Health

Help others to help yourself live longer

TNN | Jan 8, 2017, 11.51 AM IST Help others to help yourself live longer Helping others can add years to your life. A 20-year-long study of survival data for more than 500 people aged 70-103 years that has recently been published in the journal Evolution and Human Behavior found that people who occasionally watched and cared for others lived ... Read More »

Fasting helps improve mood, sex and sleep

Fasting helps improve mood, sex and sleep Fasting is common in most cultures of the world and is usually associated with religious events. Now science finds that going off food can not only help you lose weight but also improve the quality of life. Recommended By Colombia Researchers at Pennington Biomedical Research Centre in Louisiana conducted a study on 218 ... Read More »

You can teach yourself to hate pizza and chocolate

NN | Jan 8, 2017, 03.00 PM IST You can teach yourself to hate pizza and chocolate Imagine that as soon as a piece of chocolate melts and flows down your throat, you start feeling nauseous, lightheaded, and run to throw up inside the toilet bowl.The goal is to make you ill every time you think about or encounter the ... Read More »

Can’t breathe after Chinese food? It might be the MSG

Can’t breathe after Chinese food? It might be the MSG A very satisfying feast of kung pao chicken, sweet-sour pork or just about any Chinese dish could, at times, be accompanied with a bout of headache, giddiness or rashes. It’s aptly called the Chinese Restaurant Syndrome, but a doctor from Mahad, a four-hour drive from Mumbai, recently found out that ... Read More »

Now anaemia can protect your kids from malaria

ANI | Jan 7, 2017, 02.30 PM IST Now anaemia can protect your kids from malaria (Representative photo) Good news for parents, if your kids are anaemic! As a new study finds that anaemia may protect your kids against malaria. The study further said that treating kids with anaemia with iron supplementation may remove this protective effect of Iron deficiency. ... Read More »

Witnessing fear in loved ones can cause PTSD

ANI | Jan 7, 2017, 03.45 PM IST Witnessing fear in loved ones can cause PSTD A study reveals that if a person hears about a serious incident — such as a gunfire exchange – from his/her loved ones or even strangers, it may change how information flows in the brain and can lead to post-traumatic stress disorder. Scientists in ... Read More »

‘10% higher level of burnout among docs since 2012 survey’

TNN | Updated: Jan 6, 2017, 03.18 PM IST `10% higher level of burnout among docs since 2012 survey’ Your seemingly disinterested doctor may be a part of a larger problem stalking the medical system: burnout among doctors. While medicine is seen as a coveted profession in India, a new study from a city medical college indicates that our doctors, ... Read More »

Mental health drives at grassroots can prevent suicides, says report

017, 01.00 PM IST Mental health drives at grassroots can prevent suicides (TOI illustration for representation) Grassroots community mental health programmes to address risk factors such as depressionand alcohol use disorders can significantly address treatment gaps and reduce incidence of suicide, a new study published in The Lancet Psychiatry shows. Recommended By Colombia The prevalence of depression, one of the ... Read More »

Dear parents, here’s what you can do to prevent peanut allergy in kids

ANI | Jan 6, 2017, 03.30 PM IST Here’s what you can do to prevent peanut allergy in kids(Getty Images) A panel of experts says you can prevent development of peanut allergy in your kids by introducing foods containing peanuts until five years of age. Clinical trial results showed that regular peanut consumption begun in infancy and continued until five ... Read More »

Green tea variations, toxins harming kid’s development and 76% of world’s population ‘overfat’

Green tea variations, toxins harming kid’s development and 76% of world’s population ‘overfat’ This week was packed with some very shocking yet important health news. To ensure that you don’t miss any, we bring you a weekly roundup. 76% of world’s population obese About 5.5 billion people -up to 76% of the world’s population -are `over fat’, warn researchers. Are ... Read More »