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Indian Kids Better Global Average in Physical Activity Level

While physical inactivity among children aged 11 to 17 is widespread, Indian kids still fare better than the global average, according to a WHO study. The research, published in the journal The Lancet Child & Adolescent Health, showed that 80 per...

23 Nov 2019

Higher Antibiotics Use May Raise Parkinson’s Disease Risk

Excessive use of certain commonly used antibiotics is linked to an increased risk of Parkinson’s disease, a progressive nervous system disorder that leads to shaking, stiffness, and difficulty with walking, balance, and coordination, says a study. ...

23 Nov 2019

Bill to Replace Ordinance Banning E-Cigarettes Introduced in Lok Sabha

The Bill makes the manufacturing, production, import, export, distribution, transport, sale, storage or advertisements of such alternative smoking devices a cognisable offence, attracting a jail term and a fine. A Bill to ban the production, import a...

23 Nov 2019

Scientists link ‘Brain Fog’ With Inflammation in Body

Scientists have uncovered a possible explanation for the mental sluggishness or mental fatigue that often accompanies illness. A team at the University of Birmingham’s Centre for Human Brain Health investigated the link between the mental fog and i...

16 Nov 2019

Bacteria in the Gut May Alter Ageing Process — Study

Researchers have found that microorganisms living in the gut may alter the ageing process, which could lead to the development of food-based treatment to slow it down. All living organisms, including human beings, coexist with a myriad of microbial s...

16 Nov 2019

Diabetes-Related Stress More Harmful for Young Adults

Young people diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes experience high psychological distress, resulting in worse health outcomes and poor blood sugar control, find researchers from Carnegie Mellon University. Age plays a critical role in the well-being of peop...

16 Nov 2019

In 2018, More Than 14 Indian Children Died Every Hour Due to Pneumonia — UN Study

Just five countries were responsible for more than half of child pneumonia deaths other than India – Nigeria, Pakistan, the Democratic Republic of Congo and Ethiopia. Pneumonia killed more than 14 children under the age of five years every hour...

16 Nov 2019

Bathing Your Pet Dog

Bathing your pet dog is extremely important to maintain hygiene and to prevent skin infections. Accumulation of dirt on the coat leads to an unpleasant smell from your pet dog hence they need regular bathing. Bathing can reduce skin itching, bad skin...

15 Nov 2019

‘Vitamin D Supplements Do Not Reduce Inflammation Risk’

Researchers have found that Vitamin D and marine omega-3 fatty acids — also known as fish oil — are not effective at reducing systemic inflammation. The study, published in the journal Clinical Chemistry is an analysis of the Vitamin D an...

09 Nov 2019

Air Pollution in India Linked to Heart Attack, Stroke

Researchers conducting a study in a periurban area in southern India have found that air pollution in the country is associated with higher risk of cardiovascular diseases (CVD). The study shows that people most exposed to fine particles have a highe...

09 Nov 2019

Why Spinal Cord Injury Linked to Higher Rates of Stroke?

Researchers have found that fatigue and sleep may need more attention in order to prevent issues like stroke after spinal cord injury. “People with spinal cord injury have alarming rates of stroke, and we wanted to understand why? We found that the...

09 Nov 2019

Bengal, UNICEF Set 5-Step Agenda to Fight Malnutrition

The West Bengal government and UNICEF have come together to implement a five-step agenda laying stress on empowering families and building a healthy food environment to fight the triple burden of malnutrition, according to a minister. “While there ...

02 Nov 2019

Liver Cancer Deaths 50% Up in Last 10 Years

Liver cancer deaths have increased by around 50 per cent in the last decade and have tripled since records began, researchers have warned. The new mortality data from Cancer Research UK, shows that there were around 5,700 deaths from liver cancer in ...

02 Nov 2019

Heavy Smoking Causes Faces to Look Older — Study

Smoker’s Face– a condition where smokers look older than they are, is just one of many negative effects caused by heavy tobacco usage, researchers have warned. “We searched across thousands of traits to identify those that may be affected b...

02 Nov 2019

High Hormone Levels in Blood Raise Prostate Cancer Risk

Men with higher levels of testosterone and a growth hormone in their blood are more likely to be diagnosed with prostate cancer, according to a new study. A research of more than 200,000 men is one of the first to show strong evidence of two factors ...

02 Nov 2019

India’s Life Expectancy Rises; Diabetes, Hypertension Rate High — Report

Life expectancy in India has increased from 49.7 years in 1970-75 to 68.7 years in 2012-16, as per the National Health Profile 2019 released on Wednesday. For the same period, the life expectancy for females is 70.2 years and 67.4 years for males. Fo...

02 Nov 2019

Prevention of Mastitis in Dairy Animals

Mastitis can be defined as inflammation of the cow udder. It may be due to various factors such as physical injury, chemical or biological agents resulting in low production of milk and if untreated the entire udder is damaged and there will be compl...

01 Nov 2019

3 mn TB Cases Not Getting Proper Care — WHO Report

More people received life-saving treatment for tuberculosis (TB) in 2018 than ever before, largely due to improved detection and diagnosis, however, severe under-funding and lack of access to care is still jeopardising around three million of those s...

19 Oct 2019

Eating Potato as Effective as Carbohydrate Gels — Study

Consuming potato puree during prolonged exercise works just as well as a commercial carbohydrate gel in sustaining blood glucose levels and boosting performance in trained athletes, a new study suggests. “The research has shown that ingesting conce...

19 Oct 2019

More Indians Prefer Physical Wellbeing Over Mental — Survey

A majority of Indians, at 75 per cent, are preoccupied about their physical wellbeing, over mental wellbeing at 62 per cent, a survey by global market reseach agency Ipsos has found. The survey, conducted to coincide with the World Mental Health Day,...

12 Oct 2019

Light Smoking Still Damages Lungs — Study

People who smoke fewer than five cigarettes a day cause long-term damage to their lungs, according to a new research. “Many people assume that smoking a few cigarettes a day isn’t so bad, but it turns out that the difference in loss of lung funct...

12 Oct 2019

How to Prevent Zoonotic Diseases

Zoonosis is defined as “Any disease or infection that is naturally transmissible between vertebrate animals and humans and/or vice versa. In recent times one emerging disease occurs every eight months across the globe. The impact of zoonotic diseas...

11 Oct 2019

Chinese People Seek Modern Treatment, Shun Ancient Medicine

While the western world looks at embracing alternative forms of treatment, activists in China are protesting the use of ancient and traditional medicine, which hospitals are obliged to offer to patients on an equal footing with modern medical care. O...

06 Oct 2019

Low Birth Weight Linked to Cardiovascular Risk — Study

Low birth weight was linked not only to poor health outcomes in the beginning but also to chronic health conditions later in life, researchers have warned. “Low birth babies are either associated with congenital heart disease or on a long term basi...

06 Oct 2019

Want to Cut Food Intake? Dine Alone

If you are planning to cut down on your daily food intake to get into shape, better dine alone as a new research has found that people tend to eat more with friends and family. Eating “socially” has a powerful effect on increasing food intake rel...

06 Oct 2019