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Your increasing waist size may cause liver cancer

New York: Individuals with high body mass index (BMI), increased waist circumference, and Type 2 diabetes may be at an increased risk of developing liver cancer, a study has found. The findings showed that for every 5 kg/m2 increase in BMI, there was a 38 and 25 per cent increase in the risk for liver

Playing Pokemon Go may extend your life by 41 days: study

Los Angeles: Playing Pokemon Go regularly may add an extra 41 days to your life, a new study has claimed, despite concerns that the popular augmented reality game could be a health hazard. The health benefits of Pokemon Go, which encourages gamers to hunt Pokemon characters in real life by exploring their locale, have been

Now an app to read the language you want in your own tongue

New Delhi: You understand Punjabi perfectly well, but cannot read Gurmukhi, or are fluent in Bengali but cannot read Bangla, and ditto for English. Well, despair not. An app is here to help you read your preferred text, transliterated in the language of your choice. The readmylanguage.com app is designed to overcome such reading problems,

Bid adieu to your winter blues

New Delhi: Winter ushers in all things warm, cozy and festive but the season also demands extra skin care. From moisturising your damp skin to keeping yourself hydrated can make your life easy during cold season, says an expert. Rashmi Shetty, an aesthetic physician and a renowned dermatologist, shares precise solutions to ride out the

Why your hubby loves to gorge on chicken korma

London: Do you know why your husband can’t resist that mouth-watering chicken korma which you hate but love to hop on a delicious chocolate cake? Blame it on a gene variant. According to the researchers, people who carry variants in a particular gene have an increased preference for high fat food but a decreased preference

Encrypt your chats on Facebook Messenger now

New York: After the popular mobile messaging platform WhatsApp, parent company Facebook has reportedly rolled out end-to-end encryption for its Messenger users. People can toggle the “Secret Conversations” feature on in settings to enable end-to-end encryption on Messenger, technology website Engadget reported on Wednesday. But here is the catch. Unlike WhatsApp, where all messages are

Meditation can keep your emotional brain in check

New York: Meditation can help tame your emotions even if you are not a mindful person, suggests a new study Mindfulness, a moment-by-moment awareness of one’s thoughts, feelings and sensations, has gained worldwide popularity as a way to promote health and well-being. “Our findings not only demonstrate that meditation improves emotional health, but that people

How attractive you look depends on your company

London: Your beauty may depend on the person who is standing next to you and how good he or she is looking in comparison, researchers say. The study showed that a person can be ranked higher on a scale of attractiveness only when he or she is compared alongside a less attractive person, and not

Parent-child bonds may affect your midlife health

New York: Growing up in a well-off home can benefit a child’s physical health, but lack of good relationship with parents, or the presence of abuse, may affect health, as well as well-being during mid-life, a study has found. “Good parent-child bonds may be necessary to enforce eating, sleeping and activity routines,” said researcher Assistant

Sleep well at 11 and kick the substances out in your teens

New York: Sleep duration and quality of sleep during late childhood may affect the use of alcohol and cannabis later in adolescence years, a study has found. “Improve the amount and quality of sleep during late childhood as it would benefit in terms of reducing substance use in later life,” said Assistant Professor Brant P.

Now say more in your tweet than 140 characters

New York: Although you will still type in 140 characters but from now, you can add photos, videos, GIFs and polls and these will not count against the 140-character limit. “Say more about what’s happening! Rolling out now: photos, videos, GIFs, polls, and ‘Quote Tweets’ no longer count toward your 140 characters,” Twitter said in

Dad I toppped, now it’s your turn: Daughter told Jhajharia

Kolkata: Javelin thrower Devendra Jhajharia has revealed that a “deal” with his six-year-old daughter propelled him to win a record second gold medal in the Paralympics. Jiya, who would accompany Jhajaria to training in Rajasthan, struck a deal with her father that if she topped in the lower kindergarten exam, he would have to win

In Bollywood, you are judged on your looks

Actress Swara Bhaskar says film industry has taught her that people are judged on their looks. The 28-year-old “Nil Battey Sannata” actress said looks hold an important place in the film industry and she has learnt to “play the game”. “(In Bollywood) you are judged on your looks. There’s no avoiding it so might as

Smoking can cut your food intake

London: Smoking can have a significant effect on dietary intake. It can cause smokers to eat 152 fewer calories than those who are abstaining, finds a study. The reduction can be attributed to the effect of smoking on levels of hormone ghrelin — the hunger hormones, the researchers said. “The study found that smoking had

Congress MLAs' status Punjab assembly 'unclear'

Mind your own business, Congress legislators tell Navjot Kaur Sidhu

Amritsar: Senior Congress leaders and legislators have asked the estranged BJP legislator Dr Navjot Kaur Sidhu to better mind her own business than trying to meddle in the affairs of other parties. “Before pontificating and pointing fingers at others, you better prick your own conscience to realise whether it is fair on your part to condemn

Your brain is better at math that you think it is

New York: We may not know it but our brains are actually pretty good at math and they constantly perform complicated calculations to make sense of the world , researchers have found. Our brains combine complicated observations from our surroundings into a simple assessment of the situation that aids our behaviour and decisions, the study

Your Instagram pics can tell if your are depressed!

Boston: People who post greyer or darker coloured pictures on Instagram are more likely to be depressed compared to those who upload images with vibrant hues, scientists say. Researchers from Harvard University and University of Vermont in the US have developed a new algorithm that checks photos on Instagram to diagnose depression and other mental

Excess ‘good cholesterol’ may shorten your life

Washington:Too much of a good thing may not always be better for your health. Researchers have shown that high levels of high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol – commonly touted as “good cholesterol” for helping to reduce risk of stroke and heart attack – may increase a person’s risk of premature death as much as its low

Cheers! Music can bring your beer alive

London: There is no doubt that soothing music lifts your mood and makes a perfect evening but popular songs in a bar can also impact how much you enjoy your beer. According to researchers led by Felipe Reinoso Cavalho from the Vrije Universiteit Brussel and University of Leuven (KU Leuven) in Belgium, music can influence

Decor tips to get your house monsoon ready

New Delhi: Monsoon is all about sitting by the window and enjoying the pitter patter of raindrops. So, it is time to make your home a cosy place and brighten it up, says an expert. Rajat Singhi, founder and creative director of Address Home, a luxury home decor brand, has shared some décor tips for