Trump continues attacks on Senate intelligence panel, US media

Thu, 10/05/2017 - 21:54

Washington, Oct 5 (IANS) US President Donald Trump on Thursday said the Senate panel investigating alleged collusion between his campaign and Russia during the 2016 presidential race should instead devote its efforts to probing what he termed "biased" and "untruthful" reporting by major US news outlets.


Here is why women tend to gossip more than men

Thu, 10/05/2017 - 16:56

Toronto, Oct 5 (IANS) Women may be more likely than men to use gossiping and rumour-mongering as tactics to badmouth a potential rival who is competing for a man's attention.


Women with asthma more likely to have underweight babies

Thu, 10/05/2017 - 15:16

London, Oct 5 (IANS) Women suffering from asthma are more prone to develop preeclampsia -- a dangerous pregnancy complication characterised by high blood pressure - and run a higher risk of giving birth to underweight babies, says a new study.


Iraqi reporter killed during military offensive

Thu, 10/05/2017 - 15:02

Baghdad, Oct 5 (IANS/AKI) A photographer working with Iraqs military was killed in clashes on Wednesday during an assault to re-capture the northern town of Hawija, one of the Islamic State group's last strongholds, the news site reported.


Eating too much sweets bad for heart

Thu, 10/05/2017 - 12:56

London, Oct 5 (IANS) Drinking too many soft drinks and eating a lot of sweets may put even otherwise healthy people at increased risk of heart disease, warns new research.


Skipping meals? Go for nutri-packed substitutes, say experts

Wed, 10/04/2017 - 18:40

Bengaluru, Oct 4 (IANS) Aiming to bring down health disorders among those skipping meals and opting for unhealthy snacks, the Indian Dietetic Association (IDA) on Wednesday launched a campaign here to make people aware of how to acquire right nutrition even if they do not find enough time to have the day's main meals.


Visual learning linked to deep sleep

Wed, 10/04/2017 - 17:36

New York, Oct 4 (IANS) Can lack of sleep affect our ability to learn? It appears so as researchers have found that visual learning gets cemented in the brain during the deepest part of sleep, called slow-wave sleep.


BBC expands in India with four more regional languages

Wed, 10/04/2017 - 16:12

New Delhi, Oct 4 (IANS) In its largest expansion drive since the 1940s, the British Broadcasting Corp (BBC) has launched four news services in India in Marathi, Gujarati, Punjabi and Telugu languages.


Drinking black tea may help you lose weight

Wed, 10/04/2017 - 13:16

New York, Oct 4 (IANS) Love to drink black tea? It may be as beneficial as green tea in preventing obesity and promoting well-being, researchers say.


Stress may diminish our ability to sense new dangers

Tue, 10/03/2017 - 17:42

New York, Oct 3 (IANS) Contrary to the conventional view that stress enhances our ability to detect sources of threat, a team of researchers have found that it diminishes the ability to predict new dangers.


An hour of exercise a week can kill depression

Tue, 10/03/2017 - 13:34

Sydney, Oct 3 (IANS) If you are finding it hard to get time to do exercise on weekdays, do not give up the habit on weekend thinking it may not yield any benefit. Researchers have found that just one hour of exercise every week can help prevent depression.


Skipping breakfast may damage arteries

Tue, 10/03/2017 - 12:46

New York, Oct 3 (IANS) Are you in the habit of missing your breakfast everyday? Beware, you may be at an increased risk of atherosclerosis, a condition in which the arteries tend to harden and narrow due to a build-up of plaque, researchers have warned.


Bilingual kids may learn new language faster

Mon, 10/02/2017 - 13:08

New York, Oct 2 (IANS) Children who are bilingual can be better and faster at learning additional languages later in life than their peers who are monolinguals from their early childhood, researchers say.


Google gives more power to news publishers

Mon, 10/02/2017 - 11:38

San Francisco, Oct 2 (IANS) In a bid to help news publishers woo more readers online, Google is ending its controversial 'First Click Free' policy, which required publishers to provide a minimum of three free articles per day via Google Search and Google News before people were shown a paywall.