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Thursday, November 21, 2019

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.

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.

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.

In a first, 26-yr-old DMD patient in UP survives with stem...

Children, suffering from DMD, usually die of cardio-respiratory failure. But with the stem cell therapy, this patient has not lost muscle power in the last five years and heart and lung muscles and the upper half of the body are working well.

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.

Want to be fit? Workout before breakfast

The study, published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism, the Universities of Bath and Birmingham found that by changing the timing of when you eat and exercise, one can better control the blood sugar levels.

Odisha: CM announces new medical college in Phulbani

"I am happy to announce that a government medical college and hospital would be set up at district headquarters hospital, Phulbani. The number of beds would be increased to 500 for the aforesaid purpose and a composite campus would be planned," said the Chief Minister.

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.

Indian doctor Jame Abraham to head oncology department in US

Abraham -- M.D., F.A.C.P, who holds a medical degree from Calicut Medical College in Kerala, is well known in his country of birth and received an award from former President Pratibha Patil in 2010 for his contribution to cancer care.

New device shows promise in Type 2 diabetes treatment

Sleeveballoon is a device that combines a balloon with a connected sleeve, which covers the initial parts of the small intestine. It is inserted into the stomach and bowel during minimally invasive surgery under general anaesthetic.

Sindhu joins breast cancer awareness effort using AR tech

Bhairav Shankar, Managing Director, Avantari Technology, said life-size AR is a visionary futuristic technology that has the potential for the celebrity and the doctor to reach out to a large section of people without being actually physically present and convey their message.

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.

Low birth weight linked to cardiovascular risk says Study

"However, prematurity with low birth weight has a strong association with persistent ductus arterioles which is a major cause of poor outcome in small babies. Low birth weight could also indicate the presence of various genetic disorders of which heart disease could be co-existent," he told IANS.

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.

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."

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.

New blood test may detect 20 types of cancers

The test's specificity - its ability to return a positive result only when cancer is actually present - was high, as was its ability to pinpoint the organ or tissue of origin, they found.

Excess physical activity can harm athletes, says study

The researchers believe that fatigue and reduced cognitive control might also constitute the first stage in the development of a "burnout syndrome", which affects many people across various professional sectors.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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).

Dementia types can be identified by analysing walking style, says study

For the study, researchers analysed the walk of 110 people, including 29 older adults whose cognition was intact, 36 with Alzheimer's disease and 45 with Lewy body dementia.

Research is a necessity, not a luxury, Biologist Gagandeep Kang

Kang calls the achievement "a recognition of the work that my team and I have done in clinical and public health research".

Delhi Government is planning to expand bike ambulance services to entire...

The Delhi government had in February this year flagged off 16 bike ambulances on a pilot basis in one district of east Delhi.

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.

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.

Sleep disruption affects metabolism, says research

London: Lack of sleep can be harmful as it can make participants feel less full after eating and metabolise the fat in food differently, says...

New cancer treatment prevents hair loss from chemotherapy

London: A novel method discovered recently by a group of researchers, including one of Indian-origin, shows how hair loss from chemotherapy can be prevented during...

Taking paracetamol during pregnancy leads to behavioral problems of baby, says...

London: Women who take paracetamol during pregnancy are at risk of having children with behaviour problems, warn researchers.The study, published in the journal Paediatric and...

Maharashtra to deploy drones for emergency medical supplies

Mumbai:   In a first, the Maharashtra government has joined hands with private drone operator Zipline to deliver blood products and emergency medicines to people in...

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.

Continuous use of antibiotics can can cause cancer; research says

  Toronto: Researchers have found a link between two types of heart problems and one of the most commonly prescribed classes of antibiotics.In a study published...

US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) detects the salmonella bacteria in...

San Francisco: After the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) detected the salmonella bacteria in the MDH brand 'sambar masala', the company is withdrawing at...

Twitter has launched new emoji for the World Suicide Prevention Day

New Delhi: To raise awareness about suicide prevention in the country, Twitter India on Tuesday renewed its partnership with non-profit organisation White Swan Foundation and...

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...

Period tracking apps found sharing sensitive user data with FB

San Francisco: From personal information to contraception use, period tracking apps such as MIA Fem and Maya have been found sharing sensitive data with Facebook,...

TikTok has launched #YourlifeMatters campaign to curb the suicide rates in...

  New Delhi: Popular short video-sharing app TikTok has collaborated with Suicide Prevention India Foundation (SPIF) to launch #YourLifeMatters, a campaign aimed at spreading awareness around...

Eating mushrooms may help lower prostate cancer risk

Tokyo: Researchers have found that consuming mushrooms three times a week cuts the risk of developing prostate cancer in males.The study, published in the International...

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...

Drinking coffee may protect against gallstones

London: In a treat to coffee lovers, researchers have found that drinking coffee may help in reducing the risk of developing gallstones."We have tested the...

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...

Not just cancer, DNA changes may trigger other diseases too

London: DNA changes throughout a person's life can significantly increase their susceptibility to heart conditions and other age-related diseases, says research led by an Indian-origin...

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...

Teen birth control use linked to adult depression

Toronto: Teenage girls who used oral contraceptives during adolescence are three times more likely to be clinically depressed in later life, a new study warns.According...

Kerala’s Sex ratio: Short of five girl childbirths in comparison with...

Thiruvananthapuram: Pathanamthitta district topped in the Sex Ratio at Birth (SRB) 2018-2019 status with 984 female births to 1,000 male births.However, Kerala as a whole...

PM launches ‘Fit India Movement’

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the 'Fit India' Movement'. "The initiative is the need of the hour and will take the country towards...

‘Higher level of physical activity can reduce the chances of early...

London: According to a recent study, higher levels of physical activity, regardless of intensity, are linked with a lower risk of early death in middle-aged...

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...

Africa becomes polio-free, Nigeria goes three years without a case

Abuja (Nigeria) Nigeria is the last country in Africa to have witnessed a case of polio - in Borno state, in the north-east. Outside of...

Pollutants from vehicle can lead to AMD

Taipei: According to the researches "long-term exposure" to pollutants from the vehicle exhaust is linked to a heightened risk of age-related macular degeneration or AMD.Researchers...

‘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...

Research paper on endometriosis loaded with androcentric bias

Chennai: A research paper published in January 2013 has become viral on Twitter for all the wrong reasons.The study titled “Attractiveness of women with rectovaginal...

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...