8 risk factors that can lead to heart failure

The National Heart Failure Registry recently revealed its one-year data, which shows that close to 17 percent of patients die within 90 days of... Read more »

Certain cancer treatments up death risk from Covid-19

The study by the researchers at the University of Cincinnati, presented at the European Society for Medical Oncology Virtual Congress 2020, shed light on... Read more »

Patients suffering from COVID-19 are facing cardiac issues

1 out of 5 people who contract the virus have reportedly mentioned having faced some heart related problem. Dr. Vaibhav Mishra, Director- CTVS, Fortis... Read more »

Covid-19 can cause decline in life expectancy globally

"Our study provides the first assessment of the potential impact of Covid-19 on period life expectancies according to a range of scenarios of prevalence... Read more »

Kids who take steroids at increased risk for diabetes

The study, published in the American Journal of Epidemiology, examined the records of more than 933,000 US children from ages 1 to 18 with... Read more »

Obesity emerges as new disease owing to sedentary lifestyle amid pandemic

The health experts have warned that contraction of the Covid-19 and its fatality are 70 per cent higher in people who are overweight or... Read more »

Scientists predict that Covid-19 will become seasonal virus

"Covid-19 is here to stay and it will continue to cause outbreaks year-round until herd immunity is achieved," Read more »

Lifestyle tweaks may lessen cognitive decline in older adults

"We've known for some time that lifestyle changes such as these can reduce dementia risk in the general population," Read more »

Gene behind alcoholic liver cirrhosis in drinkers identified

"There's a real public health problem involving the consumption of alcohol and people starting to drink at a younger age," Read more »

Covid ventilator patients can have permanent nerve damage

According to the study, published in the British Journal of Anaesthesia, nerve damage is the result of reduced blood flow and inflammation. Other non-Covid-19... Read more »

Covid-19 and unemployment spark suicidal thoughts

Psychiatrists are getting more patients with suicidal tendencies during this period. The reasons vary from loss of employment and livelihood, break-ups to incidents of... Read more »

1 in 2 working women in India suffering from pandemic stress

Worryingly, more than two in five working mothers are working outside their business hours to provide childcare, nearly twice as many men (25 per... Read more »

Plasma therapy safe for children with severe Covid-19

"Some children who contract this virus can develop very serious complications, so even with limited data in adults, we believed it was worth exploring... Read more »

Vitamin D levels in blood can predict future health risks

Vitamin D deficiency is associated with a higher risk for developing many ageing-related diseases, such as cardiovascular disease, cancer and osteoporosis, according to the... Read more »

Diagnostic therapy to detect lung cancer at early stage developed

The researchers from Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research (JNCASR) have developed a diagnostic therapy for lung cancer that can detect the disease... Read more »

COVID-19: Don’t ignore exhaustion, chest pain

Cardiology experts say people should not ignore chest pain or exhaustion even if there is no fever. The suggestion was put forth during a... Read more »

Vitamin D deficiency may raise risk of getting Covid-19

Vitamin D is a hormone, produced in the skin during exposure to sunlight, and helps regulate the amount of calcium and phosphate in the... Read more »

Cycling recommended as gyms remain off the radar

Doctors said that people having lifestyle ailments and non-communicable diseases (NCD) such as diabetes, hypertension, cardiovascular diseases, and arthritis need at least 30-50 minutes... Read more »

Handgrip can detect people at high diabetes risk

In the 779 study subjects, the risk of type 2 diabetes was reduced by around 50 per cent for every unit increase in handgrip... Read more »

Asthma may not be significant risk factor for severe Covid-19

"The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) places people with asthma at higher risk for Covid-related hospitalisation," Read more »