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Poverty damages growth of child’s brain: Study

Washington, July 21 (IANS) Children living in poverty may face long-lasting negative consequences on brain development as also on emotional health and academic achievement,...

Cardiologist suggests fat tax to combat obesity

Cardiologist suggests fat tax to combat obesity New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) A fat tax on high-calorie foods to encourage healthier lifestyle choices needs to...

Genes linked to happiness, depression discovered

New York, April 21 (IANS) In one of the largest studies on the genes involved in human behaviour, a team of over 190 researchers...

How mindfulness meditation improves health

New York, Feb 5 (IANS) Much of the health benefits associated with mindfulnes meditation training is due to the changes that this form of...

Depression may affect stomach, and anxiety the skin

Depression may affect stomach, and anxiety the skin London, Nov 25 (IANS) Researchers have found that depression in young people is often followed by arthritis...

Breastfeeding has lifesaving benefits: Unicef

United Nations, Jan 29 (IANS) Breastfeeding has lifesaving benefits, the United Nations Children's Fund (Unicef) said in a statement here late on Thursday. "Investing in...

Eat walnuts to shed pounds, cut cholesterol

New York, Feb 10 (IANS) Eating a walnut-rich diet can be effective in losing weight and improving cholesterol level, finds a new study. The research...

Sleeping pill use linked to more hospital visits

Sleeping pill use linked to more hospital visits New York, Dec 21 (IANS) A class of drugs frequently prescribed or purchased over the counter for...

London: Powerful anti-ageing treatments closer to reality

London (PTI): For the first time, scientists have identified that the activity of a key metabolic enzyme found in the batteries of human skin...

High blood sugar can lower risk

High blood sugar can lower risk of one type of brain tumour New York, June 21 (IANS) High blood sugar for long periods can cause...

Simple blood test to diagnose people with active TB

New York, Feb 20 (IANS) A team of US researchers, including an Indian-origin scientist, has developed a simple blood test that can accurately diagnose...

Good sleep may improve survival of cancer patients

Washington, June 11 (IANS) Short sleep duration and frequent snoring during pre-diagnostic stage are associated with significantly poorer cancer-specific survival, particularly among women with...

Novel self-adaptive material that heals itself

New York, Jan 12 (IANS) Researchers at Rice University have invented an adaptive material that combines self-healing and reversible self-stiffening properties. The researchers believe that...

Blocking a hormone may help treat Type 1 diabetes

London, April 19 (IANS) Blocking a hormone that raises sugar levels in the blood may increase insulin levels while keeping blood sugar levels down,...

Daily-use chemicals put people at high diabetes, obesity risk

Washington, Sep 29 (IANS) Common chemicals found in food can linings, cash register receipts and plastics and cosmetics have put millions on high risk...

New breast cancer cases to rise to 3.2 mn a year by 2030

New breast cancer cases to rise to 3.2 mn a year by 2030 Toronto, Nov 2 (IANS) By 2030, the number of women diagnosed every...

Yoga helps make life a pleasant experience

Washington, May 12 (IANS) In another curtain-raiser event ahead to the first International Day of Yoga on June 21, Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev, an Indian...

Increased smartphone use may affect sleep, health of kids

Increased smartphone use may affect sleep, health of kids London, Nov 1 (IANS) Does your child indulge in playing games or watching videos on a...

New technique to prevent burn scars

New technique to prevent burn scars New York, Aug 9 (IANS) Researchers have developed a new non-invasive method to prevent scarring caused by burn injuries. "People...

Yoga can help to overcome health

Yoga can help to overcome health disorders: Minister New Delhi, June 8 (IANS) Yoga provides an effective way to overcome health disorders, a minister said...

Alcohol doesn’t hinder rape victims from recalling the crime: Study

London, Aug 19 (IANS) Victims of sexual assault who were intoxicated during the crime can still report accurate information when interviewed by the police,...

Know why some people are good at multitasking

New York, Sep 6 (IANS) The degree to which networks of activity in the brain reconfigure themselves while switching from one task to another...

Have curd daily to lower breast cancer risk

Have curd daily to lower breast cancer risk Toronto, June 25 (IANS) Intake of probiotics may help increase the proportion of beneficial bacteria in the...

One-hour extra sleep will ramp up your sex life!

New York, July 9 (IANS) Ladies, please take note! If you are experience a sudden dip in your sexual desire, try to sleep an...

New sensor detects low levels of female hormone

Wellington, Nov 30 (IANS) A team of researchers has developed a new sensor that can detect low levels of female hormone estrogen in liquids. The...

Why some smokers don’t get cancer

New York, Sep 10 (IANS) Researchers have identified a set of genetic markers that help even smokers live longer and protect them from deadly...

Bone drug could prevent breast cancer

Bone drug could prevent breast cancer in high-risk women Sydney, June 21 (IANS) A drug already used to tackle bone loss in old age could...

Asian women with pregnancy diabetes prone to sleep apnea

New York, March 9 (IANS) Obese pregnant women with gestational (pregnancy) diabetes are more likely to suffer from the sleep disorder obstructive sleep apnea...

Your DNA can predict when you’ll have first sex

New York, April 19 (IANS) What has DNA got to do with your first action between the sheets? A lot, say researchers, adding that...

High-fat diet not good in pregnancy

New York, Dec 25 (IANS) A study has found that high-fat diet and obesity during pregnancy compromise the blood-forming stem cell system in the...

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