Health and Lifestyle

Monday, January 27, 2020Coronavirus scare in east UP due to case in Nepal

Gorakhpur, Jan 27: The first case of the deadly coronavirus reported from Nepal, has led to a scare in eastern Uttar Prdesh, particularly Gorakhpur, because of its proximity to Nepal and the heavy traffic flow across the porous border.

R. N. Singh, a doctor-campaigner for 'Mission Save in India', said: "The virus is deadly and has already claimed lives in many countries. A case has been report


Saturday, January 25, 2020Eating yogurt daily may cut breast cancer risk

Eating natural yogurt daily may lesson breast cancer risk owing to lactose fermenting bacteria which reduces inflammation triggered by harmful bacteria, say researchers.

Yoghurt contains beneficial lactose-fermenting bacteria commonly found in milk, similar to the bacteria -- or microflora 00 found in the breasts of mothers who have breastfed.

Scientists from Lancaster University said their


Friday, January 24, 2020Vaping may not help with smoking cessation: Report

Washington: The US government released its first smoking cessation report in 30 years, showing that there is inadequate evidence to conclude that e-cigarettes help quit smoking.

It is difficult to make generalizations about efficacy for cessation based on clinical trials involving a particular e-cigarette, according to the report.

E-cigarettes have long been embraced as a less harmful way t


Wednesday, January 22, 2020New tool to predict risk of depression in adolescence

Jan 22 (IANS) Researchers have developed a predictive tool that can recognise adolescents who are at high or low risk of depression in young adulthood.

Published in the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, the study also evaluated the performance of the tool in samples of adolescents from New Zealand and the UK, demonstrating differences in its ability to predic


Tuesday, January 21, 202015 youths suffer vision loss due to solar eclipse

Jaipur, Jan 21: The vision of 15 youngsters, aged 10-20 years, were affected due to watching the December 26 solar eclipse with naked eyes, said Kamlesh Khilnani, head of the ophthalmology department at SMS Hospital, here.

They were being treated at the hospital OPD, he said and added, their normal vision was unlikely to be restored.

"Watching solar eclipse with naked eyes can result in sol


Sunday, January 19, 2020Start your anti-aging skincare in 20s

New Delhi, Jan 19: From minimising sun damage to deep nourishment for your skin, a thorough skincare regime started as early as in your 20s, can prove to be anti-aging and youthful, experts say.

"An effective anti-aging skincare routine is a daily investment. Building a skincare routine with our daily habits will have a bigger impact on what we see in the mirror. Your care for your skin is ver


Saturday, January 18, 20205 health tests every woman should have in 2020

New Delhi, Jan 18: Indian women often tend to put their own needs on the backburner, preferring to tend to home and family first. However, the fast-changing lifestyle and juggling career with bringing up children sooner or later begins to take a toll on their health. Many common health problems in women can be prevented or effectively tackled by undergoing testing for the following five health t


Saturday, January 18, 2020Soybean oil diet may trigger genetic changes in brain

Jan 17: Widely consumed soybean oil not only leads to obesity and diabetes but may also affect neurological conditions like autism, Alzheimer's disease, anxiety and depression, report researchers from University of California Riverside, including one of Indian origin.

In a study conducted on mice, the scientists found pronounced effects of the soybean oil on the hypothalamus where a number of


Friday, January 17, 2020Eat walnuts daily for better gut, heart health

Jan 17: Walnuts may not just be a tasty snack, they may also promote good-for-your-gut bacteria, say, researchers, adding that these 'good' bacteria could lead to better heart health.

The study, published in the Journal of Nutrition, suggests walnuts as a part of a healthy diet may be a heart- and gut-healthy nut.

Additionally, those changes in gut bacteria were associated with improvements


Thursday, January 16, 2020Drinking low-fat milk linked to less aging in adults

Jan 16: Researchers have revealed that drinking low-fat milk is significantly associated with less aging in adults.

Published in the the journal Oxidative Medicine and Cellular Longevity, the study from Brigham Young University found that people who drink low-fat milk experience several years less biological aging than those who drink high-fat (two per cent and whole) milk.

"It was surprisi


Wednesday, January 15, 2020Nakuul Mehta: Was initially sceptical to do a web show about youth

Mumbai: Renowned TV actor Nakuul Mehta, who is gearing up for the web series "Never Kiss Your Best Friend", says he was initially a "little sceptical" to take up the role in the show, a story of two youngsters.

"Initially I was a little sceptical if I would manage to get the youth vibe right, because on television I have done some work that was quite serious and intense. This show is full of y


Wednesday, January 15, 2020'Goa Goa Gone 2' to release in March 2021

Mumbai, Jan 15: The second installment of the 2013 film "Go Goa Gone" is slated to hit the screen in March 2021.

A tweet from the official account of Maddock Films read: "One can try, but never really escape this trip! Prepare yourself for the craziest sequel of the best "zom-com" as 'Go Goa Gone 2' releases in March 2021!"

"It's been quite a journey from 2013, and I'm so excited we're back


Wednesday, January 15, 2020Order healthy food on Swiggy via HealthifyMe

Bengaluru: Health and fitness app HealthifyMe announced a partnered with Swiggy to offer over 700 restaurants that offer healthiest food options in Delhi, Gurgaon, Mumbai and Bengaluru.

Curated by a team of nutritionists at HealthifyMe that has over 12 million users, 'FitPicks' will benefit Swiggy users who aim to make conscious and healthy food choices, the company said in a statement.



Monday, January 13, 2020Over 95% women do not regret having an abortion: Study

Jan 13: Researchers have found that even five years down the line after having an abortion, over 95 per cent of the women said it was the right decision for them.

Published in the journal Social Science & Medicine, the study found no evidence that women began to regret their decisions as years passed.

On the contrary, the women reported that both their positive and negative feelings about t


Monday, January 13, 2020Sad people more prone to become chain smokers

New York: Sadness, and not all negative emotions, lead people to smoking and turn it into an addictive behaviour, a first-of-its-kind set of four inter-woven studies has revealed.

A team of researchers based at Harvard University discovered that sadness plays an especially strong role in triggering addictive behaviour relative to other negative emotions like disgust.

"The conventional wisdo


Sunday, January 12, 2020Doctors remove chicken bone stuck in 10-year-old's food pipe

Hyderabad, Jan 12: Doctors at a leading hospital here removed a 2 cm-long chicken bone stuck into food pipe of a 10-year-old boy, thus saving his life.

A team of doctors at Continental Hospitals successfully removed the bone two days after the incident.

The team led by consultant medical gastroenterologist Dr Raghuram Kondala, conducted an endoscopic clipping after the safe removal of the f


Sunday, January 12, 2020Modi renames Kolkata Port after Syama Prasad Mukherjee

Kolkata, Jan 12: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday renamed Kolkata Port after Syama Prasad Mukherjee -- an Indian politician, barrister and academician, who served as the Minister for Industry and Supply in Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru's cabinet.

Modi made the announcement while addressing a gathering at Netaji Indoor Stadium here on the occasion of the 150th anniversary celebrations o


Sunday, January 12, 2020Home remedies for chapped lips

New Delhi, Jan 12: Chapped or dark lips can break your look. UV rays, too much coffee, unexpected allergies, smoking, caffeine and hormonal imbalances or vitamin B2 deficiency in our body leads dryness or chapped lips.

Once you identify the triggers causing the obvious dryness, you can work on treating your lips, armed with a handful of kitchen ingredients and consistency.

Here are some nat


Sunday, January 12, 2020Wellness trends so you're beautiful inside out

New Delhi: In today's world, wellness has gained tremendous currency. The origin of "wellness" dates back to ancient times; it became the IT word between 1970s to 1990s.

One can thank Jane Fonda's first ‘workout video' in the 1980s, when only a few could make a mark in the world of fitness. The video was credited as bestselling in the "at-home-fitness" segment, bringing about a revolution to t


Saturday, January 11, 2020Positive parenting key to shaping up kids' personality: Experts

Jaipur: In order to raise better and more successful human beings, positive parenting is the key as children are the reflection of their parents, experts said.

The way parents deal with their children is the key factor to determine the approach children will take towards problem solving, decision making, goal pursuance, handling stress, understanding and managing their emotions, dealing with s


Friday, January 10, 2020Ban on Malaysian ref palm oil imports to help domestic industry

New Delhi: India has imposed restrictions on refined palm oil imports from Malaysia, although crude palm oil (CPO) imports from the country will continue. The move is being viewed as a major step to benefit the domestic industry in the country.

The Union Ministry of Commerce and Industry on Wednesday issued a notification prohibiting the import of commodities falling under the Exim Code 151190


Thursday, January 9, 2020Obesity linked to higher risks of several common cancers

New Delhi: Researchers in Denmark found that overweight and obesity were associated with higher risks of several common cancers and according to health experts here obesity may worsen the cancer survivor-ship, including quality of life.

According to the study, published in the Journal of Internal Medicine, there were 20,706 cancers among 313,321 adults diagnosed with overweight and obesity com


Monday, January 6, 2020Women take more sugar than men: Reports

New Delhi, Jan 6: The average intake of added sugar is more among women than in men said a survey report on Monday.

A survey was undertaken by Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR)- National Institute of Nutrition (NIN), Hyderabad and sponsored by the International Life Sciences Institute -India (ILSI-India).

According to the survey, women take around 20.2 grams of added sugar in a day


Sunday, January 5, 2020After Kota, 111 infant deaths at Gujrat hospital in December

Ahmedabad, Jan 5: As many as 111 infants died at a civil hospital in Gujarat's Rajkot district in December last year, an official said on Sunday.

This comes against the backdrop of 100 deaths reported last month at a state-run hospital at Kota in Rajasthan.

"As per official records, 111 infants died at Pandit Deendayal Upadhyay Hospital in Rajkot in December, 71 in November and 87 in Octobe


Sunday, January 5, 2020Air pollution linked to poor bone health among Indians

New Delhi, Jan 5: High level of air pollution may be weakening the bones of Indians, in addition to increasing risk for other health conditions such as lung cancer, stroke, respiratory diseases, warns a study.

The study analysed the association between air pollution and bone health in over 3,700 people from 28 villages outside the city of Hyberabad.

The results, published in the journal JAM


Sunday, January 5, 2020Drinking this berry juice may lower blood pressure

Jan 5: Long-term consumption of lingonberry juice lowers high blood pressure and improves the functions of blood vessels, reveals an experimental study.

At some point in their lives, many people develop elevated blood pressure, even hypertension and functional disturbances in blood vessels related to low-grade inflammation.

In addition to drug therapies, nutrition has a key role in the mana


Sunday, January 5, 2020Delhi to get 150 more Mohalla Clinics today

New Delhi: Though the national capital is set to get 150 mohalla clinics, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government is away from the goal of 1,000 clinics.

Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and Health Minister Satyendar Jain will inaugurate one of the 150 clinics, to be opened in different parts of the city, according to an official statement.

Bogged down by red tape in land acquisition, the Delhi


Saturday, January 4, 2020Kids' diet improves after watching cooking show on healthy food

Jan 4: While exposure to television advertisements about fast foods is often linked to unhealthy eating habits among children, a new research has revealed that TV programmes featuring healthy foods can influence children to make healthier food choices now and in adulthood.

Kids who watched a child-oriented cooking show featuring healthy food were 2.7 times more likely to make a healthy food ch


Saturday, January 4, 2020How to beat cold feet in winters

New Delhi, Jan 4: We all feel cold during the winters. Especially during these winters which have been termed as the coldest winters in 118 years! One of the most exposed and vulnerable parts of our body is our feet. There are several reasons why our feet become and remain cold in winters. These include reasons related to extrinsic causes (surrounding environment), intrinsic causes (due to normal


Friday, January 3, 2020Cong asks BJP not to politicise Kota hospital deaths

New Delhi, Jan 3: The Congress has cautioned the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) not to do politics over the death of children in the JK Lon Hospital in Rajasthan's Kota district, where the death toll has reached 104.

Congress Rajasthan in-charge Avinash Pande, while criticising the BJP said: "The party is trying to divert attention from the main issues, and there should be no politics on it. The