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Noisy hospitals irritate staff, hamper patients’ recovery

Experts call for immediate measures in to ensure hospitals reduce noise pollution and patients are better prepared Noise pollution it seems is everywhere. Including hospitals...

Low carb diet fires up metabolism, helps burn more calories

Study in BMJ argues that this can change the way we look at and treat obesity A low carbohydrate diet can help weight loss not...

Smoking, diabetes, high BP greater risk factors in women

Study examines how risk levels differ for men and women even for known heart attack risk factors Smoking, diabetes and high blood pressure are known...

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...

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Behavioral therapy more effective than drugs for urinary incontinence

Behavioral therapy alone or in combination with other interventions found to be more effective than pharmacologic therapy for Urinary incontinence Behavioral therapy, alone or in...

Tilt training can halt recurrent fainting or syncope

Tilt training can reduce symptoms of recurrent fainting or syncope by upto 85% Tilt training effectively prevents fainting, according to research presented today at EHRA...

Breast cancer death rates to fall across EU, except in Poland

Annual predictions for cancer deaths in the European Union show breast cancer death rates are set to fall in all countries except Poland   Death rates...