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  • 45% Indian women, 37% men 'physically inactive' in 2019
    45% Indian women, 37% men 'physically inactive' in 2019
    New Delhi, March 6 (IANSlife) A newly published report on physical activity levels of Indians has revealed that 45 per cent of Indian women and 37 per cent of Indian men were 'inactive' in 2019, burning less than 50 per cent of their calorie burn…
  • Smartphones may make your headaches worse: AIIMS
    Smartphones may make your headaches worse: AIIMS
    New Delhi, March 5 (IANS) Smartphone users who suffer from regular headaches and migraines may be more likely to use painkillers and find less relief, say researchers at All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS). For the study, published in…
  • Eating 1 egg a day not bad for your heart: Study
    Eating 1 egg a day not bad for your heart: Study
    Toronto, March 5 (IANS) Eating up to one egg per day may be good for you and does not increase the risk of heart attack or stroke as previously feared, say researchers. The study, published in the journal The BMJ, adds to evidence that moderate egg…
  • Coronavirus app soon to let you self-assess risk
    Coronavirus app soon to let you self-assess risk
    Image Credit: AFP   New York, March 5 (IANS) Researchers including one of Indian-origin are developing a coronavirus app that would soon enable people to get an at-home risk assessment based on how they feel and where they have been in about a…
  • Why is coronavirus killing more men than women?
    Why is coronavirus killing more men than women?
    A woman wearing a protective face mask uses her mobile phone as she walks on London Bridge in London, Britain, March 3, 2020. REUTERS/Henry Nicholls   Hand washing habits or hormones? With nearly 50% more men than women dying from COVID-19,…
  • WHO warns of global shortage of medical equipment to fight coronavirus
    WHO warns of global shortage of medical equipment to fight coronavirus
    A Buddhist monk wears a protective mask as he walks in Bangkok, Thailand on March 3. (REUTERS Photo)     WASHINGTON/GENEVA, March 4 (Reuters): The World Health Organization (WHO) on Tuesday warned of a global shortage and price gouging for…
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    Simple blood test to detect Alzheimer's comes closer
    New York, March 3 (IANS) A simple blood test could soon tell if a person with memory problems actually has Alzheimer's disease, says a study which reported an advance in the development of the test. The researchers believe that such a blood test…
  • Daytime sleepiness among the elderly may indicate cancer risk
    Daytime sleepiness among the elderly may indicate cancer risk
    New York, March 3 (IANS) Older people who experience daytime sleepiness even after having adequate sleep at night may be at the risk of developing new medical conditions, including diabetes, cancer and high blood pressure, says a study. The…
  • COVID-19 kills 2,912 in China as global toll exceeds 3,000
    COVID-19 kills 2,912 in China as global toll exceeds 3,000
    South Korean soldiers wearing protective gear sanitize a street in front of the city hall after the rapid rise in confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus disease of (COVID-19) in Daegu, southeast of the capital Seoul, South Korea on March. (REUTERS…
  • Daytime sleepiness among the elderly may indicate cancer risk
    Daytime sleepiness among the elderly may indicate cancer risk
    Cancer. (IANS Photo)     NEW YORK, MARCH 2 (IANS): Older people who experience daytime sleepiness even after having adequate sleep at night may be at the risk of developing new medical conditions, including diabetes, cancer and high blood…
  • Multiple courses of antibiotics can make people more sick
    LONDON, MARCH 2 (IANS): Taking multiple courses of antibiotics within a short span of time may do people more harm than good, suggests new research which discovered an association between the number of prescriptions for antibiotics and a higher risk…
  • Multiple courses of antibiotics can make people more sick
    Multiple courses of antibiotics can make people more sick
    London, March 2 (IANS) Taking multiple courses of antibiotics within a short span of time may do people more harm than good, suggests new research which discovered an association between the number of prescriptions for antibiotics and a higher risk…
  • AI can improve diagnosis, treatment of sleep disorders
    AI can improve diagnosis, treatment of sleep disorders
    New York, March 2 (IANS) Not just overnight sleep tests, Artificial intelligence (AI) too has the potential to improve efficiencies and precision in sleep medicine, resulting in a more patient-centered care and better outcomes, researchers have…
  • South Korea closes churches as coronavirus tally passes 3,700
    South Korea closes churches as coronavirus tally passes 3,700
    An empty grand hall of a church is pictured during a service in Seoul, South Korea on March 1. (REUTERS Photo)   SEOUL, March 1 (Reuters): Churches were closed in South Korea on Sunday, with many holding online services instead, as authorities…
  • Gatherings banned, travel restricted as coronavirus cases grow worldwide
    Gatherings banned, travel restricted as coronavirus cases grow worldwide
    A person wearing a protective face mask walks through a Waterloo station in central London, Britain on February 29, 2020. (REUTERS Photo)   WASHINGTON, March 1 (Reuters): Leaders in Europe, the Middle East and the Americas rolled out bans on big…
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