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  • Insomnia linked to increased risk of heart failure: Study
    Insomnia linked to increased risk of heart failure: Study
    London, August 19 (IANS) People suffering from insomnia might have an increased risk of coronary artery disease, heart failure and stroke, says a study. According to researchers, previous observational studies have found an association between…
  • A gene mutation can put you at alcoholism risk
    A gene mutation can put you at alcoholism risk
    New York, August 18 (IANS) A tiny genetic mutation can put people at a higher risk for alcohol or drug addiction, say researchers. COMT is the name of a gene that helps the body manage dopamine, a chemical that is released when a person drinks…
  • People with HIV at increased risk of COPD: Study
    People with HIV at increased risk of COPD: Study
    London, August 17 (IANS) People living with HIV have a significantly elevated risk of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) and coughs, heart disease, pregnancy mortality and sepsis, anemia and bone fractures, according to a study. For the…
  • New drug for pancreatic cancer shows promise in trial
    New drug for pancreatic cancer shows promise in trial
    New York, August 17 (IANS) Researchers have found a new drug for treating pancreatic cancer which showed promising initial results during clinical trial testing. The trial looked at AZD1775, an inhibitor designed to block an enzyme called Wee1,…
  • Women with sleep apnea at increased risk of cancer: Study
    Women with sleep apnea at increased risk of cancer: Study
    London, August 17 (IANS) Women with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) appear to be at an elevated risk of getting cancer than men with the condition, warn researchers. The study, published in the European Respiratory Journal, is based on analyses of…
  • Kids with mild asthma can use inhalers as needed
    Kids with mild asthma can use inhalers as needed
    New York, August 17 (IANS) Researchers have found that children with mild asthma can effectively manage the condition by using their two inhalers -- one a steroid and the other a bronchodilator -- when symptoms occur. The steroid inhaler lowers…
  • Heart attack cases higher in areas with more fast food outlets
    Heart attack cases higher in areas with more fast food outlets
    Sydney, August 13 (IANS) While it is known that eating fast food is not good for health, researchers, including one of an Indian-origin, have found that areas with a higher number of fast food outlets record more heart attack cases. Published in…
  • Exercise more for better fitness after retirement
    Exercise more for better fitness after retirement
    London, August 12 (IANS) Middle-aged people over 55 years of age in particular should be doing more to keep fit as they approach retirement age because of the physical, mental and social benefits of being active, says a study. "Adults are spending…
  • Stress, anxiety may not be as harmful as you think
    Stress, anxiety may not be as harmful as you think
    New York, August 12 (IANS) People generally think of stress and anxiety as negative concepts, now new study shows that they often play a helpful, not harmful, role in our daily lives. "Many Americans now feel stressed about being stressed and…
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    Indian firm develops test to detect drug-resistant TB mutation
    Bengaluru, August 8 (IANS) Genetic diagnostic and drug discovery research firm MedGeneome Labs on Thursday claimed to have developed the first whole genomic sequencing-based test to detect drug-resistant mutation in tuberculosis (TB) bacteria. "The…
  • Multiple genes to blame for risk of asthma, eczema
    Multiple genes to blame for risk of asthma, eczema
    London, August 6 (IANS) Researchers have found a total of 141 regions in our genetic material that largely explain the genetic risk underlying asthma, hay fever and eczema. As many as 41 of the genes identified have not previously been linked to an…
  • Your video selfie may measure blood pressure
    Your video selfie may measure blood pressure
    Toronto, August 6 (IANS) In good news for people who have blood pressure (BP) problems, monitoring BP might one day become as easy as taking a video selfie. Researchers, including one of an Indian-origin, have tested a technology called transdermal…
  • Reduce 'ugly cholesterol' for stroke prevention
    Reduce 'ugly cholesterol' for stroke prevention
    London, August 3 (IANS) Reducing high levels of remnant cholesterol or 'ugly cholesterol' can significantly cut the risk of stroke and myocardial infarction, suggest researchers. In a study, published in Atherosclerosis journal, the researchers…
  • Smartphone gaming better stress reliever than fidget-spinner
    Smartphone gaming better stress reliever than fidget-spinner
    New Delhi, August 2 (IANS) Digital games, like those on smartphones, may help in relieving stress after a day's work more effectively than a fidget-spinner toy, a new study suggests. "Far from feeling guilty about being absorbed by their phone,…
  • 822 million suffer from chronic malnutrition, FAO says
    822 million suffer from chronic malnutrition, FAO says
    Rome, Aug 1 (IANS) Almost 822 million people suffered from chronic malnutrition and about 2,000 million had food insecurity in 2018, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN has said in a report. New Director-General of the Food and…
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