness and a  spurt  in organ donation and transplant surgeries in Kolkata.

Late night snacker? make it cottage chee

New York, Oct 26 (IBNS):  Eager to eat a snack before bedtime? A protein-filled snack like cottage cheese is the way to go, say Florida State University researchers.

‘Essential step’ towards universal h

New York, Oct 26 (IBNS): United Nations Member States have unanimously vowed to strengthen primary health care, as an “essential step” towards achieving universal health coverage for all.

Ebola in DR Congo: UN chief ‘outraged

New York, Oct 23 (IBNS): The United Nations Secretary-General, António Guterres said on Monday he is “outraged by the continued killing and abduction of civilians by armed groups” near Beni, in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC)’s North Kivu region, which has been grappling with an Ebola outbreak since August.

Long term effects of targeted drugs on p

New York, Oct 22 (IBNS): A large UK-wide study examining the impact of targeted drugs on the painful and debilitating condition of psoriatic arthritis, is officially launched today - World Arthritis Day.

Study shows better cardiorespiratory fit

New York, Oct 22 (IBNS): Cleveland Clinic researchers have found that better cardiorespiratory fitness leads to longer life, with no limit to the benefit of aerobic fitness.

Eating leafy greens could help prevent m

New York, Oct 21 (IBNS): A new study has shown that eating vegetable nitrates, found mainly in green leafy vegetables and beetroot, could help reduce your risk of developing early-stage age-related macular degeneration (AMD).

New immunotherapy offers potential cure

London, Oct 20 (IBNS): The new cell-based immunotherapy, which has not yet been tested in humans with pancreatic cancer, led to mice being completely cancer-free, including cancer cells that had already spread to the liver and lungs.

Who's in control? U of T researcher exam

Toronto, Oct 19 (IBNS): Academics have spent the last decade studying connectivity and social media – a trend that has more than two billion people around the world on Facebook and counting.

‘Virginity testing’: a human rights

New York, Oct 18 (IBNS): A group of United Nations agencies has issued a joint statement calling for a ban on tests meant to assess the virginity of a girl or a woman, which is a common practice in at least 20 countries.

New discovery opens path to treatments f

New York, Oct 17 (IBNS): Northwestern Medicine scientists have demonstrated that a gene called Insm1 is essential for the development of the ear’s outer hair cells — the loss of which is the most common cause of deafness.

World Health Organization calls crisis m

New York, Oct 16 (IBNS): World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General, Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, has called an Emergency Committee meeting on the Ebola virus outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), which has already claimed around 130 lives.

Breast ­feed­ing pro­tects in­fants

New York, Oct 13 (IBNS): A new study shows that babies that are breastfed for at least six months have less antibiotic-resistant bacteria in their gut compared with infants breastfed for a shorter time. In addition, antibiotic use by mothers increases the number of antibiotic-resistant bacteria in infants.

Calm the immune system, halt premature b

New York, Oct 13 (IBNS): Premature birth is the leading cause of infant death and disability in the U.S., and costs billions in dollars and heartache every year. Now, University of Connecticut researchers report in Reproductive Sciences a potential treatment that could stop many cases of premature labor and birth in their tracks.

C-section birth: Study says procedure in

London, Oct 13 (IBNS): A recent study has said that the percentage of doctors and pregnant mothers undertaking the Ceasarean section or the C-Section has almost doubled in the last decade and a half. It stated the development as 'alarming'.

Start nurturing your mental health ‘at

New York, Oct 11 (IBNS): Worldwide, it is estimated that one in five adolescents experience mental health challenges, though most remain underdiagnosed and undertreated. Marking Mental Health Day on Wednesday, the UN World Health Organization (WHO) is focusing on the psychological well-being of young people aged 10 to 14, to stave off conditions that can impact their lives deep into adulthood.

Memory ‘brainwaves’ look the same in

New York, Nov 10 (IBNS): Identical brain mechanisms are responsible for triggering memory in both sleep and wakefulness, new research at the University of Birmingham has shown.

Never forget a face? Research suggests p

New York, Oct 10 (IBNS): For the first time, scientists have been able to put a figure on how many faces people actually know– a staggering 5,000 on average. 

Start nurturing your mental health ‘at

New York, Oct 10 (IBNS): Worldwide, it is estimated that one in five adolescents experience mental health challenges, though most remain underdiagnosed and undertreated. Marking Mental Health Day on Wednesday, the UN World Health Organization (WHO) is focusing on the psychological well-being of young people aged 10 to 14, to stave off conditions that can impact their lives deep into adulthood.

Increased physical activity improves IBS

New York, Oct 9 (IBNS): Increased physical activity is now being emphasized as a treatment option for the gastric intestinal disease known as IBS. Research at Sahlgrenska Academy indicates improvements in both intestinal function and self-esteem of patients who exercise more.

Create awareness on lifestyle diseases:

New Delhi, Oct 7 (IBNS): Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu has called upon doctors to create awareness among the people on the dangers posed by lifestyle diseases and the need to promote healthy living.

Study supports ability of regular aspiri

New York, Oct 7 (IBNS):  The results of a study led by Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) investigators support evidence from previous studies suggesting the regular use of aspirin can reduce the risk of developing primary liver cancer – also called hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC).

Weekday mornings are no longer peak time

New York, Oct 7 (IBNS): Heart experts have long believed that weekday mornings – and especially Mondays – were the danger zones for unexpected deaths from sudden cardiac arrests. 

WHO supports Zimbabwe with 1.4 million v

New York, Oct 4 (IBNS): The World Health Organization (WHO) is supporting Zimbabwe’s efforts to begin vaccinating 1.4 million people against a new deadly outbreak of cholera, beginning on Wednesday, after the water-borne disease first surfaced in a suburb of the capital Harare early last month.

Yemen: as cholera surges again, UN and p

New York, Oct 3 (IBNS): Following an “important increase” in the number of suspected cholera cases recently in Yemen, a new vaccination campaign is underway in coordination with the government to prevent a third major outbreak, said the World Health Organization (WHO) on Tuesday.

Drinking more water reduces bladder infe

Washington, Oct 2 (IBNS): Drinking an additional 1.5 liters of water daily can reduce recurring bladder infections in premenopausal women by nearly half, a yearlong study of otherwise healthy women with a history of repeated infections has found.

Out of shape and middle-aged? It's not t

New York, Oct 2 (IBNS): Middle age isn’t too late to get moving and improve your future health. But don’t wait too long.

Big fluctuations in BP and cholesterol i

New York, Oct 2 (IBNS): Fluctuations in blood pressure, blood sugar, body mass index and cholesterol could put people at higher risk for heart attack or stroke, a new study shows.

New study confirms Mediterranean diet pr

New York, Oct 2 (IBNS): Evidence is mounting that a poor diet plays an important role in the development of age-related macular degeneration (AMD), a leading cause of blindness in the United States. A large collaboration of researchers from the European Union investigating the connection between genes and lifestyle on the development of AMD has found that people who adhered to a Mediterranean diet cut their risk of late-stage AMD by 41 percent.

Study finds if coffee good for health?

New York, Oct 2 (IBNS): Just a couple of calories a cup, good old black coffee packs quite a punch.

‘Selfless’ South Sudanese surgeon, w

New York, Oct 2 (IBNS): For 20 years, Doctor Evan Atar Adaha has been providing medical services to the conflict-affected people of Sudan and South Sudan and, on Monday, he received the 2018 Nansen Refugee Award, a prestigious prize given annually by the UN refugee agency (UNHCR) to honour the women and men who work tirelessly to provide life-saving help to people caught in humanitarian crises.

Tobacco control measures are working, bu

New York, Oct 2 (IBNS): “Great progress” has been made in tackling tobacco consumption and saving lives but more needs to be done to challenge the industry’s attempts to “bypass” international regulations, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Monday.

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