Brain games may not make you smarter: Study

​New York, April 18 (IANS) If you thought brain games could make you smarter, think again. In a study, researchers at Florida State University in the US found no evidence that such games increase overall cognitive abilities. An increasing number of people believe brain training helps protect them against memory loss or cognitive disorders, sai...
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Restricting trans fats cuts heart attack risks: Study

New York, April 17 (IANS) Hospitalisation for heart attacks and strokes is less common among people living in areas that restrict trans fats in foods compared to residents in areas without restrictions, new research has found. "Our study highlights the power of public policy to impact the cardiovascular health of a population," said lead author ...
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Combat sweat with natural fabrics

​New Delhi, April 16 (IANS) It's best to wear natural fabrics to beat the heat and to keep skin problems at bay, say experts. Vandana Anurag, Founder of The Parisian Boudoir and Salesh Grover, Business Head at OSL Luxury Collections, have shared ways in which you can deal with sweat: * Loose clothes don't touch your body and allow your bod...
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Instagram 'Stories' growth surpasses Snapchat

New York, April 14 (IANS) Facebook's photo-sharing app Instagram has surpassed Snapchat in daily active users of "Stories" feature, though the format was first launched by Snapchat in 2013. According to a report in Forbes on Thursday, Instagram's "Stories" feature is now used by more than 200 million people every day -- an increase of 50 million...
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Why exercise on empty stomach may be better for your health

​New York, April 10 (IANS) If you have been wondering whether it is better to eat or fast before a workout, researchers now have an answer. A new study has found that exercise on empty stomach is better for your health in the long term. The study analysed effects of eating versus fasting on gene expression in adipose (fat) tissue in response t...
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Eating Marmite may be good for your brain: Study

​London, April 6 (IANS) Consuming Marmite -- a tangy British spread -- daily may be good for the brain, as it has been found to increase a chemical messenger associated with healthy brain function, a study has showed. In the study, published in the Journal of Psychopharmacology, participants consuming a teaspoon of Marmite every day for a mont...
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Video games may help combat depression

New York, March 27 (IANS) Feeling depressed? Beat the blues by playing video games, touted as viable and effective treatment for depression, researchers said. They help in brain training. The findings showed that playing the specifically designed video game helped people feel they had some control over their depression. Such video games had ...
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Talking more to Siri lately? You must be lonely

​New York, March 29 (IANS) It is easy to try to carry on a conversation with Siri, the virtual assistant on your iPhone, or Amazon's Alexa device from your living room. But if you are doing it more lately, please beware. Researchers suggest that frequent interactions with human-like products may indicate loneliness. "If someone notices they ar...
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Outdoor games can make kids love nature

​Toronto, March 19 (IANS) Allowing your kids play out in the open can help them develop a deep love for nature as they grow, a study has shown. "Developing positive experiences in nature at a young age can influence our attitudes and behaviours towards nature as adults," said Catherine Broom, Assistant Professor at University of British Columb...
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Wearing skinny jeans, oversized bags may up your back pain

​London, March 14 (IANS) Suffering from severe back pain? Blame your clothing and accessories such as skinny jeans, oversized bags and those worn on one side of the body, coats with large fluffy hoods, high heeled shoes and backless shoes, according to a survey from the British Chiropractic Association (BCA). The survey showed that three-quart...
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