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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...

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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Large babies of diabetic moms 3 times more prone to obesity

Study finds babies that are large for gestational age and born to mothers with gestational diabetes are at higher obesity risk Large babies born to...

After US funding ended last year, UNFPA faced $350 mn gap

Last year the US state department announced the decision to withdraw funding to the UN Population agency The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) is struggling...

Can’t do without coffee? Indulge, it could help beat diabetes

New research suggests coffee may reduce risk of type 2 diabetes by up to 25% If you are a coffee addict, this should cheer you...