Health
  • Mothers with gestational diabetes ups body fat in babies.

    Is your baby gaining fat faster than other babies his or her age? It might be a symptom of your gestational diabetes seen in your child. . Mothers with gestational diabetes might have passed it on to their babies. ...

    Health 2016-05-16 19:36:53

    Cheers! Red wine can offset effects of high-fat diet.

    In a study, resveratrol — a compound found in berries and grape skin — mirrore the positive effects of aerobic exercise in mice.. Resveratrol — a compound found in berries and grape skin — h...

    Health 2016-05-16 11:46:20

    Omega-3 fatty acids can lower childhood aggression.

    Intake of Omega-3 foods could help bring down the levels of childhood aggression. . Is your child very aggressive and keeps getting into fights? Start feeding him more Omega-3 food items to calm him down. (Photo: T...

    Health 2016-05-16 06:54:22

    Calcium pills may put elderly women at heart attack risk.

    Consumption of calcium pills after the age of 60 years could end up causing health problems in elderly women, finds a study.. In the study, the number of years of high-quality life lost by taking calcium was higher...

    Health 2016-05-15 15:37:42

    Add more fruits, veggies to your diet to lower breast cancer risk.

    Following a healthy diet can help reduce risks of breast cancer. . The best way to prevent breast cancer is by maintaining healthy eating habits. (Photo: Thinkstock)

    ‘Women who consume a larger quantity o...

    Health 2016-05-14 14:51:58

    Fairness at work can help boost employees health.

    The findings showed that when perceptions of fairness changed, the self-rated health of employees also changed. Those who experienced more fairness on an average reported better health.. Fairness at work has been f...

    Health 2016-05-13 17:30:39

    Worlds oldest person dies in New York at age 116.

    Susannah Mushatt Jones, 116, died in New York. She had been ill for the past 10 days.. In a 2015 file photo, Lois Judge (left) holds a 1939 photo of her aunt Susannah Mushatt Jones during an interview in Jone...

    Health 2016-05-13 14:08:25

    Frequent social media use may lead to eating disorder.

    Our need to check social media every now and then could lead to major eating disorders like anorexia nervosa, binge eating disorder and bulimia nervosa. . Excessive use of social media leads to eating disorders lik...

    Health 2016-05-13 11:29:13

    Anxiety prone? A walk in nature can only make things worse.

    People tend to do better in environments that fit with their personality.. People tend to do better in environments that fit with their personality. (Photo: Thinkstock)

    ‘Far from rejuvenating, a peaceful ...

    Health 2016-05-12 17:48:51

    Eating a full course seafood meal once a week can help you stay sharp.

    As we grow older, our memory span declines. Studies show that seafood helps keep your memory intact and concentrate. . People who eat more seafood have reduced rates of decline in the semantic memory, which is the ...

    Health 2016-05-12 17:12:41

    Dont make any decisions on an empty stomach, says study.

    Starving yourself can prove to be harmful in more ways than one, as this study goes to suggest.. When hungry, the hormone ghrelin is produced in the stomach, which has been shown to have a negative effect on decisi...

    Health 2016-05-12 06:11:27

    Lower birth weight ups mortality in infants, adolescents.

    Low birth weight is associated with increased death rates from infancy right through to adolescence.. Maternal smoking and deprivation are well known to contribute to low birth weight which is associated with incre...

    Health 2016-05-11 14:06:40

    Sugary drinks in pregnancy can make infants fat.

    Artificial sweetener consumption during pregnancy may increase the risk of infants being overweight in early childhood.. Do you want your child to be born healthy? Then curb your sugar craving, especially for artif...

    Health 2016-05-11 12:56:20

    Lizard tail may hold key to regrowing human organs.

    Researchers identified three tiny RNA switches that are associated with the regeneration of tails, which may lead to discoveries of new therapeutic approaches to switch on regeneration genes in humans.. Lizards are...

    Health 2016-05-11 06:20:54

    Decoded: How Zika virus causes microcephaly.

    The researchers found that Zika activates TLR3, a molecule human cells normally use to defend against invading viruses.. Researchers have found out one way Zika can damage developing brain cells, and that inhibitin...

    Health 2016-05-10 20:57:59

    Salt room therapy beneficial in asthma treatment: Doctors.

    Salt room therapy is a natural treatment that can provide symptomatic relief to asthma patients. . Salt particles help in the abatement of bronchial inflammation and strengthening of the immune system. (Source: Thi...

    Health 2016-05-10 13:44:53

    How cancer cripples the elderly.

    As the population of older adults grows, it is increasingly important for clinicians to understand the unique impact of cancer on the health of individuals as they age. . Cancer increases the risk for certain healt...

    Health 2016-05-10 12:19:19

    Birth control pills may protect women against STIs.

    A study conducted on mice suggested that a female sex hormone, estradiol, exerts its protective effect against herpes virus.. A study suggests that birth control pills provide protection against STIs. (Source: Thin...

    Health 2016-05-10 12:01:24

    Keep your body in shape if you want to live longer.

    People who had a heavy body shape from their childhood and also put on weight during their middle age are at highest risk of mortality.. People who had a heavy body shape during their childhood and also put on weig...

    Health 2016-05-10 11:52:47

    To distract kids from junk food, present healthy options first.

    Children gravitate towards junk food even when attractive healthy options are present. So, make efforts to make healthy foods more visible.. Visibly placed healthy food leads to kids choosing it over junk food. (So...

    Health 2016-05-10 11:52:33

    New steroid treatment for kids with lung condition.

    Children in intensive care units requiring mechanical ventilation were treated with the drugs corticosteroid and methylprednisolone. . A steroid treatment is effective in improving the condition of kids suffering f...

    Health 2016-05-09 20:52:26

    Combination of insulin, diabetes pill can cut mortality risk.

    Increased dosage of insulin has been previously known to raise the risk of cancer, heart attacks and mortality. . The risk of heart attacks can be reduced by a insulin and metformin combination. (Photo: Thinkstock)...

    Health 2016-05-09 06:28:37

    Diet Diary: How much Vitamin C is too much?.

    The theory-- that Vitamin C prevents or cures cold and cancer -- is not well supported by research. Vitamin C with antioxidant benefits helps maintain the connective tissue protein collagen, boosts immune function,...

    Health 2016-05-08 19:22:52

    Coffee, wine may be good for your gut bacteria: Study.

    Researchers found that consuming tea, wine, coffee and buttermilk positively influenced microbial diversity in the gut.. The study found that drinking wine, coffee and tea had the same positive effect as fruits, ve...

    Health 2016-05-08 18:05:56

    Weight loss surgery ups good cholesterol in obese boys: Study.

    The findings showed that the levels of high-density lipoprotein increased 23 percent in the year following the weight loss surgery..

    A study says weight loss surgery leads to increase of good cholest...

    Health 2016-05-07 17:54:05

    Want to add years to your life? Stop eating red meat daily.

    Researchers found a 3.6-year increase in life expectancy for those on a vegetarian diet for more than 17 years, compared to short-term vegetarians.. Consumption of red meat decreases your lifespan. (Photo: Thinksto...

    Health 2016-05-07 17:42:55

    Drink cherry juice to reduce high blood pressure.

    Drinking cherry juice is as good as medication in reducing high blood pressure.. Drinking cherry juice helps reduce blood pressure. Raised BP is the leading cause of deaths from heart diseases. (Photo: Thinkstock) ...

    Health 2016-05-07 17:27:01

    Using cosmetics during pregnancy may harm your unborn child.

    The antimicrobial compound- triclocarban- mainly added to soaps, is associated with shorter gestational age at birth. Another common chemical added to lotions and creams- propyl paraben- is associated with decrease...

    Health 2016-05-06 16:32:41

    Common cold may increase diabetes risk in kids.

    The risk is particularly high if a viral respiratory tract infection is contracted during the first six months of age.. Viral respiratory tract disorders — like the common cold, flu, tonsillitis, bronchitis a...

    Health 2016-05-05 18:18:34

    Daily yoga can help reduce symptoms of multiple sclerosis.

    Multiple sclerosis is a chronic progressive auto-immune disease in which the immune system attacks the nervous tissue, potentially resulting in movement disorders.. Yoga and aquatic exercises help improve certain s...

    Health 2016-05-05 13:59:33

    New device to allow bypass surgery without stopping the heart.

    The stapler-like device for mending blood vessels using strong staples makes it possible to quickly and safely restore blood vessels.. This new stitching instrument developed by researchers allows doctors to operat...

    Health 2016-05-05 13:50:14

    Social activities lower depression in older adults with dementia.

    Older adults with dementia benefited from exercise and group activity in a study. . Older adults — suffering from both dementia and depression — who engaged in exercise and social activities showed redu...

    Health 2016-05-05 12:51:53

    Beware! Herbal remedies dont necessarily guarantee safety.

    Scientific evidence shows that the plant Aristolochia can cause aristolochic acid nephropathy. People with this condition experience interstitial nephritis, renal failure and cancers of the urinary track.. In some ...

    Health 2016-05-05 12:18:14

    Want to lower obesity risk? Eat grapes.

    Unique and diverse composition of antioxidants called polyphenols present in grapes can help reduce the percentage of body fat, subcutaneous and visceral fat deposits.. Grapes and grape polyphenols may help offset ...

    Health 2016-05-05 11:38:24

    Want to save your baby from flu in first six months? Get yourself vaccinated during pregnancy.

    Babies cannot be immunised during their first six months, so they must rely on others for protection from the flu during that time. When pregnant women get the flu vaccine there are clear benefits for their infants...

    Health 2016-05-04 11:17:21

    Vitamin D may help cut body fat in infants: Study.

    The study indicated a correlation between lean muscle mass and the average level of Vitamin D in the body.. Children who had higher stores of Vitamin D in their body averaged around 450g less body fat at three year...

    Health 2016-05-03 20:01:15

    Low-calorie diet linked to sexual wellness.

    A low-calorie diet improved mood, reduced tension and improved general health and sexual drive and relationship after a period of two years.. The participants who showed bigger weight loss by the calorie restrictio...

    Health 2016-05-03 14:08:30

    Be careful! Antibiotics can make you more prone to infection.

    Antibiotics deplete good bacteria in the gut, favouring the growth of pathogens in the process. . Antibiotics benefit pathogen growth by disrupting oxygen levels and fibre processing in the gut, making the body mor...

    Health 2016-05-03 13:08:09

    New drugs may treat lethal resistant prostate cancers.

    A new study suggests men with aggressive prostate cancer that has stopped responding to conventional treatment.. Scientists from the Institute of Cancer Research found Hsp90 inhibitors might help cure prostate canc...

    Health 2016-05-03 13:06:58

    Kids exposed to tobacco smoke at home fall sick more often.

    According to a study, children living with smokers are more likely to have paediatric healthcare visits.. Children who are exposed to tobacco smoke at home fall sick more frequently compared to those who aren’...

    Health 2016-05-03 12:38:56

    Decoded: why some people are more prone to drinking.

    Brain tissues of those with alcohol-dependence show a variety of hormonal and neurotransmitter changes compared to those of non-alcoholics. . A variety of hormonal and neurotransmitter changes in brains of alcoholi...

    Health 2016-05-03 12:16:17

    Tweets may help predict asthma-related emergencies: Study.

    When the number of asthma-related tweets increased in a given week, the researchers found that the number of asthma emergency department visits or hospitalisations increased proportionally during the following week...

    Health 2016-05-03 11:11:32

    Diluted apple juice best to treat dehydration in kids.

    The results showed that apple juice is more effective than electrolyte drinks.. Research has shown apple juice is good for children in summer. (Photo: Thinkstock)

    As the summer picks up the heat, kids suffering...

    Health 2016-05-03 02:04:59

    Heres a vitamin that can slow down ageing: Study.

    The findings show that Vitamin B3 can have implications for treating a number of degenerative diseases. . According to the research, Vitamin B3 has the potential to revitalise certain organs. (Photo: Thinkstock)

    Health 2016-05-02 13:07:03

    Worried about your gums? Here are six signs to watch out for.

    Bleeding, sensitive teeth, bad breath are some of the signs that you should pay particular attention to your gums.. Prevent gum disease by watching out for the symptoms. (Photo: Thinkstock)

    Worried that you may...

    Health 2016-05-01 13:17:50

    Studies say Maharashtrians at highest risk of developing diabetes.

    People from Karnataka, New Delhi and West Bengal follow.. People in Uttar Pradesh, Haryana and Madya Pradesh are the safest in terms of their risk of developing the debilitating disease. (Photo: Thinkstock)

    Peo...

    Health 2016-04-30 20:23:48

    Heres what sitting for long hours can do to your health.

    Reducing daily sitting time by one to two hours could have a significant and positive impact on future cardiovascular health.. Researchers found that sedentary behaviour is associated with increased amounts of calc...

    Health 2016-04-30 13:27:56

    Depressed? Exercise can help but then again, it depends on your genes.

    Exercise can help people with certain genetic traits lower depressive symptoms more, says a new study.. A new study says exercise can help people with certain genetic traits lower depressive symptoms. (Photo: Think...

    Health 2016-04-30 13:16:26

    Good friends can boost your pain tolerance: Study.

    People with more friends have increased pain tolerance, according to a new Oxford study.. A new Oxford study which suggests that those with higher stress levels tend to have smaller social networks. (Photo: Thinkst...

    Health 2016-04-29 13:40:00

    A ray of hope: Single antibody infusions found promising against HIV.

    A single antibody infusion can protect monkeys against infection with an HIV-like virus.. An antibody infusion can protect monkeys against infection with an HIV-like virus, researchers have found. (Source: Thinksto...

    Health 2016-04-29 13:31:48

    Scientists unlock how breast cancer cells spread.

    Cancer cells spread by migrating along protein fibers that serve as a path out of the original tumour.. Scientists have found how breast cancer cells spread to other parts of the body, enabling development of poten...

    Health 2016-04-28 11:41:30

    Fatty liver may increase heart disease, mortality.

    The findings showed that NAFLD is an independent risk factor for atherosclerosis — the build-up of fats, cholesterol and other substances in and on the artery walls — which may lead to the advent of hea...

    Health 2016-04-28 08:35:29

    More women opt for silicon balloon implants to lose weight: Doctors.

    Experts have said that silicon balloon implants in the stomach are becoming popular among young women.. One of the reasons why women prefer silicon balloon implants over bariatric surgery is because it is non-invas...

    Health 2016-04-28 08:17:21

    Worlds tiniest thermometer built using DNA.

    The programmable DNA thermometer is 20,000 times smaller than a strand of human hair.. Scientists create nanothermometers — 20,000 times smaller than human hair — using DNA. (Source: Thinkstock Images) ...

    Health 2016-04-27 18:42:56

    Fasting not necessary before a cholesterol test: Experts.

    Latest research shows that cholesterol and triglyceride levels are similar whether you fast or not. . People at work, children, patients with diabetes and the elderly can relax as new research encourages not having...

    Health 2016-04-27 18:15:03

    Yoga may reduce impact of asthma on life.

    Yoga exercise may lead to small improvements in asthma, quality of life and symptoms.. Yoga may reduce the severity of symptoms of asthma — include wheezing, coughing, chest tightness and shortness of breath ...

    Health 2016-04-27 17:52:02

    Study reveals why older adults struggle to adapt to new environments.

    Maladaptive responses in older adults are linked to the deterioration of a brain circuit that plays a key role in goal-directed learning.. A study has revealed that older adults often seem confused in new environme...

    Health 2016-04-27 10:59:20

    Eating rice may be harmful for your kids: Study.

    Arsenic exposure from rice in early life is associated with adverse effects on foetal growth and child immune and neurodevelopment outcomes.. Parents be careful! Rice consumption in early life is linked to increase...

    Health 2016-04-26 18:16:39

    Video game addiction linked to ADHD, depression in men.

    Video game addiction may be a coping mechanism among younger men — especially those who are single — showing signs of depression, restlessness and anxiety.. Video game addiction may function as an escap...

    Health 2016-04-26 18:05:36

    Flu vaccines more effective if given in morning: Study.

    Immune response of the body is stronger in the mornings, making it the most conducive time to receive a vaccination.. By shifting the time of administering vaccinations to the morning, their efficiency can be impro...

    Health 2016-04-26 18:02:10

    E-cigarettes may do more benefit than harm: Experts.

    A team of experts has found that use of e-cigarettes can reduce overall smoking and mortality rates.. The evidence suggests a strong potential for e-cigarettes use to improve population health by reducing or displa...

    Health 2016-04-26 12:28:10

    Study says diabetes can impair hearing.

    Clinicians should include the testing of hearing in managing Type-2 diabetes.. The findings are based on a review of studies of possible linkages between Type-2 diabetes and hearing impairment. (Source: Thinkstock ...

    Health 2016-04-26 12:10:47

    Vision problems may put your kid at increased ADHD risk.

    Children with vision problems should be monitored for signs and symptoms of ADHD so that this dual impairment of vision and attention can best be addressed.. Children with vision problems should be monitored for si...

    Health 2016-04-26 11:46:20

    Liquid laundry detergent packets dangerous to kids.

    Incidents related to laundry detergent packets saw the biggest rise over the two-year study period.. Poison control centres in the US received more than 30 calls a day about children who had been exposed to a laund...

    Health 2016-04-25 17:02:44

    Living around green spaces checks diabetes, BP.

    The findings revealed that higher levels of greenness around homes is associated with a significantly lower risk of chronic diseases.. The findings “illuminate the vital role of parks and greens to health and...

    Health 2016-04-24 14:31:57

    A banana a day may keep blindness away.

    Researchers have found that bananas have carotenoid, a compound that are converted into Vitamin A, important precursors for eye health, in the liver.. The study found that the pale yellow, low-carotenoid cavendish ...

    Health 2016-04-24 14:18:59

    Let grandpa walk the dog for a healthier life.

    For older adults who share a special bond with pets like a dog, walking can benefit in lowering body mass index (BMI), finds a study.. Dog ownership and walking are related to increases in physical health among old...

    Health 2016-04-23 17:10:48

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    Lack of sleep will alter your mood and cholesterol metabolism, affecting blood vessels in your body.. Lack of sleep will alter your mood and cholesterol metabolism, affecting blood vessels in your body. (Photo: Thi...

    Health 2016-04-23 15:54:36

    Diet diary: Manuka honey, one of natures unique wonder foods.

    It has been used successfully in treatment of infections caused by antibiotic-resistant micro-organisms.. Honey is a rich source of vitamins and minerals

    Honey is more than just a natural sweetener. Historicall...

    Health 2016-04-23 00:16:35

    Whether you are happy or depressed also depends on your genes.

    A team of researchers have found genetic variants associated with our feelings of well-being, depression and neuroticism.. A team of researchers have found genetic variants associated with our feelings of well-bein...

    Health 2016-04-22 16:49:11

    Feel sleepy during daytime at work? Blame it on your love for fatty diet.

    Daytime sleepiness may have significant implications for alertness and concentration.. High consumption of food items rich in fat is also strongly associated with sleep apnea. (Photo: Thinkstock)

    Do you feel sl...

    Health 2016-04-22 16:07:00

    Believe it or not, even daily-use products can make you fat.

    Exposure to chemicals found in everyday products may pose various health hazards, reveals new research.. Exposure to chemicals found in everyday products may pose various health hazards, reveals new research. (Sour...

    Health 2016-04-22 14:50:59

    Want to remember something? Ditch writing it down, turn to drawing.

    Drawing pictures of information that needs to be remembered is a strong and reliable strategy to enhance memory.. Drawing leads to better later memory performance than listing physical characteristics, creating men...

    Health 2016-04-22 14:42:05

    A mothers protection: Dispelling myths around breastfeeding.

    There are a lot of myths surrounding breastfeeding that have led to a decline in the practice. But doctors and experts have repeatedly stressed on its importance, not only for the newborn, but for the mother as wel...

    Health 2016-04-21 18:28:27

    Positive memories may prove effective in treating mental health problems.

    Using positive memories can prove to be an effective method for boosting mood amongst individuals with specific mental health problems such as anxiety or depression.. Savouring positive feelings can boost mood. (Ph...

    Health 2016-04-21 11:57:42

    Loneliness, isolation may increase risk of heart disease, stroke: Study.

    Analysis of the data showed that loneliness/social isolation was associated with a 29 per cent increased risk of a heart or angina attack.. Loneliness has already been linked to a compromised immune system, high bl...

    Health 2016-04-20 13:21:57

    Your DNA can predict when youll have sex for the first time.

    Substantial proportion of variation in age at first sex is due to genetic factors, which likely act through a variety of biological mechanisms.. Other than social and cultural factors, your genes are a strong indic...

    Health 2016-04-20 11:11:15

    Suffer from derailed train of thought very often? Its not your fault.

    A small lens-shaped cluster of densely packed neurons in the midbrain is to be blamed.. The more the subthalamic nucleus of the brain is engaged, the more it affects the working memory. (Photo: Thinkstock)

    Did ...

    Health 2016-04-19 14:03:24

    Apply SPF30 sunscreen to delay onset of skin cancer.

    Sunscreens are known to prevent skin from burning when exposed to UV sunlight, which is a major risk factor for melanoma -- most serious form of skin cancer.. Sunscreen can prevent the onset of other skin diseases ...

    Health 2016-04-19 11:56:36

    Toddlers with sweet tooth may experience weight gain: Study.

    The findings of the study showed that children between one and three years old who reached for cookies over chips when their bellies were full had a higher risk increase in body fat. . Toddlers, participating in th...

    Health 2016-04-18 20:26:46

    Low-fat diet can cut breast cancer risk: Study.

    The findings showed that women who stayed on a low-fat diet for approximately eight years reduced their risk of death from invasive breast cancers. . The study suggests that women would need to remain on the low-fa...

    Health 2016-04-17 21:22:51

    Heres how obese individuals can sustain weight loss.

    If an overweight person is able to maintain an initial weight loss -- atleast for a year -- the body would eventually accept this new weight and thus not fight against it.. Losing weight is easy, maintaining it is ...

    Health 2016-04-16 19:35:19

    Diet diary: Magnesium deficiency a less detected condition with serious effects.

    The mineral is known to improve athletic performance as it increases glucose availability as well as lactase clearance in muscles.. There is experimental and clinical evidence that the amount of magnesium in urban ...

    Health 2016-04-16 00:30:02

    Have 5-6 cups of coffee daily to fight fatty liver disease.

    According to researchers, increase in coffee consumption can provide protective effect against non-alcoholic fatty liver disease.. Daily dose of coffee can check non-alcoholic fatty liver disease by reducing permea...

    Health 2016-04-14 12:40:16

    Turmeric, Avocado, Mogra Oils: Unique essential oils that can cure health problems.

    Mogra oil helps with the mind, while turmeric oil is helpful in pain relief. Enter the world of healing oils. . A tiny drop, or a regular massage — these oils can do wonders for your health. (Source: Thinksto...

    Health 2016-04-14 12:20:35

    Now, safe male birth control pill in the offing.

    Only perfectly healthy men can take the new contraceptive or male pill.. Birth control made easy. (Photo: Thinkstock)

    Targeting an enzyme present in testes cells which give rise to sperm, researchers, including...

    Health 2016-04-13 19:07:45

    Did you know that even low levels of air pollution can impair your kids lungs.

    Children living the closest to major highways have the greatest reductions in their lung function.. Air pollution can cause multiple health problems. (Photo: Thinkstock)

    Children’s exposure to higher leve...

    Health 2016-04-13 12:09:25

    Parkinsons drugs ups risk of hypersexuality.

    The study findings may help treat ICDs in patients by including adjusting medications, deep brain stimulation and a counselling technique called cognitive behavioural therapy. . According to the study, the drugs ma...

    Health 2016-04-11 15:59:49

    Common painkiller may hamper our ability to notice errors.

    Acetaminophen, a common painkiller, inhibits pain, but behavioural studies suggest it may also inhibit evaluative responses more generally. . Past research tells us physical pain and social rejection share a neural...

    Health 2016-04-10 15:38:34

    Smoking causes vision loss in patients, say opthalmologists.

    According to the doctors, several studies have shown that smoking increases the risk of age-related macular degeneration, cataract, glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy and dry eye syndrome.. People who smoke in excess l...

    Health 2016-04-10 14:40:21

    The kids are not alright.

    What is driving teenagers in India, across socio-economic groups, to anxiety and depression? . From heartbreak to peer pressure, many factors culminate in anxiety for teenagers

    Every day was a struggle to ...

    Health 2016-04-10 00:50:01

    Want to reduce risk of heart attack, stroke? Eat more fruits.

    Fruit is a rich source of potassium, dietary fibre, antioxidants and various other potentially active compounds, and contains little sodium or fat and relatively few calories.. 100g portion of fruit per day can red...

    Health 2016-04-08 17:54:57

    How to make Navratri fast work in your favour.

    Give up life’s pleasures for nine days to bring back balance in your life. Remember to take your fast in the right spirit — give up life’s pleasures for nine days to bring back balance in your lif...

    Health 2016-04-08 13:14:09

    World Health Day: How to beat diabetes.

    Diabetes affects 387 million people globally and by 2035 the figures are estimated to rise to 592 million. The question here is, can you beat diabetes? We believe you can!. Even patients who had type 2 diabetes for...

    Health 2016-04-07 19:35:20

    Love smoking hookah? Its not as safe as you think.

    The clinical data showed that, compared to nonsmokers, waterpipe smokers coughed more frequently and produced more sputum.. Smoking hookah can damage the capillaries. (Photo: Thinkstock)

    Turns out, hookah isn&#...

    Health 2016-04-07 17:54:31

    World Health Day: India among top 3 countries with high diabetic population.

    Diabetes cases up to 422 million worldwide; India ranks among top 3 countries with diabetic population. . According to the Lancet study, China, India and USA are among the top three countries with a high number of ...

    Health 2016-04-07 04:12:52

    Vegetarian diet does NOT increase cancer risk: Researchers clarify.

    Researchers of the much-publicised study linking vegetarian diet to cancer say their findings were misrepresented. . “Vegetarian diets are good and healthy when made of traditional vegetarian foods,” sa...

    Health 2016-04-06 16:11:29

    Online comments may affect your views on health issues.

    The study raises questions about how health social media should be moderated, especially considering the potentially polarised nature of these forums.. One-sided comments posted on online news articles may influenc...

    Health 2016-04-06 12:45:23

    Impulsive? You may be prone to substance abuse, says study.

    Changes in brain structures lead to the tendency to act on impulse as well as heighten the use of alcohol, tobacco, or caffeine.. The strongest links between substance abuse and the brain were seen in brain areas r...

    Health 2016-04-06 12:18:38

    Eat walnuts to keep age-related health issues at bay.

    The findings showed that intake of walnuts, especially by the elderly, can boost the good fats and other nutrients as well as lower obesity and blood cholesterol levels. . Although consuming walnuts can initially i...

    Health 2016-04-06 11:53:26

    Meditation can help teens fight obesity.

    If you can make a practice of keeping the awareness with you at every meal, this could benefit you throughout your life.. Mindfulness meditation can help you in more ways than you think. (Photo: Thinkstock)

    A t...

    Health 2016-04-05 15:52:57

    Steroid use can turn good fat into bad: Study.

    The research indicated that the steroid could be enhancing conversion of energy from a meal into stored "bad" fat, while not allowing brown fat to do its work of turning energy into heat.. These steroids are usuall...

    Health 2016-04-04 19:06:22

    Beat obesity with safe, non-surgical weight loss treatment.

    Radiologists have developed a new image-guided treatment that blocks blood flow to a certain part of the stomach that could help obese patients lose weight. . This new treatment process is said to be significantly ...

    Health 2016-04-04 16:31:29

    Healthy diet, exercise may benefit obese adults with diabetes.

    Improved glucose control, body composition, physical function and bone quality are the benefits of regular exercise among older adults having type 2 diabetes.. Debunking the controversial effects of diet and exerci...

    Health 2016-04-04 12:00:54

    Drinking coffee may cut colorectal cancer risk: Study.

    Caffeine and polyphenol can act as antioxidants, limiting the growth of potential colon cancer cells, researchers said.. This is a survey coffee lovers will love. (Source: Thinkstock Images)

    Coffee lovers, rejo...

    Health 2016-04-03 17:18:54

    Sunscreen may act as a male contraceptive: Study.

    The findings of the study showed that many UV filtering chemicals commonly used in sunscreens interfere with the function of human sperm cells, and some mimic the effect of the female hormone progesterone.. The stu...

    Health 2016-04-03 14:49:48

    Diet Diary: The vitamin D route to fight tuberculosis.

    Studies have shown that vitamin D, associated with bone health, may help in negating tuberculosis. Fish are rich in vitamin D

    According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), tuberculosis is the number one kil...

    Health 2016-04-02 04:24:05

    Health breakthrough: Condom-free sex for a year soon to be a reality.

    A single injection of a new contraceptive called Vasalgel can provide males condom-free sex for a year.. Vasalgel — a potential durable and reversible competitor of condoms — produces a very rapid long-...

    Health 2016-03-30 19:25:45

    Read this before you go on a fruitarian diet.

    Fruits are fun and tasty, but should you actually go on a diet that revolves around them?. Going on a fruit diet for just a day may have some benefits, but going on an all-fruit diet for life can lead to nutrient d...

    Health 2016-03-30 19:09:51

    Suffer from painful periods? Its related to your heart health.

    Women suffering from endometriosis — a condition that causes extremely painful periods — are at a higher risk of developing a heart attack. . Surgically-induced menopause prior to natural menopause may ...

    Health 2016-03-30 13:30:13

    Why good sleep is essential for both body and mind.

    Fascinating research explains our over-reliance on quality sleep for good health. . Think twice before pulling off another night-over. Good sleep shares surprising similarities with meditation in the way it helps ...

    Health 2016-03-30 12:55:23

    Children with Cushing syndrome at higher risk of depression, even suicide.

    Children with Cushing syndrome often develop compulsive behaviours.. Patients may not tell their doctors that they’re feeling depressed, so it’s a good idea for physicians to screen their patients proac...

    Health 2016-03-29 19:08:07

    Weight loss with protein-rich diet linked to better sleep.

    The study analysed 44 overweight or obese participants who consumed either a normal-protein or a higher-protein weight loss diet.. The study found that while consuming a lower calorie diet with a higher amount of p...

    Health 2016-03-28 10:20:19

    On the Loose: Weight and weight losss will always be contentious issues.

    The A4 fad is comparatively less weird than a well-known 2011 study published in the American Journal of Public Health, where a majority of women polled said they’d prefer to be alcoholics or depressed, than ...

    Health 2016-03-28 00:09:56

    Vitamin C rich diet may slow down cataract.

    The study suggests that simple dietary changes such as increased intake of fruit and vegetables could help protect people from cataract. . Cataract is a common condition in which the lens of the eye becomes cloudy ...

    Health 2016-03-27 16:38:00

    This brain parasite can increase your chances of road rage.

    Transmitted through the feces of infected cats, undercooked meat or contaminated water, toxoplasmosis is typically latent and harmless for healthy adults.. The toxoplasma gondii parasite may change brain chemistry ...

    Health 2016-03-26 17:33:48

    My Curious Case: When a cataract surgery was a matter of life and death.

    Just when he and his family were preparing for the fact that he would have to spend the rest of his life in a wheel chair, along with losing the ability to speak, the vision in his right eye started blurring..

    ...

    Health 2016-03-26 00:00:45

    Antibiotics consumption before age two can up childhood obesity risk.

    Antibiotics may progressively alter the composition and function of the gut microbiome, thereby predisposing children to obesity.. Children with antibiotic exposure have a 1.2 percent absolute and 25 percent relati...

    Health 2016-03-25 19:00:34

    Tetanus shots are must in every 30 years, says study.

    Have you always been told to get a tetanus shot every 10 years? Scientists recommended that adult vaccination should be scheduled every 30 years. . A simplified age-based vaccination plan can help adults remain pro...

    Health 2016-03-25 13:06:08

    Want to live longer? Japanese diet might help.

    People following a Japanese diet have a 15 per cent lower mortality rate.. Japanese food can lead to reduction in cerebrovascular disease deaths. (Photo: Thinkstock)

    Love sushi? Your craving for it is likely to...

    Health 2016-03-23 15:07:56

    Education may not cut obese womens risk of depression.

    Previous research has shown an association of depression and obesity with low education, but this shows that it also exists with women who have higher education.. All participants also completed a questionnaire, a ...

    Health 2016-03-23 14:06:11

    Paracetamol not clinically effective in treating joint pain.

    Taken on its own, paracetamol has no role in the treatment of patients with osteoarthritis, irrespective of dose, the findings showed.. The researchers found that another drug was most effective for the treatment o...

    Health 2016-03-22 20:20:50

    Bizarre but true: Your season of birth determines your risk of allergy.

    A specific marker that has been discovered on DNA has been instrumental in linking the season of birth to risk of allergy in later life.. Your horoscope can influence a lot of things in your life, even your health....

    Health 2016-03-22 18:36:35

    Have a weak gut? It may trigger Type 2 diabetes, obesity.

    A weak gut can change the richness of the human gut microbiota and the community of microorganisms living in the gut.. A weak gut is the root of many health problems. (Photo: Thinkstock)

    A weak ecosystem of bac...

    Health 2016-03-22 11:36:52

    New ultra-sensitive test for cancer, HIV developed.

    The new technique augments the standard procedure of identifying biomarkers with powerful DNA screening technology. . Early detection and treatment of the virus can help ensure that its effects on the patient are m...

    Health 2016-03-20 14:16:54

    Parkinsons slows down thinking process more than it affects speech.

    Physical speech problems are often less of a problem for patients than having the cognitive ability to keep up with conversations.. Cognitive status and physical speech problems are associated with everyday communi...

    Health 2016-03-18 16:08:47

    Popping common painkillers too often? It could be killing you slowly.

    Popping painkillers can put you at the risk of ulcers, increased blood pressure and heart problems.. Painkillers are also associated with an increased risk of heart attack. (Photo: Thinkstock)

    Non-steroidal ant...

    Health 2016-03-18 15:14:46

    Heres a sneak peek into how our working memory functions.

    Our brain operates in a very sporadic, periodic way, with lots of gaps in between the information the brain represents.. Our brain actually works in a very periodic fashion. (Photo: Thinkstock)

    Ever wondered ho...

    Health 2016-03-18 14:51:00

    20 essential tips to prevent, and treat, excessive hair loss.

    Here are 20 tips and tricks to make sure your long locks, stay just that.. Losing around 100 strands of hair is normal, but to prevent excessive hair fall, there are some important steps that you need to incorporat...

    Health 2016-03-15 20:01:10

    Obese women using oral contraceptives at higher stroke risk.

    Use of oral contraceptives has been associated with increased risk of arterial ischemic stroke in obese women.. Oral contraceptives are associated with blood clots. (Photo: Thinkstock)

    Overweight women using or...

    Health 2016-03-15 18:57:42

    Do you have an abnormal heart rhythm? Yoga can help you.

    Those participating in the study said that they experienced lower heart rate and lower systolic and diastolic blood pressure when performing yoga regularly.. During the study, yoga was performed for one hour, once ...

    Health 2016-03-15 14:51:29

    Shots for other viruses offer clues in race for Zika vaccine.

    A DNA vaccine could be the fastest to be developed, says Dr Barney Graham, of the Vaccine Research Center.. Because birth defects appear to be Zika’s biggest threat, the ultimate goal is a vaccine given in ch...

    Health 2016-03-15 12:59:04

    13% schoolchildren myopic in India: AIIMS.

    The prevalence rates of myopia among Indian school goers has doubled over the last decade due to excess use of electronic gadgets.. An AIIMS study has highlighted an alarming trend in which rates of myopia — ...

    Health 2016-03-14 19:05:47

    From the lab: The high and low of sound.

    The human ear, with its ability to hear sound, is possibly the most well-developed sensory organ in our body. It is even more sophisticated than vision.. Understanding how the human ear processes the extra force ge...

    Health 2016-03-13 00:24:15

    Heres what your brain does when you reveal more on Facebook.

    The more you share on Facebook, greater is the connectivity of both the medial prefrontal cortex and precuneus.. Facebook can affect your life in more ways than you think. (Photo: Thinkstock)

    In a first such ex...

    Health 2016-03-12 15:35:59

    Want to slow brain ageing? Take the stairs.

    The more flights of stairs a person climbs and the more years of school a person completes, the "younger" their brain physically appears.. Take the stairs if you want to boost brain health. (Photo: Thinkstock)

    ...

    Health 2016-03-11 14:16:17

    Now, a smartphone app can help prevent heart attack.

    This smartphone app can help people know the warning signs of a heart attack in advance and take corrective measures.. Any smartphone user can download the app for free from Google play store as well as Apple store...

    Health 2016-03-11 13:33:04

    Meditation and ballet dancing may increase wisdom.

    The results of the study showed that those who practised meditation, vipassana (29 per cent), mindfulness (23 per cent), had more wisdom than those who did not.. Meditation can also act as a stress-buster or pain-r...

    Health 2016-03-10 14:21:25

    A good nights sleep may help improve memory: Study.

    Brain activity during sleep sorts through the huge number of experiences we encounter every day, filing only the important information in memory.. Bad nights of sleep, often experienced by both the healthy populati...

    Health 2016-03-09 15:19:59

    Women experience more neck pain than men: Study.

    Cervical degenerative disc disease is a common cause of neck pain.. Previous studies have found that females are more likely to be treated at pain clinics for chronic pain and that certain painful conditions, such ...

    Health 2016-03-09 13:41:32

    What renowned nutritionist Rujuta Diwekar thinks women should be eating these days.

    Diwekar asks us to ditch olive oil for ghee and skip soups for wholesome meals.. Rujuta Diwekar gives foodies some great news in debunking some big myths, and (right) the cover of her latest book. (Source: Dabboo R...

    Health 2016-03-08 14:15:14

    Heres why increasing protein intake may help you lose weight.

    High protein foods include eggs, meat, fish, tofu, beans, lentils, yogurt, and nuts, among several other food items.. Protein may help dieters feel fuller. (Photo: Thinkstock)

    Having high-protein foods makes yo...

    Health 2016-03-07 16:13:48

    Coffee may help combat Multiple Sclerosis (MS).

    About six cups of coffee a day reduces the risk of neurodegenerative disease Multiple Sclerosis (MS).. Yet another health benefit of coffee: The higher the quantity of coffee consumed in a day, the lower is the ris...

    Health 2016-03-06 13:47:25

    Bring out the bro-code! Bromance beneficial for men.

    Male friendships — or bromances — lend men resilience and help them better cope with stress and trauma.. Having friends is not un-masculine. Bromances are beneficial for men, helping them cope with stre...

    Health 2016-03-06 12:35:53

    Diet diary: That gut feeling more real than you think.

    According to recent research, there exists another little brain in our gut, which can help with diet control and disease prevention.

    If you thought that only the brain in the head controlled how you feel and yo...

    Health 2016-03-04 23:37:07

    Ageing begins even before you are born: Study.

    The offspring of mothers with lower levels of oxygen in the womb can age more quickly in adulthood.. Ageing is a natural process and it begins in the womb.

    The process of ageing begins even before we are born, ...

    Health 2016-03-04 13:08:25

    Believe it or not! Your hair and nails can reveal toxic secrets.

    A few harmful chemicals in the environment has been linked to obesity, learning disabilities, neuro and reproductive toxicity, and endocrine disruption..

     

     

    Brittle nails and weak cut...

    Health 2016-03-04 12:43:52

    Feeling more forgetful these days? It may be due to prolonged stress.

    In a study, prolonged stress caused spatial memory loss in mice trying to navigate a maze. . Prolonged stress can cause memory loss. (Source: Thinkstock Images)

    US researchers have found there is a relationship...

    Health 2016-03-03 12:38:41

    Moving forward: Women entrepreneurs bring medical aid at your doorstep.

    These healthcare startups aim to change the way healthcare is delivered in India, making it affordable and accessible without competing with the traditional methods.. These healthcare startups aim to change the way...

    Health 2016-03-02 16:10:35

    Good news! Gene responsible for greying hair discovered.

    The discovery of gene associated with greying hair could potentially bring about cosmetics that slow down or block greying at the hair follicle level.. Now you know why your hair turns grey. Gene responsible for gr...

    Health 2016-03-02 14:57:35

    Have severe hunger pangs? Its time to work on your sleep routine.

    Sleep deprivation increases chances of binge eating by enhancing blood levels of a chemical that produces joy on eating.. Ever wonder why you are assailed by hunger pangs? Blame it on lack of sleep. (Source: Thinks...

    Health 2016-03-02 13:52:28

    Parents take note: Snoring children are more prone to learning difficulties.

    Periodic snoring during sleep in children is linked with daytime tiredness, concentration and learning difficulties, bedwetting and delayed growth.. Frequent snoring among children is bad for their health. (Source:...

    Health 2016-03-02 13:45:28

    That lingering unhealthy feeling can predict early death too.

    Subjective experiences of health, sleep patterns, hobbies, leisure activities, social interactions etc. also have an impact on death rate, especially in the middle aged and the elderly.. Do you generally feel unhea...

    Health 2016-03-01 12:57:04

    Oral bacteria may be a cause of esophageal cancer: Study.

    P. gingivalis infection could be a novel risk factor for ESCC and may also serve as a prognostic biomarker for this type of cancer.. P. gingivalis infection can cause esophageal cancer. (Photo: Thinkstock)

    Gum ...

    Health 2016-02-29 12:09:10

    New malaria vaccine generates robust immune response.

    The vaccine candidate is the first in-human study of its kind under an investigational new drug application with the US FDA.. While the vaccine candidate did not prevent malaria infection, it did significantly dela...

    Health 2016-02-28 14:58:11

    Your obesity is making you more forgetful, says study.

    A high Body Mass Index (BMI) is likely to affect episodic memory — the ability to recall past events. . Obesity not only increases the risk of developing diabetes, heart disease, depression and anxiety, but a...

    Health 2016-02-28 13:54:52

    How you react to stress decides your overall health, especially your heart.

    While depression and major stressful events are known to be harmful for health, health consequences of frustrations and hassles in everyday life are far reaching too.. How you deal with your daily stresses and frus...

    Health 2016-02-28 12:15:20

    Facebook, social media addiction can trigger cocaine-like high: Study.

    Facebook addiction shows neural pathways similar to that of cocaine addiction. . Social media addictions are similar to drug abuse highs in the way they impact the brain. (Source: Thinkstock Images)

    Can spendin...

    Health 2016-02-26 18:06:24

    Parental anxiety, depression may cause fussy eating in kids.

    Roots of childhood fussy eating may lie in parental anxiety and depression.. While parental anxiety and depression were shown to impact eating behaviour in children as per research, mild tendencies of internalising...

    Health 2016-02-26 11:54:12

    Hyperactivity beneficial for kids with ADHD.

    Hyperactivity of kids with ADHD is beneficial or their working memory, says a study.. Parents and teachers take note: Don’t scold a child with ADHD for fidgeting constantly. Their hyperactivity aids their wor...

    Health 2016-02-25 15:20:14

    Couples eating habits can up chances of obesity regardless of genetics.

    According to researchers, choices made by couples in middle age — including those linked to diet and exercise — have a much greater impact on them than the lifestyle each shared during their childhood.....

    Health 2016-02-25 13:34:42

    Overuse of beauty creams causes acne, damages skin: Expert.

    Daily use of beauty creams leads to growth of acne and thinning of skin.. Daily use of beauty creams leads to loosening of the skin — making it thinner — and causes growth of acne. (Source: Thinkstock I...

    Health 2016-02-25 09:00:49

    Everyday mindfulness may help keep glucose levels healthy.

    Scientists have found that mindful people tend to maintain healthier levels of blood glucose, making it a potential determinant of diabetes risk. . Researchers say mindfulness — awareness of one’s curre...

    Health 2016-02-25 07:17:15

    Did you know financial stress may cause more physical pain?.

    Economic insecurity produces physical pain, reduces pain tolerance, and predicts over-the-counter painkiller consumption, according to scientists. . Financially insecure people are likely to feel more physical pain...

    Health 2016-02-24 11:41:04

    Lose belly fat: 10 things in your kitchen that can help you cut that flab.

    Trying to lose weight around your stomach? Start with raiding your kitchen for some great ingredients that will cut through the flab.. Warm water mixed with lemon juice and honey should be a staple in your early mo...

    Health 2016-02-24 00:19:11

    Patience is a virtue! Impatient young women may age faster, says study.

    Researchers discovered that women who were identified as impatient had shorter telomere length, which could be an initial predictor of disease and earlier mortality.. It seems the old adage of ‘fortune favour...

    Health 2016-02-23 15:37:29

    Cheers! Alcohol in moderation good for heart, say studies.

    Three-five drinks a week can be good for your heart.. It’s primarily the alcohol that leads to more good cholesterol, among other things. But it can cause high BP too, so be careful. (Source: Thinkstock Image...

    Health 2016-02-23 14:34:56

    Eating almonds daily can boost your overall health.

    The researchers suggested replacing salty and processed snacks with almonds.. The parents were instructed to eat 42.52g of almonds each day and the children were encouraged to eat 14.17g of almonds. (Source: Thinks...

    Health 2016-02-23 13:51:32

    Exposure to air pollution may increase obesity, diabetes risk.

    According to a study, air pollution exposure results in metabolic dysfunction, a precursor to obesity.. The study found that long-term exposure may be needed to generate the continuous inflammatory and metabolic ch...

    Health 2016-02-21 14:55:51

    Diet Diary: Omega-3 fats Recommended during pregnancy, but only in the right amount.

    Most pregnant women do not consume enough omega-3 fatty acids due to lack of awareness.. Omega-3 fatty acids are critical for fetal neurodevelopment, and may also be important for the timing of gestation, birth wei...

    Health 2016-02-21 13:35:11

    Does sexual aggression change the female brain?.

    Women who experience sexual violence are more likely to suffer from depression, PTSD and other mood disorders.. Sexual aggression and violence is one of the most likely causes of post-traumatic stress disorder in w...

    Health 2016-02-21 12:56:31

    Nutrition tips: Potatoes can be a good source of potassium and fibre for your kid.

    Include potatoes in school meals to ensure that your child receives those key nutrients.. Potatoes are good for children aged one-three years. (Photo: Thinkstock)

    Potatoes tend to be well-liked by kids and can ...

    Health 2016-02-20 16:16:08

    Alzheimers drug could help smokers kick the butt: Study.

    Clinical trial participants smoked 2.3 fewer cigarettes daily, a 12 percent decrease for seven straight day, and noted feeling less satisfied with the cigarettes they did smoke.. For most smokers who’s trying...

    Health 2016-02-19 14:09:48

    Half the worlds population to become myopic by 2050: Study.

    The rapid increase in the prevalence of myopia globally is attributed to environmental factors and lifestyle changes resulting from a combination of decreased time outdoors and increased near work activities, among...

    Health 2016-02-19 13:22:34

    Did you know that diabetes during pregnancy can up risk of low milk supply?.

    Low milk supply is often cited as the reason for new mothers to stop breastfeeding earlier than planned and in reality it can prove dangerous for the infant.. Breastfeeding is important for an infant especially dur...

    Health 2016-02-19 12:56:31

    Bullying can put premature babies at high depression, anxiety risk later in life.

    Being bullied has a significant and lasting impact on preemies. It follows them even into their 30s.. Bullying can leave a long-lasting impression on the victim. (Photo: Thinkstock)

    Prematurely born babies who ...

    Health 2016-02-18 12:41:36

    Suffering from rheumatoid arthritis? Green tea compound may help combat it.

    According to research, green tea can help fight inflammation and tissue destruction.. Among other benefits, green tea can boost your metabolism and help regulate your glucose levels. (Photo: Thinkstock)

    A compo...

    Health 2016-02-18 12:22:20

    A social stigma: The business of egg freezing in India.

    People in India still express outrage over the idea of freezing eggs, especially in joint and conservative families.. The success rate of egg freezing is not 100 percent as chances of viable pregnancies are only 30...

    Health 2016-02-17 14:22:01

    Raising children can radically rewire your immune system: Study.

    Having kids is a much more potent immune challenge than severe gastroenteritis.. Raising a child can have a greater impact on your life than you think. (Photo: Thinkstock)

    More than just giving you grey hair, t...

    Health 2016-02-17 11:54:01

    Do you suffer from chronic pain and fatigue? Weekly personalised acupuncture sessions can help.

    Personalised acupuncture sessions caused a reduction in pain intensity in patients suffering from fibromyalgia — a chronic pain condition.. Just nine weekly 20-minute personalised acupuncture sessions were sh...

    Health 2016-02-16 15:20:28

    Virtual reality can help people cope with depression.

    Virtual reality therapy can be so immersive that training patients to act compassionately towards their virtual-selves can actually reduce the critical self-talk.. Virtual therapy can help reduce the negative self-...

    Health 2016-02-16 12:43:52

    Want to remain active throughout the day? Dont skip breakfast.

    Based on markers of a healthy lifestyle like being more active or controlling blood sugar levels, there is evidence that breakfast may help.. Breakfast can help control your blood sugar levels.

    Eating breakfast...

    Health 2016-02-16 11:44:37

    The Condom Saga: Why do Indians still shy away from using protection.

    In spite of efforts taken to promote safe sex, the practice of using condoms has not picked up in India.. International Condom Day being celebrated in Connaught Place, Delhi, on February 13, 2016. (Source: AHF Indi...

    Health 2016-02-15 18:44:36

    Pancake lessons for the eye: The link between pancakes and Glaucoma.

    Scientists at University College London say physics behind perfect pancake may help treat glaucoma, an eye condition that leads to blindness.. Researchers say that understanding the interaction between the water va...

    Health 2016-02-14 01:03:20

    From the lab- Retinal damage and blindness: can we learn from zebra fish?.

    Studying retina regeneration in smaller animals like zebra fish and finding out whether those processes can be recreated in human beings..

    Many lower vertebrates have the ability to regenerate their organs if t...

    Health 2016-02-14 00:56:17

    Want to reduce stress? Be compassionate.

    People usually overlook the health benefit of how a smile and helping hand can reduce stress.. Compassion has a large impact on neural mechanisms.

    Cheering up others when they are feeling down or giving other f...

    Health 2016-02-13 15:10:40

    Beetroot juice can help improve endurance, blood pressure in elderly.

    Daily dose of beetroot juice can help control HfpEF, a dominant form of heart failure, occurring primarily in older women.. Maintain a healthy heart with beetroot juice.

    A daily dose of beetroot juice may signi...

    Health 2016-02-13 14:19:19

    Diet diary: The rise, fall and rise of eggs.

    Studies show that evaluating eggs, a nutrient-dense food, solely on its cholesterol content is a misplaced notion..

     

    Egg is a healthy source of protein. (Photo: Thinkstock)

    The association betwe...

    Health 2016-02-13 04:26:52

    Health tips: Heres what you need to do to beat depression.

    When combined together, this activity can help people who are fighting depression acquire new cognitive skills, which in turn can help them process information and reduce the overwhelming recollection of memories f...

    Health 2016-02-12 14:51:23

    Power of nature: Neem extract can stop the growth of pancreatic cancer.

    Nimbolide, an active molecule isolated from Neem tree can reduce the migration and invasion capabilities of pancreatic cancer cells by 70 percent.. Neem holds a very important place in Ayurveda and has been in use ...

    Health 2016-02-12 13:37:09

    Sleep deprivation can get you into serious trouble: Study.

    According to the study, sleep-deprived people are more prone to signing false confessions, leading to wrongful convictions. Makes you think what other kinds of trouble they could get into.. The odds of signing a fa...

    Health 2016-02-11 14:42:00

    Health tips: Eat barley to reduce blood sugar level, risk of cardiovascular disease.

    You can use barley in salads, soups, stews, or as an alternative to rice or potatoes.. Barley leads to increase in gut hormones which regulate metabolism and appetite. (Photo: Thinkstock)

    Eating a special mixtu...

    Health 2016-02-11 12:50:43

    Exposure to high air pollution during pregnancy increases asthma risk in babies.

    Children born with a low birth weight are more susceptible to the respiratory effects of air pollution.. Air pollution can cause serious respiratory problems in babies. (Photo: Thinkstock)

    Babies born to mother...

    Health 2016-02-10 12:55:39

    Suffering from Vitamin D deficiency? This sunscreen can help your body produce it.

    This sunscreen was designed with compounds with differing filter compositions to maximise vitamin D production while maintaining its sun protection for reducing erythema or burning of the skin.. Usually an SPF of 3...

    Health 2016-02-09 12:37:24

    Wonder food: Did you know that honey can save you from blindness?.

    Researchers discovered a powerful link between Surgihoney -- a medicinal type of honey and the destruction of Fusarium -- a fungus that can cause blindness or even death.. Honey is a rich source of vitamins and min...

    Health 2016-02-09 12:13:28

    Genetic link found between type 2 diabetes and mental disorders.

    Researchers hope that this genetic association will uncover mechanisms to improve therapies for both type 2 diabetes and mood disorders.. A gene called DISC1 influences insulin-producing cells and was also found to...

    Health 2016-02-07 18:50:38

    My curious case: Infant with rare lung disorder.

    TAPVC, a condition where the blood vessels that transport pure blood from the lung to the left side of the heart are attached elsewhere..

    My unusual case was that of a 16-day-old boy with mixed total anomalous ...

    Health 2016-02-06 00:25:02

    Diet diary: Dont worry about waste, its about your waist.

    Eating, regardless of hunger, is a common habit and a big hindrance to weight management.. The need to finish all that is on the plate comes from conditioned behaviour, rooted in our childhood. (Photo: Thinkstock) ...

    Health 2016-02-06 00:15:42

    Heres why female newborns are less vulnerable to brain injury.

    People often think that biological sex differences start to arise only after puberty, but they actually start in the womb and persist until the tomb.. A protein called estrogen receptor, found in the brains of both...

    Health 2016-02-05 18:18:08

    The Zika virus disease and India: Health guidelines and facts you should know.

    The Zika virus disease is a cause of concern, but Indians need not panic just yet.. The Aedes Aegypti mosquito whose bite transmits the disease is the same as the one that transmits dengue and chikungunya, which is...

    Health 2016-02-04 13:13:43

    Lethal liver cancer can be spotted early.

    Liver cancer is life-threatening because it is generally diagnosed in the later stages.. Liver cancer is life-threatening because it is generally diagnosed in the later stages.

    Liver cancer is life-threatening ...

    Health 2016-02-04 12:50:53

    Deodorants and antiperspirants are changing your bodys bacteria.

    Deodorants may have helped us smell a lot better, but it also eliminates bacteria from our skin that could prove harmful.. Scientists fear that the by killing off these bacteria, we may be making room for others th...

    Health 2016-02-03 14:47:47

    Too much sleep (and even too less) can result in weight gain among pregnant women.

    Research suggests both too long and too short sleep duration during pregnancy can lead to adverse outcomes.. Pregnant women oversleeping and undersleeping both, are prone to adverse health outcomes. (Source: Thinks...

    Health 2016-02-03 06:30:21

    Depression increases risk of stroke and heart diseases in the elderly.

    In the study, older participants who showed signs of depression were found to have up to 75 per cent greater risk for experiencing heart disease and stroke.. Depression causes far more damage than moodiness in the ...

    Health 2016-02-02 20:19:34

    High-fibre diet during adolescence can lower breast cancer risk.

    Fibre-rich foods — especially fruits and vegetables — play a significant role in reducing breast cancer risk in premenopausal women.. An apple a day keeps cancer away. Fibre-rich foods like fruits and v...

    Health 2016-02-02 18:13:11

    Now, detect fake Viagra with a smartphone app.

    LinkSquare looks like a portable smartphone battery and scans the pill to determine its authenticity.. The smartphone app LinkSquare can save you from potentially embarrassing situations by helping you detect fake ...

    Health 2016-02-02 18:06:17

    Indian scientists unlock the paan leafs health secrets.

    Indian scientists have identified five varieties of betel leaf that have anti-inflammatory properties.. Modern Indian scientists are validating Ayurveda’s claims about the humble paan’s medicinal and th...

    Health 2016-02-01 14:54:42

    This pop quiz can predict risk of sexually transmitted infections in women.

    If used in clinical settings, the online questions could help physicians assess the need for STI testing of those patients at most risk.. A description of the quiz and some field test results suggests the self-admi...

    Health 2016-01-30 18:31:56

    How to get treated for the suicide disease, Trigeminal Neuralgia.

    In the second part of the two-part series on Trigeminal neuralgia, a doctor tells us how treat and cure a disease that plagues thousands, driving many to suicide even.. TN has been described by the sufferers as the...

    Health 2016-01-30 12:27:29

    Keep your kids away from passive smoking, it can make them obese.

    Percentages of body fat in smoke-exposed children are substantially higher than in their heavy peers, further amplifying their risk of cardiovascular disease, diabetes and more,. Smoking can cause multiple health p...

    Health 2016-01-30 12:08:51

    Beating bloating and IBS, the FODMAP diet way.

    Researchers at The Monash University in Melbourne find diet that study claims helps 86 per cent of patients suffering from IBS.. The low FODMAP – Fermentable-oligo-di-monosaccharides and polyols — diet...

    Health 2016-01-30 01:31:35

    Beware! Using paracetamol during pregnancy may harm fertility.

    Try and avoid painkillers as much as you can.. Paracetamol can also cause asthma and developmental defects, such as attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in children. (Photo: Thinkstock)

    Using painkil...

    Health 2016-01-29 16:31:26

    Menopause and depression: Sedentary lifestyle can worsen symptoms.

    Women were considered to be sedentary if they reported fewer than 3 weekly sessions of physical activity, such as walking, jogging, or swimming.. Regular exercise can reduce menopause symptoms like hot flashes, dep...

    Health 2016-01-28 13:03:00

    Smoking e-cigarettes can directly kill your lung cells.

    Inhalation of e-cigarette vapour daily leads to changes in the inflammatory milieu inside the airways.. Claims that e-cigarettes offer a viable and healthy way to quit conventional cigarettes and do not pose danger...

    Health 2016-01-28 12:37:15

    Is your child obese? Practising mindfulness while eating can aid weight loss.

    Unhealthy eating behaviours and obesity could reflect an imbalance in the functional connectivity of brain areas associated with response inhibition, impulsivity and reward.. The practice of mindfulness can increas...

    Health 2016-01-27 13:18:09

    The essentials of ensuring a healthy meal for your kid amid busy schedules.

    If you are a mother who worries about her child’s health, you need to read this..

    A mother always wants the best kind of nutrition for her child. The present day and age makes the task tougher despite an ...

    Health 2016-01-25 14:58:07

    Chronic stress ups risk of developing dementia, depression: Study.

    Chronic stress — which is a pathological state — mimics response to fear and anxiety in brain scans, and can have harmful effects in the long-term.. Don’t brush off chronic stress as a normal part...

    Health 2016-01-24 17:04:48

    From the lab: On course to developing an anti-dengue cure.

    This kit, which had been developed in 2009, provides the most common diagnostic test for dengue now and is much more accurate and cheap than the imported alternatives that were available in the Indian market earlie...

    Health 2016-01-24 00:26:08

    Only 5 percent pregnant women get counselling for thyroid disorders in India.

    The impact of thyroid disorders is not visible early enough; however, optimum levels of thyroid hormones during the first three months of pregnancy are critical for the brain development in foetuses.. The prevalenc...

    Health 2016-01-23 16:46:16

    Diet Diary: The many health benefits of sweet potatoes.

    Studies show nutrients and high fibre content in sweet potatoes help people with obesity, high cholesterol and high blood pressure.. Overall, sweet potatoes are a healthy source of carbohydrates, but remember to wa...

    Health 2016-01-23 02:16:20

    A simple blood test can predict if you need antibiotics.

    Most patients end up on antibiotics to treat a bacterial infection despite the fact that the majority have viral infections. There are risks to excess antibiotic use.. Excess use of antibiotics can be dangerous. (P...

    Health 2016-01-22 12:43:57

    Believe it or not, brushing your teeth twice a day can revitalise your heart.

    Neelam, an 18-year-old girl was diagnosed with endocarditis (suffering from leaking heart valve). The infection in her heart valves was caused by mouth bacteria.. Many of the risk factors for gum disease are the sa...

    Health 2016-01-21 11:43:43

    Now, get your personal health advisor at your fingertips.

    The app has created an ecosystem of experts, private social support groups, products- all keeping in mind what is best for the user.. FitCircle focuses on preventive steps rather than curative solutions. (Photo: T...

    Health 2016-01-20 13:35:38

    Its true, most stillbirths are actually preventable.

    Half of the 2.6 million annual deaths that occur globally could be prevented with improved care for women and babies during labour and childbirth.. It’s important to go for regular check-ups during pregnancy....

    Health 2016-01-20 11:57:08

    Popping pills to manage pain can be fatal: Heres why.

    Patients should be aware that opioid analgesic use of longer than 30 days imposes risk of new onset depression.. Opioid analgesic use of longer than 30 days imposes risk of new onset depression. (Photo: Thinkstock)...

    Health 2016-01-19 21:13:21

    Did you know that weekend catch-up sleep can cut diabetes risk?.

    Short-term sleep deficit, with four or five hours of sleep per night, can increase the risk of developing diabetes by about 16 percent.. Two long nights spent catching up on lost sleep can also reverse the negative...

    Health 2016-01-19 20:58:07

    Poor sleep quality among teens harmful in the long run.

    Poor sleep in adolescents is linked to disruption of key neuro-endocrine processes, that may cause both cognitive and physical issues in the long term.. The need for multiple reminders to get up in the morning, not...

    Health 2016-01-19 08:30:48

    Obesity ups the risk of developing blood clotting disorder in children.

    The findings of a study are especially crucial as cases of venous thromboembolism — blood clotting — have dramatically increased in the past two decades.. Yet another addition to the list of harmful sid...

    Health 2016-01-17 16:38:33

    Diabetes drug slows down growth of pancreatic cancer.

    Metformin — a commonly used generic medication for type 2 diabetes — decreases the inflammation and fibrosis characteristic of the most common form of pancreatic cancer, the researchers said.. The benef...

    Health 2016-01-17 16:25:29

    The interpreter of maladies.

    Through an array of antiquities and contemporary materials, an exhibition explores the history and modern practice of medicine in India.. An ear cleaner at work by unknown Delhi artist, 1825; The Ayurvedic Man, an ...

    Health 2016-01-17 01:00:45

    Medical marijuana may help treat migraines.

    Like any drug, marijuana has potential benefits and potential risks. It is important for people to be aware that using medical marijuana can also have adverse effects.. Cannabinoids found in marijuana seem to affec...

    Health 2016-01-16 18:54:46

    Heres what you need to do to stay sharp.

    No matter what you do, avoid leading a monotonous life. . Take up a mentally challenging task to stay sharp. (Photo: Thinkstock)

    Taking up a new mental challenge such as digital photography or quilting may help...

    Health 2016-01-16 17:07:06

    Water jets, underwater massage: Now, cure body pain with hydro therapy.

    Hydro-therapy can help rehabilitate injured muscles, boost your immune system, encourage detoxification and relieve stress.. You can choose from water jets, underwater massage and mineral baths to alleviate body pa...

    Health 2016-01-15 14:06:47

    Pre-pregnancy potato consumption ups risk of diabetes during pregnancy.

    Gestational diabetes — which occurs during pregnancy — can negatively affect both mother and child.. Women, resist those tempting fries if you are trying for a baby. (Source: Thinkstock Images)

    Wome...

    Health 2016-01-14 18:11:51

    Drug that can help cocaine users quit, avoid relapse.

    The drug — N-acetylcysteine — not only made lab rats resist cocaine, but also lowered their rate of relapse. . Drug that treats paracetamol overdose may be equally effective in treating cocaine addictio...

    Health 2016-01-13 18:32:40

    Decoded: What silences the X chromosome in girls.

    The findings of the study can help build strategies to fight diseases — such as autism and muscular dystrophy — linked to the X chromosome in girls.. One of the X-chromosomes in girls lies dormant becau...

    Health 2016-01-12 20:23:52

    Sugary drinks can up dangerous deep fat in middle-aged people.

    Deep fat may boost Type-2 diabetes and heart disease risk.. Sugary drinks can also damage your teeth.

    Middle-aged adults who drink sugary beverages like soda and coke every day are likely to have higher amount...

    Health 2016-01-12 19:23:22

    Believe it or not, this common food preservative can kill cancer cells.

    Food preservatives are not that bad after all. . Nisin, a colourless, tasteless powder widely used as a food preservative can kill cancer cells. (Photo: Thinkstock)

    A common naturally occurring food preservativ...

    Health 2016-01-12 15:43:12

    Natural and pharmaceutical remedies for your period cramps.

    Most women experience stomach cramps at some point or the other because of their menstrual cycle. Contrary to widespread belief, they need not suffer the pain; there are ways to get relief.. Some basic exercises an...

    Health 2016-01-11 20:19:35

    The many dangers of yo-yo dieting.

    The goal should be to follow a sustainable diet and achieve a realistic weight..

    Ever wondered why you no longer lose weight on the same diet that helped you lose weight some time ago? Several people...

    Health 2016-01-11 18:16:37

    Debunking myths: Oral contraceptive use doesnt lead to major birth defects.

    To examine the association between oral contraceptive use around the time of conception, and into pregnancy, with major birth defects, the team of US and Danish researchers carried out a large prospective observati...

    Health 2016-01-08 15:43:25

    Why people tend to overeat in winter.

    The urge to maintain body fat is even stronger in winter when food in the natural world is scarce.. There is not yet an evolutionary mechanism to help us overcome the lure of sweet, fatty and unhealthy food and avo...

    Health 2016-01-07 12:44:25

    Regular exercise can counter obesity genes, and make you thinner.

    Regular exercise can substantially decrease the genetic effect of a major fat mass and obesity associated gene on body weight.. The research findings give hope to those with a genetic disposition towards obesity, t...

    Health 2016-01-07 11:54:43

    Destressing is as simple as turning off the email app on your phone.

    The emotional reactions we have to messages and the unwritten organisational email etiquette cause significant stress, as do the confusing blending of work and home life.. “Our research shows that email is a ...

    Health 2016-01-05 18:47:50

    Early sex puts teenagers at high infection risk.

    According to this study, earlier initiation of sexual intercourse increases the odds of experiencing sexually transmitted infections.. Sexually transmitted infections are major causes of medical and psychological p...

    Health 2016-01-03 19:02:03

    Boost sperm quality: Avoid high-fat, low protein diet.

    As early as seven weeks old, offspring whose fathers were in the high-fat group developed impaired glucose tolerance and insulin resistance which became more severe at 15 weeks.. A high-fat, low protein diet can ca...

    Health 2016-01-02 19:26:11

    Diet diary: Make these new year promises and keep them.

    Improve overall health through a lifelong commitment to healthy lifestyle rather than focusing on achieving a specific weight.

    Exercise regularly along with resistance exercises like weight training

    E...

    Health 2016-01-02 01:31:47

    Heres why you should stop treating Google as your doctor.

    Google is only good when it comes to searching for a good doctor, checking spellings of a medication and reading about general health-related issues. . Trust your doctor more than Google. (Photo: Thinkstock)

    Ar...

    Health 2015-12-30 13:50:45

    Avoid midnight munchies: It may impair memory, learning.

    Modern schedules can lead us to eat around the clock so it is important to understand how the timing of food can impact cogitation.. Eating at the wrong time also disrupts sleep patterns. (Photo: Thinkstock)

    Fr...

    Health 2015-12-29 11:04:18

    A glass of water contains 10 million bacteria! (But its all good).

    Researchers have found that our drinking water is to a large extent purified by millions of "good bacteria" found in water pipes and purification plants.. A glass of clean drinking water actually contains 10 millio...

    Health 2015-12-28 12:49:38

    Vitamin D levels may have nothing to do with sleepless nights.

    Taking additional vitamin D supplements is not likely to prevent or improve sleep apnoea — a sleep disorder that causes repeated awakenings and pauses in breathing during the night.. Though the study focused ...

    Health 2015-12-24 14:34:08

    Keep yourself fit and healthy this winter with these superfoods.

    Turmeric, carrots, fennel, beetroot and more — include these foods in your diet to make sure you stay healthy and fit.. Stock up on these basic ingredients this winter. (Source: Punjabtribune.com)

    From hu...

    Health 2015-12-24 12:27:06

    You cant be a fat but fit man.

    According to the study, the risk of early death was higher in fit obese individuals than in unfit normal-weight individuals.. Men of a normal weight — regardless of their fitness level — are at lower ri...

    Health 2015-12-22 13:07:53

    Eat 14g of almonds daily to boost your health.

    Almonds are a good source of plant protein — essential fatty acids, vitamin E and magnesium, says a researcher.. The scientists based their conclusions about improved dietary intake on participants’ sco...

    Health 2015-12-21 15:26:17

    Have fish oil to burn those kilos around your belly.

    Fish oil helps catalyse the process of fat-burning by triggering metabolism in certain fat storage cells.. People have long said that food from Japan and the Mediterranean contribute to longevity, but why these cui...

    Health 2015-12-20 11:54:21

    Know about Trigeminal Neuralgia: The suicide disease.

    This peculiar disease is considered to be the most excruciatingly painful conditions known to man.. The pain caused due to Trigeminal Neuralgia has been described as if someone is giving the sufferer an electric sh...

    Health 2015-12-20 08:45:24

    Seaweed: The healthy secret in Japanese diet.

    Seaweeds are also impressive in their nutrient profile.. 100 gm of seaweed provides more than the daily requirement of vitamins A, B12, and two-thirds of the vitamin C requirement. (Source: Thinkstock)

    Seaweed,...

    Health 2015-12-19 00:00:49

    Parent-led autism therapy successfully tried out in India, Pakistan.

    Autism, one of the world’s fastest growing developmental challenges, affects up to 70 million people and has a severe effect on social development of children.

    To help parents interact better with autisti...

    Health 2015-12-19 00:00:22

    Bid adieu to cramps during your periods.

    One of the worst pains a woman has to endure is the menstrual cramps. But there are ways to find some relief, says an expert. . Hot water bag on your lower abdomen and lower back, and taking a hot shower offers ins...

    Health 2015-12-18 15:37:53

    Heart diseases biggest killer worldwide.

    The study found that one of every three deaths in the US in 2013 were from heart disease, stroke and other cardiovascular diseases.. A healthy lifestyle change and treatment of risk factors such as high blood press...

    Health 2015-12-17 17:56:48

    Why some children cant resist chocolates as well as others.

    Variations in certain genes makes some kids more sensitive to sweet taste and others less, making them reach out to more sweets — like chocolates — to feel the taste more fully.. Wonder why your kid can...

    Health 2015-12-17 13:52:28

    Childbirth in early 20s may negatively affect womens health later in mid-life.

    There may be some wisdom in letting the biological clock tick on a little longer for the sake of a better midlife, according to a new study.. “We still need to be concerned that women who are having births in...

    Health 2015-12-16 15:08:03

    Feeling too stressed out? Try helping others, its a great way to de-stress.

    Small gestures like holding the door open for someone, saving someone a seat in the cafeteria or even just offering to help carry a heavy bag will make you feel better. . According to a study, a greater number of h...

    Health 2015-12-15 17:07:06

    Exposure to violence adversely affects childrens mental health.

    Children exposed to violence while growing up are three times more likely to suffer from mental health issues like depression, anxiety, ADHD, etc.. Violent neighbourhoods, terror, wars, etc., have a deep impact on ...

    Health 2015-12-14 11:46:22

    Drinking coffee makes little changes to your brain; good or bad is not known.

    Researchers now want to study the phenomenon in patients with neurological disorders, who may suffer from disrupted connectivity.. Caffeine affects ‘ connectome’ — how different parts of the ...

    Health 2015-12-13 19:55:29

    Bizarre, but passing wind may be a sign of good health.

    According to health experts, passing air frequently is actually a sign of good health as passing air prevents bloating.. Wholegrain food contains all the essential parts and naturally occurring nutrients of the ent...

    Health 2015-12-13 19:39:11

    Are you suffering from Angelina Jolie syndrome?.

    Do you pay extra attention to the probability of dangerous diseases you may suffer from in the future? . Angelina Jolie underwent preventive double mastectomy over concerns of hereditary vulnerability to breast can...

    Health 2015-12-13 17:04:32

    Coconut milk may be the next best to breast milk, its healthier.

    In situations when a baby is not getting breast milk or needs additional supplements, coconut milk is widely used in place of cow milk in countries like Thailand, Vietnam and Sri Lanka. . Coconut milk, unlike dairy...

    Health 2015-12-13 14:06:22

    Why some people distinctly recall that school picnic after 20 years while others dont.

    With ageing and early dementia, one of the first things that people notice is difficulty retrieving the details of events. Yet no one has looked at how this relates to memory traits.. People who are used to retriev...

    Health 2015-12-11 15:37:13

    Facebook addicition: Indians as young as 14 suffering from chronic depression.

    Limit your time with smartphones and other gadgets as the vibes shared via direct personal communication have their own merit. Screen addiction can lead to serious mental disorder.. The rise in internet and smartph...

    Health 2015-12-10 11:27:50

    Worlds first dengue fever vaccine cleared for use in Mexico: French manufacturer.

    This vaccine could potentially become "a blockbuster" and generate more than a billion dollars in revenue for the French pharmaceutical company.. Until now, scientists have been stumped by dengue which is caused by...

    Health 2015-12-10 02:40:59

    Are you too impulsive? Blame your genes.

    According to a study, the tendency to act now and think later is strongly influenced by genetics.. Genes are responsible for your decision to either go for short-term rewards immediately or wait for a larger reward...

    Health 2015-12-09 19:22:13

    Flavoured e-cigarettes can damage lungs, says Harvard study.

    Flavouring chemicals used in fruit, alcohol and candy-flavoured e-cigarettes may be as controversial as nicotine.. Diacetyl, acetoin and 2,3-pentanedione are found in popular e-cigarette flavours like Cotton Candy,...

    Health 2015-12-09 13:46:56

    Diabetic women more likely to have heart trouble than men.

    Some diabetes-related sex differences in heart and blood vessel diseases were observed. Inherent hormonal differences may be the culprit.. Women with Type 2 diabetes have heart attacks sooner than men, are mor...

    Health 2015-12-09 12:29:49

    Daily exercise boosts brain power.

    Neuroplasticity — the ability of brain cells to change with experience — occurs in adults too, and exercise was found to enhance the process.. You thought physical exercise was just for fitness, think a...

    Health 2015-12-09 12:11:13

    Drinking green tea too often may lower fertility: Study.

    In an experiment, researchers found that high consumption of green tea, hampers fertility and development.. While green tea could have health benefits at low doses, our study and others have shown that at high dose...

    Health 2015-12-08 19:06:19

    Doctors feel pressured to prescribe antibiotics to satisfy patients.

    Do you reach out to antibiotics at the first sign of a cold? You are contributing to the spread of antibiotic-resistant bacteria.. Practices that try to help prevent the spread of antibiotic-resistant bacteria by p...

    Health 2015-12-08 13:54:42

    Afraid of getting your teeth drilled and filled? You can avoid a trip to the dentists chair.

    Study confirms what mothers always knew. Oral care basics like proper brushing, reducing intake of added sugars and regular dental checkups help prevent decay.. The humble toothbrush is a highly effective weapon ag...

    Health 2015-12-07 13:04:02

    Cant remember where you saw that guy? Heres why.

    According to scientists, 1-2 per cent of people suffer from congenital face blindness - a condition in which a person is unable to use facial features to identify other people.. Apparently not being able to recogni...

    Health 2015-12-06 19:07:08

    Heterosexual women respond to diversity, when it comes to sex, says study.

    Among women, there is significant diversity in their sexual attractions to other women and men, regardless of sexual identity.. This research illustrates the complex relationship between sexual identity, sexual att...

    Health 2015-12-06 17:58:33

    Rudeness at workplace may avalanche into full fledged bullying.

    Snarky comments, backstabbing colleagues, nagging boss or plain lack of appreciation often fly under the radar, and hence go unnoticed.. As people often imitate the behaviour of others, there is a risk that rudenes...

    Health 2015-12-06 13:36:59

    Diet diary: Memory loss starts in 30s, correct your diet to fight it.

    Good food and exercise can play a powerful role in helping cope with stress and boosting memory.. Several scientific studies show that starting in our early 30s, we experience significant memory loss each year alon...

    Health 2015-12-05 00:03:30

    Want to look and feel younger? Meditate daily, says study.

    Researchers report that apart from reducing blood pressure and heart disease risk, Transcendental Meditation technique and lifestyle changes can slow cellular death too.. The study found that meditation was helpful...

    Health 2015-12-03 14:57:00

    Coffee lovers rest easy, 3-4 cups of coffee a day help in preventing diabetes.

    Compounds in coffee found mimicking anti-diabetic drug raise hope for better prevention of type 2 diabetes.. Yes, even a decaffeinated cup is filled with compounds that prevent diabetes! (Source: Thinkstock Photos)...

    Health 2015-12-03 13:03:35

    These 30 genes hold the clue to a longer, healthier life.

    Researcher confident that findings of anti-ageing research conducted on worms, fish and mice apply to humans too.. Certain genes, like bcat-1, when blocked extended mean lifespan of worms by up to 25% (Source: Thin...

    Health 2015-12-02 19:24:36

    Fathers diet could impact childs mental health.

    Results of diet crossing generations raises concerns of consequences of widespread obesity in society.. Unhealthy diet among fathers can cause higher levels of anxiety among their children (Source: Flickr)

    Dads...

    Health 2015-12-02 16:29:46

    Fill up on walnuts; it has 21% fewer calories than you thought.

    Incorporating walnuts into everyday diet might assist in weight management.. A walnut a day keeps obesity away? The King of nuts helps in losing weight! (Source: Wikimedia Commons)

    A new study published in the ...

    Health 2015-12-02 14:59:58

    Asthma may lead to chronic migraine.

    Asthma found linked to increased vulnerability to development of chronic migraine among people currently experiencing only mild episodic migraine. . If you have asthma and experience mild headaches frequently, it m...

    Health 2015-12-02 14:59:39

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    In 2014, 220,000 adolescents aged 10-19 were estimated to be living with HIV in Asia and the Pacific.. India is among the 10 countries in the region accounting for 98 per cent of those aged 10 to 19 living with HIV...

    Health 2015-12-01 09:48:25

    Is that compliment on your new dress for real?.

    According to the study, people — especially men — had difficulty identifying when someone was being sarcastic.. What proved to be more difficult, and particularly so for men, was identifying when someon...

    Health 2015-11-29 18:29:20

    Sugar-free drinks are equally bad for teeth, warn dentists.

    The cocktail of chemicals and acids in sugar-free food and drinks can have the same impact, wearing away at the teeth, researchers found.. A majority of soft drinks and sports drinks cause softening of the dental e...

    Health 2015-11-29 18:13:22

    DIY: Make your own organic acne face wash for oily skin.

    This three-ingredient face wash is super easy to make, and is extremely effective.. Making an acne face wash was never this easy.

    Alright all of you oily skinned people out there, this DIY is for you. Today we ...

    Health 2015-11-28 15:43:11

    Diet diary: The natural alternatives to cholesterol-lowering drugs.

    The natural statins work as adjuncts to conventional therapy for those with heart disease and those with high cholesterol, even in individuals for whom high cholesterol is familial.. It also reported that these foo...

    Health 2015-11-28 05:05:51

    Antibiotics still out of reach of many children.

    An estimated 1,69,760 pneumonia deaths in children under the age of five in India could potentially be prevented through prompt access to effective antibiotics, a new Lancet study published on November 18 has said....

    Health 2015-11-28 02:06:54

    Hidden belly fat may be killing you: Expert.

    Belly fat can cause conditions such as diabetes mellitus and heart disease and is associated with abnormal lipid profiles and insulin resistance.. Given that it is “hidden”, visceral fat is difficult to...

    Health 2015-11-26 18:31:49

    Diet diary: Ditch that low-fat diet, it may not help much in the long run.

    Each approach has its strengths and limitations. The most important criteria, however, goes beyond weight loss. It is what follows weight loss, that is sustainability..

    The search for the ideal weight-loss diet...

    Health 2015-11-21 00:09:06

    Now, ward off diabetes risk with Viagra.

    While further studies are needed to determine whether long-term treatment can prevent the onset of diabetes in high-risk patients, Viagra and related drugs could offer a potential avenue for addressing the rising n...

    Health 2015-11-19 18:59:24

    Charlie Sheen is HIV+, but he doesnt have AIDS: This is the difference.

    HIV positive status means a person has the Human Immunodeficiency Virus in his/her bloodstream but the person’s immunity has not been compromised enough to make him/her a full blown case.. Charlie Sheen may h...

    Health 2015-11-19 16:20:02

    Reading self-help books may lead to more stress: Study.

    The study raises doubts about the effectiveness of self-help books.. The results showed that consumers of problem-focused self-help books consumers presented greater depressive symptoms and that growth oriented sel...

    Health 2015-11-18 20:56:35

    Fun times over: Heres what being a bully can do to your health.

    Children who are both bullies and victims have the highest prevalence of anorexia symptoms and also the highest prevalence of binge eating and vomiting as a way to maintain their weight.. Bullying can have devastat...

    Health 2015-11-18 14:40:28

    Feel hungry after work? Eat healthy to avoid weight gain.

    Eating inappropriate snacks in the evening and pushing dinner late into the night compounds the dietary mess. . Evening is certainly the time when hunger strikes the hardest and self control is at its weakest. Whet...

    Health 2015-11-18 14:30:47

    Why high-fat diet is bad for your heart.

    The researchers fed high-fat diet to a group of animals for 12 weeks and saw an increased amount of key proteins that stimulate white blood cells bound to red blood cells, which can lead to clogged arteries.. The r...

    Health 2015-11-17 20:22:01

    Apple-shaped women more prone to binge eating.

    The research marks the connection between fat distribution, body image disturbance and the development of disordered eating, especially among women.. The findings indicated that storage of body fat in trunk and abd...

    Health 2015-11-17 20:06:17

    People more fearful of dying from sex than driving: Study.

    According to a researcher, more people are afraid of dying from unprotected sex than a 480km road trip via car.. The participants stated a 7.1 per cent chance of dying from one unprotected sexual encounter compared...

    Health 2015-11-17 12:48:06

    How sweets can help you stay in shape!.

    According to the study, eating sweet foods causes the brain to form a memory of a meal and this memory can help you better control eating habits.. According to the study, eating a little bit of sweets helps create ...

    Health 2015-11-15 12:24:52

    Quick tips: Heres what you need to eat to cut down your diabetes risk.

    People who eat two homemade meals each day, or about 11-14 meals a week, have 13% lower risk of developing type-2 diabetes compared to people who eat less than six homemade meals a week.. Being overweight and ...

    Health 2015-11-14 12:20:58

    Feeling sad and angry? The reason might be Facebook, says study.

    According to a new study, people on Facebook were 39 per cent more likely to feel less happy than their friends.. The experiment’s results were largely down to people’s tendency to compare themselves to...

    Health 2015-11-12 18:49:12

    Decoded: Grilled, barbecued meat might actually harm your health.

    The risk is high in individuals with certain genetic variants who are more susceptible to the harmful effects of cancer-causing chemicals that are produced when meat is cooked at high temperatures or over an open f...

    Health 2015-11-10 16:23:45

    Know what effortlessly slim people eat every day.

    The study found that more than a third ate salad for lunch every day.. While dieters might be tempted to skip breakfast, it seemed slim people hardly ever missed a meal. (Source: Thinkstock Images)

    People who a...

    Health 2015-11-08 19:19:50