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In gold-rich Sonbhadra, 269 villages afflicted by fluorosis
Sonbhadra, Feb 23 (IANS) Sonbhadra district of Uttar Pradesh was in news for gold reserves, but about 10,000 villagers of 269 villages here have become disabled due to fluorosis reportedly caused by air and water pollution.
2020-02-23
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife,Health/Medicine
Mental health challenges higher in young mothers: Study
Toronto, Feb 22 (IANS) Researchers have found that two out of three young mothers have at least one mental health issue.
2020-02-22
Category: International, Canada,Health/Medicine
MP govt withdraws vasectomy circular
Bhopal, Feb 21 (IANS) The Madhya Pradesh government was on Friday hustled into withdrawing a National Health Mission circular on motivating men for vasectomies.
2020-02-21
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
People in casual relationships more likely to use condoms
Toronto, Feb 21 (IANS) People having sex with casual partners are more than twice as likely (85 per cent) to use condoms as people in committed relationships (36 per cent), says a new study.
2020-02-21
Category: International, Canada,Health/Medicine,Lifestyle/Fashion
Fat around arteries may be good for health
New York, Feb 21 (IANS) Researchers have found that fat around our arteries may play an important role in keeping those blood vessels healthy.
2020-02-21
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Drink tart cherry juice to improve exercise performance
Toronto, Feb 20 (IANS) Tart cherry juice is known for reducing strength loss and improving muscle recovery after intensive exercise, and now researchers have found that it also helps in improving exercise performance.
2020-02-20
Category: International, Canada,Health/Medicine
Why parents should worry about girls' perfect selfies
New York, Feb 20 (IANS) Parents, please take note. Researchers have recently found that adolescent girls who invest a lot of time in editing and selecting the perfect selfie may feel more body shame and appearance anxiety.
2020-02-20
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine,Lifestyle/Fashion
Winter may be best time of year to conceive
New York, Feb 19 (IANS) Couples are most likely to start conceiving in September but it's in late November and early December that they have the best chances of conceiving, say researchers.
2020-02-19
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine,Lifestyle/Fashion
Moderate intensity exercise can boost memory performance
London, Feb 19 (IANS) Researchers have found that moderate intensity exercise such as brisk walking, water aerobics or cycling can have the most beneficial effect on memory performance.
2020-02-19
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine
Cabinet okays Bill to protect women's reproductive rights
New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved the 'Assisted Reproductive Technology Regulation Bill 2020', intended to protect women's reproductive rights.
2020-02-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights
Forces roped in to rescue Indians from coronavirus affected China
New Delhi, Feb 18 (IANS) After finding that the aviation industry is in no position to provide infrastructure to bring back Indians from the coronavirus affected places in China, the government has approached the Indian Air Force (IAF) to carry out the tough task.
2020-02-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
54% higher rates of COPD in women with HIV: Study
Toronto, Feb 18 (IANS) Researchers have found that the rate of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) among women living with HIV was 54 per cent higher than that of HIV-negative women.
2020-02-18
Category: International, Canada,Health/Medicine
Punjab names medical college after Ambedkar
Chandigarh, Feb 18 (IANS) As a tribute to the father of the Indian Constitution, B.R. Ambedkar, the Punjab Cabinet on Tuesday agreed to the renaming of Government Medical College in Mohali as Dr B.R. Ambedkar State Institute of Medical Sciences.
2020-02-18
Category: India, Punjab,National,Health/Medicine
Punjab to fill 550 posts in medical colleges
Chandigarh, Feb 18 (IANS) The Punjab Cabinet on Tuesday approved creation of 550 posts in the Government Medical Colleges at Patiala and Amritsar with the objective of further improving and streamlining the functioning of these institutions.
2020-02-18
Category: India, Punjab,National,Health/Medicine
Mortality risk higher in IVF babies before 1 yr of age
London, Feb 18 (IANS) Researchers have found that the children conceived through assisted reproductive techniques including IVF (in vitro fertilisation) had a 45 per cent higher risk of death before 1 year of age than children conceived naturally.
2020-02-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine
Vaccine misinformation is more likely on social media
New York, Feb 18 (IANS) Researchers have found that people who rely on social media for information were more likely to be misinformed about vaccines than those who rely on traditional media.
2020-02-18
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Follow plant-based diets for better heart health
New York, Feb 18 (IANS) Reducing animal product intake and following a primarily plant-based diet can decrease the risk of heart disease, say researchers, adding that it's because plant-based food minimises the negative effects of a gut-microbiome associated with an increased risk of coronary heart disease.
2020-02-18
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Mediterranean diet can reduce frailty in old age: Study
London, Feb 18 (IANS) Researchers have found that eating a Mediterranean diet for a year could help keep the mind sharp and reduce frailty in old age.
2020-02-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine
Sitting more may raise heart disease risk in older women
New York, Feb 17 (IANS) Spending a lot of time sitting may increase heart disease risk among overweight and obese post-menopausal women, warns a study.
2020-02-17
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine,Lifestyle/Fashion
Eliminate illicit tobacco trade, ASPA urges Centre
New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) The Authentication Solutions Providers' Association (ASPA) has urged the government to eliminate illicit tobacco trade as only 10 per cent of tobacco consumption in the county constitutes legal cigarettes.
2020-02-17
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Health/Medicine
Poor sleep can increase heart disease risk in women
New York, Feb 17 (IANS) Women who sleep poorly tend to overeat and consume a lower-quality diet, say researchers, adding that poor sleep quality can increase the risk of heart disease and obesity.
2020-02-17
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Never trust a person's face: Research
New York, Feb 17 (IANS) Facial expressions might not be reliable indicators of emotion, say researchers, adding that, people should never trust a person's face.
2020-02-17
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
50% of all surgeries will be robot-assisted by 2025: L&T
Bengaluru, Feb 17 (IANS) Infrastructure and engineering conglomerate Larsen & Toubro (L&T) expects almost 50 per cent of all surgeries to be robot-assisted by 2025, as Artificial Intelligence (AI) makes robots precise enough to facilitate complex surgeries, the company said on Monday.
2020-02-17
Category: India, Karnataka,Technology,Health/Medicine
The 'beer goggles' effect do actually exist: Study
London, Feb 16 (IANS) Drunk people are equally diverted by unattractive and attractive people, say researchers, adding that evidence suggests that 'beer goggles' effect really do exist.
2020-02-16
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine
Air pollution's tiny particles may trigger heart attacks
New York, Feb 16 (IANS) Researchers have found that even a few hours' exposure to ambient ultrafine particles common in air pollution may potentially trigger a non-fatal heart attack.
2020-02-16
Category: International, United States,Environment/Wildlife,Health/Medicine
Vitamin E safe for fatty liver in HIV patients: Study
Toronto, Feb 16 (IANS) A type of fatty liver disease that commonly affects patients with HIV can be safely treated with vitamin E, researchers have found.
2020-02-16
Category: International, Canada,Health/Medicine
Chronic kidney disease killing over 1mn people worldwide
New York, Feb 14 (IANS) Researchers have revealed that chronic kidney disease caused 1.23 million deaths worldwide in 2017 and the rates of people needing dialysis have increased more than 40 per cent since 1990.
2020-02-14
Category: International, United States,National,Health/Medicine,Lifestyle/Fashion
10K steps a day may not prevent weight gain
New York, Feb 14 (IANS) Contrary to the common belief that walking 10,000 steps a day prevents weight gain, the researchers have found that it doesn't actually prevents weight gain rather it may decrease your sedentary time.
2020-02-14
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine,Lifestyle/Fashion
Smelling your lover's T-shirt can improve sleep
Toronto, Feb 14 (IANS) Having trouble sleeping? Forget counting sheep. All you may need is your romantic partner's favourite T-shirt wrapped around your pillow, as researchers have found that the scent of a romantic partner can improve sleep.
2020-02-14
Category: International, Canada,Health/Medicine,Lifestyle/Fashion
Ministers hold 2nd meet to review coronavirus preparedness
New Delhi, Feb 13 (IANS) A Group of Ministers (GoM) formed to review, monitor and evaluate the preparedness and steps taken to prevent and tackle novel coronavirus cases in the country held its second meeting here on Thursday.
2020-02-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Asiad2018,Politics
Visit natural spaces for better physical, mental health
London, Feb 13 (IANS) Individuals who visit natural spaces weekly, and feel psychologically connected to them, report better physical and mental wellbeing, according to a new study.
2020-02-13
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine,Lifestyle/Fashion
Jaishankar assures help for Indians on quarantined Japan ship
New Delhi, Feb 13 (IANS) With two Indians confirmed to have been infected with the deadly coronavirus aboard the quarantined Diamond Princess cruise ship off the coast of Yokohama in Japan, the Centre on Thursday has assured all assistance.
2020-02-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
39 new coronavirus cases on quarantined Japanese ship
Tokyo, Feb 12 (IANS) The Japanese Health Ministry on Wednesday confirmed that 39 more people have tested positive for the novel coronavirus on the Diamond Princess cruise ship.
2020-02-12
Category: International, Japan,Health/Medicine
Shingles vaccine may also avert stroke risk
New York, Feb 12 (IANS) Shingles, a viral infection caused by the chickenpox virus, is linked to an increased risk of stroke, but researchers have recently found that Zoster Vaccine Live, one type of shingles vaccination, may prevent some older adults from having a stroke.
2020-02-12
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Taller men may have lower dementia risk in old age : Study
London, Feb 12 (IANS) Men who are taller in young adulthood may have a lower risk of dementia in old age, according to a new research.
2020-02-12
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine,Lifestyle/Fashion
Prolonged sitting linked to depression risk in adolescents
London, Feb 12 (IANS) Young people who spend too much time sitting still are at an increased risk of depression, researchers have warned.
2020-02-12
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine,Lifestyle/Fashion
Smartphone apps not reliable to spot skin cancer
London, Feb 11 (IANS) Smartphone apps that assess the suspicious moles can't be relied upon to detect all skin cancer cases, researchers have found. Also, the regulatory mechanism for these apps doesn't provide adequate protection to the public, according to a study published in the journal The BMJ.
2020-02-11
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine,Lifestyle/Fashion
Vitamin D deficiency during pregnancy ups ADHD risk
London, Feb 11 (IANS) Prenatal factors such as vitamin D deficiency during pregnancy, can influence the development of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), say researchers.
2020-02-11
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine
Happy partner leads to a healthier, longer future
New York, Feb 11 (IANS) Want a healthier future? Your partner may help as researchers have found that those who are optimistic contribute to the health of their partners, staving off the risk factors leading to Alzheimer's disease, dementia and cognitive decline as they grow old together.
2020-02-11
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine,Lifestyle/Fashion
Family conflict may influence suicidal thoughts in kids
New York, Feb 9 (IANS) Family conflict and parental monitoring are significant predictors of suicidal thoughts in children as young as 9- and 10-year olds, says a study.
2020-02-09
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Coronavirus: 138 under observation in Karnataka
Bengaluru, Feb 8 (IANS) The Karnataka Health and Family Welfare Services Department has kept under observation 138 persons across the state in the wake of coronavirus scare, a health official said on Saturday.
2020-02-08
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Health/Medicine
Supercharging cancer cells mutation rate can create vaccine
London, Feb 8 (IANS) Supercharging the mutation rate in cancer cells can create a powerful vaccine that is able to boost the effectiveness of immunotherapy, says a major new study.
2020-02-08
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine
J&K adds to govt hospital list of free drugs, diagnostics
Jammu, Feb 7 (IANS) The Jammu and Kashmir Health and Medical Education Department on Friday ordered an addition to the list of Drugs and Diagnostics being provided free of cost to the patients in government hospitals, Sub-Centres and Primary Health Centres (PHC).
2020-02-07
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Health/Medicine
Protein linked to commonest cause of blindness identified
London, Feb 7 (IANS) An international team of scientists has identified a protein which is strongly linked age-related macular degeneration, the commonest cause of blindness in developed countries.
2020-02-07
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine
Punjab CM orders probe into blood bank's lapses
Chandigarh, Feb 7 (IANS) Taking serious note of the official neglect that led to the infusion of infected blood into two patients and mismatched blood transfusion to a teenager in Phagwara, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Friday ordered a probe into the cases and also inspection of all blood banks across the state.
2020-02-07
Category: India, Punjab,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
First-time users beware! Viagra can impair your vision
Istanbul, Feb 7 (IANS) In a warning for first-time Viagra users, a significant study has revealed that the drug commonly used to treat erectile dysfunction may lead to persistent visual side-effects, such as light sensitivity and colour vision impairment in men who have taken the highest recommended dose of Viagra.
2020-02-07
Category: International, Turkey,Health/Medicine,Lifestyle/Fashion
US preparing to battle coronavirus as if it's a 'pandemic', 12 cases confirmed
New York, Feb 6 (IANS) Confirming 12 cases of coronavirus in the US, officials at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) spearheading the US response said that they are preparing to battle the coronavirus outbreak "as if it is a pandemic".
2020-02-06
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Eat your food with hands to enjoy it more
New York, Feb 6 (IANS) Why people eat rice with hands in most parts of India? Because directly touching the food makes experience of eating more enjoyable, say researchers.
2020-02-06
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine,Lifestyle/Fashion
Feeling addicted to porn? Religious beliefs to blame
New York, Feb 6 (IANS) Moral or religious beliefs may lead some people to believe they are addicted to pornography even when their porn use is low or average, according to a new study.
2020-02-06
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society,Lifestyle/Fashion
Vaping may cause breathing problem in teenagers
New York, Feb 5 (IANS) Researchers have revealed that using e-cigarette or vaping may cause breathing and swallowing problem in teenagers.
2020-02-05
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine,Lifestyle/Fashion