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Passive smoking can make kids obese

New York, Jan 29 (IANS) Passive smoking increases obesity in children and amplifies the risk of cardiovascular disease and diabetes, researchers have found. The team...

Memory loss not only indicant in Alzheimer’s diagnosis

Memory loss not only indicant in Alzheimer's diagnosis New York, Sep 14 (IANS) Researchers should not rely on the clinical symptoms of memory loss alone...

Asthma linked with increased obstructive sleep apnea risk

New York, Jan 14 (IANS) People suffering from asthma are at an increased risk of developing obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), a sleep disorder associated...

Walking breaks between sitcoms cuts diabetes risk  

Washington, Aug 28 (IANS) Taking three-minute breaks to walk in the middle of watching a television programme or other sedentary activity can improve the...

Here comes a smartphone laboratory that can detect cancer

Here comes a smartphone laboratory that can detect cancer Washington, Oct 19 (IANS) In a major step towards faster and convenient delivery of medical tests,...

‘Facebook obsession can lead girls to risky dieting’

New York, July 28 (IANS) Women's emotional attachment to Facebook can lead to poor perception of their body and also follow risky dieting, a...

Prolonged breastfeeding makes adults smarter

Washington, March 18 (IANS) Longer duration of breastfeeding is linked with increased intelligence in adulthood, longer schooling and higher adult earnings, finds a new...

Air pollution linked to increased deaths from heart disease

New York, Sep 15 (IANS) Even minuscule increases in the amount of tiny chemical particles -- by 10 micrograms per cubic metre of air,...

Chemotherapy may cause heart damage in diabetic patients

Chemotherapy may cause heart damage in diabetic patients London, Dec 11 (IANS) Cancer patients who also suffer from diabetes also risk heart damage because of...

Now, sunscreen that gives you instant Vitamin D

New York, Feb 8 (IANS) US researchers have found a new sunscreen that guarantees no loss of vitamin D, rather allows the body to...

Irregular heartbeat may cause serious health hazards

Irregular heartbeat may cause serious health hazards London, Sep 8 (IANS) Irregular heartbeat -- also known as atrial fibrillation -- may lead to serious health...

Vitamin A, high-fibre diet keeps food

Vitamin A, high-fibre diet keeps food allergies at bay Sydney, June 22 (IANS) Consuming high-fibre diet consisting of a bowl of bran and some dried...

Stress can weaken self-control: Study

London, Aug 6 (IANS) Even moderate levels of stress can impair self-control, a new study has revealed. "Our findings provide an important step towards understanding...

Learn from kids how to settle rows, strengthen ties

New York, June 28 (IANS) Parents must look at how their kids negotiate and resolve fights so that they do the same to cement...

Alzheimer’s proteins behind vision loss in elderly: Study

Alzheimer's proteins behind vision loss in elderly: Study London, Nov 22 (IANS) Researchers have found a group of proteins -- known to be the likely...

China’s rising cancer rate drives prevention plan

Beijing, Sep 14 (IANS) Health officials seeking to curb China's increasing cancer rate are implementing a three-year nationwide plan that expands cancer screening, registration...

Alcoholism may cut short your life by eight years

London, April 4 (IANS) Alcohol dependent patients die about 7.6 years earlier on average than hospital patients without a history of alcohol addiction, warns...

Liquorice during pregnancy bad for kids’ brain

Liquorice during pregnancy bad for kids' brain London, Feb 4 (IANS) Eating large amounts of liquorice during pregnancy may adversely affect the development of your...

Local anaesthetic may improve sex lives of breast cancer survivors

New York, July 28 (IANS) Application of liquid lidocaine, a common local anaesthetic, may significantly improve sexual function of breast cancer survivors who experience...

Stress hormone cuts heroin craving

London, July 29 (IANS) The stress hormone is bad as it will elevate your anxiety level but scientists have found that cortisol can reduce...

Summer break promotes ‘obesity’ in kids

New York, July 15 (IANS) Children on summer break consume more sugar, watch more television, and eat fewer vegetables than the rest of the...

Mindfulness therapy can prevent depression relapse

London, April 21 (IANS) For those who wish to avoid the side-effects of long-term use of anti-depressant drugs, mindfulness-based cognitive therapy may offer as...

Men more eager to have condomless sex

Men more eager to have condomless sex with pretty women London, June 25 (IANS) Men are more willing to resort to unprotected sex when they...

Cooking oil that can be used 80 times over

Kuala Lumpur, Aug 9 (IANS) Using palm oil and a natural herb extract, researchers have produced a cooking oil that can be used repeatedly...

Breastfeeding, vaccinations cut ear infections in babies

New York, March 28 (IANS) Higher rates of breastfeeding, use of vaccinations and lower rates of smoking by mothers have reduced the rates of...

Frequent school changes hurt kids’ math scores

New York, Oct 9 (IANS) Students who change schools frequently are at risk of lower math scores and have a harder time managing their...

Brain stimulation can reduce anorexia symptoms

London, March 27 (IANS) Just one session of a non-invasive brain stimulation technique can reduce core symptoms of anorexia nervosa, including the urge to...

Sleep well to enhance sexual pleasure

New York, March 17 (IANS) A good night's sleep not only refreshes you for the day but also gives you an extra edge between...

Non-human sugar in red meat may promote cancer

Washington, Dec 30 (IANS) A team lead by an Indian-origin researcher at the University of California, San Diego, has found that a non-human sugar...

Narayana Health opens joint replacement facility in Bengaluru

Narayana Health opens joint replacement facility in Bengaluru Bengaluru, Oct 6 (IANS) Leading specialty hospital Narayana Health on Thursday unveiled a dedicated facility for orthopaedics...

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