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Stress is ‘barrier to feeling empathy for strangers’

Stress is ‘barrier to feeling empathy for strangers’

Stress is the reason why we find it hard to empathise with someone we do not know, researchers suggest.…


Possible Ebola cases flown to UK

Possible Ebola cases flown to UK

Two volunteers have been transferred to the UK after potential contact with the Ebola virus in separate…


Poor sleep ‘early warning sign’ for drink and drug issues

Poor sleep ‘early warning sign’ for drink and drug issues

Poor sleep in teenage years could be an early warning sign for alcohol problems, illicit drug use and…


DNA ‘smart glue’ may help build tissues, organs

DNA ‘smart glue’ may help build tissues, organs

WASHINGTON: DNA strands can act as a glue to hold together 3-D-printed materials that could someday…


Exercise for the perfect butt

Exercise for the perfect butt

Her shapely bottom had caught the attention of everyone at Prince William’s wedding a few years…


5 ways to beat that insomnia 5 ways to beat that insomnia

Sleep disorder, disturbed sleep pattern and insomnia are some of the most common sleep-related issues…


Are you a workaholic?
Are you a workaholic?

It’s true. Working too hard can drive you to drink, said researchers who warned of the health…


Now, kick the butt with nicotine vaccine

Now, kick the butt with nicotine vaccine

A team of scientists has designed a promising nicotine vaccine to help smokers overcome their addiction…


Be wary of cold if you have bone or joint pain

Be wary of cold if you have bone or joint pain

Ratna Pandey, 56, who has had arthritis for nearly a decade, avoids stepping out, especially in the…


Now, a desk that can help you lose weight!

Now, a desk that can help you lose weight!

A new desk has recently been built that can tell people when to sit or stand, which can ultimately help…


Regular naps are \'key to learning\' Regular naps are \'key to learning\'

LONDON: The key to learning and memory in early life is a lengthy nap, say scientists. Trials with 216…


6 exercises for a stronger physique

6 exercises for a stronger physique

You don’t always need equipment to strengthen your muscles. Your body is enough. Here are six…


Computers ‘judge personality better than friends

Computers ‘judge personality better than friends

Computers can be better at predicting our personality than our friends and family, an experiment with…


Regular naps are ‘key to learning’

Regular naps are ‘key to learning’

The key to learning and memory in early life is a lengthy nap, say scientists. Trials with 216 babies…


Ten ways to avoid colds and flu this winter
Ten ways to avoid colds and flu this winter

Winter is the season for colds and flu. According to Dr William Bird, medical consultant of the Meteorological…


The Coming Wave of New Cancer Fighting Drugs The Coming Wave of New Cancer Fighting Drugs

The hottest area in cancer drugs is going mainstream this year. If 2014 proved that the most promising…


Eating less and still putting on weight?

Eating less and still putting on weight?

Eating Less and Still Putting on Weight? ‘I do not eat as much, why am I still putting on weight?’…


Simple mental exercise to overcome challenges

Simple mental exercise to overcome challenges

As we age, the physical world starts to come across as a less-friendly place. As our body’s limitations…


Ebola drug trial starts in Liberia Ebola drug trial starts in Liberia

A trial of a potential drug to treat Ebola has started at a Medecins Sans Frontieres centre in Liberia.…


UK Ebola nurse Pauline Cafferkey \'in critical condition\' UK Ebola nurse Pauline Cafferkey \'in critical condition\'

LONDON: A British nurse who was diagnosed with Ebola after returning from Sierra Leone is now in a critical…


British Ebola nurse \'critical\' after condition worsens British Ebola nurse \'critical\' after condition worsens

A UK nurse who contracted Ebola in Sierra Leone is in a critical condition after her condition took…


Most cancer types \'just bad luck\' Most cancer types \'just bad luck\'

Most types of cancer can be put down to bad luck rather than risk factors such as smoking, a study has…


Yoga mistakes you need to avoid

Yoga mistakes you need to avoid

Sayings like, ‘Prevention is better than cure’, ‘A stitch in time saves nine’,…


Not all obese people prone to poor health: study Not all obese people prone to poor health: study

Miami:  US scientists encouraged 20 obese people to eat extra fast food for several months, and…


Cancer caused by bad luck, not unhealthy lifestyle or inherited genes: Study Cancer caused by bad luck, not unhealthy lifestyle or inherited genes: Study

Most cases of cancer are the result of sheer 'bad luck' rather than just unhealthy lifestyles,…


HIV positive adults have poorer hearing: study

HIV positive adults have poorer hearing: study

HIV positive adults have poorer low- and high-frequency hearing than those without the infection. A…


First Ebola victim may have been infected by bats: research First Ebola victim may have been infected by bats: research

New York:  A team of researchers think they have pinpointed how the Ebola epidemic in West Africa…


Taking notes kills your memory
Taking notes kills your memory

  Most of us take notes be cause we think doing so will help us remember what we’re learning.…


Foods that can cause food poisoning

Foods that can cause food poisoning

Much maligned as the number one excuse for missing work, food poisoning is a real phenomenon, especially…


Life choices ‘behind more than four in 10 cancers’

Life choices ‘behind more than four in 10 cancers’

More than four in 10 cancers - 600,000 in the UK alone - could be prevented if people led healthier…


Life choices \'behind more than four in 10 cancers\' Life choices \'behind more than four in 10 cancers\'

More than four in 10 cancers - 600,000 in the UK alone - could be prevented if people led healthier…


How losing a job can be bad for your health How losing a job can be bad for your health

Being out of work can be advantageous for people's physical health. Unemployed people have more…


New NHS centres to bring in era of DNA-medicine

New NHS centres to bring in era of DNA-medicine

The NHS will set up 11 centres to unlock the secrets of DNA and usher in a new era of “genomic…


How to stop snoring easily How to stop snoring easily

Most people don’t get enough sleep at night. For many people being sleep deprived means not functioning…


Asthma and allergy devices \'not used properly\' Asthma and allergy devices \'not used properly\'

Patients with asthma and severe allergies are often not taught how to use their medical devices properly,…


H5N8 Bird Flu strain reported in Italy H5N8 Bird Flu strain reported in Italy

Rome:  Highly pathogenic H5N8 bird flu strain was reported at a turkey farm in northern Italy,…


E-cigarettes ‘help smokers quit or cut down’

E-cigarettes ‘help smokers quit or cut down’

E-cigarettes can help smokers stop or reduce their habit, a respected international review has confirmed.…


Home remedies for backache

Home remedies for backache

Backache is the most common problem and here are few home remedies to cure it Stressful life, travelling,…


Drink warm water with lime to stay healthy

Drink warm water with lime to stay healthy

We have all heard it somewhere or the other that drinking warm water with the juice of one lemon, is…

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