Health

Here’s why you hate the sound of a pen clicking repeatedly

A lot of us often go nuts by the mundane sounds of people chewing or clicking a pen repeatedly. Ever wondered why this happens? It is attributed to an emotional control mechanism which causes the brain to go into an overdrive on hearing such trigger sounds, says a research. This is known as misophonia or hatred of trigger sounds. The ... Read More »

Soon, ingestible e-pills to track your health

Soon, ingestible e-pills to track your health (Getty Images) MIT scientists have developed a small battery that runs on stomach acids and could power next-generation ingestible electronic pills which may monitor patient health or treat diseases by residing in the gastrointestinal tract for extended periods of time. The device may offer a safer and lower-cost alternative to the traditional batteries ... Read More »

What to do if your knee’s giving way

What to do if your knee’s giving way (Thinkstock photos/Getty Images) The good thing is that many people are taking up physical activities to keep obesity, diabetes and heart disease at bay. The not-so-good news is that in doing so, they may be putting their knees at risk. Orthopaedic surgeons that TOI spoke to asserted that 40% of knee injuries ... Read More »

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 »