Health

  • Obesity, smoking have negative impact on bone health: Study
    New York, Novèmber 24 (IANS) Both obesity and smoking can have negative effects on bone health, say researchers, adding they also impact healing in patients who have undergone surgery for fractures of the wrist, or the distal radius, among the most common bone fractures. "Obesity and smoking are currently considered among the two most important preventable causes of poor health in developed nations, and both are modifiable risk factors," said senior author Tamara D. Rozental from H
  • Cancer patients at doubled risk of dying from stroke: Study
    New York, November 24 (IANS) People living with cancer are more than twice as likely to die of a stroke, compared to the general population say researchers, adding that the risk increases with time. Cancers of the breast, prostate or colorectum were the type most commonly associated with fatal stroke, said the study published in the journal Nature Communications. According the researchers, previous research has shown that most cancer patients aren't going to die of their cancer,
  • AI to determine if immunotherapy is working in lung cancer
    New York, November 23 (IANS) Scientists who have pioneered the use of Artificial Intelligence (AI) to predict whether chemotherapy will be successful, can now determine which lung-cancer patients will benefit from expensive immunotherapy. Researchers used AI to find previously unseen changes in patterns in CT scans taken when the lung cancer is first diagnosed compared to scans taken after the first 2-3 cycles of immunotherapy treatment. And, as with previous work, those changes
  • More than 80% adolescents worldwide not physically active: WHO
    Geneva, November 22 (IANS): More than 80 per cent of adolescents worldwide are not physically active, including 85 per cent girls and 78 per cent boys, putting their health at risk by not doing regular exercise and spending too much time on screen, according to a new study from World Health Organization (WHO).   The study, published in the journal The Lancet Child & Adolescent Health, based on data reported by 1.6 million 11 to 17-year-old students - found that acro
  • More than 80% adolescents worldwide not physically active: WHO
    Geneva, November 22 (IANS) More than 80 per cent of adolescents worldwide are not physically active, including 85 per cent girls and 78 per cent boys, putting their health at risk by not doing regular exercise and spending too much time on screen, according to a new study from World Health Organization (WHO). The study, published in the journal The Lancet Child & Adolescent Health, based on data reported by 1.6 million 11 to 17-year-old students - found that across all 146 count
  • Why poor people are more prone to heart disease
    Bern, November 22 (IANS) Insufficient sleep is one reason why poor people are more prone to heart disease, researchers have warned. People with lower socioeconomic status sleep less for a variety of reasons: they may do several jobs, work in shifts, live in noisy environments, and have greater levels of emotional and financial stress, according to the study published in the journal Cardiovascular Research. The study found that short sleep explained 13.4 per cent of the link betwe
  • How sleep deprivation affects your performance
    New York, November 22 (IANS) Sleep deprivation affects us much more than prior theories have suggested, say researchers, adding that it impacts placekeeping - or, the ability to complete a series of steps without losing one's place, despite potential interruptions. "Our research showed that sleep deprivation doubles the odds of making placekeeping errors and triples the number of lapses in attention, which is startling," said study researcher Kimberly Fenn from Michigan State Univer
  • Air pollution can trigger Alzheimer's in aged women
    New York, November 22 (IANS) Women in their 70s and 80s who were exposed to higher levels of air pollution experienced greater declines in memory and more Alzheimer's-like brain atrophy than their counterparts who breathed cleaner air, new research has revealed. "This is the first study to really show, in a statistical model, that air pollution was associated with changes in people's brains and that those changes were then connected with declines in memory performance," said study r
  • New diarrhoea vaccine found safe in clinical trial
    London, November 21 (IANS) An oral, inactivated vaccine candidate against enterotoxigenic E. coli diarrohea has been found safe for infants and children in a clinical trial conducted in Bangladesh. Enterotoxigenic E. coli (ETEC) bacteria are a primary cause of diarrohea, leading to substantial illness and death in children in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) as well as in travellers to these countries. Currently there is no ETEC vaccine available on the market for use in
  • Chewing sugar-free gum may prevent dental cavity
    London, November 20 (IANS): To prevent your teeths from rotting, start chewing sugar-free gums, as researchers, including one of Indian-origin, have found some evidence that sugar-free gum could help reduce further development of dental caries (cavities) in adults and children. Published in the Journal of Dental Research, the study from King's College London revealed that chewing sugar-free gum not only reduce the advancement of dental caries, it could be used as a viable preve
  • 30% rise in skin problems due to pollution
    New Delhi, November 20 (IANS): With the air quality worsening in the Delhi-NCR region, health experts on Wednesday revealed that doctors have observed 30 per cent jump in skin related problems here. Toxic high pollution in the Delhi-NCR is not only taking a toll on people's health but is also adversely affecting their skin, causing allergies, rashes and premature ageing, thereby forcing them to seek medical treatments. According to VK Sharma, Professor and Head, Department o
  • Healthy diet can lower risk of hearing loss: Study
    New York, November 20 (IANS) Researchers have found that eating a healthy diet may reduce the risk of acquired hearing loss. Using longitudinal data collected in the Nurses' Health Study II Conservation of Hearing Study (CHEARS), researchers from Brigham and Women's Hospital in US, examined three-year changes in hearing sensitivities and found that women whose eating patterns adhered more closely to commonly recommended healthful dietary patterns have substantially lowered risk of d
  • Soups can save you from malaria: Study
    London, November 20 (IANS) To fight against malaria, home made soups might help as researchers have found that some of the soup recipes have anti-malarial properties. "Malaria kills more than 400,000 people per year and infects more than 200 million, yet resistance to our frontline drugs continues to emerge," said study lead researcher Jake Baum, Professor at Imperial College London, in UK. "We may have to look beyond the chemistry shelf for new drugs, and natural remedies should
  • Well-paid wife is injurious to hubby's mental health
    London, November 19 (IANS) If your wife earns more than you, especially after marriage, and you are facing some sort of mental stress for quite some time, there is a definite link between the two. An interesting study has found that husbands are least stressed when their wives earn up to 40 per cent of household income but become increasingly uncomfortable as their spouse's wages rise beyond that point and are most stressed when they are entirely economically dependent on their part
  • Breathing in Delhi-NCR 'huge risk' for healthy lungs: Experts
    Tourists in Delhi wearing anti-pollution masks. PTI Photo   New Delhi, November 19 (IANS) If you live in the Delhi-NCR region, do not smoke, have no history of any respiratory illness and love to jog daily in the morning without worrying about your lung health, take this seriously as air pollution in your neighbourhood is equal to smoking 15-20 cigarettes a day on average, health experts warned on Tuesday. According to them, air pollution levels in Delhi-NCR can put a hea
  • Radiation from CT scans increases thyroid cancer risk
    New Delhi, November 19 (IANS) Researchers have found that exposure to radiation from CT scans is associated with higher risks of developing thyroid cancer and leukemia, but according to health experts here, the probability of CT scans inducing cancers is very minimal. Published in the journal JNCI Cancer Spectrum, the study based on a National Health Insurance dataset in Taiwan between 2000 and 2013 followed 22,853 thyroid cancer, 13,040 leukemia and 20,157 non-Hodgkin lymphoma case
  • 40% parents struggle to see depression signs in kids
    New York, November 18 (IANS) Telling the difference between a teen's normal ups and downs or something bigger is among the top challenges parents face while identifying depression among the youth, says a new study. Forty per cent of parents struggle to differentiate between normal mood swings and signs of depression, while 30 per cent are tricked as their child hides his/her feelings well, according to a new national poll in the US. The C.S. Mott Children's Hospital National Poll
  • Intermittent fasting may lead to longer, healthier life
    New York, November 17 (IANS): Intermittent fasting may sound like another diet fad but researcher have conclusively found that the practice of routinely not eating and drinking for short periods of time resulted in longer life in heart patients.   In the study by Intermountain Healthcare Heart Institute in Salt Lake City, Utah, researchers found that heart patients who practiced regular intermittent fasting lived longer than patients who don't.   In addition, they
  • Intermittent fasting may lead to longer, healthier life
    New York, November 17 (IANS) Intermittent fasting may sound like another diet fad but researcher have conclusively found that the practice of routinely not eating and drinking for short periods of time resulted in longer life in heart patients. In the study by Intermountain Healthcare Heart Institute in Salt Lake City, Utah, researchers found that heart patients who practiced regular intermittent fasting lived longer than patients who don't. In addition, they found that patients
  • Diabetes-related stress more harmful for young adults
    New York, November 16 (IANS) Young people diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes experience high psychological distress, resulting in worse health outcomes and poor blood sugar control, find researchers from Carnegie Mellon University. Age plays a critical role in the well-being of people newly diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes. "We found we can evaluate a patient's initial stress and predict how they will be doing six months later," said Vicki Helgeson, professor of psychology at the unive