Drug for treating obesity may also fight anxiety

 Scientists have suggested that a drug that treats obesity by controlling appetite, could also help combat anxiety disorders.

What kills more women than AIDS and breast cancer? Dirty water

Diseases spread through dirty water and poor sanitation are the fifth biggest killer of women worldwide, causing more deaths than AIDS, diabetes or breast cancer, researchers say. 

Research uncovers basis for cadmium toxicity

A new research in Australia has uncovered how the metal cadmium which is accumulating in food chain causes toxicity in living cells.

How pollution could make you obese

Researchers have discovered a link between the levels of certain environmental pollutants that a person accumulates in his or her body and their level of obesity.

'Feast and famine' diet may help you live longer

 Intermittent fasting may help people live longer and healthier, according to a new study.

Over 16,000 habitations hit by water contamination: Govt

With thousands of habitations being affected by water contamination, Health Minister J P Nadda today said this was leading to complications and even death and stressed the need for intensive co-ordination with various entities to ensure safe drinking water.

Benefits of climbing stairs!

Climbing stairs is the best way to burns calories than taking a traditional walk and it increases chance of achieving weight loss. 

WHO urges billions to fight neglected tropical diseases

The World Health Organization Thursday urged countries to invest billions of dollars to tackle 17 neglected tropical diseases -- including dengue fever, leprosy and sleeping sickness -- which kill 500,000 people globally each year.

Killing mechanism that can underpin Alzheimer's and Parkinson's diseases discovered

A team of scientists has for the first time discovered a killing mechanism that could underpin a range of the most intractable neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's, Parkinson's and ALS.

Healthier lives push old age beyond 60

It can perhaps be called ageing with confidence, and no wonder you will if you can stay clear of the many ailments that usually accompany the onset of old age.

Discovery of genes responsible for dementia raises the possibility of treatments

A new study has revealed that a team of scientists has discovered genes responsible for how our brains work as we age, which has brought the development of new treatments for dementia closer to reality.

'Sunderban mangrove has components to cure Type 2 diabetes'

Sundari trees, the most extensively found mangrove species in the Sunderbans, have some components which can bring down the level of Type 2 diabetes, according to a study.

Beer ingredient could help fight Alzheimer's and Parkinson's diseases

A new study has demonstrated that an ingredient from beer could protect brain cells from damage and potentially slow the development of disorders such as Alzheimer's and Parkinson's diseases.

Extending telomeres reverses ageing in human skin cells: Study

 A new technique can increase the length of human telomeres quickly and efficiently, promising to reverse the ageing process and paving the way for treatment of highly debilitating genetic diseases, scientists say.

7 ways to avoid hypertension

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Hypertension or high blood pressure is a chronic medical condition which increases the risk of developing many health related problems including heart disease, stroke and kidney diseases.

Is packaged water not good for health?

Is packaged water not good for health?

New antibiotic that could wipe out diseases like MRSA to TB discovered

Scientists claim to have discovered a new antibiotic named teixobactin that could wipe out many diseases like MRSA to Tuberculosis (TB).

Odisha district takes measures to check water-borne diseases

With jaundice spreading in western Odisha town of Sambalpur, Koraput district administration has initiated precautionary measures to check possible outbreak of waterborne diseases.

Health benefits of Chikoo (Sapodilla)

Chikoo or Sapodillla is one of the most popular tropical fruit apart from mango, banana, and jackfruit. The fruit is exceptionally sweet and delicious which also contains high amount of nutritional values.  

Health benefits of dietary restriction decoded

Reduced food intake without causing malnutrition is associated with protection against many diseases and researchers from Harvard University have now discovered the mechanism that links dietary restriction with health benefits.