Air pollution cuts benefits of exercise in elderly: Study

Wed, 12/06/2017 - 14:52

New York, Dec 6 (IANS) Even a two-hour exposure to air pollution mainly in the form of traffic exhaust can wipe out the positive health benefits of walking on the lungs and hearts of the elderly, researchers have warned.


International Women's Day most-talked about moment on Facebook

Wed, 12/06/2017 - 14:04

San Francisco, Dec 6 (IANS) As the world gets its act together to bridge the gender gap and debates women-related issues, the International Women's Day was the most-talked about moment in 2017 on Facebook with conversations around the subject doubling from last year.


Restless sleep may up risk of Parkinson's in men

Wed, 12/06/2017 - 12:50

London, Dec 6 (IANS) Do you lack a restful sleep and are in the habit of hitting or kicking in your sleep? Beware, according to a study, this could be a sign of a disorder associated with Parkinson's disease, especially in men.


Fathers more stressed for preemies than mothers

Tue, 12/05/2017 - 20:54

New York, Dec 5 (IANS) Fathers of premature babies usually take more stress than the mothers, especially in the transition period from the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) to home, says a new study.


Women are more athletic than men: Study

Tue, 12/05/2017 - 20:18

Toronto, Dec 5 (IANS) Challenging the popular notion that men are more fit for exercise of all sorts, a new study has shown that women have a natural capacity to process oxygen more quickly than men during aerobic exercises, making them more athletic.


Drape your pashmina shawls differently

Tue, 12/05/2017 - 18:10

New Delhi, Dec 5 (IANS) Bored with the style in which you wrap your pashmina shawl? Try different styles like the shrug style, use a brooch pin or give the shawl a shoulder twist, suggest experts.


Most teenagers cope with bad online experiences

Tue, 12/05/2017 - 18:04

New York, Dec 5 (IANS) Are you worried about the consequences of your child encountering online risks, such as sexual soliciting, cyber-bullying and explicit material? Take heart as researchers have found that for most teenagers, the negative effects of such exposure vanish in less than a week.


Exercise, not just diet, can change gut bacteria

Tue, 12/05/2017 - 14:44

New York, Dec 5 (IANS) If you thought only diet can change the composition of microbes in the gut, think again! Researchers have found evidence that exercise can change the intestinal microbiota independent of diet.


Indian-American Congresswoman features in Politico Power list

Tue, 12/05/2017 - 14:40

Washington, Dec 5 (IANS) Indian-American Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal, a fast-rising Democratic star, has featured in the Politico magazine's "Power List for the year 2018" for having assumed the mantle of a House "leader of the resistance".


Malta arrests 10 over journalist's murder

Mon, 12/04/2017 - 18:00

Valletta, Dec 4 (IANS) Ten people have been arrested in Malta over the murder of investigative journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia, the Prime Minister said on Monday.


World benefiting from Yoga as no one has patent on it: Prabhu

Mon, 12/04/2017 - 18:00

New Delhi, Dec 4 (IANS) Emphasising that the entire world was benefiting from Yoga, Union Commerce and Industries Minister Suresh Prabhu on Monday said this was possible only because nobody has a patent or proprietary rights over it due to which the practice could spread all over the world.