Health

Mental health drives at grassroots can prevent suicides, says report

017, 01.00 PM IST Mental health drives at grassroots can prevent suicides (TOI illustration for representation) Grassroots community mental health programmes to address risk factors such as depressionand alcohol use disorders can significantly address treatment gaps and reduce incidence of suicide, a new study published in The Lancet Psychiatry shows. Recommended By Colombia The prevalence of depression, one of the ... Read More »

Dear parents, here’s what you can do to prevent peanut allergy in kids

ANI | Jan 6, 2017, 03.30 PM IST Here’s what you can do to prevent peanut allergy in kids(Getty Images) A panel of experts says you can prevent development of peanut allergy in your kids by introducing foods containing peanuts until five years of age. Clinical trial results showed that regular peanut consumption begun in infancy and continued until five ... Read More »

Green tea variations, toxins harming kid’s development and 76% of world’s population ‘overfat’

Green tea variations, toxins harming kid’s development and 76% of world’s population ‘overfat’ 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. 76% of world’s population obese About 5.5 billion people -up to 76% of the world’s population -are `over fat’, warn researchers. Are ... Read More »

ITO even more polluted than Anand Vihar

Jayashree Nandi & Jasjeev Gandhiok| TNN | Jan 4, 2017, 11.30 AM IST ITO even more polluted than Anand Vihar If you thought Anand Vihar was the most polluted spot in the city and curbing emission levels there could bring down the capital’s sky rocketing pollutionaverage, take a look at ITO. The ITO station, which was out of order for ... Read More »

Eat honey, gazpacho: Spaniards tell how to live till 100

Reuters | Jan 4, 2017, 12.03 PM IST Eat honey, gazpacho: Spaniards tell how to live till 100 With more than 17,000 people aged 100 or over, Spain is the country with the greatest life expectancy after Japan, according to OECD data and latest census. Put on your helmet and go on for the rideICICI Lombard Want to get fairer ... Read More »

New imaging technique to detect onset of vision loss

New imaging technique to detect onset of vision loss Researchers have developed a new non-invasive retinal imaging technique that could prevent vision loss in diseases like glaucoma – the second leading cause of acquired blindness worldwide. The new technique called multi-offset detection, which images the human retina — a layer of cells at the back of the eye that are ... Read More »

Vaccine shows promise in fight against breast cancer

IANS | Jan 4, 2017, 03.53 PM IST Vaccine shows promise in fight against breast cancer (Thinkstock photos/Getty Images) An experimental vaccine is safe and effectively stimulates the immune system leading to regression of early-stage breast cancer, show results of a clinical trial. The researchers created the vaccine from immune cells called dendritic cells that are harvested from each individual ... Read More »

Top fitness trends of 2017

Smart watches, heart-rate monitors, GPS trackers will continue to be popular (Thinkstock) The fitness industry has witnessed an unprecedented growth, thanks to people who are waking up to the numerous benefits that a sweat-drenched life has to offer. Every few months there are new and exciting ways being created in the fitness-lifestyle market that offer variety and keep people excited ... Read More »

Hairy e-skin to allow robotic limbs to ‘feel’

PTI | Jan 2, 2017, 02.00 PM IST Hairy e-skin to allow robotic limbs to ‘feel’ (Image Courtesy: Pixabay) Scientists are developing robots with hairy electronic skin that can “feel” its surroundings, an advance that may give people with prosthetic limbs a better sense of touch. “We are interested in integrating the sensor into robotic arms for people with disabilities ... Read More »

Sexual Healing: How and why

Sangeeta Soni| TNN | Updated: Jan 3, 2017, 11.25 AM IST Sexual Healing: How and why (Image Courtesy: Pixabay) We have grown up in a world that is ‘genitally armoured’. Kids are taught to refrain from touching and to hide their genitals. Masturbating is a taboo and premarital sex a sin. We have a very strong sense of moral civility ... Read More »