Health

Young India put out the stub: Tobacco use declines by 81 lakh as fewer youth take to smoking

Fewer youngsters seem to find smoking cool in India. Government data reveal a drop of six percentage....

Bharat Biotech’s chikungunya vaccine enters phase 1 clinical trials

Hyderabad-based Bharat Biotech that is known for producing affordable and effective vaccines, including that....

Nestle India to make Maggi noodles healthy, cuts down on salt and adds iron

Nestle India Ltd, the local unit of Swiss packaged food company Nestle SA, on Tuesday said it is adding....

Brazil ends Zika health emergency after fall in cases

Brazil ended to its public health emergency for the Zika virus on May 11, eighteen months after a surge in cases in 2015. The virus wasn’t considered a major health threat until.....

Alarming rise in swine flu cases in India as 345 killed this year alone

Most parts of India are in the grip of swine flu with western and southern states of the country the worst hit. Tamil Nadu and Karnataka.....

Drinking red wine may delay onset of Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s disease: Study.

Could wine have a protective effect on the brain? A team of researchers at the Institute of Food Science Research in Madrid, Spain, have studied the process by which compounds in red wine have an.............

Exposure to smoking, high BP, cholesterol in teens affects learning ability as adults.

New European research has found that those exposed to cardiovascular risk factors as children and teens, such as smoking, high blood pressure and high cholesterol, have poorer learning ability............

Too much salt intake in teenage ups risk of stroke later in life: Study.

Too much salt in adolescents’ diet may adversely affect their blood vessels, increasing the risk for cardiovascular diseases such as heart attack and stroke, during adulthood, says a new study...........

Does baby powder cause ovarian cancer? Here are the claims and counterclaims.

Johnson & Johnson has been hit with a multimillion-dollar jury verdict for the fourth time over whether the talc in its iconic baby powder causes ovarian cancer when applied regularly for..................

Weight loss: A study says eating avocado may help knock off stubborn fat.

Want to shed those extra kilos? Try avocados, which may help lower body weight, body mass index (BMI) as well as lead to smaller waist circumference, researchers have found..............

Prenatal cocaine exposure doubles teen drug abuse risk: Study.

Children born to mothers who took cocaine during pregnancy are twice as likely to use tobacco and marijuana and develop substance abuse by their teenage years, a study has showed...................

Excessive use of smartphone by teens could result in mental health risk.

Excess use of smartphones and other devices may lead to attention, behaviour and self-regulation problems for adolescents already at risk for mental health issues, a new study warns.............

Mannequins, especially female, influence self image as stores show disturbingly thin ones.

We might not realize it but mannequins not only play a crucial role in the fashion industry but also influence the consumer’s self-image. In the first study of its kind, a research shows that the body.....

Statins, the cholesterol-lowering drugs, don’t cause muscle pain, says a study.

Cholesterol-lowering statin drugs may have been wrongly blamed for muscle pain and weakness, said a study Wednesday that pointed the finger at a psychological phenomenon called the...............

Fasting and obesity: A study shows fasting on alternate days could be effective.

The two weight-loss techniques that are trending these days are alternate-day fasting or counting daily calories. A new obesity study suggests either approach can be effective for weight loss...............

Vitamin D deficiency? You are aggravating it with excessive use of sunscreens.

Results from a clinical review find nearly one billion people worldwide may have deficient or insufficient levels of vitamin D due to chronic disease and inadequate sun exposure related to sunscreen.........

Brunch at 10am, lunch at 1pm, final meal by 6pm: Try the 8 Hour Diet to lose weight.

Why do you worry about calorie counting or limiting carbs? If you are planning to diet, then just eat across fewer hours each day. The 8 Hour Diet proposes that limiting your food intake to just eight.........

Low dose of common pain reliever, ‘baby’ aspirin, may cut breast cancer risk.

Regular use of low-dose “baby” aspirin, a common pain reliever, may reduce the risk of breast cancer in women, a new research has found. For the study, published in the journal Breast Cancer Research,......

Ditch the gym: Soon we may have a pill that mimics the benefits of exercise.

Scientists have developed a new drug that can mimic the beneficial effects of exercise and could boost fitness in diabetics and older adults. The rewards of aerobic exercise have long been out of reach.........

World Asthma Day: Here’s how you can prevent and manage asthma.

Asthma is a chronic disease affecting some 235 million people around the world. Characterised by recurrent attacks of breathlessness and wheezing, the condition varies in severity from person to............

Demolition Man Vidyut Jammwal debunks 4 fitness myths you thought were true

If Vidyut Jammwal were to be dropped in a forest, he would be missing from the next few press conferences for his movies and Bollywood parties. But the one thing he won’t be missing out on is his...........

Magnesium oil massage can relieve cramps, muscle fatigue and stress, says study.

Magnesium deficiency, which is particularly frequent in people who do lots of exercise, can cause performances to suffer and make recuperation less effective. Magnesium oil, massaged directly..........

More reasons to quit smoking. It weakens a gene that protects heart arteries.

People who smoke cigarettes may boost their risk of clogged heart arteries by weakening a gene that is otherwise protective of these important blood vessels, US researchers said on Monday.................

Meditating for just 10 minutes can make you sharper and relaxed. Here’s how.

Do you find it hard to concentrate? Meditating for just 10 minutes every day can help prevent your mind from wandering and reduce repetitive, anxious thoughts, say researchers..............

High-fructose diet during and after pregnancy may cause health problems for kids.

Mothers who eat a diet high in fructose-containing sugars while pregnant or breastfeeding are more likely to have a child with fatty liver disease, increasing their chances of developing obesity..........

Sun exposure, excessive heat can damage your hair! Here’re some tips for help.

The scorching sun, excessive perspiration, dust and dirt make our hair vulnerable in summers............

Summer tips for pregnant women: Drinks lot of water, wear breathable clothes.

Body temperature of a pregnant woman always remains a bit higher than normal, so added external heat obviously makes her feel uncomfortable..........

Can depression be fought naturally? Here’re some things for you to try.

Depression is world’s leading illness and is one of the major reasons for suicides globally, says the World Health Organization (WHO). The story in India is no different...............

Diamond, watermelon or aromatherapy? Choose facials that suit your skin type.

There are different kind of facials for different purposes and skin types. While de-tan facial helps remove tanning mostly for oily skin, gold radiance facial suits all skin types, say experts...........

Eating less salt does not necessarily lower your blood pressure.

Eating less salt may not lower your blood pressure, a major new study has found contradicting the popular belief...............

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