Start your day early to cut depression

Start your day early to cut depression

New York, June 15 (IANS) If you are an early riser, you are significantly less likely to develop depression, according to researchers.   “Being an early type seems to be beneficial, and you can influence how early you are,” said lead author Celine Vetter, Director at the University of Colorado-Boulder.   Conversely, people who are […]

Arthritis in pregnancy linked to premature birth

Arthritis in pregnancy linked to premature birth

Taipei, June 15 (IANS) Babies born to women suffering from rheumatoid arthritis during pregnancy are likely to have low birth weight and be premature, according to researchers.   Rheumatoid arthritis is a chronic inflammatory disease that affects a person’s joints, causing pain and disability and can also affect internal organs.   While the condition is […]

Young diabetics more at risk of Parkinson’s: Study

Young diabetics more at risk of Parkinson’s: Study

London, June 14 (IANS) Young adults with Type-2 diabetes may be at increased risk of developing Parkinson’s disease later in life, according to a study.   The findings showed that those with Type-2 diabetes had a 31 per cent greater risk of a later diagnosis of Parkinson’s disease than those without diabetes.   The risk […]

Antipsychotic drugs can up diabetes, obesity risk among youth

Antipsychotic drugs can up diabetes, obesity risk among youth

New York, June 14 (IANS) Prescribing antipsychotic drugs to children and adolescents, even for short-term, can cause weight gain and the risk of developing diabetes, researchers have warned.   Antipsychotic drugs are used to treat conditions such as pediatric-onset schizophrenia, and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in many youths who do not respond to stimulant […]

Binge drinking in teenage may affect girls’ bone mass

Binge drinking in teenage may affect girls’ bone mass

New York, June 14 (IANS) Girls who binge on alcohol may fail to reach their peak bone mass, increasing their risk of fractures in adulthood as well as osteoporosis — a condition in which bones become weak and brittle, according to researchers.   Up to 90 per cent of peak bone mass is acquired by […]

This device restores cardiac function post-heart attack

This device restores cardiac function post-heart attack

Washington, June 12 (IANS) A team of researchers from MIT have developed a novel refillable, implantable device that can be directly attached to a damaged heart and deliver drugs to treat the after-effects of a heart attack.   The device called “Therepi” contains a sponge-like reservoir that attaches directly to the damaged heart tissue, and […]

Novel regenerative bandage may heal diabetics’ wounds faster

Novel regenerative bandage may heal diabetics’ wounds faster

New York, June 12 (IANS) Your painful, hard-to-treat sores may soon be a thing of the past as scientists have developed a regenerative bandage that may quickly heal them without using drugs, an advance which may help make healing of wounds in diabetics faster.   The study, published in the journal Proceedings of the National […]

Vegetarian diet linked to lower risk of heart diseases

Vegetarian diet linked to lower risk of heart diseases

New York, June 11 (IANS) People who follow a vegetarian diet are likely to have a lower number of risk factors for heart disease and diabetes, says a study of South Asians living in the US.   Researchers, including one of Indian-origin, found that those who followed a vegetarian diet had a lower body mass […]

Healthy lifestyle habits may quickly lower blood pressure

Healthy lifestyle habits may quickly lower blood pressure

New York, June 11 (IANS) Researchers have demonstrated that a programme aimed at helping people modify lifestyle factors such as diet and exercise is as effective as medication at reducing blood pressure.   The study, presented at the Nutrition 2018 meeting in Boston, suggested that the participants saw their blood pressure drop 19 points, on […]

Exhausted yet wide awake? Get night sleep properly

Exhausted yet wide awake? Get night sleep properly

New Delhi, June 11 (IANS) Insomnia, or inability to fall asleep or stay asleep at night, is fast emerging as a huge global health concern. Stress at work, lack of physical exercise, high levels of tech engagement and poor sleep hygiene are some of the most significant factors causing insomnia. So make sure you are […]

Depression risk higher among nerve cell cancer survivors: Study

Depression risk higher among nerve cell cancer survivors: Study

New York, June 11 (IANS) Researchers have found that patients who suffered from pediatric neuroblastoma — a childhood cancer of nerve cells — may have a higher risk of developing long term psychological difficulties, including depression and attention deficit disorders.   “These findings are novel because this is the first large study that could look […]

Loneliness can double risk of dying early: Study

Loneliness can double risk of dying early: Study

London, June 10 (IANS) Men and women who “feel lonely” are more likely to have worse mental health, heart disease conditions and die early than those “living alone”, according to a study.   The findings showed that loneliness was associated with a doubled mortality risk in women and nearly doubled risk in men.   Both […]

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