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Exercise may not reduce risk of developing multiple sclerosis

Exercise may not reduce a woman's risk of developing multiple sclerosis (MS) -- a demyelinating disease in which the insulating covers of nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord are damaged, finds a study.

Depression during pregnancy affects mental health of children

Depression during pregnancy increases the risk of behavioural and emotional problems in children, suggests a new finding.

Running in minimalist shoes can increase leg, foot muscles' volume

Running in minimalist shoes can increase leg and foot muscle volume, finds a new study.

Want to lose weight? Try these essential oils!

We all want to get rid of those extra bulges and might have tried doing every possible things like exercising,gyming and dieting as well. 

FDA issues warning against homeopathic teething products, says it may harm infants

Consumers should stop using these products and dispose of any in their possession, FDA recommended on Friday.

Caffeine-based drugs may keep Parkinson's at bay

In another addition to the field of medicine, experts have developed novel caffeine-based chemical compounds that can be helpful in preventing Parkinson's disease.

New universal flu vaccine to prevent global pandemics

 Scientists have designed a new generation of universal flu vaccines that protects against majority of the known viral strains and help prevent future global pandemics that could kill millions.

WHO urges Southeast Asian nations to take decisive action against Zika

Keeping in view especially the recent two cases of the Zika-related microcephaly in Thailand, this this notice has been issued by WHO.

15% diabetics fail to fertilise partners: Doctors

Fifteen per cent diabetic males in India every year fail to make their partners conceive due to defect in their sperm DNA, fertility experts said on Friday.

Ovarian removal should be avoided in premenopausal women: Study

Oophorectomy or removal of ovaries in premenopausal women who are not at a high risk of cancer should not be considered as they may become prone to chronic health conditions, researchers suggested.

Healthy lifestyle reduces end-of-life disability

 Leading a healthy lifestyle can shorten the time that is spent disabled near the end of one's life by nearly two years, says a study.

Use air purifiers to tackle respiratory, health problems: Doctors

With 92 per cent of the world's population exposed to unsafe levels of air pollution, health experts have urged people to use air purifiers to tackle poor air, causing respiratory diseases.

Attacks on health care services in Syria must end: WHO

A WHO official on Friday urged warring factions to stop targeting Syria's depleted health care sector, and to allow the immediate and safe evacuation of the sick and wounded who are trapped in conflict areas.

Hypertension may affect cognitive skills in children

 Hypertension or high blood pressure is rapidly increasing in children, largely as a consequence of their obesity.

Ease menstrual cramps with these yoga poses!

We all suffer from the agonizing menstrual cramps which makes our lives hell during that time of the month. 

Suffering from arthritis? Avoid these foods!

 Arthritis is a painful medical condition which is more common in women than men. 

Omega-3 fatty acid can suppress lupus, autoimmune disorders

Consuming an omega-3 fatty acid called DHA, or docosahexaenoic acid -- commonly found in fatty, cold-water fish, has the potential to suppress signalling pathways of lupus as well as other autoimmune disorders, researchers have found.

Know these amazing health benefits of quitting caffeine!

 Are you addicted to caffeine or coffee? Everyone, young and old alike loves to drink coffee or some other form of caffeine. 

Moderate activity helps elderly people recover from disability

Moderate physical activities like walking can help older adults recover from a major disability more quickly and maintain their independence over time, according to a new study

Healing power of nature - Neem plant can significantly suppress prostate cancer growth!

Nimbolide, a bioactive terpenoid compound derived from Azadirachta indica or neem plant can reduce the size of prostate tumour by up to 70% as well as decrease its spread by half.

 

Consuming red wine, grapes can reduce asthma to considerable level: Experts

Consuming red wine and grapes can help to reduce inflammatory diseases such as chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases (COPD) and middle ear infection (otitis media) and asthma, as per a recent study.

Elderly continue to suffer despite high net worth value: Study

The study, which interviewed a random sample of 15,000 people over the age of 60 years, stated the net worth value of older people increased primarily due to sharp increase in real estate prices over the past two decades.

Fathers' smoking may up asthma-risk in kids

Smoking is known to cause genetic and epigenetic damage to spermatozoa, which are transmissible to offspring and have the potential to induce developmental abnormalities.

Mumbaikers highest on happiness index; Delhittes 2nd last: Survey

The survey, conducted ahead of World Heart Day, found Mumbai to be the happiest city although residents eat unhealthy food and lead a sedentary lifestyle.

Moderate alcohol consumption may increase risk of atrial fibrillation

 Moderate alcohol consumption may change the structure of the heart in ways that increases the risk of atrial fibrillation leading to a stroke, a study suggests.

Only five per cent Indians aware of thrombosis

 Only five per cent of Indians are aware of thrombosis -- formation of blood clots in the vein -- which affects roughly one in 1,000 people in the country, an expert said here on Thursday.

Fatty diet may increase risk of intestinal tumour

 Specific types of high-fat diets -- based on corn or coconut oils like those found in certain salad dressings and ice cream -- may increase risk of tumour formation in intestinal cancer, finds a study.

Early menopausal symptoms may predict heart disease

Women who experience menopausal symptoms -- hot flashes and night sweats -- much earlier are more likely to die from cardiovascular disease (CVD) as compared to those with later onset of such symptoms, says research.

Try these exercises to strengthen your pelvic floor muscles!

Are your pelvic floor muscles strong? Well, many people usually go to gym but they often tend to ignore exercises that strengthen your pelvic floor muscles. 

Cheers! Your evening drink may work as anti-depressant

The study demonstrated that alcohol followed the same biochemical pathway as rapid anti-depressants in the animals, while producing behavioural effects comparable to those observed in people.