New polymer patch can repair heart damage

Thursday, December 08, 2016


A new flexible polymer patch can improve the conduction of electrical impulses across damaged heart tissue without the need for stitches, scientists say. The patch, which has been shown to work in animal models, is long lasting and has the significant advantage that it can be stuck onto the heart without the need for stitches. …

Healthier lifestyle can prevent type-2 diabetes cases by 70%

Wednesday, December 07, 2016


Adoption of a healthier lifestyle by around 72 million people with diabetes in the country can prevent the incidence of type-2 cases by 70% in patients, experts said. Terming diabetes as a leading cause of blindness, cardiovascular disease, kidney failure and lower limb amputation in many countries, they said screening of diabetes complication is an …

Women should speak up about marital rape: Katrina Kaif

Tuesday, December 06, 2016


Bollywood actress Katrina Kaif says women should not silently face atrocities and must speak up about issues like marital rape and other crimes committed against them. The actress says sometimes even educated women succumb to the pressure of societal norms and remain silent on issues which should be raised. Also Read: Nation bids adieu to J …

10 Things Millennials Would Never Spend Their Money on

Monday, December 05, 2016


According to TIME, by 2017, millennials will have more buying power than any other generation. But so far, they’re not spending like their parents did. Millennials are often maligned for their lack of financial literacy, but there is one money skill the younger generation has in spades: saving. After growing up during the Great Recession, …

10 Positive Habits That Could Change Your Life

Monday, December 05, 2016


An answer written on Quora, impacted me as well an article on TIME. 10 best habits!! Most of us want to inculcate the best of everything to become the best of yourself!! 1. Trust karma. What goes around comes back, do as you want to be treated yourself. 2. Volunteer. Give to others… You will …

Sleep loss may take a toll on your heart

Sunday, December 04, 2016


Too little sleep may take a toll on your heart, say scientists who discovered that working in high-stress jobs that often require 24-hour shifts and lead to short-term sleep deprivation may increase blood pressure and heart rate. People who work in fire and emergency medical services, medical residencies and other high-stress jobs are often called …

Homelessness makes people vulnerable to mental, health issues

Saturday, December 03, 2016


Homelessness makes people vulnerable to mental and health problems, according to a study by British researchers that sheds light on the plight of society’s most marginalised people. Research into the experiences of 64 people who are homeless or facing housing problems in Newham, London, found some living in slum-like temporary housing and others living in …

Allowing kids to play in Sun may help them avoid eyeglasses

Friday, December 02, 2016


Parents, take note! Allowing kids to play in Sun may help them avoid eyeglasses in later life, say scientists who found that higher exposure to ultraviolet B radiation reduces the risk of nearsightedness. Researchers from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine in the UK suggest that exposure to ultraviolet B (UVB) radiation between …

Platypus venom may help treat diabetes

Wednesday, November 30, 2016


A hormone produced in the venom of platypus – one of Australia’s most iconic native animals – may pave the way for potential new treatments for Type 2 diabetes in humans, a new study suggests. The hormone, known as glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1), is normally secreted in the gut of both humans and animals, stimulating the …

Creative activities improve emotional well-being

Tuesday, November 29, 2016


Doing something creative always lifts our spirit and makes us feel calmer. This is probably the fact which helped the concept of adult drawing books come into being. Creativity seems to stem the build-up of stressful and negative thoughts and makes you feel much better. This is what we always felt, but a study has …

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