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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...

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.

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.

China confirms 3rd viral pneumonia death

The authorities in Hubei province's capital Wuhan, where the outbreak is thought to have originated, said the third death occurred on Saturday, reports Efe news.

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.

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...

Global Covid-19 cases top 24.8 million

As of Sunday morning, the total number of cases stood at 24,891,294 and the fatalities rose to 840,892, the University's Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) revealed in its latest update.

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".

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.

ICMR to launch first indigenous Covid vax by August 15

It has selected 13 institutions across the country for clinical trials and asked them to initiate subject enrollment by July 7.

‘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...

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...

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.

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.

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.

Pilot repeats concern on infant deaths, seeks accountability

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

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...

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.

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.

TV watching linked to obesity in kids Says research.

Lifestyle habits such a less physical activity, sleep time, television time, plant-based food consumption and ultra-processed food consumption will lead to overweight and obesity.

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.

Corona Outbreak is stressful but mental health is important

Our cities might be locked down, and we might be isolated in homes, but it is important to talk and spread support and solidarity.  

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.

Zydus vaccine gets DCGI nod for human trial

The vaccine is found to be immunogenic in multiple animal species. Antibodies produced in animal studies are able to completely neutralize the wild type virus, a company statement said.

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.

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.

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...

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.

Coronavirus: Govt tells people to avoid visiting China

The ministry on Wednesday said in a tweet: "New travel advisory on Novel #Coronavirus: Please refrain from travelling to #China."

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...

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.

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.

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)...

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.

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...

Air pollution linked to heart issues in humans, animals

Around 11,000 coronary heart disease and stroke deaths, each year are attributable to air pollution, specifically due to particulate matter (PM), or small particles in the air that cause health problems.

Drinking coffee improves sports performance, says Study

For the study, published in the journal Nutrients, the researchers from Coventry University in the UK picked 38 participants (19 men, 19 women) and found that drinking caffeinated coffee improves the speed of cycling.

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.

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...

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.

Painkiller poisonings among kids on the rise

The study involving more than 200,000 US paediatric cases of pain-relief misuse, abuse or self-harm highlights how the opioid crisis is affecting young people.

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...

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.

Global Covid-19 cases top 23.5 million

As of Tuesday morning, the total number of cases stood at 23,571,084 and the fatalities rose to 811,748, the University's Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) revealed in its latest update.

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.

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...

‘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...

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...

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.

Sri Lanka to fight dengue virus with bacteria

Deputy Director-General of the Health Ministry Paba Palihawadana said that a type of bacteria called "Wolbachia" will be released in 25 local townships in Colombo starting February 2020.

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...

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...

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,...

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.

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.

Google launches new global Covid-19 map for journalists

Unlike other coronavirus case maps, the ‘Covid-19 Global Case Mapper' allows local reporters to embed a map of their area or even a national case map.

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

Pune’s Virology institute to test novel coronavirus samples

The Diagnostics Laboratories networks are also equipped to test such samples if the need arises, said the MoHFW Secretary on Monday, in the wake of a major nCoV outbreak in China, where the first foreigner to contract the virus was a 45-year-old Indian school teacher.

Moderna begins phase-3 clinical trial of Covid vaccine in US

The trial, which will be conducted at the US clinical research sites, will include 30,000 participants who do not have Covid-19.

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.

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.

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...

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.

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.

High pollution causing eye problems in Delhi

According to Ikeda Lal, an ophthalmologist at the Delhi Eye Centre and Sir Ganga Ram Hospital in New Delhi, pollutants and dust in the air is one of the major reasons for causing eye allergy and other related problems.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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).

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.

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.

Why won’t WHO call Coronavirus a pandemic?

It is more or less clear that classifying the COVID-19 outbreak a pandemic is not a matter of if, but when.

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...

EU signs deal on Remdesivir supply for COVID-19 treatment

The Commission said in a statement on Wednesday that batches of Veklury will be made available to the EU member states and the UK from early August, reports Xinhua news agency.

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.

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.

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...

Massachusetts becomes 1st US state to ban flavoured tobacco

This law seeks to make these flavoured tobacco products less attractive to the youth amid a wave of vaping-related illnesses and deaths, Efe news reported.