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Research reveals benefits of vacation over meditation for bursting stress

Examining the effect of meditation on gene expression patterns in both novice and regular meditators, they found that a resort vacation provides a strong and immediate impact on molecular networks associated with stress and immune pathways, in addition to short- term improvements in well-being, as measured by feelings of vitality and distress.

What makes some people binge drink while others stay sober

Alcohol can reduce firing of neurons or brain circuits, which is why it reduces anxiety and social inhibitions, and those who are less sensitive to motor-impairing effects of alcohol are likely to drink much, the researchers said.

This is what happens to your brain when you eat junk food!

Junk food lacks essential fatty acids like omega-6 and omega-3, which are crucial for healthy brain function.

Protein shows promise for effective Alzheimer's treatment

The accumulation in the brain of plaques formed from deposits of a critical protein, known as amyloid beta, is a hallmark of Alzheimer's disease, the most common form of dementia.

Five reasons why pregnant women should eat kidney beans!

Here are five amazing health benefits of eating kidney beans during pregnancy.

Singapore urges tests for pregnant women with Zika signs

As infections climbed, they blasted a district of warehouses and industrial buildings to destroy breeding sites that fuelled the outbreak, which began at a construction site housing foreign workers.

Child care during rainy season: Tips every mother should follow!

Here are a few useful tips that mothers can follow to keep their baby healthy during the monsoon.

50,000 die each year due to air pollution in Britain

Cars, buses and freight trucks are the principal cause of air pollution in over 95 per cent of legally-designated air quality management areas in Britain, Xinhua news agency cited the study as saying.

Patients operated on during night twice more likely to die, claims study

A new study has found that patients who are operated on during night are twice more likely to die than patients who are operated on during the day.

Indraprastha Apollo Hospital celebrates 10 years of Fetal Medicine

 Leading doctors here on Tuesday underlined the role of fetal medicine in ensuring that the health of the unborn baby was not compromised.

Delhi's seven big hospitals record over 1,000 chikungunya cases

Even as Delhi's three civic bodies have recorded 432 chikungunya cases till August 27, an inquiry by IANS shows that seven big hospitals of Delhi have reported more than 1,000 cases.

Patients operated on at night twice more likely to die

Patients who have surgery during the night are twice as likely to die compared to patients who are operated on during the day, a study has found.

Want to reduce weight? Start using sit-stand desk in office!

Do you want to shed off those extra fats from your body? Well, we all want to reduce weight and stay fit.

People with alcohol addiction lack key enzyme: Scientists

 In people with alcohol dependence, the production of a key enzyme shuts down in brain cells and the deficiency leads to continued use of alcohol despite adverse consequences, say researchers.

Stop consuming shark products! It may make you prone to Alzheimer's risk

 Shark products are consumed widely in Asia but it may not be healthy for humans as it increases the risk of Alzheimer's risk disease.

Hong Kong records 188 new HIV cases

 A total of 188 new cases of HIV infection were reported in Hong Kong in the second quarter of 2016, health officials said on Tuesday.

Drug-dispensing contact lens may lowers eye pressure in glaucoma patients

Drug-dispensing contact lens which has been designed to deliver medication gradually to the eye may benefit glaucoma patients.

Breast cancer: Warning signs to look out for!

As the warning signs of breast cancer are not same for all women, it's important to pay attention if you spot any unusual changes to your breasts and get them checked by a doctor.

Artificial intelligence that can help predict breast cancer risk faster

The computer software intuitively translates patient charts into diagnostic information at 30 times human speed and with 99 per cent accuracy, the researchers reported in a paper published online in the journal Cancer.

Zika breakthrough? Scientists claim tapeworm drug could cure deadly virus infection

Nicolsamide, a US Food and Drug Administration approved drug already used to combat parasitic infections by tapeworms, showed no danger to pregnant women in animal studies. 

Stopping exercise for 10 days decreases brain blood flow

It is already known that stopping exercise can result in loss of cardiovascular endurance and the researchers wanted to find out what impact does the cessation of exercise have on our brains.

Why cholera is more deadly for people with type O blood

Cholera toxin hyperactivates a key signaling molecule in intestinal cells of people with the most common blood type and high levels of that signaling molecule lead to excretion of electrolytes and water -- in other words, diarrohea, the researchers found.

Five effective natural home remedies for treating chikungunya!

Here are some effective natural home remedies for chikungunya fever.

Chikungunya, dengue outbreak: Cases in Delhi rise up to 432 and 487 respectively

 According to the municipal corporations, the highest number of dengue cases have been witnessed in the areas under the North Delhi Municipal Corporation with the figure standing at 97.

Fewer Indians using contraception, despite better awareness

India's population, now estimated at 1.32 billion, is expected to surpass China's within the next six years and reach 1.7 billion by 2050, according to World Health Organisation projections.

Gut bacteria therapy may help reduce weight gain

The researchers found that incorporating the engineered bacteria into the guts of mice both kept them from gaining weight and protected them against some of the negative health effects of obesity.

Breast cancer breakthrough? 16-year-old Indian-origin boy claims cure for disease

Krtin Nithiyanandam believes he has devised a way to turn triple negative breast cancer into a kind which responds to drugs.

New research identifies role of mood in making decisions

In their study, Gross and his fellow researchers used a smartphone app to randomly survey the activities and moods of more than 60,000 people over an average of 27 days, and found that mood plays a strong role in how people decide to spend their time each day.

Five reasons why you should take a brisk walk every single day!

Here are some health benefits that you'll get from walking.

Heart attack and stroke prevention: Ways to reduce your risk!

There are steps you can take to help prevent a heart attack or a stroke. These steps involve taking medications and making heart-healthy lifestyle changes.