e-cigarettes effective way to quit smoking: Indian study

e-cigarettes effective way to quit smoking: Indian study

Ahmedabad, April 29 (IANS) A first-ever Indian study has found that Electronic Nicotine Delivery System (ENDS), also known as e-cigarettes, pose much less a health risk than combustible cigarettes and could be an ideal tool to reduce or give up smoking. Published in the Indian Journal of Clinical Practice (IJCP), the study, involving a “systematic […]

Drugs show promise in stroke, dementia prevention

Drugs show promise in stroke, dementia prevention

London, April 25 (IANS) Two drugs, in use for treating heart disease and angina, have shown promise in an early trial in preventing stroke and dementia caused by damage to small blood vessels in the brain. The drugs — cilostazol and isosorbide mononitrate — were tested in a group of patients in Britain. The results […]

Cancer patients more likely to use marijuana: Study

Cancer patients more likely to use marijuana: Study

New York, April 22 (IANS) Many cancer patients use marijuana and its usage has increased, a new study suggests. The findings, published in the journal CANCER, indicate 40.3 per cent cancer patients used marijuana within the past year, compared with 38 per cent of respondents without cancer. “Prospective clinical trials are needed to quantify the efficacy […]

People who smoke marijuana weigh less: Researchers

People who smoke marijuana weigh less: Researchers

New York, April 20 (IANS) People who smoke marijuana or cannabis weigh less as compared to adults who don’t, a new study suggests. The findings are contrary to the belief that marijuana users who have a serious case of the munchies that will ultimately lead to weight gain. “Over a three-year period, all participants showed […]

Moral decisions linked to brain activity: Study

Moral decisions linked to brain activity: Study

Washington, April 19 (IANS) What makes our decisions morally just or objectionable? It is the brain activity that is responsible for the differences in our moral behaviour, reveals a new study. “Our study demonstrates that with moral behaviour, people may not in fact always stick to the golden rule. While most people tend to exhibit some […]

Study recommends repeated BP readings to avoid misdiagnosis

Study recommends repeated BP readings to avoid misdiagnosis

New Delhi, April 16 (PTI): At least three repeated measurements of blood pressure during a clinic visit is required to reduce inaccurate classification of a patient’s true condition and prevent misdiagnosis, a recent study has stated. The study recently published in the Journal of Human Hypertension was conducted by researchers at Public Health Foundation of […]

Safe workout, fitness tips for pregnant women

Safe workout, fitness tips for pregnant women

New Delhi, April 15 (IANS) One of the biggest stereotypes in our society is that pregnant women should avoid anything strenuous but keeping fit during the nine months is one of the most important factors that keeps the mother and baby healthy. Do cardio and dont shy away from strength training, say experts Certified nutritionist Kartikey […]

Diabetes in pregnancy ups the risk in kids later

Diabetes in pregnancy ups the risk in kids later

Toronto, April 15 (IANS) Children and youths whose mothers had diabetes during their pregnancy are themselves at an increased risk of the disorder, say researchers, including one of Indian-origin. The study showed that a child or teenager whose mother had gestational diabetes — diabetes during pregnancy — was nearly twice as likely to develop diabetes before […]

Stem cell protein may help find blood cancer cure

Stem cell protein may help find blood cancer cure

Bengaluru, April 13 (IANS) Researchers have identified a stem cell protein that may play an important role in finding cure for blood cancer. The study, done on mice, suggests a stem cell protein called Asrij is a novel regulator of wild type tumour suppressor p53 stability in hematopoietic stem cells (HSCs). It could help design targeted […]

Muscle power likely to help you live longer: Study

Muscle power likely to help you live longer: Study

Rio de Janeiro (Brazil), April 13 (IANS) Want to increase your longevity? If yes, then speed up your weight-lifting routine as a new study suggests muscle power might be key to long life. The study, presented at the EuroPrevent 2019 in Lisbon, indicates that power depends on the ability to generate force and velocity and […]

Health experts discuss rise in Ebola, to decide if emergency: WHO

Health experts discuss rise in Ebola, to decide if emergency: WHO

A Congolese health worker administers Ebola vaccine to a boy who had contact with an Ebola sufferer in the village of Mangina in North Kivu province of the Democratic Republic of Congo on August 18, 2018. (REUTERS File Photo) GENEVA/LONDON, April 12 (Reuters): Disease experts were evaluating on Friday whether an outbreak of Ebola in […]