21 Jan 2015
London: Men who live alone have a considerably greater long-term risk of dying prematurely than other patients, finds a study that followed 1,090 stroke cases in western Sweden.
31 Dec 2014
New York: A child is five times more likely to attempt suicide if he/she has a parent who has attempted suicide in the past, research has found.The researchers found a direct effect of a parent's suicide attempt on a child, even after they took into account a history of previous suicide attempt by the offspring and a familial transmission of mood disorder.
15 Jan 2015
London: A brisk 20-minute walk each day is enough to reduce an individual's risk of early death, say British researchers. After analysing over 334,000 European men and women, they also found that twice as many deaths may be attributable to lack of physical activity compared with the number of deaths attributable to obesity.
16 Jan 2015
New Delhi: If social media is to be believed, we have apparently found Bruce Lee's reincarnated form and it is this adorable four-year-old from China. The video BruceLee 'junior' has gone viral not just on the web but also on Taiwanese TV channels.
02 Jan 2015
New Delhi: A string of cultural activities including screening of a documentary and street plays marked the 26th annual Safdar Hashmi Memorial day on Thursday. The noted playwright, poet and street theatre artist Hashmi was fatally attacked on January 1, 1989 on the outskirts of Delhi while he was performing a street play with his theatre group 'Jana Natya Manch'.
17 Dec 2014
Montreal: People injecting drugs like cocaine are at a double-fold risk of developing suicidal behaviour, say researchers. By studying the substance's use among over 1,200 people who inject drugs, researchers from the University of Montreal, Canada, and its Hospital Research Centre (CHUM) found a definite link between substance abuse and suicide.
23 Dec 2014
New York: Alcohol use increases suicide risk among women, especially those who have symptoms of insomnia such as sleep disturbance and daytime tiredness, shows research."These results are important as they help demonstrate that alcohol use is associated with an increase in suicide risk, and that this increase may be partially due to insomnia symptoms," said principal investigator Michael Nadorff, assistant professor at Mississippi State University.
24 Dec 2014
Jerusalem: Long-term exposure to the threat of terrorism can elevate people's resting heart rates and increase their risk of dying, according to a new study of over 17,000 people in Israel.
13 Dec 2014
London: Cocaine consumption quadruples the risk of sudden death in people aged between 19 and 49, a study has found.