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Last Updated Sunday July 23 2017 04:22 PM IST

RESEARCH

Here's why chocolates are good for elderly

Chocolate's benefits can be attributed to cocoa bean, which is its main ingredient and a rich source of flavanols-a class of natural compounds that has neuroprotective effects.

Gut bacteria may help slow aging

Further experiments showed that some of the bacterial mutants increased longevity by acting on some of the worm's known processes linked to aging.

Hot weather may up gestational diabetes

Pregnant women should not expose themselves to temperatures averaging 24 degrees Celsius or above, as they would run the risk of developing gestational diabetes, researchers warned.

Brain games may not make you smarter: study

The researchers suggested that to improve cognitive function, people should better get some aerobic exercise rather than sitting in front of the computer playing these games.

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