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Heavy drinking may change DNA: Study

New York, Jan 30 (IBNS): Binge and heavy drinking may trigger a long-lasting genetic change, resulting in an even greater craving for alcohol, according to a Rutgers-led study in the journal Alcoholism: Clinical & Experimental Research.

Research sheds light on body clock and l

New York, Jan 30 (IBNS): A large-scale genomic analysis has revealed some of the inner workings of the body clock, shedding new light on how it links to mental health and disease.

Vitamin D could lower risk of developing

New York, Jan 30 (IBNS): The benefits of vitamin D in promoting bone health are already well known.

Persistent sore throat could be larynx c

New York, Jan 30 (IBNS): GPs should consider larynx cancer when patients report a persistent sore throat, particularly when combined with other seemingly low-level symptoms.

Children looking at screens in darkness

London, Jan 30 (IBNS): Pre-teens who use a mobile phone or watch TV in the dark an hour before bed are at risk of not getting enough sleep compared to those who use these devices in a lit room or do not use them at all before bedtime.

Pharmacists could help reduce smoking ra

Ontario, Jan 30 (IBNS): Enlisting the help of pharmacists could help in the quest to get people to quit smoking, according a white paper released by the University of Waterloo.

Sleep deprivation accelerates Alzheimerâ

New York, Jan 28 (IBNS): Poor sleep has long been linked with Alzheimer’s disease, but researchers have understood little about how sleep disruptions drive the disease.

Alzheimer’s disease: It may be possibl

New York, Jan 26 (IBNS): Research published has in the journal Brain reveals a new approach to Alzheimer’s disease (AD) that may eventually make it possible to reverse memory loss, a hallmark of the disease in its late stages.

To sleep well, let yourself be rocked, f

New York, Jan 26 (IBNS): Anyone who has ever put a baby to sleep by gently cradling it or has ever taken a nap in a hammock knows that rocking promotes sleep. But why? To understand this phenomenon and the brain mechanisms at stake, researchers from the universities of Geneva (UNIGE), Lausanne (UNIL) and from the University Hospitals of Geneva (HUG) have conducted two studies: one on young adults and the other on mice.

Thirty percent fewer prostate cancer dea

New York, Jan 26 (IBNS): PSA-screening cuts deaths from prostate cancer by some 30%.

Make advanced cancer treatment accessibl

New Delhi, Jan 25 (BNS): Vice President of India M. Venkaiah Naidu has said that advanced cancer treatment must be made available at an affordable price and should also be made available for those living in rural areas.

E-cigarette users have lower exposure to

New York, Jan 23 (IBNS): The largest study to date to compare exposure to toxicants among users of electronic cigarettes, smokers and nonsmokers has been completed, suggesting possible benefits for smokers who switch completely to electronic cigarettes.

Having a partner present even in your mi

New York, Jan 23 (IBNS): When faced with a stressful situation, thinking about your romantic partner may help keep your blood pressure under control just as effectively as actually having your significant other in the room with you, according to a new study by University of Arizona psychologists.

Fuel crisis rapidly draining last ‘cop

New York, Jan 23 (IBNS): A worsening fuel crisis in the Gaza Strip enclave is putting patients’ lives at risk with power supplies for operating theaters under constant threat, the World Health Organization (WHO) has said.

Army organises veterinary camp in Namsai

Guwahati, Jan 22 (IBNS): As part of Army’s continued endeavour towards providing basic veterinary facilities to the people living in remote areas, a veterinary camp was organised by Chowkham Battalion of Dao Division, at Wagun village of Namsai district in Arunachl Pradesh on Monday.  

Migrants and refugees face higher risk o

New York, Jan 22 (IBNS): European authorities are “struggling” to meet the needs of irregular migrants and refugees who are wrongly accused of spreading sickness among host communities, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Monday, at the launch of its first report on the subject.

Leading health care organizations declar

Boston, Jan 21 (IBNS): Burnout among the nation’s physicians has become so pervasive that a new paper published recently by the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, the Harvard Global Health Institute, the Massachusetts Medical Society and the Massachusetts Health and Hospital Association (MHA) has deemed the condition a public health crisis.

Pregnant mom’s high blood sugar affect

New York, Jan 21 (IBNS): Up to 20 percent of women develop gestational diabetes – high blood sugar – during pregnancy, but the long-term effects on their children haven’t been known.

Study uses four factors to predict sever

New York, Jan 21 (IBNS): A new Northwestern Medicine study was able to successfully predict if a new mother would experience worsening depressive symptoms over the first year after giving birth by identifying four maternal characteristics that put her at risk.

Scientists develop smart microrobots tha

London, Jan 21 (IBNS): Scientists at EPFL and ETH Zurich have developed tiny elastic robots that can change shape depending on their surroundings.

Goa to host 2nd World Integrated Medicin

New Delhi, Jan 21 (IBNS): Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) for AYUSH Shripad Yesso Naik, will inaugurate the 2ndWorld Integrated Medicine Forum 2019 on the ‘Regulation of Homeopathic Medical Products; Advancing global collaboration’ being organized from Jan 23-25, 2019 in Goa. 

Many Doctors from Maharashtra join Dr Su

Mumbai, Jan 18 (IBNS): Many renowned Doctors from Maharashtra have joined hands with Dr Sunita Dube to run in 16th edition of “The Tata Mumbai Marathon” to raise funds for cancer patients.

Many users prefer medical marijuana over

New York, Jan 18 (IBNS): As more states legalize cannabis consumption, many more people will likely use medical marijuana as a supplement to or substitution for prescription drugs, says a University of Michigan researcher.

Study reveals heart health guidelines wh

New York, Jan 17 (IBNS): Lifestyle and health factors that are good for your heart can also prevent diabetes, according to a new study by researchers at The Ohio State University College of Medicine that published on Thursday in Diabetologia, the journal of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes.

UCI study identifies a new way by which

California, Jan 16 (IBNS): With a little help from HBO’s “Curb Your Enthusiasm,” University of California, Irvine neurobiologists have uncovered a key component of how the human brain marks time.


Suicide risk more than quadruples for pe

New York, Jan 15 (IBNS): People with cancer are more than four times more likely to commit suicide than people without cancer, according to Penn State College of Medicine researchers.

Australian minister launches vision scre

New Delhi, Jan 15 (IBNS): Over 200,000 children and adults will receive better vision care and eye health through India Vision Institute’s (IVI) vision screenings across India during 2019.

New approach may curb treatment-related

Toronto, Jan 13 (IBNS):  A clinical-scientific team specializing in head-and-neck cancer has identified a way to manipulate metabolism to potentially curb skin fibrosis – a common side effect of radiotherapy affecting quality of life of cancer survivors.

Danish malaria vaccine passes test in hu

London, Jan 11 (IBNS): A vaccine against fatal pregnancy malaria shows promising results in the first tests in humans. The new study conducted at the University of Copenhagen has untraditionally taken a vaccine all the way from discovery of a mechanism through development and production to clinical trials in humans.

AI approach outperformed human experts i

New York Jan 11 (IBNS): A research team led by investigators from the National Institutes of Health and Global Good has developed a computer algorithm that can analyze digital images of a woman’s cervix and accurately identify precancerous changes that require medical attention. 

Controlling children’s behaviour with

New York, Jan 11 (IBNS): Giving your child extra time on the iPad for good behaviour may not be the best idea, according to a new University of Guelph study.

Quit Smoking: New research suggests high

London, Jan 11 (IBNS): Allowing smokers to determine their nicotine intake while they are trying to quit is likely to help them kick the habit, according to an early study in 50 people led by Queen Mary University of London. 

Treat vitamin D deficiency to prevent de

London, Jan 11 (IBNS): Vitamin D supplements have been found to reduce the risk of potentially fatal lung attacks in some chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) patients, according to a study led by Queen Mary University of London.

What is to blame for childhood cancer, s

Sydney, Jan 11 (IBNS): A new study by UNSW medical researchers sheds light on an understudied area – community beliefs about what causes cancer in children.

Centre approves two new AIIMS for J&K, o

New Delhi, Jan 10 (IBNS): The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has given its approval for a proposal for establishing three new AIIMS at Vijaynagar, Samba in Jammu at a cost of Rs 1661 Crore and Awantipura, Pulwama in Kashmir at a cost of Rs 1828 Crore.

Dental flossing and other behaviors link

New York, Jan 9 (IBNS): A new study suggests certain types of consumer behaviors, including flossing with Oral-B Glide dental floss, contribute to elevated levels in the body of toxic PFAS chemicals.

DR Congo: Ebola response resumes despite

New York, Jan 9 (IBNS): Despite a precarious security environment and continuing pockets of mistrust on the part of affected populations, the World Health Organization (WHO) reported on Tuesday that all Ebola-affected areas in the Democratic Republic of the Congo’s (DRC) North Kivu Province are now accessible to health workers.

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.

Study identifies three simple ‘clinica

London, Jan 7 (IBNS): Researchers at the University of Birmingham have found two biomarkers that could be used to identify a heart condition known as atrial fibrillation in patients who have three ‘clinical risks’.

10 year olds in the UK have consumed 18

London, Jan 6 (IBNS): Children have already exceeded the maximum recommended sugar intake for an 18 year old by the time they reach their tenth birthday, according to Public Health England (PHE). 

Diabetes-inducing blood vessel damage co

London, Jan 6 (IBNS): Scientists have identified a growth factor found in the kidneys that could minimise the diabetes-inducing effects of blood vessel damage.

Computers can be a real pain in the neck

New York, Jan 6 (IBNS): It’s a posture so common we almost don’t notice it anymore: someone sitting at a computer jutting his or her head forward to look more closely at the screen.

More than 8 lakh TB patients received be

New Delhi, Jan 5 (IBNS): More than 8 lakh people have, who suffered from tuberculosis and registered under the Nikshay Poshan Yojana (NPY), have received benefits under the Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT) scheme, minister said on Friday.

New medications offer improved treatment

New York, Jan 4 (IBNS): Helping people with addictions has become a research passion for Purdue University’s Richard van Rijn, who is leading a team to make drug discoveries to support millions around the world dealing with alcohol use disorders, chronic pain and mood disorders.

Consuming an egg a day can keep diabetes

Helsinki, Jan 4 (IBNS): Consumption of one egg every day seems to associate with a blood metabolite profile that is related to a lower risk of type 2 diabetes, a new study conducted in the University of Eastern Finland shows. The findings were published in Molecular Nutrition and Food Research.

Uganda’s Ebola preparedness ‘will go

New York, Jan 4 (IBNS): In the wake of an ongoing Ebola outbreak affecting the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), neighboring Uganda is implementing a series of preventative response measures to keep the deadly disease at bay.

On the first day of 2019, over 395,000 b

New York, Jan 2 (IBNS): As the calendar flips to 2019, about 395,072 babies will be born around the world, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said on Tuesday, adding that a quarter will be born in South Asia alone.

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