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Parental diet, obesity before conception affects child's health

Parental diet, obesity before conception affects child's health

A new study showed that smoking, high alcohol and caffeine intake, diet, obesity and malnutrition in either or both parents, potentially increases a child's lifelong risk of heart attacks, stroke, diabetes, immune and neurological diseases. 

Apr 18, 2018, 10:29 AM IST
World Haemophilia Day 2018: All you need to know about the disease

World Haemophilia Day 2018: All you need to know about the disease

Every year on 17th of April, World Hemophilia Day is observed throughout the world to increase awareness about the disease and other inherited bleeding disorders. 

Apr 17, 2018, 12:17 PM IST
High carbohydrate intake may increase cancer recurrence risk

High carbohydrate intake may increase cancer recurrence risk

Consuming high amounts of carbohydrates and sugar prior to treatment for head and neck cancer may increase the patients' risks of cancer recurrence and mortality, a new study reports.

Apr 16, 2018, 10:28 AM IST
Want to reverse ageing? Drink these homemade juices to stay young forever

Want to reverse ageing? Drink these homemade juices to stay young forever

Ageing is a natural process that can't be stopped but you can try slowing down its effects by making positive lifestyle choices.

Apr 13, 2018, 13:43 PM IST
Why alcohol, sugar lead to thirst decoded

Why alcohol, sugar lead to thirst decoded

Scientists have identified a hormone that acts on the brain to stimulate thirst in response to sugar and alcohol, thereby preventing dehydration.

Apr 13, 2018, 12:51 PM IST
US FDA approves first AI device to detect diabetic eye disease

US FDA approves first AI device to detect diabetic eye disease

In a first, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has permitted marketing of an Artificial Intelligence (AI)-based device to detect certain diabetes-related eye problems.

Apr 12, 2018, 15:37 PM IST
'Night owls' at greater risk of dying sooner

'Night owls' at greater risk of dying sooner

If you are a "night owl", or one of those who like to stay up late and have trouble dragging yourself out of bed in the morning, there is some bad news.

Apr 12, 2018, 13:37 PM IST
FSSAI launches initiative to address Vitamin D deficiency

FSSAI launches initiative to address Vitamin D deficiency

The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) on Monday launched 'Project Dhoop', an initiative aimed at shifting the school assembly time to noon to ensure maximum absorption of Vitamin D in students through natural sunlight.

Apr 10, 2018, 13:21 PM IST
New biomarker helps identify cancer chemotherapy timing

New biomarker helps identify cancer chemotherapy timing

In ray of hope for doctors to identify the tumour normalising period for effective timing of anti-cancer drug treatment, a team of researchers have discovered a new biomarker that can visualise the activity of blood vessels.

Apr 10, 2018, 11:50 AM IST
This new method can fix damaged ear and treat hearing loss

This new method can fix damaged ear and treat hearing loss

The study conducted by researchers at University of Southern California (USC) in the US demonstrates a novel way for a drug to zero in on damaged nerves and cells deep inside the ear.

Apr 10, 2018, 11:42 AM IST
Muscle loss may increase mortality risk in women with breast cancer: Study

Muscle loss may increase mortality risk in women with breast cancer: Study

 A new study has found that muscle loss in women with breast cancer may increase their risk of mortality risk

Apr 09, 2018, 12:32 PM IST
This is why you should never use baby wipes

This is why you should never use baby wipes

Are you using baby wipes for your infant? If yes, then stop doing so because a new study has found that baby wipes increase the risk of developing life-threatening food allergies in children.

Apr 09, 2018, 12:15 PM IST
Dysfunctional gene linked to ADHD, schizophrenia identified

Dysfunctional gene linked to ADHD, schizophrenia identified

Dysfunction in a gene that can lead to attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and depression has been identified.

Apr 06, 2018, 18:17 PM IST
World Health Day 2018: Simple ways to keep your eyes healthy

World Health Day 2018: Simple ways to keep your eyes healthy

Eyes are the most valuable and sensitive organs and need special care.

Apr 06, 2018, 17:33 PM IST
Heart transplant gives new lease of life to 56-year-old

Heart transplant gives new lease of life to 56-year-old

Quick response from a team of doctors here helped a 56-year-old patient get a new lease of life as the doctors carried out a heart transplant within three hours of harvesting from a donor in Jaipur.

Apr 04, 2018, 14:22 PM IST
Here's why you should consume coconut water in summer

Here's why you should consume coconut water in summer

During the summer season, the refreshing coconut water comes as a saviour, for we can beat the scorching heat and cool our body by savouring it. 

Apr 04, 2018, 14:19 PM IST
Pasta not to blame for obesity: Study

Pasta not to blame for obesity: Study

Eating pasta may not contribute to obesity if consumed as a part of a healthy diet, a study has found.

Apr 04, 2018, 11:01 AM IST
World Health Day 2018: Simple ways to stay fit and healthy

World Health Day 2018: Simple ways to stay fit and healthy

Come April 7 and everyone across the globe will be seen celebrating World Health Day.

Apr 03, 2018, 16:20 PM IST
This new drug could make your blood kill mosquito

This new drug could make your blood kill mosquito

A team of researchers have discovered a new drug that could make our blood kill the mosquito. 

Apr 03, 2018, 14:09 PM IST
Sanitary pads need to be made biodegradable

Sanitary pads need to be made biodegradable

Periods: The word is no longer taboo. Both women and men, in recent times, have spoken out about menstrual health and there has been quite a lot of awareness over it through films and other medium.

Apr 03, 2018, 13:44 PM IST

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