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New way to prevent diabetes-linked blindness

New way to prevent diabetes-linked blindness

26 May 2015

New York: Blocking a second protein linked to blood vessel growth, along with one that is already well-known, could offer a new way to treat and prevent a blinding eye disease caused by diabetes, say researchers, one among them of Indian-origin.

diabetes,   blood vessel,   blood vessel growth,   night vision,   blindness,   latest lifestyle news,  
 Tips to protect hair during monsoon

Tips to protect hair during monsoon

26 May 2015

New Delhi: Relief from heat is what we get when the rain gods show mercy, but rainfall also brings a lot of humidity. Be careful, it can be harsh on your hair. To help you keep your hair free from these problems, here are simple tips to follow:

Hair tips,   Monsoon hair tips,   Hair care,   Hair problems,   Latest lifestyle news ,  
 Chinese 'thunder god' plant may help treat obesity

Chinese 'thunder god' plant may help treat obesity

26 May 2015

Washington: An extract made from a plant that is used in traditional Chinese medicine may help treat obesity by suppressing appetite, a new study has claimed. The extract from the thunder god vine reduces food intake and causes upto a 45 percent decrease in body weight.

Chinese thunder god plant,   obesity,   plant,   body weight,   Celastrol,   Chinese medicine,   obesity treatment,   Latest lifestyle news,  
Do you know that drinking ample amounts of green tea improves your mood?

Do you know that drinking ample amounts of green tea improves your mood?

25 May 2015

New Delhi: Green tea is a great mood booster and can help avoid those extra holiday pounds. But not all green teas are created equally. Essentially green tea comes from the same plants that “black tea” is made from. The significant difference is that the leaves have not been overly-processed and not only do they retain their fresh green color.

Green tea,   mood booster,   black tea,   belly fat,   Latest lifestyle news,  
Breastfeeding protects babies from air pollution

Breastfeeding protects babies from air pollution

25 May 2015

London: Mother's milk may protect their babies from the adverse effects of environmental pollution, suggests a new research. The researchers assessed how exposure to environmental pollution during pregnancy affects health and examine the role of diet in physical and neuro-behavioural development in infancy.

Breastfeeding,   mother milk,   air pollution,   environmental pollution,   health care,   latest lifestyle news,  
 Beware! Childhood nightmares give rise to adolescent psychotic disorders

Beware! Childhood nightmares give rise to adolescent psychotic disorders

25 May 2015

London: Researchers at the University of Warwick have found a significant link between the presence of persistent nightmares in childhood and psychotic experiences in adolescence. For the study, the team used a sample of 4,060 individuals from a British birth cohort.

Childhood nightmares,   psychotic disorders,   University of Warwick,   nightmares,   adolescence,   Latest lifestyle news,  
Faster heart rate indicates higher diabetes risk: Study

Faster heart rate indicates higher diabetes risk: Study

24 May 2015

New York:  People with faster resting heart tare are at an increased risk of developing diabetes, warns a new study. Each additional 10 beats per minute is associated with 23 percent increased risk of diabetes, similar to the effects of a three kilogram per metre square increase in body mass index (BMI), the findings showed.

diabetes risk,   diabetes,   blood pressure,   heart rate ,   Causes of diabetes,   Latest lifestyle news ,  
 Why moms say coo while dads stay cool

Why moms say coo while dads stay cool

23 May 2015

Washington: In a study looking at fathers' verbal interactions with their children, a team of researchers suggested that by tending to avoid baby talk, men may provide a bridge for language acquisition for their children. Fathers speak to their children more like adults and by doing so they might act as a link to the outside world by helping them deal with unfamiliar speech.

Baby talk,   mom,   dad,   father,   mother,   Baby,   Latest lifestyle news,  
 Vegetarians please note! Plants can hear themselves being eaten

Vegetarians please note! Plants can hear themselves being eaten

23 May 2015

New York: Next time when you chew upon your favourite lettuce, be a little more considerate. According to researchers from the University of Missouri (MU), plants can identify the sound of themselves being eaten and react to the threat.

Vegetarians,   Plants,   lettuce,   plant facts,  strange news,   latest lifestyle news,  
 Memories influence our choice of food

Memories influence our choice of food

23 May 2015

London: If your memory of a certain food is stronger, you are more likely to go for it even if it may be an unattractive option, a new study says. Psychologists conducted a study on how memory influences our choices by offering various foods and using scans to track brain activity.

Memories,   food,   psychologists,   Eating habits,   brain,   Latest lifestyle news,  

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