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Antibiotic overuse is high in common urology procedures: Study

Antibiotics are being overused in patients undergoing common urological procedures, which exposes them to potential harm including an increased risk of infection by C. difficile bacteria, researchers warned. Clostridium difficile, often called C. difficile, is a bacterium that can cause symptoms ranging from diarrhoea to potentially fatal inflammation of the colon. The study showed that almost 60 per cent of patients were prescribed antibiotics in a way that did not […]

Love, hate, friendship and friendliness

Friendship is love without any biological tones; it has become a rare phenomenon. It used to be a great thing in the past, but a few great things in the past have completely disappeared. It is strange that ugly things are stubborn; they don’t die easily; and beautiful things are fragile; they die and disappear very easily. Today, friendship is understood either in biological terms, economic terms, or in sociological […]

New study links a junk food diet to a higher risk of depression

The studies included a total of 101,950 participants age 16 to 72 years old across the USA, Australia, Europe and the Middle East and recorded the presence of depression or depressive symptoms in all participants using self-reports, medical diagnoses and/or antidepressant use. All participants also completed questionnaires about their diet and were given a score of how inflammatory the diet was. The findings, published in the journal Clinical Nutrition, showed […]

Higher Omega-3 levels may help boost cognitive skills in elderly

Older adults with higher levels of key nutrients like Omega-3 in the blood are more likely to have efficient brain connectivity that can boost their cognitive skills, finds a study. The findings, from the University of Illinois (UI), showed that several nutrient biomarkers in the blood like Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acids, carotenoids, lycopene, riboflavin, folate, vitamin B12 and vitamin D, enhanced performance on specific cognitive tests in the elderly. […]

5 lifestyle tips to keep yourself fit and healthy this winter season

With the freezing temperature outside and our bodies reluctance to shed off those extra layers of fat, we tend to not give a thought to stay fit and healthy. We keep on eating food for staying up warm but eating healthy is the key. Similarly, there are other simple tips that can keep you warm in this season and are easy-to-follow.Here are five simple lifestyle changes that’ll help you to […]

Navi Mumbai: Gas leak kills 31 monkeys, 14 rock pigeons

NAVI MUMBAI/ MUMBAI : At Least 31 monkeys and 14 rock pigeons were found dead after a gas leak incident from a nitric acid plant at Rasayani near Panvel. The acid leakage incident reportedly occurred on Thursday night around 10.30pm while the forest officials got to know of it on Saturday. But Officials say that the staff of the facility tried to suppress the incident by burying the dead animals and birds in a […]

Ten years of ‘Adopt, don’t shop’

As our Pet Pals column turns a decade old, we once again urge people to discourage animal breeding and instead, give rescues the love they deserve It was a sunlit afternoon at an adoption drive. A young boy cradled a rescued mongrel in his arms. Meanwhile, several other puppies advanced towards him like spectacularly cute zombies, their pink tongues hanging out. The child exchanged an anxious look with his father […]

World’s first baby born via womb transplant from dead donor

A woman in Brazil who received a womb transplanted from a deceased donor has given birth to a baby girl in the first successful case of its kind, doctors reported. The case, published in The Lancet medical journal, involved connecting veins from the donor uterus with the recipient’s veins, as well as linking arteries, ligaments and vaginal canals. It comes after 10 previously known cases of uterus transplants from deceased […]

Women who snore are at a greater risk of having cardiac problems

According to the findings of a recent study, women who snore have a greater cardiac risk. The research was presented at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA). Researchers stated that Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) and snoring may lead to earlier impairment of cardiac function in women than in men. A common but dangerous sleep disorder, OSA causes an increased risk for left ventricular and, more […]

Children worldwide not physically active: Report

Children around the world are leading sedentary lifestyles and not maintaining a healthy growth and development, stated a global report. The report by the Active Healthy Kids Global Alliance (AHKGA) — an Australia-based non-profit organisation — showed that modern lifestyles including an increase in screen time, growing urbanisation of communities and the rise in automation of previously manual tasks are contributing to a pervasive public health problem. “Global trends, including […]