Joining a choir may help elders enjoy life, suggest researchers

The study was conducted at 12 senior centers serving racially and ethnically diverse communities in and around San Francisco. Half of the centers were randomly selected for the choir program; the others served as a control group. Ultimately, 208 people participated in the choirs and 182 in the control group. None of them had been […]

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Continuous earphone use can easily damage you hearing, warn experts

When in need of listening to something, earphones are everyone’s best friends. They give privacy, prevent disturbances and make good accessories, all packed in a light and practical wire. However, wearing earphones comes with a risk. A study in the United States found that 51 per cent of high schoolchildren experience hearing loss due to […]

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Improving the quality of life for terminally ill patients is Dr Joyita’s mission

Improving the quality of life for terminally ill patients is Dr Joyita’s mission

When a person encounters any life-threatening disease (cancer, diabetes, neurological conditions, coronary heart disease, HIV/Aids etc.), a traumatising battle for physical and emotional well-being begins. A life-threatening illness not only takes a toll on the patient but also on the family members. Palliative care is an approach which addresses these issues and tries to improve […]

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Economic prosperity has put an entire generation of young Indians in clear and present danger, say doctors

With young Indian adults enjoying the benefits of economic prosperity, changing lifestyle, coupled with genetic pre-disposition, which adversely and somewhat unfairly affects them, an entire generation of India’s population is facing a clear and present danger, claimed leading doctors at a discussion on Friday. Over 200 researchers and doctors from all over India are attending […]

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