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Contaminated water, excess tea making children prone to dental fluorosis: Study

Chandigarh: Excess tea consumption and consuming groundwater fluoride content are making the children more prone to the risk of getting dental fluorosis (also termed mottled enamel), an extremely common disorder, characterised by hypomineralisation of tooth enamel caused by ingestion of excessive fluoride during enamel formation. This finding has been highlighted in a study conducted by

Gut bacteria affects physiology, study found

Gut bacteria can affect our physiology: study

Gut bacteria affects physiology, study found London: Gut microorganisms can interfere with human physiology by modulating the levels of serotonin – a neurotransmitter which carries messages to the brain, a new study suggests. The finding could shed new light on the complex community of trillions of microorganisms living in all our guts, and how they

Around 950 mn Indians still not on Internet: Study

New Delhi: Though mobile data plans in India are among the cheapest in the world and average retail price of smartphones is steadily declining, yet nearly 950 million Indians do not have an Internet connection, according to a joint study done by Assocham-Deloitte. “Internet penetration is increasing in India, the access to affordable broadband, smart

Low education doubles risk of heart attack: Study

Sydney: People who leave school without a school certificate are more than twice as likely to have a heart attack as those with a university degree, researchers said. “The lower your education, the more likely you are to have a heart attack or a stroke – that’s the disturbing but clear finding,” said lead researcher

Pets can help people with mental illness: study

London: Having a pet can help people managetheir long-term mental health conditions by providing them an immediate source of calm and therapeutic benefit, a new study suggests. In the study, the consistent presence and close physical proximity of the pets was described as providing an immediate source of calm and therapeutic benefit for the pet’s

Running is actually good for knee joints: Study

New York: Contrary to popular perception, running actually reduces inflammation in knee joints and slows the process that leads to osteoarthritis, a study said. “This idea that long-distance running is bad for your knees might be a myth,” said study co-author Matt Seeley, Associate Professor of exercise science at Brigham Young University in Utah, US.

Cost, storage of smartphones affect Indian gamers: Study

New Delhi: If you are playing a game on your smartphone, the internal memory of your device becomes an important factor in determining how the phone behaves overall when it is put under some stress, a new study has revealed. A study carried out by MAUJ Mobile, a domestic mobile media company, found that of

Children’s toys fuel gender stereotypes: study

Los Angeles: Encouraging children to enjoy awide variety of toys allows them to develop fully, according to a new study which found that limiting this choice on the basis of their gender can fuel stereotypes. Researchers believe that clues to the continued dominance of men in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields –

White wine may up risk of skin cancer: study

Washington: Drinking white wine maysignificantly increase the risk of invasive melanoma, a type of skin cancer, a new study has warned. About 3.6 per cent of cancer cases worldwide have been attributed to alcohol, most typically cancers of aerodigestive tract, liver, pancreas, colon, rectum and breast. Previous research has suggested that alcohol can cause carcinogenesis

Facebook, Twitter can help manage depression: Study

London: While frequency and duration of online social networking may have a negative effect on mental health outcomes, a new study suggests that for some people, Facebook and Twitter may also serve as a resource for managing depression, thereby contributing to more positive outcomes. The study suggests that online social networking can have both a

Walking style can predict memory, thinking decline: study

New York: Problems associated with gait can predict a significant decline in memory and thinking, a new study has found. Using computerised analyses, researchers at Mayo Clinic in the US measured gait parameters such as stride length, ambulatory time, gait speed, step count, cadence, stance time and arm swing. They examined medical records of residents

Most health information websites have average quality in terms of usability, reliability: Study

Chandigarh : With the aim of studying both reliability and accuracy regarding the available health information on websites in order to make informed decisions by community, the School of Public Health Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER) conducted a study titled ‘Evaluation of Quality and Readability of Health Information Websites Identified through India’s

200 million Indians have high blood pressure: study

London:  India is home to about 200 million adults with high blood pressure, according to the largest study of its kind which found that the number of people in the world with high BP has reached 1.13 billion. The study, led by scientists at Imperial College London, shows that the number of people with high

1 in every 5 corporate employees at risk of diabetes: Study

New Delhi: Erratic and long working hours putone in every five employees of the corporate world at the risk of diabetes or hypertension, a study has claimed. However, women in the corporate sector are comparatively less affected than men as the average health insurance claims for diabetes-related ailments made by men is almost 13 per

‘Phone walk’ may change your gait: study

Washington: Walking with your heads downwhile fiddling with mobile phone may change the way you walk, according to a new study. The study found that a person’s manner of walking becomes far more exaggerated when using a cell phone. Researchers from the University of Delaware in the US conducted the study on 22 volunteers who

iPad game may effectively treat lazy eye in kids: study

Washington: A special type of iPad game may effectively help restore visual abilities in children with lazy eye, a new study has claimed. Amblyopia also known as lazy eye is the leading cause of monocular visual impairment in children. It has traditionally been viewed as a monocular disorder that can be treated by patching the

Regular intake of sugary drinks may cause diabetes: study

Boston:  People who regularly consumesugar-sweetened beverages – roughly one can of soda per day – may have higher risk of developing prediabetes, a new US study has warned. In the study, adults who regularly consumed sugar-sweetened beverages had a 46 per cent higher risk of developing prediabetes, compared to low- or non-consumers over a 14-year

Online games not as addictive as gambling: Study

London: You can successfully quit out of your favourite online game with much ease as playing internet games has been found not as addictive as gambling, new research has suggested. The study is the first to measure the scale of gaming addiction in the general population using symptoms of ‘internet gaming disorder’, which included preoccupation

Canola oil with Omega-3 may cut heart disease risk: Study

  London:  Consuming foods made in canola oil — an improved form of rapeseed, with less than two per cent erucic acid, a component found in mustard oil — that is enriched with Omega-3 has the potential to reduce the risk of heart diseases, researchers say. The findings showed that consuming high oleic canola oil

Physical activity does not improve after hip surgery: Study

London, Oct 24 (IANS) Patients who underwent hip replacement surgery have showen little improvement in their physical activity levels like walking, cycling or climbing stairs, a study has found. Hip replacement surgery is a procedure in which a doctor surgically removes a painful hip joint with arthritis and replaces it with an artificial joint often

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