Lack of Vitamin D may up diabetes risk by 5 times

Fri, 04/20/2018 - 18:04

Seoul, April 20 (IANS) Are you deficient in Vitamin D, also known as the sunshine vitamin? Beware, you may be at a greater risk of developing diabetes, warn researchers.


Indians consume far too less calcium than required

Fri, 04/20/2018 - 17:26

Warsaw, April 20 (IANS) Adults in India consume on an average about half the amount of calcium than required for healthy bones, according to a global map of dietary calcium intake launched on Friday.


Low testosterone level linked to chronic diseases in men

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 15:28

New York, April 19 (IANS) Low levels of testosterone in men could be associated with chronic diseases such as diabetes and hypertension, even among those 40 years of age and younger, new research has found.


Eat fatty fish to cut your heart disease risk

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 13:30

London, April 19 (IANS) Consuming fatty fish four times a week may help increase the amount of good cholesterol and prevent the risk of heart disease, finds a study.


Obesity raises risk of irregular heart rate

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 12:30

New York, April 19 (IANS) Obesity may increase risk of developing a rapid and irregular heart rate, called atrial fibrillation, which can lead to stroke, heart failure and other complications, says a study of nearly 70,00 patients.


Anaesthesia does not lower IQ in children: Study

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 14:06

New York, April 18 (IANS) There is no evidence to prove that children below three years of age who were given anaesthesia had lower intelligence level than those who did not have it, say researchers.


For dental pain relief opt for Ibuprofen over opioids: Study

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 12:16

New York, April 18 (IANS) Common painkiller ibuprofen and other nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) alone or in combination with acetaminophen are better at easing dental pain, than opioids, say researchers.


What happens to rock band when a member gets hitched

Tue, 04/17/2018 - 18:52

New York, April 17 (IANS) If you go by the the rock n' roll lore which says that once a bandmate gets married, the party is over for the group, you could not be further from the truth, suggests new research that shows marriage diversity is actually good for both bands and businesses alike.


Parental diet, obesity before conception affects child's health

Tue, 04/17/2018 - 18:10

London, April 17 (IANS) Besides smoking and drinking alcohol, parents' health including obesity and poor diet can have "profound implications" for the growth, development and long-term health of their children before their conception, says a series of studies published in the journal Lancet.


Have high BP? Listen to classical music after taking medicine

Tue, 04/17/2018 - 17:50

New York, April 17 (IANS) If you are suffering from high blood pressure, listening to classical music in addition to taking your medicines may give you some added advantage as researchers have found that music significantly enhances the effect of anti-hypertensive drugs.


Eating raw fruit, veggies boosts mental health

Tue, 04/17/2018 - 17:00

London, April 17 (IANS) Eating raw fruit and vegetables such as kiwis, bananas, apples, dark leafy greens, cucumber, and carrots may lower symptoms of depression and improve mental health, more than cooked, canned and processed food, say researchers.