Health

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.

morning cup of coffee

Transfer addiction: Off drugs, onto cupcakes

While fruits, vegetables and a variety of proteins are served in rehab, so are refined sugars, sodas, energy drinks, sugary juices and snacks.

Acting too soon on knee replacement?

There is growing evidence that the surgery may be too seductive — and many people considering the procedure must try other ways first.

Drinking 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, a new study has claimed...

E-cigarette use rising in high school kids: US Govt report

E-cigarettes began to appear in the United States in late 2006, but marketing has exploded in recent years.

Learning new language changes your brain: study

Learning a new language changes both the structure and function of your brain network...

Secret to long life not in genes: Study

The secret to a long life does not lie in genes, according to a new study that sequenced the genomes...

Bone marrow stem cell treatment has no added benefit : Study

Bone marrow stem cell treatment has no added benefit over the conventional treatment in paralysis...

Mosquitoes evolved attraction to human odour

Some of the female mosquitoes that spread dengue and yellow fever transitioned...

Indian researchers develop single dose ‘nano-medicine’ for osteoporosis

About nine million bone fractures occur each year due to osteoporosis, a progressive bone disease.

Ebola death toll passes 5,000-mark, says WHO

WHO has acknowledged that number of deaths is likely far higher, given fatality rate in current Ebola outbreak is known to be around 70%.

New pathways for pathogens

Thanks to urbanisation, viruses are jumping species barriers

Twitter shows how weather affects our mood

People tend to be happier as temperature becomes cooler but feel uncomfortable with drastic temperature decrease...

Our mouth naturally fights dental cavities: Study

A key components of mucus found in mouth actively protect our teeth from the cavity-causing bacterium, says study.

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Moderate drinking healthy for some people: Study

Moderate alcohol consumption can protect against coronary heart disease...

Spirituality may speed up patients’ recovery

Spirituality may play a huge role in a patients' recovery from illness when there is little hope...

Never-before-seen human genome variations uncovered

Thousands of never-before-seen genetic variants in the human genome have been uncovered by researchers...

DNA

Brain’s taste secrets uncovered by US scientists

Each of the roughly 8,000 taste buds scattered over the tongue is capable of sensing the full suite of tastes.

‘Pressures of online life undermine young girls’ self-esteem’

Teenagers were, more than ever, having their lives exposed through online communication, said the research unit.

Single gene mutation could lead to infertility

A single mutation in a gene could lead to infertility by causing abnormalities in the morphology...

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