How gut bacteria, broccoli can help keep bowel cancer away

How gut bacteria, broccoli can help keep bowel cancer away

Singapore, January 13 (IANS) Researchers have developed a cocktail of bacteria and cruciferous vegetables that can potentially turn into a targeting system that seeks out and kills colorectal cancer cells.   Colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer worldwide, after lung and prostate cancer.   Although the 5-year survival rates for earlier stages of […]

Eating muesli in breakfast may help combat arthritis

Eating muesli in breakfast may help combat arthritis

London, January 13 (IANS) Eating a fibre-rich breakfast consisting of muesli and enough fruit and vegetables throughout the day everyday can help maintain a rich variety of bacterial species in the gut, which may have positive influence on chronic inflammatory joint diseases, and prevent bone loss, a study has found.   The findings, led by […]

Weekly pill to fight HIV may be on the anvil

Weekly pill to fight HIV may be on the anvil

New York, January 10 (IANS) Researchers have developed a capsule that can deliver a week’s worth of HIV drugs in a single dose, an advance that could make it much easier for patients to adhere to their dosing schedule.   Patients can take it just once a week and the drug will release gradually throughout […]

Pfizer ends research for new Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s drugs

NEW YORK, January 8 (Reuters): Pfizer Inc is abandoning research to find new drugs aimed at treating Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease, the U.S. pharmaceutical company announced on Saturday.   The company said it expects to eliminate 300 positions from the neuroscience discovery and early development programs in Andover and Cambridge, Massachusetts, and Groton, Connecticut, as […]

Proper exercise may reverse damage to ageing heart

Proper exercise may reverse damage to ageing heart

New York, January 8 (IANS) If done enough and properly, exercise may reverse damage to sedentary, ageing hearts, say researchers, adding that it may also help prevent risk of heart failure in future.   To reap the most benefit, the exercise regimen should begin by late middle age (before age 65), when the heart apparently […]

E-Cigarettes are less harmful than conventional cigarettes: Study

E-Cigarettes are less harmful than conventional cigarettes: Study

New Delhi, January 7 (IANS) As the government continues to caution people against tobacco and e-cigarettes, a study by the North East Hills University (NEHU) has stated that Electronics Nicotine Delivery System (ENDS) or vaping has minimum health and safety concerns compared to high risk associated with conventional cigarettes.   According to study, researchers, who […]

Thirty minutes of sauna bath may reduce hypertension: Study

Thirty minutes of sauna bath may reduce hypertension: Study

London, January 6 (IANS) Suffering from hypertension? Taking a sauna bath of 30 minutes may help reduce blood pressure levels, according to a study.   The study showed that immediately after 30 minutes of sauna bathing, participants’ mean systolic blood pressure (the top number) reduced from 137 mmHg to 130 mmHg, and their diastolic (the […]

30 minutes facial exercise daily can make you look younger

30 minutes facial exercise daily can make you look younger

New York, January 6 (IANS) Do you feel old and wrinkled? Just 30 minutes of facial exercises which includes puckering and squeezing the cheeks daily can make you look three years younger, reveals a study.   Instead of undergoing anti-ageing skin treatments and care routines, middle-aged women undergoing this non-toxic method can have a younger […]

Common birth control drug may up risk of HIV

Common birth control drug may up risk of HIV

Johannesburg, January 6 (IANS) Taking a popular injectable contraceptive drug is likely to increase the risk of developing HIV infection by 40 per cent, claims a study.   The contraceptive depot-medroxyprogesterone acetate (DMPA) is an injectables birth control shot that works by releasing the hormone progestin into the body which prevents the ovaries from releasing […]

Sleeping less than 8 hours a night can lead to depression

Sleeping less than 8 hours a night can lead to depression

New York, January 6 (IANS) Are you in the habit sleeping less than eight hours a night? Beware, you may be at risk of suffering from depression and anxiety, according to a study.   Regular sleep disruptions can increase the difficulty in shifting attention away from negative thoughts.   While other people may be able […]

Childhood asthma, food allergy may up anxiety disorder risk

Childhood asthma, food allergy may up anxiety disorder risk

Toronto, January 6 (IANS) If your child is suffering from chronic illness such as asthma or food allergy, he or she is more likely to develop anxiety or other mental health disorders, finds a study   The findings showed that anxiety disorders were most common, including separation anxiety, generalised anxiety and phobias, in kids with […]

Health Ministry launches first Online Oncology Tutorial Series

New Delhi, January  4 (IANS): The Union Health Ministry on Thursday launched the nation’s first digital Online Oncology Tutorial Series, which aims to train doctors across the country in early detection, prevention, palliation, rehabilitation and treatment of various cancers.   The digital Online Oncology Tutorial Series has been designed by the Tata Memorial Centre in […]

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