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You really need to do specific exercises to protect your bone health. (Source: Thinkstock Images) Engaging in weight-bearing exercises such as resistance training and various types of jumps can help men protect their bone health, suggests new research. One year of targeted exercise can decrease harmful sclerostin, a protein made in the bone, and increase IGF-1, a hormone associated with bone growth.…
03.23 / 12:00
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If you’re afraid of losing your job to a robot, you’re not alone. This is a real concern among a substantial portion of the population. (Source: Thinkstock Images) While the rise in machine learning technology may be making people’s lives smarter and easier, it has conversely given rise to fear and anxiety among people about losing jobs to artificial intelligence (AI) devices, a study…
03.23 / 11:47
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If you’re looking for a way to to make your property stand out on a real-estate website, dressing up as a colorful parrot and posing for photos seems to work wonders. At least it worked for the owner of a house in Blackrod, UK, who had asked his estate agent to come up with a way …
03.23 / 11:36
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The ability to bring point-of-care sperm testing to the consumer, or health facilities with limited resources, is a true game changer. (Source: Thinkstock Images) Researchers have developed a smartphone-based semen analyser that can help men test infertility in the privacy and comfort of their home, suggests new research. In tests, the researchers found that the easy-to-use smartphone app and accessory…
03.23 / 11:34
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Locally grown rice — boiled with herbs — garden fresh vegetables and boiled fish caught from the streams regularly feature on the menu. (Source: Thinkstock Images) Starting with the locally-famous “achin pinam” (spiced rice) to smoked beef platters, or the “amin” made out of rice cake and chicken, every dish cooked in Arunachal Pradesh’s Basar town gives out a…
03.23 / 11:16
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Athiya Shetty says she is not a fashion conscious person. (Source: Varinder Chawla) Actress Athiya Shetty, who has been lauded for her style statements many a times, says she is not a fashion conscious person and added that fashion is an extension of an individual’s personality. “I think fashion is an extension of your personality. While I like to have fun with clothes, I would not call…
03.23 / 10:15
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Luu Cong Huyen, a 58-year-old man from Yen Giao, in Vietnam’s Nam Dinh province, has been growing his fingernails for over three and a half decades, and takes great care to avoid any activity that might cause him to accidentally break on of his keratinous treasures, even bathing. If you’re hoping to find a good reason for […
03.23 / 10:09
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Osteoclast cells in pre-menopausal South Asian women might be breaking down bones at a quicker rate than they are being reformed, making these women more susceptible to osteoporosis and fractures in later life. (Source: Thinkstock Images) Pre-menopausal women of South Asian origin might be more at risk of developing osteoporosis in later life, owing to higher levels of a by-product of bone resorption, a…
03.23 / 10:03
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On her birthday this year, we list her best looks from 2017 that celebrates her nonchalance, grit and enigma the best. (Source: File Photo) Kangana Ranaut, who celebrates her 29th birthday on March 23 is not just a powerhouse of talent, but also an epitome of class and elegance. Just as much her career choices seem a reflection of her indomitable spirit, her fashion choices too — right from her formal d…
03.23 / 09:03
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Interestingly, the same association between olfactory function and social life was not found in older men. (Source: Thinkstock Images) If you are a women with a good sense of smell, you may have a thriving social life, as well as have improved overall mental and physical health, a study has showed. The findings, published in the journal Scientific Reports, showed that the decline in this olfactory…
03.23 / 08:46
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The researchers explained that understanding of brain rewiring connections will lead to more effective rehabilitation efforts that will enable blind individuals to better compensate for the absence of visual information. (Source: Thinkstock Images) A study finds that people who are born blind have heightened sense of hearing, smell and touch, suggesting that their brain “rewires” itself in…
03.23 / 08:20
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These artworks infused with Sci-FI touch is a beautiful representation of what Pakistan might look in some 50 or 70 years ahead. We all love to imagine what it’s going to be like living in the future and many a time, Sci-Fi films give shapes to such imaginations. But what exactly might change and what would remain intact? Have you thought about that? The changing landscapes of urban spaces with…
03.23 / 08:15
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Osteoclast cells in pre-menopausal South Asian women might be breaking down bones at a quicker rate than they are being reformed, making these women more susceptible to osteoporosis and fractures in later life. (Source: Thinkstock Images) South Asian women may be more susceptible to osteoporosis and fractures in later life as they experience breakdown of bone tissues at a quicker rate, a…
03.23 / 08:10
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Understanding Macbeth diverges from the text by William Shakespeare in exploring themes such as bipolarism in the leading protagonists. As news of the world became bleaker last year, a theatre director from West Bengal took his team to the jungles of Jhargram to find the darkness within themselves. The team of 40 stayed in a bungalow with one halogen lamp among them, and no script or director. “What e…
03.22 / 19:21
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