Health

Even low levels of manganese can cause manganism: Study

IANS | Updated: Dec 30, 2016, 01.56 PM IST Even low levels of manganese can cause manganism: Study (John Lund/Getty Images) Welders exposed to airborne manganese at estimated levels set under federal safety standards can also develop neurological problems like Parkinson’s disease and the current safety standards may not adequately protect workers from the dangers of the job, a new ... Read More »

Single stressful event can have extended consequences

ANI | Dec 30, 2016, 03.14 PM IST Single stressful event can have extended consequences A team of Indian scientists has found that a single instance of severe stress can lead to delayed and long-term psychological trauma. The study has been published in the journal Physiological Reports. The researchers found that a single stressful incident can lead to increased electrical ... Read More »

Another reason not to smoke while pregnant

Reuters | Dec 30, 2016, 04.33 PM IST Another reason not to smoke while pregnant Women who smoke during pregnancy may be more likely to have children with kidney damage than mothers who steer clear of cigarettes, a study suggests. Smoking during pregnancy has long been linked to preterm and underweight babies and a wide range of birth defects. The ... Read More »

Are toxins silently harming our kid’s development?

ANI | Dec 30, 2016, 06.00 PM IST Are toxins silently harming our kid’s development? (Thinkstock photos/Getty Images) A child policy review study in US has reported that babies under two years of age are 10 times more vulnerable to chemicals than adults. It also notes that babies by the age two accumulate 50 percent of the cancer causing chemicals. ... Read More »

Fitness trends to watch out for in 2017

TNN | December 28, 2016 1/12Fitness trends to watch out for in 2017 0 With FitBit on one hand and a pear in the other, most of us started our 2016 with one thought: to become fitter and better versions of our-2015-selves. While the tenth day of January saw many of us falling away from our fitness goals with the ... Read More »

Shoulder pain may indicate heart disease risk

Shoulder pain may indicate heart disease risk (Thinkstock photos/Getty Images) If you are having shoulder problems, they may be due to some heart disease risk factors – not just physical strain, warns a new study. “If someone has rotator cuff problems, it could be a sign that there is something else going on. They may need to manage risk factors ... Read More »

Rubella, pneumonia now in vaccine cover

Pushing forward in its drive against vaccine-preventable diseases, the government is set to introduce two new vaccines -against pneumonia and rubella-under its universal immunisation programme in early 2017. Besides, it has also decided to ramp up coverage of rotavirus vaccine, which was rolled out earlier this year, to include five states by the end of March 2017. The move assumes ... Read More »

In-bed, cycling exercise safe for ICU patients, says study

In-bed, cycling exercise safe for ICU patients, says study (Sam Edwards/Getty Images) Contrary to the beliefs that intensive care unit (ICU) patients cannot afford any physical activity, early bicycle exercise during their stay in a hospital ICU may help some patients recover more quickly, a new study has found. The “TryCYCLE” study that was published in the journal “PLOS ONE” ... Read More »

Gluten-free, not celiac friendly

world. With celebrities increasingly going ‘gluten-free’, the trend is not only limited to weight-loss or fitness enthusiasts but is also catching up with a lot of Indians, given that our wheat consumption is among the highest. Celiac is an autoimmune disease in which gluten, a protein found in wheat, barley, oats and rye, damages the intestines and reduces the ability ... Read More »

Why you fart during workout

TNN | December 27, 2016 1/7Exercise Farts: Here’s why they could be happening 0 We have all done it. We do it all the time. But we still don’t own up to it. In fact, writing about farts often has as its pre-work a Google search for ‘euphemisms for farts’. But it is pretty much time that we get it ... Read More »