Health

Measure your nutmeg carefully

Nutmeg is used in recipes rich in spices and sugar. But it should be taken cautiously as it can induce hallucinations and a drug-like high

Drug to reduce side-effects of ‘binge drinking’ developed

Scientists have developed and tested a drug that could reduce the harmful side-effects of binge drinking...

Twitter lifeline for people with gut-related chronic illness

Twitter is acting as a lifeline for people with gut-related chronic illness, a new UK study has found...

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Stroke damage mechanism identified

Scientists have discovered a mechanism linked to the brain damage often suffered by stroke victims and are now searching for drugs to block it...

Bitter wild fruits may help treat cancer, diabetes

Compounds that provide bitter flavour to cucumbers, pumpkins and watermelons - used in Indian and Chinese medicine...

40 per cent of kids don’t have healthy BMI

School children are lagging in health and fitness parameters with 40 per cent of kids not having a healthy BMI.

E-cigarettes contain 10 times amount carcinogens: Research

E-cigarettes contain 10 times the level of cancer-causing agents as regular tobacco, said Japanese scientists.

Three cups of coffee a day reduce Alzheimer’s risk

Drinking three to five cups of coffee a day could reduce the risk of developing Alzheimer...

Glassy protein solution may cause eyesight deterioration

Long-sightedness caused by age could be due to proteins in the lens of the eye that are converted from a fluid solution...

Dogs hear our words and how we say them!

In some good news for dog-owners who spend considerable time talking to their pets...

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Simple breath test may detect diabetes in kids

A simple, non-invasive test that detects a sweet-smelling chemical marker in the breath could diagnose children with type 1 diabetes...

Half a million cancers a year fuelled by obesity

Obesity is to blame for nearly half a million cases of cancer a year, with overweight women at a far greater risk than men...

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'.

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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

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