Fruit and vegetable-rich diet may lower lung disease risk

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.

Shoulder pain may indicate heart disease risk

If you are having shoulder problems, they may be due to some heart disease risk factors – not just physical strain, warns a new study.

History of kidney injury complicates pregnancy

Women with any past episode of kidney damage, despite recuperation before pregnancy, were likely to face complications like premature delivery and pre-eclampsia, a study has found.

Ebola vaccine found safe and effective in human trials

In a large human trial led by the World Health Organisation (WHO), an experimental Ebola vaccine was found highly protective against the deadly virus, promising an effective weapon against any future outbreak.

Too much of processed meat may worsen your asthma

Love to gorge on ham, sausages and salami? Beware, a new study suggests that higher intake of cured and processed meats can worsen asthma symptoms.

HIV treatment may take a toll on the brain: Study

Antiretroviral drugs have been life-changing therapies for HIV patients, but they can have significant side effects including neuronal degeneration.

Protein in urine may up risk of dementia: Study

People who have protein in their urine — a marker of kidney problems — could also be at higher risk of developing problems with thinking and memory skills or even dementia, a study has found.

Young smokers at more than 8-fold risk of heart attack: Study

If you are under the age of 50 and a regular smoker, you may be more than eight times at risk of suffering a major heart attack.

Poor sleep may adversely affect kidney function

Short and poor quality of sleep may worsen kidney function in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD), says a study.

Youth dies in hospital as chemist declines old notes

Amid a cash crunch in the city, after the demonetisation of high-value currency notes, a youth lost his life in a Kolkata hospital

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