• Stressed? You could be making risky decisions

    If you are going through stressful circumstances, it is advisable that you reconsider your decisions once again. People usually tend to make risky and abnormal decisions under chronic stress, a new study has found.Making decisions in this type of situation, known as a cost-benefit conflict, is dramatically affected by chronic stress.Representational PicThe study, published in the journal Cell, states that impairments of a specific brain circuit underlie this abnormal decision making and could fu
  • Heavy drinking and smoking can make you look older, claims study

    If you do not want to look older than your true age, stop heavy drinking and smoking, new research suggests. Heavy drinking and smoking are linked to visible signs of physical ageing, according to the study published online in the Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health. Light to moderate drinking is not associated with looking older than one's years, the findings showed.
    Heavy drinking and smoking are linked to visible signs of physical ageing. Representational picture"This is the first
  • New painkillers reduce overdose risk

    Scientists have developed new opioid pain relievers that reduce pain on par with morphine and do not slow or stop breathing caused by overdose.The post New painkillers reduce overdose risk appeared first on The Financial Express.
  • Heavy drinking, smoking could age you faster: Study

    People who indulge in heavy drinking and smoking may have visible signs of physical ageing, and look older than they are, a study warns.
    The post Heavy drinking, smoking could age you faster: Study appeared first on The Financial Express.
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  • Here's what energy drinks can do to your mental health, blood pressure level

    Are you in the habit of taking energy drinks that are commonly known to provide instant mental and physical stimulation. Beware, their short-term benefits can be outweighed by the increased risk of serious issues affecting mental health, blood pressure and obesity, a new study reveals. The energy drinks -- high on sugar and caffeine levels -- are often marketed as a healthy beverage that people can adopt to improve their energy, stamina, athletic performance and concentration.The findings showed
  • Health benefits of sugar you did not know about

    Not all sugars are bad for health, some can in fact help in treating poor-healing wounds such as diabetic and chronic ulcers in the elderly people, according to a joint study by researchers from the UK and Pakistan. The research, conducted in part by the Department of Materials Science and Engineering and the School of Clinical Dentistry at the University of Sheffield and the Interdisciplinary Research Centre in Biomedical Materials Research at COMSATS Institute of Information Technology,&n
  • Get the bridal glow: Eat organic, go vegan

    New Delhi: Moving away from old trends, young women are now opting for preservative-free products for a long-lasting glow and balanced health ahead of their wedding day. The Indian wedding sector is reportedly estimated to be around $40-50 billion in size. So, it turns out to be an important market for many brands. Sheena Jain, founder of India's first fresh almond milk brand SAIN, says the uptrend of going organic and vegan is more likely a result of current health and wellness trends which are
  • Study finds, first-borns more likely to take up medicine, engineering

    First-borns are more likely to choose medicine or engineering as a career option and as a consequence earn more money than their siblings, who turn to humanities and academics, finds a study.
    Representation picThe findings, led by researchers from the Max Planck Institute in Munich, Germany, showed that second-borns were 27 per cent less likely than the first-borns to apply to medical training programmes.The difference between first- and third-borns was 54 per cent. The relative probability of s
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  • Stressful life events may lead to obesity in females, says study

    Women, who have recently experienced one or more traumatic events or those who have undergone several negative events relatively in the past years, are at a higher risk of developing obesity, warns a new study. Such events may also enhance cardiovascular diseases such as heart attack, stroke, diabetes and cancer and contribute to spiralling healthcare costs.
    Representation picThe study, presented in the American Heart Association's Scientific Sessions 2017 in California, stated that the women wh
  • Why testicular cancer is so responsive to chemo

    Why is testicular cancer so responsive to chemotherapy, even after it metastasizes? It's because of the stem cells, according to a recent study. Defining why testicular cancers are so susceptible to chemotherapy could eventually provide insights for treating other, more resistant cancers. The Cornell researchers' study also helped confirm that risk for testicular cancer is determined in utero. The research offers some evidence to support a hypothesis that, in humans, testicular cancers are initi
  • Here's why sleep is good for our memory

    A team of researchers has shed new light on sleep's vital role in boosting our memory. Sleep, they show, helps us to use our memory in the most flexible and adaptable manner possible by strengthening new and old versions of the same memory to similar extents. The University of York researchers also demonstrated that when a memory is retrieved - when we remember something - it is updated with new information present at the time of remembering. The brain appears not to 'overwrite' the old version
  • Workplace bullying, violence may up diabetes risk

    Workplace bullying and violence may increase the risk of type 2 diabetes, by potentially triggering metabolic changes and comfort eating behaviours, a study warns. Previous analyses have noted that issues, such as job insecurity and long working hours, with the consequent psychological impacts, are associated with a moderately higher risk of diabetes. It has also been shown that bullying and violence can affect personal resources, such as self-esteem and the ability to cope."Being bullied is reg
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  • Stressful or traumatic life events may lead to obesity in females

    Women, who have recently experienced one or more traumatic events or those who have undergone several negative events relatively in the past years, are at a higher risk of developing obesity, warns a new study. Such events may also enhance cardiovascular diseases such as heart attack, stroke, diabetes and cancer and contribute to spiralling healthcare costs.
    Results of the study found that the higher the number of negative life events, the higher the tendency for increased odds of obesity. Repre
  • People with these blood groups are prone to heart attack risk from air pollution

    People who have A, B, or AB blood types are at an elevated risk of having a heart attack during periods of significant air pollution, compared to those with the O blood type, a study warned on Wednesday. The ABO gene - which is present in people who have A, B, and AB blood types - is the only gene that is been validated in large international studies to predict heart attacks among people with coronary disease, researchers said.
    People who have A, B, or AB blood types are at an elevated risk of h
  • Soon, better performing disease-resistant apple sales will overtake conventional

    It's only a matter of time before new disease-resistant apple cultivars overtake favorites like Honeycrisp in popularity, according to a recent study. "I know everyone wants Honeycrisp, but they're notoriously hard to grow. There are so many issues in producing the fruit: the tree might produce a lot one year, but none the next; the fruit doesn't keep well and is susceptible to disease," said Mosbah Kushad from the University of Illinois.
    Representational pictureApples are attacked by all sorts
  • 10 beauty tips to protect your skin from air pollution

    Amid rising pollution levels, it is important to protect the skin too. Opt for activated charcoal along with a regular cleansing regime for proper skincare, say experts. Shikhee Agrawal, Head Training, The Body Shop, and beauty expert Shahnaz Husain give the following tips.1. Make sure you cover your face with a soft cotton cloth so that pollutants do not stick to your skin.2. Follow a regular cleansing regime for your face. Keep a cream cleanser and toner handy so that you can clean your face e
  • World Diabetes Day: Over 60 percent urban Indian women at risk of diabetes

    Over 60 percent of urban Indian women do not follow a regular exercise regime, putting them at increased risk of diabetes, show results of a new survey. Released on the occasion of World Diabetes Day on Tuesday, the survey conducted by diabetes care company Novo Nordisk India also showed that 73 percent of urban women in the country are unaware of gestational diabetes and its related health risks for the next generation.Over 60 percent of urban Indian women do not follow a regular exercise regim
  • Indians have gained 10 years of life expectancy since 1990, says study

    The Indian population has gained nearly a decade of life expectancy since 1990, but with vast inequalities between states, ranging from 66.8 years in Uttar Pradesh to 78.7 years in Kerala for women, according to study published today in The Lancet Journal.
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  • World Diabetes Day: Modi urges people to pursue healthier lifestyle

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the occasion of World Diabetes Day on Tuesday urged people to pledge to lead a healthier life to overcome the disease. In his tweet, Modi said: "Spoke about the rising occurrence of diabetes among youth during Mann Ki Baat last month."
    Prime Minister Narendra ModiThe prime minister attached a four-minute audio clip of his address to the nation on October 29.Today, on #WorldDiabetesDay, let us pledge to lead healthier lives so that we can overcome diabetes. Spoke a
  • Aerobic exercise may increase brain size, says study

    Aerobic exercise can improve memory function and maintain brain health as we age, a new study has found.The post Aerobic exercise may increase brain size, says study appeared first on The Financial Express.
  • Simple water test may help prevent bone disease in India, says scientists

    A simple colour-changing test to rapidly detect fluoride in drinking water may help prevent skeletal fluorosis, a crippling bone disease, in developing countries such as India, scientists said today.The post Simple water test may help prevent bone disease in India, says scientists appeared first on The Financial Express.
  • Increased smartphone use may up suicide risk in teens, says study

    Prolonged use of smartphones and computers may increase the risk of depression and suicide- related behaviours in teenagers, especially girls, a major study warns.The post Increased smartphone use may up suicide risk in teens, says study appeared first on The Financial Express.
  • Suffering from diabetes? Include these fruits in your daily schedule

    New Delhi: Diabetes has come to be one of the most dreaded offshoots of modern and hectic lifestyles. In such cases, fruits play a major role and can go a long way in helping a diabetes patients condition from worsening. Mehar Rajput, Nutritionist at FITPASS and Sonia Narang, Nutritionist and Wellness Expert at Oriflame India, list down the fruits and their hidden benefits which a person suffering from diabetes should eat.Apples>> Pomegranates contain the richest combination of antioxidant
  • World Diabetes Day 2017: Here are top 5 ways to eliminate the risk of increased blood sugar levels

    World Diabetes Day 2017: Today this high blood sugar levels disorder has spread to over 70 million people in India.
    The post World Diabetes Day 2017: Here are top 5 ways to eliminate the risk of increased blood sugar levels appeared first on The Financial Express.
  • Here's how low-sodium, dash diet may reduce hypertension in adults

    Are you suffering from hypertension and related problems such as frequent fainting episodes, anxiety and headaches? A low sodium diet may help you recover faster. A combination of reduced sodium intake along with a 'dash diet' or either of the two diets may lower blood pressure in adults with hypertension, a medical condition in which the blood pressure in the arteries is persistently elevated, suggests a new research.
    Researchers found that the participants who cut their sodium intake or follow
  • Sale of anti-diabetic medicines, including insulin, on the rise in India

    Sales of anti-diabetic medicines, including insulin, has zoomed in India, along with the steadily increasing number of diabetics, says a study. The findings led by Anoop Misra, Chairman at Fortis C-DOC Hospital, showed that from Rs 151.2 crore in 2008, the sale of insulin (especially newer insulin) rose to Rs 842 crore in 2016.
    The findings stated that the sale of insulin (especially newer insulin) rose to Rs 842 crore in 2016Sales of oral drug (especially newer ones) also went up from Rs 2
  • Get healthy skin with rose water, oatmeal powder and egg yolk

    Get your hands on rose water, olive oil and egg yolk mixture and more to have beautiful skin even during winter which robs moisture from you. Naresh Arora, Founder of Chase Aromatherapy Cosmetics, and Nalin Verma, Co-Founder and Director, Euro Chroma Institute of Cosmetology, have a few skin care tips:
    Get your hands on rose water, olive oil and egg yolk mixture and more to have beautiful skin even during winter which robs moisture from you1. Cleanse your face with natural rose water or aroma wa
  • Inadequate sleep is bad for your brain! Here's why

    Insufficient, restless sleep can impair memory and judgement, and also lead to increased risk of medical conditions such as stroke, obesity and cardiovascular disease, scientists warn. "Sleep is even more multifaceted and fascinating than we realise," said Sigrid Veasey, from the University of Pennsylvania in the US.Representational Picture"The findings reveal interesting new aspects of the complex relationship between sleep and the brain and the vital role that sleep plays in everyday human fun
  • Eating disorders are more profound in females, claims research

    Are you disturbing your everyday eating behaviour just to lose extra kilos or add on weight to your skinny body? Watch out for the consequences before you continue disrupting your habit.
    A new research has found that women are majorly affected by the eating disorder, also defined as a mental disorder. Representational pictureA new research has found that women are majorly affected by the eating disorder, also defined as a mental disorder that causes abnormal eating habits and negatively affects
  • Men prone to risk of rare heart attack after sex

    Men with a history of cardiovascular disease may be more at risk of facing sudden cardiac arrest during or soon after sex, a study led by an Indian-origin researcher has revealed.Sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) is when the heart suddenly stops beating. It usually occurs without warning.The findings showed that although the incidence of SCA is very rare, survival rates in such cases remain low.It is because, the partners failed to immediately perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), which could s
  • Blue lighting may help you reduce stress

    Did you just fight with your friend and are you seeking some relaxation to reduce your stress level? Take heart and try the blue light therapy. Blue lighting accelerates the relaxation process after acute psychosocial stress in comparison with the conventional white lighting, new research says. Psychosocial stress or the 'said stress' is a kind of short-term stress (acute stress) that occurs during social or interpersonal relationships, for example while arguing with a friend or when someone pre
  • Celeb mums Alesia Raut and Amrita Raichand on how to make your kids eat right

    Alesia Raut, 
    model, mother to 10-year-old MarkFood mantra
    Start your child's day with a glass of water. I follow it up with nuts, fresh fruit, milk, and finish it off with cod liver oil. If your child's school serves food, pay attention to their menus and check if it's healthy. Once Mark is back from school, he has eggs for protein, vegetable juice, and a light chicken dish for dinner. The way you start your day is what really matters. My mother recommended having at least one meal at the
  • Math activities can improve your kid's vocabulary

    Worried about your child's vocabulary? It is time to engage with them in math activities at home. Researchers have found that pre-school children who engage in math activities with their parents not only improve their math skills but also enhance their general vocabulary in the meanwhile. "Exposure to basic numbers and math concepts at home were predictive, even more so than storybook reading or other literacy-rich interactions, of improving pre-school children's general vocabulary," said the le
  • Donated corneas can be safely preserved for 11 days: Study

    Donated corneas can be safely stored for 11 days without negatively impacting the success of transplantation surgery to restore vision in people with eye diseases, A study has found.The post Donated corneas can be safely preserved for 11 days: Study appeared first on The Financial Express.
  • Genetics impacts how kids explore the world visually

    Genetics plays a strong role in how people explore the environment visually, says a study.
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  • Novel gene therapy may restore partial vision

    US researchers have developed a new gene therapy that may help patients, who have lost their sight to an inherited retinal disease, to see well enough to navigate a maze.The post Novel gene therapy may restore partial vision appeared first on The Financial Express.
  • Gene therapy helps treat life-threatening skin disease

    In a first, scientists have successfully treated a child suffering from extensive skin damage due to a genetic disease using transplants derived from genetically modified cells.The post Gene therapy helps treat life-threatening skin disease appeared first on The Financial Express.
  • Extreme swings in blood pressure may turn fatal, claims researchers

    Extreme fluctuations in the systolic (top) reading may be just as bad as having consistently high blood pressure as it increases risk of stroke, heart attack or even death, researchers said.
    Representation picThe systolic blood pressure indicates how much pressure is being exerted by the blood against the arterial walls. According to the American Heart Association, a normal systolic blood pressure is less than 120 while high blood pressure is categorised as above 140.The findings showed that pat
  • Limit alcohol intake to reduce risk of developing cancer: Experts

    Regular consumption of alcohol may significantly increase your risk of developing several cancers, experts have warned. Drinking alcohol whether in light, moderate or heavy quantity is linked with increasing the risk of several leading cancers, including those of the breast, colon, esophagus and head and neck, experts from the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) said in a statement.
    Representational PicMoreover, not only does excessive alcohol consumption cause cancer, it also can delay
  • Here's how mushrooms can fight anti-ageing and age-related diseases

    Mushrooms may contain unusually high amounts of two anti-oxidants that some scientists suggest could help fight ageing and age-related diseases.Mushrooms have high amounts of the ergothioneine and glutathione, both important antioxidants, said Robert Beelman, Professor Emeritus at Pennsylvania State University in the US."What we found is that, without a doubt, mushrooms are highest dietary source of these two antioxidants taken together, and that some types are really packed with both of them,"
  • Very low-calorie diet may reverse type 2 diabetes, claims study

    A very low-calorie diet may rapidly reverse type 2 diabetes, suggests a study that may provide potential new drug targets for treating this common
    chronic disease. The mice study, published in the journal Cell Metabolism, focused on understanding the mechanisms by which caloric restriction rapidly reverses type 2 diabetes.Researchers from Yale University in the US investigated the effects of a very low-calorie diet (VLCD), consisting of one-quarter the normal intake, on a rodent model of type 2
  • Air pollution may increase bone fracture risk, says study

    Exposure to air pollution may increase the risk of bone fractures by causing loss of mineral density, a major study has warned.The post Air pollution may increase bone fracture risk, says study appeared first on The Financial Express.
  • Male breast enlargement is common, can be easily rectified

    Samir is a 20-year-old fit and healthy young man who works in a top IT firm. His job involves sitting in front of the computer for many hours. In his free time, he used to work hard in the gym aiming to look good. He had a girlfriend for one year and was thinking of proposing to her when he discovered a disturbing development in his body.He became aware that his breast area was becoming prominent and he was particularly conscious of it when he went to the gym or for a swim. Slowly, he became so
  • Physical activities and workouts may help curb depression: Study

    Suffering from depression and anxiety disorders? More physical activities and workouts may help to uplift the mood and improve your mental health problems, suggests a new study.The study by Michigan State University found that exercises can quickly elevate a depressed mood, and the patients should create a comprehensive exercise plan and work regularly to achieve the specific goal."Physical activity has been shown to be effective in alleviating mild to moderate depression and anxiety," Carol Jan
  • 'Golden' potato may boost Vitamins A, E

    Researchers have developed an experimental "golden" potato with potential to boost levels of essential vitamins to prevent disease among population in developing countries that rely heavily upon the starchy food.Potato is the fourth most widely consumed plant food after rice, wheat and corn. It is also the staple food in some Asian, African and South American countries that have a high incidence of Vitamin A and E deficiencies.The findings, led by researchers at The Ohio State University, showed
  • Here's a diet chart and workout schedule that will help you look like Miss India

    Do you turn green with envy when you see Miss India's hourglass figure? Here's a diet chart and workout regime that you must follow to attain that perfect figure.
    Aishwarya Rai in the Miss World Competition 1994Arushi Verma, Co-Founder, FITPASS, and celebrity nutritionist Nmami Agarwal, who is the fitness guru of Miss India World 2017 Manushi Chhillar, suggest how to have a fit body:Don't skip breakfast: Skipping breakfast increases hunger pangs by the end of the day.Eat regular meals
  • People who act optimistic enjoy good health, says study

    New York: Don't lose hope so early due to excessive academic pressures as a new study has found that people who act optimistic and remain happy in all circumstances enjoy good health.The research majorly focused on college students and stated that those who suffer high rates of anxiety and depression because of exam pressures, often tend to neglect their physical health care and exercises.Representational pictureAs a result, students develop low blood pressure problems that further makes their b
  • Midnight snacks may increase risk of heart disease, diabetes

    Are you in the habit of late night snacking? Beware, as people with this habit have a higher risk of developing various heart diseases and diabetes, says a new research.
    Late night eating habits disrupt the working of the body's biological clockLate night eating habits disrupt the working of the body's biological clock. It is out-of-sync with the 24-hour cycle, resulting in high blood-fat levels and heart problems, the researchers found."The fact that we can ignore our biological clock is import
  • India under serious burden of anaemia, obesity, says report

    India is facing a serious burden of of malnutrition as well as obesity, according to a global report which shows that while half the country's women suffer from anaemia, at least 22 per cent of adult women are overweight.The post India under serious burden of anaemia, obesity, says report appeared first on The Financial Express.
  • Poor social skills may harm physical, mental health, says study

    People with poor social skills tend to experience more stress and loneliness, which can negatively affect their physical as well as mental health, a study has found.The post Poor social skills may harm physical, mental health, says study appeared first on The Financial Express.