Antibiotics most frequently prescribed medicine worldwide: Study

Antibiotics most frequently prescribed medicine worldwide: Study

Sydney, July 22 (IANS) The increased over-the-counter supply of antibiotics in many countries including India, is worsening antibiotic resistance globally, finds a study highlighting an urgent need for better enforcement of laws.   The study found that between 2000 and 2010, the consumption of antibiotics increased globally from 50 billion to 70 billion standard units. […]

More pregnant women are having heart attacks: Study

More pregnant women are having heart attacks: Study

New York, July 22 (IANS) The risk of having a heart attack while pregnant, giving birth, or during two months after delivery, continues to increase, a US-based study has found.   The findings, published in the journal Mayo Clinic Proceedings, suggest that the trend among many women to have children later in life is one […]

Adrenaline medication may double brain damage risk: Study

Adrenaline medication may double brain damage risk: Study

London, July 21 (IANS) Using adrenaline medication to restart the heart, during a cardiac arrest event, may double the risk of severe brain damage among the survivors, a study claims.   Application of adrenaline is one of the last things tried in attempts to treat cardiac arrest. It not only increases blood flow to the […]

Eat more veggies, fruits to reduce breast cancer risk

Eat more veggies, fruits to reduce breast cancer risk

New York, July 20 (IANS) Consuming high amount of fruits and vegetables may put women at a lower risk of breast cancer, especially of aggressive tumours, a new study suggests.   The findings suggested that women, among the study participants, who ate more than 5.5 servings of fruits and vegetables each day had an 11 […]

Diabetic women at higher risk of developing cancer: Study

Diabetic women at higher risk of developing cancer: Study

Sydney, July 20 (IANS) Women suffering from diabetes may be at a higher risk of developing cancer than men, a new study has found.   The findings suggested that among the study participants, women with diabetes (Type 1 and Type 2) were at higher risks for developing kidney cancer (11 per cent), oral cancer (13 […]

HIV infection doubles heart disease risk: Study

HIV infection doubles heart disease risk: Study

London, July 19 (IANS) People infected with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) are twice as likely to suffer from heart disease, a new study has found.   The findings, published in the journal Circulation, suggested that the virus is also thought to raise fat levels in the blood and affect the body’s ability to regulate sugar […]

5 natural methods to beat stress

5 natural methods to beat stress

New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) A study of 200,000 respondents by Optum has found that 46 per cent of the Indian workforce reports suffering from some form of stress.   Stress is the body’s natural response to pressure. It can have a negative effect on your body, mood, as well as behaviour, with wide-ranging effects […]

Daily exercise may boost your heart even in polluted areas

Daily exercise may boost your heart even in polluted areas

London, July 18 (IANS) People who continue with their regular physical activities may have reduced risk of first and recurrent heart attack even in the areas with moderate-to-high levels of traffic pollution, a new study suggests.   The findings suggests that higher levels of nitrogen dioxide (NO2) — a pollutant generated by traffic — were […]

Smelling coffee may boost your analytical skills

Smelling coffee may boost your analytical skills

New York, July 18 (IANS) If you love the fragrance of coffee, there are high chances of better performance in analytical tasks, a new study has found.   According to the researchers, smelling a coffee-like scent — which has no caffeine in it — has an effect similar to that of drinking coffee, suggesting a […]

Natural skin healing techniques for healthy, young skin

Natural skin healing techniques for healthy, young skin

New Delhi, July 17 (IANS) Skin is the most sensitive part of outer body, so for having the desired beautiful skin, one needs to treat it with more care. Natural ingredients have their own specialty and can work wonders if used religiously, say experts.   Spiritual healer Madhu Kotiya and Harpreet Ahluwalia, owner of Earthly […]

Sleep problems may indicate multiple sclerosis risk

Sleep problems may indicate multiple sclerosis risk

Toronto, July 17 (IANS) Scientists have found that multiple sclerosis (MS) may be identified at least five years earlier as the patients were more likely to undergo treatments for nervous system disorders like pain or sleep problems, according to a study.   MS results from the body’s immune system attacking myelin — fatty material that […]

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