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Stress – This is how your key body systems react

Stress

Stress – This is how your key body systems react

When stress becomes overwhelming, it can cause numerous emotional and physical disorders.

'New Delhi' superbug: US woman dies of infection resistant to all available antibiotics

Superbug

'New Delhi' superbug: US woman dies of infection resistant to all available antibiotics

The woman, who died in Nevada in September, had been hospitalised in India with for a femur fracture and hip problems.

Exercise may boost brain activity, memory in elderly

exercise

Exercise may boost brain activity, memory in elderly

Older adults who exercised showed good cardiac fitness levels which improved their memory performance and increased brain activity patterns compared to their low fit peers.

For your heart, depression may be as risky as obesity and cholesterol

Depression

For your heart, depression may be as risky as obesity and cholesterol

Depression accounted for nearly 15 per cent of the cardiovascular deaths. 

Concussions may accelerate Alzheimer's disease: Study

Alzheimer's disease

Concussions may accelerate Alzheimer's disease: Study

Of particular note was that these brain abnormalities were found in a relatively young group, with the average age being 32 years old.

20 minutes a day is all you need to remain healthy for life!

exercise

20 minutes a day is all you need to remain healthy for life!

According to the researchers, exercises do not have to be intense to have anti-inflammatory effects, but a moderate session would suffice.

New 5D tech may help diagnose diseases from cell phone images

Diseases

New 5D tech may help diagnose diseases from cell phone images

 New 5D tech may help diagnose diseases from cell phone images

Life span of gall bladder cancer patients can improve: Doctors

Cancer

Life span of gall bladder cancer patients can improve: Doctors

 Gall bladder cancer is known as highly fatal because usually it is diagnosed at very advanced stages when the disease has already spread.

Children whose parents think they are overweight may gain weight as they grow older!

Weight gain

Children whose parents think they are overweight may gain weight as they grow older!

Children whose parents considered them to be overweight at age four or five tended to gain more weight by age 14 or 15.

Want to live longer? Eating red chilli may extend lifespan

Longevity

Want to live longer? Eating red chilli may extend lifespan

The study found that daily consumption of hot red chilli peppers can lead to a 13 per cent reduction in total mortality, primarily in heart disease or stroke.

Uncovered: Spicy Indian pepper has powerful anti-cancer properties

Cancer

Uncovered: Spicy Indian pepper has powerful anti-cancer properties

Scientists at UT Southwestern Medical Center have uncovered a chemical process behind anti-cancer properties of a spicy Indian pepper plant called the long pepper, whose suspected medicinal properties date back thousands of years.

Clapping for health: Five benefits that will surprise you

Clapping

Clapping for health: Five benefits that will surprise you

Clapping has been scientifically proven as an effective exercise in curing many diseases.

UAE's first robot pharmacy – This is how robotics will change healthcare in near future!

Medical robots

UAE's first robot pharmacy – This is how robotics will change healthcare in near future!

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has inaugurated its first "robot pharmacy" at Rashid Hospital in Dubai, as per a media report on Friday.

Number of mosquito-borne parasites, not bites determine malaria infection, says study

Malaria

Number of mosquito-borne parasites, not bites determine malaria infection, says study

Malaria is spread when mosquitoes bite humans and release microscopic parasites, which live in the salivary glands of the mosquitoes, into the person's bloodstream.

Brain protein behind depression in pregnancy

Pregnancy

Brain protein behind depression in pregnancy

The results showed that the lower BDNF levels at both the second and third trimesters predicted greater depressive symptoms in the third trimester. 

Eating blue maize may reduce BP, cholesterol, fat

Healthy eating

Eating blue maize may reduce BP, cholesterol, fat

In the study, the rats were fed on a high-sugar and high-cholesterol diet for 12 weeks. They were given blue maize extracts during a period of 4 weeks.

Over 35 and pregnant? This is why you may be at risk of complications

Pregnancy

Over 35 and pregnant? This is why you may be at risk of complications

 These changes cause contraction in the structure of the uterus which further delays and causes longer labour stages, fuelling birth complications, the researchers said.  

Don't underestimate your smartwatch – It can warn you before you fall ill!

Illness

Don't underestimate your smartwatch – It can warn you before you fall ill!

The study collected a myriad of measurements from participants for up to two years to detect deviations from their normal baseline for measurements such as heart rate and skin temperature.  

Love to eat burgers, chips for lunch? You may fall victim to 'food coma'!

Healthy eating

Love to eat burgers, chips for lunch? You may fall victim to 'food coma'!

The study found that sugar actually does not actually contribute to a food coma.

Why older mothers face birth complications

Pregnancy

Why older mothers face birth complications

The average age for women to have their first child is increasing, with more women giving birth to their first child over 35 years of age.

Pregnant? Your BP may tell gender of your baby

Pregnancy

Pregnant? Your BP may tell gender of your baby

The research led by Dr Ravi Retnakaran, endocrinologist at Mount Sinai Hospital in Canada, found that higher blood pressure was an indication that a boy was more likely to be conceived, however, women with lower blood pressure tended to give birth to a girl.

Breast lumps: What are they? Is it cancer?

Breast cancer

Breast lumps: What are they? Is it cancer?

Breast lumps can be caused by infections, injuries, cancer, breast cysts, etc.

Vitamin C: Can it kill cancer cells? Know the health benefits of ascorbic acid

Cancer

Vitamin C: Can it kill cancer cells? Know the health benefits of ascorbic acid

Vitamin C is an antioxidant compound found in a variety of fruit and vegetables such as - oranges grapefruits, lemons, cabbages, green and red peppers, broccoli, strawberries, raspberries, etc.

Eco-friendly sanitary pads from banana fibre to be delivered in Jharkhand

Sanitary pads

Eco-friendly sanitary pads from banana fibre to be delivered in Jharkhand

With a production plant that is women-operated, the enterprise produces pads that are sustainable, highly-absorbent and non-toxic.

Salmonella: Scientists find a way to treat brain tumour by using food poisoning bacteria

Brain cancer

Salmonella: Scientists find a way to treat brain tumour by using food poisoning bacteria

Tests in rat models with extreme cases of the disease showed a remarkable 20 percent survival rate over 100 days - roughly equivalent to 10 human years - with the tumours going into complete remission. 

Too much of everyday stress can put your heart at risk!

Heart health

Too much of everyday stress can put your heart at risk!

Previous research has also shown that the amygdala is more active in people with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)

Wearable brain scanner among healthcare innovations

Healthcare innovations

Wearable brain scanner among healthcare innovations

Satya Tapas of Scidogma Research, Bengaluru, has designed an automated, POC, AI-enabled microscope that can diagnose malaria in remote areas.

This London café accepts a six-minute workout as payment for meals!

exercise

This London café accepts a six-minute workout as payment for meals!

Aptly called the 'Run For Your Bun Café', the London joint is billing its new venture as the “world’s first café that takes exercise as payment.”

Suffering from lower back pain? Let yoga be your miracle cure!

Yoga

Suffering from lower back pain? Let yoga be your miracle cure!

The trials for the study were conducted in India, the UK and the US. All participants had chronic non-specific lower back pain.

Take a breather: Stomach ulcers can now be detected with breath analysis!

Stomch ulcer

Take a breather: Stomach ulcers can now be detected with breath analysis!

The researchers also said that the non-invasive technique could be a boon to run tests on infants and the elderly.

Antidepressant may up hip fracture risk in elderly

Antidepressants

Antidepressant may up hip fracture risk in elderly

The study found that even in people without Alzheimer's, the regular use of antidepressants was associated with two times higher risk of hip fracture among controls.