Now, drug that combats measles and prevents virus from spreading

Washington : Researchers suggest that a novel antiviral drug may protect people infected with the measles from getting sick and prevent them from spreading the virus to others. Scientists from the Institute for Biomedical Sciences at Georgia [...]

Masculine boys and feminine girls likelier to engage in behaviors that pose cancer risk

Washington : A new study suggests that young people who conform most strongly to norms of masculinity and femininity are significantly more likely to engage in behaviors that pose cancer risks than their peers. According to the study led by [...]

How brain regions develop as our ability to store memories improves

Washington : Researchers are now exploring how brain regions develop as our ability to store memories improves during childhood. Located deep in the middle of the brain, the hippocampus plays a key role in forming memories. It looks something [...]

How food texture affects our calorie intake

Washington : A new study suggests that the way we chew and eat our food impact our overall consumption. According to the study, people perceive food that are either hard or have a rough texture to have fewer calories. “We studied the link [...]

Low-calorie restaurant menus may be making us unhealthier

Washington : A new study suggests that restaurants that now provide “low-calorie” labels on their menus can inadvertently cause people to eliminate healthy food right off the bat. “Because most restaurant menus are quite complex—offering [...]

Anti-depressants during pregnancy linked to autism and developmental delays in boys

Washington : Researchers have found that prenatal exposure to selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs), a frequently prescribed treatment for depression, anxiety and other disorders, was associated with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) [...]

Antibiotics improve growth in kids in developing countries

Washington : Researchers have suggested that antibiotics are able to improve growth in children at risk of undernourishment in low and middle income countries. Their results suggest that the youngest children from the most vulnerable populations [...]

Casual marijuana use could lead to brain abnormalities in young adults

Washington : Researchers have said that the size and shape of two brain regions involved in emotion and motivation may differ in young adults who smoke marijuana at least once a week. The findings suggest that recreational marijuana use may [...]

Pregnant women with high BP risk preterm delivery and low birth weight

Washington : Researchers have said that pregnant women with chronic hypertension (high blood pressure) are highly likely to suffer from adverse pregnancy outcomes such as preterm delivery, low birth weight and neonatal death. Chronic hypertension [...]

New medical unit in NICVD on 17th

Karachi, The inauguration ceremony of IV Medical Unit (East Ward) of National Institute of Cardiovascular Diseases (NICVD) Karachi would be held on Thursday at NICVD. Secretary Health Sindh Iqbal Hussain Durrrani is expected to perform the opening [...]

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