People with heavy thighs unlikely to become diabetic: Study

Representational pictureSir Ganga Ram Hospital on Tuesday said the hospital, along with Motilal Nehru Medical College of Allahabad, has discovered a "simple and cost-effective screening tool" to identify people at high risk of Type 2 diabetes. "This r...

Maternal depression continues to impact life-long, says study

Postnatal depression can impact the quality of relationship between mother and child into adult life and can also have a negative influence on the quality of relationship between grandmothers and grandchildren, new research has discovered. According t...

Excess calcium in your brains’ may up Parkinson’s risk

While calcium helps to build and protect your bones, excess levels of the mineral in brain cells may lead to the formation of toxic clusters that are the hallmark of Parkinson's disease, finds a study. Parkinson's disease is a neurodegenerative diseas...

Heart attack symptoms in women often misinterpreted: Study

Young women who report heart attack symptoms such as indigestion, shortness of breath, palpitations or pain in the jaw, neck, or arms, were more likely than men to have them dismissed by their doctors as not heart related, raising their risk of death t...

Self-esteem key to treat mental health patients: Study

Improving how mental health patients perceive themselves can be critical in treating them, a first of its kind study has claimed. The findings of the study suggest that youths with psychiatric disorders, currently receiving inpatient services, reporte...

Waist-thigh ratio can be marker for diabetes: Researchers

Experts have found that measurement of waist-thigh ratio can serve as a simple and cost-effective screening tool to identify people at a high risk of type 2 diabetes, a city-based hospital today claimed. Researchers from the Department of Medicine at...

Scientists identify 15 new genes that can determine the shape of...

A team of scientists have identified 15 new genes that control the shape of our face. Previously, scientists had focused on specific facial features, like the distance between a person's eyes or the width of their mouth, and then identified genes corre...

Can exposure to certain viruses lead to diabetes?

Scientists have identified four viruses that can produce insulin-like hormones that are active on human cells, thereby opening up possibilities of revealing biological mechanisms that may cause diabetes or cancer. Every cell in the body responds to th...

Experiencing blurry vision? Here’s what you can do

New Delhi: In the midst of a brimming professional life, one often forgets how prolonged periods in front of a computer, tablet or mobile phone can be detrimental to his/her eyesight, thereby leading to blurry vision. Experts believe that one of the...

Common BP drug may prevent onset of Type 1 diabetes

Representational Picture A drug commonly used drug to control high blood pressure may be also effective in preventing the onset of Type 1 diabetes in up to 60 per cent of those at risk, researchers say. The drug, methyldopa, has been used for over 50 ...