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Mobile health technology can help prevent diabetes

Text messages sent via mobile phones that advise healthy behaviour can prevent risk of developing diabetes.

09 Aug 2016

Prevent kidney stones with natural fruit extract

Natural fruit extract can dissolve the most common component of human kidney stones- calcium oxalate crystals.The findings of the study conducted by University…

09 Aug 2016

Meat is equal to sugar in regard to obesity: Study

A new study says that meat intake is as harmful as sugar in the growing prevalence of global obesity.According to scientists at the University of Adelaide,…

08 Aug 2016

Insomnia, oversleeping increase stroke risks

According to a recent literature review, evidences of link between sleep disorders, may that be insomnia or over sleeping, and stroke risk are growing…

08 Aug 2016

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Low cost, flavors, convenience turn teens on to vaping: Study

Youngsters who tried vaping to quit smoking were more likely to keep using e-cigarettes months later, the study found.

08 Aug 2016

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Can a Facebook app aid Alzheimer's caregivers?

Studies have shown that caregivers have higher rates of depression, anxiety, insomnia and cardiovascular disease.

08 Aug 2016

Women less concerned about weight than men

Body dissatisfaction is not only a common predictor of eating disorders, such as anorexia nervosa and binge eating.

07 Aug 2016

Indians prone to cancer due to obesity, alcohol intake: Experts

Increase in Indian population affected by obesity, coupled with intake of alcohol now posing a serious health risk

07 Aug 2016

Novartis asthma pill shows promise in small trial

The Novartis pill works in a very precise way to block the action of inflammatory cells called eosinophils.

06 Aug 2016

Here's why you wake up feeling stiff

Do you wake up feeling stiff? Blame your biological clock, suggests a recent study.

06 Aug 2016

Reviving millets could solve India's malnutrition problem, benefit farmers

In the 1960s, the average annual per capita consumption of sorghum and millets was 32.9 kg, roughly eight times the 4.2 kg an urban Indian consumed in…

06 Aug 2016

Kids with autism may increase siblings' risk of disorder

The risk of younger siblings developing an autism spectrum disorder is 14 times higher if an older sibling has the disorder.

06 Aug 2016

Patients on social media cause ethics headache for doctors

As more and more sick patients are going online and using social media to search for answers about their health, it’s raising a lot of thorny ethical questions for doctors.

06 Aug 2016

Asthma cure could be found in Amish barn dust

One in 12 Americans, or around 25 million people, suffer from asthma, and rates are increasing.

06 Aug 2016

What energy drinks could do to your heart

The high levels of caffeine in energy drinks may lead to cardiac complications, suggests a case report.

04 Aug 2016

One in 10 young Britons suffers distressing sexual problem: Study

Nearly one in ten young men and one in eight young women in Britain who are sexually active have experienced a distressing sexual problem lasting at least three months in 2015.

03 Aug 2016

Alcohol advertising may up drinking habit in adolescents

Increased exposure to alcohol-related advertisements is raising the amount and frequency of drinking among adolescents, finds a study.The findings showed…

03 Aug 2016

Novel drug may prevent vaginal, oral transmission of HIV

A daily dose of EFdA was able to prevent HIV infection in mice that were exposed multiple times to high doses of HIV.

02 Aug 2016

Exposing teens to booze at home can drive them to addiction

It is one of the first studies to look at how adolescent exposure to illegal substances affects patterns of abuse in adulthood.

01 Aug 2016

That's how our brain makes risky decisions

Scientists have explained what goes on inside our heads as we decide whether to take a risk or play it safe.

01 Aug 2016

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Lab-grown 'mini human brains' to fight Parkinson's

These “mini midbrain” versions are 3D miniature tissues that are grown in the laboratory and have certain properties.

01 Aug 2016