Using Facebook may help young adults quit smoking
Using Facebook may help young adults quit smoking


LOS ANGELES: A Facebook based intervention may help young adults kick the butt more effectively than other online quit-smoking programmes, according to a study. The study, published in the journal Addiction, is the first to test the effectiveness of a smoking intervention delivered entirely on Facebook and to also use biochemically-verified abstinence from smoking.Researchers at

Exercise your legs for healthy brain Exercise your legs for healthy brain

LONDON: Exercising your legs is necessary for a healthy brain and nervous system, said a new study that showed that neurological health depends on signals sent by leg muscles to the brain and vice versa. The results gave doctors new clues as to why patients with motor neuron disease, multiple sclerosis, spinal muscular atrophy and other neurological

Nipah scare: No need to panic; adopt good hygiene practices

Nipah scare: No need to panic; adopt good hygiene practices. Simple good hygiene practices such as frequent hand washing and cooking food properly before consuming can help you avoid contracting the brain-damaging Nipah virus which has claimed 12 lives in Kerala till now and led to quarantining of at least 40 others, health experts suggest.

India seeks Australia's help to combat Nipah virus India seeks Australia’s help to combat Nipah virus

NEW DELHI: In the wake of Nipah virus cases in Kerala, the Indian Council for Medical Research (ICMR) has written to the Queensland government in Australia asking it to provide an antibody developed there to test if it can “neutralise” the virus in humans. The antibody has not been tested on humans so far. “We

Drinking too much water may cause brain swelling Drinking too much water may cause brain swelling

TORONTO: Drinking too much water can cause excess fluid accumulation, leading to dangerously low sodium levels in the blood or hyponatremia – a lifethreatening condition that can result in brain swelling, scientists warn. A team from the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (RIMUHC) in Canada uncovered a key piece to the puzzle of

Free heart surgeries for children at AMU medical college
Free heart surgeries for children at AMU medical college

Free heart surgeries will be available for children with congenital defects at the Aligarh Muslim University’s (AMU) Jawahar Lal Nehru Medical College (JNMC) after the varsity signed a deal with a British charity. The collaboration with the Healing Little Hearts (HLH) charity was initiated by AMU Vice Chancellor Tariq Mansoor, Tabassum Shahab (Pro Vice-Chancellor) and

One man Army in Madhya Pradesh to solve water crisis: 70-year old Sitaram Rajput

Inspired from Manjhi-The Mountain Man bollywood movie, a 70-yr-old Sitaram Rajput from Hadua village of Chhatarpur in Madhya Pradesh is single handedly digging out a well to help solve water crisis in village.   This region has been facing the water crisis since last two and a half years. When Sitaram Rajput was asked why the area

Shilpa Shetty named among top fitness influencers in India

Shilpa Shetty named among top fitness influencers in India. Bollywood actress Shilpa Shetty Kundra has featured in the list of ’30 Top Health and Fitness Influencers in India’ by a leading platform in fitness. The 42-year-old actress has been a strong supporter of fitness and yoga. She has made several fitness videos and clips to

PM Modi accepts Virat Kohli’s ‘Fitness Challenge’

PM Modi accepts Virat Kohli’s ‘Fitness Challenge’. Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday accepted Indian skipper Virat Kohli’s fitness challenge and said he will soon be sharing his own video. PM Modi took to Twitter to respond to Kohli’s challenge, writing, “Challenge accepted, Virat! I will be sharing my own #FitnessChallenge video soon. @imVkohli #HumFitTohIndiaFit”

Walking, cycling to work may lower heart disease, stroke risk
Walking, cycling to work may lower heart disease, stroke risk

London: People who walk or cycle to work have a significantly lower risk of death due to heart disease or stroke, compared to those who commute by car, a study has found. Physical activity, including less vigorous forms such as walking and cycling, reduces the risk of cardiovascular disease, but despite this well-known benefit, levels

India 145th among 195 countries in healthcare access and quality
India 145th among 195 countries in healthcare access and quality

New Delhi – India ranks 145th among 195 countries in terms of quality and accessibility of healthcare, behind its neighbours like China, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and Bhutan, according to a Lancet study. The Global Burden of Disease study, however, mentioned that India has seen improvements in healthcare access and quality since 1990.In 2016, India’s healthcare access

World needs to care for Rohingya refugees: Priyanka Chopra

World needs to care for Rohingya refugees: Priyanka Chopra. Actress Priyanka Chopra, who is also the global UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador for Child Rights, on Tuesday urged her fans and followers to care for and support the Rohingya refugees. Priyanka, who is on a field visit in Dhaka, on Monday visited Cox’s Bazaar, one of the

UNICEF brand ambassador Priyanka Chopra visits refugee camp
UNICEF brand ambassador Priyanka Chopra visits refugee camp in Bangladesh

UNICEF brand ambassador Priyanka Chopra visits refugee camp in Bangladesh. Actress Priyanka Chopra, who is also the global UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador for Child Rights, is in Dhaka visitng the Rohingya refugee camps.Priyanka on Monday took to Twitter to share a photograph of herself from an aircraft looking out of the window.”Follow my Instagram to share

Reading books to kids gives their brain a boost
Reading books to kids gives their brain a boost

NEW YORK: Parents, please take some time out from your busy schedule to read books to your kids and also engage them in the process. Researchers have found that engaging with children while reading books to them gives their brain a cognitive boost. An important point to note is that while reading to children has many benefits,

Woman survived being aborted after nurse heard her cries from waste bin

Back in 1977, Melissa Ohden was aborted at 8 months. Her mom has used the 5-day saline infusion abortion. But in spite of all those obstacles she survived at a mere 2 pounds 14 ounces struggling from seizures, jaundice and many respiratory complications. It was on the fateful day of August 29, 1977, that her helpless cries from

First human-to-human heart transplant in eastern India

First human-to-human heart transplant in eastern India. In what is claimed to be the first human-to-human heart transplant in eastern India, surgeons in a Kolkata private hospital on Monday transplanted the heart of a 21-year-old man who died in Bengaluru a day back on a 39-year-old patient from Jharkhand. “This operation is being performed for

Late night meals can increase weight, cholesterol levels
Late night meals can increase weight, cholesterol levels

NEW YORK: Eating late at night could cause several health problems including weight gain and increase in insulin and cholesterol levels, show the initial results of an ongoing study. The findings suggest that eating the last meal of the day before 7 p.m. could help you stay in better health. “We know from our sleep loss

Toothpaste ingredients may combat severe lung disease
Toothpaste ingredients may combat severe lung disease

WASHINGTON: A common antibacterial substance found in toothpaste may combat life-threatening diseases such as cystic fibrosis, when combined with an already approved drug, a study has found. Researchers at Michigan State University in the US have found that when triclosan, a substance that reduces or prevents bacteria from growing, is combined with antibiotic tobramycin, it

Eye hospital Dwarka
Private single-specialty eye hospital ‘Centre for Sight’ opens at Dwarka

LG Anil Baijal unveiled Northern India’s first and largest private single specialty eye hospital, Centre for Sight eye institute at Dwarka. The dignitaries present on the occasion were Hardeep Singh Puri (Minister of State {independent charge} of Housing and Urban affairs) with Anshu Prakash (Chief Secretary, Delhi) as Guest of Honour. Many luminaries from various fields

Eating fruits, vegetables secret to looking good for skin
Eating fruits, vegetables secret to looking good for skin

SYDNEY: Eating enough fruit and vegetables could be the secret to looking good and having attractive skin, according to a study released on Friday by Australian researchers. The researchers at the University of Newcastle, New South Wales, investigated how young Australians viewed faces in terms of attractiveness, by being able to adjust settings to create