E-cigarettes may be as harmful as smoking

Mon, 06/12/2017 - 15:40

New York, June 12 (IANS) Electronic cigarettes loaded with nicotine-based liquid are potentially as harmful as tobacco cigarettes when it comes to cancer causing DNA damage, new research has found.


Brazil's stressed out shantytown dwellers to do yoga

Mon, 06/12/2017 - 14:58

Brasilia, June 12 (IANS) A new programme is introducing people in some shantytowns in Rio de Janeiro to yoga, teaching residents of some of Brazil's poorest areas how to deal with the stress caused by the constant violence around them.


How to chose a successful dietary weight loss strategy

Mon, 06/12/2017 - 13:14

London, June 12 (IANS) While trying to lose weight, one size approach may not fit all. Instead, selecting a right diet strategy based on fasting blood sugar and fasting insulin levels may lead to a six- to seven-fold greater weight loss, researchers say.


Use cucumber pack, cumin seeds for sun-kissed summer glow (Lifestyle Feature)

Sat, 06/10/2017 - 11:36

New Delhi, June 10, With the temperature soaring high, it's important to keep your skin nourished and moisturised to retain a natural glow. What can be better than trying out some homemade treatments like a cucumber pack, tomato puree, cumin seeds and age-old methods using turmeric, curd and lemon paste?


Home BP monitors 70% inaccurate: study

Sat, 06/10/2017 - 11:30

Toronto, June 10 (IANS) Seventy per cent of digital blood pressure monitors used at homes are "unacceptably inaccurate", and could cause serious implications for people who rely on them, said researchers one of Indian-origin.


Merkel urges Mexico to stop 'disappearances'

Sat, 06/10/2017 - 08:48

Mexico City, June 10 (IANS) German Chancellor Angela Merkel has said it is "vitally important" to punish those responsible for the "disappearances" of people and especially journalists in Mexico, a media report said.


Owning a dog may make elderly more active

Fri, 06/09/2017 - 17:10

London, June 9 (IANS) Owning a dog may help older adults meet physical activity levels recommended by the World Health Organisation (WHO) of at least 150 minutes of moderate to vigorous physical activity, researchers suggest.


Friends become more important than family as we age

Fri, 06/09/2017 - 15:34

New York, June 9 (IANS) Keeping a few really good friends around can make a world of difference for your health and well-being and friendship may become even more important than family relationships as we age, suggests new research.


Why preemies more vulnerable to flu as adults

Fri, 06/09/2017 - 15:12

New York, June 9 (IANS) Premature babies who get exposed to hyperoxia -- excess supply of oxygen -- are more likely to lack key lung cells and may have an increased risk of experiencing severe respiratory viral infections later in life, researchers say.


Eating in front of mirror may help you gain appetite

Fri, 06/09/2017 - 13:22

Tokyo, June 9 (IANS) Having a meal in front of a mirror or even with a picture of yourself eating may be as good as taking food with a company and can make food more appealing as well as tastier, especially for the elderly, a study has showed.