Diabetes drug can reduce risk of heart and kidney disease

Tue, 06/14/2016 - 16:30

New York, June 14 (IANS) An injectable drug widely used to lower blood sugar levels in type 2 diabetes, can also reduce the risk of dying from heart disease and advanced kidney disease, finds a new study.


Gay Chinese man sues hospital for trying to 'correct' him

Tue, 06/14/2016 - 16:02

Beijing, June 14 (IANS) A Chinese gay man has sued a hospital in Henan province for subjecting him to 19 days of treatment, during which he was tied up to the bed, medicated and threatened with violence, to cure his "sexual orientation disorder", the media reported on Tuesday.


Use simple cardio workouts for weight loss

Tue, 06/14/2016 - 14:52

New Delhi, June 14 (IANS) Be it something as simple as jogging or as fun as zumba, there are various simple cardio exercises that can help in weight loss, says an expert.


Inequality saps our happiness: Study

Tue, 06/14/2016 - 14:48

London, June 14 (IANS) Our happiness depends not only on what happens to us but also how this compares to other people, says a study that found that inequality reduced happiness on average.


Breastfeeding, antibiotics before weaning ups BMI in later childhood

Tue, 06/14/2016 - 12:56

London, June 14 (IANS) Breastfeeding in children who had received no antibiotics before weaning can help decrease the number of antibiotic courses after weaning as well as reduce body mass index (BMI) later in childhood, finds a new study.


Eat more whole grains to live longer

Tue, 06/14/2016 - 12:50

New York, June 14 (IANS) Consuming nearly four servings of whole grains such as bran, oatmeal and quinoa a day can reduce the risk of premature death, says a new study.


Daily stress can kill your sex life: Experts

Tue, 06/14/2016 - 12:48

New Delhi, June 14 (IANS) Regular stress can not just hamper your peace of mind, affect sleep and weaken your immunity, but prolonged periods of high stress and anxiety can increase blood pressure and cholesterol levels, leading to erectile dysfunction (ED) which will hamper your sex life, experts have warned.


Household air pollution may up risk of heart attack

Tue, 06/14/2016 - 11:12

New York, June 14 (IANS) Long-term exposure to household air pollution from fuels, such as kerosene or diesel, is likely to increase the risk of heart attack and death, warn researchers including an Indian origin scientist.


Eating peanuts cause zero health risk in infants

Tue, 06/14/2016 - 11:02

London, June 14 (IANS) Consuming peanuts products during early infancy can have zero effect on the growth of a child and on his or her nutrition, confirms a study.


Voluntary unpaid blood donations must increase rapidly: WHO

Mon, 06/13/2016 - 21:38

New Delhi/Geneva, June 13 (IANS) Voluntary, unpaid blood donations must be increased rapidly in more than half the world's countries in order to ensure a reliable supply of safe blood for patients whose lives depend on it, according to the World Health Organisation (WHO).