Oct 31

Delhi's air quality plunges to 'severe' category
Delhi’s air quality plunges to ‘severe’ category

Delhi’s air quality plunges to ‘severe’ category. Smog and dust continued to blanket the national capital on Wednesday, as air quality in a number of areas fell to the ‘severe’ category. In its advisory, the System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting And Research (SAFAR) instructed people to avoid morning walks and any other outdoor

Study recommends one-year gap between pregnancies
Study recommends one-year gap between pregnancies

Study recommends one-year gap between pregnancies. According to a new research, 12 to 18 months is the ideal length of time between giving birth and getting pregnant again. The study was published in the Journal of JAMA Internal Medicine and was performed at the University of British Columbia and the Harvard T.H. Chan School of

Frailty could lower kidney failure patients’ chances of getting transplant

Frailty could lower kidney failure patients’ chances of getting transplant. According to a recent study, frailty is linked to lower likelihoods of being placed on the kidney transplant waitlist and of receiving a transplant. The findings were presented at ASN Kidney Week 2018 at the San Diego Convention Center. To investigate whether frailty in patients

Disabled persons from India, Bangladesh play friendly cricket match

Disabled persons from India, Bangladesh play friendly cricket match. A friendly cricket match between the disabled persons from India and Bangladesh was organised here on Saturday by the Tripura Protibondhi Adhikar Moncho. The game, besides improving the relation between India and Bangladesh, also aimed towards encouraging disable persons to come forward and show their capabilities.

Acute kidney injury associated with higher risk of dementia

Acute kidney injury associated with higher risk of dementia. According to the findings of a recent research, acute kidney injury (AKI) is linked with a higher risk of developing dementia. The findings will be presented at ASN Kidney Week 2018 at the San Diego Convention Center. AKI, an abrupt decline in kidney function, often arises

5 new Zika virus cases reported in Jaipur

5 new Zika virus cases reported in Jaipur. Five fresh Zika virus cases have been detected in Jaipur on Thursday. However, out of a total of 140 patients who were infected with Zika, 131 have recovered from it. In view of the rising cases, Additional Chief Secretary (ACS) medical and health Veenu Gupta had said

Smoking during pregnancy linked to early puberty in kids
Smoking during pregnancy linked to early puberty in kids

Smoking during pregnancy linked to early puberty in kids. Here’s another reason to stop smoking when pregnant! A recent study has linked earlier puberty in children with mother’s smoking during pregnancy. The Aarhus University study has been published in the American Journal of Epidemiology. “We found that children of mothers who had smoked more than

No breather for Delhi as air quality remains 'poor'
No breather for Delhi as air quality remains ‘poor’

No breather for Delhi as air quality remains ‘poor’. There seems to be no relief for the people residing in the national capital as the air quality continued to worsen on Wednesday with pollution levels remaining in “poor category”. According to the data collaborated by the System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting And Research

Fill your diet with organic foods to dodge cancer diagnosis
Fill your diet with organic foods to dodge cancer diagnosis

Fill your diet with organic foods to dodge cancer diagnosis . A recent study suggests that eating organic fruits and vegetables might help you dodge a cancer diagnosis. According to the study, published in journal JAMA Internal Medicine, people who consumed the most organic foods had a 25 percent lower cancer risk compared with those

Sidhu train accident Hospital Amritsar
Amritsar Train accident: Sidhu visited Guru Nanak Hospital to see the patients

Navjot Singh Sidhu visited Guru Nanak Hospital in Amritsar to see the patients of Amritsar Train accident on Monday. The incident took place on Dussehra at Joda railway crossing in Amritsar. Wife of Navjot Singh Sidhu was the chief guest on the occasion.   #watchvideo: Navjot Singh Sidhu visited Guru Nanak Hospital in Amritsar to

Health benefits of social media

Health benefits of social media. A recent study has found how social media usage can buffer depression among older adults with pain. The researchers reported that using social media can reduce the negative health effects of curtailed social contact that comes as a consequence of pain. The findings appear in Journals of Gerontology, Series B.

Marijuana use may lead to higher risk of stroke

Marijuana use may lead to higher risk of stroke. A recent study found that a wide range of both IV thrombolysis (IVT) and mechanical thrombectomy (MT) rates in ischemic stroke patients, who smoke marijuana, indicates the need for further improvement of access to acute recanalization therapies in many regions.Researchers at the University of Toronto presented

Mindfulness-based programs may reduce stress in infertile women

Mindfulness-based programs may reduce stress in infertile women. Conducting an eight-week mindfulness-based program can turn out to be effective for reducing stress and depressive symptoms while increasing general well-being of infertile women. The stress and health study conducted at the Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais included 62 infertile women who underwent the program–which included meditation,

Participating in sports during childhood benefits bone health

Participating in sports during childhood benefits bone health. Turns out, participation in organised sports during childhood and adolescence can have long-term benefits for bone mass at 20 years of age. A recent study, performed at Curtin University, followed 984 children into young adulthood. Males who were ‘consistent sport participators’ from ages 5-17 years had significantly

Know how noise pollution affects your health everyday

Know how noise pollution affects your health everyday. From starting the day with the sound of the alarm, until finally hitting the bed at night, we are constantly surrounded by noise. It’s everywhere, from people talking in the office to the never-ending traffic jams, to road constructions. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), one

United Kingdom to double health surcharge from December

The UK government is all set to double the immigration health surcharge (IHS) from December, which will increase the overall visa fees for the citizens, students, professionals and family members from the non-European Union countries, including India. The IHS, introduced in April 2015, will rise from 200 pounds to 400 pounds per year, with the discounted

How does exercise affect our cognitive performance?

How does exercise affect our cognitive performance? A new study has found how cognitive performance can improve during aerobic exercise. During the study, conducted at the University Munich, electroencephalography readings were taken as 24 participants performed a visual working memory task while at rest and during the exercise involving different postures: seated on or pedalling

100 cases of dengue reported in Himachal Pradesh’s Kangra

100 cases of dengue reported in Himachal Pradesh’s Kangra. At least 100 cases of dengue have been confirmed in Himachal Pradesh’s Kangra district till October 10. Speaking to ANI, RS Rana, Chief Medical Officer of Kangra district, said that the health department has initiated an awareness campaign to prevent the disease from spreading.“The health department

Excessive vitamin A may increase risk of bone fractures !
Excessive vitamin A may increase risk of bone fractures

Excessive vitamin A may increase risk of bone fractures . Turns out, consuming too much vitamin A may decrease bone thickness, leading to weak and fracture-prone bones. A new study, undertaken in mice, found that sustained intake of vitamin A, at levels equivalent to 4.5-13 times the human recommended daily allowance (RDA), caused significant weakening

Indo UK Health Modi Uttarakhand
Indo UK Institute of Health to invest huge money for Integrated Medicity: Modi

Indo UK Institute of Health (IUIH), one of the largest healthcare infrastructure projects in the world, has signed up a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Government of Uttarakhand for setting up an integrated IUIH Medicity in the state. Signed during Destination Uttarakhand Investors Summit 2018, this initiative shall deliver to the people of the state