Consult specialised doctors via video chat on seeDoc app

New Delhi, March 8 : Here comes an app that will help you chat with a specialised doctor through paid online video chat from the comfort of your home or office. The app called SeeDoc has roped in leading doctors from top health care institutions covering general medicine, sexual health, dermatology and diabetes, among other […]

Meldonium drug boosts endurance levels in healthy people: Experts

New Delhi, March 8 : As the news about Russian tennis ace Maria Sharapova admitting to take a banned drug meldonium which led to her failing a drug test at the Australian Open in January shook the world, health experts say that the drug – commonly given to heart patients – can increase oxygen uptake […]

Switching off a gene may protect against heart attack

London, March 8 : German researchers have discovered a gene mutation that may significantly reduce the probability of heart attack by 50 percent. According to researchers, if ANGPTL4 (angiopoietin-like 4) gene were switched off with medications, it could reduce the risk of coronary disease significantly. “This discovery makes it considerably easier to develop new medications […]

Asthma symptoms linked to stress, anxiety in teenagers

New York, March 6 : Common asthma symptoms are associated with increased levels of stress and anxiety in teens, a study has found. A study by Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit city of Michigan state in the US has found in a small study of 38 asthma patients aged 14-17, that their average scores for […]

‘Joint replacement surgery patients benefit from reduced opioid use’

New York, March 6 : Decreased opioid use prior to joint replacement surgery has been linked with improved patient satisfaction and outcomes, fewer complications and a reduced need for post-surgical opioids, according to two new studies. In the first study, researchers reviewed insurance data for 84,685 patients between 2007 and 2014. Patients undergoing total knee […]

Asthma symptoms linked to stress, anxiety in teenagers

New York, March 6 : Common asthma symptoms are associated with increased levels of stress and anxiety in teens, a study has found. A study by Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit city of Michigan state in the US has found in a small study of 38 asthma patients aged 14-17, that their average scores for […]