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Experts emphasise on concept of positive ageing

Although life expectancy has increased on account of advancements in medical science, leading to longer lives than ever before, the elderly (above 60 years) are vulnerable.

20 Jan 2017

Good nutrition equal to one year of schooling for brain

How much does nutrition during pregnancy and initial years affect the future of a child? Everything, says a new study published in the prestigious medical journal, Lancet.

20 Jan 2017

New soft robot can keep your heart beating

The soft robotic sleeve twists and compresses in sync with a beating heart, augmenting cardiovascular functions weakened by heart failure.

19 Jan 2017

Diabetes was more common in urban than rural areas of China (8 per cent vs 4 per cent respectively), but the associated health risks were higher in rural than in urban areas.
Diabetes may shorten life by nine years: Study

The prevalence of diabetes in China has quadrupled in recent decades with 100 million adults now affected, researchers said.

18 Jan 2017

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Hypertension in late life may protect dementia risk

Hypertension and other heart health risk factors are generally thought to increase dementia risk.

17 Jan 2017

Brain tumour linked to cellphone use?

This has been the subject a great deal of debate in recent years. Cellphones give off radiofrequency (RF) rays, a form of energy on the electromagnetic spectrum between FM radio waves and those used i

17 Jan 2017

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Seeing others 'vape' may boost desire to smoke

The findings showed that the increased desire may extended even to people who had never used the newer device. 

16 Jan 2017

Jose Rebamar, 75, lifts weights at an outside gym in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Sunday, Aug. 14, 2016. With near daily sunshine and warm weather all year, the former Brazilian Navy sailor says there is no excuse to ever slow down. | AP
Exercise may boost brain activity, memory in elderly

The finding showed that the age-related changes in memory performance and brain activity largely depend on an individual's fitness level.

15 Jan 2017

Listen to and engage with what you hear

Hearing and listening have been used interchangeably for eons, but listening involves deep and conscious effort

14 Jan 2017

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Herbal cure for blood sugar rush

One of the readers, a diabetic, wanted to know if Khadira Arishtam could be used by him for diabetes-related skin conditions.

14 Jan 2017

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Pre-pregnancy BP linked to sex of baby?

Led by a doctor of Indian origin, a team of researchers have found that maternal blood pressure may be linked to the likelihood of a woman delivering a boy or girl child.

14 Jan 2017

Running to raise funds for the critically ill

A charity run to raise funds for financially-needy patients suffering from critical diseases will be held in the city on Saturday.

13 Jan 2017

Men eating red meat 6 times a week ups chances of bowel disease

Men beware! Six servings a week of red meat, particularly the unprocessed variety, is said to heightened risk of developing common inflammatory bowel…

10 Jan 2017

What the skin is in for this new year

Do not get bogged down by all the skin and beauty trendspotting around you. We have it figured out for you 

07 Jan 2017

The analgesic punch of aqua-puncture

The effectiveness of this very famous method is believed to be more with the ‘needle effect’ than drug

07 Jan 2017

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Fortylicious! 40 is the new 20

Foxed with growing flab and dipping energy at 40? Take a chill pill and focus on yourself in all the right ways and make a new beginning

07 Jan 2017

Why starch in bananas, potatoes may be good for health

Resistant starch is a form of starch that is not digested in the small intestine and is therefore considered a type of dietary fibre.

06 Jan 2017

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Maternal depression may reduce empathy in kids

The team followed mother-child pairs -- 27 children of mothers with depression and 45 controls -- from birth to age 11. 

04 Jan 2017

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Study maps how brain recognise extensively varied faces at one go

A recent study finds out how the brain recognise familiar faces with efficiency and ease, despite extensive variation in how they appear.

27 Dec 2016

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Our memory records physical sensations too

Earlier researchers have shown that it takes a brain a third of a second to process a word.

25 Dec 2016

Protein packs a punch for lovely mane

Quick solutions for a bad hair day may give you shiny strands temporarily, but such products may be harmful in the long run.

24 Dec 2016