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Poor sleep may up depression risk

The study, led by Peter Franzen from the University of Pittsburgh in the US, showed that teenagers with sleep deprivation may indulge more in risk-taking behaviour and addictions.
 

07 Dec 2017

Pregnant women with PTSD have higher levels of stress hormone

Mothers-to-be please take note! A study has recently found, pregnant women suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) have 10 times higher level of stress hormone cortisol.

06 Dec 2017

Is your skin a slave to pollution? Follow these tips to keep away skin problems at bay

Healthy skin starts from the inside out, but skin damage begins from outside in.

06 Dec 2017

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Women are naturally more fit than men

According to the University of Waterloo researchers, women can process oxygen more quickly than men when they start to exercise.

05 Dec 2017

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Use emu oil, foot reflexology for happy feet

Give yourself happy feet by using emu oil, going for foot reflexology and by massaging them daily to keep them stress-free, suggest experts.

04 Dec 2017

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Marijuana may not aid patients fighting opioid addiction

Frequent marijuana use may not help manage pain, depression and anxiety among patients in treatment for opioid addiction, finds a study.

04 Dec 2017

Japanese women are too busy to fall in love

Some 60 per cent of eligible women in Japan are reluctant to fall in love due to the growing burden at their workpace, according to a survey.

04 Dec 2017

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Italy's barbed wire method may help the sleepless in Bengaluru to get a good night's rest

With the incidence of sleep apnea and related disorders increasing among the urban populace in Bengaluru, the barbed wire technique from Italy may help give a good night's rest.

04 Dec 2017

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Consuming cheese every day may reduce heart stroke risk

Eating 40 grammes cheese every day may reduce the risk of stroke and heart attacks, a study claims.

03 Dec 2017

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Indulge in Zumba dance to stay emotionally fit

Zumba is an exercise fitness programme which involves dance and aerobic movements performed to energetic music. 

02 Dec 2017

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HIV also affects the brain, says study

It has long been known that many people with HIV also experience negative cognitive symptoms, such as depression and forgetfulness. 

02 Dec 2017

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More than five hours on smartphone ups risk of suicide thoughts in teens

According to researchers, screen time should be considered as a modern-day risk factor for depression and suicide.

01 Dec 2017

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Avoid red meat, dairy products in winter

Dry fruits, nuts, tulsi, ginger, leafy vegetables in your meals in winter is good, but avoid red meat and control the intake of milk products, suggest experts.

01 Dec 2017

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Australian cancer patients prescribed art therapy

The Arts on Prescription programme was originally targeted at the elderly but is now being tested with cancer patients at Greenwich Hospital in Sydney.

01 Dec 2017

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Baldness, premature greying may up heart disease risk in men

Men under 40 years of age who are going bald and greying prematurely may be at five-fold risk of developing heart disease.

30 Nov 2017

Vitamin-D deficiency at birth ups autism risk

Low level of Vitamin D at birth is linked to an increased risk of autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) at the age of three.

30 Nov 2017

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Here are the reasons why women are more vulnerable to asthma risk than men

The findings showed that testosterone acts on immune cells that act as first line of defenders of the body against invading viruses. 

29 Nov 2017

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'Afghan' a very special film for me: Adnan Sami

Directed by Radhika Rao and Vinay Sapru, the film "Afghan - In Search of a Home" is slated to release next year.

29 Nov 2017

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Can social media help you lose weight?

The study from the University of California, Irvine examines the role of virtual communities and public commitment in setting and reaching weight loss goals.

29 Nov 2017

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One in 10 medicines fake; diseases becoming untreatable: WHO

According to WHO, these medicines not only fail to treat or prevent diseases but can also cause serious illness or even death.

28 Nov 2017

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Physical fitness may boost kids' academic performance

Physical fitness especially cardiorespiratory fitness, speed-agility and muscular fitness, leads to the presence of more gray matter in the brain.

27 Nov 2017