Eating prebiotics may improve sleep, cut impact of stress

New York: Intake of prebiotics — dietary fibers found naturally in foods like chicory, artichokes, raw garlic, leeks and onions — may help improve sleep and act as a buffer against the physiological impacts of stress, a study shows. Prebiotics are certain types of non-digestible fibers that probiotic bacteria feed on Prebiotics are certain More...

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By Agencies On Thursday, February 23rd, 2017

Fruit and vegetable-rich diet may lower lung disease risk

London: Consuming five or more daily servings of diet rich in fruit such as apples or pears and green leafy vegetables may significantly lower the risk of developing chronic lung disease in both former and current More...

By Agencies On Tuesday, February 21st, 2017

Heavy drinking may cause arterial stiffness in men

London: Men with heavy alcohol intake over the years may be at higher risk of developing arterial stiffness, premature ageing of arteries, increasing their risk for heart disease, says a study. Former male drinkers More...

By Agencies On Monday, February 20th, 2017

Your child is 40% likely to inherit your obesity

London: Worried about your kid’s ever increasing waistline? Blame your level of obesity, as according to a new study, kids are nearly 35-40 per cent likely to inherit the body mass index (BMI) — how More...

By Agencies On Wednesday, February 15th, 2017

Soda, pizza and salty food up liver disease in kids

London: Children who regularly intake fructose present in soda, sweetened beverages, pizza and salty food, biscuits, yogurt may be be prone to liver disease, researchers warn. Findings suggested that fructose consumption More...

By Agencies On Tuesday, February 14th, 2017

Kids born to older mothers are smarter

London: There’s good news for career women. Overturning conventional wisdom, a new study suggests that delaying pregnancy till age 35 can actually make your kids smarter. This shift is due to the changing More...

By Agencies On Friday, February 10th, 2017

New ultra-low dose pill 100% effective in lowering BP

Sydney: A new ultra-low dose four-in-one pill that is 100 per cent effective in lowering high blood pressure has been developed by Australian researchers. The new pill has no such side-effects, the researchers said Hypertension More...

By Agencies On Thursday, February 9th, 2017

Why some songs give you pleasure akin to sex, drugs

Toronto: The brain-chemical system that is linked to pleasure while listening to one’s favourite song also draws pleasure from sex and recreational drugs as well as lip-smacking food, shows a recent study. The More...

By Agencies On Wednesday, February 8th, 2017

Brief, intense stair climbing may boost heart health

Toronto: Too lazy to exercise or too busy to hit the gym? Try climbing stairs. A new study has suggested that short, intense bursts of climbing stairs, which can be done anywhere, may improve the health of your More...

By Agencies On Tuesday, February 7th, 2017

Green tea may help fight bone marrow disorders

Washington: A compound found in green tea could have life saving potential for patients who face often-fatal medical complications associated with bone marrow disorders, says a study. In the presence of green tea, More...