Vitamin D may reduce cancer risk, breast cancer mortality
Vitamin D may reduce cancer risk, breast cancer mortality


Vitamin D may reduce cancer risk, breast cancer mortality. Apart from building healthy bones, vitamin D also may reduce cancer risk as well as breast cancer mortality, especially in women with a lower body mass index. Breast cancer remains the most common cancer in women worldwide and is the leading cause of death from cancer in women. Reproductive risk factors

Women who breastfeed for five months likely to have more kids Women who breastfeed for five months likely to have more kids

Women who breastfeed for five months likely to have more kids. Turns out, women who breastfeed their first child for five months or longer are more likely to have more children as compared to women who breastfeed for shorter duration or not at all. Cornell University professor of sociology Vida Maralani, with Hunter College professor Samuel Stabler, reported that women who

First gut bacteria may fight chronic diseases better First gut bacteria may fight chronic diseases better

First gut bacteria may have a lasting effect on the ability to fight chronic diseases, according to a new study. The new research shows that the first bacteria introduced into the gut has a lasting impact allowing science to adjust microbiomes to help ward off serious chronic diseases. Findings by U of A microbial ecologist Jens Walter and his

Lesbian, gay, bisexual youth at increased risk of substance abuse

Lesbian, gay, bisexual youth at increased risk of substance abuse. Young adults who identify as lesbian, gay or bisexual are at a higher risk of consuming substances such as alcohol, nicotine, and marijuana, as compared to their heterosexual peers. A new study from Oregon State University found that polysubstance use is an issue among many youths who identify

Psychotherapy recommended for women caring for children with severe health issues Psychotherapy recommended for women caring for children with severe health issues

Psychotherapy recommended for women caring for children with severe health issues. Turns out, brief cognitive behavioral therapy significantly improves the mental health of women overwhelmed by caring for children with severe chronic health conditions. Researchers at the University of Louisville conducted a study in which participants reported significantly decreased depressive symptoms, negative thinking and chronic stressors, and experienced

Ministry of Health and Family Welfare bans use of 328 FDCs

Ministry of Health and Family Welfare bans use of 328 FDCs. Family Welfare has banned the manufacture for sale, sale or distribution for human use of 328 Fixed Dose Combinations (FDCs). In a gazette notifications issued on September 7, the ministry also restricted the manufacture, sale or distribution of six FDCs subject to certain conditions. The government

Study says active kids may have a healthier heart
Active kids may have a healthier heart

Active kids may have a healthier heart. According to the latest research, adolescents with better aerobic fitness have more compliant arteries than their lower fit peers do. The study also suggests that a higher anaerobic threshold is linked to better arterial health Arterial stiffness is one of the first signs of cardiovascular disease, and adults with increased arterial stiffness

Sleep apnea may lead to lung cancer at young age
Sleep apnea may lead to lung cancer at young age

Sleep apnea may lead to lung cancer at young age. Turns out, sleep apnea or simply a sleep disorder in which breathing repeatedly stops and starts, can lead to the growth of lung cancergrowth in young individuals. A scientific study, conducted with animal models at the University of Barcelona, stated, “the younger, the more vulnerable to cancer’s aggressiveness.” The obstructive sleep apnea syndrome

Is increasing temperature raising childhood viral infection rates?
Is increasing temperature raising childhood viral infection rates?

Is increasing temperature raising childhood viral infection rates? Turns out, hand, foot and mouth disease (HFMD) is a common childhood viral infection that mostly affects in warmer summer months because of the increasing temperature and humidity. According to a recent study, global warming may impact the rates of HFMD, both by prolonging the duration of outbreaks during peak seasons

HIV and AIDS Act 2017 comes into force

HIV and AIDS Act 2017 comes into force . The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has announced implementation of the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) and Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) Act, 2017 starting September 10, 2018. Passed on April 20, 2017, the Act prohibits discrimination against people with Human Immunodeficiency Virus (PLHIV) in terms

Acute critical illness raises risk of kidney complications
Acute critical illness raises risk of kidney complications

Acute critical illness raises risk of kidney complications. People with acute critical illness have an increased risk of kidney complications and death, finds a study. “Patients with acute critical illness without apparent underlying renal disease — a group traditionally considered to be at low risk of renal diseases — have clinically relevant long-term renal risks,” wrote Dr. Shih-Ting Huang and Dr. Chia-Hung

Heart rhythm
Reading the heart rhythm right!

The human heart is not all about muscles and blood supply, as most discussions around heart would like you to believe. It is primarily more to do with the heartbeat. The muscular action and flow of blood which keeps the heart in a working condition is an intricate network of electrical conduction system. It is this

Mizoram women striving towards eco-friendly plastic alternatives

Mizoram women striving towards eco-friendly plastic alternatives. Mizoram is known for its efforts to preserve and protect the green cover from the hazardous use of plastics that are proving to be carcinogenic for the environment. The state recently held a day-long camp to cut down the usage of plastic bags and to make paper bags. The state is inhabited by

New blood test to screen for secondary heart attack?

New blood test to screen for secondary heart attack? Researchers are developing a new blood test which could screen if a person is at risk of a secondary heart attack. The Baker Institute’s head of metabolomics, Professor Peter Meikle and his team have identified plasma lipid biomarkers (fats in the blood) that improve upon traditional risk factors in predicting heart disease

Routine testing for prostate cancer harmful, suggest experts

Routine testing for prostate cancer is not recommended for most men as the benefit is small and uncertain and it also has a number of harmful effects, suggest experts. Acknowledging that some men, such as those with a family history of prostate cancer, may be more likely to consider screening, experts suggest that they should have discussions about possible harms and benefits

Children born through assisted reproductive technologies, vulnerable to hypertension

Children born through assisted reproductive technologies, vulnerable to hypertension. Turns out, that children who are born with the help of Assisted Reproductive Technologies (ART) are more vulnerable to developing arterial hypertension in their formative years. Researchers at the University Hospital in Bern, Switzerland confirmed that the most common form of ART In Vitro Fertilization (IVF)

12 people die of leptospirosis disease in Kerala
12 people die of leptospirosis disease in Kerala

12 people die of leptospirosis disease in Kerala. Twelve people have died of leptospirosis disease in Kerala between August 1 and September 3, while 372 confirmed leptospirosis cases have been reported from the flood-hit state since August 1. In lieu of the outbreak, Kerala Health Minister K. K. Shailaja Teacher called a review meeting at

young athletes healthy protein food
For young athletes, it’s healthy protein, not greasy food

Turns out, young athletes prefer healthy, nutritional food to greasy food, contrary to popular belief. According to a study conducted by the University of Waterloo, the greasy food being served at hockey rinks isn’t really what young hockey players want. The study of 25 travel team players aged 11-15 found they were more motivated by performance, recovery,

Body sensations are linked to conscious feelings
Body sensations are linked to conscious feelings

Body sensations are linked to conscious feelings. Turns out, humans constantly experience an ever-changing stream of subjective feelings that is only interrupted during sleep and deep unconsciousness. According to the researchers, emotions vividly colour all our feelings as pleasant or unpleasant. It is possible that during evolution, consciousness has originally emerged to inform the organisms

GreenBrrew all set to dominate Indian market with flavored green coffee
GreenBrrew all set to dominate Indian market with flavored green coffee

GreenBrrew, an Indian brand of green coffee, is all set to dominate Indian market with flavored green coffee in two exciting variants i.e. lemon and strong. Already enjoying the strong popularity among coffee enthusiasts with its natural flavor, GreenBrrew is a name synonymous to healthy choice for ‘coffee-time’ on the go. According to the Harvard T.H.Chan School of Public Health, drinking sugary beverages