23 Nov 2015
New York: Call it an irony but teenage girls with four or more tattoos may show off a higher self-esteem to their friends and relatives but they are also at a high suicide risk, claim researchers.
25 Nov 2015
Beijing: A higher resting heart rate may increase the risk of death, even in people without the usual risk factors for heart disease, a study reveals. A normal resting heart rate for adults ranges from 60 to 100 beats a minute. Generally, a lower heart rate at rest implies more efficient heart function and better cardiovascular fitness.
19 Nov 2015
New York: One in 20 survivors of gunshot violence in an urban area with high crime, died within five years, according to the results of a study that tracked patients after they had been discharged from the hospital that treated them.
17 Nov 2015
Boston: Drinking two to three cups of coffee daily may reduce your risk of death from heart disease, diabetes and suicide, researchers including those of Indian-origin have claimed.
20 Nov 2015
New Delhi: Indoor air pollution is causing more deaths than outdoor air pollution and needs to be addressed with an integrated approach to increase the access to clean fuel in the country, leading environment experts today said.
15 Oct 2015
London: Just half an hour of brisk walking five days a week can reduce risk of death from cardiovascular diseases, especially in women and those younger than 70 years of age, says a new study.
15 Sep 2015
Washington: Maintaining blood pressure at a lower than currently recommended level can significantly reduce risk of death due to cardiovascular events, such as heart attack and heart failure, as well as stroke, new research led by an Indian-origin doctor suggests.
11 Sep 2015
Washington/Sydney: Poor dietary habits and high blood pressure have replaced child and maternal malnutrition, unsafe water, sanitation and lack of hand washing as leading risks for death globally, a significant study has revealed.
20 Feb 2015
New Delhi: Deadly disease 'swine flu' is back in the country claiming over 700 lives across India so far. Besides that more than 11,000 people were tested positive for the H1N1 virus.
03 Aug 2015
Kendrapara (Odisha): A 37-year-old woman from Singiri village under Rajkanika Police Station limits has shown exemplary courage in staving off an attacking crocodile.