Health

Vitamin A deficiency in pregnant women ups risk of Alzheimer’s for child

Vitamin A deficiency in pregnant women ups risk of Alzheimer’s for child (Getty Images) For would-be-mommies, inclusion of sweet potatoes, carrots, and dark leafy greens in their diet are a must, as a study warns that deficiency of vitamin A in the womb or just after birth can have a detrimental effect on the brain development of the fetus or ... Read More »

Alternative medicine might help treat premature ejaculation

Reuters | Jan 28, 2017, 01.54 PM IST Alternative medicine might help treat premature ejaculation (Thinkstock Images) Complementary and alternative medicine options may help men manage premature ejaculation, according to a new review of existing research. The improvements were small, and the studies were of varying quality, but preliminary evidence suggests that acupuncture, Chinese herbal medicine, Ayurvedic herbal medicineand a ... Read More »

Excess water: Magic or poison?

TNN | Updated: Jan 28, 2017, 04.05 PM IST Myths about drinking excess water (Image Courtesy: Thinkstock) We are often told to drink as much water as possible. Celebrities’ often cite this elixir as their beauty secret and we are told that it can cure our many maladies. While it may hold true in certain cases and to a certain ... Read More »

Sleep deprivation leads to weakened immunity: Study

IANS | Jan 28, 2017, 04.25 PM IST Sleep deprivation leads to weakened immunity: Study (Image Courtesy: Shutterstock) People who are deprived of sleep regularly are likely to have a weak immune system, a study has found. The findings showed that chronic short sleep shuts down programmes involved in immune response of circulating white blood cells. Seven or more hours ... Read More »

Is China’s future-ready plan better?

Is China’s future-ready plan better? (Getty Images) Had the graded response action plan been in place in 2016, the city would have seen the odd-even scheme just five times over 19 days. Similarly , other “emergency” interventions, including a blanket ban on construction activities, would have scarcely been implemented.In contrast, if Beijing’s system were to be implemented in Delhi, the ... Read More »

Healthy food may benefit people with HIV, diabetes: Study

ANI | Jan 26, 2017, 02.26 PM IST   Healthy food may benefit people with HIV, diabetes: Study (Thinkstock photos/Getty Images) Mediterranean diet loaded with fresh fruits and vegetables, lean proteins and healthy fats for six months may benefit people with HIV and Type 2 diabetes. According to researchers, through healthy food and snacks HIV-positive people were more likely to ... Read More »

Doctors arm immune system to fight cervical cancer cells

Doctors arm immune system to fight cervical cancer cells (Thinkstock photos/Getty Images) Doctors were bewildered when they went through the case sheet of a woman who was diagnosed with advanced cervical cancer nearly 10 years ago. More than a year after a full dose of radiotherapy, cancerhad spread to the lung. By then the disease should have claimed her life. ... Read More »

Romantic love hormone may help treat psychosexual disorders

Romantic love hormone may help treat psychosexual disorders Men who were given an injection of a naturally occurring hormone showed enhanced activity in brain regions involved with sexual arousal and romantic love, decline in negative moods as well as helping treat some psychosexual disorders that commonly occur in patients with infertility, a study has found. Kisspeptin has been linked to ... Read More »

Eating celery, broccoli can improve treatment of breast cancer

ANI | Jan 25, 2017, 03.30 PM IST Eating celery, broccoli can improve treatment of breast cancer (Thinkstock photos/Getty Images) Researchers from the University of Missouri found that a natural compound, Luteolin, found in herbs such as thyme and parsley and vegetables such as celery and broccoli, can reduce the risk of developing metastasis originating from triple-negative breast cancer in ... Read More »

Eat mushrooms to prevent risk of Dementia, Alzheimer’s disease

ANI | Jan 25, 2017, 04.30 PM IST   Eat mushrooms to prevent risk of Dementia, Alzheimer’s disease According to researchers, certain edible and medicinal mushrooms contain bioactive compounds that may enhance nerve growth in the brain and protect against neurotoxic stimuli such as inflammation that contribute to Dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. The study, published in Journal of Medicinal Food ... Read More »