Wellness

  • Obesity
    Jul 29, 2015 20:59 IST

    Another reason to jog: Obesity could make you lose memory

    A new Iowa State University study found a strong association between insulin resistance and memory function decline, increasing the risk for Alzheimer's disease.

  • Harmful drinking
    Jul 29, 2015 15:33 IST

    Here's why you should know when to stop making another peg

    Experts say that when it comes to heart health, alcohol is like a slippery slope. While moderation may help your heart function normally in your golden years, heavy or binge drinking will lead to serious consequences for your cardiac health.

  • Breakfast
    Jul 29, 2015 13:45 IST

    Diabetic? This is the biggest mistake you're making

    If you are diabetic, you cannot afford to miss the findings of this research. According to a new study, diabetics who skip breakfast may have elevated blood sugar levels throughout the day.

  • eyecare
    Jul 28, 2015 18:24 IST

    Looking for a knifeless cataract cure? Eye drops may help

    A naturally-occurring molecule called lanosterol, administered with an eye dropper, shrank canine cataracts, a team of scientists reported in Nature.

  • Rice
    Jul 28, 2015 18:04 IST

    Eureka! Cooking rice in coffee-brewer could remove arsenic

    Arsenic in rice is a global health concern, but researchers in Northern Ireland have found a way to remove it by cooking rice the way coffee is brewed.

  • brain, heart
    Jul 28, 2015 17:43 IST

    Beware peeps! What is bad for heart can also shrink brain

    Smoking, obesity and diabetes, may damage the brain, thereby increasing the risk of Alzheimer's disease and dementia.

  • stem cell
    Jul 27, 2015 19:53 IST

    Mumbai: Stem cells help boy with cerebral palsy

    Two years ago, a Ghatkopar couple opted to bank the stem cells derived from the umbilical cord blood at their son’s birth.

  • Ginseng
    Jul 27, 2015 13:35 IST

    Gin and bear it: Beware of wonder-herb ginseng's side-effects

    If you thought ginseng is the go-to herb for all your ailments, you'd do better to take a step back and read this. Health experts have warned that if you ever think of trying out ginseng supplements, then you must also go through its possible side effects instead of blindly taking them.

  • man on phone
    Jul 27, 2015 12:21 IST

    Radiation alert: Put that phone aside, it can cause cancer

    If you cannot leave your smartphone aside even for a minute, this research is for you. According to a study, mobile phones can actually cause cancer: A metabolic imbalance caused by radiation from your wireless devices could be the link to a number of health risks, such as various neurodegenerative diseases and cancer.

  • Loss of sleep
    Jul 27, 2015 11:25 IST

    Slept tight? You'll have a razor-sharp memory in the morning

    After a good night's sleep, we are more likely to recall facts which we could not remember while still awake, researchers have found. The study suggests that sleeping not only protects memories from being forgotten it also makes them easier to access.

  • Constipation
    Jul 26, 2015 15:08 IST

    That gut feeling: Poop transplant to the rescue

    As bizarre as it may sound, poop transplantation can treat painful inflammatory bowel conditions that usually don't respond to antibiotics and steroids.

  • walnut
    Jul 23, 2015 18:28 IST

    Superfoods to boost your brainpower

    It pays to feed our brain right. It is, after all, the hot seat of decisions in our body and needs specific fuel to function right. So include these five super foods in your diet daily to keep it fit, alert and disease free.

  • Burnout
    Jul 23, 2015 17:41 IST

    The dead-line looms: Working too much can kill you!

    All-nighters are the norm, and long working hours are unavoidable. What does this mean for your body – and how can you cope? The Japanese have a word for death from overwork: karõshi.

  • Swasthya Slate
    Jul 25, 2015 17:42 IST

    Swasthya Slate: Revolutionising diagnostics the tablet way

    The Swasthya Slate, an android tablet that can conduct 33 diagnostic tests within a few hours, is a handy tool for health workers in rural areas who cater to people who are too isolated, ill or poor to reach a primary health centre.

  • Gymming myths
    Jul 25, 2015 13:49 IST

    Weighed down by common gymming myths? We bust some for you

    Many fitness enthusiasts hit the gym regularly and yet they fall prey to the most common gymming myths. Here are a few gymming myths that you should be aware of before you hit the gym the next time.