HindustanTimes Sat,30 Aug 2014

Trim down your 'side fat' with the right moves

Eliminate that extra padding on the sides of your waist by doing the right moves, eating well and moving around. We tell you how to do away with love handles.

Sorry, clean freaks: We travel with our own germs

No matter how well you scrub your home, it's covered in bacteria from your own body. And if you pack up and move, new research shows, you'll rapidly transfer your unique microbial fingerprint to the doorknobs, countertops and floors in your new house, too.

Use 'hollow-head' toothbrush? Junk it now!

After reading this news, go check your toothbrush type. According to research, solid-head toothbrushes retain less bacteria compared to hollow-head toothbrushes.

Kids finding it tough to learn things? Here's why

A new study has discovered why learning tasks can be easier said than done. Neural engineers from the Center for the Neural Basis of Cognition have discovered a fundamental constraint in the brain that may explain why this happens.

Package offer! Heart exercises also benefit the brain

Exercising to improve your cardiovascular strength may protect you from cognitive impairment as you age, according to a new study. Researchers at the University of Montreal studied 31 young people between the ages of 18 and 30 and 54 older participants aged between 55 and 75 and reached this conclusion.

New compound may curb binge eating in women

Previous data showed women, who have irregular menstrual cycles tend to binge eat or consume unusually large amounts of food in a short period of time, suggesting that hormones play a role in the development or prevention of the behaviour.

Dry spell takes sting out of dengue

There’s much to worry about after the severe shortfall in rain in Delhi this monsoon but there’s a silver lining on the health front. Only 28 cases of dengue have been reported in the city in August this year compared to 98 last year.

Sleep drunkenness: When you wake up feeling confused

A new study has explored a sleep disorder called "sleep drunkenness", which affects one in every seven people and causes episodes of waking up confused.

Five tips for that perfect celebrity body

Achieving a perfect body a la celebrities is not difficult if one follows the right workout regime and eating habits. We have Jessica Alba, Scarlett Johansson, Eva Mendes and Anne Hathaway's fitness trainer sharing workout secrets.

Using anti-bacterial soap not a good idea, warns study

Hand-washing with antibacteria lsoap may expose people to significant levels of a widely-used chemical that can potentially cause developmental problems in foetuses and newborns, a new study has warned.

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