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This is How You Can Help a Loved One Suffering From Burnout

BERLIN —When a relative or friend is suffering from burnout, they need your help. Burnout is the result of a long period of stress which negatively affects your wellbeing. While seeking professional help and being diagnosed is a first, important st...

15 Apr 2024

Physical Activity & Higher Body Mass Can Boost Lung Function Growth in Kids

NEW DELHI — Increased physical activity and a higher body mass index (BMI) can help fight lung function deficits in early childhood, according to a study on Monday. The growth of lung function declines in childhood due to allergic conditions and is...

15 Apr 2024

Study Shows Fairness Creams Fuelling a Surge in Kidney Problems in India

NEW DELHI — The use of skin fairness creams is driving a surge in kidney problems in India, according to a new study. Driven by society’s obsession with fair skin, skin fairness creams have a lucrative market in India. However, the huge amount of...

14 Apr 2024

Love seafood? Beware of ‘forever chemicals’, says study

LONDON — While consuming lobsters, shrimp, tuna, and other kinds of seafood may be good to boost your Omega-3 levels, eating them more frequently can increase the risk of exposure to a group of industrial chemicals called per- and poly-fluoroalkyl ...

13 Apr 2024

Are Animals Passing Deadly Bacteria to Humans?

LONDON — Animals play a role in the spread of deadly bacteria, a new study has revealed. The study presented by the European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (ESCMID) found evidence of ‘multidrug-resistant’ bacte...

13 Apr 2024

Lifestyle Diseases Wreaking Havoc

NEW DELHI — In an explosive revelation from GOQii’s India Fit Report 2024 titled “Thriving at Any Age: The Blueprint for Healthy Longevity,” a shocking 45 percent of India’s population hovers dangerously close to being class...

10 Apr 2024

Conceptualising Inquisitive Summer Vacation Activities

NEW DELHI — Children love vacations and yearn for a break from studies to get into the larger world to learn a lot more things. Hence, vacations need to be productive and here is where parents can help by devising and conceptualising inquisitive ac...

10 Apr 2024

India accounts for 2nd highest number of cases in hepatitis B & C after China— WHO report

GENEVA — India accounted for the second-highest number of cases of hepatitis B and C in 2022 after China, with 3.5 crore infections, according to a report by the World Health Organisation (WHO). Hepatitis is an inflammation of the liver that can ca...

10 Apr 2024

India Among Top 10 Countries With Two-Thirds of Hepatitis B & C Burden — WHO

NEW DELHI — India is among the top 10 countries of the world that represent nearly two-thirds of the burden of hepatitis B and C combined, according to the World Health Organization (WHO) 2024 Global Hepatitis Report released on Tuesday. The 10 cou...

09 Apr 2024

Why India is Seeing a Rising Trend of Diseases

NEW DELHI — Increased stress in life and a sedentary lifestyle combined with a spike in consumption of junk food, smoking tobacco, and alcohol is behind the surging cases of diseases in India, said experts here on Tuesday. About one in three Indian...

09 Apr 2024

Why India is seeing a rising trend of diseases

NEW DELHI — Increased stress in life and a sedentary lifestyle combined with a spike in consumption of junk food, smoking tobacco, and alcohol is behind the surging cases of diseases in India, said experts here on Tuesday. About one in three Indian...

09 Apr 2024

World Health Day Underscores Urgency of Universal Access to Quality Healthcare

HYDERABAD — In the pursuit of health equity and universal access to quality healthcare, the World Health Organization (WHO) is celebrating April 7 as World Health Day with the theme ‘My Health My Right’. This year’s theme resonates deeply...

07 Apr 2024

Blood tests Can Help Detect Heart Attack Risk — KGMU

LUCKNOW — A timely blood test can help doctors check the risk of heart attack, or detect how serious a head injury might be, thereby reducing time spent in the emergency room and no exposure to radiation from CT scans. This new approach was discuss...

07 Apr 2024

Healthcare Industry, Individuals Must Focus on ‘Prevention First’ — Dr Devi Shetty

NEW DELHI — Even as cases of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) are rising significantly, the focus of the healthcare industry as well as individuals must be on ‘prevention-first,” said renowned cardiologist Dr Devi Shetty on Saturday, ahead of W...

06 Apr 2024

One Health Approach Key to Predict, Prevent Future Zoonotic Outbreaks— Experts

NEW DELHI — The government’s One Health approach is vital for both predicting as well as preventing any future zoonotic — disease that jumps from animals to humans — outbreak, health experts opined on Saturday, ahead of the World ...

06 Apr 2024

Tingling, Burning, Numbness in Your Feet? It Can be a Sign of Prediabetes

NEW DELHI — If you are regularly experiencing tingling, burning, numbness, and pain in your feet, you may be prediabetic — a sign that your body’s insulin levels are rising, said Dr. Sudhir Kumar, a Hyderabad-based neurologist on Saturday. ...

06 Apr 2024

Doctors caution on heat-related illness as mercury set to reach 40 degrees Celsius

NEW DELHI — As mercury is set to reach 40 degrees Celsius, doctors on Saturday advised caution on heat-related illness. The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) on Saturday predicted a possibility of the temperatures rising to 39 degrees Celsius ...

06 Apr 2024

Active Workstations May Boost Cognitive Performance, Overall Health — Study

SAN FRANCISCO — Active workstations containing a walking pad, bike, stepper or standing desk are successful strategies for lowering sedentary time and improving mental cognition at work without reducing job performance, a new study suggested on Thu...

04 Apr 2024

Scientists Find Link Between Lack of Sleep, Unemployment and Heart Disease

NEW YORK — Researchers have found an association between people who are unemployed, uninsured, or do not have education beyond high school, lack of proper sleep, and an increased risk of cardiovascular disease. The study on Asian Americans, includi...

04 Apr 2024

Here’s How to Take Care of Your Foot Health if You Have Diabetes

NEW DELHI —  Maintaining proper foot health is essential for people with diabetes, as it can significantly impact nerves and blood supply to the feet, leading to ulcers, said a top diabetologist on Tuesday. Low blood supply to the foot can also re...

02 Apr 2024

Deal patiently with autistic kids — Experts

LUCKNOW — Medical experts have said that changes in routine, unfamiliar places and strangers can be significant stressors for autistic children and teenagers. Talking to IANS on Autism Awareness Day on Tuesday, they said that proactive measures can...

02 Apr 2024

Here’s how to take care of your foot health if you have diabetes

NEW DELHI — Maintaining proper foot health is essential for people with diabetes, as it can significantly impact nerves and blood supply to the feet, leading to ulcers, said a top diabetologist on Tuesday. Low blood supply to the foot can also resu...

02 Apr 2024

World Autism Awareness Day: Nagaland catching up in spreading awareness

DIMAPUR — The United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) declared on April 2 as World Autism Awareness Day in 2007 to promote and affirm the full realisation of human rights and fundamental freedoms for autistic people on an equal basis with others Sev...

01 Apr 2024

Why is Early Intervention Key for Treatment of Autism?

NEW DELHI — Early intervention can help develop skills, reduce difficulties, and ensure long-term success of people suffering from autism — a developmental disorder that affects how individuals behave, interact, and learn, said experts on Mon...

01 Apr 2024

Online Doctor Consultations Surge 4x Post-Covid Pandemic in India — Report

NEW DELHI — There has been a four-fold increase in online doctor consultations in India, since the Covid-19 pandemic, revealed a report on Monday. The report by Practo, a digital healthcare platform, showed that Tier 1 cities account for most onlin...

01 Apr 2024
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