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Stress levels highest a week before exam

Stress levels highest a week before exam

Health March 8, 2017 at 6:36 pm 0 comments

New Delhi With the board exams beginning this week, the stress level in students is at its peak, a new study has revealed. “A month before the examination only 13 per cent of students felt high stress level, which increased to an alarming 82.2 per cent with the exams justRead More

Diabetes increases risk of cancer deaths in Asians

Health March 8, 2017 at 6:35 pm 0 comments

New York Asians who have type 2 diabetes may be at 26 per cent increased risk of death from cancers, warns a new study that included data from India, Bangladesh and 19 other countries. Earlier studies had suggested that at any given body mass index (BMI), Asians are more susceptibleRead More

Obesity may up your risk of kidney failure

Obesity may up your risk of kidney failure

Health March 7, 2017 at 9:04 pm 0 comments

Research shows that being overweight can harm the kidney directly or indirectly, which is not a good sign says senior nephrologist Dr Pradeep Deshpande. Obesity is one of the major causes for chronic kidney disease. The excess fat in our body can directly increase the risk of stone diseases, proteinuria,Read More

Women and minorities face barriers in medical profession: study

Health March 7, 2017 at 9:04 pm 0 comments

Washington: Women and minorities face more barriers to getting ahead in their medical careers, both early in training and later on, researchers say. In one study, Dr. Julie Boiko of the University of California, San Francisco and colleagues found that women are underrepresented among speakers at grand rounds, which areRead More

Yoga classes may help reduce depression: study

Yoga classes may help reduce depression: study

Health March 5, 2017 at 3:44 am 0 comments

Boston: Participating in yoga and deep breathing classes twice a week along with home practice may effectively reduce the symptoms of depression, a new study claims. The findings provide support for the use of yoga-based interventions as an alternative or supplement to pharmacologic treatments for depression, researchers said. “This studyRead More

Obese people may get less ‘comfort care’ at the end of life

Health March 5, 2017 at 3:44 am 0 comments

Obese people in the U.S. may not receive the same kind of care at the end of their lives as people who are thin or normal weight, suggests a new study. Before they died, obese patients were less likely to enroll in hospice care, spent less time in hospice andRead More

Why pain relievers could be less effective in women

Why pain relievers could be less effective in women

Health March 3, 2017 at 6:52 pm 0 comments

New York A female brain’s immune cells are more active in regions involved in pain processing compared to males, says a study that could potentially explain why pain relievers are often found to be less effective in women. The study, published in the Journal of Neuroscience, found that when microglia,Read More

Trump’s health policy changes may put women at risk

Health March 3, 2017 at 6:51 pm 0 comments

Washington, March 3 US President Donald Trump’s sexual and reproductive health policy changes may threaten women’s wellbeing across the world, an expert has warned. “Much progress has been made in the use of more effective contraception and in the reduction of unintended pregnancies,” said Professor Daniel Grossman from the UniversityRead More

Soda, red meats may up breast cancer risk in teens

Soda, red meats may up breast cancer risk in teens

Health March 2, 2017 at 5:33 pm 0 comments

Los Angeles Teenagers who consume a poor diet high in soft drinks, red and processed meats and low in vegetables may be at increased risk of developing breast cancer, a new study has warned. Researchers collected data from about 45,204 women who had completed a food frequency questionnaire in 1998,Read More

Pair dairy products with Vitamin D pills to combat bone loss’

Health March 2, 2017 at 5:32 pm 0 comments

Boston, March 2 Consumption of dairy products like milk, cheese and yogurt along with Vitamin D supplements may protect against bone loss among older adults, researchers including one of Indian origin have claimed. Researchers found that vitamin D stimulates calcium absorption, which is beneficial for building bones and preventing boneRead More