Living near parks may boost brain development in kids

Parents, take note! Children who grow up close to parks and green spaces may develop better attention span, a study suggests. Researchers from Barcelona Institute for Global Health (ISGlobal) in Spain studied data from 1,500 children, collected during 2003-2013. Previous studies have already indicated that green spaces within and surrounding schools could enhance cognitive development

Your bones affect your appetite and metabolism, finds study

Your skeleton is much more than the structure supporting your muscles and other tissues, it affects your appetite and metabolism too, a study has found. Researchers from the Montreal Clinical Research Institute (IRCM) in Canada studied a hormone produced by our bones, called osteocalcin, which affects how we metabolise sugar and fat. They unveiled a

Indian Dairy Association honours Hatsun Agro chief

Jammu Tawi, February 19 RG. Chandramogan, Chairman and MD, Hatsun Agro Product Ltd. has been awarded the most prestigious ‘Patronship’ award by Indian Dairy Association in recognition of his outstanding services rendered in furthering the growth of the Indian Dairy Industry and the cause of Indian Dairy Association. The citation reads “This patronship is a

Here’s why you should stop flying solo at gym

You may want to start hitting the gym with friends as according to a recent study, group workouts make people feel physically and mentally better than working out alone. A team of researchers found that working out in a group lowers stress by 26 percent and significantly improves quality of life, while those who exercise

Dead son’s preserved semen gives Pune woman her grandchildren

A Pune-based woman’s deceased son has brought joy into her life again, after his cryo-preserved semen brought her grandchildren into the world through surrogacy methods. Prathamesh Patil had left for Germany in 2010 to pursue a master’s degree when his brain tumour was detected. Two years ago, he succumbed to the illness in Germany, but