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Petrol sniffing may stunt growth in teens permanently: Study

Petrol-sniffing may reduce the growth of adolescents, and there is no way to catch up even after they stop sniffing, a study warns.

17 Jun 2017

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Childhood passive smoking may up arthritis risk later


Rheumatoid arthritis is a chronic inflammatory disorder affecting many joints, including those in the hands and feet.

17 Jun 2017

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Gut bacteria might help slow down ageing

Further experiments showed that some of the bacterial mutants increased longevity by acting on some of the worm's known processes linked to ageing. 

17 Jun 2017

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Eat broccoli to keep diabetes in check

The findings indicated that blood sugar of the animals that received sulforaphane dropped by 23 percent in four weeks.

17 Jun 2017

Countering the effects of fasting

Worried that you may miss out on your regular exercises because its Ramzan? Anoop Nair of Team Yogaholics, a yoga training centre in North Paravur, says that yoga is the best exercise to take up durin

16 Jun 2017

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Teens as sedentary as 60-year-olds: Study

Physical activity among children and teens is lower than previously thought, according to a new study which found that 19-year-olds are as sedentary as 60- year-olds.

16 Jun 2017

Rediscover yourself through the divine features of Raj Yoga

Yoga as a method and practise has evolved over centuries since the time it was developed in ancient India.

14 Jun 2017

Gelatin or cellulose capsules: Health Ministry expert panel invites views

An expert committee constituted by Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has invited suggestions on replacing gelatin capsules with cellulose-based capsules which are of plant origin.

11 Jun 2017

Home blood pressure monitors wrong 70 per cent of time, warns study

The findings are significant since millions of patients are often asked by doctors to monitor their blood pressure on a device at home.

10 Jun 2017

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Let’s talk about male breast cancer

In 2017, about 2,470 men are estimated to be diagnosed with the disease.

10 Jun 2017

City traffic can leave you anxious & phobic

Traffic Stress Syndrome is triggered by chaotic traffic. Working professionals are most vulnerable to this condition.

10 Jun 2017

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Dengue claims 11 lives, affects 11,402 in this year's first 5 months

According to the National Vector Borne Disease Control Programme, Tamil Nadu and Karnataka registered 3,259 and 759 dengue cases respectively.

09 Jun 2017

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bodyART: Balancing the opposites

For the uninitiated it seems part yoga, part cardio, a fluid blend of poses and movements set to some mysterious rhythm.

09 Jun 2017

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Eat right and beat the Big C

According to the World Health Organization, “the biggest epidemic of our time is the product of, not a virus that has run amok, but our changing lifestyles.”

08 Jun 2017

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Prop your back for a healthy spine

In the Setu Bandha Sarvangasana or Uttana Mayurasana, your back is supported like a bridge (setu); it also resembles a stretched peacock — hence, the second name!

08 Jun 2017

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Kids, you need those veggies

Micronutrient deficiency at a young age can cause serious complications later in life.  According to experts, a nutrient-rich, balanced diet is essential for all-round child development.

08 Jun 2017

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Roll, fall and heal with your moves

Welsh and French dance artist Lucy uses Japanese martial art, yoga and other movements to relieve herself of stress.

07 Jun 2017

Researchers find new screening tool for Parkinson’s disease

The technology allows scientists in the lab to "light up" and then monitor a brain protein called alpha-synuclein that has been associated with Parkinson's.

06 Jun 2017

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Why the heart does not repair itself?

The team has studied pathways known to be involved in heart cell functions and discovered a previously unknown connection between processes that keep the heart from repairing itself.

06 Jun 2017

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Study suggests chronic pain are linked to increased risk of dementia

This shows that chronic pain could somehow be related to changes in the brain that contribute to dementia.

06 Jun 2017

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Your medical capsule is set to turn vegetarian

Attempts to introduce cellulose-based shells sped up by the Centre, manufacturers unhappy with decision.

06 Jun 2017

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