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Valentine’s Day gifts for your fitness fanatic partner

1/8Valentine Day gift ideas for a fitness freak partner 0 Valentine’s day doesn’t have to be all about chocolates, flowers and jewellery. Here are ways you can please your partner who is into fitness and wellness… 2/8Activity tracker (FitBit, Jawbone, Samsung etc) If your partner is a fitness freak, nothing can be a better gift than an activity tracker. Activity ... Read More »

Fairness steroids pose serious risks

IST Fairness steroids pose serious risks (Thinkstock photos/Getty Images) In the pursuit of becoming a few shades fairer, you may be inviting serious side-effects and potentially grave infections. Popular cosmetics and fairness creams are not the culprit here but topical medications which contain a “cocktail of harmful steroids” supposed to be dispensed only through a prescription. These drugs are increasingly ... Read More »

Brisk walk keeps office troubles away from home

PTI | Feb 9, 2017, 12.19 PM IST Brisk walk keeps office troubles away from home Taking a 90 minute brisk walkor a long swim may prevent office frustrations from spilling over into your home, scientists have found. The study , which tracked sleep patterns and daytime physical movements, found employees who recorded an average of more than 10,900 steps ... Read More »

Physically demanding job may reduce a woman’s fertility

IANS | Updated: Feb 9, 2017, 02.59 PM IST Physically demanding job may reduce a woman’s fertility Women who lift heavy loads at work may be at risk of harming their fertility, with the effect appearing stronger among overweight and older women, according to a new study. The findings showed that women who reported moving or lifting heavy loads at ... Read More »

Early menstruation ups risk of stroke

IANS | Feb 9, 2017, 03.30 PM IST Early menstruation ups risk of stroke Girls who start their periods at the age of 13 or younger may be nearly 1.8 times more likely to suffer a stroke than those who start at the age of 15, a study shows. These women are also more at risk for cerebral infarction, in ... Read More »

Here’s why you hate the sound of a pen clicking repeatedly

A lot of us often go nuts by the mundane sounds of people chewing or clicking a pen repeatedly. Ever wondered why this happens? It is attributed to an emotional control mechanism which causes the brain to go into an overdrive on hearing such trigger sounds, says a research. This is known as misophonia or hatred of trigger sounds. The ... Read More »

Soon, ingestible e-pills to track your health

Soon, ingestible e-pills to track your health (Getty Images) MIT scientists have developed a small battery that runs on stomach acids and could power next-generation ingestible electronic pills which may monitor patient health or treat diseases by residing in the gastrointestinal tract for extended periods of time. The device may offer a safer and lower-cost alternative to the traditional batteries ... Read More »

What to do if your knee’s giving way

What to do if your knee’s giving way (Thinkstock photos/Getty Images) The good thing is that many people are taking up physical activities to keep obesity, diabetes and heart disease at bay. The not-so-good news is that in doing so, they may be putting their knees at risk. Orthopaedic surgeons that TOI spoke to asserted that 40% of knee injuries ... Read More »

6 weird things making you lose memory

Feburary 08, 2017 1/7Things making you lose memory 0 We all have been told often what is good for your body is also good for your mind. That’s the reason doctors say that a well balanced diet and exercise is good for the brain and helps considerably in bringing down the risk of Alzheimer’s disease as you age. However, there ... Read More »

Good news! Green tea may benefit people with bone-marrow disorders

Green tea may benefit people with bone-marrow disorders (Thinkstock photos/Getty Images) The green tea that you drink to lose those extra pounds has many other powerful effects as a compound found in this ‘super-drink’ may have a life saving potential for people with bone-marrow disorders, reveals a study. The research appeared in the Journal of Biological Chemistry. Researchers from Washington ... Read More »