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miscarriage

Vitamin D is key to giving birth after a miscarriage

After a pregnancy loss, women who have higher levels of vitamin D are more likely to get pregnant and have a live birthVitamin D...
Rajasthani woman smoking. Pic: Kandukuru Nagarjun

Smoking costs the Indian economy Rs 1818691 million

Much ground has been covered; tobacco taxes are the ultimate frontier for India Between a 2008 ban on smoking in public places under the aegis...
Obesity

Obesity, even if metabolically “healthy” ups heart disease risk

Women who are metabolically healthy but obese have higher risk of cardiovascular diseases compared to normal weight metabolically healthy women Obesity alone can increase the...
mass yoga demonstration

PM Narendra Modi to lead Yoga Day 2018 main event in Dehradun

Ahead of International Day of Yoga, government plans to take Yoga to every village Ahead of the International Day of Yoga, Indian government is planning...
lung cancer, smoking

Lung cancer risk falls dramatically if you quit smoking

While lung cancer risk falls five years after quitting, it remains substantially higher than non-smokersJust because you stopped smoking years ago doesn't mean you're...
women heart disease

Study finds male bias in clinical trials for heart failure medicine

Clinical trial enrolments favour men; older women are the most under-represented group Women, especially older women are a grossly under-represented group in clinical trials on...
AI could overcome shortage of trained medical professionals

Delhi govt plan to rein in private hospitals ignores systemic flaws

The plan to cap profit margins, offer discounts in case of deaths could deny patients the best possible care in the first 24 hours That...

Vitamin pills, mineral supplements have little health benefits

Study finds vitamin and mineral pills and supplements have little health benefits Popping vitamin pills may in fact do nothing for your health, suggest the...
anesthesia

Sex hormone levels up heart risk in women post menopause

Higher proportion of male hormones poses great heart disease risk in post menopausal women Post menopausal women, have a higher blood level of a male...
India, a health worker explains the importance of breastfeeding

Profit cap, bill waiver on death: Delhi Govt reins in pvt hospitals

Delhi government caps profit margin of private hospitals on drugs and implants; bill waiver for death The Aam Aadmi Party government in Delhi has mandated...

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Why you diet has a role to play in how well...

People who diet to stay healthy are more likely to seek nutrition knowledge, use it to tweak their eating behaviours New research led by the...

PMJAY data can be game-changer for public health programmes in India

Experts and government officials agree on importance of PMJAY data in framing public health policies, emphasise importance of data protection Experts from the government and...

Big tobacco bringing same market strategy into sugary drinks

Study shows how learnings from tobacco have been used to push sell sugar sweetened beverages Tobacco conglomerates once used colors, flavors and marketing techniques to...