Being bullied at school may up mental health issues

London, April 18 (IANS) Parents, take note. If your child is being bullied in secondary school, it may dramatically increase his/her chances of mental health problems and unemployment later in life, researchers have... Read more »

NYC declares health emergency due to measles outbreak

BY ARUL LOUIS  New York, April 17 (IANS) After an outbreak of measles in parts of the city attributed to many people in those areas who refused to get vaccinated believing in unscientific... Read more »

20 most common myths around sleep

New York, April 16 (IANS) Common myths around sleep like snoring is harmless or having a drink helps fall asleep not only shape poor habits but may also pose a significant public health... Read more »

Waste pickers face respiratory, musculo-skeletal, gastrointestinal ailments, social stigma

By Sheshu Babu In cities and towns, one often comes across heaps of garbage on roadsides and poor — mostly slum dwellers, children — hovering around the pile. These people are mostly... Read more »

Sugar-sweetened foods may not lift your mood

London, April 5 (IANS) Contrary to popular beliefs that eating sugar-sweetened foods lift up low spirits, a new study suggests that sugar can worsen your mood. Researchers discovered that sugar increases tiredness and... Read more »

Exposure to midday meals increases students’ learning achievement

April 4, School feeding programs are ubiquitous. The World Food Program estimated that in 2013, 368 million children, or 1 in 5, received a school meal at a total cost of US$... Read more »

Regular intake of sleeping pill may impact BP

Madrid, April 4 (IANS) Be cautious if you use sleeping pills regularly, as a new study has found that it may impact blood pressure (BP) in older adults. According to the study, published... Read more »

Does IVF raise cancer risk in children?

April 2 (IANS) While pregnancies enabled by in vitro fertilisation (IVF) have faced more difficulties, with children born earlier and smaller, according to a new study, they may also raise risk of... Read more »

Follow this wellness guide to quit smoking or drinking

New Delhi, April 2 (IANS) Most lifestyle advice tells you to give that glass of wine or cigarette a miss. Serving as a reminder, a new book on healthy living reiterates the advice... Read more »

McDowell’s water banned in J&K after e-Coli found

April 1 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir’s Food Commissioner has banned the sale and supply of McDowell’s packaged drinking water in the state after the detection of E. coli bacteria in it. An... Read more »

Excess body weight may lead to pancreatic cancer

New York, April 1 (IANS) If you are less than 50-years-old but have excess body weight, then you are more likely to develop pancreatic cancer, a new study has warned. The findings indicate... Read more »

Gazing at coffee reminders can arouse your brain

Toronto, March 31 (IANS) Finding it hard to concentrate? Just looking at something that reminds us of coffee can cause our minds to become more alert and attentive, according to a new study.... Read more »

Smoking in pregnancy raises infant’s obesity risk

March 30 (IANS) Children whose mothers smoked during their pregnancy are at increased risk of being obese later in life, say researchers. The findings, published in the journal Experimental Physiology, showed that... Read more »

US awards $1.7mn grant to anti-abortion clinics

Washington, March 30 (IANS) US President Donald Trump’s administration announced that it would award a $1.7 million family planning grant to a chain of crisis pregnancy centres that oppose abortion and dont offer... Read more »

23 dead as cholera epidemic hits Yemen’s Taiz

March 29 (IANS) Twenty three people died in March following a cholera outbreak in Yemen’s province of Taiz, officials said on Friday. Abdul Rahim Samai, Director of the Public Health and Population Department... Read more »

Researcher probing if tobacco’s native forms less harmful

Chennai/Madurai, March 29 (IANS) Can indigenous ways of smoking counteract the harm being done by mass-produced cigarettes? Researching the roots of native Fijian tobacco plant ‘suki’ said to originated in Tamil Nadu and... Read more »

Researcher probing if tobacco’s native forms less harmful

March 29 (IANS) Can indigenous ways of smoking counteract the harm being done by mass-produced cigarettes? Researching the roots of native Fijian tobacco plant ‘suki’ said to originated in Tamil Nadu and smoked... Read more »

Smoking not linked to higher dementia risk

New York, March 27 (IANS) It is no secret that smoking increases the risk for cancer, heart disease, diabetes and even blindness. But puffing on a cigarette is not associated with a higher... Read more »

Measles outbreak emergency declared in NY suburb

March 27 (IANS) A county in New York state has declared a state of emergency following a severe outbreak of measles. Tuesday’s announcement followed other outbreaks of the disease in Washington, California, Texas... Read more »

Night shifts during pregnancy ups miscarriage risk

London, March 26 (IANS) Women who do two or more night shifts a week during pregnancy are likely to have an increased risk of miscarriage, says a new study. This is because women... Read more »