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Health: Kill urge to eat out if on a diet

PrevNext New York: Struggling to lose or maintain weight? Kill that urge to eat out. Restaurant meals may cause 60 per cent risk of overeating, researchers said. The findings have showed that the chance of diet lapse was about 60 per cent when eating with friends in a restaurant and …

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Health: Maternal folic acid levels may cut high BP in kids

Representational image New York: Babies born to mothers with cardiometabolic risk factors were less likely to develop high blood pressure if their mothers had higher levels of folate during pregnancy, a study has showed. The study, led by researchers from Johns Hopkins University in the US, showed that mothers with …

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Major price cut in cancer, diabetic drugs: Regulator

New Delhi: There has been “significant price reduction” in major cancer and diabetic drugs over the past year as a measure of relief to patients in the country, the National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority (NPPA) said on Monday. The drug prices regulator, in a tweet, said that since March 2016, there …

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Health: Behind every satisfied career is good sex at home

New York: Maintaining a healthy sex life at home can boost your job satisfaction and engagement at the office, says a study. Sexual intercourse triggers the release of dopamine, a neurotransmitter associated with the reward centres in the brain, as well as oxytocin, a neuropeptide associated with social bonding and …

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Low salt intake may up heart failure risk: Study

PrevNext Toronto: Health guidelines on salt intake recommend consumption levels that are too low and this may increase the risk of a fatal heart attack, researchers, led by one of Indian-origin, have warned. According to current guidelines issued by the World Health Organisation, adults should consume less than five grams …

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Early periods may up gestational diabetes risk

Sydney: Girls who start their first period at age 11 or younger are 50 percent more likely to develop gestational diabetes during pregnancy than those who experienced it at the age of 13, researchers, including one of Indian-origin, say. Gestational diabetes is an increasingly common pregnancy complication and can have …

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Sedentary lifestyle may cause hard-to-treat heart failure

Representational image Houston:¬†Lack of exercise and excessive weight may increase the risk of a type of heart failure that is particularly challenging to treat, researchers including one of Indian origin have warned. Heart failure is a chronic condition in which the heart is unable to supply enough oxygenated blood to …

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Too much soda may put teenagers at breast cancer risk later

New York: Teenagers who consume a diet low in vegetables and high in sugar-sweetened and diet soft drinks may be at increased risk for premenopausal breast cancer, warns a study. Women who consumed a diet as adolescents or young adults associated with chronic inflammation had a higher risk for premenopausal …

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