Health

  • Exercise could buy you extra years of healthy life
    9:35 AM

    London, Jan 6 (IANS) Debunking the common assumption that ageing results in one becoming progressively frail, researchers have found that physical activity could help extend the strength and health of youth. The study of amateur older cyclists found that many possessed levels of physiological function that would place them at

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  • Cold weather may encourage healthy fat formation
    7:23 AM

    New York, Jan 6 (IANS) In a first, researchers have documented that cold temperatures may encourage “unhealthy” white fat to change into “healthy” brown fat. The study indicated that about 30 percent of cells that appear to be white fat can rapidly turn on the brown fat following cold stress.

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  • Preity Zinta doles out health tips
    12:13 PM

    Mumbai, Jan 5 (IANS) At 39, Preity Zinta is fit and glowing. She says it’s easy to be healthy as long as one checks portions of food, drinks water and controls carbohydrate intake. The actress took to Twitter to share that it was last year that she sat up and

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  • UN chief criticises restrictions against Ebola health workers
    11:29 PM

    Vienna, Nov 3 (IANS) UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon Monday criticised the “unnecessary” strong restrictions and discrimination against health workers who were risking their lives fighting the Ebola virus. The UN chief said the health workers who were helping people infected with Ebola should neither be restricted from doing their jobs

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  • National Health Assurance Mission to have quality controls
    7:05 PM

    New Delhi, Nov 3 (IANS) The government would institutionalise a regulatory authority with full powers to oversee enforcement of all-round quality standards and consumer protection under the National Health Assurance Mission (NHAM), Health Minister Harsh Vardhan said Monday. “NHAM is going to be the biggest ever health outreach with universal

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  • Ebola screening: Goa port hires extra health personnel
    6:45 PM

    Panaji, Nov 3 (IANS) Goa port authorities have hired additional health personnel for screening passengers arriving from Ebola-affected countries, officials told the state-level core committee set up to review preparedness against the disease. Goa’s only major port is operated by the central government’s Mormugao Port Trust. A government spokesperson said

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  • Speech analyser could reveal mental health
    5:13 PM

    New York, Nov 2 (IANS) A programme that analyses speech and uses it to gain information about one’s mental health is in the works. The idea to develop such a device came when researchers, including an Indian-origin scientist, from the University of Maryland in the US found that certain vocal

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  • Acute shortage of healthcare professionals in hospitals: Study
    6:31 PM

    New Delhi, Nov 1 (IANS) Ninety nine percent of Indian hospitals are dealing with acute shortage of healthcare professionals and severe challenges in acquiring the right talent, a study revealed here Saturday. The study, Healthcare Talent Issues, conducted to map the talent crunch in the healthcare delivery industry, stated that

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  • Climate change threatens global health security: UNEP
    3:41 PM

    San Juan, Nov 1 (IANS/EFE) The rapid propagation in recent years of infectious diseases such as Malaria, Chikungunya and even Ebola is one more example of how climate change threatens global health security. “Climatic changes also affect temperatures and regional climates, the conditions on which, for instance, in the continent

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