People with advanced liver scarring caused by obesity, diabetes and related disorders are dying of liver disease, finds a study. The study by Virginia Commonwealth University followed more than 1,700 patients for a median of four years, including some for as many as 10 years, to assess their outcomes.

The…

Beijing: An inhalable COVID-19 vaccine developed by China’s CanSino Biologics has shown an increase of 250- to 300-fold in neutralising antibody levels as a booster shot, the media reported.

According to latest lab studies by the Chinese drug maker, the aerosolised inhaled adenovirus Type-5 vector-based COVID-19 vaccine (Ad5-nCoV), taken after…

Washington: A new study has suggested 100 percent orange juice has the potential to help fight inflammation and oxidative stress in adults. The findings of the study were published in the journal ‘Advances in Nutrition’. …

In the past two years the reporting of child sexual exploitation and abuse online has reached its highest levels with the US National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) processing 60,000 reports of child sexual abuse online every day, a recent report shows.

Another report published in 2020 stated…

New Delhi: Cells of Henrietta Lacks — popularly known as ‘HeLa cells’ in the medical community, are responsible for various important medical breakthroughs including polio vaccine, cervical cancer or Human Papilloma virus (HPV) vaccine and genetic mapping. …

By 2050, approximately one-third of the world’s population will be 50 years and older. Sixty two percent of the world population will be aged above 50+ in 2050 and will reside in Asia. The cohort of people growing old will be the fastest in the next coming decades making longevity…

Doctors and public health experts called for raising awareness around musculoskeletal disabilities and speeding up prevention and treatment solutions along with comprehensive policy decisions and action.

Musculoskeletal disorders are injuries or disorders of the muscles, nerves, tendons, joints, cartilage, and spinal discs.

With the rise in senior citizen population in…

More and more young people are using e-cigarettes, which are marketed as a safer option than traditional smoking. This can be however, grossly misleading as vaping aerosols contain nearly 2,000 chemicals, the vast majority of which are unidentified, including industrial chemicals and caffeine.

According to a recent John Hopkins University…

Canberra: People with elevated blood pressure that falls within the normal recommended range are at risk of accelerated brain aging, according to new research from The Australian National University (ANU). The research also found optimal blood pressure helps our brains stay at least six months younger than our actual age.

Union minister of state for health and family welfare Bharati Pravin Pawar on Tuesday said that evaluation of Covid-19 vaccine for children is under progress. The final approval will be given by the Drugs Controller General of India.

The expert group looking at vaccine approvals on Tuesday recommended that Bharat…

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