Lifestyle & Fashion

Night shifts increases cancer risk: Study

London: Higher levels of sex hormones at the 'wrong' time may be blamed for increased cancer risk in night shift workers, says a new study. People who work night shifts may....

Comparing your partner with others bad for relationship

Toronto: Do you often compare your partner with someone else's when it comes to children's homework or household chores? Well, be careful as this may be detrimental to your relationship, shows....

Lifestyle-conscious young Indians seek early knee replacements

New Delhi: Vaishali, 32, was suffering from rheumatoid arthritis (an autoimmune disease that attacks the joints) that affected both her knees, leaving her with no movement at all. Recently operated with....

Indian pharma companies need strong digital dose: Study

Mumbai: A majority of Indian pharma companies, both multinational and domestic, are yet to exploit the huge opportunities offered on various digital platforms to connect with their stakeholders effectively, a new....

New fathers gain extra fat: Study

New fathers gain extra fat: Study

New York: While tracking the weight of over 10,000 men from adolescence to young adulthood, it has been found that men gain enough fat after they become fathers for the first....

Sleep loss of one night can alter genes

London: Losing even one night of sleep can alter your genes, putting you at an increased risk of obesity and Type 2 diabetes, new research says. Swedish researchers at Uppsala....

Teenage friendships end soon: Study

New York: Differences can cause conflict in friendships formed during teenage years and therefore lead to their early dissolution, says a new study. "Adolescents are most likely to enjoy successful,....

Early intervention can prevent sexual transmission of HIV

Ottawa: Starting antiretroviral therapy early is highly effective in preventing sexual transmission of the virus in heterosexual couples where one person is HIV-infected and the other is not, according to results....

Junk Food Day: How about setting aside your ‘diet plan’ for a day?

Several times, making sure that you keep up to your diet chart isn’t too appealing. Right? So how about satisfying your taste buds this Junk Food Day? After all, the....

Prawns can protect us from parasitic disease: Study

New York: Freshwater prawns can help prevent the spread of schistosomiasis, a potentially deadly parasitic disease that can cause anaemia, stunted growth, infertility, liver failure, bladder cancer and lasting cognitive impairment,....

Origin of life revealed in drying puddle

London: The simple phenomenon of a water puddle drying in the sun may have driven chemical reactions that were critical to the formation of life on early Earth, shows research. The....

Cosmic rays unlikely to cause birth defects: Study

New York: Contradicting previous findings, new research has found that cosmic rays do not pose any hazards at the Earth's surface. In recent years, research has suggested that "solar particle events"....

Go online! E-stores a shopping haven for college-goers

New Delhi: Craving for branded crop tops, skirts, dresses, tops, jumpsuits, shirts, shoes, bags, accessories and more to spruce up your wardrobe for college, but have limited pocket money? Online fashion....

US teens choose marijuana over cigarettes: Study

New York: While cigarette and alcohol use are declining in the wake of public health campaigns, marijuana use among teenagers is on the rise in the US, says a study. "Our....

Expectations shape infants’ brains: Study

Washington: Infants can use their expectations about the world to rapidly shape their developing brains, shows research. Portions of babies' brains responsible for visual processing respond not just to the presence....

Dressing tips for men, women at work

New Delhi: In today's professional world, it's not just your hard work that matters but also the way you dress yourself. From avoiding running shoes to opting for well-tailored clothes can....

Facebook can even help you lose weight: Study

New York: Connect emotionally with your friends on Facebook if you want to avoid binge eating and a bloated body that happens later, says a study. According to the researchers from....

Tata Coffee net profit up by 6.6 percent in Q1

Kolkata : Tata Coffee on Monday said its standalone net profit during the first quarter of the fiscal increased by 6.6 percent at Rs.19.99 crore against Rs.18.74 during the corresponding timeframe....

Home remedies to prevent hair fall

New Delhi : Grieving over excess hair fall? Massaging your scalp for a few minutes daily and avoiding combing wet hair will help in preventing it, says an expert. Dilip....

Novel ingredient can cut daily salt intake

Washington: An ingredient that reduces sodium in certain foods can also lower its intake in the general public, saving them from various life-threatening diseases, new research shows. Called "SODA-LO Salt Microspheres,"....

A saga with mountains: Book Review

Title: Becoming a Mountain; Author: Stephen Alter; Publisher: Aleph; Pages: 262; Price: Rs.495. This is one man's tryst with majestic mountains. Author Stephen Alter, an American passport holder, was born....

Excess use of high heels causes osteoarthritis

New Delhi : Excess use of high heels both in men and women is fast becoming the cause of osteoarthritis, health experts said here on Sunday. According to health experts,....

Screaming triggers alarm bells in the brain

New York: Screaming has not only inspired various Hollywood blockbusters but it also has a remarkable power of piercing through other sounds to provoke an urgent sense of danger, says a....

Prolonged standing as bad as sitting

London: While health detriments associated with sitting for long stretches of time at the office are well documented, it has been found that jobs that require people to stand for long....

New fish species discovered in Kerala

Thiruvananthapuram: A new cyprinid fish, Puntius Dolichopterus has been discovered in Kerala's Kayamkulam city, a media report said. The new fish species has been discovered, named and described by Mathews Plamoottil,....

‘Men no longer depend on spouses to define their style’

New Delhi: Indian men have developed a deeper understanding of fashion and make independent choices as far as style is concerned, says designer Narendra Kumar Ahmed, who has dressed the likes....

Salty food doesn’t cause thirst: Study

London: Contradicting the popular assumption of salt causing thirst, it has been found that eating salty food does not necessarily make us drink more water, says a study. "Based on the....

Wine, berries can stain your teeth

Los Angeles: You may usually worry about the result of spilling certain foods and drinks on a pristine white table cloth or a new white dress, but also think about the....

Dairy products make probiotics more effective

Washington: The success of probiotics for boosting human health may depend partly upon the food, beverages, or other material carrying the probiotics, a study shows. Dairy products are the most popular....

Monsoon essentials for a woman’s bag

New Delhi: You may love the pitter-patter of the rain falling on window panes, but the monsoon can be a tough battle when you have to step out. Always keep some....