Health News Headlines

How sleep and memory go hand-in-hand

Washington , Jan 24

Finding a new co-relationship between sleep and memory, a new study on flies has discovered that sleep, memory and learning are deeply connected.

Genetic links found to size of brain structures

Washington , Jan 24

In a significant finding, an international team of scientists has discovered five genetic variants that influence the size of structures within the human brain.

Six more die in Pakistan's famine-hit region

Islamabad , Jan 24

At lease six more infants died due to malnutrition in famine-hit Thar area of Pakistan, raising the death toll to 47 in January.

MERS claims two lives in Saudi Arabia

Riyadh , Jan 23

The Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV) has claimed two more lives, bringing the toll in the country to 363 since the virus was detected in 2012, the Saudi Arabia health ministry announced.

Over 750 new genes involved in long-term memory identified

Washington , Jan 23

A new study has identified genes involved in long-term memory as part of research aimed at finding ways to retain cognitive abilities during ageing.

Climate affects development of human speech

Washington , Jan 24

Finding a correlation between climate and the evolution of language, researchers say that languages with complex tones are much more likely to occur in the world's humid regions.

Diaper compound to help scientists see tissues clearly

Washington , Jan 24

A modified form of the super-absorbent chemical used in disposable diapers can expand brain structures to four and a half times their original size, a recent study shows.

Two more suspected swine flu deaths in Delhi

New Delhi , Jan 23

The national capital has witnessed two more death due to suspected swine flu, which if confirmed will take the toll to six, health officials said here Friday.

Goa issues swine flu advisory after two suspect cases

Panaji , Jan 23

Two days after the Goa health minister officially revealed the presence of suspected swine flu-afflicted patients in the state, health authorities Friday issued an advisory asking people to take basic precautions against the infection.

Men with bigger bellies last longer in sex: Study

London , Jan 23

Next time when you look at your overweight partner, do not get frustrated as he is the one who can beat slimmer men at least on one front -- in between the sheets.