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A good night's sleep can improve your body's immune response: Study

The importance of sleep for one's mental and physical well-being has been highlighted by various studies time and again. However, a new study has established a link between sleep and the body's immune system.

A patch reads sweat to tell you if you're dehydrated, or have diabetes

The patch provides real-time information on the wearer’s pH, sweat rate, and levels of chloride, glucose and lactate.


‘Delhi’s kids not eating enough fruit, vegetables’

The report’s findings reflect that children from higher-income homes are not necessarily consuming more vegetables than those from lower-income homes, despite greater ease of access.

Infected polio vaccine not supplied in Maharashtra

Maharashtra state Health Minister Dr Deepak Sawant said, “The WHO is cooperating with India for polio survey as per international quality parameters. Sewage water samples from 45 places in different states including Maharashtra were collected.

A Cure Called Inclusion

Their marginalisation affects the health of tribal communities.

5 mantras by Milind Soman to stay fit during a holiday

From eating right to getting adequate rest and making fitness a priority, super-model Milind Soman gives a peek into the five mantras he follows to maintain his fitness regime during a holiday.


Maternal exposure to pollen ups risk of asthma in babies

Babies who were born to mothers who were exposed to pollen during the last trimester were found to be at increased risk of developing respiratory diseases says a study. However, the study did not suggest that all babies born during high pollen seasons would develop the disease.

Spiritual practices in childhood may boost health, cut depression later

Children and adolescents who attended religious services at least weekly were nearly 20 per cent more likely to report higher happiness as young adults (ages 23-30) than those who never attended services.

Sugar pills may effectively relieve chronic pain says study

A sugar pill becomes as good an option for treatment of chronic pain as any drug we have on the market says the study. Its prescription for chronic pain patients would result in vast cost savings both for the pateints as well as the health care system.

One in 8 children between 2-9 years suffers from hearing impairment, other disorders

The estimate, however, was a conservative one, said researchers involved in the study — ‘Neurodevelopmental disorders in children aged 2-9 years: Population-based burden estimates across five regions in India’ — published in PloS Medicine.

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From reducing asthma attacks to controlling diabetes: 10 surprising health benefits of pumpkin

Not just during Halloween as Jack-o’-lanterns, pumpkins have a lot of use in our day-to-day life as well.

5 ways to shape up your belly

If you have some tires on your belly, get rid of them by making a few changes in your diet and lifestyle, says an expert.


Ten Dietary tips to ward off cancer

The food we eat, the air we breathe and the choices we make — be it to smoke, drink alcohol or not exercise regularly — are more linked to our chances of getting cancer than luck. (Text: Ishi Khosla)

Why we should think twice before indulging in that chocolate cake

Sugar can be addictive, but its excessive consumption can cause health problems. So, as much as you can, avoid a sugar glut!

Seven tips for a glowing skin

If you've resolved to take care of your skin in 2015, adapt some easy-to-follow tips for achieving wonders.

8 ways: How to give a healthy twist to your diet in 2015

Celebrity chef and cookbook author Nita Mehta suggests tips to make your daily meals tastier and healthier. (As told to Parmita Uniyal)


Top 6: Foods to soothe your stomach

If you are feeling the side-effects of overeating, try a few foods that can soothe your stomach and make digestion easier.

World AIDS Day: The battle against the pandemic still on

The AIDS pandemic began more than 30 years ago and has killed up to 40 million people worldwide. On World AIDS Day, here's showcasing some inspiring pictures from across the globe that fill us with hope.

Get fit before Christmas: Follow these 9 tips

From taking a walk every 20 minutes to skipping for ten minutes daily are some practices that can be followed to ensure a perfect look for the Christmas season. (Text: IANS)

6 ways: How to stop your sugar craving

Experts from the fields of nutrition and fitness say there are ways of reducing sugar craving, reports (Text: IANS)

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Implant files: How medical devices that are recalled in the US are still in use in India

The Indian Express-ICIJ investigation finds that at least 57 medical devices, many used in critical care, were being sold in India when the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) clamped down on them for a range of faults over the last two years.


Kerala floods: Fixing the house during the day, back to relief camp at night

Inside a relief camp: Rebuilding from the scratch is not just a financial problem. For some, old age and health issues make it a herculean task. See more:

'Surprised' Salman plans body-building competition after visiting 'BodyPower Expo 2016'

New Delhi, Jan 11 (ANI): Bollywood actor Salman Khan visited India's largest health and fitness show, BodyPower Expo 2016, in Mumbai. The actor said he was surprised to see a show organised for body builders at such a big scale and that it encouraged him to do a show of his own.Salman, who will be seen playing the role of a wrestler in his upcoming film Sultan, looked quite impressed with the participants and the craze people have for body building.The three days expo started on January 8 and concluded on January 10.