NEW YORK - Sleeping more than nine hours per night during pregnancy may be associated with late stillbirth, suggests a new study. This is because blood pressure reaches its lowest point during sleep which has been linked with foetal growth problems, preterm birth, and stillbirth. The study, led by a team from the University of Michigan, explored how maternal sleep habits, including lengthy periods of sleep without waking more than once in the night,
LONDON - Eating an egg daily can have a beneficial effect on the blood metabolite profile that is related to a lower risk of Type-2 diabetes, a new study shows. The findings showed that the blood samples of men who ate more eggs included certain lipid molecules that positively correlated with the blood profile of men who remained free of Type-2 diabetes. "The study explored potential compounds that could explain this association using non-targeted metabolomics,
LONDON - Survivors of early-stage breast cancer who exercise and eat a healthy diet are more likely to lose weight and experience higher rates of disease-free survival, a new study suggests. The research is based on an examination of a lifestyle intervention that included exercise, diet, and at least one other component such as counselling, stress management, and discontinuing tobacco smoking. The study showed that obesity and low physical activity are associated with higher risks of developing breast cancer,
NEW YORK - From asthma to pre-term birth, air pollution has been associated with numerous adverse health outcomes. Now a new study finds that air pollution can also increase the risk of miscarriage. The study, led by researchers from the University of Utah in the US, shows that even a short-term exposure to air pollution elevated the risk of miscarriage by 16 per cent. They also observed a slight increased risk (by 6 per cent) for those exposed to elevated levels of nitrogen dioxide.
NEW YORK - A novel smartphone app can help determine if you are having the most serious and deadliest form of heart attack and could turn out be a valuable tool to save lives, say researchers. The AliveCor app, administered through a smartphone with a two-wire attachment, can monitor heart activity and determine if someone is having an ST-Elevation Myocardial Infarction (STEMI) -- a heart attack in which the artery is completely blocked. The app has nearly the same accuracy as a standard...
LONDON - Although men are at greater risk of heart attack than women, unhealthy lifestyles such as smoking, besides diabetes and hypertension increase the risk of heart attack in the fairer sex than in their male counterparts, a new study has found. The study showed that an elevated risk of heart attack was found among women with high blood pressure, and Type-1 and Type-2 diabetes, but not with a high body mass index (BMI). "Overall, more men experience heart attacks than women.
JAIPUR - Canadian fashion mogul Peter Nygard, on a visit to the Pink City, was left mesmerised by the colours and rich heritage, which he is keen to take to his customers internationally. "The vibrant Indian colours have left me in awe. I am soaking in the rich heritage of Rajasthan and I am so mesmerised with this colourful heritage that I want to take it all along to the global customers," Nygard, who was in Jaipur recently, told IANS here. During his visit, Nygard signed an agreement with...
SYDNEY - Eating vegetable nitrates, found mainly in green leafy vegetables and beetroot, could prevent macular degeneration, a common cause of vision loss in people over age 50, new research has found. People who ate between 100 to 142 mgs (milligrams) of vegetable nitrates each day had a 35 per cent lower risk of developing early age-related macular degeneration (AMD) than people who ate less than 69 mgs of vegetable nitrates each day, showed the findings published in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition...
LONDON - Pregnant women can enhance the development of their unborn child's eyesight and brain function by regularly eating fatty fish during the pregnancy, a new study has found. The findings suggested that infants whose mothers ate fish three or more times a week during the last trimester of their pregnancy fared better than those whose mothers ate no fish or only up to two portions per week. "The results of our study suggest that frequent fish consumption by pregnant women is of benefit for their unborn...
JODHPUR - Mohammed Yasin Shahabuddin and Mohammed Farooq Shahabuddin are two artisans from a small village called Piparcity. They are working with the brand Fabindia for over 30 years now and in these years, they say that though the customers' demand for traditional techniques, skills and hand-based processes have increased but not the knowledge. "They reject the piece if there is small printing error which usually happens while applying hand technique. .