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Women less sensitive to pain than men: Study

Sunday, 13 January 2019 16:31
Women tend to forget pain that they suffered more quickly than men, confirmed a new study in mice and humans, challenging the widely held belief that the fairer sex are more sensitive to pain than men. The study, by researchers…

Biomarkers to aid diagnosis of irregular heart beat identified

Monday, 07 January 2019 16:14
Researchers have identified two biomarkers that could help in the diagnosis of a irregular heart beat condition that raises the risk of stroke. Atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most common heart rhythm disturbance, affecting over 30 million people worldwide. But…

Diabetes drugs linked to heart disease risk: Study

Tuesday, 25 December 2018 16:30
 Intake of two commonly used drugs to treat Type-2 diabetes carry a high risk of cardiovascular events such as heart attack, stroke, heart failure or amputation, warns a new study. The two drugs — sulfonylureas and basal insulin — are…

Depression, anxiety affect health as much as smoking: Study

Thursday, 20 December 2018 11:42
Being anxious or depressed can increase risks for heart disease and stroke, the same as smoking and obesity, according to a new study, that underscores the importance of treating mental health conditions. The findings showed that people with high levels…

Mindfulness strategies may help shed excess weight

Wednesday, 19 December 2018 15:44
Mindfulness training could be the key to support weight loss in individuals with obesity, thereby facilitating healthier eating behaviours, as per a new study. Mindfulness is a mind-body practice where individuals learn to achieve heightened awareness of their current state…

Cannabis exposure can alter sperm: Study

Wednesday, 19 December 2018 11:00
Marijuana intake in men planning fatherhood could impact their sperm as well as the children they conceive, finds a study. The effect is due to its active ingredient — tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), which like tobacco smoke, pesticides, flame retardants and even…

Heart disease greater in people living near oil & gas wells

Thursday, 13 December 2018 19:22
People living near areas with oil and gas exploration sites could be at more risk of developing cardiovascular disease, say researchers. The pilot study found that those who lived in these areas showed early signs of CVD, including higher blood…

Stopping exercise for 10 days decreases brain blood flow

Tuesday, 30 August 2016 12:59
New York: Stopping exercise for just 10 days can lead to significant decrease in blood flow to several regions of the brain, including the hippocampus, new research has found."We know that the hippocampus plays an important role in learning and…

Not only about physical sex: Giving erotica its due

Monday, 29 August 2016 16:48
Title: The Pleasure Principle The Amaryllis Book of Erotic Stories Editor: G. Sampath; Publisher Amaryllis; Pages: 244 Price: Rs 350Modern Indians have a curious relation with erotica, despite being from a civilization that celebrated it and elevated it into an…

Don't blame media for teenagers' sexual conduct

Friday, 01 July 2016 15:49
New York: The media neither contributes to the early initiation of sex among teenagers nor to their sexual conduct more generally, says a study, suggesting that parents must enlighten children on sex-related queries so that they do not wander in…