Electrically-powered bicycle provides meaningful exercise

Fri, 07/08/2016 - 16:10

New York, July 8 (IANS) If you find it hard to set aside time specifically for exercise, riding an electrically-powered bicycle on a regular basis can provide you with an effective workout while improving some aspects of cardiovascular health, suggests new research.


Food insecurity predicts obesity for young women

Fri, 07/08/2016 - 15:08

New York, July 8 (IANS) Females are prone to obesity in early adulthood owing to prolonged periods of food insecurity and harsh parenting practices, suggested a study.


Great Smog of 1952 still affects of lives of many Londoners

Fri, 07/08/2016 - 14:08

New York, July 8 (IANS) London's Great Smog of 1952 resulted in thousands of premature deaths and even more people becoming ill and the five December days the smog lasted still affect some people's health more than 60 years later, say researchers including one of Indian-origin.


Facebook a haven for insecure narcissists: Study

Fri, 07/08/2016 - 13:44

New York, July 8 (IANS) Social networking sites such as Facebook provide the ideal environment for insecure narcissists to promote themselves and seek the admiration of others on a grand scale, a study says.


Acupressure can cut fatigue in breast cancer survivors

Fri, 07/08/2016 - 13:40

New York, July (IANS) A relaxing session of acupressure can help reduce the persistent fatigue suffered by women being treated for breast cancer and improve their sleep, quality of life as well as provide a low-cost way to manage other symptoms, a study has found.


Similar food habits quickly build rapport

Fri, 07/08/2016 - 12:56

Chicago, July 8 (IANS) How do you build rapport with a new employer or someone on a first date? Eat the same food as your companion, a study has revealed.


Boredom can make you politically radicalised

Fri, 07/08/2016 - 11:18

London, July 8 (IANS) If you are bored and are unable to find a meaning in what you do, chances are you may develop extreme political views sooner, a study reveals.


Must-have scarf fabrics for monsoon

Thu, 07/07/2016 - 17:16

New Delhi, July 7 (IANS) Jazz up your look by sporting colourful cotton, mulmul and chiffon scarves to look chic and feel comfortable during monsoon season, says an expert.


Why chronic pain risk may run in families

Thu, 07/07/2016 - 16:26

New York, July 7 (IANS) Genetics, effects on early development and social learning are some factors that can increase the risk of chronic pain transmitting from parent to children, researchers suggest.


Marijuana quashes brain's response to reward over time

Thu, 07/07/2016 - 16:14

New York, July 7 (IANS) Smoking weed may dampen the brain's response to reward over time and put people more at risk of becoming addicted to the drug or other substances, finds a new study.


Your diet determines what your child eats

Thu, 07/07/2016 - 15:48

New York, July 7 (IANS) Parents need to be careful while choosing food as researchers have found a close relationship between diet quality of parents and kids.


Living longer linked to shorter period of illness

Thu, 07/07/2016 - 12:04

New York, July 7 (IANS) Those who live exceptionally long lives lead a much healthier life, suggests new research. It found the onset of illness came decades later in life for centenarians than those not blessed with longiity.


Why people with anger problems poor at social interactions

Thu, 07/07/2016 - 11:30

New York, July 7 (IANS) People with anger issues tend to misunderstand the intentions of other people and they also do not take in all the data from a social interaction, such as body language, because of decreased connectivity between regions of the brain that process a social situation, a study says.