Quit smoking to offset arthritis risk

New York, Feb 23 (IANS) Long-term smoking cessation in women was associated with a lower risk of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) compared to those who had recently quit, a new study has shown. Rheumatoid... Read more »

Hypertension most common NCD screened at health and wellness centres in India

(IANS) Hypertension has been found to be the most common non communicable disease (NCD) which is screened across India in Health and Wellness Centres (HWCs) followed by diabetes and cancer, according to the... Read more »

Saffron a promising herbal medicine for treating ADHD

Tehran, Feb 22 (IANS) Saffron could be a promising herbal alternative for treating children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), finds a pilot study. ADHD is one of the most common neuropsychiatric disorders... Read more »

Garlic, onion lower colorectal cancer risk

Beijing, Feb 22 (IANS) Consumption of allium vegetables including garlic, onion and leek, is associated with a reduced risk of colorectal cancer, researchers say. Colorectal cancer is the cancer of the colon or... Read more »

At least 12 dead in Assam hooch tragedy, many taken ill

Guwahati, Feb 22 (IANS) At least 12 persons have died and over 30 others were taken ill after consuming spurious liquor at a tea garden in Assam’s Golaghat district, police said on Friday.... Read more »

Kareena to front immunisation campaign, says women literacy vital

(IANS) Actress Kareena Kapoor Khan, who has been appointed ambassador for the Swasth Immunised India campaign, says educating the women will help in spreading awareness about the initiative of child vaccination in the... Read more »

1,018 infants died at Adani-run hospital in 5 years: Gujarat government

Gandhinagar, Feb 21 (IANS) In a shocking revelation, the Gujarat government has admitted some 1,018 infant deaths at the Adani Foundation-run GK General Hospital in Bhuj, Kutch district, over the past five years.... Read more »

Hooch tragedy survivors suffer blindness

Dehradun, Feb 21 (IANS) Life will never be the same for Mange Ram (38) of Balupur village in Haridwar, a survivor of the hooch tragedy that claimed more than 100 lives in Uttarakhand... Read more »

Exercise can help you counter effects of jet lag, shift-based work

New York, Feb 20 (IANS) Finding it hard to cope with jet lag, shift-based work? Doing some excercise can shift the human body clock and help you adjust to the shifted schedules, suggests... Read more »

Nuts can keep diabetics’ heart healthy

New York, Feb 20 (IANS) Eating a handful of nuts daily, particularly tree nuts, may reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease among people with Type-2 diabetes, associated with an increased risk for high... Read more »

Smoking may damage immunity of skin cancer patients

London, Feb 18 (IANS) Smoking may damage the immune response against melanoma and limit patients’ survival chances, according to a new study. Melanoma patients with a history of smoking cigarettes are 40 per... Read more »

Household toxins linked to multiple disorders in children

New York, Feb 18 (IANS) Children living in homes that have toxic chemicals on the floors and furniture are exposed to higher concentrations of harmful semi-volatile organic compounds (SVOCs) in their blood or... Read more »