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Taste buds can taste carbohydrates: Study

Last Updated: Thursday, June 12, 2014, 17:13

Everyone knows that the tongue has five senses i.e sweet ,sour, salty, savory and bitter tastes. But scientists now believe that we have one more sense that our tongue can differentiate, i.e. it allows us to perceive carbohydrates.

Brain rescues your tongue while chewing

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 04, 2014, 15:51

Ever wondered why you do not bite your tongue even when you do not pay attention to your chewing?

Bumpiness of tongue not linked to having more taste buds: Study

Last Updated: Thursday, May 29, 2014, 15:52

Supertasters are the minority the population who have a heightened sense of taste - particularly for bitter compounds - and for many years scientists have linked the trait with the number of "fungiform papillae" or sensory bumps on the tongue.

Tongue speaks volumes about hygiene, health

Last Updated: Thursday, January 23, 2014, 15:47

It wasn`t long ago that singer Cher advised pop sensation Miley Cyrus not to stick her tongue out if it`s coated, which is certainly not visually appealing. Experts say the tongue`s condition speaks volume about one`s hygiene consciousness and also reveals one`s health status.

Surgery, not chemo, better for tongue cancer

Last Updated: Friday, December 27, 2013, 15:19

Surgery, and not chemotherapy sessions, works better for those suffering from tongue or oral cavity cancer.

Tip-of-the-tongue moments not just age related

Last Updated: Thursday, October 17, 2013, 19:29

Researchers have revealed that even though increased age is associated with lower levels of episodic memory and with more frequent tip-of-the-tongue experiences, the two phenomena seem to be largely independent of one another.

Want to fight the flab? Get `painful` miracle tongue patch

Last Updated: Monday, August 05, 2013, 23:50

The patch has been promoted as an alternative to drastic weight loss measures like gastric bypass surgery or the lap band has been priced at 2000 dollars.

Eager to lose weight! Get `painful` miracle tongue patch

Last Updated: Monday, June 10, 2013, 12:30

A doctor has created a "miracle patch," which is sewn into the tongue and is apparently so painful that it makes eat solid food almost impossible.

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