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Pollution killed 2.51 million people in India in 2015; highest in world

New Delhi, Oct 21: A scientific study published in the Lancet journal has revealed that India recorded maximum number of deaths due to water and air pollution in 2015. The Lancet Commission on Pollution and Health has spent two years to study the issue.

Most of these deaths are due to non-communicable diseases caused by pollution such as heart...

Living near woods may cut stress, make brain healthy

London, Oct 19: People who build their homes in the lap of mother nature may have a healthier brain and may be at lower risk of developing stress-related depression and anxiety disorders than those living near the urban green or wasteland, a research says.

The findings showed that city dwellers are at a higher risk of psychiatric illnesses such...

Japanese man invents coffee made from garlic

Oct 17: Love your daily cup of coffee? Well then this news is all geared up to tingle your taste buds. A Japanese man, who was inspired to create ‘garlic coffee’ following a cooking blunder some 30 years ago is ready to commercialize it.

The drink apparently tastes and looks like regular coffee but is made from locally grown...

Excess Sugar Intake Can Make Tumours More Destructive: Study

Oct 16: Sugar can make cancer tumour cells more aggressive, says a new study. The nine year-long research is being seen as a breakthrough in cancer research studies.

The research project clarified how the Warburg effect, a phenomenon in which cancer cells rapidly break down sugars, stimulates tumour growth.The study hinted at the positive correlation between sugar and cancer....

Father's diet before conception affects baby's health: Study

Oct 14: Dear men, if you are planning for a baby, include fish, meat, vegetables and fruits in your diet daily as your diet before conception can impact newborn's health, claims a recent study.

Researchers from the University of Cincinnati in Ohio, US found that a low carbohydrate and high protein diet by the father will help the child's...

Knowledge and practices of handwashing ‘abysmally poor’: study

Kochi, Oct 12: Knowledge and practices of handwashing associated with childcare tasks is abysmally poor in rural India, a new study released to mark Global Handwashing Day has said.

According to WaterAid India’s new study ‘Spotlight on handwashing in rural India’, handwashing with soap at five critical times – after defecation, after cleaning a child’s bottom, before feeding infants/children,...

Happier marriages linked to healthier hearts: study

Paris, Oct 11: Men whose marriages grow stronger over the years have healthier cholesterol and blood pressure than peers whose unions fall apart, said a study Tuesday that hinted at unexpected health perks of relationship counselling.

Researchers got more than 600 men in Britain to rate the "quality" of their marriage at two points in time -- when their...

Air pollution cuts growth of working memory in kids

London, Oct 9: Exposure to air pollution on the way to school can have damaging effects on growth of children's working memory, suggests new research.

The study, published in the journal Environmental Pollution, found an association between a reduction in working memory and exposure to fine particulate matter (PM2.5) -- fine inhalable particles that have diameters of 2.5 micrometres...

Costly medicines may worsen perceived side effects: study

Berlin, Oct 9: Expensive medicines may make you feel worse, according to a study which found that people are more likely to experience stronger side effects when a treatment seems to be costly.

While the placebo effect means that some people feel better when they have unknowingly been given a sham or control treatment, the nocebo works...

Why women develop heart disease later than men decoded

Toronto, Oct 6: Women have a heart health advantage over men as the interplay between female ovarian hormones and a circadian "clock" molecule protects their cardiac health as they age, a study has found.

The findings, published in the journal Cardiovascular Research, could help prevent heart disease as we grow older.

In earlier studies, researchers from University of...