Sunday, October 17, 2021


Contraceptive pill can reduce diabetes risk in women with PCOS: Study

PCOS, which affects 10 per cent of women worldwide, is a hormonal disorder causing enlarged ovaries with small cysts on the outer edges.

‘Lead active life to keep arthritis in check’

Hyderabad: Contrary to the popular perception that people with arthritis should avoid leading an active life, a senior orthopaedics surgeon on the occasion of...

Why Covid vaccines did not win science Nobel this year

The timing didn't work in favour of a Covid-19 Nobel this year. Nominations for this year's prize had to be submitted by February 1.

Anti-nausea drug may help some cancer patients survive longer

"Dexamethasone has positive and negative effects -- it inhibits cancer growth, but also suppresses the immune system," said researcher Maximilian Schaefer from the Harvard Medical School, Boston.

Severe Covid infection in mothers linked to preterm births

The researchers reported that the rate of preterm birth in nearly 1,000 pregnant women, who tested positive for SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes Covid-19, was a function of the severity of infection.

Mental disorders swell, women & youth most affected: Lancet

The study, published in The Lancet, suggests that additional 53 million cases of major depressive disorder and 76 million cases of anxiety disorders were due to the pandemic.

Hyderabad-Kolkata researchers team develop insulin that can be stored at room temperature

Yes, there is a good probability that in the near future, diabetics who are dependent on insulin could have access to insulin, which does not need refrigeration.  

‘Pulmonary rehabilitation for patients with lung-related issues post-Covid’

Hyderabad: Coronavirus disease can result in a large variety of chronic health issues such as impaired lung function, reduced exercise performance and diminished quality...

The ill-effects of a sedentary lifestyle

Aren't you alarmed yet! As per WHO, nearly 2 million deaths are attributed to sedentary lifestyles, also labelled as 'Sitting Disease' or 'Couch Potato Syndrome'. Sedentary behaviour refers to a sitting or lounging state, like sitting in a car on your way to work, sitting in meetings, or watching TV on the couch for an extended amount of time. It is defined as 'waking behaviour' characterised by an energy expenditure less than or equal to 1.5 Metabolic Equivalents (METS) while sitting, lying, or reclining.

Five teas for a healthy heart

Ever since the pandemic has hit the world, people are now more health-conscious and are well aware of the disadvantages that regular teas have. Make some lifestyle changes and switch to healthier choices.

Mysterious condition ‘Restless anal syndrome’ affects man who had Covid

The term is similar to the restless legs syndrome (RLS), and it accurately fits the symptoms of one 77-year-old male patient.

IIIT-Hyderabad, NIMS join hands to digitize pathological slides

The dataset is part of work being done at the IIITH's iHub-Data, a Technology Innovation Hub focused on large-scale datasets to help develop solutions through applied research.

Very soon, a pill to treat Covid-19

Hyderabad: A simple pill to treat Covid-19 positive patients! Yes, an anti-viral pill that could be easily prescribed and taken orally by Covid positive...

Apollo Hospitals launches AI tool that can predict risk of heart ailments

The AI-powered tool enables physicians to deliver preventive care for at-risk individuals, improving lives while mitigating future pressure on healthcare systems, according to a press release.

Treatment for urinary incontinence Emsella launched in Hyderabad

On the occasion, Nandini Reddy said that several women often suffer from urinary incontinence silently, as they struggle to share their medical condition out of shyness or other inhibitions.
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