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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 »

Drivers 'distracted' 10 per cent of the time behind the wheel


Drivers eat, reach for the phone, text, or otherwise take their eyes off the road about 10 per cent of the time they are behind the wheel, according to a new US study. ....more »

New pen-like device to repair broken bone


Doctors may soon be able to 'draw' new bone, skin and muscle on to patients, after scientists created a pen-like device that can apply human cells directly on to seriously injured people. ....more »

First human artificial heart transplant performed in France


For the first time, an artificial heart that may give patients up to five years of extra life has been successfully implanted in a 75-year-old French man. ....more »

Glass of wine a day may keep the doctor away


Moderate alcohol consumption can boost your immune system and potentially improve your ability to fight infections, a new study has claimed. ....more »

New technique to diagnose autism in babies


Scientists have developed a new technique to diagnose autism in babies as young as 12 months. ....more »

Humans not smarter than animals: experts


Humans have been deceiving themselves for thousands of years that they are smarter than the rest of the animal kingdom, despite growing evidence to the contrary, scientists say. ....more »

Meat, egg and dairy nutrient vital for brain development


An amino acid, found in foods such as meat, eggs and dairy products, is essential for normal brain development, scientists have found. ....more »

Teens who drink alone more likely to develop alcohol problems


Teens who drink alone have more alcohol problems and are heavier drinkers than their peers who drink only in social settings, a new study has found. ....more »

Board games may boost math skills in kids


Children can improve their math skills by playing certain board games as long as they use a particular counting method, a new research has found. ....more »

Too much meat may raise diabetes risk


People who consume a diet rich in animal products such as meat and cheese are at an increased risk of type 2 diabetes, a new French study has warned. ....more »

Soon, car that can warn driver of heart attack


Japanese researchers are developing a new car that can not only warn its driver of an impending heart attack, but also predict the ailment in advance. ....more »

New ligament in human body discovered


Doctors have discovered a new body part a previously unknown ligament present in 97 per cent of all human knees. ....more »

Video games can make you brainier: Study


Get gaming! Playing Super Mario can make you brainier by boosting the brain regions responsible for spatial orientation, memory formation and strategic planning, scientists have found. ....more »

YouTube popular venue for social activism: Study


Social media such as YouTube videos provide a popular and flexible venue for on-line social activism, a new study has found. ....more »

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