Gene tests can provide health clues

New York: Last year, Katie Burns got a phone call that shows what can happen in medicine when information runs ahead of knowledge. Burns learned that a genetic test of her fetus had turned up an abnormality. It appeared in a gene that, when it fails to work properly, causes heart defects, mental disability and other problems. But nobody knew whether More...

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By Ila Choudhary On Thursday, July 19th, 2018
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Eating fish to live longer

Washington: Did you know! Consuming fish could prolong your life. A diet rich in fish can lead to a prolong life. According to a research, higher fish and long-chain omega-3 fatty acid intakes were significantly More...

By Ila Choudhary On Tuesday, July 17th, 2018
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Drug made from chili peppers could curb obesity

Washington: A novel drug based on capsaicin, the compound that gives chili peppers their spicy burn, causes long term weight loss and improves metabolic health in mice eating a high fat diet, a study led by an Indian More...

By Ila Choudhary On Tuesday, July 17th, 2018
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US top health official reveals fentanyl almost killed his son

New York: The head of the US top public health agency says the opioid epidemic will be one of his priorities, and he revealed a personal reason for it: His son almost died from taking cocaine contaminated with the More...

By Manish Sen On Monday, July 16th, 2018
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Tea is good for your health during monsoon

New Delhi: Tea is an integral part of Indian culture and society for a long time. It is valued for its medicinal properties, as well as enjoyed as a beverage. Green tea makes the immune system strong. Cold, cough, More...

By Ila Choudhary On Sunday, July 15th, 2018
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WHO recognises ‘compulsive sexual behaviour’ as mental disorder

The World Health Organization has recognised “compulsive sexual behaviour” as a mental disorder, but said Saturday it remained unclear if it was an addiction on a par with gambling or drug abuse. The More...

By Ila Choudhary On Thursday, July 12th, 2018
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New ways to conquer sleep apnea compete for place in bedroom

A technician prepares equipment to monitor Martin Braun’s brain activity during a sleep study at the New York-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center in New York on Wednesday June 27, 2018. Braun, 76, stopped More...

By Ila Choudhary On Thursday, July 12th, 2018
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Diabetics at higher risk of lung disease: Study

Berlin: People with type-2 diabetes may be at a significantly higher risk of suffering from breathlessness and restrictive lung disease (RLD), a study has found. India with having the highest number of diabetic More...

By Ila Choudhary On Wednesday, July 11th, 2018
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Jayalalithaa said no to weight loss surgery: Diabetologist

Chennai: J Jayalalithaa was against weight loss surgery to improve her health, a diabetologist said during her deposition before a one-man panel probing the former Tamil Nadu chief minister’s death. Diabetologist More...

By Ila Choudhary On Friday, July 6th, 2018
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Junk food associated with asthma, allergies

Washington: Eating hamburgers and other fast foods could put you at risk of asthma and other allergic diseases, finds a study. Poor quality diet is likely to contribute to the development and progression of asthma More...