Exercise linked to better mental health – but too much may do harm

Exercise linked to better mental health – but too much may do harm

A man jogs on the Promenade des Anglais in Nice, France, November 8, 2017. REUTERS/Eric Gaillard/Files   LONDON, August 9(Reuters) – A study in the United States has found that people who exercise several times a week report having better mental health than those who take no exercise, with team sports and those involving social […]

Internet robots being used to promote of e-cigarettes: Study

Internet robots being used to promote of e-cigarettes: Study

A customer holds an e-cigarette in New York City. (REUTERS Files Photo)   More than 70 per cent of the tweets analysed by researchers appeared to have been put out by Twitter bots     Washington, August 9 (PTI):  Twitter bots – accounts run by internet robots – are being used to promote vaping and […]

New method developed for diagnosing coronary heart disease

New method developed for diagnosing coronary heart disease

Beijing, Aug 6 (IANS) Researchers have developed a new method for diagnosing coronary heart disease with 33 per cent higher accuracy rate as compared with conventional methods.   Developed by Shanghai Jiao Tong University, the new technology is called Quantitative Flow Ratio (QFR) measurement system and has been approved by the China Food and Drug […]

How weight loss can help stop Type-2 diabetes

How weight loss can help stop Type-2 diabetes

London, August 4 (IANS) Losing weight can lead to an early and sustained improvement in the functioning of pancreatic beta cells, which can help individuals with Type-2 diabetes to achieve remission, a study has found.   The findings suggest that weight loss normalizes fat metabolism in all individuals with Type-2 diabetes, but the more rapid […]

Alcohol may increase death risk in young TB patients

Alcohol may increase death risk in young TB patients

New York, August 3 (IANS) Increased consumption of alcohol in people with tuberculosis (TB) may accelerate their risk of death, scientists led by an Indian-origin researcher have found.   Chronic alcohol consumption modulates a host of immune defense mechanisms and increases susceptibility to infections with various pathogens such as Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Mtb) — the TB-causing […]

Toxic air to blame for lung cancer; no longer just a smoker’s disease

Toxic air to blame for lung cancer; no longer just a smoker’s disease

Mumbai, August 3 (IndiaSpend/IANS) Smokers and non-smokers now represent an equal number of lung-cancer patients, according to a study carried out by the Lung Care Foundation, a not-for-profit organisation focused on improving lung health in India.   An analysis of 150 patients at Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, New Delhi, found that close to 50 per […]

Regular sauna bath safe for heart disease patients: Study

Regular sauna bath safe for heart disease patients: Study

London, August 2 (IANS) Regularly indulging in sauna bathing can be safe and can even be used in patients with stable cardiovascular disease, finds a study.   Sauna bathing is a form of passive heat therapy that is characterised by exposure to high environmental temperature for a brief period. It is an activity that has […]

5 amazing healing benefits of Neem to beat your monsoon woes

5 amazing healing benefits of Neem to beat your monsoon woes

New Delhi, August 2 (IANS) Neem has been referred to as a “wonder herb” for the many beneficial properties it possesses. It has as many as 130 different biologically-active compounds that enhance the well-being of several bodyparts such as skin, hair and blood, among others.   This wonder herb is a cornerstone in preventive health […]

Air pollution causing lung cancer among youths: Study

Air pollution causing lung cancer among youths: Study

New Delhi, July 31 (IANS) Air pollution has emerged as a major factor for lung cancer in India, especially among those below the age of 40, suggests a new study.   The study, conducted by Sir Ganga Ram Hospital (SGRH), Delhi, along with Lung Care Foundation, found that 50 per cent of cancer patients are […]

Low levels of this molecule may boost depression diagnosis

Low levels of this molecule may boost depression diagnosis

New York, July 31 (IANS) Scientists have identified a substance in blood as a biomarker for depression, a finding that could open a novel way to a new class of antidepressants that could have no side-effects and faster-acting functions than those in current use.   Depression is a common mental disorder, with more than 300 […]

Eat right to keep acne away

Eat right to keep acne away

New Delhi, July 29 (IANS) Have acne trouble? A balanced diet along with a healthy lifestyle can help you curb it, say experts.   Preeti Seth, Cosmetologist, Pachouli Wellness Clinic, Delhi, and Prabhu Mishra, Senior Cosmetologist, SCI International Hospital, Delhi, tell what all one should eat to keep acne at bay.   * Brown rice: […]