Health & Lifestyle
Girls, boys have similar brains with equal math ability
Washington, Nov 9: There are no gender differences in math ability, according to a study that examined the brain development of young boys and girls.
The researchers, including those from Carnegie Mellon University in the US, conducted the first neuroimaging study to evaluate biological gender differences in math aptitude of young children.
The results of...
Study questions if violent video games lead to acts of violence
Washington D.C., Nov 7: A recent study has questioned the perception of violent video games leading to acts of violence.
The study published in 'The Contemporary Economic Policy' journal has examined data from the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent to Adult Health, a nationally representative sample of adolescents in grades 7-12 in the United States between April and December...
Coffee associated with improved sports performance in men, women
Washington D.C., Oct 30: A new study found that drinking coffee improves the speed of cycling in both men and women.
The study, which investigated the effect of coffee ingestion in a 5km cycling trial, found that it had a positive effect on the time trial performance of both sexes.
The study's findings suggest that both men and...
Soft drinks can cause obesity, tooth wear: Study
London, Oct 28: The consumption of sugar-sweetened acidic drinks -- such as soft drinks -- is the common factor connecting obesity and tooth wear among adults, according to a study which suggests that dentists should be concerned about the calories their patients get from carbonated beverages.
The researchers, including those from King's College London, found that being overweight, or...
Resistance to common antibiotic rising among Indian patients
Resistance to commonly-used antibiotic clarithromycin is rising among Indian patients and that too at quite a fast pace, health experts have warned.
Clarithromycin is used to treat a wide variety of bacterial infections. This medication can also be used in combination with anti-ulcer medications to treat certain types of stomach ulcers.
According to the World Health Organization (WHO),...
Workout before breakfast to get better results, says study
Washington D.C., Oct 20: Your blood sugar levels can easily be controlled by changing a few eating and exercising schedules, suggest researchers.
The six-week study involved thirty men classified as obese or overweight and compared results from two intervention groups (who ate breakfast before/after exercise) and a control group (who made no lifestyle changes), found that people who performed...
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...