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  • Light smoking still damages lungs: Study
    Light smoking still damages lungs: Study
    New York, October 11 (IANS) People who smoke fewer than five cigarettes a day cause long-term damage to their lungs, according to a new research. "Many people assume that smoking a few cigarettes a day isn't so bad, but it turns out that the…
  • More Indians prefer physical wellbeing over mental: Survey
    More Indians prefer physical wellbeing over mental: Survey
    New Delhi, October 11 (IANS) A majority of Indians, at 75 per cent, are preoccupied about their physical wellbeing, over mental wellbeing at 62 per cent, a survey by global market reseach agency Ipsos has found. The survey, conducted to coincide…
  • WHO to collaborate with govt to accelerate Ayushman Bharat
    New Delhi, Oct 9 (IANS): The WHO India Country Cooperation Strategy 2019-2023 has identified accelerating progress of the Ayushman Bharat programme as the top strategic priority.   As per the strategy document released on Wednesday, accelerating…
  • Only 1 in 5 Indians go for regular eye checkups: Study
    New Delhi, October 9 (IANS): New research findings have revealed a significant increase in the number of Indians suffering from poor eyesight, with only one in five adults going for regular eye-checkups and an alarming 84 per cent admitting to not…
  • India biggest success story among malaria-endemic countries
    New Delhi, October 9 (IANS): India has been the biggest success story amongst malaria endemic countries in the world in bringing down malaria cases and deaths, which have declined by 49.09 per cent and 50.52 per cent in 2017, respectively, as…
  • Dietary fibre cuts risks of hypertension, diabetes: Study
    Dietary fibre cuts risks of hypertension, diabetes: Study
    NEW DELHI, OCTOBER 4 (IANS): Indian researchers have found that patients with hypertension and Type 2 diabetes who consumed a high fibre diet witnessed an improvement in their blood pressure, cholesterol and fasting glucose. For the study, the…
  • Heart attack and heart failure: Know the difference
    Heart attack and heart failure: Know the difference
    New Delhi, September 30 (IANSlife) Heart attack, cardiac arrest, heart failure - all three refer to a health emergency involving the heart. And we often use the terms interchangeably, not knowing the difference between each of them. Dr Ashok Seth,…
  • Insomnia drug may reduce suicidal thoughts: Study
    Insomnia drug may reduce suicidal thoughts: Study
    New York, September 30 (IANS) Insomnia is a driver of suicide, and people with severe insomnia may safely benefit from taking a sedative to help address their sleep problems as it reduces their suicidal thoughts, a new study suggests. The study,…
  • Type 2 diabetes remission possible with weight loss: Study
    Type 2 diabetes remission possible with weight loss: Study
    London, September 30 (IANS) People who achieve weight loss of 10 per cent or more in the first five years after being diagnosed with type 2 diabetes have the greatest chance of seeing their disease go into remission, says a study. The findings,…
  • Human ageing processes may hinder cancer development: Study
    Human ageing processes may hinder cancer development: Study
    London, September 30 (IANS) Researchers from the University of Liverpool have found that the human ageing processes may hinder cancer development. Ageing is one of the biggest risk factors for cancer. However, the biological mechanisms behind this…
  • Lipid in humans can help control blood sugar
    Lipid in humans can help control blood sugar
    Sao Paulo, September 29 (IANS) A team of global researchers has discovered that a lipid -- produced in response to cold by brown adipose tissue in the human body -- helps reduce blood sugar. The discovery with the lipid known as 12-HEPE can pave…
  • New blood test may detect 20 types of cancers
    New blood test may detect 20 types of cancers
    New York, September 28 (IANS) A new blood test has shown ability to screen numerous types of cancer with a high degree of accuracy. A trial of the test showed it detected and localized more than 20 types of cancers. The test, developed by…
  • 14 drinks a week may put older adults at dementia risk
    14 drinks a week may put older adults at dementia risk
    New York, September 28 (IANS) If you drink nearly 14 drinks per week (2 drinks per day) and already suffer from mild cognitive impairment (MCI), you may be at a higher risk of developing dementia than those who enjoy drink a week, say researchers.…
  • Why should people live near green spaces?
    Why should people live near green spaces?
    London, September 27 (IANS) Middle-aged and older adults that live in greener neighbourhoods were at a lower risk of developing metabolic syndrome than those living in areas with less green spaces, a new study said. Metabolic syndrome is a cluster…
  • Gum disease has high connection with your BP
    Gum disease has high connection with your BP
    London, September 25 (IANS) People with gum disease (periodontitis) have a greater likelihood of suffering from high blood pressure or vice versa, warn researchers. The study investigated gum disease as a potential risk factor for hypertension, but…
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