Health

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.........

Early periods associated with 50% more risk of gestational diabetes: Research.

Girls who start menstruating at a younger age are 50% more likely to develop gestational diabetes, researchers including one of Indian origin.........

This Women’s Day, filmmaker Madhureeta Anand wants you to Know Your Porn.

Taking up a taboo head on is no mean feat. And bringing it to spotlight is braver still. While we all know that mindsets need to change to protect our women and children, we rarely do anything about..........

Teens should sleep timely, more so during weekends, to boost brain function.

Lack of sleep and late bedtimes can reduce the volume of gray matter in the brains of teenagers, claims a recent French study, published in the.........

Heard this? Smart sensor attached to your ear helps you track diabetes.

Have diabetes and are tired of getting your blood glucose levels tested every few days? A sensor clipped to your earlobe can now give you a reading within 60 seconds without drawing blood...........

Here is how you can banish that post-lunch drowsiness at work.

The hardest task at the office is not working but keeping the drowsiness away once you’ve had your lunch. Most of us find ourselves yawning, craving for a cozy quick afternoon nap after...............

Short, fair men more likely to bald prematurely. Here’s why.

Men with short height and light skin colour are at an increased risk of getting bald prematurely, claims a new study...........

Being overweight or obese during pregnancy raises cerebral palsy risk in kids.

Being overweight or obese early in pregnancy can increase the risk of cerebral palsy in children.......

Caffeine isn’t all that bad. It can save you from dementia.

Drinking that mandatory cup of coffee everyday may be doing you good. According to a recent study, caffeine is among the 24 compounds that boost an enzyme in the brain known to prevent dementia...........

Vaginal progesterone treatment may help pregnant women cut preterm birth risk.

Treatment with vaginal progesterone in women with a short cervix and a twin pregnancy may reduce the risk of preterm birth, claims a new study..........

More children are dying of cancer than previously thought: Study.

Childhood cancer often strikes its youngest victims the hardest, and the death rate for infants may be up to four times higher than previously thought, American researchers said on Monday....

This Women’s Day, fight against the cosmetics that are killing you. Go au naturel.

Your quest for beauty could be killing you ….. slowly. Did you know your lipstick contains heavy metals and chemicals that are also used to manufacture rubber.....

Meet Class 10 student who developed a device to predict ‘silent’ heart attacks.

Akash Manoj has been reading medical literature for fun since he was in the 8th standard. It comes as a little surprise then that this Class 10 student has developed a device to.................

Islamic prayer practice can cut lower back pain, boost elasticity in joints.

The complex physical movements of the Muslim prayer ritual can reduce lower back pain if performed regularly and properly, claims a recent research.....

Should students use trollies instead of schoolbags? This is what researchers think.

The discussion on how much burden schoolchildren should carry on their shoulders has been.................

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