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Dr RK Patel and Dr Ambrish Mithal named

Kolkata, Apr 30 (IBNS): The government has appointed Dr. R.K Patel and Dr. Ambrish Mithal as domain experts on the Governing Board of National Health Authority (NHA).

30-Apr-2019
Urine test could prevent cervical cancer

London, Apr 30 (IBNS): Urine testing may be as effective as the smear test at preventing cervical cancer, according to new research by University of Manchester scientists.

30-Apr-2019
UN, global health agencies sound alarm o

New York, Apr 30 (IBNS): Deaths caused by infections from antibiotic-resistant bacteria will skyrocket over the next two decades, along with huge economic costs, without immediate, ambitious and coordinated action, the UN World Health Organization (WHO) and partners warned on Monday.

30-Apr-2019
Eight hours of interval sprinting can re

New York, Apr 29 (IBNS): Twenty minutes of sprints on an exercise bike three times a week for eight weeks – eight hours of exercise in total – is all that’s needed to reverse some of the negative effects of menopause, a new study by UNSW Sydney medical researchers has found.

29-Apr-2019
Antibiotic use linked to greater risk of

New York, Apr 28 (IBNS): Women who take antibiotics over a long period of time are at increased risk of heart attack or stroke, according to new Tulane University research.

28-Apr-2019
Could a popular food ingredient raise th

New York, Apr 27 (IBNS): Consumption of propionate, a food ingredient that’s widely used in baked goods, animal feeds, and artificial flavorings, appears to increase levels of several hormones that are associated with risk of obesity and diabetes, according to new research led by Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health in collaboration with researchers from Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Sheba Medical Center in Israel.

27-Apr-2019
Comfort food leads to more weight gain d

Sydney, Apr 27 (IBNS): It’s no secret that overindulging on high-calorie foods can be detrimental to health, but it turns out that under stress, watching what you eat may be even more important.

27-Apr-2019
'Zero malaria starts with me' UN health

New York, Apr 26 (IBNS): After more than a decade of steady advances in fighting malaria, progress has leveled off, which is why this World Malaria Day, the World Health Organization (WHO) is supporting a grassroots campaign to emphasize country ownership and community empowerment to improve malaria prevention and care.

26-Apr-2019
Under-fives' daily screen time should be

United Nations, Apr 25 (UNI): Toddlers should spend no more than 60 minutes passively watching a screen every day, while babies under 12 months should have none, to ensure that they grow up fit and well, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has said, as part of a campaign to tackle the global obesity crisis.

25-Apr-2019
When your memory takes its last breath â

At the Delhi, New Friends Colony, there was a Gupta family where there was someone battling with dementia. The entire family initially did not pay heed to it when the patriarch of the family, who was a bright, talkative and joyous Virendra Gupta, had all of a sudden stopped speaking. He started showing his short-tempered and irritable behavior and his family members thought that old age was responsible for this change. After a few days, Mr. Gupta failed to button his own shirt and lost his abilities to get dressed on his own. Though he was mostly dressed scarcely, one fine day he left his house almost naked. Then there was a time when he totally forgot how he should use his hands while eating his food and all this took place within a time period of 20 days!

25-Apr-2019
Vaccinations create ‘umbrella of immun

New York, Apr 25 (IBNS): Between 2010 and 2017, an average of 21.1 million children missed their first dose of the measles vaccine, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) revealed on Wednesday, stressing its importance to creating “an umbrella of immunity for everyone.” 

25-Apr-2019
Under-fives' daily screen time should be

New York, Apr 25 (IBNS): Toddlers should spend no more than 60 minutes passively watching a screen every day, while babies under 12 months should have none, to ensure that they grow up fit and well, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Wednesday, as part of a campaign to tackle the global obesity crisis.

25-Apr-2019
New malaria vaccine trial in Malawi mark

United Nations, Apr 24 (IBNS):  A new vaccine against deadly malaria which has been 30 years in development, was made available for the first time to infants in Malawi on Tuesday, marking an “innovation milestone”, said the World Health Organization (WHO).

24-Apr-2019
Losing 16 minutes of sleep daily can ham

New York, Apr 24 (IBNS): Losing just 16 minutes of sleep could be the difference between a clear-headed day at the office or one filled with distractions.

24-Apr-2019
Can physical activity offset the health

Sydney, Apr 24 (IBNS): In findings that could relieve desk-bound office workers, a weekly dose of at least 150 minutes of physical activity could substantially reduce or offset the mortality risks in 'high sitters', University of Sydney research finds.

24-Apr-2019
Malaria vaccine pilot launched in Malawi

New York, Apr 24 (IBNS): WHO welcomes the Government of Malawi’s launch of the world’s first malaria vaccine today in a landmark pilot programme. The country is the first of three in Africa in which the vaccine, known as RTS,S, will be made available to children up to 2 years of age; Ghana and Kenya will introduce the vaccine in the coming weeks.

24-Apr-2019
Traditional Chinese medicine bridges Arg

Mendoza, Argentina, Apr 24 (Xinhua) Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) is becoming increasingly popular and serving as a bridge between East and West in a city in Argentina.

24-Apr-2019
New malaria vaccine trial in Malawi mark

New York, Apr 24 (IBNS): A new vaccine against deadly malaria which has been 30 years in development, was made available for the first time to infants in Malawi on Tuesday, marking an “innovation milestone”, said the World Health Organization (WHO).

24-Apr-2019
Medicaid could save $2.6 billion within

New York, Apr 23 (IBNS): Reducing smoking, and its associated health effects, among Medicaid recipients in each state by just 1 percent would result in $2.6 billion in total Medicaid savings the following year, according to new research by UCSF.

23-Apr-2019
Media exposure to mass violence can fuel

New York, Apr 23 (IBNS): Repeated exposure to media coverage of collective traumas, such as mass shootings or natural disasters, can fuel a cycle of distress, according to a University of California, Irvine study.

23-Apr-2019
Hundreds suffer from fever in Tripura vi

Ambassa (Tripura), Apr 21 (UNI): Amidst the heat of political activities hundred of villagers including babies reeling from the grip of fever without any medical assistance over the past 10 days in the remote Kalyan Singh ADC village in the bordering subdivision of Gandacharra in the northern Tripura district of Dhalai here.

21-Apr-2019
Common sleep myths compromise good sleep

New York, Apr 20 (IBNS): People often say they can get by on five or fewer hours of sleep, that snoring is harmless, and that having a drink helps you to fall asleep.

20-Apr-2019
Heart patch could limit muscle damage in

New York, Apr 20 (IBNS): Researchers have designed a new type of adhesive patch that can be placed directly on the heart and may one day help to reduce the stretching of heart muscle that often occurs after a heart attack.

20-Apr-2019
Ontario: Study finds one in five childre

Toronto, Apr 20 (IBNS): One in five Ontario children and youth have a mental disorder, but less than one-third have had contact with a mental health care provider, says the Ontario Child Health Study (OCHS).

20-Apr-2019
Do ‘depression genes’ exist? It’s

Washington, Apr 20 (IBNS):  Over the past quarter-century, researchers have published hundreds of studies suggesting a small set of particular genes or gene-variants plays a substantial role in boosting susceptibility to depression.

20-Apr-2019
UN condemns attack on Ebola treatment ce

New York, Apr 20 (IBNS): The UN has condemned an attack on an Ebola treatment centre in the Democratic Republic of the Congo on Friday, which led to the death of a doctor working for the World Health Organization (WHO), and injured two others. 

20-Apr-2019
Russians have no problems with excessive

Geneva , Apr 19 (Sputnik/UNI) Russians do not have problems with excessive use of antibiotics, as it is in the middle of the list of countries excessively using this kind of drugs, but, at the same time, very strong drugs are in high demand in Russia, Dr Marc Sprenger, the director of the World Health Organization (WHO) secretariat for antimicrobial resistance, told Sputnik.

19-Apr-2019
Cambodia reports 1st outbreak of H5N6 bi

Phnom Penh, Apr 19 (Xinhua) Cambodia has reported the first outbreak of highly pathogenic H5N6 bird flu virus among poultry, World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) said in a statement late Thursday.

19-Apr-2019
'Vaccines are safe' and save lives, UNIC

New York, Apr 19 (IBNS): Amid a surge in outbreaks of vaccine-preventable diseases such as measles, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) announced on Thursday a new social media campaign, emphasizing that “vaccines are safe, and they save lives”.

19-Apr-2019
Stress, overtime, disease, contribute to

United Nations, Apr 18 (IBNS): Stress, excessively-long working hours and disease, contribute to the deaths of nearly 2.8 million workers every year, while an additional 374 million people get injured or fall ill because of their jobs, the UN labour agency, ILO, said on Thursday.

18-Apr-2019
WHO releases first guideline on digital

Geneva, Apr 17 (IBNS): World Health Organization (WHO) on Wednesday released new recommendations on 10 ways that countries can use digital health technology, accessible via mobile phones, tablets and computers, to improve people’s health and essential services.

17-Apr-2019
TAU scientists print first ever 3D heart

Jerusalem, Apr 17 (IBNS): In a major medical breakthrough, Tel Aviv University researchers have "printed" the world's first 3D vascularised engineered heart using a patient's own cells and biological materials. Until now, scientists in regenerative medicine — a field positioned at the crossroads of biology and technology — have been successful in printing only simple tissues without blood vessels.

17-Apr-2019
New study suggests oxytocin may help tre

Oxytocin, a brain peptide that is widely known for its role in love and bonding, may hold potential for helping individuals overcome alcohol addiction. In a collaborative study with the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), scientists at Scripps Research discovered that oxytocin blocked enhanced drinking in alcohol-dependent rats, concluding that targeting the oxytocin system may be a successful pharmaceutical approach for treating alcohol-use disorder.

17-Apr-2019
Canada: A global measles crisis underway

United Nations, Apr 16 (IBNS): Noting a 300 per cent surge in the number of measles cases during the first three months of this year, compared to the same period last year, two UN agency heads declared on Monday that we now stand “in the middle of a global measles crisis.”

16-Apr-2019
Cabinet approves MoU between India and B

New Delhi, Apr 15 (IBNS): The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has given ex-post facto approval to the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between India and Bolivia in the field of traditional systems of medicine and homoeopathy.

15-Apr-2019
Greater transparency, fairer prices for

New York, Apr 15 (IBNS): While developing countries have long struggled with the price of medicines, today’s costs have rendered it a world-wide challenge, and the key topic of concern at a global medicines forum in South Africa, co-sponsored by the World Health Organization (WHO).

15-Apr-2019
Diabetes India launches the ‘1000 Days

Kolkata, Apr 15 (IBNS): January 11, 2022 will mark 100 years of insulin use, when a young boy dying from diabetes was given the first insulin injection.

15-Apr-2019
Study finds screen time has little impac

London, Apr 14 (IBNS): Research by Oxford University academics has found little evidence of a relationship between screen time and well-being in adolescents. Based on data from more than 17,000 teenagers, the study casts doubt on the widely accepted notion that spending time online, gaming or watching TV, especially before bedtime, can damage young people’s mental health.

14-Apr-2019
Ability to lift weights quickly can mean

Lisbon, Apr 14 (IBNS): Prolong your life by increasing your muscle power. That’s the main message of a study presented today at EuroPrevent 2019, a scientific congress of the European Society of Cardiology.

14-Apr-2019
Sexual problems in India on the rise, sa

Kolkata, Apr 13 (UNI) Lifestyle changes have impacted men and sperm count has gone down by 50 per cent in the last 50 years.

13-Apr-2019
Ebola not an international ‘health eme

New York, Apr 13 (IBNS): The Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) “does not constitute a public health emergency of international concern”, according to a statement issued on Friday by the World Health Organization (WHO).

13-Apr-2019
Want to quit smoking? partner up, says s

Lisbon, Apr 12 (IBNS): Kicking the habit works best in pairs. That’s the main message of a study presented today at EuroPrevent 2019, a scientific congress of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC).

12-Apr-2019
Substituting healthy plant proteins for

Boston, Apr 12 (IBNS): Diets that replaced red meat with healthy plant proteins led to decreases in risk factors for cardiovascular disease (CVD), according to a new study from Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and Purdue University.

12-Apr-2019
Nutrients from food, not supplements, li

Boston, Apr 12 (IBNS): Adequate intake of certain nutrients is associated with a reduction in all-cause mortality when the nutrient source is foods, but not supplements, according to a new study. There was no association between dietary supplement use and a lower risk of death.

12-Apr-2019
Diet rich in animal protein is associate

New York, Apr 12 (IBNS): A diet rich in animal protein and meat in particular is not good for the health, a new study from the University of Eastern Finland finds, providing further backing for earlier research evidence.

12-Apr-2019
Inappropriate pain management after surg

New York, Apr 12 (IBNS): Targets to eliminate pain after surgery have driven increases in the use of opioids, and are a major cause of the opioid crisis in the USA, Canada and other countries. For the first time, a new Series of three papers, published in The Lancet, brings together global evidence detailing the role of surgery in the opioids crisis.

12-Apr-2019
Traffic-related air pollution associated

New York, Apr 12  (IBNS): The first global estimates of their kind suggest that more than one in ten childhood asthma cases could be linked to traffic-related air pollution every year, according to a health impact assessment of children in 194 countries and 125 major cities worldwide, published in The Lancet Planetary Health journal.

12-Apr-2019
Bihar: Health services affected at hospi

Patna, Apr 8 (UNI) Health services were badly affected in medical colleges and hospitals after junior doctors went on an indefinite strike in protest against enrollment of students of All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in post graduate courses in state`s medical colleges through state quota.

08-Apr-2019
Food additive may influence how well flu

Washington, Apr 8 (IBNS): Michigan State University scientists have linked a common food preservative to an altered immune response that possibly hinders flu vaccines.

08-Apr-2019
Moderate alcohol consumption does not pr

New York, Apr 7 (IBNS): Blood pressure and stroke risk increase steadily with increasing alcohol intake, and previous claims that 1-2 alcoholic drinks a day might protect against stroke are dismissed by new evidence from a genetic study involving 160,000 adults.

07-Apr-2019
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