Health and Lifestyle

Wednesday, February 21, 2018Self-esteem key to treat mental health patients: Study

Toronto, Feb 21 : Improving how mental health patients perceive themselves can be critical in treating them, a first of its kind study has claimed.

The findings of the study suggest that youths with psychiatric disorders, currently receiving inpatient services, reported lower self-concept, particularly global self-worth, compared to those receiving outpatient services.

"This was the first s


Wednesday, February 21, 2018Traditional fashion technique to opt for Holi

New Delhi, Feb 21 : Go for prints and techniques like bandhani and batik while picking outfits for your Holi celebrations, say experts.

Sandeep Sharma, Director, Fabriclore, has listed down some tips on fashion options you can pick for Holi.

* Indigo: The deep blue colour of the indigo dye suits the mood of the festival. Hand block floral and abstract indigo motifs done on soft and durable


Tuesday, February 20, 2018SMVD Narayana Superspeciality Hospital performs rare surgery on patient suffering from Liver Cirrhosis

Jammu, 20 February : Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Narayana Superspeciality Hospital (SMVDNSH), Katra infused a new lease of life into a 55-yr-old male patient suffering from Liver Cirrhosis by performing a rare lifesaving procedure. The man was not only suffering from Liver Cirrhosis, which is commonly known as Advanced Liver Failure, but also developed large duodenal ulcer, a sore on the upper part of


Tuesday, February 20, 2018Microcephaly, a rare nervous system disorder that causes a baby's head to be small and not fully developed

Kolkata, Feb 20 : Microcephaly is a condition where a baby has a head size much smaller compared with other babies of the same age and sex.

Head size is an important measurement to monitor a child’s brain growth. The severity of microcephaly ranges from mild to severe. Microcephaly can be present at birth (congenital) or may develop postnatally (acquired).

Microcephaly is a rare condition.


Tuesday, February 20, 2018'Each year, 6 lakh newborns die within 28 days of birth in India'

New Delhi, Feb 20 : A quarter of global neonatal deaths happen in India where nearly 600,000 newborns die within 28 days of their birth every year, according to a new Unicef study.

The study, which found the number of newborn deaths in India was one of the highest in the world, says the causes of such deaths are preventable and treatable as 80 per cent of these fatalities happen for no serious


Monday, February 19, 2018By 2020, Oral Cancer will cause 30% death due to limited awareness

Kolkata, Feb 19 : Oral cancer is solely responsible for the highest number of cancer deaths in India in comparison to any other country in the world.

Globally, India constitutes 1/3rd of the cancer in head and neck region, particularly, mouth, tongue, pharynx, and larynx region.

In India and rest of the sub-continent i.e. in Pakistan and Bangladesh, it is gradually growing over the last few


Monday, February 19, 2018Musculoskeletal conditions, second largest contributor to disability worldwide

Kolkata, Feb 19 : Musculoskeletal conditions are the second largest contributor to disability worldwide, with lower back pain being the single leading cause of disability globally.

Musculoskeletal conditions and injuries are not just conditions of older age – they are relevant across the life-course. Between one in three and one in five people live with a painful and disabling musculoskeletal


Saturday, February 17, 2018Girls may inherit ovarian cancer gene from fathers

New York, Feb 17 : Scientists have found a gene responsible for ovarian cancer that can be passed down from fathers to their daughters.

The study found that genes on the X-chromosome get potentially passed down through the father to his daughter, thus increasing the risk of ovarian cancer in girls.

A mutation on the X-chromosome may also advance ovarian cancer's age of onset by more than si


Saturday, February 17, 2018250 Renal Transplants conducted at SKIMS

Srinagar, Feb 17 : The department of Urology and Kidney Transplant Unit (KTU) at the Sher-I-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences (SKIMS) has successfully conducted record 250 kidney transplants till date, making it at par with any other centre in the country, an officiual of the institute said here on Saturday.

According to Saleem Wani, Head of the Department (HoD) in Urology, renal transplan


Saturday, February 17, 2018Karnataka to provide healthcare to all soon

Bengaluru, Feb 17 : In line with the 'Modicare' of the Central government, Karnataka too would provide healthcare to all people in the state soon, Chief Minister Siddaramaiah said on Friday.

"The universal health coverage scheme under the name 'Arogya Karnataka Yojane' will be started this month to provide primary, secondary and tertiary treatment to all people in the state," Siddaramaiah said


Friday, February 16, 2018Individualized, supportive care key to positive childbirth experience: WHO

Kolkata, Feb 16 : The World Health Organisation (WHO) has issued new recommendations to establish global care standards for healthy pregnant women and reduce unnecessary medical interventions.

Worldwide, an estimated 140 million births take place every year. Most of these occur without complications for women and their babies. Yet, over the past 20 years, practitioners have increased the use o


Thursday, February 15, 2018How exercise helps you stay sharp

New York, Feb 15 : Engaging in regular physical activity is good for your brain too, suggests new research that found a link between a lower fitness level and faster deterioration of vital nerve fibres in the brain.

This deterioration results in cognitive decline, including memory issues characteristic of dementia patients.

The findings provide more evidence that exercise improves brain hea


Thursday, February 15, 2018Aditya-Rani's wedding a 'trial' for Sabyasachi

Mumbai, Feb 15 : Actress Rani Mukerji quipped that ace designer Sabyasachi did a trial with her wedding so star couple Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma's marriage went smoothly.

In the upcoming episode of Colors Infinity's show "BFFs with Vogue", Sabyasachi will be seen spilling beans about the preparation process behind the "secret" wedding of star cricketer Kohli and actress-producer Anushka i


Tuesday, February 13, 2018New rabies treatment for humans can treat cattle too: Research

Shimla, Feb 13 : New research by experts based in Himachal Pradesh has shown that the new human protocol to treat rabies, also approved by the WHO, could be effective in treating cattle with rabies.

This line of treatment has not only proved to be lifesaving for the animals but is also a low cost protocol for rabies prophylaxis, meaning to prevent rabies after a dog bite.

At present, the tr


Tuesday, February 13, 2018Night shifts may raise risk of diabetes

New York, Feb 13 : Do you frequently work in night shifts? Beware, you are more likely to develop Type 2 diabetes, a precursor to cardiovascular diseases, researchers have warned.

Type 2 diabetes is a chronic condition that affects the way the body processes blood sugar (glucose).

The study found that people working irregular or rotating shifts with usual night shifts were 44 per cent more


Sunday, February 11, 2018Overweight and obesity defined as abnormal

Kolkata, Feb 11 : Overweight and obesity are defined as abnormal or excessive fat accumulation that may impair health.

Body mass index (BMI) is a simple index of weight-for-height that is commonly used to classify overweight and obesity in adults. It is defined as a person's weight in kilograms divided by the square of his height in meters (kg/m2).

For adults, WHO defines overweight and ob


Friday, February 9, 2018Indian designer to debut at New York Fashion Week

New Delhi, Feb 9 : Indian designer Prarthnna is geared up to mark her debut on the New York Fashion Week with her brand Kovet.

Prarthnna will showcase her Spring Summer 2018 collection titled 'Unabridged' at the New York Fashion Week with Society Fashion Week on Saturday.

"I believe in portraying a woman as a perfect blend of sensuality and class. Dressing should be defined by body shape,


Friday, February 9, 2018Fortis Healthcare's promoters resign from board

Mumbai, Feb 9 : The promoters of Fortis Healthcare on Thursday resigned from the company's board.

According to a late night BSE filing on Thursday, promoters Malvinder Mohan Singh and Shivinder Mohan Singh have resigned.

The development happens days after the Delhi High Court upheld an international arbitral award of Rs 3,500 crore to Daiichi Sankyo against the former promoters of Ranbaxy L


Friday, February 9, 2018GOING VEGAN- HOW YOU SHOULD DO IT ?

In our last week’s edition of “Health & Lifestyle”, we gave you a detailed description of why you should go vegan. You can read it at ( This week we are going to you a beginner’s guide of how you can become a Vegan. Read on.

While being a vegetarian isn’t for everyone (and neither is Pamela Anderson), I talk to lots of people every day who tell


Thursday, February 8, 2018Protein that may improve survival during flu identified

New York, Feb 8 : Researchers have identified a protein that modifies the immune response to the flu and may also help reduce lung inflammation and improve survival during influenza.

The results -- published in the journal Respiratory Research -- suggest that the protein, GM-CSF, could be a potential therapeutic strategy for treating the flu, said E Scott Halstead, Assistant Professor at Penn


Thursday, February 8, 2018GOING VEGAN – WHY YOU SHOULD DO IT ?

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is doing it, Cricketer Virender Sehwag is doing it, and so are Bollywood Actors Alia Bhatt and Shahid Kapoor. People from all kinds of backgrounds, all kinds of professions and at all ages have been going vegan over the last couple of years. It seems like the world is waking up to the possibility of trading chronic diseases for compassion and longevity.

A couple o


Wednesday, February 7, 2018Health Talk with Jammu's 1st Ace Certified Trainer Ace Certified trainer, Sunil Kumar

In this special episode of Health Talk, Former Mr. J&K, Air Force Coach and Jammu's 1st Ace Certified Trainer Ace Certified trainer, Sunil Kumar has a list of important advises for Beginners in gym. Watch.



Wednesday, February 7, 2018Working to end myths and misconceptions about female genital mutilation

Kolkata, Feb 7 : The World Health Organization (WHO) joined individuals, organizations and UN partners worldwide in marking the International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation (FGM).

FGM has no health benefits, and it harms girls and women in many ways. It reflects deep-rooted inequality between the sexes, and constitutes an extreme form of discrimination against women. Desp


Tuesday, February 6, 2018Add hues of black to your plate for healthy living

New Delhi, Feb 6 : From detoxification, a healthy heart to improving digestion, eating black meals comes with its advantages, say experts.

Black rice, activated charcoal and sesame seeds -- some of these ingredients have already made their way to sandwiches, salads, cocktails and ice creams.

According to Suman Aggarwal, "Black meals that are infused with activated charcoal are not only hea


Monday, February 5, 20185 health tips to prepare yourself for onset of summer

New Delhi, Feb 5 : As winter starts to give way to the spring, people struggle to keep pace with the seasonal transition and the potential health risks posed by the change.

The onset of a new season can be tricky; it can call for a change in routine, a revamped diet, and a new exercise regimen that suits the weather.

Dr. Hariprasad, Ayurveda Expert, The Himalaya Drug Company, shares five t


Monday, February 5, 2018'Most Indians concerned about poor lighting harming kids' eyesight'

New Delhi, Feb 5 : Almost 61 per cent of Indian parents agree that studying under poor quality, flickering light can damage a child's eyesight, a survey by Philips Lighting said here on Monday.

According to the survey, which was conducted across 12 countries including India, children in India spend on an average upto 12 hours a day in poor quality light both in school and home.

The survey p


Monday, February 5, 2018Hope to work for another two decades in industry: Kareena

Mumbai, Feb 5 : Actress Kareena Kapoor Khan, who is looking her best self nowadays after shedding all the extra weight after the birth of her son Taimur, says her journey in the film industry has been enriching and she would like to work another two decades in Bollywood.

"It's been honorable and I would say enriching. It has been 18 years and still counting. I hope to work for another two deca


Sunday, February 4, 2018J&K has witnessed rise in cancer cases, let us create awareness about it: CM

Srinagar, Feb 4 : Asserting that state has seen a rise in cancer cases in the last seven years, Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti on Sunday urged the people to come together to create awareness about this disease.

On World Cancer day, the Chief Minister said, ''the disease is curable if detected and treated in time.''

''J&K has seen a rise in cancer cases in the last seven years. Let us come t


Sunday, February 4, 2018Food preservative shows promise in schizophrenia treatment

Taipei, Feb 4 : Researchers have found that a common food preservative can treat schizophrenia patients whose symptoms do not respond to available antipsychotic drugs.

The results of the clinical trial, published in the journal Biological Psychiatry, showed that the food preservative, sodium benzoate, improves symptoms in clozapine-resistant schizophrenia.

The study, led by Hsien-Yuan Lane


Sunday, February 4, 2018Kareena was amazed: Saif Ali Khan on LFW walk

Mumbai, Feb 4 : Actor Saif Ali Khan, who walked as a showstopper for designers Shantanu and Nikhil at Lakme Fashion Week (LFW) Summer/ Resort 2018, says that his wife Kareena Kapoor Khan was amazed to hear about his plans.

"My wife was surprised and amazed as I believe; she thought she was the only one walking the Lakme Fashion Week. But this was a last minute thing," Saif told media during th