Indians stare at those who don't fit the norm: Acid-attack victim

Fri, 01/06/2017 - 12:28

New Delhi, Jan 6 (IANS) She has walked the fashion ramp in New York, but ain't no model. Reshma Qureshi, an acid attack survivor, feels India is becoming "more focused on looks" and says it's a pity that people in the country stare at those who don't fit the "norm".


Grilled meat bad for breast cancer survivors

Fri, 01/06/2017 - 12:18

New York, Jan 6 (IANS) Frequent consumption of grilled, barbecued and smoked meat may increase the mortality risk among breast cancer survivors, new research suggests.


Instagram gets better on iPhone 7, 7 Plus

Fri, 01/06/2017 - 11:18

New York, Jan 6 (IANS) Photo sharing for iPhone users can be more fun as Instagram on Friday rolled out iPhone 7 and 7 Plus-specific features that support wide colour capture and display -- and users don't need to update the app.


This app-based game may help smokers quit

Thu, 01/05/2017 - 16:30

London, Jan 5 (IANS) Finding it hard to stick to New Year's resolution to quit smoking? Take a heart, a new app-based game may help you achieve that.


'Our circus died while reinventing itself'

Thu, 01/05/2017 - 15:06

New Delhi, Jan 5 (IANS) She's a former Director of the National School of Drama (NSD) and has staged a play in a circus tent to focus attention on the dying "genre". Anuradha Kapur laments that after their licenses began to be cancelled, circuses attempted to reinvent themselves but died in the process.


Observing fear in others may cause PTSD

Thu, 01/05/2017 - 13:32

New York, Jan 5 (IANS) If you happen to witness fear and trauma in the life of your loved ones or even strangers, chances are that a change may occur in the information flow in your brain and lead to post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), researchers have said.


Video game-based app may help treat late-life depression

Wed, 01/04/2017 - 17:46

New York, Jan 4 (IANS) A new video game-based app that targets underlying cognitive issues in older adults diagnosed with late-life depression, has showed promise for treating the condition, researchers say.


Decoded: What causes stuttering

Wed, 01/04/2017 - 17:42

New York, Jan 4 (IANS) Stuttering is caused by a reduced blood flow in speech processing areas of the brain, a study by researchers, including one of Indian-origin, has showed.


Childhood poverty can affect adulthood psychologically

Wed, 01/04/2017 - 15:28

New York, Jan 4 (IANS) Apart from physical problems, people with an impoverished lifestyle in childhood are also likely to suffer significant psychological damage during adulthood.


Maternal depression may reduce empathy in kids

Wed, 01/04/2017 - 13:20

New York, Jan 4 (IANS) Mothers' early and chronic depression may increase the risk of children developing social-emotional problems as well as impact their brain's empathic response to others' distress, a study has found.


Facebook CEO's 2017 resolution: Meet people in real life

Wed, 01/04/2017 - 10:58

New York, Jan 4 (IANS) As everyone is talking about their new year resolutions, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg on Wednesday resolved to meet people in real life in every US state by the end of the year.