Anxiety and depression a major issue for cancer survivors

Results from a Malaysian study of 1,362 patients found more than four in five survivors were suffering from anxiety and a similar number had depression a year after diagnosis

Anxiety and depression a major issue for cancer survivorsCancer has a major impact on mental and physical well-being, researchers report at the ESMO Asia 2016 Congress in Singapore. Results from a Malaysian study of 1,362 patients found more than four in five survivors were suffering from anxiety and a similar number had depression a year after diagnosis. Lead author Shridevi Subramaniam, a research […]

Made in India medical equipment can curb healthcare expenses

Doctors say it is time the Indian government changed policies to aid the healthcare industry

Made in India medical equipment can curb healthcare expensesClose to 80% of medical equipment used in hospitals is imported, say doctors. This invites an import duty of 2.5% and heavy maintenance charges which run into lakhs of rupees, adding to the cost of treatment. There is an urgent need for medical equipment to be manufactured in India, they say. According to GSK Velu, […]

Forever young? Scientists increase mice lifespans by 30 percent; are humans next?

According to the researchers, this result suggests that aging can be manipulated in both animals and humans

Forever young? Scientists increase mice lifespans by 30 percent; are humans next?Many of us would like the ability to live longer — a recent study suggests this may one day be possible. Researchers at the Salk Institute say they’ve prolonged the lifespan of mice by as much as 30 percent, and believe they may be able to repeat these results someday in humans too. For the […]

Start to end process of egg donation

This fertility treatment is generally given to women who cannot use their own eggs for various reasons, such as ovarian failure, to avoid genetic defects, or advanced age. Here is detailed explanation of the process

Start to end process of egg donationEgg donation is a process where an egg, or oocyte, is removed from a fertile woman and donated to another woman in order to help her conceive. It is a part of assisted reproductive technology, or ART. Donated eggs are typically fertilized in a laboratory. The resulting embryos are then transferred into the recipient’s uterus […]

Air pollution is costing India 3 per cent of its GDP

A World Bank Disaster Management and Climate Change Unit report states total environmental degradation damage amounts to Rs3.75 trillion, which is equal to around 5.7% of GDP

Air pollution is costing India 3 per cent of its GDPThe cost of serious health consequences from particulate matter pollution is estimated to be around 3 per cent of India’s GDP, according to a Health Ministry statement in Lok Sabha. Minister of State for Health and Family welfare Anupriya Patel, in a written statement to the parliament, cited the ‘India – Diagnostic Assessment of Select […]

Flying high yet feeling low: 1 in 8 airline pilots may be clinically depressed

Hundreds of commercial airline pilots worldwide may be flying with untreated depression because they fear being grounded or losing their jobs, a new survey suggests

Flying high yet feeling low: 1 in 8 airline pilots may be clinically depressedHundreds of commercial airline pilots worldwide may be flying with untreated depression because they fear being grounded or losing their jobs, a new survey suggests. The anonymous survey of about 1,850 pilots from more than 50 countries found that 14 percent of pilots who had worked within the past week had symptoms of depression. Four […]

Explained: How your body functions over a 24-hour period

This article aims to explain different states body undergoes and optimal times to do everyday activities from morning, afternoon and evening

Explained: How your body functions over a 24-hour periodA 24-hour period is very taxing on the human body. From day to night, our body is constantly going through changes that affect basic functions like sleep, hunger, and even sex drive. In Asap Science’s video, “This Is Your Body over 24 Hours,” creators Mitchell Moffit and Gregory Brown explain the different states the body […]

The real dangers of smoking nobody tells you about

Additives don't change tobacco smoke and make it dangerous – tobacco is inherently dangerous

The real dangers of smoking nobody tells you aboutMost people don’t grasp that the chemicals produced by burning a cigarette are more harmful than the manufacturer’s additives that cigarette also contains, and many mistakenly believe filters can protect them from breathing toxic fumes, a recent study suggests. “We already knew that many people, especially smokers, think smoking might be dangerous for other people […]

5 path-breaking cancer breakthroughs of 2016

Cancer remains one of the most widespread, and deadly, diseases in the world, but in 2016 we’ve come far in discovering ways to better diagnose, treat, and even cure some forms of cancer

5 path-breaking cancer breakthroughs of 2016Here is a list of five most impressive cancer breakthroughs of 2016 Blood test breast cancer detection As most women know, breast cancer detection usually involves an uncomfortable mammogram followed by invasive biopsies. However, in September, researchers made strides in creating the first blood test for detecting breast cancer. According to a recent study, the […]

21st century diseases and the threat they pose to you

The most alarming characteristic of 21st century diseases? It is man-made

21st century diseases and the threat they pose to youDo you feel tired and exhausted more often? Do you find yourself suddenly more prone to allergies you didn’t have before? These signs and more, all point to the development of what some experts call 21st century diseases. The most alarming characteristic of 21st century diseases? It is manmade. How does this happen? Long work […]