Today is International Day of Non-Violence
The International Day of Non-Violence is marked on 2 October, the birthday of Mahatma Gandhi, leader of the Indian independence movement and pioneer of the philosophy and strategy of non-violence.... read more
WHO launches digital app to improve care for older people
On the International Day of Older Persons – 1 October – the World Health Organization (WHO) launched a package of tools, including a digital application to help health and social workers provide better care for older people... read more
PIL against digital thermometer, BP monitor being notified as drugs, HC seeks Centre's stand
The Delhi High Court has sought the Centre's response on a plea challenging its decision to notify blood monitoring devices, digital thermometers, nebulizers and glucometers as 'drugs' under the Drugs and Cosmetics Act... read more
Fruit fly trial unlocks clues for 'polypill' to beat aging
Scientists who gave fruit flies a triple drug combination treatment and found that it extended their lives by almost 50% say their work offers clues on how to fight aging in people.
The researchers said that their aim is to figure out the mechanism of the aging process to find ways to help people stay healthy for longer.... read more
MCI, heavy drinking a hazardous cocktail
The combination of mild cognitive impairment (MCI) and heavy drinking is associated with an increased risk for progression to dementia, new research shows.
Results from a large, prospective cohort study showed that individuals with MCI who consumed an average of more... read more
Women who don't speak up at risk for heart disease
The more women hold back instead of speaking up, the more likely they are to have plaque in the carotid artery, an indicator of subclinical cardiovascular disease, said Karen Jakubowski, MS, from the University of Pittsburgh.... read more