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Walking: Five reasons why it's the best form of exercise

walking

Walking: Five reasons why it's the best form of exercise

Walking is gentle, simple, low-impact exercise and can be done by anyone - old or young, male or female. It is one of the best things you can do for your health.

Hepatitis C virus gradually destroys immune defenses

Hepatitis C

Hepatitis C virus gradually destroys immune defenses

A recent research cited in an academic journal titled Nature Medicine suggests that the virus that causes hepatitis C protects itself by blocking signals that call up immune defenses in liver cells.

Individuals with sleep apnea may face worsened lung cancer

Lung cancer

Individuals with sleep apnea may face worsened lung cancer

According to a recent research published in the Chest journal, an irregular lack of air, experienced by people with sleep apnea, can increase tumor growth by promoting the release of circulating exosomes.

Vehicular pollution increases risk of asthma in kids: Study

Asthma

Vehicular pollution increases risk of asthma in kids: Study

A new study has showed that vehicular pollution increases the risk of asthma children.

Why good cholesterol may fail to protect against heart disease

Heart disease

Why good cholesterol may fail to protect against heart disease

Although well associated with lowering cardiovascular disease risk high-density lipoprotein (HDL) -- known as good cholesterol -- may not always be able to protect against heart disease.  

Women who become mothers at or after 25 live longer, says study

Longevity

Women who become mothers at or after 25 live longer, says study

The study by researchers at University of California San Diego in the US is the first to look at age at first child-birth in relation to longevity.

Alzheimer's disease: Some warning signs that everyone should keep in mind

Alzheimer's disease

Alzheimer's disease: Some warning signs that everyone should keep in mind

There are many reasons for memory loss, including deficiency of vitamin B12, and brain, thyroid, kidney, or liver disorders.

Healthy eating - Low-carb Thai coconut curry chicken recipe!

Low-cal recipe

Healthy eating - Low-carb Thai coconut curry chicken recipe!

While most coconut-based curries are loaded with sugar, this one is a low calorie recipe so you can have it even if you're on a weight loss plan. 

Here comes a quick method to diagnose skin cancer

skin cancer

Here comes a quick method to diagnose skin cancer

Australian researchers have developed a revolutionary blood test to diagnose skin cancer much more quickly and efficiently than conventional methods.

This is why wounds take longer time to heal in elderly!

Wounds

This is why wounds take longer time to heal in elderly!

Researchers have found that this happens as a result of disruption in communication between their skin cells and immune system.

Menopausal hormone therapy may improve bone health, claim experts

Menopause

Menopausal hormone therapy may improve bone health, claim experts

Women who undergo menopausal hormone therapy for symptoms such as hot flashes may not only have increased bone mass but also improved bone structure, a new study has claimed.

Demonetisation: Cash crunch affecting mental health, say psychiatrists

Mental health

Demonetisation: Cash crunch affecting mental health, say psychiatrists

According to psychiatrists, they have been getting a significant number of patients suffering from mental stress after the centre's move to demonetise Rs 500 and Rs 1000 currency notes.

Having last baby after 35 makes women sharper in old age

Pregnancy

Having last baby after 35 makes women sharper in old age

An outpouring of estrogen and progesterone, especially in later life, appears to be beneficial, Karim noted.

This new test can diagnose skin cancer much more quickly!

skin cancer

This new test can diagnose skin cancer much more quickly!

The blood test can provide the same information in a matter of hours from a simple blood test, potentially saving millions of lives worldwide.

India beats China in air pollution deaths in 2015: Report

deaths

India beats China in air pollution deaths in 2015: Report

According to Global Burden of Disease project, India witnessed 50 deaths more than China reported per day in 2015.

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: Symptoms, what causes COPD? Tips to keep this fatal condition at bay!

chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: Symptoms, what causes COPD? Tips to keep this fatal condition at bay!

COPD mainly affects middle-aged or older adults who smoke, but genetics can play a role in an individual’s development of this condition.

lung transplant

New lung transplant technique could save lives: Study

A new technique could help nearly double the precious few hours surgeons have to carry out lung transplants, raising hopes for saving more lives, said a study released Friday.

Novel ultra-long acting pill may aid in malaria elimination

Malaria

Novel ultra-long acting pill may aid in malaria elimination

Researchers in the US have developed a new ultra long-acting pill that can remain in the stomach for up to two weeks after being swallowed and aid in elimination of malaria.

Sri Lanka aims to be HIV free by 2030

HIV

Sri Lanka aims to be HIV free by 2030

 Sri Lanka is making timely interventions in its efforts to end the AIDS epidemic by 2030, as part of the Sustainable Development Goals, the UN Population Fund (UNFPA) said on Thursday.

Proper nutrition promotes good mental health, keeps you stress free: Study

Mental health

Proper nutrition promotes good mental health, keeps you stress free: Study

Good nutrition not only benefits your physical health, but also promotes mental health as well.

Kids recovering from complex pneumonia can breathe sigh of relief

Pneumonia

Kids recovering from complex pneumonia can breathe sigh of relief

 A study published in Pediatrics journal has suggested that children recovering from complex pneumonia can be discharged from the hospital with oral instead of intravenous antibiotics.

Here comes an e-device to recognise speech, monitor heart

Heart health

Here comes an e-device to recognise speech, monitor heart

Researchers in the US have developed this small, soft and wearable acoustic sensor that can measure vibrations in the human body.

Sleep apnea reduces your ability to regulate blood pressure, says study

Sleep apnea

Sleep apnea reduces your ability to regulate blood pressure, says study

A new study has revealed that a single bout of sleep apnea can decrease your ability to regulate blood pressure.

Feeding whole-fat milk to kids may make them slimmer

Healthy eating

Feeding whole-fat milk to kids may make them slimmer

Children who have a habit of consuming whole-fat milk have higher vitamin D levels than those who consume low-fat or skimmed milk.

Electronic cigarettes equally harmful to gums as smoking

Smoking

Electronic cigarettes equally harmful to gums as smoking

As per a recent survey, electronic cigarettes have been found to be equally harmful to gums and teeth as normal cigarettes.

Liver takes off from Indore to rescue Mumbai woman's life

Liver Transplant

Liver takes off from Indore to rescue Mumbai woman's life

The woman, who was admitted at Kokilaben Dhirubai Ambani Hospital, suffered from liver cirrhosis and was need of a transplant as she was in a critical state.

Meat-rich diet may put women above 50 at a high risk of heart failure

heart failure

Meat-rich diet may put women above 50 at a high risk of heart failure

Although women who ate higher amounts of vegetable protein appeared to suffer less from heart failure, this link was not significant when the researchers adjusted for body mass.  

World's most obese man, weighing 79 stone, begins weight loss treatment in Mexico

Obesity

World's most obese man, weighing 79 stone, begins weight loss treatment in Mexico

Special equipment was needed to move Juan Pedro from his home with the aid of oxygen tanks to a hospital in Guadalajara 100 miles away.

Marijuana could help treat alcoholism, drug addiction and mental health

Mental health

Marijuana could help treat alcoholism, drug addiction and mental health

A new study has revealed that marijuana could help to treat alcoholics, people who are addicted to drugs and those who are suffering from depression, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and social anxiety.