Health

With increasing modern lifestyles, is leisure time on the decline?

Leisure time is getting squeezed by modern lifestyles, claims a new study. A study commissioned by Beko, a Turkish............

Not one or two, 100 genes are linked to memory in human beings.

Scientists have identified more than 100 genes linked to human memory, an advance that may lead to new cognitive therapies......................

Hug your baby more often. Here’s why this simple act of love is so important.

Celebrity mother Mira Rajput would rather stay at home than be away from her baby, and actor Kareena Kapoor Khan took no time in getting back to the groove after her son was born. Mothers..............

NHS funding review for gluten-free food

March 28th: Suncream, cold remedies and gluten-free food could no longer be available on the NHS in England under a possible crackdown on "low value" medicines.

Afternoon power nap: Just 20 minutes of sleep can boost employees’ creativity.

Does your boss nag and expect a lot from you? Here’s a solution to keep up to their expectations -- take a power nap in the...............

World Tuberculosis Day: Nutrition plays a huge role in combatting TB.

With malnutrition or undernutrition accounting for nearly one third of all childhood deaths in India, it is also a major risk factor in children, especially those below the age of five,..............

Ask grandparents to keep doing housework, it’s good for their heart.

After a heart attack, ask your grandparents to make their bed, do laundry or carry groceries as it may start the road to recovery soon, suggests a study.....

People who lose a partner to suicide need help too, support is key to recovery.

New research has found that those who lose a partner to suicide are at a higher risk of both physical and mental disorders, highlighting the need for support systems for bereaved partners and others..........

Tackling depression: Opt for talk therapy or antidepressant? Brain scan can tell.

Researchers have found that specific patterns of activity on brain scans may help doctors identify whether talk therapy or antidepressant medication is more likely to help a patient.............

With new nanocoating, we may now have more successful dental implants.

Scientists have developed a new nanocoating that may help reduce the risk of dental implant failure..........

World Tuberculosis Day: Nutrition plays a huge role in combatting TB.

With malnutrition or undernutrition accounting for nearly one third of all childhood deaths in India, it is also a major risk factor in children, especially those below the age of five,...............

Weight-bearing exercises promote bone formation in men.

Practising weight-bearing exercises such as resistance training and various types of jumps may increase bone density in men, a new study has found............

Taking the pill can protect women from certain cancers for up to 30 years.

A new large-scale study has found that taking the oral contraceptive pill can protect women from some cancers for as long as 30 years.............

Why childhood brain cancer survivors are more prone to heart disease, diabetes.

A team of researchers has shed light on why survivors of childhood brain tumours may be prone to heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes and early death......

This spring, experiment with your workout: Take it outdoors.

Spring is finally here, giving us a boost of motivation to head outside and embrace the new season with a new workout. Getting out into nature has its own health benefits....................

Dogs can now detect breast cancer by sniffing at a bandage used by affected women.

Dogs can sniff out cancer from a piece of cloth which had touched the breast of a woman with a tumour, researchers said Friday, announcing the results.......

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.......

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