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Smoking can affect breastfeeding process for new mothers

Breastfeeding habits can be affected by exposure to cigarette smoke and new mothers tend to stop breastfeeding sooner than women not exposed to second-hand smoke, says a new study.
Just being in a smoking household — whether it was the husband, mother or member of the extended family — reduced the time that a child was breastfed.(Shutterstock)
Just being in a smoking household — whether it was the husband, mother or member of the extended family — reduced the time that a child was breastfed.(Shutterstock)
Updated on Aug 02, 2018 02:58 PM IST
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Asian News International | By HT Correspondent

Air pollution is linked to lung cancer among non-smoking youth, women

Air pollution may be causing a rise in cases of lung cancer in India, says a new study. Youngsters and women are particularly vulnerable.
A new study found that 50% of lung cancer patients are non-smokers. Experts say air pollution is contributing to the rise in lung cancer cases.(Shutterstock)
A new study found that 50% of lung cancer patients are non-smokers. Experts say air pollution is contributing to the rise in lung cancer cases.(Shutterstock)
Updated on Aug 01, 2018 11:01 AM IST
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Indo Asian News Service | By HT Correspondent

Type 2 diabetes prevention, 3 lifestyle changes that will protect you from the disease

Type 2 diabetes is a disease caused by certain lifestyle habits. Make these 3 changes in your daily life and you will notice the difference.
Certain lifestyle habits such as poor diet, lack of exercise and high stress can contribute to an increase in blood sugar levels.(Shutterstock)
Certain lifestyle habits such as poor diet, lack of exercise and high stress can contribute to an increase in blood sugar levels.(Shutterstock)
Updated on Jul 27, 2018 05:07 PM IST
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Secondhand smoke is dangerous, can cause still birth

A new study shows that exposure to secondhand smoke during pregnancy can increase the risk of still birth, congenital malformations, low birth-weight and respiratory illnesses.
Protecting pregnant women from secondhand smoke exposure is a key strategy to improve maternal and child health.(Shutterstock)
Protecting pregnant women from secondhand smoke exposure is a key strategy to improve maternal and child health.(Shutterstock)
Updated on Jul 21, 2018 10:21 AM IST
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Passive smoking may increase snoring risk in kids, could lead to sleep disorders

Passive smoking is not harmless, exposure to it can increase the risk of children developing habitual snoring which can lead to sleep apnoea, high blood pressure, stroke and heart disease.
Children are at a two per cent higher risk of snoring for every cigarette smoked at home daily.(Shutterstock)
Children are at a two per cent higher risk of snoring for every cigarette smoked at home daily.(Shutterstock)
Updated on Jul 08, 2018 04:44 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | By Soma Das

Mother’s lifestyle habits can influence child’s fitness levels, chances of obesity

Children are less likely to suffer from obesity if their mothers maintain a healthy weight, exercise regularly, do not smoke, eat a healthy diet, and are light-to-moderate drinkers, says this new study.
Obesity levels were lowest among children whose mothers exercised regularly and ate a healthy diet.(Shutterstock)
Obesity levels were lowest among children whose mothers exercised regularly and ate a healthy diet.(Shutterstock)
Updated on Jul 06, 2018 11:23 AM IST
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Decorating your home may be risky, paints can raise multiple sclerosis risk

Exposure to paint, varnish and other solvents can increase the risk of multiple sclerosis (MS), especially among smokers, according to a new study.
People with exposure to solvents are nearly seven times more likely to develop the disease as people with no solvent exposure who do not carry the MS genes.(Shutterstock)
People with exposure to solvents are nearly seven times more likely to develop the disease as people with no solvent exposure who do not carry the MS genes.(Shutterstock)
Updated on Jul 04, 2018 12:57 PM IST
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Breast cancer: Symptoms, treatment, and lifestyle changes to protect you from it

Breast cancer cases have seen a rise over the last decade, and Indian women are especially at risk of this deadly disease. Here’s everything you need to know about its cause, symptoms, the latest treatments and how to protect yourself from it.
Incidence of breast cancer has increased by 20 to 30% since the last decade.(Shutterstock)
Incidence of breast cancer has increased by 20 to 30% since the last decade.(Shutterstock)
Updated on Jun 23, 2018 08:40 AM IST
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Quit smoking and lose weight for successful arthritis treatment

A new study shows that obesity in women and smoking in men can hinder the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis.
Smoking cessation in men and weight reduction in women can lead to reduction of inflammation.(Shutterstock)
Smoking cessation in men and weight reduction in women can lead to reduction of inflammation.(Shutterstock)
Updated on Jun 18, 2018 11:41 AM IST
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Binge-drinking can leave teenage girls with higher risk of osteoporosis

Alcohol is injurious to your teenage girl’s health. A study shows that it can lead to depletion of their bone density and cause them to have weaker bones for the rest of their lives, and possibly develop osteoporosis later in life.
The team found that women who binged frequently since high school had lower bone mass than their peers.(Shutterstock)
The team found that women who binged frequently since high school had lower bone mass than their peers.(Shutterstock)
Updated on Jun 15, 2018 12:05 PM IST
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E-cigarettes can harm your health, its flavour additives can cause heart damage

E-cigarettes are not as safe as you think. A new study shows that the flavoured additives used in it can cause heart damage and impair blood vessel function.
E-cigarettes are battery-powered devices that heat a liquid and produce an aerosol that is inhaled.(Shutterstock)
E-cigarettes are battery-powered devices that heat a liquid and produce an aerosol that is inhaled.(Shutterstock)
Updated on Jun 15, 2018 10:53 AM IST
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Smoking, diabetes increases risk of calcium deposits in brain

Calcifications in the hippocampus are related to cognitive functions, and hence can prove dangerous.
Along with smoking and diabetes, old age was also a risk factor for calcification in the brain.(Shutterstock)
Along with smoking and diabetes, old age was also a risk factor for calcification in the brain.(Shutterstock)
Updated on Jun 13, 2018 04:06 PM IST
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How to boost immune system quickly, simple diet and exercise tips for total health

Here’s how you can boost your immune system quickly. Health experts warn that sniffling, cold and fever, among other symptoms, are signs that your immune system needs to be strengthened. A healthy diet, regular exercises and other precautions can help you boost your immune system.
How to boost immune system quickly: Health experts say catching a cold 1-2 times a year is good for your immunity.(Shutterstock)
How to boost immune system quickly: Health experts say catching a cold 1-2 times a year is good for your immunity.(Shutterstock)
Updated on Jun 11, 2018 12:02 PM IST
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Your daily yoga routine can boost sperm quality and fertility

A daily yoga routine can significantly improve sperm quality as yoga reduces oxidative stress, decreases DNA damage, and aids in maintenance of telomere lengths, shows a new study.
Doing yoga increases levels of certain chemicals which increase neuroplasticity in the brain.(Shutterstock)
Doing yoga increases levels of certain chemicals which increase neuroplasticity in the brain.(Shutterstock)
Updated on Jun 11, 2018 09:54 AM IST
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Tips for healthy heart, make these simple lifestyle changes recommended by experts

Keep your heart healthy with these simple changes in your diet and lifestyle. A healthy diet and regular exercises, experts say, is very helpful for the heart.
To keep your heart healthy, experts say you should eat more fruits, vegetables, nuts and berries for a healthy heart.(Shutterstock)
To keep your heart healthy, experts say you should eat more fruits, vegetables, nuts and berries for a healthy heart.(Shutterstock)
Updated on Jun 09, 2018 01:06 PM IST
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How to control high BP through diet and exercise, 5 tips to bring it down naturally

How to control high BP through diet: High blood pressure can cause a number of life-threatening complications if you don’t take measures to bring it down. Here are the causes, symptoms and ways to control high blood pressure.
How to control high BP through diet and exercise: If you have high BP, you should opt for a DASH diet to bring the count down immediately(Shutterstock)
How to control high BP through diet and exercise: If you have high BP, you should opt for a DASH diet to bring the count down immediately(Shutterstock)
Updated on Jun 05, 2018 12:37 PM IST
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Dieting in teenage girls may be linked to smoking, binge drinking

A new study says that teenage girls who diet are more likely to engage in other risky behaviour, such as smoking and binge drinking.
Puberty could be to blame for the weight gain, which leads teens to go on a diet.(Shutterstock)
Puberty could be to blame for the weight gain, which leads teens to go on a diet.(Shutterstock)
Updated on Jun 04, 2018 09:00 AM IST
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53% people fail to quit smoking despite knowing ill effects, finds study

World No Tobacco Day 2018: The study also found that around 41 per cent of smokers who tried to quit said they would need assistance to do so, while 25 per cent were using e-cigarette or vaping devices.
The study indicated that new cessation and harm-reduction options are needed to help smokers live longer and healthier lives.(Shutterstock)
The study indicated that new cessation and harm-reduction options are needed to help smokers live longer and healthier lives.(Shutterstock)
Updated on May 31, 2018 04:01 PM IST
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World No Tobacco Day 2018, why passive smoking is dangerous even if you don’t smoke

World No Tobacco Day 2018: Passive smoking is as harmful as smoking, say health experts. Second hand smoke puts you at risk of respiratory diseases, cancer of the lungs, and heart issues among a number of other health problems.
World No Tobacco Day 2018: Tobacco smoke is composed of nearly 4,000 different chemicals and over 150 toxins.(Shutterstock)
World No Tobacco Day 2018: Tobacco smoke is composed of nearly 4,000 different chemicals and over 150 toxins.(Shutterstock)
Updated on May 31, 2018 04:32 PM IST
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E-cigarettes not a good alternative to smoking, state planning to ban it

Dr Rakesh Gupta, consultant, tobacco cessation at a private hospital said e-cigarette has got into the Indian market in the last four years and around 50% of the Indian e-cigarette market is online.
Use of nicotine may lead to heart disease, respiratory diseases among others.(HT FILE PHOTO)
Use of nicotine may lead to heart disease, respiratory diseases among others.(HT FILE PHOTO)
Updated on May 30, 2018 10:26 PM IST
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Northeastern states have highest prevalence of tobacco use, says report

Tripura tops the list, with 64.5% of the people either smoking or using smokeless tobacco. This is an increase of 8.6 percentage points over the state’s prevalence of 55.9% in 2009-10.
According to the report. overall, the number of tobacco users has gone down in India by six percentage points during the six years, from 34.6% to 28.6%.(Virendra Singh Gosain/HT file photo)
According to the report. overall, the number of tobacco users has gone down in India by six percentage points during the six years, from 34.6% to 28.6%.(Virendra Singh Gosain/HT file photo)
Updated on May 30, 2018 10:15 PM IST
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Divorce and habits like smoking and no exercise can lead to early death

The study pointed to two possible culprits: a greater likelihood of smoking after divorce and lower levels of physical activity.
Divorce affecting your quality of life? It may lead to early death.(Shutterstock)
Divorce affecting your quality of life? It may lead to early death.(Shutterstock)
Updated on May 30, 2018 02:22 PM IST
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World No Tobacco Day 2018, 10 people die every minute due to smoking globally

About 80% of the world’s smokers live in low- and middle-income countries and 226 million of them are considered poor.
A study published in The Lancet medical journal in April 2017 says the percentage of people using tobacco every day has dropped in 25 years.(Shutterstock)
A study published in The Lancet medical journal in April 2017 says the percentage of people using tobacco every day has dropped in 25 years.(Shutterstock)
Updated on May 30, 2018 02:18 PM IST
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E-cigarettes are as bad as cigarettes, flavouring can impair lung function

Do you think that e-cigarettes are a safer alternative to smoking? Beware, this latest study adds to evidence that they are not safe for you.
E-cigarette flavouring has toxic chemicals similar to those found in tobacco smoke.(Shutterstock)
E-cigarette flavouring has toxic chemicals similar to those found in tobacco smoke.(Shutterstock)
Updated on May 29, 2018 11:56 AM IST
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This cardio exercise can help you get rid of your addiction

Aerobic exercise is not just an excellent form of cardio. A new study shows that it can also impact the brain in ways that may support treatment and prevention strategies for addiction.
Aerobic exercises are a form of cardio exercise that increase the heart rate, breathing and circulation of oxygen through the blood.(Shutterstock)
Aerobic exercises are a form of cardio exercise that increase the heart rate, breathing and circulation of oxygen through the blood.(Shutterstock)
Updated on May 28, 2018 05:17 PM IST
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Money can help people quit smoking better than e-cigarettes

As compared to nicotine patches or e-cigarettes, financial aids are three times more effective in helping people quit smoking, suggests a new study.
Offering financial incentives led to higher quit rates, shows the study.(Shutterstock)
Offering financial incentives led to higher quit rates, shows the study.(Shutterstock)
Updated on May 27, 2018 04:26 PM IST
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Want to quit smoking? Facebook could be your surprise ally

Want to quit smoking but can’t? Here’s help. According to a new study, social media, especially Facebook, can be a handy tool to kick the bad habit.
Want to quit smoking? According to a study, smokers are 2.5 times more likely to quit post a cessation intervention programme delivered entirely on Facebook than by other online quit-smoking programmes.(Shutterstock)
Want to quit smoking? According to a study, smokers are 2.5 times more likely to quit post a cessation intervention programme delivered entirely on Facebook than by other online quit-smoking programmes.(Shutterstock)
Updated on May 26, 2018 12:07 PM IST
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Puffing away? Smoking is bad news for your muscles too

Having too many cigarettes decreases the number of small blood vessels that transport oxygen and nutrients to the leg muscles.
Working out isn’t just about lifting weights in the gym, it’s about your lifestyle too.(Shutterstock)
Working out isn’t just about lifting weights in the gym, it’s about your lifestyle too.(Shutterstock)
Updated on May 24, 2018 03:22 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | By Kabir Bhandari, Delhi

Pregnant smokers may reduce harm done to baby’s lungs by taking vitamin C

While its best to quit smoking during pregnancy, for women who cannot, taking vitamin C supplements can reduce their babies’ risk of developing a wheeze, finds a study.
Pregnant mothers that smoke can reduce the harm of their baby’s lungs by taking vitamin C. (Shutterstock)
Pregnant mothers that smoke can reduce the harm of their baby’s lungs by taking vitamin C. (Shutterstock)
Published on May 23, 2018 02:27 PM IST
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Keep your heart healthy and minimise stroke risk with just one egg everyday

You can keep your heart healthy and avoid stroke risk by having one egg every day. Rich in good cholesterol and vitamins and minerals, eggs could be your best defence from many heart ailments.
To keep your heart healthy, eat up to 12 eggs in a week.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
To keep your heart healthy, eat up to 12 eggs in a week.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Updated on May 22, 2018 03:37 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | By Soma Das
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