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New research suggests that scientists could make a good guess based on how the brain responds when people watch someone else experience pain. The study found that those responses predict whether people will be inclined to avoid causing harm to others when facing moral dilemmas.
Published 10-Jan-2018 08:02 IST
Calcium is something of a double-edged sword. Too much of the essential element is as dangerous as too little, either case adversely affecting health in animals from humans to mice to fruit flies.
Published 09-Jan-2018 00:15 IST | Updated 14:40 IST
Human brain has a form of "wi-fi" which constantly picks up information about other people by simply looking at them, says a scientist in what he believes is the key mechanism behind "gut feeling".
Published 09-Jan-2018 00:15 IST
Thai men are flocking to a clinic for penis whitening, which ridiculously has become a huge trend in Bangkok.
Published 09-Jan-2018 00:15 IST
Studies in mice and in tissue cultures suggest that giving vitamin C with tuberculosis drugs could reduce the unusually long time it takes these drugs to eradicate this pathogen. The research is published in Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy, a journal of the American Society for Microbiology.
Published 09-Jan-2018 00:15 IST
Poor oral health issues such as tooth loss and gum disease increases the risk of frailty in older men, while curbing their ability to speak, eat and even smile on their own, researchers, including one of Indian origin, have warned.
Published 08-Jan-2018 00:15 IST
As girls with autism seem to struggle more than boys while performing routine tasks like getting dressed or making small talk, it may delay or prevent autism diagnosis among them, a study has revealed.
Published 08-Jan-2018 00:15 IST
New results from a clinical trial involving more than 900 military veterans at high risk for keratinocyte carcinoma skin cancer provides evidence that using the generic skin cream fluorouacil 5 percent for two to four weeks may reduce the risk of a squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) needing surgery by 75More
Published 06-Jan-2018 12:03 IST
Type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) is now one of the leading causes of disease-related deaths globally. India has the world’s second largest number of individuals living with diabetes. Lifestyle change has been proven to be an effective means by which to reduce risk of T2DM and a number of “real world”More
Published 06-Jan-2018 00:15 IST
Common cold is pretty much around in winter, but it can be countered easily. Simple steps such as getting enough sleep, drinking plenty of water or a mug of lemon tea with a teaspoon of honey can help you keep cold at bay, suggest experts.
Published 06-Jan-2018 00:15 IST
The demand for organic foods began with fruits and vegetables when there were reports of pesticide residues in them. However, the popularity of organic foods has now extended to food grains, pulses, tea, spices and even oilseeds.
Published 06-Jan-2018 00:15 IST
Scientists have shown how alcohol damages DNA in stem cells, helping to explain why drinking increases your risk of cancer, according to research part-funded by Cancer Research UK and published in Nature today.
Published 06-Jan-2018 00:15 IST
The increasing frequency and severity of healthcare-associated outbreaks caused by bacterium Clostridium difficile have been linked to the widely used food additive trehalose. A team of researchers discovered that in laboratory tests and animal models, trehalose enhances the virulence of epidemic C.More
Published 06-Jan-2018 00:15 IST
For the more than 1 million Americans who live with type 1 diabetes, daily insulin injections are literally a matter of life and death. And while there is no cure, a team has developed a device that could revolutionize management of the disease.
Published 05-Jan-2018 00:15 IST
Working with a simple mathematical model in which chance plays a key role, researchers calculated how long it would take a bacterial infection or cancer cell to take over a network of healthy cells. The distribution of incubation times in most cases, they contend, is close to 'lognormal' - meaningMore
Published 05-Jan-2018 00:15 IST
Avoiding cow's milk does not prevent type 1 diabetes in children with genetic risk for type 1 diabetes, finds a study.
Published 05-Jan-2018 00:15 IST
Obesity has become a major health issue due to the current ‘obesogenic’ environment in which unhealthy food is both easy and cheap to purchase. As a result, many (government) organisations encourage healthy eating habits among the general public by providing information on healthy diets.More
Published 05-Jan-2018 00:15 IST
Oral cancer refers to the cancers that occur in the mouth, lips, tongue, cheeks, palate or throat and are among the most common forms of cancers in India. In fact, oral cancer is the leading cause of cancer-related deaths among men. India bears the largest burden of oral cancers in the world, withMore
Published 05-Jan-2018 00:15 IST
Various studies in the past have shown that drinking alcohol carelessly can give many problems related to health to a person.
Published 05-Jan-2018 00:15 IST
A new and relatively simple technique for mapping the wiring of the brain has shown a correlation between how well connected an individual's brain regions are and their intelligence, say researchers at the University of Cambridge.
Published 05-Jan-2018 00:15 IST

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