Yoga can boost immunity, tackle health conditions: Doctors

Tue, 06/21/2016 - 18:36

Mumbai, June 21 (IANS) As the world celebrated the second International Yoga Day on Tuesday, health experts have urged people to make Yoga an integral part of their life as it can boost their immunity and help tackle several health conditions.


High blood sugar can lower risk of one type of brain tumour

Tue, 06/21/2016 - 16:52

New York, June 21 (IANS) High blood sugar for long periods can cause serious health problems but surprisingly it can have a protective effect against one type of brain tumour that is not cancerous, says a new study.


Nearly half of British population living with chronic pain

Tue, 06/21/2016 - 15:08

London, June 21 (IANS) A large section of the population in Britain -- 43 per cent -- is living with chronic pain, a major cause of disability and distress, says a new study based on an analysis of the available evidence.


Silencing single gene can affect your social behaviour

Tue, 06/21/2016 - 13:52

New York, June 21 (IANS) Silencing a specific gene may affect human social behaviour, including a person's ability to form healthy relationships or to recognise the emotional states of others, says a study.


Parkinson's disease has shot up in US over 30 years: Study

Tue, 06/21/2016 - 12:06

New York, June 21 (IANS) The incidence of different types of Parkinsonism, including the most common type, Parkinson's disease, has increased significantly in the US in 30 years from 1976 to 2005, a new study says.


New York celebrates Yoga Day with 'Mind over Madness'

Tue, 06/21/2016 - 04:18

New York, June 21 (IANS) As the NASDAQ was zooming up 69 points on microsecond transactions at 11 a.m. on Monday, outside in front of the stock exchange building on Times Square, peace and calm wafted among the thousands of yoga enthusiasts celebrating the International Yoga Day a day early to coincide with the Summer Solstice.


Will attempt new records on Yoga Day: Patanjali Yog Committee

Mon, 06/20/2016 - 20:34

Faridabad, June 20 (IANS) The Patanjali Yog Committee has said that they will seek to create new records of Yoga performance, including the largest participation in a single yoga event, at a programme in Faridabad to mark the International Yoga Day on Tuesday.


Yoga festival at Eiffel Tower perks up Paris

Mon, 06/20/2016 - 17:46

Paris, June 20 (IANS) As part of the series of events to mark the second "International Day of Yoga', the Embassy of India in Paris organised an event at the iconic Eiffel Tower on Sunday.


Nearly half of women of reproductive age in India anaemic: Study

Mon, 06/20/2016 - 17:42

Kolkata, June 20 (IANS) As many as 48.1 per cent of women of reproductive age in India have anaemia, which is only slightly less than the prevalence percentages in West African nations of Guinea and Nigeria, says the Global Nutrition Report 2016.


C-section, antibiotics and formula milk may up babies' health risks

Mon, 06/20/2016 - 16:58

New York, June 20 (IANS) Babies who are born through Caesarean, exposed to antibiotics and are fed on formula milk are likely to have a slow growth as well as a decline in the diversity of microbes throughout the first year of life, finds a new study.


Age no bar for senior citizens to tie the knot

Mon, 06/20/2016 - 15:46

Bengaluru, June 20 (IANS) Age is no bar for senior citizens to marry for the first time or re-marry to have company for the rest of their life, especially in old age, as evident from the good response to a matrimonial meet held here on Sunday for elders.


Yoga practitioners in metros up 30%: Survey

Mon, 06/20/2016 - 15:36

Lucknow, June 20 (IANS) A study conducted by Assocham has found that the number of Yoga practitioners has gone up by 30 per cent in the course of the past one year.