Poor nutrition in early childhood can make you deaf

Parents, take note. You need to keep a check on your child's diet as a new study suggests that young adults who were undernourished as preschool children were approximately twice as likely to suffer from hearing loss. The findings of the study also ...

Avocado, Aloe vera, and Olive oil: 8 masks to get a...

Look for ingredients like avocado, olive oil and seaweed while shopping for face masks for winter to mask away the skin problems, say experts. Shaivya Gupta, Research and Development Manager at Organic Harvest, and Shikhee Agrawal, Head - Training, The...

This DNA test can screen your baby for 193 genetic diseases

Scientists have developed a simple new DNA test that can detect 193 genetic diseases including anaemia, epilepsy and metabolic disorders in a newborn's genes. The test called as "Sema4 Natalis" -- a supplemental newborn screening test -- can be perfor...

How expensive is IVF treatment, what should I expect during the...

Representational Image Fertility is a topic that most people shy away from talking about. But when it comes to burning questions that you are just too shy to ask someone face to face, we have the answers for you; answered by our expert Dr Anagha Karkh...

Short kids at greater stroke risk in adulthood

Children with below-average height may be at higher risk of suffering a stroke in adulthood, warns a new study. Researchers noted that boys and girls who are two to three inches shorter than average for their age are at increased risk of clot-related ...

Common BP drug may prevent onset of Type 1 diabetes

Representational Picture A drug commonly used drug to control high blood pressure may be also effective in preventing the onset of Type 1 diabetes in up to 60 per cent of those at risk, researchers say. The drug, methyldopa, has been used for over 50 ...

Copper-coated uniforms may reduce infection outbreaks at hospitals

Doctors, nurses and healthcare professionals could soon be wearing uniforms brushed with tiny copper nanoparticles to reduce the spread of bacterial infections and viruses at hospitals, a study has found. Researchers at the University of Manchester in ...

Night shifts may raise risk of Type 2 diabetes. Here’s why

Do you frequently work in night shifts? Beware, you are more likely to develop Type 2 diabetes, a precursor to cardiovascular diseases, researchers have warned. Type 2 diabetes is a chronic condition that affects the way the body processes blood suga...

Running may cut down chronic stress, protect your memory

Feeling stressed due to excessive workload? Try running for an average five kilometres daily. It may not only help ward off the stress but also protect your memory, claims a new study. The study found that running mitigates the negative impacts chroni...

Here’s why eating yogurt is good for your heart

Representational picture Washington D.C: Yogurt is good for heart health as it has been found to reduce the risk of heart disease. Its intake is associated with lower cardiovascular disease risk among hypertensive men and women. High blood pressure...