Health

Cannabis extract may offer treatment for psychosis: Study


London, Aug 30: A single dose of the non-intoxicating compound of cannabis -- cannabidiol -- can help reduce brain function abnormalities seen in people with psychosis, results of a clinical trial, led by an Indian-origin doctor, has revealed.Psychosis is a mental disorder characterised by a disconnection from reality. Brain activity in the people...

Depression in children under-recognised by parents, teachers: Study


New York, Aug 30: Parents and teachers may find it difficult to detect depression in young children, that can affect their social skills and academics, a new study shows.According to Anxiety and Depression Association of America, as many as 2-3 per cent of children aged between 6-12 might have a major depressive...

How gold-plated nanoparticles aid in early cancer detection


Sydney, Aug 30: Researchers have developed a novel, low-cost finger prick blood test that deploys gold-plated nanoparticles for early detection of cancer.The research team from the University of New South Wales (UNSW) in Sydney used nanoparticles to latch on to the targeted microRNAs (miRNAs), even in ultralow levels, which enabled them to...

Even low exposure to arsenic, lead may up heart disease risk


London, Aug 30: Even low levels of exposure to toxic chemicals in the environment like arsenic, lead, copper and cadmium pose a significant risk to cardiovascular health, finds a study, led by one of an Indian-origin.Although often naturally occurring, these contaminants have made their way into water supplies and, via irrigation, into...

Can eating late breakfast, early dinner help in losing weight?


London, Aug 30: Struggling to cut down your body fat? Eating breakfast late, but having an early dinner may help, suggests a pilot study.The findings showed that people who delayed their breakfast by 90 minutes and had their dinner 90 minutes earlier than usual lost more than twice as much body fat...

New vaccine to offer treatment for acne


London, Aug 30: Do you often suffer from acne? Take heart, a potential vaccine that targets the bacterial toxins may soon be on the anvil, say researchers.Instead of invading pathogens, the new vaccine would be the first to target bacteria already in human skin. The researchers demonstrated that antibodies to a toxin secreted...

Anaemia drug could help recovery after a heart attack: Study


London, Aug 29: Drugs currently undergoing development to treat anaemia -- lack of blood -- could be repurposed to help prevent people with Type-2 diabetes from developing heart failure, according to a new research.Researchers found that after a heart attack, a protein called HIF acts to help heart cells survive. In people with diabetes, fats...

Over 80% of UTIs caused by E.coli found in poultry: Study


New York, Aug 29: A strain of Escherichia coli (E.coli) found in retail chicken and turkey products may cause a wide range of urinary tract infections in people, a new study has found.While it was known that E. coli could be passed from person-to-person in the community and in hospitals, the study, provided evidence...

Anaemia in pregnancy may signal heart disease, says study


New York, Aug 28: Gestational anaemia -- lack of blood -- may be a marker for cardiovascular disease (CVD) and stroke later, a study has found.Simple blood tests during pregnancy may reveal cardiovascular disease and stroke, up to 25 years before the disease outbreak, said researchers from Soroka Medical Center and Ben Gurion University,...