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What kind of women are men attracted to?

Recently, as part of a project, the European Journal of Social Psychology studied 62 couples for eight months. The researchers wanted to find out how each participant’s desire for sex and intimacy influenced his or her bond with his or her partner. One of the main conclusions that came out of the survey revealed that male participants felt more secure ... Read More »

6 toxic threats making your allergies worse

Nearly 30 million American children and adults suffer from asthma, which is when the respiratory “pipes” (bronchi) that carry air in and out of the lungs are inflamed and spasm. And every year, the disease sends more than 500,000 people to the hospital, killing 4,000 with severe, choking asthma attacks. Fifty percent of people with asthma have attacks triggered by ... Read More »

Teenagers’ performance will improve if they feel safe in school

Health Desk Feeling unsafe at school may hamper your child’s learning potential and also contribute to more emotional problems, warns new research. “We found that students who felt safer were more attentive and efficient in the classroom. These students also reported fewer symptoms of depression, such as feeling unhappy and having difficulty enjoying themselves,” said one of the researchers Caroline ... Read More »

Music can help you turn in super performance in office

Health Desk Music can have an important effect on cooperation at the workplace, a new study suggests. Researchers Kevin Kniffin, Jubo Yan, Brian Wansink and William Schulze describe two studies they conducted to test the effect of different types of music on the cooperative behaviour of individuals working as a team. For each study, participants were grouped into teams of ... Read More »

Drawing out children’s trauma in quake-hit Italy

Inside a shady tent in the middle of quake-hit Amatrice, a little girl hunches over a table drawing a picture of the soaring mountains overlooking this small Italian town. For her, the drawing showed the only thing that remained constant after Wednesday’s earthquake which brought death and destruction a string of remote hilltop towns and villages in central Italy. Not ... Read More »

Surgical or washable cloth masks do not protect against air pollution

We need to protect yourself against pollution more adequately. Inexpensive cloth masks commonly used by people in India and China to reduce exposure to air pollution may not be effective and could be giving them a false sense of security, scientists have warned. Researchers at the University of Massachusetts Amherst believe this is the first study to rigorously test disposable ... Read More »

Track your fitness with a weight-loss diary

Health Desk On the way to achieving fitness, you are bound to hit snags at many levels. Physical workouts and diet are the much talked about things on health and fitness. But, apart from them, there are many other ways to stay fit and in great shape: Pen down your daily weight: When you have to maintain a record of ... Read More »

The secret to happy marriage is a good night’s sleep

If you wish to give your marriage a smooth ride, make sure both of you get sound sleep every night. A new study has found that a good night’s sleep can buffer the effects of negative events on a couple’s general satisfaction with their marriages. When husbands and wives get more sleep than on an average night, they are more ... Read More »

Cannes bans burkinis over suspected link to radical Islamism

The mayor of Cannes in southern France has banned full-body swimsuits known as “burkinis” from the beach, citing public order concerns.David Lisnard said they are a “symbol of Islamic extremism” and might spark scuffles, as France is the target of Islamist attacks.France is on high alert following a series of incidents including July’s truck attack in nearby Nice.Anyone caught flouting ... Read More »

Even common Herpes virus could put women at breast cancer risk

Health Desk Women, beware! Some of the most common viruses, some belonging to the Herpes family, may put you at increased risk for developing breast cancer. One such a virus is called Epstein-Barr virus (EBV). EBV, one of eight known viruses in the herpes family to infect humans, is also known as the cause of infectious mononucleosis and has been ... Read More »

Moderate physical activity can prevent dementia

An increase in physical activity can prevent new cases of dementia globally each year, a new study has revealed. According to the study, physical inactivity contributes to an estimated 5.3 million deaths each year, similar to the number of deaths attributed to tobacco use and obesity. The study, published in the journal The Lancet, suggested that despite evidence physical activity ... Read More »

Eat pomegranate to fight ageing, improve endurance

You may want to include pomegranates in your daily diet. Known for their anti-inflammatory properties and cancer-busting antioxidants, they also protect muscles and improve endurance, claims a recent study. According to researchers, a type of compound found in pomegranate could play an important role in strengthening muscle cells. This protective and boosting effect has been linked to an anti-inflammatory and ... Read More »

Not just moms, even dads affect kids’ social skills

Health Desk A new study reveals that dads plays a surprisingly larger role in his baby’s development, right from language and cognitive growth in toddler-hood to social skills in fifth grade. A Michigan State University research provided some of the most conclusive evidence to date of fathers’ importance to children’s outcomes and reinforces the idea that early childhood programs such ... Read More »

Drink enough water is secret weapon to achieve perfect weight

Health Desk If you’ve not made drinking enough water through the day a habit, here’s why you should start it soon. A new study suggests that it could be the potential secret weapon to achieving a healthier weight. People who are obese and have a higher body mass index (BMI) are more likely to be inadequately hydrated and vice versa, ... Read More »

Pomegranate juice may help fight ageing

Health Desk Pomegranates are found with a potential to boost muscle strength and help to counteract the ageing, say researchers. The findings showed that when we drink the pomegranate juice, our body produces Urolithin A — a molecule. When this molecule gets transformed by microbes in the gut, it enables the muscle cells to protect themselves against ageing and also ... Read More »

Parents, child diet are related in significant ways

Researchers have found that parent and child diet are related in significant ways, a connection that could lead to better strategies to address the growing public health problems of obesity and related conditions such as heart disease, stroke and diabetes. Researchers have found that parent and child diet are related in significant ways, a connection that could lead to better ... Read More »

4 different anxiety disorders risk for adolescence

Health Desk Low attention control in early adolescence is related to a genetic risk factor for four different anxiety disorders. Young teens who suffer from anxiety are also more vulnerable to additional problems like depression, drug dependence, suicidal behavior and educational underachievement. The National Institutes of Mental Health reports that 8 per cent of teens ages 13 to 18 have ... Read More »

Unclean, dull workspace triggers cognitive decline

Those of you who do not pay heed to cleanliness at work, it’s time to take stock of your surroundings, for a new American study has found that working in an unclean and non-stimulating environment can have a negative effect on long-term cognitive health. According to researchers from Florida State University, our long-term cognitive health is affected by how clean ... Read More »

Kids are really shallow, don’t trust ugly people: Study

Children are less likely to trust “ugly” individuals, according to a new study which found that as kids, how we perceive someone’s trustworthiness is linked to how attractive we find them. Our ability to make this trustworthiness judgement develops as we grow, becoming more consistent as we approach adulthood, and girls are better at it than boys, researchers from Zhejiang ... Read More »

Loneliness can affect your wisdom

Factors such as whether you are alone or with friends can affect how wisely you reason, says a study that suggests that our level of wisdom varies depending on the situation. The study defines wise reasoning as a combination of such abilities as intellectual humility, consideration of others’ perspective and looking for compromise. “This research does not dismiss that there ... Read More »

Loud music increase hearing defects

Health Desk Exposure to loud music has increased the number of teenagers suffering from hearing defects as well as heightened their risk of deafness in adulthood, finds a new research. The findings revealed that young people engage in “risky listening habits” at parties, clubs and on personal listening devices. Also, more than a quarter of them are already experiencing persistent ... Read More »

Use honey everyday for glowing skin

 Lifestyle Desk Raw honey can be used, not just in our breakfast cereal or dessert, but also get glowing and younger looking skin. Abundant in antioxidants, honey is known to have antibacterial properties too. Here’s how you can use honey for your skin every day. -If you have an acne breakout, you can get rid of them using honey. Gently ... Read More »

How bad is it to apply lip balm with your fingers?

The situation: Your favorite lip balm only comes in one of those little tubs or ramekins—not a stick-style applicator. You know it’s a good idea to wash your fingers before digging them in there and balming up. But you’re usually out and about when your mouth cries out for moisture or sun protection. What you’re worried about: Bacteria, viruses, and ... Read More »

To be wise, you need people around yourself

 Lifestyle Desk How wise we are varies dramatically according to the situations and is affected by factors like loneliness and togetherness, a new study has found. The study defines wise reasoning as a combination of such abilities as intellectual humility, consideration of others’ perspective and looking for compromise. “This research does not dismiss that there is a personality component to ... Read More »

Children’s mental growth hampers for having no outdoors activities

Most of the children in the capital are growing up isolated, self-centred and emotionally vulnerable due to having no outdoors activities. For not having sufficient playground in the capital children spend time in front of television, laptop or computer that creates pressure on their eyes and many children are suffering from obesity. Children’s mental growth is also hampered as they ... Read More »

The sneaky, summery reason you’re getting clogged pores

Lifestyle Desk Even if you take great care of your skin, you may still be plagued by huge pores. The prom queen peau of one Miss Regina George from Mean Girls couldn’t even escape them. We do know that exfoliating keeps pores clear, as does avoiding using heavy moisturizers in the summer if we’re acne-prone or on the oilier side. ... Read More »

Women more vulnerable to smartphone addiction than men

Women use smartphones for more than four hours a day and are likelier to get addicted to them than men, a new research claims. The study, conducted in South Korea, noted that 52 percent of the women in the survey used their smartphones for four hours a day or longer — far higher than the comparable ratio of 29.4 percent ... Read More »

4 signs you should stop coloring your hair

Health Desk Few women welcome gray hair with open arms. When the salt outnumbers the pepper, most of us—as many as 75 percent of women, according to various sources—turn to the beauty industry for an all-over color correction. But once you start dyeing your hair to cover the grays, how do you know when enough is enough? When 56-year-old former ... Read More »