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Antidepressants during pregnancy may up birth defect risk

Antidepressants during pregnancy may up birth defect risk

Health January 21, 2017 at 8:31 pm 0 comments

Toronto Taking antidepressants during pregnancy may increase the risk of your baby developing birth defects, a new study has found. The risk — 6 to 10 per cent — is high enough to merit caution in their use, especially since they are only marginally effective in most cases, researchers said.Read More

Delirium could accelerate dementia-related mental decline

Health January 21, 2017 at 8:30 pm 0 comments

London Delirium, a condition in which people become acutely confused and disorientated, may have long-lasting consequences, including accelerated dementia-related mental decline, a new study has warned. The study is the first to show the multiplying effects of delirium, which affects a quarter of older patients, and dementia in these people,Read More

Statins may halt vein blood clots by 25 per cent: study

Statins may halt vein blood clots by 25 per cent: study

Health January 20, 2017 at 7:21 pm 0 comments

London: Statins, commonly used to prevent heart attacks, may also reduce the risk of blood clots being formed in the veins in lungs or in limbs by up to 25 per cent, claim researchers, including one of Indian origin. The cholesterol-lowering pill may hold the key to eradicating venous thromboembolismRead More

Anti-depressants may cause birth defects in infants: study

Health January 20, 2017 at 7:21 pm 0 comments

Washington: Beware would-be-mothers! Taking anti-depressants for the first three months during pregnancy can increase the chances of birth defects in your newborn. The risk is high enough to merit caution in their use, especially since, in most cases, they are only marginally effective, the study says. “In pregnancy, you’re treatingRead More

Sedentary lifestyle may hasten ageing in women

Sedentary lifestyle may hasten ageing in women

Health January 19, 2017 at 6:51 pm 0 comments

Los Angeles Elderly women who sit for more than 10 hours a day with low physical activity have cells that are biologically older by eight years than those who are less sedentary, a new study has warned. Researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine in the USRead More

5D protein fingerprinting may help treat Alzheimer’s

5D protein fingerprinting may help treat Alzheimer’s

Health January 19, 2017 at 6:50 pm 0 comments

Washington, In an advance that could help treat neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s, scientists have developed a ‘5D fingerprinting’ technique for precisely measuring the properties of individual protein molecules floating in a liquid. Proteins are essential to the function of every cell. Measuring their properties in blood and otherRead More

Winter skin care for men: Use right creams, products

Winter skin care for men: Use right creams, products

Health January 17, 2017 at 5:22 am 0 comments

New Delhi: Men too must take care of their skin in the winter season, and they can begin by choosing the right facewash and shaving cream. Achin Kochar, expert at personal care brand Vi-John Group, has shared tips for a daily skin care routine: * Use a nice face wash:Read More

Twenty-minute exercise is all you need to be fit: Study

Health January 17, 2017 at 5:21 am 0 comments

New York: If you can spare 20 minutes every day for moderate exercise, it will stimulate your immune system and make you less prone to diseases like arthritis and fibromyalgia, a new research has found. Scientists at the University of California (UC) in San Diego found one session of moderateRead More

Teen admitted to Delhi hospital is internet game addict

Teen admitted to Delhi hospital is internet game addict

Health January 15, 2017 at 6:50 pm 0 comments

Playing video games for hours on end has landed a 16-year-old boy in the hospital in Delhi. He is now being treated with medications and psychotherapy at the BLK Super Speciality Hospital for being “distracted, irritable, and disinterested” when kept away from internet games“Video gaming addiction is hypothesized to beRead More

Older adults who stay fit have brains more active for learning: study

Health January 15, 2017 at 6:50 pm 0 comments

Washington: ‘The older, the wiser’ can be a perfect tag for the older adults, who experience good cardiac fitness, as, they keep their brains in good shape too.In what is believed to be the first study of its kind, older adults who scored high on cardiorespiratory fitness (CRF) tests, performedRead More