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McDonaldisation of gym culture spreading fast: Study

Last Updated: Wednesday, April 23, 2014, 20:13

You must have witnessed the mushrooming of gym and fitness centres in your neighbourhood in the recent past. This is just like the spread of fast food chains, a study reveals.

Obesity leading to deaths worldwide

Last Updated: Monday, July 15, 2013, 09:31

Obesity has reached epidemic proportions worldwide, with around 2.8 million people dying each year as a result of being overweight or obese, according to international health experts.

Wisdom is matter of culture

Last Updated: Friday, August 31, 2012, 14:10

Do we really get wiser with age or does culture shape wisdom? Having wisdom implies that one is also good at resolving conflict. But conflict is not handled the same way across cultures.

Heart attack survival tied to hospital culture

Last Updated: Wednesday, March 16, 2011, 00:00

A new study has concluded that hospital culture and organization of care may explain the wide range in mortality rates among patients treated for heart attacks.

Scientists make breakthrough in stem cells

Last Updated: Monday, May 31, 2010, 00:00

Human embryonic stem cells have been cultured under chemically controlled conditions for 1st time.

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