Health & Environment

Boredom can lead to a person having extreme political views

London: If you are bored and are unable to find a meaning in what you do, chances are you may develop extreme political views sooner, a study reveals.   Boredom....

Marijuana can help in removing toxic proteins in brain, cure Alzheimer’s disease

Los Angeles: An active compound in marijuana can contribute to the removal of toxic proteins in the brain, which are thought to kickstart the progression of Alzheimer's disease, a new....

One in every nine men and one in every 30 women faces risk of sudden cardiac death

New York: Nearly one in every nine men and about one in 30 women are at risk of experiencing sudden cardiac death, most before the age 70, finds a study.....

Problem resisting fast food? Play this game to curb your desire!

New York: Researchers at Drexel University have developed a computer game and smartphone app to help people control unhealthy eating habits and ultimately lose weight.   The game is designed....

Overuse of electronic gadgets triggers early ageing: Doctors

New Delhi: Excessive use of electronic gadgets, including mobile phones and tablets, can cause "tech neck" that leads to early signs of ageing, health experts have warned.   According to....

LIGO may detect formation of black-hole binary stars: Study

Washington, D.C.: Researchers from the University of Chicago have predicted that Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) would detect approximately 1,000 mergers of massive black holes annually once it achieves full....

‘India’s toxic, growing e-waste needs better handling’

New Delhi: It can be toxic and hazardous to health. Yet, only a fraction of India's e-waste is recycled, making the country its fifth largest generator in the world. Better....

Low birth weight increases risk of Type 2 diabetes in children

New York: Children born with low birth weight due to genetic factors are at increased risk of developing Type 2 diabetes, finds a new study.   The findings showed that....

Turns out, getting out of a bad relationship is good for your health!

New York: While high-quality relationships are associated with better physical and mental health for young people, faster they get out of low-quality relationships, the better their health, says a new....

Hot climate leads to more aggression and violence

New York: The combination of a hot climate and less variation in seasonal temperatures leads to a faster life strategy, less focus on the future and less self-control -- all....

Statins may help combat typhoid, malaria: Study

New code system to check spurious medicines soon: Drug Controller General

New Delhi: Counterfeiters are lurking in the dark and there's no guarantee that the medicines sold from the drug stores across India are all genuine. A consumer cannot tell whether....

Smoking pot during pregnancy may harm baby’s brain

London: Smoking cannabis during pregnancy may lead to abnormal brain structure in children, a new study has warned.   Compared with unexposed children, those who were prenatally exposed to cannabis....

China approaches Indian yoga experts to train varsity teachers of Beijing

Beijing: Yoga has gained immense popularity in China over the years, so much so that the government has approached Indian experts of the discipline to train teachers in the universities....

Women murderers different in many ways from male perpetrators

London: While the majority of cases of deadly violence are committed by men, women too have had their roles in acts of crime. But the women who commit deadly violence....

Trouble sleeping could be an outcome of procrastination

New York: People who tend to put things off are more likely to develop insomnia -- a sleep disorder characterised by difficulty in falling or staying asleep, says a study.....

Adults with strict upbringing have lower levels of happiness

Tokyo: Adults who received attention and care from their parents in their childhood are likely to have higher income, academic success as well as higher levels of happiness, finds a....

Working in a boring, dirty environment can hamper your brain function

New York: Do you find your office dull, boring and unhygienic? Beware that spending long time at such workplace can hamper your brain function, leading to a decline in reasoning,....

Why confidence in memories declines with age

New York: Older people struggle to remember important details because their brains cannot resist the irrelevant "stuff" they soak up subconsciously, thereby making them less confident in their memories, a....

Migraine can put women at higher risk of heart diseases

London: Women who suffer from migraine headaches have an increased risk of developing cardiovascular disease in later life, says a study.   The findings showed that women with migraine have....

Eat cranberries to keep urinary infections at bay

Washington D.C.: If you are one of those who often suffer from urinary tract infections (UTIs), then you must start having cranberries, as a new study has found that it....

Aussie scientists discover key feature of life outside solar system

Canberra: Australia's Parkes Observatory telescope has discovered a molecule which displays key attributes associated with life, in a breakthrough set to help scientists solve the mystery of biology in space.....

Kids likely to trust smarter people

Washington, D.C.: Children's trustworthiness is linked to how attractive the people look, says a new study.   Researchers have found that as children, how we perceive someone's trustworthiness is linked....

An injectable drug that can reduce risk of heart and kidney disease

New York: An injectable drug widely used to lower blood sugar levels in type 2 diabetes, can also reduce the risk of dying from heart disease and advanced kidney disease,....

Use simple cardio workouts for weight loss

New Delhi: Be it something as simple as jogging or as fun as zumba, there are various simple cardio exercises that can help in weight loss, says an expert.  ....

Eating more whole grains may reduce risk of premature death

New York: Consuming nearly four servings of whole grains such as bran, oatmeal and quinoa a day can reduce the risk of premature death, says a new study. The findings....

Middle-aged at greater risk of late stage lung cancer

London: Middle-aged patients between ages 50 to 64 are more likely to be diagnosed with late stage lung cancer than older patients, says a study.   "Our results show that....

Covering soil with wood mulch can help farmers fight climate change

Toronto: In addition to combatting pests, covering soil with wood mulch can actually help reduce greenhouse gas emissions, says a study.   Using mulch in agriculture can cut nitrous oxide....

1 woman dies every 5 minutes in India during pregnancy: WHO

Mumbai: Every five minutes, at least one Indian woman dies during pregnancy and child birth, the World Health Organisation said on Sunday.   According to WHO, of the 529,000 maternal....

Stalking your ex on Facebook can be detrimental to your health

New Delhi: If you are stalking your ex on Facebook after that bitter breakup, then it's time to stop doing that, as a new study suggests that it could be....

Over 2,500 cases of brain tumour in Indian children every year

New Delhi: With a surge in the brain related ailments in the world, every year over 2,500 of the Indian children suffer from medulloblastoma, a pediatric malignant primary brain tumour....