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Health

An antibiotic that can be switched on and off with light!
An antibiotic that can be switched on and off with light!
In a breakthrough, scientists have produced an antibiotic whose biological activity can be controlled with light - opening up new options in treating bacterial infections as side effects can be minimised by switching.
Honey helps fight antibiotic resistance
Honey helps fight antibiotic resistance
Our grandmothers have extolled the medicinal virtues of honey, for everything from cold and sore throats to colitis and even diabetes.
Chocolate can reduce long-term stroke risk: Study
Chocolate can reduce long-term stroke risk: Study
For centuries the health benefits of eating dark chocolate have been praised, but the exact reason has remained a mystery, until now.
Want to stay young? Eat less
Want to stay young? Eat less
The theory is that this effect evolved to help animals continue to reproduce when food is scarce.
Coffee causes dehydration is a myth: Experts
Coffee causes dehydration is a myth: Experts
During Nutrition and Hydration Week, which started March 21 and goes on till Friday, members of the British Coffee Association, an organisation of the coffee industry in Britain, addressed the common misconception that people have about coffee.
Heart attacks misdiagnosed as anxiety in women: Study
Heart attacks misdiagnosed as anxiety in women: Study
Researchers at McGill University in Montreal set out to understand gender differences in mortality rates for men and women with acute coronary syndrome.
Study to test ‘chocolate’ pills for heart health
Study to test ‘chocolate’ pills for heart health
It won’t be nearly as much fun as eating candy bars, but a big study is being launched to see if pills containing the nutrients in dark chocolate can help prevent heart attacks and strokes.
10 foods you must eat to stay healthy this summer
10 foods you must eat to stay healthy this summer
It's summer time, that time of the year when there is abundance of fresh, healthy and delicious choices of food. Be it a slice of watermelon, or a handful of berries, these are all classic summertime foods and as it turns out, also great choices to keep you healthy.
Sleep disrupting gene identified
Sleep disrupting gene identified
Sleep disorders may soon become things of the past as researchers have now identified a gene that disrupts the biological clock.
Belly fat even with healthy BMI detrimental to health
Belly fat even with healthy BMI detrimental to health
"BMI does not discriminate lean mass from fat mass and it also does not say anything about where your weight is located. The extra fat in your belly has a metabolic profile that is associated with diseases such as diabetes and heart disease,” explained James Cerhan, a Mayo Clinic epidemiologist and lead author of the study.
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