Intake of folic acid during pregnancy key to prevent birth defects

Folic acid has been shown to prevent Neural tube defects (NTDs) if administered just before the pregnancy and during its earliest stages

Intake of folic acid during pregnancy key to prevent birth defectsThe Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report that birth defects affect approximately 3 percent of babies born each year in the United States, and they are the leading cause of death among infants. Neural tube defects (NTDs) are major birth defects affecting the baby’s spine and brain. The abnormalities may develop very early […]

Emraan Hashmi’s son declared cancer-free after five years

Bollywood actor Emraan Hashmi on Monday revealed his son Ayaan has been declared cancer-free. Ayaan was diagnosed with a rare case of kidney cancer in 2014 at the age of three

Emraan Hashmi’s son declared cancer-free after five yearsEmraan Hashmi, who has always kept his fans updated about his son’s battle with cancer, revealed that Ayaan, his eight-year-old son has been declared cancer free on Monday, January 11. After battling for cancer for five long years, Emraan Hashmi’s son Ayaan has emerged as a winner. Sharing the news with a heartfelt note on […]

Know how to control urinary incontinence without surgery

Urinary incontinence can severely affect one’s quality of life. There are ways to manage the problem without even thinking about surgery

Know how to control urinary incontinence without surgeryAn overactive bladder (also known as urge incontinence) causes a sudden urge to urinate, even when your bladder isn’t full. For some people, it’s simply a nuisance. For others, the urge can’t be controlled, which leads not only to incontinence but also to a potentially severe negative impact on their quality of life. Bladder training […]

Sedentary lifestyle cancels out heart benefits of having a normal weight

Low levels of physical activity can put healthy weight adults at the same risk for cardiovascular diseases as those who are overweight, a study has found

Sedentary lifestyle cancels out heart benefits of having a normal weightResearchers have found that low levels of physical activity can put healthy weight adults at the same risk for cardiovascular disease as adults who are overweight. “Our study demonstrates that a sedentary lifestyle counters the benefit of being at a normal weight when it comes to heart disease risk,” said lead investigator Arch G. Mainous […]

Indian scientists develop injection which acts as a new male contraceptive

This injection has been developed by a team of researchers from the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR). According to the researchers, the effect of the injection will last for 13 years. Apart from animal trails, this injection has been tested on the 303 human males, as well

Indian scientists develop injection which acts as a new male contraceptiveWhen it comes to birth control, women usually stick to the pill or the partner uses a condom during coitus; there are however alternatives to prevent pregnancies. Birth control is not purely a woman’s responsibility; men too have means to prevent pregnancies. Now, Indians scientists have made a new male contraceptive option which can ensure […]

Air pollution increases the risk of miscarriage in women, reveals study

Pregnant women are at an increased risk of miscarrying if they are exposed to elevated levels of a type of air pollution, a study suggests. Researchers in the US found a 16% increase in the risk of miscarriage among women exposed to higher levels of nitrogen dioxide, a gas created by petrol and diesel vehicles

Air pollution increases the risk of miscarriage in women, reveals studyAir pollution is as bad for pregnant women as smoking in raising the risk of miscarriage, according to a scientific study. They said the finding was upsetting and that toxic air must be cut to protect the health of the next generation. Air pollution is already known to harm fetus by increasing the risk of […]

Will you have a long lifespan? Your family’s genes provide answers

Your chances of inheriting genes linked to longevity are highest if you come from a family with many long-lived members, researchers say. And that includes aunts and uncles, not just parents

Will you have a long lifespan? Your family’s genes provide answersThe study was published online on January 07 in the journal Nature Communications. Using databases at the University of Utah and in the Dutch province of Zeeland, investigators analysed the genealogies of nearly 315,000 people from over 20,000 families dating back to 1740. “We observed, the more long-lived relatives you have, the lower your risk […]

MR vaccination: Maha Education dept slaps notices to non-cooperating school principals

The Maharashtra Education Department is deliberating action against the principals those who are not cooperating for the vaccination programme. As a number of schools have not participated in the vaccination programme

MR vaccination: Maha Education dept slaps notices to non-cooperating school principalsThe State Education Commissioner, Vishal Solanki has written a letter to all the concern officers of the education department in the state. The letter states: Repeat sessions should be conducted in those schools where vaccination has not happened or the percentage of vaccination is very less The officers should aim at 100 per cent vaccination […]

Is your pillow hurting your neck?

Pillows can help or hurt, depending on their firmness and your sleep position

Is your pillow hurting your neck?Pillows are not just for your head and neck. Depending on your sleeping position, additional pillows can help keep your spine in the proper position. The pillow for your head should support the natural curve of your neck and be comfortable. A pillow that’s too high can put your neck into a position that causes […]

Beauty tips: Learn to take care of your skin and hair this winter

In winter months our skin and hair face a lot of issues such as dryness and chapping and diseases such as eczema, psoriasis can flare up. Skin care and hair care therefore needs to be altered to keep skin looking supple and healthy

Beauty tips: Learn to take care of your skin and hair this winterHere are a few essential tips to maintain healthy skin and hair, this winter Use moisturising creamy face washes and body washes that hydrate and don’t strip the skin of essential oils. Moisturise with a body emollient containing ceramides and or paraffin that forms a barrier on the skin and prevents evaporation and retains water. […]