16 Dec 2014
Washington: Contrary to popular mainstream perception, researchers have found that consuming an unnecessary amount of antibiotics could lead to antibiotic resistance, a major public health concern.
22 Mar 2015
New Delhi: Being overweight does not mean that a person is unhealthy but if any one carrying fat in the abdominal cavity or belly fat, then it is a matter of great concern. A study on belly fat presented at the European Society of Cardiology Congress confirmed that visceral fat – the type that gathers around your internal organs – is far more dangerous to your health than you might think. According to experts, cardiovascular deaths were 2.75 times higher for those who carry big bellies. Fat around the midsection is a strong risk factor for heart disease, type 2 diabetes, and even some types of cancers. However, one can easily get rid of that paunch quickly and get rid of excess fat around the wasteline by using ingredients found in everybody's kitchen.
22 Feb 2015
London: In a breakthrough, researchers led by an Indian-origin scientist, have shown that stem cells from the skin of two adults of the same sex can be used to make human egg and sperm cells.
07 Dec 2013
Mumbai: Crossword, the leading bookstore chain, presented the 12th edition of its popular books award in Mumbai this weekend, with Ravi Subramaniam, who is also known as the John Grisham of banking, bagging a hat-trick under the popular category.
17 Feb 2015
Doha: A report on the prevalence of type-2 diabetes worldwide released on Tuesday warned that an estimated 600 million people will suffer from the disease by 2035 and has termed it as a "serious and urgent" challenge.
10 Jan 2015
New York: Nearly 80 percent of people worldwide now own a smartphone while almost 50 percent have a tablet, a report from market research firm says.
23 Aug 2013
Taipei: Scientists suggest that retirees should plan their free time effectively to lead a happy and fulfilling life post-retirement.
03 Jan 2015
London: Social networking giants Facebook and Twitter have not removed hundreds of inflammatory Islamophobic postings despite being alerted by anti-racism groups, a newspaper reported.In the the aftermath of the Rotherham sex-abuse scandal and the murder of British hostages held by the Sunni radical group Islamic State (IS), the number of hate messages targeting Muslims have gone up significantly in recent months.
30 May 2014
Washington: People are in the best mood while they are bicycling compared to any other mode of transportation, a new study has found.
11 Sep 2014
New York: For kids suffering from attention deficit hyper-activity disorder (ADHD), daily aerobic exercises before school can help reduce symptoms of inattentiveness, moodiness and difficulty in getting along with others in the classroom as well as at home.