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Study gives hope for the broken-hearted

New York, Dec 31 (IBNS): Ground-breaking study finds possible new explanation for mysterious heart condition. 

How dietary fiber and gut bacteria prote

New York, Dec 30 (IBNS): The fatty acid propionate helps defend against the effects of high blood pressure, including atherosclerosis and heart tissue remodeling, a study on mice has found. 

A tilt of the head facilitates social en

New York, Dec 30 (IBNS): Every time we look at a face, we take in a flood of information effortlessly: age, gender, race, expression, the direction of our subject's gaze, perhaps even their mood.

Moderate drinking not harmful for older

New York, Dec 29 (IBNS): A new study suggests that people over age 65 who are newly diagnosed with heart failure can continue to drink moderate amounts of alcohol without worsening their condition.

Given HIV-infected blood, says woman; ho

Chennai, Dec 28 (IBNS): A 27-year-old woman has accused Tamil Nadu's Kilpauk Medical College Hospital doctors of criminal negligence as a result of which she contacted HIV during blood transfusion in April, NDTV said.

Reducing drinking could help with smokin

New York, Dec 28 (IBNS): If quitting smoking is one of your New Year’s resolutions, you might want to consider cutting back on your drinking, too.

Keyhole surgery returns to war-shattered

New York, Dec 27 (IBNS): In the wake of more than four years of intense conflict in Iraq to dislodge the terrorist group ISIL, the rehabilitation of the health system and improvements to lifesaving medical services in places like formerly-occupied Mosul, remains a top priority, said the World Health Organization (WHO) on Wednesday.

Dynamic associations among motor activit

New York, Dec 26 (IBNS): Current theories of depression suggest that sleep problems, low energy, and low activity levels result from depressed mood, but a new study looking at interactions among these factors in people with bipolar disorder or depression suggests that the opposite may be true—that instability in activity and sleep systems could lead to mood changes.

Women reveal reasons they reject a preve

London, Dec 26 (IBNS): Only around a fifth of women at higher risk of developing breast cancer think they need to take a drug proven to help prevent the disease, according to new research funded by Cancer Research UK and published recently in Clinical Breast Cancer.*

Negative mood signals body's immune resp

New York, Dec 26 (IBNS): Negative mood — such as sadness and anger — is associated with higher levels of inflammation and may be a signal of poor health, according to researchers at Penn State.

Medication for severe acne alters skin m

Washington, Dec 24 (IBNS): Isotretinoin, a form of vitamin A, has been prescribed to treat acne for decades. It reduces oil production in the skin, which helps prevent acne from forming.

Preventable illness is factor in slower

London, Dec 22 (IBNS): Preventable illnesses, including heart disease and stroke, are one of several factors behind the slowing improvements in life expectancy in England, according to a new review published by Public Health England (PHE).

Combining three treatment strategies may

New York, Dec 22 (IBNS): A study by a team led by a Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) investigator finds evidence that combining three advanced treatment strategies for malignant melanoma – molecular targeted therapy, immune checkpoint blockade and the use of tumor-targeting viruses – may markedly improve outcomes. Their report of experiments in cellular and animal models is being published in Science Translational Medicine.

USC study examines disruption of our bio

New York, Dec 21 (IBNS): USC scientists report that a novel time-keeping mechanism within liver cells that helps sustain key organ tasks can contribute to diseases when its natural rhythm is disrupted.

Mindfulness training could enhance weigh

London, Dec 19 (IBNS): Mindfulness training may improve the effectiveness of intensive weight management programs, suggesting that it could be an excellent strategy for healthcare providers in preventing and managing obesity.

MTaI welcomes govt’s decision to creat

Kolkata, Dec 19 (IBNS): Medical Technology Association of India, which represents leading global research-based medical technology companies with significant investments in Manufacturing, R&D and HCP training in India, welcomed the central government’s decision to set up a National Medical Devices Promotion Council (NMDPC) and boost the Medical Device Industry in India.

Serious loneliness spans the adult lifes

New York, Dec 19 (IBNS): In recent years, public health officials have warned about a rising epidemic of loneliness, with rates of loneliness reportedly doubling over the past 50 years.

One small flight for a drone, one ‘big

New York, Dec 19 (IBNS): On a small island in the remote South Pacific, a one-month-old baby has become the world’s first child to be given a vaccine delivered by a drone, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has announced.

Cyclonic storm Phethai makes landfall in

Hyderabad, Dec 17 (IBNS):  Cyclonic storm Phethai made a landfall in Andhra Pradesh on Tuesday.

Is your leg under attack? Know from the

Smart people think on their feet and act. And then we stand tall on our feet all day long, walk and run around to get our chores done. So your legs are not just your wheels in the journey of life, but almost have a heart of its own. And yet our legs are perhaps the most neglected body part. 

Treatment shown to improve the odds agai

London, Dec 16 (IBNS): In the largest study of its kind, researchers at Newcastle University have led national research into the treatment of patients with newly diagnosed myeloma.

A co-worker's rudeness can affect your s

New York, Dec 15 (IBNS): Rudeness. Sarcastic comments. Demeaning language. Interrupting or talking over someone in a meeting. Workplace incivilities such as these are becoming increasingly common, and a new study from Portland State University and University of Illinois researchers found this behavior has the potential to not only negatively affect an employee's sleep but their partner's as well.

Newly identified enzyme could play key r

New York, Dec 15 (IBNS): Since the 1960s, scientists have known of a modification that occurs to a particular molecule in muscles, especially after exercise. What scientists haven’t known is how that modification happens, or even why.

Neandertal genes influence brain develop

Amsterdam, Dec 14 (IBNS): A characteristic feature of modern humans is the unusually round skull and brain, in contrast to the elongated shape seen in other human species.

Better care, stronger laws needed to sav

New York, Dec 14 (IBNS): Nearly 30 million babies each year -  nearly a quarter of the total - are born too soon, too small or become sick, requiring specialized care to survive beyond the first month of life, according to a new report by a global coalition that includes the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and World Health Organization (WHO).

Masina Hospital in Mumbai to hold free h

Mumbai, Dec 13 (IBNS): Masina Hospital in the city is organizing a free health check-up camp on Dec 16 (Sunday) in association with Rotary Club of Bombay North, along with free consultation with oncologist, ophthalmologist, gynaecologist, ENT specialist, cardiologist, paediatrician, dentist and orthopaedic surgeon.

Better care, stronger laws needed to sav

New York, Dec 13 (IBNS): Nearly 30 million babies are born too soon, too small or become sick, requiring specialized care to survive beyond the first month of life, according to a new report by a global coalition that includes the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and World Health Organization (WHO).

UN pushes for universal health care on I

New York, Dec 13 (IBNS): Universal health care for all, leaving no one behind, by 2030: that’s the call going out on International Universal Health Coverage Day, which this year falls on Wednesday. Why 2030? Because that’s the target date for completion of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), one of which (SDG3), calls for the promotion of healthy lives and well-being for all.

Human antibody discovery could save live

London, Dec 12 (IBNS): A new way to diagnose, treat and protect against stealth fungal infections that claim more than 1.5 million lives per year worldwide has been moved a step closer, according to research published in Nature Communications.

Regular problem solving does not protect

London, Dec 12 (IBNS): Sudoku and crosswords may not offset age-related mental decline, but can boost mental ability over a lifetime

Uzbekistan wins its long fight against m

New York, Dec 12 (IBNS): Uzbekistan’s success in becoming recognized as a malaria-free country by the World Health Organization (WHO), is an “extraordinary outcome,” said the Executive Director of the Global Fund on Tuesday, a UN-backed partnership to end malaria epidemics.

India urged to bridge gap between eviden

New Delhi, Dec 10 (IBNS): Underscoring the urgent need for countries like India to put women’s cancers on the map of the public health agenda, Prof Ian Jacobs, Vice-Chancellor of the University of New South Wales (UNSW), Sydney, an acknowledged global expert on the subject,  Monday said India can benefit immensely from the global experience on screening and prevention in the area of ovarian and cervical cancers.

Two compounds in coffee may team up to f

London, Dec 11 (IBNS): Rutgers scientists have found a compound in coffee that may team up with caffeine to fight Parkinson’s disease and Lewy body dementia – two progressive and currently incurable diseases associated with brain degeneration.

Study finds a way of improving birth out

London, Dec 10 (IBNS): Giving birth in a birth centre may be as safe for some obese women who have given birth before as it is for those with a lower Body Mass Index (BMI).

Revolutionary technology pinpoints biops

London, Dec 10 (IBNS): Medical software developed at UCL that overlays tumour information from MRI scans onto ultrasound images can help guide surgeons conducting biopsies and improve prostate cancer detection.

Smokers who roll their own less inclined

London, Dec 10 (IBNS): Smokers who roll their own cigarettes are less likely to try quitting smoking, according to a new study carried out by UCL. 

Babies kicking in the womb are creating

London, Dec 10 (IBNS): The kicks a mother feels from her unborn child may allow the baby to ‘map’ their own body and enable them to eventually explore their surroundings, suggests new research led by UCL in collaboration with UCLH.

Young Doctors need to uphold ethics and

New Delhi, Dec 7 (IBNS): Vice President of India M. Venkaiah Naidu has said that the young doctors to bear in mind the need to uphold ethics and treat every patient with compassion and empathy, irrespective of his or her financial background.

Teens should be routinely screened for d

New York, Dec 5 (IBNS): When you take your 15-year-old son for a physical exam, the pediatrician goes through a standard procedure – checks his weight, measures his height, takes his blood pressure. But typically, he will not be asked about his mood or whether he ever wants to hurt himself.

Single workout can boost metabolism for

New York, Dec 5 (IBNS): Lounging around all weekend may weigh heavy on the minds of the health conscious.

A change in marital status affects the n

London, Dec 5 (IBNS): According to a recent study, changes in relationships have links to physical activity.

UN agriculture chief urges ‘transforma

New York, Dec 4 (IBNS): Obesity affects millions of people, and several billion suffer from diseases caused by vitamin- or mineral-deficient diets, known as micronutrient deficiencies, according to the UN agriculture chief, who called on Monday for “transformative changes” to our food systems.

Bigger brains are smarter, but not by mu

New York, Dec 2 (IBNS): The English idiom “highbrow,” derived from a physical description of a skull barely able to contain the brain inside of it, comes from a long-held belief in the existence of a link between brain size and intelligence. 

World response to AIDS epidemic at a ‘

New York, Dec 1 (IBNS): Thirty years after the first World AIDS Day, the HIV response stands at a crossroads,  UN Secretary-General António Guterres has said, marking this year’s commemorations.

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