Smoking could be injurious to your leg muscles

If you believe that smoking affects only the lungs, then you may be wrong as a new study showed that components in cigarette smoke may directly damage the muscles... Read more »

Seafood-rich diet may up sexual intimacy, pregnancy chances

If you are planning to have a baby then try including seafood to your diet as couples who eat seafood tend to be more sexually active and get pregnant... Read more »

New tool can identify Zika-infected mosquitoes

Scientists have developed a low-cost tool that can effectively identify and target mosquitoes infected with Zika virus, potentially helping health authorities save lives. The study, published in the journal... Read more »

Decoding dementia: It’s not a demon (May 21-27 is Dementia Action [Awareness] Week)

Dementia affects the memory, thinking, behaviour and the ability to perform everyday activities. Alzheimer’s disease is the most common form of dementia. While it is true that most cases... Read more »

Nipah virus kills one more in Kerala, public meetings banned

With the death of one more patient who tested positive for Nipah virus (NiP) on Thursday morning, the disease has claimed 12 lives in Kerala, officials said. The death... Read more »

Can drinking too much water harm you?

Do you drink too much water? Beware, overhydration — excess fluid accumulation — can lead to dangerously low sodium levels or in the blood or result in brain swelling,... Read more »

Eat more plant-based diet to avoid obesity in later life

If you want to stay away from obesity in later life, then start eating more plant-based foods as researchers say consumption of even mild vegetarian diet may reduce the... Read more »

Wife’s BMI can influence men’s risk of developing diabetes

Your wife’s high body mass index (BMI) can increase your risk of developing Type-2 diabetes — a condition that affects over 400 million people worldwide, a study has found.... Read more »