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Good health and longevity: Why happiness matters?

Happiness

Good health and longevity: Why happiness matters?

A study has claimed that people who experience a range of positive emotions in their daily lives - from enthusiasm to cheerfulness and calm - may have a lower risk of chronic diseases and premature death.

 

World Embryologists Day: What causes infertily in women? Myths and facts about IVF

Infertility

World Embryologists Day: What causes infertily in women? Myths and facts about IVF

While infertility is a major issue among couples, there are many assistive reproductive technologies today which can help couples combat this problem. 

Experimental HIV vaccine is well-tolerated in adults

HIV

Experimental HIV vaccine is well-tolerated in adults

The new vaccine regimen -- called as "Ad26 mosaic" -- were well-tolerated and capable of generating anti-HIV immune responses in healthy HIV-negative adults.

9-year-old brings hope for HIV cure after spending 8 years in remission without drugs!

HIV

9-year-old brings hope for HIV cure after spending 8 years in remission without drugs!

Till date, only one person is known to have been cured – the so-called Berlin patient, a man who had a bone marrow transplant in 2007 from a donor with natural resistance to HIV.

Keep hazardous dietary supplements, energy drinks at bay

Supplements

Keep hazardous dietary supplements, energy drinks at bay

Many consumers believe dietary supplements are held to the same safety and efficacy standards as over-the-counter medications.

Obesity in teenage may up colon cancer risk later

Obesity

Obesity in teenage may up colon cancer risk later

Obesity was also associated with a 71 per cent increased risk of rectal cancer in men and more than a two-fold increased risk in women.

Human antibodies produced in lab to treat diseases

Diseases

Human antibodies produced in lab to treat diseases

A team of researchers led by Facundo Batista of Francis Crick Institute in London and Ragon Institute of MGH, MIT, and Harvard have been able to produce specific human antibodies in the laboratory.

Liquor bottles may soon carry pictorial warnings – FSSAI mulling over move

Alcohol

Liquor bottles may soon carry pictorial warnings – FSSAI mulling over move

SSAI is in the process of finalising standards for alcoholic beverage and is studying global practices regarding pictorial warnings and messages around drunk driving, an official said.

This grandma swinging on monkey bars at a playground is something you wouldn't want to miss! - Watch

Fitness

This grandma swinging on monkey bars at a playground is something you wouldn't want to miss! - Watch

Onlookers were totally in for a surprise as they watch the lady, whose age is unknown, take a few seconds to prep before she begins to swing effortlessly on the bars.

Tai chi effective in preventing falls in older adults

exercise

Tai chi effective in preventing falls in older adults

Previous research has shown that tai chi is an effective exercise to improve balance control and flexibility in older individuals. This suggests that the practice might help protect against falls.

HIV fight advances with new drug cocktails, fresh vaccine hopes

HIV

HIV fight advances with new drug cocktails, fresh vaccine hopes

Researchers believe such advances are necessary to stay ahead of a virus that can all too often develop resistance to medicines, despite the use since 1996 of three- or four-drug combinations that mean HIV/AIDS is no longer a death sentence.

Swine flu: Tamil Nadu records 3,000 cases of H1N1 virus, the highest in country; know who all are at risk

Swine flu

Swine flu: Tamil Nadu records 3,000 cases of H1N1 virus, the highest in country; know who all are at risk

Union Health Minister JP Nadda said in a written reply that the central government has been closely monitoring the seasonal influenza outbreak situation and was in regular touch on the issue.

'600,000 to contract cholera in Yemen by year end'

Cholera

'600,000 to contract cholera in Yemen by year end'

Maurer warned that the unprecedented outbreak of cholera was "alarming and growing".

JJ Hospital's first cadaver organ donation: Woman gives new lease of life to two

Organ Donation

JJ Hospital's first cadaver organ donation: Woman gives new lease of life to two

The 38-year-old Sangeeta Mahajan, who had met with an accident on July 17, had suffered a serious head injury after being hit by a two-wheeler in Jalgaon.

This shoulder fix can help injured athletes return to play

injuries

This shoulder fix can help injured athletes return to play

The study revealed that arthroscopic superior capsule reconstruction (SCR) surgical technique can offer patients the opportunity to return to sports and jobs that require heavy physical work.

Medical miracle! US doctors successfully reverse brain damage in unresponsive drowned toddler

Brain damage

Medical miracle! US doctors successfully reverse brain damage in unresponsive drowned toddler

In what can only be termed a medical miracle, the doctors successfully reversed the damage that the drowning had caused in her brain.

Beer inspired from achaeological artifacts with a flavour of ancient China developed!

Alcohol

Beer inspired from achaeological artifacts with a flavour of ancient China developed!

Researchers from the museum and Off Color Brewing – Chicago Brewery – were inspired by the fruits incorporated in making certain Chinese alcohols as well as the mold saccharification of rice.

This is how regular physical activity can help prevent dementia – Read

exercise

This is how regular physical activity can help prevent dementia – Read

In the study, physical exercise led to stable cerebral choline concentrations in the training group, whereas choline levels increased in the control group.

Potential drug to fight Zika virus dicovered by Spanish scientists!

Zika

Potential drug to fight Zika virus dicovered by Spanish scientists!

The molecular structure of the proteins involved in the Zika virus' replication process was first described only a year ago.

This 91-year-old grandfather of ten becomes world's oldest person to get cochlear implants

Hearing Loss

This 91-year-old grandfather of ten becomes world's oldest person to get cochlear implants

Raymond Kelly suffered from progressive hearing loss since childhood and it became so bad that people would have to write down what they wanted to say to him.

Mothers-to-be take note! Consuming high-fat diet during pregnancy may affect kids' mental health

Pregnancy

Mothers-to-be take note! Consuming high-fat diet during pregnancy may affect kids' mental health

A new study has warned that women who consume a high-fat diet during pregnancy may increase the risk of having babies with mental health disorders such as anxiety and depression.

Meet this two-and-a-half year old girl with Albert Einstein hair!

Hair

Meet this two-and-a-half year old girl with Albert Einstein hair!

A two-and-a-half year old girl named Jaili Lamb from the United States has bright white hair that is tangled and constantly stands on end.

45-year-old Chinese woman skips breakfast for eight years, develops 200 gallstones

Surgery

45-year-old Chinese woman skips breakfast for eight years, develops 200 gallstones

Identified as Ms Chen, she claimed that her stomach pain started more than 10 years ago but her fear of surgery kept her from seeking medical aid.

More protein for muscle growth effective only till a point

exercise

More protein for muscle growth effective only till a point

According to researchers protein supplementation is necessary to increase muscle mass but is effective only till 1.6 grams.

Depression may change brain structure

Mental health

Depression may change brain structure

According to study, white matter, which enables brain to communicate, is reduced in people who suffer from the blues.

High exposure to the sun may increase risk of eye freckles

Eye health

High exposure to the sun may increase risk of eye freckles

The researchers from Medical University of Graz in Austria found that the development of eye freckles correlated with increasing age, lifetime number of sunburns and a history of severe sunburns resulting in blisters.

Soaked almonds – Why they are better than the raw version and their health benefits

Healthy eating

Soaked almonds – Why they are better than the raw version and their health benefits

As it turns out, choosing between soaked almonds and raw almonds isn't just a matter of taste, it's about picking the healthier option.

Inspirational: Born without hands, 45-year-old Haryana tailor sews clothes with his feet!

Disability

Inspirational: Born without hands, 45-year-old Haryana tailor sews clothes with his feet!

He uses his feet for not just his job, but for everyday things as well – eating, bathing, brushing teeth, shaving and even lighting his 'beedi'. 

UN, aid group: Cholera in Yemen to worsen in rainy season

Cholera

UN, aid group: Cholera in Yemen to worsen in rainy season

Malnutrition is one of the main challenges in containing the disease.

Sugary drinks with protein-rich meals may make you fat

Sugary drinks

Sugary drinks with protein-rich meals may make you fat

The findings showed that the inclusion of a sugar-sweetened drink decreased fat oxidation, which kick-starts the breakdown of fat molecules, after a meal by eight per cent.

Higher sun exposure may up risk of eye freckles

Eye

Higher sun exposure may up risk of eye freckles

The findings showed that eye freckles could indicate the presence or risk of sunlight-triggered eye diseases like cataract or macular degeneration.