Adopt schools and counsel students on preventive healthcare, Vice President tells private hospitals

The Vice President of India, M. Venkaiah Naidu has called upon private hospitals, medical colleges, nursing institutions and people in medical fraternity to adopt schools in their respective neighbourhoods and counsel the students on preventive healthcare

Adopt schools and counsel students on preventive healthcare, Vice President tells private hospitalsThe Vice President wants doctors, actors and media to adopt professional social responsibility. He stated this while inaugurating MGM Healthcare, a 400-bedded Super Specialty Hospital in Chennai Referring to the growing incidence of Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs), including cancer, heart disorders and diabetes, Naidu pointed out that modern lifestyle changes were aggravating NCDS. Naidu wanted the […]

Healthy lifestyle may offset the genetic risk of dementia, reveals study

Living a healthy lifestyle may help offset a person’s genetic risk of dementia, according to new research. The study was led by the University of Exeter - simultaneously published on July 14 in JAMA and presented at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference 2019 in Los Angeles

Healthy lifestyle may offset the genetic risk of dementia, reveals study  Living healthily with a good diet and regular exercise may help people with a higher genetic susceptibility to dementia to offset the risk of developing it, according to recent research. The risk of dementia was reduced by 32% in people with a high genetic risk if they had followed a healthy lifestyle, compared to […]

Early exposure to traffic linked to spike in asthma cases worldwide among children

Exposure to traffic-related air pollution has been found causing asthma in nearly four million children across the world. Due to alarming rates, researchers called on the World Health Organization to update its guideline in protecting children from paediatric asthma 

Early exposure to traffic linked to spike in asthma cases worldwide among childrenThe study published in the journal The Lancet Planetary Health highlights the impact of inhaling nitrogen dioxide from motor vehicle exhaust in 194 countries and 125 major cities worldwide. It shows that between 2010 and 2015, 64 per cent of all new cases of asthma occurred in urban areas. The researchers from the George Washington […]

Behavioural therapy can help people with internet addiction, reveals study

Many people spend hours on the internet every week, but some people can’t pull away. For individuals with internet addiction, there's a type of short-term therapy that can be an effective treatment, according to a small study published Wednesday in the medical journal JAMA Psychiatry

Behavioural therapy can help people with internet addiction, reveals studyResearchers found that 69.4% of men with internet addiction entered remission if they received short-term cognitive behavioural therapy, compared to 23.9% of men who entered remission while being on a waitlist to receive therapy. People in remission were 10 times more likely to be part of the short-term cognitive behavioural therapy group than the waitlist […]

Excess of iron in the body may cause skin infections, cautions study

One global study that investigated the role of iron in a variety of health conditions has found that excess iron may lead to a higher risk of bacterial skin infections

Excess of iron in the body may cause skin infections, cautions studyIron is an essential mineral. All human cells contain some iron, but around 70% of it occurs in red blood cells. Iron plays a key role in producing haemoglobin. This is a complex protein that carries oxygen from the lungs to the rest of the body. Iron helps eliminate fatigue, supports the immune system, improves […]

Could energy boosting sports drinks be deadly for your health? 

The sports drink market is expected to see growth in the coming years due to increasing demands worldwide, but the debate on the benefits and health risks associated with its consumption also continues among scientists and the industry

Could energy boosting sports drinks be deadly for your health? Amid the rapid growth of sports drink markets globally, scientists have also been raising concerns about the product’s potential impact on human health. A new study in the Scandinavian Journal of Medicine & Science in Sports suggests that sports drinks can effectively enhance endurance performance, Outside Magazine reported. The findings come from the analysis of […]

Why do women face higher heart disease risk after breast cancer?

Life expectancy is on the rise for females who undergo breast cancer treatment, they, nevertheless, face a number of health risks in the aftermath of therapy. Late side effects can include damage to the bones, premature menopause symptoms, and poor heart health

Why do women face higher heart disease risk after breast cancer?New research warns that, after completing breast cancer treatment, women aged 45 and over have a heightened risk of developing cardiovascular disease. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), breast cancer is the most common form of cancer that doctors diagnose among women across all the world’s populations. At the same time, however, it is […]

High on iron? It stops anaemia but has a downside, finds study

A global study looking at the role that iron plays in 900 diseases has uncovered the impact of both low and high iron levels - and the news is mixed

High on iron? It stops anaemia but has a downside, finds studyPeople with high iron levels are not only protected against anaemia but are also less likely to have high cholesterol, according to an international study led by Imperial College London, the University of South Australia (UniSA) and University of Ioannina. In a paper published today in PLOS Medicine, researchers used genetic and clinical data from […]

Even in young children, being overweight leads to high blood pressure

Overweight four-year-olds have a doubled risk of high blood pressure by age six, raising the hazard of future heart attack and stroke. That's the finding of a study published today in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology, a journal of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC)

Even in young children, being overweight leads to high blood pressureAccording to the World Health Organization, childhood obesity is one of the most serious public health challenges of the 21st century. The problem is global and the prevalence has increased at an alarming rate. In 2016, more than 41 million children under the age of five were overweight. “The myth that excess weight in children […]

Stressed pregnant moms may mean lower sperm counts for offspring, finds study

Men whose mothers suffered stressful events such as divorce or job loss in early pregnancy are more likely to have fewer and less active sperm, researchers said Thursday

Stressed pregnant moms may mean lower sperm counts for offspring, finds studyAmong Australian 20-year-olds born of women who experienced at least three such events during the first 18 weeks of foetal growth, sperm count was a third lower and mobility down by 12 per cent compared to other men their age, they reported in the journal Human Reproduction. Testosterone levels were also lower, by about ten […]
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