Drug News (Medindia)

Does Blue Light Therapy Help Acne?

Acne is one of the most common reasons for clinical consultations, and blue light therapy may be useful for some patients, but more research is needed.

Pneumonia Decreases by 35% in Children: World Pneumonia Day

World Pneumonia Day is observed on the 12th November every year across the world to raise awareness about this deadly killer infectious disease and prevent pneumonia deaths in children. This year, pneumonia has decreased by 35 percent in children who have received a vaccine against a pneumonia-causing bacteria.

Hypertension During Pregnancy can Put Mother at Risk of Heart Disease Later

Women with gestational hypertension are at higher risk of developing cardiovascular disease later in life. Therefore, it is necessary to make certain heart-healthy modifications such as exercising, eating healthy, quitting smoking, and controlling weight to reduce the risk.

Poor Sleep May Up Heart Disease Risk

Chronic sleep deprivation can increase the rate of biological aging and also increases the risk of developing cardiovascular disease. Therefore, sleeping for more than seven hours can reduce the risk of heart disease.

Retinal Imaging Technology Helps Detect Alzheimer's Early

Alzheimer's disease can now be detected early with a new technology developed called retinal hyperspectral imaging (rHSI). Currently, about 5.4 million are affected with AD in the U.S. and is estimated to rise to 16 million by 2050.

India Launches Interactive AI-powered App for Diabetes

AI-powered interactive app called the eddii virtual health buddy app was launched in India in the run up to the World Diabetes Day. The app helps in solving the problem by gamifying health tracking and management.