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Heart attack patients receive less treatment for depression: Study

Monday, 18 April 2016 15:10
London: People who have suffered a heart attack tend to be more depressed but are less often prescribed anti-depressants than individuals who have not had a heart attack, finds new research.Stress and depression have long been identified as big risk…

Sexually transmitted infection may soon become untreatable

Monday, 18 April 2016 10:42
London: Cases of an antibiotic resistant sexually transmitted infection have been detected in London after initially being found only in the north, Public Health England (PHE) said on Sunday.Urging people to practice safe sex, the PHE gave a grim warning…

Scientists control heart cells with laser

Friday, 15 April 2016 15:48
Moscow: In a first, scientists have found a way to control the behaviour of heart muscle cells using laser radiation - paving the way to develop better understanding of the heart's mechanisms to treat conditions like acute arrhythmia which is…

Hepatitis C ups risk of head, neck cancers

Thursday, 14 April 2016 12:02
New York: Individuals infected with Hepatitis C virus (HCV) may be prone to certain head and neck cancers, a new study has found, pressing the need for screening and treatment for the most common blood-borne virus infection.The findings showed that…

Combined HIV, hepatitis C vaccination a possibility soon

Wednesday, 13 April 2016 16:50
London: Researchers have for the first time found it possible to generate simultaneous immune response against diseases such as Hepatitis C virus and HIV, raising the possibility of a combined vaccination.An estimated 2.3 million people globally are co-infected with HIV…

Liver disease risk rises in people with type 2 diabetes: Study

Wednesday, 13 April 2016 12:36
London: A team of British researchers has found that people with type 2 diabetes are at a greater risk of serious liver disease than those without the condition.“We have shown for the first time that type 2 diabetes is an…

Inflammatory reasons for diabetic kidney disease revealed

Saturday, 09 April 2016 15:22
New York: A team of researchers, including an Indian-origin scientist, has identified key inflammatory mechanisms underlying Type 1 diabetes and obesity-related kidney dysfunction.Diabetic kidney disease is the leading cause of end-stage kidney disease and is a major risk factor for…

How our lungs respond during asthma attacks

Wednesday, 06 April 2016 12:06
London: Scientists have discovered a new biochemical process, which reveals how the lungs operate during normal functioning and during asthma -- a chronic respiratory condition marked by difficulty in breathing.The study conducted in mouse model reveals how air enters and…

Steroid use can turn 'good' fat into 'bad'

Monday, 04 April 2016 14:58
Sydney: Steroids that are generally given to treat inflammatory diseases can slow down calorie burning in brown or "good" fat, finds a study.The findings showed that brown fat is an important player in causing obesity by steroids, which are prone…

Paleolithic-type diet may cut diabetes, heart disease risk

Monday, 04 April 2016 13:53
London: The consumption of a paleolithic-type diet by obese women can help them lose weight and lower their future risk of diabetes and heart disease, says a new research.A typical Paleolithic diet includes lean meat, fish, eggs, vegetables, fruits, nuts…