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Drops in Income May Hurt Your Brain along with Wallet, Study Finds

Oct 4: Young adults, who experienced annual income drops of 25 per cent or more might be more at risk of having thinking problems and reduced brain health in middle age, a study said.

"Our exploratory study followed participants in the US through the recession in the late 2000s when many people experienced economic instability," said the...

Researchers discover green tea could reduce antibiotic resistance

Washington D.C., Sept 23: Green is already known for its antioxidant properties but did you know that it can prove beneficial in getting rid of antibiotic-resistant bacteria.

Yes! Researchers have discovered that a natural antioxidant commonly found in green tea can help eliminate antibiotic-resistant bacteria.

The findings were published in the Journal of Medical Microbiology in which the...

Vegan family opens up about being bullied over choice of lifestyle

Washington D.C., Sept 15: The argument about consuming less meat and more plant-based foods has been going on for ages now. But what happens if that argument takes an ugly shape leading to you being bullied for your choice of lifestyle? A family of five recently opened up about losing friends and being bullied because they are vegan, reported Fox...

Google to ban ads for unproven medical techniques

Washington, Sept 8: Under a new health care and medicines policy, Google has announced to ban online ads for 'unproven or experimental medical techniques,' such as most stem cell therapy, cellular (non-stem) therapy and gene therapy.

"We know that important medical discoveries often start as unproven ideas -- and we believe that monitored, regulated clinical trials are the most...

63 per cent of Indian executives are overweight: Healthifyme report

A report on ‘fitness levels of Corporate India by HealthifyMe health and fitness app on Tuesday revealed that 63 per cent of executives are overweight with a Body Mass Index (BMI) greater than 23.

The report has been compiled by reviewing the diet and activity levels of close to 60,000 working professionals across 20 plus companies over a period...

Indians have higher blood pressure in the evenings than in mornings: IHS

Kolkata, Aug 27: Indians have an average resting heart rate of 80 beats per minute which is higher than the desired rate of 72, Indian Heart Study (IHS) has found.

The IHS also highlighted that unlike people of other countries, Indians have higher blood pressure in the evenings than in mornings.

The study was conducted...

Diabetes can elevate risk of cancer

Washington, Aug 26: The researchers have identified the reason why people with Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes have an increased risk of developing some forms of cancer. The study to be presented at the 'American Chemical Society Fall 2019 National Meeting' has found that DNA sustains more damage and gets fixed less often when blood sugar levels are...

Packaged food, drinks unhealthiest in India: Survey

Mumbai, Aug 22: A global survey has found that when it comes to having the healthiest packaged food and drinks, India ranks the lowest among 12 countries.

The UK topped the charts, followed by the US and Australia.

Published in the journal Obesity Reviews, the researchers analysed more than 400,000 food and drink products from 12 countries and...

Intel unveils its first AI-driven neural network chip

San Francisco, Aug 21: Intel has unveiled its first high-performance Artificial Intelligence (AI)-driven neural network chip "Nervana" to meet the growing high-speed computing and robotics demand.

The chip-maker showcased the Nervana neural network processors, with the NNP-T for training and the NNP-I for inference at the "Hot Chips 2019" conference at Stanford University in California on Tuesday.

"To...

Impulsive behaviour linked to sleep and screen time: Study

Aug 16: Children and youth who do not sleep enough and use screens more than recommended are more likely to act impulsively and make poorer decisions, says a recent study.

"Impulsive behaviour is associated with numerous mental health and addiction problems, including eating disorders, behavioural addictions, and substance abuse," says said Dr Michelle Guerrero, lead author and...