Lifestyle

5 phone accessories that make travel easier

Your phone is already the hub of every trip you take: the carrier of boarding passes and hotel reservations; the holder of books and movies to help pass the time; the conduit through which travel photos are shared on social media. All by itself, it makes travel easier. But with a few key accessories, you can travel more easily with your phone. ... Read More »

How long can you live? New study claims human lifespan can exceed 115 years

Have you ever wondered how long can one live? How old was the oldest man on earth? Is there a limit to which human beings can age? These questions often hover in the mind, don’t they? A recent research paper by a team of American researchers claimed that “maximum longevity has hit a ceiling of 114.9 years”. After it garnered ... Read More »

Smoking rates in Britain now at lowest ever level

A decade after cigarettes were banished from Britain’s pubs, clubs, bars and restaurants, smoking rates in the country have reached the lowest ever recorded, shows new research. There are now 1.9 million fewer smokers in the country compared with when the smoking ban was introduced in 2007, according to the latest figures from Cancer Research UK, a British charity. Smoke-free ... Read More »

Childhood depression increases risk of adult addictions: Study

Suffering from depression or attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in childhood may increase the risk of developing addictions later in life, according to a new study. Based on a large amount of data from previous studies on these participants, the researchers identified a correlation between various psychiatric disorders among children and later risk of developing addictions. The findings showed that individuals diagnosed ... Read More »

Health and fitness chain begins work on new Huntingdon gym

Anytime Fitness staff James Ducket, sales manager, with Drew Davis in front of the unit that will be transformed in the 24-hour gym A fitness chain has unveiled plans to transform a former clothes store into Huntingdon’s first 24-hour gym. Anytime Fitness has started a £450,000 refurbishment of Unit 9, in St Benedict’s Court, to give users the opportunity to ... Read More »

Fashion fan reveals how she lost 7 stone to fit into her dream dress by giving up junk food

FASHION fan Jenna Hurst always looked like she was enjoying her shopping trips with friends – until she got to the changing room. At size 22 and weighing 17st 7lb, she would head into the privacy of the cubicle with an armful of outfits then just pretend to try them on. JOHN ARON/HOTSPOT MEDIA   Jenna with the dream dress ... Read More »

Star City Parenting: Present parenting takes effort

When you ignore or don’t even hear your child’s repeated requests for attention, that’s distracted parenting. PhotoSpin When you ignore – and especially when you don’t even hear — your child’s repeated requests for attention, that’s distracted parenting. Often, you’re distracted because you’re focused on something else, such as your mobile device, a TV show or someone else. Your child, ... Read More »

IQ has fallen since Victorian age and genes are to blame

Our mental abilities have undergone a significant decline since the Victorian era, as genes driving intelligence have become less common since the 19th century, scientists say. Researchers, led by Michael Woodley from the Free University of Brussels in Belgium, used a bank of genomes recovered from the remains of 99 people from central and eastern Europe. The oldest of these died in about 2,000 BC while ... Read More »

Infertility a medical condition that can be treated: Experts

In about infertility, which is still considered a taboo in Indian society, TOI has launched a national campaign, ‘Fertile Conversations’, in partnership with Nova IVI Fertility. A public seminar was organised in Delhi last Saturday as part of the campaign. “The hush-hush attitude and social stigma surrounding fertility needs to go. Social apathy is causing physical trauma and depression and victims are invariably ... Read More »

‘Antibiotic overuse in poultry making humans drug-resistant’

‘Antibiotic overuse in poultry making humans drug-resistant’ Researchers from the US based Center for Disease Dynamics, Economics and Policy (CDDEP) collected samples from 530 birds in 18 poultry farms in Punjab and tested them for resistance to a range of antibiotic medications critical to human medicine. They found high levels of antibiotic resistant pathogens in chickens being raised for eggs and meat in poultry ... Read More »