Health

New DNA-based blood tests to detect unidentifiable skin cancers in 48 hours.

Scientists have developed two new gene-based blood tests that can quickly and reliably detect previously unidentifiable forms of skin cancer...........

Avoid working late, especially if your are a diabetic woman.

If you are a diabetic woman, working late is more harmful to you than it is for others. A new study has revealed that diabetic patients, especially women, who work at night...............

Finally! Researchers have found why the sound of wind, birds and nature helps you relax.

Researchers have discovered why the gentle burbling of a brook, or the sound of the wind in the trees can physically change our mind and bodily systems,.......

Looking for the right treatment for depression? Getting a blood test may help.

Researchers in the US have identified a biological marker that could help doctors prescribe the most effective medications for depression by means of a simple blood test. The findings bring hope to ........

Parents, here’s how you can promote reading among your kids.

Apart from providing a great source of fun and entertainment for children, reading also has many health and psychological benefits, helps improve language skills and develops imagination.........

AIIMS develops app to monitor heart failure patients remotely.

The cardiology department of the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (Aiims) has developed a mobile phone application called ‘Dhadkan’ that aims to help doctors monitor the condition of their heart.......

Chemical commonly used in plastics may increase breast cancer risk.

A chemical commonly found in hard plastics, currency bills and paper receipts may increase the aggressiveness of breast cancer, a new study has found......................

You may suffer from heart trouble if you have high thyroid hormone levels.

People with higher levels of thyroid hormones may be more likely to develop cardiovascular conditions such as heart attacks, strokes, claims a new research.........

Here’s why laziness spreads uncontrolled: It is contagious, say researchers.

Do you have lazy friends or coworkers? Their attitude can rub off on you, according to a new study which shows that people tend to imitate behaviours of laziness, impatience and prudence...........

Let go of guilt. Now there’s an easy way to curb chocolate cravings.

Are you always in guilt for giving in to your chocolate cravings? Fret no more, for scientists have found a novel (read easy) way to curb these indulgent yearnings: Just wait for 25 seconds before you........

Good for heart, brain, hair and skin. Here’s why you should eat peanuts every day.

Don’t overlook or underrate the power of peanuts as a nutty super food, say experts..............

Struggling with obesity? You could be at risk of aggressive breast cancer growth.

If you are overweight, you may want to shed those extra kilos as a recent study has found that the aggressive breast cancer grows faster in an..........

There’s a new painkiller: Venom of tiny, aquarium fish called fanged blennies.

Tiny fanged fish called blennies, which swim in the coral reefs of the Pacific Ocean, are armed with an unusual venom that could inspire new pain medications, British and Australian............

Don’t sleep well? Get help. Study says insomnia raises risk of heart attack, stroke.

If you have difficulty sleeping, it is best to seek medical help immediately. New research has found that suffering from insomnia could increase the..........

Corticosteroids in pregnancy are beneficial for very premature babies, finds study.

Giving corticosteroid drugs to pregnant women at risk of preterm birth was found to reduce their babies’ risk of death and serious illness, with very ........

Try these simple home remedies to make your skin glow this summer.

The skin is the first to bear the brunt of summer heat, leading to problems like sun tan, sun burn, skin-sensitivity, rashes and eruptions. There are.....

Here’s everything you should know about having a tennis elbow.

Tennis elbow is tendon inflammation caused by overuse of hand muscles, including arm and forearm. It is common among sportspersons, especially tennis players.........

Pollution the biggest barrier against walking in India’s metros, finds survey.

Smog and pollution are the top barriers that keep women from walking, while the slow health benefits of walking are what keep men away, found a multi-city survey of more than 1,200 persons................

Jobs with high exposure to electromagnetic fields linked with rare nerve disease.

Pilots, welders and other workers who are persistently exposed to high levels of electromagnetic fields may be at higher risk of developing deadly motor neurone disease, according to a new study..............

Global depression numbers have surged by nearly 20% in the past decade: WHO.

Cases of depression have ballooned almost 20% in a decade, making the debilitating disorder linked to suicide the leading cause of disability worldwide, according to the World Health Organization............

You’ll wait longer for ops, says NHS boss

Patients in England face having to wait longer for hospital operations such as knee and hip replacements as the NHS is forced to make a tough "trade-off"......

Coming soon, durable and potentially antibacterial nail colouring.

Forget mirror manicure, soon you will be able to paint your nails with real silver, platinum and gold for healthier fingertips...............

Chemicals from fast-food wrappers in body can now be traced, thanks to a new technique.

A team of researchers has come up with a technique that has made tracing hazardous chemicals from fast-food wrappers in the body possible............

New research identifies 12 new genes that can cause ovarian cancer.

A dozen new genetic variants that have the potential to increase the risk of women developing ovarian cancer have been identified by a team of international scientists, in a study of nearly 1,00,000 people.....

Children who lack vitamin B12 also perform poorly in cognitive tests: Study.

New research has found that children lacking in vitamin B12 have more difficulty in carrying out cognitive tasks such as completing puzzles, recognizing letters and interpreting other...........

Girls who’re sexually abused as kids likely to hit puberty earlier than others.

Young girls who are victims of childhood sexual abuse are likely to physically mature eight to 12 months earlier than other girls, claims a new study............

Parents, playing Pokemon GO with your kids has more benefits than you know.

Parents who play Pokemon GO with their kids enjoy several benefits such as increased exercise, more time spent outdoors and opportunities for family bonding than those who do not, claims..............

Entertainment TV exposure leads to rise of populist politicians: Study.

Is your child addicted to entertainment television? Beware, he or she is more likely to become socio-politically challenged as an adult, leading to voting for populist politicians like................

Detoxify your skin with essential oils this spring. Here’s all you need to know.

Essential oils can help boost a springtime detox, pampering and enhancing skin, and purifying the body by helping flush out toxins. Here are five essential oils to help stimulate blood circulation,...........

Behavioural shift, communication can raise awareness about safe abortions in India.

Adopting interactive communication can improve knowledge about safe abortions, a major public health problem in India, claims a new study.................

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