High BP before pregnancy may raise miscarriage risk

High BP before pregnancy may raise miscarriage risk

New York, April 2 (IANS) High blood pressure before conception and early in pregnancy may increase the risk of pregnancy loss, even if the woman does not have a hypertension diagnosis, new research has found.   “Elevated blood pressure among young adults is associated with a higher risk of heart disease later in life, and […]

Not sleeping enough? Beware of dementia: Michael Mosley

Not sleeping enough? Beware of dementia: Michael Mosley

Mumbai, April 2 (IANS) British author, medical journalist and television host Michael Mosley says his biggest advice to people in India would be to get a “good nights sleep”.   “My biggest advice to people in India would be to get a good night’s sleep. Millennials believe they can survive the day by 5-6 hours […]

Beware! Frequent dining out can harm your health

Beware! Frequent dining out can harm your health

New York, March 30 (IANS) Next time you order a sandwich from your favourite fast food joint or plan a dinner with your friends at a nearby restaurant, you must give a try to home-cooked meal first.   According to researchers, dining out more at restaurants, cafeterias and fast-food outlets may boost total levels of […]

Daily meditation may keep you attentive in old age

Daily meditation may keep you attentive in old age

New York, March 29 (IANS) Want to stay attentive in your old age? Start doing meditation. Regular and intensive sessions over the course of a lifetime may help you to stay focussed and attentive even in advanced years, according to a new study.   “This study is the first to offer evidence that intensive and […]

Alcohol-related liver cancer may have worse prognosis

London, March 28 (IANS): Patients with alcohol-related liver cancer do not live as long as patients with liver cancer that is not associated with alcohol consumption, a new study suggests.   The findings suggest that patients with alcohol-related liver cancer have a reduced overall survival time mainly due to worse liver function and tumour characteristics […]

Music lessons boost children’s memory, grades

London, March 27 (IANS): Joining a music class may help children improve academic performance as researchers have found that such lessons can enhance their cognitive abilities — including language-based reasoning and short-term memory.   “Despite indications that music has beneficial effects on cognition, music is disappearing from general education curricula,” said study co-author Artur Jaschke from […]

New drug may hold promise in preventing breast, lung cancer

New York, March 27 (IANS): A new drug that may stop a gene associated with obesity from triggering breast and lung cancer, as well as prevent these cancers from growing, is in testing stages, scientists say.   The drug, I-BET-762, was found showing signs of significantly delaying the development of existing breast and lung cancers by […]

New antibiotic may help combat superbug infection

New antibiotic may help combat superbug infection

A person holds pharmaceutical tablets and capsules in this picture illustration taken in Ljubljana. (REUTERS File Photo)   London, March 25 (IANS): A new antibiotic which is capable of killing superbugs and has been successfully used to treat an infection could lead to the first new class of antibiotic drug in 30 years, says a […]

Obesity, mother of diabetes and BP, not a disease in India

Obesity, mother of diabetes and BP, not a disease in India

New Delhi, March 24 (IANS) The government and insurers have well laid out support system to treat diseases like diabetes, heart disease, blood pressure, joint replacement and kidney failures but there is no cognisance of mother of all these diseases — obesity.   “Today obesity is not identified as a disease in India. Bariatric surgery […]

Refrain from dieting, eat regularly to sustain weight loss

Refrain from dieting, eat regularly to sustain weight loss

London, March 24 (IANS) If you are trying to manage your weight with dieting, you may be wrong, as it can make you fatter. Instead, start eating regularly, suggests a study.   While exercise and healthy eating habits are considered to be the cornerstones of weight management, the new study suggests refraining from dieting and […]

Skin care tips for pregnant women during summer

Skin care tips for pregnant women during summer

New Delhi, March 24 (IANS) Pregnancy is one of the most significant moments in a woman’s life hence it is essential to treat the mother in you with the same care and love. Incorporating the right products in your skin care regimen is essential to avoid summer skin problems like prickly heat, heat rashes, stretched […]

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