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Glowing skin: Here's why you should include facial oils in your daily beauty regime

Beauty tips

Glowing skin: Here's why you should include facial oils in your daily beauty regime

Facial oil is the newest beauty trend that helps to combat the damages on facial skin. It has several benefits- from anti-ageing agent to skin medication.

Eating roast potatoes and brown toast may cause cancer, says UK scientists

Cancer

Eating roast potatoes and brown toast may cause cancer, says UK scientists

Do you often eat roast potatoes and brown toast? If yes, then stop eating these food as it increases the risk of developing the deadly disease, cancer.

Glucose supplements to women during childbirth may shorten labour time

Childbirth

Glucose supplements to women during childbirth may shorten labour time

A new study has found that glucose supplements given to women during childbirth, especially for the first birth, may shorten the labour time.

Karnataka: Baby with four legs, two male sex organs born in Raichur

Child birth

Karnataka: Baby with four legs, two male sex organs born in Raichur

The baby was delivered in the early hours of Saturday at the Dhadeasugure Primary Health Centre (PHC) in Raichur.

Alzheimer's disease: Meditation, music may help reverse early memory loss in older adults

Alzheimer's disease

Alzheimer's disease: Meditation, music may help reverse early memory loss in older adults

For the study, researchers analysed 60 older adults who were assigned to either a beginner meditation (Kirtan Kriya) or music listening programme and asked to practice 12 minutes/day for 12 weeks.

Irritable bowel syndrome: Marijuana chewing gum can cure IBS

Irritable bowel syndrome

Irritable bowel syndrome: Marijuana chewing gum can cure IBS

CBD - a key property in marijuana- could ease the colon spasms that seem to be the root cause of symptoms.

Suffering from back pain? Try these simple tips to get relief from it!

BACK PAIN

Suffering from back pain? Try these simple tips to get relief from it!

 Do you often suffer from back pain? Well, this is one of the irritating problem which most of us have experienced at some point. 

Scientists develop new method that analyse who is doing what in your microbiome

disease

Scientists develop new method that analyse who is doing what in your microbiome

A novel computational method has been developed by scientists that can analyse who is doing what in your microbiome.

Brain stimulation used like a scalpel can improve memory, says study

Mental health

Brain stimulation used like a scalpel can improve memory, says study

A new study has found that non-invasive brain stimulations can work like a scalpel to improve the precise memory of a human.

Store sleep' before all-nighters to boost performance!

Sleep

Store sleep' before all-nighters to boost performance!

There are many consequences for not getting enough sleep, from driving performance (falling asleep at the wheel) to obesity, diabetes and increased risk of other diseases.

Do you know that every meal you consume triggers inflammation? - Read

Immune system

Do you know that every meal you consume triggers inflammation? - Read

In healthy individuals, short-term inflammatory responses play an important role in sugar uptake and the activation of the immune system.

Insecticide exposure may elevate diabetes risk

Diabetes

Insecticide exposure may elevate diabetes risk

Synthetic chemicals commonly found in insecticides and garden products bind to the receptors that govern our biological clocks, researchers said.

Now, it's possible to predict preemies' at risk of disabilities with help of brain mapping

brain health

Now, it's possible to predict preemies' at risk of disabilities with help of brain mapping

Lack of oxygen to the brain is the most common form of brain injury in premature infants, resulting in damage to the white matter.

HIV treatment may make patients susceptible to syphilis: Study

HIV

HIV treatment may make patients susceptible to syphilis: Study

All the gay/bisexual men who consume antiretroviral drugs to treat HIV infection may be unknowingly boosting their susceptibility to the bacteria responsible for syphilis.

Sitting down for too long can age women faster, says study

Ageing

Sitting down for too long can age women faster, says study

Do you often sit down for long hours? Well, a new study has revealed that women who sit for too long are more likely to speed up ageing.

Antidepressants during pregnancy may cause malformations in baby

Pregnancy

Antidepressants during pregnancy may cause malformations in baby

A new study has revealed that woman who take take antidepressant medications during their pregnanacy for lowering their symptoms of depression during the first three months of pregnancy may cause malformations in baby.

Heavy alcohol use in adolescence alters cortical excitability in brain: Study

Mental health

Heavy alcohol use in adolescence alters cortical excitability in brain: Study

A new study has found that adolescents who uses heavy alcohol for a long time can alter cortical excitability and functional connectivity in the brain.

Delirium can accelerate dementia process

Mental health

Delirium can accelerate dementia process

When people start becoming delirious, it may have a long-lasting impact on their brains, accelerating the dementia process among them, a new study has found.

Delirium can fasten dementia-related mental decline: Study

Mental health

Delirium can fasten dementia-related mental decline: Study

The study is the first to show the multiplying effects of delirium, that affects a quarter of older patients, and dementia in these people, researchers said.

Now, social media can help forecast infectious disease outbreaks

Diseases

Now, social media can help forecast infectious disease outbreaks

The Internet-based findings on exposure patterns are in good agreement with those derived from traditional epidemiological surveillance data, which can be available after considerable delays. 

Premature birth may lead to health problems in adolescence: Study

Premature birth

Premature birth may lead to health problems in adolescence: Study

As per the Swedish study, pregnancy normally lasts about 40 weeks, and babies born after 37 weeks are considered full term.

What an irony of fate? AIIMS gives surgery date in 2020 to woman fighting brain tumour

Tumour

What an irony of fate? AIIMS gives surgery date in 2020 to woman fighting brain tumour

Her farmer son Gulab Thakur says: “Doctors at AIIMS have said a surgery is needed but given a date of February 20, 2020 citing unavailability of beds.

Childhood accident cripples life of 21-year-old for 11 years – Read

accident

Childhood accident cripples life of 21-year-old for 11 years – Read

The 11-year old saw his uncle and cousin dying in front of him and later, he also lost his mother while he himself was in the ICU.

Breast implant victims win payout from German safety body

Breast Implant

Breast implant victims win payout from German safety body

TUV Rheinland was ordered to make a provisional payment of 3,000 euros to each plaintiff for certifying that implants made by French firm Poly Implant Prothese (PIP) met safety standards.

New research delves into children's beliefs about fruit, vegetables

Healthy foods

New research delves into children's beliefs about fruit, vegetables

The results from the study were encouraging as the children seemed to have a very good awareness of the health benefits of eating fruit and vegetables.

Gut inflammation, bacterial changes linked to diabetes, says study

gut inflammation

Gut inflammation, bacterial changes linked to diabetes, says study

A new study has found out that people with Type 1 diabetes show a change in gut bacteria and inflammation in their small intestine which are not visible in people without the autoimmune condition.

Intragastric balloons better option for overweight than surgery

Overweight

Intragastric balloons better option for overweight than surgery

As surgery can be some times dangerous for weight reduction, intragastric ballooning is a better option, especially for those excessively overweight, doctors said on Friday.

'Stem cell treatment shows improvement in Parkinson's, neurology patients'

Parkinson's disease

'Stem cell treatment shows improvement in Parkinson's, neurology patients'

Stem cell treatments can lead to great improvement in patients suffering from Parkinson's disease, extreme pain in the groin and other neurological issues as it helps in the regeneration of tissues -- a new treatment option, said doctors on Friday.

Prostate cancer: One in four men can avoid biopsy with MRI scan

Prostate cancer

Prostate cancer: One in four men can avoid biopsy with MRI scan

Multi-parametric MRI (MP-MRI) scans provide information about the cancer's size, how densely packed its cells are and how well connected to the bloodstream it is, so could help differentiate between aggressive and harmless cancers.

Yo Sperm test – Men can now check their fertility using smartphone-powered home kit

fertility

Yo Sperm test – Men can now check their fertility using smartphone-powered home kit

The Yo Sperm test works through an app and a microscope attachment that covers the phone's camera and flash, enabling men to keep a check their reproductive health without having to go to the clinic.

Winter health risks: This is how cold weather affects your heart

Heart disease

Winter health risks: This is how cold weather affects your heart

People with a history of coronary heart disease, diabetes and hypertension are at an increased risk of heart attacks during the cold months.