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Decoded: Why some young adults engage in unsafe sex

Decoded: Why some young adults engage in unsafe sex

Toronto: Factors such as gender, sexual orientation and the desire to form lasting romantic relationships appear to influence sexual risk-taking among young adults, a new study suggests. The study, published in the Journal of Sex Research, categorised people into three groups — heterosexual men, heterosexual women, and homosexual men —[Read More…]

Ways to prep your skin for summer heat: Expert tips

Ways to prep your skin for summer heat: Expert tips

New Delhi: The harsh summer heat can spoil your skin. Don’t forget to moisturise and keep yourself hydrated, say, experts. Krishnan Venkateshwaran, Chief Scientist – ITC Ltd R&D, Dermafique and Sangeeta Velaskar, Vice President and Head, Medical Services & R & D from Kaya Limited, have shared tips to save[Read More…]

Say no to cheese omelettes for healthier heart

Say no to cheese omelettes for healthier heart

New York: Do you savour cheese omelettes? If so, think again as consuming more eggs and dietary cholesterol may up the risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD) and death from any cause, researchers have warned. The study suggests that egg yolks are one of the richest sources of dietary cholesterol among[Read More…]

Oral bacteria may up risk of pancreatic cancer

Oral bacteria may up risk of pancreatic cancer

London: The presence of oral bacteria in cystic pancreatic tumours is associated with the severity of the tumour, a new study suggests. According to the researcher, the results can help to reappraise the role of bacteria in the development of pancreatic cysts. If further studies show that the bacteria actually[Read More…]

Excessive hygiene can cause antibiotic resistance

Excessive hygiene can cause antibiotic resistance

London: While maintaining hygiene is good for health, excess cleanliness could lead to antibiotic resistance often resulting in death and illness as well, suggests a new study. Comparing all existing microorganisms and antibiotic resistance, the researchers at the Austria’s University of Graz, showed that microbial diversity decreases in areas with[Read More…]

46% Indian kids die of communicable diseases

46% Indian kids die of communicable diseases

Toronto: Communicable diseases like pneumonia and tuberculosis accounted for over 46 per cent of preventable deaths in children aged 5-14 years in 2016, finds a study. In 2016, India had about 74,000 preventable or treatable deaths from communicable diseases, representing nearly half of all the annual deaths and over a[Read More…]

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