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HindustanTimes Sun,13 Jul 2014

Food sutra: what you eat can affect your body's internal clock

Food not only nourishes the body but also affects its internal biological clock, which regulates the daily rhythm of many aspects of human behaviour and biology. Researchers believe adjusting the clock through dietary changes may help patients with various conditions.

Study debunks health benefits of light drinking

You always liked to believe that a glass or two of booze was good for your heart. Say cheers no more: a new study says reducing even light consumption of alcohol will not only improve your chance against coronary heart disease, but also help you lose weight and ease high blood pressure.

How rotten eggs hold key to health-care therapies

It may smell of flatulence and have a reputation for being highly toxic, but when used in the right dosage, hydrogen sulfide may offer health benefits in a range of diseases such as diabetes, heart attack and dementia.

5 simple tips for foot care in monsoon

From avoiding wearing closed shoes and pedicure to keeping your feet moisturised, we give your five tips on maintaing clean and healthy feet in the rainy season.

Enjoyment of exercise enhances results: study

New research from the Cornell Food and Brand Lab says that those who "think fun" while exercising are likely to eat less afterwards than those who exercise simply for the end result of weight loss.

Cinnamon may halt progression of Parkinson's disease

The popular spice can slow down the progression of Parkinson's disease and reverse the biomechanical, cellular and anatomical changes that occur in the brains, a study shows.

Here's a challenge: Can you shun Facebook for 99 days?

What if you are asked to perform a different kind of fasting - to log out from Facebook for 99 days? Do not fret as this is a challenge set out by a Dutch creative agency, but that doesn't mean you can't try and control your social media addiction.

24 hours without sleep cause schizophrenia symptoms

"It was clear to us that a sleepless night leads to impairment in the ability to concentrate. But we were surprised at how pronounced the spectrum of schizophrenia-like symptoms was," said a professor, leading an international team of researchers.

Time of day impacts medical test results: research

The time of day and sleep deprivation have a significant effect on your metabolism, says a new research. The finding could be crucial when looking at the best time of day to test for diseases such as cancer and heart disease, and for administering medicines effectively.

Full moon night makes you sleep 20 minutes less: study

Next time your grandmother tells you a folklore, as you try to sleep on a full moon night, tell her to cut short as you are going to lose some sleep owing to the effect of lunar cycle on your brain. Researchers have found that people actually sleep 20 minutes less when the moon is full.
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