Father's obesity in puberty may up asthma risk for offspring

Father's obesity in puberty may up asthma risk for offspring

Thursday, 20 September 2018 | IANS | London

Men who have considerable weight gain between their childhood and puberty are at an increased risk of having asthma as an adult, as are their future offspring, a new study has found. The findings suggested that the period between the age of eight and puberty is particularly important for lung health...

Ayushman Bharat to give fillip to Digital India: Nadda

Ayushman Bharat to give fillip to Digital India: Nadda

Tuesday, 18 September 2018 | PTI | Ranchi

Union minister J P Nadda Tuesday said the "Ayushman Bharat", the insurance scheme of the central government to be launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on September 23, will give a fillip to Digital India movement. Ayushman Bharat aims to holistically address health (covering prevention, promotion and ambulatory care), at primary,...

Over 500 new genes linked to blood pressure identified

Over 500 new genes linked to blood pressure identified

Tuesday, 18 September 2018 | PTI | London

Scientists have discovered 500 new gene regions that influence people's blood pressure -- a major risk factor for stroke and heart disease -- after analysing data from over a million participants. The findings, published in Nature Genetics, more than triple the number of blood pressure gene regions to over 1,000 and...

AI can identify lung cancer type

AI can identify lung cancer type

Tuesday, 18 September 2018 | PTI | New York

A new artificial intelligence (AI) system can accurately identify lung cancer types by analysing patients' tumours, scientists say. The system, described in the journal Nature Medicine, could distinguish with 97 per cent accuracy between adenocarcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma -- two lung cancer types that experienced pathologists at times struggle to...

Child death below 5 declined faster in India: UN

Child death below 5 declined faster in India: UN

Tuesday, 18 September 2018 | IANS | New Delhi

Death of children below the age of five continues to steadily reduce in India, declining from nearly 22 per cent in 2012 to 18 per cent in 2017, which is now for the first time below the one million mark, the UN said in a new report. "The under-five mortality rate...

SlimLine

Tuesday, 18 September 2018 | Pioneer Health

Children who experience some type of adverse event following initial immunisation have a low rate of recurrent reactions to subsequent vaccinations, reports a new study. Although recurrent AEFIs can sometimes occur after repeat doses of vaccine, this study suggests that the risk of recurrent AEFIs after re-vaccination is relatively low, especially...

studycentre

studycentre

Tuesday, 18 September 2018 | Pioneer Health

A superbug resistant to all known antibiotics is spreading undetected through hospital wards across the world, according to scientists. The bacteria, known as Staphylococcus epidermidis, is related to the better-known and more-deadly MRSA. Found naturally on human skin, it most commonly infects the elderly or patients who have had prosthetic...

Tiptop

Tiptop

Tuesday, 18 September 2018 | Pioneer Health

A new inhaler — Synchrobreathe — designed to manage Obstructive Airway Disease (OAD) has been launched. It is an innovation in managing respiratory disease. Approximately 90% of physicians in India reported prescribing inhaler devices to at least 40% of their asthma and COPD patients in the first clinic visit. Educating...

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