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Flu is no good news for liquor consumers, chain smokers

Flu is no good news for liquor consumers, chain smokers

Bengaluru: The soaring temperature during the flu season is no good news for alcohol consumers, chain smokers and geriatrics, stress experts, listing out prevention and extra measures. “The flu has serious implications on the secondary ailments like pneumococcal diseases as it brings down the body's immunity towards other infections. Children below five years and adults […]

Kids who turn off lights more likely to protect nature as adults: study

Kids who turn off lights more likely to protect nature as adults: study

Washington D.C.: Dear parents, inculcating habits like turning off the lights when not needed and using recycled products and alternative transportation methods during childhood may help your kids develop a feeling of responsibility towards protecting the environment as adults, suggests a study. According to researchers from the University of British Columbia Okanagan Campus in Canada, […]

Travel more often to avoid job burnout

Travel more often to avoid job burnout

New Delhi: "What is this life if, full of care.We have no time to stand and stare." So, Wego.com, one of the leading travel sites in the Asia Pacific and Middle East, reveals how it's possible to travel more often throughout your working year, by saving your money, sans job burnout. "Beginning a new year […]

Personalised microbe-containing lotion may keep skin infections at bay

Personalised microbe-containing lotion may keep skin infections at bay

New Delhi: Researchers have found a new way that may help fight skin infections such as eczema – by putting the body's own good bacteria into a lotion and then spread that lotion onto the skin to keep harmful microbes at bay. For the study, researchers from University of California, San Diego in the US […]

7.32 crore people are users of alcohol, drugs: government

7.32 crore people are users of alcohol, drugs: government

New Delhi: An estimated 7.32 crore people in India were users of alcohol and drugs, the Government informed the Lok Sabha today quoting a 2000-01 survey. In a written reply to a question, Minister of State for Home Hansraj Ahir said the Social Justice and Empowerment ministry had conducted a national survey on the extent, […]

Our brain is ready for action even at rest: study

Our brain is ready for action even at rest: study

Washington: Our brain networks at rest are in readiness for action to execute even the simplest of behaviours, researchers including one of Indian origin have found. Researchers from Wayne State University and Florida Atlantic University in the US used a simple experimental task, having each participant perform a simple motor control behaviour (tapping their forefinger […]

Doctors say zika virus may cause heart problems in some adults

Doctors say zika virus may cause heart problems in some adults

Washington: For the first time, doctors have tied infection with the Zika virus to possible new heart problems in adults. The evidence so far is only in eight people in Venezuela, and is not enough to prove a link. It's also too soon to know how often this might be happening. The biggest trouble the […]

Women and minorities face barriers in medical profession: study

Women and minorities face barriers in medical profession: study

Washington: Women and minorities face more barriers to getting ahead in their medical careers, both early in training and later on, researchers say. In one study, Dr. Julie Boiko of the University of California, San Francisco and colleagues found that women are underrepresented among speakers at grand rounds, which are presentations delivered by esteemed doctors […]

Diabetes in pregnancy may alter fat cells of offspring in adulthood

Diabetes in pregnancy may alter fat cells of offspring in adulthood

Washington: When pregnant mothers have diabetes, their children may have altered fat cells that make metabolic diseases in adulthood more likely, a small Danish study suggests. Babies of mothers with diabetes may be exposed to high blood sugar levels in the womb, a condition known as fetal hyperglycemia. “Fetal hyperglycemia affects fat stem cells and […]

Obesity may up your risk of kidney failure

Obesity may up your risk of kidney failure

Research shows that being overweight can harm the kidney directly or indirectly, which is not a good sign says senior nephrologist Dr Pradeep Deshpande. Obesity is one of the major causes for chronic kidney disease. The excess fat in our body can directly increase the risk of stone diseases, proteinuria, hyperfiltration injury and induces damage […]

Yoga classes may help reduce depression: study

Yoga classes may help reduce depression: study

Boston: Participating in yoga and deep breathing classes twice a week along with home practice may effectively reduce the symptoms of depression, a new study claims. The findings provide support for the use of yoga-based interventions as an alternative or supplement to pharmacologic treatments for depression, researchers said. "This study supports the use of a […]

Obese people may get less 'comfort care' at the end of life

Obese people may get less 'comfort care' at the end of life

Obese people in the U.S. may not receive the same kind of care at the end of their lives as people who are thin or normal weight, suggests a new study. Before they died, obese patients were less likely to enroll in hospice care, spent less time in hospice and were less likely to die […]

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