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Here are some health benefits of cold weather

There are some surprising health benefits that come when the temperatures dip. Don't believe us? Read on. People often associate cold weather with sickness — temperatures drop, making it conducive for the cold virus to spread. Also known as the rhinovirus, it replicates inside the nasal cavity, giving us an itchy, runny nose. But, there

Study shows how brain region is involved in paying attention

The study, published in the journal PNAS, noted that attention is associated with the outermost layer of the brain called the cerebral cortex, which was also linked to awareness, thoughts, memory, language, and consciousness. Researchers at the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) have found how a region in the brain plays a key role in

Nicotine-free e-cigarettes may damage blood vessels, says study

These findings suggest that vaping can cause significant changes to the inner lining of blood vessels, said study lead author Alessandra Caporale, a post-doctoral researcher at University of Pennsylvania. A single dose of e-cigarettes may be harmful to the body’s blood vessels — even when the vapour is entirely nicotine-free, a study claims. Smoking e-cigarettes,

Obesity causes more instances of cancer than smoking

Fat cells trigger the growth of extra hormones and also causes cells in the body to divide faster. This, in turn, increases the chance of manufacturing cancerous cells in the body. For the longest time, smoking has been held as the primary cause of cancer. Now, according to a report in BBC, obesity can cause more

High iron levels may help lower cholesterol: Study

The study, published in the journal PLOS Medicine, looked at the role that iron plays in 900 diseases, uncovering the impact of both low and high iron levels. People with high iron levels are not only protected against anaemia but are also less likely to have high cholesterol, according to a global study. The researchers

Being overweight doubles high BP risk in kids, says study

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), childhood obesity is one of the most serious public health challenges of the 21st century. The problem is global and the prevalence has increased at an alarming rate. Overweight four-year-olds have a doubled risk of high blood pressure by age six, raising the hazard of future heart attack

Cranberries may help combat superbugs, says study

Given the popular belief that drinking cranberry juice is helpful against urinary tract infections, the researchers sought to find out more about the berry's molecular properties by treating various bacteria with a cranberry extract. Cranberry extracts can make disease-causing bacteria more sensitive to lower doses of antibiotics, according to a study that may help counter

Onion and garlic might protect against cancer: Study

Scientists from the First Hospital of China Medical University, who published their results in the Asia-Pacific Journal of Clinical Oncology, attempted to understand whether consuming these vegetables in greater quantity might prevent people from developing colorectal cancer. Onions and garlic, known for their intense flavours, are commonly used ingredients in Indian cuisine, and now a