Some top-selling diabetes drugs in India not safe: Experts

Some top-selling diabetes drugs in India not safe: Experts

New York, March 7 (IANS) Some top-selling diabetes drugs in India may not be safe for patients, says a team of international experts, according to whom, the country’s drug regulatory system allows use of a treatment that has not been found effective or safe.   For their study, published in the British Medical Journal, the […]

Gene responsible for autism identified

Toronto, March 6 (IANS): Scientists, including one of Indian-origin, have identified a gene that is responsible for neurodevelopmental disorders, including autism, an advance that may pave the way for developing treatments The findings showed that alterations of the gene thousand and one amino-acid kinase 2, known as TAOK2, plays a direct role in these disorders.  […]

Smoking during pregnancy linked to asthma severity in kids

Smoking during pregnancy linked to asthma severity in kids

New York, March 6 (IANS) Women who smoke while pregnant contribute to the severity of asthma and poor lung function in their children, warns a study.   The findings published in the journal CHEST suggest that tobacco smoke exposure during pregnancy is more strongly associated with worse lung function than current, ongoing exposure in school-aged […]

Kids allergic to cow’s milk may have lower weight, height

Kids allergic to cow’s milk may have lower weight, height

New York, March 5 (IANS) Children who are allergic to cow’s milk are at heightened risk of remaining shorter in height and lighter in weight throughout pre-adolescence when compared with children who are allergic to peanuts or tree nuts, finds a study.   According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, eight food groups […]

Heart attacks at weekends more likely to kill young men

Heart attacks at weekends more likely to kill young men

London, March 5 (IANS) Even as the world grapples with the shocking death of Fiorentina captain and Italy international Davide Astori at the age of 31 reportedly due to cardiac arrest, a new study suggests that chances of young men dying of heart attack during the weekend are higher than women.   Astori was found […]

Heart failure more likely for some breast cancer survivors

Heart failure more likely for some breast cancer survivors

New York, March 4 (IANS) Patients who were treated for breast cancer or lymphoma are more than three times at risk of developing congestive heart failure, compared with patients who did not have cancer, finds a study.   Congestive heart failure is when the heart muscle does not pump blood as well as it should. […]

Kids with low birth weight at higher risk of heart disease

Kids with low birth weight at higher risk of heart disease

London, March 3 (IANS) Children with a birth weight under 2.5 kgs may be at increased risk of becoming underweight and can experience cognitive difficulties as well as diabetes and cardiovascular disease later in life, a study says.   The researchers found that early iron supplements seem to provide some protection.   “The results were […]

Diabetes can be divided into five different groups: Study

Diabetes can be divided into five different groups: Study

London, March 3 (IANS) People suffering from diabetes can be divided into five separate groups, not just two, as commonly thought, says a new study.   Diabetes is currently divided into two major groups – Type-1 diabetes which accounts for around 10 per cent of the cases and Type-2 diabetes which accounts for 85-90 per […]

Young men more vulnerable to mental illness than women

Young men more vulnerable to mental illness than women

New York, March 3 (IANS) Young men are more likely to experience first-episode psychosis, defined as the first manifestation of one or more severe mental disorders including schizophrenia, bipolar affective disorder, and depression, compared to women of the same age group, says a new study.   The findings published in the journal JAMA Psychiatry also […]

Teachers may help reduce mental health problems in children

New York, March 2 (IANS): Researchers have found that school-based services delivered by teachers and other school-based professionals can help reduce mental health problems in elementary-aged children.   “Given the limited accessibility of traditional mental health services for children school-based mental health services are a tremendous vehicle for overcoming barriers to mental health care and […]

Arthritis drug may help lower blood sugar levels

Bejing, March 2 (IANS): A common rheumatoid arthritis drug may be an effective new therapy for lowering blood glucose levels in patients with Type-2 diabetes, according to a study.   Rheumatoid arthritis, affecting approximately one per cent of the worldwide population, is a chronic autoimmune condition that causes pain and swelling in the joints.   […]

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