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Children fall heir to obesity from parents, says research

Obesity

Children fall heir to obesity from parents, says research

This research is very much relevant to Indian population as around 30 million people in the country are obese, medical experts say.

Obese couples may take 50% longer to achieve pregnancy

Pregnancy

Obese couples may take 50% longer to achieve pregnancy

Couples in which both partners are obese may take over 50 per cent longer to achieve pregnancy, compared to their non-obese counterparts, say researchers, including one of Indian-origin.

Several brain-based immune proteins may regulate sleep: Study

Sleep

Several brain-based immune proteins may regulate sleep: Study

A new study reveals that sleep may be regulated in part by several brain-based immune proteins which could pave the way for new therapies to treat chronic sleep disorders and sleep disturbances secondary to other diseases.

This is why smoking synthetic weed is not safe!

Smoking

This is why smoking synthetic weed is not safe!

Researchers have found that smoking synthetic weed may not be safe.

Over 70 thousand children suffered from diabetes in 2015: Govt

Diabetes

Over 70 thousand children suffered from diabetes in 2015: Govt

"As informed by the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), International Diabetes Federation estimates the number of children (0-14 years) suffering from Type-1 diabetes as 70,200 in India in 2015.

Do you work for more than 39 hours a week? If yes, then you might be at risk of physical, mental illness!

Healthy Lifestyle

Do you work for more than 39 hours a week? If yes, then you might be at risk of physical, mental illness!

This new study calls for a revision in the 48-hour-week limit set internationally about 80 years ago.

Here's why exercise may not help you lose weight

exercise

Here's why exercise may not help you lose weight

Physical activity has many proven health benefits, ranging from reducing the risk of heart disease, diabetes, and cancer to improving mental health and mood.

E-cigarettes may increase risk of cardiovascular diseases, says study

e-Cigarettes

E-cigarettes may increase risk of cardiovascular diseases, says study

E-cigarettes may not be as harmless as believed, but a new study has revealed that regular vapers may increase the risk of developing cardiovascular diseases.

Pre-term delivery may increase heart disease risk in mothers

Heart disease

Pre-term delivery may increase heart disease risk in mothers

A new study has showed that mothers who deliver pre-term are at an increased risk of developing heart diseases, as compared to women who deliver babies at full-term.

Desk job? Five easy ways to boost your metabolism without exercise

Metabolism

Desk job? Five easy ways to boost your metabolism without exercise

But, there are some healthy rules that, if you incorporate them in your daily activities - even when at work – will give you a lot of health benefits. 

New Zika vaccine protects animals with single dose

Zika

New Zika vaccine protects animals with single dose

A new Zika vaccine tested in animals has the potential to provide long-term protection against the virus with a single dose, scientists say.

Cancer: Obesity biggest driver of disease; cases in women rising six times faster than in men

Cancer

Cancer: Obesity biggest driver of disease; cases in women rising six times faster than in men

According to the analysis by Cancer Research UK, unhealthy lifeslyle habits, mainly obesity, are to be blamed for the rise in cancer cases in both sexes. 

Doctors at Chennai's Stanley Medical College and Hospital remove live cockroach from woman's nostril

Surgery

Doctors at Chennai's Stanley Medical College and Hospital remove live cockroach from woman's nostril

Doctors in the Ent department at Stanley Medical College Hospital in Channai have removed a live cockroach from woman's nasal cavity.

Never do these things before running!

Fitness

Never do these things before running!

Running is considered as one of the best form of exercise.

Women way ahead of men in family planning, says doctor who performed over 3.5 lakh sterilisation operations

Birth control

Women way ahead of men in family planning, says doctor who performed over 3.5 lakh sterilisation operations

Fondly called `Doorbeen-wale bawa' in rural areas, Dr Pant works with the state government's health department and specialises in laproscopic sterilisation.

Six superfoods that help keep cancer at bay!

Cancer

Six superfoods that help keep cancer at bay!

Cancer is considered as one of the most dreaded disease in the world.

Researchers believe thick skin on palms, soles may be associated with oesophageal cancer

Cancer

Researchers believe thick skin on palms, soles may be associated with oesophageal cancer

Do you have thick skin on your palms and soles? If yes, then it may be a sign that your are suffering from oesophageal cancer.

World Cancer Day 2017: Most common types of cancer and prevention tips!

Cancer

World Cancer Day 2017: Most common types of cancer and prevention tips!

It is the leading cause of death worldwide and accounted for 8.2 million deaths (22% of all NCD deaths) in 2012, as per WHO statistics.

Fast food packaging may be hiding toxins which could elevate cancer risk!

Cancer

Fast food packaging may be hiding toxins which could elevate cancer risk!

We all love to eat pizzas, French fries and burgers. But do you know that these foods are packed in greaseproof paper?

Malaria superbug lineage expanding swiftly in Asia

Malaria

Malaria superbug lineage expanding swiftly in Asia

The emergence and spread of artemisinin drug resistant P falciparum lineage represents a serious threat to global malaria control and eradication efforts. 

Scientists identify 83 new DNA changes that affect human height

Gene

Scientists identify 83 new DNA changes that affect human height

Of these 83 genetic variations, some influence adult height by more than 2 cm, which is enormous.

There's a new brain-computer for paralysed patients – Read

There's a new brain-computer for paralysed patients – Read

There's a new brain-computer for paralysed patients – Read

The brain-computer interface used near-infrared spectroscopy combined with electroencephalography (EEG) to measure blood oxygenation and electrical activity in the brain. 

Insomnia linked to higher risk of asthma

Sleep problems

Insomnia linked to higher risk of asthma

The study found that those people with chronic insomnia had more than three times the risk of developing asthma, suggesting that any changes in the body due to insomnia may accumulate and result in more severe harmful effects on the airways.

Breathalyser to detect flu made; one for Ebola next?

Flu

Breathalyser to detect flu made; one for Ebola next?

The difference is that these sensors are specific to the gas detected and can isolate biomarkers associated with the virus and indicate whether or not the patient has flu.

Doing these three simple things daily will help you live longer

Longevity

Doing these three simple things daily will help you live longer

Studies have shown that smiling releases happy hormones endorphins and serotonin - which will naturally help to reduce inflammation and pain.

Want to stay robust at 90? Stop popping pills!

Healthy living

Want to stay robust at 90? Stop popping pills!

In a study published in the American Geriatrics Society journal, scientists have found out that as one ages, one tends to develop a number of chronic health conditions and concerns.

Zika virus: No vaccine for women before 2020, says WHO

Zika

Zika virus: No vaccine for women before 2020, says WHO

The World Health Organization (WHO) on Wednesday said that about 40 potential vaccines for the Zika virus are being tested, but none are likely to be available for women of childbearing age before 2020.

Start spreading awareness as World Cancer Day is at the doorstep!

Cancer

Start spreading awareness as World Cancer Day is at the doorstep!

With the World Cancer Day being observed on February 4 across the world, it's our duty to raise as much awarenes as a human hand can to tackle this lethal illness which has been taking many precious lives.

Smoking in public areas now restricted as per Australian state's new laws!

Smoking

Smoking in public areas now restricted as per Australian state's new laws!

As per the laws, anyone seen smoking within 10 metres of these visitor facilities will have to pay a fine of 243 Australian dollars ($185).

Want to keep your teeth healthy? Avoid these habits!

Wellness

Want to keep your teeth healthy? Avoid these habits!

Who doesn't want to have healthy teeth? Well, everyone does and for that one needs to take proper care of them.

Litchi – sweet fruit or death trap? Mysterious child deaths in Bihar explained!

brain disease

Litchi – sweet fruit or death trap? Mysterious child deaths in Bihar explained!

Specimens of blood, cerebrospinal fluid and urine as well as litchis were tested for evidence of infectious pathogens, pesticides, toxic metals.