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Eating mulethi during pregnancy may harm baby’s brain: study

London:Mothers-to-be, take note! Eatinglarge amounts of liquorice, commonly known as mulethi in India, during pregnancy may adversely affect the development of your child’s brain, a new study has warned. In the study, youths that were exposed to large amounts of liquorice in the womb performed less well than others in cognitive reasoning tests carried out

Exercise may not help lose weight: Study

Exercise may not help you lose weight: Study

New York: If you thought spending hours in a gym every day would help you slim down, think again! A new study suggests that exercise may not prevent weight gain. “Our study results indicate that physical activity may not protect you from gaining weight,” said lead study author Lara Dugas, Assistant Professor at Loyola University

Diet change may reduce cow methane release: study

Change in diet may reduce cow methane release: study

Diet change may reduce cow methane release: study New York: Cows that eat corn and wheat produce less methane – a greenhouse gas 28 times more potent than carbon dioxide – as compared to grass-fed animals, a new study has found. Octavio Castelan-Ortega, veterinarian from University of Mexico State measured that 90 per cent of

20 minutes walking may reduce body's inflammation: study

20 minutes of walking may reduce inflammation in body: study

20 minutes walking may reduce body’s inflammation: study Los Angeles: Just 20 minutes of exercise may help fight inflammation in the body, according to a new study that may have implications for diseases such as arthritis and obesity. It is well known that regular physical activity has health benefits, including weight control, strengthening the heart,

Pumping iron may cut diabetes, heart disease risk: study

Pumping iron may cut diabetes, heart disease risk: study

Pumping iron may cut diabetes, heart disease risk: study Toronto: In some good news for gym-goers,scientists have found that just one session of interval weight-training may decrease the risk of Type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease. A new study demonstrates that a series of simple leg exercises, involving weights, can improve blood vessel function of

Yoga bring life back among lower back pain sufferers: Study

Yoga can bring life back for lower back pain sufferers: Study

Yoga bring life back among lower back pain sufferers: Study New York: People suffering from chronic non-specific lower back pain can find solace in yoga, say researchers, adding that yoga asanas under proper guidance can help reduce pain and allow movement in such people over the short term. The trials for the study were conducted

Superhero culture may magnify aggressive behaviours: study

Superhero culture may magnify aggressive behaviours: study

Superhero culture may magnify aggressive behaviours: study Washington: Contrary to the popular perception, exposure to superhero culture may actually magnify aggressive and not defending behaviours in children, a new study suggests. Researchers from Brigham Young University in the US studied what it was that preschool-aged boys and girls took away from exposure to superhero culture.

Even moderate physical activity may boost happiness: study

Even moderate physical activity may boost happiness: study

Even moderate physical activity may boost happiness: study London: Even moderate levels of activity can have a positive effect on mental well being and boost happiness, a new smartphone-based study has found. The results, based on reports from more than 10,000 individuals, by researchers from the University of Cambridge and the University of Essex in

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Humans settled in Tibet at least 7,400 years ago: Study

Washington:  Humans likely established permanent settlements on the high-altitude Tibetan plateau at least 7,400 years ago, much before the advent of agriculture 5,200 years ago, says a study. The findings are based on an extensive analysis of human handprints and footprints found in 1998 in fossilised hot spring mud near the village of Chusang on

Warmest year 2016

2016 may be warmest year on record: study

Warmest year 2016 Washington: The year 2016 was warmest in the 38-year satellite temperature record, edging out 1998 by a mere 0.02 degrees Celsius. However, since the margin of error is about 0.10 degrees Celsius, this would technically be a statistical tie, with a higher probability that 2016 was warmer than 1998, researchers said. The

Chickens are smarter than believed: study

Washington: Chickens are not as clueless or”bird-brained” as people believe them to be, suggests a new study which found that they know their place in the pecking order and can reason by deduction, an ability that humans develop by the age of seven. The research published in the journal Animal Cognition also shows that chickens

Detecting misinformation can boost memory, Study

Detecting misinformation can boost memory: Study

Detecting misinformation can boost memory, Study New York: People who can notice misinformation that is inconsistent with the original event may have better memory compared with people who never saw the misinformation, a study has found. The findings showed that although exposure to misinformation seemed to impair memory for the correct detail, detecting and remembering

Contaminated water, excess tea making children prone to dental fluorosis: Study

Chandigarh: Excess tea consumption and consuming groundwater fluoride content are making the children more prone to the risk of getting dental fluorosis (also termed mottled enamel), an extremely common disorder, characterised by hypomineralisation of tooth enamel caused by ingestion of excessive fluoride during enamel formation. This finding has been highlighted in a study conducted by

Gut bacteria affects physiology, study found

Gut bacteria can affect our physiology: study

Gut bacteria affects physiology, study found London: Gut microorganisms can interfere with human physiology by modulating the levels of serotonin – a neurotransmitter which carries messages to the brain, a new study suggests. The finding could shed new light on the complex community of trillions of microorganisms living in all our guts, and how they

Around 950 mn Indians still not on Internet: Study

New Delhi: Though mobile data plans in India are among the cheapest in the world and average retail price of smartphones is steadily declining, yet nearly 950 million Indians do not have an Internet connection, according to a joint study done by Assocham-Deloitte. “Internet penetration is increasing in India, the access to affordable broadband, smart

Low education doubles risk of heart attack: Study

Sydney: People who leave school without a school certificate are more than twice as likely to have a heart attack as those with a university degree, researchers said. “The lower your education, the more likely you are to have a heart attack or a stroke – that’s the disturbing but clear finding,” said lead researcher

Pets can help people with mental illness: study

London: Having a pet can help people managetheir long-term mental health conditions by providing them an immediate source of calm and therapeutic benefit, a new study suggests. In the study, the consistent presence and close physical proximity of the pets was described as providing an immediate source of calm and therapeutic benefit for the pet’s

Running is actually good for knee joints: Study

New York: Contrary to popular perception, running actually reduces inflammation in knee joints and slows the process that leads to osteoarthritis, a study said. “This idea that long-distance running is bad for your knees might be a myth,” said study co-author Matt Seeley, Associate Professor of exercise science at Brigham Young University in Utah, US.

Cost, storage of smartphones affect Indian gamers: Study

New Delhi: If you are playing a game on your smartphone, the internal memory of your device becomes an important factor in determining how the phone behaves overall when it is put under some stress, a new study has revealed. A study carried out by MAUJ Mobile, a domestic mobile media company, found that of

Children’s toys fuel gender stereotypes: study

Los Angeles: Encouraging children to enjoy awide variety of toys allows them to develop fully, according to a new study which found that limiting this choice on the basis of their gender can fuel stereotypes. Researchers believe that clues to the continued dominance of men in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields –