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 »

Children with autism may benefit from faecal transplant

Faecal transplants – a method of introducing donated healthy microbes into people with gastrointestinal disease to rebalance the gut — may benefit children suffering from autism, a new study... Read more »

‘Bestselling cookbooks give inaccurate food safety advice’

Bestselling cookbooks give little useful advice about reducing the risk of foodborne illness, especially in recipes involving meat products, say scientists who found that most of the information in... Read more »

How owning a dog could improve your health

Nearly everybody will smile when they’re petting a dog. If the dog happens to plant a big kiss right on your hands or face, you will probably laugh and... Read more »

Playing ‘Tetris’ after trauma may reduce bad flashbacks

Playing the video game “Tetris” shortly after a traumatic event, such as a car crash, may reduce the risk of developing intrusive flashbacks of the event, a new study... Read more »
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