A new drug against alcoholism works, researchers claim

According to the UN's World Health Organization (WHO), 3.3 million deaths around the globe every year are the result of harmful alcohol use—almost six percent of all deaths

A new drug against alcoholism works, researchers claimFrench researchers provided fresh evidence on Friday to support claims that a drug touted as a miracle cure for alcoholism, and prescribed for this purpose in France, actually works. The drug, baclofen, had “a positive effect” at high doses in reducing alcohol consumption over a year of treatment, according to study results released at a […]

How you can prevent medical mistakes

A study found that people were only able to finish their ‘opening statement of concerns’ in 23 percent of doctors’ visits, according to U.S. News and World Report. And this lack of communication can have a significant impact on your health

How you can prevent medical mistakesIt’s hardly a secret that people avoid going to the doctor. The tedious 20 minutes in the waiting area followed by another 10 sitting in the exam room only to get five minutes with the doctor isn’t exactly something to look forward to. Patients are so rushed they’re usually unable to get through all of […]

Here’s your easy guide to flawless skin

Are dark spots, unevenness, or redness getting in the way of your glow? Know this: They're totally fixable. Here, top dermatologists teach you how to combat these issues and heart your skin for good

Here’s your easy guide to flawless skinGet perfect skin If you get daily compliments on your perfect complexion, you can probably stop reading now. For the rest of us — who have spent more time in the sun than we care to admit, watched the birthdays tick by, or slacked just a bit (or, heck, a whole lot) on an anti-aging […]

How to lose weight with this new diet

About 80 percent of unlocking the weight-loss puzzle is choosing the right mix of filling and nutritious foods

How to lose weight with this new dietIt might seem like there’s a weight-loss secret floating around out there that everybody knows but you. But in reality, about 80 percent of unlocking the weight-loss puzzle is choosing the right mix of filling and nutritious foods, says Marjorie Nolan Cohn, R.D.N., a spokesperson for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. That’s right, it’s […]

Britain’s first 3-parent IVF baby medical team gets licence

The licence, granted to a team of doctors in Newcastle, northern England, means the first child created in Britain using the mitochondrial pronuclear transfer technique could be born before the end of this year

Britain’s first 3-parent IVF baby medical team gets licenceBritain’s fertility regulator on Thursday granted doctors the first UK licence to create babies using a three-parent IVF technique designed to prevent inherited genetic diseases. The licence, granted to a team of doctors in Newcastle, northern England, means the first child created in Britain using the mitochondrial pronuclear transfer technique could be born before the […]

Medical groups in the U.S. say climate change needs to be tackled for better health

The harms due to climate change include heat-related illness, worsening chronic illnesses, injuries and deaths from dangerous weather events, infectious diseases spread by mosquitoes and ticks, illnesses from contaminated food and water, and mental health problems

Medical groups in the U.S. say climate change needs to be tackled for better healthHeatstroke. Asthma. Zika. Climate change is helping illness and disease spread and become more common, a new consortium of medical groups said Wednesday. It’s not just extreme heat and flooding, but more intense storms — including blizzards — and a steady warming trend that lets disease-carrying mosquitoes thrive, the new Medical Society Consortium on Climate […]

7 things you follow are nothing but health myths

Right from belief that one must drink eight glasses of water to a mandatory eight hours sleep, read how you’re following some health habits which are of no good to you

7 things you follow are nothing but health mythsMaybe your mom repeated them to you or you picked them up from friends at summer camp. Perhaps even a well-intentioned but out-of-the-loop doctor drilled them into your head. However you heard them, health myths definitely aren’t doing you any good. Find out why it’s time to give them the heave-ho—and the simple moves you […]

Sleepless kids more likely to face behavioural problems

A new study witnessed that by age 7, sleepless kids had markedly decreased mental and emotional functioning. Children exhibited “poorer ability to pay attention, poorer emotional control, poorer executive function in general, and more behavioural problems

Sleepless kids more likely to face behavioural problemsPreschoolers who get too little sleep may be more likely to have trouble paying attention, controlling their emotions and processing information later in childhood, a new study suggests. By age 7, these sleepless kids had markedly decreased mental and emotional functioning, said study lead researcher Dr. Elsie Taveras. The children exhibited “poorer ability to pay […]

Lack of sleep can kill, warn doctors

Six to eight hours sleep is mandatory and before going to bed one should avoid having tea, coffee, smoking, alcohol, mobile phones and electronic gadgets it affects functioning of brain and causes lack of sleep.

Lack of sleep can kill, warn doctorsDid you know that there is all but one common cause of all the dreaded disease we are facing today? It is – lack of sleep! Doctors treating patients for heart ailments, hypertension, diabetes, depression, obesity, etc., have found one thing to be common amongst all their patients. They are all sleep deprived. Renowned cardiologist […]

This new drug could be effective in one in five breast cancers

Researchers looked at the genetic make-up of breast cancer in 560 different patients.They found a significant proportion of them had genetic errors or "mutational signatures" that were very similar to faulty BRCA. Given the close similarity, these cancers might be treatable with biological therapies too, they reasoned

This new drug could be effective in one in five breast cancersMany more women could be helped by a new type of breast cancer drug, say experts Biological therapies are currently only available as part of clinical trials, but hold great promise Experts estimate as many as one in five patients might benefit Around 10,000 women a year in the UK might benefit from a new […]