Brief stress may be good for your skin

Scientists have found that brief, acute psychological stress promotes healing in mouse models of three different types of skin irritations.

Daily aspirin to prevent heart disease may not benefit all

A daily low-dose aspirin is widely prescribed to prevent cardiovascular disease. Now, a new study claims that gene variations in some individuals may modify the cardiovascular benefits of aspirin, leading to slightly harmful effects.

Sleep better: Eat these 5 foods to fall asleep

Most of us face problems in getting a sound sleep. There may be several factors that can be responsible for this, like work pressure, family responsibilities, relationship issues, etc.

Thyroid treatment may prevent heart disease in diabetics

Low thyroid levels in the cardiac tissue of diabetics may be the major cause of their associated heart disease, a study has said, indicating that restoring thyroid hormones in heart may prevent heart disease in diabetics.

Hormones affect your voting behaviour: Study

Politicians, take note! Stress hormones such as cortisol may affect a person`s voting behaviour and voter turnout, a new study has claimed.

Hormones may cause UV addiction

Sun lovers beware! Chronic exposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation can release feel-good hormones called endorphins that may lead to physical dependence, tolerance and addiction-like behaviour.

Moles may lead to breast cancer

A new study suggests that women with moles or nevi are more likely to develop breast cancer.

`Trust hormone` oxytocin helps repair old muscles

Researchers at the University of California, Berkeley, have discovered that oxytocin-a hormone associated with maternal nurturing, social attachments, childbirth and sex-is indispensable for healthy muscle maintenance and repair.

Scientists explain how stressful situations lead to heart attack

A new study has revealed the hypothetical mechanism behind heart attack caused by stress, emotional shock, or overexertion.

Can diabetes be reversed?

In a ray of hope for diabetes patients, scientists have discovered the cellular sequence that leads to the trigger of the disease.

Stress can be contagious: Study

Stress can be contagious, as observing another person in a stressful situation can be enough to make our own bodies release the stress hormone cortisol, a new study suggests.

`Love hormone` bonds animals like humans: Study

And you thought you had a patent on `love hormone` when it comes to showing affection! Dogs too have oxytocin and release it in a good quantity when in love or looking for bonding.

Low testosterone levels in womb may impact men`s health condition

According to researchers, low testosterone levels may be determined in the mother`s womb itself.

`Love` hormone drives lying among close colleagues

Know why some people bend ethical rules and even lie to help those closer to them - like their colleagues or family members?

Anti-aging hormones may have opposite effect

Do you take anti-aging pills or injections in a quest to replenish youthful hormones to immortalise yourself? Get alarmed as these injections of growth hormone may have the opposite effect as intended.

How steroid use in humans affects sexual behavior

Researchers have suggested that a new breakthrough could help reveal how steroid use in humans affects sexual behaviors and how hormones regulate the different components of speech in humans.

Skin care: 5 home remedies to cure pimples

Acne is amongst the most common skin problems that people of all age groups, especially teenagers face. There can be many reasons that attribute to the cause of the acne like stress, puberty, hormonal changes, menopause etc.

Aerobic exercise boosts memory in young adults

A new research has revealed that aerobics may be beneficial for brain health and cognition, as certain hormones, which are increased during exercise, may help improve memory.

Treatment of hypothyroidism not linked to weight loss

A new study has found that effective treatment with levothyroxine (LT4) to restore normal thyroid hormone levels is not associated with clinically significant weight loss in most people.

Newly identified hormone may help fight obesity and reduce cholesterol

Giving obese rodents a recently identified circulating protein called fibroblast growth factor 21 (FGF21) helps improve their metabolism, a new study has suggested.