Sleep deprivation impacts memories under stress

Sleep deprivation impacts memories under stress

London, July 14 (IANS) Sleep deprivation for half a night can make it hard for you to access memories in stressful situations the next day, says a study. [google_ad_728_90_text] Apart from helping form long-term memory, sleep also ensures access to it during times of cognitive stress, the results said.   It is well known that […]

Watching cartoons can make kids fat

New York, July 14 (IANS) Children consume more high-calorie food such as cookies and candy after observing egg-shaped cartoon characters that they perceive to be overweight, a study said.   Children tend to perceive ovoid, or egg-shaped, characters as overweight even though the creatures are imaginary, and seeing them can influence children to eat more […]

670 million in rural areas live on Rs.33 per day

670 million in rural areas live on Rs.33 per day

By Saumya Tewari New Delhi, July 13 (IANS/IndiaSpend) Seventy-five percent of rural households in India have a monthly income of less than Rs.5,000 ($79), 51 percent of households make a living from manual labour, 28 percent (over 50 million) of households do not have mobile phones or any form of communication. [google_ad_728_90_text] More than 70 […]

Why Indians at higher risk of diabetes

Sydney, July 11 (IANS) Compared to those in the developed world, middle classes in India and other developing countries are more susceptible to Type-2 diabetes, obesity and cardiovascular diseases, thanks to their undernourished ancestors, says a study. [google_ad_728_90_text] The results, published in the journal Cell Metabolism, could explain projections that more than 70 percent of […]

Cooler computers, smartphones using graphene

London, July 11 (IANS) Almost half of the total energy used in running a computer goes in cooling it down. That is going to change now. [google_ad_728_90_text] Researchers at Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden, have developed a method for efficiently cooling electronics using graphene-based film.   Getting rid of excess heat in efficient ways is […]

Diet, exercise don’t avert diabetes in obese women

Diet, exercise don’t avert diabetes in obese women

London, July 10 (IANS) A diet and exercise regime for high-risk obese pregnant women, while effective in promoting a healthy lifestyle, does not prevent gestational diabetes, says a study. [google_ad_728_90_text] The results, published in the journal Lancet Diabetes and Endocrinology, suggest that programmes promoting healthy behaviours are unlikely to be effective in preventing diabetes in […]

How to make exercise a habit

New York, July 10 (IANS) What can prompt you to make exercise a habit that is hard to break? Certain cues can prod people to automatically go to the gym and increase exercise frequency, a study says. [google_ad_728_90_text] Some interventions designed to help people start and continue exercising may focus on the execution habit, or […]

Body postures reveal love life

New York, July 10 (IANS) It may sound intriguing to many but how you balance your body in different postures can reveal how stable your romantic life is, says a study. [google_ad_728_90_text] Researchers from the University of Pittsburgh and University of Waterloo in Canada found a strong correlation between unstable work spaces and poor intimate […]

Drinking coffee doesn’t trigger diabetes, obesity

Drinking coffee doesn’t trigger diabetes, obesity

London, July 10 (IANS) Maintain your love with coffee as it does not put you at the risk of developing obesity or diabetes, a gene-based study has said. [google_ad_728_90_text] Danish researchers looked at genes as our genes play a role in how much coffee we drink in the course of a day.   So if […]

Passive smoke ups stroke risk in non-smokers

New York, July 10 (IANS) Second-hand smoke increases the risk of stroke by about 30 percent for nonsmokers, researchers say. [google_ad_728_90_text] Even after adjusting other stroke factors such as hypertension, diabetes and heart disease, the 30 percent risk for nonsmokers remained, the team from Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston said.   “Our results suggest […]

This app lets you decide your own discount

New York, July 10 (IANS) Now, with the help of this shopping app, you can decide your own price for the goods you want to buy. [google_ad_728_90_text] The new app, called Compelation, allows shoppers to bid on products displayed with their approximate retail price, using an in-app slider and setting a date on the expiration […]

Men perform better when goals are set: Study

London, July 9 (IANS) If you set goals for men, they put more efforts to achieve the targets even in the absence of extra monetary incentives. But in case of women, it is found that they perform better than men when there is no goal set, says a study. [google_ad_728_90_text] The research, published in the […]