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If done properly, Muslim prayer ritual can reduce lower back pain
Washington D.C. [USA], Mar.7 : According to a recent research, the complex physical movements of the Muslim prayer ritual can reduce lower back pain if performed regularly and properly. Read Full Story

First-time travel experiences can be the secret to success in life
New Delhi , Mar. 6 : Travelling to new places and opening your mind to different, novel experiences inspire life's enriching changes, says a study. Read Full Story

How to seize the perfect selfie? These tricks will help
New Delhi , Mar. 6 : Who does not love taking a selfie? Read Full Story

Addiction to social media leads to increased feelings of isolation
Washington D.C.[USA], Mar. 6 : Addicted to social media? You are more likely to feel isolated, according to a new study. Read Full Story

Conflict of rights: My rights end where yours begins
By Shambhavi Ravishankar, New Delhi , Mar.6 : Nothing in this world is absolute. Historically various scholars and thinkers from a variety of professional backgrounds have described rights and freedoms as legal concepts with inherent limitations. Read Full Story

Decoded! Is rice healthy or not?
New York [US], Mar. 6 : Rice is a staple food for many Asian countries, serving as a main food source for about half the world's population. But, is the carbohydrate-rich grain a healthy one? Read Full Story

Tips to protect your hair while painting town red this Holi
New Delhi , Mar. 5 : It's that time of year when colours, water and delicious sweetmeats are on everyone's mind and there's no better day than Holi to let your hair down and indulge in some fun. Read Full Story

This 'visa temple' in Ahmedabad may fulfil your dream to visit abroad
Ahmedabad (Gujarat) , Mar. 05 : Does any of your relatives, friends or acquaintances in India wish to go to Canada, USA, Australia, England or any other country? Are they facing difficulties in getting Visa? Do they find themselves making innumerable visits to the Visa office without any result? Read Full Story

Improving freshman retention rate
Washington D.C. [USA], Mar. 4 : Turns out, students can develop a sense of fitting in before they even walk into class. Read Full Story

Beat 'summer acne' like a pro!
New Delhi , Mar. 4 : Summer's knocking the doors, so get set with all your flowy-dresses to show-off your glowing skin. Read Full Story

Math to explain our bodies better?
Washington D.C. [USA], Mar. 4 : Our body is one complex structure, which boggles the mind and drives the work of biomedical scientists around the world. Read Full Story

Desk jobs are bad for your heart and your waist, says research
London, Mar 3 : A new study shows further evidence for the view that spending too much time sitting down is bad for our health and our waistline. Read Full Story

Project to support conservation of Indonesian river and forest habitats to protect wildlife
London, Mar 3 : A new project led by a researcher from the University of Leicester is supporting the conservation of river and forest habitats in Indonesia - which are vital to the survival of a number of rare species of animal including orangutans and native fish. Read Full Story

You may never know your partner is hiding emotions: Study
Washington D.C.[USA], Mar. 3 : Even the most blissful of couples in long-running, exclusive relationships may be fairly clueless when it comes to spotting the ploys their partner uses to avoid dealing with emotional issues, suggests new research from psychologists at Washington University in St. Louis. Read Full Story

Wild elephants, the lightest-known snoozers of any mammal
Washington D.C. [USA], Mar. 2 : Turns out, an elephant not only never forgets, but also almost never sleeps! Read Full Story

Suicide prediction now possible!
Washington D.C.[USA], Mar. 2 : A groundbreaking project led by a Florida State University researcher makes an exponential advance in suicide prediction, potentially giving clinicians the ability to predict who will attempt suicide up to two years in advance with 80 percent accuracy. Read Full Story

Do we look like our names? new research says yes
Jerusalem, Mar 1 : Study suggests that people "live up to their name" with their facial appearance Read Full Story

Community based clubs help improve heart-health in black women: Study
Washington D.C. [USA], Mar. 1 : Heart disease is the leading cause of death for Black/African American women in the US and more Black/African American women die every year from heart disease compared to their white and Hispanic counterparts, according to the Centers for Disease Control. Read Full Story

Gang warfare not unique to humans - banded mongooses do it too
Washington D.C.[USA], Mar.1 : Researchers from the University of Exeter have shed light on the causes of the fights - and found they are most common when females are receptive to breeding and when there is competition over food and territory. Read Full Story

Sleeping with stuffed toys help children to read: Study
Washington D.C.[USA], Mar.1 : Sending stuffed animals for a sleepover at the library encourages children to read with them, even long after the sleepover took place, say researchers in a new study in Heliyon. Read Full Story

Despite negative influence, people can't stop using social media: Study
Washington D.C. [USA], Mar.1 : We know it isn't good for our health but being glued to our smartphone is something we all just can't resist. Read Full Story

Fruit flies can build resistance to toxins, found in deadly mushrooms: Study
Washington D.C. [USA], Feb. 28 : A new study says fruit flies can build resistance to the toxins found in deadly mushrooms - Death Cap and Destroying Angel that may help them live longer. Read Full Story

Are PR millennials not ready to advise on moral dilemmas?
Washington D.C. [USA], Feb. 28 : A study reveals millennials, pursuing career in public relations, do not feel the need to give advices on moral dilemmas, as for them, ethics are better left to the legal department or that role is beyond their responsibilities. Read Full Story

Having kids in house may mean less sleep for young moms
Washington D.C. [USA], Feb. 27 : Being a young mother, do you also feel sleep deprived and exhausted most of the times? Relax you are not alone, as a study finds that unlike men, night's sleep for women is affected by having children in the house. Read Full Story

People with long-term stress may be more prone to obesity
Washington D.C. [US], Feb. 26 : Beware and get your stress treated, as a study warns people who suffer from long-term stress may be more prone to obesity. Read Full Story

Female bosses favour gay and lesbian job-seekers, research finds
London, Feb 26 : Women are more likely to hire gay and lesbian job applicants over equally-qualified straight candidates, according to a study led by the University of Sussex. Read Full Story

Child obesity '35-40%' inherited from parents, study finds
London, Feb 26 : Around 35-40 per cent of a child's BMI - how fat or thin they are - is inherited from their parents, a new study has found. Read Full Story

Online media use shows strong genetic influence, says study
London, Feb 26 : Online media use such as social networking and gaming could be strongly influenced by our genes, according to a new study by researchers from King's College London. Read Full Story

Deprivation in early childhood can affect mental health in adulthood, says study
London, Feb 26 : Despite living in strong and supportive families for over 20 years, many children exposed to severe early deprivation in Romanian institutions aged 0-3 experience a range of mental health problems in early adulthood, according to new King's College London research. Read Full Story

Maths and maps make you nervous? It could be in your genes, says study
London, Feb 26 : Our genes play a significant role in how anxious we feel when faced with spatial and mathematical tasks, such as reading a map or solving a geometry problem, according to a new study by researchers from King's College London. Read Full Story

Want to stay fit? Interactive health apps may inspire you
Washington D.C. [USA], Feb. 26 : Good news for those who want to lose weight without hitting gym or consulting a dietitian! Read Full Story

Keep your body moving to enjoy golden years of life
London [UK], Feb. 26 : Ask your grandparents to stay fit and keep their body moving even in old age, as a study warns people over 70, suffering from back pain, are at 13 percent increased risk of dying from any cause. Read Full Story

Live in green neighbourhood to cut depression, anxiety
Washington D.C. [US], Feb. 26 : Your neighbourhood is linked to your mental well-being. Read Full Story

Train your brain everyday to keep negative emotions at bay
Washington D.C. [USA], Feb. 26 : Does recalling an unpleasant interaction with our boss make you demotivated? Read Full Story

Study reveals new risk factors for anxiety disorders
Berlin [Germany], Feb 25 : People experiencing anxiety disorders, we have got some bad news for you. Read Full Story

Good students are more into booze, smoking pots: Study
New York [USA], Feb. 25 : It's not only the peer pressure that makes kids try alcohol or smoke pot! Read Full Story

'Straight' women tend to orgasm less!
New York [USA], Feb. 25 : 'Orgasm gap' is something all have experienced while making love. Read Full Story

Students think it's 'normal' to use performance enhancing drugs: Study
New Delhi , Feb. 25 : A European study has revealed that the majority of university students believe it is the social norm to use drugs like Ritalin to enhance academic performance - despite very few having used stimulants themselves. Read Full Story

Trained dogs may help to detect threatened cheetahs: Study
Washington D.C. [US], Feb. 24 : US researchers have suggested that specially trained dogs can be used to find wide-ranging species that are often threatened, sepecially cheetah in a region of Western Zambia. Read Full Story

Teens drowsy during mid-afternoon are 4.5 times more likely to commit crimes in adulthood
Washington D.C. [US], Feb. 24 : Parents, please take note! A study warns teenagers who self-report feeling drowsy during mid-afternoon, are 4.5 times more likely to commit violent crimes a decade and a half later. Read Full Story

Fathers beware! Doing cocaine while planning family may affect your son's memory
Washington D.C. [USA], Feb. 24 : A team of US researchers warn, fathers, who do cocaine at the time of conceiving a child, may be putting their son at risk of learning disabilities and memory loss. Read Full Story

DO NOT neglect your kid, he might grow mentally ill
New Delhi , Feb 23. : Never neglect your kid, if you do not want to subject him to mental health issues! Read Full Story

If your kid is too fat, then you may be a reason
Washington D.C. [USA], Feb. 22 : Now don't blame those chips and chocolates for you childs extra pounds, as a study says around 35-40 percent of a child's is inherited from their parents. Read Full Story

Real questions to ask if you are getting married!
New Delhi , Feb. 22 : In the day and age of months, sometimes years being spent planning the perfect wedding, reality is often a rude shock when the wedding is over and the marriage begins! This is because no one thinks of asking the questions that really matter! Read Full Story

Who controls your car without you knowing?
New Delhi , Feb.21 : Kaspersky Lab researchers have examined the security of applications for the remote control of cars from several famous car manufacturers. As a result, the company's experts have discovered that all of the applications contain a number of security issues that can potentially allow criminals to cause significant damage for connected car owners. Read Full Story

Products students should have in their house as they prepare for exams
New Delhi , Feb. 21 : As exams are just around the corner, many students would need to declutter their rooms and organise them in a better way so that they can focus only on their studies without getting distracted due to unmanaged stuff surrounding them. Read Full Story

A High Road to Scotland
Craggy mountains, moors, lakes (lochs), medieval castles and scary sea cliffs, Scottish Highlands pack it all. Read Full Story

Ever heard of tech savy parenting? Find out here!
New Delhi , Feb. 20 : When every issue these days can be resolved with the help of your mobile phone, why can't parenting be too? Read Full Story

Children inherit obesity from parents: Study
Washington D.C. (USA), Feb. 20 : A study reveals that 35-40 percent of a child's 'Body Mass Index' - how fat or thin they are - is inherited from their parents. Read Full Story

Boys will be boys?
Despite many awareness programmes and campaigns, the continued rise in gender violence in the country is proving frustrating to sociologists and activists. Some suggest that including men in such programmes is vital. Ranjita Biswas gets introduced to one such initiative in Pune Read Full Story

Don't be so clean! Obsession with hygiene could kill benefial bacterias
New Delhi , Feb 20. : Good news for all those lazy-headed not-really-a-cleanliness-freak out there! Scientists have found out that the obsession with hygiene could even be turning some beneficial bacteria found in the human gut into endangered species. Read Full Story

Nostalgic emotions evokes stronger urge to quit smoking
New Delhi , Feb 20. : In order to persuade someone to quit smoking, it is the 'emotions' that need to be triggered rather than inciting fear in an individual. Read Full Story

Woah! Here's a t-shirt that can help you stay fit
Washington D.C. [USA], Feb. 19 : In first of its kind, Broadcast Wearables has come up with a smart fitness t-shirt that can be used for navigation and keep an account of the steps you take, calories burnt and floors climbed. Read Full Story

Beware! Rice may be potential 'arsenic carrier' for kids
New Delhi , Feb 19. : What if we told you that rice has the potential of carrying arsenic and is more than hazardous to feed it to infants! Read Full Story

Egg-free surrogate chickens can save rare poultry breeds
Washington D.C. [USA], Feb. 18 : To boost breeding of endangered poultry breeds, Briton researchers have come up with gene-editing techniques for the rare breeds to use them as surrogates that cannot produce their own chicks. Read Full Story

Even a single meal of pizza, burgers ups chances of diabetes, liver disease: Study
Washington D.C. [USA], Feb. 18 : Think wisely before you eat those unhealthy and fattening pizzas and burgers, as a study warns that even a single dose of high fat meal can increase your chances of diabetes and fatty liver disease. Read Full Story

Millennials work harder than their bosses: Survey
New Delhi , Feb. 17 : In a survey conducted by Talentedge, India's leading Ed-Tech firm, of over 1000 young professionals across eight metros, the findings revealed an interesting perspective of India's young working professionals. Read Full Story

Sweet moment of motherhood faces 'sweet' challenge
New Delhi , Feb. 17 : Birth of a baby may be a sweet moment but changing life style of women is posing 'sweet' challenge to it. Read Full Story

Despite comfort, your AC can negatively affect sleep quality
Washington D.C. [USA], Feb. 17 : Configure the airflow velocity of your Air Conditioner to a comfortable sleeping environment, as a study reveals when airflow is directed at a human body at an insensible velocity, it may increase your heart rate and affect sleeping positions. Read Full Story

Study shows links between physical attractiveness and higher salaries
Washington D.C. [USA], Feb. 17 : As a saying, eauty is skin deep sounds fair, but in the real world where money is top priority, physical attractiveness might have a lot more prominence than just inner beauty. Read Full Story

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