Choir singing regulates heart beat–study

That singing in a choir is uplifting and can help improve mood is a well established health benefit. Now a new study claims it may be good for the heart too. According to experts, singing requires a calm and regular breathing pattern which can reduce the inconsistency of a heartbeat which, in turn, may have...

Chennai Hospital grants Iraqi child the gift of ‘sight’

Its bliss to see a smile on a child’s face and Rusul Raad Hussien, a small 11 year-old child has plenty to smile about when she goes back with her sight restored to her hometown on Thursday. The story of 11 year old, Rusul Raad Hussien Rusul Raad Hussien, the 11 year old girl from Baghdad...

5 Easy remedies to rid your hair of crawling lice!

Something is definitely crawling in your hair, and the itchiness is so bothersome that it's driving you up the wall! Apparently your beautiful tresses are now a warm haven for the vile wingless creature, the head lice, scientifically known as Pediculus humanus capitis. These tiny parasitic pests live mainly on the scalp and neck...

World’s first test tube baby turns 35

With the birth of Louise Brown, huge controversy with the various religious leaders expressing their concern over the use of artificial methods in 1978 was noticed. The world’s first test-tube baby, now turned 35, has paid tribute to the fertility pioneers, who gave her and millions of others life, with the help of latest...

Scientist develop algorithm for early detection of Alzheimer’s

It is estimated that with the increase in life expectancy, one of the biggest challenges in healthcare would be to cater to increased incidence of Alzheimer’s disease. An early detection of the condition allows timely medical intervention that aims to delay and manage the symptoms. It is for this reason that scientists all over the world...

Can bright light spur honesty?

Can people make moral choices based on how bright the lighting is? Given that light and darkness have always been symbols of good and evil respectively ( more crimes are committed at night than in the day, presumably for the sheer fact that it's easier to get away), experts hypothesized that brightness can actually...

Robot to soothe children during vaccinations

Children can shudder at the thought of visiting a doctor. The nervousness can reach its apex if the treatment involves needles. Pediatricians’ clinics are invariably replete with toys and candies. Small prizes like stickers, lollipops are handed over to the children, read contestants, after the checkup is over. At times, this strategy works, at...

Happiness Key to Healthy Heart: Study

Being happy can bestow another bliss on the individual. A cheerful person has fewer chances of dying from a heart attack; reveal the findings of a new study. The findings thus corroborate with earlier research that has established the link between anxiety and grouchiness that causes stress which, in turn, enhances the probability...

Target Storm Drains to Annihilate Mosquitoes

That innocuous looking mosquito can do a fair bit of damage to the human body. The raining season, brings in its wake, hordes of mosquitoes, which thrive on puddles of water. Needless to say, there is a heightened chance of a mosquito bites in this season. Getting bitten by a virus infected one entails...

Tubal Ligation Surgery: Complications, Risks, and Side Effects

If you are an adult woman and you don’t want to get pregnant in the future, tubal ligation may be a good contraceptive choice for you. It is a permanent type of birth control (contraception) for women. In this surgical procedure, a woman's fallopian tubes are either blocked by clips or rings (band) or...

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