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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.

Pregnant women consider weight gain as baby weight

Women when pregnant prefer to consider weight gain as temporary and believe that they would re-attain their former body weight eventually, a new study has found.

More than two-thirds rise in vision loss globally due to diabetes: Study

More than two-thirds of the increase in blindness and visual impairment globally in the past two decades has been caused by diabetes, finds a recent study.

Tired of frequent dandruff problem? Try these home remedies!

Dandruff is one of the most common hair and scalp problem which we all face frequently. 

Tips to treat minor burns at home!

We often have some minor burn accidents at home while cooking or doing some other work.

Want to get rid of nail biting habit? Try these ways!

Do you have the habit of biting your nails? 

Attention parents! Childhood head injury may up mental illness, mortality risk

The findings showed that people who had experienced a single mild, moderate or severe brain injury during childhood were at twice the risk of being admitted to hospital as a mental health inpatient.

Being obese can cause 13 types of cancer, say scientists

The findings showed that for most of the cancers on the newly expanded list, the higher the body-mass index, or BMI, the greater was the risk of developing cancers.

Avoid getting sick this monsoon with these top health tips!

 Here are some useful tips to ensure you a sickness-free this rainy season.

Newborn with Zika virus found infected 2 months after birth

 The new finding suggests that newborns may continue to be at risk from the virus at a time when their brains are still rapidly growing and developing.

Sleep deprivation may lead to memory loss

It has been proposed earlier that changes in the connectivity between synapses - structures that allow neurons to pass signals to each other - can affect memory.

Is butter healthy? Five reasons to eat Krishna's favourite!

Over the years, the white substance, which is made from churning fresh or fermented cream or milk, has been unfairly blamed for cardiovascular disease, mostly due to the high saturated fat content. 

Planning parenthood through surrogacy? Things you need to know

 It is imperative that you should know what surrogacy actually is, how does it work and what are the risks associated with it.

Health Ministry to start awareness campaign on dengue, chikungunya

The Health Minister held a meeting on the rising cases of dengue and chikungunya on Wednesday in the national capital and other parts of the country.

Being overweight linked to eight more kinds of cancer

A report in the New England Journal of Medicine adds eight more kinds of cancer to the list of those already known to be more likely among overweight people.

Standing desks in schools may help reduce weight in kids: Study

A new research has found that standing desks in schools may help reduce weight in kids. 

E-cigarettes can help eliminate smoking in 30 years: Research

 Smoking, which can cause several ailments including cancer, can soon become a thing of the past if quality and diversity of vaping products continue to increase, and costs continue to fall, economists have estimated.

Active parent involvement reduces obesity risk in children: Study

Are you worried about the unhealthy lifestyle of your children? If yes, then start engaging with them in their activities.

This new insulin pill could end painful treatment for diabetes patients

A team of US scientists have developed a new insulin pill that could make diabetes treatment 'painless'.