Health

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.........

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