dietary habits

Inflation still above acceptable levels: Subbarao


June 19th, 2012 - 9:51 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, June 19 (IANS) Defending the Reserve Bank of India's decision not to cut key lending rates, Governor Duvvuri Subbarao said Tuesday inflation is still above acceptable levels and ... Read more...

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Dental plaques help decode ancient diets


May 6th, 2012 - 6:06 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 6 (IANS) Tiny particles of plaque removed from the teeth of our great great grandfathers may help decode their dietary habits and preferences, says a study. G. Richard ... Read more...

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Low-fat dairy foods can lower stroke risk


April 20th, 2012 - 12:57 pm ICT by IANS
Stockholm, April 20 (IANS) People who drink low-fat milk and eat low-fat curd and cheese have a lowered stroke risk compared to those who consume full-fat dairy foods, says a ... Read more...

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Fast food can push you into depression


April 1st, 2012 - 5:34 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, April 1 (IANS) Eating fast food such as hamburgers, hotdogs and pizza and even baked items could send you into a tailspin of blues.A recent study by scientists from ... Read more...

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India’s first guidelines for physiotherapists by 2014


March 18th, 2012 - 6:17 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 18 (IANS) India's first clinical guidelines for physiotherapists dealing with ailments like low back pain, hemiplehia (brain stroke) and Parkinson's Disease will be ready by 2014, the ... Read more...

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Colorectal cancer affecting India’s fight against cancer


February 18th, 2012 - 5:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 18 (IANS) India's fight against cancer becomes tougher with more incidences of colorectal cancer (CRC) coming up, say doctors in the national capital."Commonly known as bowel cancer, ... Read more...

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RBI for more open market operations


January 30th, 2012 - 11:52 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Jan 30 (IANS) India's central bank is open to more open market operations to address the issue of liquidity, said a senior official Monday."We are open to more open ... Read more...

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Stay in touch with news to live longer


January 15th, 2012 - 12:39 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 15 (IANS) People who stay up-to-date with news and current affairs are more health-conscious and will live longer, says a new study.The study found that people who were ... Read more...

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Government faces opposition heat over inflation


December 8th, 2011 - 8:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 8 (IANS) On a day India recorded a sharp fall in food inflation after months of high prices, the government Thursday found itself at the receiving ... Read more...

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RBI hints at more monetary action to curb inflation


November 22nd, 2011 - 8:25 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Nov 22 (IANS) Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Governor D. Subbarao Tuesday did not rule out further monetary action to curb inflation.He said monetary steps may be warranted in ... Read more...

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Fish a day keeps diabetes away


November 13th, 2011 - 3:26 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 13 (IANS) The dietary habits of the Spanish population suggest that eating fish is a good way of keeping diabetes at bay.University of Valencia's Mercedes Sotos Prieto, who ... Read more...

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Pakistan hit by haemorrhagic strokes


October 31st, 2011 - 10:52 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Oct 31 (IANS) Haemorrhagic stroke is posing a serious challenge to Pakistani people's health and is one of the leading causes of death in the country, an expert has ... Read more...

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Osteoporosis, the next big health worry for India (Oct 20 is World Osteoporosis Day)


October 20th, 2011 - 2:19 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 20 (IANS) It is expected to affect 36 million Indians by 2013 but osteoporosis - a disease associated with brittle bones, fractures and painful recovery - remains ... Read more...

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Cancer cases rise alarmingly in northeast: Experts


October 14th, 2011 - 3:29 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala/Aizawl, Oct 14 (IANS) Incidence of cancer has been rising alarmingly in the hilly northeastern region of India, almost half the cases being attributed to consumption of tobacco products, ... Read more...

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Kashmiris love their mutton, all 51,000 tonnes of it!


July 27th, 2011 - 11:54 am ICT by IANS
Srinagar, July 27 (IANS) About 85 percent of Kashmiris eat non-vegetarian fare - but exactly how much? Official statistics say Jammu and Kashmir annually consumes a whopping 51,000 tonnes of ... Read more...

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Kids watching TV for hours? Beware of health risks


April 21st, 2011 - 1:32 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, April 21 (IANS) Six-year olds who spend most of their time watching TV could end up with narrower arteries in the eyes, increasing their chances of heart disease, high ... Read more...

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A diet change may bring relief in asthma and allergies


April 19th, 2011 - 2:23 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 19 (ANI): An alteration in dietary habits can be helpful in bringing relief to those suffering from asthma or allergies.Spring, with its warmer weather could be an unpleasant time for ... Read more...

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Diet fizzy drinks, artificial sweeteners ‘do not raise obesity, diabetes risk’


April 19th, 2011 - 1:46 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 19 (ANI): A study has found that diet fizzy drinks and other artificially sweetened beverages do not cause diabetes, as had previously been thought.Researchers at Harvard University said that while ... Read more...

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South Asia facing health crisis: World Bank (Lead)


February 9th, 2011 - 1:34 pm ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, Feb 9 (IANS) India and other South Asian countries are facing a health crisis with rising rates of heart disease, diabetes, obesity and other non-communicable diseases (NCDs) that can ... Read more...

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Constipation more likely in kids avoiding green diets


December 15th, 2010 - 3:33 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 15 (IANS) Children who avoid greens in their diet are 13 times more likely to be constipated, says a new study.The research also found that drinking less than two glasses ... Read more...

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Mother’s diet affects kid’s eating habits


December 15th, 2010 - 3:15 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 15 (IANS) A mother's dietary habits have a vital bearing on whether her child consumes enough fruits and vegetables, according to a research. Professor Mildred Horodynski of College of Nursing, ... Read more...

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Vitamin D deficiency widespread across India


December 14th, 2010 - 3:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 14 (ANI): The results of various studies show severe Vitamin D deficiency across India and Pakistan in all age groups, as well as insufficiency in populations of South-East and East ... Read more...

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Every third Pakistani woman has osteoporosis


November 15th, 2010 - 11:20 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Nov 15 (IANS) One out of every three women over the age of 50 in Pakistan is suffering from osteoporosis, health experts have said.This was announced at a symposium titled "Osteoporosis, ... Read more...

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Eating peanuts during pregnancy ‘ups child’s risk for peanut allergy’


November 1st, 2010 - 12:52 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 1 (ANI): A new research has found that pregnant women who eat peanuts might be putting their children at an increased risk for peanut allergy.Scott H. Sicherer at Mount Sinai ... Read more...

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Coffee or tea consumption may lower brain cancer risk


October 21st, 2010 - 4:20 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Oct 21 (ANI): A new study has indicated that consuming coffee or tea daily may reduce the chances of developing brain cancer.The conclusion is based on analysis of data concerning ... Read more...

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‘Osteoporosis strikes young due to sedentary lifestyle’ (Oct 20 is World Osteoporosis Day)


October 19th, 2010 - 8:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 19 (IANS) It's not just the elderly who are at risk of developing osteoporosis - a disease of the bones that increases chances of fracture. Less exercise and high ... Read more...

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Taste genes predict dental caries


September 23rd, 2010 - 5:15 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 23 (ANI): A new study has hypothesized that genetic variation in taste pathway genes (TAS2R38, TAS1R2, GNAT3) may be associated with dental caries risk and/or protection.According to researchers from University ... Read more...

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Diet, exercise intervention ‘benefits patients at heart disease risk’


September 14th, 2010 - 3:06 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 14 (ANI): A new study has found that an intervention delivered in a primary care setting aimed at getting patients at risk for heart disease to increase their physical activity ... Read more...

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Four cups of coffee a day keeps gout from women at bay


September 10th, 2010 - 4:34 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 10 (IANS) Imbibing four cups of coffee a day can more than halve the risk of gout in women, finds a recent study. Researchers found those drinking that amount or more ... Read more...

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Four cups of coffee a day keeps gout at bay


September 10th, 2010 - 12:13 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sep 10 (ANI): A new research have revealed that four cups of coffee a day can more than halve the risk of gout in women.Researchers found that women who drink that ... Read more...

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Healthy eating not only ensures good-health, but successful careers too


September 6th, 2010 - 4:48 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 6 (ANI): Eating healthy and living well is a bigger issue than your waistline- poor dietary habits can also take a toll on your careers, claims a new study.When ... Read more...

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Keeping busy, eating healthy ‘can keep dementia at bay’


August 6th, 2010 - 12:11 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 6 (ANI): Stimulating the brain, avoiding depression and eating a healthy diet can keep dementia at bay, according to a new study.While the exact cause of dementia is still unknown, ... Read more...

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Eating chocolate halves life-threatening risks during pregnancy


July 9th, 2010 - 6:59 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 9 (ANI): A study has suggested that eating chocolate at least three times a week can help reduce life-threatening conditions from developing in pregnant women.The study found that women who ... Read more...

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Chocolate reduces risk of premature birth


July 9th, 2010 - 1:02 am ICT by IANS
London, July 8 (IANS) Eating chocolate can almost halve a woman's risk of developing pre-eclampsia, a condition which increases blood pressure and reduces the transfer of oxygen and nutrients to the baby ... Read more...

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TV ads influence dietary habits of kids


July 6th, 2010 - 2:04 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 6 (IANS) TV ads seem to influence short-term eating habits of children aged 2 to 11 years, says a study. In 2006, 10 major US food companies pledged to devote at ... Read more...

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