health fitness

  • Save sensitive skin during Holi

    If you have sensitive skin and you're wondering if Holi will make your skin worse, go for natural colours, use moisturiser in abundance and do more to protect your skin on the festival of colours, which will be celebrated on Friday

  • Youth obesity linked with high blood pressure

    As the number of overweight adolescents go up, so does the number of youth with high blood pressure, a study shows

  • Kitchen holds acne cures

    Take a peep into your kitchen to banish acne, an expert says; shares home remedies to cure it

  • Scientists in Italy discover 'hiding place' of HIV virus in cells

    A team of scientists in Italy has discovered the "hiding place" of HIV virus in cells that holds promise for important developments towards new therapies to cure the disease

  • Health Special: Tips to stay fit during SSC Board exams

    Feel the need to increase your writing speed or does your feet hurt from all the walking around while studying? With the SSC examinations beginning today, the guide seeks expert opinion to help you beat the stress and max your performance, each time

  • Leg muscle from cells grown in lab

    A team of researchers from Italy, Israel and Britain has succeeded in generating mature, functional skeletal muscles in mice using a new approach for tissue engineering

  • More sleep may put you at higher stroke risk

    In yet another instance of how too much of a good thing can be bad for you, new research shows that people who sleep more than eight hours a night face increased risk of stroke

  • Scientists turn graphene into effective anti-cancer drug

    A team including an Indian-origin researcher Aravind Vijayaraghavan from the University of Manchester has used graphene to target and neutralise cancer stem cells while not harming other cells

  • Skin test may help diagnose Alzheimer's early

    Skin tests can be used to detect elevated levels of abnormal proteins found in Alzheimer's and Parkinson's diseases, a new research has found

  • Sauna bathing reduces heart-related mortality: Research

    Frequent sauna use could reduce risks of a sudden cardiac death, research by the University of Eastern Finland has suggested

  • How eyelash length keeps your eyes healthy

    Researchers from Georgia Institute of Technology have discovered that 22 species of mammals, including humans, have eyelash length one-third the width of their eye that keeps the eyes healthy

  • Why pregnant women should limit vitamin A intake

    High-doses of vitamin A may adversely affect development of blood cells, thereby causing harm to the foetus in the process, says new research

  • Undiagnosed asthma higher among rural girls

    Teenaged girls who live in rural areas are more likely to have undiagnosed asthma than their male counterparts and very often are also at a higher risk of depression, says a study

  • Mind-controlled bionic limbs replace limp hands

    In another ground-breaking development in medical science, people with limp hands will now be able to have artificial replacements, which they can control with their brain, media reported Wednesday

  • Young women ignore heart attack symptoms

    Driven by concerns of initiating a false alarm, young women tend to ignore or dismiss the earliest symptoms of an impending heart attack, such as pain, dizziness and delay in seeking emergency medical care, says new research

  • Cigarettes kill two in every three smokers: Study

    Up to two in every three smokers would die from their habit if they continue to smoke, warns a large Australian study of more than 200,000 people

  • 'Love' hormone may treat alcohol addiction

    'Love' hormone does not only help you bond better with your partner but also has a sobering effect on alcohol use, an interesting study shows

  • Hormone therapy in transgender adults safe: Study

    Debunking common fears, US researchers have found no evidence of increase in cancer prevalence or mortality due to hormone therapy in transgender adults

  • All about body movement

    Fitness therapist, Neeraj Mehta will be conducting a special masterclass on the role of movement and body mechanics in exercise

  • Soft drink consumers at a higher risk of cancer

    People who consume one or more cans of cold drinks per day are exposing themselves to a potential carcinogen, warns a new study