Health and Lifestyle

Saturday, February 23, 2019Quit smoking to offset arthritis risk: Study

New York, Feb 23: Long-term smoking cessation in women was associated with a lower risk of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) compared to those who had recently quit, a new study has shown.

Rheumatoid arthritis is a chronic inflammatory disorder affecting many joints, including those in the hands and feet.

The study showed that the risk of seropositive RA - when patients have antibodies in their b


Thursday, February 21, 20195.7 Cr Indians Dependent On Alcohol says study

New Delhi, Feb 20: In what constitutes an alarming news, a government survey has found that a whopping 5.7 crore people in the country require treatment for alcohol dependency while 72 lakh people need the same for cannabis use, 60 lakh for opioids ad 11 lakh for sedatives.

The numbers may be even higher but the survey's revelation is definitely something to worry over. It was a household sur


Thursday, February 14, 2019Fire at factory in Delhi's Naraina

New Delhi, Feb 14: A fire broke out at a factory in the national capital's Naraina industrial area on Thursday morning.
Around 30 fire tenders were on the spot to control the raging blaze which spread to the upper floors of the factory, the fire department said.
As per fire department official, the call was received around 0710 hours regarding the blaze and fire tenders were pressed into servi


Wednesday, February 13, 2019Low-calorie diet may improve cell performance

Sao Paulo, Feb 13: Consuming low-calorie food may have a protective effect against some diseases as the number of calories a person eats directly influences the performance of various cells, researchers say.

The study on mice showed that a low-calorie diet can protect the brain from neuronal cell death associated with diseases such as Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, epilepsy and cerebral vascular ac


Sunday, February 10, 2019Govt's sensitising through NMHP regarding mental illness

New Delhi, Feb 10: To address the burden of mental disorders, the Centre is implementing the National Mental Health Programme since 1982, under which, it is supporting the implementation of the District Mental Health Programme in 517 districts of the country for detection, management and treatment of mental disorders or illness.
At the district level, funds are provided to each district under t


Saturday, February 9, 2019Doctors at Hyderabad's NIMS leave forceps in patient's abdomen

Hyderabad, Feb 9: In a shocking incident, doctors at Nizam's Institute of Medical Sciences (NIMS) here, left artery forceps in a patient's abdomen during surgery.

This negligence by the doctors at the government-run super-speciality hospital came to light on Saturday when an X-ray revealed that a pair of forceps was embedded in the stomach of Maheshwari Chowdary.

The 33-year-old had undergo


Saturday, February 9, 2019Swine flu death toll touches 100 in Rajasthan

Jaipur, Feb 9: Four people died of swine flu in Rajasthan on Friday, taking the total death toll from the disease to 100 in the state so far this year, said health officials.
The patients who lost their lives were from Kota, Jodhpur, Hanumangarh and Dausa districts.
Also, 87 new cases have been reported in the state, taking the tally of patients to 2,793 in 39 days.

Amongst the fresh cases,


Friday, February 8, 2019DHSK issues health advisory to prevent water-borne diseases, respiratory tract infections

Srinagar: The Department of Health Services Kashmir (DHSK) has issued a health advisory to prevent water-borne diseases and respiratory tract infections in view of the incessant rains and snowfall in the valley.

According to the advisory, the DHSK said the incessant rains for the last few days, could anticipate an increase in respiratory tract infections and water-borne diseases.

Hence, peo


Monday, February 4, 2019Children should go out and play: Study

New York, Feb 4: In this age of computer games, it is important that children should go out and play with neighbourhood kids.

A new study says that parents who home-school their children may think that putting them into organised sports and physical activities keeps them fit but the young need much more.

The researchers, including Laura Kabiri from the Rice University, said the problem lie


Monday, February 4, 2019Kareena sports bold, glamorous avatar for LFW finale

Mumbai, Feb 4: Actress Kareena Kapoor Khan on Sunday brought the curtains down on the five-day Lakme Fashion Week (LFW) Summer/Resort, with a neat, bold avatar in an all-black ensemble by Shantanu and Nikhil.

She looked glamorous in an off shoulder, fitted dress as she sashayed down the stairs, with the iconic central facade of Sophia College, which has been featured in several films, as the b


Sunday, February 3, 2019Decoded: Why do you feel sleepy when sick?

Feb 3: Researchers, including one of Indian-origin, have found a gene that acts as a direct link between illness and the need for more sleep.

In a study of over 12,000 lines of fruit flies, researchers from the University of Pennsylvania in the US found the single gene, called nemuri, that increases the need for sleep.

The nemuri protein fights germs with its inherent antimicrobial activit


Saturday, February 2, 2019Excess use of toothpaste by kids leads to tooth decay: Study

New York, Feb 2: Many young kids who use toothpaste more than needed are at an increased risk of dental fluorosis when they get older, warns a new study.

Fluorosis is a condition that affects the teeth caused by overexposure to fluoride during the first eight years of life.

Fluoride is a mineral found in water and soil. More than 70 years ago, scientists discovered that people whose drinki


Thursday, January 31, 2019Cancer can lead to premature ageing: Study

London, Jan 31: While it is well known that ageing promotes cancer development, UK researchers have showed that the reverse is also true.

A team from the University of East Anglia (UEA) found that leukaemia -- a type of blood cancer -- promotes premature ageing in healthy bone marrow cells.

Importantly, the aged bone marrow cells accelerate the growth and development of the leukaemia, creat


Wednesday, January 30, 2019Police Hospital organising medical checkup camps in Jammu

JAMMU: Police Hospital Jammu is organizing medical check-up camps for the police personnel and their dependents at Gulshan Ground and Channi Himat Jammu. During the camps doctors from Ophthalmology and Pediatrician sections of Police Hospital will examine the police personnel and their families residing in residential quarters at these locations.

Pediatrician checkup will be held on 30th & 31s


Friday, January 25, 2019Over 2,500 tested positive for swine flu in India, 77 deaths reported

January 25: Over 2,500 people tested positive and at least 77 deaths were reported due to swine flu across the country till Thursday, with Rajasthan accounting for nearly 60 per cent of the cases.

According to a data issued by the government, 2,572 swine flu cases have been reported across the country with Rajasthan recording 1,508 cases and 56 deaths till Thursday.

It is followed by Gujar


Wednesday, January 23, 2019Green neighbourhood lowers risk of heart diseases: Reports

Mumbai, Jan 23: An American research paper has now proved that people living in areas with more trees suffer less from heart diseases, cardiovascular diseases and mental stress.
With this thought, Madhavbaug, renowned for its efforts to control heart diseases through Ayurvedic treatments and Sahyadri Devrai, an institution of well-known actor Sayaji Shinde have joined hands.
Madhavbaug’s resea


Monday, January 21, 2019Natural ways to boost immunity in children

January 21: It is natural for parents to protect their children from any harm, including the endless array of germs they are exposed to every day.

As children grow up, they are continuously exposed to various germs, especially in places such as daycare centres and preschool. Children with low immunity are highly susceptible to various types of infections. The high incidence of infections has l


Monday, January 21, 2019Monkey Fever Scare Grips Bengaluru, Other Parts Of Karnataka After 7 Suspected Deaths Due To Infection

Bengaluru, Jan 21: State capital Bangalore and other parts of Karnataka has been put on alert after the outbreak of Kyasanur Forest Disease (KFD), also known as ‘monkey fever’ claimed seven lives in Shivamogga.

According to local media, till now there have been no reports of infections from Bengaluru, but the disease has been confirmed in Shivamogga, Uttara Kannada, Dakshina Kannada, Udupi,


Thursday, January 17, 2019Here's how to feed 10 bn people a healthy, sustainable diet by 2050

New Delhi, Jan 17: Scientists claim to have found a solution to one of the biggest challenges facing humanity: Feeding 10 billion people a healthy diet in a sustainable manner by 2050.

They say to stay within the planet's limits, we will need a combination of dietary change, improved food production through using better agriculture and technology and reduced food waste.

Transformation of th


Monday, January 14, 2019What is to be blamed for childhood cancer?

Jan 13: A team of researchers has thrown light on the community beliefs about what causes cancer in children, an area which remains understudied, finds a latest research.

"Few childhood cancers are attributed to genetics or environmental factors, so when children are diagnosed with cancer, families often wonder ‘why me/why us'?" said lead author Janine Vetsch, postdoctoral research candidate f


Sunday, January 13, 2019Nobel Prize-winning DNA scientist disgraced following racist remarks

Washington, Jan 13 (Xinhua) Nobel laureate Dr James Watson, co-discoverer of the DNA helix and father of the Human Genome Project, has been stripped of honors by his laboratory following "reprehensible" remarks on race and ethnicity.
The Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL), the New York facility where Watson worked for nearly four decades and which has a school named after him, said that it was


Friday, January 11, 2019As swine flu resurfaces in Kashmir, DAK advises people to take precautions

Srinagar, Jan 11: Claiming that swine flu is once again raising its head in Kashmir valley with 16 positive cases and seven deaths so far this season, Doctors Association Kashmir (DAK) on Friday advised people to take precautions to protect themselves from getting flu.

“Simple precautions would help prevent the spread of flu,” DAK President and flu expert Dr Nisar ul Hassan said in a statement


Thursday, January 10, 2019Poor sleep may predict Alzheimer's risk in elderly

New York, Jan 10 : Poor sleep quality may signal the risk of Alzheimer's disease in older adults, a study suggests.

People with Alzheimer's tend to wake up tired and their nights become even less refreshing as memory loss and other symptoms worsen.

However, the reason was not fully understood.

The study, led by the Washington University in St. Louis found that older adults who sleep poo


Monday, January 7, 2019Lok Sabha passes Bill to remove leprosy as a ground for divorce

New Delhi, Jan 7 : The Lok Sabha on Monday passed a Bill to remove leprosy as a ground for divorce amid uproar in the House.

As soon as the House reassembled at 1430 hrs after the third adjournment, Congress members trooped into the Well of the House over the Rafale issue and raised their demand for JPC probe into the matter while SP Members, including Dharmendra Yadav, also entered the Well o


Monday, January 7, 2019How heart attack, stroke affect income

Toronto, Jan 7: People who have experienced a heart attack, stroke or cardiac arrest are significantly less likely to be working or have lower incomes on average than healthy people, finds a new study.

Cardiovascular disease and stroke are the most common causes of death worldwide where one-third of heart attacks, 25 per cent of strokes and 40 per cent of cardiac arrests occur in people of wor


Friday, January 4, 2019PMDP GMC’s Emergency, SMGS’ labor room, maternity wards’ expansion approved

JAMMU: In a big relief for the ever-growing number of patients visiting the twin premiere health institutions of Jammu region --Government Medical College & Hospital Bakshi Nagar and Government Shri Maharaja Gulab Singh Hospital Shalamar, the Centre has approved two key health projects under the prestigious Prime Minister’s Development Package (PMDP).

The first project worth Rs. 49 Crore compr


Friday, January 4, 2019PDP returns to grassroots to revive lost ground, south Kashmir in focus

SRINAGAR: In order to revive the ground it has lost in the Valley after forming an alliance with Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) led by its President Mehbooba Mufti are returning to grassroots ahead of Assembly and Parliamentary polls with south Kashmir as its main focus.

In the past one week or so, many PDP leaders have started to visit to their respective constit


Friday, January 4, 2019Guv asked to stop SFs from harassing militants' families

SRINAGAR: PDP president Mehbooba Mufti Thursday said Governor Satya Pal Malik should issue directions to security forces not to harass the families of the terrorists while fighting terrorism in Jammu and Kashmir.

"Our police is a disciplined force. The Governor should issue clear cut directions that families of militants should not be harassed," Mehbooba told reporters after visiting family of


Friday, January 4, 2019In Jammu hospitals, all patients get ‘same diet’ irrespective of ailments

‘Dietician Department lying defunct since long’

JAMMU: The patients admitted in the premier hospitals of Jammu region i.e Government Medical College and Hospital (GMC&H), SMGS Hospital, Shalamar, Super Specialty Hospital and the Associated Hospitals are all given similar diet irrespective of the ailment they are suffering from as the Dietician Department at the GMC has been lying defunct since long.

As per medical norms, a dietician decides


Thursday, January 3, 2019Mumbai gynaecologists march to 'Save Girl Child'

Mumbai, Jan 3: Gynaecologists and Obstetricians from various leading organisations across India marched in suburban Mumbai to 'Save the Girl Child', an organiser said here on Thursday.

The walkathon was held on Wednesday simultaneously in 130 cities on the eve of the 188th birth anniversary of the great social reformer and earliest women's activist from Maharashtra -- Savitribai Jyotirao Phule