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High blood pressure ails one in every eight Indians over 30, reveals study

Around one of every eight people in India have high blood pressure, according to a Union health ministry preventive health programme that screened 22.5 million adults across 100 districts in India in 2017, a significant increase from the one-in-every-11 number thrown up by the National Family Health Survey (2015-16), highlighting the havoc wreaked by modern lifestyles on people. The survey ... Read More »

New study shows therapy for psoriasis can reduce heart plaque

New study shows that common therapy options for psoriasis (PSO)-a chronic inflammatory skin disease-can help reduce coronary plaque. According to a study conducted by the Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions, not only do the psoriasis treatments reduce the volume of the plaque, but also the plaque becomes less inflammatory over time harbouring fewer characteristics prone to rupture and cause ... Read More »

Your Neighborhood, Education and Income Could Be Tied To Your Heart Health: Study

Your heart health may be contingent upon the place you inhabit claims a new study. The new study published in the journal Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes studies the risk of neighborhood and socioeconomic status like education and income on heart in detail.For the study the team compared the census tract data on socioeconomic deprivation – a clustering of neighborhood-level ... Read More »

New wrist-worn gadget to track your sleep habits: Study

gadget may help people with sleep problems by objectively tracking their real-life sleep habits and quality, scientists say. The gadget, called actimeter, records data on wrist movement from which one can obtain activity patterns for up to three months. The researchers from the Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich (LMU) in Germany used the actimeters to assess rest/activity cycles not just over the course ... Read More »

Is contact with parents always best? Child mental health study challenges convention

Children brought up by extended family members should not always have contact with their parents as it could harm their mental health, according to new research. Interviews carried out for the charity Grandparents Plus examined the effects of parental contact on the increasing number of children being cared for by relatives other than their parents . It is estimated that more than 180,000 ... Read More »

Coffee Brings More Health Than Harm: Study

Shutterstock Coffee drinkers have had a very good month. Last week, a study reported that coffee—up to six cups per day—was linked to heart health. This week, a large analysis in The BMJ finds that coffee consumption is associated with a variety of health outcomes, from reduced risk of diabetes to reduced risk of Alzheimer’s disease. The caveat, as always, is don’t pair your coffee with doughnuts: sugar, as ... Read More »

Planning to study abroad? Know how forex centers can ease the financial strain

Spending a semester in London, Milan or Paris can be the most thrilling experience in one’s life. Studying abroad, however, comes at a hefty cost and often delays graduating on time if not planned carefully. Foreign education is extremely expensive yet, India has been witnessing a steep rise in number of parents making this decision for their children. Apart from ... Read More »

Fitbit-Style Activity Trackers Could Do More Harm Than Good, Finds Study

HIGHLIGHTS Study was conducted on school pupils aged between 13 and 14 years Fitbit’s community element introduced negative feelings of self Competition was an external pressure rather than internal motivator Wearable activity trackers such as Fitbit could be doing more harm than good in encouraging young teenagers to exercise, a study suggests. Over decades, physical activity interventions targeted at young people in ... Read More »

In this Madhya Pradesh school, students are forced to study in toilet

In a primary school in Madhya Pradesh’s Neemuch district, the students are being forced to study in a disused toilet as there’s no school building, reports said. Set up in 2012, the school, which is being run by a single teacher only, is situated nearly 35 km away from the Neemuch district headquarters. Till 2013, the school functioned out of ... Read More »

Soda, pizza and salty food up liver disease in kids: Study

Children who regularly intake fructose present in soda, sweetened beverages, pizza and salty food, biscuits, yogurt may be be prone to liver disease, researchers warn. According to a study, led by researchers from Bambino Gesu Hospital in Italy, dietary fructose increases serum uric acid concentrations. Both uric acid concentration and fructose consumption may be high in individuals with non-alcoholic fatty ... Read More »