Health
Women should be offered treatment options for miscarriage: Study

LONDON: Though miscarriage is a traumatic experience for both parents, resulting in feelings of loss and grief that in some cases can lead to anxiety and depression, women experiencing miscarriage should be offered a choice in the treatment they receive, suggests a study.

Novel blood test for pain may help combat opioid epidemic; Addiction

NEW YORK: A one-of-its-kind blood test to measure pain in patients could open the door to precision medicine and help stem the tide of the opioid crisis, say researchers.

Marijuana edibles can affect heart health in elderly: Study

TORONTO: With marijuana legalisation sweeping the US, an increasing number of people believe that "weed" is the safest recreational drug, and carries health benefits that outweigh its risks.

This novel method can predict fatal heart disease: Study

NEW YORK: A novel method called stress cardiac MRI can not only diagnose heart disease but can also predict which cases are potentially fatal, suggests new research.

Here's how fungus can impair the immune system

LONDON: While, healthy people usually have no problem if microorganisms find their way into their bodies as their immune defence system will put the spores out of action, a specific type of fungus can threaten lives with a compromised immune system, such as AIDS patients or who are immunosuppressed following an organ transplantation, says a new study.

Shorter duration of radiation safe in treating prostate cancer: Study

NEW YORK: Men with low or intermediate-risk prostate cancer can safely undergo higher doses of radiation over a significantly shorter period of time and still have the same, successful outcomes as from a much longer course of treatment, according to researchers including one of Indian-origin.

Researchers discover genes that help bacteria prevent treatment: Study

NEW YORK:  Researchers have discovered two genes that make some strains of harmful bacteria resistant to treatment by copper, which is a powerful and frequently used antibacterial agent, says a new study.

Swine flu claims 226 lives, Rajasthan worst hit

NEW DELHI: Rajasthan continues to remain worst hit with swine flu as the death toll hit 85, while 2,263 patients have been found positive with influenza, according to National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) report released on February 3.

2018 fourth hottest year on record: NASA

WASHINGTON:  Earth's global surface temperatures in 2018 were the fourth warmest since 1880 and the planet will warm further, especially since greenhouse gas emissions are continuing to rise, NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) have said.

Mental health patients missing GP appointments at higher risk of mortality

LONDON:  Patients with mental health conditions who missed general practitioner (GP) appointments repeatedly are at higher risk for mortality than those with physical disorders, finds a new study.

Some nose, throat bacteria less likely to develop into flu: Study

NEW YORK:  US researchers have identified a cluster of nose and throat bacteria that made their hosts less likely to get flu.

2 drinks daily may up irregular heartbeat risk

SYDNEY:  Even moderate alcohol consumption, described as intake of two drinks daily or 14 per week, could increase the risk of irregular heart rhythm condition, warn researchers.

How heart attack, stroke affect income

TORONTO: People who have experienced a heart attack, stroke or cardiac arrest are significantly less likely to be working or have lower incomes on average than healthy people, finds a new study.

New device to make glucose monitoring 'painless' for diabetics

LONDON:  Researchers have designed a microneedle patch for people with diabetes to enable them to monitor their glucose levels throughout the day in a "painless" manner.

Breast cancer drug linked to brain malfunction Here's how to care for your eyes during winter Amid several medical breakthroughs, ethical bombshell called 'designer babies' drops Rise in breast cancer leading to more ovarian cancer: Experts Heart disease greater in people living near oil & gas wells Excess or poor sleep linked to heart disease, death Over 6,000 antibiotic resistance genes in gut bacteria identified Pregnancy is safe for breast cancer survivors: Experts 1380 Dialysis sessions held at State’s biggest civil hospital in Jalandhar during seven months this year-DC New drug shows promise in halting spread of brain cancer Researchers develop affordable cellphone-based tool to detect HIV Dr Yuvraj Singh Hira, Orthopaedic Surgeon attends SICOT 2018 Fresh 285 dengue cases reported in October last week in Delhi Need for Increased Awareness on Asthma and Adoption of the Right Treatment: Dr. Vineet Mahajan Important for mothers to keep their nutrition game up: Nutritionist High exposure to radio frequency radiation linked to cancer Need for Increased Awareness on Asthma and Adoption of the Right Treatment People in India love cheese, toppings on their pizza: Italian chef Health department appoints 1183 multi purpose health workers Israel discovers blood test to match treatment to lung cancer Mexican student fits bra with app to detect breast cancer Heart patients should take walk breaks every 20 minutes: Study Brahm Mohindra asks Civil surgeons to launch crackdown against illegal drug de addiction centers Aishwarya Rai hopes people get more aware around cancer Bihar official dies of dengue Open heart surgery linked to cognitive decline in older people Diabetes linked to deaths from alcohol, accidents, suicide: Study Abnormal vision in childhood impairs brain functions: Study Capt Amarinder asks cultural affairs dept to finalise modalities for installation of general Allard’s bust at Amritsar Novel DNA vaccine against Ebola virus safe, effective
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