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Even low lead exposure harms kids

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 01, 2014, 13:58

Young children are particularly vulnerable to the toxic effects of lead and even low exposure to it can give rise to emotional and behavioural problems, says a study.

Mothers! Take a break from fish for healthier babies

Last Updated: Wednesday, April 23, 2014, 13:03

Potential mothers need to fast from fish for many years to avoid passing on certain harmful chemicals to their offsprings, an alarming study indicates.

Beware! Soap can fill your nose with harmful bacteria

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 08, 2014, 23:00

New York: Your daily soap can be a harbinger of bacteria buildup in your nose!

Beer marinade could cut levels of potentially harmful substances in grilled meats

Last Updated: Thursday, March 27, 2014, 13:18

Researchers have suggested that beer that many people enjoy at backyard barbeque s could, when used as a marinade, help reduce the formation of potentially harmful substances in grilled meats.

Watch out for harmful chemicals in cosmetics

Last Updated: Friday, February 21, 2014, 20:21

Wonder what makes your skin itchy or turn red after you apply your favourite personal care product like cream and sunscreen? An expert says chemicals like paraben and phthalates present in the products are capable of damaging skin.

Dishwashers can cause lung infections

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 09, 2013, 21:59

A dishwasher can be a hotspot for harbouring harmful fungi like black yeasts, which can cause lung infections, according to a research.

Alcohol more harmful for women

Last Updated: Monday, May 07, 2012, 13:17

Alcohol in any amount can be dangerous to anyone but it affects women more than men, with increased health risks.

Its official! Food dropped on floor safe to eat if picked up within 3 secs

Last Updated: Friday, May 04, 2012, 13:46

Many of us might have picked up a piece of dropped food from the floor, given it a quick blow and assumed it was still safe to eat.

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