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Healthy diet for infants prevents obesity later
If you do not want your baby to grow up into an overweight adult, make sure you feed him or her healthy diet from the very first year, a study suggests.Babies who eat diets high in sugar, fat, protein and dairy products show faster gain in body mass index scores from ages six to 12 months, the findings showed.“Dietary patterns are harder to change later if you ignore the first year, a...
Toddlers copy peers to fit in, apes don't   
The tendency to adjust behaviour and preferences just to fit in a group or community appears in children at an age as early as two years -- but not so in our close relatives like chimpanzees and orangutans, a new research shows."Our research shows that children as young as two years of age conform to others, while chimpanzees and orangutans instead prefer to stick with what they know,"...
Cleaning products poison indoor air   30 October, 2014
That lavender air freshener in your bedroom may create a pleasant odour but it might spike indoor aerosol levels, that could seriously hamper the quality of indoor air.In an alarming find, researchers have discovered that cleaning products and air fresheners are forming secondary organic aerosols (SOAs) in our homes, especially those with less or no ventilation.SOAs are microscopic particles,...
Binge drinking hampers memory in long run   29 October, 2014
High doses of alcohol during adolescence may continue to affect the brain even after drinking stops, leading to structural changes in the brain and memory deficits, says a significant study.The study found that even as adults, rats given daily access to alcohol during adolescence had reduced levels of myelin - the fatty coating on nerve fibres that accelerates the transmission of electrical...
'India has more specialists than general practitioners'   29 October, 2014
Indians need general physicians to address a majority of their health problems but the country has more specialists than basic MBBS doctors, experts feel.For a country which produces an average of 50,000 MBBS doctors each year, a majority 30,000 opt for speciality or super-speciality courses, Naresh Gupta of the cardiology department of the Maulana Azad Medical college said.He said, as compared...
Infants know what your eyes tell   28 October, 2014
Heart drug may treat paralysing disease   27 October, 2014
Music therapy reduces depression   25 October, 2014
Hair disorder could signal dental decay   28 October, 2014
How body regulates weight loss   25 October, 2014
Positive gossip fosters self-reflection and growth   25 October, 2014
Dengue spreads wings in Lucknow   24 October, 2014
Marital woes can make you fat   22 October, 2014
'Heart attacks not connected to family history'   21 October, 2014
Viagra may protect your heart   20 October, 2014
India lagging behind in field of medical research: PM   20 October, 2014
Smoking during pregnancy alters newborn's DNA   18 October, 2014
Mental compass relies on geometric relationship   17 October, 2014
Must-haves for a good night's sleep   15 October, 2014
Ebola threat unprecedented: UN   11 October, 2014
Eat wild tomatoes for better health   10 October, 2014
Ebola fears spread as Spanish nurse worsens   10 October, 2014
How binge drinking harms the liver   09 October, 2014
Cigarette packets to devote 85 percent space to warnings   15 October, 2014
US health worker tests positive for Ebola   13 October, 2014
Ebola cases could reach 10,000 per week: WHO   15 October, 2014
Govt to 'liberalise' criteria for approving medical colleges   15 October, 2014
Health insurance reduces mortality among poor   09 October, 2014
Ebola burial teams go on strike   09 October, 2014
New device can control heart failure   07 October, 2014
Dengue cases may be 300 times higher than reported   08 October, 2014
India has 6 mn unreported dengue cases: study   08 October, 2014
Eating poultry, fish may lower liver cancer risk   07 October, 2014
Moderate alcohol intake affects sperm quality: Study   07 October, 2014
Spanish nurse tests positive for Ebola   07 October, 2014
Three share Nobel prize for medicine   06 October, 2014
New drug may cure diabetes at source   06 October, 2014
Avoid air pollution to manage asthma   01 October, 2014
US govt confirms first case of Ebola   01 October, 2014
Nobel discovery opens window onto Alzheimer's   07 October, 2014
Over-weight? Blame it on gut bacteria   30 September, 2014
Scorpion venom to fight brain cancer   29 September, 2014
Ebola cases top 7,000 in West Africa: UN   03 October, 2014
How the brain reacts to faces   27 September, 2014
New app designed to overcome jet lag   14 April, 2014
Lower testosterone good for relationships   12 April, 2014
Coconut dust used for germinating stronger seeds   12 April, 2014
Delhi HC orders segregation of healthy, junk items   23 April, 2014
How brain pays attention decoded   12 April, 2014
Movies put viewers' brains on same wavelength   11 April, 2014
Drinking milk may prevent arthritis in women   11 April, 2014
Apple iWatch to sport UV light sensor   09 April, 2014
Could mobile phones cause impotence?   08 April, 2014
Tobacco plant kills cancer cells?   07 April, 2014
Soon, blood test to identify the type of cancer   07 April, 2014
Small steps against vector-borne diseases   05 April, 2014
Vaccination alters your body odour   03 April, 2014
Drinking coffee cuts mortality risk from liver cirrhosis   03 April, 2014
Marriage is healthy for the heart: Study   29 March, 2014
Exercise prevents heart diseases: Study   29 March, 2014
New online tool calculates heart's age   27 March, 2014
Do intelligent people trust others more?   21 March, 2014
WHO to certify SE Asia as polio free   22 March, 2014
Dark chocolate's healthy effects from gut bacteria   21 March, 2014
Sleep loss means loss of brain cells   19 March, 2014
Build muscles for a long, healthy life   18 March, 2014
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