Smartphone apps may help reduce depression

Smartphone apps may help reduce depression

Sydney, September 23 (IANS) Smartphone apps are an effective treatment option for depression, a finding which may pave the way for safe and accessible interventions for the millions of people with the mental disorder, researchers have confirmed.   The results showed that smartphones open up non-stigmatising and self-managing avenues of care for the people with […]

Benefits of fasting which you should know

Benefits of fasting which you should know

Another benefit of fasting is that it brings self-discipline and keep us away from eating unnecessary snacking.(Shutterstock) New Delhi, September 23 (IANS) Fasting, if done for all nine days can detoxify body, provided that good amount of fruits, vegetables, milk products and unsweetened beverages are included. It can also improve cardiovascular function, blood composition, and […]

New 3-in-1 antibody protects monkeys from HIV-like virus

New 3-in-1 antibody protects monkeys from HIV-like virus

New York, September 22 (IANS) Researchers have developed a three-pronged antibody that has the potential to protect monkeys from infection of SHIV — a form of HIV in the primates, which may in the future pave the way for treatment of humans.   The findings showed that the three-pronged antibody could stop a greater number […]

Even low levels of air pollution could damage your kidneys

Even low levels of air pollution could damage your kidneys

New York, Sep 22 (IANS) Besides, negative effects on cardiovascular health and life expectancy, increased exposure to air pollution may also harm your kidneys, researchers warn.   The study suggests that there really is no “safe” level for air pollution, as even the lowest levels of particulate matter in the air can do great harm […]

Eating nuts can stave off obesity risk

Eating nuts can stave off obesity risk

New York, September 21 (IANS) Want to shed those extra kilos? Consume nuts such as almonds, hazelnuts, pistachios, walnuts and peanuts in your diet as these can help you reduce weight as well as lower the risk of becoming being overweight and obese, researchers say.   The findings showed that people who ate who ate […]

Africa to get state-of-art HIV drugs for $75 a year

Africa to get state-of-art HIV drugs for $75 a year

FILE PHOTO: Justina Kabuli and her 12-year-old son Andrew, both HIV-positive, remove weeds from their field of sweet potato crops during a visit by a home-based care team to their home in Chiyobola village, close to the town of Chikuni in the south of Zambia February 21, 2015. REUTERS/Darrin Zammit Lupi/File Photo   LONDON, September […]

Diabetes may increase fracture risk in elderly

Diabetes may increase fracture risk in elderly

New York, September 20 (IANS) Seniors with Type-2 diabetes are more likely to succumb to fractures than their peers without the condition, suggests new research.   “Fracture in older adults with Type-2 diabetes is a highly important public health problem and will only increase with the ageing of the population and growing epidemic of diabetes,” […]

Smokers with HIV more at risk of lung cancer than AIDS

Smokers with HIV more at risk of lung cancer than AIDS

New York, September 19 (IANS) People living with HIV who adhere to antiretroviral therapy but smoke tobacco cigarettes are more likely to die from lung cancer than from AIDS, a study led by an Indian-origin researcher has revealed.   The findings showed that overall people with HIV who take antiviral medicines but who also smoke […]

High BP can cause organ damage in teenagers too

High BP can cause organ damage in teenagers too

New York, September 18 (IANS) Is your teenage son or daughter suffering from high blood pressure? Beware, if left uncontrolled the condition can lead to organ damage as in adults, according to a research.   The findings showed that organ damage — damage to the heart and blood vessels — from high blood pressure does […]

Carbohydrates could be key to improved malaria vaccine

Carbohydrates could be key to improved malaria vaccine

Sydney, September 17 (IANS): Offering vital clues to improving malaria vaccine, an international research team has shown that carbohydrates on the surface of malaria parasites play a critical role in their ability to infect mosquito and human hosts.   The discovery, published in the journal Nature Communications, also suggests steps that may improve the only […]

Expressive writing may keep stress at bay

Expressive writing may keep stress at bay

New York, September 17 (IANS) Do you get worried, stressed and anxious when your boss entrusts a task to you? There is, however, a way to handle the task efficiently without placing yourself under undue stress.   Expressing your feelings on a sheet of paper can cool your brain and help you perform the stress-inducing […]

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