HEALTH

Second-hand Smoking Leads to Obesity, Especially Among Kids: Study

Whether Cigarette smoking makes one slim or not, those who inhale it or second-hand smokers are sure to put on weight, going by the findings of scientists at Brigham Young University. Challenging the decades-old belief that smoking cigarettes helps keep you slim, the BYU study published in the "American Journal of Physiology: Endocrinology and Metabolism" finds that exposure to cigarette ...

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Shame or Not, breastfeeding remains a double-edged sword

Mothers are likely to experience shame irrespective of whether or not they breastfeed their infants, new research says. While some mothers feel shame due to public exposure, others who do not breastfeed but experience shame because they fail to give their infant the “best start”, leading to feelings of failure, inadequacy and isolation, the findings showed. “This study highlights the ...

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Smokers More Likely to Develop Chronic Back Pain: Study

When it comes smoking, all ill-health signals are associated to the habit, prompting them to quit or face the ill-effects and the lates study shows that they are three times more likely than non-smokers to develop chronic back pain, and remain less resilient to it, says a new study. “Smoking affects the brain. We found that it affects the way ...

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Copper Can’t Cure But Helps Stop Spreading Ebola, says Study

Copper with its anti-microbial elements cannot help cure Ebola but certainly prevents the spread of the deadly Ebola virus when frequently-touched surfaces, such as door handles, taps and light switches are replaced with copper copper or copper alloy equivalents, says a study. In a research study by the University of Southampton in Britain, it was found that the engineering materials ...

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Poor Eating Habits May Affect Heart When Aged

Though it was known in general, a new study has proved that poor eating habits can affect your heart for a long time and the effects can persist long after dietary habits are improved as such habits alter the way genes express themselves, including genes related to immunity. This change in gene expression (epigenetics) ultimately keeps the risk of cardiovascular disorders ...

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Tracking Heart Feelings? Indian Scientist Develops ‘Inner You’ (INYU) Wearable Device to Know Heart Status (VIDEO)

To be released into the market soon with a price tag of Rs.9,000, the “Inner You” wearable device developed by Indian-origin researcher Srinivasan Murali, co-founder and CEO of Switzerland-based SmartCardia, can help one track the status of his heart both for medical evaluation and also to assess the emotional status, tracking those who fail love affairs rush to its assistance. ...

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Another Toast to Red Wine as Worth One Hour of Exercise

Wine lovers and brewers will be happy to welcome another research outcome that toasted to its positive benefit as worth one hour’s exercise due to Resveratrol, an antioxidant present in red grapes. According to a Canadian research team, a glass of red wine could improve muscle and heart functions in the same way as an hour of exercise would provide. ...

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First human mini stomach developed with stem cells; to help treat stomach cancer

Moving over from artificially induced tubes int stomach for feeding while seriously ill, externally grown miniature stomachs in the lab will replace the tubes inside your body, going by the latest successful stem cell innovation. Scientists at Stanford University in California have grown miniature stomachs in the lab from human stem cells, just like it grows in an embryo. The ...

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Did you sleep well? Japanese firm Nintendo device will show

Japanese video game company Nintendo Thursday announced it will develop a device to track and improve the quality of sleep, the latest venture of the company to get into the “eHealth” business. The new device will be developed in collaboration with American firm ResMed which specialises in technology to treat sleep disorders, Nintendo CEO Satoru Iwata said in a press ...

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Harsh Vardhan Pitches for Another Ban: E-Cigarettes This Time

Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan has reiterated his demand for a ban on bad things in country, first on Diwali firecrackers that is understandably a good reason though he knows that it is difficult to enforce. Now, the minister has pitched in for ban on e-cigarettes saying a complete ban on them is required as new research found that they ...

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Ebola Saga Continues: WHO Hopes Vaccine by 2015 but Scientists Say 5 More Years Needed

The Ebola crisis is unlikely to die down as the World Health Organization (WHO) confirmed on Wednesday that 13,703 people have been infected since March, while vaccine front shows that it will be delayed by 5 more years, according to an Israel scientist. WHO said 13,676 cases were reported from three West African countries– 6,535 cases were registered in Liberia, ...

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Women tend to ignore heart attack symptoms more, says study

Women are found to be neglecting the heart attacks or related symptoms partly due to a perception that coronary artery disease is a “man’s disease”, and hence delay seeking medical care when heart symptoms strike, a research has found. “The main danger is that when someone comes to the hospital with a more severe or advanced stage of heart disease, ...

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