Health

A glass of beetroot juice is the biggest boost you need after exercise. Here’s why.

According to a new American study, beetroot juice followed by exercise can do much to improve blood flow to ageing brains. Just like physical exercise, beetroot has already been identified as a............

Rose water, turmeric paste to cucumber, here’s how to keep skin healthy in summers.

The sun, dust and pollution can take a toll on your skin. Look for some simple home remedies to take care of skin woes, to soothe and calm the skin every evening after a long day of environmental...........

Natural is the new rage in fashion. Here’s how to detox your make-up bags.

This month, natural cosmetics brand Weleda became the latest to branch out into make-up, with a range of three tinted lip balms. Containing organic shea butter and jojoba oil and mineral pigments,...........

Parents, take note! Here’s why the playground swings are your child’s best friends.

Encourage your kids to hit the playground swings more often, as the favourite childhood activity can teach children how to get along with each other, scientists say. The measured synchronous.............

Scientists have detected the defect in brain cells that causes multiple sclerosis.

In a breakthrough, scientists have discovered the possible cause of multiple sclerosis (MS), paving the way for new treatments that may bring hope to over 2.5 million people around the world who suffer..........

Want quick energy boost? Prefer walking up the stairs over coffee. Always

A quick walk up and down a flight of stairs packs a more powerful and restorative buzz than a midday jolt of caffeine, according to new research...............

Symptoms of multiple sclerosis start to show five years before its onset.

People with multiple sclerosis start showing its symptoms five years before the onset of the disease, claim Canadian researchers...............

Hearing tests may be ineffective in detecting ear damage, hearing loss.

Traditional clinical hearing tests often fail to detect patients with a common form of inner ear damage that might otherwise be detected by more challenging behavioural tests.............

Here’s why you must plan a trip to Belgium: For its ‘fairytale’ bluebell forest.

A carpet of bluebells bursts into flower in Belgium in a wonder of the natural world -- but one that is at risk of being trampled by tourists drawn to its beauty...................

You can find out about a man’s education by looking at his fingers. Here’s how.

Knowing a man’s education is as simple as looking at his fingers, according to a recent study...........

Don’t take your child’s crooked bite lightly. It could be sign of a big problem.

It can be reversed with multiple trips to the dentist, but according to a new research, your child’s crooked bite may indicate early life stress. The University of Washington investigators.........

In countries where cholera is endemic, drinking iced tea could up risk.

Consuming iced tea and not always boiling drinking water may increase the risk of cholera in endemic countries....................

Atherosclerosis: Researchers find a new method to diagnose the problem.

People with heart diseases can take a sigh of relief. Researchers have found a method to assess heart diseases.......

Easy exercises to stay in shape during menopause.

Exercise is a great ally to help women through menopause and its various unpleasant effects (fatigue, weight gain, irritability, hot flashes), although it often falls by the wayside during this...........

Hot flashes may predict the risk of heart disease in pre-menopausal women.

Hot flashes in women at the pre-menopausal stages may signal emerging vascular dysfunction that can lead to heart disease, claims a new study............

Among European women, Britons drink the most during pregnancy.

Despite recommendations to abstain from alcohol during pregnancy, nearly one in three pregnant women in Britain drinks alcohol, a survey of 11 European countries has shown......................

Rise in childhood cancer cases because of better diagnosis: UN.

Global childhood cancer rates have jumped 13% in the decade to 2010 compared to the 1980s, according to a UN-backed study released on Wednesday, which says the increase may be because..............

You can dream even outside REM sleep cycles.

Contradicting popular belief, a new study published in Nature Neuroscience suggests that it’s possible to dream outside of REM sleep cycles, the deepest and most restorative phases of sleep............

Marathons can be fatal for non-participants in need of emergency medical help.

Marathons can be risky for those in vicinity of the event and needing medical attention. It takes longer for nearby residents to get to a hospital for emergency heart care on the day..........

Role-playing disability not effective, promotes distress and discomfort.

While it may be done for a good cause, a recent study reveals that disability simulations often result in feelings of fear, apprehension and pity toward.........

Wogging, a blend of running and jogging, is great for endurance.

Forget the saying ‘slow and steady wins the race’ -- according to a recent study, alternating between walking and running, or wogging, is the best way ........

Swimming improves stamina among runners: Survey.

When polled on their performances, almost nine in 10 runners said that swimming helped improve their overall stamina, according to a recent OnePoll survey........

Dry needling: A safe, effective alternative therapy for hip pain.

Dry needling may be a viable treatment alternative to cortisone injection for patients with chronic, intermittent pain and tenderness on the outside of the hip, thus avoiding the potentially harmful......

Why Arjun Bhardwaj did it: Live-streaming of suicide means making a last statement.

Is suicide-streaming the new selfie? Shocking as it may sound, the trend of people live-streaming their last moments on the earth points to a desire to be remembered — and maybe even ..............

Want old age to treat you kindly? Acquire life skills for good health.

People with higher scores on life skills -- such as emotional stability, determination, control, optimism and conscientiousness -- are more likely to experience a broad range of health .............

A new male contraceptive that turns off sperm flow at the flick of a switch.

In a major revelation, a German company has developed a new type of male contraceptive, all set to revolutionise the system by shifting.............

Scientists find a way out to preserve fertility in boys with cancer.

Researchers at Washington State University, USA, have developed a technique that could increase the viability of prepubescent boys’ sperm-producing cells by up to 40%. The study is published..........

Want to increase cognitive control? Imagine yourself in a winter setting.

Just by looking at images of winter scenery and imagining yourself in such a setting can help you have increased .............

Swiss develop wireless cameras to monitor vital signs of premature babies.

Swiss researchers said Monday they have developed a wireless camera system to monitor vital signs in premature babies, a move that could replace uncomfortable and highly inaccurate skin ...........

A new protein called PorB comes to the rescue of cancer and HIV patients.

A team of US researchers has discovered a protein that can help the vaccinations be more effective and provide protection from cancer, HIV and influenza.....

Fasting during Ramadan may not be such a good idea if you’re a diabetic.

Hypoglycemia (low blood sugar) is common among patients with type 1 diabetes who fast during Ramadan and is the main cause of having to break the.........

Is your sitting job making you fat? You’ve higher heart disease risk than others.

You’ve got to be worried if your sitting job is adding extra weight to your body, say researchers.......

Common sedatives may increase pneumonia risk in Alzheimer’s patients.

Commonly used sedatives called benzodiazepines are associated with an increased risk of pneumonia when used by Alzheimer patients, claims new study.Dementia, of which 60-70% of cases are........

Exercise on empty stomach for better results, metabolism.

Exercising on an empty stomach may help burn more body fat and fuel your metabolism, boosting your health in the long run, a new study has found........

Don’t overdo it: Tiredness, sleep deprivation makes you want to eat junk food.

Have you ever wondered why you want to eat unhealthy every time you feel tried? We may now have an answer. .................

Osteoporosis drug found safe for effective treatment of postmenopausal women.

A new study provides reassuring information about the short-term and long-term safety of denosumab, a monoclonal antibody that is used to treat.............

Can there be anything positive about having breast cancer? Yes, say survivors.

There is nothing glamorous about breast cancer, not when one spots a lump or abnormal skin on or around the breast, and definitely not when one reads about the seemingly invincible Hollywood powerhouse.......

65% Indian youngsters show early signs of depression: Study.

Around 65% youth between the age group of 22-25 show early signs of depression, claims a new study..........

Every hour, one student commits suicide in India.

Arjun Bharadwaj, a 24-year-old management student, committed suicide by jumping out of a 19th-floor hotel room in Mumbai. Media reporting suggested he had been depressed about failure in exams..........

Big women more likely to have irregular heartbeat.

Big women — taller, heavier females with a greater body surface area — have a nearly threefold greater risk of atrial fibrillation or irregular heartbeat than small women,..................

Walk, if you want enjoy a robust mental health.

Walking not only helps in staying fit, but is also considered one of the most effective antidepressants, claims a new study...........

Best way to find justice for India’s sex trafficking victims? Make them study law.

Ishika never thought that being sold by her parents to a brothel in Kolkata at the age of six would inspire her to pursue a career in one of the most prestigious professions — law.................

World Health Day | Depression has gone up 18-20% over the past decade: Dr Henk Bekedam.

The theme for World Health Organisation’s World Health Day on April 7 2017 is “Depression: let’s talk”. According to the latest WHO’s estimates, 322..........

World Health Day | The great depression: Understanding the cause of suicides in India.

April 6: A 36-year-old DTC driver shared his very first video message with his father over WhatsApp at Bindapur in southwest Delhi. It was a dying declaration, blaming some ...............

Having a dog at home can protect kids from allergy and obesity, finds study.

Need another reason to adopt a furry friend? Scientists have found that having pets can protect your kids from allergies and obesity.........

Lip job: A new study reveals how much is too much.

We have all seen them, those pouts that just don’t feel right. A new study tries to uncover what lies in the eyes of the judgmental beholder. Or, in.........

World Health Day: 5 common myths about depression that need to go.

Depression is a very common mental ailment globally and often also the most misunderstood and undiagnosed. According to recent statistics,.............

If the number of smokers has decreased, then why are people still dying?

The percentage of men and women who use tobacco every day has dropped in most nations since 1990, but the total number of smokers and tobacco-related..........

Even at age 1, your child could be headed towards a lifetime of incurable diseases.

A common virus in infancy could trigger a life-long allergy to gluten and lead to celiac ...............

Women with celiac disease are more likely to develop anorexia.

Young women suffering from celiac disease, a chronic infection of the intestine triggered by eating gluten, may be at greater risk of developing the eating disorder...........

Smoking causes over 11% deaths, India among top 4 countries: Study.

More than one in 10 deaths globally was caused due to smoking in 2015 and over 50% of them took place in just four countries, one of which was India, a.........

Drastic change in weight may up heart attack risk in overweight patients.

Losing and regaining weight repeatedly may be dangerous for overweight heart patients, a study suggests...........

3D ‘mini-brains’ help understand rare developmental disorders.

Scientists have grown 3D ‘mini-brains’ from stem cells and used them to better understand how a rare congenital brain defect develops............

Sleeping well in old age can cut the risk of mental, physical disorders.

Being able to sleep well in old age can cut the risk of developing a wide range of mental and physical disorders such as Alzheimer’s disease, say scientists.......

This summer protect your skin by choosing the right sunscreen.

There are ample brands offering sunscreens in different forms, but you need to know your skin type before bringing one home. So it is imperative that you buy the right kind of sunscreen...........

Party drug ketamine should be used as antidepressant in special clinics: Experts.

Popular party drug ketamine can have powerful beneficial effects on severely depressed patients who have struggled for years to recover. It should hence be developed responsibly as a psychiatric........

Include fruits and vegetables in everyday diet for lower blood pressure.

Eating potassium-rich foods like sweet potatoes, avocados, spinach, beans, bananas — and even drinking coffee — could be key to lowering blood pressure.........

Age-related cognitive decline is not inevitable: Study.

As we age, our brain shrinks, but a select group of elders known as “super-agers” lose less brain volume than regular seniors, which may help them stay sharp, researchers said Tuesday..........

Before you pop another pill: Long-term use of antibiotics can cause bowel cancer.

Long-term use of antibiotics increases the risk of developing colon polyps later in life, which can cause bowel cancer, researchers said on Wednesday..........

Tobacco packs will now have new pictorial health warnings

A fresh set of 85% pictorial health warnings, depicting ill-effects of consuming tobacco, on packages of tobacco products, were implemented from Saturday, April 1.............

Avoid night shifts in 20s, it will cut down the risk of osteoporosis and bone fractures.

Working in night shifts can make things worst for men between the age of 20 to 27, as a study finds, cumulative sleep restriction and circadian disruption can lead to osteoporosis and bone............

Men, include Vitamin D in daily diet to boost muscle mass, strength.

Middle-aged men with low levels of vitamin D are more likely to have poor muscle mass and strength, causing frailty, claims a new study.

Here’s how male hormones regulate fertility.

Active male hormones called androgens are needed for normal functioning of the ovarian follicle, including the successful release of an egg that can be fertilised, according to a new research.........

Being overweight during pregnancy makes the baby more susceptible to epilepsy.

Being overweight or obese in the first trimester of pregnancy has been linked to a higher risk of bearing a child with epilepsy, researchers said on Monday.....

Chronic irritation in the mouth resulting from ill-fitting dentures can cause oral cancer, warn researchers.

About 1,00,000 new cases of oral cancer are detected in India every year and it also leads to about 50,000 deaths annually...........

Rise in coal pollution responsible for low birthweight in newborns.

In fresh evidence about the dangers of coal pollution, a scientist on Monday said a switch to coal-fired power in a southern US state after a nuclear accident in 1979...................

New DNA-based blood tests to detect unidentifiable skin cancers in 48 hours.

Scientists have developed two new gene-based blood tests that can quickly and reliably detect previously unidentifiable forms of skin cancer...........

Avoid working late, especially if your are a diabetic woman.

If you are a diabetic woman, working late is more harmful to you than it is for others. A new study has revealed that diabetic patients, especially women, who work at night...............

Finally! Researchers have found why the sound of wind, birds and nature helps you relax.

Researchers have discovered why the gentle burbling of a brook, or the sound of the wind in the trees can physically change our mind and bodily systems,.......

Looking for the right treatment for depression? Getting a blood test may help.

Researchers in the US have identified a biological marker that could help doctors prescribe the most effective medications for depression by means of a simple blood test. The findings bring hope to ........

Parents, here’s how you can promote reading among your kids.

Apart from providing a great source of fun and entertainment for children, reading also has many health and psychological benefits, helps improve language skills and develops imagination.........

AIIMS develops app to monitor heart failure patients remotely.

The cardiology department of the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (Aiims) has developed a mobile phone application called ‘Dhadkan’ that aims to help doctors monitor the condition of their heart.......

Chemical commonly used in plastics may increase breast cancer risk.

A chemical commonly found in hard plastics, currency bills and paper receipts may increase the aggressiveness of breast cancer, a new study has found......................

You may suffer from heart trouble if you have high thyroid hormone levels.

People with higher levels of thyroid hormones may be more likely to develop cardiovascular conditions such as heart attacks, strokes, claims a new research.........

Here’s why laziness spreads uncontrolled: It is contagious, say researchers.

Do you have lazy friends or coworkers? Their attitude can rub off on you, according to a new study which shows that people tend to imitate behaviours of laziness, impatience and prudence...........

Let go of guilt. Now there’s an easy way to curb chocolate cravings.

Are you always in guilt for giving in to your chocolate cravings? Fret no more, for scientists have found a novel (read easy) way to curb these indulgent yearnings: Just wait for 25 seconds before you........

Good for heart, brain, hair and skin. Here’s why you should eat peanuts every day.

Don’t overlook or underrate the power of peanuts as a nutty super food, say experts..............

Struggling with obesity? You could be at risk of aggressive breast cancer growth.

If you are overweight, you may want to shed those extra kilos as a recent study has found that the aggressive breast cancer grows faster in an..........

There’s a new painkiller: Venom of tiny, aquarium fish called fanged blennies.

Tiny fanged fish called blennies, which swim in the coral reefs of the Pacific Ocean, are armed with an unusual venom that could inspire new pain medications, British and Australian............

Don’t sleep well? Get help. Study says insomnia raises risk of heart attack, stroke.

If you have difficulty sleeping, it is best to seek medical help immediately. New research has found that suffering from insomnia could increase the..........

Corticosteroids in pregnancy are beneficial for very premature babies, finds study.

Giving corticosteroid drugs to pregnant women at risk of preterm birth was found to reduce their babies’ risk of death and serious illness, with very ........

Try these simple home remedies to make your skin glow this summer.

The skin is the first to bear the brunt of summer heat, leading to problems like sun tan, sun burn, skin-sensitivity, rashes and eruptions. There are.....

Here’s everything you should know about having a tennis elbow.

Tennis elbow is tendon inflammation caused by overuse of hand muscles, including arm and forearm. It is common among sportspersons, especially tennis players.........

Pollution the biggest barrier against walking in India’s metros, finds survey.

Smog and pollution are the top barriers that keep women from walking, while the slow health benefits of walking are what keep men away, found a multi-city survey of more than 1,200 persons................

Jobs with high exposure to electromagnetic fields linked with rare nerve disease.

Pilots, welders and other workers who are persistently exposed to high levels of electromagnetic fields may be at higher risk of developing deadly motor neurone disease, according to a new study..............

Global depression numbers have surged by nearly 20% in the past decade: WHO.

Cases of depression have ballooned almost 20% in a decade, making the debilitating disorder linked to suicide the leading cause of disability worldwide, according to the World Health Organization............

You’ll wait longer for ops, says NHS boss

Patients in England face having to wait longer for hospital operations such as knee and hip replacements as the NHS is forced to make a tough "trade-off"......

Coming soon, durable and potentially antibacterial nail colouring.

Forget mirror manicure, soon you will be able to paint your nails with real silver, platinum and gold for healthier fingertips...............

Chemicals from fast-food wrappers in body can now be traced, thanks to a new technique.

A team of researchers has come up with a technique that has made tracing hazardous chemicals from fast-food wrappers in the body possible............

New research identifies 12 new genes that can cause ovarian cancer.

A dozen new genetic variants that have the potential to increase the risk of women developing ovarian cancer have been identified by a team of international scientists, in a study of nearly 1,00,000 people.....

Children who lack vitamin B12 also perform poorly in cognitive tests: Study.

New research has found that children lacking in vitamin B12 have more difficulty in carrying out cognitive tasks such as completing puzzles, recognizing letters and interpreting other...........

Girls who’re sexually abused as kids likely to hit puberty earlier than others.

Young girls who are victims of childhood sexual abuse are likely to physically mature eight to 12 months earlier than other girls, claims a new study............

Parents, playing Pokemon GO with your kids has more benefits than you know.

Parents who play Pokemon GO with their kids enjoy several benefits such as increased exercise, more time spent outdoors and opportunities for family bonding than those who do not, claims..............

Entertainment TV exposure leads to rise of populist politicians: Study.

Is your child addicted to entertainment television? Beware, he or she is more likely to become socio-politically challenged as an adult, leading to voting for populist politicians like................

Detoxify your skin with essential oils this spring. Here’s all you need to know.

Essential oils can help boost a springtime detox, pampering and enhancing skin, and purifying the body by helping flush out toxins. Here are five essential oils to help stimulate blood circulation,...........

Behavioural shift, communication can raise awareness about safe abortions in India.

Adopting interactive communication can improve knowledge about safe abortions, a major public health problem in India, claims a new study.................

With increasing modern lifestyles, is leisure time on the decline?

Leisure time is getting squeezed by modern lifestyles, claims a new study. A study commissioned by Beko, a Turkish............

Not one or two, 100 genes are linked to memory in human beings.

Scientists have identified more than 100 genes linked to human memory, an advance that may lead to new cognitive therapies......................

Hug your baby more often. Here’s why this simple act of love is so important.

Celebrity mother Mira Rajput would rather stay at home than be away from her baby, and actor Kareena Kapoor Khan took no time in getting back to the groove after her son was born. Mothers..............

NHS funding review for gluten-free food

March 28th: Suncream, cold remedies and gluten-free food could no longer be available on the NHS in England under a possible crackdown on "low value" medicines.

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