Asians, Europeans more vulnerable to severe dengue
Asians Europeans vulnerable severe dengue


Turns out, genetics make Asians and Europeans susceptible to severe dengue, a new study has stated. As globalisation and climate change spread tropical infectious diseases around the globe, not all populations have the same degree of susceptibility. Asians Europeans vulnerable severe dengue.A study conducted by researchers from the Institut Pasteur, CNRS and the Institute for Research, and Innovation in Health-University

world largest brain tumour Mumbai: Doctors remove ‘world’s largest brain tumour’

World largest brain tumour: Surgeons at Neurosurgical department of BYL Nair Hospital have removed a massive brain tumour – weighing 1.8 kg – which protruded from the top of the patient’s skull. They feel it is the largest brain tumour in record. Santlal Pal, 31, who came here from Bhadohi, Uttar Pradesh, was admitted with swelling under the scalp, heaviness, headache and

Beetroot juice Beetroot juice supplements can benefit heart patients

Beetroot juice: Beetroot juice supplements may help certain heart failure patients by enhancing their exercise capacity, according to a study. Exercise capacity is a key factor linked to these patients’ quality of life and even survival. The study examined the impact of dietary nitrate in the form of beetroot juice supplements on the exercise capacity

New trick to reduce hospital readmission rates New trick to reduce hospital readmission rates

New trick to reduce hospital readmission rates. Experts have come up with a new trick to reduce hospital readmission rates. According to a new study, lay-health workers may be able to significantly reduce readmissions rates to hospitals for high-risk patients following surgery. A lay-health worker is someone who has received some training to promote health

Excessive alcohol use linked to early dementia risk

Excessive alcohol use linked to early dementia risk. Heavy drinking can increase your risk of early-onset dementia, according to the largest study of its kind ever conducted. It looked over one million adults diagnosed with dementia in France. The research looked specifically at the effect of alcohol use disorders, and included people who had been

'Each year, 6 lakh newborns die within 28 days of birth in India'
‘Each year, 6 lakh newborns die within 28 days of birth in India’

‘Each year, 6 lakh newborns die within 28 days of birth in India’. A quarter of global neonatal deaths happen in India where nearly 600,000 newborns die within 28 days of their birth every year, according to a new Unicef study.The study, which found the number of newborn deaths in India was one of the highest

Walkathon organised to promote 'Healthy Knees for All'
Walkathon organised to promote ‘Healthy Knees for All’

Healthy Knees: A walkathon witnessed more than 600 participants from all walks of life, in order to create awareness on ‘Bone Health’. Organised by Fortis Hospital, Shalimar Bagh, the walkathon took place in the morning hours of Sunday, February 18. It was a 1.5 km walk round trip and flagged off from Metro Walk, Rohini and witnessed

Novel stroke treatment repairs damaged brain tissue
Novel stroke treatment repairs damaged brain tissue

Novel stroke treatment repairs damaged brain tissue: Researchers have developed a new stem-cell based treatment for stroke that reduces brain damage and accelerates the brain’s natural healing tendencies.The treatment called AB126 was developed using extracellular vesicles (EV) — fluid-filled structures known as exosomes — which are generated from human neural stem cells.”This is truly exciting evidence,

Weighty reading: Books which provide physical exercise too
Weighty reading: Books which provide physical exercise too

Weighty reading: Books which provide physical exercise too: Someone once quipped that the “universal aptitude for ineptitude makes any human accomplishment an incredible miracle” and devoted book readers know it too well. Any of the (sadly-diminishing) tribe would be familiar with responses of wonder over the fact that they manage to read even a modestly-long work

80% of diabetics are from developing countries, and they are not fat
80% of diabetics are from developing countries, and they are not fat

80% of diabetics are from developing countries, and they are not fat: And you thought diabetes is a ‘heavy’ issue! A short documentary, titled ‘The New Face of Diabetes,’ produced by the Science Communication Lab and published in partnership with Slate, points out that most diabetic patients in the West are obese, but in India, they’re

Common BP drug may prevent onset of Type 1 diabetes
Common BP drug may prevent onset of Type 1 diabetes

Common BP drug may prevent Type 1 diabetes: A drug commonly used drug to control high blood pressure may be also effective in preventing the onset of Type 1 diabetes in up to 60 per cent of those at risk, researchers say.The drug, methyldopa, has been used for over 50 years to treat high blood pressure

Seizing the golden moments after heart attack, cardiac arrest
Seizing the golden moments after heart attack, cardiac arrest

Seizing the golden moments after heart attack, cardiac arrest: When it’s a matter of life and death, every second matters. But it is the time in hand that helps a person to decide what needs to be done next. There is a huge difference what one should or can do when a person has an hour to

Pad Man Akshay installs sanitary pad vending machines
Pad Man Akshay installs sanitary pad vending machines

Pad Man Akshay installs sanitary pad vending machines. National Award-winning actor Akshay Kumar has installed a sanitary pad vending machine in Mumbai Central ST Bus Depot and hopes to put several across India. Akshay, whose latest release “Pad Man” delves with menstrual issue and hygiene, especially in rural India, took to Twitter on Thirsday to

Maneka Gandhi to launch #YesIBleed menstrual hygiene campaign

Maneka Gandhi to launch #YesIBleed menstrual hygiene campaign on Feb.20 Union Minister for Women and Child Development Maneka Gandhi will launch a menstrual hygiene campaign here on February 20.The objective of the campaign is to create a holistic approach to issue of menstruation, which is an experience that transcends culture, class, and caste. The United

How female hormones are linked to asthma ?
How female hormones are linked to asthma

How female hormones are linked to asthma. Variation in female sex hormones could be linked to the development of allergies and asthma, according to experts. Analysis of studies involving more than 500,000 women highlights a link between asthma symptoms and key life changes such as puberty and menopause. Further investigation could help explain why asthma

Maternal deficiency of Vitamin D may up childhood obesity risk
Maternal deficiency of Vitamin D may up childhood obesity risk

Maternal deficiency of Vitamin D may up childhood obesity risk: Babies born to women who suffered from Vitamin D deficiency during their pregnancy are more likely to develop obesity in childhood as well as in adulthood, a study has found.Children born to mothers with very low Vitamin D levels during their first trimester are likely to

Scientists in Sweden find new tool to fight cancer
Scientists in Sweden find new tool to fight cancer

Scientists in Sweden find new tool to fight cancer: Small molecules that specifically restrain a selenium-containing enzyme in the human body may become a tool to fight cancer, a new study by Swedish scientists has said.The researchers effectively treated over 60 different types of cancer cells under laboratory conditions with these molecules.The study published in the

Help diabetics
This drink can help diabetics

Drinking a ketone supplement can lower blood sugar levels, a recent study has found. Researchers at the University of British Columbia and University of Oxford demonstrated that a single drink of ketone ester enables better control of blood sugar by reducing spikes in sugar levels. Twenty healthy individuals participated in the study and on two occasions consumed the ketone

Diabetes Care Foundation of India opens free camp for underprivileged patients
Diabetes Care Foundation of India opens free camp for underprivileged patients

Diabetes Care Foundation India opens free camp for patients: The Diabetes Care Foundation of India (DCFI), a non-profit organisation, working extensively on facing the challenge of diabetes, organised a free “diabetes/hypertension related end-organ damage” screening camp for underprivileged high-risk diabetes patients at a government dispensary in New Delhi on Monday. The Chairman of the National Small

Women's toilet in Mumbai station step to safe sanitation: Sonam
Women’s toilet in Mumbai station step to safe sanitation: Sonam

Women’s toilet in Mumbai station step to safe sanitation: Sonam. Actress Sonam Kapoor says that the opening of the first women’s only toilet at the Central station here will serve as a step forward to women’s right to clean and safe sanitation. On Sunday night, Sonam took to Twitter, where she shared a few photographs