Autism-or autism spectrum disorder-describes lifelong developmental disabilities including difficulty or inability to communicate with others and interact socially.
Autism-or autism spectrum disorder-describes lifelong developmental disabilities including difficulty or inability to communicate with others and interact socially.
The size and shape of your nose may not be genetically inherited from your parents but evolved, at least in part, in response to the local climate conditions, researchers claim.
Findings show that when there is an imbalance between two cognitive-behavioral systems in the human brain, there is a higher rate of problematic use of social networking sites.
It might be that the gadgets simply absorb a lot of time that could be used for other pursuits, including partying, the survey said.
Depression is a huge problem and the treatments are not very good, because they come with huge side effects.
Side effects of the chemotherapy may include loss of sensation, weakness, exhaustion, infections or severe diarrhoea, which often causes patients to reduce or even discontinue the program.
When an individual is exposed to brief periods of stress, the body can often effectively cope with the challenge and recover back to baseline.
Children between age 3 and 7 who do not get enough sleep are more likely to have problems with attention, emotional control and peer relationships, says a study.
India has become the third most obese country in the world and this has led to a spike in kidney-related problems.
The findings suggested that premature hair loss is linked to a range of various physical characteristics and illnesses such as shortness, earlier occurrence of puberty and various cancers.
Migraines are a headache of varying intensity, often accompanied by nausea and sensitivity to light and sound.
For women under 45, nearly 50 per cent of women with children reported getting at least seven hours of sleep, compared to over 60 per cent of women without children.
The study showed that high concentration of fructose in the brain was due to a metabolic pathway called the polyol pathway that converts glucose to fructose.
Back pain-approximately affecting 700 million people worldwide-is the leading cause of disability globally and may increase your risk of dying early by 13 percent, researchers warn.
The act of singing can help mothers bond with their babies and also fight postpartum depression.
A father's diet can affect the son's ability to reproduce, according to a new study that debunks the belief that males just pass on genetic material and not much else to their offspring.
Hearing experiences one has not seen or known may leave the listener bored, confused and underwhelmed.
In contrast to 40 years ago, children born to older mothers today are more likely to perform better in cognitive ability tests than those born to younger mothers.
Elder siblings have higher IQs and better thinking skills as they receive more mental stimulation from parents in their early years, a new research has claimed.
Neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer's and Parkinson's may be linked to defective brain cells disposing toxic proteins that make neighboring cells sick, a new study has found.
Women carrying female fetuses exhibited a heightened inflammatory response when their immune system was challenged, compared to women carrying male fetuses.
A new study suggests that updating your status or commenting on a friend's holiday pictures can make us lose track of time as we do it.
Early menarche might predict the incidence of stroke rather than the mortality caused by stroke, a study says.
Children whose play partners were extroverted or hard-working became similar to these peers over time.
India continues to remain the largest contributor to cancer deaths at 2.2 million every year, of the global figure of 8.8 million.
The findings showed that food packaging contains more than two dozen toxic highly fluoridated chemicals that come mostly from older, recycled materials or other undetermined sources.
Eating early, in tune with the circadian clock, can positively influence health.
The study also showed that those who drank at local pubs tended to socialize in smaller groups, which encouraged whole-group conversation.
Do frequent shoulder pains trouble you? It may be due to some heart disease risk factors.
Shortness of breath, which is medically known as dyspnea, is often defined as an intense tightening in the chest, air hunger or a feeling of suffocation
In a therapy called "mitochondrial replacement therapy," mother's egg nucleus with damaged mitochondria is removed and inserted into a donor's egg with healthy mitochondria.
The researchers examined information on 9,267 women with breast cancer to see how patients' social networks within approximately two years following their diagnosis might affect their survival
A new study has suggested that rapid eye movement (REM) sleep loss leads to increased consumption of unhealthy foods, specifically sucrose and fat
Adnan Sami recalls that his father's words made him determined to lose weight, adding that weight loss involves 80 per cent psychological and 20 per cent physical effort
Menopausal women are likely to experience an accelerated decline in lung function, leading to increase in shortness of breath, reduced work capacity and fatigue
Previous studies have reported that slower gait speed might predict cognitive impairment and dementing illnesses
More Indian men are likely to be admitted to hospital during the last moments of life than women a study reveals
Chikungunya, which is commonly transmitted by the daytime-biting aedes aegypti mosquito, can cause debilitating symptoms including fever, headache and severe joint pain lasting months.
A new research revealed that eating a very early dinner, or even skipping dinner, may reduce swings in hunger, alter fat and carbohydrate burning patterns.
UNICEF said that improvements in hygiene should supplement action to provide better access to water and sanitation, otherwise children would go on dying from easily preventable diseases.
Young kids who miss daytime nap and also stay up late at night are likely to consume more calories.
The speech/language disorders included expressive and receptive language disorders and those involving articulation of sounds.
Experts say that depression impacts quality of life and has been associated with missed appointments and lower adherence to recommended therapies, which could impact morality.
A recent study showed that excess calcium in the form of supplements may harm the heart and vascular system.
Sleep disruption is common in the general population, and especially so among night-shift workers.
Researchers found that mothers reported more stress and greater fatigue than fathers due to parenting tasks.
HIV eventually wipes out the immune system, making the body vulnerable to other infections and leading to the development of AIDS.
Acupuncture is a system of alternative medicine in which fine needles are inserted in the skin at specific points along what are considered to be lines of energy (meridians), used in the treatment of various physical and mental conditions.
Nearly seven percent of patients aged 25-40 in the metros suffer from coronary heart diseases (CAD).
The world's first baby using a controversial new technique employed by US scientists to include DNA from three parents in the embryo has been born.
Happy partners are likely to provide stronger social support such as care-taking, as compared to unhappy partners who are more likely to be focused on their own problems.
According to a recent study, health gains can be achieved if cities are designed in a way that shops, facilities, work and public transportation are within walking distance of most residents.
In a recent study, it was found that men tend to suffer more long-term health issues after divorce while women are more seriously affected in the short-term.
Various studies over the last decade have demonstrated how the excessive amount of time we spend sitting down may increase the risk of death, regardless of whether or not we exercise.
Squirted into the ear canal, the gel quickly hardens and stays in place, gradually dispensing antibiotics across the eardrum into the middle ear.
The study showed that those who were married were 50 percent less likely to be overweight when compared to those who are single.
A recent study showed that within families, children born by caesarean section were 64 percent more likely to be obese than their siblings born by vaginal delivery.
A recent study found that the risk of a second attack was 36 percent lower for those in the highest income groups than those with the lowest.
A large percentage of people suffering from Zika virus infections are asymptomatic or show only mild symptoms. But potential neurological complications can be dramatic.
Experts say that any type of wind instrument could be contaminated with yeasts and moulds, making players susceptible to 'bagpipe lung.'
Researchers said that the link between health and housing goes beyond HIV to include many chronic long-term health issues, both physical and mental.
Eye cancer or uveal melanoma is a rare form of melanoma that arises from pigment cells that determine eye color.
The new findings show that twins have lower mortality rates for both sexes throughout their lifetimes.
Gallstone disease is a hardened deposit within the fluid in the gall bladder - a small organ under the liver.
Study says that mediterranean diet, regular physical activity and a normal body mass index can reduce the incidence of protein build-ups that are associated with the onset of Alzheimer's disease.
People who are trying to shed pounds are more likely to lose weight if they include thinner people in their social lives.
Disruptions in body clock lead to increased virus replication and dissemination, indicating that severity of acute infections is influenced by circadian time-keeping.
Over 65 percent of the people suffering from presbyopia, or long-sightedness, in their early 30s in India, were found to be heavy users of electronic gadgets, including tablets and laptops.
The most common type of injuries are from alkaline agents - commonly found in cleansers - rather than from acids.
Stunting is a consequence of malnutrition in the first 1,000 days from conception until age two. It is largely irreversible after the age of two, making those first 1,000 days critical to a child's development.
The decision to implement ‘TIK’ across the state was triggered in the context of diphtheria infection spreading across the district of Malappuram, as detected of late.
IMA has also written to its members urging them to organize seminars on patient safety, conduct blood donation camps and adopt a girl child.
Researchers have found that high-tech scans can spare patients suffering from cancer of the lymphatic system of the serious side effects of chemotherapy as well as predict the outcome of treatment.
The change in the policies for medical research can help India excel in the field of stem cell technology, according to the Stem Cell Society of India (SCSI).
Having a close relative with epilepsy may increase a person's risk of being diagnosed with autism.
In an extremely rare case, a baby girl with a severe congenital disorder and near-total missing external body skin, was born at a city hospital in Nagpur.
Researchers have found that the precise application of heat via laser to a tumour can help avoid certain side effects associated with conventional treatment of prostrate cancer.
In a recent report, future pacemakers will be battery free and powered by the heart itself by using the piezoelectric system.
Thailand has become the first Asian country to eradicate mother-to-child transmission of HIV and syphilis, the World Health Organisation (WHO) announced.
Sexual transmission of the deadly Ebola virus could have a major impact on the dynamics of the disease, potentially reigniting an outbreak that has been contained by public health interventions.
Over 20 per cent of Indian youth suffer from hypertension problems due to their sedentary lifestyle.
As many as 34 per cent of the people who spend most of their time indoors, in offices and at homes, have various types of respiratory diseases because of the indoor air pollution.
The world's smallest pacemaker was successfully implanted in a 92-year-old man at Medanta Medicity Hospital in Gurgaon, aka Gurugram.
Smoking marijuana for a long time can put you at increased risk of gum diseases that can lead to tooth loss, says a study that found no other serious adverse physical effects of pot-smoking.
On the occasion of World No Tobacco Day, Union Health Minister J.P. Nadda launched India's first Tobacco Cessation Quitline which aims to guide tobacco addicts 'kick the butt' with proper counselling.
The World Health Organisation (WHO) urged the various stakeholders to make plain packaging of tobacco products mandatory across the world.
The economic crisis of 2008-10 and the rise in unemployment that accompanied it led to dramatic rise in cancer-related deaths.
Dramatic gains in life expectancy have been made globally since 2000, but major inequalities persist within and among countries, according to a new report published by WHO.
Treatments involving long-term use of antibiotics have the potential to disrupt brain functions, suggests a new research which found that healthy gut bacteria is crucial to keeping the mind sharp.
The mother's voice can lighten up and engage the child's brain far more than the voices of women they do not know.
Women who attend religious services more than once per week are more likely to live longer and may lower the risk of death from heart disease and cancer.
Participating in a weight-loss programme for long-term can help manage your body weight.
India and the WHO have signed an agreement for cooperation on promoting quality, safety and effectiveness of service provision in traditional and complementary medicine.
Kids, especially boys, who start walking, running and jumping early at 18 months of age are more likely to have stronger bones later in adulthood.
Researchers have developed a simple test that can help patients with blood clotting disorders perform regular tests from the convenience of their homes.
Fairness at work is likely to bring you positivity as well as good health.
Researchers have stabilised blood samples for long periods of time without refrigeration at temperatures up to 45 degrees Celsius by encapsulating them in air-dried silk protein.
As many as 19 million women in India have given birth to seven or more children, and 15 million (80 percent) of them live in rural areas.
Excessive use of anti-depressants during pregnancy may lengthen the umbilical cord, exposing the foetus to a lack of oxygen and other health problems.
Climate change may be accelerating rates of chronic kidney disease caused by dehydration and heat stress.
Researchers have developed a miniature camera that can be mounted onto the eyeglasses of people who are legally blind and improve their ability to read an email or a newspaper article.
Short sleep duration combined with frequent snoring reported prior to cancer diagnosis may influence subsequent breast cancer survival.
'Starving' cancer cells could be the key to prevent the growth of tumours, paving the way for the development of new cancer-beating drugs.
A team of international scientists has developed a device that will help doctors to perform heart bypass surgery without stopping the heart.Scientists from MISiS National University of Science and Technology, Moscow and their colleagues from Australia's Endogene-Globetek medical company have
Babies are much less likely to get the flu during their first six months of life, if their moms get flu vaccinations while pregnant.
Antibiotics are essential for fighting bacterial infection, but, paradoxically, they can also make the body more prone to infection and diarrhoea by allowing gut pathogens to 'breathe.'
More than one-third of US children with autism spectrum disorders have wandered away from a safe environment within the past 12 months, new research shows. "Elopement, or wandering, places children with autism spectrum disorders at risk of serious injury or even death once they
Research suggests that the quantity and quality of our social relationships affect our physical and mental health and may even be a factor determining how long we live.
Inspired by NASA research on inflated anti-gravity suit or G-suit, 'miracle suits' are helping new mothers survive blood loss after birth in developing countries, including India.
Canada has confirmed the first positive case of sexually transmitted Zika virus in an Ontario resident whose partner was infected by the virus after travelling to an affected country.
Diabetes can damage the auditory system, new research has found, suggesting that clinicians should include the testing of hearing in managing Type-2 diabetes.
A recent study said that zinc deficiency may contribute to chronic inflammation among HIV-positive individuals.
If you think that your ever-demanding boss always directs you to push the envelope and work extra hard to meet the deadlines, beware as this workplace behaviour may be detrimental to your overall health.
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A new study led by an Indian-origin scientist has highlighted the dangerous effects of indoor pollution on human health and has called for policies to ensure closer monitoring of air quality.
Children who have their dinner along with other family members are generally fit and eating meals together can also help kids cut the risk of developing eating disorders or weight problems later in life.
According to a new study, kids who eat sweet, but not salty, after having a filling meal puts them at a greater risk of weight gain.
A diet containing low-fat food items is likely to aid women in their postmenopausal phase to keep away from breast cancer as well as lower the mortality risk rates associated with the deadly disease.
The cardiologists emphasised the need for lifestyle modification in preventing heart attack.
Researchers have found that obesity in late adolescence is linked to be a potential risk factor for death from heart disease, stroke and sudden death in adulthood.
Experts say diagnosis of a medical condition is made by detailed history and examination followed by investigations and a digital app is not a replacement at all.
British researchers have found that kids of older mothers are actually healthier, taller and highly educated than kids of younger mothers.
Researchers say that married couples with cancer survive more and longer than unmarried cancer-afflicted patients.
Children's exposure to higher levels of air pollution, including fine particulate matter also known as PM 2.5, and impure carbon particles can most negatively impact their lung functioning.
An incidence of brain injury in a child can have adverse effects on the quality of relationships shared between the parent and the child.
Smokers have more difficulty finding a job - and when they do find one, they tend to earn less than their smoke-free counterparts.
U.S doctors reported the first case of a human patient whose severely damaged food pipe (oesophagus) was reconstructed using commercially available stents and skin tissues.
Brazilian researchers have demonstrated that the Zika virus reduces growth and induces cell death and malformations in neural stem cells.
Andhra Pradesh is all set to introduce rotavirus vaccine to combat diarrhoeal deaths among children.
This is one ‘first’ Kerala needs to be worried about.A study by the Indian Medical Association (IMA) felt the state average of diabetes among adults should be 27%, much above the national average of 8.7%.
For women, having an apple a day can enhance sexual pleasure, reports fascinating research.
The Union Health Ministry has directed 19 of its major hospitals to use bedsheets of different colours on specific days of the week.
Diabetes affects around 350 million people worldwide. According to WHO, this number is likely to double within 20 years.
Men who have turned 39 lose charm for young women as they are viewed more like father figures than sex symbols, a study reveals.
It is estimated that over 1.9 lakh people will be affected by dementia in Kerala by 2015. Hence, Kerala is making dementia care a public health and social welfare priority.
Simple texting on smartphone can exert nearly 23 kg of pressure on your spine depending on the angle at which you are sitting or lying, an alarming research has revealed.
The active ingredient in marijuana, tetrahydrocannabinol or THC, may help protect the brain in cases of traumatic brain injury, says a study.
Worries, conflicts and demands in relationships with friends, family and neighbours may contribute to an earlier death suggests a new Danish study.
With the increasing rate of H1N1 (swine flu) cases reported, the Health Department has stepped up preventive measures to tackle the virus, which has killed over 190 people in the country.
Not just yawning, but cold too is contagious, find British researchers.
India's high air pollution, ranked by the World Health Organisation among the worst in the world, is adversely impacting the lifespans of its citizens.
Amid widespread shock and anguish over misinformed statements on tobacco's association with cancer, Kerala's medical community rebuffed these and stated that tobacco use indeed causes cancer.
Smokers are three times more likely than non-smokers to develop chronic back pain, warns a research.
A cadaver hand and larynx (voice box) transplant facility has come up at Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences in Kochi with the Kerala medical authorities giving all the requisite clearances.
British researchers have devised a simple blood test that can be used to diagnose whether people have cancer or not.
Four minutes of physical activity could improve behaviour in the classroom for primary school students, showed a research.
Deceased organ donation is a gift of relief given to the unfortunate among the living by those who pass away without losing their goodness.
Child malnutrition rates in India are among the highest in the world.
A loss of cells in the retina is one of the earliest signs of a form of dementia in people with a genetic risk for the brain disorder - even before any changes appear in their behaviour, says a study.
Radiations emitted by mobile phones and towers do not cause any health hazard, experts said.
Pain around the neck and upper limbs? Beware! It could be Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI) that comes from spending long hours before a computer.
Nearly 1,700 American teenage girls turn mothers every other week, according to a report by the U.S Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
The U.S government announced that it will start initial human trials of Ebola vaccine next week.
The increasing trend of late marriages and delayed first pregnancy raises the risk of babies being born with Down's syndrome.
Some half a million cases of cancer a year are due to people being overweight or obese, and the problem is particularly acute in North America.
Plain old bad luck plays a major role in determining who gets cancer and who does not, according to researchers.
African-American women who work for night shifts are significantly more likely to develop diabetes than those who have never worked at night.
Alcohol dependent patients die about 7.6 years earlier on average than hospital patients without a history of alcohol addiction, warns a new study.
A single abortion or miscarriage has the potential to impact subsequent pregnancies in a woman's life, a new study has warned.
Persistent psychological stress in childhood owing to various factors can lead to higher risk of heart disease and diabetes in adulthood.
People with high stress jobs have a 22 per cent higher risk of stroke than those with low stress jobs, new research has found.
Children who receive antibiotics throughout the course of their childhood gain weight significantly faster than those who do not, says a new study.
Sitting for more than three hours per day is responsible for nearly four per cent of deaths in the world, shows an analysis of surveys from 54 countries around the world.
Are you trying to cut out on alcohol? Stay away even from its smell as the smell of alcohol is likely to make it harder for individuals to control their craving.
A team of U.S researchers has found that medical students, especially who are young, single and under high debt are twice as likely to abuse alcohol than their peers who are not attending medical school.
A recent study showed that people who read from an iPad for 30 minutes before going to sleep felt less sleepy and had different electrical activity in the brain during sleep than those who read from a physical book.
A U.S. study suggests that younger siblings might be really good for your health.
Genetic experts are opening up the hoary discussion on whether genetic makeup can predispose people towards anti-social behaviour.
Managers play a huge role in creating the best work environment, polishing the behaviour of employees, and also promoting their health and wellness.
Dr. Pradeep Nambiar, cardiothoracic surgeon and chairman Moolchand Hospital, New Delhi, devised a technique of bypass surgery to not only enhance the longevity of the patient, but also to ensure a scar-free future.