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Tag: Health

Malati Devi From Cuttack
Odisha Nonagenarian Still Going Strong By Making Handicrafts From Waste In Cuttack

Anyone who knows Malati Devi can never cross Bidanasi in Cuttack without dropping for some moments at her house. At this ripe age, she is not only going strong, but has been a living example of self reliance.

Worrisome Headache? KYC - Know Your Cephalgias

Numerous diseases and illnesses have plagued humans and humanity since time immemorial. Headache has been a common problem since the earliest days of the mankind and has affected many since the Neolithic era. 

Odisha Issues AEFI Advisory To Report Post Vaccination Thrombosis

The Odisha Health and Family Welfare Department on Wednesday issued advisory for the physicians and beneficiaries to report suspected Thrombosis after Covishield vaccine administration.

The future of Odisha politics
Op-Ed: The Future Of Odisha Politics

Dwelling in the past cocoons every generation in a comfort zone. Perennially under the spell of self-praise and in the illusion of own generation’s self-adulation, every age group of politicians assumes that their successors would be less worthy. They rue “things have changed”. Of course, they are supposed to change and ought to change. Whether […]

Eat Chocolate Once A Week To Keep Your Heart Healthy

New York: It seems like chocolate is good for the heart as researchers have said that consuming chocolate at least once a week is linked with a reduced risk of heart disease. The study, published in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology, suggests that chocolate helps keep the heart’s blood vessels healthy. In the past, […]

Eating Foods With Green Tea Extract May Reduce Norovirus Risk

New York: Adding green tea extract to prepared foods may lower chances of catching the highly contagious norovirus, say researchers. Norovirus is a very contagious virus that causes vomiting and diarrhoea and people of all ages can get infected and sick with norovirus. It’s transmitted from person to person and through consumption of contaminated water […]

Blood Tests Can Predict Risk Of Severe Liver Disease

London: Researchers have found that repeated measurements of the biomarker FIB-4 in human blood every few years can predict the risk of developing severe liver disease. According to a study published in the Journal of Hepatology, the risk of liver cirrhosis increases if the levels of this biomarker rise between two testing occasions. Fat accumulation […]

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 […]

wearable patch
Wearable Patch May Provide New Treatment Option For Skin Cancer

New York: Purdue University innovators in the US have created a novel wearable patch with fully miniaturized nanoneedles that can enhance drug delivery for people with melanoma which is a form of skin cancer. The bioresorbable silicon nanoneedles are built on a thin, flexible and water-soluble medical film. The water-soluble film serves as a temporary […]

Even 40ml Liquor Daily May Put You At Death Risk

Toronto: Moderate drinkers, beware. Even consuming 350ml of beer, 140ml of wine or 40ml of liquor daily within weekly low-risk drinking guidelines can result in hospitalisation and death, researchers have warned. Moderate drinkers “are not insulated from harm,” said researchers led by Adam Sherk from Canadian Institute for Substance Use Research at the University of […]

Kidneys Deteriorate With Age, Regardless Of Health

London: Our kidney function deteriorates with age, even if people do not have any other diseases, say researchers. Loss of kidney function is something that happens to all humans and is, thus, a way to determine ageing in general. For the findings, published in the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology (JASN), the research […]

BP medications help frailest elderly people live longer

London: Researchers have found that taking blood pressure medication as prescribed helped even the frailest elderly people (65 and older) live longer, and the healthiest older people had the biggest survival boost. “We focused on whether blood pressure medication is protective in frail patients with many other medical conditions who are usually excluded from randomized […]

Poor Sleep Quality May Increase Risk For Heart Disease

New York: Sleeping poorly on a regular basis may lead to the fatty arterial plaque buildup known as atherosclerosis that can result in fatal heart disease. “We’ve discovered that fragmented sleep is associated with a unique pathway — chronic circulating inflammation throughout the bloodstream — which, in turn, is linked to higher amounts of plaques […]

Oral Disease
Vaping puts healthy people on brink of oral disease

New York: A team of US researchers led by an Indian-origin scientist revealed that just a few months of vaping may put healthy people on the brink of oral disease. The study, published in the journal Science Advances, found that the collection of oral bacteria in daily e-cigarette users’ mouths is teeming with potent infection-causing […]

Obesity Not Related To How Close You Live To Fast Food Outlets

London: There is no correlation between obesity and how close you live to fast food restaurants or gyms as previous studies have indicated that these factors may be important in adult obesity, say researchers. According to the study, published in the International Journal of Obesity, the areas where we live are known to be important for […]

Patients With COVID-19 Infection May Develop Thyroid Disease

London: Researchers have found that patients with Covid-19 may develop an inflammatory thyroid disease called subacute thyroiditis. Subacute thyroiditis is an inflammatory thyroid disease characterised by neck pain and is usually preceded by an upper respiratory tract infection. According to a new case study published in The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism, it may […]

Staying hygienic cuts risk of common infections by 50%: Study

London: Researchers have found that improved everyday hygiene practices, such as hand-washing, reduces the risk of common infections by up to 50 per cent, thus reducing the need for antibiotics by up to 30 per cent. As witnessed during the recent global efforts to delay the spread of COVID-19, hygiene practices, including hand-washing, have become […]

New genes linked to severe childhood speech disorder discovered

Sydney: Researchers have discovered nine new genes linked to the most severe type of childhood speech disorder (CAS) — apraxia, in which a child has difficulty making accurate movements when speaking. The research, led by the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute (MCRI), the University of Melbourne and the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research, […]

Smart contact lenses developed to diagnose, treat diabetes

Seoul: A team of researchers has developed wirelessly driven ‘smart contact lens’ technology that can detect diabetes and further treat diabetic retinopathy – a common visual health condition associated with the disease – just by wearing them. The team from Pohang University of Science and Technology (POSTECH) in South Korea developed a wireless powered smart […]

Family abuse in childhood tied to heart attacks, strokes as adult

New York: Parents, read this carefully. Children who experience trauma, abuse, neglect and family dysfunction are at increased risk of having heart disease in their 50s and 60s, warn researchers. Published in the Journal of the American Heart Association, the study showed people exposed to the highest levels of childhood family environment adversity were more […]

E-cigarettes may up heart rate, blood pressure in young people

New York: Smoking e-cigarettes? Read this carefully. Researchers have found that nicotine-filled e-cigarettes can increase heart rate and blood pressure in young people after a vaping session. According to the study, published in the FASEB Journal, e-cigarettes are often marketed to teenagers and young adults as a healthier alternative to traditional tobacco products. Previous studies […]

Respiratory problem
Social isolation may up respiratory problems in older adults

London: Social isolation is linked to a heightened risk of hospital admission for respiratory disease among older adults, say researchers, adding that this risk is independent of other potentially influential factors, such as general health and lifestyle. According to the study, published in the journal Thorax, social isolation and loneliness are associated with admission to […]

New tool helps predict risk of death in people with dementia
New tool helps predict risk of death in people with dementia

Toronto: A new tool that predicts risk of death and admission to a long-term care facility for patients with dementia may help conversations between health care providers, patients and their families, according to researchers. Dementia is a syndrome in which there is deterioration in memory, thinking, behaviour and the ability to perform everyday activities. Also […]

Regular exercise may protect against COVID-19 complications
Regular exercise may protect against COVID-19 complications

New York: In a preventive measure against the deadly coronavirus (COVID-19), researchers have revealed that regular exercise may reduce the risk of acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS), a major cause of death in patients with the COVID-19 virus. The review by the researcher Zhen Yan from the University of Virginia in the US, showed that […]

Parents' Mental Illness Linked To Heightened Child Injury Risk
Parents' Mental Illness Linked To Heightened Child Injury Risk

London: Parental mental illness is linked with increased risk of injuries among children up to 17 years of age and the peak of the risk happens in the first year of life, according to a new study. The findings, published in the journal The BMJ, show that the risk of injury was slightly higher for […]