Health

Sun bathing may prevent diabetes, heart disease

PTI | Dec 23, 2016, 11.50 AM IST Sun bathing may prevent diabetes, heart disease (Picture Courtesy: Pixabay) Sun bathing and vitamin D supplements may be feasible and affordable approaches to improve or even prevent metabolic syndromes which pose a risk of diabetes and heart disease, a new study has claimed. It is well known that a diet high in ... Read More »

Equal abortion rights about to become a reality

In an unprecedented move, the health ministry recently announced that it’s planning to amend the Medical Termination of Pregnancy (MTP) Act, which came into effect in 1971. This act has been long deemed as restrictive for being rigid on certain aspects. For example, a woman can get an abortion only within 20 weeks of her pregnancy, which makes it difficult ... Read More »

Health weekly roundup: Chikungunya vaccine developed, TRAI says mobile tower radiation not harmful

TNN | Dec 23, 2016, 04.24 PM IST Health weekly roundup: Chikungunya vaccine developed, TRAI says mobile tower radiation not harmful 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. Here is this week’s aggregation of the latest news stories on health, fitness and ... Read More »

7 things about nipples you must know

7 things about nipples you must know (Image Courtesy: Pixabay) Nipples come in different shapes, sized and colors They could be brown, pink, dark, big, small, and they are all normal. Areolas, the colored skin around the nipple, can also be dark or light, as small as a mustard seed or as large as a round clock. Nipple-gasms are not ... Read More »

Capsule sized pacemaker: A boon for patients

TNN | Updated: Dec 22, 2016, 11.24 AM IST Capsule sized pacemaker: A boon for patients (Thinkstock photos/Getty Images) It was the size of a capsule, but for Kumar*, it provided a new lease of life. The 87-year old, with a heart rate of less than 60 a minute, received a pacemaker, one-tenth the size of a traditional device, directly ... Read More »

Radiation from mobile towers not harmful: TRAI

TNN | Dec 22, 2016, 11.22 AM IST Radiation from mobile towers not harmful: TRAI Allaying fears of radiation from mobile towers, a senior Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) official on Wednesday said that the harmful effects of electromagnetic field radiation had not been proved. At a customer outreachprogramme , Sunil Bajpai, principal adviser to TRAI, said people were ... Read More »

Sleeping postures and how to optimise them for better sleep

TNN | December 22, 2016 1/76 sleeping positions and their benefits 0 We all need adequate amounts of sleep but it is also extremely important to sleep right. While each one of us has a sleeping position that we most often curl up in, some of these positions can actually leave you in acute discomfort. Here are some tips that ... Read More »

Dyslexia may be more than a reading disorder: Study

Dyslexia may be more than a reading disorder: Study A distinctive neural signature found in the brains of people with dyslexia may explain why they have difficulty in learning to read and adapting to sensory inputs, according to a new study. The brain typically adapts rapidly to sensory input, such as the sound of a person’s voice or images of ... Read More »

Female doctors better at treating elderly, finds Harvard study

Representative image Female doctors are better than male doctors in treating elderly patients in hospitals, according to a new study led by researchers from Harvard University. They found that chances of patients dying or getting readmitted in the next 30 days went down if the doctors were women. It is the first time that a study has documented how male ... Read More »

Encrypted messaging app Signal uses Google to bypass censorship

Developers of the popular Signal secure messaging app have started to use Google’s domain as a front to hide traffic to their service and to sidestep blocking attempts. Bypassing online censorship in countries where internet access is controlled by the government can be very hard for users. It typically requires the use of virtual private networking (VPN) services or complex ... Read More »