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Women's reproductive health disrupted by COVID-19 pandemic: Study

Women's reproductive health disrupted by COVID-19 pandemic: Study

Stress and sleep disturbance related to the pandemic has had adverse effects on women's menstrual cycles. 

Nov 17, 2021, 16:12 PM IST
Exclusive: World COPD Day - Air pollution is aggravating bronchitis disease

Exclusive: World COPD Day - Air pollution is aggravating bronchitis disease

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is the third leading cause of death worldwide. It is a preventable but progressively worsening and incurable disease which consists of inflammation of the

Nov 17, 2021, 14:43 PM IST
COVID patients on antidepressants are less likely to die: Study

COVID patients on antidepressants are less likely to die: Study

According to a study, antidepressants may have beneficial effects against the worst symptoms of COVID-19.

Nov 16, 2021, 15:24 PM IST
Depression increased hospital visits for chest pain treatment during pandemic

Depression increased hospital visits for chest pain treatment during pandemic

According to a study,  nearly 40 percent of patients studied reported new or continuing symptoms of depression during the first year of the pandemic in the USA.

Nov 15, 2021, 17:08 PM IST
Anxiety can be effectively treated with exercise: Study

Anxiety can be effectively treated with exercise: Study

According to a study, anxiety symptoms are significantly alleviated even when the anxiety was a chronic condition.

Nov 15, 2021, 17:00 PM IST
16 things about Norovirus that you should pay attention to

16 things about Norovirus that you should pay attention to

Keeping an eye on drinking water and its complete hygiene might be able to save you from Norovirus. Here's everything you need to know about it.

Nov 12, 2021, 21:45 PM IST
Burning eyes to itchy throat: Symptoms you can show after bathing in toxic Yamuna on Chhath Puja

Burning eyes to itchy throat: Symptoms you can show after bathing in toxic Yamuna on Chhath Puja

Experts say that presence of phosphates and surfactants in untreated sewage from Delhi, Haryana and Uttar Pradesh is a major reason behind frothing in the river. And exposure to these toxic elements

Nov 12, 2021, 16:32 PM IST
Gates Foundation commits $7million for COVID genome research

Gates Foundation commits $7million for COVID genome research

 GIISER works to ensure scientists have the capacity to rapidly detect if new SARS-CoV-2 variants in their communities show signs of evading immune response.

Nov 11, 2021, 12:53 PM IST
COVID-related plastic waste highest from Asian countries: Study

COVID-related plastic waste highest from Asian countries: Study

 Most of the global plastic waste from the pandemic is entering the ocean from rivers, with Asian rivers accounting for 73 percent of the total discharge of plastics.

Nov 10, 2021, 15:27 PM IST
Know why your body needs a good 8 hours of sleep every night

Know why your body needs a good 8 hours of sleep every night

An adequate amount of sleep that an adult requires ranges from seven to nine hours.

Nov 09, 2021, 13:27 PM IST
Proteins in COVID virus that damage blood vessels found

Proteins in COVID virus that damage blood vessels found

The team thoroughly examined the effect of each of the 29 proteins expressed by the virus, and were successful in identifying the five specific proteins that cause the greatest damage to endothelial

Nov 09, 2021, 12:43 PM IST
Discrimination increases risk for mental health issues in young adults: Study

Discrimination increases risk for mental health issues in young adults: Study

The effects of discrimination may be cumulative -- that the greater number of incidents of discrimination someone experiences, the more their risk for mental and behavioural problems increases.

Nov 08, 2021, 15:42 PM IST
Pregnancy hacks: Foods to help induce labor naturally

Pregnancy hacks: Foods to help induce labor naturally

Check out food items that can help to induce labour pains.

Nov 08, 2021, 14:11 PM IST
Diabetes drug can improve kidney function: Lancet

Diabetes drug can improve kidney function: Lancet

A clinical trial of 4,304 participants with CKD revealed that dapagliflozin reduces the rate of kidney function decline in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD).

Nov 07, 2021, 14:24 PM IST
Pandemic caused detrimental effect on kids' mental health: Study

Pandemic caused detrimental effect on kids' mental health: Study

Children from poorer backgrounds were approximately twice as likely to report elevated emotional and behavioural difficulties compared to those from the most affluent families. 

Nov 07, 2021, 12:45 PM IST
Scientist link rare genetic hearing loss condition with infertility

Scientist link rare genetic hearing loss condition with infertility

Genes are important in a part of the cell called the mitochondria. Some tissues in our body are very susceptible to when the mitochondria don't work, and that's why it is alluded that hearing and

Nov 03, 2021, 14:07 PM IST
Fully vaccinated? You can still spread COVID-19 at home

Fully vaccinated? You can still spread COVID-19 at home

While COVID vaccines do prevent serious COVID illness and deaths, they are less effective at preventing spread of infections, particularly since the emergence of the more infectious Delta variant.

Nov 03, 2021, 13:41 PM IST
Exclusive: Tips for Asthma patients to enjoy a safe Diwali

Exclusive: Tips for Asthma patients to enjoy a safe Diwali

During Diwali, toxic fumes from fireworks raise the particulate matter content in the air above the permissible limits and can increase the risk of complexities for people with respiratory diseases.

Oct 31, 2021, 12:34 PM IST
First Sidharth Shukla, then Puneeth Rajkumar - heart attack kills! Doctor on healthy lifestyle

First Sidharth Shukla, then Puneeth Rajkumar - heart attack kills! Doctor on healthy lifestyle

Seemingly fit stars like Sidharth Shukla and Puneeth Rajkumar, who were in their 40s, have fallen prey to massive heart attacks. But cardiologists point out that while every case is unique, there's a

Oct 30, 2021, 12:21 PM IST
Exclusive: All you need to know about egg-freezing procedure for late pregnancy in 30s and 40s

Exclusive: All you need to know about egg-freezing procedure for late pregnancy in 30s and 40s

Medically known as mature oocyte cryopreservation, egg freezing is a method that involves saving a women's ability to get pregnant in the future. In this method, unfertilized eggs are harvested from

Oct 28, 2021, 14:52 PM IST