Health

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 »

Sex of the baby may play important role in would-be mother’s immunity

Sex of the baby may play important role in would-be mother’s immunity A study reveals would-be mothers, carrying female fetuses may exhibit a heightened inflammatory response that can contribute to sickness-related symptoms, such as achiness and fatigue. According to researchers, women, over the years, have claimed that body of a mother, carrying male and female baby, react differently. The study, ... Read More »

Feeling stressed? Try prebiotics

IANS | Feb 11, 2017, 02.12 PM IST Feeling stressed? Try prebiotics (Thinkstock photos/Getty Images) Finding it tough to cope with stress in your life? Eat prebiotics fibers that may help protect the beneficial bacteria in your gut and restore healthy sleep patterns after a stressful event, researchers suggest. Prebiotics are certain types of non-digestible fibers that probiotic bacteria feed ... Read More »

Valentine’s Day gifts for your fitness fanatic partner

1/8Valentine Day gift ideas for a fitness freak partner 0 Valentine’s day doesn’t have to be all about chocolates, flowers and jewellery. Here are ways you can please your partner who is into fitness and wellness… 2/8Activity tracker (FitBit, Jawbone, Samsung etc) If your partner is a fitness freak, nothing can be a better gift than an activity tracker. Activity ... Read More »

Fairness steroids pose serious risks

IST Fairness steroids pose serious risks (Thinkstock photos/Getty Images) In the pursuit of becoming a few shades fairer, you may be inviting serious side-effects and potentially grave infections. Popular cosmetics and fairness creams are not the culprit here but topical medications which contain a “cocktail of harmful steroids” supposed to be dispensed only through a prescription. These drugs are increasingly ... Read More »

Brisk walk keeps office troubles away from home

PTI | Feb 9, 2017, 12.19 PM IST Brisk walk keeps office troubles away from home Taking a 90 minute brisk walkor a long swim may prevent office frustrations from spilling over into your home, scientists have found. The study , which tracked sleep patterns and daytime physical movements, found employees who recorded an average of more than 10,900 steps ... Read More »

Physically demanding job may reduce a woman’s fertility

IANS | Updated: Feb 9, 2017, 02.59 PM IST Physically demanding job may reduce a woman’s fertility Women who lift heavy loads at work may be at risk of harming their fertility, with the effect appearing stronger among overweight and older women, according to a new study. The findings showed that women who reported moving or lifting heavy loads at ... Read More »

Early menstruation ups risk of stroke

IANS | Feb 9, 2017, 03.30 PM IST Early menstruation ups risk of stroke Girls who start their periods at the age of 13 or younger may be nearly 1.8 times more likely to suffer a stroke than those who start at the age of 15, a study shows. These women are also more at risk for cerebral infarction, in ... Read More »