Health News

Rama Krishna July 29, 2016

Washington: Patients who survived the fatal lung disease find their subsequent quality of life has more to do with lifestyle factors than how sick they were in the hospital, a new study has found. Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS) is a progressive medical condition occurring in critically ill patients characterised by widespread inflammation in the […]

Rama Krishna July 29, 2016

New York: A hormone system that controls blood pressure and is often targeted to treat heart disease can also lower metabolism as well as promote obesity, says a study. Besides regulating BP, the renin-angiotensin system (RAS), also plays a role in controlling energy balance and metabolic rate and therefore may be important in obesity. But, […]

Rama Krishna July 29, 2016

New York, July 29: Women who engaged on Social Media after a breast cancer diagnosis expressed more deliberation and satisfaction about their treatment decision, says a study. The findings showed that online communication was more common in younger women and those with more education. In the study, 41 percent of women reported some or frequent […]

Rama Krishna July 29, 2016

New York, July 29: Pre-term babies who were fed more breast milk within the first 28 days of life showed better levels of intelligence, academic achievement, working memory as well as higher brain function by the age of seven, equivalent to infants at full-term, finds a study. The findings showed that infants who received predominantly […]

APK July 27, 2016

When it comes to sex, frogs can do it in water, on land and on leaves, but some male frogs have developed the preference for reproducing on land in order to keep competitors aways, new research suggests. It was earlier assumed that natural selection drove frogs to take the evolutionary step to reproduce on land […]

Rama Krishna July 25, 2016

New Delhi:  French consumer electronics company Withings has partnered with Brandeyes Distributors Pvt. Ltd. to launch its smart connected Health Devices in India, a statement said here on Monday. Starting at Rs 9,999, Withings devices have been designed to provide users with insight into their health, personalised feedback and coaching to achieve health targets. The […]

APK July 25, 2016

London, July 25: Diabetes may be due to the failure of a privileged few cells, rather than the behaviour of all cells, suggests new research. “This study is interesting as it suggests that failure of a handful of cells may lead to diabetes,” said co-lead researcher Guy Rutter from Imperial College London. Type-2 diabetes occurs when […]

Rama Krishna July 25, 2016

Nearly eight in 10 Indian babies are now delivered in hospitals but 343 healthcare institutions across six states often lacked basic hygiene, toilets, clean water and waste disposal, according to a new survey released by the WaterAid India advocacy. So, despite the fact that 79 percent of babies were born in hospitals in 2011-12, up […]

Rama Krishna July 22, 2016

New York:  People living with Chronic Back Pain are more likely to use illicit drugs — including marijuana, cocaine, heroin, and methamphetamine — compared to those without back pain, says a study. In addition, chronic low back pain patients with a history of illicit drug use are more likely to have a current prescription for […]

Rama Krishna July 22, 2016

New York: Researchers, including one of the Indian-origin, have identified a new way that (tuberculosis bacteria) TB get into the body, revealing a novel potential therapeutic angle to explore. The bacterium that causes tuberculosis, Mycobacterium tuberculosis, or Mtb, previously was thought to infect the body only through inhalation and subsequent infection of cells in the […]