Simple urine test may predict biological age, death

Wed, 02/28/2018 - 13:46

Beijing, Feb 28 (IANS) A simple urine test may determine how much people are getting older biologically, an advance that could help predict the risk of developing age-related disease and even death.


Daffodils extract may help combat cancer

Wed, 02/28/2018 - 13:30

London, Feb 28 (IANS) Scientists have found that a natural alkaloid extracted from Daffodils has anti-cancer properties, in an advance that may help improve treatments for the deadly disease.


Four-day Holi folk festival begins in Himachal

Tue, 02/27/2018 - 18:42

Shimla, Feb 27 (IANS) The four-day Holi folk festival, which traces its origin to the erstwhile Katoch ruler Sansar Chand, began in Sujanpur town amidst fanfare on Tuesday.


Sexting is more prevalent among adolescents than thought

Tue, 02/27/2018 - 16:42

New York, Feb 27 (IANS) Owing to an increase in smartphone ownership among teenagers, the prevalence of sexting among adolescents has increased in the past two decades, finds a study involving over a lakh participants.


Ignore your phone while dining with loved ones

Tue, 02/27/2018 - 15:38

Toronto, Feb 27 (IANS) Going out for dinner with loved ones? Keep your phone aside as you may enjoy less if you use your device while dining with your family and friends, a new study suggests.


Long lasting depression may alter your brain

Tue, 02/27/2018 - 13:22

Toronto, Feb 27 (IANS) The brain alters after years of persistent depression, suggesting the need to change how we think about depression as it progresses, a new study has revealed.


Vegetarian, Mediterranean diet may keep heart diseases at bay

Mon, 02/26/2018 - 18:18

London, Feb 26 (IANS) Consuming a form of vegetarian diet, which includes eggs and dairy but excludes meat and fish, may be just as effective as a Mediterranean diet in reducing the risk of heart diseases and stroke, researchers have claimed.


Russia starts three-week pre-election debate

Mon, 02/26/2018 - 17:22

Moscow, Feb 26 (IANS) A three-week pre-election debate kicked off on Monday, in which Russian presidential candidates would present their election programmes on TV channels and radio stations to attract voters.


A little anxiety may aid your memory

Mon, 02/26/2018 - 14:48

Toronto, Feb 26 (IANS) Do you tend to be worried or anxious over petty issues? Relax, a little anxiety may help you in remembering things, researchers have claimed.


Ketamine may cut depressive symptoms in two hours

Mon, 02/26/2018 - 13:12

New York, Feb 26 (IANS) Ketamine, a widely used anesthetic agent, could produce an anti-depressant response in two hours rather than weeks compared to other medications, offering a wholly new approach to treating severe depression, researchers say.