• Wed, May 22, 2019
  • Dietary fat is associated with physical health and is known to increase the risk of obesity, diabetes and cardiovascular diseases. However, it can also effect mental health and increase the risk of...
    Diet high in saturated fats can cause depression: Studies
    A study conducted in the University of Glasgow and the Gladstone Institutes analysed how eating a diet high in saturated fats can increase the risk of depression. The researchers analysed that people suffering from obesity-related depression are unaffected by anti-depressants prescribed to them for treatment. “When compared with patients of normal body weight, overweight and obese patients showed a substantially slower response to antidepressant treatment, less improvement in neuroendocrinology and cognitive processing, and less antidepressant-induced weight gain,” the researchers stated. As part of the study, a preliminary study was performed mouse models to which the scientists fed a high-fat diet, containing up to 60 per cent of both saturated and unsaturated fats. The human brain needs certain fatty acids for effective functioning...
  • Consultancy Corner: Out of 15 million visionless cases, 75 pc are preventable Consultancy Corner: Out of 15 million visionless cases, 75 pc are preventable

    Within our country, we have an average of 15 million blind people of which 75 per cent possess preventable blindness. After cataract, refractive errors and glaucoma, corneal blindness is a leading...

  • Phone use limit can reverse sleep problems in a week Phone use limit can reverse sleep problems in a week

    Updated On: May, 20, 201905:18 PM

    Recent studies have indicated that exposure to too much evening blue light emitted from devices can affect the brain's clock and the production of the sleep hormone melatonin, resulting in disrupted...

  • Teens with ADHD face high road accident risk: Study Teens with ADHD face high road accident risk: Study

    For the study, the researchers included identified 1,769 newly-licensed teenage drivers with childhood-diagnosed ADHD and compared their crash and traffic violation records with those of the drivers...

  • Drinking coffee does improve bowel movement Drinking coffee does improve bowel movement

    Coffee has long been known to increase bowel movement, but researchers have not pinpointed the specific reason or mechanism.

  • Why muscle wannabes ignore steroid abuse risks Why muscle wannabes ignore steroid abuse risks

    The findings showed that men using anabolic steroids to improve strength and physical performance are often aware of the side effects but choose to continue taking them.

  • Wearable patch can cool you down on hot summer day Wearable patch can cool you down on hot summer day

    The soft, stretchy patch cools or warms a user's skin to a comfortable temperature and keeps it there as the ambient temperature changes, said researchers from the University of California-San Diego.

  • Electric field-based dressing fights bacterial infections Electric field-based dressing fights bacterial infections

    Updated On: May, 18, 201905:11 PM

    These bacteria generate their own electricity, using their own electric fields to communicate and form the biofilm, which makes them more hostile and difficult to treat.

  • Insufficient physical activity - a key risk factor for non-communicable diseases Insufficient physical activity - a key risk factor for non-communicable diseases

    Physical activity is also fundamental to energy balance and weight control.

  • Young kids who watch more TV get less sleep Young kids who watch more TV get less sleep

    The findings showed that pre-schoolers who watch TV sleep significantly less than those who do not.