Virat Kohli gives fitness challenge to PM Narendra Modi, others; video posted by cricketer on Twitter goes viral

"I have accepted the #FitnessChallenge by Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore sir. Now I would like to challenge my wife @AnushkaSharma , our PM @narendramodi ji and @msdhoni bhai for the same. #HumFitTohIndia

Tablet devices may disrupt healthy sleep, says study

Using light-emitting tablet devices in the evenings can delay bedtimes, interfere with a sleep-regulating hormone, and impair alertness in the morning, a study has found.

India 145th among 195 countries in healthcare access, quality

India ranks 145th among 195 countries in terms of quality and accessibility of healthcare, behind its neighbours like China, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and Bhutan, according to a Lancet study.

This drug could prevent brain damage caused by cosmic rays

As NASA and private space companies like SpaceX plan to send humans to Mars within the next 15 years, scientists have identified a potential treatment for the brain damage caused by exposure to cosmic

Egg a day may reduce risk of heart diseases, says study

People who consume an egg a day may have a significantly lower risk of cardiovascular diseases, according to a study carried out in China.

Nipah virus in other parts of country? Senior doctor says it poses no threat

Nipah virus (NiV), that has claimed three lives in Kerala's Kozhikode district, poses no threat in other parts of the country and there is no need to panic as it is just another viral infection, said

Beware! This weight loss measure may up diabetes risk; here’s what study says

If you are doing intermittent fasting to reduce your weight, you may be at higher risk of diabetes, a new study suggests.

Secret for staying young: Exercise 4-5 times daily to delay ageing

Want to stay young for long? If so, start exercising four to five times a day as it may help keep your heart stay healthy and slow down ageing, according to researchers.

Smoking marijuana in early teens ups drug abuse risk later

People who start smoking marijuana at the beginning of their teens are at a higher risk of having a drug abuse problem by the age of 28, a study has found.

Herbal drug BGR-34 helps cutting down heart attack risk, says study

A study published in an international journal has noted that ayurvedic drug, BGR-34, has been found to be effective in cutting down heart attacks by 50 percent in diabetic patients.

How chikungunya virus causes arthritis pain

The virus uses Mxra8 protein as a handle to open a door into cells. The handle, or receptor, is located on cells that build cartilage, muscle and bone. Joints are filled with such cells, which helps e

Big development in cancer cure: New blood test could rapidly detect pancreatic cancer, says scientist

The new test uses an electronic chip-based system to extract exosomes directly from blood in minutes.

Eating fish twice a week may keep your heart healthy, says American Heart Association

Emphasis should be placed on eating oily fish like salmon, mackerel, herring, lake trout, sardines or albacore tuna, which are all high in omega-3 fatty acids, researchers said. The advisory, publishe

Hookah behind half of tobacco smoking in young, says study

Hookah accounts for over half of the tobacco smoke consumed by young adult smokers in the US, a study has found.

Big finding in treatment of common cold: Scientists identify novel drug to beat virus

Researchers have identified a molecule that can combat the common cold virus by preventing it from hijacking human cells.

150 minutes of weekly exercise may cut heart failure risk, says study

Over 150 minutes of moderate to vigorous activity each week, such as brisk walking or biking, in middle age may significantly decrease the risk of heart failure, according to a study.

‘Exergaming’ may keep Alzheimer’s at bay

In the meantime, the research suggests benefits of exercising while also stimulating the brain with some mental challenge, such as navigating a scenic bike path or interactively playing a video game.

Suffer from arthritis, asthma? Study says, yogurt may help dampen chronic inflammation

Eating yogurt may help reduce chronic inflammation, a factor in bowel disease, arthritis and asthma, according to a study.

WHO launches ‘REPLACE’ to eliminate trans fat in foods by 2023

The initiative provides six strategic actions to ensure the prompt, complete, and sustained elimination of industrially-produced trans fats from food supply.

In-womb air pollution may increase blood pressure in childhood, says study

Children exposed to higher levels of air pollution during the third trimester of their mother's pregnancy face a higher risk of elevated blood pressure in childhood, according to a study.

Vitamin D could help treat diabetes, says study

Vitamin D can help treat damaged beta cells in pancreas that produce, store and release the hormone insulin, paving they way for a new approach to treat diabetes, scientists say.

Drinking coffee during pregnancy? Here’s why you may like to avoid it

Mothers-to-be, take note! Drinking just one or two cups of coffee daily during pregnancy can increase the risk of your child growing up to be overweight or obese, scientists say.

Warning! Alcohol, tobacco pose bigger health threat that illicit drugs

Tobacco and alcohol pose a greater threat to human health around the globe than the use of all other addictive, illicit drugs, scientists say.

Healthy diet may reduce risk of hearing loss in women

Here is good news for women who are suffering from hearing loss. A new study has found that consuming healthy food may decrease the risk of hearing loss in women.

Yoga, meditation may sharpen your mind, says study

Meditation and ancient yogic breathing practices, such as pranayama, may act like a brain fertiliser, and strengthen our ability to focus on tasks, a study claims.

Mass vaccination may not prevent Ebola outbreaks

Mass vaccination programmes will not help prevent new Ebola virus outbreaks, a study has found. Researchers from the University of Kent in the UK analysed the prospects for various Ebolavirus vaccines

Suffering from osteoarthritis? Have fish oil, spinach

Consuming one gram of fish oil every day and including spinach in the diet could help reduce the pain of patients with osteoarthritis, the most common form of arthritis that generally affects the hand

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