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  • India's move to ban e-cigarettes flawed: Cancer experts
    India's move to ban e-cigarettes flawed: Cancer experts
    New Delhi, August 29 (IANS) Tobacco use, particularly smoking, exacts a heavy toll in India every week but the government move to ban e-cigarettes while allowing sale of normal cigarettes does not seem justified, cancer experts said. Addressing a…
  • Red wine improves gut health: Study
    Red wine improves gut health: Study
    London, August 29 (IANS) Researchers have found that people who drink red wine have an increased gut microbiota diversity as well as lower levels of obesity and bad cholesterol. "Moderate red wine consumption is associated with greater diversity…
  • 70-90% of Indians are Vitamin D deficient: Study
    70-90% of Indians are Vitamin D deficient: Study
    Mumbai, August 29 (IANS) A new study on Wednesday revealed that 70-90 per cent of Indians are Vitamin D deficient and this condition was significantly associated with Type 2 diabetes and hypertension. This finding by P.G. Talwalkar, Diabetologist…
  • This is why lean people get fatty liver disease
    This is why lean people get fatty liver disease
    Sydney, August 28 (IANS) Researchers have discovered how fatty liver disease develops in lean people, aiding the development of potential treatments for these patients. "Lean fatty liver patients have a very distinct metabolism compared to non-lean…
  • This sea snail compound may reduce cancer risk
    This sea snail compound may reduce cancer risk
    Sydney, August 28 (IANS) Researchers have isolated one compound in the gland secretions from the Australian white rock sea snail (Dicathasis orbita) which has not only anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory qualities, but important anti-cancer…
  • Exercise is good for ageing brain: Study
    Exercise is good for ageing brain: Study
    New York, August 28 (IANS) Exercise seems to endow a wealth of benefits, from the release of happiness-inducing hormones to higher physical fitness and now it may provide a boost to the mind too, a new study suggests. The researchers have found…
  • Want to live longer? Optimism is the key
    Want to live longer? Optimism is the key
    New York, August 28 (IANS) Researchers have found that individuals with greater optimism are more likely to live longer and achieve "exceptional longevity". "While research has identified many risk factors for diseases and premature death, we know…
  • What puts people with diabetes at increased cancer risk
    What puts people with diabetes at increased cancer risk
    New York, August 26 (IANS) Researchers have found that DNA sustains more damage and gets fixed less often when blood sugar levels are high compared to when blood sugar is at a normal, healthy level, thereby increasing one's cancer risk. "It's been…
  • Spending time on phone not so bad for mental health
    Spending time on phone not so bad for mental health
    New Delhi, August 24 (IANS) In contrast to generally held views about the negative impact of using smartphones, researchers have found that teenagers spending time on their phones and online is not that bad for mental heath. "Contrary to the common…
  • Own a pet for better heart health
    Own a pet for better heart health
    New Delhi, August 24 (IANS) Pet ownership, especially that of a dog, is associated with a decreased risk of cardiovascular diseases (CVD), says a new study. According to Hemant Madan, Director Cardiology, Narayana Superspeciality Hospital in…
  • Facial pain may be a symptom of headaches: Study
    Facial pain may be a symptom of headaches: Study
    London, August 24 (IANS) Facial pain may be a symptom of headaches as researchers have found that up to 10 per cent of people with headaches also suffer from facial pain. "Facial pain has not been well recognised as a symptom of headache and some…
  • Pomegranate juice helps in unborn babies' brain development
    Pomegranate juice helps in unborn babies' brain development
    New York, August 24 (IANS) Drinking pomegranate juice during pregnancy may improve brain development and connectivity in unborn babies. Pomegranate juice is a particularly rich source of polyphenols which are known to cross the blood-brain barrier…
  • Fish oil pills won't protect you from diabetes: Study
    Fish oil pills won't protect you from diabetes: Study
    London, August 23 (IANS) If you are popping fish oil supplements to protect yourself against diabetes, you may be mistaken. According to the researchers, Omega-3 fats have little or no effect on risk of Type 2 diabetes. Increased consumption of…
  • GSK's long acting HIV injection gets boost from study
    GSK's long acting HIV injection gets boost from study
     The GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) logo is seen on top of GSK Asia House in Singapore on March 21, 2018. (REUTERS File Photo)     Reuters GlaxoSmithKline's experimental HIV injection is as effective when given every other month as monthly, according to…
  • Air pollution linked to premature death risk
    Air pollution linked to premature death risk
    Sydney, August 22 (IANS) Exposure to toxic air pollutants is linked to increased deaths due to cardiovascular and respiratory diseases, warn researchers. Conducted over a 30-year period, the study, published in the New England Journal of Medicine,…
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