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  • Watch out! Air pollution may affect your sperm quality

    Hong Kong: Men who regularly get exposed to air pollution may be at an increased risk of having poorer quality sperm, resulting in a spell of infertility for a "significant number of couples", researchers warned.Increased exposure to fine particulate matter (PM2.5) -- fine inhalable particles that h...

  • Have kidney problems? Drink coffee

    London: Want to live longer? Charge up on your cup of coffee. According to a study, caffeine consumption may prolong the lifespan of patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD).The findings showed a dose-dependent inverse association between caffeine and all-cause mortality. People who had the highes...

  • Air pollution may up mortality risk beyond lung cancer

    London: Air pollution can increase the risk of death from kidney, bladder and colorectal cancer besides causing lung cancer, a study has showed.According to researchers, air pollution represents a complex mixture of a broad range of carcinogenic and mutagenic substances that may play a role in chron...

  • New Facebook tool to help people find blood in India

    New Delhi: Facebook is rolling out a new tool for its 201 million Indian users that would make it easier for them to donate blood to the needy, while connecting blood banks and hospitals to willing donors residing nearby. Starting October 1 -- National Blood Donor Day -- Facebook users in In...

  • India prevented 1mn child deaths since 2005: Lancet

    Toronto: India has averted nearly one million deaths of children under five years of age since 2005, owing to a significant decrease in deaths from preventable diseases such as pneumonia, diarrhoea, tetanus and measles, according to a study, led by a researcher of Indian-origin. The declin...

  • Glucagon-like Peptide 1 (GLP) is the new hope for type 2 diabetes

    Diabetes is one of the most serious health problems of modern times. It is characterised by persistently high levels of blood glucose (sugar) in the body. At present, there is a whole range of effective medication for the treatment of Type 2 diabetes. Despite this, about 60 percent of populace diagn...

  • World's top beer brewer to unveil 'Water ATMs' in B'luru

    Bengaluru: World's top beer company Anheuser-Busch will be installing 'Water ATMs' in Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh in places that don't have access to clean drinking water, reported the PTI on Monday. The beer brewer's Indian subsidiary headquartered in Bengaluru has already installed one such ...

  • 6 reasons why you should include green tea in your daily diet

    By Hariprasad VRCoffee and black tea have long featured as preferred beverage options for a lot of people. However, rising awareness about the need to improve lifestyles has led to increased consumption of healthier alternatives such as green tea. The antibacterial, antifungal and antioxidant proper...

  • How walnuts can help control appetite

    New York: Consuming walnuts activates an area in the brain associated with regulating hunger and craving for food, says a new study. The findings, published online in the journal Diabetes, Obesity and Metabolism, shed light on how walnuts discourage overeating by promoting feelings of fullness....

  • Indian government helping develop homeopathy in Ghana

    Accra : The Indian government is partnering with a Ghanaian company to build capacity of the country's professionals in providing homeopathic education and treatment and recently sent two experts from the Ministry of Ayush to train doctors and staff at the company's chain of C4C Hospitals. "We ...

  • Rethink if you wait for cheat day

    Los Angeles: Cheat days are very tempting but there are many reasons that they might not be such a good idea. Eating clean comes with its difficulties, particularly when you're trying to fight against those unwanted sugar cravings. It's even more of a challenge not to eat everything and anythin...

  • Getting pregnant: Overcoming the PCOS challenge

    By Sowmya A RamanEvery street in India may not have a hospital, but there is at least one centre that promises the joy of pregnancy, however remotely located. From uncontrolled reproduction, we have recently graduated to planned parenthood. Blame food, lifestyle, urbanization, westernization, stress...