Increase your brain power- by exercising your brain!

Well, it’s not exactly new, we’ve known it for a long time now that our mind is sharpened by teasers, puzzles and riddles. Your body isn’t the only thing that needs a workout – your brain needs stimulation to stay in peak shape. Studies have shown that keeping your brain challenged and engaged can actually help...

Hypertension drugs may raise breast cancer risk

Hypertension drugs may surely cut the soaring blood pressure levels, but its long-term use may put you at higher risk of breast cancer, researchers say. According to the findings of a new study, long-term use of high blood pressure drugs, called calcium-channel blockers, may raise the risk of breast cancer in older women. The study was...

Soon, ‘artificial pancreas’ to supply insulin to diabetics

Yes, you have heard it right! Not far from now, an artificial pancreas will supply insulin to the diabetics. This magic device will constantly monitor...

Yoga your way to increased concentration:

Practising yoga not only can improve physical stamina, but also plays an important role in improving people’s concentration and accuracy. Researchers in the US discovered that a single session of Hatha yoga significantly improved a person’s speed and accuracy when tested on their working memory and concentration. The experiment: During the experimental yoga sessions participants...

Monsoon attack! Be careful of these dreaded rainy weather diseases

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Is the cold, damp and rainy weather getting on your nerves or do you relish the hot steaming coffee cup as the rain patters on the roof? One thing is certain, it’s pouring “cats and dogs” and bacteria, germs, are multiplying like crazy. These microorganisms are perennially on the lookout for potential grounds to...

Cancer and Alzheimer’s inversely linked – study

Cancer and Alzheimer
Cancer and Alzheimer's disease are both age related diseases. But having one of them lowers the risk of developing the other, researchers say. The study, published July 10 in Neurology, shows that older people with Alzheimer's disease are less likely to develop cancer, and those with cancer are less likely to develop Alzheimer's. "Alzheimer disease dementia...

Pregnancy not impossible in cancer survivors

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According to a report published in MedPage Today, young women who survive childhood cancer experience high rates of infertility, but the majority of those who struggle to conceive eventually get pregnant, researchers found. The study is among the largest and most comprehensive investigations of infertility in childhood cancer survivors ever conducted. It is also among the...

Myths, misperceptions and fears about condom use

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Desire closeness with your partner and long for some “good moment” sex but you are petrified about the right contraception method? One of the best contraception methods is using a condom. There are many insecurities and myths about condom use and we at MedGuru try to clear a few “condom facts” for you. Don’t feel...

Being tall may not be that charming after all

Taller women are at greater risk from a host of cancers after reaching middle age, a study has shown. Every 10 centimetre (3.94 inches) increase in height raised the risk of post-menopausal women developing any cancer by 13%, the US study showed. Being 10 centimetres taller boosted the risk of kidney, rectum, thyroid and blood cancers...

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