quality of life

FDI will help create 1 crore new jobs in retail: Government


September 21st, 2012 - 5:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) The government Friday claimed that foreign direct investment (FDI) will help create over 1 crore (10 million) new jobs in the retail sector and benefit ... Read more...

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Centre to improve mental health launched


September 7th, 2012 - 10:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 7 (IANS) To address gaps in mental health services and to promote research, capacity building and improving the quality of life of the mentally disabled, a centre ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Sleeping pills harmful in long run


August 10th, 2012 - 12:33 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Aug 10 (IANS) Sleeping spills are "counter-productive" and offer no real benefit in treating insomnia, says a sleep expert."Most people who take hypnotic (sleep inducing) drugs still have ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Government should be proactive in reducing unemployment: Narayana Murthy


August 3rd, 2012 - 5:04 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 3 (IANS) Infosys chairman emeritus N.R. Narayana Murthy Friday asked the government to be more proactive in reducing unemployment and poverty in the country."This is the time to ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Stroke hits women harder than men, says study


July 26th, 2012 - 2:59 pm ICT by IANS
Stockholm, July 25 (IANS) A stroke in any form hits women harder than men, robbing them of the very meaning of life, says a study from Sweden.Researchers at Danderyd Hospital, ... Read more...

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New approach to minimise skin scarring


July 9th, 2012 - 4:27 pm ICT by IANS
New York, July 9 (IANS) Ugly scars whether from surgery or battle wounds can affect both body and mind. New research offers a strategy to smooth out scarring."Scars can be ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Lanco Hills launches Lanco Domina


July 2nd, 2012 - 11:19 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, July 2 (IANS) Lanco Hills, one of the world's largest mixed development projects, Monday announced the launch of Lanco Domina, a set of two high-rise residential towers.The Domina project, ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Moderate drinking helps in improved life quality


June 25th, 2012 - 5:17 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 25 (IANS) Drinking in moderation helped one perform better on index measuring dexterity, emotion, mobility and the ability to understand, than abstaining completely. Researchers from US-based Boston University ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Zarine to endorse educational institution


May 29th, 2012 - 5:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 29 (IANS) After working in the successful fun-filled film "Housefull 2", actor Zarine Khan will soon be seen promoting education.Samalkha Group of Institution (SGI) has roped Zarine ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Hong Kong tops Chinese competitive city list


May 21st, 2012 - 9:57 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, May 21 (IANS) Hong Kong has topped a list of the most competitive cities in China and its special territories.The list - "Report on the Competitiveness of Chinese Cities ... Read more...

Posted in World |

‘Sahaja Yoga fosters better health’


May 14th, 2012 - 1:30 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, May 14 (IANS) Performing Sahaja Yoga induces 'mental silence,' which calms the mind, fosters better health and wellbeing, a new study says. Fifty-two percent of study respondents said that ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Discovery opens way to better arthritis treatment


May 2nd, 2012 - 12:58 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, May 2 (IANS) Muscle inflammation outside the joints is as much to blame for discomfort and poor mobility in arthritis sufferers as inflammation of the joint itself, says a ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Radio programme in Puerto Rico will only report good news


April 26th, 2012 - 12:53 pm ICT by IANS
San Juan, April 26 (IANS/EFE) A radio programme in Puerto Rico will report only good news starting May 1.The host of "Noticias OK", Yalitza Navedo Roman, said Wednesday in a ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

New device helps prevent LPG cylinder leakage


April 17th, 2012 - 5:16 pm ICT by IANS
Pune, April 17 (IANS) A device that claims to help prevent leakage of combustible gas from domestic LPG cylinders has hit the markets.Developed by Gas Safe India, the excess-flow and ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

BJP relases vision document for Delhi


April 11th, 2012 - 5:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 11 (IANS) Ahead of the civic polls in the capital, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Wednesday released its "Vision Delhi-2025" document which envisages urban renewal and ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

A new method to target obsessive behaviour


April 11th, 2012 - 12:16 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, April 11 (IANS) Victims of obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) fret endlessly over whether they have locked the door or turned off the gas stove. Now, a new way to ... Read more...

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Never think about your past with anger


March 27th, 2012 - 10:55 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 27 (IANS) People remembering their past with negative memories are more likely to fall ill, suggests a study.According to the University of Granada's study, people's attitude to the ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Art improves recovery from stroke


March 18th, 2012 - 2:25 pm ICT by IANS
Rome, March 18 (IANS) Patients who appreciate music, painting and theatre have better chances of recovery from stroke than patients who do not, says a new study.Stroke is the third ... Read more...

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Putin promises better life for all


February 29th, 2012 - 8:12 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Feb 29 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Improving the quality of life of ordinary citizens throughout Russia must be a priority, Russian Prime Minister and presidential candidate Vladimir Putin said Wednesday."That is ... Read more...

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Please vote, say Bollywood celebs


February 16th, 2012 - 2:20 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Feb 16 (IANS) Bollywood celebrities like Shabana Azmi, Anupam Kher and Priyanka Chopra urged Mumbaikars to vote in the Maharashtra civic corporation polls Thursday.The celebrities took to Twitter ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

My Kashmir film has found its audience: Sanjay Kak (Interview, With Image)


February 15th, 2012 - 1:58 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Feb 15 (IANS) Sanjay Kak, whose documentary on Kashmir, "Jashn-e-Azaadi", was not allowed to be screened at the Symbiosis festival in Pune, is unperturbed and says the film has ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Working for change in UP: A lot can be done (Comment, With Image)


February 9th, 2012 - 12:01 pm ICT by IANS
This isn't a work of fiction, nor is it constructed to bash politicians or start a revolution, especially at a time when this sprawling state is going to the polls. It's ... Read more...

Posted in Feature |

PM to set up panel for senior citizens’ welfare


February 1st, 2012 - 7:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 1 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh will constitute a council for welfare of senior citizens, a statement from the prime minister's office (PMO) said Wednesday. Social ... Read more...

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Nearly 1,000 British cops have criminal records


January 3rd, 2012 - 9:26 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 3 (IANS) At least 944 serving police officers in Britain as well as community support officers have criminal records, according to official figures.The offences include causing death by ... Read more...

Posted in World |

New York City had over 50 mn tourists in 2011


December 21st, 2011 - 12:33 pm ICT by IANS
New York, Dec 21 (IANS) New York's "quality of life" led around 50.2 million tourists to visit the city this year, Mayor Michael Bloomberg has said."Five and half years ago, ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Quit smoking - feel happier, healthier


December 14th, 2011 - 12:30 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 14 (IANS) Some smokers have concerns that their quality of life may deteriorate if they stop smoking but research shows that those who kick the butt feel more ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Britons fear downfall in their kids’ living standards


December 5th, 2011 - 12:24 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 5 (IANS) About two-thirds of Britons are worried that the present generation of children will have a low living standard than their parents cherished, a study has found.The ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Restless legs? There could be brain malfunction


November 18th, 2011 - 12:21 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Nov 18 (IANS) Researchers have found that people suffering from restless legs syndrome, which causes uncomfortable sensations in the limbs, have reduced function in an area of the brain ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Majority have trouble falling asleep


November 14th, 2011 - 4:56 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 14 (IANS) A British study has found that over 50 percent of people have trouble falling asleep, which may prove quite detrimental for their health. Some 51 percent ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Testosterone might not be the fountainhead of youth


October 23rd, 2011 - 2:47 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Oct 23 (IANS) Ageing men who look to testosterone for a bit of rejuvenation might be in for disappointment to know that it is not all that effective. Researchers ... Read more...

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Exercise as good as drugs in staving off migraines


October 11th, 2011 - 4:13 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 11 (IANS) The belief that exercise may be as good as drugs in staving off migraines -- the excruciating headaches -- seems to be validated by latest research.A ... Read more...

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Solar power to light up Dubai parks


September 29th, 2011 - 9:39 am ICT by IANS
Dubai, Sep 29 (IANS) All parks in Dubai will soon use solar-powered lights in a bid to reduce consumption of electricity and use more natural resources, a top official has ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Life quality-lows for Britons over 50


August 16th, 2011 - 8:51 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 16 (IANS) The quality of life for Britons aged over 50 has been witnessing a rapid decline for the last nine months following rising inflation and unemployment, a ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Music eases anxiety among cancer patients


August 10th, 2011 - 4:24 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 10 (IANS) Music may be useful as a complementary treatment for people with cancer as it eases their disease-related anxiety.Researchers analysed evidence from 1,891 patients taking part in ... Read more...

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Britons shun care homes over fear of neglect


August 8th, 2011 - 10:10 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 8 (IANS) Three quarters of people in Britain won't send their elderly relatives to care homes because they fear about neglect in such places, a media report said ... Read more...

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