India facing shortage of 6 lakh doctors, 20 lakh nurses: Study

Washington: India has shortage of an estimated 6 lakh doctors and 20 lakh nurses, say scientists who found that lack of staff who are properly trained in administering antibiotics is preventing patients from accessing live-saving drugs. Patients and their attendants wait outside the OPD at a government-run hospital in New Delhi. Even when antibiotics More...

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By Manish Sen On Monday, April 8th, 2019
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Electrical brain stimulation can boost memory function in older people

London: Electrical brain stimulation using a non-invasive cap can help boost older people’s mental scores to those of people 20 to 30 years younger, according to a study published on Monday. Old people sitting More...

By Ila Choudhary On Saturday, April 6th, 2019
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One drink per day could lead to stroke, new study suggests

London: It might just be enough to kill your buzz: A new study challenges the idea that a drink or two a day could actually be good for you. Drinking alcohol moderately may not be as healthy as people think. In More...

By Manish Sen On Tuesday, March 26th, 2019
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Male birth control pill passes safety tests

Washington: A new male birth control pill passed tests of safety and tolerability when healthy men used it daily for a month, a recent study has found. Safe, reversible hormonal male contraception should be available More...

By Manish Sen On Saturday, March 23rd, 2019
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Research identifies new drug for treating liver diseases

Washington: According to a recent study, the researchers have found a drug that can successfully treat potentially life-threatening liver diseases like Cirrhosis. Liver disease can be inherited (genetic) or caused More...

By Manish Sen On Saturday, March 23rd, 2019
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Anti-obesity drug phentermine effective in long-term use, study says

Washington: A study recently found that the weight loss drug called Phentermine, which can only be used for a short while, may also be safe and effective for longer-term treatment. Phentermine is a safe, effective More...

By Ila Choudhary On Thursday, March 21st, 2019
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Stroke risk drops in older adults medicare enrolees

Washington : A new study has found that stroke risk drops in older adults who have enrolled themselves in medicare. Stroke rates and stroke mortality have declined considerably over the past few decades. The study More...

By Manish Sen On Wednesday, March 20th, 2019
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Smoking strong pot daily raises psychosis risk, study finds

London: Smoking high-potency marijuana every day could increase the chances of developing psychosis by nearly five times, according to the biggest-ever study to examine the impact of pot on psychotic disorder rates. If More...

By Manish Sen On Sunday, March 17th, 2019
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Mentally tiring work linked to diabetes in women: Study

Washington: Women who find their jobs mentally tiring are at increased risk of developing Type 2 diabetes, a new study has found. The study findings suggest that mentally tiring work, such as teaching, may increase More...

By Manish Sen On Sunday, March 17th, 2019
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Strength training may cut fatty liver disease, diabetes risk in obese people

Washington: Strength training over a short time period may be a fast and effective strategy for reducing the risk of fatty liver disease and diabetes in obese people, a study has found. Obesity increases the risk More...