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Sunscreen vs beach umbrella – Find out which is better at protecting your skin from the sun!

sunburns

Sunscreen vs beach umbrella – Find out which is better at protecting your skin from the sun!

The participants were randomly assigned to use SPF 100 sunscreen or to use a standard-size beach umbrella.

Video game-based app 'Project: EVO' may help treat late-life depression

Depression

Video game-based app 'Project: EVO' may help treat late-life depression

A new video game-based app called 'Project: EVO' may help treat older adults who are diagnosed with late-life depression and also tragets underlying cognitive issues in them.

Lessened blood flow in brain can cause people to stutter

brain health

Lessened blood flow in brain can cause people to stutter

Researchers at Children's Hospital Los Angeles in the US demonstrated evidence of a common underlying lifelong vulnerability in both children and adults who stutter.

'Workplace cake culture' may make you fat

Obesity

'Workplace cake culture' may make you fat

However, it was detrimental to employees' health and they should make a New Year's resolution to "combat cake culture" in 2017, he said.

Here's how you can make drinking milk more delectable – Read

milk

Here's how you can make drinking milk more delectable – Read

However, adding some flavours or coloured ice cubes can make milk tastier, says an expert.

Bird flu

Bird flu found in swans, two poultry farms in Czech Republic

State Veterinary Administration chief Zbynek Semerad said that the highly contagious H5 type has been confirmed and further tests were performed to determine whether the N8 sub-type is present, which is "assumed".

Dysfunctional gene may cause premenstrual mood disorder

Menstruation

Dysfunctional gene may cause premenstrual mood disorder

The researchers revealed that turning off estrogen and progesterone eliminated PMDD symptoms, while re-introducing the hormones triggered the re-emergence of symptoms. 

Vaccine shows promise in fight against breast cancer

Cancer

Vaccine shows promise in fight against breast cancer

This suggests that strategies that can restimulate the immune system to recognise and target HER2 early during cancer development may be effective treatment options.

4-year-old boy becomes cadaveric organ donor; saves lives of five

Organ Donation

4-year-old boy becomes cadaveric organ donor; saves lives of five

In a miraculous move, a 4-year-old boy, declared brain dead by doctors after a severe head injury, saved the lives of five terminally ill patients.

France to suspend sale of Vitamin D after baby's death

Vitamin D

France to suspend sale of Vitamin D after baby's death

The decision was taken as a precaution by France's ANSM agency that oversees the safety of medicines and health products, Health Minister Marisol Touraine said in a statement.

Pair of scissors lodged in Vietnamese man's stomach removed after 18 years!

Surgery

Pair of scissors lodged in Vietnamese man's stomach removed after 18 years!

The three-hour-long surgery was performed at a hospital in Thai Nguyen province, northern Vietnam.

Meet 'mesentery' – The newly discovered 79th organ hiding in your body!

human organs

Meet 'mesentery' – The newly discovered 79th organ hiding in your body!

The fact that the mesentery is a distinct organ is now being taught to medical students, following its reclassification.

Alcohol addiction can severely increase risk of heart failure

Alcohol

Alcohol addiction can severely increase risk of heart failure

Alcohol addiction can increase the risk of heart attack, atrial fibrillation and congestive heart failure along with other risk factors like diabetes and high blood pressure, a new study revealed. 

This new retinal imaging technique could detect onset of vision loss

Eye diseases

This new retinal imaging technique could detect onset of vision loss

A new non-invasive retinal imaging technique has been developed by researchers that could prevent vision loss in diseases like glaucoma.

Want to get rid of arm fats? Try these simple ways!

Fitness

Want to get rid of arm fats? Try these simple ways!

Are you super conscious about your flabby arms fats? 

Little extra zinc in diet may reduce DNA damage

DNA

Little extra zinc in diet may reduce DNA damage

A modest increase in dietary zinc - about four milligrams - can help reduce everyday wear and tear on our DNA, says a study.

Detecting misinformation can improve memory, says study

Mental health

Detecting misinformation can improve memory, says study

A new study has revealed that detecting a misinformation can improve memory.

Zika virus proteins causing birth and neurological defects identified

Zika

Zika virus proteins causing birth and neurological defects identified

To test the virus, Zhao used fission yeast – a species that in recent years has become a relatively common way to test how pathogens affect cells.

Give your skin a fruity blast – Combat acne with these five fruits!

Acne

Give your skin a fruity blast – Combat acne with these five fruits!

Going natural is definitely the right way, especially when you're dealing with such a sensitive skin condition like acne.

Radish: All you need to know about its nutritional values and health benefits

Healthy eating

Radish: All you need to know about its nutritional values and health benefits

Radish - It is a beloved part of our salad, has a pungent taste and has got lots of juices. They can be white, red, purple or black and are consumed raw as well as cooked.  

These signs show you are addicted to caffeine!

caffeine

These signs show you are addicted to caffeine!

Do you start your day drinking coffee?

Avoid these food to improve your memory!

Mental health

Avoid these food to improve your memory!

One needs to be fit both physically and mentally. But we often tend to neglect our mental health in front of our physical health. 

Why obese individuals lack motivation to exercise?

Obesity

Why obese individuals lack motivation to exercise?

Feeling too lazy to hit the gym or follow an exercise routine? 

Depression, anxiety may up risk of long-term opioid use

Mental health

Depression, anxiety may up risk of long-term opioid use

Rates of increase of long-term opioid use ranged from 1.5 times for patients taking medications for attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), three times for previous substance use disorders and nearly 9 times for previous opioid use disorders.

Pregnant woman goes into labour, broadcasts it live to 200,000 people on Facebook!

Pregnancy

Pregnant woman goes into labour, broadcasts it live to 200,000 people on Facebook!

The mother of two (now three), who is a director at an ad-agency, posted five videos showing live contractions and updates as her baby "moved down the birth canal".

Winter special: Get rid of the sniffles with these five superfoods!

Cold

Winter special: Get rid of the sniffles with these five superfoods!

Even though medicines are the obvious way out for many, there are always better solutions like natural supplements.  

Consume these superfoods for healthy 2017

Food

Consume these superfoods for healthy 2017

Watermelon seeds are packed with protein, vitamin B, Â­magnesium and Â­monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats. Sprinkle them on your salad for an added crunch.

Ancient protective DNA can elevate Alzheimer's risk in humans

Alzheimer's

Ancient protective DNA can elevate Alzheimer's risk in humans

A gene mutation that protect ancient humans has become a threat for the modern humans, making them prone to the risk of diseases like Alzheimer's.

'Centre's role in eliminating malaria needs to be complemented  by regional systems'

Malaria

'Centre's role in eliminating malaria needs to be complemented by regional systems'

The government's commitment to eliminate malaria is a critical first step. It will be important for India to determine how they, working with state level systems, plan to implement their malaria elimination strategy.

Infant cereals don't have nutritional consistency everywhere

Infant nutrition

Infant cereals don't have nutritional consistency everywhere

The findings, published in the journal Maternal and Child Nutrition, said premixed complementary foods can be extremely effective at protecting infants against malnutrition and stunted growth.

Spread new year cheer; be more social to improve health!

Social health

Spread new year cheer; be more social to improve health!

The study suggests that hospitals can also engineer social incentives among friends and family to improve health care of their patients.