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Want to lower your cholesterol level? Eating THIS diet might help!

Cholesterol level

Want to lower your cholesterol level? Eating THIS diet might help!

A new study has found that eating plant-based vegetarian diets, especially vegan diets can significantly help lower the levels of cholesterol which is known to increase the risk of heart disease and stroke.

Artificial Intelligence system may help detect melanoma skin cancer

skin cancer

Artificial Intelligence system may help detect melanoma skin cancer

A team of researchers are developing an Artificial Intelligence (AI)-based system that might help detect melanoma skin cancer early.

India sees 1,094 swine flu deaths in 2017

Swine flu

India sees 1,094 swine flu deaths in 2017

According to the report, released for the 33rd week of this year on swine flu, the highest number of deaths was recorded in Maharashtra at 437, followed by Goa with 269 and Rajasthan with 69 deaths.  

This new eye test may help detect signs of Alzheimer's disease

Alzheimer's disease

This new eye test may help detect signs of Alzheimer's disease

A team of US scientists has developed a new eye test that noninvasively scans the retina and help detect beta-amyloid protein, a hallmark of Alzheimer's disease.

Here's the reason why teenagers are at high risk of obesity!

Teenagers

Here's the reason why teenagers are at high risk of obesity!

The study has revealed that teenagers, who are at an increased risk of obesity, have progressively less neural activity in circuits of the brain that support self-regulation and attention.

Here's how yoga benefits mind-body health

Yoga

Here's how yoga benefits mind-body health

However, we still have much to learn about how exactly these practices affect mind-body health.

Steroids ineffective for chest pains in non-asthmatic patients

Asthma

Steroids ineffective for chest pains in non-asthmatic patients

In the study, 398 non-asthmatic adults with acute chest infections but no evidence of pneumonia and not requiring immediate antibiotic treatment were randomly split into two groups.

Eight in 1,000 kids are born with foetal alcohol syndrome globally

Children health

Eight in 1,000 kids are born with foetal alcohol syndrome globally

FASD increases the risk of developing physical, mental, behavioural and learning disabilities.

Statins may help fight host of infectious diseases

Statins

Statins may help fight host of infectious diseases

Scientists from Duke University in the US have discovered that a gene variant which affects cholesterol levels could increase the risk of contracting typhoid fever.

Here's why you tend to be less alert during afternoon

Brain

Here's why you tend to be less alert during afternoon

Do you find yourself grumpy and less alert in the afternoon hours as opposed to the morning hours?

Playing contact sports may alter brains of young, healthy athletes: Study

Brain

Playing contact sports may alter brains of young, healthy athletes: Study

A team of researchers have found that contact in sports like soccer, basketball and field hockey may lead to greater effect on the brain of young and healthy athletes.

This new electronic skin can track heart rate, respiration

Heart

This new electronic skin can track heart rate, respiration

The electronic skin has better trackers, greater flexibility, smaller size and the ability to stick the self-adhesive patch just about anywhere on the body.

Globally 8 in 1,000 kids born with foetal alcohol syndrome

Foetal alcohol syndrome

Globally 8 in 1,000 kids born with foetal alcohol syndrome

Nearly eight out of every 1,000 children worldwide are born with Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD), which increases their risk of developing physical, mental, behavioural and learning disabilities, according to researchers.

Strong adolescence friendship bond may boost mental health

adolescence

Strong adolescence friendship bond may boost mental health

Take heart, having strong and intimate friendships during adolescence may help improve several aspects of mental health such as anxiety, social acceptance, self-worth and symptoms of depression, researchers say.

New dissolvable milk capsules may add taste to your cup of coffee

milk

New dissolvable milk capsules may add taste to your cup of coffee

The capsules not only reduce the consumption of packaging material, they are also easier to use than conventional plastic containers.

High dose of vitamin C may halt blood cancer progression

Cancer

High dose of vitamin C may halt blood cancer progression

Vitamin C encourages faulty stem cells in the bone marrow to die, claims the study.

Self-healing cells can repair damaged hearts

Heart

Self-healing cells can repair damaged hearts

Researchers have identified a long non-coding ribonucleic acid (ncRNA) that regulates genes controlling the ability of heart cells to undergo repair or regeneration.

Talc powder-cancer link: Johnson & Johnson face payout of $417 million – largest sum as award in lawsuit

Cancer

Talc powder-cancer link: Johnson & Johnson face payout of $417 million – largest sum as award in lawsuit

 $417 million is the largest sum awarded in a series of talcum powder lawsuit verdicts against Johnson & Johnson in courts around the US.

Did you damage your eyes during the solar eclipse? Here's how to know

Eyes

Did you damage your eyes during the solar eclipse? Here's how to know

Sky gazers were hoping for clear skies to enhance the experience and they were not disappointed as millions flocked to different locations across the United States to enjoy this 'once in a lifetime opportunity'.

2,000 dead, over 530,000 suspected cholera cases in Yemen: WHO

Cholera

2,000 dead, over 530,000 suspected cholera cases in Yemen: WHO

The epidemic has spread rapidly because of the deterioration in hygienic and sanitary conditions and the disruption of water supply in the country, which has suffered an armed conflict since 2014, the WHO said.

Woman dies horrifying death after being cut in half inside hospital lift – Read

death

Woman dies horrifying death after being cut in half inside hospital lift – Read

The woman, named Rocio Cortes Nunez, also has two other daughters aged three and four.

India has most number of TB deaths among children: Study

Tuberculosis

India has most number of TB deaths among children: Study

Tuberculosis (TB) is thought to have affected more than one million children under 15 worldwide in 2015. Diagnosis of TB in children can be challenging, partly due to insensitive tests and non-specific symptoms.

Mammography from 40 may reduce breast cancer deaths by 40%

Women health

Mammography from 40 may reduce breast cancer deaths by 40%

The researchers compared the number of deaths that might be prevented as a result of three of the most widely discussed recommendations for screening mammography.   

Survival is a distant dream for Assam man who has to go through life with 59-inch stomach

Diseases

Survival is a distant dream for Assam man who has to go through life with 59-inch stomach

Bikash Hazarika from Assam is suffering from this rare condition in which he is unable to walk and experiences extreme pain on a daily basis.

Protective sugars in breast milk may keep bacterial infections in babies at bay

Breasfeeding

Protective sugars in breast milk may keep bacterial infections in babies at bay

The study showed that sugars can act as anti-biofilm agents, which is the first example of carbohydrates in human milk having this function.

Small increase in cigarette price can make smokers quit: Study

Smoking

Small increase in cigarette price can make smokers quit: Study

In addition to finding that current smokers were 20 percent more likely to quit smoking when pack prices went up by a dollar, researchers showed that there was a three per cent overall reduction in smoking risk.

Don't panic if you don't see your phone nearby – It could lead to anxiety, say researchers

Anxiety

Don't panic if you don't see your phone nearby – It could lead to anxiety, say researchers

Nomophobia may serve as an indicator of a social disorder or phobia for individuals with a strong dependency on communication through virtual environments, research suggested.

Finger length may predict athletic ability: Study

Finger Length

Finger length may predict athletic ability: Study

Researchers explored the difference in length between one's index finger and ring finger, and a possible link to muscular strength.

Rising number of cardiac patients in India in 30-40 age group a concern, say doctors

Heart health

Rising number of cardiac patients in India in 30-40 age group a concern, say doctors

The data collected by cardiologists also shows the link between breast cancer and cholesterol levels.

This is why water adds taste to whisky - Read

whiskey

This is why water adds taste to whisky - Read

Researchers at Linnaeus University in Sweden have found that adding water to whisky alters the drink's molecules to make it taste better.