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Sleepless night affects recognition of emotions
Washington D.C. [USA], Mar. 26 : A recent study has found that a sleepless night impairs your ability to interpret subtle expressions of happiness and sadness. Read Full Story

Here`s why inactive teens need to walk off lazy bones
Washington D.C. [USA], Mar. 26 : You may want to encourage your children to get up and exercise as a recent study has suggested that inactive teens have weaker bones than those who are physically active. Read Full Story

The social costs of smell loss in older women, says study
Washington, Mar 23 : A new study of older U.S. adults conducted by researchers from the Monell Center and collaborating institutions reports that a woman's social life is associated with how well her olfactory system functions. Read Full Story

Mixing alcohol with energy drinks increases risk, says study
Toronto, Mar 23 : People who mix highly caffeinated energy drinks with their alcoholic beverages may be at increased risk for injury—both intentional (fights, violence and attempted suicide) and unintentional (falling, tripping and motor vehicle accidents)—according to a new study by the University of Victoria's Centre for Addictions Research of BC (CARBC) published in the March issue of Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs. Read Full Story

People afraid of robots are much more likely to fear losing their jobs and suffer anxiety, Baylor Study finds
Texas, Mar 23 : "Technophobes" — people who fear robots, artificial intelligence and new technology that they don't understand — are much more likely to be afraid of losing their jobs due to technology and to suffer anxiety-related mental health issues, a Baylor University researcher says. Read Full Story

The social costs of smell loss in older women, says study
Washington, Mar 23 : A new study of older U.S. adults conducted by researchers from the Monell Center and collaborating institutions reports that a woman's social life is associated with how well her olfactory system functions. Read Full Story

Mixing alcohol with energy drinks increases risk, says study
Toronto, Mar 23 : People who mix highly caffeinated energy drinks with their alcoholic beverages may be at increased risk for injury—both intentional (fights, violence and attempted suicide) and unintentional (falling, tripping and motor vehicle accidents)—according to a new study by the University of Victoria's Centre for Addictions Research of BC (CARBC) published in the March issue of Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs. Read Full Story

Did you know? Blind have enhanced hearing, smell, cognitive functions
Washington D.C. [USA], Mar. 23 : A study finds that people who are born blind have heightened sense of hearing, smell and touch, suggesting that their brain "rewires" itself in the absence of visual information to boost other senses. Read Full Story

Potential early warning signs of osteoporosis found in South Asian women, says study
Surrey, Mar 23 : In the first study of its kind, researchers from the University of Surrey examined bone resportion (the breakdown of bone tissue by osteoclast cells) in over 370 pre and post-menopausal South Asian and white Caucasian women in the UK. Read Full Story

I do not like cooking the same dish twice: Ranveer Brar
Celebrity chef Ranveer Brar was recently in Kolkata for the opening of Afra Tafri, a new gastro brew pub in the city, where he is the curator of the food menu. The popular Indian chef, restaurant-owner and food stylist, who also hosts and judges many food shows, spoke exclusively to TWF-IBNS correspondent Shilpa Salwan. Read Full Story

Older the new mothers, better they are
Washington D.C. [USA], Mar. 22 : Women, who experience motherhood later in life, are more compassionate mothers than their younger counterparts, according to a recent study. Read Full Story

Could over-the-counter pills ward off booze addiction?
Washington D.C. [USA], Mar. 22 : A team of scientists has brought fresh hope to alcoholics as they are trying to find out whether or not treating the addiction is as simple as popping over-the-counter pills. Read Full Story

Campaigns on female tourists' sexual risk-taking are need of hour
Washington D.C. [USA], Mar. 22 : With both tourism and casual hookup sex on the rise among college-age adults, there's an urgent need for gender-sensitive and age-appropriate sexual health campaigns that are tailored to young women's motivations for taking sexual risks while travelling, a new study has suggested. Read Full Story

Here's the best way to cook pasta
New Delhi , Mar. 22 : Want to make pasta like the professionals? A new Speaking of Chemistry video offers a tip that will guarantee your meal is perfectly cooked. Read Full Story

Here's how we might act if the world ends
Washington D.C. [USA], Mar. 21 : Have you ever wondered how would people act if a catastrophic event was set to wipe out the society? Turns out, we're not going to embark on a path of law-breaking and anti-social behaviour. Read Full Story

Parents are the true genetic engineers
By Dr Padmapriya Anup Nair, New Delhi , Mar. 21 : 'An infant in the mother's womb is as much in the hands and under the will of the mother, as clay in the hands of the potter, who from it makes whatever pleases him', says physician Paracelsus. Read Full Story

Booze-energy drink combo may up injury risk
Washington D.C. [USA], Mar. 21 : Turns out, Red Bull may give you wings but necking it down with your booze may give you bruises. Read Full Story

Sexual 'afterglow' helps bonding partners together
Washington D.C. [USA], Mar. 21 : It's not only making love that bonds the partners, the 'afterglow' too works as magic! Read Full Story

Protect your skin from acne outbreaks in Summer
New Delhi , Mar. 21 : Summers are here and it is the most nightmarish time for skin issues specially acne. Ugly to look at and painful in general, the outbreak of acne can be extremely demotivating and affect the confidence of an individual. Read Full Story

Work hard, play hard to beat the stress!
New Delhi , Mar. 21 : Stress is inevitable! It is something we have very little control over. Dr Gowri from DocsApp, puts it metaphorically, "stress is like getting a bad haircut. Read Full Story

Dear parents! Store prescription opioids away, out of sight of kids of all ages
Washington D.C. [USA], Mar. 20 : Dear adults, opioids prescribed cautiously for chronic pain should be stored up, away and out of sight of kids of all ages, in a locked cabinet is best, as a study finds most of the exposures occurred among children younger than five years were 60 percent and teenagers was 30 percent. Read Full Story

Turns out, beauty may be in the 'nose' of the beholder
London [UK], Mar. 19 : Guys, you may want to make sure that you are smelling fresh before you head out for your date as a recent study has revealed that odour plays a big role in sexual attraction. Read Full Story

When you're too good looking to be in long-term relationships
New Delhi , Mar. 19 : Turns out, your good looks not only make you a love-magnet, but also are one of the reasons why your relationships don't last. Read Full Story

The right angle to make her climax every time revealed
London [UK], Mar. 19 : Guys, you may want to take your protractor in between the sheets as it turns out, the key to making her orgasm every time is all about an angle! Read Full Story

Do skilled professionals make more mistakes at workplace?
Washington D.C. [USA], Mar. 18 : Which organisation does not want a highly skilled professional at workplace? But 'to err is human' suggests a new study as faster things happen, the worse we remember them, thereby increasing the risk factor for making errors when interrupted. Read Full Story

Drug and Alcohol problem leads to increased suicide rise in veterans
Washington D.C. [USA], Mar.18 : According to a new study, veterans who have drug or alcohol problems are more than twice as likely to die by suicide as their comrades. Read Full Story

Kids who turn off lights more likely to protect nature as adults:Study
Washington D.C. [U.S.A.], Mar. 18 : Dear parents, inculcating habits like turning off the lights when not needed and using recycled products and alternative transportation methods during childhood may help your kids develop a feeling of responsibility towards protecting the environment as adults, suggests a study. Read Full Story

Did you know: Millennials most unhappy with their work-life balance!
Washington D.C. [USA], Mar. 17 : Did you know, people in their late 20s and early 30s are most unhappy about their work-life balance than any other age group. Read Full Story

Here's how you can have stress-free exam time
New Delhi , Mar. 16 : For many students, exam-time is that dreaded reality which has the ability to send them into complete and utter panic. Read Full Story

Naturopathy- a way to a new, healthier lifestyle
New Delhi , Mar. 16 : Living in harmony with nature can help us improve our overall health in ways more than we can imagine. Read Full Story

Now, a `greener` way to make vanilla flavouring
Washington D.C. [USA], Mar. 16 : Today, over 95 percent of vanilla flavouring used in foods, from cereal to ice cream, is not natural and the production of the synthetic one is taking a toll on Read Full Story

Electrical current may help you recall names, phone numbers!
Washington D.C. [USA], Mar. 15 : Do you often forget names of people at a party, telephone numbers, or even a short grocery list? Read Full Story

Vitamin B an unlikely weapon in war against pollution
New York [U.S.], Mar. 15 : In the first study of its kind, a team of international researchers have discovered that something as simple as a daily vitamin B supplement could help mitigate the effects of the most dangerous type of air pollution. Read Full Story

New mothers eat blueberries to keep 'baby blues' at bay
Washington D.C. [USA], Mar. 14 : A Canadian study suggests that by consuming fruit-based supplement kit, containing blueberry juice, may help new mothers to beat feelings of sadness and mood swings post-delivery. Read Full Story

If you have kids, you are expected to live longer
Washington D.C. [USA], Mar. 14 : The proverb 'The child supplies the power but the parents have to do the steering' is perfectly explained in a new study that says, parents, especially fathers, can expect to live longer than those who are childless. Read Full Story

Don't put filters, rather educate teens to view online content responsibly
Washington D.C. [USA], Mar. 14 : In the age of digitization, do you also think that open internet is unsafe for your child? Have you too applied filters to prevent them from accessing any unwanted content? Read Full Story

Did You Know! Physical activity levels may start tailing off at age 7
Washington D.C. [USA], Mar. 14 : Dear parents, ask your kids to exercise daily from early childhood, as study warns that level of physical activity may start tailing off as early as the age of seven, rather than during adolescence, which is widely believed. Read Full Story

Attention parents! Kids spending six hours or more on screens at risk of diabetes
Washington D.C. [U.S.A.], Mar. 14 : Parents, beware! A study warns, children aged 9-10 years, who consistently spend three or more hours watching TV, using computers and smartphones, are at high risk of developing diabetes. Read Full Story

Indian eves enjoy splash of colours on Holi
Bhopal (Madhya Pradesh), Mar. 13 : It was business as usual in the Sports Authority of India (SAI) campus in Bhopal on Monday. The senior Indian Women's team, who are gearing up for the all-important Hockey Women's World League Round 2 in Canada, were put through the grind in the morning under the watchful eyes of chief coach Sjoerd Marijne. But no sooner than the gruelling session came to an end, the girls indulged in a splash of colours to celebrate the festivities of Holi. Read Full Story

Here's how you can stay fit this festive season
New Delhi , Mar. 12 : Holi is here and no matter what we do, dozens of sweets and snacks are bound to make our summer diet go off track! Read Full Story

This Holi, let your skin soak in benefits of Dead Sea Minerals
New Delhi , Mar. 12 : Bura na mano holi hai., said Reena and ran away smearing a fistful of artificial colours on her sister's face. Read Full Story

Beauty hacks you NEED to know this Holi
New Delhi , Mar. 12 : Vibrant colours, splashing water balloons and pelting pichkaris at each other with synthetic colours causer rashes,itchy, patchy, breakouts and dryness every year during spring festival Holi. Read Full Story

Here are 5 Vastu tips to be considered while playing Holi
New Delhi , Mar. 12 : The importance of Vastu is such that we believe in associating every crucial aspect of our lives with it. And since Holi is here, there are a majority of people who consider celebrating the festival as per Vastu. Read Full Story

Strawberry lovers.all is not well with your favorite fruit
New York [U.S.], Mar. 12 : Strawberries are easily one of the most popular fruits across the globe and its flavor gives chocolate a tough competition in the dessert spectrum making it a world-wide favorite, however, a recent report has found that the red fruit tops in the list of produce heavily contaminated with pesticide residues. Read Full Story

Having religious, spiritual encounters down to epilepsy?
Washington D.C. [USA], Mar. 11 : A recent study may have uncovered a neurological relationship between religiosity, a disposition for spiritual experience and religious activity, and epilepsy. Read Full Story

How to celebrate Holi in different ways?
New Delhi , Mar. 11 : Holi, also known as the festival of colours, is one of the most important festivals celebrated in the country. Read Full Story

Take care of your skin pre-post- holi madness
New Delhi , Mar. 11 : The season of colours is here. But as an effect, it makes your skin and hair dull and dry. Read Full Story

Help your grandparents sleep better with this..
Washington D.C. [USA], Mar. 11 : Help your grandparents sleep better and improve memory, with gentle sound stimulation - such as rush of a waterfall - synchronised to the rhythm of brain waves, as it may significantly deepen sleep and triple memory scores to recall words in older adults, suggests a study. Read Full Story

English spelling not as 'hazardous' as we previously believed
Washington D.C. [USA], Mar. 10 : Turns out, English spelling is not that hazardous. A recent research showed that the way we spell words is much more orderly and self-organizing than previously thought. Read Full Story

Need flu shot? Let your doctor make appointment for you
Washington D.C. [USA], Mar. 10 : If you need a flu shot, you may want to ask your doctor to make the appointment for you as according to a recent study, asking patients to schedule their own appointments doesn't work. Read Full Story

Beat the heat and protect your skin!
New Delhi , Mar. 10 : Summer is knocking the door! Before it arrives, let's bring on the stock for our beauty routine to welcome the the long days and even longer evenings. Read Full Story

This summer, treat your kid with these healthy popsicles!
New Delhi , Mar. 10 : The heat is steadily climbing the charts and if you're already in a soup about how to deal with it, why not experiment with some easy summer popsicle recipes. Read Full Story

You can create your own 'mind palace' like Sherlock Holmes!
London [UK], Mar. 10 : Wish to remember hundreds of random words, numbers and images? Try to train your brain by picturing familiar places and filling them with imaginary objects, like a cow eating moss to represent the city of Moscow for six weeks. Read Full Story

New research finds infants are more exposed to harmful pollution on the way to school than on the way home
London, Mar 9 : Babies in prams accompanying older siblings on the school run are twice as likely to be exposed to harmful air pollution in the morning than in the afternoon, a new study has found. Read Full Story

When robots ease the pain of women's health issues
New Delhi, Mar 9 : In India, the medical community has been boldly embracing a revolutionary surgical option to help women conquer an increasing range of gynaecological maladies. Read Full Story

Heads up college students! Boozing, marijuana linked to poor grades
Washington D.C. [USA], Feb. 9 : College students who are looking to score in top levels must restrain from smoking marijuana and consuming alcohol, as a study finds that medium-to-high consumption of both substances is linked to poor academic performance. Read Full Story

'Short' men bald prematurely: Study
Washington D.C. [USA], Mar. 9 : In first of its kind, a study reveals that men with short height and light skin colour can face increased risk of becoming bald prematurely. Read Full Story

People on diet tend to overeat in social settings
Washington D.C. [USA], Mar. 8 : A recent research suggests people trying to lose weight are tempted to overeat when eating in a social setting. Read Full Story

Good News! Caffeine can protect against dementia
Washington D.C. [USA], Mar. 8 : A recent study lists caffeine amongst the 24 compounds that has the potential to boost an enzyme in the brain shown to protect against dementia. Read Full Story

Graveyard shift woes? Mocha lattes can help you focus better
London [UK], Mar. 8 : Do you work in overnight shifts and struggle to stay active and focused while working? Good news! Drinking mocha lattes can improve your attention span and help in combating sluggishness. Read Full Story

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