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Cheap tea may prove expensive for your heath

People who opt for cheaper supermarket blends of tea could be at a higher risk of bone and teeth problems, researchers, including an Indian origin scientist, have claimed. Black tea and the world's most consumed beverage may contain higher concentrations of fluoride according to researchers at Medical College of Georgia. There could be a...

Celebrating world hepatitis day

In order to promote awareness about Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C, World Hepatitis Day is observed on July 28 jointly by the World Health Organisation and World Hepatitis Alliance. A day ahead of 'World Hepatitis Day' on July 28, the government of India announced a pilot project for the treatment of hepatitis B and C...

Parental divorce during childhood linked to health worries in adult life :

People who experience parental divorce during childhood have higher levels of an inflammatory marker in the blood which is known to predict future health, according to new research from University College London (UCL). This study is based on data from 7,462 people in the 1958 National Child Development Study, an on-going longitudinal study which has...

Depression twice more likely in children with brain injuries

Head injury spurs the incidence of depression in adults. But traumatic brain injuries suffered during childhood and its effect on neurological disorders was unclear…until now. A team of researchers from the Brown University have discovered that children who suffer from brain injury are twice more likely to develop depression in adulthood. “Brain injury remains significantly associated...

Government to launch a project for screening diabetes,blood pressure

The Department of Health and Family Welfare will soon launch a diabetes screening programme for adults in view of the alarming spread of the lifestyle disorder. Under the proposed programme, sugar levels and blood pressure of individuals aged above 30 years will be monitored regularly at primary health centres. The project will be launched in...

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...

Why aspirin helps some and not others

Ever wondered why aspirin works on some and not on others? Well, researchers have just found the answer to this riddle. Researchers including an Indian origin have shed some light on why aspirin benefits some people and not others. Researchers at Duke Medicine developed a blood-based test of gene activity that has been shown to accurately identify...

she says,” facebook is the deadliest drug”.

How social networking websies have been affecting young minds. an interview conducted by the editor of themedguru reveals the scary effects of becoming social networking addicts. 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...

Like father, like son

As goes the old saying, ‘ like father, like son’ and this also holds true if you have an obese father. A new study has revealed that ‘dad’s obesity can be inherited by generations.’ New research from the University of Adelaide shows that the sperm of obese fathers could increase the risk of both their...

Irregular bedtimes can affect children`s brain

A recent study has shown that irregular bedtimes in early childhood have been linked with low scores in reading, maths in both boys and girls. Going to bed at a different time each night affected girls more than boys, but both fared worse on mental tasks than children who had a set bedtime, researchers...

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