Health

Dead son’s preserved semen gives Pune woman her grandchildren

A Pune-based woman’s deceased son has brought joy into her life again, after his cryo-preserved semen brought her grandchildren into the world through surrogacy methods. Prathamesh Patil had left for Germany in 2010 to pursue a master’s degree when his brain tumour was detected. Two years ago, he succumbed to the illness in Germany, but

Exercise may lower Alzheimer’s risk

Staying physically fit may help keep Alzheimer’s disease at bay, say scientists who found that exercising regularly can improve brain health and prevent decline of vital nerve fibres. The study suggests that the lower the fitness level, the faster the deterioration of vital nerve fibres in the brain. This deterioration results in cognitive decline, including

‘New toolkit improves heart attack care in Indian hospitals’

A simple quality toolkit may help improve the outcomes of heart attacks and other major cardiovascular disease events in Indian hospitals, a major study suggests. The toolkit of checklists, education materials and quality and performance reporting improved the quality of care in hospitals in Kerala, according to the study published in the Journal of the

Want to avoid food wastage? Eat at home, suggests study

According to a first-of-its-kind study, eating at home may reduce food wastage in comparison with dining out. The study, which followed the daily eating habits of adults, found that the same people who on average left just three percent of their food on their plates when choosing their own meals, left almost 40 percent behind

A soda a day may affect your chances of having a baby, warns study

Drinking sugar-sweetened sodas and beverages – by either partner – may affect chances of conception, a study has warned. The findings showed both female and male intake of sugar-sweetened beverages was associated with 20 percent reduced fecundability – the average monthly probability of conception. Females who consumed at least one soda per day had 25

Why people get aggressive after drinking decoded

Just two glasses of vodka can trigger changes in the brain region linked to aggression, say scientists who used MRI scans to understand why people become violent after consuming alcohol. According to most theories, alcohol-related aggression is caused by changes in the prefrontal cortex. However, there is a lack of substantial neuroimaging evidence to substantiate

Consuming processed foods could increase the risk of cancer, says study

The health hazards of consuming processed foods are something we keep hearing every other day. Unfortunately, that does not change the fact that processed food consumption is quite high the world over. While numerous studies have previously linked processed food with cancer, another study has echoed the stance, warning about a possible association between the

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