Screenings can stop cancer in its tracks

Screenings can stop cancer in its tracks

Excluding skin cancers, colorectal cancer—also known as bowel cancer, colon cancer or rectal cancer—is the third most common cancer diagnosed in men and women in the United States. But early screening measures can help stop cancer in its tracks. “Through screening with colonoscopy, colon polyps are found early and removed before they develop into colorectal […]

3 in 5 babies not breastfed in first hour of life, says study

3 in 5 babies not breastfed in first hour of life, says study

According to United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and World Health Organization (WHO), around 78 million babies or three in every five are not breastfed within the first hour of the birth, putting them at a higher risk of death and disease and making them less likely to continue breastfeeding. According to the report, newborns who […]

Being overweight tied to changes in young adults’ heart structure, function

Being overweight tied to changes in young adults’ heart structure, function

Even in early adulthood, being overweight is associated with an increased risk of high blood pressure and heart muscle damage that may set the stage for cardiovascular diseases later in life, a UK study suggests. Most previous research on the relationship between body mass index (BMI) – a measure of weight adjusted for height – […]

1 in 8 children in India has neurodevelopmental disability, report estimates

1 in 8 children in India has neurodevelopmental disability, report estimates

The Delhi-based medical research organization highlighted the number as a significant health burden. Experts say the study is the first to provide insight into the prevalence of neurodevelopmental disorders, including hearing impairment, epilepsy and learning disorders, across India. It was conducted in the northern states of Himachal Pradesh and Haryana, Andhra Pradesh and Goa in […]

Sikkim becomes first state to launch Human Papilloma Virus vaccine

Sikkim becomes first state to launch Human Papilloma Virus vaccine

Photo: Northeast Now 1 min read Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) vaccine has been launched by the Department of Health Care, Human Services and Family Welfare in Sikkim on Monday. Also read: Sikkim to become first state to launch cervical cancer vaccine It is a historical moment for the State as Sikkim is the first state to […]

New Research Bolsters Case for E-Cigarettes

New Research Bolsters Case for E-Cigarettes

Gallup recently announced that American smoking rates have hit an a record low of 16 percent. Evidence suggests that e-cigarettes deserve some of the credit. Nearly half a million Americans die each year of cigarettes. That is nearly three times more than the combined number of suicide, overdose and alcohol deaths, whose rise have generated headlines and been attributed to the decline in U.S. life […]

Scientists discover new shape called scutoid after studying human cells

Scientists discover new shape called scutoid after studying human cells

Scientists have discovered a new shape called scutoid while studying nature’s way of moulding tissue to form the skin, cavity linings and the building blocks of organs. The shape has five sides on one end and six on the other and a triangular surface on one of its longer edges. Scientists have referred to it […]

Inside Talk: Pooja Hegde Unhappy With Her Team?

Inside Talk: Pooja Hegde Unhappy With Her Team?

Despite the fact the audiences have seen her already in three films, real stardom has engulfed dusky siren, Pooja Hegde, only after she donned that bikini acts in DJ Duvvada Jagannadham movie. Since then, she’s on a signing spree. Before signing NTR’s Aravinda Sametha, Mahesh’s film with Vamsi Paidipally and another one with Prabhas, actually […]