Health
Aishwarya Rai hopes people get more aware around cancer

Mumbai: Actress Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, who supported a Women's Cancer Initiative (WCI) event here, says people generally need to be more aware of the disease as early detection can give them a better chance at a cure.

Bihar official dies of dengue

PATNA: A Bihar government official succumbed to dengue fever here, an official said on Monday, adding that more than 260 cases have been detected at the Patna Medical College and Hospital (PMCH).

Open heart surgery linked to cognitive decline in older people

NEW YORK: A majority of older patients who underwent heart valve surgery were found to be at risk of cognitive problems up to six months after surgery, researchers say.

Diabetes linked to deaths from alcohol, accidents, suicide: Study

LONDON: People with diabetes are more at risk of deaths from alcohol-related factors, accidents or suicide, than non-diabetics, a study has found.

Abnormal vision in childhood impairs brain functions: Study

TORONTO: Children with abnormal vision are likely to have impairment in functions of brain areas responsible for things such as attention, a new study has found.

Capt Amarinder asks cultural affairs dept to finalise modalities for installation of general Allard’s bust at Amritsar

Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Thursday directed the Tourism & Cultural Affairs department to finalize the modalities for installation of the bust of legendary French General Jean Francois Allard, who headed the cavalry  ‘Fauj-e-Khas’ of Sher-e-Punjab Maharaja Ranjit Singh, in Amritsar.

Novel DNA vaccine against Ebola virus safe, effective

New York: Scientists, including one of Indian-origin, have found that the novel synthetic DNA vaccine is safe against Ebola virus and offers a long-term alternative to traditional vaccines.

Sleeping too much can affect your mental skills: Study

TORONTO:  While lack of proper sleep has been known to affect health, a new study has showed that people who sleep less or more than an average of seven to eight hours per night are more likely to develop impairments in their mental skills.

How Kerala is fighting TB, and winning

KOLLAM: Agathi mandiram (poor people's home) in Kollam city was built to provide shelter to beggars. Today, its 123 residents are mostly homeless people with mental or physical disabilities, brought here when found wandering the streets.

FDA expands use of HPV vaccine for adults aged 27-45 years

WASHINGTON:  The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the use of Human Papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine, which prevents cervical cancer and other malignancies, for men and women aged 27-45 years.

New DNA analysis tool can help forensic experts fight crime

SYDNEY: Australian scientists have developed a novel test which can reveal the amount of DNA people shed, an advance that would help forensic examiners catch criminals.

Grape compound can help protect against lung cancer: Study

LONDON:  Researchers have found that a molecule -- resveratrol -- found in grape skin, seeds and red wine can protect against lung cancer.

New AI tool can predict Alzheimer's risk

TORONTO: A team of scientists, including one of an Indian-origin, has successfully trained a new Artificial Intelligence (AI) algorithm that may soon help doctors to make accurate predictions regarding cognitive decline leading to Alzheimer's disease and provide intervention.

Irregular BP, sugar readings may up heart attacks, stroke risks

SEOUL:  People with fluctuations in weight, blood pressure, cholesterol and blood sugar levels are more likely to be at a higher risk of developing heart attack, stroke and death, compared to those with more stable readings, a new research suggests.

New vaccine offers hope for metastatic cancer patients WHO underestimated spread of polio virus, unlikely world can be polio-free before 2021: Thomas Abraham Diabetes and cardiovascular diseases: It's time to act Possible cause for Alzheimer's, traumatic brain injury identified Delhi hospital treats woman with rare eye deformity First Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement [TAVR] done in the region TB remains world's deadliest infectious disease: WHO Is social media driving pregnancy phobia Can probiotic use help reduce antibiotic prescriptions in children? Stroke patients at 70% higher risk of dementia: Study 'Heart patients should give birth before 40 weeks' How diet can aid in healthy cellular ageing in women Air pollution can damage your kidneys: Study Sarvatmaan Millet Multigrain Flour- A Healthy Solution Autistic women lack access to reproductive planning: Study Indian-American researchers unleash turmeric's power to fight cancer How weight loss can help stop Type-2 diabetes Dr. Mayur Dass, Consultant Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Max Super Speciality Hospital, Patparganj Less than 10% viral hepatitis-infected people get treatment: WHO Fluid drainage system in brain linked to Alzheimer: Study Lifestyle changes one needs to make to avoid diabetes Hitachi Vantara appoints Hemant Tiwari as GM for India Cheese your way to good health (Health Notes) Eat dinner before 9 pm to lower risk of breast and prostate cancer Sleep problems may indicate multiple sclerosis risk Diabetics at high risk of lung disease: Study New wearable patch sensor to boost diagnoses for heart rhythm disorder Sports biopics can help in eliminating drug problem in India: Sandeep Singh (IANS Interview) Obesity may up chronic diseases risk after traumatic brain injury 'Skinny fat' a sign of dementia, Alzheimer's risk: Study
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