What makes women buy magazines that promote unrealistic body images

Friday, November 07, 2014

Washington: Scientists have finally shed light on why women buy magazines that glamorize super-thin models that would seem to taunt normal-sized women. According to the study, some readers, rather than comparing themselves unhappily with the thin models, may derive “thinspiration”: the belief that they can make themselves look just as attractive as the models they […]

Listening to sad music can boost emotional well-being

Thursday, November 06, 2014

Washington: A new study has claimed that listening to sad music can help cheering-up people and ultimately makes them happy. Co-authors Liila Taruffi and Stefan Koelsch of the Free University of Berlin surveyed 722 people from around the world, and concluded that listening to sad music has a significant positive effect on emotional well-being. The […]

Quit smoking to get rid of that back pain

Wednesday, November 05, 2014

Washington: A new study has had suggested that is smokers want to get rid of their back pain issues, they’ll have to put the cigarette out. A new Northwestern Medicine study has found that smokers are three times more likely than nonsmokers to develop chronic back pain, and dropping the habit may cut your chances […]

Socks with sandals the new fashion statement

Tuesday, November 04, 2014

Washington: A fashion news editor of Grazia magazine has said that socks with sandals is the latest fashion statement. Katherine Ormerod said that the Birkenstock look is a more affordable take on looks from Prada and Marni, but she warns there’s a finite period to get your slide on because the visuals only work with […]

Taste the worlds finest whisky

Monday, November 03, 2014

London: A Japanese whisky has been voted as the world’s finest in the latest annual list compiled by Jim Murray’s Whisky Bible beating the likes of scotch. Scottish distiller was unable to make it to the top five on the list. The publication entitled Yamazaki Single Malt Sherry Cask 2013 as “near indescribable genius” and […]

10 most bizarre superstitions

Sunday, November 02, 2014

Superstitions are a big part of people’s daily lives. Some cannot bear the thought of stepping on sidewalk cracks while others cannot complete a meal without throwing a pinch of salt over their shoulder. Some superstitious beliefs are far stranger than others as the entries on this list show. Although in post-modern society superstitions don’t […]

The five lifestyle rules that guarantee longevity revealed

Saturday, November 01, 2014

London: A new research has observed that there are simple five lifestyle rules that add years to one’s life. Research conducted over 35 years found that regular exercise, sensible eating, maintaining a healthy weight, minimal alcohol consumption and no smoking that guarantee longevity. GP Ian Campbell said that it was not just a wake-up call […]

Mediterranean-style diet may reduce risk of developing kidney disease

Friday, October 31, 2014

Washington: A new research has demonstrated that eating Mediterranean diet which includes fruits, vegetables, fish, legumes, and heart-healthy fats are linked with decreased risk of developing chronic kidney disease. The study showed that dietary patterns that closely resembled the Mediterranean diet were linked with a 50% reduced risk of developing chronic kidney disease and a […]

Average age of stroke patients coming down in India

Thursday, October 30, 2014

New Delhi: In a surprising revelation, nearly half of the patients coming to AIIMS hospital with the neurological condition are less than 50 years old. This includes both men and women. It was not the case earlier when a stroke was usually associated with people much older. “From 1998 to 2012, we received 2,276 stroke […]

Why medication only works when taken on time

Thursday, October 30, 2014

London: A new study has suggested that one should take the prescribed medication at the right time of day or it might not work as different drugs work at different times on human body clocks. Scientists for the first time mapped the daily and nightly patterns of gene activity in a dozen organs and tissues […]

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