This is how exercise helps you stay sharp

Engaging in regular physical activity is good for your brain too, suggests new research that found a link between a lower fitness level and faster deterioration of vital nerve fibres in the brain. This deterioration results in cognitive decline, inclu...

Regular exercise may lower Alzheimer’s risk

Staying physically fit may help keep Alzheimer's disease at bay, say scientists who found that exercising regularly can improve brain health and prevent decline of vital nerve fibres. The study suggests that the lower the fitness level, the faster the ...

Why physical activity and proper diet is important for cancer patients

Representational picture Cancer is a group of disorders that grows rapidly and can also spread to the other parts of the body. In the world billions and billions of dollars are spent for research on cancers. According to burden of disease 90.5 million...

This ‘selfish’ gene may prevent heart disease

Scientists have identified a "selfish" gene that can potentially remove cholesterol from blood vessels and help prevent heart disease. The gene, called MeXis, acts within key cells inside clogged arteries to help remove excess cholesterol from blood v...

Natural product from sea soon to treat thyroid disorders

A natural product from the sea will be launched soon to treat thyroid disorders, a Central government institute said in Kochi on Wednesday. Kochi-based Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute (CMFRI) said the marine nutraceutical product developed ...

Ketone drink may help diabetics manage blood sugar

Drinking a ketone supplement can lower blood sugar levels, and could help manage diabetes, a study has found. Type 2 diabetes and obesity have reached epidemic proportions in the past few decades. These conditions are associated with high blood sugar...

Soda or sugar-sweetened beverages may cut your chances of conceiving

Planning a baby? Then stop drinking soda or sugar-sweetened beverages, as intake of one or more such drinks a day -- by either partner -- may decrease the chances of conceiving, warns a study. The findings showed both female and male intake of sugar-s...

Brain switch discovery may spell end for yo-yo dieting

Representational Picture Scientists have discovered a molecular switch in the brain that regulates fat burning - and could provide a way to control weight gain following dieting. Being able to control this switch may be a therapy for obesity and other...

Childhood sibling bullying triples schizophrenia risk later

Individuals who were bullied by their siblings during childhood could be up to three times more likely to develop psychotic disorders such as schizophrenia in early adulthood, says new research. The study found that the more often children are involve...

Why people get aggressive after drinking decoded

Representational Pic Just two glasses of vodka can trigger changes in the brain region linked to aggression, say scientists who used MRI scans to understand why people become violent after consuming alcohol. According to most theories, alcohol-relate...