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Predict autism among high-risk infants

Predict autism among high-risk infants

Life Desk :Autism is a neurodevelopmental spectrum disorder that begins early in childhood.Scientists have found a neuroimaging technique called Functional connectivity magnetic resonance imaging (fcMRI) that could predict the

New, safer antiplatelet drug from snake venom

New, safer antiplatelet drug from snake venom

Life Desk :Scientists have found a new and safer antiplatelet drug based on snake venom. The newly designed molecule could help to prevent side effects like excessive bleeding, which

Bye, dark underarms

Bye, dark underarms

Life Desk :Do you steer clear of sleeveless clothes to hide your dark underarms? You don't need to worry any more as there are many home remedies to lighten

Is rice nice again?

Is rice nice again?

Life Desk  :For years, Indian film production designer Siddharth Sirohi struggled with stomach issues. Doctors were of little help. Then, last year, he began to do his own research,

Dentin hypersensitivity

Dentin hypersensitivity

Life Desk :Dentin hypersensitivity is an oral condition characterized by sharp pain in the affected tooth or teeth. It occurs when the dentin gets exposed to the stimuli. It

Intensified action needed to reduce leprosy

Intensified action needed to reduce leprosy

Nur-E-Alam Siddique  :Leprosy, the world's oldest disease, has been synonymous with stigma and discrimination due to the hideous  deformities it produced. The most important step in eradication of any

Birth defects due to exposure of household chemicals

Birth defects due to exposure of household chemicals

Life Desk  :Qaternary ammonium compounds or "quats," are chemicals which are often used as disinfectants and preservatives in household and personal products such as cleaners, laundry detergent, fabric softener,

Online therapy can help military personnel treat insomnia

Online therapy can help military personnel treat insomnia

Life Desk :Chronic insomnia can be treated with Cognitive behavioral therapy, by paying a regular, weekly visits to the clinician, reveals a new study by the American College of

Adieu Ramzan 2017

Adieu Ramzan 2017

Life Desk :Every year millions of Muslim across the globe fast from dawn to dusk during Ramzan, the ninth month in the Muslim calendar. It is considered as the

Organic onions better than conventional onions: Study

Life Desk :Flavonoid levels and antioxidant activity in organic onions are higher than in conventionally grown onions, reveal researchers in a new study.Five years ago, a highly publicized meta-analysis

Right make-up to avoid skin allergies

Right make-up to avoid skin allergies

Life Desk :A lot depends on the kind of make-up that you purchase. Before you begin to shop for such products, make sure that you follow some of these

Too many symbols for too little emotion

Too many symbols for too little emotion

Seerat Sandhu :As I pen this down, I feel like I have metamorphosed into a sermonising, condemning, cynical middle-aged woman! However, paper being my best friend, and non-sermonising one

Celebrating Ramzan

Celebrating Ramzan

Life Desk :Ramazan is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar. As the Islamic calendar is a lunar calendar, the beginning and end of the month is marked by

Men's Health Month

Men's Health Month

Life Desk :Men's Health Month is celebrated in June in the United States, with month-long awareness programs on various preventable health issues, diseases and conditions that affect men.National Men's Health

Natural remedies for migraines

Natural remedies for migraines

Life Desk :There is a strong belief in the natural health community of one disease, one cause. In other words, the body, if cleansed of toxins and given proper

Purify your home with these houseplants

Purify your home with these houseplants

Life Desk :Do you feel suffocated inside your home? It is not surprising since we are breathing recycled air most of the time when inside the house. Including houseplants

British men more inclined to buy shoes than women: Survey

British men more inclined to buy shoes than women: Survey

Life Desk  :British men are less reliant on their "go-to shoe", reveals a survey.Data from consumer analyst Mintel found men are choosing to expand their shoe collections and are

E-cigarettes as harmful as tobacco cigarettes: Study

E-cigarettes as harmful as tobacco cigarettes: Study

Life Desk :New evidences show that electronic cigarettes or e-cigarettes are as harmful as tobacco cigarettes, reveal chemists at the University of Connecticut .Using a new low-cost, 3-D printed

Friends become more important than family as age growing

Friends become more important than family as age growing

Life Desk :Keeping a few really good friends around can make a world of difference for your health and well-being and friendship may become even more important than family

Common-sense to ensure longevity

Common-sense to ensure longevity

Life Desk :Most of us would all like to live longer and have a better quality of life. To have the gift of good health in your later years,

Potential diabetes drug to limit injections once a month

Potential diabetes drug to limit injections once a month

sLife Desk :Diabetes incidence is growing in numbers, especially in India, which is considered the diabetes capital of the world.A research team from Duke University has designed a better

Human vision keeps developing until mid-life

Life Desk :Human brain's vision-processing centre, that was previously thought to mature and stabilise in the first few years of life, actually continues to develop up to late 30s

Should we be worrying about the purpose of life?

Should we be worrying about the purpose of life?

Life Desk :The other day, as I lay on my couch, enjoying an episode of Gotham and its deliciously evil villains, I suddenly wondered at my purpose in life.

Health benefits of ginseng

Health benefits of ginseng

Life Desk :Ginseng derives its name from the Chinese word 'Ren Shen' which means 'man root'. Botanically it is known as Panaxquinquefolium. Ginseng is a traditional herb which is

The girl with a terrible secret

The girl with a terrible secret

Life Desk  :"Aww! What pretty eyes you have!" cried Suzan, "Are you hungry? Wait, let me bring you something to eat." As Suzan went inside the shop to buy a

Postures to read books perfectly

Postures to read books perfectly

Life Desk :Bibliophiles can read a book, immerse in the story completely, and finish a book anywhere without even realizing that the experience could have been enhanced by the

Storing stuff efficiently

Storing stuff efficiently

Life Desk :While storing items in your home, always remember to minimise the amount of space while maximizing how much use you get out of your storage unit.Keep all

Turmeric for healthy and glowing skin

Turmeric for healthy and glowing skin

Life Desk :Turmeric (Curcuma longa), or "The Golden Spice of India," is one of the most commonly used kitchen ingredients. Turmeric is used in plenty to enhance the color

Red onions may help fight cancer cells

Red onions may help fight cancer cells

Life Desk  :Antioxidants in red onions can be effective in fighting cells, finds a new study. Ruby Ring onion contains higher amounts of quercetin and anthocyanin, compounds that possess

Sanitation access can improve health outcomes in children

Sanitation access can improve health outcomes in children

Life Desk :Poor sanitation can increase the risk of disease transmission and affect the growth and overall health in children. Globally, about 1 billion people live without access to