Know why your feet get bigger as you age, according to science

Yes, it’s not your imagination that you may have gone up a shoe size or two over the years. Feet flatten over time due to a loss of elasticity in supporting tendons and ligaments, resulting in a lower arch and an elongation of the sole, along with a spreading of the toes. Pregnancy and weight gain can also increase your shoe size

Know why your feet get bigger as you age, according to scienceBy the time you reach your 50th birthday, you’ve probably also reached another milestone: you’ve put 75,000 miles on your feet. You may reach this milestone much earlier if you’ve led a foot-active lifestyle. By age 50, you may have lost nearly half of the fatty padding on the soles of your feet. And you […]

7 per cent of all heart attacks could have been averted by cycling, say experts

The Danish study tracked 45,000 people aged between 50 and 65 for over the next two decades and found that consistent exercise has a huge impact on health, especially done as part of a routine

7 per cent of all heart attacks could have been averted by cycling, say expertsCycling to work in middle age dramatically reduces the risk of suffering a heart attack in later life, a major study reveals. As little as 30 minutes a week has a marked effect on the chance of developing coronary heart disease over the next 20 years, researchers found. The Danish study, which recruited 45,000 people […]

India: 39% first year students express regret after joining MBBS, reveals study

A recently done survey suggests that self-interest was the major reason for opting MBBS. Parent’s pressure was also observed as one of the reasons for opting MBBS. Almost one third of the students were having the feeling of regret for opting medical profession. Special attention should be paid towards such students

India: 39% first year students express regret after joining MBBS, reveals studyMedicine is considered as one of the most nobles professions in the country. The doctors well-respected in society and this inclines most of the students to choose medical education as their career of choice after completion of secondary schooling. Students view this profession as promising mainly due to the fact that it offers them a […]

Scientific study reveals why certain people are more resilient to depression

Most antidepressants work by lowering levels of serotonin transporters in order to slow down the removal of serotonin from between the nerve cells. For the new study, Dr McMahon and team recruited 23 participants - 13 of whom where women - who had not developed depression despite having the 5-HTTLPR gene which can make an individual more prone to seasonal affective disorder

Scientific study reveals why certain people are more resilient to depressionA new study used a model of seasonal affective disorder (SAD) to find out why some people don’t develop depression despite being genetically predisposed to it. The findings also shed light on potential new treatments for seasonal depression. The symptoms seasonal affective disorder (SAD) are so similiar to those of depression that it can sometimes […]

Why poor sleep can lead to chronic pain

A general decline in both the quantity and quality of hours slept led to a two- to three-fold increase in pain problems over time, researchers found. Also, sleep disturbances contribute to problems in the ability to process and cope with pain

Why poor sleep can lead to chronic painPeople who sleep poorly may be more likely to develop a chronic pain condition and have worse physical health, a study from the UK suggests. A general decline in both the quantity and quality of hours slept led to a two- to three-fold increase in pain problems over time, researchers found. “Sleep and pain problems […]

If you are keen to get pregnant then cut out sugar from your drinks

A study found women who drank artificial sweeteners had poorer eggs and embryos. Sugar substitutes in hot drinks also resulted in deformities to the embryo

If you are keen to get pregnant then cut out sugar from your drinksDiet drinks may reduce a woman’s chance of getting pregnant during IVF, a study suggests. Would-be mothers, who opted for pop with artificial sweeteners, or put sugar substitutes in hot drinks, produced poorer eggs and embryos, researchers said. While it is widely believed taking artificial sweeteners is healthier than taking sugar, both options raised the […]

Shocking: Perils of work from home higher than its benefits

Researchers find stay-at-home employees tend to blur boundaries between personal and work time, and end up putting in more hours, which affects their health

Shocking: Perils of work from home higher than its benefitsWorking remotely is every office worker’s dream. You get to beat the long commute, stay in your pajamas and avoid in-office drama. But it turns out that working from home isn’t as great as it seems. The benefit is linked to higher levels of stress, insomnia and unpaid overtime. The United Nations International Labour Organization […]

Identification of heart defects in mother’s womb via foetal echo

Foetal echo is a procedure that can be done between 18 to 24 weeks of pregnancy. The technology, has now come to be used in various Mumbai based hospitals to identify congenital heart defects so as to provide better treatment

Identification of heart defects in mother’s womb via foetal echoIt is believed that among ever 120 children in India, one is diagnosed with a heart defect and about a third of them have serious heart defects. At a time when we speak highly about caring for our heart, doctors are looking for alternatives to avoid such late diagnosis. With ultrasound technology at its best, […]

Why do liars keep on lying?

Scientists can now tell you how one lie leads to another – it has to do with how the brain reacts to fibs

Why do liars keep on lying?Once a liar, always a liar, the old saying goes. Turns out there’s some scientific truth to that: researchers have tracked down how the brain makes lying easier as the untruths build up, providing some biological evidence for why small lies often balloon into ever larger ones In a study published in Nature Neuroscience, Tali […]