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Cutting carbon emissions could escalate hunger: Study

New York: As several nations brace for implementing plans to cut greenhouse gas emissions, such efforts to rein in global temperatures may lead to more people going hungry, a new....

Can active video gaming replace outdoor play?

New York: Active video gaming can make children of five to eight years of age expend as much energy as unstructured outdoor play does, new research says. "Our study shows....

Why girls are outshining boys at school

London:A feeling of estrangement from school and a belief in traditional gender roles that men should lead women are two possible major causes behind the worldwide trend of boys falling....

Smartphone overuse bad for your hand

London: Frequent smartphone users are more likely to have an enlarged median nerve and have their hand function and pinch strength impaired, says a new study. However, the study, published....

Stealthily, smoke kills 1 in 8 Indians

New Delhi: Breathing doesn't come easy to Asgar Ali Siddique, 45, a Mumbai resident, especially if he walks fast or climbs stairs — all because at the age of 15,....

Daily aspirin could block growth of breast cancer

New York: A study led by an Indian-origin researcher has found a daily dose of aspirin is effective at blocking breast tumour growth in laboratory tests. Aspirin is used worldwide....

Simple smartphone device to catch skin cancer early

New York: As we know, any cancer can be tackled better if detected early. With skin cancer, the chance of survival can be 98 percent if detected early. Now, here....

Bold and Beautiful: This advertisement featuring lesbian couple for the first time in India goes viral

NEW DELHI: The advertisement industry in India has certainly explained the phrase ‘Bold and Beautiful’ in the best way possible. This commercia showing a lesbian couple for the first time....

Are you ‘Commitment Phobic’? Here are 8 reasons why you avoid commitment in a relationship

A relationship cannot remain as lively as it started forever. We have often come across relationships where we see that it started off excellently but did not last well. There....

Smile away stress for long-term health

New York: Adults who fail to maintain positive moods such as cheerfulness or calm when faced with the minor stressors of everyday life appear to have elevated levels of inflammation....

Social media helps young adults quit smoking

Ottawa: A research has found that young adults who use social media to quit smoking are twice as successful in their efforts as those who use a more traditional method.....

12 signs that show you are definitely a Delhi University (DU) pass-out

NEW DELHI: Delhi University (DU) has already opened its gate for admissions for 2015 and as the figures show, at least 21, 000 forms were sold on the very first....

Scrub away, moisturise for clean feet

New Delhi: The summer season can cause excessive sweating on your feet, and the mud can make them dirty. Ensure that you keep them clean and well-moisturised, just as you....

After Maggi, 5 things that should be immediately banned

NEW DELHI: Maggi has been a savior for all generations. It’s your favourite snack not only as a kid but even as a college-going youth. In fact, people in offices....

Musical taste divides rich and poor

Toronto: Can the genre of music that you love also reveal the social class you belong to? Yes, it can, new research suggests. "What upper class people like is disliked....

Weight-loss surgery boosts sex life too

New York: The popular weight-loss surgery not only makes you look fit and healthy but can also bring spark back in your bedroom life, reveals a study. Bariatric surgery leads....

Porn exposure forcing kids into early sex: Study

Sydney: For kids, one of the biggest mysteries is sex and early exposure to porn can lead them to have sex at an early age, an Australian researcher has found.....

Social media addiction affecting sex life of young Indians: Experts

New Delhi: Is sending 'kisses' on WhatsApp or posting intense love emojis on Facebook to your spouse replacing the real act between the sheets? It would seem so, according to....

10 signs that show you a true Delhiite

NEW DELHI: The national capital is one place people cannot skip talking about. Well, the reasons could differ from person to person and place to place. While we have come....

Hyundai to launch its new SUV by second half of 2015

New Delhi: Automobile major Hyundai Motor India on Tuesday said the global roll-out of its new SUV (sports utility vehicle) 'Creta' will start from the second half of 2015 in....

Husbands cheat on working wives to punish them mentally

Washington: If you are a sole breadwinner in the family, keep a close tab on your hubby as he may have an extra-marital affair to punish you mentally, a new....

Low BP before surgery could be deadly

London: Patients with low blood pressure before an operation are at an increased risk of death during or after the surgery than those with preoperative high blood pressure, say researchers,....

88% of Facebook users admit stalking their exes on the site

Toronto: You are not alone if your ex-flame creeps you on Facebook, a study says. Eighty-eight percent of Facebook users said in a survey that they "creep" their exes on....

Here’s why you spend spare time on Facebook

New York: Can't help skimming through your Facebook timeline even as you take a break from work? You may just be wired to do so as the brain prepares us....

Regional cuisines to dominate in coming year: Chef Sanjay Thomas

New Delhi: Regional cuisines and Indian fusion dishes will be the flavour of the coming year, as will the effort to wean away children from junk food, says Chef Sanjay....

Global climate set for change over decades: Study

London: The global climate is on the verge of broad-scale change that could last for a number of decades, shows a study by British scientists. The change is linked to....

Green tea may help prevent prostate cancer

New York: Drinking green tea may help prevent prostate cancer in men with high risk of developing the disease, suggests a research led by an Indian-origin scientist. The researchers, led....

Poor sleep affects IQ of kids

Toronto: Inadequate and poor sleep quality may adversely affect the performance of children in intelligence tests, suggests a research. "This is an important discovery that confirms the major role of....

Tattoos come with long-term medical risks

New York: If you are considering getting yourself inked, just a word of caution. It may leave you prone to some chronic complications that may require surgical intervention, says a....

Scientists use bacteria to detect cancer, diabetes

Two research teams said they have used Escherichia coli (E. coli) as diagnostic tools to detect liver cancer and diabetes. In the first study, researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of....