Scientists rule out asthma as trigger for Covid-19 severity

The team from Rutgers University in the US found that people with asthma - even those with diminished lung function who are being treated... Read more »

Why some Covid-19 patients with low oxygen level breathe well

How the brain responds to the low oxygen level could be one of the factors behind the condition, known as silent hypoxemia or "happy... Read more »

‘Encouraging’ data but Covid vax nowhere near us

"These clinical findings for the BNT162b1 RNA-based vaccine candidate are encouraging and strongly support accelerated clinical development and at-risk manufacturing to maximize the opportunity... Read more »

Managing allergies during Covid-19

The common cold and flu is also rampant to add to the misery. It is necessary to understand seasonal allergies, its symptoms in order... Read more »

Tripura to distribute Vitamin-C enriched fruits to boost immunity

Tripura's Law and Education Minister Ratan Lal Nath said the state government will spend Rs one crore to implement the "Programme for boosting public... Read more »

Ex-WHO advisor “Diabetes is dynamite for person with Covid”

Zimmet, who is President International Diabetes Federation, added that the actual mechanism as to why Covid-19 may cause diabetes is as yet unknown, however,... Read more »

Excessive sugar intake linked to larger fat deposits around heart

"When we consume too much sugar the excess is converted to fat and stored. This fat tissue located around the heart and in the... Read more »

Harvard scholar: No seasonal variation in Covid, immunisation only defence

ICMR reports a growth rate of 5 per cent for the pandemic in India, and the doubling time for this rate would be around... Read more »

Common food additive in desserts, gum can trigger adverse health effects

The study confirmed a strong linkage between foodborne titanium dioxide nanoparticles (TiO2 NPs) and adverse health effects, said researchers from University of Massachusetts Amherst. Read more »

At over 24 lakh, India sees 14% rise in TB cases notified in 2019

Private sector notifications also increased by 35 per cent with 6.78 lakh TB patients notified. Due to easy availability of molecular diagnostics, the proportion... Read more »

Diet of average Indian lacks protein, fruit, vegetables

"The EAT-Lancet diet is not a silver bullet for the myriad nutrition and environmental challenges food systems currently present, but it does provide a... Read more »

Are you are a hugger and miss jadoo ki jhappi amid social distancing?

"Just like regular hunger reminds us that we're not getting enough to eat, skin hunger is the recognition that we're not getting enough touch... Read more »

1 in 3 corona survivors may suffer ‘irreversible’ lung damage

"Approximately 30 per cent of survivors of the global SARS outbreak caused by SARS-CoV and MERS-CoV experienced persistent physiological impairment and abnormal radiology... Read more »

Skin Cancer: Risk Factors, Symptoms, Diagnosis and Treatment

There are three major types of skin cancer - squamous cell carcinoma, basal cell carcinoma and melanoma. If you notice suspicious changes in your... Read more »

Guilt-free sweetness

Excessive sugar consumption can also harm your metabolism, which can lead to increased insulin and fat storage. The longing for desert after dinner is... Read more »

AMU scientist discovers proteins that form Cancer in liver

Dr Siddiqui elaborated through his paper that alcohol consumption and hepatitis infection lead to liver cancer formation through stem cell factor and generation of... Read more »

Yoga in cancer treatment

Yoga helps patients with cancer to cope up with symptoms and side effects induced due to treatment they are receiving. Relaxation can be attained... Read more »

Risk of adult diabetes seen in kids as young as 8

"We knew that diabetes doesn't develop overnight. What we didn't know is how early in life the first signs of disease activity become visible... Read more »

243 million Indian adolescents are greatly at risk due to COVID-19

A recent report in the Lancet (Child and Adolescent Health) Journal has pointed out that social deprivation and reduction in peer contact threaten to... Read more »

Corona patients with high stress hormone at increased death risk

The study from Imperial College London, published in The Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology, provides the first data to show that cortisol levels are a... Read more »