Health

  • Time-restricted eating benefits those at risk for diabetes
    New York, December 7 (IANS) Researchers have found that people who are at high risk of developing diabetes improved their health when they consumed all of their meals over a span of just 10 hours, or less over a period of 12 weeks. The study published in the journal cell Metabolism, reported a form of intermittent fasting, called time-restricted eating, improved the health of study participants who had been diagnosed with metabolic syndrome. Metabolic syndrome is the name for a g
  • Reducing air pollution can prevent early deaths: Study
    New York, December 6 (IANS) Reductions in air pollution yielded fast and dramatic impacts on health-outcomes, as well as decreases in all-cause morbidity, a new study suggests. The study, published in the journal Annals of the American Thoracic Society, reviewed interventions that have reduced air pollution at its source. It looked for outcomes and time to achieve those outcomes in several settings, finding that the improvements in health were striking. Starting at week one of a
  • Domestic abuse victims twice at risk of long-term illnesses
    London, December 6 (IANS) Female survivors of domestic abuse are at double the risk of developing long-term illnesses that cause widespread bodily pain and extreme tiredness, a new study suggests. Published in the Journal of Interpersonal Violence, the research from Universities of Birmingham and Warwick in the UK shows that women who have experienced domestic abuse are almost twice as likely to develop fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) than those who have not. Fibr
  • 'Get cholesterol checked from 20s to calculate heart risk'
    London, December 6 (IANS) A study has said that people should get their cholesterol levels checked from their mid-20s as the readings can be used to calculate lifetime risks of heart disease and stroke. The study, published in "The Lancet", is the most comprehensive yet to look at the long-term health risks of having too much "bad" cholesterol for decades, the BBC reported. Researchers maintain that earlier the people take action to reduce cholesterol through diet changes and med
  • One-third of lung cancer patients have depression: Study
    New York, December 5 (IANS) About one-third of patients newly diagnosed with the most common form of lung cancer have moderate to severe symptoms of depression, a new study suggests. For many of these patients -- particularly those with severe symptoms -- depression occurs in a toxic blend of high levels of anxiety, traumatic stress, impaired day-to-day functioning and significant pain and other physical symptoms, findings published in the journal Lung Cancer showed. "The results
  • WHO target 2.2 million children in DRC measles vaccination drive
    An ampoule containing a Priorix measles vaccine is placed next to a syringe on a tray at a pediatrician's practice in Munich, Germany, 27 May 2019. EPA-EFE/LUKAS BARTH-TUTTAS   Kinshasa, December 5 (efe-epa).- Some 2.2 million children will be vaccinated against measles in North Kivu in the Democratic Republic of the Congo in a drive to curb the world's most severe and largest measles epidemic. The epidemic has already killed 5,000 people as the DRC also grappled with the s
  • Breast cancer linked to permanent hair dye, straighteners
    New York, December 5 (IANS) Researchers have found that women who use permanent hair dye and chemical hair straighteners have a higher risk of developing breast cancer than women who don't use these products. The study, published in the International Journal of Cancer, suggests that breast cancer risk increased with more frequent use of these chemical hair products. "Researchers have been studying the possible link between hair dye and cancer for a long time, but results have bee
  • Peanuts, eggs may prevent food allergies in high risk infants
    London, December 5 (IANS) Researchers have found that introducing peanuts and eggs to high-risk babies as early as three months could prevent them from developing allergies to those foods in later life. According to UK current guidelines, babies should be fed nothing but breastmilk until six months - and only then should solid foods be introduced. Published in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, the study found that despite low adherence, early introduction to allerge
  • Aspirin can be safe option to treat migraines: Study
    New york, December 4 (IANS) Aspirin can be considered an effective and safe option to other, more expensive medications to treat acute migraines as well as prevent recurrent attacks, a new study suggests. The review, published in the American Journal of Medicine, includes evidence from 13 randomised trials of the treatment of migraine in 4,222 patients and tens of thousands of patients in prevention of recurrent attacks. The findings suggest that high-dose aspirin, in doses from
  • Social media use linked to eating disorder in children
    Sydney, December 4 (IANS) Parents, take a note. Researchers have found that excessive use of social media, particularly platforms with a strong focus on image posting and viewing such as Snapchat and Instagram, is associated with eating disorder in young adolescents. For the study, published in the International Journal of Eating Disorders, researchers examined data on 996 grade 7 and 8 adolescents. "While a range of studies have focused on the impact of social media on body imag
  • Life-threatening bacteria found in Make-up products: Study
    London, December 4 (IANS) The vast majority of in-use make-up products such as beauty blenders, mascara and lip gloss are contaminated with potentially life threatening superbugs, researchers have warned. "Make-up products used every day by millions of people in the UK are contaminated with potentially deadly bugs, such as E.coli and Staphylococci, because most are not being cleaned and are used far beyond their expiry dates," said study lead author Amreen Bashir from Aston Universi
  • Protein promotes cancer,suppresses anti-tumour immunity
    New York, December 4 (IANS) Researchers have found that a protein involved in immune response to microbes also can fuel cancer development and suppress the response to the disease. Working in mouse models of lung cancer, the research team found TANK-binding kinase 1 (TBK1) and its adaptor proteiTBK-binding protein 1 (TBKBP1) contribute to tumorigenesis when they are activated by growth factors rather than by innate immune mechanisms. "Our work also provides the first evidence tha
  • Researchers find new way to treat pancreatic cancer
    Jerusalem, December 3 (IANS) Pancreatic cancer is resistant to all current treatments. Patients have extremely poor chances of surviving for five years after being diagnosed but a new study found that a small molecule has the ability to induce the self-destruction of pancreatic cancer cells. The study, published in the journal Oncotarget, was conducted with xenografts -- transplantations of human pancreatic cancer into immunocompromised mice. The treatment reduced the number of c
  • Ice baths not helpful for repairing, building muscle
    New Delhi, December 3 (IANS) Successful athletes such as Andy Murray and Jessica Ennis-Hill are known for using ice baths after exercise, however new research suggests that ice baths aren't helpful for repairing and building muscle over time, because they decrease the generation of protein in muscles. According to health experts here, rather going for ice bath people can opt to get mild massage, consume protein before bed, and drink plenty of water. Ice baths, also known as cold-
  • Brushing teeth 3 times a day can lower heart failure risk
    Seoul, December 3 (IANS) Brushing teeth frequently is linked with lower risks of atrial fibrillation and heart failure, according to a new study. Tooth brushing three or more times a day was associated with a 10 per cent lower risk of atrial fibrillation and a 12 per cent lower risk of heart failure during 10.5-year follow up, the research added. The study, published in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology, enrolled 161,286 participants of the Korean National Health Insu
  • Brain networks that play key role in suicide risk identified
    London, December 2 (IANS) Researchers have identified key networks within the brain which they say interact to increase the risk that an individual will think about - or attempt - suicide. Combining the results from all of the brain imaging studies available, the researchers looked for evidence of structural, functional and molecular alterations in the brain that could increase the risk of suicide. They identified two brain networks - and the connections between them - that appea
  • Increased testicular cancer risk in regular cannabis smokers: Study
    New Delhi, December 2 (IANS) Men increase the risk of developing testicular cancer by 36 per cent by regularly smoking cannabis, a media report said quoting a US study. US experts have listed their findings in the monthly journal of the American Medical Association, saying, "Regular marijuana use was associated with development of testicular germ cell tumours. Sustained marijuana use may increase the risk for testicular cancer." According to the Daily Mail Online, the researchers
  • Pharmacist-led interventions may prevent heart disease
    London, December 2 (IANS) Researchers have found that pharmacist-led interventions such as patient education, medication review, and medication management can be pivotal in preventing heart-related illnesses. The study, published in the British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology, support the involvement of pharmacists as healthcare providers in managing patients with hypertension, diabetes and high cholesterol. "The evidence presented in this review provides an important message to
  • Samoa measles outbreak death toll climbs to 48
    A fishing boat is seen in the early morning near Taumeasina Island Resort in Apia, Samoa on September 8, 2017. (EFE-EPA File Photo)   Bangkok Desk, December 1 (EFE-EPA): The death toll in Samoa’s measles outbreak has risen to 48, with four dying in 24 hours over the weekend, the country’s government reported Sunday. There have been 48 measles-related deaths in Samoa since the outbreak was declared by the Ministry of Health on Oct. 16. The government declared
  • More than half of European women with HIV diagnosed late : WHO
    London, Dec 1 (IANS) More than half of European women, particularly those in their 40s, diagnosed at a late stage of HIV infection when their immune system is already starting to fail, says a new study, adding that they are three to four times more likely to be diagnosed late than younger women.   According to 2018 data released by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO) Regional Office for Europe, women accounted