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  • Shorter people at higher risk of type-2 diabetes: Study
    Shorter people at higher risk of type-2 diabetes: Study
    London, September 10 (IANS) Researchers have found that shorter people are at greater risk of developing type-2 diabetes. The study published in the journal Diabetologia, also found the risk of future type-2 diabetes was 41 per cent lower for men…
  • Microplastics are harming our drinking water: Study
    Microplastics are harming our drinking water: Study
    London, September 11 (IANS) Researchers have found plastics in our waste streams are breaking down into tiny particles, causing potentially catastrophic consequences for human health and our aquatic systems. For the study, published in the journal…
  • New drug to protect against Alzheimer: Study
    New drug to protect against Alzheimer: Study
    New York, September 10 (IANS) Researchers have discovered a new drug which may protect against memory loss, nerve damage and other symptoms of Alzheimer's disease. Preclinical research published in the Journal of Pharmacology and Experimental…
  • Age-old beauty secrets fashioned for today
    Age-old beauty secrets fashioned for today
    New Delhi, September 10 (IANSlife) Vivek Sahni, Founder & CEO, Kama Ayurveda, tells in an interview how his brand is taking the incredible ancient science of Ayurveda to the millennials. Excerpts: Ayurveda is India's traditional knowledge,…
  • Lemon scent helps you feel thinner, lighter
    Lemon scent helps you feel thinner, lighter
    London, September 10 (IANS) Researchers have found that the scent of a lemon could help people feel better about their body image, and that people feel thinner and lighter when they experienced it. The study presented at the 17th International…
  • Malaria can be eradicated by 2050, say global experts
    Malaria can be eradicated by 2050, say global experts
    An Anopheles stephensi mosquito obtains a blood meal from a human host through its pointed proboscis in this undated handout photo obtained by Reuters on November 23, 2015. (REUTERS File Photo)   San Francisco, September 9 (REUTERS): Malaria can…
  • 76% of Indian households consume adequately iodised salt
    76% of Indian households consume adequately iodised salt
    New Delhi , September 9 (IANS) A new survey on Monday revealed that 76.3 per cent of Indian households consume adequately iodised salt which means salt with more than or equal to 15 parts per million (ppm) of iodine. According to WHO guidelines, a…
  • An Anopheles stephensi mosquito obtains a blood meal from a human host through its pointed proboscis in this undated handout photo obtained by Reuters November 23, 2015. REUTERS/Jim Gathany/CDC/Handout via Reuters/Files
    Experts challenge WHO with 'epic' goal to eradicate malaria by 2050
    An Anopheles stephensi mosquito obtains a blood meal from a human host through its pointed proboscis in this undated handout photo obtained by Reuters November 23, 2015. REUTERS/Jim Gathany/CDC/Handout via Reuters/Files   LONDON, September 9 (…
  • Eating mushrooms cuts prostate cancer risk: Study
    Eating mushrooms cuts prostate cancer risk: Study
    Tokyo, September 7 (IANS) Researchers have found that consuming mushrooms three times a week cuts the risk of developing prostate cancer in males. The study, published in the International Journal of Cancer, found an inverse relationship between…
  • PTSD linked to increased risk of ovarian cancer
    PTSD linked to increased risk of ovarian cancer
    New York, September 7 (IANS) Women who experienced six or more symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) at some point in life have a greater risk of developing ovarian cancer compared to women who never had any PTSDs, says a new study. The…
  • 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…
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