E-cigarettes can cut mortality rate by 21 per cent: Study

Fri, 07/15/2016 - 17:42

New York, July 15 (IANS) Usage of e-cigarettes has led to a 21 per cent reduction in smoking-attributable deaths as well as a 20 per cent decrease in years lost due to premature mortality, says a study.


Fathers play key role in child development

Fri, 07/15/2016 - 15:08

New York, July 15 (IANS) Fathers play a surprisingly large role in their child's development -- from language and cognitive growth in toddlerhood to social skills in fifth grade, a new study has found.


New Zealander quits job to become full-time Pokemon hunter

Fri, 07/15/2016 - 14:40

London, July 15 (IANS) A New Zealander quit his job last week in Auckland to become a full-time Pokemon hunter. Every morning he fills a flask with coffee, packs a rain jacket and cut lunch in his backpack and heads into the wilderness to hunt Pokemon -- come hail, rain or snow.


Twitter to live-stream sporting events from US universities

Fri, 07/15/2016 - 13:52

New York, July 15 (IANS) In a quest to become a leading live-streaming service, micro-blogging website Twitter has signed a new partnership with Pac-12 universities that will bring live events to its social network.


Dietary restriction increases lifespan

Fri, 07/15/2016 - 13:24

New York, July 15 (IANS) Dietary restriction or limited food intake without malnutrition has beneficial effects on longevity in species, including humans, a new study has found.


Facebook makes modest progress on workplace diversity

Fri, 07/15/2016 - 13:16

New York, July 15 (IANS) Revealing the LGBT workforce data at its premises for the first time, Facebook on Thursday released its diversity report, announcing a modest increase in the number of women and minority employees and highlighting lack of talent to fulfill its diversity goals.


Relationship status can change who you find sexy

Fri, 07/15/2016 - 13:12

London, July 15 (IANS) Relationship status can affect who and what we find attractive. A new study has found that if we are in a relationship, we are more likely to be attracted to faces resembling our own, but for single people opposites attract.


Smoking rates high in emergency patients

Fri, 07/15/2016 - 12:00

Canberra, July 15 (IANS) A new study has found that patients in the emergency department have significantly higher rates of smoking than the general population.


Red meat consumption may up kidney failure risk

Fri, 07/15/2016 - 11:26

Singapore, July 15 (IANS) Love to binge on red meat such as bacon, sausage, beef or pork? Be careful, an excess intake of red meat may increase the risk of kidney failure, warns a study and adds that consuming plant-based sources of protein may significantly reduce this risk.


Playing action video games may boost driving skills

Thu, 07/14/2016 - 17:06

Beijing, July 14 (IANS) Playing action-based video games may boost the players' ability to coordinate visual information with their motor control -- a skill critical to many real-world behaviours including driving, says new research.


Weight loss can lower protein level associated with cancer

Thu, 07/14/2016 - 17:04

Washington, July 14 (IANS) Women who achieved their weight loss goals through diet and exercise showed lower levels of certain proteins in the blood, that play a role in angiogenesis, a research has revealed.


Hungry parents may feed their kids more

Thu, 07/14/2016 - 16:34

New York, July 14 (IANS) The hungrier parents at mealtime tend to serve their young children more food, shows a new study.


Trends you need to master in July

Thu, 07/14/2016 - 15:52

New Delhi, July 14 (IANS) Half a year has passed and it is time you take a moment and add a fresh twist to your wardrobe. If you're looking for key pieces that'll keep you going for the coming few months, then go for cold shoulder, busted-knee jeans and boyfriend shirts, says an expert.


Simple, basic grooming tips for men

Thu, 07/14/2016 - 15:30

New Delhi, July 14 (IANS) Proper grooming and hygiene is just as important for men as it is for women. Lack of grooming can hinder your chance of making a perfect impression. Cleansing, smelling good and hair care can make a lasting impact, says an expert.