Lifestyle

Yep, This Style Of Sunglasses Is Actually Back In Fashion This Spring

Kourtney Kardashian and Kendall Jenner in Cannes sporting the latest sunglass shape. Of course. Last summer saw the resurgence of everything 90s in a big way — slip dresses, chokers, chunky sneakers — if it was cool 25 years ago it was back in fashion (and if you were around to witness these trends the first time you might have been waiting ... Read More »

Indians prone to rare genetic diseases: Study

  People living in India and other South Asian countries are particularly vulnerable to rare genetic diseases, according to a genomic analysis that may help detect and prevent population-specific disorders. Several diseases specific to South Asian populations had been identified in the past, but the genetic causes of the vast majority remained largely mysterious. The study, led by Harvard Medical ... Read More »

Menstrual leave is a good idea, but will it help break the taboo?

Menstruation in India is still a taboo subject. Most women ask their female colleagues for a pad in hushed tones, making sure their male colleagues do not overhear them. In a situation like this, going up to your boss, especially if he is a man, and demanding a leave on account of your period is not something that a lot ... Read More »

Scientists develop drug that re-programmes cells to fight cancer

Australian researchers have developed a drug capable of reprogramming the immune system to fight cancer, it was announced on Thursday. The landmark new therapy, developed by the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, involves removing immune cells from the body to genetically enhance them before putting them back in the body to fight cancer, Xinhua reports. The form of immunotherapy has previously ... Read More »

Amid turning tide, AIDS claimed 1 million lives in 2016: UN

AIDS claimed a million lives in 2016, almost half the 2005 toll that marked the peak of the deadly epidemic, said a UN report on Thursday proclaiming “the scales have tipped”. Not only are new HIV infections and deaths declining, but more people than ever are on life-saving treatment, according to data published ahead of an AIDS science conference opening ... Read More »

A dirty stethoscope may spread superbug infections

If your doctor is monitoring you with unhygienic stethoscopes, chances are that you may contract infections by antibiotic-resistant superbugs, researchers have warned. Infection control guidelines from the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention state that re-usable medical equipment, such as stethoscopes, must undergo disinfection. However, the study showed that healthcare providers rarely perform stethoscope hygiene between patient encounters, despite its ... Read More »

Ease your pains with the best yoga moves

Yoga provides all kinds of goodness for the body and mind. Its ancient practice that promotes holistic living through a combination of postures and breathing techniques has found widespread favour across the world. Yoga provides side-effect free remedies for curing many daily health problems. Some of the major health problems can be easily treated with yoga         ... Read More »

Carnation – the fairest of the season!

“Of trembling winter, the fairest flowers o’ th’ season Are our carnations…,” wrote William Shakespeare. If you are born in the month of January, carnation, considered “the fairest of flowers of the season”, is your flower. Flushed with prettiness, sweet fragrance, splendid hues and good luck, this January flower has fascinated and inspired many great souls and romantic at heart. Grown ... Read More »

How to help your kids overcome fear of exams

Competitions among students to excel in studies or sports and other activities is ever rising. In the race to attain new heights, to be better than the rest or to be the best, students face a big challenge to perform well during exams. Most kids suffer from anxiety and fear of exams. Study time is extended due to the vast ... Read More »

US homes are now more valuable than ever

A home is only worth what someone is willing to pay for it, and apparently, that tab just hit its highest level in history. The median value of all homes in the United States in June surpassed $200,000, up 7 percent from a year ago, according to Zillow, a real estate listing company. Valuing homes nationally is a tricky business ... Read More »