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Pancreatic, colorectal cancer up 10% in 30 years, says Study

The results, presented at the UEG Week Barcelona, found that the number of pancreatic cancer cases increased by 130 per cent over the 27-year study period, from 1,95,000 in 1990 to 4,48,000 in 2017.

Obesity causes diabetes in women, kidney disease in men

"The study shows just how harmful carrying excess weight can be to human health, and that women and men may experience different diseases as a result," said the study's first author Jenny Censin.

Researchers have developed a wearable device which regrow hair

In side-by-side tests on hairless mice, the devices stimulated hair growth just as effectively as two different compounds found in baldness medicines, said the study published in the journal ACS Nano.

Now, AI can detect heart failure with 100% accuracy

"With approximately 26 million people worldwide affected by a form of heart failure, our research presents a major advancement on the current methodology," said study researcher Leandro Pecchia from the University of Warwick.

Women respond quicker to natural disasters than men: Study

According to the researchers, eliminating the male head-of-household model is crucial for speeding overall household recovery.

Green tea can boost metabolism, say experts

We speak to Dolly Kumar, founder-director at Gaia - Good Health and Razi Khan, tea sommelier and director of sales and marketing at Typhoo Tea to find out.

IIT-H develops combination therapy for cancer treatment

The researchers have developed a synergetic combination of photothermal therapy (PTT) and chemotherapy using a naturally derived anticancer agent and shown its efficacy in destroying cancer cells.

Air Pollution can create psychiatric disorder in children

The other study found that exposure to TRAP during early life and across childhood was significantly associated with self-reported depression and anxiety symptoms in 12 year olds.

Love red meat? You can continue relishing it

"This is not just another study on red and processed meat, but a series of high-quality systematic reviews resulting in recommendations we think are far more transparent, robust and reliable," said study researcher Bradley Johnston.

Japan confirms 1st case of new coronavirus infection

The virus was recently first detected in China, where there have been more than 40 cases and one death reported, reports Efe news.

How a gut infection may produce chronic symptoms

Scientists aren't sure exactly how this happens, but some think an infection may contribute to IBS by damaging the gut nervous system.

ICMR lifetime award for Biocon chief Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw

"ICMR recognised Kiran as a thought leader for building a globally renowned biopharmaceuticals company committed to innovation and providing quality medicines to patients the world over," the city-based firm said in a statement

Why aspiring parents should avoid drinking alcohol

Regarding specific defects, the study found that compared to abstinence, maternal drinking was correlated to a 20 per cent greater risk of tetralogy of Fallot, a combination of four abnormalities in the heart's structure.

Game of Mahjong can reduce depression, says study

Specifically, urban residents who played mahjong, a popular strategy game, were less likely to feel depressed.

Eating yogurt daily may cut breast cancer risk

Yoghurt contains beneficial lactose-fermenting bacteria commonly found in milk, similar to the bacteria -- or microflora 00 found in the breasts of mothers who have breastfed.

NIMS begins subject enrolment for corona vaccine’s clinical trial

On the direction of the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), authorities at NIMS began the process to register 30-60 subjects for the trial.

NEC plans to deliver emergency medicines through drones

In fact, there have been usages of drone technology by the NEC for transportation of seeds and agricultural products in the region.

WHO, FIFA sign deal to promote healthy lifestyle through soccer

"WHO is excited to be working with FIFA. Half the world watched the 2018 World Cup. This means there's huge potential for us to team up to reach billions of people with information to help them live longer healthier lives," WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said, according to a statement issued in Geneva.

Infosys flies techies, families to Bengaluru from US

"We can confirm that Infosys arranged a flight to get some employees and their families back to India," a company spokesperson told IANS here.

Diabetes medication to reduce heart disease shows promise

Toronto: Researchers, including one of an Indian-origin, have shed light on how a class of medications that help regulate blood sugar for patients with Type...

Losing just one night’s sleep linked to Alzheimer’s disease

The study, published in the journal Neurology, found that when young, healthy men were deprived of just one night of sleep, they had higher levels of tau, a biomarker for Alzheimer's disease, in their blood than when they had a full, uninterrupted night of rest.

Serum Institute gets DCGI nod for clinical trials of Oxford vaccine

The SII received approval by India's top drug regulator on Sunday after a thorough evaluation based on the recommendations of the Subject Expert Committee on COVID-19.

D for Delightful!

It can be stored in our body fat, the problem is that it is not so easy to get enough of it into our body. Most of our vitamin D comes from the sun, and about 60 per cent of us have insufficient levels during winter. The amount of exposure we need to get enough of this important vitamin is generally low.

Mumbai company gets green signal from ICMR to make indigenous RT-PCR...

The speciality of this RT-PCR testing kit is 100 per cent concordance to true positives and true negatives.

Union Cabinet may ban e-cigarettes in India

New Delhi: Taking up a proposal from the Health Ministry, the Union cabinet may, in its meeting on Wednesday, approve an ordinance to ban manufacturing...

Teens who don’t date have low depression says study

New York: Researchers have found that teenagers who were not in a romantic relationship have good social skills, low depression and fared better than those...

Right ‘doses’ of yoga can reduce depression, anxiety

Published in the Journal of Psychiatric Practice, the study from Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) provided evidence that yoga can be a helpful complementary treatment for clinical depression or major depressive disorder.

Pilot repeats concern on infant deaths, seeks accountability

"Such cases can reoccur if we do not establish accountability," he said while talking to media.

Clinical trial finds new diarrhoea vaccine safe

Enterotoxigenic E. coli (ETEC) bacteria are a primary cause of diarrhoea, leading to substantial illness and death in children in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) as well as in travellers to these countries.

Over 300 children die everyday from AIDS-related causes

Low access to antiretroviral treatment, in addition to limited prevention efforts, is a leading cause for these deaths, with only 54 per cent of children aged 0-14 living with HIV in 2018 - or 7,90,000 children - receiving lifesaving antiretroviral therapy, the Xinhua news agency reported.

Arvind Kejriwal inaugurates open-heart surgery facility at Rajiv Gandhi Super-Specialty Hospital...

The new facilities at the hospital include open Heart Surgery, 16 bed ICU, OT Complex, Heptatoblery, Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery Centres and Gastroenterology.

Blood Lipid Changes at Age 8 in Kids Genetically Prone to...

Data was taken once in childhood -- at 8 years old, twice in adolescence aged 16 and 18 years and once in young adulthood aged 25 years.

Social media use linked to eating disorder in children

Sydney: Parents, take a note. Researchers have found that excessive use of social media, particularly platforms with a strong focus on image posting and viewing...

Breast cancer linked to permanent hair dye, straighteners

New York: Researchers have found that women who use permanent hair dye and chemical hair straighteners have a higher risk of developing breast cancer than...

Cipla gets DCGI nod to sell Favipiravir under brand ‘Ciplenza’

Favipiravir is an off patent, an oral antiviral drug that has been shown to hasten clinical recovery in Covid-19 patients with mild to moderate symptoms.

14 drinks a week may put older adults at dementia risk

In this study of older adults, the association of self-reported alcohol consumption with dementia risk appeared to cluster into 3 separate dimensions—baseline cognition, dose and pattern.

Group B Streptococcus: Hilleman Labs to make affordable vaccine

The vaccine, once ready for use, will act against the Group B streptococcus bacteria to make a positive impact for women and children living in low middle-income countries.

UNICEF report reveals high number of children are suffering consequences of...

"An alarmingly high number of children are suffering the consequences of poor diets and a food system that is failing them," the UNICEF warned in its report on children, food and nutrition on Tuesday, Xinhua news agency reported.

Good diet may avert nutritional problems in cancer patients

A study was conducted with 336 adult patients of the University of Michigan Head and Neck Specialized Program of Excellence. Analyzing these patients' eating habits, the researchers found that they followed either of two major dietary patterns: the Western pattern or the prudent pattern.

40% Indian women fear online trolls as they embrace Internet

Across locations, younger women were found to access more content related to education, career growth, and skill development, while older women between 29-35 years of age accessed more online video content related to personal well-being.

Protein deficiency common among Indians: Experts

Chandigarh: Like iron and calcium deficiency, protein deficiency is also common among Indians, say experts. Most Indians think that protein deficiency is not an important concern....

Menstrual cups for sustainable menstruation

Paris: Inexpensive and reusable menstrual cups are safe and as unlikely as disposable pads or tampons to leak, according to the first major scientific review...

Wockhardt wins UK government deal on Covid-19 vaccine manufacturing

As per the terms of the agreement, the company has reserved manufacturing capacity to allow for the supply of multiple vaccines to the UK government in its fight against Covid-19, including AZD1222, the vaccine co-invented by the University of Oxford and its spin-out company, Vaccitech and licensed by AstraZeneca.

Global Covid-19 cases top 22.3 million

As of Thursday morning, the total number of cases stood at 22,322,208 and the fatalities rose to 786,185, the University's Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) revealed in its latest update.

WHO Director-General says Covid-19 pandemic affecting mental health of millions

Geneva:   Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, the Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO), said that the ongoing global Covid-19 pandemic has affected the mental health of...

30% rise in skin problems due to pollution

Toxic high pollution in the Delhi-NCR is not only taking a toll on people's health but is also adversely affecting their skin, causing allergies, rashes and premature ageing, thereby forcing them to seek medical treatments.

Global Covid-19 cases top 24.6 million

As of Saturday morning, the total number of cases stood at 24,646,610 and the fatalities rose to 835,730, the University's Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) revealed in its latest update.

H&M stops buying Brazilian leather over Amazon fires

Rio de Janeiro: Swedish multinational clothing-retail company H&M has stopped purchasing leather from Brazil over concerns that the country's cattle industry has contributed to the deforestation...

Omani arrives for treatment at Mumbai’s Ambani hospital

The KDAH welcomed the 25-year-old Omani man who needed extensive rehabilitation after an aneurysm bleed followed by surgery in Germany.

Fish oil can prevent the chances of getting cancer and heart...

The study is scheduled to be presented during The North American Menopause Society (NAMS) Annual Meeting in Chicago, September 25-28.

Tendulkar inaugurates COVID-19 plasma therapy unit at Mumbai hospital

"We are facing an unprecedented challenge to our health in the form of the COVID-19 pandemic. Rising to the occasion, our doctors, nurses, paramedical staff, the police, municipal and government staff are working tirelessly to deliver effective healthcare to all those affected by the virus," Tendulkar was quoted as saying in the statement.

‘India should cut reliance on rice for sustainable food supply’

When the Green Revolution came to India, it brought with it an emphasis on high-yielding varieties of rice and wheat, which allowed India to triple its cereal production over the past 50 years.

Global Covid-19 cases top 23.3 million

As of Monday morning, the total number of cases stood at 23,348,081 and the fatalities rose to 807,383, the University's Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) revealed in its latest update.

Brazil approves sale of marijuana-based medicines

Brasilia: Brazilian health authorities have approved regulations for the registration and sale of marijuana-based drugs in pharmacies. The decision by the Brazilian Health Regulatory Agency (Anvisa)...

‘Love’ hormone can trigger overactive sex drive too

Previous studies have demonstrated that oxytocin is associated with the regulation of social and pair-bonding, sexual reproduction and aggressive behaviour in both men and women.

Increased fat mass index signify higher risk of cardiovascular events, Study

For the study, the researchers analysed data on 10,251 adults from the ACCORD study, a randomized controlled trial in the US looking at diabetes and cardiovascular disease (CVD).

WHO: Covid-19 pandemic could be over within 2 years

Addressing a virtual press briefing from Geneva on Friday, the WHO chief said that the Spanish flu of 1918 had also taken two years to overcome, but current advances in technology could enable the world to halt the Covid-19 pandemic "in a shorter time", the BBC reported.

Green tea plus exercise may reduce fatty liver disease

The researchers found that a combination of green tea extract and exercise reduced the severity of obesity-related fatty liver disease by 75 per cent in mice fed a high-fat diet.

Genes linked to heart failure identified: Study

This study has shown that several genes known to be important in heart failure also appear to regulate the heart size and function in healthy people.

‘India Against Mosquito’, Flagship Campaign of ‘Malaria No More India’

New Delhi: On World Mosquito Day, August 21 an organisation called 'Malaria No More India', launched its flagship campaign, "India Against Mosquito" in New Delhi...

Africa declared wild poliovirus free

"Rotary International and its partners in the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI) are proud to announce a historic public health achievement as the World Health Organization's African region is now certified wild poliovirus-free," said Rotary International President Holger Knaack.

21.5 lakh TB cases reported in 2018 in India

Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan on Wednesday launched the "TB Harega Desh Jeetega" campaign, along with the National TB Prevalence Survey.

Vitamin D deficiency may lead to muscle weakness

Maintaining skeletal muscle function throughout life is a crucial component of successful ageing, in promoting independence, mobility, quality of life and reducing falls and frailty.

Lebanon to witness medicine crisis as central bank lifts subsidies on...

"This will lead to a sharp increase in the prices of medicines in Lebanon and the bankruptcy of the National Social Security Fund which covers more than 80 per cent of the medicine bills of over 60 per cent of the Lebanese population," Al-Amine said.

Canada authorises remdesivir to treat patients of severe Covid-19

Remdesivir is the first drug that Canada has authorised for the treatment of Covid-19, according to a press release on Tuesday from Health Canada, Xinhua reported.

Dior exhibition held at silk museum in China

The exhibition will run until January 1, 2020.

Moderna’s Covid vax shows great result in monkeys

Two doses of an experimental vaccine known as mRNA-1273 induced robust immune responses and rapidly controlled the Covid-19 in the upper and lower airways of Monkeys exposed to SARS-CoV-2, the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) reported.

It’s official: First coronavirus case in Kerala

"One positive case of Novel Coronavirus -- a student studying in Wuhan University -- has been reported from Kerala," said a statement released by the Health Ministry.

Dr Reddy’s launches Avigan tablets in India for Covid-19

The launch is part of the global licensing agreement with Fujifilm Toyama Chemical Co. Ltd that grants Dr Reddy's the exclusive rights to manufacture, sell and distribute Avigan (Favipiravir) 200 mg tablets in India.

Is Your Phone to Blame for Depression or Anxiety, Now you...

"There's an issue where people are entirely too reliant on the device, in terms of feeling anxious if they don't have it accessible, and they're using it to the detriment of their day-to-day life."

Families of two brain-dead decides to donate their organs to 13...

Bengaluru: "Families of two people who were declared brain-dead have decided to donate their organs to over 13 people," said a private hospital in Bengaluru. In...

Indians are preferring short breaks than long, surveys suggest

The holiday decision maker is seeing a shift from husband-dominated to joint decision making, said the study, adding that over 80 per cent respondents reported using credit or debit card for travel booking and on-ground expenses - discounts and cash backs being a key driver.

Assam bans gutkha, pan masala with nicotine for 1 year

A notification issued by the Food and Drugs Administration of the state government banned the manufacturing, storage, sale, transportation, display and distribution of food articles in which tobacco or nicotine are used as ingredients.

Surgically separated craniopagus twins leave for home

New Delhi: After two years and two months, Jagga and Baliya, the craniopagus twins, who were joined at the heads and later surgically separated at...

Usage of E-cigarette among US kids doubled in 2 years

In 2019, the prevalence of past month nicotine vaping was more than one in four students in Class 12, one in five in Class 10 and one in 11 in Class 8.

Forget onions, you’ll soon need more food to stay healthy

In most countries, average body height and body size is increasing and more needs to be eaten to maintain the higher weight.

Life-threatening bacteria found in Make-up products: Study

London: The vast majority of in-use make-up products such as beauty blenders, mascara, and lip gloss are contaminated with potentially life-threatening superbugs, researchers have warned. "Make-up...

FDA approves first peanut allergy drug for kids

Treatment with the drug, Palforzia, can be used for children between 4 and 17 years old with a confirmed diagnosis of peanut allergy, the FDA said in a statement.

Dubai Fitness Challenge to attempt a world record

The fitness movement launched by the Dubai royalty on Friday will go on till November 16. It has been created to inspire a spirit of health, wellness and active life in all its people.

76.3 percent of Indian households consumes adequately iodized salt: says study

  New Delhi: A new survey on Monday revealed that 76.3 percent of Indian households consumes adequately iodized salt which means salt with more than or...