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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,....

Embrace humility for a loving relationship

New York: If you want to know the secret behind a loving and long-lasting relationship, then first cultivate humility. Humility creates a capacity for greater forgiveness when partners behave rudely, says....

Pacific reef growth can match rising sea: Study

Washington: The coral reefs that have protected Pacific islanders from storm waves for thousands of years could grow rapidly enough to keep up with escalating sea levels if ocean temperatures....

Over two hours on Facebook daily bad for kids’ memory

Ottawa:Spending more than two hours daily on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram can put your kids at the risk of developing poor mental health, high psychological distress and even suicidal thoughts,....

Smartphones can improve health of poor urban women

New York:With a large majority of poor urban women having access to cellphones, the device can be used to improve the health of those at risk of diabetes and other....

Low nicotine cigarettes may not curb smoking

New York: Simply reducing the nicotine content of cigarettes may not be enough to make smokers kick the habit, shows new research. "We do not know that very low nicotine cigarettes....

Healthy lifestyle crucial for cancer prevention

New York: Offering a new explanation for what drives cancer, recent research has shown that cells with cancerous mutations can suddenly find themselves most fit, allowing their population to expand when....

How we savour and sustain positive emotions

New York: Savouring a beautiful sunset and the positive emotions associated with it can contribute to improved well being, shows research. But why and how do some people keep the positive....

Phosphate-rich food can harm kidneys: Study

Washington: Phosphates artificially added to dairy and cereal products appear to cause more of an increase in blood phosphorus levels than naturally occurring phosphates, and potentially put harmful stress on kidneys,....

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....