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Father's obesity in puberty may up asthma risk for offspring (20:38)
London, Sep 19 (IANS) Men who have considerable weight gain between their childhood and puberty are at an increased risk of having asthma as an adult, as are their future offspring, a new study has found.

Human brains are naturally attracted to laziness: Study (18:58)
Toronto, Sep 19 (IANS) Some people are often called lazy, because of their brains, say researchers who found that our brain is innately attracted to sedentary behaviours.

High sugar levels in yogurt may up obesity risk (18:50)
London, Sep 19 (IANS) Often marketed as a healthy dairy product, yogurt is not necessarily good as it contains free or added sugars and fat -- even more than soft drinks and fruit juices, thus increasing the risk of obesity, a study has claimed.

First gut bacteria determines ability to fight chronic diseases later (17:50)
Toronto, Sep 19 (IANS) The first bacteria that arrives into the gut after birth and order of their arrival has a lasting impact on the individual's ability to ward off serious chronic diseases in adulthood, finds a study.

Email distractions prevent bosses from being good leaders (17:46)
New York, Sep 19 (IANS) If you want to be a better boss, check your emails less often. Distractions from email can impact managers, their productivity and their role as leaders, suggests a study.

Squats, push ups can help your kids to stay fit (15:24)
London, Sep 19 (IANS) Cycling or evening park time is absolutely fine to see your children stay fit but encouraging them to do strength-based exercises such as squats, push ups and lunges can help them shed weight faster, reveals a most extensive review of resistance training's impact on young people.

Obesity, vitamin D deficiency raises breast cancer risk (13:16)
New York, Sep 19 (IANS) Obesity coupled with vitamin D deficiency in postmenopausal women may pose a significant risk of breast cancer -- the most common and leading cause of death in women, finds a study.

Here's why women drop out of STEM programmes (12:18)
New York, Sep 19 (IANS) Owing to lack of female peers, as much as 10 per cent women usually tend to drop out of their doctoral programmes in Science, Technology, Engineering, Math (STEM) -- an area of study considered to be male-dominated, finds a research.

Things to check before buying home furniture online (01:58)
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) Measure your space first and read the instructions online, follow the product description and know the shipping charges before buying home furniture online, say experts.

Add Tulasi to your diet to boost health: Expert (20:20)
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) Integrating Tulasi (Ocimum tenuiflorum) to your diet may not only help you look good but can also boost your physical and mental health, says an Ayurveda expert.

Novel AI technique can spot fake online review (20:16)
London, Sep 18 (IANS) Finding it hard to understand whether a review of a product or service on sites like TripAdvisor, Yelp and Amazon is genuine or fake? Take heart, a novel artificial intelligence (AI) technique can spot the difference between genuine and fake machine-generated reviews.

New gene therapy via skin can combat cocaine addiction (18:02)
New York, Sep 18 (IANS) Scientists have developed a novel approach using skin cell-based gene therapy to stifle the desire for cocaine and to protect against an overdose.

Essential things to add to your bridal kit (18:00)
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) It is essential for a bride to add a healthy haircare routine and pick up the right lingerie for that perfect night and pamper her own self.

Get busy for more self-control (17:10)
London, Sep 18 (IANS) Want to boost your self-control? Start thinking of yourself as a busy person, researchers, including one of Indian-origin, said in a study.

Opinionated women not easily accepted in our country: Jwala Gutta (IANS Interview) (16:06)
By NiveditaIANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) She remembers the time when some of her seniors gave statements that she can't play badminton but that made Jwala Gutta more determined and she went on to win both Junior and Senior Nationals in the same year.

Over 500 new genes linked to blood pressure identified (16:00)
London, Sep 18 (IANS) Scientists have identified over 500 new gene regions that influence people's blood pressure -- a major risk factor for stroke and heart disease.

Muscle relaxants may increase respiratory complications risk (14:08)
London, Sep 18 (IANS) Usage of muscle relaxants -- a necessary part of anaesthesia during certain major operations -- may increase the risk of respiratory complications after surgery, a new study has found.

Varun, Anushka signed as ambassadors of Skill India Campaign (13:18)IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) Actors Varun Dhawan and Anushka Sharma have been signed on to promote and endorse the Skill India Mission, chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Beyond romance and roses: Writing and living the modern marriage (Book Review) (11:54)
By Saket SumanIANS Photo Service
Book: Knot for Keeps: Writing The Modern Marriage; Edited by: Sathya Saran; Publisher: HarperCollins; Pages: 164; Price: Rs 299

Late-night use of gadgets leaves kids sleep-deprived: Study (20:48)
New York, Sep 17 (IANS) Most parents believe that an excessive late night use of gadgets has significantly hampered the sleep patterns of their teenaged children, leading to poor academic performance, researchers warn.

Painted ambience of temples for artist Sanjay Bhattacharya's upcoming show (19:04)IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) Renowned artist Sanjay Bhattacharya's larger-than-life canvasses may explore religious themes, but are far from being strictly representative images of shrines.

Styling tips every man should follow this season (Lead, correcting para 2) (18:02)
New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) After the relentless heat of the summer, its hard not to get excited about the fall. The winter styles are all about mixing different colours and; keeping everything sleek and minimal so its time to start preparing for your essential acquisitions which you need for this fall season.

How to naturally purify home, office air (17:32)
New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) Earlier, houseplants were only considered as the province of an older generation, that too for the one who had time, knowledge and space to tend them. However, they are now also popular with a younger and cooler crowd.

Raghavendra Rathore to showcase at pop up show in Dubai (15:38)IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) Indian designer Raghavendra Rathore will showcase his festive collection at a pop up show organised by leading Asian retailer Robinsons. It will start from September 28 and will go on till October 20 at Dubai Festival City Mall.

How to get a perfect brunch look (15:20)
New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) What better time than weekends to dress up and hang out with friends for brunch! Its that time of the week when you throw out your formal work wear and bring out the trendy, breezy, casual wear to make sure you are following the trend.

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