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Kidney ailments in children: Junk food and obesity are key risk factors

Kidney ailments in children: Junk food and obesity are key risk factors

As our kidneys are highly responsive to increased sugar and cholesterol levels, consuming junk food in excessive quantities can lead to obesity and increase the load on the kidneys.

Mar 15, 2021, 16:33 PM IST
AstraZeneca says 'no evidence' of blood clot risk from COVID-19 vaccine

AstraZeneca says 'no evidence' of blood clot risk from COVID-19 vaccine

The European Medicines Agency (EMA) said that it did not recommend suspending the use of the AstraZeneca vaccine, stating that there is "no indication" it caused the blood clots in the people who

Mar 13, 2021, 09:47 AM IST
PCOS and Fertility: What women can do about it?

PCOS and Fertility: What women can do about it?

Are you dealing with the stressful symptoms of PCOS? Be it missed periods, excessive hair growth on the face or body, weight gain, acne and fertility issues. The pandemic made it all the more

Mar 12, 2021, 18:11 PM IST
Interiors from a virus-free and pollution-free vantage

Interiors from a virus-free and pollution-free vantage

Among the numerous challenges that businesses and organisations are facing in the post-COVID-19 world, the challenge of protecting employees and customers is the supreme concern, says Ravi Kaushik,

Mar 12, 2021, 12:40 PM IST
What does too little thyroid secretion say about your fertility health

What does too little thyroid secretion say about your fertility health

Thyroid disorders refer to a group of disarrays that cause dysregulated functioning of the thyroid gland, resulting in the overproduction (hyperthyroidism) or underproduction (hypothyroidism) of

Mar 12, 2021, 11:43 AM IST
World Kidney Day 2021: Follow these tips to lead a healthy life

World Kidney Day 2021: Follow these tips to lead a healthy life

CKD is known to be a ‘silent killer’ as it is difficult to detect especially in the early stages and is not cured easily. Kidney diseases are usually non-communicable and diabetes, high blood

Mar 11, 2021, 17:51 PM IST
30% increase in weight-gain since lockdown, its linked to kidney ailments

30% increase in weight-gain since lockdown, its linked to kidney ailments

There is an estimated 30 per cent increase in 'weight-gain' linked kidney ailments since the start of Covid-19 induced lockdown last year.

Mar 10, 2021, 17:27 PM IST
World Hearing Day 2021: Know why aural faculty care should be part of primary healthcare

World Hearing Day 2021: Know why aural faculty care should be part of primary healthcare

Lack of hearing healthcare infrastructure disproportionately affects poor countries. 

Mar 03, 2021, 10:29 AM IST
Follow '5-a-day' rule for longer, healthier life

Follow '5-a-day' rule for longer, healthier life

Participants who consumed five servings a day of fruits and vegetable had a 13 per cent lower risk of death from all causes; a 12 per cent lower risk of death from cardiovascular disease, including

Mar 02, 2021, 17:23 PM IST
Ziqitza Healthcare Limited received 2 million calls on 104 helpline related to medical queries in 2020

Ziqitza Healthcare Limited received 2 million calls on 104 helpline related to medical queries in 2020

The Ziqitza HealthCare Ltd is offering unique services by operating helpline 104. This helpline provides all types of information and solutions. In all the cities across the state, you can get help

Mar 01, 2021, 13:09 PM IST
Positive encouragement may up academic outcomes in school kids

Positive encouragement may up academic outcomes in school kids

The findings, published in the Journal of Educational Psychology, indicated that a behaviour management intervention helped increase student engagement and boosted the teachers' confidence in their

Feb 23, 2021, 22:04 PM IST
Being lonely ups risk of Internet addiction: Study

Being lonely ups risk of Internet addiction: Study

According to the researchers, adolescents' net use is a two-edged sword -- while the consequences of moderate use are positive, the effects of compulsive use can be detrimental. Compulsive use

Feb 23, 2021, 21:54 PM IST
Consumption of too much coffee can take a toll on your heart health, finds study

Consumption of too much coffee can take a toll on your heart health, finds study

The researchers found that that long-term, heavy coffee consumption - six or more cups a day - can increase the number of lipids (fats) in your blood to significantly heighten your risk of

Feb 21, 2021, 01:16 AM IST
Playing video games lowers risk of depression among boys, but not girls: Study

Playing video games lowers risk of depression among boys, but not girls: Study

The study advocates that boys who regularly play video games at age of 11 are less likely to develop depressive symptoms three years later. It also found that girls who spend more time on social

Feb 20, 2021, 14:57 PM IST
Drinking six or more cups of coffee per day may up CVD risk

Drinking six or more cups of coffee per day may up CVD risk

According to the researchers, high levels of blood lipids are a known risk factor for heart disease, and interestingly, as coffee beans contain a very potent cholesterol-elevating compound (cafestol

Feb 18, 2021, 22:31 PM IST
Irregular sleep schedules linked to depression

Irregular sleep schedules linked to depression

An irregular sleep schedule can increase a person's risk of depression over the long term. The study is based on data gathered by tracking the participants sleep and other activity through commercial

Feb 18, 2021, 22:19 PM IST
Drinks, drugs up premature heart disease in youngsters: Study

Drinks, drugs up premature heart disease in youngsters: Study

The researcher pointed out that the use of cocaine and methamphetamine have been associated with faster cell aging and neurocognitive decline, with higher than average loss of grey matter. 

Feb 16, 2021, 22:19 PM IST
Gujarat's first trans doctor freezes sperm to become a mother in future

Gujarat's first trans doctor freezes sperm to become a mother in future

Dr Jesnoor Dayara was born a man, but she always felt like a woman. Dr Dayara did her MBBS from Russia and is gearing up for her future studies. She is prepping up for the Medical Council of India

Feb 16, 2021, 16:21 PM IST
Aspirin preferred for children post-surgery to prevent blood clots: Study

Aspirin preferred for children post-surgery to prevent blood clots: Study

The research, led by the Murdoch Children's Research Institute (MCRI) and published in The Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, will have implications for clinicians when prescribing blood

Feb 15, 2021, 15:47 PM IST
New research reveals main comorbidities linked to Covid-19 deaths

New research reveals main comorbidities linked to Covid-19 deaths

After analysing global databases of 375,859 participants from 14 countries, researchers from the University found chronic kidney disease was statistically the most prominent comorbidity linked to

Feb 11, 2021, 16:26 PM IST