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Muslim students bag 80% of government scholarships

New Delhi:  Students from the Muslim community received about 80 per cent of total scholarships offered under 20 Central government schemes in 2018-19, official data shows. Those from the Christian community came in at second place with 7.5 per cent share while it was 5 per cent for Sikhs and 4.7 per cent for Hindus, according […]

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Heavy red meat eaters at higher risk of death

Increasing red meat consumption, particularly processed red meat, is associated with a higher risk of death, researchers warned. A study published in the journal BMJ shows that replacing red meat with other protein sources, such as eggs and fish, whole grains and vegetables, over time may help you live longer. For the study, a team […]

World's 100 big cities represent 10% global emissions, says Study

London: Consumption-based emissions from nearly 100 of the world’s big cities already represent 10 per cent of global greenhouse gas emissions, a new study said on Wednesday. Without urgent action, those emissions will nearly double by 2050. The study by C40 Cities revealed an incredible opportunity for cities and their citizens to contribute even more […]

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Poultry as bad as red meats for cholesterol, says study

New York: Turning a conventional wisdom on its head, researchers have found that consuming red meat and white meat, like poultry, have equal effects on blood cholesterol levels. The study indicated that restricting consumption of meat altogether, whether red or white, is more advisable for lowering blood cholesterol levels than previously thought. The research, published […]

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Low humidity raises flu risks during winter season

New York: Low humidity is a key reason behind people falling sick and even dying from flu during the winter months, says a study. Decreased humidity lowers the immune system’s defences against flu infection, says a study published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS). It offers an insight into why […]

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A pill which may help curb 2.7 lakh HIV cases in India

New Delhi: Paired with a biannual testing programme, a combination drug used to prevent HIV infection has the potential to improve average per-person survival by nearly one year and block more than 270,000 HIV transmissions in India over a period of 15 years, says a study. The once-a-day pill, called pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), can reduce […]

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Online bullying leads to depression in teenagers: Study

New York: Parents, please take note. Teenagers who experience cyber bullying are more likely to suffer from poor sleep and depression, warns a study. In one of the few studies to explore the connection between cyber victimisation and sleep quality, the research team from University at Buffalo examined the relationship between online bullying and depression […]

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Body can adapt to occasional short-term overeating, says study

New York: Overeating has been found to impair blood sugar (glucose) control and insulin levels but a new study suggests that the duration of a bout of overeating can affect how the body adapts to glucose and insulin processing when calorie intake increases. Obesity and type 2 diabetes have increased significantly worldwide within the past […]

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Eating high-fat food in stress will add extra kilos

Sydney: Eating too much high-calorie food is anyway bad for health but under stress, sugary and high-fat diet can lead to more weight gain than in normal situations, says a study. During an experiment on mice, the team discovered that a high-calorie diet when combined with stress resulted in more weight gain than the same […]

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Personal encounter with 'God' may bring long-lasting health

New York: A personal encounter with the “ultimate reality” or God — spontaneous or under the influence of a psychedelic drug — can bring positive changes in psychological health even decades after the initial experience, says an interesting study. In a survey of thousands of people who reported having experienced personal encounters with God, researchers […]

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Endogamy may up infertility risk in Indian men, says study

Hyderabad: A team of researchers have identified that deletions of the Y chromosomes, responsible for production of sperms, can cause infertility in Indian men. The study, published in the journal Scientific Reports, illustrates how the ethnicity, endogamy and long-time geographical isolation of Indian populations might have played a major role in the high frequencies of […]

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Novel body awareness training may help combat drug addiction

New York: Mindful body awareness training may help women recover from drug addiction, say researchers as they find improvements in the study participants. The findings suggests that the training helps people better understand the physical and emotional signals in their body and how they can respond to these to help them better regulate and engage […]

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Every 3rd 40-plus Indian suffers from lack of libido, says study

New Delhi: Every third person above 40 years in India suffers from lack of libido due to testosterone deficiency syndrome (TDS), finds a study. The study, conducted on 745 patients by a team of researchers from Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, showed most commonly reported symptom by these patients was lack of energy followed by poor […]

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Taking short breaks may help learn new skills better, say researchers

New York: If you are in a process of learning new skills, then taking short breaks in between may help you grasp it better, say researchers. The study, published in the journal Current Biology, suggests our brains probably take short rest periods to strengthen memories. “Everyone thinks you need to ‘practice, practice and practice’ when […]

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Animal protein linked to death risk in men, claims study

London: Men with a diet rich in animal protein and meat such as sausages and cold cuts could be at a greater risk of death, finds a study. The study found men who favoured animal protein over plant-based protein in their diet had a 23 per cent greater risk of death than men whose diet […]

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Chilli compound slows lung cancer progression, claims study

New York: Besides spicing up your food, chilli, it seems, also has some medicinal value. New research suggests the compound responsible for chilli’s heat could help slow the spread of lung cancer, the leading cause of cancer death for both men and women. Most cancer-related deaths occur when cancer spreads to distant sites, a process […]

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Foods labelled 'gluten-free' not trustworthy, says study

New York: Suffering from coeliac disease and want to avoid gluten? Then restaurants should be the last place you should visit as most foods labelled ‘gluten-free’ have gluten, suggest researchers. The study, published in the American Journal of Gastroenterology, showed more than half of the gluten-free pizza and pasta dishes in restaurants had gluten and […]

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Artificial Intelligence can help treat brain tumours, finds a study

London: Researchers have developed an artificial intelligence-based (AI) method for analysis of brain tumours, paving the way for individualised treatment of tumours. According to the study, published in the The Lancet Oncology, AI machine learning methods, carefully trained on standard magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), are more reliable and precise than established radiological methods in the […]

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This dish is the most preferred breakfast of Indians

New Delhi: Idli is the most ordered food item in Bengaluru, followed by Mumbai and Chennai, finds a study by food delivery app Uber Eats. Idli is often eaten for breakfast along with piping hot sambhar and a variety of chutneys. “Idli has been a top breakfast item that consumers love… It appeals to people […]

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Artificial Intelligence can help predict premature deaths: Study

London: Researchers have developed an Artificial Intelligence (AI)-based system to predict the risk of early deaths due to chronic disease in middle-aged adults. The study, published by PLOS ONE journal, found that the new AI Machine Learning models known as “random forest” and “deep learning” were very accurate in its predictions and performed better than […]

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Hearing loss before 50 may increase drug abuse risk

New York: People below 50 years who suffer from hearing loss are more likely to misuse opioids, alcohol and other drugs than their peers who have no such disorder, say researchers. The findings showed adults under 35 years with a hearing loss were 2.5 times more likely to have a prescription opioid use disorder. In […]

Floods linked to increased skin infections in humans: Report

New York: Floods are associated with an increased risk of skin infections among humans, a skin expert has warned. Skin and soft tissue infections can develop when injured skin is exposed to floodwaters containing sewage, chemicals and other pollutants, HealthDay reported. In particular, natural disasters like tsunamis and hurricanes can cause major soil disruption that […]

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How social media exposure could ruin children's eating habit

New York: Making children eat healthy food can test the patience of parents. The exposure of children to social media platforms such as photo-sharing app Instagram could make the job even tougher for them, suggests a new study. The findings published in the journal Pediatrics showed that children who view unhealthy snack images on social […]

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Night shifts can raise risk of early menopause, says Study

Toronto: Women who work in night shifts, even occasionally, are at an increased risk of early menopause, which can heighten the possibility of developing cardiovascular disease, osteoporosis and memory problems, finds a new study. The study showed women who had done continued night shifts for 20 months or more in the preceding two years had […]

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Quit smoking to offset arthritis risk

New York: Long-term smoking cessation in women was associated with a lower risk of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) compared to those who had recently quit, a new study has shown. Rheumatoid arthritis is a chronic inflammatory disorder affecting many joints, including those in the hands and feet. The study showed that the risk of seropositive RA […]