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Video games affect girls more than boys: Study

Video games affect girls more than boys: Study

Dear parents, please take note. When it comes to video gaming, girls in the 6-12 age group are at a heightened risk of developing less social competence than boys, warn researchers. The researchers found that 10-year-old girls who played games frequently had less social competence than 12-year-old than girls who played less frequently. The study

Giving human touch to Alexa or Siri can backfire

Giving human touch to Alexa or Siri can backfire

An Indian American researcher-led team has found that giving human touch to chat bots like Apple Siri or Amazon Alexa may actually disappoint users. Just giving a chat bot human name or adding human-like features to its avatar might not be enough to win over a user if the device fails to maintain a conversational

2020 Mercedes-AMG GLC 63 Facelift Unveiled; Gets Sportier S Variant

Unveiled at the New York International Motor Show, the GLC 63 AMG gets subtle updates to make it even more desirable Comes in two variants, the base and the more potent ‘S’ variant. Both variants feature the tried and tested 4.0-litre bi-turbo V8 motor, but in different states of tune. Both variants are available in

Renault Set To Launch Sub-4 Metre SUV To Revive Fortunes In India

The sub-4 metre SUV will be launched after the upcoming Triber Renault is developing a sub-4 metre SUV for India. Codenamed the HBC, it will rival the Vitara Brezza. Triber set to be launched by the second half of 2019. To launch Kwid and Duster facelifts later this year. Renault has announced that it is working

KTM 390 Adventure Speed Testing Again

The test mule featured alloy wheels. Gets a larger fuel tank true to its adventure touring genre. The key fob is now placed right below the instrument console instead of the tank.  The KTM 390 Adventure is expected to be launched towards the end of 2019. It’s expected to be priced below Rs 3 lakh (ex-showroom).

Husqvarna Vitpilen 401 Spied With A Desi Touch!

The motorcycle was spotted alongside the upcoming KTM 390 Adventure. We suspect it might be BSVI-compliant. Expected to hit showrooms by early next year. It is no secret that Husqvarna will be bringing the Svartpilen 401 and Vitpilen 401 to our shores soon. In fact, we were the first to spot them testing last year. However, things appear to be different

Harley-Davidson India Launches Internship Program

Candidates can post their videos or essays to H-D’s Instagram handle. It will be a paid internship under the company’s digital marketing team. Registrations close on 14 April 2019, so hurry up if you’re interested! Gallery Harley-Davidson has announced that it will be providing youngsters a chance to kickstart their career in the automotive industry with

2019 Honda Africa Twin Launched In India

Now priced at Rs 13.5 lakh (ex-showroom India). Bookings open for first 50 customers. Now comes in a new metallic blue colour scheme. Honda has launched the 2019 Africa Twin at Rs 13.5 lakh (ex-showroom India). This is a price hike of around Rs 27,000 over the last-gen model. Bookings of the motorcycle have already

In Focus: Mugen E-Rex Electric Dirt Bike

In Focus: Mugen E-Rex Electric Dirt Bike

Electric dirt bikes isn’t a new concept. Even mainstream bike manufacturers like KTM make them (check out the KTM Freeride E-XC here). However, we think the Mugen E-Rex electric dirt bike looks too cool to be given a miss. It comes from the house of Honda’s performance partner and interestingly, is the second electric two-wheeler made by the firm.

8 health benefits of coconut water

8 health benefits of coconut water

To kill the heat of summers coconut water has become a very trendy liquid refreshment. It is more refreshing and also good for health. Coconut water is more filled with the value of nutrients, also includes minerals which people don’t get enough of. So, the 8 health benefits of coconut water to hydrate you in

Researcher probing if tobacco's native forms less harmful

Researcher probing if tobacco’s native forms less harmful

Can indigenous ways of smoking counteract the harm being done by mass-produced cigarettes? Researching the roots of native Fijian tobacco plant ‘suki’ said to originated in Tamil Nadu and smoked in a “roll-up”, a renowned scientist from New Zealand is finding about the similar Indian cheroot. On her visit to India, scientist Marewa Glover is

Lifestyle cancer

Lifestyle contributes to cancer quite a bit

LIFESTYLE ADDS TO 50-60 PC CANCER CASES, SAYS EXPERTS WAMIL VASHISHT Chandigarh Sedentary lifestyle along with unbalanced diet, stress, consumption of alcohol, tobacco etc. can give rise to 50-60 per cent chances of the prevalence of cancer in a human, say the experts. The other side of the causes covers factors such as age, infections,

New Year Habits

Know the Four healthy habits to cultivate in the New Year 2019

As we get ready to welcome 2018, most of us also commit to being better versions of ourselves. Leading a healthier lifestyle usually tops the list, but it is also one of the toughest things to achieve. There are four simple tips that you can incorporate this new year to finally become a new you. Exercise daily: Promise

Gene therapy may help treat chronic kidney disease

Gene therapy may help treat chronic kidney disease

NEW YORK: Scientists have found that administering gene therapy may reverse damage in kidney cells, suggesting a potential treatment for chronic kidney disease characterised by gradual loss of its functions.The research showed that whether adeno-associated virus (AAV) a relative of the virus that causes the common cold could deliver genetic material to damaged cells in

Teens need vigorous exercise to cut heart risk later in life

Teens need vigorous exercise to cut heart risk later in life

Washington DC, [USA] July 12 (ANI): Turns out, teenagers who engage in high-intensity exercise have lower blood pressure which ultimately may lead to a lower risk of developing heart diseases later in life. The study by researchers at the Children’s Health & Exercise Research Centre, University of Exeter, conducted an experiment on healthy teenage males

Drinking 'Grassmilk' may boost heart health: Study

Drinking ‘Grassmilk’ may boost heart health: Study

NEW YORK: Cows fed with 100 per cent organic grass and legume-based diet produce “grassmilk” rich in omega-3, which reduces the risk of cardiovascular disease as compared to conventional milk, finds a study.While omega-6 and omega-3 fatty acids are essential human nutrients, consuming too much omega-6 and too little omega-3 can increase the risk of

UK's unsafe syringes found their way to Indian hospitals: report by Aditi Khanna

UK’s unsafe syringes found their way to Indian hospitals: report by Aditi Khanna

London, Jul 8 (PTI) Syringes declared unsafe for use by the UK’s state-funded National Health Service (NHS) found their way to India and are likely to have been used in some hospitals in the country, a media report said. According to ‘The Sunday Times’, banned Graseby syringe drivers were given to hospices and medical organisations

Living near woods may cut diabetes, heart disease risk

Living near woods may cut diabetes, heart disease risk

LONDON: Feeling unwell? Instead of popping up a pill, sitting in the lap of nature can have various health benefits, says a study. The findings showed that living near the nature or getting regular exposure to greenery may reduce the risk of a host of illnesses including Type-2 diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, high blood pressure, preterm

Long work hours may hike women's diabetes risk by 70%

Long work hours may hike women’s diabetes risk by 70%

Toronto – Women who work for 45 hours or more a week may be associated with nearly 70 per cent increased risk of diabetes as compared to men or women who worked for 30 to 40 hours a week, a study has found. Longer-working men however did not face this risk. While it is an

Adolescent drinking may reduce grey matter

Adolescent drinking may reduce grey matter

LONDON: Regular consumption of alcohol, even in moderate levels, can adversely affect young people, especially girls both their metabolism as well as volume of grey matter, a study has found. The findings showed that drinking may be associated with changes in the metabolite profile which includes reduced brain grey matter involved in muscle control, sensory