Health

A Japanese philanthropist working to eradicate leprosy in India has said that 60 per cent of its patients in the world are in this country. Speaking at an event here on Monday evening, Yohei Sasakawa, Chairman of The Nippon Foundation, said that his organisation, Sasakawa India Leprosy ...

Researchers have developed a new type of wearable sensor that can mimic the sensing properties of skin, an advance that could someday lead to artificial skin that helps burn victims 'feel'. Our skin's ability to perceive pressure, heat, cold and vibration is a critical...

Although you might be familiar with the statement, "you are what you eat", the food you consume could also impact your memory, suggests a new study. A team of researchers discovered that cholecystokinin (CCK), a satiety hormone which is highly expressed in memory formation, could, at higher levels,...

The pandemics of obesity, undernutrition, and climate change are interlinked and represent the paramount challenge for humans, the environment and our planet, says a Lancet report, that presses the need for urgent action. The report of the "Lancet Commission on Obesity", based on 14 countries ...

At a time when only the rich can afford and have access to quality healthcare in India, a doctor in a private hospital in this tech hub is offering free angioplasty to the poor, who are no less deserving for it. "I have been wanting to treat the poor free as they can't afford the ...

Migrants and refugees may be susceptible to non-communicable and communicable, as well as chronic diseases due to poverty or change of lifestyle to less physical activity and healthy food, the World Health Organization (WHO) has warned. In its first report on Monday on health of refugees and migrants in the WHO ...

It is natural for parents to protect their children from any harm, including the endless array of germs they are exposed to every day. As children grow up, they are continuously exposed to various germs, especially in places such as daycare centres and preschool. Children with low immunity are...

By tweaking the recipe for coaxing human stem cells into insulin-secreting beta cells, researchers have found that the resulting cells are more responsive to fluctuating glucose levels in the blood. The researchers, from the Washington University School of Medicine in St. ...

Former CIA agent Tony Mendez, who inspired the Oscar-winning film "Argo", has died at the age of 78, his agent confirmed. Mendez was suffering from Parkinson's disease, the BBC reported. His literary agent, Christy Fetcher, said: "Mendez was surrounded with love from his family ...