Health

  • New diarrhoea vaccine found safe in clinical trial
    London, November 21 (IANS) An oral, inactivated vaccine candidate against enterotoxigenic E. coli diarrohea has been found safe for infants and children in a clinical trial conducted in Bangladesh. Enterotoxigenic E. coli (ETEC) bacteria are a primary cause of diarrohea, leading to substantial illness and death in children in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) as well as in travellers to these countries. Currently there is no ETEC vaccine available on the market for use in
  • Chewing sugar-free gum may prevent dental cavity
    London, November 20 (IANS): To prevent your teeths from rotting, start chewing sugar-free gums, as researchers, including one of Indian-origin, have found some evidence that sugar-free gum could help reduce further development of dental caries (cavities) in adults and children. Published in the Journal of Dental Research, the study from King's College London revealed that chewing sugar-free gum not only reduce the advancement of dental caries, it could be used as a viable preve
  • 30% rise in skin problems due to pollution
    New Delhi, November 20 (IANS): With the air quality worsening in the Delhi-NCR region, health experts on Wednesday revealed that doctors have observed 30 per cent jump in skin related problems here. Toxic high pollution in the Delhi-NCR is not only taking a toll on people's health but is also adversely affecting their skin, causing allergies, rashes and premature ageing, thereby forcing them to seek medical treatments. According to VK Sharma, Professor and Head, Department o
  • Healthy diet can lower risk of hearing loss: Study
    New York, November 20 (IANS) Researchers have found that eating a healthy diet may reduce the risk of acquired hearing loss. Using longitudinal data collected in the Nurses' Health Study II Conservation of Hearing Study (CHEARS), researchers from Brigham and Women's Hospital in US, examined three-year changes in hearing sensitivities and found that women whose eating patterns adhered more closely to commonly recommended healthful dietary patterns have substantially lowered risk of d
  • Soups can save you from malaria: Study
    London, November 20 (IANS) To fight against malaria, home made soups might help as researchers have found that some of the soup recipes have anti-malarial properties. "Malaria kills more than 400,000 people per year and infects more than 200 million, yet resistance to our frontline drugs continues to emerge," said study lead researcher Jake Baum, Professor at Imperial College London, in UK. "We may have to look beyond the chemistry shelf for new drugs, and natural remedies should
  • Well-paid wife is injurious to hubby's mental health
    London, November 19 (IANS) If your wife earns more than you, especially after marriage, and you are facing some sort of mental stress for quite some time, there is a definite link between the two. An interesting study has found that husbands are least stressed when their wives earn up to 40 per cent of household income but become increasingly uncomfortable as their spouse's wages rise beyond that point and are most stressed when they are entirely economically dependent on their part
  • Breathing in Delhi-NCR 'huge risk' for healthy lungs: Experts
    Tourists in Delhi wearing anti-pollution masks. PTI Photo   New Delhi, November 19 (IANS) If you live in the Delhi-NCR region, do not smoke, have no history of any respiratory illness and love to jog daily in the morning without worrying about your lung health, take this seriously as air pollution in your neighbourhood is equal to smoking 15-20 cigarettes a day on average, health experts warned on Tuesday. According to them, air pollution levels in Delhi-NCR can put a hea
  • Radiation from CT scans increases thyroid cancer risk
    New Delhi, November 19 (IANS) Researchers have found that exposure to radiation from CT scans is associated with higher risks of developing thyroid cancer and leukemia, but according to health experts here, the probability of CT scans inducing cancers is very minimal. Published in the journal JNCI Cancer Spectrum, the study based on a National Health Insurance dataset in Taiwan between 2000 and 2013 followed 22,853 thyroid cancer, 13,040 leukemia and 20,157 non-Hodgkin lymphoma case
  • 40% parents struggle to see depression signs in kids
    New York, November 18 (IANS) Telling the difference between a teen's normal ups and downs or something bigger is among the top challenges parents face while identifying depression among the youth, says a new study. Forty per cent of parents struggle to differentiate between normal mood swings and signs of depression, while 30 per cent are tricked as their child hides his/her feelings well, according to a new national poll in the US. The C.S. Mott Children's Hospital National Poll
  • Intermittent fasting may lead to longer, healthier life
    New York, November 17 (IANS): Intermittent fasting may sound like another diet fad but researcher have conclusively found that the practice of routinely not eating and drinking for short periods of time resulted in longer life in heart patients.   In the study by Intermountain Healthcare Heart Institute in Salt Lake City, Utah, researchers found that heart patients who practiced regular intermittent fasting lived longer than patients who don't.   In addition, they
  • Intermittent fasting may lead to longer, healthier life
    New York, November 17 (IANS) Intermittent fasting may sound like another diet fad but researcher have conclusively found that the practice of routinely not eating and drinking for short periods of time resulted in longer life in heart patients. In the study by Intermountain Healthcare Heart Institute in Salt Lake City, Utah, researchers found that heart patients who practiced regular intermittent fasting lived longer than patients who don't. In addition, they found that patients
  • Diabetes-related stress more harmful for young adults
    New York, November 16 (IANS) Young people diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes experience high psychological distress, resulting in worse health outcomes and poor blood sugar control, find researchers from Carnegie Mellon University. Age plays a critical role in the well-being of people newly diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes. "We found we can evaluate a patient's initial stress and predict how they will be doing six months later," said Vicki Helgeson, professor of psychology at the unive
  • Increased fitness linked to lower dementia risk: Study
    London, November 16 (IANS) Researchers have found that improvement in cardiorespiratory fitness is strongly linked to lower dementia risk. "It is important to say that it is never too late to begin exercising. The average participant in our study was around 60 years old at baseline, and improvement in cardiorespiratory fitness was strongly linked to lower dementia risk, said study researcher Atefe Tari from Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) in Norway. Those wh
  • Bacteria in the gut may alter ageing process: Study
    Singapore, November 16 (IANS) Researchers have found that microorganisms living in the gut may alter the ageing process, which could lead to the development of food-based treatment to slow it down. All living organisms, including human beings, coexist with a myriad of microbial species living in and on them, and research conducted over the last 20 years has established their important role in nutrition, physiology, metabolism and behaviour. "We've found that microbes collected fr
  • India 2nd-highest in child pneumonia deaths
    New Delhi, November 15 (PTI): India had the second-highest number of deaths of children under the age of five in 2018 due to pneumonia, a curable and preventable disease that claimed the life of one child every 39 seconds globally, according to a new report by the UN.   The United Nations Children's Fund said that globally, pneumonia claimed the lives of more than 800,000 children under the age of five last year - or one child every 39 seconds. Most deaths occurred among ch
  • Right 'doses' of yoga can reduce depression, anxiety
    New York, November 15 (IANS) If applied in right "doses", yoga and breathing exercises can improve symptoms of depression and anxiety in both short and long terms, reveal new research. Published in the Journal of Psychiatric Practice, the study from Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) provided evidence that yoga can be a helpful complementary treatment for clinical depression or major depressive disorder. To reach this conclusion, a group of 30 clinically depressed patien
  • Complementary cancer therapies do more harm than good: Expert
    New Delhi, November 15 (IANS) A medical expert has said that cancer patients should tell doctors treating them about the herbal products they may be taking since some ingredients could affect their treatment. Maria Joao Cardoso, the head breast surgeon at the Champalimaud Cancer Centre in Lisbon, Portugal, said that there was no evidence that herbal therapies or creams worked. If in doubt, it is best not to take anything, she added. Garlic, ginger and ginkgo pills, for example
  • Climate change to hit health of Indian children hard: Lancet
    Indian schoolchildren cover their faces as they walk to school amid heavy smog in New Delhi on November 8, 2017.  AFP File Photo   New Delhi, November 14 (IANS) Children in India will be particularly vulnerable to the ill effects of climate change such as worsening air quality, higher food prices and rise in infectious diseases, warns a new study published in the journal The Lancet. Climatic suitability for the Vibrio bacteria that cause cholera is rising three
  • AI tool to predict life expectancy in heart failure patients
    New York, November 14 (IANS) Researchers have developed an artificial intelligence (AI) tool to predict life expectancy in heart failure patients. The machine learning algorithm based on de-identified electronic health, records data of 5,822 hospitalised or ambulatory patients with heart failure at UC San Diego Health in the US. "We wanted to develop a tool that predicted life expectancy in heart failure patients, there are apps where algorithms are finding out all kinds of thing
  • E-cigarettes more harmful to heart than tobacco: Study
    New York, November 13 (IANS): Researchers have found that electronic nicotine delivery systems, such as e-cigarettes might be just as harmful to the heart, than traditional cigarettes. "Our results suggest that e-cigarette use is associated with coronary vascular dysfunction at rest, even in the absence of physiologic stress, these findings indicate the opposite of what e-cigarette and vaping marketing is saying about their safety profile," said study researcher Susan Cheng