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Want to stay young forever? Don't drink alcohol

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Want to stay young forever? Don't drink alcohol

Now, adding weight to the negative effects of alcohol on ageing, a new research suggests the more alcohol you drink, the more your cells appear to age.

Sick building syndrome: Fungal toxins in your house can make you ill

toxins

Sick building syndrome: Fungal toxins in your house can make you ill

Accoding to a group of researchers, there are three types of fungus that can grow on ordinary household wallpaper and spread into the air, leading to serious health consequences.

IMA's new advisory to its members: Refrain from drinking with 'non-doctors'

Drinking

IMA's new advisory to its members: Refrain from drinking with 'non-doctors'

The representative voluntary organisation of doctors has also asked its members to observe dry days on July 1 (Doctors’ Day) and September 5 (Teachers’ day).

Swine flu claims three more lives in Mumbai

Swine flu

Swine flu claims three more lives in Mumbai

In Mumbai, 92 people have been found to be infected in the last one week from June 16 to June 22.

Children raised in single parent families have lower well-being, life-satisfaction

Well-being

Children raised in single parent families have lower well-being, life-satisfaction

 The researchers analysed the participants' annual income, number of visits to the doctor, level of social integration, and success in romantic relationships.

New method to monitor muscle injuries

Muscle injuries

New method to monitor muscle injuries

The team looked at about 22 muscle injuries in 18 Futbol Club Barcelona players over five years, 'BBC News' reported.

Love texting? Here's why your health is at stake!

Texting

Love texting? Here's why your health is at stake!

Some doctors point to how smartphone users have reported soreness or numbness in their hands and wrists after texting for an extended period of time.

Low-cost wearable device to monitor diabetes through sweat

Diabetes

Low-cost wearable device to monitor diabetes through sweat

The wearable diagnostic biosensor can detect three interconnected compounds - cortisol, glucose and interleukin-6 - in sweat for up to a week without loss of signal integrity.

Your mental health is at risk if you indulge in binge drinking, cocaine abuse

Alcohol

Your mental health is at risk if you indulge in binge drinking, cocaine abuse

Poorer attention was linked with frequent and infrequent binge drinking and use of drugs, in particular, stimulants. 

Parents, take note: Do you give your child non-cow milk? It could affect their height!

child development

Parents, take note: Do you give your child non-cow milk? It could affect their height!

The study, published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, found that each daily cup of non-cow's milk consumed was associated with 0.4 centimeters (0.15 inches) lower height than average for a child's age.

35-year-old man rushed to the hospital after piercing his genitals with 15 needles for almost a year!

Hospitalisation

35-year-old man rushed to the hospital after piercing his genitals with 15 needles for almost a year!

The man confessed to sticking needles in his genitals for about a year after doctors inquired about the strange situation.

Eman Ahmed, once dubbed as world’s heaviest woman, can now sit and eat on her own

Surgery

Eman Ahmed, once dubbed as world’s heaviest woman, can now sit and eat on her own

Doctors treating the 36-year-old at Burjeel Hospital Abu Dhabi, have said that she is set to undergo a series of weight-reduction surgeries after Eid.

Ozone exposure ups autism odds in at-risk people

Autism

Ozone exposure ups autism odds in at-risk people

Elevated exposure to ozone can put individuals with high levels of genetic variation at an even higher risk for developing autism than would be expected by adding the two risk factors together, according to a recent analysis.

THIS drug can tackle rare kidney cancer

Cancer

THIS drug can tackle rare kidney cancer

According to a recent study, some patients with a form of advanced kidney cancer that carries a poor prognosis benefited from an experimental drug targeted to an abnormal genetic pathway causing cancerous growth.

Saudi Arabia to help Yemen tackle cholera outbreak

Cholera

Saudi Arabia to help Yemen tackle cholera outbreak

Saudi Arabia has planned to shell out millions of dollars to stem a serious outbreak of cholera in Yemen.

Sleep well to avoid eating junk food due to job stress

Junk food

Sleep well to avoid eating junk food due to job stress

Stress at your job can lead to overeating and intake of junk food at dinnertime, but there could be a buffer to this harmful pattern.

Wallpaper fungus can make you sick: Study

fungus

Wallpaper fungus can make you sick: Study

The impetus for the study was the dearth of data on the health risk from mycotoxins produced by fungi growing indoors.

Soon, prosthetic limbs that take feedback from human body

prosthetics

Soon, prosthetic limbs that take feedback from human body

The algorithm that enables this optimisation represents a landmark achievement in the field of biomechatronics - study of biology, mechanics, electronics and control.

Protect your brain from Alzheimer's risk; eat foods enriched with extra-virgin olive oil!

Alzheimer's disease

Protect your brain from Alzheimer's risk; eat foods enriched with extra-virgin olive oil!

 In a study published in the journal Annals of Clinical and Translational Neurology, researchers show that the consumption of extra-virgin olive oil reduces the formation of amyloid-beta plaques and neurofibrillary tangles in the brain - classic markers of Alzheimer's disease.

WARNING: Keep your smartphones where you can't see them! - This is why

Brain

WARNING: Keep your smartphones where you can't see them! - This is why

As per the study, this can reduce your ability to focus and perform tasks because part of the brain is actively working to not pick up or use the phone.

Eating junk food to deal with work-related stress? Sleep is a better, healthier, more effective alternative!

Stress

Eating junk food to deal with work-related stress? Sleep is a better, healthier, more effective alternative!

The reason for these eating habits, researchers believe, is that food is percieved as a diversion to get rid of negative feelings and approach desired feelings.

Government allows Delhi hospitals to raise bed capacity by 10-20 percent

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Government allows Delhi hospitals to raise bed capacity by 10-20 percent

The Minister said the Health Department will run media campaigns to spread public awareness on dengue and chikungunya and by putting up hoardings.

Intensive BP lowering reduces chronic kidney disease patients'' risks of premature dying

Blood pressure

Intensive BP lowering reduces chronic kidney disease patients'' risks of premature dying

The appropriate target for blood pressure in patients with CKD and hypertension has been unclear.

SC sets up doctors panel on plea to abort six month pregnancy

Pregnancy

SC sets up doctors panel on plea to abort six month pregnancy

The Supreme Court on Friday set up a panel of seven doctors to examine and ascertain the medical condition of a Kolkata-based expectant mother seeking the termination of her 24-week-old pregnancy.

Cholera cases in Yemen may reach 300,000, warns Unicef

Cholera

Cholera cases in Yemen may reach 300,000, warns Unicef

In a teleconference from Sanaa, the representative of the United Nations Children`s Fund (Unicef) in the Arab country, Meritxell Relano, explained that forecasts are based on the fact that the growth curve of affected people continues to rise.  

Free dialysis for all in Punjab government hospitals

Kidney health

Free dialysis for all in Punjab government hospitals

 Dialysis will be free of charge for all people at government hospitals and medical colleges in Punjab, cabinet minister Brahm Mohindra said here today.

Walking can make you fit, brisk walk may keep you disease-free: Study

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Walking can make you fit, brisk walk may keep you disease-free: Study

Researchers from University of Wisconsin-Madison in the US studied about 93 members of a parental history Alzheimer's risk study group.

Scientists give clue on how to block bad memories

Brain

Scientists give clue on how to block bad memories

Brains create long-term memories by increasing the strength of connections between neurons and maintaining those connections over time.

Panic buttons and apps come to rescue of elderly Indians suffering abuse

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Panic buttons and apps come to rescue of elderly Indians suffering abuse

India has a tradition of honouring older people, and of multi-generational families living together. But with urbanisation, nuclear families and rising longevity, more elderly people are living by themselves or in care homes.

Pregnant? Think twice before popping paracetamol

Pregnancy

Pregnant? Think twice before popping paracetamol

In an animal model, the use of the popular pain reliever paracetamol was found to damage the development of male behaviour.

Revealed – How sweltering heat makes you moody, unhelpful

Heatwave

Revealed – How sweltering heat makes you moody, unhelpful

People tend to become moody and also less helpful or 'pro-social' when it is uncomfortably hot, says a new research.