Egyptian journalist union attacks government on press freedom

Tue, 05/03/2016 - 23:38

Cairo, May 3 (IANS/AKI) Egypt's press syndicate on Tuesday accused the government of "escalating its war against journalists" after the arrest at the weekend of two reporters during police raids on the union's offices here.


Wearing 'Punjabiat' through tradition and catchy slogans

Tue, 05/03/2016 - 12:40

Chandigarh, May 3 (IANS) This is one thing that Punjabis don't mind wearing on their sleeves - 'Punjabiat'. Even the younger generation of Punjabis, be it in India or abroad, are quite inclined to do so.


What to look for while buying sunglasses

Mon, 05/02/2016 - 16:54

New Delhi, May 2 (IANS) During the scorching summer, it is important to protect one's eyes from the heat and the glare. The sun's glare is strong enough to cause permanent retinal damage to the eyes which makes it extremely important for one to pick up sunglasses that have the ability to filter out the harmful UV rays, says an expert.


Breastfeeding app supports first-time mothers

Mon, 05/02/2016 - 15:16

New York, May 2 (IANS) Use of a mobile phone app that provides supportive texts and an online Facebook community can significantly increase the rate of breastfeeding among new mothers, new research has found.


Why some people are prone to drinking

Sun, 05/01/2016 - 14:08

Helsinki, May 1 (IANS) A team of Finnish scientists has decoded changes in the brain that make people prone to excessive drinking -- a discovery that can lead to new drug therapies to treat alcoholism.


Giving students laptop can enhance learning

Sun, 05/01/2016 - 13:52

New York, May 1 (IANS) Schools that provide each student with a laptop computer, as well as the appropriate support for both students and teachers, see significant improvement in academic achievement, a new study suggests.


Even listening to FM while driving is dangerous

Sun, 05/01/2016 - 11:18

London, May 1 (IANS) Listening to traffic reports on the radio could be so dangerous for your driving that you could even miss an elephant standing by the side of the road, warns a study.


Online bullying ups aggression in kids

Sun, 05/01/2016 - 11:16

New York, May 1 (IANS) Have you ever been bullied in school, college or social media? A new study shows that the combined effect of both face-to-face and cyber-bullying may increase the risk of aggressive behaviour in teenagers.


Depressed spouse can make you weak too

Sun, 05/01/2016 - 11:16

New York, May 1 (IANS) People married to a frail spouse are likely to become frail themselves and a person married to a depressed spouse is more likely to be sad, say researchers, adding that in older adults, frailty and depression are connected within couples.


Feline fascination: A man with 44 cats

Sun, 05/01/2016 - 10:00

Lucknow, May 1 (IANS) Love of pets is not new to this part of the world - be it from horses to varied breeds of dogs to exquisite birds, but a visit to a particular house in Dilkusha beats every pet lover in the city by yards. Meet Frank Huzoor, the man with 44 cats.


Sex once a week best for your relationship

Sat, 04/30/2016 - 15:22

Toronto, April 30 (IANS) Countering a common perception that more sex can improve relationships, a study has found that couples are at their happiest when they hop into bed just once a week.


Excessive empathy can even impair understanding

Fri, 04/29/2016 - 14:02

London, April 29 (IANS) People who empathise easily with others do not necessarily understand them well and, on the contrary, excessive empathy can lead to impairment in their understanding of others, finds a new study.


Boredom in life triggers unhealthy snacking

Fri, 04/29/2016 - 14:00

London, April 29 (IANS) If you get cravings for chips, sweets and fast-food whenever you are bored, do not blame the situation alone. According to British researchers, people eat more to boost low levels of brain chemical dopamine as they cannot alleviate the boredom in any other way.


Do cosmetic products make you feel confident?

Fri, 04/29/2016 - 13:28

London, April 29 (IANS) Beauty companies focus more on how cosmetic products can make women look young but instead, they can replan marketing strategies on how these products can make them look good and feel confident, say researchers.