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Parents stay more worried about kids born premature

London, March 26 (IANS) Parents of very premature babies are more worried about their grown-up child's lives than parents whose babies are born in...

Heavy pot use linked to social, economic problems

New York, March 24 (IANS) A study that followed children from birth up to age 38 has found that people who smoked cannabis four...

Exercise may delay brain aging by 10 years

New York, March 25 (IANS) Want to keep a sharp memory in old age? A study has found that moderate to intense regular exercise...

Strike at the root of the problem to kill TB

Goodman Makanda, who lives in Khayelitsha - outside of Cape Town in South Africa - was diagnosed with multidrug-resistant TB (MDR-TB) in November 2013,...

Your movement gives a sneak peek to personality traits

London, March 24 (IANS) The way you eat, talk, sit or walk is likely to present a unique insight into your inherent personality traits,...

Antibiotics before age two ups childhood obesity risk

New York, March 24 (IANS) Administration of three or more courses of antibiotics before a child reaches the age of two is linked to...

Georgia Parents Offended By The ‘Far East Religion’ Of Yoga, Get ‘Namaste’ Banned From...

"We need to direct our attention inward and connect to the breath," yoga instructor Rachel Brathen writes in her New York Times best-selling book...

Novel laser method to create new-age smartphones

New York, March 22 (IANS) Researchers from the University of Missouri have developed a method of transferring an energy source to virtually any shape...

Sexual harassment rendering online women gamers invisible

New York, March 23 (IANS) While many women gamers can shrug off much of the trash talk they hear while playing online video games,...

Not just pancreas, brain too regulates glucose metabolism

New York, March 25 (IANS) What has brain to do with glucose metabolism? A lot, say researchers, suggesting that not just your pancreas, a...

Malaria first spread from birds: Study

New York, March 25 (IANS) Malaria, a life-threatening disease caused by parasites that are transmitted to people through mosquitoe bites, started out as a...

Voice-controlled mobile app helps you lose weight

New York, March 25 (IANS) A mobile application developed by US scientists lets you log calorie counts at every meal by verbally describing the...

Can a conventional name help you live longer?

New York, March 26 (IANS) A name may have more to it than Shakespeare might have thought when he asked “what's in a name?”....

Yeast diversity may explain difference in chocolate taste

New York, March 25 (IANS) Do you love Swiss chocolates more than those from Indonesia? You may thank diverse yeast population for that particular...

If you follow Japanese diet, you may live longer

Tokyo, March 23 (IANS) Love sushi? Your craving for it is likely to help you live longer. According to a new study, close adherence...

Depressed? Blame it on social media

New York, March 23 (IANS) Are you the one who is always clicking new selfies to be posted on Instagram or who updates the...

Marijuana users react differently to social exclusion

New York, March 26 (IANS) The brains of young adult marijuana users react differently to social exclusion than do those of non-users, finds a...

Football cuts risk of heart disease, diabetes

London, March 24 (IANS) Is there any reason for you not to play in your 60s or 70s? A new study shows that long-term...

Chile confirms first sexually transmitted Zika virus case

Santiago, March 27 (IANS) The Chilean health ministry has confirmed the first case of sexually transmitted Zika virus in the country, the media reported...

Tooth loss linked to cognitive impairment, dementia

New York, March 26 (IANS) We are often ignorant about loss of teeth but preserving oral health can benefit you in a longer run....

How dumb! Blondes are just as smart as others

New York, March 22 (IANS) The jokes about "dumb blondes" are, well, just jokes! Researchers have found that the average IQ of blondes may...

Blood test to predict your risk of developing TB

New York, March 26 (IANS) An international team of researchers has identified biological markers in the blood that can help doctors predict who is...

Know who is most likely to help you at office

New York, March 25 (IANS) Shedding new light on how status affects workplace relationships, a new study has found that workers are most likely...

Protect hair, skin from harsh colours on Holi

New Delhi, March 22 (IANS) With Holi, the festival of colours, approaching on Thursday, it is important to protect yourself from the harsh colours...

‘Lost’ memories in Alzheimer’s may be retrieved: study

Washington (PTI): Memories lost in Alzheimer's disease may be retrieved by stimulating nerve cells to grow new connections, according to a new study conducted...

People everywhere use same facial expression for disapproval

New York, March 28 (IANS) Researchers have identified a single, universal facial expression that is interpreted across cultures -- whether one speaks Mandarin Chinese...

Humble haldi can help fight deadly TB

New York, March 25 (IANS) Turmeric, an essential ingredient that spices up an Indian curry, may help fight drug-resistant tuberculosis, new research has found. In...

Men can have fun with accessories too

New Delhi, March 22 (IANS) Accessorising one's look is not just a women's thing! Fashion-conscious men are taking note of how a simple accessory...

Blowing bubbles through oceans may protect coral reefs

New York, March 27 (IANS) US researchers have found that blowing tiny bubbles through sea water could help protect coral reefs and oyster farms...

First gene behind grey hair discovered

London: Scientists, including one of Indian-origin, have discovered the first gene responsible for greying hair, a breakthrough that could lead to new treatments to delay...

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