Category: Health

WHO lists 10 threats to global health in 2019

Washington: The World Health Organization (WHO) has listed out 10 global health threats for 2019, adding that millions of lives…

Delaying newborn baths leads to increase in rates of breastfeeding: Study

Washington: While bathing newborns immediately after birth is a common practice around the world, a recent study suggests that delaying…

General cognitive ability during youth predicts mental capacity later in life: Study

Washington: A person's early adult general cognitive ability (GCA) is a stronger predictor of cognitive function and reserve later in…

Our genes affect where fat is stored in our bodies: Study

London: Researchers have found that whether you store your fat around the trunk or in other parts of your body…

Handmade remedy: Man hospitalised after injectng own semen to cure backache

NEW DLEHI: A 33-year-old man suffered from chronic backache and therefore resort to unusual treatment not supported by scientific research:…

Fight fattening food cravings by surrounding yourself with its smell

Washington: Battling the urge to resist fattening food is an everyday struggle. However, regular consumption of this kind of food…

Protein enabling other drugs to increase body’s HDL levels identified

Sydney: Researchers have identified a protein, known as ORP2, responsible for transporting cholesterol inside cells that opens the way for…

Novel hope for stem cell approach to treat diabetes

New York: By tweaking the recipe for coaxing human stem cells into insulin-secreting beta cells, researchers have found that the…

Brain training app improves users’ concentration: Study

Washington: Researchers at the University of Cambridge have designed a new ‘brain training’ game designed to improve users’ concentration. Adam…

Cancer survivors face hardships related to medical bills: Study

Washington: A new study now finds that cancer survivors carry a higher burden related to medical debt payments and bills…

New study says nudging might not always influence decision making

Washington: Contrary to popular belief, nudging does not necessarily improve decisions, a recent study suggests. Nudging is a well-known and…

Climbing stairs are good for the heart: Study

Washington: According to a recent study, a few minutes of stair climbing at short intervals throughout the day can improve…

Undiagnosed thyroid problem can increase infertility risk: Experts

New Delhi: Over 20 per cent women in India live with an undiagnosed thyroid problem and do not even realise…

Here comes ‘stair snacking’ to improve heart health

Toronto: For people who find it difficult to take out extra time for physical activity after a hectic schedule, exercise…

Here’s why you should eat more almonds!

New Delhi: When one plans to stay fit and healthy, deciding upon the meal plan becomes important so that one…

Now, gene therapy promotes nerve regeneration

Washington: A research conducted by the Netherlands Institute for Neuroscience (NIN) and the Leiden University Medical Center (LUMC) has shown…

Novel antibiotic to combat drug-resistant hospital superbug

Sydney: Researchers have now developed a new antibiotic that is heralded as a breakthrough against a lethal drug-resistant hospital superbug.…

Extreme distress increases risk for dementia: Study

London: Men and women who are distressed in midlife could be at higher risk of developing dementia in their old…

Anti-inflammatory drugs may put you at heart attack risk

New York: If you have been hit by the winter cold and are thinking about taking medicines that relieve your…

Placenta helps keep baby healthy during pregnancy complications: Study

Washington: Placenta regulates how much of oxygen and nutrients need to be transported to babies during challenging pregnancies, and is…