Health News

Archana September 3, 2016

Rarely five per cent of working women in India prefer egg freezing to delay pregnancy as compared to 30-40 per cent in the West. City doctors say avail this Freeze your egg technique to say good bye to the biological clock. Apart from the lack of proper awareness, social stigma plays a huge role in […]

Rama Krishna August 12, 2016

Washington: Too much of a good thing may not always be better for your health. Researchers have shown that high levels of high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol – commonly touted as “good cholesterol” for helping to reduce the risk of stroke and heart attack – may increase a person’s risk of premature death as much as […]

Rama Krishna August 12, 2016

New Delhi, Aug 12: Amid controversy surrounding the consumption of beef in India, a leading credit rating, and research institution say the country’s export of buffalo meat over the next five years would reach close to Rs 40,000 crore. “Over the next five years, Indian buffalo meat exports would reach close to Rs 40,000 crore […]

Rama Krishna August 11, 2016

London: Women who undergo a premature delivery have a higher content of macronutrients such as protein, fat and carbohydrates in their milk than women who give birth after week 37, according to a new study. The milk partly compensates because the baby is not fully developed and also protects the infant by ensuring healthy colonisation […]

Rama Krishna August 11, 2016

London: Chemotherapy treatment undertaken by women during their pregnancy may negatively affect their unborn baby girls’ fertility in later adulthood, warns a study. The findings showed that a drug called etoposide can damage the development of mouse ovary tissue grown in the lab. Etoposide is used to treat several types of cancer and is considered […]

Rama Krishna August 10, 2016

London, Aug 10: HIV is part of a subfamily of retroviruses called lentivirus and using genomic data from the exotic Malayan flying lemur (colugo), researchers have claimed to have uncovered the oldest lentivirus ever identified, whose first emergence may date back to as early as 60 million years ago. Lentiviruses cause a variety of chronic […]

Rama Krishna August 9, 2016

New York, Aug 9: Women consuming high-fat diet during pregnancy may increase the risk of affecting bacteria living in her baby’s gut thus impacting proper development of the immune system, says a study. The results showed that expecting mothers’ diets can lead to distinct changes in their babies’ microbiome, which could affect energy extraction from […]

Rama Krishna August 9, 2016

New York, Aug 9: Researchers have developed a new non-invasive method to prevent scarring caused by burn injuries. “People don’t die from scars, but they do suffer from them,” said lead researcher Alexander Golberg from Tel Aviv University in Israel. “We believe that the technology we developed, called partially irreversible electroporation (pIRE), can be used […]

Rama Krishna August 8, 2016

New York: Memory loss could trigger unimaginable chaos in the life of an Alzheimer’s patient but taking care of dementia patients could be no less stressful either. To help bring some order into the lives of such Alzheimer’s caregivers a team of US researchers is to test if a Facebook web app could be of […]

Rama Krishna August 8, 2016

Tokyo: Researchers have found that the spontaneous smiles seen in hominoids are also common in Japanese macaques, revealing that the origin of smiles goes back at least 30 million years when old world monkeys and our ancestors diverged. Spontaneous smiles — considered the evolutionary origin of real smiles and laughter — are facial movements that […]