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Long term exposure to honking traffic can make you obese
London, Nov 17 (IANS) Are you obese or overweight? Blame long term exposure to blaring horns and other noise from road traffic, said researchers.
2018-11-17
Category: International, United Kingdom,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
Omega-3 fatty acids reduce preterm birth risk: Study
Sydney, Nov 16 (IANS) Increasing the intake of omega-3 fatty acids during pregnancy reduces the risk of premature births, says a new research.
2018-11-16
Category: International, Australia,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
Indian student dies of flu in Dubai
Dubai, Nov 15 (IANS) A 17-year-old Indian girl studying in a Dubai school has died after contracting flu, making it the second such death in two weeks, authorities said.
2018-11-15
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Diaspora,Education,Health/Medicine
Focus on under-nutrition among children at meet on nutrition challenges
New Delhi, Nov 14 (IANS) The third National Council on India's Nutrition Challenges meet which was held here on Wednesday focused on under-nutrition among children, anaemia and diarrhoea and newer strategies to be brought in under Poshan Abhiyaan to tackle and eradicate them.
2018-11-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
4-year-old Indian boy returning from Umrah dies on flight
Abu Dhabi, Nov 14 (IANS) A four-year-old Indian boy died on a flight due to epileptic seizures on his way back from Saudi Arabia after performing Umrah with his family.
2018-11-14
Category: International, Togo,Religion,Diaspora,Health/Medicine
How Facebook aids in promoting alcohol abuse
New York, Nov 14 (IANS) Alcohol advertisements on social media sites such as Facebook can increase young adults' desire to drink if the ads contain pro-drinking comments from users, according to a research.
2018-11-14
Category: International, United States,Lifestyle/Fashion,Technology,Health/Medicine
Nutrition programmes, education help lowering anaemia in India
New Delhi, Nov 13 (IANS) Improved public health and nutrition programmes for children under five years of age, and higher education and wealth among expectant mothers substantially contributed to lowering anaemia among these two groups between 2006 and 2016, the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) said.
2018-11-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Lifestyle/Fashion,Education,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society
Obese teenagers can face pancreatic cancer risk
New York, Nov 12 (IANS) If your teenager or young adult child is obese, he or she can be at four-times the risk of developing pancreatic cancer later in life, new research warns.
2018-11-12
Category: International, United States,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
US military adopted yoga in training curriculum: Minister
Panaji, Nov 12 (IANS) The US military has adopted yoga into its training curriculum, Union Minister of State for AYUSH Shripad Naik said on Monday.
2018-11-12
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics,Defence/Security,Health/Medicine
Yoga can save government, families' healthcare costs: Suresh Prabhu
Panaji, Nov 12 (IANS) Practicing yoga regularly can enable governments and individual households save on healthcare costs, Union Minister for Commerce and Industry Suresh Prabhu said here on Monday.
2018-11-12
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics,Health/Medicine
This smartphone app can identify heart attacks
New York, Nov 12 (IANS) A novel smartphone app can help determine if you are having the most serious and deadliest form of heart attack and could turn out be a valuable tool to save lives, say researchers.
2018-11-12
Category: International, United States,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine,Technology
Union Minister retracts comments on replacing Parrikar
Panaji, Nov 11 (IANS) A day after suggesting that ailing Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar needed to be replaced, Union Minister of State for AYUSH Shripad Naik on Sunday retracted his comments saying that Parrikar was handling the state administration efficiently.
2018-11-11
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics,Health/Medicine
People will require more food due to increase in height: Study
London, Nov 11 (IANS) An average person in the future will require more food than today due to changes in eating habits and increases in height and weight, suggests new research.
2018-11-11
Category: International, United Kingdom,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
Why grief is bad for the heart
New York, Nov 10 (IANS) Sleep disturbance among people grieving the recent loss of a spouse may put them at increased risk for cardiovascular illness and death, a study has warned.
2018-11-10
Category: International, United States,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
Pension for disabled now made fully online in UP
Lucknow, Nov 10 (IANS) Pension given to the disabled in Uttar Pradesh has been completely made online across the state, an official said on Saturday.
2018-11-10
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics,Health/Medicine
AI tools may fail during key medical diagnosis: Researchers
New York, Nov 10 (IANS) In a first such warning when it comes to the role of Artificial Intelligence in making sense of critical health data, a team of US researchers has said AI in the medical space must be carefully tested for performance across a wide range of populations as the deep learning models may fall short.
2018-11-10
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Researchers develop affordable cellphone-based tool to detect HIV
New York, Nov 10 (IANS) A team of researchers has developed a portable and low-cost mobile diagnostic tool, utilising a cellphone and nanotechnology, that can detect HIV viruses and monitor their management in resource-limited regions.
2018-11-10
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
This wearable biopatch can enhance drug delivery
New York, Nov 10 (IANS) Researchers at Purdue University have developed a new flexible and translucent base for silicon nanoneedle patches to deliver exact drug doses directly into cells and expand observational opportunities.
2018-11-10
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Social media use linked to depression, loneliness: Study
New York, Nov 10 (IANS) Excessive use of social media including Facebook, Snapchat, and Instagram is associated with poor well-being which could lead to depression and loneliness, researchers have warned.
2018-11-10
Category: International, United States,Lifestyle/Fashion,Technology,Health/Medicine
Exercise, diet apps boost health well-being in youth: Study
London, Nov 9 (IANS) With concerns of digital technology harming young people's health, a new study says that mobile applications focussed on exercise, diet and wellness promote their overall well-being and act as effective learning tools.
2018-11-09
Category: International, United Kingdom,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
Childhood exercise can combat diabetes caused by father's obesity
Sydney, Nov 8 (IANS) Besides promoting long-lasting health, regular exercise in childhood can also counteract negative health effects such as diabetes inherited by father's obesity, researchers say.
2018-11-08
Category: International, Australia,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
New skin-like sensor maps blood-oxygen levels in body
New York, Nov 8 (IANS) US engineers have developed a new lightweight, thin and flexible sensor that can map blood-oxygen levels over large areas of skin, tissue and organs, potentially giving doctors a new way to monitor healing wounds in real time.
2018-11-08
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Early rising women at lower risk of breast cancer: Study
London, Nov 7 (IANS) Women who begin their day early are likely to have a lower of risk breast cancer, than late beginners, suggests a research.
2018-11-07
Category: International, United Kingdom,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
Trucks barred from entering Delhi during November 8-10
New Delhi, Nov 6 (IANS) The Supreme Court-empowered Environment Pollution (Prevention and Control) Authority or EPCA on Tuesday banned the entry of trucks into Delhi between November 8 and November 10 amid projections of further rise in pollution level in the national capital post Diwali.
2018-11-06
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife,Health/Medicine
Childhood stress linked to brain disorders later: Study
New York, Nov 6 (IANS) Excessive stress in early childhood can increase the likelihood of brain disorders and affects an individual's response to stress as an adult, says a new study.
2018-11-06
Category: International, United States,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
WFP, Alibaba join to support UN 'Sustainable Development Goal 2'
New Delhi, Nov 5 (IANS) The UN World Food Programme (WFP) and Alibaba Group on Monday announced their partnership to support efforts to achieve the "Sustainable Development Goal" (SDG) 2 -- a world with zero hunger.
2018-11-05
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife,Health/Medicine
New hope for spinal-cord injury patients
Bengaluru, Nov 5 (IANS) Researchers in Hyderabad are developing a new strategy for the treatment of spinal cord injury (SCI) for which currently there is no satisfactory cure.
2018-11-05
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Health/Medicine
How digital assistant Amelia can help transform Indian healthcare sector
New Delhi, Nov 5 (IANS) Touted as the world's "most human" Artificial Intelligence (AI) assistant that can "read between the lines" and "understand emotional expressions", Amelia has the potential to turn India's healthcare sector into an inclusive one, believes her creator Chetan Dube, CEO of New York-headquartered AI company IPsoft.
2018-11-05
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Technology,Business/Economy
Minimise indoor pollution with air purifiers
New Delhi, Nov 4 (IANS) If you prefer staying indoors due to the rise in air pollution in Delhi-NCR, think again. According to experts, the air one breathes inside the house also contains particles that are harmful to health.
2018-11-04
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife,Health/Medicine
Genes tied to obesity may shield you against diabetes
London, Nov 4 (IANS) Certain genetic factors may impact our body in intriguingly paradoxical ways. A team of scientists has identified 14 new genetic variations that were linked with higher Body Mass Index (BMI) but have the potential to lower risk of diabetes, lower blood pressure and lower heart disease risk.
2018-11-04
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine
Alleged stripping of girls in Punjab school; CM orders probe
Chandigarh, Nov 3 (IANS) Amid reports of alleged stripping of girls after the discovery of a sanitary pad in a toilet, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Saturday ordered transfer of two teachers of a Fazilka government school pending an inquiry.
2018-11-03
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics,Education,Health/Medicine
New therapy for Parkinson's shows promise
Sydney, Nov 3 (IANS) Researchers have developed a new therapy using a molecule that has been found to stop the development of Parkinson's disease in several animal models.
2018-11-03
Category: International, Australia,Health/Medicine
High exposure to radio frequency radiation linked to cancer
New York, Nov 2 (IANS) Exposure to high levels of radio frequency radiation (RFR) -- used in 2G and 3G cell phones -- can increase the risk of cancerous tumours in the heart, brain and adrenal gland, researchers have warned.
2018-11-02
Category: International, United States,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
Over 300 policemen on rampage in Patna
Patna, Nov 2 (IANS) Hundreds of police officials are on a rampage here damaging police vehicles and attacking officers following the death of a woman police constable early on Friday.
2018-11-02
Category: India, Bihar,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Health/Medicine
Delhi's air quality near 'severe', three most polluted cities from NCR (Roundup)
New Delhi, Nov 1 (IANS) Stubble burning in neighbouring states and local pollution sources worsened Delhi's air quality to near "severe" level, with Thursday seeing the three most polluted cities from the National Capital Region (NCR).
2018-11-01
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Environment/Wildlife,Health/Medicine
Vegan diet linked to reduced Type-2 diabetes risk: Study
London, Oct 31 (IANS) A vegan diet rich in fruits, vegetables, nuts, legumes and seeds, with few animal products, is linked to a significantly lower risk of developing Type-2 diabetes.
2018-10-31
Category: International, United Kingdom,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
Teenager undergoes rare intestinal surgery at Delhi hospital
New Delhi, Oct 30 (IANS) A 16-year-old boy from Kanpur was blessed with a new lease of life after doctors here successfully treated him with a rare intestinal disorder.
2018-10-30
Category: India, Delhi,National,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
Eating formalin-laced fish does not cause cancer: Goa Cancer Society
Panaji, Oct 30 (IANS) Even as the controversy surrounding the use of formalin in fish sold in Goa continues to rage in the coastal state, a senior official of the Goa Cancer Society on Tuesday said eating formalin-laced fish does not cause cancer.
2018-10-30
Category: India, Goa,National,Health/Medicine
Kerala achieves highest annual decline in infant mortality rate
New Delhi, Oct 30 (IANS) Kerala has been ranked as the top state to achieve highest annual decline in Infant Mortality Rate followed by Mizoram and Karnataka, according to the Health Ministry.
2018-10-30
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Newborn dies of rat bites in Bihar ICU, says family
Patna, Oct 30 (IANS) A nine-day-old baby died after being bitten by rats in the ICU of a government-run hospital in Bihars Darbhanga district, the family said on Tuesday.
2018-10-30
Category: India, Bihar,National,Health/Medicine
Bigger brains linked to higher cancer risk: Study
London, Oct 30 (IANS) Having a bigger brain is directly associated with higher risk of brain cancer, says a new research.
2018-10-30
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine
Novel vaccine may reduce post-stroke blood clot risk
Tokyo, Oct 30 (IANS) Researchers have tested a vaccine, S100A9, that may be able to replace oral blood thinners to reduce the risk of secondary strokes caused by blood clots, without increasing the risk of serious bleeding or triggering an autoimmune response, according to a new research.
2018-10-30
Category: International, Japan,Health/Medicine
Air quality drops in Delhi; experts advise against gyming
New Delhi, Oct 29 (IANS) The air quality in Delhi and NCR went further down on Monday, with experts cautioning people to abstain from any form of brisk physical activity even in indoor gymnasiums.
2018-10-29
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife,Health/Medicine
Air pollution increasing factor for stroke among youngsters: Experts
New Delhi, Oct 29 (IANS) Tiny air pollution particles can also increase the risk of stroke in youngsters and healthy people by damaging the inner lining of their veins and arteries, according to medical experts.
2018-10-29
Category: India, Delhi,National,Lifestyle/Fashion,Environment/Wildlife,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society
For Microsoft, AI is all about empowering 1 bn people with disabilities
Redmond (Washington State), Oct 29 (IANS) Artificial Intelligence (AI) is the big buzzword in the world of technology as it promises to change the way we live and interact with devices.
2018-10-29
Category: International, United States,Media,Technology,Business/Economy,Features,Health/Medicine
High carbohydrate diet may induce obesity in some: Study
New York, Oct 28 (IANS) Researchers have identified a DNA mutation common in animals that may explain why a diet high in carbohydrates induces obesity and diabetes in some but not others.
2018-10-28
Category: International, United States,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
Why cannabis affects women differently
London, Oct 27 (IANS) Hormones could be the reason why cannabis affects women differently than men, brain studies on animals and humans suggest.
2018-10-27
Category: International, United Kingdom,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society
Processed meat, carbonated beverages may up kidney failure risk
New York, Oct 27 (IANS) If your diet consists of pro-inflammatory foods such as processed meat, carbonated beverages and vegetables other than the green leafy and dark yellow variety, you may be at a higher risk of developing kidney failure, researchers, including one of an Indian-origin, suggest.
2018-10-27
Category: International, United States,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
Exercise, low calorie diet may cut stroke risk in menopausal women
New York, Oct 27 (IANS) Mid-aged women transitioning to menopause may be able to lower their risk of developing stroke, heart disease and Type-2 diabetes if they exercise more or eat a low calorie diet, suggests a research.
2018-10-27
Category: International, United States,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
Japan to hold referendum on US base relocation
Tokyo, Oct 26 (IANS) Okinawa in Japan on Friday approved a bill to hold a referendum on the country's controversial plan to relocate a US military base within the island.
2018-10-26
Category: International, Japan,Politics,Defence/Security,Diplomacy,Health/Medicine

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