WHO issues warning as measles infects 34,000 in Europe this year

WHO issues warning as measles infects 34,000 in Europe this year

An illustration provides a 3D graphical representation of a spherical-shaped, measles virus particle studded with glycoprotein tubercles in this handout image obtained by Reuters on April 9, 2019. (REUTERS File Photo) LONDON, May 7 (Reuters): More than 34,000 people across Europe caught measles in the first two months of 2019, with the vast majority of […]

Beans or brioche: breakfast is divisive in Libyan conflict

Beans or brioche: breakfast is divisive in Libyan conflict

A man prepares a bean sandwich at a restaurant in Benghazi, Libya April 29, 2019. REUTERS/Esam Omran Al-Fetori TRIPOLI, May 3 (Reuters) – Coffee and a pastry covered in chocolate, honey and almonds or a savoury bean stew sandwich with juice or a fizzy drink. What you have for breakfast has come to symbolise the […]

Decoded: Why people love to have coffee or beer

Decoded: Why people love to have coffee or beer

New York, May 3 (IANS) Whether you choose a dark roast coffee or hoppy beer in the summer, it may actually depend on how the drink makes you feel rather than how it tastes, reveals a genome-based study. The researchers searched for variations in our taste genes that could explain our beverage preferences because understanding […]

Exam stress? Shun fast food now

Exam stress? Shun fast food now

Reuters file photo London, April 30 (IANS) Students, please take note. Increased stress during examinations is associated with eating a poor-quality diet including less fruit and vegetables and more fast food, say researchers. The research, published in the European Journal of Nutrition, suggests that students have difficulties eating healthy food and find themselves adopting bad […]

Smartphone, AI may help detect diabetic retinopathy

Smartphone, AI may help detect diabetic retinopathy

New York, April 30 (IANS) Equipping a smartphone to capture retinal images and using artificial intelligence (AI) to interpret those may help overcome barriers to ophthalmic screening for people with diabetes, says a study. Diabetic retinopathy (DR) is a condition that can lead to permanent vision loss if not detected early. At the 2019 annual […]

Suffering from high BP? Don’t take work stress lightly

Suffering from high BP? Don’t take work stress lightly

London, April 29 (IANS) If you are finding it hard to deal with the pressure at the workplace, there is more reason to worry. New research has found that work stress and impaired sleep are linked to a threefold higher risk of cardiovascular death in employees with hypertension. “Sleep should be a time for recreation, […]

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 […]