Study suggests mindfulness meditation can curb smoking habit

Tried many different ways ranging from pharmacological products to good counseling and support groups to quit smoking but to no avail! Perhaps mindfulness meditation will help wean you off nicotine! According to a new study, mindfulness meditation that trains the mind to be non-reactive to the changing external sensations by focusing only on the present...

Gentle Electric Shocks May Cure Alzheimer’s: Study

Findings of a new Israeli study, which may well come across as a huge relief to millions of people around the world, reveals that restoring the equilibrium of key proteins in brains affected by the Alzheimer’s disease may not be as difficult as hitherto believed. Researchers at the Tel Aviv University have uncovered the missing...

Rejitha a 19-year-old died of poison not food

The chemical analysis carried out of the viscera of medical student Rejitha Rajiv, who died as suspected because of food poisoning after having chicken biryani from a hotel in Kazhakootam on July 27 in Thiruvananthapuram. The research has uncovered the presence of ethion poison. This raises a doubt that the reason for the death...

“Facebook is the Deadliest Drug” – An Ex-Addict

We meet new people everyday… in offices, schools, colleges… but the very first question that pops up from both the sides is… “Are you on facebook?” Being active on facebook has become a status symbol. It’s all about increasing the number of friends in your friend list… no matter you know them or not....

Go ahead snooze! Skimping on sleep can hurt health!

“Sleep is the golden chain that ties health and our bodies together”—Thomas Dekker. A good night's sleep is one of life's real pleasures and unfortunately a luxury that tends to fall to the bottom of everyone’s priorities. Countless studies have established that at least seven hours of sleep is essential for optimal functioning of mind,...

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...

5 Early signs you have a calcium deficiency

Calcium is widely found in the human body. While bones and teeth are home to 99 percent of the body’s calcium levels, remaining 1 percent circulates in the blood, muscles, and cell fluid. Although the mineral’s key role is of maintaining bone health, it is also important for maintaining heart rhythm and muscle function. Calcium...

5 Things best left unsaid to children

The opinion on what to tell kids and how to convey a message is polarized. While one school of thought suggests that parents should be outright upfront and mince no words in voicing their opinion, the other urges parents to be subtle and sugarcoat what they are saying. While the debate would continue on...

Dogs help sniff out ovarian cancer

After training dogs to detect explosives, drugs and missing people, their next assignment is sniffing out cancer. Researchers are trying to teach dogs to recognize the smell of ovarian cancer, an elusive disease, which is often not caught until an advanced stage. Scientists have long known that like many other tumors, ovarian cancer too...

Ohio woman sues gynecologist for spraying drain cleaner on her genitals

An Ohio woman is suing her gynecologist for allegedly squirting a dangerous chemical used to unclog drains on her private parts. The woman, identified as "Laura," said the experience was agonizing which caused her intense pain and has left incapable of bearing children. Laura claims the incident happened when she had visited her gynecologist, Dr...

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