Is childhood antibiotic use linked to obesity?

Wed, 08/31/2016 - 16:34

New York, Aug 31 (IANS) As the obesity rate continues to skyrocket in the US, scientists across the country are combing the health records of 1.6 million kids to determine if childhood antibiotic use causes weight gain later in life.


Smoking prompts Crohn's relapse after surgery

Wed, 08/31/2016 - 11:26

London, Aug 31 (IANS) People with Crohn's disease -- a serious bowel condition -- are more likely to experience a recurrence after surgery if they continue to smoke, new research has found.


What drives you to click on links from unknown senders

Tue, 08/30/2016 - 17:14

London, Aug 30 (IANS) Despite knowing that e-mails and Facebook messages from unknown senders can contain dangerous links, most people click on them anyway mainly due to their inability to contain their curiosity, says a study.


Eating shark products may increase Alzheimer's risk

Tue, 08/30/2016 - 16:10

New York, Aug 30 (IANS) Consumed widely in Asia, shark products may not be actually that healthy for humans as researchers have found high concentrations of toxins linked to neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's disease in the fins and muscles of sharks.


Dogs understand human words and intonation too!

Tue, 08/30/2016 - 15:30

London, Aug 30 (IANS) Believe it or not, dogs have the ability to distinguish words and the intonation of human speech through brain regions similar to those that humans use, according to a new study.


Healthy eats at Foodhall

Tue, 08/30/2016 - 15:22

New Delhi, Aug 30 (IANS) Whether snacks happen to be your soft spot or you have a weakness for big burrito bowls, the Foodhall lifestyle superstore can transform your guilty pleasures into gourmet experiences that even die-hard foodies would find hard to resist.


Drug-dispensing contact lens may benefit glaucoma patients

Tue, 08/30/2016 - 14:24

New York, Aug 30 (IANS) A contact lens designed to deliver medication gradually to the eye could improve outcomes for glaucoma patients requiring treatment with eye drops, which are often imprecise and difficult to self-administer.


Easy ways to make facial mists

Tue, 08/30/2016 - 13:54

New Delhi, Aug 30 (IANS) The scorching sun dehydrates the skin and makes it appear dull. Coming to the rescue, facial mists, especially the ones made at home, can work wonders to freshen-up the face devoid of any chemicals. They can be created according to your own skin type too, says an expert.


Itanagar: An understated tourist spot (Travelogue)

Tue, 08/30/2016 - 12:38

Itanagar, Aug 30 (IANS) "Why Itanagar? Go to Tawang," suggested my friends. But the capital of Arunachal Pradesh, that borders China, has a lot to offer -- peaceful places, fun nightclubs and good food.


Indian tourists at greater cyber fraud risk abroad: Study

Tue, 08/30/2016 - 11:08

New Delhi, Aug 30 (IANS) More than one out of three Indians -- 36 per cent -- share personal data or sensitive information using public Wi-Fi while travelling which can lead to data stealing, a study by Intel Security revealed on Tuesday.


Islamic State turns to Telegram app after Twitter crackdown

Mon, 08/29/2016 - 16:14

New York, Aug 29 (IANS) With the micro-blogging site Twitter coming down heavily on Islamic State-sponsored accounts, the terrorist organisation and its followers are fast joining the heavily-encrypted messaging app Telegram built by a Russian developer.