Aug 30

New urine test detects cause of river blindness
New urine test detects cause of river blindness

New urine test detects cause of river blindness. Scientists have developed a new urine diagnostic to detect the parasitic worms that cause river blindness, also called onchocerciasis, a tropical disease that afflicts 18 to 120 million people worldwide. The new, non-invasive test may provide an inexpensive method of determining in real time whether a person has

Two drugs in one pill to transform blood pressure treatment!

Two drugs in one pill to transform blood pressure treatment! Turns out, a single pill with two drugs has the ability to change the treatment of a patient with fluctuating blood pressure. A recent study by European Society of Cardiology has confirmed it. The research has confirmed that a major reason for poor rates of blood pressure control is that

Air pollution could fuel chronic kidney disease

Air pollution could fuel chronic kidney disease. Apart from increasing the risk of respiratory problems and other life-threatening conditions, a recent study has found that air pollution may also be a threat to your kidneys. A University of Michigan study has highlighted the lesser-known connection. “Similar to smoking, air pollution contains harmful toxins that can directly affect the kidneys,” said Jennifer Bragg-Gresham, the study’s lead

Know here about the app that can predict long-term risk of breast cancer
Know here about the app that can predict long-term risk of breast cancer

Know here about the app that can predict long-term risk of breast cancer. Researchers have come up with a web-based calculator named ‘CTS5 calculator’ that can help you predict the long-term risk of cancer”>breast cancer. The web-based calculator can be used to decide which patients are at high enough risk of their cancer returning after receiving the standard five

Current lifestyle of every individual is packed with rush, stress and various problems.
Know about the top 10 tips to stay healthy in today’s lifestyle

Current lifestyle of every individual is packed with rush, stress and various problems. However, staying healthy is not impossible yet and there are many things, which can be done in order to stay healthy. There is an endless amount of information available around you when it comes to bringing health as a priority in your life.

Here's how indoor temperature affects blood pressure
Here’s how indoor temperature affects blood pressure

Here’s how indoor temperature affects blood pressure. According to a recent study, one can manage hypertension by turning up the thermostat. Comparing blood pressure readings of people in their own homes with temperature readings, the researchers at University College London found that lower indoor temperatures were linked to higher blood pressure. “Our research has helped

High injury risks among competitive divers in the swimming

A recent report has suggested that competitive divers are at a high risk of injuring their shoulders, back, elbows, wrists and other body parts. “Even when a dive is perfectly executed, injuries can occur, whether traumatic or from overuse,” wrote Loyola Medicine sports medicine physician Nathaniel Jones. A springboard diver hits the water at up to 19

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Know how smoking harms your unborn baby in the womb

The dangers of smoking are many, but the problem gets exponential when pregnant women opt for it as their unborn babies are also at risk. In spite of being aware of the ill effects associated with smoking, including several forms of cancer, the habit is still prevalent among many, including pregnant women. Smoking during pregnancy accounts

World Senior Citizens Day: AMD, leading cause of chronic blindness in elderly

World Senior Citizens Day: AMD, leading cause of chronic blindness in elderly. Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD) is one of the important causes of severe visual loss in the elderly population. It constitutes to 8.7% of the world population. AMD symptoms include blurred or fuzzy vision, straight lines that appear wavy or crooke, decreased contrast or colour sensitivity, difficulty seeing at

Link discovered between inflammation and depression in type 1 diabetes

Inflammatory protein is associated with depression in diabetes, according to a study. The research, conducted by at Lund University in Sweden, suggests that galectin-3 levels may be useful for diagnosis of depression or may be a new target for treating depression associated with type-1 diabetes, which could lead to better patient care. It is well established that

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Top sports league promote unhealthy food, beverages: Study

Turns out, top sports leagues heavily promote unhealthy food and beverages, a new research has revealed. According to a study led by NYU School of Medicine, the majority of food and beverages marketed through multi-million-dollar television and online sports sponsorships are unhealthy – and may be contributing to the escalating obesity epidemic among children and adolescents

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Vajpayee’s death: Railway exams to be held as scheduled

The Indian Railways has announced that the Railway Recruitment Board (RRB) exams scheduled for Friday for the post of assistant loco pilots and technicians will go ahead as per schedule across India except for flood-hit Kerala.  The announcement came after a half-day holiday was declared for all central government departments on Friday in the wake of former prime minister Atal

Former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee critical, shifted on life support
Atal Bihari Vajpayee critical, shifted on life support

Atal Bihari Vajpayee critical, shifted on life support. Former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee‘s health has worsened over the last 24 hours, said All India Institute of Medical Science (AIIMS) in a press note released on late Wednesday evening. Vajpayee is in a critical condition and is on life support, added the missive.Vajpayee was admitted to AIIMS on June 11 after complaints

Link between palliative care and suicide risk in cancer patients

Link between palliative care and suicide risk in cancer patients. Palliative care is associated with a reduced risk of suicide in veterans diagnosed with advanced stage lung cancer, a new study has found. Palliative care is for the terminally ill and their families, especially that is provided by an organized health service. Lead author of the study, Donald

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Sportsperson Health: For young athletes, it’s healthy protein, not greasy food

Turns out, young athletes prefer healthy, nutritional food to greasy food, contrary to popular belief. According to a study conducted by the University of Waterloo, the greasy food being served at hockey rinks isn’t really what young hockey players want. The study of 25 travel team players aged 11-15 found they were more motivated by performance, recovery,

Punjab CM releases Rs 5 lakh for Hakam Singh's treatment
Punjab CM releases Rs 5 lakh for Hakam Singh’s treatment

Punjab CM releases Rs 5 lakh for Hakam Singh’s treatment.  Captain Amarinder Singh on Thursday ordered the release of Rs. 5 lakh for the treatment of ailing Asiad Gold medal winner athlete Hakam Singh. The Chief Minister, had earlier tweeted his concern and asked the Deputy Commissioner to visit the 1978 Bangkok Asiad medallist. He has also directed the

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Study finds link between eye diseases and Alzheimer’s

There is no simple way to detect Alzheimer’s. But now, in a new study, researchers have found that eye conditions provide new lens screening for the disease. A study of 3,877 randomly selected patients found a significant link between three degenerative eye diseases age related macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy and glaucoma  and Alzheimer’ disease. The results offer

Tennis: Serena talks about postpartum emotions
Tennis: Serena talks about postpartum emotions

In a heartfelt note on social media, American tennis ace Serena Williams opened up about her postpartum struggles. The 36-year-old, in length, talked about what she has been going through since giving birth to her daughter, Alexis Olympia, who turns one this September. Williams, who recently suffered an embarrassing defeat against unseeded Johanna Konta of Britain

Congress may follow ‘Dope test for candidate ‘within the party

Congress may follow ‘Dope test for candidate ‘within the party.  The Congress high Command in view to implement the dope test for all of its contesting candidates within the party. Congress led Punjab Government has sent the proposal of dope test for rural and urban bodies’ election for consideration to the party high command. The

Highly lethal viruses hijack cellular defences against cancer
Highly lethal viruses hijack cellular defences against cancer

Highly lethal viruses hijack cellular defences against cancer. A lethal virus has been discovered, which has the capability of hijacking cellular defence against cancer. The recently-discovered Henipaviruses, considered to be highly lethal, can hijack cellular defences against cancer. They are among the deadliest viruses known to man and have no effective treatments. The viruses include