This Diwali an alternative to earthen diyas — one prepared with cow dung

Jaipur (Rajasthan) [India], October 20 (ANI): This Diwali, you can try a different kind of diya, besides the traditional earthen lamps. You can try out designer diyas made of cow dung, decorated without any harmful colour or adornments.…

This Diwali an alternative to earthen diyas — one prepared with cow dung

Jaipur (Rajasthan) [India], October 20 (ANI): This Diwali, you can try a different kind of diya, besides the traditional earthen lamps. You can try out designer diyas made of cow dung, decorated without any harmful colour or adornments.…

New article focuses on high social, ecological standards for chocolate

Washington [US], October 19 (ANI): Worldwide demand for food from the tropics that meet higher environmental and social standards has risen sharply in recent years.Consumers often have to make ethically questionable decisions: products may be available...

25 years of DDLJ: Manish Malhotra recalls costume designing for SRK, Kajol

New Delhi [India], October 19 (ANI): As the iconic film 'Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge,' is all set to clock in 25 years on Tuesday, fashion designer Manish Malhotra opened up about his vision with the film that made…

Children with autism, ADHD have more doctor, hospital visits during infancy: Study

Durham [UK], October 19 (ANI): Children who are later diagnosed with autism or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder visit doctors and hospitals more often in their first year of life than non-affected children, suggest the findings of a new…

Study reveals exercise, nutrition regimen benefits physical, cognitive health

Washington [US], October 19 (ANI): Researchers studied the effects of a 12-week exercise regimen on 148 active-duty Air Force airmen, half of whom also received a twice-daily nutrient beverage that included protein; the omega-3 fatty acid, DHA; lutein;...

Study reveals 68 pc of deaths from firearms are from self-harm, majority in older men in rural regions

Ontario [Canada], October 19 (ANI): A new study of gun injuries and deaths in Ontario found that 68% of firearm-related deaths were from self-harm, and they most often occurred in older men living in rural regions, pointing to…

COVID-19 impact: Business has not picked up before Durga Puja in West Bengal

By ShwetaNew Delhi [India], October 18 (ANI): Unlike every year, Mintu Pal, a famous 53-year-old idol maker in West Bengal has experienced a 60 per cent loss in his business ahead of Durga Puja while Vinay Ganguram, owner…

COVID-19 impact: Business has not picked up before Durga Puja in West Bengal

By ShwetaNew Delhi [India], October 18 (ANI): Unlike every year, Mintu Pal, a famous 53-year-old idol maker in West Bengal has experienced a 60 per cent loss in his business ahead of Durga Puja while Vinay Ganguram, owner…

COVID-19 impact: Business has not picked up before Durga Puja in West Bengal

By ShwetaNew Delhi [India], October 18 (ANI): Unlike every year, Mintu Pal, a famous 53-year-old idol maker in West Bengal has experienced a 60 per cent loss in his business ahead of Durga Puja while Vinay Ganguram, owner…

Durga Puja 2020: How the festival’s spirit is alive with devotees amid pandemic

New Delhi [India], October 18 (ANI): As the festive week of Navratri kicks off, devotees are looking forward to celebrating Durga Puja with great enthusiasm. However, the spirit of the auspicious festival has dampened a bit amid the…

Study reveals sleeping for extra 29 mins leads to daily well-being

Washington [US], October 18 (ANI): To practice mindfulness for daily well-being and work performance, a person should sleep for extra 29 minutes each night, suggested a recent study.Mindfulness is achieved by purposefully bringing an individual's aware...

Study suggests fewer college-aged Americans consume alcohol now

Washington [US], October 17 (ANI): A study suggested that the number of college-aged Americans who drink alcohol has reduced as compared to Americans nearly 20 years ago.Between 2002 and 2018, the number of adults aged 18-22 in the…

Study suggests right kind of boss may help reduce stress, increase engagement in work

Ohio [US], October 17 (ANI): A research study suggested that the right kind of boss can help reduce stress and increase engagement and pro-social behavior in their workers who were anxious about COVID-19.It further stated that coronavirus pandemic…

This year ‘Sharad Navratri’ without ‘dandiya, garba’ due to the coronavirus pandemic

New Delhi [India], October 17 (ANI): The nine-day-long holy festival of Navratri brings in a chain of festivities, including the playful activities like that of Dandiya and Garba, which are most prominent in Gujarat and Maharashtra.As the festival…

5 binge-worthy sattvic recipes to try on Navratri

New Delhi [India], October 16 (ANI): When the nine-day festival of Navratri dedicated to Shakti or feminine power begins tomorrow, devotees will worship nine avatars of Goddess Durga and observe a fast for nine days.During the Navratri, devotees…

How business giants are taking initiatives for the welfare of women

New Delhi [India], October 16 (ANI): A lot needs to be done for the welfare of rural and underprivileged women and while the government has started schemes for their benefit, now big businesses too have launched initiatives for…

This Navratra, leelas of Ram at your fingertips

By Shagun TaankNew Delhi [India], October 16 (ANI): With the beginning of Navratri from tomorrow, the countdown to Vijaya Dashami starts when the Ramleela is enacted across the country.But this year, the coronavirus pandemic has dampened the spirit…

COVID: Women are less likely to put themselves in danger

Washington [US], October 16 (ANI): The increased adherence of women to Coronavirus policies may be one of the reasons for the lower vulnerability and mortality that they experienced, compared to men, in the early phase of the epidemic,…

COVID: Women are less likely to put themselves in danger

Washington [US], October 16 (ANI): The increased adherence of women to Coronavirus policies may be one of the reasons for the lower vulnerability and mortality that they experienced, compared to men, in the early phase of the epidemic,…

COVID-19 rate among dentists is less than one pc, finds report

Chicago [US], October 15 (ANI) Although assumed to be at high risk for COVID-19, fewer than one per cent of dentists nationwide were found to be COVID-19 positive, according to a first-of-its-kind report in the U.S. based on…

COVID-19 rate among dentists is less than one pc, finds report

Chicago [US], October 15 (ANI) Although assumed to be at high risk for COVID-19, fewer than one per cent of dentists nationwide were found to be COVID-19 positive, according to a first-of-its-kind report in the U.S. based on…

Research finds that blue-light glasses improve sleep, workday productivity

Indiana [US], October 15 (ANI): During the pandemic, the amount of screen time for many people working and learning from home as well as binge-watching TV has sharply increased. New research finds that wearing blue-light glasses just before…

Global Handwashing Day 2020: Prepare your hands to cuddle and care

New Delhi [India], October 15 (ANI): As the only possible way to beat the coronavirus before its vaccine is invented is through maintaing personal hygiene, the significance of global handwashing day has increased several folds this year.Ever since…

Stay in touch with your emotions to reduce pandemic-induced stress, suggests study

Washington [US], October 14 (ANI): Amid the coronavirus pandemic everybody seems to be stressed out to some degree whether it may be anguish over the sickness or death of a friend or family member. It may be anxiety…

US study reveals more young adults are abstaining from alcohol

Washington [US], October 13 (ANI): Fewer college-age Americans drink alcohol, compared to nearly 20 years ago, according to a new study.Between 2002 and 2018, the number of adults aged 18-22 in the US who abstained from alcohol increased…

US study reveals more young adults are abstaining from alcohol

Washington [US], October 13 (ANI): Fewer college-age Americans drink alcohol, compared to nearly 20 years ago, according to a new study.Between 2002 and 2018, the number of adults aged 18-22 in the US who abstained from alcohol increased…

Study suggests pandemic leads to high level of stress, less employee engagement

Ohio [US], October 12 (ANI): Researchers have suggested coronavirus pandemic may lead people to ponder their own mortality.This study suggested these people were the ones who showed the highest levels of stress and the least engagement at work.…

Study suggests some friendships may make one feel more supported

Washington [US], October 11 (ANI): A recent study revealed that people perceive they had more support from friends or family who knew and liked each other.The study was conducted in comparison with an identical number of close relationships…

Study suggests playmate perceive bad temper on child’s make-believe aggressive behavior

Cambridge [England], October 11 (ANI): A recent study suggested playmates perceive bad-temper if children incorporate aggressive themes into their pretend play.Academics believe that the tendency for children to introduce aggressive themes in these sit...

Female surgeons perform less complex cases than male peers: Study

Boston [US], October 10 (ANI): Female surgeons at a large academic medical centre perform less complex surgical procedures than their male counterparts, according to a new study by researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH).This study, publish...

Stay-at-home orders cut noise exposure nearly in half amid COVID-19: Study

Michigan [US], October 10 (ANI): People's exposure to environmental noise dropped nearly in half during the early months of the coronavirus pandemic, according to the University of Michigan researchers who analysed data from the Apple Hearing Study.Res...

Nerve cell activity shows how confident individuals are

Washington [US], October 9 (ANI): A recent study conducted by researchers at the University of Bonn suggests that the activity of individual nerve cells in the brain tells us how confident we are in our decisions.The result is…

Ferns N Petals launches last rites services ‘Last Journey’

New Delhi [India], October 9 (ANI): A new venture 'Last Journey' by Ferns N Petals has been recently launched to offer all the required personalised services for a funeral ceremony.It is professionally serving people of all religions and…

Black, Asian patients have increased risk of severe COVID-19 at different stages of disease: Study

London [England], October 9 (ANI): Patients of Black ethnicity have an increased risk of requiring hospital admission for COVID-19, while patients of Asian ethnicity have an increased risk of dying in hospital from COVID-19, compared to White patients,...

Study reveals people use, trust different COVID-19 information sources depending on gender, age

Washington [US], October 9 (ANI): Gender, age, education level, and political affiliation predict where people turn for information about COVID-19--and what sources they use and trust is linked to differing beliefs about the pandemic, according to a ne...

Study reveals people use, trust different COVID-19 information sources depending on gender, age

Washington [US], October 9 (ANI): Gender, age, education level, and political affiliation predict where people turn for information about COVID-19--and what sources they use and trust is linked to differing beliefs about the pandemic, according to a ne...

Discrimination contributes to poorer heart health for LGBTQ adults

Washington [US], October 8 (ANI): More than half of LGBTQ adults and 70 percent of those who are transgender or gender non-conforming report experiencing some form of discrimination, including the use of harsh or abusive language, from a…

Cannabis use appears to encourage, not replace, non-medical opioid use

Washington [US], October 8 (ANI): Contrary to some claims, people in the U.S may not be substituting cannabis for opioids, according to new research at Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health.The study examined the direction and strength…

Why some friends make you feel more supported than others

Washington [US], October 7 (ANI): It's good to have friends and family to back you up when you need it - but it's even better if your supporters are close with each other too, a new set of…

Study notes factors that increase or decrease suicidal behaviour risk in adolescents

Washington [US], October 7 (ANI): An analysis of relevant studies published to date have identified certain risk factors associated with suicidal behaviour in adolescents. The analysis also revealed certain protective factors that may reduce the likeli...

Children use make-believe aggression, violence to manage bad-tempered peers: Study

Cambridge [England], October 7 (ANI): Children are more likely to introduce violent themes into their pretend play, such as imaginary fighting or killing if they are with playmates whom peers consider bad-tempered, new research suggests.Academics belie...

Study suggests connection between social media, hate crime

Washington [US], October 6 (ANI): In a recent study, researchers have explored the connection between social media and hate crimes.The study has been published in the Journal of the European Economic Association.The study displayed a reduction of over…

Study suggests connection between social media, hate crime

Washington [US], October 6 (ANI): In a recent study, researchers have explored the connection between social media and hate crimes.The study has been published in the Journal of the European Economic Association.The study displayed a reduction of over…

Study suggests connection between social media, hate crime

Washington [US], October 6 (ANI): In a recent study, researchers have explored the connection between social media and hate crimes.The study has been published in the Journal of the European Economic Association.The study displayed a reduction of over…

This is how mobile apps grab our attention

Washington [US], October 6 (ANI): Aalto University researchers have shown that common understanding of humans about what attracts visual attention to screens, does not transfer to mobile applications.Despite the widespread use of mobile phones and tabl...

Study finds indirect effects of COVID-19 pandemic coincide with heavy mental health burden

Washington [US], October 6 (ANI): The COVID-19 pandemic is taking a heavy mental health toll even on people who are not directly impacted by the disease, shows a new study.The study was published in the journal Frontiers in…

Spinach- good for Popeye as well as the planet!

Washington [US], October 5 (ANI): Spinach, the hearty, green vegetable chock full of nutrients, doesn't just provide energy in humans but it also has potential to help power fuel cells, according to a new paper by researchers in…

Study reveals parents less aware when their kids vape than when they smoke

California [US], October 5 (ANI): Most parents know or suspect when their child smokes, but they are much more likely to be in the dark if the child vapes or uses other tobacco products, according to a large…

Study finds how brain helps us navigate social differences

Washington [US], October 5 (ANI): Our brain responds differently if we talk to a person of a different socioeconomic background from our own compared to when we speak to someone whose background is similar, according to a new…