Life & Style
Kids who are exposed to secondhand smoke in early childhood are more likely to grow up to be physically aggressive and antisocial, a new study has warned. ....more »
You wear gold bangles, necklaces and earrings, but how about drinking some gold? 51 Buckingham Gate, part of The Taj Group of Hotels, and Luxor Champagne, has introduced a 24 karat gold afternoon tea, which includes edible gold. ....more »
Dogs experience a "high" from running, similar to the 'runner's high' felt by people who run or jog frequently, a new study has found. ....more »
With the aim of wooing global film directors and producers, several Indian tourist spots will be showcased as "Incredible filming destinations" at Cannes film festival.
Young children reject story characters who are overweight and obese such as 'fat Alfie', a new study suggests. Research by the University of Leeds has shown that very young children appear to reject story book characters who are overweight, but not those who are disabled. ....more »
Scientists have found hard evidence that people detect and process grammatical errors with no awareness of doing so. ....more »
A smaller breakfast can help people lose weight because those who reduce their portion size in the morning do not eat more calories to compensate later in the day, a new study has found. ....more »
Ready to host his new cookery show based on the fusion of Bengali and Punjabi cuisine on a lifestyle channel, celebrity chef Harpal Singh Sokhi today said the gourmet of today can't be confined within one region. ....more »
Here is why you should soak up some sun!
Exposing skin to sunlight may help reduce blood pressure, cut the risk of heart attack, stroke and even prolong life, a new study has claimed. ....more »
Facebook and other social networking sites may affect your mental health by causing psychotic episodes and delusions, researchers warn. ....more »
Researchers have developed a novel technique for cheap, quick and on-the-spot HIV testing using DVD scanners. ....more »
The power of prayer! Belief in God may improve treatment for those suffering with depression, a new study claimed. Patients who believe in God may significantly improve the outcome of receiving short-term treatment for psychiatric illness, according to researchers. ....more »
Consumption of whole eggs can be a part of a heart healthy diet, even in those with existing coronary heart disease, a new study has found. ....more »
Parents, please note! Picking up and carrying a crying infant will automatically calm the child, even slowing down the fast beating of its heart, a new study has found. ....more »
Finance Minister P. Chidambaram and actor Aamir Khan have been named by Time magazine among the 100 most influential people in the world in its annual list of global achievers that also includes teenaged Pakistani activist Malala Yousafzai and US President Barack Obama. ....more »
Aerobic exercise known to slow cognitive decline, may also prevent or repair damage to the brain caused by alcohol, a new study has found. ....more »
Teens who are hooked on to texting are more likely to be shallow, placing more importance on wealth and image than moral, aesthetic and spiritual goals, a new study has claimed. ....more »
Couch potatoes may be genetically predisposed to being lazy, according to a new study. Certain traits in your genes may predispose you to being more or less motivated to exercise and remain active, found the study by University of Missouri. Frank Booth, a professor in the MU College of Veterinary Medicine, along with Michael Roberts, were able to selectively breed rats that exhibited traits of either extreme activity or extreme laziness. ....more »
Scientists in Japan said today they had found a way to 'read' people's dreams, using MRI scanners to unlock some of the secrets of the unconscious mind.
A nationwide study by the National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT) to examine the enrolment, access and retention of children with disabilities (CWD) has revealed that while 99 per cent of these children liked attending regular schools, 57 per cent teachers were not trained to understand their special needs. ....more »
People should cough and sneeze into their sleeve rather than covering the nose and mouth if a tissue is not available, to prevent the flu from spreading, experts say. ....more »
Smoking a cigarette immediately after waking up in the morning may increase the risk of developing lung or oral cancer, a new study has warned.
Consumption of black and green teas, coffee and liquid smoke flavouring can activate the highest levels of a gene associated with cancer, scientists, including Indian-origin researchers, have warned. ....more »
Heavy coffee consumption may protect against liver damage in men who drink alcohol, a new study has claimed.
Chinese people sleep an average of eight hours and 50 minutes every day, but nearly half feel sluggish when awake mainly due to excessive use of mobile phones, worries over marriage and work pressures, an official survey said.
A dash of red lipstick makes women look younger because it increases facial contrast, says expert behind a new study. Facial contrast is a major psychological cue for youth and could be attained by making lips bright and cheeks rosy, claimed the experts. ....more »
Teenagers who are troublemakers may go on to become successful entrepreneurs, if a new study is to be believed. ....more »
Scientists have discovered how cells transmit taste information to the brain for sweet, bitter and savory flavours. ....more »
Exhorting aspiring models to stick to vegetarian diet for making it big in the world of show business, Mrs India International Richa Sharma today said this was the perfect antidote to become size zero. ....more »
Australian researchers today claimed to have moved a step closer in finding a cure for HIV by successfully luring the 'sleeping' virus out of infected cells. ....more »