Low-calorie sweetener can also improve gut health: Study

Washington [US], August 4 (ANI): A new study has revealed that a low-calorie mixture that is as sweet as table sugar and, in lab experiments, feeds 'good' gut microbes.

Updated: Aug 04, 2022 22:41 IST

Winning does not cause people to cheat, research refutes previous high-profile study

Washington [US], August 3 (ANI): New large-scale research shows that winning does not cause people to cheat, in stark contrast to a previous high-profile study.

Updated: Aug 03, 2022 23:46 IST

Study discovers unique brain signature of intimate partner aggression

Washington [US], August 3 (ANI): A new study used functional magnetic resonance imaging to examine the brain activity of 51 male-female romantic couples as they experienced intimate partner aggression in real-time. They found that aggression toward intimate partners was associated with aberrant activity in the brain's medial prefrontal cortex, or MPFC, which has many functions, but among them is the ability to foster perceptions of closeness with and value of other people.

Updated: Aug 03, 2022 23:29 IST

Researchers reveal sometimes stress could be good for brain functioning

Georgia [US], August 2 (ANI): According to recent research from the Youth Development Institute at the University of Georgia, the impending deadline that is worrying you out at work may actually be good for your brain even though it feels like an anvil is hovering over your head.

Updated: Aug 02, 2022 22:43 IST

Nag Panchami 2022: Significance and history behind this festival of snakes

New Delhi [India], August 2 (ANI): The festival of Nag Panchami, which is being celebrated today, is an annual occasion where Hindus worship snakes. Its origins date back to the earliest days of the religion.

Updated: Aug 02, 2022 15:49 IST

Scientists discover a new gene to protect plants from common diseases

Washington [US], August 2 (ANI): Scientists from the Ural Federal University and the Pushchino Scientific Center of the Russian Academy of Sciences have discovered a new gene to protect plants from common diseases like fungi, bacteria and adverse environmental factors.

Updated: Aug 02, 2022 04:30 IST

Smartphones can improve memory skills: Study

Washington [US], August 2 (ANI): According to a new study led by UCL researchers, using smartphones, smart watches and other digital devices can improve the memory skills of a person.

Updated: Aug 02, 2022 03:53 IST

Wondering what to do this Friendship Day? Don't worry, we've got you covered

New Delhi [India], August 1 (ANI): What is it that adds colour to our lives? What do we look forward to every day? Who do we turn to in our darkest hour? Yes, we are talking about friendships. These are the most beautiful relationships we harbour in our lives.

Updated: Aug 01, 2022 15:34 IST

Hunting gets easier for chimpanzees with communication: Study

Washington [US], August 1 (ANI): According to a new study by the University of Zurich and Tufts University, scientists have discovered that by making bark vocalizations, the wild apes catalyze group hunting, rendering this form of cooperative behaviour more effective

Updated: Aug 01, 2022 04:34 IST

Research: Unhealthy lifestyle choices linked to high blood pressure in kids and teens

Brussels [Belgium], July 31 (ANI): Inactivity, diets high in sugar and salt, and excess weight account for 90% of cases of high blood pressure in children and adolescents. A recent study that focuses on hypertension in children between the ages of 6 and 16 gives families advice on how to improve their general health.

Updated: Jul 31, 2022 23:57 IST

Researchers find link between high blood pressure, unhealthy lifestyle in children and adolescents

Brussels [Belgium], July 31 (ANI): Inactivity, diets high in sugar and salt and being overweight account for nine out of ten cases of high blood pressure in children and adolescents. A recent study that focuses on hypertension in kids between the ages of 6 and 16 gives families advice on how to enhance their general health.

Updated: Jul 31, 2022 23:57 IST

Vabbing: Tik Tok trend about using vaginal fluid as a perfume

New Delhi [India], July 31 (ANI): Vabbing, a combination of the words "vagina" and "dabbing", is used to describe the practice of using your own vaginal secretions as perfume. And surprisingly, it has caught a lot of eyeballs lately.

Updated: Jul 31, 2022 22:52 IST

Study: Parents' drinking habits linked to addiction to processed food

Washington [US], July 31 (ANI): According to a recent study, children who have parents suffering with alcoholism issues are more likely to exhibit signs of food addiction.

Updated: Jul 31, 2022 21:01 IST

Study finds children have stereotypical view of 'brilliance' being a male trait

Washington [US], July 31 (ANI): During a recent study, researchers found that children hold stereotypical views that 'brilliance' is a male trait, and this belief strengthens as they grow up to the age of twelve.

Updated: Jul 31, 2022 15:32 IST

Is it good for an elderly couple to have sex?

New Delhi [India], July 31 (ANI): Does good sex have anything to do with age, this question still remains in society.

Updated: Jul 31, 2022 14:57 IST

Scientists discover clip-on to detect Zika Virus via Smartphone

Washington [US], July 31 (ANI): According to a new study, scientists have developed an instrument that can be clipped onto a smartphone to rapidly test for Zika virus in a single droplet of blood.

Updated: Jul 31, 2022 05:46 IST

Psychological traits of violent extremism can be probed using new tool: Study

Washington [US], July 31 (ANI): Researchers have developed and validated a new assessment instrument called the Extremist Archetypes Scale to assist distinguish between numerous psychological traits that are present in those who engage in violent extremism.

Updated: Jul 31, 2022 00:45 IST

Study: Physical and mental activities helps to reduce risk of dementia

Minneapolis [US], July 30 (ANI): The risk of dementia may be reduced by engaging in physical and mental tasks like household chores, exercise, and socialising. In addition to examining the impacts of these activities, the study also examined the effects of mental activities and the usage of electronic devices in individuals with and without an increased genetic risk for dementia.

Updated: Jul 30, 2022 23:33 IST

Going nuts

New Delhi [India], July 30 (ANI): Abdul Halim Sharar, in his classic work 'Last Phase of an Oriental Culture' has provided a vivid description of exotic dishes prepared by the bawarchi employed by Nawabs of Lucknow. He mentions a khichdi cooked with almonds slivers and bits of pistachio substituted for grains of rice or mung lentils. It was so heavy that even a wrestler employed in the court could not have more than a couple of mouthfuls after a workout. Nuts have always inspired legend and lore creating a mystique around them.

Updated: Jul 30, 2022 11:50 IST

Study reveals eating more ultra-processed foods is associated with risk of dementia

Washington [US], July 29 (ANI): The risk of acquiring dementia may be higher in people who consume the most ultra-processed foods, such as soft drinks, chips, and cookies, than in those who consume the least of these items.

Updated: Jul 29, 2022 04:12 IST