Health

  • Aspirin can be safe option to treat migraines: Study
    New york, December 4 (IANS) Aspirin can be considered an effective and safe option to other, more expensive medications to treat acute migraines as well as prevent recurrent attacks, a new study suggests. The review, published in the American Journal of Medicine, includes evidence from 13 randomised trials of the treatment of migraine in 4,222 patients and tens of thousands of patients in prevention of recurrent attacks. The findings suggest that high-dose aspirin, in doses from
  • Social media use linked to eating disorder in children
    Sydney, December 4 (IANS) Parents, take a note. Researchers have found that excessive use of social media, particularly platforms with a strong focus on image posting and viewing such as Snapchat and Instagram, is associated with eating disorder in young adolescents. For the study, published in the International Journal of Eating Disorders, researchers examined data on 996 grade 7 and 8 adolescents. "While a range of studies have focused on the impact of social media on body imag
  • Life-threatening bacteria found in Make-up products: Study
    London, December 4 (IANS) The vast majority of in-use make-up products such as beauty blenders, mascara and lip gloss are contaminated with potentially life threatening superbugs, researchers have warned. "Make-up products used every day by millions of people in the UK are contaminated with potentially deadly bugs, such as E.coli and Staphylococci, because most are not being cleaned and are used far beyond their expiry dates," said study lead author Amreen Bashir from Aston Universi
  • Protein promotes cancer,suppresses anti-tumour immunity
    New York, December 4 (IANS) Researchers have found that a protein involved in immune response to microbes also can fuel cancer development and suppress the response to the disease. Working in mouse models of lung cancer, the research team found TANK-binding kinase 1 (TBK1) and its adaptor proteiTBK-binding protein 1 (TBKBP1) contribute to tumorigenesis when they are activated by growth factors rather than by innate immune mechanisms. "Our work also provides the first evidence tha
  • Researchers find new way to treat pancreatic cancer
    Jerusalem, December 3 (IANS) Pancreatic cancer is resistant to all current treatments. Patients have extremely poor chances of surviving for five years after being diagnosed but a new study found that a small molecule has the ability to induce the self-destruction of pancreatic cancer cells. The study, published in the journal Oncotarget, was conducted with xenografts -- transplantations of human pancreatic cancer into immunocompromised mice. The treatment reduced the number of c
  • Ice baths not helpful for repairing, building muscle
    New Delhi, December 3 (IANS) Successful athletes such as Andy Murray and Jessica Ennis-Hill are known for using ice baths after exercise, however new research suggests that ice baths aren't helpful for repairing and building muscle over time, because they decrease the generation of protein in muscles. According to health experts here, rather going for ice bath people can opt to get mild massage, consume protein before bed, and drink plenty of water. Ice baths, also known as cold-
  • Brushing teeth 3 times a day can lower heart failure risk
    Seoul, December 3 (IANS) Brushing teeth frequently is linked with lower risks of atrial fibrillation and heart failure, according to a new study. Tooth brushing three or more times a day was associated with a 10 per cent lower risk of atrial fibrillation and a 12 per cent lower risk of heart failure during 10.5-year follow up, the research added. The study, published in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology, enrolled 161,286 participants of the Korean National Health Insu
  • Brain networks that play key role in suicide risk identified
    London, December 2 (IANS) Researchers have identified key networks within the brain which they say interact to increase the risk that an individual will think about - or attempt - suicide. Combining the results from all of the brain imaging studies available, the researchers looked for evidence of structural, functional and molecular alterations in the brain that could increase the risk of suicide. They identified two brain networks - and the connections between them - that appea
  • Increased testicular cancer risk in regular cannabis smokers: Study
    New Delhi, December 2 (IANS) Men increase the risk of developing testicular cancer by 36 per cent by regularly smoking cannabis, a media report said quoting a US study. US experts have listed their findings in the monthly journal of the American Medical Association, saying, "Regular marijuana use was associated with development of testicular germ cell tumours. Sustained marijuana use may increase the risk for testicular cancer." According to the Daily Mail Online, the researchers
  • Pharmacist-led interventions may prevent heart disease
    London, December 2 (IANS) Researchers have found that pharmacist-led interventions such as patient education, medication review, and medication management can be pivotal in preventing heart-related illnesses. The study, published in the British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology, support the involvement of pharmacists as healthcare providers in managing patients with hypertension, diabetes and high cholesterol. "The evidence presented in this review provides an important message to
  • Samoa measles outbreak death toll climbs to 48
    A fishing boat is seen in the early morning near Taumeasina Island Resort in Apia, Samoa on September 8, 2017. (EFE-EPA File Photo)   Bangkok Desk, December 1 (EFE-EPA): The death toll in Samoa’s measles outbreak has risen to 48, with four dying in 24 hours over the weekend, the country’s government reported Sunday. There have been 48 measles-related deaths in Samoa since the outbreak was declared by the Ministry of Health on Oct. 16. The government declared
  • More than half of European women with HIV diagnosed late : WHO
    London, Dec 1 (IANS) More than half of European women, particularly those in their 40s, diagnosed at a late stage of HIV infection when their immune system is already starting to fail, says a new study, adding that they are three to four times more likely to be diagnosed late than younger women.   According to 2018 data released by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO) Regional Office for Europe, women accounted
  • Get that winter glow
    New Delhi, December 1 (IANSlife) Come winter, and our skin demands different care. Adopt these simple tips for naturally-glowing winter skin.   Mohit Narang, Skincare expert at Avon gives you tips on how to face the cold weather and retain that glow. 1. Follow your skincare routine diligently One should follow a very basic and simple skincare routine to keep the skin happy during winters. Cleanse your skin twice a day i.e every morning and before going to bed. Follow t
  • Get some sun for strong bones
    New Delhi, November 30 (IANSlife) Maintaining good bone health is prime for a healthy life. With the setting of the winter season, especially in cities like Delhi which has more pollution and little scope for sun rays to make its way through, natural vitamin D is hard to come by. Vitamin D synthesis in the body is reduced to a bare minimum because the quality of sun exposure is reduced. Dr. Vishwadeep Sharma Senior consultant, Arthroscopy & Sports injuries, Dept of Orthopaedics at
  • Air pollution impact on health worse than thought: Study
    New Delhi, Nov 30 (IANS) Researchers have recently found that health problems linked to air pollution could be more higher than previously thought.   According to the study, short-term exposure to air pollution has been linked to a staggering number of hospitalisations for numerous health issues like strokes, brain cancer, miscarriage and mental problems.   The research also suggested that the impact could be far wider, despite looking at only one component of air
  • New vaccine to stop bovine TB developed: Study
    London, November 30 (IANS) Researchers have developed a novel vaccine and complementary skin test to protect cattle against bovine tuberculosis (bovine TB). The study, published in the journal Scientific Reports, revealed that the research team from University of Surrey created a vaccine that is compatible with a synthetic form of the tuberculin skin test(PPD), a legally required test used for the surveillance of TB in cattle throughout the UK. "This new vaccine provides protecti
  • New drug shows efficacy against advanced prostate cancer
    New Delhi, November 30 (IANS) An immunotherapy drug in a major trial has shown to be effective in some men suffering from advanced prostate cancer, according to a media report said. The BBC reported that the men participating in the trials had stopped responding to the main treatment options . A small proportion of men -- described as "super responders" -- remained well even after the trial ended, despite a very poor prognosis before the treatment, the researchers found. The d
  • Mental practice improves golfers' performance: Study
    London, November 30 (IANS) Researchers have found that kinaesthetic ability -- which is an individual's ability to feel an action without actually performing it, may improve their golf game. "Our results indicate that a form of mental practice, i.e, the combination of action observation and motor imagery, may enhance the golf putting ability of experienced golfers," said researcher Niall Ramsbottom from University of Limerick in Irelan. Putting ability is crucial in golf as appro
  • 'Most pregnant women still rely on mums for guidance'
    New York, November 29 (IANS) Most pregnant women still rely on their mothers for emotional support and guidance -- many weighing mother's advice as equal to or even over medical recommendation, a new study suggests. For the study, published in the journal Reproduction, the research team from University of Cincinnati, investigated the complexities within mother-daughter dynamics during pregnancy in relation to potentially harmful advice from many pregnancy guidebooks, looking sp
  • Israeli scientists develop bacteria which "eat" carbon dioxide
    Jerusalem, November 28 (IANS) Israeli researchers have developed bacteria fed only with carbon dioxide, the Weizmann Institute of Science (WIS) in central Israel reported on Wednesday. These bacteria, which build the entire biomass of their body from the carbon in the air, may help to develop future technologies to reduce greenhouse gas accumulation in the atmosphere and in the fight against global warming, the Xinhua news agency reported. According to the study, published i