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If you are skipping breakfast, these things might happen to your body!

Healthy eating

If you are skipping breakfast, these things might happen to your body!

Do you often skip your breakfast? If yes, then it is not good and can cause many health problems.

Interactive health apps good but watch the tone

Healthy Lifestyle

Interactive health apps good but watch the tone

People who experienced a back-and-forth interaction with an online health risk assessment website were more likely to follow the health behaviours suggested by the tool.

Bird watching is not merely for fun; it has health benefits too – Read story

Mental health

Bird watching is not merely for fun; it has health benefits too – Read story

The study, involving hundreds of people, found benefits for mental health of being able to see birds, shrubs and trees around the homes, whether people lived in urban or more leafy suburban neighbourhoods.

Deafness may be caused due to antibiotics treating cystic fibrosis

Antibiotics

Deafness may be caused due to antibiotics treating cystic fibrosis

Aminoglycoside antibiotics is used by approximately 70,000 people worldwide who inherited the chronic disease that affects mostly the lungs, but also the pancreas, liver, kidneys and intestine.

New risk factors for anxiety disorders revealed

Anxiety

New risk factors for anxiety disorders revealed

A research team from Julius-Maximilians-Universitat Würzburg (JMU) describes a hitherto unknown genetic pathway for developing such diseases.

Are you a victim of inadequate sleep? Dietary prebiotics might help you out!

Sleep

Are you a victim of inadequate sleep? Dietary prebiotics might help you out!

When beneficial bacteria digest prebiotic fiber, they not only multiply, improving overall gut health, but they also release metabolic byproducts.

Essential to develop cost-effective access to dialysis, say experts

Dialysis

Essential to develop cost-effective access to dialysis, say experts

Experts in the new research paper titled 'Ethical issues in dialysis therapy' published in the Lancet today said that a mere 30 per cent of patients manage to receive this life-saving therapy in India.

A fasting diet may help reduce symptoms of diabetes: Study

Diabetes

A fasting diet may help reduce symptoms of diabetes: Study

A study has showed that a fasting diet may help in treating diabetes.

Suffering from irritable bowel syndrome? Avoid these foods

Irritable bowel syndrome

Suffering from irritable bowel syndrome? Avoid these foods

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a common problem which affects the large intestine causing abdominal cramping, bloating, and a change in bowel habits.

Yoga is a passport to health assurance: PM Narendra Modi

Yoga

Yoga is a passport to health assurance: PM Narendra Modi

 Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday unveiled a 112-foot tall statue of Lord Shiva on the occasion of Maha Shivaratri in Coimbatore.

User charges revision proposal at AIIMS put on hold: Report

AIIMS

User charges revision proposal at AIIMS put on hold: Report

Following opposition from faculty members, the proposal to revise user charges has been put on hold, an AIIMS official said.

Human brain helpful in fructose generation: Study

Brain

Human brain helpful in fructose generation: Study

Previous studies have established that excess consumption of fructose contributes to high blood sugar and chronic diseases like obesity.

Now, Instagram will help you cope with depression

Depression

Now, Instagram will help you cope with depression

Depression has a way of silencing its sufferers. Even in today's technology-connected society, people are hesitant to talk about their painful experiences and suffering for fear of being stigmatised.

Back pain? You have 13% higher chance of dying early

BACK PAIN

Back pain? You have 13% higher chance of dying early

Signalling that people suffering from the condition need to recognise and treat the symptoms seriously, a new research warns that older people with back pain have a 13 per cent higher chance of dying prematurely.

Over 68 percent Indians don not practice preventive healthcare, says study

Healthcare

Over 68 percent Indians don not practice preventive healthcare, says study

The first survey to understand wellness trends in India revealed that less than a third urban Indians take steps to proactively adopt preventive wellness.

This virus can also make you infertile - Read

Zika

This virus can also make you infertile - Read

In humans, Zika virus can remain in semen months after infection. However, before the current study, it was not clear how the virus affected the testes, which produce testosterone and sperm, researchers said.

Neglecting your child can affect his mental health

Mental health

Neglecting your child can affect his mental health

Experiencing severe deprivation and neglect in childhood can have a lasting psychological impact into early adulthood, according to a unique study.

This is what excess smartphone usage does to you – Read story

Stress

This is what excess smartphone usage does to you – Read story

Among employed Americans who check their work email constantly on their off days, their reported overall stress level is even higher, at 6.0, the report said.

High-sugar diet can cause Alzheimer's disease

Alzheimer's disease

High-sugar diet can cause Alzheimer's disease

Researchers from the University of Bath and King's College London claim that this is the first concrete evidence to explain why abnormally high blood sugar levels, or hyperglycaemia, have an impact on cognitive function.

World's heaviest woman's crowdfunding campaign manages to raise Rs 19 lakh so far

World's heaviest woman

World's heaviest woman's crowdfunding campaign manages to raise Rs 19 lakh so far

World's heaviest woman Eman Ahmed's crowdfunding campaign, which was started by his family has managed to raise Rs 19 lakh so far.

Olive oil: What makes it so healthy, important facts to know

Healthy eating

Olive oil: What makes it so healthy, important facts to know

Being an essential part of the Mediterranean diet, most health benefits of olive oil are attributed to the natural properties it possesses. 

Alarming rise of mental cases in India: Over 5 cr Indians affected by depression, 3 cr others have anxiety, says WHO

Mental health

Alarming rise of mental cases in India: Over 5 cr Indians affected by depression, 3 cr others have anxiety, says WHO

HO document shows that while over five crore Indians, suffered from depression in 2015, over three crore others suffered from anxiety disorders in the corresponding year.

Want to live long and healthy life? Include ten portions of fruits, veggies in your daily diet

Premature deaths

Want to live long and healthy life? Include ten portions of fruits, veggies in your daily diet

One should include 10 portions or 800 grammes of fruit and vegetables daily as it help reduce the risk of early deaths.

Genital herpes during early pregnancy linked to autism risk in babies

Autism

Genital herpes during early pregnancy linked to autism risk in babies

Researchers have found that women who had signs of active genital herpes infection during early pregnancy may increase the risk of developing autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in babies later.

World's heaviest woman loses 50 kilos in just 12 days

Surgery

World's heaviest woman loses 50 kilos in just 12 days

Currently, she is on a strict diet and also undergoing 90-minute physiotherapy sessions. Her first surgery is less than two weeks away.

Asthma drugs may help prevent a deadly form of pneumonia, says study

Pneumonia

Asthma drugs may help prevent a deadly form of pneumonia, says study

Researchers have found that two drugs used to treat asthma and allergies may help prevent a form of pneumoniacan which can kill up to 40 per cent of people who contract it.

WHO regards depression as major cause of disability: Report

Depression

WHO regards depression as major cause of disability: Report

An estimated 322 million people suffered depressive disorders in 2015, a rise of 18.4 percent in a decade, as people live longer, the United Nations agency said in a report.

Drug used for treating obesity may bring down diabetes risk

Diabetes

Drug used for treating obesity may bring down diabetes risk

Of the patients who did go on to develop diabetes, those who were given liraglutide took nearly three times longer to develop the disease than those in the placebo group.

Only 10% dementia cases get diagnosed in India; more awareness required

Dementia

Only 10% dementia cases get diagnosed in India; more awareness required

There is an urgent requisite for dementia awareness in India, since diagnosis is getting affected.

This could be another reason behind your growing paunch!

Stress

This could be another reason behind your growing paunch!

This research involved 2,527 men and women aged 54 and older taking part in the English Longitudinal Study of Ageing, taking data over a four-year period.

Breaking the 'bloody' taboo: Girls to get lessons on menstruation at Delhi govt schools

Menstruation

Breaking the 'bloody' taboo: Girls to get lessons on menstruation at Delhi govt schools

In a campaign called “Break the Bloody taboo”, NGO Sacchi Saheli, which started with imparting these lessons in slums, will now conduct 'period talks' for teenage girls in 70 government-run schools where questions around menstruation will be answered.