Smokers at increased risk of tooth loss


Male smokers are up to 3.6 times more likely to lose their teeth than non-smokers, whereas female smokers have 2.5 times greater risk, the findings of the study showed.

First heart transplant in govt-run hospital is a success


KOTTAYAM: The first heart transplant surgery in a government hospital in the state was done successfully at Medical College Hospital (MCH) here on Tuesday

Avoid pesticide exposure to ward off diabetes risk


An analysis of 21 studies has shown that exposure to pesticides is associated with increased risk of developing diabetes by 61 percent, with different types of pesticides showing varying levels of risk.

Physical closeness eases stress by emotional ‘load sharing’


A strong relationship with your loved ones can help ease stress when placed in difficult social situations by emotional “load sharing”, new research.

Diabetic women 40 pct likelier to suffer from heart attack than men


A new study of approximately 11 million patients, shows that diabetic women are around 40 percent more likely to suffer from heart attack than diabetic men.

Breast-feeding might reduce risk of autism


Consuming mother's milk might reduce the risk of autism in babies with a genetic predisposition to the disorder, according to a study.

Dengue breakthrough: Bengaluru-based lab develops botanical pill


Bengaluru: At present, there is no specific approved vaccine or therapy to prevent dengue fever. But now a Bengaluru-based lab has come up with a tablet to treat the dreaded vector-borne disease. Bengaluru-based Micro Labs Ltd has recently launched a botanical pill 'Caripill' that helps to increase the platelet count in dengue patients. The drug, which has been approved by the scientific ...

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