Playing video games can boost attention: Study

Sun, 06/25/2017 - 18:18

London, June 25 (IANS) Does your child love playing video games? Let him, as it can help alter the brain regions responsible for attention and visuospatial skills -- skills that enable us to recognise a square, triangle, cube or pyramid -- as well as make them more efficient, say scientists in an analysis of over a 100 scientific studies.


Sexual appeals in ads do not sell products: Study

Sun, 06/25/2017 - 17:26

New York, June 25 (IANS) Do partially or fully nude models in advertisements help in sale of products or brands? No, they do not is the flat conclusion of an analysis of nearly 80 advertising studies.


Binge drinking, cocaine abuse may impair mental skills

Sun, 06/25/2017 - 14:04

New York, June 25 (IANS) Do you have the habit of taking four or more alcohol drinks a day or indulging in drug abuse such as cocaine? Beware, it may lead to impairments in mental skills such as decision-making and planning, researchers have warned.


Over 1,000 do yoga in Chinese city

Sat, 06/24/2017 - 17:14

Beijing, June 24 (IANS) Over 1,000 people on Saturday participated in a yoga event in China's Jiangsu province.


Sleep well to avoid eating junk food due to job stress

Sat, 06/24/2017 - 17:12

New York, June 24 (IANS) Stress at your job can lead to overeating and intake of junk food at dinnertime, but there could be a buffer to this harmful pattern. New research suggests that a good night's sleep can serve as a protecting factor between job stress and unhealthy eating in the evening.


Colombian rebels hand over Dutch journalists

Sat, 06/24/2017 - 14:24

Bogota, June 24 (IANS) Colombia's National Liberation Army (ELN) rebels handed over two Dutch journalists, kidnapped a week ago in the Catatumbo forest region, to a humanitarian commission, an official statement said on Saturday.


Having smartphone within reach reduces brain power: Study

Sat, 06/24/2017 - 13:54

New York, June 24 (IANS) Having a smartphone within sight or within easy reach - even if it is switched off - can reduce your ability to focus and perform tasks because part of the brain is actively working to not pick up or use the phone, shows an interesting research.


Arab states' demand to shut Al Jazeera evokes condemnation

Fri, 06/23/2017 - 22:30

Riyadh, June 23 (IANS) The demand by Saudi Arabia and three other Arab countries for Qatar to shut down Al Jazeera media network, among other conditions, to end the ongoing diplomatic impasse in the Gulf region has drawn condemnation.


Brisk walk may help keep Alzheimer's at bay

Fri, 06/23/2017 - 17:08

New York, June 23 (IANS) Taking a brisk walk or engaging in other moderate-intensity physical activities may help slow down the progression of Alzheimer's disease, says a study.


Portable sink to help campers maintain hygiene

Fri, 06/23/2017 - 13:12

London, June 23 (IANS) Forget wet-wipes and hand gels, campers could soon have a portable sink to carry wherever they go and clean off mud, dirt and sweat in a proper manner.