Health

Yogurt can keep diabetes away: Study

A daily tablespoon of yogurt can reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes by nearly a fifth...

Gene that reduces risk of stroke identified

Scientists, including one of Indian-origin, have discovered a gene that protects young and middle-aged adults from strokes...

Human skin cells converted into pain sensing neurons

Scientists have converted human skin cells into specialised neurons.

Being in power can change the way you speak

Being in a position of power can fundamentally change the way you speak, altering basic acoustic properties...

Anti-HIV drugs may damage unborn babies’ hearts

Drugs often given to HIV-positive pregnant women may cause significant long-term heart problems for babies...

New technique allows ultrasound to penetrate bone, metal

Researchers have developed a new technique that allows ultrasound to penetrate bone or metal...

Hand dryers can spread bacteria in public toilets: Study

Modern hand dryers are much worse than paper towels when it comes to spreading germs...

8 tips on how you can switch to sugar-free diet

If you decide to eat a sugar-free diet, whether due to medical reasons or personal preferences, you need to get 'sugar-wise'.

Link between exercise and better memory not a myth: Study

If we think we will be “smarter” after exercise, do our brains respond accordingly?

Why we don’t need milk

Six studies containing almost 200,000 women could find no association between drinking milk and lower rates of fractures.

Olive oil improves heart health: Researchers

Regular consumption of olive oil can drastically improve heart health and reduce the risk of cardiac diseases...

New Alzheimer’s test detects disease 10 years before diagnosis

A new blood test for Alzheimer's can detect the onset of the disease up to 10 years before symptoms...

Complex jobs may protect your brain: Study

Complex jobs that require a lot of difficult analysis or social interaction such as management and teaching...

Terrorist attacks decrease fertility levels: Study

Terrorist attacks may decrease fertility, reducing both the expected number of children a woman has...

Keeping Ebola Out

For India, checking Ebola at the border itself is paramount

Indian diabetics consume high amount of carbohydrates: study

Indian diabetes population consumes higher than recommended carbohydrates in their diet, the study says.

Man tests positive for Ebola, kept under isolation

Indian national returning from Liberia has tested positive for the deadly virus and has been quarantined at a special facility at Delhi airport.

Man from Rajasthan shows Ebola-like symptoms

A 35-year-old man, who showed Ebola-like symptoms, was kept at an isolation ward at Sawai Man Singh Hospital before he left for Delhi.

Scat samples can now reveal more about tigers

By examining the scat samples of carnivores like tigers and leopards, field biologists can now identify their species...

Soap additive may cause cancer, liver disease

Long-term exposure to triclosan, an ingredient found in soaps, shampoos, toothpastes and many other household...

Heart stents may require longer blood thinner use

Millions of people with stents that prop open clogged heart arteries may need anti-clotting drugs...

India leads in pre-term birth complication deaths: Study

Over 3.6 lakh children under age five die from pre-term birth complications each year in India...

Ten second kiss can transfer 80 million bacteria

Couples, take note! As many as 80 million bacteria are transferred during 10 seconds of kissing...

How Twitter grabs your attention decoded

A strong emotional arousal may be driving some Twitter users to get obsessed...

India developing new laser devices to combat cancer: Scientist

India is making major strides in developing laser technology that will revolutionise treatment of cancer, says a senior BARC scientist.

Rethinking decisions on breast cancer

Before deciding to have a mammogram, you should consider the possible risks and whether they are outweighed by the expected benefits.

Coffee can keep diabetes at bay: study

Drinking up to four cups of coffee a day can slash the risk of diabetes by 25 per cent, says study.

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