Health

Can there be anything positive about having breast cancer? Yes, say survivors.

There is nothing glamorous about breast cancer, not when one spots a lump or abnormal skin on or around the breast, and definitely not when one reads about the seemingly invincible Hollywood powerhouse.......

65% Indian youngsters show early signs of depression: Study.

Around 65% youth between the age group of 22-25 show early signs of depression, claims a new study..........

Every hour, one student commits suicide in India.

Arjun Bharadwaj, a 24-year-old management student, committed suicide by jumping out of a 19th-floor hotel room in Mumbai. Media reporting suggested he had been depressed about failure in exams..........

Big women more likely to have irregular heartbeat.

Big women — taller, heavier females with a greater body surface area — have a nearly threefold greater risk of atrial fibrillation or irregular heartbeat than small women,..................

Walk, if you want enjoy a robust mental health.

Walking not only helps in staying fit, but is also considered one of the most effective antidepressants, claims a new study...........

Best way to find justice for India’s sex trafficking victims? Make them study law.

Ishika never thought that being sold by her parents to a brothel in Kolkata at the age of six would inspire her to pursue a career in one of the most prestigious professions — law.................

World Health Day | Depression has gone up 18-20% over the past decade: Dr Henk Bekedam.

The theme for World Health Organisation’s World Health Day on April 7 2017 is “Depression: let’s talk”. According to the latest WHO’s estimates, 322..........

World Health Day | The great depression: Understanding the cause of suicides in India.

April 6: A 36-year-old DTC driver shared his very first video message with his father over WhatsApp at Bindapur in southwest Delhi. It was a dying declaration, blaming some ...............

Having a dog at home can protect kids from allergy and obesity, finds study.

Need another reason to adopt a furry friend? Scientists have found that having pets can protect your kids from allergies and obesity.........

Lip job: A new study reveals how much is too much.

We have all seen them, those pouts that just don’t feel right. A new study tries to uncover what lies in the eyes of the judgmental beholder. Or, in.........

World Health Day: 5 common myths about depression that need to go.

Depression is a very common mental ailment globally and often also the most misunderstood and undiagnosed. According to recent statistics,.............

If the number of smokers has decreased, then why are people still dying?

The percentage of men and women who use tobacco every day has dropped in most nations since 1990, but the total number of smokers and tobacco-related..........

Even at age 1, your child could be headed towards a lifetime of incurable diseases.

A common virus in infancy could trigger a life-long allergy to gluten and lead to celiac ...............

Women with celiac disease are more likely to develop anorexia.

Young women suffering from celiac disease, a chronic infection of the intestine triggered by eating gluten, may be at greater risk of developing the eating disorder...........

Smoking causes over 11% deaths, India among top 4 countries: Study.

More than one in 10 deaths globally was caused due to smoking in 2015 and over 50% of them took place in just four countries, one of which was India, a.........

Drastic change in weight may up heart attack risk in overweight patients.

Losing and regaining weight repeatedly may be dangerous for overweight heart patients, a study suggests...........

3D ‘mini-brains’ help understand rare developmental disorders.

Scientists have grown 3D ‘mini-brains’ from stem cells and used them to better understand how a rare congenital brain defect develops............

Sleeping well in old age can cut the risk of mental, physical disorders.

Being able to sleep well in old age can cut the risk of developing a wide range of mental and physical disorders such as Alzheimer’s disease, say scientists.......

This summer protect your skin by choosing the right sunscreen.

There are ample brands offering sunscreens in different forms, but you need to know your skin type before bringing one home. So it is imperative that you buy the right kind of sunscreen...........

Party drug ketamine should be used as antidepressant in special clinics: Experts.

Popular party drug ketamine can have powerful beneficial effects on severely depressed patients who have struggled for years to recover. It should hence be developed responsibly as a psychiatric........

Include fruits and vegetables in everyday diet for lower blood pressure.

Eating potassium-rich foods like sweet potatoes, avocados, spinach, beans, bananas — and even drinking coffee — could be key to lowering blood pressure.........

Age-related cognitive decline is not inevitable: Study.

As we age, our brain shrinks, but a select group of elders known as “super-agers” lose less brain volume than regular seniors, which may help them stay sharp, researchers said Tuesday..........

Before you pop another pill: Long-term use of antibiotics can cause bowel cancer.

Long-term use of antibiotics increases the risk of developing colon polyps later in life, which can cause bowel cancer, researchers said on Wednesday..........

Tobacco packs will now have new pictorial health warnings

A fresh set of 85% pictorial health warnings, depicting ill-effects of consuming tobacco, on packages of tobacco products, were implemented from Saturday, April 1.............

Avoid night shifts in 20s, it will cut down the risk of osteoporosis and bone fractures.

Working in night shifts can make things worst for men between the age of 20 to 27, as a study finds, cumulative sleep restriction and circadian disruption can lead to osteoporosis and bone............

Men, include Vitamin D in daily diet to boost muscle mass, strength.

Middle-aged men with low levels of vitamin D are more likely to have poor muscle mass and strength, causing frailty, claims a new study.

Here’s how male hormones regulate fertility.

Active male hormones called androgens are needed for normal functioning of the ovarian follicle, including the successful release of an egg that can be fertilised, according to a new research.........

Being overweight during pregnancy makes the baby more susceptible to epilepsy.

Being overweight or obese in the first trimester of pregnancy has been linked to a higher risk of bearing a child with epilepsy, researchers said on Monday.....

Chronic irritation in the mouth resulting from ill-fitting dentures can cause oral cancer, warn researchers.

About 1,00,000 new cases of oral cancer are detected in India every year and it also leads to about 50,000 deaths annually...........

Rise in coal pollution responsible for low birthweight in newborns.

In fresh evidence about the dangers of coal pollution, a scientist on Monday said a switch to coal-fired power in a southern US state after a nuclear accident in 1979...................

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