Ditch carbonated drinks if you want to live longer, suggests study

A new study found that drinking soda daily increases your risk of dying from any cause

Ditch carbonated drinks if you want to live longer, suggests studySoda lover? Can’t go a day without cooling down via a carbonated drink? Or is soda just your go-to beverage? You might want to reconsider. That’s because according to a new study, people who drink two or more glasses of any kind of soda on a daily basis has a higher chance of dying from […]

Is brown bread healthier than white bread?

A study may have just debunked the common belief that brown bread is always healthier than white bread

Is brown bread healthier than white bread?Dieters and fitness enthusiasts would almost always choose brown bread over white bread due to the belief that the former is healthier than the latter. But new research is shedding new light on this notion. A study published in the journal Cell Metabolism found that there really isn’t that much difference on the effect of […]

Healthy high-fibre diet could help reduce preeclampsia risk

A healthy diet rich in fibre is generally recommended, but new research shows it could be even more important during pregnancy to promote the wellbeing of the mother and child

Healthy high-fibre diet could help reduce preeclampsia riskPlant-based fibre is broken down in the gut by bacteria into factors that influence the immune system. Researchers from the University of Sydney’s Charles Perkins Centre, the Barwon Infant Study from Deakin University, Monash University, James Cook University and the Australian National University collaborated to investigate the role of these metabolic products of gut bacteria […]

Behavioural therapy can help people with internet addiction, reveals study

Many people spend hours on the internet every week, but some people can’t pull away. For individuals with internet addiction, there's a type of short-term therapy that can be an effective treatment, according to a small study published Wednesday in the medical journal JAMA Psychiatry

Behavioural therapy can help people with internet addiction, reveals studyResearchers found that 69.4% of men with internet addiction entered remission if they received short-term cognitive behavioural therapy, compared to 23.9% of men who entered remission while being on a waitlist to receive therapy. People in remission were 10 times more likely to be part of the short-term cognitive behavioural therapy group than the waitlist […]

Hysterectomy may raise depression and anxiety risk, suggests study

Four to 6 per cent of women will develop depression or anxiety after hysterectomy, a new study found

Hysterectomy may raise depression and anxiety risk, suggests studyWomen who have a hysterectomy may be at increased risk for depression and anxiety, a new study reports. Researchers used medical records of 2,094 women who had had a hysterectomy without removal of the ovaries, matching them with the same number of women of the same age who had not had the operation. None of […]

Study claims we’ve all been eating apples the wrong way – here’s why

If you’ve been eating an apple a day to keep the doctor away but haven’t been consuming the core, you are likely missing out on some of the most beneficially nutritious parts of the apple. Apparently the peel isn’t the most nutritious part of the apple

Study claims we’ve all been eating apples the wrong way – here’s whyIf you’ve been eating an apple a day to keep the doctor away but haven’t been consuming the core, you are likely missing out on some of the most beneficially nutritious parts of the apple. That’s according to a new study conducted by researchers at Graz University of Technology in Austria. In addition to fibre […]

Unpredictable income may be bad for brain health, reveals study

Young adults who don’t earn the same amount of money from year to year, or who weather substantial pay cuts, do worse on brain health assessments in midlife compared to those with a steady income, a recent study suggests

Unpredictable income may be bad for brain health, reveals studyResearchers collected income data over two decades for 3,287 adults, starting in 1990 when they were 23 to 35 years old. They assessed income volatility based on how much earnings rose or fell from one year to the next, and also tallied how many times participants’ income dropped by at least 25%. People who experienced […]

Fish consumption in childhood can lower risk of asthma, eczema – finds study

A new study found that fish consumption early in childhood could reduce the occurrence of eczema, asthma and hay fever by 28 per cent to 40 per cent

Fish consumption in childhood can lower risk of asthma, eczema – finds studyAdding fish to the diets of children early could provide protection against certain health conditions. A new study suggests that kids should start eating fish at the age of one year at least once a week to get the health benefits Researchers at NTNU or the Norwegian University of Science and Technology found that exposure […]

7 less known facts about pins-and-needles sensation that you experience

You probably know what it feels like to have pins-and-needles sensation in your hands or feet after sleeping in an awkward position or keeping your legs crossed for too long. It's annoying, but if you have frequent or long-lasting tingling sensations, it's time to head to the doctor

7 less known facts about pins-and-needles sensation that you experienceYou probably know what it feels like to have pins-and-needles sensation in your hands or feet after sleeping in an awkward position or keeping your legs crossed for too long. It’s annoying, but you shake things out a bit and move on, no harm done. But if you have frequent or long-lasting tingling sensations, it’s […]

Men, are you stressed out? You may be suffering from andropause

Ageing in men leads to a dramatic drop in testosterone, similar to the loss of oestrogen experienced by women during the menopause. Andropause is commonly seen in men, after the age of 40 and can be managed by making lifestyle alterations, say doctors

Men, are you stressed out? You may be suffering from andropauseAndropause is a condition that is associated with the decrease in the male hormone testosterone said doctors. Dr Prakash Kothari, Padma Shri and consultant sexologist, said, “Andropause in men, is similar to menopause, in women. In menopause, there is abrupt stoppage of hormones, while, during andropause, the decrease in testosterone and the development of symptoms is more […]