Air pollution linked to premature death risk

Aug 22 (IANS) Exposure to toxic air pollutants is linked to increased deaths due to cardiovascular and respiratory diseases, warn researchers. Conducted over a 30-year period, the study, published in the New England... Read more »

Packaged food, drinks unhealthiest in India: Survey

Aug 21 (IANS) A global survey has found that when it comes to having the healthiest packaged food and drinks, India ranks the lowest among 12 countries. The UK topped the charts, followed... Read more »

Cellphone breaks not good for your brain: Study

Aug 20 (IANS) Using a cellphone to take a break during mentally challenging tasks does not allow the brain to recharge effectively and may result in poorer performance, a new research has found.... Read more »

A gene mutation can put you at alcoholism risk

Aug 18 (IANS) A tiny genetic mutation can put people at a higher risk for alcohol or drug addiction, say researchers. COMT is the name of a gene that helps the body manage... Read more »

Regular exercise may cut Alzheimer’s risk in older adults

Aug 11 (IANS) Regular exercise is not only good for memory as people age, but it also appears to help prevent the development of physical signs of Alzheimer’s, in those who are at... Read more »

Indian firm develops test to detect drug-resistant TB mutation

Aug 8 (IANS) Genetic diagnostic and drug discovery research firm MedGeneome Labs on Thursday claimed to have developed the first whole genomic sequencing-based test to detect drug-resistant mutation in tuberculosis (TB) bacteria. “The... Read more »

Your video selfie may measure blood pressure

Aug 6 (IANS) In good news for people who have blood pressure (BP) problems, monitoring BP might one day become as easy as taking a video selfie. Researchers, including one of an Indian-origin,... Read more »

Multiple genes to blame for risk of asthma, eczema

London, Aug 6 (IANS) Researchers have found a total of 141 regions in our genetic material that largely explain the genetic risk underlying asthma, hay fever and eczema. As many as 41... Read more »

Sperm production may be possible in transgenders: Study

Aug 5 (IANS) Researchers have reported two cases in which young transgender women attempted to recover their fertility after stopping gender-affirming medications. The study, published in the journal Pediatrics, found that one transgender... Read more »

High Vitamin A intake can lower skin cancer risk

Aug 1 (IANS) Researchers have found that people who intake high levels of Vitamin A were 17 per cent less at risk of getting a skin cancer as compared to those who ate... Read more »

AI tool predicts cell behaviours during diseases, treatment

July 30 (IANS) Researchers have developed — scGen — an Artificial Intelligence (AI)-powered tool which promises to reshape the way we study diseases and their treatment at cellular level. The study, published in... Read more »

High levels of oestrogen in the womb linked to autism

July 29 (IANS) Researchers have identified a link between exposure to high levels of oestrogen sex hormones in the womb and the likelihood of developing autism. Published in the journal Molecular Psychiatry, the... Read more »

IIT unravels connection of lead toxicity with liver

July 26 (IANS) Researchers at the Indian Institute of Technology, Mandi have shown how lead intake promotes accumulation of fat in the liver which can cause obesity. The scientists have unravelled the mechanism... Read more »

Researchers develop tool to help check chikungunya

July 26 (IANS) Researchers have developed a tool that attracts and captures female mosquitoes looking for a site to lay eggs, which in the future may help curb the chikungunya virus. The study,... Read more »

IIT scientists devise robotic hand for Paralytics

July 25 (IANS) The scientists at the IIT-Kanpur have ventured into the world’s first robot hand for the rehabilitation of stroke patients and have finished their tests on it. The device is a... Read more »

Smoking can trigger severe leg pain, poor wound healing

July 24 (IANS) Researchers have found a strong link between smoking and peripheral artery disease — a circulatory condition in which narrowed blood vessels reduce blood flow to the limbs — and this... Read more »

IIT Kharagpur students develop AI App for elderly care

July 22 (IANS) Aiming to lend support to geriatric care by aiding caregivers to reach out to the aged on time, students of the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kharagpur have developed two... Read more »

AI predicts long-term mortality from chest X-ray data

July 21 (IANS) Researchers have developed an Artificial Intelligence (AI)-powered tool that can harvest information in chest X-rays to predict long-term mortality. The findings of this study, published in the journal JAMA Network... Read more »

Diabetic women at greater risk of heart failure than men

July 21 (IANS) While doctors know that diabetes raises the risk of heart failure, a global study of 12 million people has found that this risk is greater for women than men. According... Read more »

One-hour exercise with proper hydration may tackle low BP

July 20 (IANS) Suffering from low blood pressure? Do an hour or more of daily exercise and stay hydrated to improve the condition and control fainting or dizziness episodes, finds a NASA-funded study... Read more »