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  • Indian researchers develop Virtual psychiatrist to diagnose mental disorders

    Indian researchers develop 'Virtual psychiatrist' to diagnose mental disorders

    New Delhi (ISW) - India has a burden of 56 million people suffering from depressive disorder, which works out to 4.5% of the total population. According to a report of the World Health Organisation, almost 7.5% Indians suffer from major or minor...

    2017-12-29 09:34:04.0
  • Plastic waste can be used for decontamination of water

    Plastic waste can be used for decontamination of water

    Lucknow (ISW) – Indian scientists find a new way to use plastic waste, for decontamination of water. Dr. Premanjali Rai and Dr. Kunwar P. Singh from Environmental Chemistry Division, CSIR-Indian Institute of Toxicology Research, Lucknow...

    2017-12-16 07:00:40.0
  • Consuming fruits, vegetables, and dals cuts risk of death: study

    Consuming fruits, vegetables, and dals cuts risk of death: study

    New Delhi (ISW) - People who consume around 375 to 500 grams of fruits, vegetables, and dal per day are at a reduced risk of death by nearly 23%, a new study published in The Lancet has found. While World Health Organization (WHO)...

    2017-11-09 15:29:03.0
  • IISc scientists develop device to help reduce neonatal mortality

    IISc scientists develop device to help reduce neonatal mortality

    Shillong (ISW) - India had a neonatal mortality rate of 25.4 per 1,000 live births last year. In other words, an average of little more than 25 children out of 1,000 live births died within 28 days of their births. It is far above the global average...

    2017-11-05 02:59:10.0
  • Physical exercise in large green spaces reduce depression

    Physical exercise in large green spaces reduce depression

    Bengaluru (ISW) - Availability of large neighbourhood parks encourages people to increase their physical activity, and those suffering from chronic conditions who regularly exercise in these parks are less prone to major depression, a new study has...

    2017-10-28 11:01:52.0
  • Study in mice red flags black tea during pregnancy

    Study in mice red flags black tea during pregnancy

    Kolkata (ISW) - Black tea is considered to have several health benefits like strengthening immune system, reducing stress levels among other things. But a new study in laboratory animals has shown, consumption of black tea may be harmful during...

    2017-10-28 05:33:55.0
  • Single drug as effective as combo for Lymphatic Filariasis

    Single drug as effective as combo for Lymphatic Filariasis

    New Delhi (ISW) - Lymphatic filariasis (LF), a parasitic disease commonly known as elephantiasis, continues to be a public health problem in parts of India. For several years, preventive chemotherapy in the form of Mass Drug Administration...

    2017-10-25 13:31:42.0
  • Obesity promotes breast cancer: study

    Obesity promotes breast cancer: study

    Berlin (ISJ) – German scientists find the possibility of breast cancer in obese people is high. In their study, published in Cell Metabolism, a team of scientists from Technical University of Munich (TUM), Helmholtz Centre Munich (Helmholtz Zentrum...

    2017-10-22 13:03:11.0
  • Japanese researchers find sugar look-a-like can halt liver cancer

    Japanese researchers find sugar look-a-like can halt liver cancer

    Tokyo (ISJ) - Researchers at the RIKEN Global Research Cluster in Japan have discovered a way to prevent the spread of cancer in the liver. The study, published in the latest issue of the journal Cell Chemical Biology details how treatment...

    2017-10-21 15:45:53.0
  • Epigenetic manipulation may inhibit cancer spread

    Epigenetic manipulation may inhibit cancer spread

    Bhopal (ISW) – Indian scientists have found manipulating tags on DNA without changing the underlying sequence triggers a chain of molecular events that may help prevent spread of cancer. Development of cancer is a multistep process involving...

    2017-10-15 12:49:29.0
  • Vitamin C and B3 effective to kill cancer stem cells: study

    Vitamin C and B3 effective to kill cancer stem cells: study

    Bengaluru - (ISW) - Colorectal cancer is the third leading cause of cancer deaths worldwide. Dietary fibre and lifestyle changes are the recommended measures for preventing colorectal cancer. A team of researchers from Stem Cells and...

    2017-10-15 10:16:59.0
  • Iron and zinc deficiencies can be addressed through simple measures: study

    Iron and zinc deficiencies can be addressed through simple measures: study

    Bengaluru (ISW) - India is one of the leading exporters of cereals. It is the second largest producer of rice and fruits in the world. Overall, the country is self sufficient in food production. Yet iron and zinc deficiencies are widespread even...

    2017-10-15 07:56:20.0
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