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10 mins of vigorous exercise may cut diabetes risk in kids

10 mins of vigorous exercise may cut diabetes risk in kids

Health March 25, 2017 at 5:47 pm 0 comments

Washington : Ten minutes of high-intensity physical activity every day may help some children reduce their risk of developing heart problems and metabolic diseases such as diabetes, a new study claims. Researchers from Wake Forest Baptist Medical Centre in the US found that replacing light-intensity physical activity with brief periodsRead More

Childhood brain cancer survivors at higher heart disease risk

Health March 25, 2017 at 5:43 pm 0 comments

Toronto : Survivors of childhood brain tumours are at an increased risk of heart disease, Type 2 diabetes and early death because of higher overall fat tissue, a new study has warned. Researchers, including those from McMaster University in Canada, found that survivors of childhood brain tumours have a similarRead More

Mother’s hug may boost immunity, health of baby

Mother’s hug may boost immunity, health of baby

Health March 24, 2017 at 3:42 pm 0 comments

New Delhi, March 24 A mother’s hug can boost immunity, stabilise heart rate and maintain body temperature of the baby, say doctors in a survey which shows that an embrace does more than simply putting a smile on your little one’s face. The survey also showed that 90 per centRead More

India urged to intensify research for multi-drug resistant TB

Health March 24, 2017 at 3:42 pm 0 comments

New Delhi, As India continues to account for 24 per cent of the world’s total Tuberculosis (TB) burden, the Indian Society for Clinical Research (ISCR) on Thursday called for a comprehensive research in multi-drug resistant Tuberculosis, citing that resistance to antimicrobials is growing at a faster rate than discovery ofRead More

New test may predict onset of Alzheimer’s

New test may predict onset of Alzheimer’s

Health March 22, 2017 at 8:16 pm 0 comments

Los Angeles, March 22 A new test that allows individuals to calculate their age-specific risk of Alzheimer’s disease based on their genetic information has been developed by researchers including one of Indian origin. Researchers from University of California, San Francisco (UCSF)in the US found that polygenic hazard score (PHS) stronglyRead More

Simple blood test may help detect cancer early

Simple blood test may help detect cancer early

Health March 21, 2017 at 4:36 pm 0 comments

New York : Now doctors may soon be able to detect and monitor a patient’s cancer with a simple blood test, reducing or eliminating the need for more invasive procedures, according to a new research. The study identified a series of proteins in blood plasma that, when elevated, signify that theRead More

Sleep apnea in children may impact brain development

Health March 21, 2017 at 4:27 pm 0 comments

Washington,  Untreated sleep apnea in children causes loss of grey matter – brain cells involved in movement, memory, emotions, speech, perception, decision making and self-control, researchers including one of Indian origin have found. The finding points to a strong connection between this common sleep disturbance, which affects up to fiveRead More

Your high BP might just be a case of misdiagnosis

Your high BP might just be a case of misdiagnosis

Health March 20, 2017 at 6:07 pm 0 comments

Toronto:  Nearly 20 per cent of people receiving treatment for hypertension do not actually have a problem, but they are often misdiagnosed as a result of doctors using manual devices to measure blood pressure, a study has showed. “About 20 per cent of people receiving treatment for hypertension don’t actuallyRead More

Functional ‘beating’ human heart muscle created

Functional ‘beating’ human heart muscle created

Health March 20, 2017 at 6:05 pm 0 comments

Melbourne: Scientists have created a functional ‘beating’ human heart muscle from stem cells, a significant step forward in cardiac disease research. Researchers at The University of Queensland (UQ) in Australia developed models of human heart tissue in the laboratory so they can study cardiac biology and diseases ‘in a dish’.Read More

First blood test for autism developed

First blood test for autism developed

Health March 18, 2017 at 4:57 am 0 comments

Washington: In a first, scientists have discovered a way to accurately predict whether a child has autism spectrum disorder by analysing a blood sample, an advance that opens the door to earlier diagnosis and potential future development of therapeutics. The test is the first physiological test for autism spectrum disorderRead More