Health

42% college kids have impaired lung function

42% college kids have impaired lung function

🕔16.11.2017 04:49

The 'severe' air quality in Delhi in the last one week has affected the respiratory system of youngsters, a survey has revealed. A random survey, conducted by Fortis Hospital in Shalimar Bagh between November 6 and 11 at five different colleges in Delhi University, Dwarka, Rohini, and ...

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New data deepen confusion over dengue spread in Bengal

🕔16.11.2017 04:49

‘Whistle-blowers’: Left Front councillors of Kolkata Municipal Corporation demonstrating over the spread of dengue, inside the corporation headquarters on Wednesday. | Photo Credit: PTI more-inAbout 40% of the 8,000 blood samples sent by the West Bengal government to the National Institute of ...

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Eating Too Quickly Linked to Obesity, Heart Disease and Diabetes

Eating Too Quickly Linked to Obesity, Heart Disease and Diabetes

🕔16.11.2017 04:48

According to a new study, presented at the America Heart Association's Scientific Sessions 2017, shows that eating quickly may increase you risk of becoming obese or developing metabolic syndrome. The study study suggests that you must eat slowly to promote overall health and well-being ...

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KMC takes guard to neutralize rain effect

KMC takes guard to neutralize rain effect

🕔16.11.2017 04:48

tnn | Nov 16, 2017, 06:22 IST KOLKATA: Intermittent rain on Wednesday kept experts and the city's civic guardians on tenterhooks. Microbiologists and experts in public health expressed concern over the rainfall at a time when dengue has threatened to take the shape of an epidemic in the city. ...

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Your blood group can put you at risk of heart attack due to pollution

Your blood group can put you at risk of heart attack due to pollution

🕔16.11.2017 04:48

If you have A, B, or AB blood type, you might be more at risk of suffering a heart attack during periods of significant air pollution, than those with the O blood type, finds a new research. The findings showed that when pollution hits the mark of 25 micrograms per cubic metre, it increases the ...

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Bisexual women face higher rates of sexual violence

Bisexual women face higher rates of sexual violence

🕔16.11.2017 04:48

Sexual harassment and sexual violence may have been pervasive problems for women over the course of history, but according to a recent study, bisexual women specifically experience them more often than straight and lesbian women. In fact, 50% of bisexual women have experienced rape at one point in ...

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Ailing states: Kerala and Tamil Nadu in the grip of lifestyle diseases

Ailing states: Kerala and Tamil Nadu in the grip of lifestyle diseases

🕔16.11.2017 04:48

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM:  Kerala along with Tamil Nadu has become the hub of non-communicable diseases (NCD) with the largest dominance of cardiovascular and lifestyle diseases when compared to other states. This has been revealed in the first-of-its-kind ‘’India state level disease burden’’ study. ...

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Study claims head injury does not worsen drinking behaviour in heavy drinkers

Study claims head injury does not worsen drinking behaviour in heavy drinkers

🕔16.11.2017 04:48

 Researchers have found head injury does not worsen drinking behaviour in heavy drinkers. (Photo: Pixabay) Washington: A recent study has found that head injury, which often damages brain regions overlapping with those involved in addictive behaviours, does not worsen drinking behavior in ...

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Gestational diabetes, high BP may up heart disease risk in women

Gestational diabetes, high BP may up heart disease risk in women

🕔16.11.2017 04:48

Women who develop both gestational diabetes and high blood pressure during pregnancy could be at a higher risk of suffering from these cardiometabolic diseases in later years that also raises the risk heart disease, a new study has warned. The study, published in the American Journal of ...

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What the new blood pressure limits mean for Singaporeans

What the new blood pressure limits mean for Singaporeans

🕔16.11.2017 04:47

SINGAPORE: The American Heart Association’s (AHA) new standards for high blood pressure may be "the impetus" that Singaporeans need "to be more aggressive with lifestyle modifications”, said Dr Paul Chiam, cardiologist with Mount Elizabeth Novena Hospital.This is especially so since the AHA ...

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