New Delhi, May 18 : Eighteen-year-old Priyanka Sharma says she feels like an outcast when fellow commuters get up as she sits beside them or her friends call her a cow. The reason: A white patch on her forehand five years ago that soon spread to other parts of her body.
New Delhi, May 18 : Craving for chocolates, but don't want to gain those extra pounds? Worry not! Go for a dark chocolate, which contains a good amount of vitamins, minerals, iron, potassium and magnesium.
New Delhi, May 15 : Go green to eliminate red spots from your face. Natural packs made of fruits, herbs can help in getting rid of acne.
Chandrika Mahendra, senior research scientist, R&D, The Himalaya Drug Company, shares few home remedies for treating acne.
Tel Aviv, May 13 : Scientists in Israel have linked development of diabetes to stress at the workplace, made worse by low social support.
Cases of type 2 diabetes continue to rise in the US. And while the development of the disease is more commonly associated with risk factors such as obesity, high blood pressure, and physical inactivity, research has shown that stress can also have a significant impact.
Los Angeles, May 11 : New research reveals that friendly co-workers can reduce risk of developing type 2 diabetes, the most common form of diabetes.
Researchers at Tel Aviv University in Israel have found that whether you look healthy or not, people who work in a stressful job with unfriendly colleagues have higher chances of developing type 2 diabetes, reports dailymail. co. uk.
New Delhi, May 11 : In this scorching heat people are at high risk of dehydration and worse. Apart from drinking lots of water, expert advise is to eat fresh fruits to avoid a heat stroke.
When our body loses water, doctors immediately call it dehydration. Some of the causes are explained by Satish Koul, general physician, Columbia Asia Hospital, Gurgaon.
"Causes can be sun stroke, exposure to dusty weather, vomitting, and fever," Koul told IANS.
Washington, May 10 : Scientists have linked foods like peppers and tomatoes containing small amount of nicotine to lowered risk of Parkinson's disease, says a study.
New research reveals that Solanaceae -- a flowering plant family with some species producing foods that are edible sources of nicotine -- may provide a protective effect against Parkinson's disease.
Patna, May 9 : A six-month-old baby succumbed to a deadly mosquito-borne disease in Bihar Thursday, taking the toll from the disease to three in 2013, and 16 children have been admitted to hospitals in Muzaffarpur, officials said.
Six-month-old Himanshu Kumar died of suspected Acute Encephalitis Syndrome (AES), at Sakra Referral Hospital, Muzaffarpur Civil Surgeon Gayan Bhusan said.
San Francisco, May 7 : US scientists have successfully managed to restrict epilepsy in mice that failed to respond to drugs, through transplantation of a particular group of cells, says a study.
Washington, May 6 : Scientists have shown that teens who smoke are predisposed to getting addicted to marijuana, says a study.
New research presented May 5, at the Pediatric Academic Societies (PAS) annual meeting here supports the theory that cigarettes are a gateway drug to marijuana.
New Delhi, May 4 : Doctors have time and again harped on the importance of using a sunscreen to protect one's skin. For many, however, choosing the right sunscreen is a tough choice, what with scores of products with various SPFs (Sun Protection Factors) flooding store shelves.
Does higher SPF mean better protection? Not so much, say doctors, who warn against being misled by marketing gimmicks.
Boston, May 3 : Scientists have created a synthetic polymer that functions as a joint lubricant aimed at providing relief to arthritis patients, says a study.
A team of researchers led by a Boston University Biomedical Engineer has developed a new joint lubricant that could bring longer lasting relief to millions of osteoarthritis sufferers.
Bern, May 1 : Swiss scientists have proved that hormone replacement therapy (HRT) can improve muscle strength and fibre function in women, says a study.
Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) significantly improves muscle function -- down to the muscle fibre level -- in post-menopausal women, said a new study published Wednesday in The Journal of Physiology.
London, April 30 - Families of chubby youngsters, beware! Men who turn obese in their early 20s are significantly less likely to reach their middle age, a new study published in the British Medical Journal has suggested.
Also such youngsters are also up to eight times more likely to suffer diabetes, potentially fatal blood clots or a heart attack, Daily Mail reported.
Washington, April 27 : Biologists and physicists in the US have shown that cancer cells that separate or drift off from the tumor site are more dangerous than non-malignant cells, according to a study.
London, April 25 - People fond of having lunch or dinner prepared in office canteens, beware. A study has found most of the kitchens at the workplace are dangerously dirty, to the point that they could cause illness.
The study has revealed that half of surfaces in workplace kitchens are contaminated by dangerously high levels of coliforms -- the bacteria present in faeces which can lead to outbreaks of gastrointestinal disease, Daily Mail reported.
Accra (Ghana), April 23 : China has again hit the news in Ghana for all the wrong reasons. The Food and Drugs Authority (FDA) has uncovered a large quantity of poor quality and substandard condoms that were imported from a Chinese company.
The "Be Safe" condoms were imported from the Henan Xibei Latex Company Limited. So far, about 110 million condoms have been seized.
London, April 22 : Scientists have found specific genes associated with a rare liver disease that could provide a valuable tool for therapy, says a study.
The large-scale genetic study defines the relationship between primary sclerosing cholangitis and other autoimmune diseases.
Tel Aviv, April 20 : Short bursts of brain activity may help protect from Alzheimer's, says a study conducted by researchers in Israel.
Beijing, April 19 - Chinese government has ordered suspension of wild bird sales in a bid to prevent spread of the H7N9 bird flu.
The State forestry administration Thursday urged local authorities to beef up epidemic surveillance and suspend transactions of wild birds, Xinhua quoted an emergency notice as saying.
It also directed to ban close contact between humans and animals in the zoos.
Beijing, April 18 - Two more people died Wednesday from a new strain of bird flu detected last month in eastern China, bringing to 16 the number of fatalities from the illness, authorities said.
The infection has been found in 77 people, according to the latest bulletin from the National Commission on Health and Family Planning, which said authorities have seen no signs of person-to-person transmission of the virus.
Havana, April 15 - Sloppy Joe's, one of the legendary Havana bars of the 20th century for its bohemian clientele, its long bar and famous customers like Ernest Hemingway and Spencer Tracy, has reopened its doors after almost half a century in ruins thanks to a painstaking reconstruction aimed at giving the city back some important memories.
London, April 13 - One-third of people in their sixties go through a "late-life crisis" due to bereavement, personal illness or injury, psychologists have said.
Around 300 people aged over 60 in Britain completed an online survey for the research. Of the 33 percent who went through a crisis, bereavement was the most common trigger, BBC reported.
Beijing, April 12 - Chinese authorities said Thursday that a 10th person has died from the new strain of bird flu detected last month in the Shanghai region.
The number of confirmed human infections rose to 38 with the discovery of nine new cases in Shanghai.
Of the 28 infected people who are still alive, only one, a boy of 4, has made a full recovery, the official Xinhua news agency said.
The Hague, April 11 - Around 50,000 tonnes of beef sold across Europe was recalled by the Dutch Food and Consumer Product Safety Authority (NVWA) on fears it might contain horse meat.
There are currently no concrete indications that there is a danger to public health. However, since the origin of the meat was not clear, the food watchdog said food safety could not be guaranteed, reported Xinhua.