Roona Begum: Giant Head Baby Set for Another Skull-Reduction Surgery

Sandeep Vaishya, surgeon and director of neurosurgery at Fortis Memorial Research Institute (FMRI), announced on Saturday that his neurosurgery team is planning to conduct more surgeries on Roona's skull, which was originally triple the size of a normal baby's, as the toddler has responded well to the previous surgeries and has shown promising improvement. Nov 25, 2013

Thinking too much about food could make us eat more

New Delhi, Nov 22 (ANI): A new analysis of 50 studies has found that thinking before eating may actually undermine people's dieting goals. Jessie De Witt Huberts of Utrecht University says that we are expert rationalizers when it comes to finding a reason to eat more. He said that people seem to be very creative in coming up with such reasons, asserting that they can justify having the cake on account that it has been a hard day, or that they will exercise tomorrow, that it is a special occasion, or that it is impolite to refuse. Huberts said that this is when justification processes become a slippery slope - as the reasons are often applied ad hoc, they no longer form strict rules that regulate when you stick to your diet and when you can cut yourself some slack. Nov 22, 2013

Women with consistent bed time and wake time have low body fat

New Delhi, Nov 20 (ANI): A new study has found that women who go to sleep and woke up at same time every day had lower body fat. Brigham Young University exercise science professor Bruce Bailey studied more than 300 women from two major Western U.S. universities over the course of several weeks and found that those with the best sleeping habits had healthier weight. The study found that getting less than 6.5 or more than 8.5 hours of sleep per night is associated with higher body fat and that quality of sleep is important for body composition. Bailey related consistent sleep patterns to having good sleep hygiene. When sleep hygiene is altered, it can influence physical activity patterns, and affect some of the hormones related to food consumption contributing to excess body fat. Nov 20, 2013

Learn how to live with Diabetes

New Delhi, Nov 18 (ANI): According to estimates about 40 million people in India are diabetic. And if this trend continues by 2025 the numbers are expected to swell to 70 million which means every 5th diabetic in the world will be an Indian. And to educate people to live with diabetes, healthcare magazines like Diabetic Living are playing an important role and helping the patients deal with the disease. So here are few easy steps which if taken will help you prevent the disease. Nov 18, 2013

Drinking three cups of tea a day can cut stroke risk by 20pc

New Delhi, Nov 16 (ANI): A new study has revealed that just three cups of tea a day can slash the risk of a stroke by around 20 percent. The research at the University of California supports previous studies which suggested that Britain's favourite drink protects against the brain clots. Nov 16, 2013

Women get mad with men even if they annoy them in their dreams!

New Delhi, Nov 16 (ANI): A new study has discovered that 50 percent women stay in a bad mood with their husbands or boyfriends, even if they get annoyed with them in a dream. For the study, which was conducted by a UK hotel chain on 2,000 adults, researchers asked participants about their dreaming habits. The findings showed that women usually dream about their partner being unfaithful, fighting with them and even having a secret child. The study also found that nearly two thirds of the adults stay in a bad mood with anyone who upsets them in a dream. 1 in 20 people even ignored their boss after dreaming of being sacked. Nov 16, 2013

Coffee consumed 6 hours before bedtime reduces sleep by more than 1 hour

New Delhi, Nov 15 (ANI): A new study has revealed that caffeine consumption even six hours before bedtime can have significant, disruptive effects on sleep. The study led by Christopher Drake, PhD, investigator at the Henry Ford Sleep Disorders and Research Center, showed that about 2-3 cups of coffee taken at bedtime, three and even six hours prior to bedtime significantly disrupts sleep. Nov 15, 2013

Late nights can make you feel sick

New Delhi, Nov 15 (ANI): Jet lag, shift work or any late night might be the reason behind you getting sick, a new study has revealed. That's because the body's internal clock is set for two 12'hour periods of light and darkness, and when this rhythm is thrown off, so is the immune system. According to the new study, one reason might be that the genes that set the body clock are intimately connected to certain immune cells. The study is published online in the journal Science. Nov 15, 2013

Sugar intake not directly linked with fatty liver disease

New Delhi, Nov 4 (ANI): A new study has claimed that sugar intake is not directly associated with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease, as it was earlier believed. Rather, high-calorie diets promote the progression of this serious form of liver disease. Researchers conducted a double-blind study of healthy, but centrally overweight men to compare the effects of high intakes of two types of sugar, glucose and fructose, in two conditions - weight-maintaining (moderate-calorie diet) and weight-gaining ( high-calorie diet). In the weight-maintaining period, men on neither diet developed any significant changes to the liver. However, in the weight-gaining period, both diets produced equivalent features of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease. Nov 4, 2013

Most smokers think about kicking the butt on Mondays

New Delhi, Nov 03 (ANI): A new study found that Mondays are when smokers are most likely to think about kicking their habit. Researchers from San Diego State University, the Santa Fe Institute, The Monday Campaigns and the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health monitored global Google search query logs from 2008 to 2012 in English, French, Chinese, Portuguese, Russian, and Spanish for searches related to quitting, such as "help quit smoking," to examine weekly patterns in smoking cessation contemplations for the first time. The study found that people search about quitting smoking more often early in the week, with the highest query volumes on Mondays, using a daily measure representing the proportion of quit smoking searches to all searches. Nov 3, 2013

Eating too much fish detrimental to health

New Delhi, Nov 3 (ANI): Omega-3 fatty acids, which are normally found in fish, if taken in excess could have unintended health consequences in certain situations, a new study has suggested. Omega-3 fatty acids have anti-inflammatory properties, which is one of the reasons they can be beneficial to heart health and inflammatory issues. However, the researchers said excess amounts of omega-3 fatty acids can alter immune function sometimes in ways that may lead to a dysfunctional immune response to a viral or bacterial infection. Nov 3, 2013