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This is the reason why obese people have less sensitive taste buds

This is the reason why obese people have less sensitive taste buds

Obesity is known to be associated with a chronic state of low-grade inflammation in the adipose tissue that stores energy in the form of fat.

Mar 23, 2018, 11:22 AM IST
Banana plant extract may help you relish melt-proof ice cream

Banana plant extract may help you relish melt-proof ice cream

Love to savour your ice cream in its solid state for longer and hate to see it melt? Scientists have found a solution to this problem in a banana plant extract that they say could be key to a

Mar 22, 2018, 18:24 PM IST
HIV prevalence rate third highest in Nagaland, highest in Manipur: Study

HIV prevalence rate third highest in Nagaland, highest in Manipur: Study

With a prevalence rate of 0.76% among adults, third highest in the country, Nagaland has 22,878 'People living with HIV' (PLHIV) and AIDS cases, an official of Nagaland State AIDS Control Society (

Mar 22, 2018, 18:20 PM IST
Flu, pneumonia may increase risk of heart attack, stroke in older adults: Study

Flu, pneumonia may increase risk of heart attack, stroke in older adults: Study

A new study has found that aged people who are diagnosed with flu or pneumonia are six times more likely to suffer from heart attack or stroke in the days after infection.

Mar 22, 2018, 18:18 PM IST
Menopausal hormone therapy likely to boost brain skills

Menopausal hormone therapy likely to boost brain skills

Hormone therapy refers to either oestrogen or combination oestrogen or progesterone treatment.

Mar 22, 2018, 18:12 PM IST
Protein that can stop cancer identified

Protein that can stop cancer identified

In the study conducted in a mouse model for hepatocellular carcinoma, the researchers analysed a total of more than 4,000 proteins, comparing them in healthy and tumour tissue. 

Mar 22, 2018, 18:09 PM IST
Treatment for lower back pain poor, harmful globally: Lancet

Treatment for lower back pain poor, harmful globally: Lancet

Medical care with inappropriately high use of imaging, rest, opioids, spinal injections, and surgery is making the problem worse in both developed and developing countries, the findings showed.

Mar 22, 2018, 18:08 PM IST
Beware! Eating meat in this form may increase your blood pressure levels

Beware! Eating meat in this form may increase your blood pressure levels

A new study by Harvard has found that high-temperature cooking releases chemicals that may raise your blood pressure levels, a precursor to many cardiovascular diseases.

Mar 22, 2018, 16:05 PM IST
Suffering from chronic pain? Try Tai Chi, suggests study

Suffering from chronic pain? Try Tai Chi, suggests study

Fibromyalgia affects around 2-4% of the adult population worldwide and is a long-term condition that causes widespread body pain.

Mar 22, 2018, 15:57 PM IST
Smartphone addiction linked to anxiety, depression: Study

Smartphone addiction linked to anxiety, depression: Study

Are you addicted to your smartphone? Well, nowadays most of the people are hooked to their phones.

Mar 22, 2018, 15:50 PM IST
Drugs prescribed to hospitalized children are often inappropriate: Study

Drugs prescribed to hospitalized children are often inappropriate: Study

These patterns contradict current recommendations for appropriate prophylactic antibiotic use.

Mar 22, 2018, 15:31 PM IST
Vitamin D deficiency during pregnancy may increase autism risk in babies

Vitamin D deficiency during pregnancy may increase autism risk in babies

Autism is a lifelong neuro-developmental disorder characterized by impaired social interaction, impaired verbal and non-verbal communication and restricted and repetitive behaviour.

Mar 22, 2018, 14:01 PM IST
Soon, walk around freely while getting your brain scanned – Here's how

Soon, walk around freely while getting your brain scanned – Here's how

Researchers, by using quantum sensors in the helmet scanner, overcame many issues, since these sensors are lightweight,work at room temperature and can be placed directly onto scalp – increasing the

Mar 22, 2018, 13:52 PM IST
Parents, take note! Your behaviour can increase your kid's obesity risk

Parents, take note! Your behaviour can increase your kid's obesity risk

Children who have surgent temperament – characterized by being more outgoing, active and drawn to new things and people – are more likely to be affected, the study found.

Mar 22, 2018, 12:19 PM IST
11-month-old Chinese baby with three legs gets extra limb removed

11-month-old Chinese baby with three legs gets extra limb removed

The baby was born with three legs due to an extremely rare fault in pregnancy.

Mar 22, 2018, 12:10 PM IST
Compound in beetroot may help treat Alzheimer's

Compound in beetroot may help treat Alzheimer's

A new study has revealed that a compound found in beetroot that gives its distinctive red colour ould help in treating Alzheimer's disease.

Mar 22, 2018, 10:50 AM IST
Anaemia during pregnancy may double mortality risk: Study

Anaemia during pregnancy may double mortality risk: Study

Anaemia -- a condition characterised by the lack of healthy red blood cells -- affects 32 million pregnant women worldwide and up to half of all pregnant women in low and middle-income countries.

Mar 22, 2018, 10:30 AM IST
Non-steroidal painkillers may harm your heart

Non-steroidal painkillers may harm your heart

The new findings point to the importance of closely monitoring the adverse effects of NSAIDs on heart health, particularly among individuals at high risk, said the researchers.

Mar 21, 2018, 17:46 PM IST
Warning: Increased meat consumption may elevate liver disease risk

Warning: Increased meat consumption may elevate liver disease risk

Researchers noted that high meat eaters were slightly younger, mainly male, had a higher body mass index (BMI), caloric intake and a worse metabolic profile.

Mar 21, 2018, 17:23 PM IST
Freezing this nerve may trigger weight loss, claims study

Freezing this nerve may trigger weight loss, claims study

The nerve, located at the base of the esophagus, is one of several mechanisms that tell the brain that the stomach is empty.

Mar 21, 2018, 16:59 PM IST

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