Smartphone apps may help reduce depression

Sat, 09/23/2017 - 12:20

Sydney, Sep 23 (IANS) Smartphone apps are an effective treatment option for depression, a finding which may pave the way for safe and accessible interventions for the millions of people with the mental disorder, researchers have confirmed.


Unesco decries Indian journalist's killing, urges probe

Fri, 09/22/2017 - 23:20

Paris, Sep 22 (IANS/AKI) United Nations culture body Unesco on Friday deplored the killing of Shantanu Bhowmick, a TV reporter who was beaten to death covering violent clashes in northeast India, and called for a probe into his murder.


Higher manganese levels may cause fatal heart infection

Fri, 09/22/2017 - 20:50

New York, Sep 22 (IANS) Higher intake of dietary manganese -- an essential mineral found in leafy green vegetables, fruits and nuts -- could lead to infection of the heart by a bacterium, researchers warned.


Weight loss programmes for dogs may boost their health

Fri, 09/22/2017 - 15:08

London, Sep 22 (IANS) Obesity is not only harmful for humans but also for dogs, hence enrolling man's best friend for weight loss programmes could mean increasing their health benefits, a study has showed.


Abnormal magnesium levels linked to dementia: Study

Thu, 09/21/2017 - 19:58

London, Sep 21 (IANS) People with both high and low levels of magnesium -- an important electrolyte needed for proper muscle and nerve function -- in their blood may have a greater risk of developing dementia, according to a study.


Prostate cancer rising in rural India, say experts

Thu, 09/21/2017 - 19:30

New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) Prostate cancer, the second most common cause of cancer and the sixth leading cause of cancer deaths among men worldwide, is rising in rural India, experts claim.


India urgently needs national dementia policy: Experts

Thu, 09/21/2017 - 17:38

New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) With the increase in the ageing population, India urgently needs to formulate a national policy for tackling rising cases of Alzheimer's disease, the most common form of dementia which can impair memory and significantly lower quality of life, health experts have said.


Heavy drinking in college lowers job prospects later: Study

Thu, 09/21/2017 - 14:10

New York, Sep 21 (IANS) Do you know drinking habits formed in college may impact future careers? Researchers have found that heavy drinking six times a month could lower chances that a new college graduate will land a job by 10 per cent.


Eating nuts can stave off obesity risk

Thu, 09/21/2017 - 13:48

New York, Sep 21 (IANS) Want to shed those extra kilos? Consume nuts such as almonds, hazelnuts, pistachios, walnuts and peanuts in your diet as these can help you reduce weight as well as lower the risk of becoming being overweight and obese, researchers say.


UN condemns Somali journalist's killing

Wed, 09/20/2017 - 18:58

Paris, Sep 20 (IANS/AKI) The head of the UN culture organisation UNESCO on Wednesday deplored the slaying of Somali radio and TV reporter Abdullahi Osman Moallim in a bomb attack and urged the country's authorities to probe the killing.


Men with wider face more likely to cheat

Wed, 09/20/2017 - 16:30

Toronto, Sep 20 (IANS) Facial characteristics may reveal your attitude towards casual sex. New research has found that men with square and wide faces tend to have a higher sex drive than others, are more easy-going when it comes to casual sex and would consider being unfaithful to their partners.


Why sindoor in your bindi may be bad for babies

Wed, 09/20/2017 - 13:38

New York, Sep 20 (IANS) Sindoor, a red powder used during Hindu religious and cultural ceremonies, has unsafe levels of lead, a highly toxic poison associated with lower IQ, behavioural problems and growth delays in children, says a study that examined samples of the cosmetic powder collected from India and the US.