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Toxic chemicals like copper, lead, arsenic harm the heart

New research shows toxic metal contaminants in food and water affects cardiovascular health Even low doses of toxic chemicals in the environment pose a significant...

Pneumonia vaccine could prevent 35K U-5 deaths in India

The vaccine was introduced in the national immunisation programme in 2017 A vaccine that India rolled out in its Universal Immunisation Programme in 2017 could...

Obese? You are more likely to start smoking & smoke more

Obesity is associated with higher risk of smoking initiation. Obese people also likely to smoke more Here's one more reason to lose weight. Being obese makes...

Processed foods such as snacks and fizzy drinks could increase cancer...

No significantassociation between less processed foods (such as canned vegetables, cheeses and freshly made unpackaged bread) and risk of cancer, found the study published...

Clinical care guidelines in India don’t pass BMJ scrutiny

India's model of regulating the private sector is heavily dependent on standardised guidelines. Report may further impact poor uptake of Clinical Establishment Act India’s complex...

To ask about sexuality, or not? Doctors in England debate

Last year NHS guidelines recommended that doctors should ask about sexual orientation of patients. The move has doctors split down the middle. India perhaps...

Sneeze, don’t be polite; else you may rupture your neck

Holding your sneeze can make you rupture the back of your throat. That is why pinching your nose while clamping your mouth shut to...

Traffic pollution can lead to low birth weight: BMJ

If the return of Delhi's smog has left you worrying about its effects on your children, here's more bad news. The effects start from...

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Alcohol kills more than 3 mn each year, most of them...

Harmful use of alcohol kills more than 3 million people each year, most of them men. More than 3 million people died as a result...

Diet rich in fish, fruits & nuts lowers stroke risk

Mediterranean diet can lower stroke risk, especially in women.Fruits and nuts are the key to keeping stroke away. And some fish. One of the largest...

Now, a new weapon against drug resistant TB, a new antibiotic

A new naturally occurring antibiotic called, kanglemycin A is effective against drug-resistant tuberculosis As drug resistant tuberculosis emerges as an increasingly bigger challenge in achieving...