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Babies With COVID-19 Tend To Have Mild Illness, Mostly With Fever

New York: A team of US scientists, led by an Indian-origin researcher has found that infants under 90 days of age who tested positive for COVID-19 tend to be well, with little or no respiratory involvement. The fever was often found to be the primary or only symptom, said the study, published in the ‘Journal […]

Breakthrough Discovery Can Transform Prostate Cancer Treatment

Sydney: Scientists have discovered a novel formulation of the prostate cancer drug abiraterone acetate that can dramatically improve the quality of life for people suffering from prostate cancer. Pre-clinical trials by the University of South Australia show the new formulation of the drug – currently marketed as Zytiga – improves the drug’s effectiveness by 40 […]

Vitamin D May Help Mitigate Chemotherapy Side Effects

Sydney: Researchers have found that vitamin D can mitigate chemotherapy-induced gastrointestinal mucositis – a painful inflammation and ulceration of the digestive tract. Gastrointestinal mucositis is one adverse outcome of chemotherapy that has plagued cancer sufferers for years and, for which, no effective treatment currently exists. The findings showed that vitamin D could potentially mitigate inflamed […]

5 Things That Can Boost Immunity To Withstand Weather Transition

New Delhi: South-West monsoon has already touched the landmass. Amid COVID19 pandemic, there is potential health risk during changing weather. Little management in diet can boost our immunity to withstand changes in the weather pattern. This year has been nothing short of eventful so far, and with monsoon knocking at our doors, little modifications in […]

Pranayam Helps In Combating Stress, Anxiety & Depression

New Delhi: Amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, when people are battling stress, uncertainties and health risks — a study done by the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) has found that yoga- and meditation-based lifestyle intervention (YMLI) increases neuroplasticity and reduces the severity of major depressive disorder. The 12-week study, to determine the effects […]

Diet Of An Average Indian Lacks Protein, Fruits & Vegetables

New Delhi: Indians do not consume healthy nutrition which helps in promoting human and planetary health. A new study says an average Indian diet does not include proteins, fruits and vegetables as a result of excess consumption of cereals. The findings by the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) and CGIAR research program on Agriculture […]

Managing Pulse Pressure Can Prevent Dementia

Sydney: In a promising find to prevent dementia, scientists now report that reducing elevated pulse pressure in the blood can herald a new therapeutic target for preventing or slowing cognitive impairment. Pulse pressure is the difference between systolic and diastolic blood pressure and commonly increases with age due to the stiffening of arteries and blood […]

Covid-19 Affecting Mental, Physical Health Of Kids, Young People

London: While children and young people seem rarely to be victims of severe Covid-19, they are experiencing indirect adverse effects of the pandemic on their mental and physical health, according to researchers, including one of an Indian-origin. Dr Neil Chanchlani from University of Exeter in the UK has described a range of potential adverse effects […]

Common Food Additive In Desserts, Gum Can Trigger Adverse Health Effects

New York: Next time when you hop on desserts, candy, beverages or gum, read on. Researchers have found that a common food additive significantly alters gut microbiota in mice, causing inflammation in the colon and changes in protein expression in the liver. The study confirmed a strong linkage between foodborne titanium dioxide nanoparticles (TiO2 NPs) […]

COVID-19 Triggering Panic Attacks, Depression And Suicides, Say Experts

Chennai: As the COVID-19 wave sweeps strongly across the country, including in Tamil Nadu, mental health experts say the pandemic has triggered panic attacks among those who tested positive for the virus, causing bouts of depression and even driving some to the brink of suicide. According to experts, nervousness, fear of contamination, panic attacks, constant […]

26-Nation Review Reveals Kids More Resilient Against COVID-19

New York: A 26-country review compiled from 131 studies, the largest systematic review to date of children and young adults with COVID-19, has found that majority of children with Covid-19 fared well clinically compared to adults during the first four months of the pandemic. While 19 per cent of the pediatric population with corona had […]

Cholesterol-Lowering Drugs May Drop COVID Patients' Fatality Rate

Beijing: The use of cholesterol-lowering drugs called statins is associated with a lower death rate and a lesser incidence of mechanical ventilation in hospitalised COVID-19 patients, according to a study. The findings, published in the journal Cell Metabolism, also showed that mortality risk and other negative outcomes were not increased by combination therapy consisting of […]

Staring At Deep-Red Light May Improve Declining Eyesight

London: Researchers have found that staring at a deep-red light for three minutes a day can significantly improve declining eyesight. Published in the Journals of Gerontology, the study could signal the dawn of new affordable home-based eye therapies, helping millions of people globally with naturally declining vision. “Our study shows that it is possible to […]

Mamata Banerjee stages a protest
Alone On Wheelchair Staging Protest, Mamata Banerjee Goes On A Painting Spree (SEE PICS)

West Bengal Chief Minister and TMC supremo Mamata Banerjee is sitting on a dharna alone in the heart of the city, in front of Gandhi statue. She is reportedly protesting the decision of the Election Commission to ban her from campaigning for 24 hours.

Natural product to treat dental cavities

New York: If you dread paying a visit to the dentist, here’s some good news. Researchers have designed a convenient and natural product that could rebuild teeth and cure cavities without…