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This new form of vertigo has no known cause

This new form of vertigo has no known cause

Do you suffer from dizzy spells or lose your balance? You may be suffering from vertigo. The usual causes of vertigo could be a tumour or high/low blood pressure, stress or diabetes. But recently, scientists have identified a new type of vertigo with no known cause, that may respond to treatments. “These conditions can be [...]

May 31, 2018 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on This new form of vertigo has no known cause

Disability cause: Early childhood poor nutrition linked to hearing loss

Disability cause: Early childhood poor nutrition linked to hearing loss

Under nutrition in the preschool years is associated with hearing impairment later in life, a study suggests. Hearing loss is the fourth leading cause of disability worldwide, and an estimated 80 % of affected individuals live in low- and middle-income countries. The study, led by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, [...]

February 15, 2018 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Disability cause: Early childhood poor nutrition linked to hearing loss

For a noble cause

For a noble cause

On January 28, Mumbai will witness Pedal-O-Thon, a non-profit initiative by Oberoi International School’s high school students. The event is in partnership with the Fellowship of the Physically Handicapped, an NGO that aims to unite citizens of Mumbai (from grades 8-12) to cycle for a cause and become a part of change. A file picture [...]

February 2, 2018 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on For a noble cause

Avoid having soft drinks, canned juices. Study finds sugary drinks cause poor memory

Avoid having soft drinks, canned juices. Study finds sugary drinks cause poor memory

Here’s another reason to give sugary drinks a miss. A new study says they result in poorer memory. According to studies published in Alzheimer’s & Dementia and the journal Stroke, people consuming sugary beverages such as sodas and fruit juices are more likely to have poorer memory. And those who drank diet soda daily were [...]

January 9, 2018 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Avoid having soft drinks, canned juices. Study finds sugary drinks cause poor memory

Neck massage by barber may damage nerve, cause paralysis

Neck massage by barber may damage nerve, cause paralysis

A haircut at most barber shops in India is followed by a head massage. It often ends with a `neck-crack’, when the barber holds you by the chin and turns the neck sharply to the left and right. Like countless Indian men, Ajay Kumar, 54, came away from the salon feeling refreshed after the haircutand-massage [...]

September 20, 2017 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Neck massage by barber may damage nerve, cause paralysis

Non-communicable diseases cause 61% of deaths in India: WHO report

Non-communicable diseases cause 61% of deaths in India: WHO report

Nearly 61% of deaths in India are now attributed to non-communicable diseases, including heart disorders, cancer and diabetes, according to new data released by the World Health Organisation on Monday. Almost 23% are at risk of premature death due to such diseases. The UN agency has warned countries, including India, against premature deaths due to NCDs and said governments must [...]

September 20, 2017 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Non-communicable diseases cause 61% of deaths in India: WHO report

This Ingredient in Your Toothpaste May Cause Antibiotic Resistance

This Ingredient in Your Toothpaste May Cause Antibiotic Resistance

According to the World Health Organisation, antibiotic resistance is one of the biggest threats to global public health. A growing number of serious infections of such as pneumonia, tuberculosis, and gonorrhea are becoming harder to treat as the antibiotics used to treat them become less effective. Antibiotics are medicines that are used treat bacterial infections. Antibiotic resistance [...]

July 8, 2017 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on This Ingredient in Your Toothpaste May Cause Antibiotic Resistance

Air Pollution Can Alter Heart Structure and Also Cause Heart Failure

Air Pollution Can Alter Heart Structure and Also Cause Heart Failure

As you sit indulgently in your air-conditioned room, take an air conditioned car to commute, every distance as minute and far-stretched, you also know what stake, with this heavy dependence on diesel car- our overall physical activity, health, depletion of resources, standard of air we breathe. Air pollution is one of the rampant concerns of the [...]

May 29, 2017 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Air Pollution Can Alter Heart Structure and Also Cause Heart Failure

Smartphones, Tablets May Cause Speech Development Delays in Kids

Smartphones, Tablets May Cause Speech Development Delays in Kids

Parents, take note! Spending too much time on smartphones, tablets and other devices may delay speech development in toddlers, a new study warns. The study included 894 children between ages six months and two years participating in a practice-based research network in Toronto between 2011 and 2015. By their 18-month check-ups, 20 percent of the [...]

May 5, 2017 Loknath Das Technology Comments Off on Smartphones, Tablets May Cause Speech Development Delays in Kids