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13-Dec-2017 New York

1% most visited websites likely to be hacked every year : Study

Unravelling just how vulnerable your details on your favourite websites are, a new study says that out of the top 1000 most visited sites on the Internet, ten are likely to be hacked every year."No one is above this - companies or nation states -- it's going to...

12-Dec-2017 New York

Kidney disease may up risk of diabetes: Study

If you are suffering from kidney dysfunction, you may be at high risk of developing diabetes, finds a study.The risk may be attributed to the rising level of urea -- the nitrogen-containing waste product in blood, which comes from the breakdown of protein...

11-Dec-2017 London

Anesthetics could affect plants too : Study

Plants react to anesthetics similar to the way animals and humans do, finds a study suggesting that they are ideal objects for testing anesthetics actions in future.Anesthetics were first used in the 19th century when it was discovered that inhaling ether gas...

09-Dec-2017 London

Viagra not effective for foetal growth complications : Study

Anti-impotency Viagra drug used to prevent serious growth complications affecting babies in the womb is ineffective, finds a study.Foetal growth restriction, commonly called intrauterine growth restriction (IUGR), is a complicated pregnancy condition, in which a baby...

08-Dec-2017 New York

Canola oil may be harmful for the brain : Study

Two tablespoons of canola oil daily may worsen memory, learning ability as well as cause weight gain in people with Alzheimer's disease, claims a study.The study, conducted on mice, suggested that the long term consumption of the vegetable oil which is often...

07-Dec-2017 New York

Poor sleep may up depression risk

If your teenaged son or daughter is regularly waking up till late in the night, he or she is likely to have poor sleep, which may increase their risk of developing mood disorders, especially depression, researchers have warned.The study, led by Peter Franzen...

07-Dec-2017 Washington

Clay on Red Planet due to Martian crust, not water : Study

Clay minerals on Mars could have formed during the creation of the Martian crust itself, long before any water flowed on the planet, suggests new research that could rewrite the early history of the Red Planet."One of the complications that comes up in Mars...

07-Dec-2017 Lucknow

Common painkillers linked to obesity risk, poor sleep : Study

If you are regularly in the habit of popping up over-the-counter painkillers, beware, you may be at double the risk of becoming obese as well as have poor sleep, a study has revealed.Over the past 10 years, there has been a large increase in the prescription...

07-Dec-2017 New York

Stressed cocoa trees produce more flavourful chocolate : Study

Chocolates taste great, but they can become even tastier when the cocoa trees are grown in dry season and in high-stressed conditions, new research suggests.But more than the agricultural methods, the weather conditions in which cocoa trees are grown could have...

06-Dec-2017 New York

Artificial ovaries can better treat menopause symptoms : Study

Implanting artificial ovaries may be a more safer, natural and effective alternative in menopausal women who face hot flashes, sleep problems, weight gain, and bone deterioration due to the loss of ovarian function, a mice study has suggested.Women experiencing...

06-Dec-2017 New York

HPV raises reinfection risk to 20 times in men : Study

Men infected with one type of genital human papillomavirus (HPV) may be at 20 times more at risk of reinfection with the same type, researchers say.HPV is the most common sexually transmitted infection and it is a major cause of genital warts and cancers...

06-Dec-2017 New York

Air pollution cuts benefits of exercise in elderly : Study

Even a two-hour exposure to air pollution mainly in the form of traffic exhaust can wipe out the positive health benefits of walking on the lungs and hearts of the elderly, researchers have warned.The findings showed that even short-term exposure to traffic...

06-Dec-2017 Washington

Collision with Moon-sized body brought gold to Earth : Study

A large Moon-sized planetary body penetrated all the way down to the Earth's core during the early days of our home planet's formation, delivering in the process precious metals such as gold and platinum, suggests a new study.The team determined the total...

06-Dec-2017 New York

Microbes found on ISS resembles homes on Earth : Study

The International Space Station (ISS) has a 'very diverse' community of microbes that more closely resembled that of homes than of humans, researchers said on Tuesday.The conclusion is of a citizen science project called Project MERCCURI that analysed bacteria...

05-Dec-2017 Toronto

Women are more athletic than men : Study

Challenging the popular notion that men are more fit for exercise of all sorts, a new study has shown that women have a natural capacity to process oxygen more quickly than men during aerobic exercises, making them more athletic.The findings showed that the faster...

05-Dec-2017 London

Common BP lowering drugs linked to skin cancer risk : Study

Long term use of drugs that help lower high blood pressure may increase the risk of developing skin cancer, a study with nearly 80,000 participants has claimed.Hydrochlorothiazide -- one of the most commonly used antihypertensive drugs worldwide -- is a thiazide...

05-Dec-2017 New York

Blood pressure starts dropping 14 years prior to death : Study

Doctors have long known that in the average person, blood pressure rises from childhood to middle age, but a new study warns that in the elderly, blood pressure gradually begins to decrease about 14 years before death.The study that looked at the electronic...

04-Dec-2017 London

Stressed newborns feel more pain, but don't cry : Study

When newborn babies are under stress, their brains show a heightened response to pain, but the baby is unlikely to show it by crying, a new study has found.The findings showed that stress leads to an apparent disconnect between the baby's brain activity and...

03-Dec-2017 New York

Gum disease bacteria linked to esophageal cancer

There is now one more reason to brush your teeth regularly. Researchers have found that some bacteria that lead to gum disease may also increase the risk of esophageal cancer that affects the tube running from the throat to the stomach.This study, published...

01-Dec-2017 London

Type-1 diabetes not just a 'disease of childhood': Study

Dispelling common misconception that Type-1 diabetes is predominantly a "disease of childhood", a new study says that adults are as likely to develop the condition as children.More than 40 per cent of Type-1 diabetes cases occur after the age of 30, said the study...

01-Dec-2017 New Delhi

India reduces expenditure on energy subsidies by $15.4 billion: Study

India reduced its energy subsidies by over $15 billion (over Rs 82,000 crore) between 2014 and 2016, a new report by the International Institute of Sustainable Development (IISD), the Overseas Development Institute and ICF India said on Friday.The total value...

30-Nov-2017 Sao Paulo

Dogs more brainier than cats : Study

Your canine friend may be more smarter than felines as their brain possesses significantly more number of neurons linked to thinking, planning and complex behaviour, a study has found.The findings showed that while dogs have about 530 million cortical neurons,...

30-Nov-2017 Kolkata

Baldness, premature greying may up heart disease risk in men

Men under 40 years of age who are going bald and greying prematurely may be at five-fold risk of developing heart disease, finds a study.The findings showed that both male-pattern baldness and premature greying were stronger risk factors than obesity, which...

29-Nov-2017 New York

Extinct 'stilt' horses not related to today's horses: Study

DNA analysis has shown that the enigmatic species known as "stilt-legged horse" that roamed North America during the last ice age was not closely related to any living population of horses.For the study, published in the journal eLife, the researchers analysed...

29-Nov-2017 London

Indus civilisation developed around an extinct river: Study

Contrary to current belief, it was the departure of a large river - not its arrival -- that triggered the growth of Indus urban centres that developed in what is now northwest India and Pakistan some 5,300 years ago, says a new study.The Indus civilisation developed...

29-Nov-2017 London

Feathered dinosaurs were even fluffier than believed: Study

Scientists have found that the feathered species of dinosaurs that are believed to have roamed the surface of the earth approximately over 125 million years ago, were fluffier than previously thought.Modern birds are the direct descendants of a group of feathered,...

28-Nov-2017 New York

Exercise alone may not protect your knees : Study

Weight loss achieved by a combination of diet and exercise can significantly help slow down the degeneration of knee cartilage, than exercise alone, finds a study.The knee joint is a common site of osteoarthritis -- a degenerative joint disease that affects...

28-Nov-2017 London

Preemies with brain injuries more at depression risk: Study

Children who were born prematurely and also suffered brain injuries around the time of birth are likely to have low brain dopamine levels, which increases their risk of developing serious mental health issues such as substance dependence and depression, researchers...

28-Nov-2017 New Delhi

GST to transform FMCG logistics into modern business : Study

The Goods and Services Tax (GST) will transform the entire business landscape of FMCG (fast moving consumer goods), retail and logistics into a modern and efficient model, a survey said here on Tuesday.An Assocham-MRSS India joint study on the FMCG sector's...

25-Nov-2017 New York

New species can develop in just two generations: Study

A study of birds, which live on the Galapagos Islands in the Pacific Ocean, has shown direct genetic evidence that new species can arise in just two generations.The findings, published in the the journal Science, are based on a study of a "strange" bird...

23-Nov-2017

New toilets in trains no better than septic tanks : IIT-M study

A new kind of toilet using bacteria to break down human excreta has been deployed in Indian trains over four years to 2017, at a cost of Rs 1,305 crore, but this toilet is no better than a septic tank, the Indian Institute of Technology-Madras (IIT-M)...

22-Nov-2017 Hong Kong

Air pollution may lower your sperm quality

Men who regularly get exposed to air pollution may be at an increased risk of having poorer quality sperm, resulting in a spell of infertility for a "significant number of couples", researchers warned.Increased exposure to fine particulate matter (PM2.5)...

21-Nov-2017 Washington

'Flowing' water on Mars may be sand and dust: Study

Dark features earlier proposed as evidence of liquid water flowing on Mars may actually be granular flows, where sand and dust move rather than liquid water, says a study.The new findings, published in the journal Nature Geoscience, indicate that the water-restricted...

21-Nov-2017 New York

Infants start understanding words at 6 months: Study

New parents must be having difficulty in handling the wails and tantrums of their babies at any hour of the day. But do you know that your baby has a proper understanding of what you want to convey?Despite the fact that the babies are unable to speak up...

20-Nov-2017 Kuala Lumpur

One-fifth of cancer survivors suffer from PTSD: Study

Nearly one-fifth of patients with cancer experience post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), finds a study highlighting the need for early identification, careful monitoring and treatment of PTSD in cancer survivors.Although PTSD is primarily known to develop...

19-Nov-2017 New York

This protein can reduce spreading of cancer

Researchers have discovered a new protein that could reduce the spread of cancer by binding the cancer cells together and allowing them to invade tissues.The study conducted by the researchers from University of Guelph, Ontario, has identified a protein called cadherin-22,...

16-Nov-2017 New York

How parents may be exposing kids to second-hand smoke

Parents who smoke in front of their kids are more likely to believe that there is no presence of tobacco smoke in the air. However, they may be wrong as the dangers of second-hand smoking might still affect the young ones, finds a study.The study, published...

16-Nov-2017 London

Father's depression may affect mental health in teenagers

 If you're a father who hasn't sought treatment for depression, it could have an impact on your adolescent child, warns a new study.While the link between mothers' depression and depression in their children is well-established, the new study is the first...

16-Nov-2017 New York

Sarcasm makes Modi a Twitter sensation: Study

What makes Prime Minister Narendra Modi the world's No.2 most popular politician in the Twittersphere after US President Donald Trump? Strategic use of sarcasm and humour, suggest results of a study by University of Michigan in the US.Modi has over 36 million...

14-Nov-2017 Sydney

Regular exercises can improve brain functioning : Study

Are you having difficulty in memorising phone numbers or other valuable data for long term use? You need to start exercising to improve your emory functioning.Indulging in aerobic exercises can help you increase the brain size that further enhances the memory...

14-Nov-2017 New York

More digital screen time increases depression among teens: Study

Are you in the habit of spending more time on cellphones, tablets or playing computer games? Limit the habit before it increases the risk of depressive disorders or induces suicidal tendencies. new research has found that teenagers, especially girls, who...

11-Nov-2017 London

Ancient Egyptian scribes mixed copper in inks: Study

The black ink used by Egyptian scribes to write on 2,000-year-old papyri fragments also contained copper, an element previously not identified in ancient ink.Papyri is a material similar to thick paper that was used in ancient times as writing surface. It...

11-Nov-2017 New York

Donor corneas can be preserved for 11 days: Study

Corneal donor tissue can be safely stored for 11 days without negatively impacting the success of a transplant, a clinical trial has shown.Currently, donor corneas -- the eye's clear outer covering -- are generally not used for surgery if they have been preserved...

10-Nov-2017 New York

Air pollution may weaken your bones

Besides respiratory infections, regular exposure to air pollution, especially the sooty black material emitted from gas and diesel engines, may also increase the risk of bone fractures, finds a study.The study is significant as Delhi and National Capital Region...

10-Nov-2017 New York

Women more at risk from alcohol abuse: Study

Women with chronic alcohol abuse may be more at risk of developing deficits in stem cells in brain important for normal cognitive function, than males, finds a study.Led by researchers from the University of Texas the study which could possibly pave way to...

08-Nov-2017 London

Height, weight of our ancestors evolved at varying speed: Study

The stature and body mass of hominins has evolved with varying speed, suggests a recent study involving fossils of 311 species spanning over four million years ago of humans who lived after the last ice age.The study conducted by University of Cambridge...

08-Nov-2017 New York

Taking little stress may be good for you: Study

Worried that being in stressful situations might harm you? Take heart. According to a study, taking a little stress can be good for your cells as it boosts resilience, protects ageing cells as well as delays the risk of disease.The findings will help researchers...

08-Nov-2017 New York

Be happy to lead a healthier life

Optimists and happy people are healthier overall, enjoying lower blood pressure and less depression and anxiety, among other measures, new research on college students suggests.The findings, published in the Biomedical Journal of Scientific and Technical Research,...

07-Nov-2017 New York

Lack of proper communication may increase health problems

Are you left out by your friends due to improper communicative techniques? Beware, as it may take a toll on your health. New research reveals that people with poor social skills may be at a greater risk of developing mental as well as physical health problems.Social...

07-Nov-2017 New Delhi

Indians prefer YouTube for music, Facebook for news: Study

 Indian internet users largely consume music content on Youtube, while they prefer to catch news updates on Facebook, a study has showed.The findings showed that over three billion views music videos scored the highest viewership on Youtube, followed closely...

06-Nov-2017 London

India tops Streptococcus-related infant deaths globally: Study

While over 24 lakh pregnant women in India were colonised with Group B Streptococcus (GBS) bacteria in 2015, the bacteria accounded for 13,000 infant deaths -- the highest in the world -- a study involving more than 100 researchers and 11 research papers globally...

04-Nov-2017 Srinagar

DSEK reviews implementation of Kashmiri language in Schools

Director School Education Kashmir, Dr. G. N. Itoo today convened a meeting regarding implementation of Kashmiri Language in Schools in Kashmir Division.Secretary Academy of Art Culture and Languages, Dr. Aziz Hajni, Director Academics J&K BOSE, Dr Farooq...

04-Nov-2017 London

Drinking coffee may cut death risk in kidney disease patients

Want to live longer? Charge up on your cup of coffee. According to a study, caffeine consumption may prolong the lifespan of patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD).The findings showed a dose-dependent inverse association between caffeine and all-cause...

02-Nov-2017 New York

Good friends circle in old age may boost brain functioning

Maintaining strong social networks with positive, warm and trusting friendships in old age might be key to slowing down age-related decline in memory and brain functioning, researchers say.The findings showed that superagers -- who are 80 years and older -- who...

02-Nov-2017 New York

Infertility increases death risk in women: Study

Women with a history of infertility have a 10 per cent increased risk of dying due to breast cancer and diabetes compared to women without fertility issues, finds a new study.The findings showed that while women with infertility were 44 per cent more likely...

02-Nov-2017

Genetic analyses can benefit those at risk of hereditary cancer

Genomics and genetic analysis are the most effective ways to manage cancer, not only in India but also across the globe.Hereditary cancers are seen in approximately 10 per cent of the Western population, with a higher incidence in India. Hereditary cancer has...

01-Nov-2017 Sydney

Australian snakes have Asian origins: Study

Ancient species of Australian lizards and snakes, including some of the world's most deadliest, migrated from Asia to the southern continent as early as 30 million years ago, according to a study.About 85 per cent of the more than 1,000 snake and lizard species...

01-Nov-2017 London

Air pollution may up mortality risk beyond lung cancer

Air pollution can increase the risk of death from kidney, bladder and colorectal cancer besides causing lung cancer, a study has showed.According to researchers, air pollution represents a complex mixture of a broad range of carcinogenic and mutagenic substances...

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