Health and Living

Sleeping with TV on make you gain weight

Dozing off to late-night TV or sleeping with other lights on may mix up your metabolism and lead to weight gain and even obesity.

Jun 13 2019

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Know your yoga

Chetnath Adhikari starts his day with Surya Namaskar—a sequence of 12 yoga poses, which involves moving from a standing position into downward and upward dog poses and then back to the standing position.

SACHITRA GURUNG, Jun 13 2019

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Even mild brain injuries tied to lasting functional deficits

People who have mild traumatic brain injuries may be more likely to have lasting functional deficits that get in the way of daily activities than patients who experience other types of injuries, a US study suggests.

Jun 06 2019

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Limiting screen use for one week may improve teenagers’ sleep

Sleep problems suffered by teenagers can be improved after just one week by limiting evening exposure to light-emitting screens on mobile phones, tablets and computers, a study suggests.

Jun 06 2019

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How to pound Kathmandu’s pavement

Whether you are just starting out or are a seasoned runner, there are ways and means you can apply to enjoy a jog or run in the city.

Thomas Heaton, Jun 06 2019

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Fight vaccine hesitancy like ‘contagious disease’

Faced with a global resurgence of measles, health experts called Tuesday for countries to step up the fight against vaccine resistance, warning the movement was spreading like a contagious disease.

May 30 2019

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Air quality and childhood asthma

Childhood asthma rates appear to be dropping in many communities across southern California, and a new study suggests this may be due at least in part to improved air quality. Air pollution has long been linked to an increased risk of severe asthma attacks for people who already have the breathing disorder.

May 30 2019

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How to protect your hearing

The biggest risk to hearing is noise. Over time, listening to loud music through headphones and going to gigs and clubs can damage your hearing. On public transport or a plane, it can be noisy and people often turn up their music to compensate.

May 30 2019

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Disrupted sleep can lead to ‘deviant behaviour’

Finally, workers have a new excuse for stealing pens from the office or using someone else’s milk: early risers and night owls are more likely to display “unethical and deviant” behaviour if forced to work outside their natural rhythms, and should be able to set their own hours accordingly.

Sian Cain, May 30 2019

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Living with lupus

One morning, nine years ago, I woke up with an aching elbow. I didn’t give it much thought, thinking the pain would subside in a day or two. But after I started having difficulty lifting my arm, I decided to visit a doctor.

Shristi Joshi, May 30 2019

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Online symptom checker often wrong on eye problems

People looking to a popular online symptom checker for answers about eye problems often get a wrong diagnosis, a small study suggests.

May 16 2019

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Oncologist shortage predicted as cancer rates rise

As cancer rates rise worldwide, researchers predict a shortage of specialists who can deliver chemotherapy, according to a new study.

May 16 2019

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