Health

  • Youngsters who inflict self-harm more likely to commit crimes

    Washington: According to a new research from the Center for Child and Family Policy at Duke University, youngsters who inflict self-harm are three times more likely to commit violent crime than those…

  • Planting hedges could help curb air pollution

    Washington: Outdoor pollution has become a menace, having risen at an alarming rate in the past few years. Now, according to a study, planting hedges, or a combination of trees with hedges,…

  • Slow down skin ageing

    New Delhi:The health of your skin mirrors the health of your body. With a healthy diet and proper lifestyle, you can delay ageing, say experts. As a person ages, the skin goes…

  • Obesity can cut short your dog’s lives

    London: If you thought that obesity affects only humans, you may be wrong. It can also shorten lives of your canine friends, finds a research. The research, from the University of Liverpool…

  • Common food additive could cause celiac disease

    Washington: A common food additive, according to researchers, could cause and trigger Celiac disease, an autoimmune disorder where gluten causes the immune system to attack the gut. They have also called for…

  • Bulldog screw tails linked to human genetic disease

    Washington: Bulldogs and their French counterparts are among the most popular of dog breeds around the world. Now researchers from the University of California, Davis, School of Veterinary Medicine have found the…

  • How safe are ADHD drugs for children?

    Washington: A new study now suggests that drugs for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are unlikely to cause cardiac damage in children who take them. The study, conducted at the University at…

  • This implantable device uses light to treat bladder problems

    New York: Researchers have developed a tiny, implantable device that may one day help people, who suffer from urinary incontinence, bypass the need for medication or electronic stimulators. The device, developed by…

  • Can parents’ job stress affect kid’s health?

    New York: Besides economic resources, parents’ autonomy in the workplace can help boost the health of their children, suggests a research. While it was long known that sick children can affect a…

  • Swine flu claims two lives in Rajasthan

    Jaipur: Two people died of swine flu on Thursday in Rajasthan while a total of 44 new cases tested positive in the state, health officials said here. According to Health Department officials,…

  • 5-10 servings of fruits, veggies daily may cut diabetes risk

    New York: Want to restore the level of antioxidants — key to ward off heart disease and Type-2 diabetes — that you lost due to high consumption of fat rich-food in the…

  • Hearing loss raises depression risk in elderly

    New York: Older adults with age-related hearing loss are more likely to have greater risk of depressive symptoms, finds a study. The researchers, from the Columbia University in the US, found that…

  • Cerebral palsy can increase risk of developing depression

    Washington: The risk of developing depression and anxiety is higher among adults with cerebral palsy as compared to their peers without the condition, according to a study. The findings have appeared in…

  • Over 600 cases of Ebola detected in Congo

    Kinshasa: Democratic Republic of Congo’s Ministry of Health revealed that over 600 cases of Ebola virus have been detected in the region since the outbreak of the disease in August last year.…

  • Sweeteners may not help lose weight

    Washington: The findings of a recent study suggest that artificial sweeteners may not help with weight loss. The research, published in the journal The BMJ, also stated that there is not enough…

  • Alzheimer’s disease: Drug-free treatment to reverse symptoms soon

    Queensland: Researchers at Queensland Brain Institute had successfully reversed the symptoms of dementia in animals without using any drugs. Now, Federal Minister for Health, Australia has announced a fund of $10 million…

  • Bird flu is under control in Bihar, says Minister

    Patna: Bihar Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi on Wednesday said bird flu is under control in the state and that there was no need to panic. “All precautionary measures have been…

  • Here’s how you can help smokers kick that butt

    Washington: According to a study, when smokers-who are trying to quit-are allowed to regulate their nicotine intake, it helps them kick the habit. Led by the Queen Mary University of London, the…

  • Here’s the secret to maintaining weight loss

    New York: Staying in shape is no mean job as people often find that they quickly regain the weight that they had shed after a rigorous regime of dieting or exercise. Eating…

  • Advanced brain simulator to help understand neurological disorder

    London:In a bid to improve understanding of neurological disorders, researchers have created a fast and energy-efficient simulation of part of a rat brain by using computer chip manufacturer NVIDIA’s Artificial Intelligence (AI)…

  • New sensor can monitor heart cells with minimal disruption

    Tokyo: Engineers have demonstrated an electronic device to closely monitor beating heart cells, or cardiomyocytes, without affecting their behaviour. Inside each of us beats a life-sustaining heart. Unfortunately, the organ is not…

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