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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 researchers also found that exercise can not only only prevent weight gain and diabetes but also increase bone strength. “Researchers once thought obesity was protective of 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

Midweek Health Special: Less sleep may affect kidney

New York, Nov 6 (IANS) Shorter sleep duration can lead to a more rapid decline in kidney function, says a new study. Many of the body’s processes follow a natural ...Full Article

Midweek Health Special:Most women unaware of alcohol’s role in breast cancer

London, Nov 3 (IANS) Most women are unaware that drinking alcohol or being obese could increase their risk of developing breast cancer, shows a Britain-based survey. “There are ways women ...Full Article

Midweek Health Special: Low-fat diet won’t make you slimmer in long term

New York (IANS) Having low-fat diet does not lead to greater weight loss in the long term compared to higher-fat diets of similar intensity, says a Lancet study. The results ...Full Article

Midweek Health Special : Heavy smoking and drinking will age you faster

New York, (IANS) Heavy smoking and alcohol use cause distinctive changes to human DNA, leading to an accelerated premature ageing, scientists reveal. Interestingly, moderate alcohol use — about one to ...Full Article