Dove apologises for racially insensitive ad on Facebook

Mon, 10/09/2017 - 09:50

London, Oct 9 (IANS) Unilever-owned personal care brand Dove has deleted a "three-second video clip" from its Facebook page, apologising for the racially insensitive ad by saying that the company "missed the mark in representing women of colour thoughtfully".


Sensory loss linked to greater risk of death

Sun, 10/08/2017 - 20:04

New York, Oct 8 (IANS) A natural decline of the five classical senses - vision, hearing, taste, smell and touch -- can predict a number of poor health outcomes, including greater risk of death, says a study.


Know how to deliver bad news to people

Sun, 10/08/2017 - 11:14

New York, Oct 8 (IANS) Nobody wants to receive bad news, but when they must they prefer receiving it straight, without much buffer, suggests new research.


Anxiety caused by childhood bullying declines over time

Sat, 10/07/2017 - 18:36

London, Oct 7 (IANS) Do you suffer from anxiety and depression as a result of being bullied as a child? Take heart, these mental health disorders may not continue but decrease over time, suggests a study.


Superbikers give 'rev salute' to BSF

Sat, 10/07/2017 - 17:00

Amritsar, Oct 7 (IANS) A group of 15 bikers rode from the national capital to the Attari-Wagah border in Punjab to give a 'rev' salute to the Border Security Force (BSF) guards.


Drinking more water may ward off UTIs in women

Sat, 10/07/2017 - 15:34

New York, Oct 7 (IANS) Do you often suffer from urinary tract infections (UTIs)? A new study suggests that drinking an additional three pints of water may reduce the recurrence of UTIs in women.


Antibiotics for dental procedures may up superbug infection risk

Sat, 10/07/2017 - 14:04

New York, Oct 7 (IANS) If your are planning to visit a dentist, think twice. According to a study, antibiotics prescribed by dentists may contribute to the growing problem of Clostridium difficile (C. diff) -- a serious and potentially deadly infection that causes severe diarrhoea.


Women at par with men in taking risks

Fri, 10/06/2017 - 16:32

London, Oct 6 (IANS) Women can be just as risk-taking as men or even more so when the conventional macho measures of daring, such as betting money at a high stake poker game or riding a bike without a helmet, are replaced by less stereotypical criteria, reveals a new study.


Is watching hockey stressful for your heart?

Fri, 10/06/2017 - 15:42

New York, Oct 6 (IANS) Watching a hockey game live or on television may lead to a rise in heart rate, that can have a substantial effect on the cardiovascular system, a research has claimed.


Facebook's new button to aid users identify fake news

Fri, 10/06/2017 - 10:42

San Francisco, Oct 6 (IANS) In a move to help identify stories to read, share and trust on their News Feed, Facebook is testing a button that users can tap to access additional information about where the stories came from.