New tech can map cholesterol metabolism in brain

A team of researchers led by Swansea University in the UK has developed new technology to monitor cholesterol in brain tissue which could uncover...

Excess of Aldosterone hormone common cause of high BP

In a game-changing study, researchers have discovered that excess aldosterone production is a common and unrecognized cause of high blood pressure. Primary aldosteronism is a...

Global COVID-19 cases top 5.5 mn: Johns Hopkins (Ld)

The overall number of global coronavirus cases on Tuesday surpassed the 5.5 million mark, while the deaths have increased to more than 346,000, according...

WHO warns of COVID-19 ‘second peak’ as lockdowns ease

Countries could see a "second peak" of coronavirus cases during the first wave of the pandemic if lockdown restrictions were lifted too soon, the...

Scientists spot 29 new genes behind problem drinking

Scientists have identified 29 new genetic variants linked to problem drinking, tripling the number of known genetic risks associated with alcohol disorders. The team from...

Tata Trusts brings in CMC, CIHS for Covid critical care training

Tata Trusts and the Tata group have tied up with Christian Medical College (CMC) Vellore and Care Institute of Health Sciences (CIHS) Hyderabad to...

People with atrial fibrillation may live longer with exercise

Regular endurance training and good fitness seem to protect against serious cardiovascular (CVD) events and early mortality for people diagnosed with atrial fibrillation (Afib),...

E-exhibition explores London through past epidemics

London, like the rest of the world, has been affected in unprecedented ways by the current COVID-19 crisis. Its past has been mired in...

We gave huge importance to health: Oommen Chandy

Former Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy on Saturday recalled that during his tenure (2011-16) he gave maximum emphasis to the health sector and several...

Recovery rate improves to 40.32%, lockdown gainfully utilised: Ministry

The Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on Thursday said the period of lockdown has been gainfully utilized to ramp up the health...

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