Holding hands can sync brainwaves, ease pain in couples

Fri, 03/02/2018 - 16:04

New York, March 2 (IANS) Feeling uneasy or in pain? Hold your partners hand as a new study suggests that when a partner hold hands of their partner in pain, their brain waves sync and pain subsides.


Where girls pretend to be boys: A bittersweet Afghan social tradition

Fri, 03/02/2018 - 11:38

The term "Bacha Posh" literally translated from the local Dari language means a "girl dressed like a boy". There are families who bring up their daughters as sons and, once they reach puberty, the girls usually must return to being girls. Parents who have no sons prefer to convert one of their daughters into a Bacha Posh to raise their social standing. In a society where having a male child is of utmost importance and a matter of pride, Bacha Posh provides social relief.


Tuzki inspires Manish Arora's Paris Fashion Week line

Thu, 03/01/2018 - 21:52

Paris, March 1 (IANS) Veteran Indian designer Manish Arora used popular Chinese emoticon Tuzki in his Fall-Winter collection 'Orange is the new Zen', showcased at the Paris Fashion Week.


Fish oil supplements in pregnancy may cut kids' allergy risk

Thu, 03/01/2018 - 16:32

London, March 1 (IANS) Babies born to women who took fish oil and probiotic supplements during their second and third trimester of pregnancy may be at reduced risk of suffering from egg allergy and eczema, a study has found.


Playing football linked to increased cardiovascular risk

Thu, 03/01/2018 - 16:22

New York, March 1 (IANS) Is football your kids' favourite sport? Beware, playing football regularly may cause structural changes in the heart and elevate the risk of heart rhythm disorders later in life, researchers have warned.


Drinking 'grassmilk' may boost heart health

Thu, 03/01/2018 - 16:16

New York, March 1 (IANS) Cows fed with 100 per cent organic grass and legume-based diet produce "grassmilk" rich in omega-3, which reduces the risk of cardiovascular disease as compared to conventional milk, finds a study.


'Tummy tuck' reduces back pain after childbearing: Study

Thu, 03/01/2018 - 13:50

New York, March 1 (IANS) Besides restoring the pre-pregnancy shape of the abdomen, abdominoplasty or "tummy tuck" -- a surgical operation involving the removal of excess flesh from the abdomen -- can improve back pain and urinary incontinence after childbearing, a study says.


Eating almonds, peanuts may boost colon cancer survival

Thu, 03/01/2018 - 13:40

New York, March 1 (IANS) People with colon cancer who regularly eat nuts such as almonds, walnuts, hazelnuts, cashews and peanuts may be at significantly lower risk of cancer recurrence and mortality, researchers say.


Varicose viens may increase risk of blood clots

Thu, 03/01/2018 - 13:40

London, March 1 (IANS) Adults with varicose veins -- gnarled, enlarged veins, most commonly appearing in the legs and feet -- may be at increased risk of suffering from blood clot that could lead to vascular diseases, a study has found.


Sea swimming may lead to stomach flu, ear aches

Wed, 02/28/2018 - 18:22

London, Feb 28 (IANS) The next time you visit the sun-soaked beaches, think twice before taking a plunge into the sea. Researchers have found that people who swim, bathe or take part in water sports in the sea are substantially more likely to experience stomach flu, ear aches and other types of illness than those who do not.


Checking unhealthy behaviour as a teenager may cut obesity risk later

Wed, 02/28/2018 - 17:30

Toronto, Feb 28 (IANS) It's not only junk food, but a combination of unhealthy behaviours like sedentary lifestyle in teenagers that increases the risk of being overweight in adulthood, say researchers emphasising the need to focus on more than eating habits to combat the obesity epidemic.


Metformin during pregnancy may up childhood obesity risk

Wed, 02/28/2018 - 16:40

London, Feb 28 (IANS) Kids born to pregnant women who consume metformin -- a medication used for the treatment of gestational diabetes or a condition called polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)-- are at higher risk of developing obesity, researchers have claimed.


Hearing loss may indicate memory impairment for some

Wed, 02/28/2018 - 15:40

Los Angeles, Feb 28 (IANS) Elderly people with a certain type of hearing loss may be more likely to also have memory loss and thinking problems called mild cognitive impairment, says a study.


President, PM condole Kanchi Shankaracharya's demise

Wed, 02/28/2018 - 14:16

New Delhi, Feb 28 (IANS) President Ram Nath Kovind, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday condoled the demise of Jayendra Saraswathi, the 69th pontiff of the Sankara Mutt Kanchipuram in Tamil Nadu.