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First dengue vaccine shows promise

A potential new dengue vaccine -the first to reach phase 3 clinical testing – has demonstrated that it provides 56 per cent protection against the disease in Asian children, according to a new research. ....more »

Stress may cause insomnia if not controlled

Stress can cause insomnia depending on how it is managed, according to a new study led by an Indian-origin researcher. ....more »

Weight loss improves sleep, mood

Obese adults who lose at least 5 per cent of their body weight sleep better and longer after six months of shedding flab, according to a new study. ....more »

Why women lie about makeup

Almost three quarters of men say they find women more attractive when they wear less makeup; however what they think is the natural look is more likely to take hours of effort and plenty of special makeup tricks, says a research. ....more »

Sitting for hours increases risk of certain cancers

Physical inactivity has been linked with increased risk of diabetes, obesity and cardiovascular disease, and according to a new study a sedentary lifestyle can also raise the chances of developing certain cancers. ....more »

Are you a smartphone addict?

Do you find it difficult to leave your smartphone even for a minute or have cravings to check it without any real purpose? Chances are you have become an addict and need professional help. ....more »

Instant oatmeal in breakfast manages hunger better

Love ready-to-eat oat cereal in breakfast but do not get that feeling of “fullness”? Switch to instant oatmeal. ....more »

New edible films to preserve bread for longer

Scientists have developed new edible films infused with essential oils from clove and oregano that could keep bread fresher for longer than commercial additives. ....more »

Spoof: Rules to enjoy Indian food (roll, lick, burp!)

We Indians love our food. And we really don’t give a damn to the western table etiquette when it comes to relishing our food. ....more »

Good Morning! 7 simple mantras for a perfect day

The alarm bell is ringing. It’s 6am in the morning. You wake up and grab a glass of water only to realise that you are already thinking of pending task with your thoughts moving to the tough boss, scheming colleagues, screaming kids, and demanding spouse. ....more »

Facebook snub can affect your self-esteem

Facebook users who do not get immediate feedback on the social networking site suffer from a lack of belonging, lower self-esteem and general despair, scientists say. ....more »

Poll couture: Narendra Modi, Rahul Gandhi making strong fashion statements

Amid the poll potpourri, the fashion quotient of political leaders like Narendra Modi and Rahul Gandhi has also caught the attention of people, particularly youth, say designers here. ....more »

Diabetes shrinks brain size and ages it by two years

Diabetes may cause the brain to shrink and age by up to two years every decade a person has the disease, a first-of-its kind study has warned. ....more »

Laughter can improve short-term memory

Laughing can improve short-term memory in older adults as humour reduces stress, lowers blood pressure and boosts mood, scientists, including one of Indian-origin, suggest. ....more »

Indian employers rank stress as No 1 lifestyle risk factor: Survey

Indian employers are ahead of their Asia Pacific counterparts in developing strategies to manage work-related stress as one in every three employers instituted stress management programmes last year and an almost equal number plan to do so this year, says a survey. ....more »

India tops list of requests for blocking content on Facebook

Indian law enforcement agencies requested Facebook to block content in 4,765 instances citing local laws between July and December last year, the largest by any country. ....more »

Watching TV tied to poor snacking habits, heart disease risk

Middle school kids who watch TV for over two hours each day are more likely to consume junk food and have risk factors for cardiovascular disease, a new study has found. ....more »

Now, a nasal spray to treat depression

A new nasal spray that delivers a peptide to the right part of the brain can treat depression and holds promise as a potential alternative therapeutic approach, scientists say. ....more »

Gut bugs turn dark chocolate ‘healthy’

Gut bacteria in our stomach gobble dark chocolate and ferment it into anti-inflammatory compounds that are good for the heart, a new study has found. ....more »

New study to catch cardiovascular disease early

British researchers are embarking on a new study in collaboration with colleagues from across Europe to identify early signs of physiological change in the body that indicate nascent cardiovascular diseases. ....more »

Fashion can be new language of India-Pakistan peace talks

Fashion can be a new language of peace between India and Pakistan with both the nations sharing a common ancestry and lifestyle trade showing encouraging trends, a Pak-based textile industry veteran has said. ....more »

Internet is the gen-next doctor!

People are increasingly turning to the internet to share their health problems with netizens, seeking insights and practical advice, a new Oxford study has found. ....more »

Dark chocolate boosts heart health: Study

In some good news for chocoholics, scientists have found that eating dark chocolate may ward off atherosclerosis by making arteries more elastic and preventing white blood vessels from sticking to their walls. ....more »

New technique enables radiation-free detection of tumours

Scientists have developed a new technique to scan young cancer patients’ bodies for tumours without exposing them to radiation. ....more »

We make our best memories by age 25

Older than 25? You have already made your most important memories! By the time most people are 25, they have made the most important memories of their lives, according to a new research. ....more »

Less night sleep increases risk of major depression

Sleeping for six hours or less per night may increase the risk of major depression especially among adolescents, a new research has warned. ....more »

Practising with partner can boost your performance

People improve their performance more when they practise with a partner rather than on their own, according to a new study. ....more »

Vitamin E Protects Against Memory Disorders Too

Elderly people with high vitamin E levels are less likely to suffer from memory disorders than those having lower levels. ....more »

Batman, cowboys and Norman conquerors inspire men’s fashion in Milan

Inspired by Batman, cowboys and Norman conquerors, fashion designers in Milan showed casual and vibrant outfits alongside sharp tailoring for male shoppers who are looking beyond the classic suit. ....more »

An abnormal stroke risk

When a lean, healthy, physically active person has a stroke, seemingly out of the blue, the cause may well be a heart rhythm abnormality called atrial fibrillation. ....more »

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