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Interactive health apps may inspire you stay fit

Interactive health apps may inspire you stay fit

Washington D.C.: Good news for those who want to lose weight without hitting gym or consulting a dietitian! An online risk assessment website with good but controlled communication skills can promote healthy lifestyles, suggest a study. In a study, people who experienced a back-and-forth interaction with an online health risk assessment website, were more likely […]

Ban on public smoking may reduce health risks: study

Ban on public smoking may reduce health risks: study

London: Exposure to second hand smoking,which leads to various health problems, may be reduced by banning public smoking, a new study has found. Researchers reviewed about 2,500 adult non-smokers' self-reported rates of tobacco smoke exposure in several public and private settings after two smoking bans in Spain. The survey by Catalan Institute of Oncology in […]

Magnesium pills may not help with night-time leg cramps: study

Magnesium pills may not help with night-time leg cramps: study

Tel Aviv: Patients suffering from leg cramps at night don’t get any more relief from these symptoms with a magnesium pill than they do with a dummy pill, a recent Israeli study suggests. Researchers randomly selected 94 people with nocturnal leg cramps to take either magnesium oxide tablets or similar looking pills without any active […]

Good students are more into booze, smoking pots: study

Good students are more into booze, smoking pots: study

It's not only the peer pressure that makes kids try alcohol or smoke pot! A new study reveals that students with higher marks are more likely to drink alcohol and smoke pot compared with teens with lower scores. According to a study published Wednesday in the British Medical Journal Open, students with higher marks tend […]

Women with ovarian cancer may benefit from hormonal maintenance therapy

Women with ovarian cancer may benefit from hormonal maintenance therapy

Washington: Women with a rare type of epithelial ovarian or peritoneum cancer, can now take sigh of relief. A new study reveals that, hormonal maintenance therapy (HMT) may significantly improve survival in women having low-grade serous carcinoma (LGSC). The research was published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology. According to the researchers, LGSC accounts for […]

Hormone may explain why people are happier in marriage

Hormone may explain why people are happier in marriage

Married couples may be healthier than single, divorced or widowed adults at least in part because they have lower levels of a stress hormone associated with a variety of medical problems, a recent study suggests. Previous research has linked marriage to a longer life and other health benefits, which could be due to the relationship […]

Rice may be potential 'arsenic carrier' for kids

Rice may be potential 'arsenic carrier' for kids

New Delhi: What if we told you that rice has the potential of carrying arsenic and is more than hazardous to feed it to infants! Arsenic, the 20th most common element in the Earth's crust, can be absorbed naturally by plants from the soil and the potentially deadly toxin is also found in fossil fuel […]

Just 30 minutes of walking can benefit cancer patients

Just 30 minutes of walking can benefit cancer patients

Washington D.C.: Cancer patients can improve their quality of life with just 30 minutes of walking, suggests a study. The study appeared in the BMJ Open journal. The findings indicated that walking provided an improved positive attitude towards their illness and spoke of the social benefits of participating in group walks. Researchers from the University […]

Air conditioner can have negative impact on quality of sleep: study

Air conditioner can have negative impact on quality of sleep: study

Washington: Configure the airflow velocity of your Air Conditioner to a comfortable sleeping environment, as a study reveals when airflow is directed at a human body at an insensible velocity, it may increase your heart rate and affect sleeping positions. The results, in the journal of Energy and Buildings, indicated that the participants have significantly […]

Butter intake may double your risk of diabetes: study

Butter intake may double your risk of diabetes: study

Boston: Daily intake of just 12 grammes of butter, which is rich in saturated fatty acids and trans fats, may double your risk of developing type 2 diabetes, a new study has warned. Researchers, including Marta Guasch-Ferre from Harvard T H Chan School of Public Health in the US, evaluated the associations between total and […]

Vitamin D pills may help fight flu, colds: study

Vitamin D pills may help fight flu, colds: study

London: Vitamin D supplements may protect against acute respiratory infections including colds and flu, according to scientists who analysed data from 14 countries including India and Afghanistan. The study led by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) provides the most robust evidence yet that vitamin D has benefits beyond bone and muscle health. The results […]

Cancer risk from inherited genes may be more than previously thought

Cancer risk from inherited genes may be more than previously thought

London: A new study into a rare type of pancreatic cancer has found that one may inherit more than twice the number of cancer genes than experts previously thought. The research was led by the ARC-Net Research Centre of the University Hospital of Verona, Italy, with significant contributions from the University of Glasgow. Researchers found […]

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