Health

More reasons to quit smoking. Cigarette smoke blocks self-healing processes in lungs.

Smoke from cigarettes blocks self-healing processes in the lungs and consequently can lead to chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD),.............

Virtual reality apps may help treat phobias, addictions, anxiety disorders.

Virtual reality headsets are often associated with video games and fun, but companies are also working to use them for mental health therapies, to treat.......

Stay active as you age. Physical activity lowers risk of heart disease even for the obese.

New European research has found that the health benefits of physical activity may be strong..........

Stress, low mood before pregnancy increases eczema risk in children: Study.

A first-of-its-kind study that links maternal stress before conception with the risk of atopic eczema in future children...........

Is snoring wrecking your sleep? Here are 7 easy ways to deal with it.

After a tiring day at work, the one thing we desire is a peaceful sleep. However, if you snore, or have.........

Probiotic combo may benefit those suffering from mild seasonal allergy symptoms.

Researchers have found that a probiotic combination might help reduce symptoms of seasonal allergies like hay fever,...........

Are you over 50? Eat dairy foods, Vitamin D supplements to prevent bone loss.

Older adults who take Vitamin D supplements along with specific dairy foods such as milk, yogurt and.........

Another reason to wake up early: Morning people make healthier food choices.

Early risers may have a healthier diet than those who are up till late, claims a new study.......

New research finds strong evidence for a link between obesity and major cancers.

A new study has found strong associations between excessive weight and major cancers..........

Diet low on veggies, high on soft drinks may put teens at breast cancer risk later.

Teenagers who consume a diet low in vegetables and high in sugar-sweetened and diet soft drinks...........

A weight-loss drug can help prevent risk of type 2 diabetes by 80%: Study.

Researchers in the UK have found that a weight-loss drug also reduces the risk of type 2 diabetes by 80% compared to a placebo.........

Food fads and nutrition myths related to the health of your heart debunked.

Though recent food trends encouraging us to breakfast on protein-rich eggs, sip on green juices, and........

Colorectal cancer rare but rising among millennials and Gen X, finds study.

Colorectal cancer mostly strikes middle-aged and older people, but new research shows a disturbing rise in cases among young adults........

You are more vulnerable to getting sunburnt than you think.

A new study has identified seven factors associated with increased risk of sunburn, with a combination......

The year of personal genomics

This may have been the year personal genomics came of age in India. While tests to check for mutations that make ...............

Just 15 minutes of TV may kill creativity in kids: study

London: Children who spend just 15 minutes or more a day watching television may become less creative as compared to...

Loneliness may be in your genes: study

Feeling lonely? Blame it on your genes, say scientists who have found that loneliness - a trait linked to poor health and early death - is partially heritable...

Children as young as five may be at suicide risk: study

Children as young as five may have the tendency to commit suicide, say researchers who found characteristics and...

Having a visible tattoo may land you a job!

London: Having a visible tattoo can be an advantage for job seekers in some kinds of employment such as bartending as...

Blind people use brain’s vision centre to solve math

People born without sight appear to solve math problems using visual areas of the brain, researchers including one of...


Superbugs hinder treatment of kidney infections

Scientists have found that superbugs - antibiotic-resistant bacteria - can make it more difficult to treat

New single-dose treatment shows promise in anti-malaria battle

Scientists have discovered a series of a novel compound (bicyclic azetidine series) that shows great promise in the battle against malaria....

Heart diseases catching up more with youngsters in Himachal

A well-known heart specialist Dr. T.S. Mahant has expressed concern and warned ..........

IIT Madras researchers develop instrumentation for cancer treatment

One of the treatment modalities for cancer is hyperthermia. This is a method by which ........

Antimicrobial resistance: clear and present danger

After years of doing little to tackle the silent but potentially deadly proliferation...........

The days with my guru

Violin exponent V.V. Subramaniam, whose association with Semmangudi Srinivasa Iyer spanned ...........

Genetic secrets of 88 bony fishes revealed

Now, more is known to science about the life of fishes that thrive in the ocean depths as a .....


Hot bath as good as a vigorous exercise: study

In some good news for people who do not exercise but still want to stay fit, researchers.........

‘A type of Culex mosquito can also transmit Zika’

Brazilian scientists have identified another type of Zika-transmitting mosquito..........

’War on Drugs’ pushing world towards HIV, TB, hepatitis epidemics 

The War on Drugs, mass incarceration of drug users and the failure to provide proven harm reduction and treatment strategies have driven .............

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