Doctors hail new heart health tools on Apple Watch in India
Doctors hail new heart health tools on Apple Watch in India


The medical fraternity on Friday welcomed the arrival of the ECG app and irregular rhythm notification feature on Apple Watch for users in India, stressing that it will make people more aware about their heart health.Although the Apple Watch will not provide a final conclusion into whether a person is actually suffering from Atrial fibrillation

Will do whatever it takes to bring cancer awareness: Arjun Kapoor Will do whatever it takes to bring cancer awareness: Arjun Kapoor

Actor Arjun Kapoor will be lighting up the Bandra-Worli Sea Link in red as a gesture to show his support to cancer patients. He says he will do whatever it takes to bring awareness about the deadly disease. On World Rose Day on September 22, observed worldwide to bring happiness in the lives of cancer

Few helpful tips to improve your sleep routine Few helpful tips to improve your sleep routine

British self-help author and hypnotherapist Glenn Harrold’s new book “Look Young, Live Longer” offers interesting insights into improving fitness and being a happier, healthier you.Among the things the best-selling author suggests for better sleep are: 1.Get into the habit of going to bed at the same time every night, the earlier the better. Remember —

US baby girl born on 9/11 at 9.11 weighs 9lbs 11oz US baby girl born on 9/11 at 9.11 weighs 9lbs 11oz

A mother in the US called her newborn daughter a “little miracle” as she was born on the anniversary of the 9/11 attacks at 9.11 p.m. weighing 9lbs 11oz. Little Christina Brown came into the world at Methodist LeBonheur Hospital in Germantown, Tennessee. “She is a new life amongst the devastation and destruction,” said her

BK Nayak becomes first Indian medical officer for 2020 Tokyo Olympics BK Nayak becomes first Indian medical officer for 2020 Tokyo Olympics

Col (Dr.) Bibhu Kalyan Nayak has been appointed the FIH Medical Officer for hockey at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Nayak was previously the medical officer for the men’s hockey team for the World Cup that was held in Bhubaneswar in 2018. He is the first Indian to be appointed in the role.   Hockey India

2 Indians in UAE develop app to help visually impaired
2 Indians in UAE develop app to help visually impaired

 Two UAE-based Indian nationals developed a smartphone app that can help visually impaired people.The app developed by Nandujit Prathap and Visakh G.S is called Ioptyc. It uses distance sensors and visual recognition technology to assist people with visual impairments, the Khaleej Times reported on Wednesday.The project which has two parts, the smartphone app and a

Commonly used antibiotics lead to heart problems: Study
Commonly used antibiotics lead to heart problems: Study

Researchers have found a link between two types of heart problems and one of the most commonly prescribed classes of antibiotics.In a study published on Wednesday in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, researchers found that current users of fluoroquinolone antibiotics, such as Ciprofloxacin or Cipro, face a 2.4 times greater risk of

HIV cases increasing in Pakistan at fastest rate: UN
HIV cases increasing in Pak at fastest rate: UN

The UN in its latest report has revealed that new cases of HIV in Pakistan were increasing at their fastest rate, with a dramatic surge among transgenders and sex workers.Figures released by the UN suggested that Pakistan recorded a 13 per cent increase with a total number of 160,000 cases this year, a significant increase

Blood test can predict gut microbes diversity
Blood test can predict gut microbes diversity

Scientists at the Institute for Systems Biology (ISB) in Seattle, USA, have developed a way to predict the diversity of microbes in an individual’s gut by examining certain chemicals in the blood.The researchers explored the link between some small molecules present in a person’s blood, and the number of strains of microbes in their gut.

Google to ban ads for unproven medical techniques
Google to ban ads for unproven medical techniques

 Under a new health care and medicines policy, Google has announced to ban online ads for ‘unproven or experimental medical techniques,’ such as most stem cell therapy, cellular (non-stem) therapy and gene therapy.”We know that important medical discoveries often start as unproven ideas — and we believe that monitored, regulated clinical trials are the most

Want to live longer? Stop consuming soft drinks
Want to live longer? Stop consuming soft drinks

 Greater consumption of sugar-sweetened and artificially-sweetened soft drinks is linked to a higher incidence of all-cause mortality, researchers have warned.”We found that higher soft drink intake was associated with a greater risk of death from any cause regardless of whether sugar-sweetened or artificially-sweetened drinks were consumed,” said study senior author Neil Murphy from International Agency

Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan cycles to WHO SEARO meet
Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan cycles to WHO SEARO meet

 Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan arrived to attend the 72nd session of the World Health Organisation (WHO) South East Asia Regional Office (SEARO) meet on Tuesday riding a bicycle.The Minister left his residence around 6 a.m. and was at the venue, Hyatt Hotel, in 30 minutes.Inaugurating the week-long event on Monday, Harsh Vardhan had told

Breast cancer drugs may put some cells into 'sleeper mode'
Breast cancer drugs may put some cells into ‘sleeper mode’

Breast cancer drugs may force some cancer cells into ‘sleeper mode’, allowing them to potentially come back to life years after initial treatment.The research could open avenues for finding ways of keeping the cancer cells dormant for longer, or even potentially finding a way of awakening the cells so they can then be killed by

New Zealand announces Cancer Action Plan for 2019-2029
New Zealand announces Cancer Action Plan for 2019-2029

 The New Zealand government released the Cancer Action Plan for 2019-2029 on Sunday to improve cancer care and outcomes.”Cancer touches just about every one of us at some stage in our lives. On average 66 people every day are diagnosed with cancer and they deserve world-class care,” Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said, Xinhua news agency

Eating nuts twice a week lowers heart attack risk: Study
Eating nuts twice a week lowers heart attack risk: Study

Eating nuts at least twice a week can slash the risk of death from cardiovascular disease by almost 17 per cent, a new study suggests.”Nuts are a good source of unsaturated fat and contain little saturated fat,” said study author Noushin Mohammadifard from Isfahan Cardiovascular Research Institute, Iran.”They also have protein, minerals, vitamins, fibre, phytosterol,

Health warnings on each cigarette may help reduce smoking
Health warnings on each cigarette may help reduce smoking

Health warnings printed on individual cigarettes could play a key role in reducing smoking, says a new research. For the study published in the journal Addiction Research and Theory, the researchers examined smokers’ perceptions of the warning ‘Smoking kills’ on individual cigarettes – as opposed to the message only appearing on packs. The visibility of

PM Narendra Modi launches 'Fit India Campaign'
PM Narendra Modi launches ‘Fit India Campaign’

Fit India Campaign : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday launched a nation-wide Fit India Movement and urged people to become more aware of health and good life.Viewed as a huge health enthusiast himself, Prime Minister asked people to take the pledge for a fitter India.  Addressing a large crowd of children who put up

Coca-Cola enters India non-alcoholic malt-drink mart
Coca-Cola enters India non-alcoholic malt-drink mart

Coca-Cola enters India non-alcoholic malt-drink mart. Beverage major Coca-Cola has entered India’s niche but potentially high-volume non-alcoholic malt drinks market in a big way with its global brand Barbican.The company, which launched pilot project six months back, focuses on the youth. “We introduced Barbican, a non-alcoholic malt-based beverages, in select Indian markets,” a senior company

How fatty liver disease develops in lean people?
How fatty liver disease develops in lean people?

Researchers have discovered how fatty liver disease develops in lean people, aiding the development of potential treatments for these patients.”Lean fatty liver patients have a very distinct metabolism compared to non-lean ones, which can explain some of the differences we see in disease progression,” said Jacob George, Professor at the Westmead Institute for Medical Research

Johnson & Johnson to pay $572mn over opioid crisis
Johnson & Johnson to pay $572mn over opioid crisis

 A US court has ruled that American pharma major Johnson & Johnson (J&J) must pay over $572 million for its role in the opioid crisis in Oklahoma that, according to the state, has resulted in more than 6,000 deaths over the past two decades.The order was pronounced by district court judge in Cleveland County, Thad