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150 minutes of physical activity per week may cut the risks associated with desk jobs, finds study

Sitting is often touted as 'the new smoking', but it is unclear if it is the sitting itself or the lack of physical activity that causes the harm.

23 Apr 2019 5:58 pm
Turmeric compounds may help combat cancer: Study

Histones are proteins in cell nuclei that organise the DNA double helix into structural units called nucleosomes, according to a study published in the journal Epigenomics.

23 Apr 2019 5:43 pm
Bowled over

With the magic Indian touch, the Buddha's humble bowl is getting quite a makeover

22 Apr 2019 5:14 pm
Just like adults, children judge people based on facial features

The study was published in Developmental Psychology.

22 Apr 2019 2:51 pm
Female medical students more intimidated than male students, finds study

The study was published in the 'Postgraduate Medical Journal'.

22 Apr 2019 2:46 pm
Savour some of summer’s deliciousness

Whatever you like, be it is setting out on a food adventure, or staying closer to comfort, the summer menu shines its deliciousness on everyone.

22 Apr 2019 7:53 am
Delicious Dubai

Previously the Persian Gulf was a frequently known target destination for frantic job seekers and the novel land for dreamers who sought an improved lifestyle.

21 Apr 2019 9:12 am
The Taste of Waste

From jackfruit seeds to orange rinds, cauliflower stems to peels, chefs are exploring novel ways of repurposing discarded vegetables sides

21 Apr 2019 9:08 am
Farzi Cafe, a perfect place to grab a quick lunch 

But one brand which played smartly by not disturbing their traditional north Indian cuisine is Massive Restaurants, which runs Made in Punjab.

21 Apr 2019 7:31 am
Grooming essentials for skin & hair

The Man Company has launched a summer special skincare range, especially for you.

19 Apr 2019 2:31 pm
Nearly half of the asthma patient not taking inhaler correctly

Previous studies have shown that adding a spacer device to an inhaler increases the amount of asthma medication a person takes in.

18 Apr 2019 6:20 pm
Here is how you can protect your hair and skin this summer

You can also go an extra mile by getting an anti-dullness or a de-tanning facial done once in a month to help your skin fight the summer heat in a better way.

18 Apr 2019 6:11 pm
Sniffing pleasant aroma could reduce the urge of smoking

The participants opened a container that held either the scent they had rated most pleasurable, the scent of tobacco or no scent and sniffed it once before again rating their urge to smoke.

18 Apr 2019 6:03 pm
Preschoolers who are picky eaters more prone to chronic constipation: Study

They determined that children with chronic constipation showed increased responses to sensory stimuli and increased avoidance behaviours.

18 Apr 2019 3:34 pm
Late dinner and no breakfast makes for a deadly combination, finds study

People with these two eating habits had a four to five times higher likelihood of death, another heart attack, or angina (chest pain) within 30 days of being discharged from hospital.

18 Apr 2019 2:54 pm
'Love hormone' oxytocin may help treat alcoholism, says study

Administering oxytocin can decrease consumption, withdrawal symptoms, and drug-seeking behaviour associated with several drugs of abuse, researchers said in a statement.

17 Apr 2019 1:03 pm
One in every third male above 40 lacks sexual drive: Study

The study was conducted on 745 patients, aged between 40 and 80, to estimate the prevalence of age-associated TDS (male sex hormone) in India. 

17 Apr 2019 12:11 pm
Chefs playing with black rice to create a fine dining feast

Largely grown in Manipur and respectable bit in Assam, it is an ideal superfood: hardy, nutty and indigenous. 

17 Apr 2019 8:12 am
Teens desire to rebel may be used to make them give up junk food 

Researchers found that reframing how students view food-marketing campaigns can spur adolescents, particularly boys, to make healthier daily dietary choices for an extended period of time.

16 Apr 2019 7:23 pm
Binge drinking may lead to poor grades, stress, sleeplessness

558 students from different US colleges completed an anonymous survey on academic performance, daytime sleepiness, substance use and mental distress.

16 Apr 2019 5:33 pm
Busted: Most common myths around sleep

The claim by some people that they can get by on five hours of sleep was among the top myths researchers were able to dispel based on scientific evidence. 

16 Apr 2019 3:09 pm
'24/7 news, social media reducing our attention span'

Sociologists and psychologists have warned of an emerging crisis stemming from FOMO(fear of missing out) keeping up to date on social media, and breaking news coming at us 24/7.

15 Apr 2019 6:50 pm
Diet fads: Lose some, gain some

How to lose weight’ is the Holy Grail of Google Search. Aditri Jain will tell you that.

14 Apr 2019 7:48 am
 Acupuncture can help cure mental disorders

In many parts of the world, acupuncture is increasingly being applied in treatment of mental disorders.

13 Apr 2019 3:50 pm
  Oilier than thou

Face oils are the new buzz in the skincare segment to get that ideal glowy and dewy look.

13 Apr 2019 3:49 pm
Guests are happy when food is paired with right wine: Chef Roxanne Lange in Bengaluru

City Express interviews Chef Roxanne Lange whose menu is created out of passion.

13 Apr 2019 2:03 am
Walking, cycling may help you live longer: Study

This suggests that people with lower levels cardiorespiratory fitness have the most to gain from boosting their fitness.

12 Apr 2019 7:06 pm
Want to quit smoking? Do it with your partner

Previous research has shown that ex-smokers can also positively influence their spouse's attempts to quit.

12 Apr 2019 6:56 pm
Bengaluru: IISc researchers put war on drug-resistant Hepatitis C virus on the brink of victory

With the study presenting a novel approach of estimating the entire spectrum of mutants in infected individuals, it will also help in describing viral evolution more effectively.

12 Apr 2019 12:37 pm
Lack of nutritious food hampers learning in Indian teens: Study

Food insecurity in mid-childhood and early adolescence were associated with impaired ability in maths and English.

12 Apr 2019 12:44 am
Traffic pollution caused asthma in 350,000 Indian kids in 2015: Lancet 

Although less than half the size of China's burden, India had the next largest number of cases (350,000) due to its large population of children.

11 Apr 2019 7:42 pm
Bacteria taken from sick World War I soldier may reveal clues about cholera epidemic

WWI coincided with an historical global cholera pandemic, known as the sixth pandemic, which was caused by 'classical' V cholerae.

11 Apr 2019 4:13 pm
Fight digestive diseases with healthy lifestyle

Digestive diseases, some of which commonly known can be treated at home, while others require medical intervention.

11 Apr 2019 8:06 am
Cool down the desi way: Five beverages to beat the heat

Tender coconut water, Sol Kadhi and butter milk may refresh you in the scorching heat.

11 Apr 2019 8:04 am
Homoeopathy the way for Autism spectrum disorders

There can be many other behavioural manifestations presenting along with these above characteristic deficits in the affected children, with individual variations, though the diagnosis is the same.

11 Apr 2019 8:01 am
Don’t fall for food fads, go the natural way

Often times, youngsters busy with long working schedules and staying away from homes, end up opting for quick ready-to-eat processed foods.

11 Apr 2019 8:00 am
Legacy in a jar of pickle

As summer is synonymous with pickles, seasonal vegetables are dried in sunlight, marinated with freshly ground spices, and stored in glass containers with ample portions of oil and salt.

11 Apr 2019 1:46 am
A sweat-proof skin checklist for this summer  

Yashu Jain, managing director of Mattlook cosmetics brings out some tips and tricks to maintain your skin as the sun scorches outside to its most.

10 Apr 2019 10:39 pm
Study suggests dogs may accurately sniff out cancer in blood

The researchers used a form of clicker training to teach four beagles to distinguish between normal blood serum and samples from patients with malignant lung cancer.

10 Apr 2019 8:32 pm
Mothers-to-be, exercising during pregnancy can benefit your offspring

The data suggests that the lack of exercise in healthy women during pregnancy can predispose their children to obesity and associated metabolic diseases

9 Apr 2019 2:44 pm
Brain zaps using electric current may boost memory in people over 60: Study

The treatment is aimed at "working memory," the ability to hold information in mind for a matter of seconds as you perform a task, such as doing math in your head.

9 Apr 2019 2:23 pm
The future is microgreens

Grand Hyatt’s Colony Clubhouse and Grill is host to probably one of Kochi’s most spectacular sights.

9 Apr 2019 8:15 am
Four superfoods you should start eating now

The easiest way to get all these health benefits from Moringa is to sip on a cup of Moringa tea, which is now easily available in supermarkets and online.

4 Apr 2019 7:36 am
Frequent fainting spells may prove fatal

Fainting occurs in 15-25% of the general population and it may lead to poor quality of life and injuries.

4 Apr 2019 7:32 am
Special diet to beat the heat

Natural drinks such as tender coconut water and buttermilk are best to keep both thirst and exhaustion away.

4 Apr 2019 7:31 am
ISS astronauts looking for Parkinson's cure in space: NASA

Medications that inhibit LRRK2 are in development, but without knowing the precise structure of this enzyme, such work is like making a key without knowing the shape of the keyhole it must fit.

3 Apr 2019 6:31 pm
Rhythm and Blues festival to raise funds for children with congenital heart defect

Other participants at the two-day festival will include Kerala based multi-genre music band Thaikkudam Bridge, and folk fusion band Maatibani.

3 Apr 2019 6:18 pm
Reaching for smartphone may be bad for your health: Study

Researchers at Deakin University in Australia showed habitual smartphone use and entertainment use -- to relax, escape and pass time -- were the best predictors of lower wellbeing.

3 Apr 2019 5:55 pm
'Cheat day' during keto diet may damage blood vessels

The ketogenic or keto diet has become very common for weight loss or to manage diseases like type 2 diabetes.

3 Apr 2019 3:39 pm