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In a large population-based family study, family history of kidney disease was strongly associated with increased risk of chronic kidney disease.(ANI)

First-degree relative with kidney disease increases risk by three-fold

ANI |
PUBLISHED ON JAN 13, 2021 05:22 PM IST
In a large population-based family study, family history of kidney disease was strongly associated with increased risk of chronic kidney disease.
Men with localized prostate cancer who reported a baseline dietary pattern that more closely follows the key principles of a Mediterranean-style diet fared better over the course of their disease, suggest the findings of a new study.(ANI)
Men with localized prostate cancer who reported a baseline dietary pattern that more closely follows the key principles of a Mediterranean-style diet fared better over the course of their disease, suggest the findings of a new study.(ANI)

Risk of prostate cancer may decrease with Mediterranean diet: Study

ANI |
PUBLISHED ON JAN 10, 2021 07:44 PM IST
Men with localized prostate cancer who reported a baseline dietary pattern that more closely follows the key principles of a Mediterranean-style diet fared better over the course of their disease, suggest the findings of a new study.
Rising global health risks driven by climate change will hit the poorest, most vulnerable people the hardest - and failure to prepare for those threats will mean more deaths and suffering.(Unsplash)
Rising global health risks driven by climate change will hit the poorest, most vulnerable people the hardest - and failure to prepare for those threats will mean more deaths and suffering.(Unsplash)

Climate risks to health set to worsen inequity, harm children

London | By Reuters | Posted by Shivani Kale
UPDATED ON DEC 21, 2020 08:11 PM IST
Rising global health risks driven by climate change will hit the poorest, most vulnerable people the hardest - and failure to prepare for those threats will mean more deaths and suffering, according to a leading environmental health scientist.
CPCB is also responsible for the air and water quality standards in the country, including the National Clean Air Programme (NCAP), which was launched in January 2.(Representational Image)
CPCB is also responsible for the air and water quality standards in the country, including the National Clean Air Programme (NCAP), which was launched in January 2.(Representational Image)

CPCB turns 46; promises to prioritise science in policies, health risk in pollution control

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Jayashree Nandi
UPDATED ON SEP 23, 2020 04:25 PM IST
On the occasion of CPCB Foundation Day, its authorities on Wednesday said they would provide technical leadership for “science-based environmental management” and would provide guiding policy decisions to the government
Tourist Rush at Tikkar taal in Morni.
Tourist Rush at Tikkar taal in Morni.

Vehicle movement restricted in Morni on weekends, holidays

Hindustan Times, Panchkula | By Tanbir Dhaliwal
UPDATED ON SEP 15, 2020 11:03 PM IST
Step taken to prevent ‘obstruction, injury and annoyance’ to local residents due to regular traffic congestion there of late
Covid-19 has raised serious doubts about the profession’s future(photo: Shutterstock)
Covid-19 has raised serious doubts about the profession’s future(photo: Shutterstock)

Not picture perfect: Why Covid-19 is bad news for photographers

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Navneet Vyasan
UPDATED ON JUL 06, 2020 10:03 PM IST
A photographer’s professional commitments require stepping outdoors which now pose a serious risk
A man who was injured in clashes between vendors at Phase-11, Mohali.(HT photo)
A man who was injured in clashes between vendors at Phase-11, Mohali.(HT photo)

2 hurt as illegal vendors clash in Mohali, residents want them to move

Hindustan Times, Mohali | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUL 05, 2020 10:10 PM IST
Men had clashed over placement of carts; residents don’t want them vending fruits and vegetables in the area because of Covid-19 transmission worries
For smokers who are better at maths, the decision to quit just adds up, suggests a new study.(Unsplash)
For smokers who are better at maths, the decision to quit just adds up, suggests a new study.(Unsplash)

Calculated risk? Smokers good at math are more likely to want to quit

Ohio | By Asian News International | Posted by Saumya Sharma
UPDATED ON JUN 23, 2020 07:08 PM IST
Researchers found that smokers who scored higher on a test of math ability were more likely than others to say they intended to quit smoking.
The study, published in the Environmental Health Perspectives, also explored the possible mediating roles of air pollution, physical activity and stress in these associations.(Unsplash)
The study, published in the Environmental Health Perspectives, also explored the possible mediating roles of air pollution, physical activity and stress in these associations.(Unsplash)

Loss of green space linked to higher health risks in India

New Delhi | By Indo Asian News Service
UPDATED ON MAY 12, 2020 05:09 PM IST
Urban development leading to a reduction in green space may be associated with an increase in several cardiometabolic risk factors such as hypertension, obesity and hyperglycaemia in India, warn researchers.
The researchers also noticed that poor sexual health groups had certain characteristics in common.(Unsplash)
The researchers also noticed that poor sexual health groups had certain characteristics in common.(Unsplash)

Poor sexual health more common in women than men. Here’s why

London | By Indo Asian News Service
UPDATED ON JAN 10, 2020 10:16 AM IST
A recent study examined associations of sexual health with socio-demographic, health and lifestyle characteristics, as well as with satisfaction or distress with a person’s sex life.
A teabag put in near-boiling water produces about 11.6 billion microplastic granules and 3.1 billion even smaller nanoplastics, which are invisible to the human eye.(Unsplash)
A teabag put in near-boiling water produces about 11.6 billion microplastic granules and 3.1 billion even smaller nanoplastics, which are invisible to the human eye.(Unsplash)

Plastic teabags release billions of tiny particles

Bloomberg | By Thomas Mulier
UPDATED ON SEP 27, 2019 03:34 PM IST
A teabag put in near-boiling water produces about 11.6 billion microplastic granules and 3.1 billion even smaller nanoplastics, which are invisible to the human eye.
It has also been reported that insulin sensitivity and the functioning of special cells in the pancreas that secrete the hormone are better in taller people.(Shutterstock)
It has also been reported that insulin sensitivity and the functioning of special cells in the pancreas that secrete the hormone are better in taller people.(Shutterstock)

Shorter people run higher risk of diabetes

Agence France-Presse | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON SEP 10, 2019 01:56 PM IST
The greater health risk in shorter individuals is likely linked to higher liver fat content, and a larger number of risk factors for heart disease, stroke and diabetes.
Microplastics enter freshwater primarily from water flowing on surface and wastewater effluents(AP/File)
Microplastics enter freshwater primarily from water flowing on surface and wastewater effluents(AP/File)

Microplastics Health Hazard: Don’t worry just yet, says latest WHO report

Hindustan Times | By Rhythma Kaul
UPDATED ON AUG 22, 2019 09:05 PM IST
Concerns over microplastics in drinking-water should not yet result in diversion of resources from removing microbial pathogens, which remain the most significant risk to human health from drinking-water, says a WHO report
The month-long campaign by the Food Safety and Drug Administration (FSDA) to check quality of packaged drinking water, ice-creams, cold drinks, milk and milk products sold in the state revealed that 53.6% were sub-standard. (Representative Image)
The month-long campaign by the Food Safety and Drug Administration (FSDA) to check quality of packaged drinking water, ice-creams, cold drinks, milk and milk products sold in the state revealed that 53.6% were sub-standard. (Representative Image)

Misbranded, unsafe food items being sold in UP: FSDA

Lucknow | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 09, 2019 11:53 PM IST
Additional chief secretary FSDA, Anita Bhatnagar Jain, who executed the, in a press statement said 3.4% samples were not safe for human consumption, 11% were misbranded.
Fat-acceptance and body positive influencers are on the rise on social media.(Maui Bigelow/Instagram)
Fat-acceptance and body positive influencers are on the rise on social media.(Maui Bigelow/Instagram)

Weight loss among fat-acceptance influencers a fraught topic

Associated Press | By Associated Press
UPDATED ON JUL 24, 2019 12:32 PM IST
Fat-acceptance and body positive influencers are on the rise on social media and as fashion models as they fight back against the damaging pressures of idealized beauty peddled online and off.
South Asians, even those who move to other countries, are at a higher risk of diabetes than people of most other ethnicities, and according to a study published last week in Nature Scientific Reports, the reason for this is their relatively low lean mass.(HT Photo/Representative images)
South Asians, even those who move to other countries, are at a higher risk of diabetes than people of most other ethnicities, and according to a study published last week in Nature Scientific Reports, the reason for this is their relatively low lean mass.(HT Photo/Representative images)

Low lean mass puts South Asians at higher health risks: Research

New Delhi | By Sanchita Sharma
PUBLISHED ON JUL 23, 2019 02:01 AM IST
The research further establishes that this low lean mass has been a constant in South Asians for almost 11,000 years.
Students in basic education department schools here are forced to study in the open, even during the rainy season, due to lack of classrooms in rented buildings or because there is no building at all.(HT Photo)
Students in basic education department schools here are forced to study in the open, even during the rainy season, due to lack of classrooms in rented buildings or because there is no building at all.(HT Photo)

Lack of classrooms force students to study in ‘open air schools’

Lucknow | By Yogesh Dubey
UPDATED ON JUL 07, 2019 12:26 PM IST
The teachers postpone teaching during rain to avoid health risk to students.
Smoke comes out from a Refinery factory at Sewri in Mumbai.(Pratik Chorge/HT File Photo)
Smoke comes out from a Refinery factory at Sewri in Mumbai.(Pratik Chorge/HT File Photo)

Life expectancy down by 2.6 years due to air pollution, finds study

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON JUN 12, 2019 12:07 AM IST
While exposure to outdoor particulate matter (PM) accounted for a loss of nearly one year and six months in life expectancy, exposure to household air pollution accounted for a loss of nearly one year and two months, according to the CSE.
Healthier purchases were associated with higher dietary quality and lower prevalence of obesity, hypertension, and diabetes.(Unsplash)
Healthier purchases were associated with higher dietary quality and lower prevalence of obesity, hypertension, and diabetes.(Unsplash)

Watch what you eat at work

Asian News International | By Asian News International
UPDATED ON MAY 24, 2019 08:42 AM IST
A new study has indicated that employees who made unhealthy purchases at workplace tend to replicate the same unhealthy purchase outside work as well that can increase the risk of diabetes and heart ailments.
Parents who are using both e-cigarettes and traditional cigarettes are motivated to quit smoking faster.(Unsplash)
Parents who are using both e-cigarettes and traditional cigarettes are motivated to quit smoking faster.(Unsplash)

Parents using both e-cigarettes and traditional cigarettes are more motivated to quit

Asian News International | By Asian News International
UPDATED ON APR 23, 2019 04:09 PM IST
According to a recent study, among a group of more than 700 parents who reported currently using cigarettes, 11 per cent reported also using e-cigarettes, making them dual users of both products.
A South Korean pro-lifer holds a placard showing an image of embryo during a rally supporting an abortion ban outside the constitutional court in Seoul.(AFP)
A South Korean pro-lifer holds a placard showing an image of embryo during a rally supporting an abortion ban outside the constitutional court in Seoul.(AFP)

South Korea declares anti-abortion law as unconstitutional

Seoul, South Korea | By Asian News International
UPDATED ON APR 12, 2019 08:41 AM IST
A panel headed by nine judges declared the ruling in a 7-2 vote, in response to a complaint filed by an obstetrician in 2017, who is on trial for performing multiple abortion procedures.
Strength training might be a faster and more effective way of reducing the risk of fatty liver disease and diabetes in obese people.(Unsplash)
Strength training might be a faster and more effective way of reducing the risk of fatty liver disease and diabetes in obese people.(Unsplash)

Strength training reduces additional health risks associated with obesity: Study

Asian News International | By Asian News International
UPDATED ON MAR 19, 2019 11:31 AM IST
A recent study reports that strength training for a short period of time was adequate to reduce the accumulation of liver fat and improve the regulation of blood glucose in obese mice, even without overall loss of body weight.
The study suggests that employers and women should be more aware of the potential health risks associated with mentally tiring work.(Shutterstock)
The study suggests that employers and women should be more aware of the potential health risks associated with mentally tiring work.(Shutterstock)

Mentally draining work linked to higher diabetes risk among women

Asian News International | By Asian News International
UPDATED ON MAR 18, 2019 01:09 PM IST
Type 2 diabetes is an increasingly prevalent disease that places a huge burden on patients and society and can lead to significant health problems including heart attacks, strokes, blindness and kidney failure.
Image for representation.(Shutterstock)
Image for representation.(Shutterstock)

Diabetes related to pollution, says 11-year China study on 88,000 people

Hindustan Times, Beijing | By Sutirtho Patranobis
UPDATED ON MAR 13, 2019 10:31 AM IST
Long-term exposure to the major air pollutant PM2.5 increases the risk of diabetes, an international study conducted in China has found, linking pollution to a health risk rarely talked about.
The study, which involved 96,467 e-cigarette users from the US, also compared data for reported tobacco smokers and non-smokers.(Shutterstock)
The study, which involved 96,467 e-cigarette users from the US, also compared data for reported tobacco smokers and non-smokers.(Shutterstock)

E-cigarettes linked to higher risk of depression, poor heart

Indo Asian News Service | By Indo Asian News Service
UPDATED ON MAR 12, 2019 10:23 AM IST
Vaping is 56% more likely to lead to a heart attack and 30% more likely to lead to a stroke, according to a recent study.
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(Unsplash)

French vineyards say ready to break glyphosate addiction

Agence France-Presse | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON FEB 27, 2019 03:20 PM IST
The vaunted terroirs of France’s vineyards have for decades been saturated with the world’s most widely used weedkiller, but grape growers say the day is soon coming when glyphosate will no longer be part of the fine wine process.
Brain function of night owls different from larks, says study(Unsplash)
Brain function of night owls different from larks, says study(Unsplash)

Brain function of night owls different from larks, says study

Press Trust of India | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON FEB 16, 2019 04:48 PM IST
It is already known that there are huge negative health consequences for night shift workers due to the constant disruption to sleep and body clocks, however, disruption can also be caused by being forced to fit into a societal 9-5 working day if those timings do not align with your natural biological rhythms.
Have fresh vegetable smoothies to control your weight. (Unsplash)
Have fresh vegetable smoothies to control your weight. (Unsplash)

You can quit smoking but still maintain the same body weight. Here’s how

Hindustan Times | By Anjali Mukerjee
UPDATED ON FEB 01, 2019 11:44 AM IST
If weight gain due to smoking cessation is something you fear, use the tips below to help you control your weight.
Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) has framed new food packaging regulations that are in the process of being notified. The regulations will come into effect from July 1.(Representative Image/Reuters File Photo)
Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) has framed new food packaging regulations that are in the process of being notified. The regulations will come into effect from July 1.(Representative Image/Reuters File Photo)

FSSAI bans plastic, newspaper packaging of food items

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Rhythma Kaul
PUBLISHED ON DEC 29, 2018 08:23 AM IST
Of the 380 samples picked up from the unorganised sector, 51 samples were found to be non-conforming, taking overall rate to 13.4%, according to a survey report that FSSAI commissioned.
High heels are painful and pose health risks that are hard to ignore in the long run.(Istock)
High heels are painful and pose health risks that are hard to ignore in the long run.(Istock)

How fashion trends can harm your health

Hindustan Times | By Shruti Khairnar
UPDATED ON NOV 29, 2018 02:15 PM IST
Trying to be fashion conscious could harm your health. Here are 5 things that can go wrong.
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