Prenatal marijuana use may affect baby

Fri, 05/11/2018 - 15:40

New York, May 11 (IANS) If you smoke marijuana during your pregnancy, your baby could be at high risk of being born with a low birth weight as well as influencing behaviour problems, researchers have warned.


Meditation, yoga can sharpen your mind

Fri, 05/11/2018 - 15:06

London, May 11 (IANS) Confirming what yogis have claimed for long, new research has found that meditation and breath-focused practices, such as pranayama, can work like fertiliser for the brain, strengthening our ability to focus on tasks.


Childhood trauma may trigger physical pain in adulthood

Thu, 05/10/2018 - 15:42

New York, May 10 (IANS) Do you want your children to be happy when they grow up? If yes, then you have to make sure that they are not experiencing any kind of trauma as a child. A new study, including an Indian-origin researcher, suggests that childhood trauma or adversity may trigger physical pain in adulthood.


Depression in old age linked to memory problems

Thu, 05/10/2018 - 15:06

New York, May 10 (IANS) Depression may speed up brain ageing and lead to memory problems in older adults, suggests new research that offers hope of finding a new way to treat memory issues.


Living in green spaces may cut down stress in kids

Wed, 05/09/2018 - 19:38

New York, May 9 (IANS) Want your child to remain stress free? If yes, try relocating to a better neighbourhood as a new study has found less stress hormone in children with access to green spaces, clean air, and quality grocery stores.


Researchers find potential new cure for hair loss

Wed, 05/09/2018 - 14:58

London, May 9 (IANS) There is new hope for bald people to get back hair without going for transplantation as researchers have found that a drug originally developed to treat the bone disease, osteoporosis, stimulates hair growth.


Walking may help women conceive: Study

Wed, 05/09/2018 - 13:44

New York, May 9 (IANS) If you have a history of pregnancy loss, do not lose hope as a new study suggests that physical activity such as walking may improve the chances of conceiving among women who are overweight or obese.


Suffering from osteoarthritis? Have fish oil, spinach

Wed, 05/09/2018 - 12:54

London, May 9 (IANS) Consuming one gram of fish oil every day and including spinach in the diet could help reduce the pain of patients with osteoarthritis, the most common form of arthritis that generally affects the hands, hips and knees.


Even mild head blows may raise dementia risk

Tue, 05/08/2018 - 17:20

New York, May 8 (IANS) Even head blows that do not result in loss of consciousness may cause brain changes that increase the risk of dementia, new research has found.


Playing 11 of the best potential is my focus: Rohit Sharma (IANS Interview)

Tue, 05/08/2018 - 12:46

New Delhi, May 8 (IANS) He has been a successful captain of the Mumbai Indians since 2013 and has lifted three Indian Premier League (IPL) titles in the past. With two back-to-back wins against Kings XI Punjab and Kolkata Knight Riders, batsman Rohit Sharma says he is looking at a good campaign in the Twenty20 cricket championship this time too, especially with the "mixed bag" of veterans and young blood.


As state steps back, culture gets private sector leg up (Shifting Sands of Culture series)

Tue, 05/08/2018 - 11:52

More than 25 years ago, the Indian government decided to put together a National Policy of Culture in keeping with more than a hundred countries that had such policies. In fact, there was, at that time, a special division in Unesco which had already organised two world conferences on the matter. Here too a national colloquium on culture policy was organised in 1992 in Delhi in which nearly a hundred writers, artists, performers, intellectuals and experts debated a white paper, which, as the Joint Secretary of the Deptartment of Culture, I had prepared.


How parenting concerns affect mothers with cancer

Mon, 05/07/2018 - 16:40

New York, May 7 (IANS) Parenting concerns put mothers with advanced cancer at higher risk of psychological distress while decreasing their quality of life as well as day-to-day physical functioning, a study says.