November 28, 2015 5:07 am

The natural statins work as adjuncts to conventional therapy for those with heart disease and those with high cholesterol, even in individuals for whom high cholesterol is familial.

November 28, 2015 2:27 am

An estimated 1,69,760 pneumonia deaths in children under the age of five in India could potentially be prevented through prompt access to effective antibiotics, a new Lancet study published on November 18 has said.

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November 26, 2015 6:39 pm

Belly fat can cause conditions such as diabetes mellitus and heart disease and is associated with abnormal lipid profiles and insulin resistance.

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November 25, 2015 5:50 pm

Here's a reason to make sure you sleep well before exams or a presentation.

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November 25, 2015 12:43 pm

Psychological stress is associated with skin complaints such as itchy skin and flaky patches on the scalp among college students.

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November 22, 2015 7:45 pm

HCAH claims to provide all the necessary treatment, equipment and infrastructure required for a patient's well-being — including an ICU set-up — in comfort of your home, at an affordable price.

November 21, 2015 5:16 am

Each approach has its strengths and limitations. The most important criteria, however, goes beyond weight loss. It is what follows weight loss, that is sustainability.

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November 19, 2015 6:59 pm

While further studies are needed to determine whether long-term treatment can prevent the onset of diabetes in high-risk patients, Viagra and related drugs could offer a potential avenue for addressing the rising number of diabetes diagnoses.

November 20, 2015 10:58 am

HIV positive status means a person has the Human Immunodeficiency Virus in his/her bloodstream but the person’s immunity has not been compromised enough to make him/her a full blown case.

November 18, 2015 8:56 pm

The study raises doubts about the effectiveness of self-help books.

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November 18, 2015 4:19 pm

Children who are both bullies and victims have the highest prevalence of anorexia symptoms and also the highest prevalence of binge eating and vomiting as a way to maintain their weight.

November 18, 2015 2:32 pm

Eating inappropriate snacks in the evening and pushing dinner late into the night compounds the dietary mess.

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November 17, 2015 8:22 pm

The researchers fed high-fat diet to a group of animals for 12 weeks and saw an increased amount of key proteins that stimulate white blood cells bound to red blood cells, which can lead to clogged arteries.

November 17, 2015 8:06 pm

The research marks the connection between fat distribution, body image disturbance and the development of disordered eating, especially among women.

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November 17, 2015 12:48 pm

According to a researcher, more people are afraid of dying from unprotected sex than a 480km road trip via car.

November 16, 2015 3:22 pm

Treatments with light provide additional benefits — less medication is needed than other drug treatments, and there are fewer side effects.

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November 15, 2015 12:24 pm

According to the study, eating sweet foods causes the brain to form a memory of a meal and this memory can help you better control eating habits.

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November 14, 2015 12:35 pm

People who eat two homemade meals each day, or about 11-14 meals a week, have 13% lower risk of developing type-2 diabetes compared to people who eat less than six homemade meals a week.

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November 12, 2015 6:54 pm

According to a new study, people on Facebook were 39 per cent more likely to feel less happy than their friends.

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November 12, 2015 9:18 am

In the absence of a national pneumococcal surveillance study, the statistical burden of severe pneumonia in terms of morbidity and mortality is unknown especially at the state level.

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November 13, 2015 6:22 pm

The risk is high in individuals with certain genetic variants who are more susceptible to the harmful effects of cancer-causing chemicals that are produced when meat is cooked at high temperatures or over an open flame.

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November 8, 2015 7:19 pm

The study found that more than a third ate salad for lunch every day.

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November 7, 2015 4:51 am

Increasing number of studies now report that exposure to chemicals during critical periods of development at low doses alters developmental programming resulting in obesity.

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November 6, 2015 12:27 pm

Through in-depth interviews, respondents shared details of their diet, monitoring and exercise.

November 5, 2015 7:15 pm

The cosmetics and skin products that promise to treat our wrinkles, meddle with our skin and accelerate ageing. Here's what you can do to fight ageing.

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November 4, 2015 2:25 pm

Depressive thoughts can linger for long in affected people, and this extended duration may reduce the amount of information that these individuals can remember.

November 4, 2015 12:55 pm

If you stand for at least one quarter of the day, you are 32 per cent less likely to get obese, says a study.

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November 3, 2015 4:20 pm

The findings highlight the potential for negative stereotypes to backfire, especially when it comes to public health campaigns.

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November 2, 2015 1:59 pm

The advancement is based upon a system that converts vibrational energy — created inside the chest by each heartbeat — into electricity to power the pacemaker.

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November 1, 2015 12:23 pm

The initiative to administer this treatment should be taken by the relatives of the victim and also the law enforcement agencies which usually focus mainly on the crime angle, he suggested.

October 31, 2015 3:30 pm

Contrary to popular perception, eating 'everything in moderation' may actually lead to worse metabolic health as compared to eating a smaller number of healthy foods, says a new study.

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October 31, 2015 12:25 am

A new report from Foundation for Innovative New Diagnostics (FIND), McGill International TB Centre and UNITAID has presented a snapshot of the TB diagnostics landscape.

October 30, 2015 3:44 pm

Expecting mothers may be in a fix when it comes to observing a Karva Chauth fast -- choosing to be without water or food for hours altogether. But for those who are resolute about it, it's important to do it with some care.

October 29, 2015 7:17 pm

A stroke can last for 30 to 90 minutes and many do not even notice the signs such as sudden numbness in arms or slurred speech etc.

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October 29, 2015 6:23 pm

WHO said in a report that the fight against TB is paying off, however, with this year's death rate nearly half of what it was in 1990.

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October 28, 2015 4:03 pm

Consumer products like shampoos, cosmetics, body lotions, and sunscreens can contribute to development of breast cancer, suggests new research.