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Walking for health

Walking in a group may get you closer to your exercise goals

Here's why the group of old uncles taking leisurely rounds of the park can actually be sticking to their exercise regimen better than you Struggling...
Cancer, metarrestin

Huge disparities in cancer survival across countries shows Lancet study

Cancer survival is generally increasing, even for some of the more deadly cancers such as liver and lung, according to the largest and most...
Breastfeeding a baby

Women who breastfeed more are less likely to have hypertension post menopause

Prolonged breastfeeding is associated with lower incidence of children's allergies, celiac disease, obesity, and diabetes mellitus. The effects in the mother however are less...
Doctors perform surgery in operation theatre

Kidney donors at higher risk of increased bp and end stage renal disease

Kidney donors are at risk of higher diastolic blood pressure,  poorer renal function and end stage renal disease (ESRD), a study by the University...
Mediterranean diet, cancer

On fertility treatment? Stick to Mediterranean diet for a baby

Following a "Mediterranean" diet in the six months before assisted reproductive treatment can significantly better chances of becoming pregnant and giving birth to a live...
hypertension

More than 20% Indians have hypertension, above 6% have diabetes, says Harvard study

Rates of diabetes and hypertension are high among middle-aged and elderly people across all regions and social groups of India, a nationally representative study...
Doctor watching occular tissue on Computer

Tata Trusts launches telemedicine network in rural Vijaywada

Tata Trusts on Monday announced a hub-and-spoke Telemedicine Network, covering a population of about 10 lakh people spread over 265 Gram Panchayats in Vijayawada...
Begging Woman India Poverty Old Woman

Rheumatoid arthritis worsens post menopause, finds study

A recent study published in Rheumatology  suggests that women with rheumatoid arthritis suffer a greater decline in physical function following menopause. After studying 8189...
India woman laborer

Rs 2K cr allocation for health protection scheme raises hopes for comatose plan

For the first time since the grandiose announcements - first in the 2016 Budget speech and then in prime minister Narendra Modi's Independence Day...
Fish can help cure preterm birth

Omega 3 fatty acids from fish are more effective in cancer prevention

If you are a vegetarian, this is not good news Much as the proponents of vegetarianism would like to believe that there are no nutritional...

Don't Miss

Honking leads to premature loss of hearing, so #HandsOffTheHorn

Symposium discusses hazards of honking and ways to keep #HandsOffTheHorn With unnecessary honking becoming a menace, “#HandsOffTheHorn”, a civil society campaign, organized a “Public Health Symposium”...

Indian hospital industry set to cross $133 bn by 2022

At a conference on building sustainable hospitals, experts call upon stakeholders including government to pay more attention to sustainability   The Indian Hospital Industry is poised...

Smells good! 2 mins of that smell & you may not...

Study shows smelling your favourite indulgent food for long may help avoid it Just a whiff of fried food may entice you to order a...