Category «Health»

Human antibody shields mouse foetuses against Zika

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An antibody produced by the human body shielded unborn mice against Zika, a study said today, raising hopes for thwarting the virus known to cause brain damage in human foetuses. The antibody neutralised all known Zika strains in lab experiments, and “markedly reduced” virus levels in infected pregnant mice and their foetuses. “This is the …

Menopause before 40 may lead to fractures

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A study recently published in a journal called Menopause has revealed that those women who hit menopause before the age of 40 are at a greater risk of having bones related issues. For them, fractures are very common as bones become weak and bone loss occurs more rapidly. In order to increase bone mineral density, …

Heart attack or Heartburn: How you can find out

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With heart diseases being one of the major causes of death in India, it is perhaps not surprising that most people presume any pain in the chest area to be an attack. As a result, in a large number of cases a patient is rushed to the hospital, only to find that it is a …

Delhi breathing toxic air; situation remains alarming

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The atmosphere of Delhi has been the worst in the past week with smog enveloped all over the state. The condition of the national capital is worrisome as pollution is leading to serious health issues. The level of pollution in Delhi air has never been to this extent since past 17 years. The pollutants in …

Western region more prone to rheumatoid arthritis, says study

Western region more prone to rheumatoid arthritis

The western region of the country is more prone to rheumatoid arthritis whereas uric acid-related issues are found to be more common in southern zone, says a study. While western zone showed more abnormalities in the levels of rheumatoid factor, a marker of rheumatoid arthritis, uric acid abnormalities were more common in south zone. Uric …

Antibiotics should not be used after surgery: WHO

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The guidelines include 13 recommendations for the period before surgery and 16 for preventing infections during and after surgery. They range from simple precautions such as ensuring that patients bathe or shower before surgery and the best way for surgical teams to clean their hands, to guidance on when to use antibiotics to prevent infections, …

Blood test to detect early-stage arthritis developed

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Patients could soon be diagnosed with early-stage arthritis several years before the onset of physical and irreversible symptoms, thanks to a new test developed by researchers at the University of Warwick in Britain. The test can provide an early diagnosis of osteoarthritis (OA) and also distinguish this from early-stage rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and other self-resolving …

Mullerian anomalies basic reason behind 4-5% infertility among women

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Mullerian anomalies, or a defect in the development of uterus and fallopian tubes, is the basic reason for infertility among 4-5 percent of women in India, said doctors on Wednesday. According to them, other than infertility, the anomalies can cause recurrent miscarriages and create difficulties in carrying a pregnancy to term. “Abnormal uterus may affect …

Roadside trash burning ruining Indians health, warns a study

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The smoke from burning roadside trash piles, a common practice in India, contains such high concentration of particles that it can lead to 1,000 times more toxic exposures to nearby humans, warns a study by researchers at Duke University in the US. “From our tests, we found that somebody standing near one of these fires …

Centre, Delhi take steps to check bird flu spread

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With reports of three more birds dying in the national capital, including one in Delhi zoo, both the Delhi and central governments on Wednesday geared up to contain further spread of avian flu. The number of birds dying due to bird flu has reached close to 70 in the national capital. The central government, in …