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Watching TV re-runs restores your personal drive


September 7th, 2012 - 4:14 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 7 (IANS) Watching a re-run of a favourite TV show may help restore your personal drive to get things done if you have used up your reserves of ... Read more...

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TV addiction boosts diabetes risk among elderly


July 31st, 2012 - 12:41 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, July 31 (IANS) Being glued to TV for four hours daily could boost the risk of developing type 2 diabetes, especially if you are aged 60 or above.The study, ... Read more...

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The less you sit the longer you live


July 10th, 2012 - 4:02 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 10 (IANS) Restricting the time you are seated to less than three hours daily might boost your life expectancy by two years, says an analytical study.Similarly, cutting down ... Read more...

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Parental neglect turning children into couch potatoes


June 24th, 2012 - 5:45 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 24 (IANS) Parental neglect is turning children into couch potatoes, two new studies say. Researchers at the Oregon State University in the US examined how parenting style was ... Read more...

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At 330 kg, British teenager would secretly gobble food


June 3rd, 2012 - 10:30 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 3 (IANS) A teenaged girl, dubbed as Britain's fattest teen and presently hospitalised, used to order her favourite junk food online and get it stealthily delivered, her parents ... Read more...

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British parents regret gifting gadgets to kids


June 1st, 2012 - 12:38 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 1 (IANS) A study in Britain has found one third of parents regretting having given their children mobile phones, computers, and games consoles.According to the study commissioned by ... Read more...

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Windies seam attack fully fit for Lord’s opener


May 16th, 2012 - 4:18 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 16 (IANS/CMC) The West Indies look set to have a fully fit seam attack for the opening Test against England starting at Lord's here Thursday.There were worries over the ... Read more...

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Multi-tasking makes you feel good but hits performance


May 1st, 2012 - 5:04 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 1 (IANS) People multitask not because they are good at it but because it makes them feel good, says a new study, which explains why it is so ... Read more...

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Fast-food ads prompt kids to pile on pounds


April 29th, 2012 - 4:45 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 29 (IANS) If youngsters hooked on fast food have greater chances of becoming overweight, then blame fast-food ads on TV which entice them in the first place. "We ... Read more...

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Multi-tasking good for brain


April 14th, 2012 - 7:34 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 14 (IANS) Juggling too much technology at once - such as texting or browsing online while watching TV - is said to make you less efficient. But researchers ... Read more...

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Sitting for long hours kills you fast


March 28th, 2012 - 9:38 am ICT by IANS
London, March 28 (IANS) Sitting for 11 hours or more in everyday life increases our chances of dying within three years, irrespective of whether we are physically active or not, ... Read more...

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Daily stroll can halve your obesity risk


March 17th, 2012 - 2:26 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 17 (IANS) An hour-long brisk walk undertaken every day can reduce the risk of turning obese by half, scientists have found.Scientists have discovered that the secret to staving ... Read more...

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BBC spends millions on TV licence threat letters


March 5th, 2012 - 9:21 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
London, Mar 5 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Over the last four years, BBC has spent a staggering £13.5 million in the bid to retrieve unpaid television licence fees. The amount was used to send ... Read more...

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Doritos ad is a hit during Super Bowl Commercial 2012


February 7th, 2012 - 12:05 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, Feb 6 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Doritos claimed the Brand Bowl 2012 honor with its dog bribing ad. The add proved popular on the social media after it was aired during the ... Read more...

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Shakespearean farce or SRK’s short fuse? B-Town debates


January 31st, 2012 - 8:57 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Jan 31 (IANS) There are versions galore -- but Bollywood Badshah Shah Rukh Khan's alleged brashness towards filmmaker Shirish Kunder has left everyone startled. A lot is being ... Read more...

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Ban on junk food ads cuts consumption


January 23rd, 2012 - 6:52 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 23 (IANS) Banning ads that promote junk foods among children is likely to cut down their consumption, says a study based on an experiment in a Canadian ... Read more...

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People tell more lies in January


January 13th, 2012 - 3:26 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 13 (IANS) Believe it or not, people tell the maximum number of lies in the month of January than at any other time of the year, according to ... Read more...

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Anna’s absence, chill keep crowds away from Ramlila ground


December 28th, 2011 - 9:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 28 (IANS) Anna Hazare's absence and the chilly weather were behind the failure to attract crowds during Team Anna's protest at the Ramlila ground here, supporters ... Read more...

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Half-hour Sunday slot on Doordarshan for short films


November 26th, 2011 - 6:00 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Nov 26 (IANS) Indian documentary film makers Saturday welcomed the information and broadcasting ministry's decision to reserve a half-hour prime time slot every Sunday for short films on ... Read more...

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A million kids worldwide addicted to Facebook


November 4th, 2011 - 12:17 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 4 (IANS) Nearly one million children across the world aged 7-12 have become addicted to social networking website Facebook and log in at least once a day, ... Read more...

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Early risers are slim, healthy and happy


September 15th, 2011 - 10:51 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 15 (IANS) People who get up early in the morning are likely to be happier, healthier and slimmer than those who do not, says a study.The researchers from ... Read more...

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Watching TV reduces mother-child communication


September 15th, 2011 - 3:32 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 15 (IANS) Scientists have been gauging the effect of TV on young children ever since it lit up our drawing rooms. Comparing mother-child communication, a recent study has ... Read more...

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Four killed in house collapses in Rajasthan


September 5th, 2011 - 8:50 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, Sep 5 (IANS) At least four people were killed while three were injured in two house collapses in Rajasthan due to a heavy downpour since morning Monday, police ... Read more...

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Sheer habit leads to mindless snacking


September 2nd, 2011 - 5:41 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 2 (IANS) Do you always snack on while watching TV or munch popcorn at the movie theatre? Blame it on your bad eating habits.A new study explains how ... Read more...

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Watching TV for long hours shortens life expectancy


August 16th, 2011 - 7:35 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Aug 16 (IANS) People sitting in front of TV for hours on end could shorten their life expectancy by almost five years, says an Australian study published Tuesday by ... Read more...

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Multi-screen generation risking health, says study


August 3rd, 2011 - 11:07 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 3 (IANS) Watching children juggling with various hi-tech gadgets at a time may delight many parents but it could be actually raising the risk of obesity and ... Read more...

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Prince Harry has a new girlfriend


June 29th, 2011 - 6:13 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 29 (IANS) Britain's Prince Harry is in a new relationship - with the former girlfriend of Formula 1 driver Jenson Button, said a media report.Model Florence Brudenell-Bruce and ... Read more...

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How to make fussy eaters fall in line?


June 28th, 2011 - 10:11 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, June 28 (IANS) Fussy eaters are more likely to fall in line when they see others tucking in a healthy meal.Most small children go through a phase of being ... Read more...

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Britons spend 12 hours staring at electronic screens


May 26th, 2011 - 4:30 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 26 (IANS) Britons spend almost 12 hours every day staring at an electronic screen, including that of a computer, television or mobile phone, says a new study.Five hours ... Read more...

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Rana praised LeT handler for ‘brilliantly’ done Mumbai attack: Headley (Lead)


May 26th, 2011 - 12:53 am ICT by IANS
Chicago, May 25 (IANS) Pakistan-born Canadian businessman Tahawwur Rana, accused of supporting Pakistan-based terror group Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT), praised the 2008 Mumbai attacks as "brilliantly" done and likened his LeT handler ... Read more...

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Eating in front of TV drives snacking


May 15th, 2011 - 6:23 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 15 (IANS) Eating while watching TV can cause you to gorge on more snacks. The findings suggest that having formal meals at a table rather than grabbing food ... Read more...

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Clooney’s girlfriend bares all for PETA campaign


May 5th, 2011 - 2:08 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 5 (IANS) Actor George Clooney's Italian girlfriend, Elisabetta Canalis, has bared all for a new anti-fur campaign for the animal rights group PETA.The 32-year-old model and TV host ... Read more...

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Worn during sleep, special contact lens can correct myopia


May 4th, 2011 - 1:35 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, May 4 (IANS) They are worn only at night and removed in the morning, enabling normal vision by day without the need for spectacles or other contact lenses. Myopia ... Read more...

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Brit-Indian honeymooner detained with Britain’s worst child killers, rapists


April 29th, 2011 - 2:52 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 29 (ANI): Brit-Indian honeymoon murder suspect Shrien Dewani is reportedly housed with some of Britain's worst child killers and perverts after being thrown out of London's Priory clinic on charges ... Read more...

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Kids watching TV for hours? Beware of health risks


April 21st, 2011 - 1:32 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, April 21 (IANS) Six-year olds who spend most of their time watching TV could end up with narrower arteries in the eyes, increasing their chances of heart disease, high ... Read more...

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