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Tag: Research

How binge-watching on Netflix can change your worldview

New York: If you wait for the weekend to watch multiple episodes of the popular Netflix shows that portray violence, chances are you may see the world as meaner than it really is – a phenomenon known as “mean world syndrome”, suggests new research. For the study, the researchers from Boston University College of Communication […]

Obesity can reduce lifespan of your dog

London: If you thought that obesity affects only humans, you may be wrong. It can also shorten lives of your canine friends, finds a research. The research, from the University of Liverpool in the UK, reveals that the lifespan of overweight dogs was up to two-and-half years shorter when compared to ideal-weight dogs. “Owners are […]

Gut bacteria key to protecting against arsenic poisoning, claims study

New York: Microbes in the human gut play an important role in protecting against arsenic toxicity, new research suggests. Arsenic toxicity is a problem that affects an estimated 200 million people worldwide who are exposed to arsenic through contaminated food and drinking water. Long-term exposure to arsenic is associated with increased risk of cancer and […]

How one good meal makes us happy twice

London: If you thought a good meal satisfies only your taste buds, you could not be further from the truth. New research suggests that our brain rewards twice per meal — once when you eat and then again when the food reaches your stomach. The findings published in the journal Cell Metabolism suggest that a […]

People relate body shapes to personality traits, says study

New York: When we meet new people, our first impressions of their personality may depend, at least in part, on their body shape, according to a new research. The findings showed that people perceived classically feminine (pear-shaped) and classically masculine (broad-shouldered) bodies as being associated with “active” traits, such as being quarrelsome, extraverted, and irritable. […]

Increasing intake of protein can reduce disability risk in elderly

London: Increasing the daily amount of protein intake — known to slow the loss of muscle mass — can help older adults preserve the ability to perform daily activities as well as prevent their risks of disability, showed a research. The study found that eating more protein can delay the risk of disability that can […]

Inhaled steroids may up risk of non-TB lung infections: Study

New York: If you are asthmatic and use inhaled steroids to manage your breathing problems, think twice. You may be at greater risk for developing lung infections, say researchers, while cautioning doctors against prescribing them. Nontuberculous mycobacteria (NTM) are in the same family as tuberculosis (TB), but NTM comes in many different species and are […]

Resistance training boosts exercise motivation, suggests research

London: Lack of motivation is a big factor for many people not following an exercise regime that they initially planned. But a few months of resistance training can change that by instilling in people an intrinsic interest in pursuing physical activity, suggests new research. Resistance training can maintain and increase muscle strength and functional capacity […]

Can 'acting' help improve memory?

London: Have you ever felt annoyed with yourself, maybe for forgetting to do an important task, or for leaving the house keys behind? If so, acting out things you are supposed to remember or pretending that you are actually doing it, can help you recall, suggests a research. The findings showed that alternative enactment techniques, […]

Babies infer motivations of others much earlier than thought: Study

New York: A 10-month-old infant can tell how badly you want something by observing how hard you work to achieve it, says new research which suggests that we learn to infer motivations of others much earlier than previously thought. The ability to assess how much someone values a particular goal requires integrating information about both […]

Brain activity buffers against worsening anxiety: Research

New York: Researchers have found that boosting activity in the brain’s areas related to thinking and problem-solving may also buffer against worsening anxiety. Using non-invasive brain imaging, the researchers found that people at risk of anxiety were less likely to develop the disorder if they had higher activity in a brain region responsible for complex […]

Binge drinking, pot can make you a loser: Research

New York: If your teenaged is child addicted to alcohol and marijuana, then beware as for not only does it affect health but also makes one unsuccessful in life, warned researchers. Teenagers downing over 10 beers in one night and high on pot were less likely to go to college, get full-time work or even […]

Smoking, drinking may cause failures in dental fillings: Study

New York: Drinking alcohol or smoking may not only damage teeth but also lead to increased incidences of failure in dental fillings, warned researchers. The findings, led by researchers from the University of Pittsburgh, showed that within two years of the dental procedure, fillings failed more often in patients who drank alcohol, while the overall […]

Autism people more prone to suicide

London: Persons with traits of autism are more likely to end their lives then the normal persons as they feel neglected by the society and always remain depressed, researches said. However, study says promotion of social inclusion and independence could save lives. “This is a shocking wake-up call for society. When a significant section of […]

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Avoid traffic noise, be focused, to lose belly fat, say researchers

Bhubaneswar: Ever realised, even after exercising, keeping a tab on diet and sleeping well, you never lose the pooch? Here are some revelations found to trigger the bulge in the wrong place. Research has also found that lack of focus in thought on the present could give you more belly fat. The scientists feel, people […]

Biofuel from sugarcane to power planes

New York: A team of researchers that includes a number of Indian origin scientists has developed a process for producing drop-in aviation biofuel from sugarcane. The discovery could revolutionise the aviation as well as sugar industry and can bring down the carbon emissions. Currently, aviation is the source of two percent of the annual greenhouse […]

Bursting into laughter easily could be in your DNA

New York: If your wife immediately bursts into laughter after a humorous moment, while you barely manage to crack a smile, this could be due to her genes, new research says. The researchers demonstrated that people with a certain genetic variant smiled or laughed more while watching cartoons or subtly amusing film clips than others. […]

Light energy to help retrieve lost memories in amnesiacs

Washington: Memories that have been lost as a result of amnesia can be retrieved by activating brain cells with light, a study suggested. The findings, published in the US journal Science yesterday, may help answer a fiercely-debated question in neuroscience as to whether memories lost to amnesia are completely erased or merely unable to be […]

Intense physical exercise can lower lymphoma risk

Toronto: Performing vigorous physical activity over one’s lifetime may lower the risk of non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL), says a new study. “Our findings suggest that people who do vigorous physical activity may also have a lower risk for NHL,” said study author Terry Boyle, a post-doctoral fellow at the University of British Columbia’s department of cancer […]