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Learn how much exercise you need to prevent death

The study described the science behind Personal Activity Intelligence (PAI), the first activity tracking score that uses heart rate to help people achieve optimal health.

Do you know low socioeconomic status can be a factor for heart attack? - Read

The study, published in the journal European Society of Cardiology, found that the risk of a second attack was 36 per cent lower for those in the highest income quintile than those with the lowest. 

Walking can cut cardiovascular death by half

 Moderate physical activities such as walking and cycling are associated with a greater than 50 per cent reduction in cardiovascular death in people over the age of 65, says a study.

Rising dengue cases: PIL accuses govt of not being vigilant

The PIL was filed by an advocate in the wake of dengue deaths and cases in the national capital.

Traditional Indian diet dramatically cuts Alzheimer's risk

While consumption of meat, sweets, and high-fat dairy products that characterise a Western diet significantly increases the risk of Alzheimer's disease, traditional Indian diet is associated with reduced risk of the most common form of dementia, says a study.

Bacteria in chewable tobacco products may increase risk of cancer: Study

If you are addicted to chewable tobacco products like tobacco leaves, khaini, pan masala, zarda and gutka, then stop eating as it is considered not good for health.

Lower education, income level may up obesity in young adults

Teenagers of normal weight or young adults who live in neighbourhoods with lower education or income levels are at higher risk of becoming overweight or obese, a new study says.

Breast milk sugars may ward off deadly infection in babies

 A type of sugar found naturally in some women's breast milk may protect newborn babies from infection with a potentially life threatening bacterium, says a study. 

Acute Zika infection may damage sensory nerves

In a paper published in the Journal of the Neurological Sciences, group of researchers from Honduras, Venezuela and the US described the first case of sensory polyneuropathy associated with acute Zika virus infection. 

Do you know traffic jams can make your body susceptible to cancer? - Read

A new study furnished by medical experts has revealed that long traffic jams have the potential to increase various health risks, especially cancer.

Zika virus may spread sexually from asymptomatic man to woman, claims study

The finding came from a report in Maryland where a man who was infected with Zika in the Dominican Republic but had no symptoms infected his female partner who had not traveled to a place where Zika is being transmitted.

Diabetes drug may help prevent heart disease

A drug commonly prescribed for Type 2 diabetes patients can also be used to inhibit or delay heart disease in individuals with Type 1 diabetes, says a study.

Hong Kong''s first suspected Zika case tests negative: Radio

Hong Kong`s first suspected Zika patient tested negative for the virus and has been discharged from hospital, broadcaster Radio Television Hong Kong (RTHK) reported on Saturday.

Spinal cord stimulator cures woman of lumbar spine disc disease

A 35-year-old woman operated twice for lumbar disc disease, was cured of her ailment after the insertion of a spinal cord stimulator through a minimally invasive surgery at a city hospital.

Diabetes drug may help prevent heart diseases: Study

A new study has revealed that diabetes drug may help prevent the risk of developing heart diseases.

Long traffic jams may increase risk of cancer!

A new study has revealed that long traffic jams causes exposure to toxic fumes and may increases the risk of deadly disease cancer. 

21kg tumor removed from 61-year-old man at Gurgaon hospital

A 21 kg cancerous tumour has been removed from a 61-year-old man by doctors at at Paras Hospital, Gurgaon.

How malaria supports spread of infectious cancer in Africa

Infectious agents can cause a lot of cancer in Africa and researchers believe they now have a clue to how malaria during pregnancy creates the right conditions for a virus to cause cancer in children.

Atlanta Healthcare introduces military grade anti-pollution masks

 In partnership with Britain's Cambridge Mask Company, city-based Atlanta Healthcare introduced technologically advanced military grade anti-pollution masks for the Indian market here on Friday.

Using Facebook, Twitter may cut BP, diabetes in elderly

Indulging in social media could reduce loneliness as well as chronic conditions such as high blood pressure and diabetes in older adults, as per a new study.

Lifestyle changes to prevent diabetes can also cut cancer risk: Experts

Appropriate changes in lifestyle have shown reduction in mortality and morbidity of both the diseases.

Food allergies linked to higher asthma risk in kids

The researchers found that children with existing food allergy were at increased risk of developing asthma and allergic rhinitis.

Do you know how harmful leading a sedentary lifestyle is? - Read

Physical inactivity is the fourth leading cause of avoidable death and is as harmful as smoking, as per World Health Organisation.

Marijuana compound may improve night vision

The researchers used a variety of methods to test how tadpoles react to visual stimuli when they have been exposed to increased levels of exogenous or endogenous cannabinoids. 

Mystery fever claims 12 lives in Noida's Sarfabad village in two weeks: Report

At least 12 people have died in the Sarfabad village, with the victims in the age group of 21-72 years.

This is what childhood obesity can do to your child's health now, later!

Obesity does not only affect your child's physical health, but also have adverse effects on their social and emotional well-being.

'Quality health care must for India'

India's total health spend is only 4.7 per cent of GDP and out of pocket expenditure (OOP) is 62 per cent of the total health spend.   

Protein that helps breakdown of fat identified

 Researchers have found that a protein often located on the surface of fat droplets within cells -- and especially abundant in the muscles of endurance athletes -- can kick-off the more efficient and healthful breakdown of fat.

Common diabetes drug may cut weight in autistic kids

 A drug commonly used as the front-line treatment for Type-2 diabetes may also be effective in reducing weight in children and adolescents with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), finds a study.

Overuse of antibiotics harming India's fight against TB: The Lancet

India, which is facing the highest burden of tuberculosis (TB) in the world, is also the world's largest consumer of antibiotics, say researchers of Indian-origin in a study, conducted to determine whether pharmacies have contributed to the inappropriate use of antibiotics.