Beyond The Margarita: 10 Tequila Cocktails To Try

Beyond The Margarita: 10 Tequila Cocktails To Try

By Bethany Gumper (Zester Daily) –   Salt, shoot, suck. Then grit your teeth and shake your head to clear out the fire burning in your throat. This tequila ritual is familiar to many college students, but if you haven’t sipped the agave-based spirit since you were younger, it’s time for a refresher course.   […]

Almonds healthier than earlier believed, say experts

Almonds healthier than earlier believed, say experts

Mumbai, (IANS) Almonds contain 20 percent lower calories than originally believed, claims a study released here on Wednesday.   The study, published by American Journal of Clinical Nutrition (AJCN), provides a new understanding of the calorie count in almonds which can help manage food cravings and aid in weight management.   While the composition of […]

Properly working sleep gene can reduce heart failure risk

Properly working sleep gene can reduce heart failure risk

New York, (IANS) Researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine have identified a gene involved in the control of sleep that, when working properly, appears to reduce the risk of heart failure and improve treatment outcome, says a study.   “We have noticed some patients with heart failure who get medical therapy respond really […]

Female hormone supplements may up breast cancer risk

Female hormone supplements may up breast cancer risk

New York, (IANS) Post-menopausal women who use female hormone supplements containing estrogen and progestin (“combination” therapy) are at an increased risk for estrogen receptor positive breast cancer, says a new study.   The study found that the overall increase in risk was 50 percent, with greater increases for recent and long-term users.   Prior epidemiologic […]

New blood sugar tests can better detect pre-diabetes

New blood sugar tests can better detect pre-diabetes

New York, (IANS) Using a combination of two blood sugar tests rather than a single test would improve detection of pre-diabetes in children and adults, according to a new study led by the Georgia State University in the US.   The researchers found that measuring both a person’s fasting plasma glucose (FPG) and haemoglobin A1C […]

Sugar-free drinks equally bad for teeth

Sugar-free drinks equally bad for teeth

London, (IANS) If you have switched to sugar-free drinks to avoid tooth decay, don’t be rest assured that you have got rid of the problem. Even sugar-free drinks and foods may kick-off tooth decay, dentists have warned.   The researchers from University of Melbourne tested 23 different types of drinks, including soft drinks and sports […]

Healthy snacks secretly making us fat

Healthy snacks secretly making us fat

London, (IANS) Items we consider healthy such as cereal bars, bran-flakes and low fat biscuits are full of sugar which, while they may provide temporary energy boost, will end up making us fat.   When preparing snacks, choose low-energy releasing foods and avoid sipping on smoothies or fruit juices, nutritionist Sarah Schenker was quoted as […]

How jogging helps you stay sharp

How jogging helps you stay sharp

London, (IANS) Exercise can enhance the development of new brain cells that play an important role in learning and memory of adults, new research has found.   The process of developing new brain cells in the adult brain is called adult neurogenesis, the scientists explained.   The researchers found that mice that spent time running […]

Customised diabetes care effective for women, not men

Customised diabetes care effective for women, not men

London, (IANS) Personally tailored diabetes care reduces mortality – both all-cause and diabetes-related – in women but not men, a study has found.   The 13-year follow-up study showed that women given structured personal care were 26 percent less likely to die of any cause and 30 percent less likely to die of a diabetes-related […]

Heart patient? Cut down on sitting time

Heart patient? Cut down on sitting time

Toronto, (IANS) If you are suffering from ailments related to the heart, make it a point to get up and move every half an hour as researchers have found that patients with heart disease who sit a lot have worse health even if they exercise.   “Limiting the amount of time we spend sitting may […]

Air pollution puts diabetic women at high heart disease risk

Air pollution puts diabetic women at high heart disease risk

New York, (IANS) Women with diabetes who are exposed to air pollution for long period may have a much higher risk for heart disease, says a new study.   “Our study is one of the first to demonstrate high risks of cardiovascular disease among individuals with diabetes with long-term exposures to particulate matter,” said study […]

New dads too face mental health risk

New dads too face mental health risk

Sydney, (IANS) Anxiety around the arrival of a new born is just as common as postnatal depression, and the risks for men are nearly as high as for women, says a new study.   Reviewing 43 separate studies, the researchers found anxiety before and after a child arrives is just as prevalent as depression, affecting […]