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Trips to the toilet at night are a sign

Yokohama, Mar 30 (IBNS): Trips to the toilet at night are a sign of high blood pressure, according to results from the Watari study presented today at the 83rd Annual Scientific Meeting of the Japanese Circulation Society (JCS 2019).

A poop test for Liver Cirrhosis, says st

New York, Mar 30 (IBNS): In a study of people with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease and their twins and other close relatives, UC San Diego researchers were able to diagnose liver cirrhosis simply by analyzing a person’s stool microbes

Is time-out damaging your child? Study f

Sydney, Mar 30 (IBNS): Time-out as a method of discipline for toddlers and young children is a hot topic among parents and educators. Is it harmful? Does it damage the attachment bond between parent and child? New research says no. It is still one of the most effective discipline strategies.

Ebola cases rising in DR Congo, but UN h

New York, Mar 30 (IBNS): A rise in new cases of deadly Ebola virus disease in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has been announced, while authorities say that progress is being made in accessing communities that have been wary of outside help, the UN World Health Organization (WHO) said on Friday.

Yemen : 23 dead as cholera epidemic hits

Aden, Mar 29 (Xinhua) A total of 23 people died in March following a cholera outbreak that hit Yemen's southwestern province of Taiz, a health official told Xinhua on Friday.

Obesity and alcohol responsible for near

Sydney, Mar 29 (IBNS): Body fatness and alcohol consumption are the leading preventable causes of breast cancer in Australian women, a new study in 200,000 women has found.

Teenage psychotic experiences more commo

London, Mar 29 (IBNS): Research from King’s College London provides the first evidence of an association between air pollution and psychotic experiences in adolescence.  

Depression in twenties linked to memory

London, Mar 29 (IBNS): A new large-scale longitudinal study carried out by University of Sussex psychologists has found a clear link between episodes of depression and anxiety experienced by adults in their twenties, thirties and forties, with a decrease in memory function by the time they are in their fifties.

Artificial intelligence can predict prem

London, Mar 29 (IBNS):  Computers which are capable of teaching themselves to predict premature death could greatly improve preventative healthcare in the future, suggests a new study by experts at the University of Nottingham.

Scientists tie walnut cosumption to gene

London, Mar 29 (IBNS): New research from Marshall University links walnut consumption as a contributing factor that could suppress growth and survival of breast cancers.

Scientists find a link between diabetes

New York, Mar 29 (IBNS): Patients on medication for type 2 diabetes may be keeping Alzheimer’s disease at bay.

Contraceptive jewelry could offer a new

New York, Mar 29 (IBNS): Family planning for women might one day be as simple as putting on an earring.

Exercise helps in preventing cartilage d

London, Mar 29 (IBNS): Exercise helps to prevent the degradation of cartilage caused by osteoarthritis, according to a new study from Queen Mary University of London.

High-fructose corn syrup promotes intest

New York, Mar 26 (IBNS): Does sugar directly feed cancers, boosting their growth? The answer seems to be ‘Yes’ at least in mice according to a study led by researchers at Baylor College of Medicine and Weill Cornell Medicine. 

We're more tired and less productive bec

Sydney, Mar 26 (IBNS): One in five women and one in eight men are now losing sleep due to the time they spend on their mobile phones, according to new QUT-led research that has found a jump in ‘technoference’ over the past 13 years.

Madhya Pradesh: Swine flu toll 44

Indore, MP, Mar 26 (UNI) With a 30-year-old woman from Mandla District succumbing to swine flu at a local private infirmary on Monday, the number of those who perished while undergoing treatment in this district rose to 44 since January 1; an Integrated Disease Surveillance Programme official said on Tuesday. 

12,000 Vietnamese die from tuberculosis

Hanoi, Mar 25 (Xinhua/UNI) Vietnam detects 124,000 tuberculosis (TB) cases each year, while around 12,000 people die from the disease, local media reported on Monday.

Study shows impact of plain cigarette pa

London, Mar 24 (IBNS): Health warnings on plain-packaged cigarettes have more of an impact on smokers than those on branded packs, according to new research from the University of Stirling.

Smoking during pregnancy pose risks to b

Smoking during pregnancy is understood to pose risks to both baby and mother. Now, new research led by the University of Glasgow has found further evidence that maternal smoking poses a risk to baby and child health.

Risk of miscarriage linked strongly to m

New York, Mar 23 (IBNS): The risk of miscarriage varies greatly with a woman's age, shows a strong pattern of recurrence, and is increased after some pregnancy complications, finds a study led by the Bristol Medical School and published in The BMJ today [Wednesday 20 March].

Child and adolescent anxiety could be li

London, Mar 23 (IBNS): New research led by the University of Bristol has found some evidence that children and adolescents with higher levels of anxiety may be at greater risk of developing alcohol problems.

Higher egg and cholesterol consumption h

London, Mar 22 (IBNS): Cancel the cheese omelet. There is sobering news for egg lovers who have been happily gobbling up their favorite breakfast since the 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans no longer limited how much dietary cholesterol or how many eggs they could eat.

A nutty solution for improving brain hea

Sydney, Mar 22 (IBNS): Long-term, high nut consumption could be the key to better cognitive health in older people according to new research from the University of South Australia.

More children killed by unsafe water, th

New York, Mar 22 (IBNS): A lack of safe water, is far deadlier for children than war in more than a dozen conflict-affected countries, the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said on Thursday, in a report launched to coincide with World Water Day, marked on 22 March.

Surgery using ultrasound energy found to

London, Mar 19 (IBNS): A one-off operation that targets the nerves connected to the kidney has been found to maintain reduced blood pressure in hypertension patients for at least six months, according to the results of a clinical trial led in the UK by Queen Mary University of London and Barts Health NHS Trust, and supported by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR).

Study suggests painkillers taken during

London, Mar 19 (IBNS):  A Queen Mary University of London study of almost 500,000 women indicates that taking paracetamol or other painkillers during pregnancy is not responsible for increasing the risk of asthma in children.

Scientists hunt down the brain circuit r

Los Angeles, Mar 19 (IBNS): Scientists at Scripps Research have found that they can reverse the desire to drink in alcohol-dependent rats—with the flip of a switch. 

Indian Army holds health check up camp i

Jammu, Mar 19 (UNI) Indian Army's Sabre Brigade under Rising Star Corps, in close coordination with the Civil Administration of Samba and Jammu, on Tuesday organised a Medical, Dental and Veterinary Camp at Ratnuchak.

Swine flu toll touches 40 in Madhya Prad

Indore, Mar 18 (UNI): With three more persons succumbing to swine flu in the past 24 hours, the toll – since January 1 – touched 40 here, Integrated Disease Surveillance Programme sources said.

Nightshift workers need to pee more, wor

Rome, Mar 18 (IBNS): Millions of people work nights, but increasingly scientists are finding that night work is associated with health problems.

Higher consumption of sugary beverages l

New York, mar 18 (IBNS): The more sugar-sweetened beverages(SSBs) people consumed, the greater their risk of premature death—particularly death from cardiovascular disease, and to a lesser extent from cancer, according to a large long-term study of U.S. men and women. The risk of early death linked with drinking SSBs was more pronounced among women.

Testosterone slows prostate cancer recur

London, Mar 18 (IBNS): In the largest such study so far undertaken, US researchers have shown that testosterone replacement slows the recurrence of prostate cancer in low-risk patients. 

Kolkata is one of the most sleep deprive

Kolkata, Mar 18 (UNI/IBNS) A recent study conducted by Godrej Interio revealed that children and teenagers are one of the most sleep deprived.

APG Shimla University organizes Yoga wor

Shimla, 16 Mar (UNI) Yoga is the need of the hour especially for the youth as it helps to lead a stress-free life. On Saturday, APG Shimla University organized a Yoga camp in university campus, for all students, faculty members and members of administration to give each a feel of all benefits of Yoga.

99 per cent of intravenous drug users la

New York, Mar 14 (IBNS): Despite a decline in new HIV infections globally, a UN report launched on Wednesday highlights that nearly all people who inject drugs live in countries that do not provide suitable harm-reduction service coverage, meaning they are denied adequate access to essential health services.

Humanity ‘at a crossroads’ as damage

New York, Mar 14 (IBNS): Human activity is damaging the planet so badly, exacerbated by climate change, that it will increasingly put our health at risk, warns a major report from the UN Environment Programme (UNEP), released on Wednesday at the UN Environment Assembly, currently taking place in Nairobi.

UN unveils global influenza strategy to

New York, Mar 12 (IBNS): A new UN-led plan has been unveiled to tackle the estimated one billion cases of influenza which occur each year, and protect against the “real” threat of a global pandemic, the head of the organization’s health agency said on Monday.

Belly fat raises risk of heart disease,

New York, Mar 11 (IBNS): Bad news for women who carry fat around their waist rather than on their thighs: New research finds that postmenopausal women shaped like apples are at higher risk for stroke and heart attack than their pear-shaped counterparts.

Moderate alcohol consumption linked with

Washington, Mar 11 (IBNS): A study of more than 17,000 U.S. adults shows that moderate alcohol consumption—seven to 13 drinks per week—substantially raises one’s risk of high blood pressure, or hypertension, according to research being presented at the American College of Cardiology’s 68th Annual Scientific Session.


E-Cigarettes linked to heart attacks, co

Washington, Mar 11 (IBNS): Concerns about the addictive nature of e-cigarettes—now used by an estimated 1 out of 20 Americans—may only be part of the evolving public health story surrounding their use, according to data being presented at the American College of Cardiology’s 68th Annual Scientific Session.

A nap a day keeps high blood pressure at

Washington, Mar 11 (IBNS):  It seems that napping may do more than just reboot our energy level and improve our mood. New research being presented at the American College of Cardiology’s 68th Annual Scientific Session found that people who took advantage of a midday snooze were more likely to have a noticeable drop in blood pressure compared with those who didn’t nap.

DR Congo: Second vicious attack on Ebola

New York, Mar 10 (IBNS): Amidst a deadly Ebola outbreak, on Saturday morning armed groups brutally attacked an Ebola treatment centre in the Democratic Republic of the Congo’s (DRC) eastern city of Butembo, prompting the United Nations health agency’s chief chief’s call “to protect the treatment centres”.

Minor girl overcomes crippling disabilit

Srinagar, Mar 8 (UNI) A rare surgery performed at S K Institute of Medical Sciences (SKIMS), Soura, has helped an 11-year-old girl to overcome crippling disability.

Fortis Hospital introduces Special Healt

Kolkata, Mar 6 (IBNS): Fortis Hospital, Anandapur, on Wednesday announced the launch of a special health card in partnership with Bharti Airtel.

State run hospitals set targets to earn

Bengaluru, Mar 6 (UNI) The Karnataka Government run hospitals are not only mandated to provide Health services across the state, but also given targets to earn profit, Karnataka Health minister Shivananda Patil informed here on Wednesday.

UN’s AIDS agency ‘greatly encouraged

New York, Mar 6 (IBNS): The UN agency leading the global effort to end AIDS, said on Tuesday that a new case of a patient who has been “functionally cured” of HIV infection, is greatly encouraging, but there is still a long way to go before the illness can be eradicated.

Your 7 Step Plan to Getting Pregnant Fas

Once you have decided to start a family, the only thing that makes you feel uneasy is the wait. Couples want to get pregnant in the first try,but what they don’t know is that the body doesn’t act that fast. There’s no special elixir, magic pill,or sure-shot tips to conception that can get someone pregnant in an instant. However, when planned well, one can get your body prepared for a quick and healthy pregnancy. 

'Once lost , hearing doesn't come back':

New York, Mar 3 (IBNS): Many people live with unidentified hearing loss, often failing to realize that they are missing out on certain sounds and words. To address this problem, the World Health Organization (WHO) is urging people on this year’s World Hearing Day, held on March 3, to check their hearing.

Online OPD booking at Kolkata medical c

Kolkata, Mar 3 (UNI): In order to simplify the registration process and reduce the long queues of patients at government hospitals, the State Health Department has launched online ticket booking for patients visiting outpatient departments (OPDs) of the medical college hospitals in Kolkata.

Laws must protect, ‘not reject’ says

New York, Mar 2 (IBNS): Discriminatory laws and practices that bar access to health and other services must be changed, the United Nations agency leading the fight against HIV/AIDS said on Friday, Zero Discrimination Day.

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