Twitter can help prevent asthma-related hospitalisation

Mon, 05/02/2016 - 13:32

New York, May 2 (IANS) Keeping tabs on tweets may be an effective tool to help prepare for -- and prevent -- increases in asthma emergencies, say researchers, including one of Indian-origin.


New drugs could treat resistant prostate cancers

Mon, 05/02/2016 - 12:28

London, May 2 (IANS) Men with lethal prostate cancer that has stopped responding to conventional treatment could potentially benefit from a new class of medicines designed to overcome drug resistance, a new study suggests.


Diluted apple juice best to treat dehydration in kids

Mon, 05/02/2016 - 11:58

Toronto, May 2 (IANS) As the summer picks up the heat, kids suffering from mild gastroenteritis and dehydration should be given diluted apple juice instead of electrolyte drinks to replace fluid losses from diarrhea and vomiting, researchers say.


A third of autistic kids likely to wander away

Mon, 05/02/2016 - 11:08

New York, May 2 (IANS) More than one-third of US children with autism spectrum disorders have wandered away from a safe environment within the past 12 months, new research shows.


Depressed seniors are at dementia risk

Sun, 05/01/2016 - 14:08

London, May 1 (IANS) Elderly people who experience steadily increasing depressive symptoms are more likely to suffer from dementia, finds a study.


What kills neurons after stroke

Sun, 05/01/2016 - 11:16

New York, May 1 (IANS) Researchers have found that an elusive brain receptor may play an important role in the death of neurons from neurological diseases.


Ocean-facing house linked to relaxed life, better mental health

Sat, 04/30/2016 - 16:14

New York, April 30 (IANS) Wish to lead a relaxed life with a sea-facing house? Here's another reason for you to save for a beach-facing house as the sight of water is linked to less stress and improved mental health, researchers say.


Stress, depression can worsen HPV infection

Sat, 04/30/2016 - 14:20

New York, April 30 (IANS) Beware! Stress and depression can be harmful to women with HPV (human papillomavirus) infection and if it continues for some years beyond the initial infection can lead to cervical cancer, researchers have warned.


Breast milk boosts brain growth of premature babies

Sat, 04/30/2016 - 11:18

New York, April 30 (IANS) Feeding premature babies mostly breast milk - irrespective of whether that came from the babies' own mothers or donated by other women - during the first month of life appears to spur more robust brain growth, compared with babies given little or no breast milk, says a study.


Five reasons behind the childhood obesity in India

Sat, 04/30/2016 - 10:28

Madurai: When 12-year-old Madhu (not his real name) was diagnosed as obese — he weighed 98 kg when his ideal weight was 55 kg — there were no obvious medical issues, except a faulty diet and lack of exercise.


Maharashtrians at highest risk of developing diabetes: Study

Fri, 04/29/2016 - 18:14

Gurgaon, April 29 (IANS) People in Maharashtra are at the highest risk of developing diabetes, followed by those in Karnataka, New Delhi and West Bengal, says a study by seeDoc, a Haryana-based online medical consultation company.


Eat dark chocolate to curb diabetes, heart disease risk!

Fri, 04/29/2016 - 15:10

London, April 29 (IANS) Fancy eating chocolates every day? You may soon have the recommendation of doctors to indulge a little as researchers have found that a dark chocolate bar daily could reduces the risk of developing diabetes and heart diseases.


Antidepressants during pregnancy may up depression risk in kids

Fri, 04/29/2016 - 14:02

London, April 29 (IANS) Women taking antidepressants during pregnancy, please take note. Researchers have warned that exposure to these pills during gestation period is likely to increase depression in kids by early adolescence.


When treated, cancer cells can switch to a different mode

Fri, 04/29/2016 - 13:28

London, April 29 (IANS) When medication is used to shut off the oxygen supply to tumours, the cells adapt their metabolism in the medium term -- by switching over to producing energy without oxygen, new research has found.