Health & Lifestyle

Middle-aged women may remember more than men

New York, Nov 9: When it comes to better memory skills, the fairer sex seems to score more than men, researchers have found.

However, the memory of women tends to fade as the oestrogen -- female sex hormones -- levels decline or as women enter the post-menopause phase.

Memory loss is...

Diabetes risk higher in kids born to women with vitamin B12 deficiency

London, Nov 8: Deficiency of vitamin B12 in mothers during pregnancy may put their child at greater risk of metabolic problems such as type-2 diabetes, scientists including those of Indian origin have warned.

Researchers at University of Warwick in the UK believe that these findings could lead to a review of current vitamin B12...

Skipping dinner may help shed body fat: study

Washington, Nov 6: Eating a very early dinner, or even skipping it, may help you lose weight, a new study has found. The first human test of early time-restricted (eTRF) feeding found that meal-timing strategy reduced swings in hunger and altered fat and carbohydrate burning patterns, which may help with losing weight.

In eTRF,...

Dinner with TV may not be a very healthy option: study

Nov 6: Families that eat dinner with the TV on tend to eat less healthy food and to enjoy the meals less than families who leave the TV off, according to a recent U.S. study.

This was true even for families that were not paying attention to the TV and only had it on as...

Soak Up The Sun To Boost Emotional, Mental Health: Study

Washington, Nov 5: Soaking up some sun may help improve your mental and emotional well-being, a new study has claimed.

The study by researchers at Brigham Young University in the US found when it comes to mental and emotional health, the amount of time between sunrise and sunset is the weather variable that matters most....

Sugary diet may increase heart disease risk: Study

London, Nov 5: Increased intake of food and drinks with added sugar may raise the risk of heart attack or myocardial infarction by about a third in some people, a new study has warned. Sucrose occurs naturally in fruits and vegetables, but the majority of our consumption is through added sucrose, researchers said. Besides sweetened beverages, cakes and...

An egg a day can reduce risk of stroke

Nov 2: Consuming an egg -- nutrient-rich source of high quality protein -- per day may lead to a 12 per cent reduction in risk of stroke, a new research shows.

One large egg boasts six grams of high-quality protein and antioxidants lutein and zeaxanthin, found within the egg yolk, as well as vitamins...

Air pollution causes more than one third of strokes, lifestyle diseases in India

New Delhi, Oct 29: As India continue to report 16 lakh cases of stroke every year, health experts have said that at least one third of these cases are caused by mere modifiable lifestyle factors and deteriorating air quality. A study concluded by the city-based Fortis Escorts Heart Institute reveals that lifestyle problems such as depression, chronic anxiety and job...

Birth Control Pills May Increase Risk Of Stroke: Experts

New Delhi, Oct 28: Apart from obesity, birth control pills and additional factors such as smoking, high blood pressure or diabetes may put women at increased risk for the most common type of stroke, health experts suggest.

Oral contraceptives increase the risk of ischemic strokes, caused by a blood clot that blocks or plugs...

Cranberries Squashed as Folk Remedy for Urinary Infections

Oct 28: Cranberry capsules didn't prevent or cure urinary infections in nursing home residents in a study challenging persistent unproven claims to the contrary.

The research adds to decades of conflicting evidence on whether cranberries in any form can prevent extremely common bacterial infections, especially in women.

Many studies suggesting a benefit were based...