Myths related to beauty busted

Tue, 05/10/2016 - 17:46

New Delhi, May 10 (IANS) Does application of castor oil increase growth of eyelash and eyebrow hair or is cleansing milk a more effective way to clean deep pores? An expert separates myth from reality.


Don't make important decisions on empty stomach

Tue, 05/10/2016 - 15:54

London, May 10 (IANS) Decisions are best taken when you are full. Researchers have found that the hormone ghrelin -- that is released before meals and is known to increase the appetite -- has a negative effect on both decision making and impulse control.


How we choose what to order for lunch

Tue, 05/10/2016 - 14:18

Washington, May 10 (IANS) Researchers have discovered how a small brain structure plays a central role in the many decisions that we make each day such as what to order for lunch or whether to go with the hearty red wine or the lighter white.


Fasting may help fight fatty liver disease

Tue, 05/10/2016 - 12:34

London, May 10 (IANS) Scientists have found that upon deprivation of food a certain protein is produced that adjusts the metabolism in the liver, assisting in warding off fatty liver disease.


Go easy on junk food for healthy kidneys

Tue, 05/10/2016 - 12:32

London, May 10 (IANS) Try to avoid burgers, pizzas and desserts at times as eating junk and fatty food regularly can cause as much damage to your kidneys as diabetes, a study has warned.


Here's how reading on tablets can sap your creativity

Mon, 05/09/2016 - 15:58

New York, May 9 (IANS) Using digital platforms such as tablets and laptops for reading may make you more inclined to focus on concrete details rather than interpreting information more abstractly - a factor that can affect your problem-solving ability and creative thinking.


Deep-pitched voice in males liked to dominance

Sun, 05/08/2016 - 15:40

New York, May 8 (IANS) Male voices are not deeply pitched in order to attract female mates but to dominate the competition with other males, finds a new study that analysed a wide variety of primates including humans.


Full moon can shorten children's sleep a little

Sun, 05/08/2016 - 15:20

Toronto, May 8 (IANS) While the full moon does not make kids hyperactive - as commonly believed - it may decrease their sleep time by five minutes on an average, says a study.


Keep healthy options first to distract kids from junk food

Sun, 05/08/2016 - 15:16

New York, May 8 (IANS) Do you want your children to eat more healthy food and less fast food? Researchers have recommended placing healthy food more visibly, attractively and conveniently so that your child can eat and stay healthy.


Being a foodie can actually keep you lean

Sun, 05/08/2016 - 12:44

London, May 8 (IANS) Do you perceive yourself to be a foodie? If yes, chances are that you may end up influencing the amount of your intake as well as decrease the risk of becoming obese, often attributed to an addiction to food, finds new research.


Want to live longer? Keep your body in shape

Sat, 05/07/2016 - 15:06

New York, May 7 (IANS) If you are able to steadily maintain a lean body all your life, you are likely to live longer in comparison to those who have since childhood a heavy body that has got heavier during middle age, new research reveals.


Newborns can't actually copy our gestures

Sat, 05/07/2016 - 14:18

Sydney, May 7 (IANS) If you thought human babies are capable of imitating facial gestures, hand gestures, facial expressions, or vocal sounds right from their first weeks of life after birth, think again! New research suggests that just is not so.