Health

In a heart-wrenching incident, a tuberculosis patient, who was starving for over six days here, fell severely ill. A local news channel team went to the TB patient, Balram's house on hearing of his plight and after giving him food, informed the district administration. ...

People with a higher genetic likelihood of autism are more likely to report higher childhood maltreatment, self-harm and suicidal thoughts, according to a new study by an Indian-origin researcher. The study, published in the journal Molecular Psychiatry, shows that the...

Researchers from the Queen's University Belfast have found that people who have grandiose narcissistic traits were more likely to be "mentally tough", feel less stressed and also less vulnerable to depression. While narcissism may be viewed by many in society as a negative personality ...

Researchers have found that sugar-sweetened acidic drinks, such as soft drinks, is the common factor between obesity and tooth wear among adults. "It is the acidic nature of some drinks such as carbonated drinks and acidic fruit juices that leads to tooth wear," said study lead author Saoirse O'Toole...

Community-based health programmes in parts of India, Ethiopia and Nigeria have been successful in improving health care for mothers and newborns, but inequities still exist, says a new study. The study was published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal (CMAJ)....

For the second day in succession, thousands of patients in government hospitals in Tamil Nadu continue to suffer as around 17,000 doctors are on a strike since Friday, demanding pay parity. Besides pay parity with their counterparts in the Central government, the ...

As compared to the general population, average life expectancy is respectively 10 and seven years shorter for men and women with mental disorders, says a new study. The study, published in the journal The Lancet, explores mortality for those with different types of mental disorders....

Researchers have found that non-menthol flavours attract youth and adults to use e-cigarettes and contributes to multiple pathways linked to the higher use among youngsters. The study published in the British Medical Journal Open, researchers reviewed ...

Young mothers have a greater chance of having a child with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), warn researchers from the University of Australia. ADHD is a complex neurodevelopmental disorder which impacts a person's ability to exert age-appropriate self-control....

Drones, or unmanned aerial vehicles, have the potential to save lives by delivering medicines faster than ambulances in crowded cities, especially during peak rush hours, new research has found. "Drones, when used appropriately, represent the ideal marriage between enhanced ...