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New low-cost method may provide hope for leukemia patients

Swedish scientists in a breakthrough research have found a highly cost-effective technology which can examine individual cells in leukemia.

16 Oct 2016

Different sorts of chocolates are displayed during the first symposium on cacao and chocolate of Latin America | AFP
Good news for Chocoholics: Dark chocolates may boost heart health

 Chocoholics, rejoice! Scientists have found that consuming flavanol-rich cocoa products such as dark chocolates may benefit cardiovascular health.…

15 Oct 2016

On the path of reinvention

It seems revamp is the flavour of the season for brands synonymous with direct selling. While Amway and Oriflame reinvented their products range, US-based cosmetics brand Avon shifted its headquarters

15 Oct 2016

Eye care in times of digital devil

Constantly looking at television or computer screens can make your eyes dry

15 Oct 2016

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Nothing sweet about it

American health expert Dr Phil Maffetone talks about the importance of a sugar-free and healthy diet

15 Oct 2016

Rema Devi (centre) and daughters Soundariya (right) and Anjana  in Little Lavish | R Satish Babu
Lavish gift from three musketeers

Little Lavish, a new shop-in-shop concept from Thai Sabha spa in Chennai, offers lifestyle, home
décor and wellness products from across China, Hong Kong, Indonesia and Thailand

15 Oct 2016

Global Handwashing Day
Global Handwashing Day 2016

As we observe Global Handwashing Day on October 15, we know that handwashing with soap  is a powerful diarrhea prevention tool. Handwashing with…

15 Oct 2016

A graduate student works on analyzing samples to identify the Zika virus in a laboratory. (FIle | AP)
Zika virus unlikely to infect same person twice: Study

New research found that the infection provides excellent protection against reinfection.

14 Oct 2016

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New study uses brain receptors to suppress cocaine addiction

DREADDs is one of the most promising gene therapies for future treatment of addiction in humans.

13 Oct 2016

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Exercise beneficial for patients with type 1 diabetes

The patients in the study group who engaged in aerobic exercise benefited by improving their metabolic control and reducing their insulin requirement as compared to those who did not exercise.

13 Oct 2016

Youssef Majeed practicing yoga
War survivor teaches yoga in Syria

Youssef Majeed practises and teaches yoga, ideally the most peaceful of pursuits. But, he does so in Lebanon and Syria and even when a war is tearing…

13 Oct 2016

When kids get aches in joints

When kids complain about pain in joints, it is mostly believed and considered that lack of calcium is the main reason behind it. The concern moms make…

13 Oct 2016

Treating farsightedness breaks glass limitations

ow long does the procedure take? Actual LASER time is proportionate to the intended correction and is usually between 20-50 seconds for most patients.…

13 Oct 2016

Anshu Vyas demonstrating the Adhomukhosvanasan
Try this asana to relax those tensed muscles

Using your arm and legs, this asana is best for contracting and expanding muscles and set off a good rush of blood to flow, eventually relaxing the whole…

13 Oct 2016

Bokwa has been inspired from Kwaito, an African dance. South African Paul Mavi created this dance fitness form. | EPS
Grooving to 'A's and 'B's and shaking a leg to Bokwa

Mumbai-based Lokesh Rana was in Kochi recently to talk about Bokwa,a fitness dance form with unique moves 

13 Oct 2016

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Arthritis and cure: It's in your hands

One of the reasons why arthritis has shown a subsequent increase is the increased life expectancy of people owing to better medical facilities.

13 Oct 2016

Blink more often, you are in a digital era

Over 250 million Indians suffer from refractive errors which, as per WHO (World Health Organization), is the leading cause of preventable or curable blindness…

12 Oct 2016

Kids indulge in overeating courtesy television ads

Exposure to food ads on television leads to overeating among children, especially those genetically predisposed to obesity, finds out researchers at Dartmouth's…

12 Oct 2016

Five patches of sensory gardens to up the mojo of all senses

Sensory gardens stimulate all five senses and can help autistic understand sensory stimulus.

12 Oct 2016

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How I met my therapist

While mental illnesses leave a person feeling vulnerable and exposed, not many turn to medical advice for help.

12 Oct 2016

Blood pressure drugs may increase risk of depression

Researchers compared four common classes of antihypertensive drugs and risk of mood disorders.

11 Oct 2016