Health

Brain chemical behind fatty food craving identified

New York: Do you feel the urge to binge on golden hot chips, cheesy pizza, crispy chicken, heartwarming hamburgers, all…

Gaining weight? Heavy work pressure may be the reason

Washington: It turns out gaining weight because of heavy work pressure is not just an abstract concept. A recent study…

Fish oil may not improve asthma symptoms, says study

WASHINGTON: The study, published in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, showed that four grams of fish…

Loss of muscle, weight linked with disability after stroke: Study

Washington: The loss of muscle and body weight can be associated with disability following a stroke, according to a recent…

Gum infection may be linked to Alzheimer’s disease: Study

Washington: A new study published in the journal Science Advances found that gum infection could be a potential risk factor…

Kidney research sheds light on harms of certain drugs

Washington: A new study saw scientists identify an enzyme that, if suppressed, can trigger renal failure. Their findings have implications…

Here’s why we crave fatty foods when dieting: Study

Washington: Avoiding greasy, fatty and oily foods is the key to a successful dieting plan. But have you ever wondered…

Women have 10% higher risk of spinal deformity: Experts

Ahmedabad: Neurosurgeons and specialists in spine surgery have said that women have a higher risk of spinal cord deformities due…

Lower-carbon diets good for both planet and health

Washington: A new study that examined the carbon footprint of what more than 16,000 Americans eat in a day brings…

Here’s how to maintain healthy lifestyle while going to work

Washington: Having a busy work schedule that includes long flights, sleep deprivation and the pressures of work can make life…

New experimental vaccine offers hope against malaria

New York: An experimental new malaria vaccine is offering potentially long-lasting immunity against the persistent parasite that sickens hundreds of…

Maternal vitamin C treatment can cut babies’ risk of heart disease

London: Maternal treatment with vitamin C antioxidant during a complicated pregnancy could protect the baby from developing hypertension and heart…

Zinc deficiency may up hypertension

New York: Lower-than-normal levels of zinc -- a nutrient that helps the immune system fight off invading bacteria and viruses…

Novel test could guide personalised treatment for children with cancer

Toronto: Researchers have used a new test for analysing paediatric tumours that may one day guide personalised treatment for children…

Male infertility related to gene composition

Washington: A recent study saw scientists trying to explain the importance of a gene in regulating the production of fully-functioning…

Zinc deficiency may cause high blood pressure

Washington: High blood pressure (hypertension) may be caused by lower than normal zinc levels, which alter the way in which…

Study examines migraine’s link to higher stroke risk

Washington: While earlier studies found that migraine with aura is associated with an increased risk of ischemic stroke, a recent…

Breastmilk sugars differ in pregnant women on probiotics: Study

Washington: The composition of breastmilk changes in pregnant women on probiotics, a recent study suggests. The finding, published in the…

Inadequate access to food can led to obesity

Washington: According to a recent study, those with inadequate access to food are likely to suffer from obesity. Food insecurity,…

Breastmilk sugars differ in pregnant women on probiotics: Study

Washington: The composition of breastmilk changes in pregnant women on probiotics, a recent study suggests. The finding, published in the…

More access to information reduces unnecessary antibiotic prescriptions: Study

Washington: A new study now finds that providing more information about how doctors prescribe drugs could reduce problems associated with…

Detecting prediabetes early may reduce risk of developing cardiovascular disease

Washington: A diagnosis of prediabetes should be a wake-up call for people to make lifestyle changes to prevent diabetes and…

Negative experiences on social media make adults feel lonely

Washington: Adults who have negative experiences on social media tend to report loneliness, a recent study suggests. According to the…

Restoring memory function in Alzheimer’s disease may now be possible

Washington: A study now finds that a new approach to Alzheimer’s disease (AD) may eventually make it possible to reverse…

Swine flu kills 5 in Ludhiana

Ludhiana: At least five people have died and over 15 have tested positive for swine flu this month in Ludhiana,…

Shopping in ‘unhealthy’ locales ups BP risk: Study

London: People who frequently indulge in shopping in "unhealthy" areas as compared to those who visiting "healthy" retail stores, were…

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…