Tailored suicide prevention messages work best: Study

Tue, 08/01/2017 - 10:02

San Francisco, Aug 1 (IANS) A researcher at US' Oregon State University (OSU) has found that if tailored to specific target groups, suicide-prevention messages could be more effective.


Journalist shot dead in Mexico

Tue, 08/01/2017 - 09:54

Mexico City, Aug 1 (IANS) Mexican journalist Luciano Rivera was shot dead in a bar in the northwestern state of Baja California, the media reported on Tuesday.


Eating disorders among men in UK up by 70%

Mon, 07/31/2017 - 14:40

London, July 31 (IANS) The number of adult British men being admitted to hospital with an eating disorder has risen by 70 per cent over the last six years mainly due to the pressure for "body perfection" arising from popular culture, official data showed on Monday.


Here's how to pick the right gift

Mon, 07/31/2017 - 13:52

New York, July 31 (IANS) If you want to make the recipient of your gift really happy, get the same thing for yourself too and say that you did, suggests new research.


Weak taste buds may lead to weight gain

Mon, 07/31/2017 - 13:14

New York, July 31 (IANS) People with a reduced ability to taste food choose sweeter -- and likely higher-calorie -- fare, thereby paving the way for gaining unhealthy weight, says a study.


Monetary incentives do little to spur gym-going: Study

Mon, 07/31/2017 - 12:20

New York, July 31 (IANS) If you are hitting the gym less frequently than you did at the start, take heart. Some people, a new study suggests, cannot make their commitment stick even when they are paid to exercise.


Three types of smile decoded

Sun, 07/30/2017 - 17:28

New York, July 30 (IANS) Researchers have identified three distinct, reliably recognised expressions of smile -- reward, affiliation and dominance -- and the facial muscle combinations that make them.


Trump is 'emotionally unstable innovator': Study

Sun, 07/30/2017 - 16:38

Canberra, July 30 (IANS) A study led by Queensland University of Technology analysed the tweets of successful industry and world leaders and found that US President Donald Trump is an 'emotionally unstable innovator'.


Child abuse, neglect linked to gender inequality, finds study

Sun, 07/30/2017 - 15:18

New York, July 30 (IANS) Children growing up in societies that experience high level of gender inequality are more likely to be maltreated, finds a study that identified a link between child abuse, neglect and gender inequality.


Now, a virtual studio that helps designers grow business

Sat, 07/29/2017 - 22:48

New Delhi, July 29 (IANS) With an aim to free the art and craft of India's designers and tailors, a cloud-based application "Bespocut" was launched here to provide customers with bespoke clothing at their doorstep. The app also helps brands grow their business.


Playing musical instrument may boost brain's audio-motor connect

Sat, 07/29/2017 - 17:46

London, July 29 (IANS) Is your son or daughter keen on learning to play a guitar or piano? Allow them, as according to a study, playing any musical instrument throughout life may help improve the connection between the brain's hearing area and the motor zone.


Here's why you should drink green tea

Sat, 07/29/2017 - 15:28

Beijing, July 29 (IANS) Your love for green tea may help improve memory as well as insulin resistance in the brain caused by a high-fat and high-fructose diet, researchers say.


Pack right tools before travelling during monsoon

Sat, 07/29/2017 - 05:56

New Delhi, July 29 (IANS) Before going on a trip during rainy season, it is important to carry the right tools and instruments to save your belongings like cellphone and wallet from drenching. Carry zip lock bags, umbrellas, mosquito repellents and waterproof backpacks, suggest experts.