HindustanTimes Thu,21 Aug 2014

Egg whites or whole eggs for a healthy you?

Do you always toss out the yolks when you make an omelette? If studies are to be believed, avoiding egg yolks could mean you are missing out on good nutrition. Whole eggs don't raise your risk of heart disease -- in fact, it may be worse for your health to not eat them.

8,000-year-old gene key to Tibetans' high altitude adaptation

In a major breakthrough, US researchers have found a genetic cause - a single DNA base pair change that dates back 8,000 years - that contributes to the Tibetans' ability to live in low-oxygen conditions.

HT Quiz: Is your back bad enough to need a doctor?

Take the quiz to know if your back is bad enough to need a doctor? If your answer to five or more of the above mentioned questions is a yes, then you need to see a spine specialist.

Looking at Robin Williams’ death: The lowdown on being low

Robin Williams’ death put the spotlight on depression and suicide. Few people know that depression is second only to heart disease in lowering productivity and quality of life. Sanchita Sharma writes.

Can't fix your jet lag? Blame it on your genes

Scientists at the Salk Institute for Biological Scences have identified a master gene that controls sleep and wake cycles and that could explain why most people have a hard time adjusting their sleep cycles when traveling between time zones.

Go with the gut: Chilli may be good for the intestines

If you love to bite into a hot chilli, there’s good news for you. Researchers at the University of California in San Diego say that dietary capsaicin — the active ingredient in chilli peppers — could provoke chronic activation of the intestinal lining, reducing the risk for colorectal tumors.

Lucid dreamers are better problem solvers, says study

Researchers at the University of Lincoln took an interest in what they call "lucid dreamers," those who actually know they are dreaming while the dreams play out. In the first empirical study on the subject, they found such people to exhibit better problem solving abilities in their day-to-day lives.

Know when to stop: Exercising too much can be harmful

Running more than four miles a day could be dangerous to your health, according to a study out Tuesday that examined how much exercise is too much. Benefits began to decline among those who ran more than 30 miles (48 kilometers) per week.

6 monsoon beauty pick-me-ups for brighter skin

Yes, we love it when everything around us is fresh, rain-kissed and squeaky clean. Sadly, that’s not the case with our skin during the rainy season. Here's how to make your skin less sticky, oily and pimple prone.

Synthetic protein offers new hope for male infertility

A research team from Queen's University in Canada, led by Richard Oko, has indentified a method of inducing fertilization using a synthetic version of the protein PAWP found in sperm cells.

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