Recreational activity may up facial fracture risk in elderly

Fri, 06/16/2017 - 16:16

New York, June 16 (IANS) Although participating in recreational activities such as aerobics and muscle-strengthening activities could make older adults active, they may adversely increase the risk of facial fractures and other injuries, a study has warned.


Meditation, yoga can 'reverse' stress-causing DNA reactions

Fri, 06/16/2017 - 15:02

London, June 16 (IANS) Practising mind-body interventions such as meditation, yoga and Tai Chi daily may not only relax you but could also reverse the molecular reactions in the DNA that causes stress as well as boost well-being, according to a study.


Teenagers today as sedentary as 60-year-olds

Fri, 06/16/2017 - 14:08

New York, June 16 (IANS) Amid heightened concern that exercise deficits are contributing to the growing obesity epidemic, new research has found that activity levels of teenagers are comparable to 60-year-olds.


Eating walnuts may help control appetite

Fri, 06/16/2017 - 12:40

New York, June 16 (IANS) Individuals who regularly consume walnuts, salmon and canola oil -- rich in polyunsaturated fats (PUFAs) -- are likely to experience hormonal changes that can control appetite and make them feel less hungry, a study has shown.


30-minute workout may make women stronger, thinner: Study

Thu, 06/15/2017 - 17:32

Toronto, June 15 (IANS) A single exercise session lasting for just 30 minutes can have an immediate positive effect on women who feel negative about their bodies, and make them feel strong and thinner, a study has found.


Cheers! Researchers find way to make gluten-free beer

Thu, 06/15/2017 - 13:44

London, June 15 (IANS) People with gluten intolerance have reasons to cheer. Researchers have found that teff, a small cereal native to Ethiopia that does not contain gluten, may be a promising raw material for malting and brewing beer.


Facebook chatbot may soon do bargaining for you

Thu, 06/15/2017 - 13:18

San Francisco, June 15 (IANS) If you are bad at bargaining, don't worry. A Facebook chatbot or dialogue agent which has the ability to engage in a meaningful conversation and negotiate with people may help you cut a better deal.


Broccoli can help manage diabetes: Study

Thu, 06/15/2017 - 13:14

London, June 15 (IANS) Consuming extracts of broccoli -- a cruciferous vegetable rich in vitamins, fibre and disease-fighting phytochemicals -- may help people with Type 2 diabetes to manage their blood sugar, researchers say.


Australian journalist injured in Philippines siege

Thu, 06/15/2017 - 12:50

Manila, June 15 (IANS) A sniper's bullet grazed the neck of an Australian journalist while he was reporting from the besieged Philippines city of Marawi on Thursday, police said.


UN begins 100-day countdown to International Day of Peace

Thu, 06/15/2017 - 08:22

United Nations, June 15 (IANS) UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has started a 100-day countdown to the International Day of Peace, with a strong appeal to citizens, governments and leaders worldwide to "put peace first."


'Phubbed' people turn to phones for acceptance

Wed, 06/14/2017 - 16:14

New York, June 14 (IANS) Phubbing, the practice of ignoring companions in order to pay attention to their phone or other mobile devices, may lead to a vicious cycle as researchers have found that those who are "phubbed" by others, themselves often turn to their smartphones and social media to find acceptance.


Fever during pregnancy linked to autism risk

Wed, 06/14/2017 - 13:44

New York, June 14 (IANS) Babies prenatally exposed to maternal fever during the second trimester are likely to be at 40 per cent raised risk of developing autism spectrum disorder, a study has claimed.