Lifestyle & Fashion

Sleep in side positions to avoid Alzheimer’s

New York: Developing a simple practice of sleeping in the side-position, as compared to sleeping on one's back or stomach, may help you reduce the chances of developing Alzheimer's, Parkinson's....

Know why kittens have vertical pupils

New York: Pupils' shape and size can reveal whether your kitten is a hunter or the hunted, research shows.   The study also said that species with pupils that are....

Secrets to make your fragrance last long

  New Delhi : Layer your smell and moisturize your skin to make your fragrance last all day, says an expert.   Rajiv Sheth, CEO and director of perfume house....

Casual sex can guarantee better sperm count: Study

New York : Want to improve your sperm quality? Try casual sex with a new partner once in a while and ramp up the sperm count, an interesting study has....

How to use flat iron: Selena Gomez’s hair mistake

Los Angeles: Singer Selena Gomez says her "biggest hair mistake" was learning to use straightening tongs when she was in the sixth grade.   "My biggest hair mistake is when....

How to look radiant on your D-day

New Delhi: With a wedding date set and trousseau shopping on full swing, you need all the time you can get to make a lasting impression on the big day.....

New biomarker for breast and prostate cancers found

New York:  Researchers have identified a novel genetic biomarker responsible for the progression of many breast and prostate cancers. The finding could bolster efforts to better identify patients who respond....

Now, buy products through Twitter

New York:   One can now use online social networking service Twitter to buy products as well. Twitter is teaming up with Shopify -- which boasts of about 100,000 merchants using....

Shantanu Goenka debuts his menswear line in capital

New Delhi:Designer Shantanu Goenka, who showcased his menswear line for the first time in the capital earlier this week, says he's planning to explore the wedding design market.   His....

Teeth help discover six new flesh-eating dinosaurs

Toronto: After studying 142 isolated teeth from the South Pyrenean Basin in Spain, researchers have discovered six new species of toothed carnivorous dinosaurs (theropods) in the region. These teeth (five small,....

Even online Viagra purchase can make people blush

New York:  If you are shy about of buying Viagra publicly, making the purchase privately and online can make you equally embarrassed, say researchers, including one of Indian-origin. People often are....

Indian-origin chef’s restaurant nominated for ‘Bon Appetit Hot 10’

New York: An Indian-origin chef's restaurant in San Francisco has been nominated for a coveted spot for 'Bon Appetit Hot 10' competition that felicitates the best new restaurants in the....

Elderly people tend to overestimate their mobility

New York: Many elderly people who visit emergency departments require more assistance with walking and other physical tasks than they think they do, which may lead to hospital readmission later on,....

Shun the health myths this monsoon

New Delhi: The monsoon brings respite from the sweltering heat but also triggers a lot of health-related issues, most of which are plain myths that have persisted over time, says an....

Ebola vaccine found effective against new strain

New York: A single dose of an experimental Ebola virus (EBOV) vaccine completely protects monkeys against the newly emerged West African Ebola strain when given at least seven days before exposure,....

Break-ups hurt women more but they recover better than men

New York: Women have more to lose by dating the wrong person but after a break-up, they are the ones who recover more fully that men as the time heals the....

Diabetes may weaken immunity

New York: People with uncontrolled diabetes may find it hard to control infections as high blood sugar can unleash destructive molecules that interfere with the body's natural infection-control mechanism, says a....

Stress can weaken self-control: Study

London: Even moderate levels of stress can impair self-control, a new study has revealed. "Our findings provide an important step towards understanding the interactions between stress and self-control in the human....

Exercise in early teens could curb diabetes risk

London:   When it comes to curbing diabetes risk through physical activities, exercise before age 13 has greater impact than at a later stage, new research has found. The findings could....

High salt intake may increase multiple sclerosis risk

New York: Diets high in sodium may be a novel risk factor in the development of multiple sclerosis (MS), an autoimmune disease that affects the central nervous system, suggests new....

Thinking skills linked to heart disease risk

London: People with low scores on a test of thinking skills required to reason, solve problems and plan may be at higher risk of heart attacks or strokes, new research has....

Milky Way-like galaxies existed in early universe

New York: Using a new, large-scale computer simulation, researchers have discovered that Milky Way-like galaxies may have existed in the early universe. The simulation, created by physicists at Carnegie Mellon University....

Eating refined carbs ups risk for depression

New York: Eating food high in refined carbohydrates such as white bread and white rice, may increase the risk of depression in postmenopausal women, says a study. The findings suggest that....

Stars or masses, all have same body issues, says stylist

New Delhi: They might have a curvy figure or a chiselled physique, but National Award-winning costume designer and stylist Niharika Khan says celebrities are equally conscious about their body as....

When mothers limit partner’s involvement in child care

New York: New mothers decide how much they want their partners involved in parenting and women who are particularly confident about their child care skills are more likely to discourage....

Flowers may endanger bees, serve as parasite hubs

New York: Flowers can pose a grave danger to bees by proving to be a platform for parasites that would infect visiting bees, new research has found.   "Flowers are....

Maruti Suzuki launches premium cross-over vehicle S-CROSS

New Delhi: Automobile major Maruti Suzuki on Wednesday launched its first premium cross-over "S-CROSS" vehicle priced between Rs.8.34 lakh and Rs.13.74 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi). “There is a segment of customers in....

How gut microbes make you fat

New York: Scientists have found evidence that gut bacteria may affect circadian rhythms and metabolism leading some people to gain extra weight.   Circadian rhythms are physical, mental and behavioural....

Move over lehengas, anarkalis, try dhoti skirts!

New Delhi:  Twirling lehengas and floor-sweeping anarkalis continue to attract would-be brides. But the dhoti skirt, a silhouette that reflects both the traditional and contemporary aesthetics, is also becoming a....

Paris Cafe: Kolkata’s rendezvous with French food

Kolkata: With its irresistible range of cupcakes and pastries, the quaint Paris Cafe here is a rendezvous with classic French food and culture and stands for what famed American chef Julia....