High carbohydrate intake may increase cancer recurrence risk

NEW YORK:  Consuming high amounts of carbohydrates and sugar prior to treatment for head and neck cancer may increase the patients' risks of cancer recurrence and mortality, a new study reports.

Teenage nicotine exposure may up alcohol abuse risk later

NEW YORK:  Individuals exposed to nicotine during their adolescence are likely to drink more alcohol than those who were not exposed to nicotine or were only exposed to it during adulthood, finds a study over rats.

Palliative care a silent, slow-evolving revolution in India

Recently, I spent an hour with a group of resident doctors and public health graduates. With World Health Day (April 7) approaching, our discussion naturally centred around health.

Govt releases new specified Health warning on Tobacco products packs

NEW DELHI: Tobacco product packets will now come with scarier pictorial warnings, grim messaging and a toll-free telephone number for help in quitting.

Alcohol-related liver cancer may have worse prognosis

LONDON:  Patients with alcohol-related liver cancer do not live as long as patients with liver cancer that is not associated with alcohol consumption, a new study suggests.

One-third women in rural India unaware of breast cancer: Study

LONDON:  While early detection is the key for successful breast cancer treatment, one in three women in rural India had not even heard of the deadly disease, finds a research led by a doctoral student of Indian-origin.

Maternal Vitamin D deficiency may up autism risk in kids

SYDNEY: Kids born to women diagnosed with Vitamin D deficiency during pregnancy are more likely to develop autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in later life, a study on rats has found.

Small dose of Viagra daily may cut colorectal cancer risk

NEW YORK: A small, daily dose of the popular erectile dysfunction drug Viagra may significantly reduce colorectal cancer risk, shows a study in mice.

Hackers can harm patients by attacking 'connected' pacemakers: Report

LONDON: Digitally connected health devices such as pacemakers and MRI scanners in an Internet of Things (IoT) era can be fatal as hackers can exploit such devices and harm patients, the Royal Academy of Engineering has warned.

New technique to improve appendicitis diagnosis for kids developed

NEW YORK: Researchers, including one of Indian-origin, have developed a new paediatric appendicitis risk calculator (pARC) that may help to calculate a specific risk for appendicitis in kids.

Treatment for childhood abuse may help schizophrenia patients too

SYDNEY: People suffering from schizophrenia may now possibly benefit from the effective, sensitive and tailored treatments used to treat victims of childhood abuse, researchers have claimed.

Ban tobacco, promote sports

Let me start by saying that I don't want to sound a fanatic, for I don't suggest anything that I can't do myself. I quit smoking recently. And that's no small feat. Tobacco is the most common form of addiction and one of the most harmful as well, much more than the dreaded cannabis or for that matter Ecstasy, let alone alcohol.

High Vitamin D levels linked reduced risk of liver cancer

TOKYO: People with higher levels of Vitamin D may be at a lower risk of developing all cancers, specifically liver cancer, a study involving over 30,000 participants has found.

France to set legal age of sexual consent as 15

Paris: France plans to fix the legal age of sexual consent as 15, meaning sex with someone younger than that would be considered rape.

Heart failure more likely for some breast cancer survivors New skin cell culture technique developed to study HPV Arthritis drug may help lower blood sugar levels Varicose viens may increase risk of blood clots World's largest brain tumour removed in Mumbai hospital Heart attack symptoms in women often misinterpreted: Study Novel stroke treatment repairs damaged brain tissue This DNA test can screen your baby for 193 genetic diseases Assam forester rediscovers 'extinct' medicinal plant Bacteria that drives colon cancers identified High BP rates among India's young adults 'unexpectedly' more New safer alternative to kill cancer cells developed Keep body fat in check to cut breast cancer risk Himachal starts nutrition scheme for HIV-positive children Decoded: How Zika virus impairs foetal development Memory loss from West Nile virus may be preventable Microsoft ties up with Adaptive Biotechnologies to enhance diagnosis Vitamin C can enhance tuberculosis treatment This organ-on-a-chip device may improve heart disease treatment Playing outdoor games could boost your kid's eyesight Tips for maintaining a healthy lifestyle in winter Decoded: Where voice recognition occurs in our brain Eating apples, tomatoes may heal lungs of ex-smokers Eating salads daily may keep your brain 11 years younger Unmarried people with heart disease face higher risk of death Here's how to boost your child's memory, attention Social isolation might raise diabetes risk How to keep your digestion healthy during the wedding season Reduce stress, anxiety by cycling regularly Maternal blood sugar may affect baby's heart
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