Awareness on cataract low in elderly: Survey

Fri, 12/08/2017 - 19:32

New Delhi, Dec 8 (IANS) Over 50 per cent of older adults in six countries of Asia, including India, believe that treatment for cataract should take place only after the disease develops fully, finds a survey.


Smartphone use before sleep may make your kid obese

Fri, 12/08/2017 - 19:30

New York, Dec 8 (IANS) If your kid is regularly in the habit of playing games on smartphones before going to bed, he or she may face an increased risk of becoming obese, warns a study.


Canola oil may be harmful for the brain: Study

Fri, 12/08/2017 - 15:50

New York, Dec (IANS) Two tablespoons of canola oil daily may worsen memory, learning ability as well as cause weight gain in people with Alzheimer's disease, claims a study.


Young Britons reading newspapers in print more

Fri, 12/08/2017 - 15:26

London, Dec 8 (IANS) Overturning a popular perception that newsprint is dying because of the digital invasion, new research has found that youths in Britain spend more time with newspapers in print than online.


Pitching millets as 'smart food of 21st century' (Special to IANS)

Fri, 12/08/2017 - 11:34

Karnataka is dressing them up as "siridanya" or rich grains that should be on every thinking eater's plate. For Icrisat, the Hyderabad-based international crops research institute for semi-arid tropics, they are "smart foods of the 21st century" which are "good for you -- the planet -- the farmer".


Poor sleep may up depression risk

Thu, 12/07/2017 - 19:42

New York, Dec 7 (IANS) If your teenaged son or daughter is regularly waking up till late in the night, he or she is likely to have poor sleep, which may increase their risk of developing mood disorders, especially depression, researchers have warned.


What keeps a working mother satisfied and happy?

Thu, 12/07/2017 - 16:52

London, Dec 7 (IANS) The well-being of a working mother depends more on whether her own psychological needs are met or not, finds a study, challenging the popular belief that a new mother's happiness depends on the temperament of her baby.


Technology an enabler of work-life balance: Adobe survey

Thu, 12/07/2017 - 14:24

New Delhi, Dec 7 (IANS) Commonly believed to be the biggest disruptor of work-life balance, technology can actually help maintain one, suggests a new survey by Adobe that included workers in India.


Nuts, oily fish may cut kids' risk of asthma, rhinitis

Wed, 12/06/2017 - 18:26

London, Dec 6 (IANS) Including nuts, oily fish like salmon, flax seeds, and soybean oil -- rich in essential polyunsaturated fatty acids -- in your children's diet may prevent their risk of developing allergic diseases, especially asthma and rhinitis by teenage, a study has suggested.