• Bisexual British women report worse mental health than lesbians
    9:56 AM

    London, Jan 14 (IANS) Bisexual women in Britain are less likely to be in a relationship and more likely to experience poor mental health and mental distress than lesbians, new research has found. According to the results, bisexual women were 64 percent more likely to report an eating problem and

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  • Life satisfaction good for bone health
    8:06 AM

    London, Jan 14 (IANS) Elderly women who are satisfied with their lives have a higher bone density and they suffer from osteoporosis less frequently than their unsatisfied peers, says a study. “Promoting good life satisfaction and good spirits in the elderly is as important as promoting healthy lifestyle choices,” said

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  • Health beverages no good for consumers: Study
    10:26 AM

    Toronto, Jan 13 (IANS) Contrary to the claims made on their packages, some novel beverages such as vitamin waters and energy drinks marketed in Canada provide little nutritional benefits to the consumers, says a study. “While our findings suggest that consumers stand to reap little or no benefit from the

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  • Sex good for health of species
    8:13 AM

    Toronto, Jan 13 (IANS) Researchers from the University of Toronto have found that species which reproduce sexually rather than asexually are healthier over time because they do not accumulate harmful mutations. “The findings allow us to understand why an enormous diversity of species around the world go through the laborious

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  • Tiny worms to help improve astronauts’ health
    7:15 AM

    Washington, Jan 13 (IANS) Tiny roundworms are going to help researchers at the International Space Station (ISS) learn ways to keep astronauts healthy on long-duration space missions. Two Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) investigations on the ISS will help the team seek clues to physiological problems found in astronauts like

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  • e-Learning can create more health professionals
    9:49 AM

    London, Jan 12 (IANS) Electronic learning – the use of electronic media and devices in education – is likely to be as effective as traditional methods for training health professionals, says a study. Students acquire knowledge and skills through online and offline e-learning as well as or better than they

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  • Odisha alerts health institutes on swine flu
    10:59 AM

    Bhubaneswar, Jan 11 (IANS) The Odisha government has asked all the medical institutions in the state to be vigilant against swine flu, H1N1 virus, after a middle-aged man tested positive. “We have asked all the district medical officers and medical colleges to take precautionary measures to counter the seasonal disease.

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  • Be optimistic to have a healthy heart
    10:17 AM

    New York, Jan 10 (IANS) The more optimistic you are, the better it is for your health. Those who have an upbeat outlook on life have significantly better cardiovascular health than that of the pessimists, new research has found. Optimism boosts overall health but its positive impact on the heart

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  • On 41st b’day, friends wish Hrithik ‘health and hotness’
    8:56 AM

    Mumbai, Jan 10 (IANS) Hrithik Roshan, who turned 41 Saturday, has been wished a year full of happiness, good health and more ‘hotness’, by his friends from the Hindi film fraternity. After making his acting debut in 2000 with “Kaho Naa… Pyaar Hai”, Hrithik went on to treat his fans

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  • Sensex zooms 169 points; healthcare stocks gain
    4:29 AM

    Mumbai, Jan 9 (IANS) A benchmark index of Indian equities markets Friday surged 169.26 points or 0.62 percent as healthcare stocks gained. All the sectors were trading in green. The rally was led by healthcare, banking, metal and auto sectors. The 30-scrip Sensitive Index (Sensex) of the S&P Bombay Stock

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  • NRI doctors from US to support healthy India vision
    4:25 PM

    New Delhi, Jan 8 (IANS) In a bid to support Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s vision of a healthy India, a NRI doctors association Thursday launched an initiative to improve the health infrastructure in India. The association named American Association of Physicians of Indian Origin (AAPI) will collaborate with the Indian

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  • IMA to develop model health village
    2:03 PM

    New Delhi, Jan 8 (IANS) The Indian Medical Association (IMA) Thursday said it will develop a model health village with all parameters defined in the UN Millennium Development Goals. “Under the Aao Gaon Chalen (lets go to village) project of the IMA, the organisation will come out with a model

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