Health

Moderate drinking can protect you only from some heart conditions, not all

March 24: A new large British study has found that moderate drinking is associated with a lower risk of some — but not all — cardiovascular diseases......

Older mothers are more compassionate than women who conceive early in life.

Women who experience motherhood later in life are more compassionate mothers than their younger counterparts, claims a recent.............

World Water Day: 3 most common waterborne diseases you need to be aware of.

Observed on March 22 every year, World Water Day aims to tackle the global water crisis. First held in 1993, the day focuses on one aspect of fresh water.............

More reasons to love your morning chai. A cup of tea a day can keep dementia away.

Drinking a cup of tea daily can reduce the risk of dementia, especially in those who are genetically predisposed to the debilitating disease, says a new study................

Sugar-free, low-fat claims could be misleading. Here’s how to decode food labels.

No-fat or no-sugar, low-fat, low-cholesterol or reduced-salt on food packaging may make you feel you are making healthy choices, but the claims rarely.....

World Sleep Day: Everything you need to know about getting a goodnight’s rest.

Along with diet and lifestyle, sleep is critical to good health and well being. Quality sleep is known to improve alertness, productivity, memory and mood. When we sleep, our bodies begin a healing.............

World Sleep Day: Read, relax, drink herbal teas for a good night’s sleep.

Evening routines play an important role in helping us drift off to sleep easily. On World Sleep Day, March 17, sleep specialist Dr Frédérique Aussert explains how everyone can create their own ideal............

Antibiotics aren’t an effective treatment for milder forms of eczema, finds study.

Research from Cardiff University in the UK suggests that it could be time to stop using antibiotics to treat moderate eczema in children and to focus instead on corticosteroid and emollient.........

A serving of broccoli a day keeps prostate cancer at bay, finds study.

Your mother was right when she said, “finish your broccoli and you will stay healthy”.............

Here’s how to recognise food rich in cancer-fighting antioxidants.

Scientifically recognised for their anti-cancer properties, antioxidants are present in all kinds of foods. But what exactly are these molecules and where are they found?.............

Dear women, eat more fruits and veggies daily to keep stress away.

Does your routine, responsibilities and work issues stress you out? Eat more fruits and veggies...........

Scientists zoom in on blood cells that act as AIDS virus hideout.

French scientists have found a way to pinpoint elusive white blood cells that provide a hideout for the AIDS virus in people taking anti-HIV drugs...............

Common gene explains why some people’s brains begin to age faster.

A common gene variant has been discovered in about one-third of the population that may explain why some people’s brains age faster than others, US researchers have found.....................

Now you can binge on cheese guilt-free. It doesn’t raise cholesterol, finds study.

A study published in the journal Nutrition and Diabetes states that people who eat a lot of cheese don’t necessarily have higher cholesterol level.......

Climate change is making people sick, say American doctors.

From rising levels of air pollution to increased water contamination and a widening range for disease-carrying mosquitoes, climate change is making people sick, a coalition of 11 US medical.............

Diabetes alert! If your kid watches TV for over three hours, she may be at risk.

Children aged 9-10 years, who consistently spend three or more hours watching TV, using computers and smartphones, are at high risk of developing diabetes, says a study.............

Having kids linked to a longer life compared to being childless, finds a study.

Parents, take courage. If you survive the sleep deprivation, toddler tantrums and teenage angst, you may be rewarded with a..........

Planning to go on a detox diet? Here are five facts and myths you should know.

In recent years, the detox has become a form of diet in its own right for losing weight with low-calorie regimens. As springtime arrives and some may have weight-loss programmes in mind, here’s a look.......

Exercise, walking may cut side-effects of chemotherapy

Walking or jogging either three times a week for 50 minutes or five times a week for 30 minutes may..............

Severe hypoglycemia may increase death risk in diabetics.

Even a single episode of severe hypoglycemic condition -- having low blood glucose levels -- may be associated with nearly...............

Glasses that help “locked in” patients speak with their eyes.

Theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking overcame amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), a neurodegenerative disease that confined him to a wheelchair, to communicate his theories on..........

Here’s why you feel the urge to itch when someone is doing it around you.

Ever wondered why you itch when someone scratches in front of you? It’s because scratching, just like yawning, is socially contagious, and not a psychological response as is popularly believed.....

Gluten-free diet makes you vulnerable to type 2 diabetes.

In stark contrast with the growing trend for gluten-free products, a recent research claims...........

When are you hitting the gym? Study says more exercise means stronger bones.

You may want to start hitting the gym as a recent study suggests that exercise-induced hormone irisin may have a therapeutic potential in strengthening bone. The Tufts University School of...........

Are you obese? You might have chronic kidney disease.

Keep obesity at bay, to keep your kidney healthy. Obesity, according to city doctors, is one of the biggest drivers of chronic kidney disease, a condition where the kidney functions....................

This Holi, play with colour carefree: 5 hacks to protect your skin and hair.

Do you stay indoors on Holi for the fear of what colours and chemicals can do to your skin and hair? Restrain no more for we bring you quick hacks to help you get back to your regular beautiful...........

Use pram covers to protect babies from air pollution.

This one is for all young parents. Use pram covers to protect your babies when taking them with their older siblings on the school run. Infants are twice as likely to be affected by air pollution in........

Sleep on left side, drink water from copper vessel: How to fix indigestion naturally.

Physical activity helps keep your digestive system working smoothly. But is important to take a nap after every meal to soothe your digestive system. While taking the nap, you should first sleep on...........

Girls, beware: Colouring hair, taking contraceptives ups breast cancer risk.

Though getting your hair coloured may feel nice for a while but it exposes you to the risk of breast cancer, just like using hormonal contraceptives do, warn researchers............

Asthma patients more vulnerable to flu than others.

Asthmatics are likely to have worse symptoms when they get the flu because of weaker immune systems, claims a new research.........

Early periods associated with 50% more risk of gestational diabetes: Research.

Girls who start menstruating at a younger age are 50% more likely to develop gestational diabetes, researchers including one of Indian origin.........

This Women’s Day, filmmaker Madhureeta Anand wants you to Know Your Porn.

Taking up a taboo head on is no mean feat. And bringing it to spotlight is braver still. While we all know that mindsets need to change to protect our women and children, we rarely do anything about..........

Teens should sleep timely, more so during weekends, to boost brain function.

Lack of sleep and late bedtimes can reduce the volume of gray matter in the brains of teenagers, claims a recent French study, published in the.........

Heard this? Smart sensor attached to your ear helps you track diabetes.

Have diabetes and are tired of getting your blood glucose levels tested every few days? A sensor clipped to your earlobe can now give you a reading within 60 seconds without drawing blood...........

Here is how you can banish that post-lunch drowsiness at work.

The hardest task at the office is not working but keeping the drowsiness away once you’ve had your lunch. Most of us find ourselves yawning, craving for a cozy quick afternoon nap after...............

Short, fair men more likely to bald prematurely. Here’s why.

Men with short height and light skin colour are at an increased risk of getting bald prematurely, claims a new study...........

Being overweight or obese during pregnancy raises cerebral palsy risk in kids.

Being overweight or obese early in pregnancy can increase the risk of cerebral palsy in children.......

Caffeine isn’t all that bad. It can save you from dementia.

Drinking that mandatory cup of coffee everyday may be doing you good. According to a recent study, caffeine is among the 24 compounds that boost an enzyme in the brain known to prevent dementia...........

Vaginal progesterone treatment may help pregnant women cut preterm birth risk.

Treatment with vaginal progesterone in women with a short cervix and a twin pregnancy may reduce the risk of preterm birth, claims a new study..........

More children are dying of cancer than previously thought: Study.

Childhood cancer often strikes its youngest victims the hardest, and the death rate for infants may be up to four times higher than previously thought, American researchers said on Monday....

This Women’s Day, fight against the cosmetics that are killing you. Go au naturel.

Your quest for beauty could be killing you ….. slowly. Did you know your lipstick contains heavy metals and chemicals that are also used to manufacture rubber.....

Meet Class 10 student who developed a device to predict ‘silent’ heart attacks.

Akash Manoj has been reading medical literature for fun since he was in the 8th standard. It comes as a little surprise then that this Class 10 student has developed a device to.................

Islamic prayer practice can cut lower back pain, boost elasticity in joints.

The complex physical movements of the Muslim prayer ritual can reduce lower back pain if performed regularly and properly, claims a recent research.....

Should students use trollies instead of schoolbags? This is what researchers think.

The discussion on how much burden schoolchildren should carry on their shoulders has been.................

Here’s how you can prevent, manage multiple sclerosis.

Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is a chronic disease that affects around 2.3 million people worldwide and can cause blurred vision, slurred speech, tremors, extreme fatigue, problems with memory, balance,............

Training for marathon? Here’s all you need to know to boost your nutrition levels.

With the marathon and half-marathon season just around the corner, Alexandra Dalu, a doctor of nutrition and anti-aging, has seven nutrition tips...........

That awesome tan is not good for you, it’s making your skin age faster.

Heading to the beach to get a beautiful tan? Think again, as radiation from the sun or tanning sessions hasten skin ageing in the long run, a new study has warned..........

Hand sanitisers could lead to abdominal pain, nausea and vomiting in children.

Parents take note! Hand sanitisers may do more harm than good, warn scientists who found that these alcohol-based, scented products may tempt young kids to swallow the substance - leading to serious.......

Predicting silent heart attack: Technique by this schoolboy shows you how.

A Class 10 student from Tamil Nadu has developed a new technique that can non-invasively detect.......

Going bald or facing hair fall? 14 myths about hair growth you shouldn’t believe.

Along with the facts come the myths. For years, people have believed in old wives’ tales about hair growth and hair loss.......

Your cell phone is wreaking havoc on your skin! Here’s how you can stop it.

If you wake up in a state of horror, wondering how did you get acne, blemishes all over your face suddenly, then you can blame it on your shiny smartphone......

Living in Delhi may affect your hearing. Study links city noise to hearing loss.

Urban noise pollution and hearing loss are closely linked, according to rankings of 50 large cities in both categories released on Friday..............

The health of Indian children is improving but there is still a long way to go.

India’s infant mortality rate (IMR) reduced by 16 points over the last ten years – 41 children below...........

Exercise may work better than medicine to reduce fatigue in cancer patients: Study.

For patients suffering with cancer-related fatigue, indulging in exercise such as gentle yoga, walking, running or cycling and/or psychological therapies.....

More reasons to quit smoking. Cigarette smoke blocks self-healing processes in lungs.

Smoke from cigarettes blocks self-healing processes in the lungs and consequently can lead to chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD),.............

Virtual reality apps may help treat phobias, addictions, anxiety disorders.

Virtual reality headsets are often associated with video games and fun, but companies are also working to use them for mental health therapies, to treat.......

Stay active as you age. Physical activity lowers risk of heart disease even for the obese.

New European research has found that the health benefits of physical activity may be strong..........

Stress, low mood before pregnancy increases eczema risk in children: Study.

A first-of-its-kind study that links maternal stress before conception with the risk of atopic eczema in future children...........

Is snoring wrecking your sleep? Here are 7 easy ways to deal with it.

After a tiring day at work, the one thing we desire is a peaceful sleep. However, if you snore, or have.........

Probiotic combo may benefit those suffering from mild seasonal allergy symptoms.

Researchers have found that a probiotic combination might help reduce symptoms of seasonal allergies like hay fever,...........

Are you over 50? Eat dairy foods, Vitamin D supplements to prevent bone loss.

Older adults who take Vitamin D supplements along with specific dairy foods such as milk, yogurt and.........

Another reason to wake up early: Morning people make healthier food choices.

Early risers may have a healthier diet than those who are up till late, claims a new study.......

New research finds strong evidence for a link between obesity and major cancers.

A new study has found strong associations between excessive weight and major cancers..........

Diet low on veggies, high on soft drinks may put teens at breast cancer risk later.

Teenagers who consume a diet low in vegetables and high in sugar-sweetened and diet soft drinks...........

A weight-loss drug can help prevent risk of type 2 diabetes by 80%: Study.

Researchers in the UK have found that a weight-loss drug also reduces the risk of type 2 diabetes by 80% compared to a placebo.........

Food fads and nutrition myths related to the health of your heart debunked.

Though recent food trends encouraging us to breakfast on protein-rich eggs, sip on green juices, and........

Colorectal cancer rare but rising among millennials and Gen X, finds study.

Colorectal cancer mostly strikes middle-aged and older people, but new research shows a disturbing rise in cases among young adults........

You are more vulnerable to getting sunburnt than you think.

A new study has identified seven factors associated with increased risk of sunburn, with a combination......

The year of personal genomics

This may have been the year personal genomics came of age in India. While tests to check for mutations that make ...............

Just 15 minutes of TV may kill creativity in kids: study

London: Children who spend just 15 minutes or more a day watching television may become less creative as compared to...

Loneliness may be in your genes: study

Feeling lonely? Blame it on your genes, say scientists who have found that loneliness - a trait linked to poor health and early death - is partially heritable...

Children as young as five may be at suicide risk: study

Children as young as five may have the tendency to commit suicide, say researchers who found characteristics and...

Having a visible tattoo may land you a job!

London: Having a visible tattoo can be an advantage for job seekers in some kinds of employment such as bartending as...

Blind people use brain’s vision centre to solve math

People born without sight appear to solve math problems using visual areas of the brain, researchers including one of...


Superbugs hinder treatment of kidney infections

Scientists have found that superbugs - antibiotic-resistant bacteria - can make it more difficult to treat

New single-dose treatment shows promise in anti-malaria battle

Scientists have discovered a series of a novel compound (bicyclic azetidine series) that shows great promise in the battle against malaria....

Heart diseases catching up more with youngsters in Himachal

A well-known heart specialist Dr. T.S. Mahant has expressed concern and warned ..........

IIT Madras researchers develop instrumentation for cancer treatment

One of the treatment modalities for cancer is hyperthermia. This is a method by which ........

Antimicrobial resistance: clear and present danger

After years of doing little to tackle the silent but potentially deadly proliferation...........

The days with my guru

Violin exponent V.V. Subramaniam, whose association with Semmangudi Srinivasa Iyer spanned ...........

Genetic secrets of 88 bony fishes revealed

Now, more is known to science about the life of fishes that thrive in the ocean depths as a .....


Hot bath as good as a vigorous exercise: study

In some good news for people who do not exercise but still want to stay fit, researchers.........

‘A type of Culex mosquito can also transmit Zika’

Brazilian scientists have identified another type of Zika-transmitting mosquito..........

’War on Drugs’ pushing world towards HIV, TB, hepatitis epidemics 

The War on Drugs, mass incarceration of drug users and the failure to provide proven harm reduction and treatment strategies have driven .............

Benefits of e-cigarettes outweigh risks 

After years of conflicting advice, now a recent study has found that public health benefits of e-cigarette use tend to outweigh the downsides................

Dietary restriction can add years to your life

Boosting lifespan is as simple as limiting your food intake, suggests a new study..........

Zika epidemic likely to ’burn itself out’ in ’three years’ 

According to a new study, Zika epidemic in Latin America is likely to "burn itself out" within three years..............

Too much red meat puts your kidneys at risk 

You may want to swap that steak for a pea salad as a recent study has .........

Paras Healthcare launches Delhi centre dedicated to mothers, baby 

Expanding its chain of mother-and-child hospitals, Paras Healthcare Group today .........

BD joins hands with Columbia Asia for `best` Diabetes Management Program 

Beginning this week, BD, the medical technology brand will work with diabetes ............

Food nudging can improve our eating habits 

A new review has suggested that marketers’ tactics to place things where we are .............

Turns out, obesity is three times deadlier for men than women

Men, those excess kilos can drive you to an early grave, suggests a new study............


Thumb-sucking, nail biting kids will develop fewer allergies: Study

Good news for parents who often have to struggle in getting their young toddlers to quit thumb sucking, as .........

Flying insects don’t obey aerodynamic laws of airplanes: Study

New York University researchers have found that the movement of flying insects are unmatched even by the .........


New study shows mice get back vision

Vision in mammals can be restored, shows experiments conducted, for the first time, under the leadership of.......


Can Hops extract cut down breast cancer risk?

Hops, the flower cones used in beer-making, can also reduce breast cancer risk...........

More than 8 lakh additional hospital beds required in Northeast Region

A healthcare summit organized recently in Guwahati, Assam, has informed that the northeast region requires over eight lakh additional hospital beds............


E-cigarette warning as vaping outstrips puffing

Turns out, e-cigarettes are really a gateway drug, luring non-smokers into trying vaping.............


A plate full of veggies can shoo your blues

Turns out, finding happiness is as simple as eating your greens!.........


Illegal kidney racket, the ugly side of healthcare in India

Organ transplant trafficking is one of the fastest, but least reported crimes in India as well as in other .......

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