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  • Nicotine aids spread of lung cancer to brain: Study
    New York, June 6 (IANS) Researchers have found that that nicotine, a non-carcinogenic chemical found in tobacco, actually promotes the spread of lung cancer cells into the brain where they can form deadly metastatic tumours.   Smokers are far more likely to develop lung cancer t
  • High blood pressure patients more likely to die from Covid-19: Study
    Beijing, June 5 (IANS) Patients with raised blood pressure have a two-fold increased risk of dying from the coronavirus (Covid-19) compared to patients without high blood pressure, warn researchers.   In addition, the study, published in the European Heart Journal, found that pa
  • Air pollution can pose serious threat to brain health: Study
    New York, June 5 (IANS) Although the impact of inhaling polluted air on the lungs is well known, now the researchers have revealed that it can pose a serious threat to brain health as well.   The study, published in the journal Chemical & Engineering News, details how resear
  • Covid-19 lockdowns worsen childhood obesity globally: Study
    New York, June 4 (IANS) Lockdowns implemented across the world due to the COVID-19 pandemic have negatively impacted diet, sleep and physical activity among children with obesity, warn researchers.   "The tragic Covid-19 pandemic has collateral effects extending beyond dire
  • 'Covid-19 vac not possible soon'
    BY SUMIT SAXENA New Delhi, June 4 (IANS) It is not possible to develop a vaccine for Covid-19 soon, as the RNA virus changes very quickly and this makes it difficult to create a good vaccine, says Claudio Colosio Unimi Professor, Department of Health Sciences University of Milan, Italy.

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  • Plants Are Power
    New Delhi, June 6 (IANSlife) The Ahimsa Trust launched a digital not-for-profit campaign called 'Plants Are Power' (www.plantsarepower.in) on World Environment Day, to educate people on the multiple benefits of a plant based (vegetarian/vegan) diet and to switch to plant-based livi
  • Yet another improvement thanks to lockdown, your resting heart rate
    New Delhi, June 6 (IANSlife) From January to April 2020, the resting heart rate of Indians has improved - showing a drop for the general population, and even more so for younger users. On an average resting heart rate dropped by 2.56 beats per minute in female users aged between 18-29 and
  • Sushmita Sen: 'Aarya' represents strength, vulnerability in world run by men
    Mumbai, June 6 (IANS) Actress Sushmita Sen has promised an "incredible" comeback with her upcoming web series "Aarya", and says it narrates the story of a mother who is willing to go to any length to protect her children.   The trailer of the show was release
  • Yoga Day to go virtual this year amid COVID-19 pandemic
    New Delhi, June 5 (IANS) The Ministry of AYUSH along with Indian Council of Cultural Relations on Friday announced a unique international video blog competition, called 'My Life My Yoga' as the International Yoga Day this year will be organised virtually amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • 7 simple habits to make this planet a greener place
    New Delhi, June 5 (IANSlife) The environment is undoubtedly at the core of our living and its degradation may affect the health of the entire eco-systems. Climate change is a proven fact. The impact of extreme weather patterns, rising sea levels, deforestation, etc. are among the most seri