Health and Lifestyle

Monday, December 17, 2018Religare Health Insurance gets Best Travel Insurance award

New Delhi, Dec 17 (UNI) Religare Health Insurance has been conferred India’s ‘Best Travel Insurance’ award at ‘The India Travel Awards’.

This was the fifth edition of the awards, organised by the DDP Group to recognise, facilitate and celebrate travel trade professionals across the country.

The event witnessed more than 4,000 nominations across 20 award ceremonies and was supported by the


Monday, December 17, 2018World's oldest monkeys may help fight against HIV

December 17: Turns out, world's oldest monkeys -- the Rhesus macaque -- could be prompted to produce neutralizing antibodies against one strain of HIV that resembles the resilient viral form that most commonly infects people.

The study identified the rare, vulnerable areas on HIV and the immune system to make antibodies attack those areas. Further, research scientists showed that the body need


Sunday, December 16, 2018Govt committed to ensure drugs' quality, safety not compromised

New Delhi, Dec 16: The Government is committed to ensuring that the quality, safety and efficacy of drugs are not compromised.

With this view, the Government has taken a series of measures, including strengthening legal provisions, workshops and training programmes for manufacturers and regulatory officials and measures such as risk-based inspections.

The manufacture, sale and distribution


Thursday, December 13, 2018Caffeine therapy can boost brain development in preemies: Study

Dec 13: A daily dose of caffeine therapy could be safe for premature babies and can boost development of their brains as well as lung functions, according to researchers including one of Indian origin.

The study showed that starting caffeine therapy to babies born under 29 weeks, kept in the neonatal intensive care units (NICUs), within two days after birth shortened the amount of time babies


Tuesday, December 11, 2018Dengue cases go down in Delhi as temperature drops

New Delhi, Dec 10: As the temperature dipped in the national capital, the cases of dengue have also gown down. So far, only 75 cases have been reported in the week ending December 10 compared to 251 cases in the previous week, according to a municipal report released on Monday.

As per the report, 2,732 people have been diagnosed with the vector-borne disease in Delhi so far in 2018. However, t


Saturday, December 1, 2018How to take care of your skin this winter

New Delhi, Dec 1: Winter demands extra care of skin and hair and hence it is important to take care of basic rituals like bathing in lukewarm water or minimizing the use of shampoo.

Shikhee Agrawal, Head Training at The Body Shop India, and Neena Chopra, Director-Beauty and Technical, Just Herbs, shared skin and hair care tips to keep in mind during the cold season.

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Saturday, December 1, 2018Yo-yo dieting can be fatal: Study

Dec 1: Yo-yo dieting, or weight cycling, or the cyclical loss and gain of weight is associated with a higher death risk, researchers have warned.

A study found that this form of dieting leads to adverse health outcomes and 80 per cent of people who lose weight gradually regain either the same weight or even more than they had before going on a diet.

The Endocrine Society's Scientific stat


Saturday, December 1, 2018How to style matha patti, nose rings

New Delhi, Dec 1: Make a unique statement this wedding season by styling your wedding trousseau with trendy matha patti and nose rings.

Jagrati Shringi, Chief Technology Officer and Chief Marketing Officer, Voylla and Razia Kunj, Artisinal Jewellery Designer, list down some jewellery styling tips for you to dazzle on your special day:

* Side-swept style: One of the hottest styles of maang t


Saturday, December 1, 2018Testing for a chromosomal disorder during pregnancy is advisable

Dec 1: It may sound like code language or a password. But no, 22q11.2 is the name of one of the most common chromosomal disorders after Down syndrome.

What is 22q11.2? It's caused by a loss or deletion of a small part of chromosome 22 at position q11.2. Hence the name 22q11.2 deletion syndrome.

The disorder has variable presentation. It may affect different parts of the body, mostly the hea


Friday, November 30, 2018Investments in food processing & bakery tech going up steadily

Kolkata, Nov 30: Over the last few years, investments in food technology and bakery technology in Bengal have increased by several times.

According to the Secretary of the State Food Processing Department recently during the inauguration of the trade fair, International FoodTech India – 2018, the theme this time was ‘Bakery Tech and Hotel Tech’. Along with investment has increased employment.


Tuesday, November 27, 2018Lung disease in middle-aged people may up dementia later

Nov 27: Middle-aged adults who have lung disease may be at a greater risk of developing dementia or cognitive impairment later in life, according to a new research.

The study found that both restrictive and obstructive lung diseases were associated with dementia, including Alzheimer's disease, and with mild cognitive impairment.

However, the link was stronger for restrictive lung diseases


Monday, November 19, 2018AIIMS launches research project on air pollution's impact on health

New Delhi, Nov 19: As the National Capital Region (NCR) battles poor air quality during winter, the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) has started a research project to study the effects of air pollution on public health.

"Delhi's air quality deteriorates every year during Diwali owing to multiple reasons like stubble burning and bursting of crackers. However, last year, when th


Sunday, November 18, 2018Flu vaccine protects pregnant women, their babies: DAK

Srinagar, Nov 18: Urging pregnant women to get vaccinated against flu, Doctors Association Kashmir (DAK) on Sunday said flu vaccine protects expectant mothers and their babies from flu.

“Pregnant women are more vulnerable when it comes to flu due to the way their immune system, heart and lungs change during pregnancy,” said DAK president and flu expert Dr Nisar ul Hassan said.

He said pregn


Sunday, November 18, 2018Trending jewellery styles to hit this wedding season

New Delhi, Nov 18: With the wedding season in full swing, more and more would be brides are breaking away from conventional norms and choosing to dress up their bridal selves as an extension of their own personality. However, selecting the jewellery for the big day can be a daunting task.

Shehzad Zevari, Creative director of Minawala and Rohan Sharma, Managing Director of RK Jewellers South E


Tuesday, November 13, 2018Milk in India largely safe, quality issue persist: FSSAI

New Delhi, Nov 13: Milk in India is largely safe, even though quality issues persist, an interim report released by Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) said Tuesday.

The report of the National Milk Quality Survey, 2018, FSSAI said is by far the largest systematic study of milk, both in terms of sample size (6,432 samples) and number of parameters.

The study, found that, lit


Saturday, November 10, 201829147 complaints forwarded to concerned quarters for redressal: J&K Governor's grievance cell

Jammu: As many as 29147 grievances were forwarded to the concerned quarters for early redressal, said the Jammu and Kashmir Governor’s grievance cell in a statement issued here on Friday.

Official spokesperson said that since the imposition of Governor’s Rule, during June 20 to November 9, the Grievance Cell (including Governor’s Secretariat) received 29999 complaints of which 29147 have been


Saturday, November 10, 2018Nearly 28 lakh children administered Measles- Rubella vaccination till date across J&K

Jammu: Under the Chairmanship of Principal Secretary, Health and Medical Education, Atal Dulloo, a divisional level review meeting regarding Measles- Rubella Vaccination Campaign was held for Jammu Division at Gandhi Nagar Government Hospital Jammu.

During the deliberations, the Principal Secretary was informed that a total of 37,72,960 children will be covered in the State out of which 27,85


Thursday, November 8, 2018Poor aerobic fitness can up diabetes, heart disease risk in kids

London, Nov 7: Lack of exercise, particularly poor aerobic fitness, in children increases their risk for developing Type-2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease, says a new study.

Children with poor aerobic fitness in proportion to their total body mass were found to have a significantly higher risk of Type-2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease than their peers having better aerobic fitness.


Tuesday, November 6, 2018Breathing problems may increase in Delhi-NCR post-Diwali: Experts

New Delhi, Nov 6: Even as residents of the national capital contend with a poor air quality index, the bursting of crackers on Diwali will escalate health hazards over the next few days, experts say.

"Despite issuing warnings every year, no strict action is being taken from the health perspective. There is awareness among people against bursting crackers, but it will still happen. So, post Diw


Saturday, November 3, 2018Childhood violence may spur puberty, depression: Study

Children who are exposed to violence such as physical, emotional, or sexual abuse are more likely to experience faster biological ageing, including pubertal development and increased symptoms of depression, finds a research.

The study showed that in children who experienced early life violence, accelerated epigenetic ageing was associated with increased symptoms of depression.

This means


Friday, November 2, 2018Hot coffee contains more antioxidants than cold coffee

New York, Nov 1: Hot coffee has higher levels of antioxidants than cold coffee, which are believed to be responsible for some health benefits, says a new study.

The study explored that hot coffee has some measurable health benefits, including lower risk of some cancers, diabetes and depression.

For the study, researchers from Thomas Jefferson University in the US showed that hot coffee had


Thursday, November 1, 2018Halloween linked to increased pedestrian fatalities: Study

The young population is more likely to be fatally struck by a vehicle on Halloween than on other nights of the year, according to a new research.

The study found that there is a 43 per cent increase in the risk of pedestrian deaths on the day of Halloween.

"Collecting 'trick-or-treat' candy from neighbours has been a Halloween tradition among children for over a century, and adult Hallowee


Thursday, November 1, 2018How to make your office time lively, fun

New Delhi, Nov 1: Your office is your second home, so make sure you are doing things right to make it a fun and lively experience. Experts suggest how.

Nakul Mathur, Managing Director of Avanta Business Center and Vinay Singh, Co-founder and Advisor of Hunt Offices, list ways that can make life just a little easier and to keep the creative energy pumping at the workplace.

* Remove the clutt


Wednesday, October 31, 2018Vegan diet linked to reduced Type-2 diabetes risk: Study

London, Oct 31: 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.

The study explored that vegan diet is associated with improved psychological well-being in addition to reduction in the risk factors for Type-2 diabetes, and heart diseases.

For the study, researchers from the Univ


Tuesday, October 30, 2018Novel vaccine may reduce post-stroke blood clot risk

Tokyo, Oct 30: 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.

Oral blood thinners are medicines that help blood flow smoothly through your veins and arteries.

According to


Tuesday, October 30, 2018Halloween make up: Quick tips, tricks to keep in mind

New Delhi, Oct 30: Halloween celebrations in India are on the rise, thanks to the young and cosmopolitan crowd. If you are attending such an event and have your costume sorted but wondering about the make up, make sure you are getting few tricks in place.

Bhavya Chawla, Chief Stylist at Voonik and Dilip Kundlia, Beauty Expert and Director of Oshea Herbals shares some quick tips and tricks for


Monday, October 29, 2018Breathing in low quality air can lead to stroke, doctors warn

New Delhi, Oct 29: On World Stroke Day on Monday, doctors have warned that breathing in low-quality air can cause a stroke.

Stroke is a medical condition in which brain cells die due to reduced blood supply. A stroke can be caused by blockage or rupture of the blood vessels supplying the brain.

Gaurav Thukral, Chief Operating Officer, HealthCare atHome, said in a statement: "Lack of awarene


Saturday, October 27, 2018Weight loss surgery may prevent womb cancer in obese women

London, Oct 27: Undergoing bariatric surgery to combat obesity can prevent women from developing womb cancer also known as uterine or endometrial cancer, claims a study.

The findings, led by scientists from the University of Manchester, showed that women who had gastric sleeve or bypass surgery for obesity found that precancerous tissue in their womb reverted to normal tissue when they lost we


Friday, October 26, 2018Cottage cheese as late night snack can boost health

Oct 26: Guilty about your late night snacking habit that leads to weight gain? Switching to a protein-filled snack like cottage cheese can help you to have a positive effect on muscle quality, metabolism and overall health, say researchers.

In the study, Michael Ormsbee, Associate Professor at Florida State University (FSU), gave active young women in their early 20s samples of cottage cheese


Thursday, October 25, 2018Being tall can increase cancer risk: Study

October 25: Taller people could be more at risk of developing cancer, claimed a new study that examined over a million people.

The report, published by the Royal Society, showed that for each 10cm of increased height among women, there was a 13 per cent increase in cancer risk.

For men, the number was 11 per cent.

For every 10cm increase in human height above the average used in the st