Pregnant women should consume leafy greens to protect baby from high BP

Pregnant women should consume leafy greens to protect baby from high BP

Here's another reason for would-be-mommies to eat plenty of leafy green vegetables during pregnancy as it can protect their newborn from high blood pressure, suggests a new research.

The findings, published in the American Journal of Hypertension, indicated that those born to women with high blood pressure, diabetes or obesity were 40 percent less likely to have high blood pressure if their mothers had above average levels of folic acid.

Folic acid - found in spinach, kale and broccoli - is thought to protect childrens' heart health.

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Beat the heat and protect your skin!

Beat the heat and protect your skin!

Summer is knocking the door! Before it arrives, let's bring on the stock for our beauty routine to welcome the the long days and even longer evenings.

Dr Alia Rizvi, dermatologist at Me Clinic, New Delhi, brings some tips to protect your skin from tanning.

- Protect your lips: More than winters, our lips dry out very often during the summer. So it is the time when you are going to need SPF enhanced Lip Balm regularly to keep your lips moisturized.

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This summer, treat your kid with these healthy popsicles!

This summer, treat your kid with these healthy popsicles!

The heat is steadily climbing the charts and if you're already in a soup about how to deal with it, why not experiment with some easy summer popsicle recipes.

They're tasty, healthy and also a great way to get the kids to help out in the kitchen.

Smriti Advani, a writer for UrbanClap brings forth a list of icy goodness that surely will excite your taste buds.

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Watch out! Obesity linked with chronic kidney disease

Watch out! Obesity linked with chronic kidney disease

Exercise regularly, eat healthy and keep your weight under control to keep a check on obesity, which is the majorly responsible for kidney disease, says a health expect, while spreading awareness on World Kidney day.

In the last decade, kidney diseases and obesity have become a major health concern with rapid increase in cases along with cancer and cardiac diseases.

According to clinicians, combination of obesity and chronic kidney disease (CKD) is a lethal condition.

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Heads up college students! Boozing, marijuana linked to poor grades

Heads up college students! Boozing, marijuana linked to poor grades

College students who are looking to score in top levels must restrain from smoking marijuana and consuming alcohol, as a study finds that medium-to-high consumption of both substances is linked to poor academic performance.

The findings suggested that despite no differences in pre-college scores, the students who were medium-to-high users of both substances not only had a lower predicted college GPA on average by the end of the first semester, but continued to achieve lower GPAs throughout the two years of the study.

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'Short' men bald prematurely: Study

'Short' men bald prematurely: Study

In first of its kind, a study reveals that men with short height and light skin colour can face increased risk of becoming bald prematurely.

During a study, the University of Bonn researchers investigated the genetic material of more than 20,000 men and the data revealed that premature hair loss is linked to a range of various physical characteristics and illnesses.

The study, appeared in journal Nature Communications, stated that immune and fat cells in the scalp are obviously also involved in hair loss along with the cells of the hair follicle.

Good news! Diabetes drug may help treating Alzheimer's disease

Good news! Diabetes drug may help treating Alzheimer's disease

Treating patients of Alzheimer's disease (AD) with a diabetes drug may improve their learning and memory function, reveals a study.

Alzheimer's is a progressive disease that destroys memory and other important mental functions.

Researchers from Boston University Medical Center in Massachusetts found that treatment with the diabetes drug - amylin (or pramlintide) - safely improve learning and memory function in AD patients and is reducing the typical behavior of the disease in their brains.

This drug may stimulate immune system to fight blood cancer: Study

This drug may stimulate immune system to fight blood cancer: Study

A team of US researchers have found an experimental drug that may stimulate the immune system - leading to tumor shrinkage - in patients affected by blood cancer.

The research appeared in journal Nature Medicine.

Multiple myeloma is a blood cancer that affects plasma cells - white blood cells that normally produce antibodies to fight infection.

Newer and effective medications now ensure cure for Hepatitis C virus

Newer and effective medications now ensure cure for Hepatitis C virus

A study reveals a dramatic transformation in the care of patients infected with hepatitis C virus (HCV), as more effective and tolerable medications have become available.

An infection caused by a virus that attacks the liver and leads to inflammation

In an analysis of all HCV antiviral treatment regimens - a prescribed course of medical treatment - to 1,07,079 people initiated from 1999 through 2015 in the US Veterans Affairs national healthcare system.

Can e-cigarettes lead to cancer?

Can e-cigarettes lead to cancer?

Beware before you rejoice in smoking e-cigarettes, as a study has found significant level of cancer-causing benzene in e-cigarette vapors, when the devices are operated at high power.

Benzene, a component of gasoline, has been linked to a number of diseases, including leukemia and bone marrow failure.

It is found in urban air because of industrial emissions and unburned gasoline in exhaust and fuel tank leakages.

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