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  • Flawed gene explains why flu can kill in rare cases

    While most people affected by the flu recover easily, children with a rare genetic mutation may fall so ill that they could end up in the hospital and even lose the battle against the influenza virus, suggests a new study

  • Gene therapy to treat erectile dysfunction

    There is some good news for those who can't have 'it' up on the spur of the moment! Researchers have devised a gene therapy that triggers reliable erections

  • Low vitamin D can make young women depressed

    A new study from the Oregon State University has suggested that there is a relationship between low levels of vitamin D and depression in healthy young women

  • Why do obese men face greater diabetes risk than women?

    Obese men are more likely to develop Type 2 diabetes than obese women due to differences in the activity of a protein in the muscle, new research has found

  • Banana can make you happy, save from cancer

    Banana, considered as 'fruit of happiness', contains Tryptophan Mino substance which helps in increasing 'happy hormone'. It helps in improving your mood and emotions

  • Tetanus shot may aid treatment of brain cancer

    A dose of tetanus vaccine let patients live longer when added to an experimental treatment for the most common and deadly kind of brain tumor, researchers report

  • Human diseases put endangered chimps at risk

    Human activities might be exposing endangered chimpanzees to infectious diseases which may be contributing to their decline, says a study

  • Exercise hormone just a myth: Study

    Humans cannot produce the "exercise hormone" irisin that previous studies reported, a study says

  • Viagra could help cure cancer, claims new study

    Viagra does not only enhance sexual performance but may also, when combined with new drugs, treat certain cancers and neuro-degenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's, say researchers

  • Apple Watch includes messaging, calls and health apps

    Apple on Monday unveiled its entry in the smartwatch market, a high-end device that allows users to make and receive calls and messages and track health and fitness.

  • Health & Fitness: Tone up in two weeks

    We are always tense and a bit guilty about having unrealistic expectations at gym. It is a myth that few squats can tone us up faster. A right strategy can help us get in shape within 2 weeks. Some strategies are mentioned below:

  • 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