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  • Medical mistakes cause 2.6 mn deaths yearly: WHO
    Medical mistakes cause 2.6 mn deaths yearly: WHO
    Geneva, September 14 (IANS) More than 138 million patients are harmed every year by doctors' errors, the World Health Organization (WHO) warned, just a few days before celebrating the first World Patient Safety Day, with which it seeks to raise…
  • Drink tea to boost your brain function: Study
    Drink tea to boost your brain function: Study
    Singapore, September 14 (IANS) Researchers have found that regular tea drinkers have better organised brain regions and this is associated with healthy cognitive function as compared to non-tea drinkers. "Our results offer the first evidence of…
  • New cancer treatment prevents hair loss from chemotherapy
    New cancer treatment prevents hair loss from chemotherapy
    London, September 13 (IANS) A novel method discovered recently by a group of researchers, including one of Indian-origin, shows how hair loss from chemotherapy can be prevented during cancer treatment in patients, arguably one of the most…
  • Indians who use technology feel much younger: Study
    Indians who use technology feel much younger: Study
    Bengaluru, September 13 (IANS) Technology is making the Indians feel much younger, healthier and more emotionally connected, with 91 per cent respondents believing that smart devices, such as computers and smart displays are having a positive impact…
  • Mixing dieting, exercise may not be good for bone health
    Mixing dieting, exercise may not be good for bone health
    New York, September 12 (IANS) Combining exercise and dieting may not be a good idea as it may impact your bone health, according to a new study. "This is important for women because as we age our bone health starts to decline. Your calorie intake…
  • Shorter people at higher risk of type-2 diabetes: Study
    Shorter people at higher risk of type-2 diabetes: Study
    London, September 10 (IANS) Researchers have found that shorter people are at greater risk of developing type-2 diabetes. The study published in the journal Diabetologia, also found the risk of future type-2 diabetes was 41 per cent lower for men…
  • Microplastics are harming our drinking water: Study
    Microplastics are harming our drinking water: Study
    London, September 11 (IANS) Researchers have found plastics in our waste streams are breaking down into tiny particles, causing potentially catastrophic consequences for human health and our aquatic systems. For the study, published in the journal…
  • New drug to protect against Alzheimer: Study
    New drug to protect against Alzheimer: Study
    New York, September 10 (IANS) Researchers have discovered a new drug which may protect against memory loss, nerve damage and other symptoms of Alzheimer's disease. Preclinical research published in the Journal of Pharmacology and Experimental…
  • Age-old beauty secrets fashioned for today
    Age-old beauty secrets fashioned for today
    New Delhi, September 10 (IANSlife) Vivek Sahni, Founder & CEO, Kama Ayurveda, tells in an interview how his brand is taking the incredible ancient science of Ayurveda to the millennials. Excerpts: Ayurveda is India's traditional knowledge,…
  • Lemon scent helps you feel thinner, lighter
    Lemon scent helps you feel thinner, lighter
    London, September 10 (IANS) Researchers have found that the scent of a lemon could help people feel better about their body image, and that people feel thinner and lighter when they experienced it. The study presented at the 17th International…
  • Malaria can be eradicated by 2050, say global experts
    Malaria can be eradicated by 2050, say global experts
    An Anopheles stephensi mosquito obtains a blood meal from a human host through its pointed proboscis in this undated handout photo obtained by Reuters on November 23, 2015. (REUTERS File Photo)   San Francisco, September 9 (REUTERS): Malaria can…
  • 76% of Indian households consume adequately iodised salt
    76% of Indian households consume adequately iodised salt
    New Delhi , September 9 (IANS) A new survey on Monday revealed that 76.3 per cent of Indian households consume adequately iodised salt which means salt with more than or equal to 15 parts per million (ppm) of iodine. According to WHO guidelines, a…
  • An Anopheles stephensi mosquito obtains a blood meal from a human host through its pointed proboscis in this undated handout photo obtained by Reuters November 23, 2015. REUTERS/Jim Gathany/CDC/Handout via Reuters/Files
    Experts challenge WHO with 'epic' goal to eradicate malaria by 2050
    An Anopheles stephensi mosquito obtains a blood meal from a human host through its pointed proboscis in this undated handout photo obtained by Reuters November 23, 2015. REUTERS/Jim Gathany/CDC/Handout via Reuters/Files   LONDON, September 9 (…
  • Eating mushrooms cuts prostate cancer risk: Study
    Eating mushrooms cuts prostate cancer risk: Study
    Tokyo, September 7 (IANS) Researchers have found that consuming mushrooms three times a week cuts the risk of developing prostate cancer in males. The study, published in the International Journal of Cancer, found an inverse relationship between…
  • PTSD linked to increased risk of ovarian cancer
    PTSD linked to increased risk of ovarian cancer
    New York, September 7 (IANS) Women who experienced six or more symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) at some point in life have a greater risk of developing ovarian cancer compared to women who never had any PTSDs, says a new study. The…
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