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.........

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