Next flu pandemic is inevitable: WHO

Next flu pandemic is inevitable: WHO

Tuesday, 12 March 2019 | IANS | Geneva

Another flu pandemic is inevitable and the world must prepare for potential devastation, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has said, warning that the risks must not be underestimated. Launching on Monday its Global Influenza Strategy for 2019-2030, the world body said the next influenza pandemic "is a matter of when, not...

Docyard | Supportive care is important

Docyard | Supportive care is important

Tuesday, 12 March 2019 | Dr Shyam Aggarwal

Chemotherapy is used in treatment of cancer globally. However, there are several side effects that need to be managed effectively in order to improve quality of life of patients and their adherence to the treatment. Many patients drop out or delay their treatment due to these side effects and so...

Just one cigarette a day in pregnancy can spur death risk for baby

Just one cigarette a day in pregnancy can spur death risk for baby

Monday, 11 March 2019 | IANS | New York

Just one cigarette a day during pregnancy can double the risk of sudden unexpected infant death (SUID), warned a study. SUID is defined as sudden and unexpected death of a baby below one year of age, in which the cause is not obvious before investigation.  For women, who smoked an average of...

Key gene behind breast cancer identified

Key gene behind breast cancer identified

Monday, 11 March 2019 | IANS | Sydney

Australian researchers have tracked an elusive cancer-promoting gene that appears to be behind aggressive breast cancers, paving the way for crucial therapeutic drug treatment for the deadly disease. Researchers from the University of Queensland, together with Albert Einstein College of Medicine in the US, developed a statistical approach "to reveal many...

Heart attacks also common in young adults: Study

Heart attacks also common in young adults: Study

Sunday, 10 March 2019 | IANS | New York

A heart attack, known earlier as a disease of the old, is now strikingly common in people aged 40 and below, finds a study. The study compared people aged 41-50 years and 40 or younger heart attack survivors and found that among patients who suffer a heart attack at a young...

Vitamin D may help control asthma: Study

Vitamin D may help control asthma: Study

Sunday, 10 March 2019 | IANS | New York

Besides making bones strong, higher levels of Vitamin D can also help children with asthma to become more resilient to harmful respiratory effects caused by indoor air pollution, say researchers including one of an Indian-origin. "Asthma is an immune-mediated disease," said lead author Sonali Bose, Assistant Professor at the Icahn School...

Migraine raises risk of dry eyes

Migraine raises risk of dry eyes

Saturday, 09 March 2019 | IANS | New York

Suffering from migraine? You could be at higher odds of having chronic dry eye disease, says a new study. The chronic dry eye is a common disease in which natural tears fail to adequately lubricate the eyes, thus affecting its functioning and lessening a person's quality of life. The study showed that...

Mediterranean diet may boost endurance exercise within days: Study

Mediterranean diet may boost endurance exercise within days: Study

Saturday, 09 March 2019 | PTI | Washington

A Mediterranean diet -- rich in whole fruits and vegetables, and free of processed meats and dairy -- may improve athletes' endurance exercise performance after just four days, a study claims. The study, published in the Journal of the American College of Nutrition, found that participants ran a 5K six per...