6d ago| Star Health

Urinary tract infection: Facts you must know

Urinary tract infection (UTI) is a common type of infection that can affect any part of the urinary tract, including the urethra, ureter, bladder and kidneys.

6d ago| Star Health

Deal with your frustration

Frustration is commonly seen in modern times, especially in youngsters and students. Self-harm and suicide, therefore, are on the rise. Here are a few ways to escape:

6d ago| Star Health

Tips for better sleep when you have insomnia

Sleep gives us day-to-day energy. So, a good night’s sleep is best. Tips for a good night’s sleep are:

2w ago| Healthcare

Teeth scaling, you cannot wait to tell your friends about

Most people think brushing for a few seconds with an old brush is the best way to keep teeth healthy. Instead of regular checkups, people visit the dentist when they have a problem.

2w ago| Healthcare

Mediterranean diet is superior to low-fat diet for secondary cardiovascular prevention

In a 7-year randomised trial, men (but not women) had fewer adverse CV events with a Mediterranean diet, but it relied on an intensive, long-term dietary intervention that would be difficult to reproduce in most care settings.

2w ago| Research

Salmonella vaccine for poultry contributed to rise of antibiotic-resistant bacteria

According to a new study recently published in the journal PLOS Genetics, resistant strains in Brazil find that exported poultry rarely causes disease in the UK. In addition, an investigation into the evolution of Salmonella bacteria infecting Brazilian poultry shows that the introduction of a Salmonella vaccine, combined with increasing antibiotic usage by Brazilian farmers, has led to the rise of antibiotic-resistant strains that are less likely to cause human disease.

Almost one billion children and adults with disabilities and older persons in need of assistive technology denied access

According to a new World Health Organisation (WHO) and United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) report, more than 2.5 billion people need wheelchairs, hearing aids, or apps that support communication and cognition. Access to these life-changing products is as low as 3% in low- and middle-income countries.

Are you dehydrated?

A lot of people get sick, and some even die as a consequence of dehydration. It is estimated that one in nine people around the world does not have access to clean drinking water, and dehydration has taken the lives of 760,000 children in developing countries.

Even mild COVID-19 can lead to substantial brain changes

Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans from before and after the COVID-19 diagnosis show adverse brain changes. In a new study from the U.K. Biobank, two magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans and cognitive testing were performed on people as part of a longitudinal population study predated the COVID-19 pandemic.

Poor diet associated with increased diabetes risk across all gradients of genetic risk

A poor diet, irrespective of genetic risk factors, is associated with a 30% increased risk of diabetes. Genetic risk factors and diet quality are independently associated with type 2 diabetes; a healthy diet is linked to lower diabetes risk across all levels of genetic risk.

Is a fourth dose of Covid-19 mRNA vaccine needed?

A fourth dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech (BNT162b2) vaccine for over 60 has been approved in Israel. Two retrospective cohort studies now assess its COVID-19 prevention efficacy.

Poor sleep and metabolic risk should be addressed

In a small, randomised study, sleep restriction increased daily calorie intake, weight gain, and abdominal fat deposition.