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Intermittent fasting : A key to good health

Intermittent fasting : A key to good health

Life Desk :Fasting has been known to mankind since ancient times. Almost all the religions across the globe endorse fasting as a means to achieve spiritual goals and wellbeing

Caffeine level in blood may predict Parkinson's disease

Life Desk  :The findings showed that people with Parkinson's disease had significantly lower levels of caffeine in their blood than people without the disease, even if they consumed the

Women who do night shifts may be at risk of cancer

Women who do night shifts may be at risk of cancer

Life Desk :Long-term night shift work in women was associated with risk for nearly a dozen types of cancer. Breast, skin, and gastrointestinal cancer was associated with night shift

How you look in a dress you are yet to buy

How you look in a dress you are yet to buy

Life Desk  :Amazon has patented a reality mirror that lets you try on clothes virtually while placing you in a virtual location.The patent describes the mirror as partially-reflective and

Working on mobile devices from home may affect family life

Working on mobile devices from home may affect family life

Life Desk  :Too much office workload? Do not bring it home as it might spoil intimacy with your partner and affect your professional life too, a new study has

Paracetamol in pregnancy may damage your daughter's fertility

Paracetamol in pregnancy may damage your daughter's fertility

Life Desk  :Women who consume paracetamol during pregnancy, widely used to reduce a high fever or relieve pain, may increase the risk of damaging the fertility of their daughters,

Gender-based colours in toys can spur harmful stereotypes

Gender-based colours in toys can spur harmful stereotypes

Life Desk :Do you tend to buy only pink toys for your daughter, while keeping the blue toys for your son? Buying gender-based colours for your children can actually

Be a bad mom in 2018!

Be a bad mom in 2018!

Life Desk  :You are a mom and can't fix a healthy wheat cupcake for your kid and her friends in a jiffy? Don't have the perfect yoga body and

Healthy lifestyle in winter

Healthy lifestyle in winter

Life Desk  :The onset of winters can prove to be a health hazard if you are not following a nutritious diet, and a balanced lifestyle. So make sure you

Sleeping less than 8 hours a night can lead to depression

Life Desk  :Regular sleep disruptions can increase the difficulty in shifting attention away from negative thoughts. While other people may be able to move on from their negative thoughts,

Alcohol damages DNA, increases cancer risk

Alcohol damages DNA, increases cancer risk

Life Desk  :Alcohol consumption permanently damages the DNA in stem cells, which in turn increases the risk of developing cancer, a study led by an Indian-origin scientist warns.Much previous

Kids now spend 30 minutes more everyday on digital screens

Kids now spend 30 minutes more everyday on digital screens

Life Desk  :The average time spent by children playing videogames on smartphones or using computers has increased by 30 minutes a day between 2000 and 2015, revealed a study.It

New life-like 3D printed organ models

New life-like 3D printed organ models

Life Desk  :A research team from the University of Minnesota has 3D printed lifelike artificial organ models that mimic the exact anatomical structure, mechanical properties, and look and feel

Alternative drugs to halt antibiotic use and resistance

Alternative drugs to halt antibiotic use and resistance

Life Desk :The use and over-use of antibiotics have resulted in an uncontrollable antibiotic-resistance across the world. It's time to develop alternatives to antibiotics for small infections, claimed a

Smells like teen spirit

Smells like teen spirit

Palash Krishna Mehrotra :To be 18 again, I need to flashback 24 years. I'm in my school-leaving year. I keep my head down, chin up. I'm itching to leave

Eat soy, nuts, pulses daily for healthy heart

Eat soy, nuts, pulses daily for healthy heart

Life Desk  :The findings showed that one to two servings of plant proteins every day could reduce the main cholesterol markers low-density lipoprotein cholesterol LDL or "bad" cholesterol, non-high

Healthy resolutions for New Year 2018

Healthy resolutions for New Year 2018

Life Desk  :New Year brings in joy, hope for a better tomorrow and motivates us with energy to look forward to all the challenges that the year may bring.

Eating salads daily may keep your brain 11 years younger

Eating salads daily may keep your brain 11 years younger

Life Desk  :Eating one to two servings of salad with spinach, lettuce and kale daily may keep your brain 11 years younger as well as prevent dementia, according to

Extreme swings in BP may turn fatal

Life Desk  :Extreme fluctuations in the systolic (top) reading may be just as bad as having consistently high blood pressure as it increases risk of stroke, heart attack or

Extreme swings in BP may turn fatal

Extreme swings in BP may turn fatal

Life Desk  :Extreme fluctuations in the systolic (top) reading may be just as bad as having consistently high blood pressure as it increases risk of stroke, heart attack or

Prison-like restaurant in Egypt

Prison-like restaurant in Egypt

Life Desk  :A prison-themed restaurant in Egypt? It might seem distasteful in a country where thousands of people, mostly Islamists but also secular pro-democracy activists, are languishing in jail

Left-handed people more likely to be different

Left-handed people more likely to be different

Life Desk  :People who are left-handed are more likely to be atheists, according to a study which suggests that religious people have fewer genetic mutations. Researchers at Oulu University

A tell of travel

A tell of travel

Stephen Alter  :Climbing the steep, winding trail to Kala Pathar before dawn, my path is lit by a waning moon, three-quarters full. The high snow peaks that encircle us

Fibre-rich food could cut diabetes, bowel disease risk

Life Desk  :Regularly consuming a Western-type diet, which are high in fats and sugars but low in fibre, may increase the risk of inflammatory bowel diseases, weight gain, as

Preserve your skin's youthfulness

Preserve your skin's youthfulness

Life Desk  :Skin ageing is a natural process. However, it gets accelerated due to fast-paced lifestyles, imbalanced diet and exposure to harsh weather conditions. Protect your eyes, keep skin

Clicking selfies is a mental disorder!

Clicking selfies is a mental disorder!

Life Desk  :Whether you are on your casual morning jog, driving to work in a rush amid traffic, pushing your way through the queue at an eatery or enjoying

Teenage years may be best time to learn a new skill

Teenage years may be best time to learn a new skill

Life Desk  :While a person can never be old enough to learn a new skill, teenage years can make learning easier. It is because the brain reacts more responsively

Reshape your body attitudes to have happier New Year

Reshape your body attitudes to have happier New Year

Life Desk  :If you are overweight and planning to lose a few kilos in the New Year, first shed harmful attitudes about your body as feeling bad about yourself

Miss you, Bangladesh…

Miss you, Bangladesh…

Rifky Mohideen  : 'Ami Banladeshke Bhalobahsi' Yes, I love Bangladesh. I am Rifky Mohideen from Sri Lanka, currently studying Higher National Diploma in Information Technology at Sri Lanka Institute of

Diabulimia

Diabulimia

Life Desk :Diabulimia is a word that combines the meaning of two words - diabetes and bulimia. Diabetes is a condition characterized by improper storage and use of glucose due