Most smokers think about kicking the butt on Mondays

New Delhi, Nov 03 (ANI): A new study found that Mondays are when smokers are most likely to think about kicking their habit. Researchers from San Diego State University, the Santa Fe Institute, The Monday Campaigns and the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health monitored global Google search query logs from 2008 to 2012 in English, French, Chinese, Portuguese, Russian, and Spanish for searches related to quitting, such as "help quit smoking," to examine weekly patterns in smoking cessation contemplations for the first time. The study found that people search about quitting smoking more often early in the week, with the highest query volumes on Mondays, using a daily measure representing the proportion of quit smoking searches to all searches. Nov 3, 2013

Eating too much fish detrimental to health

New Delhi, Nov 3 (ANI): Omega-3 fatty acids, which are normally found in fish, if taken in excess could have unintended health consequences in certain situations, a new study has suggested. Omega-3 fatty acids have anti-inflammatory properties, which is one of the reasons they can be beneficial to heart health and inflammatory issues. However, the researchers said excess amounts of omega-3 fatty acids can alter immune function sometimes in ways that may lead to a dysfunctional immune response to a viral or bacterial infection. Nov 3, 2013

Nibbling on chocolates can help you lose weight and live longer

New Delhi, Oct 18 (ANI): Good news for chocoholics, people who eat chocolate are more likely to lose weight than those who don't, a new poll has revealed. The survey conducted by research agency YouGov has found that 86 percent of slimmers who continued enjoying their favourite treats successfully lost weight. It was found that of the 2100 men and women surveyed, those who lost the most weight- 91 percent of cases- had continued to eat the same amount of chocolate they normally ate before going on a weight-loss plan. Janet Aylott, a nutrition scientist with online calorie counting plan Nutracheck, who commissioned the YouGov survey, said that extensive research has proven that diets cantered around food elimination are much more likely to fail. Oct 18, 2013

Drinking tea cuts mortality risk by 30%

New Delhi, Oct 16 (ANI): Scientists suggest that drinking a regular cup of tea or coffee can help you live longer. Researchers have found that a diet packed with polyphenols - potent antioxidant compounds contained in the drinks - can lower the "risk of several chronic diseases and overall mortality.” Experts from Barcelona University studied 807 men and women aged 65 or over from central Italy for 12 years. The researchers recorded a 30 percent reduction in mortality among a group of participants who had a high intake of polyphenols. The compounds occur naturally in fruits, vegetables, nuts and cereals as well as tea and coffee. More than 8,000 different types have been identified in plants. They have antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and anti-cancer effects. Oct 16, 2013

Eating healthy breakfast helps increase fertility in women

New Delhi, Oct 2 (ANI): Eating more calories in the morning breakfast can have a positive impact on women with problems of infertility, a new study has revealed. Research, conducted by Prof. Oren Froy from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and Prof. Daniela Jocabovitz and Dr. Julio Weinstein from Tel Aviv University and Wolfson Medical Center, showed that a big breakfast increases fertility among woman who suffer from menstrual irregularities. The study examined whether meal times have an impact on the health of woman with menstrual irregularities due to Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS). The experiment was carried out at Wolfson Medical Center on 60 women over a 12-week period. The study is published in journal Clinical Science. Oct 2, 2013

What your taste in coffee reveals about your personality

New Delhi, Sep 21 (ANI): A new study has revealed that coffee can reveal certain aspects of your personality. Clinical psychologist Dr Ramani Durvasula analysed 1,000 coffee lovers and found that people having a penchant for black coffee are likely to purist, no-nonsense individuals, having a tendency to prefer the simple life, although they could also be abrupt, impatient and even averse to change. The study also revealed that latte drinkers tend to be intent on pleasing others, but can also show slightly more neurotic attributes. Sep 21, 2013

Drinking coffee may cut womb cancer risk

New Delhi, Sep 15 (ANI): A new study has suggested that the risk of developing womb cancer can be reduced by drinking coffee. According to the World Cancer Research Fund report, coffee contains antioxidants which may boost health. However, experts said that there is not yet enough evidence to recommend drinking coffee to protect against the disease. Researchers at Imperial College, London also said that women can reduce their risk of developing the disease with at least 38 minutes of daily exercise and keeping a healthy weight. Sep 15, 2013

Indian Leaders Insensitive Towards Poverty? ₹1 Per Meal Considered Absurd

In a shocking revelation of Indian leaders' apathy towards the gruesome problem faced by a big chunk of the country's population, politicians are making claims that meals cost from ₹1 to ₹12 in India, forgetting the fact that 42 percent of children in the country are malnourished. Jul 26, 2013