Eating fish could boost your kids’ IQ

New York, December 22 (IANS): Want to sharpen your kids’ mental skills and boost intelligence quotient (IQ) levels? Feed them fish at least once a week, says a study.   The findings showed that children who eat fish at least once a week sleep better and have IQ scores that are four points higher, on […]

Brief burst of exercise can boost your brain power

Toronto, December 22 (IANS): Students may please take note that exercising for a brief period before writing a test or going for an interview may improve performance. Researchers have found that just 10 minutes of exercise can prime the parts of the brain that help us focus and solve problems.   “Some people can’t commit […]

Eat soy, nuts, pulses daily for healthy heart

Eat soy, nuts, pulses daily for healthy heart

Toronto, December 21 (IANS) Replacing one to two servings of animal proteins like meat and milk products with plant proteins such as soy, nuts and pulses daily could reduce main cholesterol markers and prevent your risk of heart disease and stroke, finds a study.   The findings showed that one to two servings of plant […]

What are antibiotic resistant bacteria?

What are antibiotic resistant bacteria?

London, December 21 (IANS) Antibiotic resistant bacteria are “sleeper cells” which can survive doses of antibiotics and lie resting in a dormant state, but have the ability to “wake up” and re-infect, research has found.   Antibiotic resistance is one of the most pressing public health challenges and threatens the ability to effectively fight infectious […]

Eating salads daily may keep your brain 11 years younger

Eating salads daily may keep your brain 11 years younger

New York, December 21 (IANS) Eating one to two servings of salad with spinach, lettuce and kale daily may keep your brain 11 years younger as well as prevent dementia, according to a study.   The study found that people who ate at least one serving of green, leafy vegetables a day had a slower […]

Chocolate makers innovate to entice health-conscious consumers

Chocolate makers innovate to entice health-conscious consumers

Shiho Sudo poses with her KitKat Chocolatory Sublime with original messages after buying it at the KitKat Chocolatory Ginza main store in Tokyo, Japan, November 27, 2017. REUTERS/Toru Hanai   LONDON, December 19 (Reuters) – Raw chocolate KitKats, Dark Milk, vegan bars with quinoa and now “ruby” chocolate: the world’s biggest chocolate makers are looking […]

Tiny stem cell companies close in on major heart disease goals

Tiny stem cell companies close in on major heart disease goals

Vials of MPC-150-IM, Mesoblast’s stem cell product, are seen in this undated handout photo received December 14, 2017. Mesoblast/Handout via REUTERS   NEW YORK, December 18 (Reuters) – The early hope that stem cell therapy would make the paralyzed walk, the blind see and cure diabetes have given way to a long list of failures, […]

Be friends with tea for health benefits

Be friends with tea for health benefits

New Delhi, December 16 (IANS) Waking up on a chilly morning to a hot cup of tea is definitely the best way to start your day and why not after all it has many health benefits too.   Dhrity Vats, Senior Wellness Consultant at online diagnostic center Healthians lists down some of the health befits […]

Maternal blood sugar may affect baby’s heart

Maternal blood sugar may affect baby’s heart

New York, December 16 (IANS) Women with high blood sugar early in pregnancy may raise their baby’s risk of developing a congenital heart defect, according to a study.   While it has been long known that diabetes in pregnancy raises the odds for congenital heart defects in babies.   The new findings reveal that risk […]

Can a cup of hot tea every day keep glaucoma away?

Can a cup of hot tea every day keep glaucoma away?

New York, December 15 (IANS) Your morning cup of tea may have more power than you thought. Researchers have found that drinking a cup of hot tea at least once a day may lower the risk of developing glaucoma, one of the leading causes of blindness worldwide.   Glaucoma causes fluid pressure to build up […]

Cannabis ingredient holds promise as antipsychotic medicine

Cannabis ingredient holds promise as antipsychotic medicine

Marijuana plants are seen in an indoor marijuana plantation of a marijuana smokers club in the outskirts of Montevideo, Uruguay July 16, 2017. REUTERS/Andres Stapff/Files   LONDON, December 15 (Reuters) – An ingredient in cannabis called cannabidiol or CBD has shown promise in a clinical trial as a potential new treatment for psychosis, scientists said […]