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Just 16-minute sleep loss daily can hamper your job
New York, April 24 (IANS) Losing just 16 minutes of sleep during working days can greatly hamper your performance at the workplace, say researchers.
2019-04-24
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine,Lifestyle/Fashion
Indian women at high death risk from diabetes: Study
New Delhi, April 23 (IANS) Diabetes has reached epidemic proportions in Asia - led by India and China -- and has dramatically increased the risk of premature death especially among women and middle-aged people, a significant study has found.
2019-04-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Cancer patients more likely to use marijuana: Study
New York, April 22 (IANS) Many cancer patients use marijuana and its usage has increased, a new study suggests. The findings, published in the journal CANCER, indicate 40.3 per cent cancer patients used marijuana within the past year, compared with 38 per cent of respondents without cancer.
2019-04-22
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine,Lifestyle/Fashion
'Mental Hai Kya?' draws psychiatrists' ire
New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) The film industry must exercise caution and be more sensitive in its messaging, irate psychiatrists have said in reference to the title and posters of the upcoming Hindi film "Mental Hai Kya?", featuring popular actors Rajkummar Rao and Kangana Ranaut.
2019-04-19
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Health/Medicine,IANS Life,Bollywood,National
Couple refuse newborn girl, DNA tests call their bluff
Dehradun, April 19 (IANS) More than a month after a couple in Uttarakhand refused to accept a newborn girl as their own, insisting that a boy was born to them, DNA tests ended the suspense proving beyond doubt that the baby belongs to them only.
2019-04-19
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society
New AI system may help detect prostate cancer
New York, April 17 (IANS) Researchers have developed a new artificial intelligence (AI) system to help radiologists improve their ability to diagnose prostate cancer.
2019-04-17
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Thus tiny cell is good news for cancer survivors (Health Feature)
Bengaluru, April 17 (IANS) A scientist at the National Institute for Research in Reproductive Health (NIRRH) in Mumbai -- an institute under the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) -- says a new type of stem cell identified by her team can help restore fertility in men and women who have undergone treatment for cancer.
2019-04-17
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Health/Medicine,IANS Life
NYC declares health emergency due to measles outbreak
New York, April 17 (IANS) After an outbreak of measles in parts of the city attributed to many people in those areas who refused to get vaccinated believing in unscientific rumours, New York City has declared a health emergency.
2019-04-17
Category: International, United States,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Health/Medicine
Novel app may predict hernia risk after abdominal surgery
New York, April 14 (IANS) Researchers have created an app that may predict the likelihood of developing an incisional hernia following an abdominal surgery, using Big Data analytics to potentially help address a problem effects one out of every eight of these surgical patients.
2019-04-14
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Taking short breaks may help learn new skills better
New York, April 13 (IANS) If you are in a process of learning new skills, then taking short breaks in between may help you grasp it better, say researchers.
2019-04-13
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine,Lifestyle/Fashion
Men act less interested in sex than they really are
London, April 13 (IANS) Men sometimes act way less interested in sex than they really are, perhaps because of the assumption that giving an impression of wanting to have sex with anyone, anytime, is definitely not what most women are looking for, suggests new research.
2019-04-13
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine,Lifestyle/Fashion
Prostate medicines linked to Type-2 diabetes
London, April 12 (IANS) Medicines prescribed to reduce the symptoms of prostate diseases increase the likelihood of developing Type-2 diabetes.
2019-04-12
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine,Lifestyle/Fashion
Tripura medical staff threatens mass resignation
Agartala, April 12 (IANS) Doctors and staff at government hospitals in Tripura on Friday threatened to resign en-masse demanding action against people who thrashed a surgeon at the Indira Gandhi Memorial (IGM) Hospital here.
2019-04-12
Category: India, Tripura,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Health/Medicine
Car pollution caused asthma in 350,000 Indian kids
New York, April 11 (IANS) Traffic pollution caused asthma among 350,000 children in India, the second largest after China, in 2015, finds a Lancet study that analysed 194 countries.
2019-04-11
Category: International, United States,Environment/Wildlife,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society,Lifestyle/Fashion
Haryana's cancer village awaits state attention
Nuh, April 10 (IANS) Abdul Razzaq died of lung cancer last May. He was the fourth victim of cancer from a family that hails from Sakras village in Haryana's most backward district, Nuh.
2019-04-10
Category: India, Haryana,National,Environment/Wildlife,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society
Whitening products may cause tooth decay
New York, April 10 (IANS) While using teeth-whitening products can make your smile brighter, they might also lead to tooth damage, researchers have warned.
2019-04-10
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine,Lifestyle/Fashion
Sir Ganga Ram doctors remove 'largest' ureteric stone
New Delhi, April 9 (IANS) A team of doctors in Sir Ganga Ram Hospital here has removed the "largest ureteric" stone from the ureter of a 35-year-old woman from Uttar Pradesh, the hospital said on Tuesday.
2019-04-09
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
J&J fights Centre's order, says ready to pay solatium
New Delhi, April 8 (IANS) Johnson & Johnson on Monday informed the Delhi High Court that it was ready to pay Rs 25 lakh compensation to patients affected by its faulty articular surface replacement (ASR) hip implants.
2019-04-08
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Immigration/Law/Rights
Food additive in frozen meat, crackers worsens flu
New York, April 8 (IANS) A common food additive found in many products, including frozen meat, crackers and fried foods, could weaken the human immune system against flu, which accounts for 290,000-650,000 deaths globally every year, say researchers.
2019-04-08
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine,Lifestyle/Fashion
ISS infested with bacteria like gym on Earth: NASA
Washington, April 8 (IANS) A team of NASA researchers, including an Indian-origin scientist has found the surface inside the International Space Station (ISS) is littered with microbes just like in a gym or office on Earth -- threatening astronauts' health at the orbiting laboratory.
2019-04-08
Category: International, United States,Diaspora,Health/Medicine,Science/Tech
Chilli compound slows lung cancer progression: Study
New York, April 7 (IANS) Besides spicing up your food, chilli, it seems, also has some medicinal value. New research suggests the compound responsible for chilli's heat could help slow the spread of lung cancer, the leading cause of cancer death for both men and women.
2019-04-07
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine,Lifestyle/Fashion
BJP's doctor candidate Debnath to cast his maiden vote next month
Kolkata, April 7 (IANS) A renowned doctor with an illustrious professional career in various countries, he has never visited a polling booth after being forcibly stopped from exercising his franchise as a first time voter over 50 years back. But, Mrinal Kanti Debnath would next month cast his maiden vote in the upcoming Lok Sabha election.
2019-04-07
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Health/Medicine,Dangal 2019,Politics
Poor sleep linked to genetics: Study
London, April 7 (IANS) Suffering from sleep disorder? Blame genetics. A new study has found several parts of our genetic code that could be responsible for poor sleep.
2019-04-07
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine
Sugar-sweetened foods may not lift your mood: Study
London, April 5 (IANS) Contrary to popular beliefs that eating sugar-sweetened foods lift up low spirits, a new study suggests that sugar can worsen your mood.
2019-04-05
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society,Lifestyle/Fashion
Hormone that protects women from liver cancer
London, April 5 (IANS) Researchers have discovered that a hormone -- present at higher levels in women -- can keep them away from liver cancer, suggesting the disease is more common in men.
2019-04-05
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine
Climate change master plan needs to be on India's electoral agenda (Comment)
India has a national election in April-May. This election is critically important because of the climate change consuming the country. Most people think of that change as being the sorry condition of Indias environment. And, it is. It also includes, however, several other important areas -- most notably the economy and the electorate.
2019-04-05
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife,Health/Medicine,Politics
Roaming recycling bin introduced in Shanghai Disney
Shanghai, April 2 (IANS) A roaming recycling bin has been introduced in Shanghai Disney Resort to encourage its guests to learn more about recycling methods amid the city's effort to promote household garbage sorting and recycling.
2019-04-02
Category: International, China,Environment/Wildlife,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society
Does IVF raise cancer risk in children?
New York, April 2 (IANS) While pregnancies enabled by in vitro fertilisation (IVF) have faced more difficulties, with children born earlier and smaller, according to a new study, they may also raise risk of cancer in babies.
2019-04-02
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Follow this wellness guide to quit smoking, drinking
New Delhi, April 2 (IANS) Most lifestyle advice tells you to give that glass of wine or cigarette a miss. Serving as a reminder, a new book on healthy living reiterates the advice we know too well, topped off with practical tips that finally help you say 'No.
2019-04-02
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society,Lifestyle/Fashion,Art/Culture/Books
Excess body weight may lead to pancreatic cancer
New York, April 1 (IANS) If you are less than 50-years-old but have excess body weight, then you are more likely to develop pancreatic cancer, a new study has warned.
2019-04-01
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine,Lifestyle/Fashion
China announces new crackdown on fentanyl
Beijing, April 1 (IANS) The Chinese government on Monday announced that it will add fentanyl-related substances to their list of controlled drugs from May 1, in a move aimed at curtailing the manufacturing and distribution of one of the world's most powerful opioids.
2019-04-01
Category: International, China,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Health/Medicine
China defines norms for breast cancer treatment
Beijing, March 30 (IANS) China has decided to promote a package for breast cancer prevention and treatment standards across the country, hoping to prolong patients' survival and narrow the diagnosis and treatment gap between urban and rural areas.
2019-03-30
Category: International, China,Health/Medicine
23 dead as cholera epidemic hits Yemen's Taiz
Aden, March 29 (IANS) Twenty three people died in March following a cholera outbreak in Yemen's province of Taiz, officials said on Friday.
2019-03-29
Category: International, Yemen,Health/Medicine
Late onset of menstruation may raise dementia risk
New York, March 29 (IANS) Women whose menstruation starts later and those who enter menopause early may have a greater risk of developing dementia, say researchers.
2019-03-29
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine,Lifestyle/Fashion
NGO writes to PM for promotion of vaping products (Lead, modifying para 4)
New Delhi, March 29 (IANS) The HeartCare Foundation of India (HCFI) has written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi to encourage and promote vaping products as an alternative to combustible tobacco products like cigarettes, which are more harmful in nature than vaping products.
2019-03-29
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
C-section deaths higher in developing nations: Study
London, March 29 (IANS) Deaths from caesarean sections are higher in low and middle-income countries, suggesting a threat to the lives of women and babies there, finds a study published in The Lancet journal.
2019-03-29
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine
NGO writes to PM for promotion of vaping products
New Delhi, March 29 (IANS) The HeartCare Foundation of India (HCFI) has written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi to encourage and promote vaping products as an alternative to combustible tobacco products like cigarettes, which are more harmful in nature than vaping products.
2019-03-29
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
1bn people could be exposed to dengue, Zika by 2080
New York, March 29 (IANS) Global warming could expose as many as a billion people to mosquito-borne diseases including dengue and Zika by 2080, says a new study that examined temperature changes on a monthly basis worldwide.
2019-03-29
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Assam's groundwater contamination will worsen, experts warn
Guwahati, March 29 (IANS) It's peak election season. But, even as political parties go all out to appease voters, the worsening quality of groundwater hardly finds any mention.
2019-03-29
Category: India, Assam,National,Environment/Wildlife,Health/Medicine
Assam's groundwater contamination will worsen, experts warn
Guwahati, March 29 (IANS) Its the peak election season. But, even as political parties go all out to appease voters, the worsening quality of groundwater hardly finds any mention.
2019-03-29
Category: India, Assam,National,Environment/Wildlife,Health/Medicine
Apple Watch with ECG app now in Europe, Hong Kong
San Francisco, March 28 (IANS) Apple Watch Series 4 with industry-first features like ECG reading app and irregular rhythm notification will now be available in Europe and Hong Kong.
2019-03-28
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Health/Medicine
IIT-H's new game based therapy to aid stroke victims
New Delhi, March 25 (IANS) The Indian Institute of Technology-Hyderabad's (IIT-H) incubated start-up has developed a "gamified arm rehabilitation" device that would aid in brain and motor rehabilitation of stroke victims.
2019-03-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Technology
Dim light escalates breast cancer's spread to bones
New York, March 24 (IANS) Exposure to dim light at night may contribute to spreading of breast cancer to bones, researchers have shown in an animal study.
2019-03-24
Category: International, United States,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
Australia starts mental health service for athletes
Canberra, March 24 (IANS) Australia's apex sporting body has launched a mental health support service for top athletes.
2019-03-24
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Health/Medicine,Other Sports
Amazon Alexa can aid doctors during surgeries
New York, March 24 (IANS) Amazon Echo with in-built Alexa or Google Home smart speakers can not only play your favourite songs at home but can also assist doctors during medical procedures, say researchers.
2019-03-24
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Hypertension drug shows promise in liver disease
New York, March 23 (IANS) A drug used to lower blood pressure within a system of veins and inflammation could effectively treat a potentially life-threatening condition of the liver, say researchers, including one of the Indian origin.
2019-03-23
Category: International, United States,Diaspora,Health/Medicine
Medtronic heart devices vulnerable to hacking: US
Washington, March 23 (IANS) The US Homeland Security Department has issued an alert, describing two types of hacking vulnerabilities in 16 different models of Medtronic implantable defibrillators.
2019-03-23
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine,Technology
Childhood abuse worsens depression later: Lancet
London, March 22 (IANS) Facing trauma in childhood can significantly change the structure of the brain, which may result in severe depression which could even be recurrent in adulthood, say researchers.
2019-03-22
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine,Lifestyle/Fashion
Adhesive gel to repair eye injury without surgery
Washington, March 21 (IANS) American scientists have designed an adhesive gel that can seal wound or ulcers on the surface of the eye, thus sparing the need for eye surgery.
2019-03-21
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine,Science/Tech
Brain function gets better while inhaling
Jerusalem, March 21 (IANS) Israeli research has found that inhalation improves brain performance, the Weizmann Institute of Science (WIS) in Israel reported.
2019-03-21
Category: International, Israel,Health/Medicine,Science/Tech