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Lowering systolic BP below 120 may prevent early death

New York: Intensive treatment to lower systolic (top number) blood pressure to below 120 mm Hg can prevent 107,500 early deaths every year, according to a new

Back pain ups risk of early death by 13%

Sydney: Suffering from lower back pain? Be careful, back pain — approximately affecting 700 million people worldwide — is the leading cause of

Diabetes’ link with Alzheimer’s disease identified

London:Have a sweet tooth? Beware, you may be at risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease, as a study has found a specific molecular link between

Benefits of Vitamin E in our diet

Ludhiana: Vitamin E is a fat soluble anti-oxidant, which can be acquired only as a food supplement. Various health benefits of vitamin E come from its

Genital herpes during early pregnancy ups baby’s autism risk

New York:Babies whose mothers had signs of active genital herpes infection during early pregnancy may be twice at risk for developing autism spectrum disorder

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Asthma drugs may prevent a deadly form of pneumonia

New York:Two drugs that are used to treat asthma and allergies may offer a way to prevent a form of pneumonia that can kill up to 40 per cent of people who

Mental health as important as physical health: Lovato

Los Angeles: Singer-actress Demi Lovato, who has been vocal about her battle with bipolar depression, believes that mental health is “just as important

Akshay Kumar bats for ayurvedic tricks for well-being

Mumbai: Actor Akshay Kumar, who is fit as a fiddle at 49, has vouched for ayurveda, the traditional Hindu system of medicine, and says people are not

Chronic stress may give you a pot belly

London: People who suffer long-term stress may also be more prone to gaining extra kilos overtime, says a study. The findings, published in the journal

Sharp slump in fruit-vegetable exports prompts long-term remedies

New Delhi:A sharp, 18 per cent slump in the exports of fruit and vegetables alone in the past two years — largely due to a stringent green norm and

Health dept seeks cooperation in eradicating tobacco properly

Ludhiana: To enact properly for eradicating tobacco in city, civil surgeon Rajeev Bhalla wants more cooperation from others government department for extending

Australian men have longest life expectancy: Study

Canberra: Australian men have the longest life expectancy in the world because of the nation’s strong public healthcare system and a lively

New drug combination may combat hearing loss

New York: Researchers have discovered a drug combination that can regenerate hair cells in human ears that detect sound waves and translate them into nerve

Andhra doctor rescued in Libya after 18 months

Hyderabad/New Delhi: A doctor from Eluru in Andhra Pradesh who had been kidnapped by Islamic State militants in Libya in 2015 has been rescued and is being

Two more swine flu deaths reported in Govt Hospital

Coimbatore: With two more persons succumbingto swine flu in the city, the total number of deaths due to the disease has risen to 17 in the last three months in

Gene that may strongly influence obesity identified

Toronto:Researchers have identified a “foraging” gene that could play a very important role in making humans obese or lean. This gene may be

India to hold world forum on homeopathic medicine regulation

New Delhi: India will host the World Integrated Medicine Forum on Regulation of Homeopathic Medicine — to be inaugurated by AYUSH Minister Sripad Yesso

Health min to study deaths due to pollution soon: Dave

New Delhi: Expressing his reservations onglobal reports linking deaths to air pollution, Environment Minister Anil Dave today said a study will soon be

Food-borne bacteria up miscarriage risk early in pregnancy

New York: Listeria, a common food-borne bacterium, may pose a greater risk of miscarriage in the early stages of pregnancy than previously thought, says a

How delayed pregnancies beat sterilisation as a family-planning tool

Although India spends 85 per cent of its family planning budget on sterilisation and 1.5 per cent on distributing condoms and other non-terminal