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Gene therapy helps treat life-threatening skin disease

Gene therapy helps treat life-threatening skin disease

Health November 12, 2017 at 12:59 pm 0 comments

BERLIN: In a first, scientists have successfully treated a child suffering from extensive skin damage due to a genetic disease using transplants derived from genetically modified cells. The boy suffers from epidermolysis bullosa, a genetic skin disease that had destroyed about 80 per cent of the outermost layer of hisRead More

Why obesity, underweight condition may up depression in women

Health November 12, 2017 at 12:58 pm 0 comments

New York, November 12 Women who are extremely underweight and obese are likely to be at an increased risk of developing common mood disorders like depression and anxiety, as a result of low feel good neuroactive steroid, finds a study. Neurosteroid “Allopregnanolone” also known as “allo” is a metabolite ofRead More

Now app to make life easy for medicos, patients

Health November 12, 2017 at 12:58 pm 0 comments

NEW DELHI: Patients from far-off places in the country and abroad can now consult specific doctors in the National Capital using their smartphones. Experts at Sir Ganga Ram Hospital here have developed a mobile app — myFollowup — where patients can upload their clinical reports and get advice from specialistsRead More

Chinese scientists identify genetic pathway in ageing

Chinese scientists identify genetic pathway in ageing

Health November 10, 2017 at 4:59 pm 0 comments

Beijing, November 10 Chinese scientists have found the first genetic pathway underlying natural variation in ageing, which could provide insights for developing interventions to slowdown the process of growing old in humans, state media reported on Friday. The scientists, studying a worm, found that the combination of a certain neuropeptideRead More

Air pollution may increase bone fracture risk

Health November 10, 2017 at 4:58 pm 0 comments

New York Exposure to air pollution may increase the risk of bone fractures by causing loss of mineral density, a major study has warned. The study published in The Lancet Planetary Health journal is the first to document high rates of hospital admissions for bone fractures in communities with elevatedRead More

VR game may reduce pain while drawing blood

VR game may reduce pain while drawing blood

Health November 9, 2017 at 6:10 pm 0 comments

New York: Offering children to play a Virtual Reality (VR) game while drawing blood can significantly reduce their perception of acute pain, anxiety and general distress, new research has found. “Given the immersive and engaging nature of the VR experience, this technology has the capacity to act as a preventativeRead More

This drug may reverse effects of maternal obesity

Health November 9, 2017 at 6:09 pm 0 comments

Sydney: Researchers have discovered a drug that has the potential to prevent obesity in children born to overweight mothers. Previous studies have shown that children born to overweight mothers may be at an increased risk of developing obesity, a major cause of various diseases. The new study conducted by UniversityRead More

‘Golden’ potato may boost Vitamins A, E

Health November 9, 2017 at 6:09 pm 0 comments

New York: Researchers have developed an experimental ‘golden’ potato with the potential to boost levels of essential vitamins to prevent disease among population in developing countries that rely heavily upon the starchy food. Potato is the fourth most widely consumed plant food after rice, wheat and corn. It is alsoRead More

Dental X-ray can reveal vitamin D deficiency

Dental X-ray can reveal vitamin D deficiency

Health November 8, 2017 at 4:28 pm 0 comments

WASHINGTON: Now, your dentist may be able to detect vitamin D deficiency before it becomes a major problem, according to a recent study. Vitamin D deficiency, a serious but often hidden condition that can now be identified by a simple dental X-ray, McMaster anthropologists Lori D’Ortenzio and Megan Brickley haveRead More

A little bit of stress could be good for you, says study

Health November 8, 2017 at 4:27 pm 0 comments

New Delhi: While numerous studies continue to reveal the negative impact of stress on human health, a new research has said that a little tension might actually be good for us. According to the study, taking a little stress can be good for your cells as it boosts resilience, protectsRead More