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  • WHO to classify gaming addiction as mental health condition

    Geneva: The World Health Organization (WHO) is set to announce "gaming disorder" as a new mental health condition to be included in the 11th edition of its International Classification of Diseases (ICD), reported CNN. The ICD defines diseases, disorders, injuries and other related health...

  • Here is a way to get rid of mosquitoes without pesticide use

    Toronto: Researchers have discovered a cheap and pesticide-free way to combat mosquito populations and to reduce the risk of mosquito-borne diseases. According to the study, controlling the mosquitoes at the larval stage may be the best strategy to reduce their population. The researchers...

  • Bengal confectioner sweetens World Cup

    Kolkata: Raising a toast to West Bengal's eternal love for football and sweets, a renowned shop in south Kolkata has made sweatmeat sculptures of superstars Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi and Neymar, as the World Cup got underway on Thursday in Russia.Besides housing models of the trio who are...

  • Mahua goes mainstream: Goa's alcohol man taps into flower power

    Panaji: If everything Midas touched turned to gold, in the case of the 60-something Desmond Nazareth, everything he touches, including, agave, sugarcane and now mahua, seems to transform into distilled alcohol.For Nazareth, promoter of Desmondji, an Indian brand specialising in distilled alcohol,...

  • Early risers less likely to suffer from depression

    New York: If you are an early riser, you are significantly less likely to develop depression, according to researchers. "Being an early type seems to be beneficial, and you can influence how early you are," said lead author Celine Vetter, Director at the University of Colorado-Boulder. ...

  • The most beautiful book in the world sells for $9.6 mn

    New York: An anonymous buyer snapped the first edition of John James Audubon's (1785-1851) celebrated book The Birds of America for US$9.65 million at Christie's auction in New York on Thursday. Often hailed as the most beautiful book ever printed, the 19th century work features more than 400...

  • Beware: 'Technoference' may affect your kids' emotional well-being

    New York: Do you spend more time on your smartphones or watching television and engage less in family activities at home? Beware, your child's social-emotional well-being could be at stake. According to researchers, technoference - the term they used to define everyday interruptions in...

  • Suffering from insomnia? Try these tips for better sleep

    New Delhi: Insomnia, or inability to fall asleep or stay asleep at night, is fast emerging as a huge global health concern. Stress at work, lack of physical exercise, high levels of tech engagement and poor sleep hygiene are some of the most significant factors causing insomnia. So make sure you...

  • Loneliness more deadly for health than living alone: Study

    London: Men and women who "feel lonely" are more likely to have worse mental health, heart disease conditions and die early than those "living alone", according to a study. The findings showed that loneliness was associated with a doubled mortality risk in women and nearly doubled risk in men. ...

  • Health apps: High rating doesn't guarantee accuracy

    New York: Do you use prefer using highly-rated apps that claims to change your smartphone into a blood pressure monitor? Beware, the high "star rating" does not guarantee medical accuracy or value, researchers warned. Using these unregulated apps can give people false sense of security, leading...

  • Asthma drug may reverse memory loss in dementia patients

    New York: A drug used for the treatment of asthma can help reverse the cognitive impairments like memory loss caused by abnormal accumulations of a protein in patients with Alzheimer's disease, breakthrough research on mice has shown. Tau protein is the second-most important lesion in the brain...

  • Brain tumour no longer scary, say doctors

    New Delhi: Unlike the widespread defeatist perception about brain tumour, many patients of the disease can be cured with current advances in technology and early detection, doctors said on the World Brain Tumour Day on Friday. "With the advent of modern technology and advanced surgical...