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Suicidal tendencies linked to rheumatic, musculoskeletal diseases, claims study

Jun 15: A new survey has revealed that pain due to rheumatic and musculoskeletal diseases (RMDs) impacts the mental health of people and they are more likely to have suicidal thoughts.

The results were presented at the Annual European Congress of Rheumatology (EULAR 2019).

"This survey highlights the huge importance of pain on the psychological...

Here’s why parents should set screen-time limits for their kids

Washington, Jun 7: Parents should encourage their children to adopt healthy habits like physical exercise, a nutritious diet and getting sound sleep instead of spending long periods of time on electronic devices, a doctor who is leading the Canadian Pediatric Society’s digital health task force has said.

Dr Michelle Ponti said that the society’s new guidelines describe how and...

Boost your eye health with turmeric

New Delhi, Jun 6: After turmeric latte, it is now time for Haldi Eyes! While supermodels and celebrities ranging from Priyanka Chopra to Victoria Beckham swear by turmeric -be it in lattes, breakfast cereal or face packs and body scrubs, the humble haldi is finding its way into makeup kits.

Now Sephora, one of the most popular beauty havens...

Blood transfusion during liver cancer surgery associated with increased risk of cancer recurrence

Jun 3: In a study, researchers have claimed that receiving blood transfusion during liver cancer surgery (hepatocellular carcinoma) increases the risk of cancer recurrence and dying prematurely.

The risk was markedly increased even when only a small amount of blood was transfused, researchers said.

The study is being presented at the 'European Society of Anaesthesiology'...

AI detects new class of genetic mutations behind autism

Using Artificial Intelligence (AI), researchers have discovered new genetic flaws that contribute to autism in people.

Most previous research on the genetic basis of disease has focused on the 20,000 known genes and the surrounding sections of DNA that regulate those genes.

However, even this enormous amount of genetic information makes up only slightly more than one per...

Cranberries may help combat superbugs: Study

Toronto, May 29: Cranberry extracts can make disease-causing bacteria more sensitive to lower doses of antibiotics that may help counter the global threat of superbugs, according to a study.

The spread of antibiotic resistance worldwide is undermining decades of progress in fighting bacterial infections.

Due to the overuse of antibiotics in medicine and agriculture, we are on the...

VR can spot early symptoms of Alzheimer's: Study

London, May 24: Virtual reality (VR) can identify early symptoms of Alzheimer's disease more accurately than 'gold standard' cognitive tests currently in use, a study claims.

Researchers at the University of Cambridge in the UK noted that brain contains a mental 'satnav' (satellite navigation) of where we are, where we have been, and how to find our way around....

Air pollution may up childhood anxiety, depression

Washington, May 23: Being exposed to traffic-related air pollution can alter brain chemicals in children, increasing the risk of mental disorders such as anxiety and depression, a study has found.

Exposure to air pollution is a well-established global health problem associated with complications for people with asthma and respiratory disease, as well as heart conditions and an...

Good physical health can keep liver disease at bay

Washington, May 21: The importance of physical activity can't be undermined and a new study has given more reasons to follow an active lifestyle.

The study has claimed that activities like walking and muscle strengthening were associated with significantly reduced risk of liver-related death. Chronic liver disease is increasing, partly due to the obesity epidemic, and currently,...

Men ignore health risks of steroids: Study

Moscow, May 20: Many men continue to abuse steroids to achieve muscular bodies despite knowing that the drug have potentially lethal side effects, a study has found.

Anabolic steroids such as testosterone are performance-enhancing hormones that increase muscle mass and boost athletic ability, which has led to their misuse and abuse by some, and men in particular....