Parliament passes the bill banning e-cigarettes
While most of the members in the House supported the ban on e-cigarettes, some of the MPs wanted to know why conventional cigarettes aren't banned as they are equally or even more harmful. Many opposition members also expressed reservation over bringing the ordinance and introducing the Bill without sending the same to a Parliamentary Standing Committee.
Bengaluru traffic police vulnerable to lung-related diseases, says Oncologist
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World COPD Day: Quit smoking, wear a mask; incessant coughing, swollen feet are warning signs
The muscles used in breathing might require 10 ...
Artificial, small molecules may help tackle heart attack & other cardiovascular disorders
A 2018 Lancet study says, India accounts for about a fifth of cardiovascular deaths globally.
Breathing polluted air can damage optic nerve, cause blindness
Glaucoma, a neurodegenerative disease, is the leading global cause of irreversible blindness.
Disturbed sleep, back pain troubling you? Take up yoga for 3 months
12 weeks of one-on-one PT with a therapist will also work wonders.
Teens too busy with their smartphones: Lack of exercise is making them obese & prone to heart disease
Globally, girls are more inactive than boys.
New term life plan covers pre-existing diseases & cancer
ICICI Prudential Life Insurance’s plan is the first such product designed specifically for people with these health conditions.
Bill Gates praises Bihar government, says state has made progress against poverty & disease
The Gates Foundation has been working with the state government to ensure health and education.
Don't stay out in the smog for long: Air pollution can damage brain, lead to Alzheimer's
Fine particles come from traffic exhaust, smoke and dust, and stay airborne for long periods.
Belly fat bringing you down? Lower risk of age-related diseases by burning it
The human body's ability to generate energy by burning the belly fat reduces with age.
Genome sequencing: A solution to India's problem of rare genetic diseases
A genome is a person’s complete set of DNA, including all genes with more than 3 billion DNA base pairs. Genome sequencing will lead to precision medication, instead of clinicians giving drugs based on collective knowledge. Diagnostic companies such as Dr Lal Path-Labs and Lifecell have already partnered with IndiGen, offering genetic testing.
Loneliness may take a toll on heart patients, can up early death risk
Loneliness is associated with an increased risk of mortality among women and men.
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