Component of red wine, grapes can help to reduce asthma

Fri, 09/30/2016 - 14:54

New York, Sep 30 (IANS) Consuming red wine and grapes can help to reduce inflammatory diseases such as asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases (COPD) and middle ear infection (otitis media), according to a study.


Genes turn man's best friend into social animal

Fri, 09/30/2016 - 13:16

London, Sep 30 (IANS) Ever thought why dogs appear to be more social -- a typical human trait -- than all other animals? It is because the genes that influence human behaviour also affects the social ability of dogs, a study has found.


Fathers' smoking may up asthma-risk in kids

Fri, 09/30/2016 - 13:16

London, Sep 30 (IANS) Men who indulge in smoking since their adolescence may put their future children at more than three times higher risk of an early-onset of asthma, a finding suggests.


Fatty diet may increase risk of intestinal tumour

Thu, 09/29/2016 - 17:42

New York, Sep 29 (IANS) Specific types of high-fat diets -- based on corn or coconut oils like those found in certain salad dressings and ice cream -- may increase risk of tumour formation in intestinal cancer, finds a study.


Early menopausal symptoms may predict heart disease

Thu, 09/29/2016 - 16:08

New York, Sep 29 (IANS) Women who experience menopausal symptoms -- hot flashes and night sweats -- much earlier are more likely to die from cardiovascular disease (CVD) as compared to those with later onset of such symptoms, says research.


Cheers! Your evening drink may work as anti-depressant

Thu, 09/29/2016 - 15:10

New York, Sep 29 (IANS) Can having a few drinks help people with clinical depression feel better and behave normally? Yes, at least in terms of biochemistry. Researchers have found that alcohol produces the same neural and molecular changes as drugs that have proven to be rapidly effective anti-depressants.


Smartphone use can impact kids' reading skills

Thu, 09/29/2016 - 13:32

London, Sep 29 (IANS) Is your child addicted to smartphones or spends long time playing computer games? If so, beware, as he or she may be at risk of performing relatively poor in reading and maths skills, a new research shows.


Humans need more rest for better well-being

Thu, 09/29/2016 - 11:56

London, Sep 29 (IANS) What will you do to find yourself at complete rest: Reading, being with nature, being on your own, listening to music or doing nothing in particular? Better choose one fast for your own well-being as you grow old.


Delhi teachers get yoga training from Ramdev

Wed, 09/28/2016 - 18:58

Haridwar, Sep 28 (IANS) Around 1,000 Delhi government yoga and physical education teachers are undergoing special yoga training under the leadership of Baba Ramdev at Patanjali Yogpeeth in Haridwar.