Your child may not be as happy as you think

London, August 2 (IANS): Parents often misjudge the happiness levels of their kids as they make the estimation based on their personal feelings and not of their children’s, says a study.   Parents of 10 and 11-year-olds consistently overestimated their child’s happiness, while those with 15 and 16-year-olds were inclined to underestimate, the findings showed. […]

New innovative therapy against cancer

Santiago, August 1 (IANS): An innovative immunological therapy that attacks carcinogenic cells in humans by increasing the body’s anti-tumour response was presented in Santiago city in Chile.   The therapy is in the pre-clinical stage and its creator, Claudio Acuna, a researcher at the University of Santiago, has said the therapy will soon be patented […]

Social isolation may increase suicide risk in women

New York, July 30 (IANS) Women who are married, have a large social network and participate in social or religious events are less likely to take their own lives as compared to those who are socially isolated, says a new study.   Women who are socially well integrated have a lower risk for suicide, the […]

Brain work contributes to physical fatigue

New York, July 31 (IANS) Ever wondered why you get more physically exhausted when certain issue keeps you worried? This could be because brain work accelerates the development of physical fatigue, says a new study by Indian-origin researchers. [google_ad_728_90_text] The study showed that when we attempt mental tasks and physical tasks at the same time, […]

Exercise and diet control can prevent gestational diabetes

London, July 31 (IANS) A combination of physical activity and diet control can help prevent gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) in women who are at high risk of developing the disorder, says a new study.   Gestational diabetes and maternal obesity may increase the offsprings’ predisposition to obesity and impaired glucose regulation.   “A simple and […]

What keeps frozen foods fresh?

New Delhi, July 31 (IANS) Do you feel apprehensive about using frozen foods thinking they are not nutritious? Now put your doubts to rest about frozen food in cold storage.   Frozen food brand McCain Foods India has elucidated on the IQF technology to help users get over their inhibitions, said a statement. [google_ad_728_90_text] There […]

Decoded: What sugar does to your coffee

Decoded: What sugar does to your coffee

London, July 31 (IANS) The sugar in your cup of coffee not only gives a sweet taste but also helps reduce the bitterness of tea and coffee, new research reveals.   Scientists from the University of York have provided new insights into the way in which caffeine, sugar and water interact at the molecular level […]

Get up for your heart health and move for your waistline

Get up for your heart health and move for your waistline

Sydney, July 31 (IANS) Regular walking and running not only improve your heart but also enable you shed extra kilos around your waistline resulting in a healthy body mass index (BMI), researchers say.   “We found that time spent walking rather than sitting was significantly associated with lower levels of blood sugar and blood fats,” […]

Indian American surgeon masters robotic surgery for advanced kidney cancer

New York, July 31 (IANS) In pioneering work, a team led by an Indian American surgeon has successfully performed robotic surgeries in advanced kidney cancer patients.   The team from USC Institute of Urology in Los Angeles performed the lengthy procedure using only seven small incisions and four robotic tools. [google_ad_728_90_text] Surgery is required when […]

Trying to quit smoking? Strengthen self-control

Trying to quit smoking? Strengthen self-control

New York, July 31 (IANS) If you actually want to quit smoking, you should strengthen self-control, a new study suggests.   According to the study, exercises aimed at increasing self-control, such as mindfulness meditation, can decrease the unconscious influences that motivates a person to smoke. [google_ad_728_90_text] Texas Tech University and University of Oregon researchers recruited […]

Over-active genes found in depressed females

Over-active genes found in depressed females

New York, July 31 (IANS) Numerous genes that regulate the activity of a neurotransmitter in the brain, were found to be in abundance in the brain tissue of depressed females.   This could be an underlying cause of the higher incidence of suicide among women, an Indian-origin scientist suggests.   Studying post-mortem tissue from brains […]

Increasing coffee intake bad for your brain

London, July 29 (IANS) While drinking your daily cup of coffee can help you stay sharp, modifying your habit by increasing coffee consumption over time may increase risk of mild cognitive impairment (MCI), early symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease (AD) and dementia, says new research. [google_ad_728_90_text] “These findings from the Italian Longitudinal Study on Ageing suggested […]