Category: Lifestyle

Why Dogs Make Us Happy

It is no secret that dogs make us happy. Ask anyone who spends time with a pup on a regular basis and they will let you know just how much joy their tail-wagging companion delivers. In fact, according to a Dog Parent Study conducted by BarkBox, 71 percent of dog parents believe that their dogs have made them […]

Creative insight triggers a neural reward signal

Creativity is one of humanity’s most distinctive abilities and enduring mysteries. Innovative ideas and solutions have enabled our species to survive existential threats and thrive. Yet, creativity cannot be necessary for survival because many species that do not possess it have managed to flourish far longer than humans. So what drove the evolutionary development of […]

New study shows how oxygen transfer is altered in diseased lung tissue

A multidisciplinary team of researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has developed tiny sensors that measure oxygen transport in bovine lung tissue. The study—which establishes a new framework for observing the elusive connection between lung membranes, oxygen flow and related disease—is published in the journal Nature Communications. “The membranes that encase lungs and […]

Researchers discover a novel role for dopamine that impacts gene expression related to cocaine abuse

Scientists at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai have discovered a new role for the brain chemical dopamine that is independent of classic neurotransmission. The new role appears to be critical to changes in gene expression related to chronic exposure to, or abuse of, cocaine, according to a study published Friday, April 10, […]

Missing Your Favourite Street Food? Here’s How You Can Make Momos and Red Chutney at Home

The lockdown days might have eased out the tension of getting up early for work. However, these days have also taken us away from our favourite street food, as it not healthy and advisable to eat out. The World Health Organization (WHO) has advised everyone to stay indoors and follow social distancing to avoid the […]

Obese Kids May Be At Higher Bone Fracture Risk

Researchers say that pre-school children who are overweight or obese have a higher risk of bone fractures during childhood than normal-weight pre-schoolers, The study, published in the Journal of Bone and Mineral Research, aimed to determine if having an overweight or obese range body mass index (BMI) at time of beginning school is associated with […]

Drinking Green Tea May Help Treat Food Allergies

If you are a tea lover, there is good news as researchers have revealed that consuming green tea can help combat food allergies. A food allergy occurs when your immune system over reacts to a food or a substance in a food. The study, published in the journal Frontiers in Immunology, found that drinking green […]

Rakul Preet Tries The Handstand T-shirt Challenge

Actress Rakul Preet Singh on Saturday took part in the handstand T-shirt Challenge that is currently a rage on social media. Taking to her Instagram account, Rakul posted a video that shows her wearing her T-shirt while doing a handstand. “Was just bored of wearing my tee the normal way#quarantinelife #weekendchallenge So here a task […]