Loneliness can double risk of dying early: Study

Loneliness can double risk of dying early: Study

London, June 10 (IANS) Men and women who “feel lonely” are more likely to have worse mental health, heart disease conditions and die early than those “living alone”, according to a study.   The findings showed that loneliness was associated with a doubled mortality risk in women and nearly doubled risk in men.   Both […]

WHO lauds India’s success in reducing maternal mortality

WHO lauds India’s success in reducing maternal mortality

New Delhi, June 10 (IANS) The government’s efforts at improving access to quality maternal health services and increased emphasis on women’s education are some of the reasons behind India’s groundbreaking progress in reducing the maternal mortality ratio (MMR) by 77 per cent, the WHO said on Sunday.   According to the World Health Organization (WHO), […]

Delaying motherhood may up boys’ heart disease risk later

Delaying motherhood may up boys’ heart disease risk later

Toronto, June 9 (IANS) While giving birth at an older age is becoming more common, it can make your baby boy more vulnerable to the risk of developing heart diseases in adulthood, a study has shown.   According to the research conducted on a mouse model, older motherhood may also be associated with pregnancy complications, […]

Asthma drug may reverse memory loss in dementia patients

Asthma drug may reverse memory loss in dementia patients

New York, June 9 (IANS) A drug used for the treatment of asthma can help reverse the cognitive impairments like memory loss caused by abnormal accumulations of a protein in patients with Alzheimer’s disease, breakthrough research on mice has shown.   Tau protein is the second-most important lesion in the brain causing memory deficits and […]

 Vitamin D rich diet may lower cholesterol level in kids

 Vitamin D rich diet may lower cholesterol level in kids

London, June 8 (IANS) Having vitamin D rich diet may help reduce the cholesterol levels in children and have beneficial impact on other risk factors associated with cardiovascular diseases, suggests new research.   Children with vitamin D level of more than 80 nmol/l (nanomoles per litre) had lower low-density lipoprotein (LDL), or “bad” cholesterol levels […]

Majority of Indians mix fats, sugars in their diet: Report

Majority of Indians mix fats, sugars in their diet: Report

New Delhi, June 7 (IANS) One of the first rules of nutrition is to never mix fats and sugars because this contributes to obesity. However 70 per cent of Indian mix both in their diet, says a report by The Food Analysts.   A study conducted by WhatsApp-based nutrition service concluded that up to 70 […]

Sleep for 7 hours to keep your heart younger

Sleep for 7 hours to keep your heart younger

New York, June 7 (IANS): Sleeping for seven hours a day may reduce the age of your heart as well as decrease the risks for cardiovascular disease, say researchers.   The study showed that excess heart age is the lowest in adults who sleep seven hours a night.   Sleeping times less than or greater […]

Excess zinc in muscles may cut strength in cancer patients

Excess zinc in muscles may cut strength in cancer patients

New York, June 7 (IANS) Excess levels of zinc in the muscles of cancer patients may reduce their muscle strength and accelerate their risk of death, say researchers including one of Indian origin.   According to the researchers, cachexia — a condition which weakens the muscles causing reduced tolerance for cancer therapy, poor quality of […]

Decoded: What causes depression among diabetes patients

Decoded: What causes depression among diabetes patients

London, June 7 (IANS) Increased levels of a protein inflammation in the body may be the reason behind depression — a mental health disorder characterised by persistently depressed mood or loss of interest in activities — among people with Type-1 diabetes, according to researchers.   It is well established that people with both Type-1 and […]

Eating peanuts, chickpeas may lower cholesterol, improve BP

Eating peanuts, chickpeas may lower cholesterol, improve BP

Washington, June 5 (IANS) Eating a diet that includes peanuts, chickpeas, apples and a little amount of plant sterols may lower cholesterol and improve blood pressure, new research has found.   The diet is based on the “Portfolio Diet,” which is a plant-based dietary pattern that emphasises a portfolio of four proven cholesterol-lowering foods.   […]

Depression during pregnancy may affect your child’s sleep

Depression during pregnancy may affect your child’s sleep

New York, June 5 (IANS) Does your child have sleeping problem? If yes, your emotions during pregnancy might be to blame as a new study has showed that a mother’s prenatal or post natal depression may lead to problems in the sleeping behaviour of her offspring.   The research showed that increased levels of happiness […]

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