Health & Lifestyle
More than 90% of the world’s children breathe toxic air every day
Every day around 93 per cent of the world’s children under the age of 15 years (1.8 billion children) breathe air that is so polluted it puts their health and development at serious risk.
Tragically, many of them die. The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that in 2016, 600,000 children died from acute lower respiratory infections caused by polluted...
Not enough fruits, vegetables to feed the planet: Study
Washington, Oct 29: Turns out, if everyone on the planet wanted to eat a healthy diet, there wouldn't be enough fruits and vegetables to meet the demand.
As a part of a recent study, researchers compared global agricultural production with nutritionists' consumption recommendations and found a drastic mismatch. The study is published in the journal PLOS ONE....
‘AI doctor’ could boost survival in sepsis patients
London, Oct 23: Scientists have created an artificial intelligence (AI) system that could help treat patients with sepsis by predicting the best treatment strategy. The system developed by researchers from Imperial College London in the UK analysed the records of about 100,000 hospital patients in intensive care units and every single doctor’s decisions affecting them. The findings, published in...
Eating walnuts may not lead to weight gain
Los Angeles, Oct 18: A diet rich in walnuts may not lead to weight gain or increase the risk of obesity, a study conducted in healthy elders claims.
The study, published in the journal Nutrients, found that healthy elders consuming nearly 300 calories of walnuts daily did not show any negative effects on body weight and composition.
Is your nail polish toxic-free?
Washington D.C, Oct 11: Turns out, nail polishes with 'n-free' labels are not necessarily free of toxic compounds.
Consumers are growing more knowledgeable about the potential health effects of nail polish, and manufacturers have taken action. They have started removing potentially toxic ingredients and labeling their products as being free of those substances. However, these labels aren't always accurate,...
Antibiotic may may kill dangerous skin cancer cells, says study
London, Oct 7: An existing antibiotic may selectively kill dangerous cells within melanoma, the deadliest type of skin cancer, a study claims.
The research, published in the journal Cell Chemical Biology, found the drug, called nifuroxazide, showed promise for complementing existing melanoma therapies.
Researchers at the University of Edinburgh in the UK tested the drug’s...
Beware of bacon, ham, sausages... Eating processed meat increases breast cancer risk
Boston, Oct 5: Consuming processed meats such as bacon, ham, sausages, salami and beef jerky may increase the risk of developing breast cancer, researchers claim. Studies on red and processed meat consumption with breast cancer risk have generated inconsistent results, said researchers at Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health in the US.
An analysis published in the international...
Sedentary lifestyle, obesity, stress, lack of sleep key factors for diabetes: Experts
Noida, Oct 1: Sedentary lifestyle, obesity, stress, dietary habits and lack of sleep are among the key factors contributing to the prevalence of diabetes, health experts said. The remarks were made during the 17th conference of Uttar Pradesh Diabetes Association (UPDACON), 2018, held in Noida on Saturday and Sunday and attended by over 500 doctors and academics from all...1
Another reason to play golf: It may add years to your life
Washington, Sept 24: Turns out, playing golf is not only good for your mental and physical health, but it may also help one lead a longer life.
Amid a growing body of evidence on the health impacts of the sport, the consensus aims to help current and would-be players maximize the health pros and minimize the health cons of...
Medical kit to detect viral infection in 'three-minutes'
Kochi, Sept 23: A UAE based Indian doctor has come up with a revolutionary invention that any kinds of viral diseases, like HIV, Dengue fever, Rat Fever, Malaria could be detected in 'three minutes’, without any laboratory tests.
"We are launching a revolutionary change in medical field by detecting diseases caused by virus like HIV, Dengue fever, Rat Fever,...