Health

Toddlers like high-status winners, but avoid bullies: Study


New York, Sep 8: Toddlers like high-status individuals who win, but prefer to avoid those who win conflicts by using force, a study has found.The results demonstrated how toddlers use social cues and prefer to affiliate themselves with the winners of conflicts and avoid those who they have seen yield to others. The...

Mindfulness can aid in treating chronic pain: Study


New York, Sep 8: Ever wondered why some people seem to feel less pain than others? The answer could lie in mindfulness, which could be targeted in the development of effective pain therapies, researchers say.The findings showed that people with higher dispositional mindfulness during painful experience showed greater deactivation in a brain...

This iPhone app claims to accurately monitor BP


New York, Sep 8: Researchers have developed a novel blood pressure (BP) application that can give accurate readings using an iPhone, without requiring any special equipment.Developed by the Michigan State University researchers, the new iPhone X app measures BP via the 'oscillometric finger pressing method', or 'peek and pop' that enables users...

Can marriage protect against malnutrition in old age?


London, Sep 5: While malnutrition can occur at any age, elderly people, aged 65 and above, who are particularly prone to it can safeguard themselves with marriage, according to a study.The findings showed that people who are unmarried, separated or divorced are most often affected, whilst men and women who are either...

Losing just 6 hrs of sleep may up diabetes risk


Tokyo, Sep 5: Being deprived of sleep for just six hours or a single night may affect the liver's ability to produce glucose and process insulin, increasing the risk of metabolic diseases such as fatty liver and Type-2 diabetes, warns a study.Sleep deprivation has been associated with eating more, moving less and...

8,000 new combinations to slow down antibiotic-resistant bacteria


New York, Sep 4: Biologists have identified over 8,000 new combinations of antibiotics that are surprisingly more effective at killing harmful bacteria than the prevailing ones.Scientists have traditionally believed that combining more than two drugs to fight harmful bacteria would yield diminishing returns. The prevailing theory is that the incremental benefits of combining...

Infants can pick out leaders from bullies: Study


New York, Sep 4: Infants, by the age of 2, have the potential to distinguish between the power asserted by a leader and a bully, finds a study, shedding light on how babies make sense of the world.The study found that 21-month-old infants can distinguish between respect-based power asserted by a leader...

Chinese medicine ingredient may help reduce obesity


London, Sep 2: A herbal ingredient used in traditional Chinese medicines may help you to reduce your body weight, a new study has found.The scientists were able to show that the herbal active substance, celastrol -- used in Chinese medicines -- leads to a significant weight loss and an improvement of diabetes...

High BMI in early life linked to asthma risk later: Study


London, Sep 2: The growth of children in the first three years of their life affects the development of their lungs and the risk of asthma at 10 years of age, says a study.According to recent studies, excessive weight gain in the first years of life can be associated with lower lung...