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95% of world population has health problems

95 per cent of world’s population has health problems

More than 95% of the world population has health problems, with over a third experiencing more than five ailments, according to a new study that included data from 188 countries. Just one in 20 people worldwide (4.3%) had no health problems in 2013, while a third of the world’s population (2.3 billion individuals) have more than five ailments, according to …

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Women pay more heed to men’s negative qualities than positive ones

Women pay more heed to men's negative qualities than positive ones

While evaluating potential mates for a romantic relationship, women pay more heed to men’s negative qualities than positive ones, researchers found in a study. The study said even if a man has many positive qualities, one or two negative qualities are sufficient for a woman to avoid a romantic relationship with him. The study, published in the journal Personality and …

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How to fast and stay healthy this Navratri

How to fast and stay healthy this Navratri

Fasting for nine days during the Navratri festival will not harm your health if you learn how not to starve or eat later in a balanced manner, experts suggest. Dr Anup Dhir, senior consultant at Apollo Hospitals, stresses that devotees should not gorge on fried or oily food as this will result in high-calorie intake and add fat to the …

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World No Tobacco Day: India No. 1 in Smokeless Tobacco deaths

India No. 1 in Smokeless Tobacco deaths

India accounts for nearly three-fourths of over a quarter million deaths worldwide caused by smokeless tobacco while millions more have their lives shortened due to its ill health effects, a new study has found. “Nearly 85 per cent of the total burden attributable to smokeless tobacco (SLT) use was in Southeast Asia, with India alone accounting for 74 per cent …

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Health Report: 50% rise in diabetes deaths across India over 11 years

Health Report: 50% rise in diabetes deaths across India over 11 years

With a genetic predisposition brought to the fore by changing lifestyles, deaths due to diabetes increased 50 per cent in India between 2005 and 2015, and is now the seventh-most common cause of death in the country, up from 11th rank in 2005, according to data published by the Global Burden of Disease (GBD). Ischemic heart disease continues to be …

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Kids Mental Health Tips: Depression in parents, grandparents bad for kids

Kids Meantal Health Tips: Depression in parents, grandparents bad for kids

Children whose parents and grandparents are suffering from depression are at a higher risk of suffering from major depressive disorder (MDD), according to a study. The study published by the journal JAMA Psychiatry, Myrna M. Weissman, who is a researcher at the Columbia University, studied 251 grandchildren (average age 18), their biological parents and grandparents. While comparing two generations, the …

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Health Tips: Heart failure not as life-threatening as heart attack

Health Tips: Heart failure not as life-threatening as heart attack

Heart failure may be a serious health hazard but not life-threatening like a heart attack, health experts say. “Heart failure refers to the heart’s inability to circulate blood through the body. Blood flow is slower than normal, which compromises the blood flow to the vital organs of the body like kidneys, liver and brain, leading to the malfunction of these …

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World Obesity Day – 11 October: Obesity hamper sexual and social life

World Obesity Day - 11 October: Obesity hamper sexual and social life

Obesity is a major health challenge worldwide. Apart from known health hazards such as heart disease and diabetes, it can also prevent sexual intimacy and may ruin your social life, experts say. India is home to the third-highest number of obese and overweight people, according to recent reports. Obesity is categorised on the basis of BMI, which is defined as …

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Spanking ups anti-social behaviour, aggression in kids

Spanking ups anti-social behaviour, aggression in kids

The more kids are spanked, the more likely they are to defy their parents and exhibit anti-social behaviour, a new study has found from five decades of research involving over 160,000 children. According to researchers, spanking — defined as an open-handed hit on the behind or extremities — increases aggression, mental health problems and cognitive difficulties, all in the direction …

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