Eat yogurt 'appetizer' to cut down chronic inflammation risk

Tue, 05/15/2018 - 17:32

New York, May 15 (IANS) Relishing yogurt as an "appetizer" may help reduce chronic inflammation -- a key factor associated with bowel disease, arthritis and asthma as well as cardiometabolic diseases, finds a study.


Low-carb diet may protect eyesight

Tue, 05/15/2018 - 13:34

New York, May 15 (IANS) Besides helping lose weight, consuming a ketogenic diet -- which is high fat, low protein and low carbohydrates -- can also help maintain vision in patients with glaucoma, finds a study conducted over mice.


Blurred vision may indicate retinal disease

Mon, 05/14/2018 - 15:10

New Delhi, May 14 (IANS) People experiencing blurred vision or decreased colour sensitivity need to get their eyes checked as these seemingly minor problems may actually indicate retinal diseases that account for a significant share of the vision loss burden in the world, experts have warned.


Selected offerings to celebrate all things Bengali

Mon, 05/14/2018 - 12:56

New Delhi, May 14 (IANS) Of all the states in India, West Bengal stands apart as a rich and vibrant land of people with shared customs and tastes. If history stands testimony to the everlasting sea of stories, music and art that have evolved in Bengal and made a mark not only in India but globally, the very streets of the state resonate with a shared love for its cultural heritage.


Apple Watch plays good Samaritan, helps save elderly

Mon, 05/14/2018 - 11:24

Hong Kong, May 14 (IANS) While digital technology often receives brickbats from the health-conscious, a 76-year-old man in Hong Kong now wants anyone with a heart problem to wear an Apple Watch after it helped him get a new lease of life by sending an alert about his elevated heart rate.


Exhibition captures poetic forms in day-to-day objects

Sun, 05/13/2018 - 15:54

New Delhi, May 13 (IANS) An old family radio, a typewriter, a cane chair, old mugs and several other humble items of day-to-day use are the inspiration behind an ongoing exhibition at the Lalit Kala Akademi here.


Healthy diet may reduce risk of hearing loss in women

Sat, 05/12/2018 - 14:18

New York, May 12 (IANS) Here is good news for women who are suffering from hearing loss. A new study has found that consuming healthy food may decrease the risk of hearing loss in women.


Prenatal coffee consumption can make your child obese

Sat, 05/12/2018 - 13:26

London, May 12 (IANS) Are you expecting? If so, refrain from drinking coffee, as babies born to women who drank coffee during pregnancy were found to be at a higher risk of being overweight, claims a study.


False news of US Senator McCain's death sent to media

Sat, 05/12/2018 - 07:54

Washington, May 12 (IANS) Non-profit organisation, Veterans of Foreign Wars, has mistakenly emailed a drafted press release announcing the death of US Senator John McCain, who has been recovering from a surgery and continues to battle an aggressive form of brain cancer, media reported.


'PPP strategy must to fight India's NCD challenges'

Fri, 05/11/2018 - 20:54

New Delhi, May 11 (IANS) India must rely on public-private partnership to address the challenges posed by non-communicable diseases (NCDs) which now affect a large section of the country's population -- both young and old, Union Minister of State for Development of North Eastern Region Jitendra Singh said here on Friday.