Lifestyle & Fashion

Stress hormone cuts heroin craving

London:The stress hormone is bad as it will elevate your anxiety level but scientists have found that cortisol can reduce heroine craving in drug addicts. In the study by University....

Gut bacteria can trigger depression

Toronto: Intestinal bacteria plays a key role in inducing anxiety and depression that can lead to early life stress, scientists from McMaster University in Canada have discovered. “We have shown for....

Diabetic? Don’t skip breakfast

New York: Diabetics who skip breakfast may have elevated blood sugar levels throughout the day, warns new research. Fasting until noon triggers major blood sugar spikes and impairs the insulin....

‘Leaky’ vaccines may lead to more virulent viruses

New York: Use of less-than-perfect vaccines or what are called “leaky” vaccines can lead to evolution of more deadly versions of a virus, researchers, including one of Indian-origin, have confirmed....

Manish Malhotra spending ‘sleepless nights’ ahead of AICW

New Delhi: Ace fashion designer Manish Malhotra, who is set to present Couture Soiree, an evening reminiscent of the old world charm from the 1950s, at the forthcoming Amazon India....

Beware! Diabetes increases risk of contracting TB

Melbourne:A 20-year study has found that people with diabetes are seven times more likely to develop tuberculosis (TB) than the general population. "If a person has diabetes they are up....

Original Keventers refashions its milkshake menu

New Delhi: Known for its signature flavours like strawberry, chocolate and butterscotch, vintage dairy brand Keventers, has brought a twist to its palette with a contemporary and modern change for....

Lily Allen selling her old clothes online

London: Pop star Lily Allen has put her "hardly worn" second-hand designer garments, including a Chanel handbag and Givenchy boots, up for sale on online retail website Vestiaire Collective, starting....

Chef Izzat cooks mouth-watering dishes – without water!

New Delhi: For celebrity chef Izzat Hussain, who started out life as a Unani practioner, creating food that is easy to digest and beneficial to the health of countless patrons....

Make your home monsoon ready

New Delhi: Holed up indoors on a rainy day? Make sure you've done your bit to brighten your house in the dull monsoon season. Navin Mistry, head of retail exports and....

Frequent sex can kill your desire: Study

New York: Having more action between the sheets may not make you happier. More sex can actually lead to low sexual desire in the long run, says a study. In....

Social media a marriage killer in China: Experts

Beijing, :While social media was designed to bring people together, it can sometimes drive them apart -- more Chinese people are switching their status from married to single and social....

Music can even give you an orgasm!

New York: Adding another attribute to the known power of music, a new study has suggested that musical notes can move some people so intensely that they feel like having an....

Video gamers to be screened for drug use

London: Weeks after a top video game tournament player admitted to taking performance enhancing drug, a major sports organiser said participants in its next event will be screened for illegal use....

Wireless devices may cause cancer: Study

London: Your fears are not completely unfounded. Mobile phones can actually cause cancer, says a study. A metabolic imbalance caused by radiation from your wireless devices could be the link....

Emotionally unstable have different brain structure

London: The orbitofrontal cortex, an area in the lower frontal lobe, is smaller in the people who have problems with regulating emotions, a study says. People vary in how often they....

Shift work not linked to prostate cancer: Study

London: While the overall risk of developing cancer may be higher among shift workers, they do not develop prostate cancer more frequently than their colleagues who work during the day, a....

India-born engineer’s roti maker gets $11.5 mn investment

Singapore : An Indian-origin engineer in Singapore who invented an automatic one-minute roti maker machine seven years back has now fetched a second round of investment of $11.5 million from venture....

‘DNA ambulance’ can reveal how cancer begins

Toronto: Researchers have discovered how severely damaged DNA is transported within a cell and how it is repaired - a discovery that can unlock secrets of how cancer operates. “Scientists knew....

Love your job? It may ruin your weekends

New York: Do you love your job and find your boss friendly too? Chances are you may actually be hating the weekend time with family or friends. Simply put, if you....

Regular exercise and healthy diet may prevent knee pain

New York: Regular exercise and a healthy diet may reduce the risk of knee pain in overweight adults with Type 2 diabetes, says a new study. "Prior to this study,....

Schizophrenia risk may begin very early in life

London: How one critical gene functions during the first week after a baby's birth may have bearing on his/her developing schizophrenia, reveals a new study. The findings suggest that interventions....

Successful people at extra risk of harmful drinking

London: People who are in their 50s and are "successful agers" - healthy, active, sociable and well off - are more at the risk of harmful drinking than their less....

Sex and violence may not always boost sales

New York: Contrary to popular assumption, advertising your products in media showing sexual and violent content may not boost sales, says a new study. "People are so focused on the....

Two cheap generic drugs can cut breast cancer deaths

London: Two different classes of inexpensive generic drugs can each improve survival prospects for post-menopausal women with early breast cancer, researchers have reported in two studies. About two-thirds of all....

US develops bird flu vaccine fully effective on chicken

Washington : Scientists are developing a vaccine that has already tested 100 percent effective in protecting chickens from bird flu but is yet to be tested on other birds including....

Sony launches slimmest Android LED 4K TV in Bravia series

New Delhi: Japanese electronics major Sony's India arm on Thursday introduced five new series of smart Bravia TVs and the slimmest LED TV that will run on Google's Android operating....

Effects of stress on skin and hair

New Delhi : Leading a stressful life? Unfortunately, it shows on your skin and hair, says an expert. Pankaj Chaturvedi, dermatologist and specialist hair transplant surgeon at MedLinks, a centre....

Just like humans, dogs do well under stress

London:It's not just humans who perform better in tests or athletic events when slightly nervous but dogs too perform equally well under stress, says a new study. A little extra....

Smartphone can regularly monitor your heart health

New York:Patients suffering from chronic cardiopulmonary diseases could soon be able to accurately monitor their health and also alert doctors at the first sign of trouble. A new health-tracking app,....