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 […]

Viral hepatitis accounted for 1.34mn deaths globally: Lancet

Viral hepatitis accounted for 1.34mn deaths globally: Lancet

London, September 15 (IANS) Viral hepatitis with 1.34 million deaths globally has surpassed all chronic infectious diseases including HIV/AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis, according to a study by Global Burden of Disease.   The study reveals that in 2016, the total deaths caused by viral hepatitis, including liver cancer, acute cases, cirrhosis, hepatitis A, E, B, […]

High salt intake linked to diabetes risk: Study

High salt intake linked to diabetes risk: Study

London, September 15 (IANS) Besides high blood pressure, high intake of salt — main source of sodium — may be associated with an increased risk of developing diabetes, researchers have found.   The findings showed that for each 2.5 extra grams of salt (equivalent to each extra gram of sodium) consumed per day, there was […]

Bacterial infection in pregnancy may up autism risk in kids

Bacterial infection in pregnancy may up autism risk in kids

New York, September 14 (IANS) Babies born to mothers who experience a bacterial infection severe enough to require hospitalisation during pregnancy may be at higher risk of developing autism, a study has found.   The study, conducted on mice, revealed that the composition of bacterial populations in the mother’s digestive tract can influence whether maternal […]

Low calorie diet may help reverse diabetes: Study

Low calorie diet may help reverse diabetes: Study

London, September 14 (IANS) A low calorie diet may help reverse diabetes, which is generally perceived as progressive and incurable, a study has confirmed.   The research, led by Roy Taylor, Professor at Newcastle University, in the UK, confirmed a “Twin Cycle Hypothesis” which demonstrates that Type 2 diabetes is caused by excess fat actually […]

Caffeine may lower death risk in diabetic women

Caffeine may lower death risk in diabetic women

London, September 14 (IANS) Drinking coffee or tea may lower risk of death from cardiovascular disease and cancer as well as increase lifespan in women with diabetes, researchers have suggested.   The findings showed that women with diabetes who consumed up to 100mg per day of coffee were 51 per cent less likely to die […]

Smartphones are addictive, can be injurious to kids’ mental health: Experts

Smartphones are addictive, can be injurious to kids’ mental health: Experts

New Delhi, September 14 (IANS) Although invented with the aim of making life easier and convenient, the increasing use of smartphones and the internet by schoolgoing children and teenagers is slowly exposing them to less important and more addictive things like cyber bullying and online pornography, mental health experts have warned.   Reports suggest that […]