• A cut in daily calories by a fifth can also ward off lifestyle diseases such as cancer and diabetes, say researchers.(Shutterstock)

    Want to lose weight? Try not to eat anything after 5pm

    If you have been trying to shed those extra kilos and have been unsuccessful so far, this is for you — do not eat anything after 5pm and before breakfast the next day, and you’d be surprised by the results, claim researchers.
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    Smoking costs $1 trillion, soon to kill 8 million a year:WHO/NCI study

    Smoking costs the global economy more than $1 trillion a year, and will kill one third more people by 2030 than it does now, according to a study by the World Health Organization and the US National Cancer Institute published on Tuesday.
  • The hormone PHT plays a key role in regulating calcium distribution within the body and could be vital to osteoporosis treatment in the future.

    Calcium-distributing hormone could be key to osteoporosis treatment

    Researchers based in the US have investigated the beneficial role of a hormone, called Parathyroid hormone (PHT), in stimulating the reconstitution of bone cells called osteocytes. The study, published in the journal Nature, could lead to the develop
  • Digital representation of the small and large intestines and associated mesentery.

    Scientists discover new organ in human body

    Scientists have recently discovered what they are calling a new human organ that exists in the digestive system.While mesentery’s presence was always known, it was considered a fragment structure in our digest systems.
  • Study results have confirmed increased odds of sensorineural hearing loss and combined hearing loss among adults with iron deficiency anaemia (IDA). (Shutterstock)

    Iron deficiency anaemia may up hearing loss risk, says study

    Scientists have found that iron deficiency anaemia may increase the risk of hearing loss, a finding that may open new possibilities for early identification and appropriate treatment of the condition.
  • Skeletal muscles, the voluntary muscles, are important in the control of blood glucose in the body. (Shutterstock)

    Burning more fat, less glucose may make you prone to diabetes

    Making muscles burn more fat and less glucose may increase exercise endurance but simultaneously cause diabetes, a new study has warned. Mouse muscles use glucose (carbohydrate) as fuel when the animals are awake and active and switch to fat (lipid)
  • Is Your Bowl Of Cornflakes A Sugar Bomb?

    Is Your Bowl Of Cornflakes A Sugar Bomb?

    Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Many of us wake up every morning looking forward to a bowl of cornflakes or some other cereal. That's because we have been told that cereals are a healthy breakfast.
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    Use of MSG in food poses serious health risk: DAK

    With widespread use of monosodium glutamate (MSG) in food as flavoring agent, Doctors Association Kashmir (DAK) today cautioned against its use as it poses serious health risk.
  •  We urgently need new ways of supporting cancer survivors and addressing wider aspects of wellbeing.

    Cancer survivors suffer from anxiety, depression

    Study says, it's not only health, cancer has a major impact on your mental wellbeing.The study has been reported at the ESMO Asia 2016 Congress in Singapore. Results from a Malaysian study of 1,362 patients
  • The humble turmeric has so much more to it than what meets the eye. (Source: Thinkstock Images)

    5 reasons why you should add turmeric to your diet

    Turmeric is one of the many spices in our kitchen that creates wonders. It belongs to the ginger family and is commonly used in Asia. Although people use it commonly as a spice that adds colour to the variety of Indian curries, that is not all about
  • The negative impact of PM10 on pulmonary circulation was more pronounced in patients with obstructive sleep apnoea. (Mohd Zakir/HT Photo)

    Air pollution can impair function of blood vessels in lungs

    Air pollution impairs the function of blood vessels in the lungs, a study in more than 16,000 patients has found. Promoting a safer environment appears to be as important as controlling conventional risk factors, like high cholesterol,
  • Repeated dieting is bad for you as you actually gain weight

    Repeated dieting is bad for you as you actually gain weight

    According to a new research, repeated dieting is bad for you. Instead of helping you slim down, it may lead to weight gain because the brain interprets the diets as short famines and urges the person to store more fat for future shortages.
  • Fatty food may up mental problems in children

    Fatty food may up mental problems in children

    Love to binge on fatty foods such as oily samosas and cheese-laden pizzas? Beware, as a new study warns that such children may be at risk of developing cognitive and psychiatric problems such as schizophrenia or Alzheimer’s disease in their adulthood
  • Alcohol, especially vodka and red wine, are also common dietary triggers for migraine.

    Dealing with migraine just got easier, simply try a low fat diet

    If you suffer from migraine, following a comprehensive diet that includes low fat may help to reduce those headaches, says a study conducted by an Indian-origin researcher.
  • You can easily improve your diet by adding eggs to a salad. This fat-soluble nutrient has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties and boosts the amount of Vitamin E which the body absorbs from the vegetables. (Shutterstock)

    Adding eggs to salad could promote better vitamin E absorption

    According to a recent research conducted at Purdue University, adding whole eggs to a colourful salad boosts the amount of Vitamin E which the body absorbs from the vegetables.