Health

  • Why second opinion is important in cancer treatment
    New Delhi, February 6 (IANSlife) Cancer is the second most common cause of death after heart failure across the world. Despite rapid medical advancements and the treatment options available today, cancer remains a major threat to our society. The occurrence of cancer in India is estimated to be around 2.5 million, with about 1.25 million new cases being registered every year and approximately 800,000 deaths related to the illness. Second opinion is the practice of a patient seeking
  • WHO chief says 80% of China virus cases are in Hubei province
    Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO) Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus speaks during a news conference after a meeting of the Emergency Committee on the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) in Geneva, Switzerland on January 30, 2020. (REUTERS File Photo)   GENEVA (Reuters) - World Health Organization chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said on Wednesday that 80% of China's coronavirus cases are in the central Hubei province, and that not all provinces have been affected.
  • Lost and found - the adventure sports guide to mental fitness
    New Delhi, February 5 (IANSlife) Some of the extreme sports such as bungee jumping, Giant Swing and water rafting, which demand extreme courage and mental strength have gained unprecedented momentum here in India. The adventure sports participants go beyond their limits to explore their inner potency with many having gained an improved life state. Here's how you can harness that inner strength with adventure sports, shared by Niharika Nigam, Director- Business Development, Jumpin He
  • British scientist makes breakthrough in race for coronavirus vaccine: Sky
    The ultrastructural morphology exhibited by the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV), which was identified as the cause of an outbreak of respiratory illness first detected in Wuhan, China, is seen in an illustration released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta, Georgia, US on January 29, 2020. (REUTERS File Photo)   LONDON, February 5 (Reuters): A leading British scientist has made a significant breakthrough in the race for a coronavir
  • Lung cancer rates are rising in young women
    Toronto, February 5 (IANS) Researchers have found the rates of lung cancer are higher in young women than men. The study, published in the journal Pediatrics, examined lung cancer rates in young adults in 40 countries across five continents and uncovered a trend of higher lung cancer rates in women compared with men in recent years. The emerging trend was widespread, affecting countries across varied geographic locations and income levels. The changes appeared to be driven by
  • Night-shift workers at risk of heart disease, diabetes
    New York, February 5 (IANS) Researchers, including one of an Indian-origin, have found that shift workers are at a significantly increased risk for sleep disorders and metabolic syndrome, which increases a person's risk for heart disease, stroke and type 2 diabetes. Night-shift workers are especially prone to developing sleep disorders and metabolic syndrome. The risks increase even more for those who work irregular or rotating shifts, said the study, published in 'The Journal of th
  • Doing yoga may reduce depressive symptoms
    New York, February 5 (IANS) The benefits of yoga have been widely documented by scientific research and now researchers have found doing yoga is linked to decreased depressive symptoms. The study, published in the Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine, proposes that yoga can increase levels of Gamma-amino butyric acid (GABA) in the short-term and completing one yoga class per week may maintain elevated GABA that could mitigate depressive symptoms. GABA is an amino aci
  • Want to live longer? Stop eating red, processed meat
    New York, February 4 (IANS) If you want to live longer, read this carefully. Researchers have found that eating two servings of red meat, processed meat or poultry -- but not fish -- per week was linked to a three to seven per cent higher risk of cardiovascular disease and three per cent higher risk of all causes of death. After a controversial study last fall recommending that it was not necessary for people to change their diet in terms of red meat and processed meat, a large anal
  • Hair health with Ayurveda
    A number of factors can affect hair health like lifestyle choices, poor health conditions, eating an excess of junk food New Delhi, February 4 (IANS): Obtaining healthy tresses may not always require a salon treatment. With a few ayurvedic remedies, your hair can regain shine and health. “A number of factors can affect hair health. It can be lifestyle choices, poor health conditions, eating an excess of junk food, and pollution which can leave them dry and lifeless,” said Mohama
  • Stay vigilant as ovarian cancer has 'silent' symptoms
    New Delhi, February 4 (IANS) Since ovarian cancer, the third most commonly detected cancer among Indian women, has very silent symptoms, women can take care of themselves by staying vigilant and going for regular health checkups, doctors have advised on the occasion of World Cancer Day on Tuesday. It is a malignancy that occurs in the ovaries, the female reproductive organs that produce the ova or eggs. Though the disease starts in the ovaries, it can spread to surrounding pelvic
  • Congenital heart disease more deadly in low-income countries
    New York, February 3 (IANS) Despite tremendous advances in treatment of congenital heart disease (CHD), a new global study shows that the chances for a child to survive a CHD diagnosis is significantly less in low-income countries. The research revealed that nearly 12 million people are currently living with CHD globally, 18.7 per cent more than in 1990. The findings, published in The Lancet, is drawn from the first comprehensive study of congenital heart disease across 195 count
  • Shackle the cycle of stress with vitamins, supplements
    By Puja Gupta    New Delhi, February 2 (IANSlife) People have started living in a constant state of stress- accepting it as an unfortunate and unwelcome addition in their daily lives. With constant deadlines, restless nights, obsessive thoughts, relationship problems becoming a usual occurrence, the bodys perception of stress is increasing. While the body does experience stress born out of their flight-or-fight response, an extended presence of stress can bring unwanted
  • Cocktail of flu, HIV drugs appears to help fight coronavirus: Thai doctors
    A woman wears a mask to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus as she waits for a train at Bangkok, Thailand on February 2. (REUTERS Photo)   BANGKOK, February 2 (Reuters): Thai doctors have seen success in treating severe cases of the new coronavirus with combination of medications for flu and HIV, with initial results showing vast improvement 48 hours after applying the treatment, they said on Sunday.   The doctors from Rajavithi Hospital in Bangkok said
  • Fast-tempo music makes exercise easier, more beneficial
    London, February 2 (IANS) The next time you hit the gym, do not forget to put on the music as researchers have confirmed that high-tempo songs may enhance the benefits of exercise, besides making physical activities a lot more easier. Listening to music at a higher tempo is more beneficial for endurance exercises, such as walking on a treadmill, than for high-intensity exercises, according to the study published in the journal Frontiers in Psychology. Many people listen to music
  • Spirituality may improve quality of life in HIV patients
    New York, February 1 (IANS) Adults living with HIV were more likely to feel higher levels of emotional and physical well-being if they attended religious services regularly, prayed daily and self-identified as religious or spiritual, according to a new study. By contrast, patients living with HIV who had the lowest levels of quality of life and more mental health challenges were privately religious, the research added. "These findings are significant because they point to th
  • Vegetarian diet linked to lower risk of urinary tract infections
    Taipei, January 31 (IANS) Researchers have revealed that a vegetarian diet may be associated with a lower risk of urinary tract infections (UTIs). UTIs are usually caused by the gut bacteria, such as E. coli, which enter the urinary tract through the urethra and affect the kidneys and bladder, said the study researchers from Buddhist Tzu Chi Medical Foundation in Taiwan. Previous research has shown that meat is a major reservoir for E. coli strains known to cause UTIs, but it is
  • US and others tighten curbs on travel to China
    Chinese Premier Li Keqiang, who heads a leading group on the prevention and control of the novel coronavirus outbreak, visits the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention in Beijing, China on January 30, 2020. (REUTERS Photo)   SHANGHAI/BEIJING, January 31 (Reuters): The United States and other countries tightened travel curbs on Friday and businesses said they were facing supply problems because of the coronavirus in China, a day after the World Health Organization
  • Exercise intensity influences brain function differently
    Berlin, January 31 (IANS) Researchers have found that low-intensity exercise triggers brain networks involved in cognition control and attention processing, while high-intensity exercise primarily activates networks involved in emotion processing. Using resting state functional magnetic resonance imaging (Rs-fMRI), a noninvasive technique that allows for studies on brain connectivity, the study, published in the journal Brain Plasticity, shows for the first time that low and high ex
  • Daily smoking, drinking linked to advanced brain age
    New York, January 31 (IANS) Researchers have found that daily drinking and smoking may be linked to modest increases in relative brain age compared to those who drink and smoke less. The study, published in the journal Scientific Reports, showed that certain lifestyle habits, such as heavy smoking and alcohol consumption, are associated with adverse effects in specific brain regions. "Our analyses of alcohol intake frequency and relative brain age indicated that subjects who dran
  • The goodness of rosewater
    New Delhi, January 31 (IANSlife) Harsh winds in the winter can steal all the moisture from your face and can trigger the appearance of fine lines. Rosewater is a standalone potent product that can eliminate skin problems. It can be used to make homemade face packs/scrubs and considered to be one of the best diluting agents. Here are some benefits of rose water as discussed by Dr Nirupama Parwanda, Dermatologist and founder of Zolie Skin Clinic. Boon for all skin types- the skincare