Vitamin in milk could prevent pain caused by chemotherapy
February 26, 2017 05:01 PM

A vitamin found in milk may be useful for treating or preventing nerve pain caused by chemotherapy drugs, says a study.

Watching birds can improve your mental health
February 26, 2017 02:29 PM

If you are living in a neighbourhood surrounded by trees and shrubs, with birds chirping all the time, there are less chances for you to suffer from anxiety or stress, a new study has revealed.

Interactive health apps good but watch the tone
February 25, 2017 04:14 PM

Just like real doctors and nurses, online health tools with good but controlled communication skills can promote healthier lifestyles, a team of Indian-origin researchers has said.

Simple ways to keep skin safe from Holi colours
February 25, 2017 04:14 PM

  Holi colours can sometime cause irritation, itching, rashes and serious bruises to the skin. Before going out to play Holi, apply a good amount of oil on your body and wear dark full sleeves cotton clothes which will cover your whole body and can protect you from direct harm of colours, says an expert.

700% rise in antibiotic resistant infections in US kids
February 25, 2017 04:14 PM

 Researchers have found a 700-per cent surge in infections caused by bacteria that is resistant to multiple kinds of antibiotics among children in the US.

Prepare well, avoid stimulants to overcome exam anxiety
February 25, 2017 02:35 PM

 Experiencing stress due to exam pressure? The most important thing is to be well prepared. Start preparation early and meditate as it helps in bringing peace in mind, says an expert.

Eating prebiotics may improve sleep, cut impact of stress
February 25, 2017 01:17 PM

 Intake of prebiotics -- dietary fibers found naturally in foods like chicory, artichokes, raw garlic, leeks and onions -- may help improve sleep and act as a buffer against the physiological impacts of stress, a study shows.

Human brain may help generate fructose
February 24, 2017 07:20 PM

 Fructose -- simple sugar found in fruits, vegetables, table sugar, and many processed foods -- is converted in the human brain from glucose, according to a new study.

A fasting diet may help to reverse diabetes
February 24, 2017 04:05 PM

New York, Feb 24 (IANS) A type of fasting diet may reprogramme pancreas cells, promote the growth of new insulin-producing pancreatic cells and reduce symptoms of Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes, a study has showed.

Want to improve your metabolism, get hands on right food items
February 24, 2017 03:19 PM

 Metabolism holds an important role in your lifestyle, so it is important to improve it to have a perfect body. One can add food items like egg whites, garlic, lemon and oatmeal to have a strong metabolism, says an expert.

Preventing many diseases via olive oil
February 24, 2017 10:51 AM

People in India these days want greater control over the food they consume. There is also increased attention to choosing the ingredients. Preferred are food items with enriching and nourishing features and properties which prevent diseases and empower the body to gain immunity.

'Blood stem cell donation laws adequate in India'
February 23, 2017 05:56 PM

Laws regarding blood stem cell transplants in India are "adequate" at the moment, celebrated bone marrow transplant expert Mammen Chandy said on Thursday, adding that no unethical practices were going on in the country.

Asthma drugs may prevent a deadly form of pneumonia
February 23, 2017 05:17 PM

Two drugs that are used to treat asthma and allergies may offer a way to prevent a form of pneumonia that can kill up to 40 per cent of people who contract it, researchers have found.

Rs 10,290 crore health budget boost hides key funding cuts
February 23, 2017 05:17 PM

Despite a Rs 10,290-crore increase for 2017-18, an analysis of the Union governments health budget reveals that most of this money is not being spent on Indias health priorities, which, instead, now face funding cuts.

Fruit and vegetable-rich diet may lower lung disease risk
February 23, 2017 02:01 PM

 Consuming five or more daily servings of diet rich in fruit such as apples or pears and green leafy vegetables may significantly lower the risk of developing chronic lung disease in both former and current smokers, finds a research.

New drug combination may combat hearing loss
February 22, 2017 07:51 PM

Researchers have discovered a drug combination that can regenerate hair cells in human ears that detect sound waves and translate them into nerve signals enabling us to hear sounds.

1,850 drugs sold in India Not of Standard Quality: Health Ministry
February 22, 2017 07:51 PM

 The Union Health Ministry on Wednesday said it has found 1,850 samples of drugs sold in India 'Not of Standard Quality (NSQ)' while 13 were found spurious.

Cancer death rates across Europe falling faster in men: Study
February 22, 2017 07:51 PM

Death rates due to cancer in the European Union (EU) are falling faster for men than women, a new study has found.