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         Ensuring sexual, reproductive health for overall well-being    
 
 
NEW DELHI: There are many aspects to ensuring good health and well-being. While many of us focus on healthy eating, regular exercise, and even practice meditation for good health, we often shy away from taking care of our sexual well-being.

 
         WeChat gets popular in Bhutan: report    
 
 
BEIJING: Chinese social media app WeChat is reportedly gaining popularity in Bhutan. WeChat has become one of the popular social media apps among residents of Bhutan, reported China's state-run news agency Xinhua.

 
         Celebrate love this Valentine's Day with Google Pixel 2    
 
 
NEW DELHI: Valentine's Day, arguably the most starry-eyed day of the year, is round the corner. It is also a day that buzzes with queries from boyfriends, girlfriends, husbands and wives, who are looking to find that perfect gift for their partner.

 
         This drug could reverse alcohol's damaging effects on brain    
 
 
WASHINGTON DC: Scientists have found a new pill that could reverse the effects of binge drinking on the brain. The studies of Queensland University of Technology (QUT) researchers in adult mice show that two weeks of daily treatment with the drug tandospirone reversed the effects of 15 weeks of binge-like alcohol consumption on neurogenesis - the ability of the brain to grow and replace neurons (brain cells).

 
         Scientists discover enormous reserves of mercury in permafrost    
 
 
WASHINGTON DC: Scientists have discovered massive reserves of mercury hidden in permafrost. Permafrost is a thick subsurface layer of soil that remains below freezing point throughout the year, occurring chiefly in polar regions.

 
         Google Assistant helps you set music alarms    
 
 
NEW YORK: Tech giant Google is releasing an update on its Google Assistant platform, which will enable users to set music alarms via voice commands.

 
         What is epilepsy?    
 
 
Epileptic seizures or ‘fits’ in common parlance, refers to the short lasting signs or symptoms that occur due to abnormal and excessive misfiring of brain cells.

 
         Here're some ways to keep dementia at bay    
 
 
LONDON: To prevent the risk of dementia in old age, here are eight lifestyle changing tips that can help in the long run. Although, research has not yet discovered a cure for dementia, changes in diet, exercise and daily routine can reduce the risk factors, reports express.co.uk.

 
         What are memories made of?    
 
 
WASHINGTON DC: Ever wondered, how people remember their childhood birthday parties or wedding days? According to researchers from the University of Colorado at Boulder, a protein called AKT, which is ubiquitous in brain tissue and instrumental, enables the brain to adapt to new experiences and lay down new memories.

 
         Second-hand plastic toys could harm your kid    
 
 
WASHINGTON DC: Many second hand plastic toys could pose a health risk for your child as the plastic may not meet the most up to date international safety guidelines, a study suggests.

 
         Working before and after stroke is good for brain health    
 
 
WASHINGTON DC: Keep working during old age for good health as a study has recently suggested that stroke patients who are employed prior to and after suffering strokes are more likely to have healthier minds than unemployed adults.

 
         Ixigo introduces India's first augmented reality feature for Train Passengers    
 
 
New Delhi: ixigo Introduces India's First Augmented Reality Feature for Train Passengers ixigo, India's leading travel marketplace, has introduced India's first augmented reality (AR) feature on its trains app">trains app. The AR Coach Position feature will enable train travellers to accurately locate their coach positions for over 13,000 passenger trains at more than 7,000 railway stations across India.

 
         Super blue moon on Jan. 31 will mark last of trilogy    
 
 
WASHINGTON: For those who missed the full moon treat on January 1, a rare celestial treat awaits you on January 31, marking the last in a trilogy of supermoons. The first happened on December 3, 2017, NASA said in a report.

 
         Now, a blood test that can screen eight cancer types    
 
 
WASHINGTON DC: Researchers have developed a non-invasive blood test that can screen eight common types of cancer long before symptoms appear.

 
         Secret of longevity protein revealed!    
 
 
WASHINGTON DC: A team of researchers has discovered an anti-ageing protein, named after a Greek goddess, which may play an important role in the treatment of multiple diseases ranging from diabetes to cancers.

 
         Absence of this gene can give men deadly cancer    
 
 
WASHINGTON DC: A study has recently revealed that men who lack a certain gene subtype may be more susceptible to treatment-resistant prostate cancer.

 
         Soon, you can demote group admins on WhatsApp    
 
 
LONDON: Are the administrators (admins) of your WhatsApp groups not active enough? Then all you need to do is dismiss that person as admin, courtesy the new feature of the instant messaging platform.

 
         Regular yoga can slow down ageing of brain: Study    
 
 
NEW DELHI: Practising yoga regularly can slow down ageing of the brain and helps it stay young, claims a study. The study by the researchers of the Defence Institute of Physiology and Allied Sciences (DIPAS), said that yoga might help in prevention of age-related degeneration by changing cardiometabolic risk factors and brain-derived neurotrophic factors among men.

 
         What are haemorrhoids (piles) and what causes them?    
 
 
Piles are swellings that develop from the inner lining of the anus and lower rectum (last parts of large intestine). Symptoms range from temporary and mild, to persistent and painful.

 
         WhatsApp facilitates quick switch from voice to video call    
 
 
LONDON: Popular instant messaging platform WhatsApp announced an update on its platform which would enable users to easily switch from voice to video call.

 
         The Thin and Light Lenovo Ideapad 720s shines at Digit Zero 1 Awards    
 
 
Hyderabad: The recent trend of thin and lightweight laptops has been pushing the limits on shedding weight and staying as light as possible. Taking this trend a step further, Zero 1 Awards has dedicated a separate category to 'thin and light laptops'. This year, the winner for this category is Lenovo Ideapad 720s.

 
         Frequent heartburns up cancer risk in older adults    
 
 
WASHINGTON DC: You may want to avoid over-eating during this festive season, as a recent study has warned that frequent heartburns in the older adults may raise the risk of developing cancer.

 
         Blueberry vinegar can help fight dementia    
 
 
LONDON: Dementia is considered to be one of the fastest-growing health burdens across the globe, with one person developing the disease every 3 seconds.

 
         IPhones with older batteries will take a hit in performance: Apple    
 
 
NEW YORK: Technology giant Apple on Thursday confirmed to the news of slowing down of old iPhones and said that iPhones with older batteries will take a hit in performance.

 
         Eighth planet found in faraway solar system, matching ours    
 
 
CAPE CANAVERAL: A record-tying eighth planet has been found in a faraway solar system, matching our own in number. Even more amazing, machines and not humans made the discovery.

 
         Google brings a host of new features on Pixel 2    
 
 
NEW DELHI: In a bid to keep their user base engaged, Google is constantly adding new experiences to Pixel phones to make sure they keep getting better over time.

 
         Scientists turn beer into suitable petrol    
 
 
WASHINGTON DC: In order to find sustainable alternatives to fossil fuels for transportation, British researchers have managed to create a sustainable fuel using beer, as a key ingredient, that can probably end humanity's reliance on petrol.

 
         Space gives a sense of humbleness: NASA astronaut    
 
 
BHUBANESWAR: NASA Astronaut Jack David Fischer has said that space gives a sense of humbleness and spirituality. The 43-year-old astronaut, who made his first spaceflight in April 2017 as a flight engineer for Expedition 51/52 on the International Space Station, was here to hold a discourse as part of Odisha Knowledge Hub Lecture Series, organised by the state government.

 
         Researchers discover genes to prolong human life    
 
 
WASHINGTON DC: A team of researchers has recently discovered new genes linked to parents' lifespan, which can one day be targeted to help prolong human life.

 
         Google announces best apps of 2017    
 
 
BANGALORE: Mobile health and fitness company HealthifyMe reaches new benchmark of quality on Google Play. Recognized by Google in its annual round-up of apps, games, movies, books and more, HealthifyMe received the award for "Best Apps of 2017" under the 'Best Daily Helper' category, alongside Zomato and Paytm.

 
 
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