Facebook getting more popular among oldies

Facebook getting more popular among oldies

Since its launch in 2004, the landscape of Facebook is constantly changing and now, a recent study suggests that the social networking site might have just got old as more seniors are logging in.

Irregular heart rhythm leads to poor physical performance

 Older adults who develop irregular heartbeat are likely to have more age-related declines in walking speed, strength, balance and other aspects of physical performance, new research has found.

Marijuana users react differently to social exclusion

The brains of young adult marijuana users react differently to social exclusion than do those of non-users, finds a new study, adding that young adults who regularly use marijuana display altered brain activation patterns during social exclusion.

This is why you should teach your child to be financially sound

Parents should focus on financial empowerment of children at a young age itself when their minds are open to understanding concepts and building notions. 

Adults above 60 more positive about feelings

The researchers found that older adults perceive emotion terms as most positive and more active than younger persons. Emotions overall may be more encouraging for older than younger persons.
 

`Driving retirement` puts older adults at health risk

Families should rethink about seniors' decision of giving up driving as a new study suggests that older adults, who keep driving, are healthier than their non-driving counterparts.

Traumatic childhood leads to worse impulse control during adulthood

 The scar of childhood abuse and neglect affects adults' brain, especially in their impulse to control, warns a new study.

Vaccines for adults: What you need to know

Here are some essential vaccines that adults need to take.

DNA: Juvenile Justice Bill finally passed in Rajya Sabha after a heated debate

The Rajya Sabha on Tuesday passed the Juvenile Justice Bill, which will ensure that from now on 16-year-olds involved in heinous crimes will be prosecuted as adults.The bill was taken up against the backdrop of uproar over the release of a juvenile convict in the heinous gang-rape and murder of a

Juvenile Justice Bill passed: 16-18 year olds to be tried as adults for heinous crimes

Two days after the juvenile convicted of participating in the fatal gang rape of Nirbhaya in 2012 was released, Indian Parliament on Tuesday passed a controversial new law that will now try juveniles as adults if they are accused of committing brutal crimes like rape and murder.

Juvenile Justice Bill passed: 16-18 year olds to be tried as adults for heinous crimes-Part 2

Two days after the juvenile convicted of participating in the fatal gang rape of Nirbhaya in 2012 was released, Indian Parliament on Tuesday passed a controversial new law that will now try juveniles as adults if they are accused of committing brutal crimes like rape and murder.

Juvenile Justice Bill passed in Rajya Sabha

The Rajya Sabha on Tuesday took up for discussion the Juvenile Justice amendment bill, a day after members cutting across party lines agreed that the important legislation should be taken up immediately. 16-18 year olds to be tried as adults for heinous crimes

Exposure to bullying may cause psychiatric disorders later

Exposure to bullying as a child may lead to psychiatric disorders in adulthood that require medical intervention, a study among Finnish children finds.

Rely on aerobics for healthy brain function: Study

 Young adults who have greater aerobic fitness also have greater volume of their entorhinal cortex, an area of the brain responsible for memory, research showed.

Loneliness is deadly for elderly

For older adults, perceived social isolation is a major health risk that can increase the chances of premature death by 14 percent.

Kids also have self-esteem!

By age five children have a sense of self-esteem comparable in strength to that of adults, according to a new study.

Arvind Kejriwal's view to try 15-yr-olds as adults mindless: Experts

Delhi government's proposal to try juveniles of 15 to 18 years as adults for heinous crimes has got a thumbs down from legal experts and rights activists who have termed Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's suggestion as "mindless" and vouched for a need to educate minor offenders.

Morning light exposure may lead to weight gain in kids

Thanks to artificial lighting, including light given off by tablets, mobile phones, night lights, and television, modern children are exposed to more environmental light than any previous generation.

Older people get easily distracted

 Older people tend to be more easily distracted than younger adults, a study has found, suggesting that young people respond in a similar way to events but as they age, their thought patterns diverge.

Prematurely born babies likely to have socially withdrawn personality as adults

Babies born very prematurely are more likely to have socially withdrawn personalities as adults, a new study has found.