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Air pollution exposure can change your heart structure

Regular exposure to even low levels of air pollution may cause changes to the heart similar to those in the early stages of heart failure, a study warns. The researchers from the Queen Mary University of London in the UK studied data from around 4,000 participants in the UK. “We saw significant changes in the heart, even at relatively low levels of air ... Read More »

PCOS in pregnant women can increase risk of autism in newborn babies

Children born to women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) may be more likely to develop autism, according to a study. PCOS is a condition caused by high testosterone which results in delayed onset of puberty, irregular menstrual cycles, and excess bodily hair. Previous studies had shown that autistic children have elevated levels of “sex steroid” hormones including testosterone which “masculinise” ... Read More »

Smoking Can Adversely Affect Breastfeeding Habits, Here’s How

Women, please take note. New mothers exposed to cigarette smoke in their homes may stop breastfeeding sooner as compared to those who are not exposed to second-hand smoke, a new study suggests. The study, published in the journal Breastfeeding Medicine, found that exposure to household smokers had a substantial negative effect on breastfeeding practices. “Our study showed that just being ... Read More »

Why multiple pregnancies can make your cells age faster

Multiple pregnancy makes women’s cells age more quickly, according to a study that may explains why women with many children tend to show signs of accelerated ageing. The findings, published in the journal Scientific Reports, were reached by looking at two separate markers of cellular ageing — telomere length and epigenetic age — in hundreds of young women with different reproductive histories in ... Read More »

Who can claim tax benefit on interest paid on education loan?

The advantage of an education loan is that if the parent doesn’t have money, the loan can be repaid after the child completes the course and gets a job. Photo: iStockphoto Education costs are spiralling. The fee for a masters or diploma in management from premier institutes can be about ₹ 25 lakh, while many private medical institutes charge about ... Read More »

Aerobic Exercising Can Help Treat Addictions To Alcohol And Drugs, A New Study Suggests

A new way to help combat addictions to drug and alcohol is to exercise. A new study showed that certain exercises can impact the brain in ways that will help with treating and curbing addictions. Exercise Could Be The Key A research team from the University at Buffalo Research Institute on Addictions claims that aerobic exercise may help fight addiction to alcohol ... Read More »

Suffering from UTI? This new discovery can make the treatment better

A new study has found ways to improve diagnosis and treatment of urinary tract infections. Scientists and physicians at Loyola University Chicago and Loyola Medicine published groundbreaking research that debunked the common belief that urine in healthy women is sterile. The study found that the bladder not only contains bacteria, but the microbes are similar to those found in the ... Read More »

Heart attack warning, 4 or more drinks in a row can put youngsters at severe risk

Here’s a heart health advisory every youngster would do well to keep in mind. If you want to keep your heart healthy and stay away from heart attacks and other diseases, stop binge drinking. According to a new study, binge drinking, or having more than four drinks in row, can increase the risk of heart diseases in young adults later in their life. Almost 5,000 young ... Read More »

Pregnant women can now get personal counselling about the baby’s health

New chromosome study can lead to personalised counselling of pregnant women, claims a team of researchers. Foetuses with a so-called new balanced chromosomal aberration have a higher risk of developing brain disorders such as autism and mental retardation than previously anticipated. According to a study conducted by the University of Copenhagen, the risk is 20% for foetuses with these types of ... Read More »

This cooling therapy can help treat head injuries and stroke

Researchers, including one of an Indian-origin, have found that medically induced cooling in brain to lower the temperature can help in treating injury and stroke. Lowering the brain temperature after head injury or stroke may help relieve pressure inside the head to avert swelling and further injury, especially in critical cases as it impacts the blood vessels and tissue throughout ... Read More »