Government to launch a project for screening diabetes,blood pressure

The Department of Health and Family Welfare will soon launch a diabetes screening programme for adults in view of the alarming spread of the lifestyle disorder. Under the proposed programme, sugar levels and blood pressure of individuals aged above 30 years will be monitored regularly at primary health centres. The project will be launched in...

Being tall may not be that charming after all

Taller women are at greater risk from a host of cancers after reaching middle age, a study has shown. Every 10 centimetre (3.94 inches) increase in height raised the risk of post-menopausal women developing any cancer by 13%, the US study showed. Being 10 centimetres taller boosted the risk of kidney, rectum, thyroid and blood cancers...

Cheap tea may prove expensive for your heath

People who opt for cheaper supermarket blends of tea could be at a higher risk of bone and teeth problems, researchers, including an Indian origin scientist, have claimed. Black tea and the world's most consumed beverage may contain higher concentrations of fluoride according to researchers at Medical College of Georgia. There could be a...

Suspension of anti-diabetes drug ‘pioglitazone’ may be withdrawn

The government is set to revoke the suspension order on anti-diabetes drug pioglitazone, imposed late last month. However, pharmaceutical companies selling the drug will be required to carry a box warning indicating the possible risk of bladder cancer. The decision was taken in a meeting of the government's highest advisory body on drugs, the...

Cancer-Obesity link unveiled

No surprises here! Obesity has been linked to yet another deadly disease- Cancer. Major studies confirm that being overweight or obese increases your risk of various cancers.The World Health Organisation (WHO) says that overweight and obesity are the most important known avoidable causes of cancer after tobacco. Obesity spurs changes in the gut microbiome that...

Yoga your way to increased concentration:

Practising yoga not only can improve physical stamina, but also plays an important role in improving people’s concentration and accuracy. Researchers in the US discovered that a single session of Hatha yoga significantly improved a person’s speed and accuracy when tested on their working memory and concentration. The experiment: During the experimental yoga sessions participants...

Increase your brain power- by exercising your brain!

Well, it’s not exactly new, we’ve known it for a long time now that our mind is sharpened by teasers, puzzles and riddles. Your body isn’t the only thing that needs a workout – your brain needs stimulation to stay in peak shape. Studies have shown that keeping your brain challenged and engaged can actually help...

Pregnancy not impossible in cancer survivors

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According to a report published in MedPage Today, young women who survive childhood cancer experience high rates of infertility, but the majority of those who struggle to conceive eventually get pregnant, researchers found. The study is among the largest and most comprehensive investigations of infertility in childhood cancer survivors ever conducted. It is also among the...

Cancer and Alzheimer’s inversely linked – study

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Cancer and Alzheimer's disease are both age related diseases. But having one of them lowers the risk of developing the other, researchers say. The study, published July 10 in Neurology, shows that older people with Alzheimer's disease are less likely to develop cancer, and those with cancer are less likely to develop Alzheimer's. "Alzheimer disease dementia...

Why aspirin helps some and not others

Ever wondered why aspirin works on some and not on others? Well, researchers have just found the answer to this riddle. Researchers including an Indian origin have shed some light on why aspirin benefits some people and not others. Researchers at Duke Medicine developed a blood-based test of gene activity that has been shown to accurately identify...

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