New male birth control pill found safe and effective

Washington, March 19 (IANS) In a major step forward in the development of a once-daily “male pill”, researchers have found an experimental oral contraceptive to be safe in men with hormone responses consistent with effective contraception.   The findings presented at the Endocrine Society’s annual meeting in Chicago showed that the new pill — called […]

Stay in shape to cut heart disease risk

Stay in shape to cut heart disease risk

London, March 18 (IANS) If you thought it might be possible to be overweight or obese but not at increased risk of heart disease, think again! A new study of nearly 300,000 people has found that unhealthy weight gain can raise risk of heart attacks, strokes and high blood pressure.   The risk of heart […]

Cancer survivors get more easily fatigued: Study

Cancer survivors get more easily fatigued: Study

New York, March 18 (IANS) Researchers have found that adults who have undergone successful cancer treatment may become fatigued more quickly than their peers who do not have a history of cancer.   “The main goal of cancer treatment has been survival, but studies like this suggest that we need also to examine the longer-term […]

Easy ways to improve your diet

Easy ways to improve your diet

London, March 17 (IANS) If you are finding it difficult to keep a check on your diet than it is time to improve it in a few easy ways.   Femelefirst.co.uk lists some tips to improve your diet.   * Re-organise your kitchen: A simple hack to stop yourself from late night snacking is to […]

Experimental obesity drug may prevent kidney stones

Experimental obesity drug may prevent kidney stones

Tokyo, March 17 (IANS) Japanese scientists have found that an experimental obesity drug can potentially prevent the formation of kidney stones in mice, a finding that paves the way to develop medications to prevent the condition in at-risk individuals.   The findings showed that mice who were administered 1mg/kg of the beta3- agonist CL316243 for […]

New mobile application can reduce stroke risk

New mobile application can reduce stroke risk

London, March 17 (IANS) Researchers have developed a new mobile application that can detect atrial fibrillation, a leading cause of stroke, and can timely prevent heart-related complications.   Atrial fibrillation is an irregular and often rapid heart rate that can increase the risk of stroke, heart failure and other heart-related complications.   Timely detection of […]

Omega-3 levels may better predict mortality risk than cholesterol

London, March 17 (IANS) Measuring the levels of Omega-3 fatty acids present in the blood may indicate the risk of developing cardiovascular diseases and mortality more profoundly than serum cholesterol, researchers have claimed.   The serum cholesterol level is the total amount of cholesterol present in the blood.   A higher “Omega-3 Index” — a […]

Meditate to overcome insomnia, sleep disorders (March 16 is World Sleep Day)

Hyderabad, March 15 (IANS) In good news for chronic insomniacs, an ongoing study at the WellSpan York Hospital in the US to assess the impact of “Heartfulness Meditation” on insomnia has shown promising results.   Twenty-eight participants diagnosed with chronic insomnia completed an eight-week study involving the practice of “Heartfulness Meditation” as an intervention to […]

New test may prevent antibiotic resistances from spreading

New test may prevent antibiotic resistances from spreading

London, March 14 (IANS) Scientists have developed a new “rapid test” that produces a cheaper and faster diagnosis on infectious diseases in just three hours thus preventing antibiotic resistances from spreading.   Owing to small number of pathogens in a patient’s sample, standard practices require up to 72 hours to allow for a reliable result […]

Sleep better when you are expecting

Sleep better when you are expecting

New Delhi, March 14 (IANS) From glowing with the excitement of a life growing inside to the amount of pampering experienced by expectant mothers, the duration of pregnancy is often said to be one of the most exhilarating experiences a woman can have. However, apart from receiving the care showered by others, expectant mothers should […]

Smoking may up risk of hearing loss

Smoking may up risk of hearing loss

Tokyo, March 14 (IANS) Smokers beware. You maybe at a higher risk of suffering hearing loss, as a new study suggests that smoking affects the ability to hear both high and low frequency sounds.   “These results provide strong evidence to support that smoking is a causal factor for hearing loss and emphasise the need […]

Eating disorder remains underdiagnosed in men: Study

Eating disorder remains underdiagnosed in men: Study

New York, March 14 (IANS) Men are almost five times more likely to remain underdiagnosed than females on eating disorders — which also delays their treatment options, finds a study.   Eating disorders, which include anorexia nervosa, bulimia, binge eating disorder and overconsumption, are characterised by irregular eating habits and severe distress or concern about […]

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