Robotic system can help paralysed patients regain hand movement

Robotic system can help paralysed patients regain hand movement

Monday, 31 December 2018 | PTI | New Delhi

Scientists have developed a system that can read brain signals to help users control an artificial hand just by thinking -- an advance that could help stroke patients regain the ability to move their fingers. Spinal injuries or stroke often leaves a person partially paralysed. Such disabilities leave them disconnected from...

Drinking soda, sweetened drinks may up chronic kidney disease: Study

Drinking soda, sweetened drinks may up chronic kidney disease: Study

Friday, 28 December 2018 | PTI | Washington

People who drink lots of sugar-sweetened drinks and soda may be putting themselves at a greater risk of chronic kidney disease, according to a study. The findings, published in the Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology (CJASN), contribute to the growing body of evidence pointing to the negative health...

How exercise helps us shed kilos decoded

How exercise helps us shed kilos decoded

Friday, 28 December 2018 | PTI | London

Some of you may have made a New Year's resolution to hit the gym to shed that unwanted belly fat, and now researchers have revealed how exercise produces this desired effect. A signalling molecule called interleukin-6 plays a critical role in this process, according to the study published in the journal...

People with slim hips may have higher risk of diabetes, heart attacks: Study

People with slim hips may have higher risk of diabetes, heart attacks: Study

Thursday, 27 December 2018 | PTI | London

People who are less likely to put on excess fat around their hips due to their genes are at higher risk of type 2 diabetes and heart attacks, according to a study. While it has long been recognised that an 'apple-shaped' body is associated with an increased risk of diabetes and...

Breast cancer drugs may help treat resistant lung cancers

Breast cancer drugs may help treat resistant lung cancers

Thursday, 27 December 2018 | PTI | London

A class of drugs used to treat certain breast cancers could help fight lung cancers that have become resistant to targeted therapies, according to a study conducted in mice. The study, published in the journal Cell Reports, found that lung tumours in mice caused by mutations in a gene called EGFR...

Heart attack, stroke may predict cancer risk

Heart attack, stroke may predict cancer risk

Wednesday, 26 December 2018 | IANS | New York

Heart attack or stroke may be an early sign of cancers, especially in older adults, say researchers. The findings showed that the risk of having a heart attack and stroke jumped by 70 per cent in the year before cancer diagnosis. The risk was most acute in the month immediately before...

5 herbs for a healthy digestive system

5 herbs for a healthy digestive system

Wednesday, 26 December 2018 | IANS | New Delhi

Today's lifestyle has several unhealthy facets such as lack of physical activity, poor sleep habits and consumption of unhealthy foods, including fast, processed and junk food. Hectic work schedules have increased stress levels (which, in turn, has led to disturbed sleep), unhealthy dietary habits such as eating either too much or...

Breast cancer drug linked to brain malfunction

Breast cancer drug linked to brain malfunction

Tuesday, 25 December 2018 | IANS | Toronto

A breast cancer drug reveals side-effects, including mood disturbances and memory issues, that impact the brain function in both humans and animals, say researchers. The drug letrozole is used to prevent breast cancer recurrence by interfering with the production of estrogens.  For the study, researchers from the University of Toronto in Canada...

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