Life & Style
An amino acid, found in foods such as meat, eggs and dairy products, is essential for normal brain development, scientists have found.
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
Doctors have discovered a new body part a previously unknown ligament present in 97 per cent of all human knees. ....more »
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 »
Social media such as YouTube videos provide a popular and flexible venue for on-line social activism, a new study has found. ....more »
Scientists have developed a new soy-based flour product which they believe can improve memory in older age and reduce the risk of dementia. ....more »
Drinking three cups of coffee daily can reduce the risk of developing liver cancer by more than 50 per cent, a new study has claimed. ....more »
Our taste in music alters - softens even - as we get older, according to a new Cambridge study.
The music we like adapts to the particular 'life challenges' we face at different stages of our lives, researchers have found. ....more »
Parents, please note! Children who do not have a regular bedtime are more likely to suffer behavioural problems, a new study has found. ....more »
Scientists have found that high levels of 'good cholesterol', known to protect against heart disease, may raise breast cancer risk and enhance cancer aggressiveness. ....more »
Aggrieved Indian travelers, facing trouble in claiming compensation for delayed or cancelled flights, can now heave a sigh of relief for they can now avail online services like those available in Europe, to obtain their compensation.
Children are 12 times more distracting to a driver than talking on a mobile phone while at the wheel, a new first-of-its-kind study has found. ....more »
Ladies, your dream of popping a pill that can make you look younger may finally come true! ....more »
A simple test that measures the sweat gland activity of a depressed person can determine if he or she is suicidal with 97 per cent accuracy scientists say. ....more »
Teenage boys who sleep less have more body fat, but the same isn't true for adolescent girls, a new study has found. ....more »
Children with advanced verbal abilities are more likely to drink as adolescents, a new study has found. Finnish researchers conducted two surveys of twins, including a total of 5,457 families. ....more »
Scientists have for the first time identified an inherited genetic mutation linked to increased risk of developing the most common type of childhood leukemia.
Lack of a good night's sleep can not only give you puffy eyes but also make you look old by increasing the wrinkles and fine lines on your face, a new study has found. ....more »
What if you could eat to your heart's content and not get fat? Knocking out a gene may make it possible! Scientists have found that silencing a particular gene in mice kept them from getting fat, even when the rodents munched on high-calorie food. ....more »
Eating two kiwifruit a day can boost your mood and ward off depression, a new study has claimed.
Cocaine use may change the brain structure within hours - which could initiate drug addiction, a new study has found.
Teens listening to their preferred music while driving commit a greater number of errors and miscalculations, a new study has warned. ....more »
Australian scientists have created a beer which they claim can prevent dehydration and it may even spell the end of the dreaded hangover. ....more »
Exercise may improve the mood of pregnant women and help reduce their levels of fatigue, a new study has found. ....more »
Scientists have found a promising compound that kills prostate cancer cells by compromising their ability to withstand environmental stress. ....more »
Alcohol has different effects on men and women as gender influences which emotions drive heavy drinkers to drink, and how they feel the next day, a new study has found.
Want a younger looking skin? Get some sleep!
Sleep-deprived people show signs of premature skin ageing and a decrease in their skin's ability to recover after exposure to sun, a new study has found. ....more »