Health

  • Get that winter glow
    New Delhi, December 1 (IANSlife) Come winter, and our skin demands different care. Adopt these simple tips for naturally-glowing winter skin.   Mohit Narang, Skincare expert at Avon gives you tips on how to face the cold weather and retain that glow. 1. Follow your skincare routine diligently One should follow a very basic and simple skincare routine to keep the skin happy during winters. Cleanse your skin twice a day i.e every morning and before going to bed. Follow t
  • Get some sun for strong bones
    New Delhi, November 30 (IANSlife) Maintaining good bone health is prime for a healthy life. With the setting of the winter season, especially in cities like Delhi which has more pollution and little scope for sun rays to make its way through, natural vitamin D is hard to come by. Vitamin D synthesis in the body is reduced to a bare minimum because the quality of sun exposure is reduced. Dr. Vishwadeep Sharma Senior consultant, Arthroscopy & Sports injuries, Dept of Orthopaedics at
  • Air pollution impact on health worse than thought: Study
    New Delhi, Nov 30 (IANS) Researchers have recently found that health problems linked to air pollution could be more higher than previously thought.   According to the study, short-term exposure to air pollution has been linked to a staggering number of hospitalisations for numerous health issues like strokes, brain cancer, miscarriage and mental problems.   The research also suggested that the impact could be far wider, despite looking at only one component of air
  • New vaccine to stop bovine TB developed: Study
    London, November 30 (IANS) Researchers have developed a novel vaccine and complementary skin test to protect cattle against bovine tuberculosis (bovine TB). The study, published in the journal Scientific Reports, revealed that the research team from University of Surrey created a vaccine that is compatible with a synthetic form of the tuberculin skin test(PPD), a legally required test used for the surveillance of TB in cattle throughout the UK. "This new vaccine provides protecti
  • New drug shows efficacy against advanced prostate cancer
    New Delhi, November 30 (IANS) An immunotherapy drug in a major trial has shown to be effective in some men suffering from advanced prostate cancer, according to a media report said. The BBC reported that the men participating in the trials had stopped responding to the main treatment options . A small proportion of men -- described as "super responders" -- remained well even after the trial ended, despite a very poor prognosis before the treatment, the researchers found. The d
  • Mental practice improves golfers' performance: Study
    London, November 30 (IANS) Researchers have found that kinaesthetic ability -- which is an individual's ability to feel an action without actually performing it, may improve their golf game. "Our results indicate that a form of mental practice, i.e, the combination of action observation and motor imagery, may enhance the golf putting ability of experienced golfers," said researcher Niall Ramsbottom from University of Limerick in Irelan. Putting ability is crucial in golf as appro
  • 'Most pregnant women still rely on mums for guidance'
    New York, November 29 (IANS) Most pregnant women still rely on their mothers for emotional support and guidance -- many weighing mother's advice as equal to or even over medical recommendation, a new study suggests. For the study, published in the journal Reproduction, the research team from University of Cincinnati, investigated the complexities within mother-daughter dynamics during pregnancy in relation to potentially harmful advice from many pregnancy guidebooks, looking sp
  • Israeli scientists develop bacteria which "eat" carbon dioxide
    Jerusalem, November 28 (IANS) Israeli researchers have developed bacteria fed only with carbon dioxide, the Weizmann Institute of Science (WIS) in central Israel reported on Wednesday. These bacteria, which build the entire biomass of their body from the carbon in the air, may help to develop future technologies to reduce greenhouse gas accumulation in the atmosphere and in the fight against global warming, the Xinhua news agency reported. According to the study, published i
  • Breast milk may prevent heart disease in preterm babies
    London, November 29 (IANS) Researchers have found that early use of breast milk could play a vital role in preventing heart disease in prematurely born infants. One of the long-term health complications that young adults born prematurely may have is unique heart characteristics. These can include smaller heart chambers, relatively higher blood pressure, and a disproportionate increase in muscle mass in the heart. "The current evidence comes from observational studies and highl
  • Minimal exposure to air pollution leading to hospitalisation
    New York, November 28 (IANS) Health related problems linked to air pollution could be far higher than previously thought, as researchers have found that short term exposure to fine particulate matter in the air (known as PM2.5) is associated with several newly identified causes of hospital admissions, even at levels below international air quality guidelines. Air pollution has for the first time been linked life-threatening illnesses - including sepsis, kidney failure and urinary tr
  • Over 300 children die everyday from AIDS-related causes
    United Nations, November 27 (IANS): Some 320 children and adolescents died every day from AIDS-related causes in 2018, or 13 every hour, according to a global snapshot on children, HIV and AIDS released by the UN International Children's Emergency Fund (UNICEF) on Tuesday.   Low access to antiretroviral treatment, in addition to limited prevention efforts, is a leading cause for these deaths, with only 54 per cent of children aged 0-14 living with HIV in 2018 - or 7,90,
  • Drinking coffee may reduce heart disease risk
    London, November 27 (IANS): Coffee consumption is associated with reduced risk of metabolic syndrome (Mets), say researchers adding that MetS increases the risk of cardiovascular problems, including coronary heart disease and stroke. According the study, Assistant Professor Giuseppe Grosso from the University of Catania, Italy, reviewed his own scientific research on the association between coffee consumption and MetS in Polish and Italian cohorts and explored the potential
  • Lemon water for healthier you
    New Delhi, November 27 (IANSlife) While lemon water is popular as an easy weight-loss remedy, it can also set right the course of your bodily functions, if taken the correct way.   Lifestyle coach Luke Coutinho, and ''Bahubali'' actress Anushka Shetty in their 2019 book, ''The Magic Weight Loss Pill'', spell the transformational power of this simple beverage.   Rich in Vitamins C and B, riboflavin, and minerals such as calcium, phosphorus and magnesium, lemon
  • Infants spending too much time on screen: Study
    New York, November 26 (IANS) Researchers have found that the amount of time children are spending each day watching television or using a computer or mobile device is increasing at an alarming rate. The study, published in the journal JAMA Pediatrics, found that children's daily screen time increased from 53 minutes at age 12 months to more than 150 minutes at 3 years old. According to the researchers, by age 8, children in US were more likely to log the highest amount of screen
  • Air pollution can cause blindness: Study
    Photo: IANS   London, November 26 (IANS) Living in a more polluted area is associated with a greater likelihood of having glaucoma, a debilitating eye condition that can cause blindness, says a new study. The findings, published in the journal Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science, found that people in neighbourhoods with higher amounts of fine particulate matter pollution were at least six per cent more likely to report having glaucoma than those in the least-
  • Obesity can cause brain damage, says study
    New York, November 26 (IANS) While obesity is primarily associated with weight gain, a new study suggests it triggers inflammation in the nervous system that could damage important regions of the brain. Developments in MRI, like diffusion tensor imaging (DTI), a technique that tracks the diffusion of water along the brain's signal-carrying white matter tracts, have enabled researchers to study this damage directly. "Brain changes were found in obese adolescents related to regions
  • High-fat diet may increase colon cancer risk
    New York, November 25 (IANS) Two genes that appear to help stem cells in the intestine burn dietary fat may play a role in colon cancer, according to a new study. The study, published in the journal Gastroenterology, described a new connection between the way cells consume fat and how genes regulate stem cell behaviour in the intestines of mice. "This is important because scientists have shown that when there's too much dietary fat in the intestine, stem cell numbers increase, bo
  • High-fat diet may increase colon cancer risk
    New York, November 25 (IANS): Two genes that appear to help stem cells in the intestine burn dietary fat may play a role in colon cancer, according to a new study. The study, published in the journal Gastroenterology, described a new connection between the way cells consume fat and how genes regulate stem cell behaviour in the intestines of mice. "This is important because scientists have shown that when there's too much dietary fat in the intestine, stem cell number
  • Wound healing in mucous tissues might prevent AIDS
    Washington, November 25 (IANS) Wound healing events in mucous tissues during early infection by Simian Immunodeficiency Virus, or SIV, guard some primate species against developing AIDS, a new study has learned. The research, published in the journal Nature Communications, looked at why certain species can carry the virus throughout their lives, and still avoid disease progression. SIV is closely related to the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV). It is used as a laboratory model
  • Shaking head to remove water from ears causes brain damage
    New York, November 24 (IANS): Shaking head is one of the most common methods people use to get rid of water in their ears, but it can can also cause complications as researchers have found that trapped water in the ear canals can cause infection and brain damage.   Researchers at Cornell University and Virginia Tech in US, revealed that shaking the head to free trapped water can cause brain damage in small children.   "Our research mainly focuses on the accelerati