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HindustanTimes Sat,20 Dec 2014

Quicker food choices driven by taste, not health

If you want your diet to be healthy, take time in deciding the food you are about to pick, suggests a study, noting that quicker food choices are driven by taste and not health.

Rapidly-changing genes help malaria parasites hide in human body for long periods

While living in human red blood cells, malaria parasites use new genetic tricks every 48 hours to evade the human immune system. The findings could explain why attempts to create an effective vaccine against the parasites have failed.

This one legged stunt can help you gauge your brain health!

A new study has revealed that struggling to balance on one leg for 20 seconds or longer may be an indication of small blood vessel damage in the brain and reduced cognitive function in otherwise healthy people with no clinical symptoms.

Need inspiration to get rid of your pot-belly? Here's what you should do!

It may seem a bit bizarre but researchers have found that how often you step on the scale to measure weight is linked to weight loss- the more is the frequency, the faster you slim down.

Get this! Tooth loss is an early marker of mental decline

The memory and walking speeds of older adults who have lost all of their natural teeth, decline more rapidly than in those who still have some of their own teeth, finds research. There are many factors likely to influence this, such as lifestyle and psychosocial factors.

Are Indians living longer, healthier lives compared to the 90s?

India has made great strides in reducing both child and adult mortality, says a global study involving more than 700 researchers and covering 188 countries. Global life expectancy for both sexes increased from 65.3 years in 1990 to 71.5 years in 2013.

53 existing drugs may help keep deadly Ebola virus at bay

Researchers have found that 53 existing drugs-  several cancer drugs, antihistamines and antibiotics- may help keep the virus from entering human cells. Among the most effective at keeping the virus at bay are microtubule inhibitors that are used to treat cancer.

Heart diseases, lung diseases, stroke are India's top killers

Heart disease has emerged as the world’s top cause of death in 2013, replacing lower respiratory (lung) infections, diarrhoeal diseases and preterm birth, which were the top three causes of deaths in 1990.

Are you suffering from dry eye syndrome? Here’s how to fight it

We all know how to take care of our dry skin, but what about the dry eyes? We spoke to a few experts about how to protect the eyes from icy winds and here’s what you need to know.

Want to get rid of 80% of your body fat? All you have to do is breathe!

To lose extra fat, all you have to do is breathe in and breathe out more during exercise or brisk walking, new research has revealed. More than 80% of body fat can be exhaled away.
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