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  Life   Health  17 May 2018

Life, Health, 17 May 2018

'Eating fish twice a week may keep your heart healthy'

Emphasis should be placed on eating oily fish like salmon, mackerel, herring, lake trout, sardines or albacore tuna.

17 May 2018 6:44 PM

Kindergartner finds bag of cocaine in classmate's backpack

A teacher saw her with the bag and, suspecting it was drugs, took it away. The school then alerted authorities.

17 May 2018 6:36 PM

Researchers show how exactly contraceptives affect mental health in women

Effects of hormone shifts on mood and behaviour may vary with some women being very sensitive to small shifts in oestrogen and progesterone.

17 May 2018 5:52 PM

World Hypertension Day: Excess salt can lead to hypertension despite healthy diet

May 17 is World Hypertension Day, and ‘Know your numbers’ is the theme for 2018.

17 May 2018 5:15 PM

Blocking these two enzymes could make cancer cells mortal

Scientists have found two specific antioxidant enzymes that are linked to making cancer cells mortal.

17 May 2018 5:13 PM


Sexual intimacy in late years does not slow memory loss

Sexual activity and emotional closeness in later years of life do not control cognitive decline.

17 May 2018 4:49 PM

Investment in NCD control leads to improvement in health, economy: WHO

If all countries use these interventions, the world would move significantly closer to reduce premature death by one-third by 2030.

17 May 2018 4:20 PM

Obese people more likely to take up smoking: Study

Here is what a new study has found.

17 May 2018 4:00 PM

New survey reveals LGBTQ teens experience high levels of stress

High number of LGBTQ youth report they have trouble sleeping at night

17 May 2018 3:36 PM

Hookah behind half of tobacco smoking in young: study

This is why smoke loads can be so large for hookah users, even if they use infrequently.

17 May 2018 3:24 PM


Heartache from lover's spat is real

The findings give insight into how relationships might affect health.

17 May 2018 2:13 PM

Anti-clot drug could cut stroke risk too

Those who do survive are often left with debilitating disabilities including paralysis and an inability to speak.

17 May 2018 2:10 PM

World Hypertension Day: Workplace wellness programmes to tackle disease

Two thirds of those with hypertension live in economically developing countries, including India.

17 May 2018 1:27 PM

World Hypertension Day: Know your numbers that say you are fit

World Health Organisation says hypertension is condition in which blood vessels persistently raised pressure, putting them under stress.

17 May 2018 1:15 PM

Finding link between gut and brain

The new research focuses on the influence of gut microbes on two types of cells that play a major role in the central nervous system.

17 May 2018 11:51 AM


Here's why suicide attempts are on the rise among adolescents

Here is what a new study has found.

17 May 2018 11:42 AM

World Hypertension Day: Mumbai foundation launches month-long screening campaign

Know your numbers is the theme of World Hypertension Day in 2018.

17 May 2018 11:18 AM

Exercise does not delay decline in people with dementia:study

There are about 10 million new dementia cases each year.

17 May 2018 10:42 AM

Teens who stay up till late night more prone to emotional and behavioural issues

Night owls 88 per cent more likely to have emotional, behavioral problems and 25 per cent more likely to have poor mental health.

17 May 2018 9:20 AM

Cabinet approves MoU between India, Equatorial Guinea in medicine

The MoU on the same was signed on April 8 during President Ram Nath Kovind's visit to Equatorial Guinea.

17 May 2018 8:57 AM