HEALTH

Public Place Hand Dryer Spread More Germs Than Tissue Usage

Modern hand dryers are worse than paper towels that were in use in many public toilets and washrooms as they spread more germs and highly harmful with variety of diseases contracted from the public toilets and washrooms, said a Leeds varsity research. Both jet and warm air hand dryers spread bacteria into the air and onto users and those nearby. ...

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Male hormone does not hamper women’s libido

Failed relationships and emotional health threaten menopausal women’s interest in sex more than levels of the male hormone testosterone and other naturally-occurring reproductive hormones, a study says. While testosterone is the main sex hormone in men, women also have small amounts of it as ovaries naturally produce testosterone. “While levels of testosterone and other reproductive hormones were linked to women’s ...

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Health ATMs Providing Instant Tablet Strips to be Reality Soon

Health ATMs, with a stock of drugs and other medical essentials, can soon become a reality in rural parts of India with some state governments mulling setting up such kiosks through the public-private partnership mode. The Wish India Foundation, an NGO working in innovations in health, will soon begin a project in Rajasthan through which it will set up health ...

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Caffeine helps women addicts of cocaine during oestrus cycle: study

Caffeine offers a new treatment option for women cocaine addicts as a neuro-protective that can block cocaine’s direct effects on their fertility cycle, revealed new research. Women undergo oestrus cycle, a recurring period of sexual receptivity and fertility in many females. Cocaine is known to have caused the shift in the oestrus cycle, thereby changing a woman’s estrogen levels. But ...

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Early Puberty Tends to Increase Risk of Depression Among Girls, More Than Boys

With the average age of puberty among girls coming down to early teens, a new study suggests kids who enter this stage early than their peers face depression, isolation and loneliness, requiring counselling from the parent or public health assistants. Though depression affects all sexes and age groups, it shows up highly among girls than boys, the researchers said in ...

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Old Age Divorce Hits Women Hard with Heart Diseases, says Study

Older couples in a bad marriage – particularly female spouses – face a higher risk of heart disease and heart attack than those in a good marriage, finds the first nationally representative study of its kind in the US, which also noted that marriage counselling is often focused on younger couples. “But results show that marital quality is just as ...

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Winter is Here! Protect Your Skin, 5 Important Tips

Now that winter is almost here, fight winter woes by using beauty oil, cream cleanser and not relying on toner or facewash when the temperature drops, say skin experts.. Celebrity dermatologist Kiran Lohia, however, shares a few tips: Know the number of times to wash face: Don’t wash your face more than twice a day. Using a face wash frequently ...

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New method to sequence genomes of the Ebola,makes surveillance quicker

A new cost-effective method to sequence genomes of the Ebola virus may eventually lead to quicker surveillance of the disease and effectively keep track of the outbreak even with limited resources. “Since the cost of preparation and sequencing is relatively low, and samples are the most precious commodity, our approach provides a great initial strategy for sequencing viral samples,” said ...

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How Wikipedia can predict the next disease outbreak ?

Any rush to read more about a disease on global knowledge base Wikipedia surely indicate the direction and researchers can predict it as the next possible outbreak, suggests a recent study. Researchers from the Los Alamos National Laboratory in the US examined 14 infectious disease outbreaks and used Wikipedia traffic data to compare if they could predict upsurges of diseases. ...

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Too much texting on mobile phones may make you ‘spine-less’: Warns Indian-Origin surgeon

Simple texting on smartphone can affect your spine as the posture exerts 23-kg of pressure on it depending on the angle at which you are texting, said an alarming research conducted by an Indian-origin surgeon, sending danger signals to mobile-addicted teenagers across the world, including India. “Loss of the natural curve of the cervical spine leads to incrementally increased stresses ...

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World Toilet Day: Centre to make toilets available for every family

Making toilets available for every family who have been deprived of proper sanitation facilities is one of the most important tasks the central government is trying to perform, Delhi BJP president Satish Upadhaya said in Delhi on Wednesday, on the occasion of World Toilet Day. He said that through proper awareness the central government was trying to sensitise the people ...

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A gram of turmeric daily could make wonders boosting memory: Study

Adding just one gram of turmeric to one’s breakfast could help improve the memory of people who are in the early stages of diabetes and at risk of developing cognitive impairment or memory loss,, a study indicates. For the study, professor Mark Wahlqvist from the Monash Asia Institute at the Melbourne-based Monash University tested the working memory of men and ...

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Too Much Fruit Diet Can Worsen Depression in Kids: Study

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Going against the norm that fruits are good for health, a new study found that forcing your children to have too much fruit during adolescence can have negative consequences as a diet high in fructose, found naturally in fruits, may exacerbate their depressive behaviours. The consumption of a diet high in fructose throughout adolescence can worsen depressive and anxiety-like behaviour ...

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High Salt Intake Affects Kidney Directly, says Study

It is known that high salt intake is injurious to health, especially for those with cardiovascular problems but new studies have shown that more sodium affects kidney directly. New research found that an average intake of 4.7 grams a day is enough to increase the risk of damaging kidney to the extent of needing dialysis, while average is about 2g ...

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Triclosan, used in toothpaste, handwash, causes cancer, says study but FDA ban far off

Triclosan, an additive used in toothpaste and body soaps, will affect liver with increased toxicity and may even cause liver fibrosis and cancer, said another study adding more tooth to FDA scanner that is weighing with the option of its ban. Long-term exposure to triclosan in soaps, shampoos, toothpastes and other household items as an anti-bacterial may cause liver fibrosis ...

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Home Cooked Food Keeps You Heatheir Anyday, says Study

People who eat home-cooked food are healthier as they eventually consume fewer calories than those who eat outside food or cook less at home to eat, says a study. Those who frequently cooked at home, at least six nights a week, actually consumed fewer calories compared to the timings when they ate out, showed the findings. "When people cook most ...

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