Infertility through the ages – and how I...

Infertility through the ages – and how IVF changed...

To all outward appearances, Louise Brown looked exactly the same as thousands of other babies when her blinking, slightly quizzical gaze met newspaper readers on the morning of July 27, 1978. But as the first child born using the technique of in-vitro fertilisation (IVF), she was utterly unique in t...

20 May 2018

New blood test can detect pancreatic can...

New blood test can detect pancreatic cancer in min...

A new blood test developed by US researchers has shown promise for detecting pancreatic cancer in less than an hour. The test, which is at the proof-of-concept stage, can rapidly screen a drop of blood for biomarkers of pancreatic cancer and provide results in less than an hour. "We can use just a d...

18 May 2018

Avoid Pain Killers During Urinary Tract ...

Avoid Pain Killers During Urinary Tract Infections...

London:Commonly used painkiller Ibuprofen may not be a safer alternative to antibiotics for women suffering from simple urinary tract infection, a study says. Various studies have suggested that treatment with non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs such as Ibuprofen may support recovery of a urinary ...

18 May 2018
Failure of breast cancer screening may h...

Failure of breast cancer screening may have shorte...

As many as 270 women in England may have died prematurely ofbreastcancer because of an IT failure that led to 4,50,000 patients missing out on routine screening appointments. Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt apologised in parliament for the "serious failure," which he said was the result of a mistake in...

06 May 2018

5 healthy habits that will help you live...

5 healthy habits that will help you live longer

Following five particular healthy lifestyle habits during adulthood may increase life expectancy by a decade or more, suggests a study. These are: 1) Eating a healthy diet 2) exercising regularly 3) keeping a healthy body weight 4) not drinking too much alcohol 5) and not smoking Harvard T.H. Chan S...

02 May 2018

What meeting your spouse online has in c...

What meeting your spouse online has in common with...

The two cultural norms, which may on the surface seem completely different, are starting to converge. Most Americans who get married today believe they are choosing their own partners after falling in love with them. Arranged marriages, which remain common in some parts of the world, are a rarity he...

29 Apr 2018
This Hyd startup provides a one-stop onl...

This Hyd startup provides a one-stop online shop f...

Evibe is an end-to-end party-planning platform for a range of events such as birthday parties, weddings, housewarming, surprises and youth parties. When Swathi Bavanaka and B Anjaneyulu Reddy decided to get married back in December 2012, they had to plan their wedding in Hyderabad while being based ...

27 Apr 2018

Glow-in-the-dark contact lenses can figh...

Glow-in-the-dark contact lenses can fight blindnes...

Scientists have developed glow-in-the-dark contact lenses that can painlessly fight blindness caused by diabetes. Hundreds of millions of people suffer from diabetes worldwide, putting them at risk for a creeping blindness, or diabetic retinopathy, that comes with the disease in its more advanced st...

27 Apr 2018

Health 'Where's the gau mutr?': Twitter ...

Health 'Where's the gau mutr?': Twitter slams Heal...

If you thought eating a boiled egg for breakfast was a healthy option, you are in for a shock. The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare,on Monday, has equated eggs and meat with junk food like soft drinks, French fries, and what looks like a glass of beer. Tweeting an image of two kinds of bodies -...

27 Apr 2018
Anti-cancer protein can help in diagnosi...

Anti-cancer protein can help in diagnosis of liver...

Researchers have discovered a protein that prevents the uncontrolled proliferation of cancer cells in the liver. The anti-cancer protein, called LHPP, can also serve as a biomarker for the diagnosis and prognosis of liver cancer, said the study published in the journal Nature. The incidence of liver...

23 Mar 2018

Smoking not only affects heart and lungs...

Smoking not only affects heart and lungs, but skin...

There is growing evidence that people living with psoriasis ought to be extra careful before lighting up a cigarette. Before we dig into why one should put down the cigarette, let’s be clear: Quitting smoking doesn’t cure psoriasis, but smoking aggravates the symptoms and may make the di...

14 Mar 2018