Maanvi Singh

Maanvi Singh appears in the following:

The Science Of Smiles, Real And Fake

Monday, July 01, 2019

According to the facial feedback hypothesis, the simple act of putting a smile on your face can boost your mood. But recent research shows pasting on a grin can have mixed results.


Halima Aden Is First To Wear A Burkini In 'Sports Illustrated' Swimsuit Issue

Wednesday, May 08, 2019

The Somali American model was also the first to wear a burkini in the Miss Minnesota USA pageant in 2016. Find out more about the garment — and the controversies it has sparked.


Think Women Aren't Big Risk Takers? These Chinese Girls Buck The Stereotype

Tuesday, May 07, 2019

Many studies show that women are less willing to take risks than men are. But new research, on girls from a community in China run by women, offers insights into what leads to more risk taking.


The Risks Of A Cesarean Section

Sunday, March 17, 2019

A new study on maternal mortality finds that the death rate is up to 50 times higher in many African countries than in high-income countries.


If You Feel Thankful, Write It Down. It's Good For Your Health

Monday, December 24, 2018

A growing body of research shows keeping a log of what you are thankful for can lower stress, help you sleep better, and may even reduce the risk of heart disease. But it's not for everyone.


Kids With Concussions Can Phase In Exercise, Screen Time Sooner Than Before

Monday, December 03, 2018

No longer do kids with concussions need to sit in dark rooms for days on end. For the first time in nearly a decade, the nation's pediatricians have loosened their guidance on concussion recovery.


Sleeping Sickness Can Drive You Mad. But Treatment Is Now Easier Than Ever

Friday, November 16, 2018

The disease is hard to diagnose. And stage 2 patients have faced a week of infusions that can cause additional suffering. Now there's a new option.


Can't Stop Worrying? Try Tetris To Ease Your Mind

Monday, November 05, 2018

There could be an upside to your phone addiction. Games like Tetris can reduce anxiety, according to new research. So if you've got Election Day jitters, go ahead and launch that app.


Immigrating To The U.S.? Get Ready For A New Gut Microbiome (And Maybe More Pounds)

Thursday, November 01, 2018

Hmong immigrants began losing native bacteria in their guts soon after arriving in the U.S., a change associated with more obesity. Eating an American diet plays a role but doesn't explain everything.


Why Teen Girls And Boys Don't Have Equal Access To Mobile Phones

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

A new study surveying 3,000 teenage girls and boys in 25 countries, with a focus on developing nations, found that for every 15 boys who own a phone, only 10 girls do.


Southern Diet Blamed For High Rates Of Hypertension Among Black Americans

Tuesday, October 02, 2018

Fried chicken, mac and cheese and sweet drinks: A study suggests Southern cuisine may be at the center of a tangled web of reasons why black people are more prone to hypertension than white people.


For A True Taste Of South India, Try A Toddy Shop

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Toddy is a type of palm wine made from the fermented sap of coconut flowers. But the best toddy shops in southwestern India are celebrated for the spicy, coconutty food they serve with the drink.


So A Rice Grower And A Wheat Grower Walk Into A Coffee Shop

Monday, April 30, 2018

A new study suggests that modern-day Chinese might behave differently in coffee shops — depending on whether their ancestors grew rice or wheat.


How Do Refugee Teens Build Resilience?

Sunday, July 30, 2017

We often think of resilience as something that comes from within. Syrian youngsters have a different perspective.


How Did Crimean-Congo Hemorrhagic Fever Pop Up In Spain?

Thursday, July 13, 2017

The Ebola-like virus is found mainly in North Africa, the Middle East and Central Asia.


Red Palm Weevils Wreak Havoc On Palm Plantations Across The Globe

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Thanks to globalization and climate change, the pest has spread to 60 countries, attacking coconut, date and oil palm plantations, and costing millions of dollars in damages.


How Many Teenagers Die Each Day ... And Why

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

A new report from the World Health Organization looks at the causes — and how most of the deaths could be prevented.


How To Do A Really Good Job Washing Your Hands

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

A recent study gives thumbs up to the World Health Organization's 6-step plan. The problem is that lots of people — including health workers — fail to scrub.


Watch The MTV Soap Opera That Is Secretly Teaching Sex Ed

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

It's got drama and romance. It's where Lupita Nyong'o got her start. And a new study shows it's not just entertainment.


In U.K., A Veggie Shortage Inspires Funny Headlines And Serious Thoughts

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Bad weather in southern Europe caused a brief shortage of veggies in the U.K. Prices went up and people panicked. Now they are thinking harder about where their food comes from.