Eating walnuts may boost gut health, cut cancer risk

Thursday, 27 Jul 2017 | IANS | New York

Consuming half a cup of walnut per day may help protect the digestive system by increasing the amount of probiotic bacteria in the gut and ward off risks of heart and brain disease as well as cancer, researchers say. The findings, from the animal study, showed that a walnut-enriched diet...

Playing video games may cut stress at work

Wednesday, 26 Jul 2017 | IANS | New Delhi

Do you feel stressed out, frustrated or anxious at work? Playing video games may help, researchers say. The research findings showed that people who played a casual video game exhibited greater engagement and affective restoration than normal relaxation condition. Playing a video game even restored the individuals' affective abilities, making...

Junk food linked to father's education, income?

Wednesday, 26 Jul 2017 | IANS | Aligarh

The next time you see children gorging on junk food, don't blame the mothers. Instead, blame the father's education and high income. This is the finding of Nafis Faizi, Assistant Professor in the Department of Community Medicine at the Aligarh Muslim University. In a research paper jointly authored with Arzi...

'23% of heart failure patients die within a year of diagnosis'

Wednesday, 26 Jul 2017 | IANS | New Delhi

In India, 23 per cent of heart failure patients die within one year of diagnosis, a study revealed on Tuesday, adding that the country is next to Africa where the rate stands at 34 per cent. Of the total deaths, 46 per cent were due to cardiac issues, while non-cardiac...

Can alcohol boost memory?

Tuesday, 25 Jul 2017 | IANS | London

Alcohol may improve memory about information learned before the drinking session began, a new study from University of Exeter in Britain has claimed. The researchers are, however, keen to stress that this limited positive effect should be considered alongside the well-established negative effects of excessive alcohol on memory and mental...

Smoking may increase sensitivity to social stress: Study

Tuesday, 25 Jul 2017 | IANS | Paris

Lighting a cigarette may not be a good way to relax and it may increase sensitivity to social stress, according to a new study by the French National Centre for Scientific Research published on Tuesday. Researchers found that exposure to nicotine, rather than withdrawal from it, which is commonly seen...

Experimental HIV vaccine is well-tolerated in adults: Study

Tuesday, 25 Jul 2017 | IANS | New York

Researchers have found that an investigational HIV vaccine regimen was well-tolerated and generated immune responses against the deadly virus in healthy adults. The findings by APPROACH -- an early-stage clinical trial -- are based on "mosaic" technology that combines immune-stimulating proteins from four different HIV strains, representing different types of...

Keep hazardous dietary supplements, energy drinks at bay

Tuesday, 25 Jul 2017 | IANS | Washington

Dietary supplements, including energy drinks which have become a fad today, are not regulated and should not be consumed as these may cause severe health issues, especially in children, US-based researchers have advised. The US Poison Control Centers receive a call every 24 minutes, on average, regarding dietary supplement exposures,...

Neuroticism may be linked with long life

Monday, 24 Jul 2017 | IANS | London

Individuals with higher levels of neuroticism -- a personality trait associated with negative emotions -- are likely to have longer lifespan and lower risk of mortality, regardless of their health conditions, a study has claimed. Persons with high levels of neuroticism are more likely to experience negative emotions -- including...

Obesity in teenage may up colon cancer risk later

Monday, 24 Jul 2017 | IANS | New York

Is your adolescent son or daughter overweight or obese? Beware, it may increase his or her risk of developing colon cancer in adulthood, a research has showed. The study showed that overweight and obesity were associated with 53 per cent and 54 per cent higher risks of colon cancer for...


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Of 4,862 large dams, only 349 have emergency disaster action plans: CAG

23 Jul 2017 | IANS | New Delhi

Only 349 of 4,862 India's large dams have emergency disaster action plans in place, the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) of India's performance report on flood control and management schemes of the Water Resources Ministry has revealed. "Out of 4,862 large dams, emergency action plans or disaster management plans of only 349 dams, which is seven per cent, were prepared (March 2016)...

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State health dept to open small medical unit at office of State health directorate

27 Jul 2017 | PNS | Dehradun

The State health department has initiated a process to open a small medical unit at the office of State health directorate for the employees posted there. The State health directorate is located at Danda Lakhaund on Sahastradhara road...

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