Health and Lifestyle

Monday, February 19, 2024Study reveals risk-reducing mastectomy (RRM) may reduce breast cancer mortality

A study co-led by Professor Kelly Metcalfe of the Lawrence Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing and researchers from the Familial Breast Cancer Research Unit at Women’s College Hospital discovered that risk-reducing mastectomies (RRM) in women with a BRCA1 or BRCA2 genetic variant significantly reduces the risk of breast cancer diagnosis and death.

The study, published in the British Journal of Cancer


Tuesday, February 13, 202422 crore Indians aged between 45-59 affected by frailty: Study

New Delhi, Feb 13: A whopping 22-crore middle-aged people (or 16.2 per cent of the population) in the age group of 45-59 in India are affected by frailty, according to a global study.

Frailty refers to a state of weakness in the human body that makes people prone to diseases, injuries and falls.

Although frailty is commonly associated with older people, it may not be limited to a particula


Friday, March 17, 2023The Alarming Truth About Snoozing: How Hitting the Snooze Button Can Harm Your Health

Do you hit the snooze button on your alarm clock every morning? If so, you may be doing serious harm to your health without even realizing it. Recent studies have shown that repeatedly snoozing can disrupt your natural sleep cycle, leaving you feeling groggy, disoriented, and even physically ill.

So why is snoozing so harmful? When you hit the snooze button and go back to sleep, you are essent


Tuesday, March 14, 20235 Skincare Ingredients to Avoid During the Summer

Dermatologists do not subscribe to the opinion that retinol shouldn't be used in summer. The reason being that retinol is responsible for overall skin improvements like cell multiplication and the supply of collagen which make the skin appear more nourished. The fact that it supplies more cells to the skin surface makes us recommend the use of retinol at night because of the possibility of sensit


Tuesday, January 24, 2023WHO calls for action to protect children from contaminated medicines after cough syrups deaths

United Nations/Geneva, Jan 24: In the wake of fatalities among children linked to cough syrups and medicines made by manufacturers based in India and Indonesia, the WHO has issued an "urgent call to action" to countries to detect and respond to incidents of falsified medical products and protect children from contaminated medicines.

The World Health Organisation (WHO) said that over the past f


Saturday, January 21, 2023AIIMS starts free drop service for patients admitted to Cardio Neurosciences Centre

New Delhi, Jan 21: The Cardio Neurosciences Centre of the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) here has started a free drop service for patients to their residence after being discharged from the hospital.

Only the patients discharged from the Cardio Neurosciences Centre (CNC) wards can avail the service on the day of discharge and it is not applicable for private ward patients and


Friday, March 4, 2022World Obesity Day: What are the consequences and health risks of being overweight?

Obesity is one of the biggest public health challenges today, affecting 800 million people around the world with millions more at risk. A life-altering disease, it increases the risk of comorbidities and doubles the risk of Covid-19 hospitalisation.

World Obesity Day is celebrated every year on March 4, and this year’s theme is ‘Everybody Needs to Act’. It should be noted that people living wi


Sunday, February 20, 2022DIY masks: Five ingredients you shouldn’t be applying to your face

Beauty and skincare take time and perseverance– dedication is the key to achieve healthy, smooth and supple skin.

While skincare trends keep changing, DIY face masks or masks made at home from scratch have long been a popular choice. Did you ever wonder about the efficacy?

Dermatologist Dr Geetika Mittal Gupta took to Instagram to shed some light on the usefulness of DIY masks (and their in


Wednesday, December 29, 2021Tips to maintain healthy skin

Jammu, December 29: There is no human being on this planet earth who doesn’t like to have glowing skin. Everyone desires to have healthy skin and some are even so overly concerned about their skin that they spend a lot of their time massaging and grooming it.

However, in today’s world where medical and scientific research has come a long way, issues related to skin have surfaced as never befor


Sunday, November 28, 2021Obesity rising among children in India

Jammu, Nov 28: There has been a rise in obesity among children under five years of age with 33 states and Union Territories registering a spike in the number of overweight children, according to the latest National Family Health Survey (NFHS).
Experts attributed the increase in obesity to lack of physical activity and unhealthy food habits.
The number of overweight children increased from 2.1 p


Sunday, October 17, 2021Contraceptive pill can reduce diabetes risk in women with PCOS: Study

Oct 17, 2021: Contraceptive pill can reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes by over a quarter in women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), claims a study.

PCOS, which affects 10 per cent of women worldwide, is a hormonal disorder causing enlarged ovaries with small cysts on the outer edges.

The contraceptive pill is often given to women with PCOS to improve the regularity of menstrual bleeds


Wednesday, September 15, 2021New Beauty Product Launches from RAMICOS you need to bookmark

Ramya Nalli, CEO of RAMICOS Cosmetics

Beauty enthusiasts, we bring you more reasons to show your skin some TLC this weekend. If you have been searching for exciting new beauty products to try, then you need to bookmark these promising offerings from renowned beauty brand RAMICOS. Be it skincare or makeup, you can get your hands on nourishing face serums, anti-aging night cream, illuminating eyeshadow liquids, and more, that boasts ta


Wednesday, September 1, 2021Nearly 100 dengue cases in Delhi this year; 45 in Aug

NEW DELHI; At least 97 cases of dengue have been reported in the national capital this year, according to a civic report released today.

The number of dengue cases for the January 1-August 28 period is also the highest this year since 2018 when the count had stood at 107 in the same duration.

Forty-five cases were reported in the month of August, according to the report, which is about 46


Wednesday, August 5, 2020Healthy tips for a healthy living

Jammu, Aug 5: All humans have to eat food for growth and maintenance of a healthy body, but we humans have different nutrition obligations as infants, children (kids), teenagers, young adults, adults, and seniors. For example, infants may require feeding every 4 hours until they gradually age and begin to take in more solid foods. Eventually they develop into the more normal pattern of eating thr


Tuesday, March 17, 2020Katrina Kaif's at-home workout tips amid coronavirus lockdown

Mumbai: If you are missing your gym sessions due to coronavirus outbreak, don't worry. Actress Katrina Kaif has shared some amazing workout exercises you all can do at home, amid the COVID-19 lockdown.

Taking to her Instagram account, Katrina posted a couple of her workout videos. She is seen performing squats, pushups and situps along with her trainer Yasmin Karachiwala at her terrace.



Tuesday, March 17, 2020Smartphones main reason for sleep deprivation among Indians

Bengaluru: A whopping 92 percent Indians check their phones just before going to sleep, said a study on Tuesday which revealed that digital services have emerged as a major sleep disruptor, adversely affecting the health of people.

Of the 50,000 responses collected for the study, 54 per cent said they indulged in social media and over-the-top (OTT) platforms late into the night, a 2x increase


Tuesday, March 17, 2020Health Ministry to allow accredited pvt labs to conduct tests for coronavirus

New Delhi, Mar 17: To enhance capacity for diagnosis and detection of novel coronavirus amid rising cases in the country, the Union Health Ministry has decided to allowed accredited private labs to conduct tests for COVID-19, officials said on Monday.

At present only government labs are permitted to do the test and the Centre is making arrangements to nearly double its capacity to test for the


Tuesday, March 17, 2020Goat milk products you should add to your skin care routine

New Delhi: Skincare products such as soaps, lotions, creams and cleansers made with goats milk is slowly making way into the mainstream beauty markets in India.

Shrey Kumar, Co-Founder & Director - Aadvik Foods that recently launched goat milk soaps, said: "Goat milk soaps are renowned across the globe as it is good for the skin smoothening. Now, people in India can also enjoy the benefits and


Tuesday, March 17, 2020Boost your immunity with turmeric

New Delhi: Health is the biggest wealth in everyone's life, even more so during the present unforeseen times when we are grappling with the deadly Coronavirus attack.

"Immunity" is the body's natural defence against disease-causing bacteria and virus which can considerably reduce the odds of getting sick. It is only due to the weak immunity that people are getting affected with the widespread


Monday, March 16, 2020COVID-19 does not spread from pregnant mothers to newborns: Study

Beijing, March 16: Amid the novel coronavirus scare around the globe, some good news has emerged about the COVID-19. Chinese researchers have revealed that viral infection is not transmittable from pregnant mothers to newborns at birth.

The study, published in the journal Frontiers in Pediatrics, is the second out of China within the last month to confirm that mothers infected with coronaviru


Monday, March 16, 2020What's in a banana?

New Delhi: Are you willing to jump a little high on the fitness bar this season? Well, fitness is not just about a balanced diet and a routine, it's also about exercise and monitoring your food intake. If you have newly begun your journey to fitness, it's recommended that you start slow, and focus on one single aspect of your diet. But fitness and health is more about being consistent, so what ca


Saturday, March 14, 2020Ritu Kumar features on Middle Eastern e-comm platform

New Delhi: Indian designers have always aspired to make inroads into the Middle East, and Ritu Kumar joins the long list of Indian names in the Middle Eastern fashionscape.

While some designers have their flagship stores and lines at multi designer stores, others like Manish Malhotra and Suneet Verma often exhibit their collections in Dubai and Abu Dhabi. However, taking it one step further an


Saturday, March 14, 2020Let's stay strong and fight coronavirus outbreak: Kohli

New Delhi: India skipper Virat Kohli has called on the world community to "stay safe and vigilant" amid the ongoing coronavirus outbreak which has been now been declared as pandemic by the World Health Organisation (WHO).

"Let's stay strong and fight the COVID19 outbreak by taking all precautionary measures. Stay safe, be vigilant and most importantly remember, prevention is better than cure.


Thursday, March 12, 2020How important it is to know your kidney's health

World Kidney Day

New Delhi: Kidney disease is a major healthcare burden in both the developing and the developed world with a global prevalence of approximately 850 million people worldwide. The modifiable risk factors for the development of kidney disease are on the rise, which mainly include lifestyle diseases, which are not often closely monitored and treated appropriately.

The global burden of Chronic Kidn


Wednesday, March 11, 2020Grandmother's beauty tips

New Delhi: Like every year, this new year also brought in a lot of resolutions that we promised to keep. One such common resolution was pampering our skin and while there is a huge possibility that we have done absolutely nothing towards it. But there is something about grandma's tips that create a sense of credibility one could always fall back upon. One can easily follow tips which are simple a


Wednesday, March 11, 2020Playing games while eating may decrease food intake

Dear Parents, please take note. Researchers have found that being distracted by technology during mealtimes may decrease the amount of food a person eats.

"When 119 young adults consumed a meal while playing a simple computer game for 15 minutes, they ate significantly less than when they ate the same meal without distractions, said study lead author Carli A Liguori from University of Illinois


Wednesday, March 11, 2020Spring ready with these styles

New Delhi: Get up to date with the latest makeup and fashion trends, cause it's spring! While many of us stick to our go-to tricks for beauty, maybe it's time to shirk the inhibitions and experiment.

Here's a peek into the top makeup trends to usher in the season. Take cues from the fashionistas of Bollywood who show you that confidence can help you carry of any style.

1. Dramatic and exag


Wednesday, March 11, 2020The new chicken substitute post corona scare

Lucknow: With the sales of chicken and mutton going down due to the coronavirus scare, it is the humble 'kathal' (jackfruit) that is emerging as an acceptable alternative.

'Kathal' is now selling at Rs 120 per kilogram -- an increase of more than 120 per cent over the normal Rs 50 per kilogram.

The jackfruit, in fact, is now higher priced than chicken which is selling at Rs 80 per kilogram


Tuesday, March 10, 2020Deforestation for coffee production ups malaria risk

Sydney: Researchers, including one of an Indian-origin, have estimated that 20 per cent of the malaria risk in deforestation hot spots is driven by the international trade of exports including coffee, cocoa, palm oil, tobacco, beef and cotton.

Previous studies have shown deforestation and rainforest disturbances can increase the transmission of malaria by creating conditions where mosquitoes t


Tuesday, March 10, 2020COVID-19: 669 in J&K under observation; 460 in home quarantine

Srinagar: The Jammu & Kashmir government has said till date 669 people in contact with suspected cases of coronavirus have been put under observation, with another 460 in home quarantine.

Eight cases are in hospital quarantine, 55 in home observation, while 146 completed their 28 days surveillance period, the government said.

In the Union Territory of J&K, 55 samples have been sent for test