Health

  • Indians who use technology feel much younger: Study
    Bengaluru, September 13 (IANS) Technology is making the Indians feel much younger, healthier and more emotionally connected, with 91 per cent respondents believing that smart devices, such as computers and smart displays are having a positive impact on the ability to improve their overall health, a study said on Thursday. The study conducted by Chinese technology giant Lenovo, shows a growing relationship between technological innovation and wellbeing. "In India, we are seeing in
  • Mixing dieting, exercise may not be good for bone health
    New York, September 12 (IANS) Combining exercise and dieting may not be a good idea as it may impact your bone health, according to a new study. "This is important for women because as we age our bone health starts to decline. Your calorie intake and exercise routine can have a impact on the strength of your bones and your risk for fracture," said senior author of the study Maya Styner, Associate Professor at University of North Carolina School of Medicine in the US. The study,
  • Shorter people at higher risk of type-2 diabetes: Study
    London, September 10 (IANS) Researchers have found that shorter people are at greater risk of developing type-2 diabetes. The study published in the journal Diabetologia, also found the risk of future type-2 diabetes was 41 per cent lower for men and 33 per cent lower for women, for each 10 centimeters taller in height they were. According to the researchers, the increased risk in shorter individuals may be due to higher liver fat content and a less favourable profile of cardio-m
  • Microplastics are harming our drinking water: Study
    London, September 11 (IANS) Researchers have found plastics in our waste streams are breaking down into tiny particles, causing potentially catastrophic consequences for human health and our aquatic systems. For the study, published in the journal Water Research, researchers investigated nano and microplastics in water and wastewater treatment processes. The team found that tiny pieces of plastic break down further during treatment processes, reducing the performance of treatment
  • New drug to protect against Alzheimer: Study
    New York, September 10 (IANS) Researchers have discovered a new drug which may protect against memory loss, nerve damage and other symptoms of Alzheimer's disease. Preclinical research published in the Journal of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics found that the drug -- called BPN14770 -- deters the effects of amyloid beta, a hallmark protein of Alzheimer's that is toxic to nerve cells. BPN14770, under development by Tetra Therapeutics, could help activate these mechanism
  • Age-old beauty secrets fashioned for today
    New Delhi, September 10 (IANSlife) Vivek Sahni, Founder & CEO, Kama Ayurveda, tells in an interview how his brand is taking the incredible ancient science of Ayurveda to the millennials. Excerpts: Ayurveda is India's traditional knowledge, which was forgotten for some time. Has Kama Ayurveda put it back on the pedestal? VS: We have been sitting on the incredible ancient science of Ayurveda for years, but our country did not recognise its potential. It was our belief in the po
  • Lemon scent helps you feel thinner, lighter
    London, September 10 (IANS) Researchers have found that the scent of a lemon could help people feel better about their body image, and that people feel thinner and lighter when they experienced it. The study presented at the 17th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction (INTERACT 2019) also revealed people contrastingly felt thicker and heavier when they smelt vanilla. "Our study shows how the sense of smell can influence the image we have in our mind of our body an
  • Malaria can be eradicated by 2050, say global experts
    An Anopheles stephensi mosquito obtains a blood meal from a human host through its pointed proboscis in this undated handout photo obtained by Reuters on November 23, 2015. (REUTERS File Photo)   San Francisco, September 9 (REUTERS): Malaria can be eradicated within a generation, global health experts have said.   In a major report on Sunday, 41 specialists said a future free of malaria - one of the world's oldest and deadliest diseases - can be achieved as early
  • 76% of Indian households consume adequately iodised salt
    New Delhi , September 9 (IANS) A new survey on Monday revealed that 76.3 per cent of Indian households consume adequately iodised salt which means salt with more than or equal to 15 parts per million (ppm) of iodine. According to WHO guidelines, a daily iodine intake of 150µg is required to prevent iodine deficiency disorders which can be achieved if household salt contains a minimum of 15 ppm of iodine. Nutrition International, a global nutrition organisation in collaboration w
  • Experts challenge WHO with 'epic' goal to eradicate malaria by 2050
    An Anopheles stephensi mosquito obtains a blood meal from a human host through its pointed proboscis in this undated handout photo obtained by Reuters November 23, 2015. REUTERS/Jim Gathany/CDC/Handout via Reuters/Files   LONDON, September 9 (Reuters) - Malaria can be eradicated within a generation and the World Health Organization (WHO) should not shy away from this "goal of epic proportions", global health experts said on Sunday.   In a major report that contrad
  • Eating mushrooms cuts prostate cancer risk: Study
    Tokyo, September 7 (IANS) Researchers have found that consuming mushrooms three times a week cuts the risk of developing prostate cancer in males. The study, published in the International Journal of Cancer, found an inverse relationship between mushroom consumption and the development of prostate cancer among middle-aged and elderly Japanese men. For the findings, a total of 36,499 men, aged 40-79 years who participated in the Miyagi Cohort Study in 1990 and the Ohsaki Cohort St
  • PTSD linked to increased risk of ovarian cancer
    New York, September 7 (IANS) Women who experienced six or more symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) at some point in life have a greater risk of developing ovarian cancer compared to women who never had any PTSDs, says a new study. The study published in the journal Cancer Research, also found that the link between PTSD and ovarian cancer remained for the most aggressive forms of ovarian cancer. "In light of these findings, we need to understand whether successful tr
  • Blood pressure issues? Try hot yoga
    New York, September 7 (IANS) Researchers have found that taking hot yoga classes lowered the blood pressure of adults with elevated or stage 1 hypertension. While there is evidence of regular, room-temperature yoga's positive effect on blood pressure, little is known about hot yoga's potential impact on blood pressure, said researchers who presented the study at Hypertension 2019 Scientific Sessions in the US. "The results of our study start the conversation that hot yoga could b
  • Vaping may harm fertility in young women
    New York, September 7 (IANS) Researchers have found that e-cigarette usage may impair fertility and pregnancy outcomes in young women. Many young and pregnant women are using e-cigarettes as a safer alternative to smoking, but little is known about its effects on fertility and pregnancy outcomes. "We found that e-cigarette usage prior to conception significantly delayed implantation of a fertilized embryo to the uterus, thus delaying and reducing fertility (in mice)," said study
  • WHO urges speedier efforts to eliminate cervical cancer by 2030
    New Delhi, September 6 (IANS) The World Health Organization (WHO) on Friday urged South-East Asian countries to accelerate efforts to eliminate cervical cancer by 2030. "Countries need to expand vaccination, screening, detection and treatment services for everyone, everywhere to address the growing problem of cervical cancer," said Poonam Khetrapal Singh, Regional Director WHO South-East Asia at the 72nd session of the WHO Regional Committee here in Delhi. Cervical cancer is a si
  • Drinking coffee may protect against gallstones
    London, September 6 (IANS) In a treat to coffee lovers, researchers have found that drinking coffee may help in reducing the risk of developing gallstones. "We have tested the hypothesis that high coffee intake causally protects against symptomatic gallstone disease," said researchers from the University of Copenhagen in Denmark. According to the research published in the Journal of Internal Medicine, among 104,493 individuals, those who drank more than six cups of coffee per day
  • WHO welcomes Facebook pledge to curb anti-vaccine misinformation
    World Health Organisation headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland on May 22, 2006. (REUTERS File Photo)   LONDON, September 5 (Reuters): The World Health Organization said on Thursday it welcomed a commitment by Facebook that it would direct users seeking vaccine information on its Instagram, Facebook Search, Groups and other forums towards facts, not misinformation.   After several months of talks with the WHO, Facebook has pledged to direct its users to "a
  • Harsh Vardhan stresses healthy eating, sustainable living
    The Union Minister for Health & Family Welfare, Science & Technology and Earth Sciences, Dr. Harsh Vardhan interacting with the media on the ‘Eat Right Movement’ of FSSAI, in New Delhi on September 05, 2019.  The Secretary, Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Smt. Preeti Sudan is also seen.(PIB Photo)   New Delhi, September 5 (IANS) Launching the Poshan Maah (nutrition month) 2019, Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan has said the 'Eat Right India' movemen
  • Want to live longer? Stop consuming soft drinks
    London, September 5 (IANS) Greater consumption of sugar-sweetened and artificially-sweetened soft drinks is linked to a higher incidence of all-cause mortality, researchers have warned. "We found that higher soft drink intake was associated with a greater risk of death from any cause regardless of whether sugar-sweetened or artificially-sweetened drinks were consumed," said study senior author Neil Murphy from International Agency for Research on Cancer in France. "Our results fo
  • Mouthwash use reduces the benefits of exercise: Study
    London, September 5 (IANS) Researchers have found that the blood pressure-lowering effect of exercise is significantly reduced when people rinse their mouths with antibacterial mouthwash, rather than water - showing the importance of oral bacteria in cardiovascular health. "Scientists already know that blood vessels open up during exercise, as the production of nitric oxide increases the diameter of the blood vessels (known as vasodilation), increasing blood flow circulation to acti