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6 weird things making you lose memory

Feburary 08, 2017 1/7Things making you lose memory 0 We all have been told often what is good for your body is also good for your mind. That’s the reason doctors say that a well balanced diet and exercise is good for the brain and helps considerably in bringing down the risk of Alzheimer’s disease as you age. However, there ... Read More »

Good news! Green tea may benefit people with bone-marrow disorders

Green tea may benefit people with bone-marrow disorders (Thinkstock photos/Getty Images) The green tea that you drink to lose those extra pounds has many other powerful effects as a compound found in this ‘super-drink’ may have a life saving potential for people with bone-marrow disorders, reveals a study. The research appeared in the Journal of Biological Chemistry. Researchers from Washington ... Read More »

Power nap: Should you or should you not?

Sleeping is important not only for mental but for physical wellness too. But the role that power nap plays in our well-being is something that is rarely taken into consideration. Let us know why power nap is important and what all incredible benefits it provides. Sara Mednick, a sleep scientist and author of “Take a Nap! Change your life” says ... Read More »

Childhood cancer survivors may have troubled sex life, study finds

NI | Feb 7, 2017, 12.33 PM IST Childhood cancer survivors may have troubled sex life In a latest study, researchers have found out that although adult survivors of childhood cancer did not differ overall from their peers in terms of their satisfaction with their sex lives and romantic relationships, those who received cancer treatments that were especially toxic to ... Read More »

Common pain killer ineffective for back ache: Study

Common pain killer ineffective for back ache: Study Commonly used pain killers, such as ibuprofen, provide little benefits against back ache and cause side effects such as stomach ulcers and bleeding, a new study has warned. Researchers at The George Institute for Global Health in Australia found only one in six patients treated with the pills, also known as non-steroidal ... Read More »

Obese couples may take 50% longer to achieve pregnancy

IANS | Feb 5, 2017, 01.50 PM IST Obese women may affect great-grandchildren (Simon Willms/Getty Images) Couples in which both partners are obese may take over 50 per cent longer to achieve pregnancy, compared to their non-obese counterparts, say researchers, including one of Indian-origin. “A lot of studies on fertility and body composition have focused on the female partner, but ... Read More »

10 foods that turn toxic when reheated

Feburary 06, 2017 1/11Never reheat these foods 0 A lot of us are in the habit of storing food and then reheating it at the time of consumption. But what if you were told that reheating certain foods actually make them toxic? Here are some foods that you should never reheat. 2/11Potatoes 0 Potatoes lose their nutritional value if reheated. ... Read More »

More children below 10 now have type-two diabetes, finds study

TNN | Feb 6, 2017, 12.39 PM IST More children below 10 now have type-two diabetes, finds study (Thinkstock photos/Getty Images) Children as young as eight, most of them obese and with a family history of diabetes, are being diagnosed for type-two diabetes. The Madras Diabetes Research Foundation has published case histories of four such patients in the February edition ... Read More »

Genetic link to rare developmental delays in kids identified

Genetic link to rare developmental delays in kids identified (Thinkstock photos/Getty Images) Researchers have identified a genomic mutation that causes physical abnormalities and developmental delays in children. Upon analysing the genome of a six-year-old boy, the scientists identified a novel mutation that affects a protein known as CASK, which is key to brain development and the signals transmitted by brain ... Read More »

Nearly 1/2 of breast cancer patients have severe treatment side effects, 1 in 20 Indians suffers from depression

Health weekly roundup 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 diet. Insomnia may triple the risk of asthma: Study Asthma affects approximately 300 million people worldwide, with major ... Read More »