Health & Lifestyle
Another reason to play golf: It may add years to your life
Washington, Sept 24: Turns out, playing golf is not only good for your mental and physical health, but it may also help one lead a longer life.
Amid a growing body of evidence on the health impacts of the sport, the consensus aims to help current and would-be players maximize the health pros and minimize the health cons of...
Medical kit to detect viral infection in 'three-minutes'
Kochi, Sept 23: A UAE based Indian doctor has come up with a revolutionary invention that any kinds of viral diseases, like HIV, Dengue fever, Rat Fever, Malaria could be detected in 'three minutes’, without any laboratory tests.
"We are launching a revolutionary change in medical field by detecting diseases caused by virus like HIV, Dengue fever, Rat Fever,...
Excessive drinking killed over 3 million people in 2016
Geneva, Sept 22: Drinking too much alcohol killed more than 3 million people in 2016, mostly men, the World Health Organization said.
The UN health agency also warned that current policy responses are not sufficient to reverse trends predicting an increase in consumption over the next 10 years.
In a new report Saturday, the WHO said that about...
Silicone breast implants up risk of stillbirth, cancer
Houston, Sept 18: Silicone breast implants may increase the likelihood of stillbirth by over four times, and put women at higher risk of developing cancer and several rare disorders, a study warns.
The elevated risks included three conditions classified as autoimmune or rheumatologic disorders: Sjogren's syndrome, with a risk about eight times higher than in the general population; scleroderma,...
SC revokes ban on sale of Saridon
New Delhi, Sep 18: The Supreme Court has temporarily revoked the ban imposed on the sale of Saridon, an analgesic for headaches.
Saridon was one among 328 drugs, which were banned by the Central government recently. These were Fixed Dose Combinations (FDCs) which were banned by the Centre to stop irrational use.
A bench of Justice Rohinton Nariman...
Health Ministry bans 328 fixed dose combination drugs
New Delhi, Sept 13: The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has prohibited the manufacture for sale, sale or distribution for human use of 328 Fixed Dose Combinations (FDCs) with immediate effect.
It has also restricted the manufacture, sale or distribution of six FDCs subject to certain conditions.
'The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has, in exercise...
Big fillip to IVF treatment! Those undergoing process may become parents sooner via this novel device, say scientists
New York, Sept 12: Scientists have created a device that quickly traps strong and speedy sperm, improving the chances for couples trying for a baby via in-vitro-fertilisation (IVF). Conventional methods to separate vigorous, motile sperm is tedious and may take up to several hours to perform, according to the research published in the journal PNAS. “Trying to find the highly...
New therapy may help treat skin cancer, say scientists
Washington : Scientists say they have identified a molecule that can be added to a cancer vaccine to boost the immune system’s ability to fight skin cancer.
A study, published in the journal PNAS, found that adding the molecule called Diprovocim to an existing vaccine can draw cancer-fighting cells to tumour sites. Experiments in mice with melanoma...
Poor grades? Blame your genes, scientists say
Houston, Sept 6: Children's ability to score better grades may be encoded in their DNA, say scientists who found that around two-thirds of individual differences in academic achievement can be explained by comparing genes.
For many years, research has linked educational achievement to life trajectories, such as occupational status, health or happiness.
However, researchers from the University of...
Liver disease drug may help treat Alzheimer’s, says study
London, Sept 3: A drug which has been used to treat liver disease for decades could help restore cells damaged by Alzheimer’s, a study claims. Researchers from the University of Sheffield in the UK discovered the drug ursodeoxycholic acid (UDCA) improves mitochondrial dysfunction — which is known to be a causative factor for both sporadic and familial Alzheimer’s disease. Mitochondria...1