gum, gum disease, health
May 1, 2016 1:24 pm

Bleeding, sensitive teeth, bad breath are some of the signs that you should pay particular attention to your gums.

baby, premature babies, breast milk, baby breast milk, health
May 1, 2016 12:48 pm

It doesn't matter whether the breast milk comes from the babies' own mother or donated by other women, the study found positive impact of feeding premature babies breast milk during the first month of life.

diabetes, type 2 diabetes, diabetes india, health
April 30, 2016 8:23 pm

People from Karnataka, New Delhi and West Bengal follow.

Smiling man watching interesting movie
April 30, 2016 1:27 pm

Reducing daily sitting time by one to two hours could have a significant and positive impact on future cardiovascular health.

exercise, depression, exercise depression, lifestyle
April 30, 2016 1:16 pm

Exercise can help people with certain genetic traits lower depressive symptoms more, says a new study.

red meat 480
April 30, 2016 12:54 pm

A diet containing too much red meat and not enough fruits and vegetables could increase your body's 'biological age'.

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April 30, 2016 12:02 am

A fortnightly column where doctors share their patient notes.

Red blood cells
May 1, 2016 1:47 pm

One may have normal haemoglobin levels and still have non-anaemic deficiency.

friends, pain, pain tolerance, stress, endorphins, health
April 29, 2016 1:40 pm

People with more friends have increased pain tolerance, according to a new Oxford study.

Blackboard with word HIV and stethoscope
April 29, 2016 1:31 pm

A single antibody infusion can protect monkeys against infection with an HIV-like virus.

breast cancer, cancer, breast cancer cells, cancer cells, how cancer cells spread, how do breast cancer cells spread, tumour, cancer tumour, breast cancer tumour, proteing fibres, metastasis,
April 28, 2016 11:41 am

Cancer cells spread by migrating along protein fibers that serve as a path out of the original tumour.

heart disease, liver, fatty liver, fats, cholesterol, fatty liver disease, health
April 28, 2016 8:35 am

The findings showed that NAFLD is an independent risk factor for atherosclerosis — the build-up of fats, cholesterol and other substances in and on the artery walls — which may lead to the advent of heart diseases-related deaths.

Slim girl with centimeter on bright background
April 28, 2016 8:17 am

Experts have said that silicon balloon implants in the stomach are becoming popular among young women.

DNA, thermometer, nanothermometer, tiniest thermometer, smallest thermometer, DNA thermometer, programmable DNA thermometer, biomolecules, molecular biology
April 27, 2016 6:42 pm

The programmable DNA thermometer is 20,000 times smaller than a strand of human hair.

cholestrol testing, fasting, non-fasting cholesterol testing, heart health, fasting before cholesterol test, no fasting, no fasting necessary before cholesterol testing, no fasting before cholesterol test,
April 27, 2016 6:48 pm

Latest research shows that cholesterol and triglyceride levels are similar whether you fast or not.

yoga, asthma, benefits of yoga, effect of yoga on asthma, asthma symptoms, yoga and asthma, asthma treatment, asthma management, asthma cure, breathing exercises, asthma medication,
April 27, 2016 5:52 pm

Yoga exercise may lead to small improvements in asthma, quality of life and symptoms.

ageing, adapting, adaptive behaviour, goal-directed learning, new environments, change, dealing with change, adapting to change, navigation, spatial memory,
April 27, 2016 11:33 am

Maladaptive responses in older adults are linked to the deterioration of a brain circuit that plays a key role in goal-directed learning.

rice, urine, arsenic exposure, foetal growth, child immune and neurodevelopment outcomes, rice cereal, infant rice cereal, WHO, white rice, brown rice, adverse effects of eating rice,
April 26, 2016 6:16 pm

Arsenic exposure from rice in early life is associated with adverse effects on foetal growth and child immune and neurodevelopment outcomes.

Depression, ADHD, OCD, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, video game addiction, addiction, mental health, coping mechanism, psychiatric disorders, mental health, mental disorder
April 26, 2016 6:05 pm

Video game addiction may be a coping mechanism among younger men — especially those who are single — showing signs of depression, restlessness and anxiety.

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April 26, 2016 6:03 pm

Immune response of the body is stronger in the mornings, making it the most conducive time to receive a vaccination.

smoking, cigarettes, effects of smoking, e-cigarettes, tobacco, nicotine, health
April 26, 2016 12:28 pm

A team of experts has found that use of e-cigarettes can reduce overall smoking and mortality rates.

April 26, 2016 12:10 pm

Clinicians should include the testing of hearing in managing Type-2 diabetes.

At the Optician
April 26, 2016 12:30 pm

Children with vision problems should be monitored for signs and symptoms of ADHD so that this dual impairment of vision and attention can best be addressed.

House cleaning product on wood table
April 25, 2016 5:03 pm

Incidents related to laundry detergent packets saw the biggest rise over the two-year study period.

Road pathway in between lined trees
April 24, 2016 2:31 pm

The findings revealed that higher levels of greenness around homes is associated with a significantly lower risk of chronic diseases.

Bananas in a wooden rustic bowl
April 24, 2016 2:19 pm

Researchers have found that bananas have carotenoid, a compound that are converted into Vitamin A, important precursors for eye health, in the liver.

grandpa 480
April 23, 2016 5:10 pm

For older adults who share a special bond with pets like a dog, walking can benefit in lowering body mass index (BMI), finds a study.

sleep, cholesterol, cholesterol metabolism, good cholesterol, cardiovascular disease, lack of sleep, sleep cholesterol, University of Helsinki, Lifestyle
April 23, 2016 3:54 pm

Lack of sleep will alter your mood and cholesterol metabolism, affecting blood vessels in your body.

honey, manuka honey, natural sweetner, honey medical properties, honey benefits, honey food, nutritious honey, health news
April 23, 2016 12:16 am

It has been used successfully in treatment of infections caused by antibiotic-resistant micro-organisms.

happiness, depression, neuroticism, genetic research, genes, health, Nature Genetics, Lifestyle
April 22, 2016 4:49 pm

A team of researchers have found genetic variants associated with our feelings of well-being, depression and neuroticism.

sleepiness, fatty diet, diet, health, food, University of Adelaide, Lifestyle
April 22, 2016 4:07 pm

Daytime sleepiness may have significant implications for alertness and concentration.

obesity, health, everyday products, body fat, research, University of Georgia, Lifestyle
April 22, 2016 2:50 pm

Exposure to chemicals found in everyday products may pose various health hazards, reveals new research.

Businesswoman with sticky note on forehead
April 22, 2016 2:42 pm

Drawing pictures of information that needs to be remembered is a strong and reliable strategy to enhance memory.

Breastfeeding helps a baby develop the required immunity to fight diseases and also develop a higher IQ. (Photo: Thinkstock)
April 22, 2016 6:05 pm

There are a lot of myths surrounding breastfeeding that have led to a decline in the practice. But doctors and experts have repeatedly stressed on its importance, not only for the newborn, but for the mother as well.

Portrait of beautiful 35 year old woman
April 21, 2016 11:57 am

Using positive memories can prove to be an effective method for boosting mood amongst individuals with specific mental health problems such as anxiety or depression.

Girl shocked by extent of sun burn.Very Tanned Blond Woman.
April 20, 2016 3:01 pm

If you can't avoid being in the sun, you can at least be prepared for it.