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Yoga may help to reduce symptoms of depression: Study

Yoga may help to reduce symptoms of depression: Study

    New York, August 4 (IANS) If you are suffering from depression, yoga can complement traditional therapies and help reduce the symptoms of the mental disorder, researchers claim.   “Yoga has become increasingly popular in the West, and many…

Now, sunglasses that can generate solar power

Now, sunglasses that can generate solar power

    London, August 3 (IANS) Researchers have designed new “smart” solar sunglasses incorporating semi-transparent organic solar cells that can generate electric power enough to operate devices such as hearing aids.   The invention can pave the way for other…

Mining in Tibet poses threat to black-necked cranes

    (Environment Feature) Cartagena (Colombia), August 2 (IANS) Mineral exploitation, infrastructure development and changes in agricultural practices are severely threatening the survival of the black-necked crane that is endemic to the Tibetan Plateau in the Himalayas, says a new…

Air pollution may cause 60,000 deaths in 2030: Study

Air pollution may cause 60,000 deaths in 2030: Study

    New York, August 1 (IANS) Climate change, if left unaddressed, is expected to increase air pollution-related deaths by nearly 60,000 in 2030 and 2,60,000 in 2100 globally, a study has claimed.   According to the study, hotter temperatures…

Exercise in childhood may cut obesity, cancer risk

Exercise in childhood may cut obesity, cancer risk

    Wellington, Aug 1 (IANS) Exercise during childhood and adolescence may thwart some of the damaging effects of a high-fat diet such as obesity, heart disease and cancer, researchers have claimed.   The findings, based on the mouse study,…

Drinking alcohol daily may raise skin cancer risk: Study

Drinking alcohol daily may raise skin cancer risk: Study

    New York, August 1 (IANS) Individuals who are heavy alcohol consumers may be at an increased risk of developing non-melanoma skin cancer, an analysis has shown.   The findings, published in the British Journal of Dermatology, revealed that…

Turmeric can be used to fight cancer in children, find US scientists

Turmeric can be used to fight cancer in children, find US scientists

    Bengaluru, July 31 (IANS) Medical scientists in the US have found yet another use for curcumin, the bioactive component of turmeric that is widely used in Indian cuisine, this time to cure cancer in children.   Researchers at…

The long journey to school…

The long journey to school…

A man pushes a tub carrying children as he gets them back home after school at a flooded area in Duchang, Jiangxi Province, China, June 27, 2016. REUTERS/Stringer    …

Drinking 3-4 times a week may keep diabetes at bay

Drinking 3-4 times a week may keep diabetes at bay

    London, July 29 (IANS) Alcohol has its bad side but moderate drinking — three to four times a week — may keep diabetes at bay, researchers claim.   According to the team from the National Institute of Public…

Here’s why you should drink green tea

Here’s why you should drink green tea

    Beijing, July 29 (IANS) Your love for green tea may help improve memory as well as insulin resistance in the brain caused by a high-fat and high-fructose diet, researchers say.   A study, involving mice, showed that green…

Poor sleep may make you fat, raise diabetes risk

Poor sleep may make you fat, raise diabetes risk

    London, July 28 (IANS) Are you deprived of proper sleep at night? Beware, you are more likely to be overweight and also at risk of developing diabetes, a new study has warned.   The findings showed that people…

83% parents believe almonds are best snack for kids: Survey

83% parents believe almonds are best snack for kids: Survey

    New Delhi, July 28 (IANS) Nearly 83 per cent of parents feel that consuming almonds — a natural source of many essential nutrients, including protein and healthy fats — makes their children remain more energetic throughout the day,…