Snapchat could be best social tool: Study

Sun, 10/01/2017 - 11:24

New York, Oct 1 (IANS) At a time when people struggle with a seemingly diminishing attention span, Snapchat could be the best form of communication but its overuse could make you addictive, researchers say.


Playing video games may help quickly analyse situations

Sat, 09/30/2017 - 20:16

London, Sep 30 (IANS) Tired of watching your child play video games? Instead, join them, as researchers have found that playing video games can help boost memory in the young as well as in the elderly.


Teen online friendships as valid as actual ones

Sat, 09/30/2017 - 15:50

New York, Sep 30 (IANS) Are you worried about your teenage child engaging in online activities with their friends? Stop worrying, as online friendships in teenagers are just as intimate and have similar characteristics as offline relationships.


Frequent sauna bathing may regulate BP in men

Sat, 09/30/2017 - 15:08

London, Sep 30 (IANS) Suffering from hypertension? Frequent sauna bathing may help regulate blood pressure -- the major risk factor for heart disease -- in men, a study has showed.


Loss of smell may point to dementia risk among elderly

Fri, 09/29/2017 - 18:42

New York, Sep 29 (IANS) Facing smell loss may be an important early sign marking older adults at higher risk of cognitive decline which leads to dementia, a finding that may help develop new treatments and preventative interventions for the neurodegenerative disease, researchers say.


Nearly 50% Indian women at risk of heart disease: Survey

Thu, 09/28/2017 - 19:18

New Delhi, Sep 28 (IANS) Nearly 50 per cent of women in India live with an abnormal cholesterol level, an alarming indicator of the risk of their being prone to cardiovascular diseases (CVD), a survey has showed.


Heart failures among Indians a decade earlier than west: Experts

Thu, 09/28/2017 - 18:48

New Delhi, Sep 28 (IANS) With one third of heart failure patients dying within six months of diagnosis, cardiologists have said that heart failure in India occurs a decade earlier than elsewhere in the world, where the average age is 59.


Inflammation linked to belly fat in elderly: Study

Thu, 09/28/2017 - 16:04

New York, Sep 28 (IANS) Excess belly fat in older adults could be linked to inflammation, a finding that can help develop drugs that could enable elderly people burn fat, and decrease their odds of developing chronic diseases such as heart disease, diabetes and strokes, researchers led by one of Indian-origin have found.


Older siblings may up risk of flu among babies

Thu, 09/28/2017 - 14:18

London, Sep 28 (IANS) Children under six months old with an older sister or brother are more than twice as likely to be admitted to hospital with flu than children who do not have older siblings, says a new research.


Coffee may not help relieve Parkinson's symptoms, says report

Thu, 09/28/2017 - 12:02

Toronto, Sep 28, Caffeine may not be helpful in improving mobility in people with Parkinson's disease -- a disorder of the central nervous system that affects movement -- finds a study that challenges a previously known theory.