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  • How to age gracefully with the help of diet

    12 November, 2014 4:07 AM 8

    Your diet doesn’t only make you healthy and fit but also helps in playing a big part in your ageing process. From increasing your antioxidants to eating more fruits, one can keep a count of a few diet tips to stay younger always. Erin McCann, nutritional consultant, shares some advice on getting the right nutrients from your diet to help you age gracefully

  • Anxiety ups Alzheimer’s risk

    11 November, 2014 11:44 AM 6

    Anxiety in people with memory problems could increase their risk of contracting Alzheimer’s disease later in life, says a new research. Anxiety symptoms in individuals diagnosed with mild cognitive impairment (MCI) increase the risk of a speedier decline in cognitive functions – independent of depression, the findings showed. For MCI patients with mild, moderate

  • Great vacation? Don’t brag to your friends

    7 November, 2014 6:35 PM 5

    Your friends don’t want to hear about your excellent adventures. While you may have gotten pleasure from an epic event — sipping a rare wine in Burgundy, watching a Himalayan sunrise — that pleasure is all your own. A recent study in Psychological Science says that despite the thrills people receive from an extraordinary experience, few anticipate its potential

  • Bad air in our gym

    7 November, 2014 5:43 PM 5

    With chilly weather settling in and darkness arriving before most people’s workdays end, many of us are shifting our workouts indoors, a practice that is much better for us than abandoning exercise for the winter. But a new study of air quality in gyms raises some interesting questions about whether the places in which we work out are as healthy as they should

  • Diabetes, heart disease may share deep roots

    6 November, 2014 6:04 AM 8

    Type 2 diabetes and cardio-vascular disease often occur together and scientists have now discovered that the two diseases may be related at the level of genes, proteins and fundamental physiology. The two diseases share eight molecular pathways and several “key driver” genes appear to orchestrate the gene networks in which these pathways connect and interact

  • Ditch ready-to-eat meals to avoid high calories: Survey

    6 November, 2014 5:31 AM 7

    Do you want to help trim yours and your family’s waistlines? One can save over a month’s worth of calories every year by ditching ‘ready meals’ and instead taking a Do it Yourself (DIY) approach to making common foods. The research by etailer AppliancesDirect found that the average family stands to save 240,000 calories, the equivalent of 32 days’ recommended

  • Kick the butt to avoid chronic back pain

    4 November, 2014 10:19 AM 7

    Smokers are three times more likely than non-smokers to develop chronic back pain, warns a research. “Smoking affects the brain. We found that it affects the way the brain responds to back pain and seems to make individuals less resilient to an episode of pain,” said Bogdan Petre, technical scientist at the Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine

  • 'I'm a Minimal Make-Up Fan': Dipannita Sharma

    4 November, 2014 4:00 AM 9

    Rose water, a facial moisturiser and a cream with SPF 25 are a must for me. Which do you prefer: minimal make-up or a glossy look for a big night out? If you skip your fitness regimen on a particular day, do you compensate for it? If you use a good leave-in conditioner after a wash and later blow-dry your hair, you can style it any way you want to. For a more natural

  • After fare feud, MMRDA, Metro operator spar over built-up area

    4 November, 2014 12:10 AM 19

    A fter a long-drawn tussle over the fare structure, the city’s development authority and the Reliance Infrastructure-led operator of Mumbai’s first Metro are now locked into another conflict. The Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) has shot off a letter to the Mumbai Metro One Pvt Ltd (MMOPL), the Metro operator, saying the latter

  • The vast viral universe

    1 November, 2014 7:02 PM 26

    Behind the hellish Ebola epidemic ravaging West Africa lies an agent that fittingly embodies the mad contradictions of a nightmare. It is alive yet dead, simple yet complex, mindless yet prophetic, seemingly able to anticipate our every move. For scientists who study the evolution and behaviour of viruses, the Ebola pathogen is performing true to its vast, ancient