Health

Work was affected in hospitals -- both private and state run -- in Kerala on Wednesday following a nationwide call for strike given by the Indian Medical Association (IMA) to protest against the National Medical Commission (NMC) Bill, 2019. Passed by the Lok Sabha on Monday and awaiting clearance from the Rajya Sabha, ...

It's not the operating room that is risky for patients undergoing non-cardiac surgery; it is the recovery period as researchers have found that only 0.7 per cent of deaths in these patients occurred in the operation room, whereas 29 per cent of deaths occurred after discharge....

In a good news for wine lovers, researchers have found a compound present in red wine which can treat depression and anxiety. The plant compound resveratrol displays anti-stress effects by blocking the expression of an enzyme which controls stress in the brain....

Researchers have developed a tool that attracts and captures female mosquitoes looking for a site to lay eggs, which in the future may help curb the chikungunya virus. The study, published in the journal PLOS, shows that Autocidal Gravid Ovitrap (AGP trap) successfully protected people from getting infected with the ...

Terming drugs a national problem, the second Joint Conference of Chief Ministers of the northern states on Thursday decided to set up a joint working group, involving officials of the Health and Social Justice Departments of all states, to share experiences and best practices in their...

While it is already known that people who suffer a major concussion can lose their sense of smell temporarily, researchers have found that even minor head injuries may lead to olfactory and anxiety problems. The study, published in the journal Brain Injury, found that even minor ...

Researchers have found that being able to walk outside for several blocks at a leisurely pace plays an important role in living a vibrant, healthy life and may also predict future mobility problems. The study, published in the Journal of American Geriatrics Society, shows that ...

Researchers have found a strong link between smoking and peripheral artery disease -- a circulatory condition in which narrowed blood vessels reduce blood flow to the limbs -- and this elevated risk can persist up to 30 years after quitting smoking....