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How long will you live? Your blood test can give the answer

ANI | Jan 9, 2017, 04.42 PM IST How long will you live? Your blood test can give the answer Believe it or not, scientists at Boston University claim to have discovered a game-changing blood test that could help predict lifespans. The study, published in the journal Aging Cell on Friday, used biomarker data collected from 5,000 blood samples and ... Read More »

You can teach yourself to hate pizza and chocolate

NN | Jan 8, 2017, 03.00 PM IST You can teach yourself to hate pizza and chocolate Imagine that as soon as a piece of chocolate melts and flows down your throat, you start feeling nauseous, lightheaded, and run to throw up inside the toilet bowl.The goal is to make you ill every time you think about or encounter the ... Read More »

Now anaemia can protect your kids from malaria

ANI | Jan 7, 2017, 02.30 PM IST Now anaemia can protect your kids from malaria (Representative photo) Good news for parents, if your kids are anaemic! As a new study finds that anaemia may protect your kids against malaria. The study further said that treating kids with anaemia with iron supplementation may remove this protective effect of Iron deficiency. ... Read More »

Witnessing fear in loved ones can cause PTSD

ANI | Jan 7, 2017, 03.45 PM IST Witnessing fear in loved ones can cause PSTD A study reveals that if a person hears about a serious incident — such as a gunfire exchange – from his/her loved ones or even strangers, it may change how information flows in the brain and can lead to post-traumatic stress disorder. Scientists in ... Read More »

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 »

Drivers face £75/year car insurance hike due to compensation shake-up – check if you can save now

The cost of car insurance could jump by an average of £75/year following the Government’s decision to award larger compensation payments to people who have an accident and suffer life-changing injuries, insurance experts have warned. Young drivers are expected to be worst hit by the move to push up the price of personal injury claims, with industry experts predicting that ... Read More »

How internet can help you sleep well

How internet can help you sleep well Web-based therapy for insomnia is an effective option that could reach “previously unimaginable numbers of people”, researchers suggest. Although cognitive behavior therapy for insomnia (CBT-I) is the first-line treatment for adults with chronic insomnia, there aren’t enough trained clinicians to deliver the treatment, according to Dr Lee Ritterband of the University of Virginia ... Read More »

Even low levels of manganese can cause manganism: Study

IANS | Updated: Dec 30, 2016, 01.56 PM IST Even low levels of manganese can cause manganism: Study (John Lund/Getty Images) Welders exposed to airborne manganese at estimated levels set under federal safety standards can also develop neurological problems like Parkinson’s disease and the current safety standards may not adequately protect workers from the dangers of the job, a new ... Read More »

Single stressful event can have extended consequences

ANI | Dec 30, 2016, 03.14 PM IST Single stressful event can have extended consequences A team of Indian scientists has found that a single instance of severe stress can lead to delayed and long-term psychological trauma. The study has been published in the journal Physiological Reports. The researchers found that a single stressful incident can lead to increased electrical ... Read More »