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Resistance training boosts exercise motivation (11:12)
London, Aug 19 (IANS) Lack of motivation is a big factor for many people not following an exercise regime that they initially planned. But a few months of resistance training can change that by instilling in people an intrinsic interest in pursuing physical activity, suggests new research.

Animal markets bustling in Kashmir Valley ahead of Eid (11:12) IANS Photo Service
Srinagar, Aug 19 (IANS) As Eid-ul-Zuha approaches, animal markets across the Kashmir Valley were bustling with shoppers on Sunday who were looking to buy sacrificial animals to mark the festival on Wednesday.

Higher BMI may increase your BP as well (18:18)
New York, Aug 18 (IANS) If you have a higher body mass index (BMI) then there are chances that you may have increased blood pressure (BP) too, a new study has found.

LFW: Aditi Rao Hydari to bring alive 'The Twilight Zone' (15:38) IANS Photo Service
Mumbai, Aug 18 (IANS) Actress Aditi Rao Hydari will be the showstopper for designer Jayanti Reddy's 'The Twilight Zone' autumn-winter 2018 line at the forthcoming edition of the Lakme Fashion Week.

Samsung Galaxy Note 9: Beauty meets beast in premium segment (Tech Review) (10:22)
By Nishant Arora IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) What exactly do you want in your smartphone? Is it day-long performance, fast charging, more data storage, speed and power, better immersive experience, or all of these?

Smartphone screens harbour more germs than a toilet seat: Study (10:20)
London, Aug 18 (IANS) If you think toilet seats are the dirtiest ones swarming with germs, look at your smartphone. A research has revealed that smartphone screens have three times more germs than a toilet seat.

Maternal stress can increase mood disorder risk in daughters: Study (21:26)
New York, Aug 17 (IANS) Daughters born to women with high levels of cortisol -- a stress hormone -- during pregnancy could be at an increased risk of developing anxious and depressive-like behaviours by the age of two, a new study has reported.

YouTube videos on plastic surgery can be misleading: Study (21:24) IANS Photo Service
New York, Aug 17 (IANS) Do you turn to YouTube for advice on cosmetic surgery procedures? Beware, most of these are misleading marketing campaigns posted by non-qualified medical professionals, researchers have warned.

Radhika, Jim to turn showstoppers for designer Punit Balana (17:34) IANS Photo Service
Mumbai, Aug 17 (IANS) Actors Radhika Apte and Jim Sarbh will be seen walking the runway for designer Punit Balana at the upcoming Lakme Fashion Week's Winter-Festive edition.

Your eyes can predict risk of Parkinson's disease (17:22)
Seoul, Aug 17 (IANS) The thinning of retina -- the lining of nerve cells in the back of the eye -- could be linked to Parkinson's disease, a finding that can boost diagnoses to detect the disease in its earliest stages, researchers have found.

Moderate carbohydrate intake may lower mortality risk (14:56)
New York, Aug 17 (IANS) If you are looking forward to boost your longevity, start consuming carbohydrates in moderation. A new study has found that it is associated with lower risk of mortality.

Over one-third Chinese don't have breakfast every day (14:46)
By Gaurav Sharma
Beijing, Aug 17 (IANS) More than one-third of Chinese do not have their breakfast every day due to limited time in the morning, according to a survey.

Hema Malini, Esha Deol set to catwalk for 'Cakewalk' (14:26) IANS Photo Service
Mumbai, Aug 17 (IANS) Mother-daughter duo Hema Malini and Esha Deol Takhtani will walk the ramp at the Lakme Fashion Week Winter-Festive 2018 to promote the latter's forthcoming movie "Cakewalk". They will be showstoppers for designer Sanjukta Duttas latest collection 'Abor'.

Mothers' life span can determine longevity of daughters (14:00)
New York, Aug 17 (IANS) Women whose mothers lived up to the age of 90 are 25 per cent more likely to have increased lifespan, without suffering from any serious illnesses like cancer, diabetes, or heart disease, a new study has found.

How mushrooms can aid in diabetes treatment (13:26)
New York, Aug 17 (IANS) Eating white button mushrooms daily can act as a prebiotic by improving microbial community in the gut, which could then improve the regulation of glucose in the liver, a finding that could one day pave way for new diabetes treatments, say researchers.

New low protein wheat breeds offer hope for gluten allergies (12:36)
Sydney, Aug 17 (IANS) Researchers have for the first time bred low allergy wheat varieties, in an attempt towards reducing the proteins in wheat that are responsible for diseases such as coeliac and baker's asthma or wheat dependent exercise induced anaphylaxis (WDEIA).

Prateik to embrace drag culture at fashion gala (11:44) IANS Photo Service
Mumbai, Aug 17 (IANS) Actor Prateik Babbar will be seen embracing the drag culture for Chola The Label at the upcoming Lakme Fashion Week's Winter-Festive edition. He says it is an attempt by to normalise topics that are usually not discussed in the mainstream.

IMG Reliance launches fashion portal (20:30) IANS Photo Service
Mumbai, Aug 16 (IANS) IMG Reliance, a joint venture between IMG Worldwide of US and Reliance Industries, on Thursday launched a fashion portal aimed at the evolving Indian consumers.

Maths can help reveal how human behaviour spreads infectious diseases (20:06)
Toronto, Aug 16 (IANS) Researchers have found that mathematics could help public health workers understand how human behaviour influences the spread of infectious diseases like Ebola and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS).

Ways to pack nutritious food while travelling (17:10)
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) Do you travel often for work or personal reasons, and end up munching on junk? Make sure you get the best of both worlds and eat local, but with a twist -- carry your power jars with you so that you don't come home with a lot of guilt.

Egyptian mummification 'recipe' existed 1,500 years before Pharaohs: Study (16:48)
London, Aug 16 (IANS) Sophisticated embalming treatments were developed by ancient Egyptians 1,500 years before the classic Pharaonic period, and across a wider geographical area than had been previously known, a new research has showed.

Prediabetic night owls may gain unhealthy weight (15:24)
New York, Aug 16 (IANS) People with prediabetes who are more active and alert later in the day -- those who have an evening preference -- may have higher body mass index (BMI), a new study has found.

Use carpet as wall art smartly (15:04)
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) Wall carpet design can add to a spaces aura. They are essentially woven art and can easily add that extra touch that enhances the interior so make sure you are jazzing your wall with right texture, warmth and colour.

Smoking parents may up kids' risk of lung disease related deaths (14:42)
New York, Aug 16 (IANS) Are you a chain smoker? Besides harming your own life, you may also be exposing your kids to second-hand smoke, which can increase their risk of death due to chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) in adulthood, researchers have warned.

'India key growth market for Airbnb as it aims to reach 1bn global users' (14:16)
By Rituraj Baruah IANS Photo Service
New Delhi/Colombo, Aug 16 (IANS) For online hospitality services platform Airbnb, the Indian market is of strategic importance as the company targets a global user-base of one billion by 2028 from the current 300 million, according to a company official.

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