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Focus on building stamina than just weight-loss: Experts

Focus on building stamina than just weight-loss: Experts

New Delhi, Feb 24 (IANS) Rather than focussing only on weight-loss and a well-toned body, one should have a holistic approach to fitness and build stamina across all areas -- running marathons, lifting weights, cycling, and performing basic daily chores, experts say.



Australia to subsidise heroin overdose reversal drug

Australia to subsidise heroin overdose reversal drug

Sydney, Feb 24 (IANS) The Victorian government in Australia on Friday said it will subsidise a drug that reverses heroin overdoses.

Oestrogen therapy may boost oral health: Study

Oestrogen therapy may boost oral health: Study

New York, Feb 23 (IANS) Post-menopausal women who undergo oestrogen therapy may get healthier teeth and gums, a study has found.

Fruit and vegetable-rich diet may lower lung disease risk

Fruit and vegetable-rich diet may lower lung disease risk

London, Feb 23 (IANS) Consuming five or more daily servings of diet rich in fruit such as apples or pears and green leafy vegetables may significantly lower the risk of developing chronic lung disease in both former and current smokers, finds a research.

Zika may cause miscarriages, thinner brain tissue

Zika may cause miscarriages, thinner brain tissue

New York, Feb 22 (IANS) Zika virus can cross the placenta -- intended to protect the developing foetus -- in the first trimester to cause a high percentage of miscarriages as well as thin brain tissue and inflammation in brain cells of the foetus, researchers have found.

Epilepsy linked to stress, shows Apple app study

Epilepsy linked to stress, shows Apple app study

New York, Feb 22 (IANS) Stress and lack of proper sleep are the major reasons for seizures in people with epilepsy, a study conducted using an Apple Watch app has showed.

Testosterone treatment may raise bone density, correct anaemia

Testosterone treatment may raise bone density, correct anaemia

New York, Feb 22 (IANS) Elder men who undergo testosterone treatment may have improved bone density levels that can determine risk for fractures and anaemia, a condition in which the blood does not have enough healthy red blood cells, a study has found.

Mediterranean diet may reduce pain due to obesity

Mediterranean diet may reduce pain due to obesity

New York, Feb 22 (IANS) Eating a Mediterranean diet that involves consuming more fish and plant-based proteins such as nuts and beans could decrease the chances an overweight person will experience regular pain, new research suggests.

Heavy drinking may cause arterial stiffness in men

Heavy drinking may cause arterial stiffness in men

London, Feb 21 (IANS) Men with heavy alcohol intake over the years may be at higher risk of developing arterial stiffness, premature ageing of arteries, increasing their risk for heart disease, says a study.

Singing to babies benefits mothers too

Singing to babies benefits mothers too

New York, Feb 20 (IANS) Unlike other forms of caregiving, mothers singing to their babies is a universal behaviour, and new research shows that the act could be mutually beneficial for both the mother and the child.

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