Health & Fitness

Psychedelic drugs may treat depression without dulling emotions

Psychedelic drugs like magic mushrooms can help relieve the symptoms of depression, without the ‘dulling’ of emotions linked with antidepressants, a study has found. Working out if someone is happy, angry or afraid, from the look on their face, is a skill we may take for granted. For some people, however, such as those with chronic depression, this innate ability ... Read More »

Energy drinks are more dangerous for the heart than coffee

Beware! Teenagers and adults who consume energy drinks may suffer from rapid heartbeat, nausea and seizures, warns a recent study. According to the University of Waterloo in Ontario, Canada, over half of the youth and young adults who consume an energy drink, have reported experiencing an adverse health event, including rapid heartbeat, nausea, and in rare cases, seizures. Currently, Canadian ... Read More »

New moms, breastfeeding for 6 months can decrease your chances of developing diabetes

Women who breastfeed their babies for six months or more may be able to cut their risk of developing diabetes in the future by nearly half, according to a study Tuesday. The findings from a three-decade US study of more than 1,200 white and African-American women were published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) Internal Medicine. “We ... Read More »

This mutant strain of flu could lead to a more effective vaccine

Experiments on lab animals have shown signs of success for a newly engineered flu virus that may lead to a more effective vaccine, researchers said on Thursday. Trials on humans are still a long way off, but the report in the US journal Science earned praise from experts who described it as a promising step toward better prevention of flu. ... Read More »

Hope for early detection: New cancer blood test may find 8 kinds of tumours

A new blood test for cancer has shown promise toward detecting eight different kinds of tumours before they have spread elsewhere in the body, offering hope of early detection, researchers said Thursday. Further study is needed before the test — called CancerSEEK — can be made widely available for its projected cost of about $500, said the report in the ... Read More »

This anti-ageing protein may increase longevity and combat obesity, cancer

Scientists have revealed the three-dimensional (3D) structure of an anti-ageing protein, that may not only increase human lifespan but also help develop therapies for age-related diseases such as diabetes, obesity and cancers. The Klotho proteins — alpha and beta — named after the Greek goddess Clotho, who spun the thread of life, play an important role in the regulation of ... Read More »

Is Air-Frying A Healthy Option?

Nowadays, more and more people are trying to eat and live healthy; thanks to the increasing awareness amongst millennials. Out of the many diets and safe eating habits, what made us curious was the invention of air-fryers. Wonder what they are? Air-fryers involve cooking any ‘junk’ food using minimal amount of oil or even no oil. That’s right. This technology ... Read More »

Benefits Of Raw Milk: From Digestion To Maintaining Bone Health And More!

Cow’s milk makes one of the most nutritious and popular foods around the world, thanks to its versatility; you make butter, cheese, yogurt, smoothies, shakes and ice-cream out of it. It can also be enjoyed as it is as a refreshing drink boasting of innumerable health properties. Most of us may be consuming pasteurized milk that has its own health ... Read More »

5 Ayurvedic Winter Superfoods You Must Consume For Stronger Immunity

Winters are here in its full force. And one is trying to do all that he can to prevent himself from the range of diseases and infections the season is infamous for. What is it about the winters that brings everybody on an alert mode? This is because during winters your immunity takes a dip and your susceptibility towards cold, flu, and ... Read More »

Dear teens, the advertisements on your favourite TV show may be making you fat

Junk food advertisements (ads) shown during programmes that are popular with young people, such as talent shows and football matches, drives youngsters to snack more on unhealthy food. Curbing these ads may help decrease the risk of rising obesity, which is a key factor in the development of deadly illness such diabetes, cardiovascular disease and cancer among others, suggests a ... Read More »