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Common pain killer ineffective for back ache: Study

Common pain killer ineffective for back ache: Study Commonly used pain killers, such as ibuprofen, provide little benefits against back ache and cause side effects such as stomach ulcers and bleeding, a new study has warned. Researchers at The George Institute for Global Health in Australia found only one in six patients treated with the pills, also known as non-steroidal ... Read More »

Obese couples may take 50% longer to achieve pregnancy

IANS | Feb 5, 2017, 01.50 PM IST Obese women may affect great-grandchildren (Simon Willms/Getty Images) Couples in which both partners are obese may take over 50 per cent longer to achieve pregnancy, compared to their non-obese counterparts, say researchers, including one of Indian-origin. “A lot of studies on fertility and body composition have focused on the female partner, but ... Read More »

10 foods that turn toxic when reheated

Feburary 06, 2017 1/11Never reheat these foods 0 A lot of us are in the habit of storing food and then reheating it at the time of consumption. But what if you were told that reheating certain foods actually make them toxic? Here are some foods that you should never reheat. 2/11Potatoes 0 Potatoes lose their nutritional value if reheated. ... Read More »

More children below 10 now have type-two diabetes, finds study

TNN | Feb 6, 2017, 12.39 PM IST More children below 10 now have type-two diabetes, finds study (Thinkstock photos/Getty Images) Children as young as eight, most of them obese and with a family history of diabetes, are being diagnosed for type-two diabetes. The Madras Diabetes Research Foundation has published case histories of four such patients in the February edition ... Read More »

Genetic link to rare developmental delays in kids identified

Genetic link to rare developmental delays in kids identified (Thinkstock photos/Getty Images) Researchers have identified a genomic mutation that causes physical abnormalities and developmental delays in children. Upon analysing the genome of a six-year-old boy, the scientists identified a novel mutation that affects a protein known as CASK, which is key to brain development and the signals transmitted by brain ... Read More »

Nearly 1/2 of breast cancer patients have severe treatment side effects, 1 in 20 Indians suffers from depression

Health weekly roundup This week was packed with some very shocking yet important health news. To ensure that you don’t miss any, we bring you a weekly roundup. Here is this week’s aggregation of the latest news stories on health, fitness and diet. Insomnia may triple the risk of asthma: Study Asthma affects approximately 300 million people worldwide, with major ... Read More »

Cancer cases may rise 6 times among women in 20 years

Sushmi Dey| TNN | Feb 4, 2017, 03.37 PM IST Cancer cases may rise 6 times among women in 20 years (Getty Images) Incidence of cancer is projected to be six times more among women over the next two decades, mainly because of obesity , according to an assessment by Cancer Research, UK.Several of the obesity related cancers only affect ... Read More »

A cure for Cancer?

A cure for Cancer? Harmala Gupta| TNN | Feb 4, 2017, 03.50 PM IST A cure for Cancer? (Thinkstock photos/Getty Images) When it comes to cancerresearch and treatment we still consider the US numero uno. In January last year President Barack Obama had announced the establishment of a ‘Cancer Moonshot’ to accelerate cancer research. In 1971 we had another American ... Read More »

Insomniac? You are at a greater risk of asthma

Insomniac? You are at a greater risk of asthma (Thinkstock photos/Getty Images) Do you chronically spend sleepless nights, have poor sleep quality or face difficulties initiating or maintaining sleep? Beware, you may be more than thrice at risk of developing asthma in adulthood, researchers have warned. Asthma affects approximately 300 million people worldwide, with major risk factors including smoking, obesity ... Read More »

An Instagram challenge fighting mental health taboos

The buzz surrounding mental health has only gotten stronger in the last couple of years. People have been rallying to eradicate the stigma attached to mental illnesses and celebrities like Carrie Fisher, and closer home Deepika Padukone, have only helped take the cause forward. And now, we have another campaign, that’s helping people deal with their own struggles with mental ... Read More »