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

Drinking coffee may boost productivity at meetings Drinking coffee may boost productivity at meetings

LOS ANGELES:Drinking coffee during meetings can lead to a more focussed group discussion, boost involvement and leave members feeling better about everyone’s participation, according to scientists including those of Indian origin. Decades of coffee research have explored its effects on the individual, but the study, published in the Journal of Psychopharmacology, is the first on the

Untreated hypertension diseases India
Untreated hypertension: Leading cause of diseases in India

Hypertension is ranked as the third biggest risk factor for heart disease in India. As per World Health Organisation (WHO), it is directly responsible for 57% of all stroke deaths and 24% of all coronary heart disease deaths in the country. As per the National Family Health Survey (NFHS), about 9% women and 14% men falling in

Gender bias girl death India
Gender bias leads to extra 239,000 girl deaths per year in India

  Gender discrimination results in “excess” deaths of girls under the age of five per year in India, according to a recent study. The study conducted by the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis found that there was an average of 239,000 excess deaths per year of girls under the age of five in India

FIR against restaurant shift manager after plastic found in burger

FIR against restaurant shift manager after plastic found in burger. An FIR was registered against the shift manager of a leading fast food joint after a customer found a piece of plastic in his burger. The incident took place on Sunday, when a man, who visited a Burger King outlet in Delhi’s Rajiv Chowk Metro

Blurred vision may indicate retinal disease
Blurred vision may indicate retinal disease

NEW DELHI: People experiencing blurred vision or decreased colour sensitivity need to get their eyes checked as these seemingly minor problems may actually indicate retinal diseases that account for a significant share of the vision loss burden in the world, experts have warned.Retinal diseases often get under diagnosed as people feel no pain when symptoms

Arun Jaitley undergoes successful kidney transplant
Arun Jaitley undergoes successful kidney transplant at AIIMS

Arun Jaitley undergoes successful kidney transplant at AIIMS. Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley today underwent a successful kidney transplant at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), an official at the premier health institute said. Both the donor and the recipient are stable and recovering well, the official said. Jaitley, 65, was admitted to

Meditation, yoga can sharpen your mind
Meditation, Yoga can sharpen your mind

LONDON: Confirming what yogis have claimed for long, new research has found that meditation and breath-focused practices, such as pranayama, can work like fertiliser for the brain, strengthening our ability to focus on tasks. ‘Our research finds that there is evidence to support the view that there is a strong connection between breath-centred practices and a steadiness of

Lonely teenagers more likely to sleep poorly
Lonely teenagers more likely to sleep poorly

LONDON: Is your teenaged daughter or son having trouble falling asleep or sleeping less? It may be because of the feeling of loneliness, researchers say. Loneliness is defined by researchers as a feeling of distress that people experience when they perceive their social relationships to be inadequate.The findings showed that the young adults, who are

Suffering from osteoarthritis? Have fish oil, spinach
Suffering from osteoarthritis? Have fish oil, spinach

LONDON: Consuming one gram of fish oil every day and including spinach in the diet could help reduce the pain of patients with osteoarthritis, the most common form of arthritis that generally affects the hands, hips and knees. In the study published in the journal Rheumatology, the researchers examined the link between diet and the effective self-management

Living in green spaces may cut down stress in kids
Living in green spaces may cut down stress in kids

NEW YORK: Want your child to remain stress free? If yes, try relocating to a better neighbourhood as a new study has found less stress hormone in children with access to green spaces, clean air, and quality grocery stores. The findings, published in the journal Psychosomatic Medicine, showed that the average cortisol level a biological

Walking may help women to conceive
Walking may help women to conceive

NEW YORK: If you have a history of pregnancy loss, do not lose hope as a new study suggests that physical activity such as walking may improve the chances of conceiving among women who are overweight or obese. The study, published in the journal Human Reproduction, suggested that women reporting more than four hours a week

Energy drinks could be deadly for people with heart disease
Energy drinks could be deadly for people with heart disease

SYDNEY: Drinking even a small amount of caffeinated energy drinks may trigger serious cardiac events in some people with a genetic heart condition that can cause rapid, irregular heartbeat, a study has warned. The researchers assessed the risk of cardiac events following consumption of energy drinks in patients diagnosed with congenital long QT syndrome (LQTS), a

Measles and Rubella injection case: 13 students hospitalised in Bathinda
Measles and Rubella injection case: 13 students hospitalised in Bathinda

Bathinda – As many as 13 school going children were admitted in Civil Hospital Bathinda on Monday with a complain of ill-health after they were administered the controversial MR injections. The children belonged to different government schools located in the city. According to information, six students were discharged after few hours but seven were under observation at the

Sitting in cars for long hours may lead to blood clots
Sitting in cars for long hours may lead to blood clots

TOKYO: A new study suggests that being confined in a car or airplane for long hours may increase the risk of developing a condition called venous thromboem bolisms (VTE), a blood clot that forms most often in the deep veins of the leg, groin or arm. In order to assess the impact of remaining seated in cars

Mizoram’s first medical college is slated to open its doors in August

Mizoram’s first medical college is slated to open its doors in August. The Mizoram Institute of Medical College of Research is located at Falkawn and has all the necessary infrastructures as required by the Medical Council of India (MCI), L. Fimate, the Director of the college, told IANS on Saturday. “The MCI has recommended the

Couple work out loses weight
Couple who works out together, loses weight together

 Turns out, while many couples like to do certain things together, working out together is the whole new definition of beneficial. According to a study conducted by the Taylor & Francis Group, couples who are trying to lose weight could be putting their relationship under strain by using unsuitable strategies to achieve their weight loss