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Being overweight doubles blood pressure risk in kids

Being overweight doubles blood pressure risk in kids

Published in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology, the study shows that obese four-year-old kids have a doubled risk of high blood pressure by age six.

Jun 13, 2019, 17:03 PM IST
High calorie diet causes brain health to decline faster: Study

High calorie diet causes brain health to decline faster: Study

According to the study, 30 per cent of the global adult population is either overweight or obese, and over 10 per cent of the world's adult population will have type 2 diabetes by 2030, reports Efe

Jun 13, 2019, 14:57 PM IST
Sauna sessions as exhausting as moderate exercise: Study

Sauna sessions as exhausting as moderate exercise: Study

Contrary to the previous assumption, researchers at Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg (MLU) and the Medical Center Berlin (MCB) in Germany found that the blood pressure does not drop during a

Jun 13, 2019, 12:32 PM IST
New drug to fight multi-drug resistant TB soon in Uttar Pradesh

New drug to fight multi-drug resistant TB soon in Uttar Pradesh

The new anti-TB drug, with delamanid as active substance, is currently administered to patients primarily children in the age group of six to 17 years in a few southern states of India and is yet to

Jun 13, 2019, 12:09 PM IST
Dogs mirror owner's stress: Study

Dogs mirror owner's stress: Study

Researchers at Linkoping University in Sweden have examined how stress levels in dogs are influenced by lifestyle factors and by the people that the dogs live with. They determined stress levels over

Jun 13, 2019, 11:55 AM IST
Practo, AFPI to help doctors adopt digital technology

Practo, AFPI to help doctors adopt digital technology

Under the partnership, Practo will serve as AFPI's digital healthcare partner and the two institutions will work on the areas of learning and development in digital healthcare for all physicians

Jun 12, 2019, 13:53 PM IST
Here's how night owls can advance sleep timings by 2 hours

Here's how night owls can advance sleep timings by 2 hours

In an experiment with a small group of participants that spanned for three weeks, the group were asked to wake up two-three hours before regular wake up time and maximise outdoor light during the

Jun 11, 2019, 11:43 AM IST
Drug found to delay Type-1 diabetes by 2 years

Drug found to delay Type-1 diabetes by 2 years

Researchers enrolled 76 participants aged 8-49 years who were relatives of people with Type-1 diabetes, had at least two types of diabetes-related autoantibodies (proteins made by the immune system

Jun 11, 2019, 11:37 AM IST
Lowering BP, sodium intake may cut 94 million early deaths

Lowering BP, sodium intake may cut 94 million early deaths

For the study, the researchers used global data from multiple studies and estimates from the World Health Organization in making their calculations.

Jun 11, 2019, 11:31 AM IST
Vaping may impair mucus clearance from airways: Study

Vaping may impair mucus clearance from airways: Study

The study, published in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, found that exposing human airway cells to e-cigarette vapour containing nicotine in culture resulted in a

Jun 07, 2019, 12:37 PM IST
How Nipah infection is different from swine flu, bird flu

How Nipah infection is different from swine flu, bird flu

Doctors say that the symptoms of Nipah infection, swine flu and bird flu are similar, but there are also differences in how the diseases impact people and also in their treatment.  

Jun 06, 2019, 16:08 PM IST
Eggs for breakfast benefit those with Type 2 diabetes

Eggs for breakfast benefit those with Type 2 diabetes

According to the findings, a high-fat, low-carb breakfast (LCBF) can help those with T2D control blood sugar levels throughout the day.

Apr 15, 2019, 17:41 PM IST
This common drug may cause liver failure

This common drug may cause liver failure

The research examined: acetaminophen or paracetamol is a common pain reliever that itself is the culprit of liver damage.

Oct 12, 2018, 17:20 PM IST
World Arthritis Day: All you need to know about your joints

World Arthritis Day: All you need to know about your joints

Continually cracking the knuckles can lead you to a final position, that is osteoarthritis. 

Oct 12, 2018, 16:15 PM IST
Daily exercise may cut heart attack risk even in polluted areas: Study

Daily exercise may cut heart attack risk even in polluted areas: Study

Moderate cycling for four or more hours per week cut risk for recurrent heart attack by 31 per cent.

Jul 21, 2018, 17:47 PM IST
Passive smoking dangerous for pregnant women, causes stillbirths

Passive smoking dangerous for pregnant women, causes stillbirths

An analysis revealed that in Armenia, Indonesia, Jordan, Bangladesh and Nepal more than 50% of pregnant women reported exposure to household secondhand smoke.

Jul 21, 2018, 14:20 PM IST
CT scans may increase brain cancer risk

CT scans may increase brain cancer risk

CT scans are sometimes used to identify conditions associated with an increased tumour risk.

Jul 20, 2018, 17:51 PM IST
Therapy dogs may help treat ADHD symptoms: Study

Therapy dogs may help treat ADHD symptoms: Study

A therapy dog is trained to provide affection, comfort and love to people in hospitals, retirement homes, nursing homes, and schools.

Jul 19, 2018, 16:14 PM IST
Sleep problems may indicate multiple sclerosis risk

Sleep problems may indicate multiple sclerosis risk

For the study, team examined health records of 14,000 people with multiple sclerosis and compared them to the health records of 67,000 people without the disease.

Jul 18, 2018, 17:50 PM IST
Smartphone use may increase ADHD risk in teens

Smartphone use may increase ADHD risk in teens

The findings have ramifications for parents, schools, technology companies and paediatricians concerned that tech-dependent teens are driven to distraction or worse.

Jul 18, 2018, 16:13 PM IST