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Know these amazing benefits of pomegranate juice!

Healthy eating

Know these amazing benefits of pomegranate juice!

Who doesn't like to eat pomegranate? Well, everyone does as it is considered very good and also promotes health benefits. 

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.

Swine flu: What are the symptoms, how does it spread? Ways to prevent it

Swine flu

Swine flu: What are the symptoms, how does it spread? Ways to prevent it

The symptoms of swine flu are the same as normal flu - fever, cough, sore throat, body aches, headache, chills, and fatigue. 

Here's how weight lifting exercises can help reduce your risks of heart disease, diabetes

exercise

Here's how weight lifting exercises can help reduce your risks of heart disease, diabetes

As per a new study, doing weight lifting exercises may not only help you tone those muscles, but also lower the risk of cardiovascular disease as well as Type 2 diabetes.

Swine flu: Three-month-old baby infected with virus in Telangana

Swine flu

Swine flu: Three-month-old baby infected with virus in Telangana

Since August 2016, six deaths and 116 cases of swine flu have been registered in Telangana, a state health official said.

High blood pressure on a substantial rise across the world including India

Blood pressure

High blood pressure on a substantial rise across the world including India

Systolic is the top number and diastolic is the bottom number when it comes to measuring blood pressure.  

Old blood used during transfusion procedure may be dangerous, says study

Blood transfusion

Old blood used during transfusion procedure may be dangerous, says study

Transfusion of red blood cells is the most common procedure performed in hospitalised patients, with about five million patients receiving red blood cell transfusions annually in the US.

Russia to ban cigarette sale 'to anyone born after 2015'

Smoking

Russia to ban cigarette sale 'to anyone born after 2015'

A Kremlin spokesman said such a ban would need serious consideration and consultation with other Ministries. 

Couch potatoes at dementia risk same as those with genes

Mental health

Couch potatoes at dementia risk same as those with genes

Approximately 47.5 million people worldwide are living with dementia and the numbers are expected to surge to 115.4 million by the year 2050. 

Addicted to sugar? Here's what will happen if you cut it out from your diet!

Healthy eating

Addicted to sugar? Here's what will happen if you cut it out from your diet!

What if you stop consuming sugar on a daily basis? You'll begin to notice the changes your body will go through.

Blaming the weather for aching joints? You may not be able to use that as an excuse again!

Joint pain

Blaming the weather for aching joints? You may not be able to use that as an excuse again!

The studies were carried out across Australia with average daily temperatures ranging from 5.4 degrees Celsius to 32.8 degrees Celsius.

Caffeine: Good or bad, how much per day?

Healthy eating

Caffeine: Good or bad, how much per day?

Caffeine can increase wakefulness, improve focus and concentration as well as better general body coordination.

10 surprising reasons why you need to drink more water every day

Healthy living

10 surprising reasons why you need to drink more water every day

Here are some important reasons why you need to sip on a water bottle throughout the day.

Red meat and inflammatory bowel condition: What you need to know

Diverticulitis

Red meat and inflammatory bowel condition: What you need to know

Diverticulitis occurs when the small pockets or bulges lining the large intestine or colon get acutely infected or inflamed.

How old is the AIDS virus? Scientists say half a billion years!

AIDS

How old is the AIDS virus? Scientists say half a billion years!

As per the research, retroviruses have ancient marine origins, having been with their animal hosts through the evolutionary transition from sea to land.  

Excessive marathon practice can adversely affect heart

Marathon

Excessive marathon practice can adversely affect heart

Cautioning of even sudden death due to excess practice, the doctors have also said that with recurrent strain on the heart, there can be adverse dilatation of the heart chambers along with patchy muscles scarring.

Cardiovascular disease risk may increase due to dipping temperatures during winter

Heart health

Cardiovascular disease risk may increase due to dipping temperatures during winter

Bhattacharya also said there is a rise in blood pressure during early morning which further leads to a heart attack.

Appendix may serve as 'safe house' for good gut bacteria

appendix

Appendix may serve as 'safe house' for good gut bacteria

In particular, it may serve as a reservoir for beneficial gut bacteria.

World Health Organisation report estimates 8 million tobacco-related deaths by 2030!

Tobacco-related deaths

World Health Organisation report estimates 8 million tobacco-related deaths by 2030!

Around 80 per cent of smokers across the world will pay a higher price in tackling the economic consequences of the addiction, said the study released on Tuesday.

Sore throat? Try these natural lozenges to get relief from it!

Sore throat

Sore throat? Try these natural lozenges to get relief from it!

 Sore throat is caused by inflammation due to a cold or other virus.

Want to improve arthritis? 45-minute brisk walk a week can help!

Arthritis

Want to improve arthritis? 45-minute brisk walk a week can help!

A new study reveals that older people suffering from arthritis can improve it by engaging in 45 minutes of moderate physical activity such as brisk walking a week.

Heartburn pills in pregnancy may increase asthma risk in children!

Pregnancy

Heartburn pills in pregnancy may increase asthma risk in children!

This news is for all expecting mothers. Women shouldn't take heartburn medication during their pregnancy as it may trigger childhood asthma.

Venetoclax: Wonder drug that 'melts' away cancer approved for human use in Australia

Cancer

Venetoclax: Wonder drug that 'melts' away cancer approved for human use in Australia

The drug, which was approved for use in the US in August 2016, works by blocking the action of the BCL-2 protein which enables cancer cells to survive, a solution that researchers worldwide have been studying for more than 30 years.

Discovered: Purdue University researchers detect new Zika virus structure

Zika

Discovered: Purdue University researchers detect new Zika virus structure

Researchers from Purdue University analysed the high-resolution structure of the immature form of the Zika virus.

Want to keep ageing, dementia at bay? Learn more languages!

bilingual

Want to keep ageing, dementia at bay? Learn more languages!

Being bilingual `makes the brain more efficient and economical with its resources.

People with depression have risk of suffering from schizophrenia

Mental health

People with depression have risk of suffering from schizophrenia

As the symptoms of schizophrenia are similar to depression, the gene makeup plays an important role

Alzheimer's drug to help boost natural tooth repair

Oral health

Alzheimer's drug to help boost natural tooth repair

Currently, dentists use man-made cements or fillings, such as calcium and silicon-based products, to treat larger cavities and fill holes in teeth. 

Heartburn pills during pregnancy could increase risk of asthma in child

Pregnancy

Heartburn pills during pregnancy could increase risk of asthma in child

The study published today suggested that certain drugs can block this acid reflux, and have long been thought not to affect the development of the baby.