Eating chocolate may provide relief from bowel disease

Sat, 08/05/2017 - 15:32

New York, Aug 5 (IANS) Consuming protein rich foods such as nuts, eggs, seeds, beans, poultry, yogurt, cheese and even chocolates may foster a more tolerant and less inflammatory gut environment, which could mean relief for people living with abdominal pain and diarrhoea of inflammatory bowel disease, a study has said.


Why are teenagers drawn to deadly The Blue Whale game?

Fri, 08/04/2017 - 12:02

New Delhi, Aug 4 (IANS) The shocking death of 14-year old Mumbai schoolboy Manpreet Singh Sahani, who reportedly took his own life as part of a deadly online social media game called The Blue Whale challenge, has raised many questions.


Harvard biased against Indians, Asians: US to probe plaint

Fri, 08/04/2017 - 10:32

New York, Aug 4 (IANS) US President Donald Trump's administration is preparing to probe a complaint by four Indian-American organisations and other Asian groups that Harvard University discriminates against students from the communities in its admission process.


'Partial radiotherapy better for breast cancer patients'

Thu, 08/03/2017 - 19:10

London, Aug 3 (IANS) Breast cancer patients who have radiotherapy targeted at the original tumour site are likely to experience fewer side effects five years after treatment than those who have whole breast radiotherapy, according to trial results.


Global blind population set to triple by 2050: Study

Thu, 08/03/2017 - 18:06

London, Aug 3 (IANS) The prevalence of blindness and vision impairment worldwide is set to triple from nearly 36 million to 38.5 million by 2020 and 115 million in 2050 due to an increase in the ageing population, a study has claimed.


Age gap between spouses may affect marriage satisfaction

Thu, 08/03/2017 - 17:36

New York, Aug 3 (IANS) While men and women both tend to experience marital satisfaction with younger spouses, the satisfaction is likely to fade over time if there is a significant age gap between the partners, researchers have found.


Childhood traumas may up gambling disorder risk

Thu, 08/03/2017 - 16:08

London, Aug 3 (IANS) Young boys who suffered traumas, including physical abuse or witnessing violence at home, are more likely to have gambling addictions and disorders in adulthood, according to a research.


Twitter can help in forecasting crime: Study

Thu, 08/03/2017 - 11:36

New York, Aug 3 (IANS) Microblogging site Twitter, which is open and accessible to anyone, can be used to help predict people engaged in criminal activity, a study has found.


Your clothes can spike chances of UTI (Health Feature)

Thu, 08/03/2017 - 11:02

New Delhi, Aug 3 (IANS) Rain and humidity make for a perfect breeding ground for bacterial growth, leading to infection. Urinary Tract Infection (UTI), in particular, increases in incidence during this time and women, more than men, are prone to it. What's more trendy, figure-hugging jeans and other tight clothing further increases chances of UTI.


Zika may not spread by kissing: Study

Wed, 08/02/2017 - 18:58

New York, Aug 2 (IANS) Casual contact like kissing or sharing a fork or spoon does not increase the risk of transmission of Zika virus as the infection may not spread through saliva, US researchers have found.