Health

Kanyakumari to Kashmir on foot

Srishti Bakshi has embarked on a walking mission spread over 260 days and covering 3800 kms to highlight the issue of women empowerment and safety

Don’t let it rain on your run

Be alert to any pain or discomfort and fix it before it comes in the way of your running

MIND OVER MUSCLE BY KRIS GETHIN

MIND OVER MUSCLE BY KRIS GETHIN

Young India put out the stub: Tobacco use declines by 81 lakh as fewer youth take to smoking

Fewer youngsters seem to find smoking cool in India. Government data reveal a drop of six percentage....

Bharat Biotech’s chikungunya vaccine enters phase 1 clinical trials

Hyderabad-based Bharat Biotech that is known for producing affordable and effective vaccines, including that....

Nestle India to make Maggi noodles healthy, cuts down on salt and adds iron

Nestle India Ltd, the local unit of Swiss packaged food company Nestle SA, on Tuesday said it is adding....

Brazil ends Zika health emergency after fall in cases

Brazil ended to its public health emergency for the Zika virus on May 11, eighteen months after a surge in cases in 2015. The virus wasn’t considered a major health threat until.....

Alarming rise in swine flu cases in India as 345 killed this year alone

Most parts of India are in the grip of swine flu with western and southern states of the country the worst hit. Tamil Nadu and Karnataka.....

Drinking red wine may delay onset of Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s disease: Study.

Could wine have a protective effect on the brain? A team of researchers at the Institute of Food Science Research in Madrid, Spain, have studied the process by which compounds in red wine have an.............

Exposure to smoking, high BP, cholesterol in teens affects learning ability as adults.

New European research has found that those exposed to cardiovascular risk factors as children and teens, such as smoking, high blood pressure and high cholesterol, have poorer learning ability............

Too much salt intake in teenage ups risk of stroke later in life: Study.

Too much salt in adolescents’ diet may adversely affect their blood vessels, increasing the risk for cardiovascular diseases such as heart attack and stroke, during adulthood, says a new study...........

Does baby powder cause ovarian cancer? Here are the claims and counterclaims.

Johnson & Johnson has been hit with a multimillion-dollar jury verdict for the fourth time over whether the talc in its iconic baby powder causes ovarian cancer when applied regularly for..................

Weight loss: A study says eating avocado may help knock off stubborn fat.

Want to shed those extra kilos? Try avocados, which may help lower body weight, body mass index (BMI) as well as lead to smaller waist circumference, researchers have found..............

Prenatal cocaine exposure doubles teen drug abuse risk: Study.

Children born to mothers who took cocaine during pregnancy are twice as likely to use tobacco and marijuana and develop substance abuse by their teenage years, a study has showed...................

Excessive use of smartphone by teens could result in mental health risk.

Excess use of smartphones and other devices may lead to attention, behaviour and self-regulation problems for adolescents already at risk for mental health issues, a new study warns.............

Mannequins, especially female, influence self image as stores show disturbingly thin ones.

We might not realize it but mannequins not only play a crucial role in the fashion industry but also influence the consumer’s self-image. In the first study of its kind, a research shows that the body.....

Statins, the cholesterol-lowering drugs, don’t cause muscle pain, says a study.

Cholesterol-lowering statin drugs may have been wrongly blamed for muscle pain and weakness, said a study Wednesday that pointed the finger at a psychological phenomenon called the...............

Fasting and obesity: A study shows fasting on alternate days could be effective.

The two weight-loss techniques that are trending these days are alternate-day fasting or counting daily calories. A new obesity study suggests either approach can be effective for weight loss...............

Vitamin D deficiency? You are aggravating it with excessive use of sunscreens.

Results from a clinical review find nearly one billion people worldwide may have deficient or insufficient levels of vitamin D due to chronic disease and inadequate sun exposure related to sunscreen.........

Brunch at 10am, lunch at 1pm, final meal by 6pm: Try the 8 Hour Diet to lose weight.

Why do you worry about calorie counting or limiting carbs? If you are planning to diet, then just eat across fewer hours each day. The 8 Hour Diet proposes that limiting your food intake to just eight.........

Low dose of common pain reliever, ‘baby’ aspirin, may cut breast cancer risk.

Regular use of low-dose “baby” aspirin, a common pain reliever, may reduce the risk of breast cancer in women, a new research has found. For the study, published in the journal Breast Cancer Research,......

Ditch the gym: Soon we may have a pill that mimics the benefits of exercise.

Scientists have developed a new drug that can mimic the beneficial effects of exercise and could boost fitness in diabetics and older adults. The rewards of aerobic exercise have long been out of reach.........

World Asthma Day: Here’s how you can prevent and manage asthma.

Asthma is a chronic disease affecting some 235 million people around the world. Characterised by recurrent attacks of breathlessness and wheezing, the condition varies in severity from person to............

Demolition Man Vidyut Jammwal debunks 4 fitness myths you thought were true

If Vidyut Jammwal were to be dropped in a forest, he would be missing from the next few press conferences for his movies and Bollywood parties. But the one thing he won’t be missing out on is his...........

Magnesium oil massage can relieve cramps, muscle fatigue and stress, says study.

Magnesium deficiency, which is particularly frequent in people who do lots of exercise, can cause performances to suffer and make recuperation less effective. Magnesium oil, massaged directly..........

More reasons to quit smoking. It weakens a gene that protects heart arteries.

People who smoke cigarettes may boost their risk of clogged heart arteries by weakening a gene that is otherwise protective of these important blood vessels, US researchers said on Monday.................

Meditating for just 10 minutes can make you sharper and relaxed. Here’s how.

Do you find it hard to concentrate? Meditating for just 10 minutes every day can help prevent your mind from wandering and reduce repetitive, anxious thoughts, say researchers..............

High-fructose diet during and after pregnancy may cause health problems for kids.

Mothers who eat a diet high in fructose-containing sugars while pregnant or breastfeeding are more likely to have a child with fatty liver disease, increasing their chances of developing obesity..........

Sun exposure, excessive heat can damage your hair! Here’re some tips for help.

The scorching sun, excessive perspiration, dust and dirt make our hair vulnerable in summers............

Summer tips for pregnant women: Drinks lot of water, wear breathable clothes.

Body temperature of a pregnant woman always remains a bit higher than normal, so added external heat obviously makes her feel uncomfortable..........

Can depression be fought naturally? Here’re some things for you to try.

Depression is world’s leading illness and is one of the major reasons for suicides globally, says the World Health Organization (WHO). The story in India is no different...............

Diamond, watermelon or aromatherapy? Choose facials that suit your skin type.

There are different kind of facials for different purposes and skin types. While de-tan facial helps remove tanning mostly for oily skin, gold radiance facial suits all skin types, say experts...........

Eating less salt does not necessarily lower your blood pressure.

Eating less salt may not lower your blood pressure, a major new study has found contradicting the popular belief...............

Coffee made in classic Italian style can help prevent prostate cancer.

New European research, published this week in the International Journal of Cancer, has added to the growing body of evidence that coffee can have a protective effect against prostate cancer..........

Ensure your child plays: Obese kids are at four-fold greater risk of Type-2 diabetes.

Children with obesity face four times the risk of developing Type-2 diabetes later, compared to children with a body mass index (BMI) in the normal range, warns a new study.....................

Are your children getting enough protein in their diet? Here’s an important tip.

A recent study suggests dairy proteins may be an even higher quality source of protein compared to vegetable-based protein sources than previously thought. Using pigs as models, researchers...........

Study shows soy protein reduces the severity of inflammatory bowel disease.

People suffering from inflammatory bowel diseases should eat a diet supplemented with soy protein as it may serve as an effective adjunct therapy...........

Walk to keep your brain active and healthy in old age, says study.

In addition to benefitting your heart and muscles, a regular walk also contributes to keeping your brain healthy, new research suggests................

Beware! Not just junk food, even so-called ‘diet’ food can make you fat.

The so-called ‘diet’ products containing low or no fat may have higher amount of sugar and consuming them regularly could make you fat, new research warns.......

Beer + Yoga: Experts say mixing the two is not a good idea for your health.

Who knew that the key to attaining nirvana (enlightenment) for yogis was beer? Yes, you heard that right. You just need a chilled mug of beer to transcend to a higher consciousness...............

US scientists develop fluid-filled artificial womb to help premature births.

Scientists in the United States have developed a fluid-filled womb-like bag known as an extra-uterine support device that could transform care for extremely premature babies, significantly...............

Frozen fruits, vegetables help achieve nutrition goals for potassium, fiber, calcium.

According to a recent study, people who consume frozen fruits and vegetable have significantly higher intakes of key nutrients, such as potassium, fiber and calcium...............

New study shows that running can benefit the spine and reduce back pain.

A new study has found that running can help strengthen the spine,.......................

Cold weather, less sun leads to excessive drinking resulting in alcoholic cirrhosis.

New European research has found that those who live in colder and less sunny parts of the world are also more likely to have alcoholic cirrhosis, a disease caused by................

Attention parents. Don’t overfeed your kids to soothe their negative feelings.

Are you an emotional eater? Do you tend to eat when you feel sad or upset? If yes, your parents are responsible. Emotional eating - eating when you feel sad or upset or in response to another..............

Shampoo schedule and sunscreen use: Tips to keep your hair, skin healthy in summer.

Summer is the season to let go of elaborate affairs and embrace the easy and natural look. From using UV protectant on hair to using facial blotting paper to soak up the excess oil from skin while............

Stop, look, don’t go: Study says children below 14 cannot cross roads safely.

Children below 14 years of age lack the skills needed to safely cross a road, a new study has found. Researchers from the University of Iowa in the US placed children aged ...................

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............

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