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4 Reasons Women Should be Aware of Thyroid Disorders

N. Lothungbeni Humtsoe | IANS The butterfly-shaped thyroid gland located at the base of the neck plays a major role in the metabolism, growth and development of the body. It also regulates multiple functions, including energy levels, weight, heart ra...

30 Jul 2021

How to Avoid Vitamin D Deficiency While at Home

By Puja Gupta When was the last time you ran after a bus or chased through the crowd to board a metro on your way to work? When did you last get to sit by the balcony at leisure and bask in the morning sun without having to worry about missing a Zoom...

04 Jul 2021

Waking Just One Hour Earlier Cuts Depression Risk

New York, May 29 (IANS): Waking up just one hour earlier could reduce a person’s risk of major depression by 23 per cent, suggests a sweeping new genetic study. The study indicates that if someone who normally goes to bed at 1 a.m. goes to bed...

29 May 2021

Blood Cancer Patients Can Fight Covid with T Cells — Study

Antibodies aren’t the only immune cells needed to fight off Covid-19, T cells are equally important and can step up to do the job when antibodies are depleted, suggests a new study of blood cancer patients with coronavirus. Researchers at the Unive...

28 May 2021

Terrace Gardening for Healthy Living Aiding Immunity Booster

By Puja Gupta Work from home may also have some adverse impacts like mental fatigue and anxiety. An effective way to overcome this is engaging oneself in some creative activity, ‘gardening’ being an option. With most people living in apar...

27 May 2021

Can gardening be an effective way to fight depression?

Puja Gupta | IANSWhile it may sound weird to tell people with depression to go outside and garden, there is a considerable amount of clinical evidence which suggests that spending time with plants improves our mental health, particularly depression. ...

21 May 2021

1 in 3 Women With Covid Pneumonia at Lung Damage Risk — Lancet

Most patients hospitalised for Covid-19 infection return to full health, but one in three may develop lung damage even after a year, according to a study published in The Lancet Respiratory Medicine. People are most commonly hospitalised for Covid-19...

07 May 2021

The Impact of Covid-19 on High Blood Pressure

By Siddhi Jain It has been over a year and the entire world continues to battle Covid-19. Moreover, the second wave of Covid-19 has put more lives in jeopardy than before, including those of youngsters. People with diabetes, hypertension, heart condi...

03 May 2021

Novel Malaria Vaccine Shows 77% Efficacy

A novel malaria vaccine developed by the University of Oxford has demonstrated high-level efficacy of 77 per cent in its Phase 2 trials. The Phase 2 randomised, controlled, double-blind trial was conducted on 450 participants, aged 5-17 months at the...

23 Apr 2021

Preservative used in popular foods may harm immune system

New York, March 28 (IANS): A food preservative used to prolong the shelf life of Pop-Tarts, Rice Krispies Treats, Cheez-Its and almost 1,250 other popular processed foods may harm the immune system, a new study suggests. The findings showed that the ...

29 Mar 2021

World Sleep Awareness Month: Why Is Sleep So Important?

By Siddhi Jain Sleep is an important part of our daily routine — we spend about one-third of our lives sleeping. Quality sleep — and getting enough of it at the right times — is as essential to survival as food and water, says Sibas...

15 Mar 2021

The Manifold Benefits of Early Detection of Cancer

By Siddhi Jain The importance of early health screening in cancer is twofold, as detecting cancer in the initial stages for better treatment outcomes, and screening is also helpful in risk assessment and risk reduction through counselling, says Dr In...

12 Mar 2021

Eating More Refined Grains Increase CVD, Death Risk — Study

Toronto, Feb. 20 (IANS): Consuming a high number of refined grains — such as croissants and white bread — is associated with a higher risk of major cardiovascular disease, stroke and death, a new study suggests. The study found that havin...

20 Feb 2021

Zinc May Help With Fertility During Covid-19 Pandemic

New York, Feb. 5 (IANS):  Researchers have reported that zinc supplements for both men and women attempting to conceive either naturally or through assisted reproduction during the pandemic may prevent mitochondrial damage in young egg and sperm...

06 Feb 2021

Night-Time Cardiac Arrest Higher In Women Than Men — Study

New York, Feb. 5 (IANS): Women are more likely than men to suffer sudden death due to cardiac arrest during night-time hours, a new study suggests. The study, published in the journal Heart Rhythm, says 25.4 per cent of females studied suffered cardi...

06 Feb 2021

Genetic Mutations Increase Risk of Breast Cancer by 80% — Experts

By Ashish Srivastava According to statistics released by the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) in December 2020 and cited by the World Health Organization (WHO), breast cancer has now surpassed lung cancer as the world’s most c...

04 Feb 2021

Too Much Sugar Intake In Childhood Can Alter Microbiome for Life

New York, Feb. 3 (IANS): Eating too much fat and sugar as a child can alter your microbiome for life, even if you later learn to eat healthier, a new study suggests. The microbiome refers to all the bacteria as well as fungi, parasites, and viruses t...

03 Feb 2021

Why So Many People Overuse Antibiotics

New York, Jan. 28 (IANS): The overuse of antibiotics occurs due to the mistaken widespread belief that they are beneficial for a broad array of conditions and because many physicians are willing to prescribe antibiotics if patients ask for the medic...

28 Jan 2021

Natural Antioxidants Can Keep Heart, Cancer Diseases at Bay

If you want to keep your immune system strong for fighting cardiovascular diseases or cancer, start taking natural antioxidants as health experts on Sunday stressed that it helps in improving overall health by providing many other health benefits. Ac...

24 Jan 2021

CT Helps Catch High-Risk Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease

New York, Jan. 23 (IANS): Researchers have identified that multiple CT findings can identify patients with high-risk non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) — advanced fibrosis or cirrhosis, that is — though the presence of non-alcoholi...

23 Jan 2021

Vaccines Safe, Show Faith in Your Own Products — VK Paul

Allaying the fears associated with the Covid-19 vaccination drive, V.K. Paul, Member (Health), NITI Aayog, emphasised on Saturday that people should accept the vaccines provided by the government and shed apprehensions associated with their safety st...

16 Jan 2021

Nagaland: Less than 1% undergoes cancer screening

Our CorrespondentKohima, Dec. 16 (EMN): Nagaland is among the states with high cancer prevalence but less than one percent has ‘ever undergone medical examination for common type of cancers’, according to a survey. The latest National Family Heal...

16 Dec 2020

Women With PTSD, Depression at High Risk of Dying — Study

New York, Dec. 5 (IANS): Women with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and depression have an almost fourfold greater risk of early death from cardiovascular disease, respiratory disease, type 2 diabetes, suicide, and other causes than women witho...

05 Dec 2020

Food that helps build resistance against air pollution

Puja Gupta | IANS The air that we all are breathing has reached dangerous levels of pollution yet again. People with no known history of respiratory problems are visiting hospital emergency rooms. As the hazardous air quality in a few cities touched ...

04 Dec 2020

Kidney disease leading risk factor for Covid hospitalisation — Study

Chronic kidney disease is the leading risk factor for hospitalisation from Covid-19, says a study of electronic health records. For the study, the researchers examined the health records of 12,971 individuals who were tested for Covid-19 within the G...

04 Dec 2020