Talk therapy for depression? Brain scan may predict efficacy
March 26, 2017 05:27 PM

Researchers have found that specific patterns of activity on brain scans may help clinicians identify whether talk therapy or antidepressant medication is more likely to help a patient recover from depression.

Cutting salt in diet may reduce night-time toilet trips
March 26, 2017 05:27 PM

There is good news for people who need to wake up one or more times during the night to go to the toilet. Researchers have found that simply cutting back on salt intake can reduce such night-time trips.

Stem cell therapy may help repair lung damage
March 25, 2017 03:07 PM

Stem cell therapy can potentially reduce lung damage caused by chronic inflammation in conditions such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and cystic fibrosis, research from a pre-clinical trial has revealed.

Men more prone to infertility due to less sleep: Experts
March 24, 2017 11:12 AM

Men are more likely to have infertility with less sleep than women, said IVF experts on Thursday.

40,000 Delhi doctors on mass casual leave to protest rising assaults
March 23, 2017 11:20 AM

Over 40,000 resident doctors in the national capital went on a mass Casual Leave on Thursday in support of their counterparts in Maharashtra who are on similar protest following rising assaults.

Doctors cure first patient with rare blood disorder
March 21, 2017 04:17 PM

Doctors have cured a patient with rare blood disorder in which the patient's body did not produce enough red blood cells that could have caused progressive organ damage and early death.

3,000 Maharashtra resident doctors remain on mass leave
March 21, 2017 11:25 AM

For the second consecutive day on Tuesday medical services in 17 government hospitals in Maharashtra, including four in Mumbai, were hit when over 3,000 resident doctors continued their mass Casual Leave protest against growing incidents of attacks by patients' relatives.

Your high BP might just be a case of misdiagnosis
March 20, 2017 01:19 PM

Nearly 20 per cent of people receiving treatment for hypertension do not actually have a problem, but they are often misdiagnosed as a result of doctors using manual devices to measure blood pressure, a study has showed.

New hope for cancer care as Bengaluru lab cracks tricky biopsy
March 19, 2017 05:49 PM

In a development that could transform the management of cancer patients, a Bengaluru-based laboratory has claimed to have cracked the difficulties related to tracing malignant cells and avoid repeated biopsies.

Harder calcium deposits may predict heart attack risk
March 19, 2017 05:07 PM

People with proportionately higher quantities of harder calcified plaque best predicted risk of heart attacks, while soft plaque did not, representing a potential paradigm shift, researchers said.

Diabetes drug may help treat breast cancer
March 19, 2017 02:02 PM

Chinese researchers have found that a drug used to treat diabetes could be effective against a form of breast cancer.

Fruits, veggies may cut psychological stress risk in women
March 16, 2017 02:16 PM

If you are a woman and want to cut out on stress, add 5-7 servings of fruit and vegetables daily to your plate, a new study has showed.

Drug used to prevent preterm births not effective: Study
March 15, 2017 01:15 PM

A drug commonly prescribed to pregnant women with a history of delivering premature babies may do more harm than good, says a study.

Rare joint-replacement surgery enables man walk after decade
March 14, 2017 05:18 PM

In the world's second such case, the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) here has given a new lease of life to a 20-year-old man by performing a rare quadruple joint replacement surgery that enabled him to sit and walk after more than a decade.

Different workouts for treadmill
March 12, 2017 06:20 PM

There are a lot of treadmill exercises one can do. These moves will not only strengthen your entire body but will also get your heart rate shooting up to burn calories, says an expert.

Rapid BP drop in middle age linked to dementia later
March 11, 2017 01:03 PM

Middle-aged people who experience rapid drop in blood pressure often causing dizziness may be at an increased risk of developing cognitive decline and dementia 20 years later, a study said.

'Uncontrolled weight, obesity can lead to renal failure'
March 11, 2017 11:27 AM

 Uncontrolled weight gain and obesity leads to renal failure in 70 per cent of the cases, doctors said.

Lack of good cholesterol may up heart attack risk
March 09, 2017 06:13 PM

While it is widely known that cholesterol may be bad for the health of the heart, a new study has showed that not having enough good cholesterol can also be bad.