Eating garlic may help combat cystic fibrosis

Tue, 11/28/2017 - 13:04

London, Nov 28 (IANS) Consuming garlic, which contains an active sulphurous compound, can help fight the robust bacteria found in chronic infections like cystic fibrosis, researchers have found.


Egyptian journalists hold silent vigil against terrorism

Tue, 11/28/2017 - 04:06

Cairo, Nov 28 (IANS) A group of Egyptian journalists gathered here for a silent vigil to honour the victims of last week's attack on a mosque in the Sinai Peninsula that killed more than 300 people.


New book draws a portrait of the Bengali community

Mon, 11/27/2017 - 13:30

New Delhi, Nov 27 (IANS) A fresh book on the stands draws the attention of its readers to the third largest ethno-linguistic group in the world. "A quarter of a billion strong and growing," the Bengali community has produced three Nobel laureates, world class scientists and an unending stream of writers and philosophers.


Twitter blocks NYT account, restores later

Mon, 11/27/2017 - 10:12

New York, Nov 27 (IANS) Twitter blocked a New York Times account for almost 24 hours last weekend, saying a tweet violated the micro-blogging website's rules against hateful conduct.


Putin signs foreign agent media law

Sun, 11/26/2017 - 09:00

Moscow, Nov 26 (IANS) Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed a law that allows the government to list any foreign media operating in the country as a foreign agent.


Trump mistaken about being named its PoY: TIME Magazine

Sun, 11/26/2017 - 05:02

Washington, Nov 26 (IANS) TIME Magazine said on Saturday that US President Donald Trump is mistaken about how it chooses its Person of the Year, after he said that he turned down the honour when the publication told him he would probably be its pick.


Pre-school teachings impactful for young children

Sat, 11/25/2017 - 17:26

New York, Nov 25 (IANS) Researchers have found that the instructional practices provided by pre-school teachers as a part of the early childhood education impacts the academic career and social skills of young children.


Babies can infer motivations of others much earlier than thought

Sat, 11/25/2017 - 14:48

New York, Nov 25 (IANS) Even a 10-month-old infant can tell how badly you want something by observing how hard you work to achieve it, says new study that suggests that we learn to infer motivations of others much earlier than previously thought.


Dressing ethics for a job interview

Sat, 11/25/2017 - 01:36

New Delhi, Nov 25 (IANS) Dress in a manner that is professionally appropriate to the position for which you are applying. Avoid loud colours and make sure you iron your clothes before going for an interview, suggest experts.


Spending 'me time' may reduce depression, anxiety

Fri, 11/24/2017 - 23:30

New York, Nov 24 (IANS) People who spend some time only with themselves may easily reduce their stress level and lower the risk of depression and anxiety by being creative, said researchers.


Schizophrenia patients may benefit from Avatar therapy

Fri, 11/24/2017 - 18:50

London, Nov 24 (IANS) A novel therapy which helps people with schizophrenia to interact face-to-face with a digital avatar of the entity that they believe is persecuting them has been proven effective, results of a clinical trial has revealed.


Using mouthwash regularly may trigger diabetes risk

Thu, 11/23/2017 - 22:32

New York, Nov 23 (IANS) Most of us are in the habit of using mouthwash at least once or twice daily, as a part of oral hygiene. But are you aware that your routine may spike the sugar level in your blood within no time?