Health


Junk food ads steer kids towards unhealthy diet

Ads for unhealthy foods and beverages high in sugar or salt have the power to sway kids’ preferences, according to a recent study............

A ’superpowered’ way to make kids eat veggies

If you want your kids to finish their greens, just turn those veggies into animated superheroes, .............


Multiple infections worsen malaria

A team of researchers discovered that infections with two types of malaria parasite lead to greater ........


Bring physical activity to your desk to stay healthy

You may want to increase your movement at work as a recent study has found a positive link between mood....


The longer you live, the healthier you are

A new study of centenarians has linked living longer to living healthier.............

Pasta actually does not fatten you

Here’s a news to rejoice; unlike popular beliefs, pasta consumption does not contribute to obesity......


Ottawa research team creates screening tool to warn if fainting becomes life-threatening

About 35 to 40 percent of people faint at least once in their lives. But, for about ten percent of .......

Environmental toxins risking our brains

The air we breathe may be toxic to our brains, according to a recent study................


Now, a supplement that switches off junk food cravings

Sugary treats and calorie-packed happy hour drinks all leave us asking for more, but now, a.............


Smoking Alzheimer’s out with weed

Cannabis has long been accused of affecting memory and thinking ability, but now, a team of ..............


Obesity puts you at multiple sclerosis risk

A new study has warned that overweight people are more likely to develop multiple sclerosis............

Controversy over statins risking thousands of hearts

A period of controversy over the risks and benefits of statins, covered widely in the UK media..........

Link between paracetamol, autism risk dismissed

Moms-to-be, you don’t have to ditch your painkiller anymore as scientific experts have dismissed ..........

Protein is your key to a healthy lifestyle

It is not an unknown factor that physical activity undertaken on a regular basis helps in building .......

Can your dog make you critically ill?

Turns out, you can catch life-threatening infection from your dog...........

Are Ayurvedic remedies really safe?

While many believe that "herbal" is synonymous with "safe," it turns out Ayurvedic medicines can in.......

Artificial pancreas set to make painful diabetes jabs history by 2018

While syringes, pens, pumps and jet injectors have given diabetics options for their insulin ............


Another reason to love green space: It cuts teen violence

Teenagers living in neighbourhoods with more greenery may have less aggressive behaviours..........


Zika vaccines coming soon

A team of scientists may be a step closer to developing some protection from Zika ..............


Zika infection may linger longer in pregnancy

A new study has shown that pregnant monkeys stay infected with Zika longer, indicating an ............


Low-calorie diet can add years to your life

Count your calories even if you don’t need to as a recent study has suggested that cutting...........


Too much or too little sleep puts men at diabetes risk

Sleeping either fewer or more hours than average may increase a man’s risk of developing.............

This $2 portable test rapidly detects Zika in saliva

With Zika buzz-bombing Brazil’s grandiose Summer Olympics plans, a team of researchers has ..........

 

Now, a magnet that may make surgical stitches history

A magnetic doughnut-shaped device has been developed that could be the end of stitches and staples.........


Soon, cheap paper-based home test for malaria, cancer

In a few years, testing yourself for cancer or malaria could be as easy as testing your blood........


Govt puts cap on prices of 42 essential drugs

The government has decided to put a cap on prices of 42 essential medicines used in treatment of ..........


Video Games: What goes on outside the screen?

Video games play an integral part in the lives of many, but this popular entertainment medium has .......

Count bites not calories to shed those kilos

The key to a slimmer waistline might lie in counting bites, not calories, according to a recent .........


Run your way to a better `memory`

If you have trouble remembering where you left your car keys or struggle to recall people’s names........


Broccoli packs powerful punch against oral cancer

Love it or hate it, broccoli is touted as a superfood, offering an array of health benefifs.......

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