Life & Style
Indo-U.S. relations were back on track in 2014 after overcoming major hiccups and bilateral ties are set for a big boost with President Barack Obama slated to make a historic second visit to India next month.
People seeking to get or stay fit in 2015 might do better to start today rather than rely on a New Year’s resolution to shape up tomorrow, fitness experts say. ....more »
Excessive online social networking is not only addictive but can be associated with other disorders involving poor impulse control that can lead to substance abuse, a new research shows. ....more »
Talk therapy is gaining in importance as an alternative to medication with regard to averting repeated suicide attempts, a study shows.
Weight-loss surgery could reduce the risk of developing Type 2 diabetes by around 80 percent in obese people, says a study.
Be it aspiring actors, students or athletes or obese people, Snap Fitness health club, which is set to invest about Rs.350 crore in expansion plans, gets clients with different needs. ....more »
Anybody could set an ambitious goal or target for himself, but those who make interesting the activities they need to undertake to attain the goal have higher chances of success, a study suggests.
A baby has a greater risk of contracting asthma if his or her father smoked prior to conception, finds a new study. ....more »
Wine makers have reasons to cheer as researchers have discovered a system that prevents “stuck fermentation” – a chronic problem that spoils wine. ....more »
An experimental drug saved monkeys from a virus closely related to Ebola even after symptoms began, Texas researchers reported Wednesday. A drug that targets Ebola in the same way is under development, and the study raises questions about how late after infection treatments might work. ....more »
Adults worldwide should at least double their current consumption of fruits and vegetables to meet the World Health Organisation’s (WHO) minimum recommendation of five servings (400 grams) per day, emphasises a study. ....more »
Chronic pain may rewire the brain to reduce motivation, a new study in mice suggests. ....more »
The pace of walking and memory loss of an individual can now predict dementia accurately, according to a recent study. ....more »
Not all fat is bad for your heart. Too much dietary fat is bad but the right kind of fat keeps the heart healthy, a promising study shows. ....more »
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 can cause insomnia depending on how it is managed, according to a new study led by an Indian-origin researcher. ....more »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
Love ready-to-eat oat cereal in breakfast but do not get that feeling of “fullness”? Switch to instant oatmeal. ....more »
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 »
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 »
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 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 »
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 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 »
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 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 »
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 »