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  Life   Health  23 May 2018

Life, Health, 23 May 2018

Brain swelling may be caused by drinking too much water according to experts

This condition is more common in elderly patients and can cause cognitive problems and seizures in this vulnerable group.

23 May 2018 8:13 PM

Study finds impact of lead exposure on fertility

Because fertility has implications for economic activity, factors that decrease fertility are of significant policy concern.

23 May 2018 5:38 PM

Lower back pain? Go for early physical therapy

Currently, patients with low-back pain are given painkillers, X rays and, in some cases, told to rest.

23 May 2018 5:34 PM

Married couples share the risk of diabetes: Study

A man, whose wife had a BMI of 30, had a 21 per cent higher risk of developing diabetes than men whose wives had a BMI of 25.

23 May 2018 5:29 PM

Junk food ads increase craving for fast foods

The study is being presented at the European Congress on Obesity (ECO) in Vienna, Austria. 

23 May 2018 5:09 PM

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Importance of getting enough zzzs for arthritis patients

The findings have been published in the journal Arthritis Care & Research.

23 May 2018 3:43 PM

Tablet devices may disrupt healthy sleep: Study

When using the tablets, participants rated themselves as less sleepy in the evenings and less alert in the first hour after awakening.

23 May 2018 3:39 PM

People with autism can't recognise lies: Study

It is also related to how many ASD traits people in the general population have, the more traits, the poorer deception detection ability.

23 May 2018 2:22 PM

Overindulgence in gadgets not good for children, says expert

Obsession with gadgets in children may pave the way for behavioural and psychological disorders in future, say experts.

23 May 2018 2:07 PM

Mumbai cops rescue two wounded, malnourished horses following PETA complaint

After the animal rights organisation complaint, Police file FIR and transport the horses to BMC shelter for veterinary care.

23 May 2018 1:08 PM

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World faces 'staggering' obesity challenge: Study

These numbers underline the staggering challenge the world will face in the future in terms of numbers of people who are obese.

23 May 2018 12:54 PM

Extract from waste tea leaves offer hope of lung cancer treatment

Researchers created micro biomarkers called “quantum dots” to improve detection of tumours but found process greatly reduced tumour size.

23 May 2018 12:22 PM

Exercise after stroke improves blood pressure, may prevent repeat strokes

Researchers say blood pressure reductions were most significant for those who started exercising within six months of their stroke.

23 May 2018 10:00 AM

10 die in India outbreak of brain-damaging virus, spurring rush to hospitals

The rare virus is spread by fruit bats.

23 May 2018 9:38 AM

India-Netherlands-Sweden to collaborate for research programme on HIV/AIDS

Programme is to harness research strengths and diverse expertise across three nations to develop better tools to understand HIV epidemic.

23 May 2018 9:09 AM

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2 more dead; 7 new cases confirmed in Congo Ebola outbreak

One of the deaths occurred in Mbandaka, according to a daily healthy ministry bulletin.

23 May 2018 8:29 AM

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