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Explained: The secret behind chocolate cravings

Certain constituents of food alter the neuro-chemical messengers called the neurotransmitters, which help in brain functioning and carrying signals between nerve cells.

Modelled on the lines of the Pradhan Mantri Jan-Dhan Yojana and the Pradhan Mantri Jeevan Bima Yojana, the new scheme is likely to be launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on August 15.

People in cities fall sick more often, reveals NSSO survey

Worryingly, about 86 per cent of rural population and 82 per cent of urban population are still not covered under any health expenditure support scheme.

By understanding why we eat the way we do, we can eat a little less, eat healthier and enjoy it a lot more.

Diet Diary: Why you are doing yourself a disservice by trying ‘not to waste’

By understanding why we eat the way we do, we can eat a little less, eat healthier and enjoy it a lot more.


Why sweat is healthy and life saving

Without sweat to cool us, our core temperature will shoot up, and our vital organs will start getting cooked.


Red wine can protect human cells against damage

A substance found in red wine may protect the body against age-related diseases.


20 minutes of weight training reduces belly fat

Just 20 minutes of weight training daily can reduce abdominal fat that a lot of men tend to gain as they age, research has suggested.


Physical violence disturbs stress hormones in women: Study

The findings show a correlation between violence and cortisol levels in women.


Mother’s depression when kids are young linked to risky teen behaviors

Researchers found that kids with depressed mothers in “middle childhood” were likely to start risky health behaviors.


Drugs for bone loss may help prevent uterine cancer

Women who consume medicines commonly used to treat osteoporosis and other bone conditions halve the risk of developing uterine cancer.


Deer vaccine may prevent brain disorder in humans

A vaccine that researchers developed to fight a fatal brain disorder in animals also holds promise for similar brain infections among humans.


Diabetic kids have slower brain growth

Young children with type 1 diabetes have slower brain growth compared to their non-diabetic peers, a new study has found.


Lost memories can be restored: Research

Researchers may be able to restore lost memories in early-stage Alzheimer’s patients, suggests a new study.


Ebola death toll in three African countries hits 7,373: WHO

Sierra Leone’s government this week launched a major operation to contain the epidemic in West Africa’s worst-hit country.


Two pieces of fruit a day help fight depression: Study

Eating at least two pieces of fruit like apples daily helps in preventing depression.

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First menstrual cycle age linked to heart disease risk: Study

First menstrual cycle age linked to heart disease, stroke, and complications of high blood pressure.