HEALTH

Aspirin Doesn’t Lower Stroke Risk, Instead Leads to Bleeding: New Study

A new study by researchers at the Intermountain Medical Center Heart Institute in Salt Lake City found that using long-term aspirin therapy to prevent strokes among patients who are considered to be at low risk for stroke may not be effective as previously thought. The study found that atrial fibrillation patients who received a catheter ablation and were low risk ...

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Amitabh Bachchan, Victim of Hepatitis, Now Appointed WHO Goodwill Ambassador for it

World Health Organization has chosen Amitabh Bachchan as its Goodwill Ambassador for Hepatitis in South-East Asia Region to spread awareness about hepatitis, one of the leading causes of liver cancer and cirrhosis. “I am absolutely committed to the cause of hepatitis. As a person living with hepatitis B, I know the pain and sufferings that hepatitis causes. No one should ...

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Curd or Yoghurt Stems Osteoporosis, Strengthens Bones Among Elderly: New Study

Curd (Dahi/Yoghurt) can significantly reduce osteoporosis among olde men and women and help them recover from calcium deficiency, said a new research supporting age-old Ayurvedic prescription of the food ingredient for a number of stomach ailments and knee problems. A study by Trinity College in Dublin, Ireland, found yoghurt consumption leads to higher hip bone density and reduces the risk ...

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Don’t Say Chesse! Smiling Makes You Look Older, Says New Study

When you are young, smiling may make you look younger but as you age, it’s not, say researchers at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev. As against the ads which repeatedly show smiling face with white teeth, the angry-looking people are perceived younger, they say. The findings, published in Psychonomic Bulletin and Review, show for the first time that people flashing ...

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Low-Dose Marijuana Helps Reverse Dementia: New Study

Soon doctors may find a low-dose treatment for dementia with a marijuana compound as it is found to be helpful in reversing memory loss that happens to dementia patients and also improve cognitive skills. A study by researchers of the University of Bonn in Germany found that the brain in mice ages much faster when it fails to possess any ...

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Finding Alzhemer’s Early with Graphic Characters Greebles

Unique graphic characters Greebles may help in detecting signs of Alzheimer’s disease decades before symptoms become apparent, said Emily Mason, a postdoctoral associate in the Department of Neurological Surgery at the University of Louisville. In an article published online last week in Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease, Mason said that cognitively normal people who have a genetic predisposition for Alzheimer’s disease ...

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New Brain Tumour Drug Mebendazole Found Effective

Researchers from the Feinstein Institute found a common medication administered to treat pinworms, could replace the current treatment used for certain brain cancers. Prof. Marc Symons’s findings, to be published in the Feinstein Institute Press’s peer-reviewed, open-access journal Molecular Medicine, could help to extend the lives of patients suffering from one of the most common types of brain tumors — ...

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Stent Price in Hospital Bills Compulsory Now

Under Para 30 of Drugs Price Control Order (DPCO), 2013, the government has made it compulsory for all hospitals to provide the exact price they charge for coronary stents in their bills in order to check artificial shortage of stents being created by hospitals across the country with vested interests. Minister of State for Chemicals & Fertilizers, Road Transport & ...

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Self-Diagnosis of Heart Attack Forewarning Found by Indian Teenager

The technique is simple, user-friendly and yet scientific as it involves FAPB3, a blood biomarker that accumulates on the skin to forewarn the possibility of heart attack and the invention was made by an Indian teenager. Meet Akash Manoj, 17, from Tamil Nadu, a south Indian state who has just finished his schooling but received the unique honour of being ...

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Backyard Bird Watching Enough to Save You From Depression: New study

Watching birds from your balcony might go a long way in improving your mental health, said a recent study based on empiricial data analyzed. Those living in neighborhoods with more birds, shrubs and trees are less likely to suffer from depression, anxiety and stress, the three latest manifestations of an urban health deterioration. Researchers at the University of Exeter, the ...

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Why Some Are Left-Handed? Study Traces Cause to Gene Activity in Womb

A team of researchers from Ruhr-Universität Bochum have traced the cause of asymmetric gene activity that results in preference for left-handedness to right-handedness much before it was previously thought. Much before the development of the brain and motor cortex link with spinal cord, the baby develops preference for left or right handedness, the said. Epigenetic factors appear to be at ...

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WWF India, Apollo Hospitals Extend Medical Cover to Forest Guards, Local Communities

WWF India and Apollo Hospitals will extend medical coverage to forest guards, local communities for one more year. (Photo: PR Agency)

WWF India and Apollo Hospitals Foundation hasve extended their year-long partnership to provide medical support to forest department frontline staff and local communities across the conservation landscapes in which WWF-India operates. While frontline staff have to brave difficult terrain, harsh weather conditions, wildlife and poachers in their daily lives, forest-fringe communities are also faced with issues of human-wildlife conflict, and ...

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Protein to Control Paralysis Discovered

A parasite that causes schistosomiasis, center, shown in the tissue of its host snail.(OSU)

A naturally occurring protein has been discovered that shows promise as a biocontrol weapon against schistosomiasis, one of the world’s most prevalent parasitic diseases, Oregon State University researchers reported today in a new study. Schistosomiasis is transmitted via flatworms shed by the freshwater snails that serve as the parasite’s non-human host. It’s a potentially life-threatening illness that affects more than ...

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Health Ministry Launches ‘SAATHIYA’ Resource Kit, Mobile App to Provide Sex Education

The Secretary (Health and Family Welfare), Mr C.K. Mishra launching the ‘Saathiya Resource Kit’, at a function, in New Delhi on February 20, 2017.(PIB Photo)

Indian Ministry of Health and Family Welfare launched the SAATHIYA Resource Kit including ‘Saathiya Salah’ Mobile App for adolescents, in New Delhi on Monday as part of the Rashtriya Kishor Swasthya Karyakram (RKSK) program. It entails introduction of the Peer Educators (Saathiyas) who act as a catalyst for the adolescent health services and imparting age appropriate knowledge on key adolescent ...

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Raashi Khanna Visits Children at Cancer Wing of Rainbow Hospitals

Raashi Khanna interacted with children at Rainbow Hospital in Hyderabad. (Photo: PR Agency)

Actress Raashi Khanna attended a get-together event for the Cancer survivors on International Childhood Cancer Day on February 15 at Rainbow Children’s Hospital in Banjara Hills, Hyderabad. She distributed prizes to the kids and spent some time with them, said hospital authorities. Raashi Khanna made her debut in Telugu with the film “Oohalu Gusagusalade”, and acted in a cameo role ...

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Anti-Aging Drug? Russian Scientists Triumph Where Millions Failed

A group of Russian scientists have finally achieved triumph and success in discovering the magic compound that can work on mitochondria and slowdown the process of ageing of organism. The world’s most-awaited anti-ageing research findings were published in a breakthrough paper in the US journal Aging and the study was made by Lomonosov Moscow State University by a well-known Russian ...

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Four-in-One Quadpill Found, Termed Magic Pill to Treat BP

British researchers have combined four blood pressure drugs into one pill and the small pilot clinical trial showed normalcy restored in patients within one month, making it a magic pill that has high potential. In their study, they administered the four-in-one ‘quadpill’ on every patient and the results within a month showed their blood pressure drop to healthy levels of ...

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