NEW YORK - Researchers, including one of Indian origin, have developed a new drug that can delay ageing demonstrated by declining muscle mass, strength and function. As human bodies age, they increasingly lose the ability to repair and rebuild degenerating skeletal muscles. This can dramatically limit the ability of older adults to live fully active and independent lives. In the study, researchers from the University of Texas Medical...
NEW YORK - Are diet drinks your choice? Beware, your heart could be at risk. A new study suggests that drinking diet drinks was associated with an increased risk of having a stroke among post-menopausal women, researchers say. The stroke is was caused by a blocked artery, especially small arteries. The study, published in the journal Stroke, showed that compared with women who consumed diet drinks less than once a week or not at all,
NEW YORK - Researchers have developed a drug capsule that could be used to deliver oral doses of insulin, potentially replacing injections for patients with Type-2 diabetes, says a new study. About the size of a blueberry, the capsule contains a single and small needle made of compressed insulin, which is injected after the capsule reaches the stomach. The study showed that the capsule could deliver enough insulin to...
NEW YORK - Do you feel the urge to binge on golden hot chips, cheesy pizza, crispy chicken, heartwarming hamburgers, all when on a diet? Researchers have identified new brain circuits that may act as a brake on binge eating and junk food craving. In the study, led by a team from the University of Texas at Galveston on rats who had spent a month eating a low-fat diet, the team successfully inhibited the fatty food seeking behaviours. "Craving for foods high in fat -- this includes many junk foods --
NEW YORK - Besides helping lose weight and improve their overall health, consuming a ketogenic diet -- which is high fat, low protein and low carbohydrates -- can help reduce seizures caused by epilepsy, finds a recent study on rats. The study showed that increasing blood ketones by using ketogenic supplementation can reduce seizures without dietary restriction. The low-carb diet transitions the body from burning sugar to burning fat and ketones for energy. Supplementing a normal, carbohydrate-rich diet with
NEW DELHI - The health of your skin mirrors the health of your body. With a healthy diet and proper lifestyle, you can delay ageing, say experts. As a person ages, the skin goes through reduced activity of sebaceous glands which results in dry skin. Also, thinning of epidermis and dermis causes sagging and wrinkling and slower repair of skin tissue, and age also leads to reduced blood supply to the skin, causing slow repair and metabolic activity.
NEW DELHI - Veteran actress Supriya Pathak, who played an unwed mother in "Masoom" and an unschooled mom in "Wake Up Sid", knows that she plays a mother all the time, but they are different. She says she tries to bring in variations in her roles -- and she always finds them exciting. The quinquagenarian has attained a cult status in the country for playing Hansa Parekh in the comedy franchise "Khichdi". But the audience also loves her work in films like "Bazaar", "Goliyon Ki Raasleela Ram-Leela" and...
NEW DELHI - Actress Diana Penty has been appointed the first India ambassador for global brand Estée Lauder. The actress will feature in skin care and make-up campaigns across digital and in-store platforms and her first campaign for the brand will debut on December 11. "It is an honour to be the first face for Estée Lauder in India. Being the first Indian woman to represent this iconic global brand is a dream come true. I think confidence and inner happiness makes one beautiful and...
CHENNAI - Popular cricketer Mahendra Singh Dhoni has been appointed brand ambassador of an online matrimonial platform. On associating with BharatMatrimony, Dhoni said he was happy to back a brand that has created "millions of happy marriages". According to Murugavel Janakiraman, CEO, Matrimony.com, Dhoni made a good fit as "he is an inspiration for millions of youth because of what he has achieved for the country through his admirable leadership qualities".
SYDNEY - Besides promoting long-lasting health, regular exercise in childhood can also counteract negative health effects such as diabetes inherited by father's obesity, researchers say. The study found that children of fathers with a high-fat diet or who are obese are more likely to have low insulin sensitivity. People with low insulin sensitivity do not respond to insulin resulting in an increase in blood sugars levels, leading to the development of Type-2 diabetes.