Jan 06

Excessive watch of cartoons affects overall development of children including speech therapy

Nidhi Bhanot Ludhiana Excessive watch of cartoons affects overall development of children including speech therapy. Watching cartoon characters on the cartoon network at television for long hours is rendering kids virtually in to cartoons as city doctors are coming across children who speak like the cartoon characters and want to be like them in their

Swine flu Punjab Haryana cases
Swine flu gives shivers to Punjab and Haryana: Sudden spurt in cases

Swine flu no more a seasonal infection, say doctors RAVINDER SINGH MALIK/ WAMIL VASHIST Chandigarh Swine flu, believed to have crept its way during the summer of 2009 engulfing umpteen numbers of victims globally, is no more a seasonal virus infected influenza. Doctors say the bolstering of the virulence (severity in medical terms) of this

Sweeteners may not help lose weight

Sweeteners may not help lose weight .The findings of a recent study suggest that artificial sweeteners may not help with weight loss. The research, published in the journal The BMJ, also stated that there is not enough evidence on their safety. Growing concerns about health and quality of life have encouraged many people to adopt

Kinnows citrus e-marketing app
Kinnows get more citrus through e-marketing app

KUSUM ARORAHoshiarpur Aimed at providing better returns and a stable market to the Kinnow https://dailypost.in/news/chandigarh/kinnow-orchards-no-lucrative-farmers/farmers of Hoshiarpur and Abohar belt, the Punjab government has launched ‘e-marketing app’ for Kinnow, which would connect the farmers with the domestic market in the country. A first of its kind initiative, the app was launched by Punjab Agro Industrial

8 lacs doctors across the country to go on day fast on Monday
Haryana: 179 doctors quit job, govt orders probe

Ravinder Singh Malik Chandigarh Haryana: 179 doctors quit job, govt orders probe. A total of 179 doctors have resigned from job due to various reasons in state which a matter of serious concern, people are facing lack of medical facilities. Along with this some doctors are yet to submit the required formalities.It has also created

Higher intake of green leafy veggies essential to prevent liver disease

Higher intake of green leafy veggies essential to prevent liver disease. Consuming a higher amount of green leafy vegetables can help reduce the risk of developing liver disease, a new study has suggested. Liver steatosis or fatty liver is a common disease that affects approximately 25 per cent of the global population. The most important

Cutting back on drinking could help with smoking cessation: Study

Cutting back on drinking could help with smoking cessation: Study. If you are planning to quit smoking as part of your New Year’s resolution, here’s a tip. According to a recent study, cutting back on drinking might help with smoking cessation. The research has found that heavy drinkers who are trying to stop smoking may

Low Vitamin D intake found in asthma patients

Low Vitamin D intake found in asthma patients. The recent research has found a reduced Vitamin D intake in occupational asthma patients. Previously, Vitamin D intake was rarely evaluated in cases of occupational asthma regardless of it being an important part of nutrition. The main objective of this study was to assess the Vitamin D

Sugar-sweetened beverage consumption linked to kidney disease risk: Study

Sugar-sweetened beverage consumption linked to kidney disease risk: Study.If you love indulging in fruit drinks or soda, you might want to have a look at this. Higher collective consumption of sweetened fruit drinks, soda, and water is associated with a higher likelihood of developing chronic kidney disease (CKD), a recent study suggests. As part of

How exercise helps us shed kilos decoded
How exercise helps us shed kilos decoded

How exercise helps us shed kilos decoded. Some of you may have made a New Year’s resolution to hit the gym to shed that unwanted belly fat, and now researchers have revealed how exercise produces this desired effect.A signalling molecule called interleukin-6 plays a critical role in this process, according to the study published in

Breast cancer treatment may affect your brain
Breast cancer treatment may affect your brain

Breast cancer treatment may affect your brain. Turns out, the drugs taken during the treatment of breast cancer have some side effects that impact the brain. Published in the Journal of Neuroscience, the research established the common marmoset as an important non-human primate model for studying the effects of estrogen-reducing treatments on the nervous system.

5 herbs for a healthy digestive system

Today’s lifestyle has several unhealthy facets such as lack of physical activity, poor sleep habits and consumption of unhealthy foods, including fast, processed and junk food. Hectic work schedules have increased stress levels (which, in turn, has led to disturbed sleep), unhealthy dietary habits such as eating either too much or too less, and, more

Here’s yet another reason to avoid high-fat food

Here’s yet another reason to avoid high-fat food. Turns out, a high cholesterol diet can trigger changes in the immune system that can lead to a serious form of fatty liver disease. Known as non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH), it eventually progresses to cirrhosis or liver cancer, especially in those with obesity or Type 2 diabetes. Researchers

Loneliness happiness again
How people suffering from loneliness are finding happiness again

“It can get terribly lonely at home when it’s just you and the four walls. Well, the four walls and the cat.” Bob Sawyer, 76, has lived alone since the death of his wife and says that since her death he has often felt lonely. After spending a short time in hospital, a community support worker

Aggressive behaviour emotionally affects sadists, finds study

Aggressive behaviour emotionally affects sadists, finds study. Contrary to popular belief, aggressive behaviour brings emotional pain to sadists, a recent study has observed. People with sadistic personality traits tend to be aggressive, but only enjoy their aggressive acts if it harms their victims. However, according to a series of studies conducted on 2000 people, these

Mothers have higher risk of heart disease, stroke
Mothers have higher risk of heart disease, stroke

Mothers have higher risk of heart disease, stroke. Though motherhood is the most divine feeling for every woman, women who have given birth have greater chance of developing heart disease and stroke than those who had never given birth, as per the findings of a new study, which appeared in the journal European Journal of

Dieting may lead to binge-eating disorder, obesity

Dieting may lead to binge-eating disorder, obesity. Inculcating severe food restrictions can lead to binge-eating disorder and obesity, a new study has found. It is important to examine potential links between binge-eating disorder and food insecurity, as binge-eating is associated with more severe mental and physical health problems than overeating or obesity alone. To investigate,

Higher intake of green leafy veggies essential to prevent liver disease

Higher intake of green leafy veggies essential to prevent liver disease. Consuming a higher amount of green leafy vegetables can help reduce the risk of developing liver disease, a new study has suggested. Liver steatosis or fatty liver is a common disease that affects approximately 25 per cent of the global population. The most important

Study uncovers link between body weight, cancer
Study uncovers link between body weight, cancer

Study uncovers link between body weight, cancer. Excess body weight or obesity is responsible for 3.9 per cent of cancer globally, a new study has found. The study, published in the journal Cancer, highlighted a relationship between obesity and the risk of 13 types of cancers, including postmenopausal breast cancer and liver cancer, and a

World’s oldest monkeys to help us fight HIV?

World’s oldest monkeys to help us fight HIV?  Turns out, world’s oldest monkeys — the Rhesus macaque — could be prompted to produce neutralizing antibodies against one strain of HIV that resembles the resilient viral form that most commonly infects people. The study identified the rare, vulnerable areas on HIV and the immune system to