2 drinks a day may be good for brain: Study

2 drinks a day may be good for brain: Study

New York, February 2 (IANS) Besides helping you relax, a couple of glasses of wine after a busy day may tamp down inflammation and help the brain clear away toxins, including those associated with Alzheimer’s disease, suggests new research.   While excessive consumption of alcohol is a well-documented health hazard, the new study, published in […]

Awareness about eye cancer necessary in the country: Doctors

Awareness about eye cancer necessary in the country: Doctors

Children display posters during a cancer awareness programme in Bengaluru on Friday. World Cancer Day is observed on February 4. (Image: PTI)   Kolkata, February 2 (IANS) Stating that most cases of eye cancer in the country get detected at alarmingly late stages, doctors here have stressed on the importance of spreading awareness about types […]

Breast cancer treatments may up heart failure risk

Breast cancer treatments may up heart failure risk

New York, February 2 (IANS) Treating breast cancer patients with chemotherapy and radiation may increase their risk of developing cardiovascular diseases, the American Heart Association has warned.   With the advances in treatment, there has been a growing number of breast cancer survivors. However, survivors above the age of 65, were more likely to die […]

Potential blood test for Alzheimer’s shows early promise

Potential blood test for Alzheimer’s shows early promise

An alzheimer’s disease patient sits in an armchair in her house in Lisbon September 15, 2009. REUTERS/Nacho Doce/File Photo   TOKYO/MELBOURNE, February 1 (Reuters) – Researchers in Japan and Australia say they have made important progress in developing a blood test that could in future help doctors detect who might go on to get Alzheimer’s […]

Cancer ‘vaccine’ found effective in mice

Cancer ‘vaccine’ found effective in mice

New York, February 1 (IANS) Raising hopes for a cancer vaccine for different types of cancers, researchers have found that injecting minute amounts of two immune-stimulating agents directly into solid tumours in mice can eliminate all traces of cancer in the animals.   A clinical trial was launched in January to test the effect of […]

Relatives of Zika virus may cause birth defects

Relatives of Zika virus may cause birth defects

Pregnant women are covered with mosquito nets at the Women National Hospital in an effort to prevent being bitten by mosquitoes that might carry Zika, Dengue and Chikungunya viruses, in San Salvador, El Salvador February 5, 2016. REUTERS/Jose Cabezas   Washington, February 1 (IANS) Relatives of the Zika virus, especially West Nile, can spread from […]

Global cancer survival rates improve, but gaps remain

LONDON, January 31 (Reuters): Cancer patients’ survival prospects are improving, even for some of the deadliest types such as lung cancer, but there are huge disparities between countries, particularly for children, according to a study published on Wednesday.   In the most up-to-date study of cancer survival trends – between 2010 and 2014 – covering […]

Mediterranean diet may boost conception chances of women undergoing IVF

Mediterranean diet may boost conception chances of women undergoing IVF

London, January 30 (IANS) Researchers have found that women who follow a Mediterranean diet in the six months before assisted reproductive treatment have a significantly better chance of becoming pregnant and giving birth to a baby than women who did not.   According to the researchers, they asked women about their diet before they underwent […]

High BP rates among India’s young adults ‘unexpectedly’ more

High BP rates among India’s young adults ‘unexpectedly’ more

New York, January 30 (IANS) Hypertension among young adults in India is higher than previously estimated and more than in Central and Eastern Europe, the region previously estimated to have the highest rates for this group, says a study led by researchers at Harvard University.   The researchers wanted to find out how the prevalence […]

Ensuring healthy motherhood in body and mind

Ensuring healthy motherhood in body and mind

By Ranjana Sharma IANS | January 30 Imagining the future as a parent and leaving all the worries aside is a predominant need for all couples. A woman can attain the right mindset and physical health for motherhood when her pregnancy is a planned one. Preparing the body and the mind for a pregnancy in […]

Diabetes, hypertension rates high in India: Study

Diabetes, hypertension rates high in India: Study

Washington, January 29 (IANS) Diabetes and hypertension are common among middle-aged and elderly people in India, home to more than a sixth of the world’s population, researchers said on Monday.   Pascal Geldsetzer of Harvard University and colleagues looked at health data collected from 1,320,555 adults across India between 2012 and 2014, which included plasma […]

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