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  • Blood pressure issues? Try hot yoga
    Blood pressure issues? Try hot yoga
    New York, September 7 (IANS) Researchers have found that taking hot yoga classes lowered the blood pressure of adults with elevated or stage 1 hypertension. While there is evidence of regular, room-temperature yoga's positive effect on blood…
  • Vaping may harm fertility in young women
    Vaping may harm fertility in young women
    New York, September 7 (IANS) Researchers have found that e-cigarette usage may impair fertility and pregnancy outcomes in young women. Many young and pregnant women are using e-cigarettes as a safer alternative to smoking, but little is known about…
  • WHO urges speedier efforts to eliminate cervical cancer by 2030
    WHO urges speedier efforts to eliminate cervical cancer by 2030
    New Delhi, September 6 (IANS) The World Health Organization (WHO) on Friday urged South-East Asian countries to accelerate efforts to eliminate cervical cancer by 2030. "Countries need to expand vaccination, screening, detection and treatment…
  • Drinking coffee may protect against gallstones
    Drinking coffee may protect against gallstones
    London, September 6 (IANS) In a treat to coffee lovers, researchers have found that drinking coffee may help in reducing the risk of developing gallstones. "We have tested the hypothesis that high coffee intake causally protects against symptomatic…
  • WHO welcomes Facebook pledge to curb anti-vaccine misinformation
    WHO welcomes Facebook pledge to curb anti-vaccine misinformation
    World Health Organisation headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland on May 22, 2006. (REUTERS File Photo)   LONDON, September 5 (Reuters): The World Health Organization said on Thursday it welcomed a commitment by Facebook that it would direct users…
  • Harsh Vardhan stresses healthy eating, sustainable living
    Harsh Vardhan stresses healthy eating, sustainable living
    The Union Minister for Health & Family Welfare, Science & Technology and Earth Sciences, Dr. Harsh Vardhan interacting with the media on the ‘Eat Right Movement’ of FSSAI, in New Delhi on September 05, 2019.  The Secretary, Ministry of…
  • Want to live longer? Stop consuming soft drinks
    Want to live longer? Stop consuming soft drinks
    London, September 5 (IANS) Greater consumption of sugar-sweetened and artificially-sweetened soft drinks is linked to a higher incidence of all-cause mortality, researchers have warned. "We found that higher soft drink intake was associated with a…
  • Mouthwash use reduces the benefits of exercise: Study
    Mouthwash use reduces the benefits of exercise: Study
    London, September 5 (IANS) Researchers have found that the blood pressure-lowering effect of exercise is significantly reduced when people rinse their mouths with antibacterial mouthwash, rather than water - showing the importance of oral bacteria…
  • Decoded: Why women get heart attacks later than men
    Decoded: Why women get heart attacks later than men
    London, September 4 (IANS) Although women develop coronary artery disease (CAD) almost 10 years later than men as scientists have attributed this decade-long delay to the protective effects of sex hormones, the heart disease finally catches up with…
  • Not just cancer, DNA changes may trigger other diseases too
    Not just cancer, DNA changes may trigger other diseases too
    London, September 4 (IANS) DNA changes throughout a person's life can significantly increase their susceptibility to heart conditions and other age-related diseases, says a research led by an Indian-origin scientist. Such alterations -- known as…
  • 63 per cent of Indian executives are overweight: Report
    63 per cent of Indian executives are overweight: Report
    New Delhi, September 4 (IANS) A report on ‘fitness levels of Corporate India by HealthifyMe health and fitness app on Tuesday revealed that 63 per cent of executives are overweight with a Body Mass Index (BMI) greater than 23. The report has been…
  • Malaria linked to 30% higher risk of heart failure
    Malaria linked to 30% higher risk of heart failure
    Paris, September 3 (IANS) Malaria infection is linked to 30 per cent higher risk of heart failure, a new research has warned. The mosquito-borne infection affects more than 219 million people worldwide each year, according to the 2018 statistics of…
  • Breast cancer drugs may put some cells into 'sleeper mode'
    Breast cancer drugs may put some cells into 'sleeper mode'
    London, September 3 (IANS) Breast cancer drugs may force some cancer cells into 'sleeper mode', allowing them to potentially come back to life years after initial treatment. The research could open avenues for finding ways of keeping the cancer…
  • Flu vaccine may reduce risk of death in high BP patients
    Flu vaccine may reduce risk of death in high BP patients
    London, September 2 (IANS) Influenza vaccination in patients with high blood pressure is associated with 18 per cent reduced risk of death during the flu season, according to a new study. "Vaccination is safe, cheap, readily available and decreases…
  • Diabetes medication to reduce heart disease shows promise
    Diabetes medication to reduce heart disease shows promise
    Toronto, September 1 (IANS) Researchers, including one of an Indian-origin, have shed light on how a class of medications that help regulate blood sugar for patients with Type 2 diabetes can also protect from heart disease. The findings published…
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