Urine test could help prevent cervical cancer: Study

Urine test could help prevent cervical cancer: Study

Tuesday, 30 April 2019 | PTI | London

Urine testing may be as effective as the smear test at preventing cervical cancer and could significantly increase participation rates for screening, a study has found. The research, published in the journal BMJ Open, found that urine testing was just as good as the cervical smear at picking up high-risk human...

Docyard : An eye-opener

Docyard : An eye-opener

Tuesday, 30 April 2019 | Dr Sandeep Buttan

A survey conducted by Sightsavers across almost 3000 people living in the rural West Bengal revealed that 27 per cent of the respondents believed poor eye sight to be a normal sign of ageing; 59 per cent did not believe that diabetes if untreated, could result in blindness and 45...

Maintain a healthy liver

Maintain a healthy liver

Tuesday, 30 April 2019 | Pioneer Health

Liver ailments are among the top 10 leading causes of deaths in India. Hepatologists share tips on how to take care of this organ Unhealthy lifestyles, stress and increasing exposure to toxins in food and water have in recent years led to a dramatic rise in lifestyle diseases including liver diseases....

Heavier, taller children at higher risk of kidney cancer: Study

Heavier, taller children at higher risk of kidney cancer: Study

Monday, 29 April 2019 | PTI | London

Heavier and taller children may be at an increased risk of developing kidney cancer as adults, a study has found. Renal cell carcinoma (RCC) is the most common form of kidney cancer found in adults. Although it often occurs in men between the ages of 50 and 70, the cancer can...

No amount of alcohol safe during pregnancy: Study

No amount of alcohol safe during pregnancy: Study

Monday, 29 April 2019 | PTI | Beijing

Teenagers who are exposed to alcohol while in the womb exhibit altered brain connections consistent with impaired cognitive performance, according to a study. Researchers have taken one of the first major steps in finding the biological changes in the brain that drive foetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD). The study, published in the...

Using AI to detect mental health disorders may be counterproductive

Using AI to detect mental health disorders may be counterproductive

Monday, 29 April 2019 | PTI | New Delhi

Advances in artificial intelligence (AI) technology have made it possible to detect mental disorders such as anxiety and depression from cues in a person's voice, but doctors warn that adopting such tools in haste may prove to be counterproductive. Despite staggering number of patients being reported to suffer from disorders like...

Comfort food leads to more weight gain during stress: Study

Comfort food leads to more weight gain during stress: Study

Sunday, 28 April 2019 | PTI | Melbourne

Indulging in high-calorie 'comfort' foods when you are stressed can lead to more weight gain than usual, scientists say. Researchers from the Garvan Institute of Medical Research in Australia discovered a  molecular pathway in the brain, controlled by insulin, which drives the additional weight gain. Using an animal model, the team showed...

Familial breast cancer may be preventable by medication

Familial breast cancer may be preventable by medication

Friday, 26 April 2019 | IANS | Vienna

Breast cancer passed down in families may be preventable by the medication Denosumab, which is undergoing a five-year study in Austria. The Austrian Breast and Colorectal Cancer Study Group is leading the work as it examines the drug's effectiveness on 2,950 patients with a hereditary disposition to this particular form of...

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