July 4, 2015 3:35 am

Prickly fruit contains actogenins that scientists say demonstrates selective toxicity to tumour cells.

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July 4, 2015 3:25 am

Early this year, a two-month-old boy was brought to the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit at the government-run Sassoon General Hospital with jaundice and abdominal bloating.

July 4, 2015 3:18 am

Developed by a gynaecologist, the new study tool, Nutech Functional Score, tracks over 32 parameters to provide accurate assessment of the progress of the disease as compared to the existing method of screening.

July 2, 2015 7:10 pm

Psychologist Nisha Khanna gives tips to keep our stress levels in check.

July 2, 2015 5:12 pm

Women face both physical and sexual abuse in health facilities during childbirth, a study by the World Health Organisation (WHO) shows.

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July 2, 2015 1:07 pm

The study concluded, "Habitual aerobic exercise ameliorates vascular health, an effect which may further translate into improved cognitive performance."

Scientists are still  uncertain whether giving children vitamin A pills will be an easy solution. (Reuters)
July 2, 2015 11:31 am

Too much Vitamin A shuts down the body's trained immunity, opening door to infections to which we would otherwise be immune.

July 1, 2015 5:57 pm

Humans may have developed over the years the ability to repair damage from low-dose radiation from X-rays, CT scans and other medical imaging procedures, says new research.

June 30, 2015 5:40 pm

It's better to shed tears than having a 'Dry Eye'. Literally, because, it's actually a medical condition that occurs when eyes do not produce tears properly.

June 30, 2015 5:03 pm

Sodas, fruit drinks and other sugary beverages may lead to an estimated 184,000 adult deaths each year worldwide from diabetes, heart disease and cancers.

June 30, 2015 12:10 pm

Scientists have documented for the first time the DNA damage which can occur to the skin from the full range of ultraviolet radiation from the sun, leading to skin cancer.

June 29, 2015 5:36 pm

If you are having sleepless nights, blame it on calcium deficiency as a key calcium channel has been identified as responsible for deep sleep, says new study.

June 29, 2015 5:18 pm

Scientists have found a link between heart disease and osteoporosis, suggesting both conditions could have similar causes in the elderly.

June 29, 2015 4:28 pm

If you love gorging on fast food, chances are that you might end up being depressed, claims a new study.

June 29, 2015 3:56 pm

For infants delivered by Caesarean section, cord milking appears to offer benefits over the standard practice of waiting 45 to 60 seconds before clamping and then cutting the umbilical cord.

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June 29, 2015 5:00 pm

Errors on memory and thinking tests may signal Alzheimer’s up to 18 years before the disease is diagnosed.

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June 28, 2015 12:12 am

Analysis of the impact of yoga exercises on particular body functions and its role in tackling specific medical conditions

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June 27, 2015 1:59 pm

The researchers found that pre-menopausal women who smoked for more than 21.5 years had a 3.1-times higher risk of dying from any cause and a 3.4-times higher risk of dying from breast cancer.

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June 27, 2015 12:00 am

Despite reservations, most dietary guidelines do recommend low-fat milk products for healthy meals.

June 25, 2015 2:28 pm

Sangeeta Velaskar, Vice President and Head, Medical Services and R&D, Kaya Skin Clinic, recommends a few tips to reverse the skin-damage during summers.

June 25, 2015 2:24 pm

Get healthy teeth and maintain oral hygiene in simple steps.

June 24, 2015 3:49 pm

Scientists have found a blood pressure medication that can help ward off relapses by erasing memories in the subconscious that trigger addiction.

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June 24, 2015 10:56 am

A study found that the new, painless patch could lower blood glucose in a mouse model of type 1 diabetes for up to nine hours.

June 24, 2015 12:25 pm

Danngerously high pressure builds up in a group of muscles or organs in the body, impeding the flow of blood to and from the ‘compartment’ of tissues.

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June 23, 2015 6:21 pm

While women are four times more likely than men to reach the age of 100 years, males tend to be healthier.

June 23, 2015 2:51 pm

Doctors in Australia report that a 35-year-old woman was hospitalized for four days after experiencing muscle damage, swelling, and nerve blockages in her legs after squatting for several hours while wearing tight-fitting denims.

June 21, 2015 1:01 pm

Before Baba Ramdev took to our screens to teach us yoga, guru Dhirendra Brahmachari in the 1970s had promoted Yoga on Doordarshan

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June 20, 2015 5:49 pm

Noting that while undergoing chemotherapy, patients suffer from weakness and mental trauma, he said that Yoga gives mental and physical balance to the patient's life.

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June 20, 2015 5:45 pm

"During film shooting there are a lot of devices like lighting, angles and shots through which six and eight-pack abs are enhanced," said Mogre.

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June 18, 2015 2:23 pm

Researchers found that waist circumference, percentage of body fat and hemoglobin A1c levels, a test of long-term blood sugar, all improved in diabetic participants who exercised compared to those who did not.

June 17, 2015 6:37 pm

Ricardo Costa said anything over four hours of exercise and repetitive days of endurance exercise is considered extreme.

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June 17, 2015 12:27 pm

This phenomenon, known to researchers as the 'obesity paradox', had been investigated by earlier studies, but none that were based on such comprehensive, long-term data.

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June 17, 2015 11:58 am

It is a proven fact that MSG and other flavour enhancers are highly addictive and once hooked to them, the taste buds crave for more.

June 16, 2015 6:09 pm

A study has found that orange sweet potato (OSP), rich in Vitamin A, reduces both the prevalence and duration of diarrhoea in young children.

June 16, 2015 6:04 pm

Researchers have found that eating up to 100 grams of chocolate every day is linked to lower heart disease and stroke risk.

June 16, 2015 5:55 pm

High-dose vitamin D supplementation can reverse the deficiency and also improve immune response, the results showed.