Reduce breast cancer risk with fruits and vegetables
London: A diet full of fruits and vegetables could help women reduce risk of developing breast cancer, a study published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute said.
Long hailed for their anti-oxidant properties, researchers now believe carotenoids can also help prevent cancerous tissue in the breast due to their effect on mechanisms such as the immune system, Daily Express reported.
Melons, oranges, peppers, carrots, broccoli, spinach and sweet potatoes are among foods rich in nutrients known as carotenoids.
Scientists at Harvard Medical School in the US, who pooled studies...
Drinking water containing arsenic harms lungs
Sydney: Pregnant women who drink water with traces of arsenic may give birth to babies who have increased odds of respiratory infections, says a new study.
The study from the University of Western Australia (UWA) has uncovered links between arsenic in drinking water and higher risk of developing chronic lung disease.
"These findings are significant because whilst arsenic is well known for...
Get slimmer with 'Kati Chakrasana'
New Delhi: Obesity is always a cause of concern for everyone. In this health conscious world, maintaining a fit and attractive look is must. If you are the one who is facing problem due to obesity then here is simple but effective Yoga Asana which can work wonder to get you in desired shape and slender waist you always urged for. Just go through the inputs related to this very popular and easy to...
Fish oil heals bed sores too
Tel Aviv: Fish oil promotes healing in bed sores of critically ill patients, too, says an Israeli research.
Bed sores result from constant pressure on the skin and underlying tissue due to prolonged sitting or lying down by such patients.
Painful and prone to infection, these sores need to be healed, says Pierre Singer, professor at the Tel Aviv University's Sackler Faculty of Medicine.
Trauma Centre case brings Delhi government on toes
New Delhi: Just a day after when four people die due to lack of oxygen at a trauma centre here, the Delhi government on Wednesday formed a panel to review medical facilities in state-run hospitals.
Health Minister AK Walia set up a four-member committee committee led by Maulana Azad Medical College dean Arun Kumar Agarwal.
Walia said the system would be overhauled based on the status and...
Doctor-patient trust alleviates pain, stress
Washington: In a first of its kind study on patient-doctor relationship, researchers have found that deep developed relationship plays a bigger role in helping brain to beat stress and pain.
Consolidating this fact, a recent study has reached a conclusion that doctors who are patient listeners have happier patient relationship.
Issidoros Sarinopoulos, professor of radiology at Michigan...
Tap water allergies can be life threatening
Washington: Food allergies are rearing their head worldwide because of pesticides and chemicals in tap water, says an immunological research.
The study reported that high levels of dichlorophenols, a chemical used in pesticides and to chlorinate water, are tied to food allergies when found in the human body.
Symptoms can range from a mild rash to a life-threatening reaction known as...
Vitamin D retains mental health in women: Study
Washington: Higher intake of vitamin-D seems to protect mental health among women, besides keeping Alzheimer's at bay, say two new studies in France and the US.
The group led by Yelena Slinin, at the VA Medical Centre in Minneapolis, found that low vitamin D levels among older women are tied with higher odds of global cognitive impairment and cognitive decline.
The group based its analysis...
Aids Day, December 1: India records 57% decline in new HIV cases
New Delhi: The updated figures revealed by the National AIDS Control Organisation (NACO) says that India has registered 57% drop in the number of new HIV infections during the last decade.
India has demonstrated an overall reduction of 57 percent in estimated annual new HIV infections (among adult population) from 2.74 lakh in 2000 to 1.16 lakh in 2011, said a NACO report released Friday.
Fish eating avoids heart diseases: Report
According to an analysis of fish oil studies by the scientists in the Linus Pauling Institute at Oregan State University has found that omega-3 fatty acids are still helpful to avoid the heart diseases. The scientists have shown surprise over the different conclusions by other experts over the matter.
The review states that both fish consumption and dietary omega-3 fatty acid supplements may...
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