Health

  • Most cancers can be cured if detected early: Minister
    New Delhi, July 31 (IANS) Health and Family Welfare Minister Harsh Vardhan said on Wednesday that most cancers can be prevented and also cured if diagnosed early.   Responding to a short duration discussion in the Rajya Sabha, Vardhan stressed the need for change in lifestyle and food habits besides shunning tobacco, cigarette and alcohol. Vardhan listed various central health schemes to help cancer patients get affordable treatment. Taking part in the discussion, memb
  • Expensive Gilead, Novartis cancer therapies losing patients to experimental treatments
    Logo of Swiss drugmaker Novartis is seen at its branch in Schweizerhalle near Basel, Switzerland on March 29, 2018. (REUTERS File Photo)     LOS ANGELES, July 30 (Reuters): Unusually high numbers of U.S. lymphoma patients are choosing experimental treatments over expensive cell therapies sold by Gilead Sciences Inc and Novartis AG, new data shows, helping explain why sales of the two products have not met rosy expectations.   Both Gilead's Yescarta an
  • High levels of oestrogen in the womb linked to autism
    London, July 29 (IANS) Researchers have identified a link between exposure to high levels of oestrogen sex hormones in the womb and the likelihood of developing autism.   Published in the journal Molecular Psychiatry, the discovery adds further evidence to support the prenatal sex steroid theory of autism first proposed 20 years ago. In 2015, the researchers measured the levels of four prenatal steroid hormones, including two known as androgens, in the amniotic fluid in t
  • 5 hours daily on phone increases risk of obesity
    New Delhi, July 28 (IANS) Researchers have found that students who use their smartphones five or more hours a day are prone to higher risk of obesity and likely to have other lifestyle habits that increases the risk of heart disease.   According to a study, researchers analysed 1,060 students (700 girls and 360 boys) of Colombia with an average age of 19 years and 20 years, respectively. "It is important for the general population to know and be aware that, despite being
  • Red wine can treat depression, anxiety: Study
    New York, July 28 (IANS) In a good news for wine lovers, researchers have found a compound present in red wine which can treat depression and anxiety.   The plant compound resveratrol displays anti-stress effects by blocking the expression of an enzyme which controls stress in the brain. "Resveratrol may be an effective alternative to drugs for treating patients suffering from depression and anxiety disorders," said Ying Xu, Associate Professor, University at Buffalo in t
  • WHO calls for increased global action against tobacco
    Geneva, July 28 (IANS) Many governments are making progress in the fight against tobacco use, but the World Health Organization's (WHO) latest tobacco report shows more could be done to help people quit the addictive substance. "Quitting tobacco is one of the best things any person can do for their own health," WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said in a press release published on Friday. About 5 billion people, or 65 per cent of the world's population, ar
  • Andrew Thong’s 'Without You' goes viral
    Andrew Thong’s debut single 'Without You' which was released by indihut for free went viral and widely accepted by music lovers from Nagaland and beyond. Andrew's love and passion for music was evident from a young age as he started learning guitar at the age of 7 and started performing in churches as early as 12 where he got his first experience as a performer. His aspiration to become an accomplished artist led him to discover his song writing skills when he turned 19. Andrew