Drinking alcohol while pregnant ‘common’: Study

Drinking alcohol while pregnant ‘common’: Study

London, July 8 (IANS) Drinking alcohol while pregnant is quite common among women in Britain, Ireland, Australia and New Zealand, says new research. [google_ad_728_90_text] Women across all social strata drank during pregnancy, the findings that appeared online in the journal BMJ Open revealed.   Expectant mothers were significantly more likely to be drinkers if they […]

Childhood stress may make women gain weight

New York, July 8 (IANS) Childhood stress may have a bigger influence on weight gain by women than stress during adulthood, says a study. [google_ad_728_90_text] Interestingly, the study that appeared online in the journal Social Science & Medicine found that neither childhood nor adult stress was associated with weight gain for men.   “These findings […]

What’s up, Doc, or should that be WhatsApp, Doc?

By Nishant Arora New Delhi, July 8 (IANS) When you fall ill or want to seek medical advice, who do you turn to? Your family doctor or the neighbourhood medico, of course. But, say experts, you may have now another possibility: social media. [google_ad_728_90_text] As more Indians join social media platforms, WhatsApp, Twitter and Facebook, […]

Arthritis drug could treat blood cancer

London, July 7 (IANS) A drug given to arthritis sufferers could be used to treat patients with blood cancer, say researchers from University of Sheffield in Britain. [google_ad_728_90_text] The discovery may open up cost effective treatment options for people suffering from the blood cancer myeloproliferative neoplasms (MPN) across the world as the anti-inflammatory medicine is […]

Why women live longer than men?

Why women live longer than men?

Washington, July 7 (IANS) Explaining why women live longer than men across the world, vulnerability to heart disease is the biggest culprit behind a surge in higher death rates for men during the 20th century, says a study. [google_ad_728_90_text] According to the team led by University of Southern California, as infectious disease prevention, improved diets […]

Smartphone app to check daily alcohol limit

Smartphone app to check daily alcohol limit

Singapore, July 7 (IANS) If you are not sure about how to curb excess drinking, then download this app that will warn you the moment you exceed your daily alcohol limit. [google_ad_728_90_text] The app “The Alcohol Tracker,” enables users to log the number of beers, shots or glasses of wine they are either prescribed or […]

This sponge offers greater hope in cancer treatment

Wellington, July 7 (IANS) A marine sponge found in a small corner of New Zealand could provide a breakthrough in fighting certain types of cancers, New Zealand researchers said on Tuesday. [google_ad_728_90_text] A chemical agent found in the sponge mycale henscheli, found mostly in the Pelorus Sound in the north of the South Island, had […]

Smartphone addiction cause digital amnesia: Survey

Smartphone addiction cause digital amnesia: Survey

New York, July 7 (IANS) Excess use of smartphones and internet can kill your memory, leading to so-called “digital amnesia,” says a new survey. [google_ad_728_90_text] According to the survey conducted by global software security group Kaspersky Lab, most of us nowadays do not think about recalling information using our memory and resort to search engines […]

Beware, high heels may hurt your feet

Beware, high heels may hurt your feet

New York, July 7 (IANS) While high heels may help you put the best fashion foot forward, their prolonged use may be a step backward for the health of your feet, new research says. [google_ad_728_90_text] The research, done at a US university, proves that wearing high heels can strengthen the ankle initially, but leads to […]

Depression shrinks people’s brain

Depression shrinks people’s brain

Washington, (IANS) Chronic and repeated episodes of depression can shrink the hippocampus, an area of the brain responsible for memory and emotion, an international study has revealed. [google_ad_728_90_text] The results highlight the urgent need to treat depression in teenagers, the authors emphasised.   But with the treatment, the damage is reversible, the study said.   […]

App to detect eye disease early

App to detect eye disease early

Washington, July 6 (IANS) Researchers have developed an application that can detect eye diseases like diabetic macular edema. [google_ad_728_90_text] The app, developed by a team from the Medical and Surgical Centre for Retina in Mexico, uses the camera of the phone to detect any abnormality in the thickness of the retina.   The move is […]

Do food labels make us eat healthy?

London, July 6 (IANS) If you are making unhealthy food choices, part of the blame can be shared by food labels that are making consumers confused with their overload of information, says a new research. [google_ad_728_90_text] “We found that the range of labels used by retailers and manufacturers can be confusing to customers for a […]