Electrical brain stimulation can boost memory function in older people

Electrical brain stimulation can boost memory function in older people

Test person Niklas Thiel poses with an electroencephalography (EEG) cap which measures brain activity, at the Technische Universitaet Muenchen (TUM) in Garching near Munich on September 9, 2014. (REUTERS File Photo) LONDON, April 8 (Reuters) – Electrical brain stimulation using a non-invasive cap can help boost older people’s mental scores to those of people 20 […]

Just one drink daily can raise stroke risk

Just one drink daily can raise stroke risk

Beijing, April 6 (IANS) While it is known that excess drinking is harmful for health, a new study suggests that even consuming one or two alcoholic drinks a day can raise stroke risks, challenging previous claims. The study, published in The Lancet journal, showed that alcohol directly increases blood pressure and the chances of having a […]

Major study debunks myth that moderate drinking can be healthy

Major study debunks myth that moderate drinking can be healthy

An employee pours whisky in a glass at a restaurant in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, October 18, 2018. REUTERS/Samrang Pring/File photo LONDON, April 5 (Reuters) – Blood pressure and stroke risk rise steadily the more alcohol people drink, and previous claims that one or two drinks a day might protect against stroke are not true, according […]

Hormone that protects women from liver cancer

Hormone that protects women from liver cancer

London, April 5 (IANS) Researchers have discovered that a hormone — present at higher levels in women — can keep them away from liver cancer, suggesting the disease is more common in men. The study showed that a potential contributor to this gender disparity is adiponectin, a hormone secreted by fat cells that helps control the […]

Massive rise in mental health awareness in India

Massive rise in mental health awareness in India

New Delhi, April 4 (IANS) While mental health has often remained a widely ignored topic and a taboo in the Indian society, a new report shows over 80 per cent rise in the number of people seeking help for mental health issues, especially in tier-2 cities. According to domestic digital healthcare platform Practo’s annual healthcare map, […]

Mega study confirms pregnant women can reduce risk of stillbirth by sleeping on their side

Lesley McCowan, University of Auckland and Robin Cronin, University of Auckland A New Zealand-led international study published today provides the strongest evidence yet that women can more than halve their risk of stillbirth by going to sleep on either side during the last three months of pregnancy. This mega study (known as individual participant data […]

Follow this wellness guide to quit smoking, drinking

Follow this wellness guide to quit smoking, drinking

New Delhi, April 2 (IANS) Most lifestyle advice tells you to give that glass of wine or cigarette a miss. Serving as a reminder, a new book on healthy living reiterates the advice we know too well, topped off with practical tips that finally help you say ‘No. “Live Well To 101”, a wellness guide by […]

Congo Ebola outbreak spreading faster than ever – WHO

Congo Ebola outbreak spreading faster than ever – WHO

Health workers carry a newly admitted confirmed Ebola patient into the Red zone of the Ebola treatment centre in the Eastern Congolese town of Butembo in the Democratic Republic of Congo on March 28, 2019. (REUTERS Photo) GENEVA, April 2 (Reuters): Democratic Republic of Congo’s Ebola outbreak is spreading at its fastest rate yet, eight […]

45 million Indians suffer from heart ailments

45 million Indians suffer from heart ailments

Chandigarh, April 1 (IANS) Of the estimated 1.30 billion population of India, around 45 million suffer from heart ailments, which gives the country an odd distinction of having the highest number of cardiovascular disease cases in the world, according to a renowned cardiologist. Warning that India may turn into the world capital of coronary artery diseases, […]

New wearable device grabs cancer cells from blood

New wearable device grabs cancer cells from blood

New York, April 1 (IANS) A team of US engineers have developed a prototype wearable device that can continuously collect live cancer cells directly from a patient’s blood in an advance that could help patients avoid biopsy as well as get treatment for cancer more effectively. Most cancer cells cannot survive in the bloodstream, but those […]

High insulin in newborns ups brain damage risk

High insulin in newborns ups brain damage risk

London, April 1 (IANS) Babies born with abnormally high levels of insulin are at the risk of suffering permanent brain damage and life-long disability, finds a study that showed it’s possible to predict when and how the condition may affect the child in the long-term. The generally rare condition, called congenital hyperinsulinism, can also be as […]

Smoking in pregnancy raises infant’s obesity risk

Smoking in pregnancy raises infant’s obesity risk

New York, March 30 (IANS) Children whose mothers smoked during their pregnancy are at increased risk of being obese later in life, say researchers. The findings, published in the journal Experimental Physiology, showed that chemerin, a protein that is produced by fat cells and appears to play a role in energy storage, was more prevalent in […]