Health

  • Nearly 32 Million Americans Engage In Extreme Binge-Drinking: Study
    Almost 32 million US adults admit to extreme binge-drinking at least once in the past year, meaning they consumed eight to 10 alcoholic beverages -- or more -- in a single sitting, US government scientists said on Wednesday.
  • 5 Foods That Can Help You Prevent Risks of Breast Cancer
    While there are various causes that lead to breast cancer, one major factor that could help with prevention and reducing risks could be one's diet. Here are 5 foods that can prevent risks of breast cancer.
  • 10-Year Lifespan Gain For Some HIV Patients: Study
    The life expectancy of HIV-infected people in Europe and the United States has been boosted by a decade since anti-AIDS drugs became available in the mid-1990s, researchers said Thursday.
  • 5 Ways Junk Food is Harming Your Body Without You Knowing It
    With the number of obesity cases shockingly on the rise across the country, state governments are starting to take effective measures to stop the main culprit - junk food. While there have been cases of banning sale of junk food in school canteens and talks of fat tax, now FSSAI (Food Safety and Standards Authority of India) has also recommended an additional tax on processed food and sugar-sweetened beverages, as well as a blanket ban on advertising of junk foods and beverages on children's channels and content for children across television, websites and social media. The ill-effects of junk food are not unknown, yet they are readily available all across the country, making children easy prey to their ill-effects.
  • Air Pollution Can Up Heart Attack, Stroke Risk
    Tiny particles in polluted air can travel from the lungs into our bloodstream and increase the risk of a heart attack or stroke, a new study warns.
  • Drug Use Tops Booze For First Time In Fatal US Crashes: Study
    US data has shown for the first time that drivers killed in crashes were more likely to be on drugs than drunk, with marijuana involved in more than a third of fatal accidents in 2015, a study released on Wednesday showed.
  • MCD Elections: In A First Poll Booths To Be 'Tobacco-Free' Zones
    In a first in the country, the Delhi State Election Commission has declared all the 13,234 polling booths 'tobacco free' ahead of the MCD polls, to be held this Sunday.
  • A Mouth So Sore She Couldn't Eat
    Elizabeth Starrels sat in the examining chair of a Washington ear, nose and throat specialist in October 2012, weeping in frustration and pain.
  • Comprehensive Strategy In Place To Ensure Safe Pregnancy: Government
    An exhaustive and comprehensive health strategy is in place to ensure safe pregnancies and check incidents of miscarriage, Health Minister JP Nadda said today. Under this strategy, pregnant mothers are given suitable medical care, supplements and other necessary help under a central government scheme, he said in the Lok Sabha.
  • New Gene-Based Blood Tests Can Detect Skin Cancers
    Researchers have found that two new gene-based blood tests can reliably detect previously unidentifiable forms of one of the most aggressive forms of skin cancer.
  • Chaitra Navratri 2017: Why You Should Fast And How
    Navratri is an important festivals of Hindus, celebrated with lots of enthusiasm all across the country. During this time some people fast for all nine days whereas some may just fast on the first and the last day. Most people avoid non-vegetarian food items, alcohol, onion and garlic in their food.
  • Gudi Padwa 2017: Health Benefits Of Neem And Jaggery
    Gudi Padwa or Ugadi marks the beginning of spring and is considered a very auspicious time. It also marks the Hindu New year. A mixture of neem and jaggery are eaten this day, which are very healthy by their inherent nature. Let's read some of its health benefits.
  • Drug Resistant TB - What Should You Know
    Tuberculosis is one of the top 10 causes of death worldwide and India has the maximum number of cases of this deadly but curable and treatable disease. The World Health Organizations Global Tuberculosis Report in 2016 estimates that there are 79,000 cases of MDR-TB or Multi-Drug Resistance Tuberculosis. This is becoming a serious problem and a big public health issue.
  • Is Tuberculosis A Dangerous Disease?
    World TB Day is designed to build public awareness that tuberculosis today remains an epidemic in much of the world, causing the deaths of nearly one-and-a-half million people each year, mostly in developing countries. It commemorates the day in 1882 when Dr Robert Koch astounded the scientific community by announcing that he had discovered the cause of tuberculosis, the TB bacillus.
  • Non Dairy Butters For Your Health and Skin
    Usually when we are talking about butters, the dairy butter comes to our mind, however there are buttery fats which are extracted out of seeds or fruits, which are high in fat and they are very useful for the skin and can also be used for the nutritional purpose.

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