HindustanTimes Fri,19 Dec 2014

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.

Do it the easy way: Now, cut heart disease risk with yoga

If you are unable to hit the gym or go on a morning walk, begin yoga at home to cut your cardiovascular disease risk. There is promising evidence that yoga is beneficial in managing and improving the risk factors associated with the disease and is a potentially effective therapy.

Guilt-free indulgence: Chocolates in moderation can keep you healthy

It's a well known fact that too much consumption of sugar is bad for health. But a little bit of sugar in moderation isn't as terrible as one thought, say researchers. The sweet delicacies not only help in preventing ageing and ensuring proper blood flow but they also help in losing weight and making you happy.


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