Granada (Spain), April 28 : A direct correlation has been found between teens who play football and their ability to maintain focus, the Catholic University of Valencia and the Granada Center for Brain, Mind and Behavior Research, or Cimcyc, revealed in a recent study.
Washington, Apr 28 : A new study has suggested that brain balances perception and action when caught in illusion.
Washington, Apr 28 : Gastroenterology special 13th issue on food, the immune system and the gastrointestinal tract has confirmed that "you are what you eat."
New Delhi, April 28 : Tanning is inevitable this summer even if you choose to cover up completely or plan to use a sunscreen. But a few simple home remedies like using cabbage leaves or exfoliating with almonds on the affected areas can help in skin lightening, says an expert.
London, April 28 : Parental separation or divorce increases in kids the risk of psychosomatic problems, including concentration and sleep difficulties, says a study.
New York, April 28 : If you are finding it difficult to stick to a weight-loss diet, you may blame hunger sensitive cells in your brain, says a study.
London, April 28 : Sounds like crinkling of paper or plastic bags, clinking of coins or keys and even clicking of a computer mouse can trigger seizures in cats, says a new study.
New York, April 28 : A device that blocks incoming and outgoing calls/texts on cell phones when a person is driving can reduce distracted driving among teenagers, says a study.
New York, April 28 : Treating insomnia in night shift workers may improve their work productivity and safety, says a new research.
New York, April 28 : Even as smartphones and tablets have become part of everyday life, most parents still worry that mobile devices may not be the best thing for their children, says a study.
Washington, Apr 28 : A new study has revealed that "distracted" adolescent-drivers are less likely to use phones or drive erratically when cameras and blocking programs are in place.
New Delhi, April 27 : Take extra care of your tresses in summer. Using coconut milk for lifeless hair and undergoing a regular trim for people who are suffering from thin hair, during this season will help, says an expert.
London, April 27 : People are likely to cheat on a task in favour of their self-interest only when the situation provides them enough room to save their face, says a study.
New York, April 27 : High school students subjected to bullying are likely to report being seriously depressed, consider suicide and carrying weapons to school, says a new research.
New York, April 27 : Youth with supportive parents and other family members are significantly less likely to be involved in or to witness violence, says a study.
New Delhi, April 27 : Do you feel low and out while surrounded by a particular colour but feel uplifted by the cheerful yellow? Why does white denote peace and black oppression and evil? Colours have deeper meanings than just being a part of the decor or apparel, Anju Munshi discovers.
Washington, Apr.27: A new study has revealed that smaller plates don't always lead to smaller portions while eating, particularly for overweight teens.
Washington, Apr 27: A new study has demonstrated that electronic cigarettes gaining in popularity among teens.
Toronto, April 27 : Persistent lower back pain could be the result of bones in your spine that share similarities in shape to non-human primates like chimpanzees and orangutans.
New York, April 27 : Labelling healthy foods with smiley faces and offering small prizes for buying nutritious items can make kids purchase more of such foods and eat them too, suggests a new research.
New Delhi, April 26 : In the wake of Saturday's massive earthquake in Nepal that wreaked havoc in the Himalayan nation besides rocking neighbouring countries, people want to know more about the phenomenon which is a manifestation of the Earth's crust settling down. Here are some FAQs:
New Delhi, April 26 : Whether you're a wedding vendor, wedding planner, the bride, the groom or the parents of the couple-to-be, help is at your hand with Shaadi-e-Khas, an online wedding management software which enables users to ease the process of planning and organising marriage-related events.
London, April 26 : Want to get rid of a nagging thought or the pesky lyrics you heard a week ago? Well, chew gum, advises a new study.
New York, April 26 : The best time for mobile app developers to launch a new app is weekend, says a study.
New York, April 26 : Orphaned boys in low and middle-income countries, including India, are just as likely to experience physical and sexual abuse as girls, new research has revealed.
New York, April 26 : Students with standing desks are more attentive than their seated counterparts, says a study, indicating we think better on our feet, literally.
Washington, Apr 26 : A new study has revealed that text messaging services are useful for reaching "at-risk" teens about sex.
By Sreeparna Chakrabarty, New Delhi, April 25 : Mukesh (name changed) was a happy 32-year-old with a job as an electrician in a private factory. But his life changed when an innocuous looking patch on his leg three years ago was diagnosed as leprosy.
Washington, Apr 25 : A new study has revealed that students think better on their feet, literally.
By Saeed Naqvi : Werner Adam, the late foreign Editor of Frankfurter Allgemeine, used to tell me a story about his meeting in Moscow with India's ambassador, T.N. Kaul.
New York, April 24 : Boosting teenagers' ability to cope with online risks, rather than trying to stop them from using the internet, is a more effective strategy for keeping them safe, says a new study.
New York, April 24 : Teenagers are less likely to indulge in risky behaviour such as jumping a traffic signal when moms are around, finds a study.
By Nury Vittachi: My dog spends hours visualising her dinner, licking her lips in anticipation of it and walking in and out of the kitchen to catch the precise moment when it is served. And then she inhales it in one nanosecond. Slurrrp! Gone.
By M. Rajaque Rahman : The diktat to make it mandatory for domestic fertiliser producers to 'neem-coat' at least 75 percent of their urea production would qualify as one of the most holistic decisions ever taken by any Indian government.
Washington, April 23 : Ants increase their speed in order to accommodate more ants following their way.
New York, April 23 : Employees who have low self-control pose a danger that can be just as damaging as a hacker, says a study.
London, April 23 : If mosquitoes get attracted to your brother, chances are they would choose you among the many for the next bite -- for the likelihood of being bitten by mosquitoes could be due to our genes, says a recent study carried out on twins.
New York, April 23 : People with more demanding jobs may live longer even after developing a form of dementia than people with less skilled jobs, says a new study.
Washington, April 22 : It is not a safer option to swap regular cigarettes with e-cigarettes for young people, claims a new study.
London, April 22 : Soon there could be a beer in the market brewed from human sewage.
London, April 22 : World leaders must stay committed to leaving at least three-quarters of all known fossil fuel reserves in the ground to avoid the worst effects of climate change, leading scientists and economists have appealed on the occasion of Earth Day.
Washington, April 22 : A new study has claimed that regular consumption of yogurt does not benefit out health, unlike the contrary belief.
New York, April 22 : In a promising breakthrough for smokers who are trying to quit, neuroscientists have identified circuitry in the brain as responsible for the increased anxiety experienced commonly during withdrawal from nicotine addiction.
London, April 22 : To earn better at the workplace, what qualities do you think you must have? Well, for one, start having extra action between the sheets!
New York, April 22 : Here's more data that will convince nay-saying bosses about the benefits of treadmill desks -- recent research says workers on treadmill desks perform cognitive tasks nearly as well as those at sitting desks despite the fact that they are walking in between.
New York, April 22 : Parents who chronically neglect their children contribute to the likelihood that they will have poor social skills, which in turn can make them aggressive in adolescence, says a study.
New York, April 22 : The next time you sing your favourite song, remember this: In order to sing or speak, around 100 different muscles in our chest, neck, jaw, tongue and lips must work together to produce a sound.
Washington, Apr. 22 : Vaporization Startup Pax Labs has introduced a new e-cigarette called "Juul" which the company describes as "an intelligently engineered and intensely satisfying new vapor experience".
Washington, April 22 : In the world's first study, which used MRI used to analyze infant pain, scientists have found that babies' feel pain just like adults.
By Mohit Dubey, Lucknow, April 22 : As the mercury inches to newer highs this season, like elsewhere, this city of nawabs is parched and scurrying for cover from the extreme heat. And to quench their thirst denizens in the city and also the state are looking to a bevy of 'desi coolers' to help them keep their cool this summer.
Washington, April 21 : Scientists have shown how technology can enable transfer of human emotion to the palm of your hand through air.
London, April 21 : A new technology can stimulate different areas of the hand to convey feelings of happiness, sadness, excitement or fear without making physical contact with your body.
London, April 21 : Listening to your heart more often, not just when you are petrified or excited, may confer great benefits as researchers believe that being aware of the heart's rhythm could give people more control over their behaviour.
London, April 00 : A new app, Heal, will now "uber" over a doctor to your doorstep at times of need.
London, Apr.20 : A new study has revealed that the number of schoolgirls at risk of emotional problems has risen sharply.
London, Apr.20 : A new study has revealed that drivers who don't drink enough water can be as dangerous as the drunken ones.
By Ambreen Agha, Research Assistant, Institute for Conflict Management : On April 10, 2015, Balochistan Liberation Front (BLF) militants shot dead at least 20 Punjabi and Sindhi construction labourers at point blank range at their camp in the Gagdan area of Turbat District. Out of the 20 deceased labourers, 16 were Punjabis, and four were Sindhis from the Hyderabad District in Sindh. A senior administration official Akbar Hussain Durrani disclosed that the militants had lined the labourers up and shot them at point blank range after confirming their identity.
By Venkatachari Jagannathan, Chennai, April 20 : India's first satellite - Aryabhata - was launched successfully by a Russian rocket on an April day 40 years ago, taking the country on an exciting space odyssey as far as the Moon and the Mars.
New York, April 20 : If you are afraid that your kid would miss the school bus, there is an app to relieve you of that worry. Recently, the famous Newport News Public Schools (NNPS) in Virginia adopted a pilot programme called 'Here Comes the Bus' that allows parents to track their child's school bus in real time.
Washington, April 19 : Drawing the curtains for family members of cardiac arrest victims as doctors and nurses perform an emergency procedure hardly yields any benefit, says new research.