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Fitness app HealthifyMe raises $6 mn in funding

Bengaluru, May 10 (IANS) App-based health and fitness startup HealthifyMe on Tuesday announced receiving $6 million Series A funding from IDG Ventures India, Inventus Capital and Blume Ventures. “With these ...Full Article

Anti-depressant use in pregnancy may lengthen umbilical cord

London, May 10 (IANS) Mothers-to-be please take note! Excessive use of anti-depressants during pregnancy may lengthen the umbilical cord, exposing the foetus to a lack of oxygen and other health ...Full Article

Video game addiction can lead to sleep deprivation

Toronto, May 10 (IANS) Video game addiction can lead to sleep deprivation, thereby putting the players at serious risk of numerous health issues associated with sleep loss such as obesity ...Full Article

Malaria vaccine offers durable protection in human trials

New York, May 10 (IANS) An experimental malaria vaccine has been found to protect a small number of healthy people from infection for more than one year after immunisation, says ...Full Article

Midweek Health Special: Obesity and diabetes increase bone fracture risk

New York, Nov 18 (IANS) Development of obesity and Type-2 diabetes negatively affect bone structure, formation and strength over time, thereby increasing bone fracture risk, says a new study. The ...Full Article

Midweek Health Special:Lung cancer not of men or smokers alone, warn doctors

New Delhi, Nov 17 (IANS) Lung cancer is no more a smoker’s disease and has moved to the top of this category of life-threatening ailments among Indian males and the ...Full Article

Midweek Health Special : Depression gets worse after 65

London, (IANS) Living longer may not be a joyride as researchers have found that people get more depressed from age 65 onwards. “It is the first study to tell us ...Full Article

Midweek Health Special: Drug addiction through painkiller more common in women

Toronto, Nov 10 (IANS) The route to drug addiction for most women could begin with doctor-prescribed painkillers, a new study warns. In the study involving over 500 patients in Canada, ...Full Article

Midweek Health Special: Eat home-made food to cut diabetes risk

New York, Nov 9 (IANS) Eating meals prepared at home may reduce the risk of developing type-2 diabetes, a recent study reveals. Eating fast food from restaurants is associated with ...Full Article

Midweek Health Special : Fast food not to be blamed for obesity: Study

New York, Nov 7 (IANS) Soda, candy and fast food are not the leading cause of obesity in the US, suggests a new Cornell University study which says that intake ...Full Article
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