Air pollution ups hypertension risk in Indian women

Air pollution ups hypertension risk in Indian women

Students participate in a “Fashion March” to spread awareness regarding air pollution and usage of masks at Dilli Haat, INA in New Delhi, on Nov 2, 2018. (Photo: Amlan Paliwal/IANS) Madrid, June 26 (IANS) Ladies, take note. Women who are exposed to high pollution levels in India are at significantly higher risk of suffering from […]

US doctor detects deadly heart condition with Apple Watch

US doctor detects deadly heart condition with Apple Watch

San Francisco, June 23 (IANS) In a first, a US doctor has saved a person’s life by using Apple Watch Series 4 on his wrist to detect atrial fibrillation at a restaurant. Atrial fibrillation, a deadly and often undiagnosed condition, can lead to strokes. The condition often remains hidden because many people do not experience […]

Veggies also transmit superbugs to human gut: Study

Veggies also transmit superbugs to human gut: Study

San Francisco, June 23 (IANS) Not just animal meat but plant-based foods are also serving as vehicles for transmitting antibiotic-resistant bacteria to the gut microbiome of humans, warn researchers. The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimated that of the two million antibiotic-resistant infections per year in the country, 20 per cent are linked […]

Frequent vacations good for your heart

Frequent vacations good for your heart

New York, June 22 (IANS) Take out time for travelling amid your busy schedule as frequent vacations not only help de-stress but also reduce the risk of cardiovascular diseases, reveals a new study. The study, published in Psychology and Health journal, found that a vacation can help people reduce their metabolic symptoms and therefore their risk […]

Yoga is force for fighting climate change, fostering global harmony: UN

Yoga is force for fighting climate change, fostering global harmony: UN

United Nations, June 21 (IANS) Deputy UN Secretary-General Amina Mohammed has said that yoga can help the world in these troubled times by inspiring the adoption of a sustainable lifestyle to fight climate change and by promoting tolerance and peace. Addressing the fifth International Yoga Day celebration here on Thursday, she said: “The essence of […]

Breast cancer raises heart disease risk

Breast cancer raises heart disease risk

New York, June 20(IANS) Researchers have found that postmenopausal women with breast cancer are at greater risk of developing cardiovascular disease. “Heart disease appears more commonly in women treated for breast cancer because of the toxicities of chemotherapy, radiation therapy and use of aromatase inhibitors, which lower estrogen,” said JoAnn Pinkerton, Professor at the University […]

Yoga can help cope with mental illness

Yoga can help cope with mental illness

Lucknow, June 20 (IANS) Mental illness in city dwellers which has emerged as a major problem can be treated to an extent through yoga, say experts. Though mental illness, as such, cannot be directly treated through yoga, stress, which one of the major causes, said mental health expert Prakriti Poddar in a telephonic interview. “Stress […]

Poor oral health escalates liver cancer risk

Poor oral health escalates liver cancer risk

London, June 18 (IANS) Poor oral health is associated with a 75 per cent increased risk of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), the most common form of liver cancer, a study suggests. Published in the United European Gastroenterology Journal, the study investigated the association between oral health conditions and the risk of a number of gastrointestinal cancers, […]

Try some tech yoga this summer to stay fit

Try some tech yoga this summer to stay fit

New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) As the International Yoga Day approaches on June 21, there are several apps and online platforms to help yoga enthusiasts boost their health in the absence of a trained guide. Some apps also offer integrated services with Apple health app and other Android devices. For the beginners, the Breathe app […]

Hypertension drug may slow down Alzheimer’s in patients

Hypertension drug may slow down Alzheimer’s in patients

London, June 18 (IANS) Researchers have found that a drug, called nilvadipine that is consumed as a pill to control hypertension, could also help patients combat Alzheimer’s disease without affecting other parts of the brain. Nilvadipine is a calcium channel blocker used to treat high blood pressure (HBP). According to the study published in Hypertension: […]

Personal care products life-threatening for kids

Personal care products life-threatening for kids

New York, June 17 (IANS) Parents, take a note. Researchers have found that personal care products such as shampoo, lotion and nail polish in the hands of young children can quickly lead to poisoning or chemical burns-like life-threatening situations. Published in Clinical Pediatrics journal, the study found that more than 64,600 children below five years […]

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