August 3, 2015 6:36 pm

It may be difficult for you, but your mind, body and spirit will be in better shape if you can get rest, get a gentle post-partum massage, and de-stress.

August 1, 2015 12:00 am

There has been a rise in the number of young men with hair loss. They are mainly from the IT sector.

Patients with arthritis often have reduced endurance and are at an increased risk of cardiovascular disease. (Source: Thinkstock Images)
July 31, 2015 3:21 pm

High-intensity exercise may help ease symptoms of arthritis, a chronic disease that causes inflammation in the joints, says a new study.

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July 31, 2015 3:21 pm

Researchers have developed a new class of compounds that could prevent fat particles from getting absorbed in the body and thus potentially reduce weight gain.

An extra two hours per day spent walking rather than sitting is associated with approximately 2 percent lower average fasting blood sugar levels and 11 percent lower average triglycerides. (Source: Thinkstock Images)
July 31, 2015 3:21 pm

Regular walking and running not only improve your heart but also enable you shed extra kilos around your waistline resulting in a healthy body mass index (BMI), researchers say.

Bacteria has a crucial role in resulting anxiety and depression including abnormal behavior. (Source: Thinkstock Images)
July 29, 2015 5:37 pm

Intestinal bacteria plays a key role in inducing anxiety and depression that can lead to early life stress, scientists from McMaster University in Canada have discovered.

Promising to eliminate blood cancer in its first human tria by a drug is now in phase II clinical trials, a new study says. (Source: Thinkstock Images)
July 29, 2015 5:36 pm

A new drug found promising for treating blood cancer in its first human trial is now in phase II clinical trials, a new study says.

July 29, 2015 5:27 pm

Children with cancer may benefit from a different kind of treatment - a healthy dose of adventure such as dog sledding, suggests new research

Diabetes patients who miss their morning meal have higher-than-usual surges in blood sugar after lunch and dinner, the study found. (Source: Thinkstock Images)
July 29, 2015 3:52 pm

People with type 2 diabetes who skip breakfast and fast until noon may have blood sugar spikes throughout the day, a study suggests.

In the new study, researchers at the NIAID used a virus-like particle vaccine cocktail that expressed a handful of different subtypes of a key surface protein of the influenza virus: hemagglutinin H1, H3, H5 and H7.
July 28, 2015 2:03 pm

More harmful viruses can evolve from the use of so-called "leaky" vaccines, researchers, including one of Indian-origin, have confirmed for the first time.

Previous studies have found that slow eaters have lower Body Mass Index than those who gobble down their morsels. (Source: Thinkstock Images)
July 27, 2015 1:44 pm

Go slow while eating your food as people who eat slowly feel fuller and think they have eaten more than those who eat quickly, shows research.

bananas contain more chemicals than some sweets and is the dosage of chemical, rather than the chemical itself, which often causes problems, Daily Mail reported. (Source: Thinkstock Images)
July 27, 2015 1:29 pm

Are you obsessed with detox food products that are supposedly free from chemicals? Well, there is no such thing as a "chemical free" food, shows a research.

Recommended amount of dietary fiber per day is 38 grams for men and 25 grams for women. (Source: Thinkstock Images)
July 27, 2015 1:01 pm

A new study has revealed that the people, who get fiber from natural sources and manufactured sources, may benefit more than those who limit their intake to a single type.

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July 25, 2015 3:10 am

Another useful component of kokum is Garcinol, which has been found to be neuro-protective, contributing to brain health and preventing Alzheimer’s.

The kind of medicines (cheaper or costly) a doctor prescribes is influenced by the prescriptions made by senior physicians who supervised them during the training, says a study. (Source: Thinkstock Images)
July 24, 2015 4:47 pm

Does your doctor often prescribe costly, big brand medicines? The decision may have to do with his training.

Malaria killed an estimated 584,000 people in 2013, the vast majority of them in sub-Saharan Africa. More than 80 percent of malaria deaths are in children under the age of five. (Source: Thinkstock Images)
July 24, 2015 3:55 pm

The world's first malaria vaccine got a green light on Friday from European drugs regulators who recommended it should be licensed for use in babies in Africa at risk of the mosquito-borne disease.

"The studies provide really good evidence that the inexpensive, generic drugs can help to reduce breast cancer mortality in postmenopausal women". (Source: Thinkstock Images)
July 24, 2015 3:50 pm

Two different classes of inexpensive generic drugs can each improve survival prospects for post-menopausal women with early breast cancer, researchers have reported in two studies.

"Butter may have both good and bad saturated fats but it is always best to check with your physician before making changes to your diet," the authors concluded. (Source: Thinkstock Images)
July 24, 2015 3:35 pm

A unique saturated fat found in fish and whole fat daily products can reverse diabetes, researchers have reported after discovering that dolphins suffering from prediabetes were cured when fed with a modified diet rich in the saturated fat.

Combining an anti-dandruff shampoo containing active ingredients with a mild conditioner formulated for greasy hair. (Source: Thinkstock Images)
July 24, 2015 3:11 pm

From using a diet low in sugar and high in antioxidants to opting for light conditioner can help in getting rid of dandruff, says an expert.

Harmful drinking is a "middle-class phenomenon" that may be a hidden health and social problem in otherwise successful older people, said researchers. (Source: Thinkstock Images)
July 24, 2015 1:56 pm

People who are in their 50s and are "successful agers" - healthy, active, sociable and well off - are more at the risk of harmful drinking than their less successful peers, researchers have warned.

Sleep for at least eight hours. Lack of sleep makes a person cranky and irritable. Nothing can beat a good night’s sleep in releasing stress. (Source: Thinkstock Images)
July 24, 2015 1:50 pm

Leading a stressful life? Unfortunately, it shows on your skin and hair, says an expert.

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July 24, 2015 6:16 am

Expert panel to meet tomorrow to decide on gelatin versus cellulose

"We have been trying to make drugs that target mutations in cancer cells," said study senior author James DeGregori, associate director for basic science at University of Colorado Cancer Center in the US.
July 23, 2015 12:54 pm

Offering a new explanation for what drives cancer, recent research has shown that cells with cancerous mutations can suddenly find themselves most fit, allowing their population to expand when the tissue ecosystem changes due to ageing, smoking, or other stressors.

In the new study, researchers at the NIAID used a virus-like particle vaccine cocktail that expressed a handful of different subtypes of a key surface protein of the influenza virus: hemagglutinin H1, H3, H5 and H7.
July 23, 2015 12:53 pm

Scientists are working on a "universal" vaccine that could provide broad protection against numerous influenza strains, including those that could cause future pandemics.

July 22, 2015 6:45 pm

Banning Indian doctors and medical students from wearing long-sleeved white coats could reduce the spread of infections in hospitals, says a new study.

The new drug acts as a roadblock for malaria, curing mice of established infection, according to a study.
July 22, 2015 5:59 pm

Scientists have developed a new drug that shows hope for stopping deadly malaria in its track.

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July 22, 2015 5:55 pm

Adding to the concerns about the damaging impact of shift work on health, a new study has found that irregular sleeping patterns maybe linked to cancer.

July 22, 2015 2:27 pm

Genes that control the biological clocks in cells throughout the body are altered after losing just a single night of sleep, scientists have found.

"If children are pushed to eat everything on their plates, they may stop relying on their own body's signals, and eat until the parents are happy," the study said.
July 21, 2015 12:45 pm

Parents who force their kids to finish everything served on their plates may be doing more harm than good.

July 20, 2015 4:59 pm

Prolonged standing is associated with short-term adverse health issues, including reports of fatigue, leg cramps, and backaches, which can affect job performance and cause significant discomfort.

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July 18, 2015 12:04 am

Olive oil is increasingly being used in urban Indian kitchens but myths about its types and usage still persist.

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July 18, 2015 12:01 am

A biopsy from skin nodules revealed metastatic carcinoma, which was again found to be triple negative and androgen receptor positive.

University of Missouri researchers have found that certain types of weight-lifting and jumping exercises, when completed for at least six months, improve bone density in active, healthy, middle-aged men with low bone mass.
July 17, 2015 3:39 pm

Middle aged men should exercise to reverse age related bone loss, cut risk of decrease osteoporosis, finds a new study.

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July 17, 2015 3:34 pm

Sudden death caused by an irregular heartbeat (cardiac arrhythmia) can be triggered by changes in body temperature, scientists have warned.

July 17, 2015 3:29 pm

A healthy nutritious diet including tomatoes, sweet potatoes and fish can boost sperm production and support healthy sperm count in men

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July 16, 2015 5:14 pm

Your smartphone may tell if you are depressed by tracking the number of minutes you spend using the device and your daily geographical locations.