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Drinking hot tea daily may reduce glaucoma risk: study

Los Angeles, Dec 15: Drinking a cup of hot tea at least once a day may significantly lower risk of developing glaucoma - a serious eye condition, a study suggests.

However, drinking decaffeinated and caffeinated coffee, decaffeinated tea, iced tea and soft drinks do not seem to make any difference to glaucoma risk, said researchers from the University of...

Half of pregnancies in India unintended: Lancet

New York Dec 15: An estimated 15.6 million abortions took place in India in 2015, with the majority of women taking pills at home without adequate counselling, according to a study which found that about half of the pregnancies in the country were unintended.

Published in The Lancet Global Health, the first national study of the incidence of abortion...

51% mobile users in India look at their phones every 10 minutes: Survey

Mumbai, Dec 13: Fifty one per cent mobile users in India glance at their phones at least every ten minutes without being prompted by a notification, a survey has revealed.

The KPMG survey report titled 'Me, My Life, My Wallet: A New Customer Engagement Framework', also said that almost 57 per cent people in the country would rather lose...

If you're pregnant, the pollution can seriously harm your baby

Dec 12: A new study adds to growing evidence that exposure to air pollution before conception or even during the first month during pregnancy increases the risk of birth defects in children.

Although the increased risk is modest, the potential impact on a population basis is noteworthy because all pregnant women have some amount of exposure.

"The most...

Yoga can reduce risky sex in youth: Study

A University of Cincinnati (UC) long-term study shows a marked reduction in risky sex and substance abuse in troubled 18- to 24-year-olds after several months of participating in mindful yoga and positive coping strategies, according to a report published in UC Magazine.

“We found that many of these youths who had endured stressful life events and otherwise would have...

People living in cold regions at higher risk of cancer: study

Jerusalem, Dec 10: People who live in cold regions may be at an increased risk of developing cancer, a study has found.

According to the study, populations living in very low temperatures, like in Denmark and Norway, had among the highest incidences of cancer in the world.

In the study published in the journal Molecular Biology and Evolution,...

Losing weight may cut breast cancer risk: study

Washington, Dec 9: Losing weight can help reduce the risk of breast cancer by up to a third, a study has found.

Excess weight raises the risk of breast cancer as fat cells produce hormones that help drive tumours.

However, whether the risk could be reduced by a successful diet was not known till now.

Researchers tracked...

Canola oil may worsen memory, learning ability, says study

Washington, Dec 8: Canola oil - one of the most widely consumed vegetable oils in the world - may be harmful for the brain, according to a study which found that it can worsen memory and learning ability.

The study, published in the journal Scientific Reports, also linked the consumption of canola oil to weight gain in mice....

Want to lose weight? Eat a high fat diet, claims study

New Delhi, Dec 7: While medical experts and nutritionists have always advised against the intake of fat-rich foods for a healthier life, a new study has brought good news for people who wish to eat fatty foods and lose weight at the same time.

Researchers have identified a pathway to prevent fat cell fat cells from growing larger that...

'Blood pressure declines 14 years before death in elderly'

Washington, Dec 5: Blood pressure in elderly people gradually begins to decrease about 14 years before death, a study warns.

Researchers from the University of Connecticut in the US and the University of Exeter Medical School in the UK looked at the electronic medical records of 46,634 people who had died at age 60 or older.

The large...