Health & Food

Washington D.C., Jan 12: Disruption in one night's sleep can lead to getting Alzheimer's disease, a recent study has stated. The interruption in the sound sleep for a single night aggravates the level of tau protein in any young male's body, thus gives rise to the chances of developing the disease. According to CNN, the report was published on Wednesday in neurology, the medical journal of the...

Europe, Jan 11: Researchers have revealed the people who drink tea at least three times a week have healthy years of life and longer life expectancy. The research was published in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology, a journal of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC). Dr Xinyan Wang, who is the author of the study, said: "Habitual tea consumption is associated with lower risks of...

Washington D.C., Jan 5: After a woman filed a lawsuit against a diet soda company, the California court has declared that the beverage does not promise to help buyers in losing weight. The woman had gulped down the drink for over a decade but did not lose inches as a result. The three-judge panel declared during the hearing: "The prevalent understanding of the term in (the marketplace) is that the...

Washington D.C., Jan 3: A new study has found out that diet significantly affects the mental health and well being of an individual. The study was published in the journal European Neuropsychopharmacology. "We have found that there is increasing evidence of a link between a poor diet and the worsening of mood disorders, including anxiety and depression. However, many common beliefs about the...

Washington D.C., Dec 25: A cup of coffee or tea might do a lot more good than just helping you overcome the early morning sleep inertia. A study from the University of Illinois comes as a whiff of freshly hot cuppa for all the caffeine lovers because according to its findings consumption of caffeine can potentially control weight gain and cholesterol levels by blunting the effects of a diet that's...

Washington D.C., Dec 14: People are generally aware of the positive effects of yoga on the body but very few know about its effect on the brain. A review of the science finds evidence that yoga enhances many of the same brain structures and functions that benefit from aerobic exercise. The review has been published in the journal Brain Plasticity. Focusing on 11 studies of the relationship between...

Like iron and calcium deficiency, protein deficiency is also common among Indians, say experts. Most Indians think that protein deficiency is not an important concern. The most common myths are that protein is only for body-builders or gym-goes, and that diet gives one enough protein and cutting on protein is a good way to lose weight. The latest survey by the Indian Market Research Bureau (IMRB)...

New Delhi, Dec 03: Brushing teeth daily not only helps in maintaining good dental health but is also beneficial for the heart, says a recent study. Brushing teeth frequently is linked with lower risks of atrial fibrillation and heart failure, according to a study published today in the -- European Journal of Preventive Cardiology. Previous research suggests that poor oral hygiene leads to bacteria...

Washington D.C., Nov 30: Researchers have developed bacteria called Escherichia coli, which consume carbon-di-oxide for energy instead of organic compounds. This creation in synthetic biology highlights the incredible plasticity of bacterial metabolism and could provide the framework for future carbon-neutral bioproduction. The work appeared in the journal -- Cell. "Our main aim was to create a...

Nov 20: Some traditional vegetable and meat soup broths may help fight malaria by curbing the growth and transmission of the deadly parasite, a first-of-its-kind study claims. Several of the soup broths, collected from traditional family recipes that originated around the world, showed activity against the malaria parasite Plasmodium falciparum, either by curbing its growth or preventing it from...