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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

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Ayurvedic answer to skin problems

If you get a patient with skin problems, what is the first dravya that would come to your mind? This is one of the questions our professor asked us.

24 Dec 2016

New test can detect 'hidden' hearing loss

Scientists have developed a new test which can identify 'hidden' hearing loss that may go undetected in traditional tests.

24 Dec 2016

Feeling of discrimination can take away your sleep: Study

Age, sex, and mental/physical health factors explained only a small proportion of the effects of discrimination.

23 Dec 2016

Maternal smoking may impair children's kidney

The team looked for the presence of proteinuria in urinary tests from 44,595 children from pregnancy to three-years of age. 

23 Dec 2016

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Heart-related deaths spike around Christmas: study

Heart-related deaths spike during the Christmas period, but the effect may have nothing to do with the cold winter season, new research has claimed.

23 Dec 2016

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Elderly treated by female doctors have better survival chances: Study

The team analysed data from more than one million Medicare beneficiaries aged 65 years or older and hospitalised with a medical condition. 

22 Dec 2016

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Stopping exercises in winter increases cholesterol storage: Doctors

Stopping physical exercise during the winter season increases the storage of cholesterol in the body.

22 Dec 2016

Too much of processed meat may worsen your asthma

Cured and processed meat is rich in nitrites, which may have a role in airway inflammation -- a typical feature of asthma.

21 Dec 2016