Health

17,ideas,for,2017

Nupur Amarnath| TNN | Jan 1, 2017, 12.00 AM IST HIGHLIGHTS • A New Year is for new things. Take a survival course. Plan a travel project. Or start handwriting. Keep it interesting in the new year. 17 ideas for 2017 A New Year is for new things. Take a survival course. Plan a travel project. Or start handwriting. Keep ... Read More »

The year of yes

Nona Walia| TNN | Jan 1, 2017, 12.00 AM IST The year of yes When it comes to yourself, ‘yes’ is more. Do you want to change your life this year? Then, you must inculcate the habit of saying yes far more often than you usually do. ‘Yes’ holds the key to greater empowerment. In her TED Talk, Hollywood’s ace ... Read More »

How to start the New Year

Nona Walia| TNN | Jan 1, 2017, 12.00 AM IST How to start the new year Renu S. Persaud, social scientist and author, shares how one should start the new year. Let the new year be a time to work on yourself. Let it be a time of self-mastery. I believe in the importance of mastering oneself. Success flows from ... Read More »

Catch up lost sleep after New Year’s Eve

Ismat Tahseen| TNN | Jan 1, 2017, 01.00 AM IST Chamomile tea (Pic: Thinkstock) The run up to the new year with all that partying must have been hectic, leaving you tired and sleep-deprived. If you’re struggling to catch up on rest today, don’t just opt for the usual hot milk and warm bath. Try these other ways that can ... Read More »

Rubella, pneumonia now in vaccine cover

Pushing forward in its drive against vaccine-preventable diseases, the government is set to introduce two new vaccines -against pneumonia and rubella-under its universal immunisation programme in early 2017. Besides, it has also decided to ramp up coverage of rotavirus vaccine, which was rolled out earlier this year, to include five states by the end of March 2017. The move assumes ... Read More »

How internet can help you sleep well

How internet can help you sleep well Web-based therapy for insomnia is an effective option that could reach “previously unimaginable numbers of people”, researchers suggest. Although cognitive behavior therapy for insomnia (CBT-I) is the first-line treatment for adults with chronic insomnia, there aren’t enough trained clinicians to deliver the treatment, according to Dr Lee Ritterband of the University of Virginia ... Read More »

Here’s why a healthy diet may not always work

IANS | Dec 31, 2016, 01.00 PM IST Here’s why a healthy diet may not always work People accustomed to a calorie-rich diet may not be able to reap the full benefits of switching to a healthy dietimmediately due to the works of the bacterial community inside the gut, suggests new research. Certain human gut bacteria need to be lost ... Read More »

Grandparents who help care for grandchildren live longer than other seniors

Reuters | Dec 31, 2016, 02.00 PM IST Grandparents who help care for grandchildren live longer than other seniors Grandparents who help out occasionally with childcare or provide support to others in their community tend to live longer than seniors who do not care for other people, according to a study from Berlin, Germany. Having full-time custody of grandchildren can ... Read More »

Even low levels of manganese can cause manganism: Study

IANS | Updated: Dec 30, 2016, 01.56 PM IST Even low levels of manganese can cause manganism: Study (John Lund/Getty Images) Welders exposed to airborne manganese at estimated levels set under federal safety standards can also develop neurological problems like Parkinson’s disease and the current safety standards may not adequately protect workers from the dangers of the job, a new ... Read More »

Single stressful event can have extended consequences

ANI | Dec 30, 2016, 03.14 PM IST Single stressful event can have extended consequences A team of Indian scientists has found that a single instance of severe stress can lead to delayed and long-term psychological trauma. The study has been published in the journal Physiological Reports. The researchers found that a single stressful incident can lead to increased electrical ... Read More »