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‘Less meat, exercise may cause mental distress in young adults’

New York Young adults who eat meat less than three times a week and exercise less may be at an increased risk of mental distress, a study claims. However, the mental health of a mature adult (aged over 30 years) seems to be more sensitive to regular consumption of coffee and carbohydrates. Researchers found that … Continue reading “‘Less meat, exercise may cause mental distress in young adults’”

Birth control pills may up breast cancer risk: Study

London, December 11 Women who use hormonal contraceptives, including birth control pills, are at an increased risk of breast cancer, a study warns. The findings, published in The New England Journal of Medicine, are based on a study that followed 1.8 million women between 15 and 49 years of age for more than 10 years. … Continue reading “Birth control pills may up breast cancer risk: Study”

Five different types of anxiety, depression identified

Washington Scientists have identified five new categories of mental illness that cut across the current more broad diagnoses of anxiety and depression. The five categories, defined by their specific symptoms and areas of brain activation, are tension, anxious arousal, general anxiety, anhedonia – the inability to feel pleasure—and melancholia. “We are trying to disentangle the … Continue reading “Five different types of anxiety, depression identified”

Rapid, low-cost test to detect vitamin A, iron deficiency

New York Scientists, including one of Indian origin, have developed a low-cost blood test that can detect iron and vitamin A deficiency in just 15 minutes. The small, portable diagnostic system about the size of a lunchbox contains a blood sample test strip, like those used by diabetics. “Vitamin A and iron deficiency affect more … Continue reading “Rapid, low-cost test to detect vitamin A, iron deficiency”

Skipping breakfast may lead to weight gain: Study

Jerusalem, December 4 Skipping breakfast can disrupt the body’s internal clock and cause weight gain, even if one does not overeat for the rest of the day, a study has found. Irregular eating habits such as skipping breakfast are often associated with obesity, type 2 diabetes, hypertension and cardiovascular disease, but the precise impact of … Continue reading “Skipping breakfast may lead to weight gain: Study”

US woman gives birth via donated uterus

Washington/New Delhi A woman born without a uterus has given birth via a donated uterus in the US, a first for the country. The women suffered from absolute uterine factor infertility (AUI), a condition where the uterus is non-functioning or non-existent. The world’s first successful uterus transplant was carried out in Sweden on a woman … Continue reading “US woman gives birth via donated uterus”

Excess smartphone use may up suicide risk in teens: study

NEW YORK: Teenagers who spend more time on smartphones and other electronic screens may be at the risk of developing depression and suicidal tendencies, a study claims. Researchers from the Florida State University in the US said screen time should be considered a modern-day risk factor for depression and suicide. “There is a concerning relationship … Continue reading “Excess smartphone use may up suicide risk in teens: study”

Lung cancer: Stages and treatment options

New Delhi, November 27 Lung cancer is one of the most common cancers in the world. There are two major types of lung cancers, Non Small Cell Lung Cancer (NSCLC) and Small Cell Lung Cancer (SCLC). Knowing which type you have is important because it affects your treatment options and your outlook. Non small cell … Continue reading “Lung cancer: Stages and treatment options”

High-intensity exercise improves memory: Study

Toronto, November 24 Some physical exercises may also be good for your brain as researchers have found that high-intensity exercise may lead to better memory. The study, published in the Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, could have implications for an ageing population which is grappling with the growing problem of catastrophic diseases such as dementia and … Continue reading “High-intensity exercise improves memory: Study”

How to fight dry skin this winter

NEW DELHI: With winter comes dryness, dullness and roughness. Hence it is very important to follow rituals like treating the skin with Vitamin C or peeling away flakiness with enzymes, say experts. Disha Meher, a national expert on skin and nails at Lakme Salon, and Pond’s skin expert, Rashmi Shetty, share tips you need to … Continue reading “How to fight dry skin this winter”