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  • This iPhone app claims to accurately monitor BP

    New York: Researchers have developed a novel blood pressure (BP) application that can give accurate readings using an iPhone, without requiring any special equipment.Developed by the Michigan State University researchers, the new 'iPhone X' app measures BP via the 'oscillometric finger pressing...

  • Beware of fake bodybuilding supplements

    During this last decade there has been a huge surge in the demand for bodybuilding supplements in the country. However, a study by Assocham and business management consultant RNCOS indicates that as much as 60-70 per cent of the dietary supplement being peddled across India is counterfeit.Not only...

  • Airport security trays have more viruses than toilets: Study

    London: Plastic security trays at airport - where we drop our phones, laptops, and other items - have the highest amount of viruses, even more than toilets, according to a new study. Researchers from the University of Nottingham and the Finnish National Institute for Health and Welfare found that...

  • Is normal delivery possible after caesarean? Here is an answer...

    New Delhi: It is said that 'once a caesarean, always a caesarean'. It is commonly believed that a woman who has undergone a c-section delivery will have to opt for the same method while giving birth to her next child. But medical experts are trying to dispel this myth.According to them, Vaginal...

  • Elderly who are happy live longer, finds study

    Singapore: Happy older people live longer, according to a study by researchers, including one of Indian-origin. The findings, published in the journal Age and Ageing, showed that the likelihood of dying due to any cause was 19 per cent lower for happy older people. 'The findings indicate that...

  • Air pollution can damage brain, reduce intelligence: Study

    Beijing: A scary new study has claimed that air pollution, which hitherto was known to affect lungs and reduce life expectancy, impacts cognitive abilities as well, especially in older men. According to the study published on Tuesday in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences,...

  • No safe level of drinking alcohol, says study

    London: Contrary to claims that one or two glasses of wine a day keep you healthy, a study published in the prestigious journal The Lancet has warned that there is no safe level of drinking alcohol as it is associated with nearly one in 10 deaths among middle-aged people. The findings showed...

  • Coconut oil is 'pure poison', says Harvard professor

    London: A Harvard professor has caused a stir by terming coconut oil - widely used in cooking - 'pure poison'. Karin Michels, an epidemiologist at the Harvard TH Chan school of public health, denounced the trend of promoting coconut oil during a lecture at University of Freiburg, where she holds a...

  • Nine foods that make for a healthy breakfast

    Breakfast is said to be the most important meal of the day. But that doesn't mean that you stuff yourself with unhealthy food stuffs. A healthy breakfast should include nutritious food in order to provide you energy and make you feel full so that you don't overeat later, according to Medical News...

  • Is it possible to catch up on sleep?

    Alexandra Hansen, The Conversation It's Friday and you're clocking off, and after a few sleepless nights you want to tuck yourself up early and catch up on all the sleep you've lost. But does it really work that way? During sleep our memories from the day are solidified and our brain does...

  • Now, mushrooms show the way in managing diabetes

    New York: Eating white button mushrooms daily can act as a prebiotic by improving microbial community in the gut, which could then improve the regulation of glucose in the liver, a finding that could one day pave way for new diabetes treatments, say researchers. In the study, feeding white button...

  • 10 home remedies to relieve stomach ulcers

    Stomach ulcers, also known as peptic ulcers, gastric ulcers, occur when stomach acid irritates the lining of the stomach. They are caused by bacterial infection, long-term use of anti-inflammatory medicines such as ibuprofen or aspirin among others Ulcer manifests through a burning sensation in...