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Smoking marijuana may not affect men’s fertility: Study

Smoking marijuana may not affect men’s fertility: Study

New York: Men who have smoked marijuana at some point in their lives had significantly higher concentrations of sperm compared with men who have never smoked weed, according to a new research by Harvard University. The study looked at men who were seeking help at fertility clinics, not the general population. But the findings, detailed in

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Diet more important than exercise to lose weight: Study

New York: For those planning to hit the gym to lose weight, take note. A new study suggests that diet is far more important than physical activity including walking, fidgeting and formal exercise. The reason is because exercising increases appetite especially with prolonged endurance exercise or with weight lifting that can ultimately sabotage the best of

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Know this young Melbourne doctor couple & their work

India-born Dr Atul Malhotra and Dr Arunaz Kumar have tapped deep into the moral, social and personally satisfying advantages of being doctors. Their approach to medical care goes beyond duty hours as they help educate people in rural India on childbirth and childcare through their charitable program ONE-Sim. The couple migrated to Australia in 2005

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Millennial stress load: How to overcome it

New Delhi: Several studies suggest that there has been a marked increase in stress levels among millennials owing to various factors involving increased competition at the work place, unstable relationships and sedentary/unhealthy lifestyle, among others. The unmanaged stress further leas to depression. India, with a population of over a billion people, will have the worlds youngest

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Vegan diet linked to reduced Type-2 diabetes risk

London: A vegan diet rich in fruits, vegetables, nuts, legumes and seeds, with few animal products, is linked to a significantly lower risk of developing Type-2 diabetes. The study explored that vegan diet is associated with improved psychological well-being in addition to reduction in the risk factors for Type-2 diabetes, and heart diseases. For the study,

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How countries can curb antibiotic resistance

New Delhi: The proliferation of disease-causing antibiotic resistant organisms is correlated with many social and environmental factors such as poor sanitation, unsafe water and higher corruption, a study published in the Lancet Planetary Health, has showed. The study, led by researchers from the Centre for Disease Dynamics, Economics and Policy (CDDEP), here, showed that better infrastructure

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Intake of low-carb diets can be unsafe: Study

London: Consumption of low carbohydrate diets can be unsafe as it may increase the risk of premature death, a new study has found. The study, presented at ESC Congress 2018, found that the risks, among the study participants, were also increased for individual causes of death including coronary heart disease, stroke and cancer. “Our study highlights

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There is no safe level of drinking alcohol: Lancet

London: Contrary to claims that one or two glasses of wine a day keep you healthy, a study published in the prestigious journal The Lancet has warned that there is no safe level of drinking alcohol as it is associated with nearly one in 10 deaths among middle-aged people. The findings showed that any health benefits

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Scientists develop preliminary universal influenza vaccine

New York: Scientists have developed a new nanoparticle vaccine that could effectively protect mice against influenza A virus, providing a promising approach for developing universal vaccines for the infectious disease. The double-layered vaccine made with peptides, which are compounds consisting of two or more amino acids linked in a chain, showed strong potential for combating influenza

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Younger pregnant women at high risk of prenatal depression?

London: Owing to the increased pressures of social media and the pace of modern life, younger expecting mothers may be at more than 50 per cent higher risk of developing prenatal depression, than their mothers, according to a study. “The research shows that depression in today’s young women may be driven by rises in feeling overwhelmed

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