Health & Lifestyle
Including almonds in daily diet may reduce bad cholesterol
Aug 16: Known to be one of the healthiest ingredients, this little nut is a powerhouse of essential nutrients. Almonds provide energy, is a source of good fats, and can help you keep a check on your cholesterol level, as per a new study. Eat them raw, soaked or simply use them in salads, smoothies, shakes and even desserts, these...
Injectable tissue patch may help repair damaged heart
Toronto, Aug 15: Scientists have developed an injectable tissue bandage smaller than a postage stamp that can repair damaged hearts.
Repairing heart tissue destroyed by a heart attack or medical condition with regenerative cells or tissues usually requires invasive open-heart surgery.
Researchers at the University of Toronto in Canada have developed a technique that lets them use a...
Embracing dark moods good for mental health: study
Los Angeles, Aug 14: People who resist their negative emotions are more likely to experience stress while those who embrace their darker moods feel better, a study has found.
"We found that people who habitually accept their negative emotions experience fewer negative emotions, which adds up to better psychological health," said Iris Mauss, an associate professor at...
Artificial sweeteners up the risk of weight gain, diabetes, says study
Washington, Aug 12: Diet foods and artificial sweeteners may trigger weight gain and increase the risk of diabetes, as their sweet taste fools the body's metabolism into believing that we are consuming more calories, scientists say.
In nature, sweetness signals the presence of energy and its intensity reflects the amount of energy present.
When a beverage is either...
22 lakh people affected by fever in Kerala; 420 deaths: Govt
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 10: The Kerala government today said 420 people died and over 22 lakh persons were affected by various kinds of fever in the state since January.
Health Minister KK Shylaja informed the state Assembly that of the total deaths due to fever, 74 people died due to H1N1 and 24 persons to dengue.
New AI system can monitor your sleep with radio waves
Boston, Aug 8: Scientists have developed a new artificial intelligence system that can monitor a person's sleep using ambient radio waves, without sensors attached to the body.
The device analyses the radio signals around the person and translates those measurements into sleep stages - light, deep, or rapid eye movement (REM).
Researchers at Massachusetts Institute...
Air travel may spread infectious diseases: study
Washington, Aug 7: Travelling by a plane may be the quickest way to get to your destination, but it is also one of the fastest ways for infectious diseases to spread, researchers, including those of Indian origin, suggest.
A study by researchers at Arizona State University (ASU) in the US reveals that factors like plane size and...
'Muscles, not brain, may be behind sleep disorders'
Houston, Aug 6: The answer to combat sleep disorders may not be in the brain, say scientists who have found that a protein present in the muscles can lessen the effects of sleep loss.
Researchers from University of Texas Southwestern in the US demonstrated how a circadian clock protein in the muscle - BMAL1 - regulates the...
Intensity of light may influence spending behaviour: study
Melbourne, Aug 5: The amount of light that falls on the Earth's surface may affect your spending behaviour and financial decision-making, a study suggests.
Researchers at University of Sydney in Australia found that luminance affects decision-making in different ways.
Luminance is a measurement of the amount of light that falls on the Earth's surface, which...
A new hope for cancer patients: Arthritis drug
London, Aug 4: A simple drug used in the treatment of arthritis may provide hope for patients with blood cancer towards an affordable and effective treatment, a study has shown.
Polycythemia Vera is a type of blood cancer which causes an overproduction of red blood cells and causes itching, headaches, weight loss, fatigue and night sweats....