Studies

  • Job loss fears may trigger asthma risk: Study 14 hours 10 minutes ago

    Washington: The fear of losing job may boost the risk of developing asthma for the first time, a new study has warned. The findings back up other epidemiological studies pointing to a link between the development of asthma and stress, particularly work related stress, researchers said. They base their findings on...
  • Youngsters read more books than the older generation September 15, 2014

    Washington: Despite digital technology invading youngsters' life, US millennials are reading more books than the older generation, said a latest survey by Washingtonbased think tank Pew Research Centre. "Eightyeight percent of Americans under 30 years read a book in the past year, compared with 79 per cent of those aged 30...
  • One in five college students addicted to smartphones September 15, 2014

    Washington: One in five college students in the US rate themselves as totally dependent on their smartphones, with more than half admitting they use their device as a way of escaping from problems or relieving a bad mood, a new study has found. Researchers, including those from the Alabama State University,...
  • Indian Institute of Advanced Study to research on Indian tradition September 14, 2014

    Shimla: Indian Institute of Advanced Study (IIAS), country's premier research institute, will take up new research projects on Indian traditions and its multiculture components in the coming years. "The institute is the most appropriate place for initiating new research projects on Indian traditions and its multiculture components and comparative studies...
  • Introverts spend more time on Facebook September 8, 2014

    Washington: It's not the person posting back to back pictures who's the bigtime Facebook user, instead it's the quiet ones who are logging in longer! Shy and introvert people spend more time on Facebook but disclose little information with friends and acquaintances, according to a new study. "The shy people spend more...
  • Facebook can make you lonely, depressed: Study September 8, 2014

    London: Do you often feel you have wasted time on Facebook or termed it as a meaningless activity but still cannot let your eyes move away from the screen? You are at the risk of developing depression. According to new research, while the social networking site is there to help you...
  • Monkey study: Ebola vaccine works, needs booster September 8, 2014

    Washington: New monkey studies show that one shot of an experimental Ebola vaccine can trigger fast protection, but the effect waned unless the animals got a booster shot made a different way. Some healthy people are rolling up their sleeves at the National Institutes of Health for the first human safety...
  • Peaches were domesticated in China, says study September 7, 2014

    Toronto: Do you relish the flavour of peaches? You can now thank the Chinese for domesticating the fruit some 7,500 years ago, a study suggests. Domestic peaches enjoyed worldwide can trace their ancestry back at least 7,500 years ago, to the lower Yangtze river valley in southern China, not far from...
  • Age no bar for breast cancer surgery: Study September 6, 2014

    Singapore: There is good news for older women suffering from breast cancer as researchers have found that breast cancer surgeries may be safely performed even for women aged 80 years and above. "The results of this study are important as they dispel the misconception and fear among the public that surgery...
  • 79% of people are ready to give up alcohol, chocolate to get their mobile phones back August 28, 2014

    Washington: A whopping 47 per cent of Americans admit they wouldn't last more than a day without their cell phones and 79 per cent say they would be willing to give up alcohol or chocolate to regain access to their devices, according to a new survey. When ranked by importance to...
  • Mobile use lowers children's grades in school: Study August 26, 2014

    Tokyo: Children who spend more than four hours a day on their mobile phone perform significantly worse on school tests than those who are limited to just 30 minutes, a Japanese government survey has found. Among the nearly oneinnine 14 and 15yearolds who use their handheld device for at least four...
  • Delhi ranks 111th on global liveability index August 20, 2014

    New Delhi: India's national capital, New Delhi, features at a disappointing 111th position while 'Millennium City' Mumbai's liveability index has shot up in the past five years, says a global livability survey held by the Economist Intelligent Unit. In the survey that ranks 140 cities across the globe, the liveability index...
  • Doctor's remove additional electrical wire from nurse's heart August 7, 2014

    New Delhi: As an emergency nurse at a city hospital, 21yearold Rakhi (name changed) is required to be alert and efficient while at work. Rakhi's health had begun to fail around four months ago when she suddenly started perspiring and a sense of constant fatigue had settled in her. She...
  • Union Budget 2014: A mixed bag of hopes and disappointments for Uttarakhand July 11, 2014

    The maiden budget of Narendra Modi Government comes as a mixed bag of hopes and disappointments for Uttarakhand which is still struggling to recover from the effects of last year's natural calamity. Even though not finding a mention in the budget of the proposed green bonus and additional financial assistance for...
  • Light drinking less healthy than thought, finds a new study July 11, 2014

    Paris: A glass or two of booze is good for your heart, according to longstanding medical advice that drinkers are often fond of citing. But, according to a study published on Friday, this cherished invitation to say "cheers" is well off the mark. Reducing even light consumption of alcohol will not only...
  • Orgasms improve communication between partners, study finds July 4, 2014

    You have got another reason to go for some action tonight. According to a promising study, orgasm not only reinforces intimate bonds between partners but also improves communication between them. "Postsex communication is likely linked to sexual and relationship satisfaction. For this reason, pillow talk may play a pivotal role in...
  • Journal expresses 'Concern' over Facebook study July 4, 2014

    San Francisco: The scientific journal that published a study by Facebook and two U.S. universities examining people's online mood swings regrets how the social experiment was handled. In a note of contrition, the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences concluded that the decision to manipulate the content appearing on the...
  • Facebook's mood manipulation experiment 'messed with people's minds' July 4, 2014

    WAshington: A controversial Facebook experiment on mood manipulation "messed with people's minds," privacy activists said in a formal complaint to US regulators on Thursday, seeking an urgent investigation. In its complaint to the US Federal Trade Commission, the Electronic Privacy Information Center said the study which has been widely criticised...
  • Twitter driving couples towards infidelity July 3, 2014

    New York: Have you noticed a drastic change in the behaviour of your hubby towards you since the day he joined Twitter? It is time to take cognizance of how much time he is spending on the microblogging site. According to new research, active users of social networking who are in...
  • Bosses use social media for personal purposes at work more than employees July 1, 2014

    London: Bosses are more likely to use social media for private purposes during working hours than their subordinates, a new study has found. The research from the University of Bergen (UiB), Norway, shows that managers are more critical of private use of social media at work. However, middle managers and top...
  • Is Facebook guilty of manipulating user's emotions? June 30, 2014

    Facebook secretly manipulated the feelings of 700,000 users to understand "emotional contagion" in a study that prompted anger and forced the social network giant on the defensive. ...
  • Watch: Experts speak on Facebook experiment June 30, 2014

    Facebook secretly manipulated the feelings of 700,000 users to understand "emotional contagion" in a study that prompted anger and forced the social network giant on the defensive. ...
  • Facebook under fire over 'creepy' secret study that manipulated users' emotions June 30, 2014

    Washington: Facebook secretly manipulated the feelings of 700,000 users to understand "emotional contagion" in a study that prompted anger and forced the social network giant on the defensive. For one week in 2012, Facebook tampered with the algorithm used to place posts into users' news feeds to study how this affected...
  • Delhi University first cutoff list to be out today June 30, 2014

    New Delhi: The first cutoff list of the Delhi University will be out on Monday after the university agreed to revert to the threeyear course, scrapping the FourYear Undergraduate Programme, as desired by the University Grants Commission. The admissions to the university will start from Tuesday. However, even as there is...
  • As a parent, how do you feel about this? Study says violent video games promote good behaviour in real life June 28, 2014

    Here comes a shocker. Contrary to popular perception that playing violent video games makes people aggressive, a new study says playing such games may actually lead to increased moral sensitivity and prosocial behaviour in real life. Committing immoral behaviour in a video game elicits feelings of guilt in players and such...
  • Not everyone wants cheering up: study June 28, 2014

    Toronto: People with low selfesteem may not really want you to try to boost their spirits, a new study suggests. Those with low selfesteem have overly negative views of themselves, and often interpret critical feedback, romantic rejections, or unsuccessful job applications as evidence of their general unworthiness, researchers said. Researchers at the...
  • 'Haters' are likely to be better workers, study finds June 20, 2014

    Are you a 'hater' or a 'liker?' It may surprise you but a new study finds that "haters", or people who generally like fewer things, are likely to be better workers. Since haters spend so much time on fewer activities, it gives them the opportunity to hone their skills in specific...
  • Goa ministers holiday regularly on taxpayers' money: CAG report June 17, 2014

    Panaji: After the recent controversy over Goa ministers being sent on a study tour to Brazil for the World Cup, CNNIBN has now learnt that several ministers in the Goa government have been globe trotting in the name of study tours and striking trade deals. But not much has been...
  • Underwater vehicle by Mumbai students to feature at US meet June 16, 2014

    Mumbai: A remoteoperated underwater vehicle with a robotic arm, made by engineering students of a city institute will feature at an international technology innovation event to be held in the US later this month. A team of students from Mukesh Patel School of Technology Management and Engineering, Narsee Monjee Institute...
  • FMSA hails Narendra Modi's declaration of fair deal about Muslim community June 14, 2014

    The Forum For Muslim Studies And Analysis (FMSA), a body of Muslim intellectuals, has in a resolution hailed Prime Minister Narendra Modi's declaration in the Parliament that the community would be "given a fair deal'. In a resolution passed on Friday the forum has said that the PM's assurance has given...