Everything you need to know about Medical College: news, reviews, in-depth analysis, opinion and more
Everything you need to know about Medical College: news, reviews, in-depth analysis, opinion and more
London, May 3 (IANS) Aspirin and warfarin, a drug also used as rat poison, are equally effective in preventing heart strokes, a new study says.
London, May 3 (ANI): The social pain of loneliness produces changes in the body that mimic the aging process and increase the risk of heart disease, a new study has found.
Washington, May 3 (ANI): Consumption of foods that contain omega-3 fatty acids, such as fish, chicken, salad dressing and nuts, may be lead to lower blood levels of a protein related to Alzheimer's disease and memory problems, a new study has suggested.
Oslo, May 1 (IANS) The Norwegian swimming federation Tuesday said world champion Alexander Dale Oen had died following a cardiac arrest during a training camp in Flagstaff, Arizona. He was 26.
Kuala Lumpur, May 1 (ANI): A simple surgical procedure can help those with resistant hypertension to control their high blood pressure.
London, April 30 (ANI): It is believed that starting a family will lead parents to healthier eating habits, as they try to set a good example for their children.
Washington, April 30 (IANS) Newborns, whose mothers experience stress during the first trimester of pregnancy, may end up with a low iron content and poor health later, says a new study.
Washington, April 29 (ANI): A new study involving an Indian origin scientist has revealed that teens who fight may be modelling what they see adult relatives do or have parents with pro-fighting attitudes.
Washington, April 29 (ANI): Maternal stress during first trimester of pregnancy may put newborns at risk for iron deficiency, which could lead to physical and mental delays down the road, say researchers.
Lucknow, April 29 (IANS) At least 20 people were killed, while over 12 others were injured Sunday when two buses collided in Uttar Pradesh's Gorakhpur district, around 265 km from the state capital, police said.
Washington, April 29 (IANS) Teens who fight may be emulating adult relatives or have parents with aggressive attitudes, according to a new study led by an Indian origin researcher.
In a recent study, scientist has shown that heart can potentially regulate the balance of energy in the body that may prove very useful for the effective treatment of diseases like obesity, diabetes, and heart disease.
Washington, Apr 28 (ANI): Certain neurons in pigeon brains encode the direction and intensity of Earth's magnetic field, providing the common birds with an internal global positioning system (GPS), a new study has claimed.
Washington, Apr 28 (ANI): Researchers have for the first time come up with an avant-garde approach to repair damaged hearts by converting injured cells into healthy beating muscle cells using microRNA.
Washington, Apr 28 (ANI): Obesity during pregnancy makes women vulnerable to a multitude of challenges.
Washington, Apr 28 (ANI): Obese drivers are more vulnerable to severe injury or death during car crashes as they are far less likely to wear seatbelts than drivers of normal weight, a new study has revealed.
Washington, April 27 (ANI): Scientists have demonstrated for the first time that the heart can regulate energy balance throughout the body, a finding that may lead to effective treatments for obesity, diabetes, and heart disease.
London, Apr 27 (ANI): Feeling sad or watching while receiving an injection may make pain an even more unpleasant experience, a pair of studies have claimed.
Washington, Apr 27 (ANI): Researchers have for the first time converted scar tissue that forms after a heart attack into regenerated heart muscle using microRNA.
Shimla, April 27 (IANS) Four members of a family were among six people killed Friday when a car they were travelling in rolled down into a gorge near Dhami, about 15 km from here, police said.
London, April 26 (ANI): A new research has revealed that tobacco companies are designing cigarette packs to resemble bottles of perfume or with lids that flip open like a lighter to lure young people into smoking.
London, April 26 (IANS) DNA from the heart's own cells may unwittingly activate the body's immune system, tripping the heart, according to a study by British and Japanese researchers.
Washington, April 25(ANI): Although the U.S. Food and Drug Administration have approved botulinum toxin A ("Botox") injections for preventive treatment for chronic migraines, a review and analysis of previous studies have found only a small to modest benefit for patients with chronic migraine headaches and chronic daily headaches.
Washington, Apr 25 (ANI): A history of binge eating, consuming large amounts of food in a short period of time, may make an individual more likely to show other addiction-like behaviours including substance abuse, a new study has claimed.
Shimla, April 25 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh has reported its second death this year due to swine flu, a health official said Wednesday.
Washington, Apr 25 (ANI): Older animals show cellular changes in the brain "clock" that sets sleep and wakeful periods, a new study has claimed.
London, April 25(ANI): Taking aspirin daily can reduce the chances of dying for bowel cancer patients by almost a third, researchers have suggested.
Washington, April 25 (IANS) A history of binge eating -- consuming large amounts of food in a short period of time -- may prompt an individual to show other addictive behaviour, including substance abuse.
New Delhi, April 23 (IANS) India and Kuwait Monday signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on bilateral medical cooperation to boost healthcare, a government statement said.
Washington, Apr 23 (ANI): In a new study, scientists have investigated the biomarkers and novel therapies for traumatic brain injury.
London, April 23 (IANS) Eating ice cream or really chilled soft drinks can trigger crushing headaches in some people, momentarily freezing the brain. New insight into how this happens could open the way for new treatment of other types of headaches, including migraine.
Washington, Apr 23 (ANI): 'Brain freeze' is an almost universal experience-almost everyone has felt the near-instantaneous headache brought on by a bite of ice cream or slurp of ice-cold soda on the upper palate.
Wellington, Apr 23 (Xinhua-ANI): Chinese companies could soon be investing in infrastructure projects in New Zealand's biggest city, Auckland Mayor Len Brown said Monday.
Athens, April 22 (IANS) Omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids, commonly found in marine and plant oils, could help limit damage caused by smoking, says a new study from Greece.
London, April 22 (IANS) Researchers have found vast groundwater reserves in the Sahara, one of the driest places on earth, that could help buffer climate change effects for years.
A new study has revealed that earlier milk feeds would benefit at-risk premature babies.
Washington, Apr 21 (ANI): A California company, which hopes to make medical marijuana a little easier to obtain and control, has unveiled an automated dispensary that distributes the medical drug and looks like a vending machine.
Guwahati, April 21 (IANS) Timely intervention by intensive care unit employees saved 64 young lives from choking to death at a hospital here Saturday.
Washington, Apr 21 (ANI): Earlier milk feeds would benefit at-risk premature babies, a new study has suggested.
Washington, Apr 21 (ANI): Intake of Omega-3 fatty acids may help to reduce the physical damage that is caused by smoking, a new study has revealed.
Washington, Apr 20 (ANI): Researchers have successfully replicated the chemistry of life in synthetic versions of DNA and RNA molecules, thus indicating that the pair of nucleic acids are not unique in their capability to encode information and to pass it on through heredity.
Dublin, April 20 (IANS) Cooperation and teamwork drove human intelligence and larger brain sizes, according to fresh evidence unearthed by scientists.
Washington, Apr 20 (ANI): Researchers have replicated the work of a celebrated neurologist of the 19th century, who developed a "vibration chair," to relieve symptoms of Parkinson's disease.
London, Apr 20 (ANI): Learning not to linger on "what might have been" could act as a survival mechanism critical to happiness during old age, a new study has suggested.
Washington, April 19 (ANI): Keeping teeth and gums healthy is important for your overall health.
London, Apr 19 (ANI): McDonald's, a sponsor of the London Olympics, has drawn much criticism from obesity campaigners following the fast food brand's decision to give away free exercise toys with Happy Meals, as part of a national campaign, to make children more active ahead of the Games.
Washington, Apr 19 (ANI): A US lecturer has been accused of showing what critics are labelling as a pornographic film in her "Introduction to Human Sexuality" class.
London, April 19 (IANS) British scientists have shown for the first time that transplanting special cells into the eyes of visually impaired mice can restore their night vision, an experiment that holds promise for human beings.
The medicinal qualities of the herb of Tulsi to treat cancer and radioactive effects have recently surfaced on the scientific discussion regarding cancer. Tulsi or basil as a Indian herb is well known for its healing properties for a number of diseases and natural therapies like cough and cold, influenza, physical impotence and weakness, purification of blood, etc.
Rome, April 15 (IANS) All Italian football matches scheduled for the weekend were suspended after Livorno midfielder Piermario Morosini died of a heart attack during a Serie B match.
Washington, April 13 (ANI): Consumption of tree nut (almonds, Brazil nuts, cashews, hazelnuts, macadamias, pecans, pine nuts, pistachios and walnuts) may lower risk of developing heart disease, type 2 diabetes and metabolic syndrome, researchers suggest.
Washington, April 12 (IANS) Researchers are developing a new tool that will diagnose autism in young children within mere minutes instead of the hours that it currently takes.
London, April 12 (IANS) Stemming fungal diseases in the world's five most important crops could feed more than 600 million people, according to a new study.
London, Apr 11(ANI): Indian-born general practitioner Dr Arun Rauniar, who had been twice banned by the General Medical Council (GMC), has been reinstated despite failing basic exams.
London, Apr 11 (ANI): Kaela Humphries, who was sister-in-law to serial poser Kim Kardashian for just 72 days, has appeared in her first fashion shoot for The Limited's plus-size clothing line eloquii.
Washington, Apr 11 (ANI): The old tried and true methods of eating less fat, exercising and joining weight loss programs are more effective strategies for shedding those extra kilos than popular diets and non-prescription pills, researchers say.
New Delhi, Apr 10 (ANI): Defence Minister A.K. Antony on Tuesday assured that the government will provide all assistance to the Indian Air Force (IAF) to meet its rapid modernisation plans, but cautioned that this cannot be accelerated "in fits and starts" as it is a continuous and time-consuming process.
Washington, April 10 (ANI): Scientists have discovered two inherited-genetic deletions in the human genome linked to development of aggressive prostate cancer.
London, April 10 (ANI): There are tens of thousands of 'male mums' in Britain, according to mistaken NHS statistics.
In a major breakthrough, Israeli scientists have developed a wonder vaccine that according to them, can kills 90% of cancer. According to Tel Aviv researchers, a vaccine ImMucin has been developed using a molecule 'MUC1', found in 90% of cancers including breast cancer and prostate cancer, which trigger the immune system to recognize the rouge cells and kill them.....
Washington, Apr 8 (ANI): Friday the 13th is the only day people suffer from paraskevidekatriaphobia, which is the morbid, irrational fear of the date, according to a new study.
New Delhi, April 7 (IANS) A group of 500 people, including the elderly, participated in a walkathon in the capital to spread awareness about healthy and active ageing on the occasion of the World Health Day Saturday.
A new study suggests that two third of appendix removal operations may be needless and could be avoided by treating patient with antibiotics.
London, Apr 7 (ANI): Two out of three appendix removal operations may be unnecessary and could be avoided by simply administering antibiotics, a new study has revealed.
Shimla, April 7 (IANS) A 55-year-old woman, who tested positive for swine flu, died in Shimla Saturday, the first death in Himachal Pradesh this year, a health official said.
London, April 7 (ANI): Scientists are heading for a breakthrough that could help infertile women have babies as well as make women as fertile in later life as men.
Washington, Apr 7 (ANI): A 10-year-old Colombian girl has given birth to a healthy baby girl, making her one of the youngest mothers ever.
London, Apr 6 (ANI): The amount of oil consumed makes absolutely no difference on the incidence of heart disease, a new study has claimed.
A recent study has revealed that, the memory of a person start declining at a faster rate in the last two-and-a-half years of life in comparison to any other time of life.
Shimla, April 5 (IANS) More than 2,000 new cases of cancer have been reported in Himachal Pradesh in the past one year, Health Minister Rajeev Bindal said here Thursday.
London, Apr 5 (ANI): Mutations in hundreds of genes involved in wiring the brain may contribute to the development of autism spectrum disorders (ASD), a new study has revealed.
Washington, April 5 (ANI): A person's memory declines at a faster rate in the last two-and-a-half years of life than at any other time after memory problems first begin, researchers of two new studies revealed.
Washington, Apr 5 (ANI): Popular music videos have been slammed for having misogynistic messages and images.
Washington, Apr 5 (ANI): When it comes to starting a business, women are more likely than men to consider individual responsibility and use business as a vehicle for social and environmental change, a new study has revealed.
Shimla, April 4 (IANS) A 55-year-old woman tested positive for swine flu in Shimla Wednesday, the first case in Himachal Pradesh this year, a health official said here.
Making life for the productive and healthy ageing is a global challenge, said the top officials of World Health Organisation (WHO) just few days before the World Health Day that is observed across the world on April 7.
Tel Aviv, April 4 (IANS) Vitamin D, which the body synthesises with the help of sunlight, has an important bearing on the functioning of our auto-immune system.
New Delhi, April 3 (IANS) Making life for the elderly healthy and productive is a global challenge, top World Health Organisation (WHO) officials said here Tuesday ahead of World Health Day April 7.
London, April 3 (ANI): A US biosecurity committee has withdrawn its objection to the publication of two controversial bird flu studies.
London, April 2 (ANI): Researchers have shed light on how fat cells protect the body against diabetes - the finding that may lead to a new therapeutic strategy for preventing and treating type 2 diabetes and obesity-related metabolic diseases.
Washington, Apr 1 (ANI): Scientists have designed a 500-pound teddy bear that is capable of lifting and carrying an injured fighter out of harm's way.
Kolkata, March 29 (IANS) The 167-bedded Tata Medical Center - a high-tech centre for cancer research and treatment - is planning to spend nearly Rs.250 crore to expand its facility, including setting up a modern research centre.
Kolkata, March 29 (IANS) Squamous cell cancer, a type of esophageal cancer, is on rise in India as more people are getting addicted to tobacco, a leading cancer specialist said Thursday.
New Delhi, March 28 (IANS) A global medical device company Wednesday announced the first implant of a one-of-its-kind cardiac plug which can help curb strokes in patients with cardiac disorders. Stroke is the second leading killer after heart disease.
Lucknow, March 28 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh will provide free medical care to the poor suffering from serious ailments like kidney related infections, Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav announced here Wednesday.
Washington, March 27 (IANS) India's Sachin S. Kukke is the Asia-Pacific region winner and one of the six global winners of the YouTube Space Lab 2012 contest for young people to design experiments that could be performed in outer space.
Mouth bugs flowing into the bloodstream are reported to clot the blood and elicit endocarditis or inflammation of heart's inner tissues that can be pernicious.
Mysore, Mar.25 (ANI): Karnataka's Medical Education Minister S.A. Ramdas has said the central and state leaderships of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) would try to resolve the leadership crisis in the state before April 15.
Washington, Mar 25 (ANI): Preteen girls who dress in sexualized clothing are perceived as less competent and less moral than kids who sport age-appropriate outfits, a new study has revealed.
In a recent research, it has been found that obese women are diagnosed with breast cancer have more chances of the reoccurrence of the cancer or cancer related death than a lean women.
Washington, March 24 (ANI): Researchers have found that women who are overweight or obese when they are diagnosed with breast cancer are at higher risk of cancer recurrence or related death than leaner women.
Washington, March 24 (IANS) The World Bank announced here Friday that Jim Yong Kim from the US, Nigeria's Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala and Colombia's Jose Antonio Ocampo are the three candidates for the bank presidency.
London, March 23 (IANS) Evidence is growing that dirt and germs protect against disease -- and that our indoor-based, ultra-clean lifestyles are bad for our health.
Washington, March 23 (IANS) Anti-depressants could also be effective in easing debilitating pain caused by osteoarthritis with fewer side-effects than traditional drugs, a study reveals.
American doctors have found out that antidepressants can play an important role in relieving painful conditions like osteoarthritis and may lead to fewer side effects than conventionally prescribed drug regimes that include anti-inflammatories and op
Washington, March 23 (ANI): American doctors have revealed that antidepressants can play a key role in alleviating painful conditions like osteoarthritis and may result in fewer side effects than traditionally prescribed drug regimes, such as anti-inflammatories and opioids.
Washington, March 22 (ANI): People born without a sense of smell experience higher social insecurity and increased risk for depression, according to a study
Washington, Mar 22 (ANI): Healthy individuals, who carry a gene variation associated with an increased risk of autism, have structural differences in their brains, researchers say.
Washington, March 22 (ANI): Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia may spread within nerve networks in the brain by moving directly between connected neurons, instead of in other ways proposed by scientists, such as by propagating in all directions, results of a new study suggested.
Washington, March 22 (ANI): New guidelines released by the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) have suggested that most sinus infections are caused by viruses and should not be treated with antibiotics.