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Night shifts may cause infertility among women: study

Night shifts may cause infertility among women: study

Paris: Women who work nights and do heavy lifting on the job may have fewer and inferior eggs than nine-to-fivers, said a study on Wednesday into a potential cause of infertility. Previous research had shown a link between work conditions and fertility, but this was the first attempt to examine how shift work or manual […]

How humans got their walk decoded

How humans got their walk decoded

New York: Human feet are more mobile than those of chimpanzees, say scientists who used high-speed motion capture to measure and compare 3D foot movements to decode how our foot structures enables us to walk upright. Researchers from New York Institute of Technology questioned some long-held ideas about the function and evolution of the human […]

Exercise may not help you maintain weight

Exercise may not help you maintain weight

Washington: Thinking of hitting the gym to maintain weight? Scientists say exercise may not help you keep those extra kilos at bay, contradicting the belief that lack of physical activities or increased sedentary time is linked to obesity. Physical activity has many proven health benefits, ranging from reducing the risk of heart disease, diabetes and […]

Expert says tobacco ban and promoting circumcision can tackle cancer

Expert says tobacco ban and promoting circumcision can tackle cancer

Mumbai: Indian food rich in spices, personal hygiene, circumcision and tobacco use ban are some of the things that can help keep cancer at bay, according to a leading cancer expert. The word cancer usually sends a shiver down the spine, but it is curable disease if diagnosed early, says Rajendra A Badwe, Director of […]

Drinking too much causes erectile dysfunction, say doctors

Drinking too much causes erectile dysfunction, say doctors

Being good in bed with your partner and having a healthy sex life are very important and that is often a problem if men have erectile dysfunction. While there are many reasons for erectile dysfunction, a new study confirms that alcohol is actually one of the main reasons for not getting an erection while having […]

Vitamin A deficiency in pregnant women ups risk of Alzheimer's for child

Vitamin A deficiency in pregnant women ups risk of Alzheimer's for child

Washington D.C.: For would-be-mommies, inclusion of sweet potatoes, carrots, and dark leafy greens in their diet are a must, as a study warns that deficiency of vitamin A in the womb or just after birth can have a detrimental effect on the brain development of the fetus or the newborn and may lead to Alzheimer's […]

What constitutes good quality sleep decoded

What constitutes good quality sleep decoded

Washington: People who fall asleep within 30 minutes or less and wake up no more than once at night, qualify for several health benefits associated with good sleep, new study has found. The findings by the US National Sleep Foundation (NSF) may help people who use sleep tracking devices interpret their sleep patterns. They key […]

Healthy babies don't need apps to monitor vital signs

Healthy babies don't need apps to monitor vital signs

Smartphone applications paired with sensors to monitor babies' vital signs may appeal to parents anxious to make sure infants sleep safely through the night, but there's no medical evidence proving these products work, a new paper suggests. These apps linked to sensors in babies' socks, onesies, leg bands and diaper clips are marketed as tools […]

Things you shouldn’t do to annoy men while having sex

Things you shouldn’t do to annoy men while having sex

While a lot is spoken about women and their likes and dislikes in bed there is not much mentioned about men and the things they dislike while having sex. They may not say it but there are many small things that women do which turn them off and women should pay heed for a better […]

Researchers investigate children's beliefs about fruit, vegetables

Researchers investigate children's beliefs about fruit, vegetables

New Delhi: Researchers recently conducted an interview study investigating primary school children's beliefs towards eating fruit and vegetables and the causes leading to it. The study has been published in the British Food Journal. To gauge this, semi-structured interviews were conducted by Dr. Rachel Povey and Lisa Cowap, from the Centre for Health Psychology of […]

Blinking causes brain to work harder for better vision: study

Blinking causes brain to work harder for better vision: study

Washington: Ever noticed, why the world does not go dark when we blink? A study reveals that when we blink, our brain works extra hard to stabilise our vision, while adding that blinking lubricates dry eyes and protects them from irritants. The research, published in the journal Current Biology, found that when we blink, our […]

Poor fungal infection diagnosis may up antibiotic resistance

Poor fungal infection diagnosis may up antibiotic resistance

Washington: Poor diagnosis worldwide of fungal disease causes doctors to over-prescribe antibiotics, increasing harmful resistance to antimicrobial drugs, a new study has warned. According to World Health Organisation (WHO), antibiotic resistance is one of the biggest threats to global health. It is linked to 23,000 deaths per year, researchers said. Paying closer attention to underlying […]

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