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 […]

Vitamin C can enhance tuberculosis treatment

New York, January 4 (IANS): For people suffering from tuberculosis (TB), including foods rich in Vitamin C such as bell peppers, dark leafy greens, broccoli, kiwifruit, berries and oranges in the diet along with regular medication can enhance treatment and enable a faster recovery, suggests a study.   TB is one of the world’s deadliest […]

WHO pre-qualifies Indian vaccine for typhoid

Hyderabad, January 3 (IANS): Bharat Biotech’s Typhoid Conjugate Vaccine (TCV) against typhoid fever has received pre-qualification from the World Health Organisation (WHO), the vaccine manufacturer said on Wednesday.   The Hyderabad-based company claims that Typbar TCV is the world’s first clinically proven TCV.   The WHO pre-qualification enables the procurement and supplies of this life […]

Hairy skin from mouse stem cells may hold cure for baldness

New York, January 3 (IANS): In a finding that may provide potential cure for baldness, researchers have used stem cells from mice to develop a skin patch that is complete with hair follicles in a laboratory.   Using the skin model, the scientists developed both the epidermis (upper) and dermis (lower) layers of skin, which […]

Stem cell therapy advancement offers treatment for blindness

New York, January 3 (IANS): Scientists, led by a person of Indian origin, have made advances in efforts to make stem cell-derived retinal cells used to treat age-related macular degeneration (AMD) — a leading cause of blindness.   The findings showed that tiny tube-like protrusions called primary cilia on cells of the retinal pigment epithelium […]

Computer-based optical method detects early stage cervical cancer

  Kolkata, December 28 (IANS): A computer-based optical method, developed by Indian scientists, can pin-point precancerous cervical cells and healthy cells, thereby providing early indications of cervical cancer. The optical method, devised by scientists from Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER), Kolkata, and Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, taps into machine learning algorithms to […]

Playing outdoor games could boost your kid’s eyesight

London, December 28 (IANS): Worried that your kid’s eyesight might deteriorate because of endless hours spent on smartphones, gaming consoles, computers and tablets? Take heart, spending just two hours a day outdoors, playing any sport in the sunlight, might help, experts suggest.   Myopia — also known as nearsightedness and shortsightedness — is a condition […]

4 healthy habits to cultivate in the New Year

4 healthy habits to cultivate in the New Year

As we get ready to welcome 2018, most of us also commit to being better versions of ourselves. Leading a healthier lifestyle usually tops the list, but it is also one of the toughest things to achieve. To finally break that cycle of unfulfilled resolutions, commit to just a few healthy habits and cultivate them […]

How fibre-rich food could cut diabetes, bowel disease risk

How fibre-rich food could cut diabetes, bowel disease risk

London, December 26 (IANS) Regularly consuming a Western-type diet, which are high in fats and sugars but low in fibre, may increase the risk of inflammatory bowel diseases, weight gain, as well as diabetes, researchers say.   The findings showed that fibre — found in fruits, legumes, vegetables and whole grains — matters in a […]

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