Daily exercise could lead to productivity, efficiency: Study

Daily exercise could lead to productivity, efficiency: Study

Wellington, July 3 (IANS) Daily exercise could make people more productive in their routine work, according to a New Zealand study of rats released on Friday. [google_ad_728_90_text] Otago University researchers found that rats that ran 20 minutes a day for five days a week outperformed their non-exercised counterparts across the board in laboratory tasks, Xinhua […]

Restaurant food adds to calories: Study

Restaurant food adds to calories: Study

New York, July 2 (IANS) Not many are aware that whenever people eat out, whether at a fast-food outlet or a full-service restaurant, they end up consuming about 200 additional calories than eaten at home, says new study. [google_ad_728_90_text] Besides, you also take in more saturated fat, cholesterol and sodium than those who prepare and […]

How to beat the heat in summer

London, July 2 (IANS) Are you finding it tough to tackle the scorching heat? Lets take a look at simple tips from experts on staying cool during summer.   “Closing windows and doors during the hottest parts of the day to stop the hot air from outside entering and also closing curtains, blinds and shutters […]

Smartphones can tell if you are pregnant: Study

Smartphones can tell if you are pregnant: Study

London, July 2 (IANS) Researchers have developed a self-contained fibre optic sensor for smartphones that can be used in a wide variety of biomolecular tests, including those for detecting pregnancy or monitoring diabetes. [google_ad_728_90_text] The readings of the sensor can run through an application on a smartphone which provide real-time results.   “When properly provisioned, […]

Botox gone, ‘pulse’ technology new hope for skin solutions

New York, July 1 (IANS) In a major relief from the risky botox process for skin revitalisation, a non-invasive technique that harnesses pulsed electric fields to generate growth of new skin tissue has been devised, says researchers. [google_ad_728_90_text] The novel non-invasive tissue stimulation technique, developed by a team of Tel Aviv University and Harvard Medical […]

Working moms readily accepted now: Study

Working moms readily accepted now: Study

New York, (IANS) Societal acceptance of working mothers is now a given and is at an all-time high, says a new study. [google_ad_728_90_text] Researchers analysed data from nearly 600,000 respondents from two nationally representative surveys — one of US 12th graders and the other of adults — taken between 1976 and 2013.   The goal […]

What not to eat for gorgeous skin?

What not to eat for gorgeous skin?

New Delhi, July 1 (IANS) Don’t want pigmentation or rashes? Stop indulging in dairy products or sugar, says an expert. [google_ad_728_90_text] Kiran Lohia, medical director of Lumiere Dermatology, New Delhi, suggests what not to eat for healthy skin:   * No dairy products: Most people believe that “milk does a body good”, but the fact […]

Poor sleep causes negativity in women with bipolar disorder

Poor sleep causes negativity in women with bipolar disorder

Washington, July 1 (IANS) Poor sleep is associated with negative mood in women with bipolar disorder, says a new study. [google_ad_728_90_text] Bipolar disorder is a brain disorder that causes unusual shifts in mood, energy, activity levels and the ability to carry out day-to-day tasks.   The condition is marked by extreme mood episodes marked by […]

Good sleep improves work satisfaction

Good sleep improves work satisfaction

London, July 1 (IANS) Adequate sleep every night may improve working life by reducing perceived job stress and minimising negative attitude toward work, says a study. [google_ad_728_90_text] Disturbed sleep increases stress response and emotional reactivity, the results showed.   “The effect of sleep problems on stress emphasises the importance of good sleep for functioning in […]

X-rays and CT scans don’t cause cancers: Study

New York, July 1 (IANS) Humans may have developed over the years the ability to repair damage from low-dose radiation from X-rays, CT scans and other medical imaging procedures, says new research. [google_ad_728_90_text] In recent years, there has been widespread media coverage of studies purporting to show that radiation from X-rays, computed tomography (CT) scans […]

Office naps boost productivity, kill frustration

Office naps boost productivity, kill frustration

New York, June 30 (IANS) Employees must be allowed to take short naps during office hours as this will boost productivity and generate more revenue for the company, a study says. [google_ad_728_90_text] Short naps are an effective strategy to counteract impulsive behaviour and boost tolerance for frustration at work, researchers from the University of Michigan […]

Why marriages make people gain extra kilos

Why marriages make people gain extra kilos

London, June 30 (IANS) If marriage has a positive influence on health and life expectancy, as generally assumed, then why do couples gain weight after tying the knot? Blame it on their lifestyle. [google_ad_728_90_text] According to a study spanning across nine European countries, researchers have found that married couples on average eat better than singles, […]