Healthy diet may boost kids’ self-esteem
Healthy diet may boost kids' self-esteem


Children following a healthy diet consisting of fruits and vegetables, while limiting intake of refined sugars and fat, may have better self-esteem and fewer emotional and strong peer relationships, according to a study.The findings showed that better well-being was associated with consumption of fruit and vegetables, sugar and fat in accordance with dietary guidelines. Moreover,

Winter care tips for your baby Winter care tips for your baby

Winter care tips for your baby. New Delhi: As the temperatures turn colder, parents have to be extra careful about their little ones as cold and flu are the most common health issues with babies apart from chapped skin and upset tummy. These can be prevented with little preparation in advance and by using the right

Novel immunotherapy brings new hope for cancer patients Novel immunotherapy brings new hope for cancer patients

Novel immunotherapy brings new hope for cancer patients: New York, Researchers, led by one of Indian-origin, have developed a groundbreaking cancer treatment that genetically engineers a patient’s immune system to attack cancer cells. The novel treatment involves the recently approved CD19-targeting chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T cell therapy for patients with aggressive large B-cell lymphoma —

PaxVax's cholera vaccine can control outbreaks quickly PaxVax’s cholera vaccine can control outbreaks quickly

PaxVax’s cholera vaccine can control outbreaks quickly: New York, A single-dose cholera vaccine marketed by PaxVax, a global biotechnology company based in California, can provide faster protection in epidemics, thereby helping control big outbreaks more quickly, suggest results of a trial. While the standard regimen for protecting against cholera with existing non-living oral cholera vaccines includes administering

Five signs that show you are not getting enough sleep Five signs that show you are not getting enough sleep

Five signs show not getting enough sleep: In our seemingly always-on society, there’s great temptation to shortchange sleep. But sleep is a vital driver of every physiological system in the human body, and when we’re deprived of shuteye, health and wellbeing can suffer in many ways.Sleep is essential for growing muscle, repairing tissue, and synthesising

Kidney disease may up risk of diabetes: Study
Kidney disease may up risk of diabetes: Study

Kidney disease may risk diabetes: Study. New York, If you are suffering from kidney dysfunction, you may be at high risk of developing diabetes, finds a study.The risk may be attributed to the rising level of urea — the nitrogen-containing waste product in blood, which comes from the breakdown of protein in foods.Kidneys normally remove urea

Major cause of dementia discovered
Major cause of dementia discovered

Major cause of dementia discovered: London, The build-up of urea in the brain to toxic levels can lead to brain damage and eventually dementia, according to a study that confirms the major cause of the neurodegenerative disease. The finding has important implications for possible treatment and diagnosis of dementia, according to Professor Garth Cooper from The

Emojis may help track cancer patients' quality of life
Emojis may help track cancer patients’ quality of life

Emojis may help track cancer patients’ quality of life: Washington, Using emojis instead of traditional emotional scales may help in assessing cancer patients’ physical, emotional and overall quality of life, a study has found. “Cancer patients receive complex medical care, including surgery, radiation, chemotherapy and targeted agents that may result in physical, emotional, financial and spiritual consequences

Soy, broccoli may cut breast cancer treatment’s side effects

New York, Dec 11 Consuming soy foods such as soy milk and tofu and cruciferous vegetables such as cabbages, kale and broccoli may help reduce common side effects of treatment in breast cancer survivors, researchers say. Treatments designed to prevent breast cancer recurrence often inhibit the body’s production or use of oestrogen — the hormone

Brain injury can lead to gut dysfunction

New York, Dec 11 (IANS) Brain injury can lead to gut dysfunction. Traumatic brain injury (TBI) can cause gut dysfunction, which then has the potential to worsen the original brain injury, says a new study.”These results indicate strong two-way interactions between the brain and the gut that may help explain the increased incidence of systemic

Rannvijay Singh pledges to create awareness on responsible drinking habits

Rannvijay Singh pledges to create awareness on responsible drinking habits. A global campaign by Johnnie Walker “JOIN THE PACT’, marked its marvellous 10th year in 2017. This marquee campaign has been encouraging people to NEVER DRINK AND DRIVE. With the aim to collect 5 million commitments from consumers by end of 2018, Johnnie Walker promises

Nicotine patch safer for pregnant women than smoking
Nicotine patch safer for pregnant women than smoking

Nicotine patch safer for pregnant women than smoking: While nicotine may not be completely safe for a pregnant mother’s foetus, nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) is safer than smoking for women who are not able to quit on their own, says a new study.Researchers suggest that the study, published in the Medical Journal of Australia, should give

Australian opposition announces plan to 'make HIV history'
Australian opposition announces plan to ‘make HIV history’

Australian opposition announces plan to ‘make HIV history’: Canberra, The country’s main opposition Australian Labor Party (ALP) on Monday unveiled its plan to “make HIV history”.Announced by health spokesperson Catherine King, the plan would see the ALP spend $39.8 million on eliminating the HIV infection if its wins the 2018 federal election, reports Xinhua news agency.The

Drink your way to a smarter you with wine
Drink your way to a smarter you with wine

Drink way to a smarter you with wine: London [UK],  You would have probably heard that red wine is good for health, right? And now here’s another reason to raise a toast as according to an expert, it can also make your brain function more efficiently. According to Yale neuroscientist, Gordon Shepherd, drinking wine stimulates more grey

HIV/AIDS cases increase in Pakistan

Islamabad, Dec 10,  HIV/AIDS infection cases are on the rise in Pakistan, according to new data.An estimated 133,000 people in Pakistan were tested positive with, according to statistics from the National AIDS Control Programme (NACP), adding as many as 21,129 new cases reported in 2017 while some 9,000 patients died of AIDS this year, reports

Older mothers may up risk of infertility in daughters
Older mothers may up risk of infertility in daughters

Older mothers may up risk of infertility in daughters:  Women who delay motherhood are likely to increase the risk of damaging the fertility of their daughters, a study has warned.The findings showed that female fertility declines with age because genetic damage accumulates in a woman’s eggs.This genetic damage that builds up in older eggs gets passed

Losing weight may cut breast cancer risk: study
Losing weight may cut breast cancer risk: study

Losing weight may cut breast cancer risk: study. Washington, Losing weight can help reduce the risk of breast cancer by up to a third, a study has found. Excess weight raises the risk of breast cancer as fat cells produce hormones that help drive tumours. However, whether the risk could be reduced by a successful diet was not

Viagra not effective for foetal growth complications: Study
Viagra not effective for foetal growth complications: Study

Viagra not effective for foetal growth complications: Study. London, Anti-impotency Viagra drug used to prevent serious growth complications affecting babies in the womb is ineffective, finds a study. Foetal growth restriction, commonly called intrauterine growth restriction (IUGR), is a complicated pregnancy condition, in which a baby does not grow to normal weight.The condition develops when the placenta

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A call for action to improve healthcare for rare disease patients

Emphasising on the need for providing relief to rare disease patients, the Delhi High Court stressed on the importance of state governments’ intervention for the same. Health being a state subject, Justice Manmohan of the High Court urged the states to showcase urgency in the matter.While Justice Manmohan appreciated the efforts and the progress made

Viagra not effective for foetal growth complications: Study

London, Dec 9 (IANS) Viagra not effective for foetal growth complications: Study. Anti-impotency Viagra drug used to prevent serious growth complications affecting babies in the womb is ineffective, finds a study.Foetal growth restriction, commonly called intrauterine growth restriction (IUGR), is a complicated pregnancy condition, in which a baby does not grow to normal weight.The condition