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Sleep myths may hinder good sleep and health, say researchers

Regarding sleep timing, the highest-rated myth was that 'it doesn't matter what time of day you sleep'

20 Apr 2019 9:10 pm
Older people feel more youthful when they also feel in control: Study

Among younger adults, feeling in more control on any given day didn't appear to make them feel more youthful

20 Apr 2019 9:05 pm
India's widespread food insecurity damaging children's ability to learn

Food insecurity can also cause children to experience hunger, undernutrition, and micronutrient deficiencies. This can lead children to have problems with concentration and memory

18 Apr 2019 12:34 pm
A meat-rich diet could increase the risk for early death, says study

Higher intakes of protein were not significantly associated with an increased risk for premature death

13 Apr 2019 10:32 pm
Dramatic rise in number of children ingesting foreign objects, says study

When a battery is swallowed, it can trigger a series of chemical reactions

13 Apr 2019 10:29 pm
How consumption of coconut oil can help prevent Alzheimer's disease

Virgin Coconut Oil (VCNO) is obtained from fresh, matured kernel of the coconut

13 Apr 2019 10:20 pm
Sleep disorders linked to worse outcomes for cancer patients: Study

For the current study, researchers examined data on 405 cancer patients in Germany

13 Apr 2019 10:15 pm
Working in night shifts may increase risk of miscarriage, says report

The study adjusted for maternal age, previous miscarriages, smoking, socioeconomic status, body mass index and other factors

7 Apr 2019 12:11 am
Expert suggests key points on how to tackle perennial back pain

With a correct diagnosis, you can start an appropriate exercise regimen that will minimise future pain

7 Apr 2019 12:02 am
Starting workout even in middle age could give you a longer life: study

The study, however, didn't examine what types of workout, or what intensity or frequency, might be ideal

7 Apr 2019 12:02 am
Workplace yoga can indeed lower employee stress, research review suggests

Yoga didn't appear to influence heart health, but workplace yoga did have a positive effect on mental health and in stress reduction in particular

6 Apr 2019 11:59 pm
No food is off limits! Intuitive eating is simple with no complicated rules

Mindful eating involves developing an awareness of internal hunger and satiety cues and making conscious food choices

5 Apr 2019 10:43 am
Can what we eat affect how we feel?

Most Americans are overfed in calories yet starved of the vital array of micronutrients that our brains need

30 Mar 2019 11:00 pm
Regain lost movements, correct postural defects through Neurophysiotherapy

Neurophysiotherapy, a combination of neuroscience, exercise and movement science, helps people with nerve-related disorders lead a normal healthy life

30 Mar 2019 10:55 pm
Contact lenses that not only improve vision but reduce itch soon a reality

The antihistamine-containing lenses, developed and tested by Johnson & Johnson, significantly quieted eye allergy symptoms, researchers reported in Cornea

30 Mar 2019 10:28 pm
Alcohol, caffeine are common triggers of irregular heart rhythm

People don't always realise when the heartbeat is irregular

30 Mar 2019 10:25 pm
Your health app could be sharing your medical data with a host of companies

A big concern for app users is how their data will be used and by whom

24 Mar 2019 12:10 am
Drinking sugary beverages linked to increased risk for early death: Study

The more sugar-sweetened drinks people consume, the higher their risk for death

23 Mar 2019 11:55 pm
Here's a user manual to keep your knees working for years to come

The knee is a hinge joint, meaning it works like a door hinge to straighten and bend in roughly 130 degrees of motion

23 Mar 2019 11:47 pm
Fit & Proper: Let's look at the five crucial facts about tuberculosis

TB is caused by a type of air-borne bacteria that mainly attacks and infects the lungs

23 Mar 2019 11:43 pm
Environment is cleaner. Your immune system has never been so unprepared

The immune system's enemies list was attenuated, largely for the good

17 Mar 2019 12:30 am
Air toxicity can lead to anxiety, cognition problems and mental disorders

People with sleep apnea tend to stop breathing briefly during their sleep

17 Mar 2019 12:22 am
Eggs increase the risk of cardiovascular disease, premature death: Study

Healthier people tend to eat more eggs because they feel there's a lot of protein in them

17 Mar 2019 12:18 am
Indians in white-collar jobs more prone to obesity, chronic health risks

The average BMI of men in white-collar jobs was 1.17 kg/m2 higher than those in blue-collar occupations

14 Mar 2019 10:21 am
From kick-set to freestyle, here are few water workouts one can try

Swimming is more demanding and burns more calories than a 30-minute land workout

10 Mar 2019 12:10 am
We broke the same bone. My recovery was a breeze, hers an ordeal. Why?

It's not often you come across a reflection on metatarsal fractures, despite the fact that they are common

10 Mar 2019 12:00 am
Mediterranean diet may boost endurance exercise within days: Study

The Mediterranean diet is well-established as having numerous health benefits

9 Mar 2019 2:35 pm
A cure for HIV? Case studies show feasible treatments not yet realised

The treatment involves destroying a person's own immune system with high doses of chemotherapy or radiation. Then the patient receives a transplant of new stem cells from either themselves or a donor

8 Mar 2019 8:55 am
Major breakthrough in treatment of AIDS: Second patient cured of HIV

London HIV patient's doctors found a donor with a gene mutation that confers natural resistance to HIV

5 Mar 2019 9:30 am
COPD: What we know about the disease that killed a million Indians in 2017

Levels of air pollution have risen dramatically over the last two to three decades. That has had a major impact on COPD

4 Mar 2019 9:15 am
Smaller nations are the world's healthiest, Canada tops list

The top 10 in Global Wellness Index includes large nations such as the Philippines and South Korea, but also finds room for Oman, Iceland, Maldives, Netherlands and Singapore

4 Mar 2019 8:32 am
Cycling integral to recovery from injuries, but selection of bike crucial

Cycling deals with impairments such as decreased muscle strength, range of motion, and reduced fitness

2 Mar 2019 11:01 pm
Few minutes of intense exercise may be as effective as much lengthier walks

Studies show that interval workouts can improve aerobic fitness, blood sugar control, blood pressure

2 Mar 2019 10:24 pm
Relying on dietary supplements will not prevent or treat dementia

FDA estimates that 80 per cent of older adults rely on dietary supplements, to prevent or treat Alzheimer's

2 Mar 2019 9:55 pm
US FDA finds cancer-causing toxin in Hetero's blood pressure drugs

In January, the FDA warned of the possibility of additional shortages of hypertension drugs in the United States due to the recalls

2 Mar 2019 8:42 am
A new influenza pandemic? Here are top 10 threats to global health in 2019

Are we ready to face the outbreak of a new disease? WHO ascertains that the world would face another influenza pandemic, but it does not know the when and where of it

1 Mar 2019 1:58 pm
Treatment that 'comes close' to immortality still a dream, at least for now

'We're concerned that some patients are being preyed upon by unscrupulous actors touting treatments of plasma from young donors as cures and remedies,' the FDA said

25 Feb 2019 3:31 pm
DNA gets a new - and bigger - genetic alphabet

Hachimoji DNA could be a far more durable way to store digital data that could last for centuries

23 Feb 2019 10:23 pm
Liquid biopsy to gene therapy, here're some cancer treatment breakthroughs

Early diagnosis and management are the best bets against cance

23 Feb 2019 10:13 pm
Risks of cardiovascular disease can be cut by adequate sleep: Study

We have discovered that sleep helps to regulate the production in the bone marrow of inflammatory cells and the health of blood vessels

23 Feb 2019 12:35 pm
MIT scientists devised new MRI sensor to peer much deeper into brain

Using this technique, they can track signalling processes inside the neurons of living animals, enabling them to link neural activity with specific behaviours

23 Feb 2019 12:20 pm
How unmonitored pill abortions are a big threat to women's health in India

Of the 7.6 million abortions that took place in 2015 in the six study states, 77% or 5.8 million were carried out through non-facility MMA

22 Feb 2019 10:41 am
India's drug-resistant TB patients face late diagnoses, confusing treatment

India also has the highest share (24%) of drug-resistant TB cases, i.e. patients resistant to one or more first line drugs used to treat the more common, drug-sensitive TB

21 Feb 2019 8:19 am
Scientists discover minuscule silver particles to kill brain-eating amoeba

Since 1962, only four of 143 known victims in the United States have survived

16 Feb 2019 11:27 pm
Improving women's education, health key to solving India's Anaemia problem

Anaemia is widespread in India--58.6% of children, 53.2% of non-pregnant women and 50.4% of pregnant women were found to be anaemic in 2016, as per the NFHS

16 Feb 2019 9:58 am
Pocket colposcope: New hope for India's teeming cervical cancer population

It's a cheap screening device that's gaining acceptance over the more intrusive speculum for its ability to capture cancerous and pre-cancerous conditions using high-quality pictures of the cervix

13 Feb 2019 1:26 pm
Scientists may have found a solution that can put an end to drug injections

The test device, called Soma, is shaped like the tortoise's shell

9 Feb 2019 11:17 pm
Being kind to yourself has mental and physical benefits, says study

Previous studies have shown that this threat response damages the immune system

9 Feb 2019 2:00 pm
Centre allocates Rs 61,398 crore for health sector in Interim Budget 2019

The Budgetsaw an allocation of Rs 6,400 crore for the Centre's Ayushman Bharat-Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (AB-PMJAY)

1 Feb 2019 4:25 pm
Have a lot of patience, spirit while opting for IVF treatment: Dr Rajalaxmi

Many procedures and modifications exist that are incorporated depending on the case, here is senior Gynaecologist and IVF specialist Dr Rajalaxmi answers few FAQs

24 Jan 2019 10:49 am