New study conducted at Lund University, Sweden shows that a simple analysis of chromosomal breaks in sperms can help guide choice of fertility treatment and, thereby, increase chances of successful assisted reproduction for involuntary childless couples. Sperm DNA Fragmentation Index (DFI) is a method for analysing semen quality that shows presence of chromosomal breaks in…


Type 2 diabetes is a growing threat to global health. The largest study on type 2 diabetes has produced the most detailed picture to date of the genetics underlying the condition. More than 300 scientists from 22 countries collaborated on the study, which analysed the genomes of more than 120,000 people with ancestral origins in…


Physical activity can help decrease cardiovascular disease and premature mortality in people with psychological problems. However, especially from low- and middle-income countries, there is limited data on exercise in people with serious mental disorders. This study explored whether complying with the World Health Organization recommendations of 150 minutes of moderate-vigorous exercise per week is related…


The importance of condoms in preventing sexually transmitted diseases like HIV is well-established. An Indian-origin professor has recently developed a ‘super condom’ that can prevent HIV transmission even if it breaks. Mahua Choudhury is one of the 54 people who were awarded the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s “Grand Challenge in Global Health” grant. This…


To take care of oral health, experts suggest a mouth rinse after every meal. Reducing intake of tea or coffee and including natural vegetables and fruits take care of your oral health. Gunita Singh, cosmetic and laser dental surgeon shares how you can maintain oral hygiene: Source link


The human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine can prevent infections causing cancer of the cervix, anus and throat if people receive it before being exposed to the virus. In the United States, every 20 minutes a person receives a cancer diagnosis related to human papillomavirus. But fewer than half the girls and boys in the United States…


Our immune system gets affected in the rainy season, so it is important to keep hydrated and eat lots of green vegetables, recommends an expert. Kajal Bhatia, Consultant Nutritionist, RAW Pressery, a company that provides organic juices, shares how: * Go green: Asparagus, cucumber, broccoli, leafy vegetables, zucchini and green vegetables are ideal. They have…


Toddlers who use touchscreens have better motor skills, says a new study conducted by researchers at the University of London. The study found that early touchscreen use, in particular, active scrolling, correlated with increased fine motor skills. Researcher Tim J. Smith of Birbeck at the University of London set up an online survey for parents…


The formula that has been used to calculate low-density lipoprotein (LDL) or ‘bad’ cholesterol levels is often inaccurate, according to a new study conducted by researchers at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Of most concern, the researchers say, is their finding that the widely used formula underestimates LDL where accuracy matters most in the…


In the field of stem cell technology, the change in the policies for medical research can help India excel, which has been found effective in various types of serious health complications including paralysis, according to the Stem Cell Society of India (SCSI). The organisation said the health ministry should consider new rules and regulations on…

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