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Indians with OCD should avoid watching news around coronavirus COVID-19

Indians with OCD should avoid watching news around coronavirus COVID-19

Indians are currently living with 21-day nationwide lockdown, which started from Tuesday midnight.

Mar 27, 2020, 14:52 PM IST
To stay positive, live in the moment but plan ahead: Study

To stay positive, live in the moment but plan ahead: Study

Mindfulness is when people are centred and living in the moment, rather than dwelling in the past or worrying about the future.

Mar 27, 2020, 14:44 PM IST
Too much salt in your diet can weaken your immune system

Too much salt in your diet can weaken your immune system

For the findings, published in the journal Science Translational Medicine, the research team fed mice a high-salt diet and found more severe bacterial infections.

Mar 27, 2020, 14:18 PM IST
Nature is sending us a message through coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic, says UN environment chief Inger Andersen

Nature is sending us a message through coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic, says UN environment chief Inger Andersen

UN environment chief Inger Andersen on Wednesday (March 25) said that the nature is sending a clear message to billions of people across the world with the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic and the

Mar 26, 2020, 12:37 PM IST
Novel coronavirus COVID-19 may not spread through tears, claims new research

Novel coronavirus COVID-19 may not spread through tears, claims new research

None of the patients in the study had conjunctivitis, also known as pink eye. 

Mar 26, 2020, 11:50 AM IST
Lockdown not enough to eradicate coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic, says WHO

Lockdown not enough to eradicate coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic, says WHO

Amid the rising coronavirus cases across the globe, World Health Organisation (WHO) Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus on Wednesday (March 25) remarked that a lockdown, which is being

Mar 26, 2020, 06:24 AM IST
Loss of taste and smell could be new symptom of coronavirus COVID-19 infection, say experts

Loss of taste and smell could be new symptom of coronavirus COVID-19 infection, say experts

Amid the rising cases of coronavirus patients across the world, ear, nose and throat specialists in the UK on Tuesday (March 24) said that loss of taste and taste could be seen as a new symptom of

Mar 25, 2020, 09:03 AM IST
Coronavirus COVID-19 can be transmitted in areas with hot and humid climate: WHO

Coronavirus COVID-19 can be transmitted in areas with hot and humid climate: WHO

Amid the rising coronavirus cases in India and other parts of the world, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has said that the COVID-19 virus can be transmitted in all areas, including areas with hot

Mar 24, 2020, 11:30 AM IST
Coronavirus: Here are some basic preventive measures

Coronavirus: Here are some basic preventive measures

As the number of coronavirus cases in India jumped to 125 on Tuesday (March 17), the government has stepped up the efforts to place the country in a near-total lockdown with states across the country

Mar 17, 2020, 11:22 AM IST
Coronavirus does not spread from pregnant mothers to newborns, say researchers

Coronavirus does not spread from pregnant mothers to newborns, say researchers

According to the researcher at Huazhong University of Science and Technology, none of the infants developed any serious symptoms associated with COVID-19 such as fever or cough, though all were

Mar 16, 2020, 14:09 PM IST
Not all hand sanitisers are effective against coronavirus - here’s what you should use

Not all hand sanitisers are effective against coronavirus - here’s what you should use

The sales of hand sanitizers have jumped manifold in India and other parts of the world since the outbreak of coronavirus. There is no denying the fact that hand sanitizers can help in reducing our

Mar 16, 2020, 11:08 AM IST
Breathing polluted air linked to risk of obesity, diabetes, other chronic illnesses: Study

Breathing polluted air linked to risk of obesity, diabetes, other chronic illnesses: Study

The study comes at a time when the air quality in many US cities is worsening after decades of improvement.

Mar 15, 2020, 13:54 PM IST
COVID-19: Patients with diabetic, hypertension, heart problems at higher risk, say health experts

COVID-19: Patients with diabetic, hypertension, heart problems at higher risk, say health experts

According to the Union Health Ministry, the two patients, who tested positive for COVID-19 succumbed due to 'co-morbidity'. In medical terminology, co-morbidity is the presence of one or more

Mar 14, 2020, 22:18 PM IST
World Kidney Day 2020: Take care of your kidney's health

World Kidney Day 2020: Take care of your kidney's health

World Kidney Day aims to raise awareness about kidney's importance to overall health and to reduce the frequency and impact of kidney disease and its associated health issues worldwide.

Mar 12, 2020, 11:57 AM IST
Health supplement startup creates delicious, fast-acting gummies

Health supplement startup creates delicious, fast-acting gummies

Power Gummies, which claim to be growing rapidly year on year over the past two years, has expanded its horizons pan-India for a strong presence in the nutrition space. 

Mar 11, 2020, 22:56 PM IST
Older people can live longer by doing light physical activities

Older people can live longer by doing light physical activities

The research observed participants with an average age of 69 and found that physical activity doesn't have to be strenuous to be effective.

Mar 06, 2020, 15:30 PM IST
Even little drinking can weaken bones of people with HIV

Even little drinking can weaken bones of people with HIV

A new study has found that any level of alcohol consumption for people living with HIV can weaken bones, raising the risk of osteoporosis.

Mar 03, 2020, 20:51 PM IST
Artificial Intelligence may fix your sleep disorders now, suggests study

Artificial Intelligence may fix your sleep disorders now, suggests study

Because of the vast amounts of data collected by sleep centres, AI and machine learning could advance sleep care, resulting in more accurate diagnoses, prediction of disease and treatment prognosis,

Mar 02, 2020, 17:49 PM IST
Sufficient sleep helps teenagers deal with social stress, says study

Sufficient sleep helps teenagers deal with social stress, says study

Participants in the study wore an actigraphy watch, which tracked physical activities in one-minute intervals and determined their sleep-wake state, every day for two weeks.

Mar 01, 2020, 19:42 PM IST
Post-game snacks linked to unwanted calories in children

Post-game snacks linked to unwanted calories in children

The study also found children averaged just 27 minutes of activity per game, with soccer players being the most active and softball players being the least active.

Feb 28, 2020, 18:22 PM IST