Weight-loss surgery may halve risk of death in adults

New York |Wednesday, 2018 4:45:04 PM IST

Obese middle-aged men and women who undergo bariatric surgery for weight loss may have reduced their risk of death by 50 per cent than those tackling their weight through diet and behaviour alone, fin

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Eating high-salt diet may lead to dementia

New York |Wednesday, 2018 3:15:04 PM IST

Love to eat crispy roasted nuts and potato wafers that are high in salt? Beware, besides harming your heart, it may also harm your brain and lead to dementia, researchers have warned.

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Microsoft patents 'mind control' brain interface

San Francisco |Wednesday, 2018 1:15:04 PM IST

Technology giant Microsoft has been granted a patent for a brain control device that can give users mind control powers to operate apps with just their brains, without any movement.

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Severe gum disease linked to lung, colon cancers

New York |Wednesday, 2018 3:15:04 PM IST

Do you have bad oral health? Beware, you may be at high risk of developing cancers of lung, colon and pancreas, researchers have warned.

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Trump in excellent health, says doctor

Washington |Wednesday, 2018 4:15:04 AM IST

US President Donald Trump's overall health "is excellent" and he did well on cognitive screening, the White House physician said on Tuesday.

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High fat western diet could make prostate cancer aggressive

New York |Tuesday, 2018 7:15:04 PM IST

Eating a typical Western high-fat diet such as cheeseburgers and fries could make prostate cancer more aggressive and cause them to spread, finds a study.

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Healthureum unveils Blockchain-based technology to improve medical care

New Delhi |Tuesday, 2018 4:15:04 PM IST

Aiming to reduce inefficiencies in operations, resources, data, drug sourcing and technology, Estonia-based Healthureum has announced a Blockchain-based 360-degree ecosystem for administering medical

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New system needed to up availability of doctors: Kovind

New Delhi |Tuesday, 2018 5:45:04 PM IST

President Ram Nath Kovind on Tuesday called for a new regulatory system to enhance availability of doctors and medical professionals as work load of the existing doctors was incredibly high.

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Rail commuters vote Kozhikode station 'cleanest': Survey

New Delhi |Tuesday, 2018 6:15:04 PM IST

Kozhikode railway station in Kerala has been declared the "cleanest" in the country by railway commuters while the Hazrat Nizamuddin station in Delhi is at the lowest rung, said a survey by an app-bas

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Curbing junk food ads may cut rising obesity in teens

London |Tuesday, 2018 7:15:04 PM IST

Junk food advertisements (ads) shown during programmes that are popular with young people, such as talent shows and football matches, drives youngsters to snack more on unhealthy food.

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Decoded: How preterm birth may impact language skills

New York |Tuesday, 2018 1:45:05 PM IST

Altered development of a part of brain region essential to hearing and understanding sound in preterm infants is associated with poorer language skills in early childhood, a study has found.

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Gene causing diabetes, low blood sugar levels identified

London |Tuesday, 2018 4:15:04 PM IST

Researchers have identified a new gene that is thought to be critical in the regulation of insulin -- the key hormone in diabetes -- from a family with both high and low blood sugar conditions.

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