Health

Exercise during pregnancy may help obese women avoid complications

Exercise may be an efficient way for obese pregnant women to lower their risk of diabetes, dangerously high blood pressure and other complications, research suggests. “The study suggests that a prenatal exercise-based intervention leads to both decreased costs and improved outcomes in obese women,” said Leah Savitsky, a medical student at Oregon Health and Science University in Portland who led ... Read More »

Brain unable to form new memories when you’re sleep deprived

Brain unable to form new memories when you’re sleep deprived (Thinkstock photos/Getty Images) Alert! Your memories are in danger of being lost if you are sleep derived, suggests a study. Studying mice, scientists at Johns Hopkins have fortified evidence that a key purpose of sleep is to recalibrate the braincells responsible for learning and memory so the animals can “solidify” ... Read More »

A brain injury is two times more likely to develop attention problems

A brain injury is two times more likely to develop attention problems People with mild to moderate brain injuries are two times more likely to have developed attention problems and those with severe injuries are five times more likely to develop secondary Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder ( ADHD) in an average of seven years after injury, reveals a study. Researchers ... Read More »

Nicotine exposure in babies may cause hearing problems

Nicotine exposure in babies may cause hearing problems Babies exposed to nicotinebefore and after birth may be at an increased risk of developing hearing problems due to abnormal development in the auditory brainstem, researchers have found. The findings showed that the auditory brainstem — an area of the brain which plays a role in analysing sound patterns — may have ... Read More »

Are you going wrong with your cheat meal?

6/13Dark chocolate 0 Yes. It’s allowed. Melt some and pour on fruits like strawberries and bananas, and everything about this diet plan will seem godly. (Image Courtesy: Thinkstock) 7/13Pasta and Pizza 0 If you are an Italian-food addict, whole wheat pastas and pizza bases are available. You can make them at home as well. Load these with veggies, chicken, fish ... Read More »

Do you suffer from ‘nature deficit’ disorder?

(Pic: Thinkstock) Do you work out, sleep well and still manage to feel fatigued and listless at the end of the work week? No, you’re not counting your sheep wrong or exercising less. You may be suffering from a deprivation of the outdoors — one of the most common problems of urban living. It’s called ‘nature deficit disorder’, which arises ... Read More »

A healthy gut is good for your sex life, shows study

A healthy gut is good for your sex life (Thinkstock photos/Getty Images) This Valentine’s Day, as you bask in the beauty of your beloved, don’t just thank his or her genes and your good fortune; thank microbes. Research on the microbes that inhabit our bodies has progressed rapidly in recent years. Scientists think that these communities, most of which live ... Read More »

How defective brain cells are spreading Alzheimer’s

How defective brain cells are spreading Alzheimer’s Neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s may be linked to defective brain cells disposing toxic proteins, making neighbouring cells sick, scientists say. The findings showed that although healthy neurons should be able to sort out and rid brain cells of toxic proteins and damaged cell structures, they are unable to do so always. ... Read More »

Brain unable to form new memories when you’re sleep deprived

Brain unable to form new memories when you’re sleep deprived (Thinkstock photos/Getty Images) Alert! Your memories are in danger of being lost if you are sleep derived, suggests a study. Studying mice, scientists at Johns Hopkins have fortified evidence that a key purpose of sleep is to recalibrate the braincells responsible for learning and memory so the animals can “solidify” ... Read More »

Move that body when you’re stressed out

Yoga is the key to keep stress away (Thinkstock) Stress is an inevitable part of our lives today. No matter where you are or what you do, modern lifestyles mean that stress is never too far away. And as lives become more fast-paced and hectic, working out tends to take a backseat. Many people assume that the last thing they ... Read More »