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Take a pledge to look after your heart

Take a pledge to look after your heart

According to the World Heart Federation, heart disease is known to be a silent killer which takes the lives of 17.5 million people each year accounting for 31% of global deaths. 

Oct 03, 2019, 11:28 AM IST
What is Acute Encephalitis Syndrome – Causes, symptoms and treatment

What is Acute Encephalitis Syndrome – Causes, symptoms and treatment

Infectious encephalitis, exposure to pesticides, and a potential association with litchi fruit consumption comprise the spectrum of causes for Acute Encephalitis Syndrome.

Jun 19, 2019, 10:12 AM IST
More than 2 eggs per day deadly for your heart: Study

More than 2 eggs per day deadly for your heart: Study

Published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, the study tracked the diets, health and lifestyle habits of nearly 30,000 adults in the US for as long as 31 years.

Jun 06, 2019, 10:43 AM IST
Unsalted tomato juice cuts heart disease risk

Unsalted tomato juice cuts heart disease risk

For the study, published in the Journal of Food Science and Nutrition, researchers from the Tokyo Medical and Dental University in Japan examined nearly 500 residents - 184 males and 297 females.  

Jun 05, 2019, 15:36 PM IST
Good sleep cuts appetite for sweet, salty food

Good sleep cuts appetite for sweet, salty food

It is known that sleeping less than seven hours is associated with an increased cardio-metabolic risk heart disease risk and metabolic disorders but increasing the sleep duration can help reduce it,

Jun 05, 2019, 15:23 PM IST
Gene experiment foolish and dangerous: Experts

Gene experiment foolish and dangerous: Experts

The study, at the University of California, Berkeley, looked at nearly 410,000 people in the UK, among them those who had only the mutated version of CCR5 were 20 per cent more likely to die before

Jun 04, 2019, 15:23 PM IST
This smartphone app helps reduce migraine: Study

This smartphone app helps reduce migraine: Study

The RELAXaHEAD app guides patients through progressive muscle relaxation (PMR) a type of behavioural therapy in which patients alternately relax and tense different muscle groups to reduce stress.

Jun 04, 2019, 15:16 PM IST
Sports powers kids to fight emotional distress

Sports powers kids to fight emotional distress

For the study, the researchers took data from a cohort of children born in 1997 or 1998. They examined whether consistent participation in organised sport from ages six to 10 would minimize risks

Jun 04, 2019, 15:04 PM IST
HIV patients more likely to develop heart diseases

HIV patients more likely to develop heart diseases

In the statement, published in the Circulation journal, the researchers indicated that the heart disease risk among HIV patients occurs due to interactions between traditional risk factors, such as

Jun 04, 2019, 14:56 PM IST
Anti-depressants raise hip fracture risk in elderly: Study

Anti-depressants raise hip fracture risk in elderly: Study

Australians are among the highest users of anti-depressants in the world, with approximately 10 per cent of the adult population taking them each day.

Jun 04, 2019, 12:06 PM IST
Even 25 cups of coffee a day not bad for heart: Study

Even 25 cups of coffee a day not bad for heart: Study

For the study, involving 8,000 people in Britain, coffee consumption was categorised into three groups. Those who drink less than one cup a day, those who drink between one and three cups and those

Jun 04, 2019, 11:47 AM IST
Two-thirds of AIDS treatment drugs supplied globally by India

Two-thirds of AIDS treatment drugs supplied globally by India

India, which is described as the pharmacy to the world has a special licence the UN-backed Medicines Patent Pool to manufacture anti-AIDS medicine TenofovirAlafenamide (TAF) for 112 developing

Jun 04, 2019, 11:35 AM IST
Kerala Nipah scare: Results expected Monday later

Kerala Nipah scare: Results expected Monday later

 Last May, the Nipah (NiV) virus attack took away 12 lives, with 22 positive cases reported from Kozhikode and Malappuram districts that created a huge scare.

Jun 03, 2019, 11:49 AM IST
Cold-parenting may lead to premature ageing in offspring

Cold-parenting may lead to premature ageing in offspring

Unsupportive parenting styles may have several negative health implications for children including premature ageing and higher disease risk later in life, says a study.

Jun 03, 2019, 11:44 AM IST
Childhood adversity ups risk of mental health disorder

Childhood adversity ups risk of mental health disorder

For the study, the researchers analysed data of over 9,000 participants aged 8 to 21 years and found specific associations of low socioeconomic status and traumatic stressful events with psychiatric

Jun 03, 2019, 11:20 AM IST
Kids who nap are happier with fewer behavioural problems

Kids who nap are happier with fewer behavioural problems

Published in the SLEEP journal, the study revealed strong connections between the afternoon shut-eye sessions and positive outcomes in a handful of areas in the overall development of kids.

Jun 03, 2019, 11:13 AM IST
Bengaluru doctors perform rare surgery to separate conjoined twins from Mauritius

Bengaluru doctors perform rare surgery to separate conjoined twins from Mauritius

In a surgery that is no less than a miracle, a team from Narayan Health City under Dr Devi Shetty operated on Kliyan to separate her heart from that of her sister, saving one of the twins in the

May 28, 2019, 23:14 PM IST
Exposure to flower pesticides may increase blood pressure in children: Study

Exposure to flower pesticides may increase blood pressure in children: Study

The study, published in the journal Environmental Research, involved boys and girls living near flower crops in Ecuador.

May 26, 2019, 10:47 AM IST
Leonardo da Vinci likely suffered from ADHD: Scientists

Leonardo da Vinci likely suffered from ADHD: Scientists

Da Vinci produced some of the world's most iconic art, but historical accounts show that he struggled to complete his works.

May 24, 2019, 11:43 AM IST
World's first malaria vaccine launched

World's first malaria vaccine launched

As part of the pilot programme, the vaccine known as RTS,S, will be made available to children up to 2 years of age in Malawi.

Apr 24, 2019, 18:08 PM IST