'Missing DNA' could hold key to combating breast cancer

Mon, 05/29/2017 - 17:16

Wellington, May 29 (IANS) In a revelation that could help find ways to prevent breast cancer, researches have shown that women who develop the condition at a young age have certain pieces of their DNA missing.


Bengal teen battling Hodgkin's lymphoma scores 91%

Mon, 05/29/2017 - 16:04

Kolkata, May 29 (IANS) Though ravaged by a relapse of Hodgkin's lymphoma, 16-year-old Bodhisattva Mandal scored a whopping 91 per cent in his class 10 exams under the West Bengal board.


Marijuana use may increase gum disease risk

Mon, 05/29/2017 - 15:50

New York, May 29 (IANS) Frequent recreational use of cannabis -- including marijuana, hashish, and hash oil -- increases the risk of gum disease, says a study.


Gene linked to female urinary incontinence identified

Mon, 05/29/2017 - 14:38

London, May 29 (IANS) Raising hopes for a new effective treatment for women experiencing urine leakage, researchers have found that a gene involved in the ability of the bladder to contract may be linked to female urinary incontinence.


Facebook makes us sad, unhealthy: Study

Mon, 05/29/2017 - 10:20

New York, May 29 (IANS) People who check their Facebook profile all the time are likely to be more sad and unhealthy than those who use it sporadically, a new study has revealed.


Three Zika cases in Ahmedabad, Gujarat says don't worry

Sun, 05/28/2017 - 20:24

Gandhinagar, May 28 (IANS) Even as the WHO has confirmed India's first three cases of Zika virus in Gujarat, the state government on Sunday said there is "no reason to worry" since effective measures were being taken.


Obesity can cause cardiovascular diseases even in young

Sun, 05/28/2017 - 15:38

Copenhagen, May 28 (IANS) Higher than normal body mass index (BMI) is known to cause cardiovascular diseases in mid-to-late life, but a new research has revealed a higher BMI can cause worse cardiovascular health even in those aged as young as 17.


'Vision of UP 2017' awards conferred

Sat, 05/27/2017 - 20:04

Lucknow, May 27 (IANS) The purpose of our government is to make Uttar Pradesh a perfect state in five years, Deputy Chief Minister Keshav Prasad Maurya said on Saturday as he gave away the "Vision of UP 2017" awards at an event here.


Facebook aims to sell ads to drugmakers

Sat, 05/27/2017 - 11:16

San Francisco, May 27 (IANS) Facebook will host a summit in June that is dedicated to health and aims to sell ads to the pharmaceutical industry, a media report said.