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Fatty foods can hinder alertness, says study

Scientists have shown that consuming fatty foods can affect alertness and result in fatigue, says a study. Results show that higher fat consumption is associated with increased objective daytime sleepiness, while higher carbohydrate intake is associated with increased alertness. There is no relationship between protein consumption and sleepiness or alertness. These findings are independent of

To stay fit, don’t starve yourself: Hrithik

Known for his well-toned body, Hrithik Roshan feels being healthy is more important than having six-pack abs or starving oneself. “The best body is the body, which you are happy with. If you are not happy about it, then it’s not ideal… Whether it is a six-pack or not, if you are healthy and fit,

Dress up your kids in organic clothes

This summer bring a healthy change in your children’s wardrobe. Instead of giving them synthetic clothes, choose garments made with organic fabrics. A couple of brands and designers have started a separate organic line, so you will have enough to choose from. The latest one is Grön Stockholm, an organic and fashionable kidswear brand, which

‘Teen smokers can get addicted to marijuana’

Scientists have shown that teens who smoke are predisposed to getting addicted to marijuana, says a study. New research presented May 5, at the Pediatric Academic Societies (PAS) annual meeting here supports the theory that cigarettes are a gateway drug to marijuana. “Contrary to what we would expect, we also found that students who smoked

Treatment for grey hair possible

Researchers have developed a remedy for grey hair and a skin condition called vitiligo, a study says. In a research report published online in The FASEB Journal, people whose hair is turning grey develop massive oxidative stress via accumulation of hydrogen peroxide in hair follicles, which causes hair to bleach itself from the inside out.

Obese men in 20s may die in middle age

Families of chubby youngsters, beware! Men who turn obese in their early 20s are significantly less likely to reach their middle age, a new study published in the British Medical Journal has suggested. Also such youngsters are also up to eight times more likely to suffer diabetes, potentially fatal blood clots or a heart attack,

Web-based programmes for weight-loss

Web-based programmes are the new effective measures in weight loss and weight management, according to a study. Weight loss is a topic of concern for nearly 36 percent of Americans who are considered obese. There are many barriers that can interfere with weight loss. For those attending face-to-face weight loss programmes, barriers can include travel,

Now special dance, yoga apparel!

Make your dancing and yoga sessions fun and stylish with a special spring-summer apparel range from a leading fitness brand. Reebok has launched the range as part of it’s commitment to women’s fitness, aiming to change the way women perceive, define and experience fitness. The two categories are designed for high energy, giving customers an

Nutrient from urine, anti-bacterial clothes: Innovations from IIT-Delhi

A process to recover nutrients from human urine and an antibacterial shirt to keep the body fresh in sweltering heat are some of the innovative solutions offered to the industry by students of the Indian Institute of Technology-Delhi (IIT-D) for the benefit of common people. These are part of around 500 research-based projects showcased at

Garlic: Wonder drug for healthy life

According to old wives’ tales, garlic can ward off vampires. While this benefit may just be folklore, what’s true about garlic is that it has many health benefits. This ‘wonder-drug’ contains more than 100 biologically useful chemicals. It also has various anti-bacterial, anti-viral, anti-fungal and anti-oxidant properties. Here’s a list of some of it’s proven