The Week
Home     Health    Health News 
Health News
Gutka ban is good for youth: WHO
The Week Correspondent
Thiruvananthapuram:  State-level laws banning "gutka" - a form of chewing tobacco - are having a positive impact on Indian youths, according to a study by WHO.The World Health Organization (WHO) study was conducted in Assam, Bihar, Gujarat, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Odisha and the national capital region.It revealed that the support for gutka ban is very high (92...
Tooth loss may lead to memory decline   19 December, 2014
London: The memory and walking speeds of older adults who have lost all of their natural teeth decline more rapidly than in those who still have some of their own teeth, finds research."Tooth loss could be used as an early marker of mental and physical decline in older age, particularly among 60-74 year-olds," said lead author Georgios Tsakos from University College London.“There...
Radiaion: No telling proof of adverse health impact   19 December, 2014
Seeking to allay fears among people about adverse impact of electromagnetic field (EMF) radiation from mobile towers, an expert has said there is no convincing scientific evidence that the weak RF signals from base stations and wireless networks cause adverse health effects.“Considering the very low exposure levels and research results collected to date, there is no convincing scientific...
A hug a day keeps the doctor away   18 December, 2014
It may not be a far-fetched idea to replace apple a day with a hug as researchers have found that more frequent hugs protect stressed people from getting sick.The team from Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) found that greater social support and more frequent hugs protected people from the increased susceptibility to infection associated with being stressed and resulted in less severe illness...
Indians living longer, healthier lives: Lancet   18 December, 2014
Washington: India has made great strides in reducing both child and adult mortality since 1990, says a global study, adding that adults and children in the country are living longer and healthier lives than two decades earlier.Involving more than 700 researchers and covering 188 countries, the study found that in India, the average yearly rates of decline in mortality have been 3.7 percent per...
Domestic violence can affect baby in womb   17 December, 2014
Govt urged to pass good samaritan law   16 December, 2014
Improve quality of diagnostics, medicines: WHO   13 December, 2014
Obese children's brains crave for sugar   12 December, 2014
Alcohol affects body's ability to adjust sleep   11 December, 2014
6.5 pc of Indians suffers from mental disorders   12 December, 2014
Simple potato extract can control obesity   10 December, 2014
Heart patient? Avoid rush hour traffic   09 December, 2014
Sleep deprivation causes cell damage   09 December, 2014
Brain scan can predict future risk   08 December, 2014
How our grip strength changes as we age   06 December, 2014
Male smokers face greater cancer risk   05 December, 2014
Red wine can prevent head, neck cancer   04 December, 2014
No need to worry if kids don't finish lunch   03 December, 2014
HIV virus losing virility, finds study   02 December, 2014
Ebola test results now in 15 minutes!   29 November, 2014
Experimental vaccine safe, bolsters immunity   27 November, 2014
E-cigarettes contain 10 times amount carcinogens   27 November, 2014
Ten common reasons why we don't exercise   26 November, 2014
'Ebola could be contained by mid-2015'   22 November, 2014
Obesity silently damages heart   21 November, 2014
Sleep-deprived schoolchildren run obesity risk   21 November, 2014
Scientists find new way to make drugs   18 November, 2014
How to make kids eat healthy food in school   17 November, 2014
G20 leaders support fight against Ebola virus   15 November, 2014
How liver can improve diabetes management   14 November, 2014
Stay active if you love sugary drinks   13 November, 2014
Learn lessons to quit smoking during sleep   12 November, 2014
Spirituality can speed up patients' recovery   11 November, 2014
How mucus in mouth naturally fight cavities   12 November, 2014
How obesity triggers auto-immune diseases   11 November, 2014
Asthma could affect entire body   05 November, 2014
How genes decide recovery from alcoholism   05 November, 2014
Kick the butt to avoid chronic back pain   04 November, 2014
New app designed to overcome jet lag   14 April, 2014
Lower testosterone good for relationships   12 April, 2014
Coconut dust used for germinating stronger seeds   12 April, 2014
Delhi HC orders segregation of healthy, junk items   23 April, 2014
How brain pays attention decoded   12 April, 2014
Movies put viewers' brains on same wavelength   11 April, 2014
Drinking milk may prevent arthritis in women   11 April, 2014
Apple iWatch to sport UV light sensor   09 April, 2014
Could mobile phones cause impotence?   08 April, 2014
Tobacco plant kills cancer cells?   07 April, 2014
Soon, blood test to identify the type of cancer   07 April, 2014
Small steps against vector-borne diseases   05 April, 2014
Vaccination alters your body odour   03 April, 2014
Drinking coffee cuts mortality risk from liver cirrhosis   03 April, 2014
Marriage is healthy for the heart: Study   29 March, 2014
Exercise prevents heart diseases: Study   29 March, 2014
New online tool calculates heart's age   27 March, 2014
Do intelligent people trust others more?   21 March, 2014
WHO to certify SE Asia as polio free   22 March, 2014
Dark chocolate's healthy effects from gut bacteria   21 March, 2014
Sleep loss means loss of brain cells   19 March, 2014
Build muscles for a long, healthy life   18 March, 2014
More Inside THE WEEK
Social malaise
Cleanliness drive
Unsafe ride
Interview - Sharapova
Role reversal
freewheeling  |  Derek O'Brien
The Big Apple's barometer
My wife lives in New York, and, over the years, I have got to know the city well. It is a useful barometer to judge the health of the world and of the American mood and economy. A visit in the winter of 2008-09, ...  
grand slam  |  Sania Mirza
Serving aces, nonstop
Roger Federer was born to play tennis and I am delighted that the people of my country got the opportunity to watch him live for the first time ever. I am grateful that I shared the court with him and there is so ...