Friday, October 19, 2018

Caution: Woman on antibiotics develops a ‘black hairy tongue’

LONDON: A case study recently published in the New England Journal of Medicine is raising awareness about a condition being referred to as "black hairy tongue." The study looked into the case of a 55-year-old...

New research discloses why some people never get sick

LONDON: A research team has revealed how cells in different parts of the human airway vary in their response to the common cold virus, Science Daily reports. The finding could help solve the mystery of...

New blood test to detect Pancreatic cancer early may be available in two...

LONDON: A new blood test that can detect pancreatic cancer with 96% accuracy at stages one or two could be made available to British patients within a few years. Pancreatic cancer is one of the...

‘Vitamin D’ may reduce cancer risk, breast cancer mortality

WASHINGTON: Apart from building healthy bones, vitamin D also may reduce cancer risk as well as breast cancer mortality, especially in women with a lower body mass index. Breast cancer remains the most common cancer...

15,000 deaths caused by flu in England

LONDON: After an awful winter last year – there were 15,000 deaths caused by flu in England (almost double the national average) – health officials are increasing efforts to protect the population’s health. This winter...

EU-India join hands to develop new Influenza vaccine  

NEW DELHI: The Indian government and the European Union (EU), on Tuesday, joined hands for Rs. 240 crore research programme to develop a Next Generation Influenza Vaccine to protect citizens worldwide. Both the EU...

New urine test detects cause of river blindness

WASHINGTON: Scientists have developed a new urine diagnostic to detect the parasitic worms that cause river blindness, also called onchocerciasis, a tropical disease that afflicts 18 to 120 million people worldwide. The new, non-invasive test...

Hypertensive patients prefer medication to cutting salt

WASHINGTON: Turns out, patients with high blood pressure depend on medication to reduce their risk of heart attack and stroke rather than decreasing salt intake as instructed by their physicians. "Lack of adherence to...

Obese pregnant women can avoid complications with diet and exercise

WASHINGTON: Lifestyle changes sure have a lot of benefits, even for overweight pregnant women. One can reduce complications during pregnancy if they change their diet and lifestyle before their pregnancy period starts, a new...

Researchers issue guidelines for traumatic brain injury patients

WASHINGTON: Researchers introduced a new set of guidelines for rehabilitation of patients with moderate to severe traumatic brain injury (TBI), incorporating insights from rehabilitation professionals responsible for providing care from initial assessment through long-term...