Health

Researchers, including one of an Indian-origin, have identified a blood pressure-lowering drug -- non-dihydropyridine, a calcium channel blocker -- that may increase the risk of a bowel condition called diverticulosis. This condition causes small bulges or pouches to appear in the lining of the ...

As allegations and concerns have cropped up over the safety of major Indian salt brands, the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) and the Indian Medical Association (IMA) have refuted the concerns that the major salt brands contain alarming level of potassium ferrocyanide. ...

The battle against Japanese Encephalitis (JE) in Uttar Pradesh will now be more colourful and interesting. The state Cultural Department will organise puppet shows and street plays to raise awareness among people on prevention of the killer virus that primarily affects children....

The Home Affairs Minister of Australia presented a bill in Parliament on Thursday to repeal a law that allows refugees and asylum seekers detained on Manus Island and Nauru to be transfered to the country on medical grounds. Peter Dutton's proposal seeks to do away with the so-called medevac (Medical...

Reminding your kid that he or she has various roles to play in life such as son, daughter, friend, reader or helper can lead to better problem-solving and more flexible thinking in them. Researchers from Duke University in the US have found that reminding children ...

People living with HIV are at an increased risk of developing cardiovascular diseases (CVD), particularly heart failure and stroke, warn researchers. "Our findings reinforce the importance of primary prevention of cardiovascular disease through control of risk factors such as high blood pressure or smoking...

With far higher transmission speed than 4G, the fifth generation cellular network or 5G promises to bring about dramatic changes to the way we lead our lives and how healthcare services are provided. There are, however, also concerns regarding adverse health effects of exposure to radiofrequency radiation associated with ...

Researchers have discovered that the use of a pasteurised form of Akkermansia muciniphila-an intestinal bacteria provides greater protection from various cardiovascular disease risk factors. According to the findings published in the journal Nature Medicine, the ...