Health & Food

Washington, Sept 8: Under a new health care and medicines policy, Google has announced to ban online ads for 'unproven or experimental medical techniques,' such as most stem cell therapy, cellular (non-stem) therapy and gene therapy. "We know that important medical discoveries often start as unproven ideas -- and we believe that monitored, regulated clinical trials are the most reliable way to...

A report on ‘fitness levels of Corporate India by HealthifyMe health and fitness app on Tuesday revealed that 63 per cent of executives are overweight with a Body Mass Index (BMI) greater than 23. The report has been compiled by reviewing the diet and activity levels of close to 60,000 working professionals across 20 plus companies over a period of 12 months. These professionals range from factory...

Kolkata, Aug 27: Indians have an average resting heart rate of 80 beats per minute which is higher than the desired rate of 72, Indian Heart Study (IHS) has found. The IHS also highlighted that unlike people of other countries, Indians have higher blood pressure in the evenings than in mornings. The study was conducted on 18,918 participants, both men and women, across 355 cities in 15 states over...

Washington, Aug 26: The researchers have identified the reason why people with Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes have an increased risk of developing some forms of cancer. The study to be presented at the 'American Chemical Society Fall 2019 National Meeting' has found that DNA sustains more damage and gets fixed less often when blood sugar levels are high compared to when blood sugar is at a normal...

Mumbai, Aug 22: A global survey has found that when it comes to having the healthiest packaged food and drinks, India ranks the lowest among 12 countries. The UK topped the charts, followed by the US and Australia. Published in the journal Obesity Reviews, the researchers analysed more than 400,000 food and drink products from 12 countries and territories around the world. The survey highlights...

San Francisco, Aug 21: Intel has unveiled its first high-performance Artificial Intelligence (AI)-driven neural network chip "Nervana" to meet the growing high-speed computing and robotics demand. The chip-maker showcased the Nervana neural network processors, with the NNP-T for training and the NNP-I for inference at the "Hot Chips 2019" conference at Stanford University in California on Tuesday...

Aug 16: Children and youth who do not sleep enough and use screens more than recommended are more likely to act impulsively and make poorer decisions, says a recent study. "Impulsive behaviour is associated with numerous mental health and addiction problems, including eating disorders, behavioural addictions, and substance abuse," says said Dr Michelle Guerrero, lead author and postdoctoral fellow...

Washington D.C., Aug 10: Researchers discovered an artificial intelligence system that could help pathologists read biopsies more accurately and to better detect and diagnose breast cancer. The new system, described in a study published in the journal 'JAMA Network Open,' helped interpret medical images used to diagnose breast cancer that can be difficult for the human eye to classify, and it does...

Washington D.C., Jul 22: An early introduction to peanuts in infant's diet can reduce the risk of peanut allergy, recent findings suggest. According to the latest study, infants who are fed peanut protein regularly have a lower risk of peanut allergy. Researchers suggest that in order to prevent peanut allergy, peanut protein (such as peanut butter or powdered puff) may be introduced at home for...

Washington D.C., Jul 14: While schools might suspend students as a mode of punishment so that they do not repeat the mistake, a new study has shed light on on the same and states that pupils suspended in schools are more likely to indulge in offending behaviors including assault, stealing, and selling drugs. The study was published in the journal 'Justice Quarterly'. "Our findings suggest that...