Superbugs gaining resistance to hand gels in hospitals, finds study

Potentially dangerous bacteria already resistant to antibiotics are now developing resistance to common alcohol-based hand gels, a new study reports

Superbugs gaining resistance to hand gels in hospitals, finds studyA bacteria called Enterococcus faecium is a leading cause of hospital-acquired infections, and it’s been shrugging off antibiotics at an increasing rate, said senior researcher Timothy Stinear. He is a molecular microbiologist at the University of Melbourne in Australia. “It’s a World Health Organization and CDC-recognised superbug,” Stinear said. “In the hospital it is already […]

#AirPollution: Growing up in air-polluted areas linked to mental health issues

The correlation found between poor air quality and disorders including schizophrenia. The counties with the worst air quality had a 27 per cent increase in bipolar disorder and six per cent increase in major depression when compared to those with the best air quality

#AirPollution: Growing up in air-polluted areas linked to mental health issuesA new study led by University of Chicago researchers suggests a significant link between exposure to environmental pollution and an increase in the prevalence of neuropsychiatric disorders People who spend their childhood in areas with high levels of air pollution may be more likely to later develop mental disorders, research suggests. Air pollution has become […]

#EndTB: ICMR, central TB division initiates survey to find prevalence of the disease in Maharashtra

The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), along with, Central TB Division, initiated a nation-wide survey to find the prevalence of Pulmonary TB at the state level. A dedicated state-of-the-art van is flagged off from Pune, to carry out the survey in Maharashtra

#EndTB: ICMR, central TB division initiates survey to find prevalence of the disease in MaharashtraThe Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), in collaboration with, Central TB Division has initiated a nation-wide survey to find the prevalence of Pulmonary TB at the state level. On Wednesday, a dedicated state-of-the-art van is flagged off from Pune, to carry out the survey in Maharashtra. After many years such a survey for the […]

3 million people miss out on TB treatment, reveals WHO

7 million people receive record levels of lifesaving TB treatment but 3 million still miss out, stated the World Health Organization. Severe underfunding, lack of access to care jeopardize at-risk populations

3 million people miss out on TB treatment, reveals WHOMore people received life-saving treatment for tuberculosis (TB) in 2018 than ever before, largely due to improved detection and diagnosis. Globally, 7 million people were diagnosed and treated for TB – up from 6.4 million in 2017 – enabling the world to meet one of the milestones towards the United Nations political declaration targets on […]

#WorldObesityDay: Sleep deprivation can cause obesity in children and teenagers

Sleep is especially important for children and young adults, and yet another study has reinforced the idea that sleep deprivation in youths is associated with obesity later in life. The new research shows that poor sleep precedes weight problems, and therefore may be a risk factor of obesity and not a consequence

#WorldObesityDay: Sleep deprivation can cause obesity in children and teenagersChildren who get less than the recommended amount of sleep for their age are at a higher risk of developing obesity. Research at the University of Warwick has found that children and adolescents who regularly sleep less than others of the same age gain more weight when they grow older and are more likely to […]

#WorldAlzheimersDay: 11 foods to eat if you have dementia or Alzheimer’s

Dietary choices including eating plenty of spinach and drinking orange juice are said to help slash the risk of early memory loss for men. But there’s more of dietary choice and foods which can help boost memory. Read on to know more

#WorldAlzheimersDay: 11 foods to eat if you have dementia or Alzheimer’sI have fond memories of sitting at the bench seat in my grandparent’s farm house, preparing organic vegetables from the garden for meals and then, upon completion, sharing a pot of tea with honey, along with a couple of biscuits, with my grandmother. My patient and highly-informed grandmother shared stories about the world, her days […]

Want to lose weight? Try watching a horror movie, suggest scientists

Watching scary movies can help you burn the calorific equivalent of a small chocolate bar, according to a new study by researchers at the University of Westminster

Want to lose weight? Try watching a horror movie, suggest scientistsIt’s late at night, you may or may not be home alone. Covers pulled up to the chin, you don’t know if the chills are because of the air-conditioner or the film that’s playing out in front of you. Suddenly, there’s a shriek. But you scream louder. Hands shaking, you reach for the remote and […]

Eating fast could lead to weight gain and a range of other health problems

Your busy life at work or in the house commonly pushes you to do things quickly, even your food. However, eating fast and mindlessly could lead to some health problems

Eating fast could lead to weight gain and a range of other health problemsThe brain needs time to process how the body consumes food. It commonly takes up to 20 minutes for the brain to process signals of fullness. Failing to process these signals could lead to overeating, weight gain and obesity, according to Healthline. This happens as the brain struggles to keep up when a person eats […]

Opposition parties unanimously oppose NMC Bill in Lok Sabha

As the debate regarding the fate of the National Medical Commission (NMC) Bill rages in the Lok Sabha. The opposition has put up a united front in opposing the Bill  

Opposition parties unanimously oppose NMC Bill in Lok SabhaThe Lok Sabha has taken up the National Medical Commission Bill for consideration and passing. The Union Health Minister, Dr Harsh Vardhan tabled National Medical Commission Bill in Lok Sabha, on Monday, July 29. The opposition members during the debate unanimously opposed the provisions of the NMC Bill. The Bill provides for setting up of […]

Sedentary lifestyle cancels out heart benefits of having a normal weight

Low levels of physical activity can put healthy weight adults at the same risk for cardiovascular diseases as those who are overweight, a study has found

Sedentary lifestyle cancels out heart benefits of having a normal weightResearchers have found that low levels of physical activity can put healthy weight adults at the same risk for cardiovascular disease as adults who are overweight. “Our study demonstrates that a sedentary lifestyle counters the benefit of being at a normal weight when it comes to heart disease risk,” said lead investigator Arch G. Mainous […]
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