human health

Dogs with cancer may survive longer with high cholesterol

Dogs with cancer may survive longer with high cholesterol

The findings showed that elevated total cholesterol was significantly associated with a reduced risk for overall mortality in dogs with osteosarcoma -- a type of malignant tumour that's often diagnosed in humans as well, typically afflicting teenagers and young adults.

Jul 27, 2017, 00:46 AM IST

Drinking moderate amount of coffee can do more good than harm, reveals study

This comes as a good news for all the coffee lovers globally. As per a new study, consuming moderate amounts of coffee may have more benefits than risks.

Jul 03, 2016, 18:38 PM IST

World Environment Day, 2016: How animal extinction influences our health!

We all are aware how animal extinction alters the environment, but, what many are seemingly clueless about is, how this affects human health.

Jun 05, 2016, 09:38 AM IST

Is your house harming you? Beware of indoor pollution!

Considering the dangerous effects of indoor pollution on human health, in a recent study, researchers have called for policies to ensure closer monitoring of air quality.

Apr 20, 2016, 13:37 PM IST
Urgent action needed to ward off `devastating` climate crisis

Urgent action needed to ward off `devastating` climate crisis

ACP says that physicians have a role in combatting climate change, especially as it relates to human health.

Apr 19, 2016, 09:01 AM IST
Nations with least emissions most vulnerable to climate change

Nations with least emissions most vulnerable to climate change

 Countries that emit the least amounts of greenhouse gases are ironically the most vulnerable to climate change effects such as increased frequency of natural disasters, changing habitats and human health impacts, a new study has found.

Feb 07, 2016, 14:14 PM IST

Rats can cause health threats to poultry, humans: Study

A new study has revealed that rats can absorb disease agents from their local environment and spread them.

Jan 18, 2016, 10:23 AM IST

Scientists call for new review of herbicide, cite ''flawed'' US regulations

US regulators have relied on flawed and outdated research to allow expanded use of an herbicide linked to cancer, and new assessments should be urgently conducted, according to a column published in the New England Journal of Medicine on Wednesday.

Aug 20, 2015, 03:16 AM IST

Over 66,700 rural habitations drink contaminated water: Govt.

There are more than 66,700 rural habitations wherein one or more drinking water sources are contaminated and these areas are yet to be provided with safe drinking water.

Aug 10, 2015, 17:42 PM IST

Dairy products make probiotics more effective

 The success of probiotics for boosting human health may depend partly upon the food, beverages, or other material carrying the probiotics, a study shows.

Jul 18, 2015, 14:19 PM IST

Exercise in childhood yields rewards later

Early age exercise helps not only to lose weight later but also positively impacts the willingness for exercise in adulthood, says a study.

Jun 26, 2015, 16:38 PM IST
Climate change has direct impact on human health: TERI survey

Climate change has direct impact on human health: TERI survey

Ahead of the World Environment Day (WED) celebration, which falls on June 5, the Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) released the findings of the TERI Environmental Survey 2015 on Wednesday.

Jun 04, 2015, 14:44 PM IST

Is too much exposure to outdoors bad?

Several studies have linked exposure to nature with improved human health and well-being. But how much of the nature's dose do we really need?

Apr 11, 2015, 16:29 PM IST

Climate change has negative impact on human health

A new study has revealed that climate change has negative impact on the human health.

Mar 04, 2015, 20:52 PM IST

Waste water treatment linked to antibiotic resistance

Improving the process of waste water treatment and discharge is a key to arrest the rise of antibiotic resistance, shows a new research.

Feb 15, 2015, 13:05 PM IST

Added fructose driving the rise in diabetics

Consumption of foods and beverages containing added sugars, particularly added fructose, is a major factor behind the dramatic rise in type 2 diabetes, contends a study.

Feb 01, 2015, 15:20 PM IST

Phone towers, transmission lines not harmful for human health

A new study has challenged the findings of several past studies that suggests that magnetic fields created by phones, high-voltage power lines and other electrical equipment are harmful for humans.

Dec 11, 2014, 13:12 PM IST
Targeting emissions of pollutants can't protect against long-term climate change

Targeting emissions of pollutants can't protect against long-term climate change

A new study has claimed that targeting emissions of non-CO2 gases and air pollutants with climate effects might produce smaller benefits for long-term climate change than previously estimated.

Nov 04, 2014, 11:24 AM IST

Vitamin D deficiency risk to 84 % Indians: Report

Changing lifestyle, increasingly odd working hours and limited outdoor activities are leaving a bad impact on human health as 84 per cent of the country`s population was found vitamin D deficient, a recent study said here today.

Mar 25, 2014, 23:20 PM IST

Even low doses of chemical in plastics are hazardous for human health

While traditional toxicology studies have indicated that only very high doses of Bisphenol A (BPA)- known endocrine disruptor that hijacks the normal responses of hormones- affect exposed animals, a new study has revealed that the lower doses of the chemical may also affect humans.

Nov 08, 2013, 12:38 PM IST