Simple blood test can help doctors prescribe best drug to treat depression

Due to lack of a biological test, determining which drug will work best in individuals suffering depression is often a game of trial and error. But researchers have developed a simple blood test that can allow physicians to more successfully prescribe initial drug treatments

Simple blood test can help doctors prescribe best drug to treat depressionDue to the lack of a biological test, determining which drug will work best in individuals suffering depression is often a game of trial and error. But the process could become less of a guessing game thanks to researchers at UT Southwestern, who have developed a simple blood test that could allow physicians to more […]

Having just one egg a day reduces stroke risk

One egg boasts 6 grams of high-quality protein and an array of vitamins, and they reduces the risk of stroke by 12 per cent

Having just one egg a day reduces stroke riskA study, led by US scientists, also shows that eating an egg each day had no association with coronary heart disease – the leading cause of death worldwide. Researchers reached the conclusion by reviewing a host of studies published over a period of 33 years – between 1982 and 2015 – which involved more than […]

New discovery of ‘mini-brains’ can alter pain medication

Current pain relief drugs are targeted at the central nervous system and often have side effects including addiction and tolerance issues. The new research opens up the possibility of a route for developing non-addictive and non-drowsy drugs, targeted at the peripheral nervous system

New discovery of ‘mini-brains’ can alter pain medicationThe human body’s peripheral nervous system could be capable of interpreting its environment and modulating pain, neuroscientists have established, after successfully studying how rodents reacted to stimulation. Until now, accepted scientific theory has held that only the central nervous system – the brain and spinal cord – could actually interpret and analyse sensations like pain […]

Urgent need to develop new drugs to fight 12 dangerous bacteria, says WHO

Describing each of the 12 bacterium as "priority pathogens" and as greatest threats to human health, the World Health Organisation (WHO) says many of these have already evolved into deadly superbugs that are resistant to many antibiotics

Urgent need to develop new drugs to fight 12 dangerous bacteria, says WHONew antibiotics must be developed urgently to fight a dozen dangerous families of bacteria, the World Health Organization said on Monday, describing these “priority pathogens” as the greatest threats to human health. Many of these bacteria have already evolved into deadly superbugs that are resistant to many antibiotics, the United National health agency said. The […]

#MoveToHealth: says WHO in a 3 minute video

Physical exercises are known to have many health benefits. Regular exercise will also improve muscle strength, increase joint flexibility and improve endurance. Knowing that it is very imperative for one’s mental and physical well-being, a 3 minutes exercise regime was followed in the meeting at the World Health Organization’s (WHO) session

#MoveToHealth: says WHO in a 3 minute videoThe importance of physical fitness cannot be emphasised enough. In today’s society that is moving towards a more sedentary lifestyle, there is a greater need than ever to increase the daily activity level to maintain both cardiovascular fitness and body weight. Exercising can be something that you enjoy that helps to increase the overall happiness in your […]

Bacteria in your mouth may reveal about your cancer risk

By studying the links between bacteria and cancer, scientists one day hope to be able to tell a person what his or her cancer risk is based on the bacteria present in the body

Bacteria in your mouth may reveal about your cancer riskThe types of bacteria in your mouth may be linked to your risk of certain cancers. By studying the links between bacteria and cancer, scientists one day hope to be able to tell a person what his or her cancer risk is based on the bacteria present in his or her body, said Jiyoung Ahn, […]

‘10 % of Indians have one or more mental health problem’

President Ram Nath Kovind addressed the 22nd convocation of National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences (NIMHANS) in Bengaluru. He said, “We need to ensure that by 2022 at least those who are suffering from severe mental disorders have been diagnosed and have access to treatment facilities. Let us take this up as a national mission”

‘10 % of Indians have one or more mental health problem’    Mental health includes our emotional, psychological, and social well-being. It affects how we think, feel and act as we cope with life. Mental health is important at every stage of life, from childhood and adolescence through adulthood. But, deteriorating mental health is a severe issue in the country. President Ram Nath Kovind said, […]

Spending too much time on gadgets harming tech workers’ sex lives

Putting work first and spending too much time on electronic devices is harming tech worker's sex lives, says San Francisco-based therapist

Spending too much time on gadgets harming tech workers’ sex livesFor the thousands of ambitious technology experts who flock to Silicon Valley to make their mark in new start-ups or established tech giants, they can often expect success and money however, in turn, are they neglecting another important area of their lives: sex. Sandra Lindholm is a sex therapist and psychologist based in the San […]

Meet Dr Soumya Swaminathan, WHO became India’s pride

Dr Swaminathan was honoured with the highest post ever held by an Indian in World Health Organization in October

Meet Dr Soumya Swaminathan, WHO became India’s prideWhen Dr Soumya Swaminathan hit the headlines after being chosen as deputy director general of World Health Organization (WHO), it was a matter of pride of not just her, but for every Indian. She is the first Indian to hold a post as prestigious as this in the renowned international organisation. If you thought this […]

‘Music helps me to unwind’

Doctors are responsible for taking care of the patient’s well-being. Also, they often find it challenging to keep up with their fitness regime. But, Dr Rajshri Katke, medical superintendent and gynaecologist at Cama and Albless Hospital, who swears by her fitness routine, reveals that music is like a stress-buster for her

‘Music helps me to unwind’Dr Rajshri Katke, medical superintendent and gynaecologist at Cama and Albless Hospital said, “Music takes away all my stress. I love listening to music as it relaxes me. It heals me mentally and emotionally, as well as rejuvenates me.” Dr Katke’s fitness routine: She wakes up at 6:00 am Walks for 2 hours Practices yoga […]