Health

  • Improving diet cuts risk of heart attacks in kids: Study
    Porto Alegre (Brazil), September 23 (IANS) Encouraging physical activity and improving diet in children is crucial to cut deaths from cardiovascular disease (CVD), a new study suggests. "Atherosclerosis - clogged arteries - starts in childhood and is more likely with a sedentary lifestyle and unhealthy diet," said study lead author Karine Turke. "Exposure to these behaviours throughout life increases the risk of heart attacks and strokes, so prevention should begin in childhood,"
  • Protein that slows down fracture-healing in older people
    New York, September 23 (IANS) Researchers, including one of Indian-origin, have found a certain protein that is more prevalent in older people and which prevent fractured bones from healing. According to the study published in the Journal of Clinical Investigation Insight, the research team confirmed that older people have more Apolipoprotein E or ApoE than younger people. "When we decreased the protein level, ageing was reversed. Not only there was more bone and healing happened
  • How to fight depression during economic slowdown
    By Bharat Upadhyay    New Delhi, September 22 (IANS) As economic slowdown is often linked to anxiety and depression, which may also become a reason for suicide, experts suggest that rather than thinking about the future, working people need to live in the present and avoid mulling too much over a distressing situation to cope with stress. India's Gross Domestic Product (GDP) growth rate slipped to 5 per cent in the first quarter (April-June) the current financial yea
  • Tanzania not sharing information on Ebola: WHO
    Health workers dressed in protective suits are seen at the newly constructed MSF(Doctors Without Borders) Ebola treatment centre in Goma, Democratic Republic of Congo. (REUTERS File Photo)   DAR ES SALAAM, SEPTEMBER 22 (REUTERS): Tanzania is refusing to provide detailed information on suspected Ebola cases, the World Health Organisation (WHO) said, a rare public rebuke as the region struggles to contain an outbreak already declared a global health emergency. Transparenc
  • Over a third of Pak children miss out on vaccines
    Islamabad, September 22 (IANS): In Pakistan, more than a third of children miss out on vaccines, a government report, said adding that only 66 per cent of children aged between 12 and 23 months received all basic vaccinations in 2017-18 and just 51 per cent got age-appropriate vaccinations. The Demographic and Health Survey 2017-18 said that basic vaccination coverage differed slightly by a residence as urban children were more likely to receive all basic vaccinations than rural c
  • Heartfulness meditation cultivates gratitude: Study
    Hyderabad, September 21 (IANS) Heartfulness meditation can contribute to cultivating gratitude among practitioners, a study said. The study published in the International Journal of Recent Scientific Research has confirmed that Heartfulness meditation, the popular meditation practice around the world, helped to create a sense of gratitude among its practitioners. World Gratitude Day is celebrated on September 21 annually. The celebration started in 1965 in Hawaii to formally expr
  • Women respond quicker to natural disasters than men: Study
    New York, September 21 (IANS) Women are quicker to take cover or prepare to evacuate during an emergency, but often have trouble convincing the men in their life to do so, a new study suggests. "We also found that there are many barriers that disadvantage women in the event of a disaster, leaving them behind when it comes to decision-making and potentially slowing down their recovery," said study lead author Melissa Villarreal from the University of Colorado Boulder in the US. Fo
  • Today is World Alzheimer’s Day 2019: Know the common facts of Alzheimer's
    Morung Express News Dimapur | September 20  World Alzheimer's Day is observed on September 21. Alzheimer's disease is a progressive disorder, destroys memory and leads to degeneration of cells, impacting important mental functions.  Alzheimer's disease is the most common form of dementia, and is not a normal part of aging. This year’s Alzheimer's Day, the focus is on stigma and how to break stereotypes and myths that surround the diagnosis of dementia. One o
  • Your personality can reveal how often do you exercise
    New York, September 20 (IANS) If you have not been able to meet your gym goals despite persistant efforts to wake up early or hitting that running session on a hot summer afternoon, blame it on your personality. According to researchers from University of Oregon, some people seem to be able to more consistently meet their goals than others, but it remained unclear if personality traits encourage individuals to achieve long-term goals in their day-to-day lives. Conscientiousness h
  • Why you shouldn't take major decisions on an empty stomach
    London, September 18 (IANS) Whether you are going for a crucial business deal or salary negotiation for your new job, make sure you do not take major decisions on an empty stomach, suggests new research. Hunger significantly alters people's decision-making, making them impatient and more likely to settle for a small reward that arrives sooner than a larger one promised at a later date, said the study. "People generally know that when they are hungry they shouldn't really go food
  • Tips to improve your sleep routine
    New Delhi, September 18 (IANSlife) British self-help author and hypnotherapist Glenn Harrold's new book "Look Young, Live Longer" offers interesting insights into improving fitness and being a happier, healthier you. Among the things the best-selling author suggests for better sleep are: 1. Get into the habit of going to bed at the same time every night, the earlier the better. Remember -- an hour before the midnight is worth two after. 2. Remove any television, hi-fi equipm
  • This is how happy couples resolve issues
    New York, September 17 (IANS) While all couples tend to fight on issues like children, money, and in-laws, researchers say that what distinguishes happy couples from others is their approach to conflict. "Happy couples tend to take a solution-oriented approach to conflict and this is clear even in the topics that they choose to discuss," said study lead author Amy Rauer, Associate Professor at the University of Tennessee in the US. For the study, published in the journal Fam
  • Taking paracetamol in pregnancy risks child's behaviour
    London, September 17 (IANS) Women who take paracetamol during pregnancy are at risk of having children with behaviour problems, warn researchers. The study, published in the journal Paediatric and Perinatal Epidemiology, examined whether there were any effects of taking paracetamol in mid-pregnancy and the behaviour of the offspring between the ages of six month and 11 years, with memory and IQ tested up until the age of 17. "Our findings add to a series of results concerning evi
  • Malaika performs yoga to cultivate universal love and acceptance
    Mumbai, September 17 (IANS) Monday morning seems to Bollywood's chosen time for yoga. While Shilpa Shetty focuses on the Vrischikasana (scorpion pose), another Bollywood hottie Malaika Arora has been trying to grasp the Chamatkarasana. Malaika shared a picture of her performing the Chamatkarasana and wrote on Instagram: "We truly do believe in miracles. But miracles don't happen overnight, they take time, they take effort and they need for us to be open, but they are not impossible.
  • Shilpa Shetty nails Vrischikasana pose, sets fitness goals
    Mumbai, September 16 (IANS) Actress Shilpa Shetty Kundra, who is known for her love for yoga, has just nailed the 'Vrischikasana' or the scorpion pose in a way which can give yoga experts across the globe a run for money. The actress took to Instagram on Monday morning to share a video where she was seen performing the Vrischikasana. The actress captioned: "Broughton said, 'I'm happy to report, the child in me is still ageless. Started learning advance yoga poses at 42... rather
  • Capsule to analyse what gases you hide in your stomach
    Sydney, September 16 (IANS) Rather than laughing about it or feeling embarrassed, this is the time to take flatulence seriously as researchers have developed a non-invasive, gas-capturing capsule that can measure what kind of gases you have in your stomach and alert you if there is any problem. The capsule can detect gaseous biomarkers as it passes through the gut, all the while transmitting the captured data wirelessly to the Cloud for aggregation and analysis. The purpose of th
  • Need to create more awareness on mental health: Deepika
    New Delhi: Actress Deepika Padukone at the “Live Love Laugh – A Lecture Series” in New Delhi on Sep 15, 2019. (Photo: Amlan Paliwal/IANS)   New Delhi, September 15 (IANS) Bollywood star Deepika Padukone, who has openly spoken about her battle with depression at the peak of her career, is happy that a conversation on mental health has opened up but agrees there is still a long way to go in terms of creating more awareness.   The 33-year old actor, who wa
  • Indians wake up to benefits of 'desi ghee' for stronger bones
    New Delhi, September 15 (IANS) All the members of New Delhi-based S. Rahul's family are health-conscious. That's the reason why olive oil bottles, often perceived to be a healthier option compared to other cooking oils, made way to their kitchen. Three years ago, this family made a switch to "desi ghee" (clarified butter), again apparently because of its health benefits. They are, however, not alone. More and more "modern" families in India today are adopting the so called "old-styl
  • New treatment shows promise to cure kidney disease
    New York, September 14 (IANS) Researchers have found a potential treatment for polycystic kidney disease, a genetic disorder that causes the kidneys to swell with multiple cysts and can eventually lead to organ failure. The study published in the journal Nature Communications shows an approximately 50 per cent reduction in kidney size in afflicted mice following treatment. The drug is now in early clinical trials on human subjects, the researchers said. Autosomal dominant poly
  • Medical mistakes cause 2.6 mn deaths yearly: WHO
    Geneva, September 14 (IANS) More than 138 million patients are harmed every year by doctors' errors, the World Health Organization (WHO) warned, just a few days before celebrating the first World Patient Safety Day, with which it seeks to raise awareness of this ongoing tragedy. Errors in diagnosis, errors in medicine prescriptions and treatments, and the inappropriate use of drugs are the three main reasons why so many patients harmed, WHO patient-safety coordinator Dr. Neelam