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  • Maruti Alto 800 tops quality among entry level cars: Study Yesterday

    New Delhi: Maruti's entry level model Alto 800 ranks highest in the entry compact segment for initial quality, while rival Hyundai's i10 gets the top slot in the compact segment, said a study on Thursday. According to JD Power 2014 India Initial Quality Study rankings,...
  • Indian diabetics consume high amount of carbohydrates: Study November 18, 2014

    Mumbai: The Indian diabetics' population, which is second largest in the world with an estimated 65 million affected people, consumes high amount of carbohydrates, according to a study. The dietary habits of diabetics are not much different from those of non-diabetics, as per the recent STARCH study conducted by Bayer...
  • 'Talent' single largest priority in a CEO's agenda: Survey November 17, 2014

    New Delhi: There is an uptrend in time spent by CEOs on talent initiatives, as more than half of chief executives surveyed said they personally drove such steps in their organisations in the last 12 months, says a study. According to online career and recruitment...
  • Mumbai is the most vacation-deprived city: Study November 16, 2014

    Mumbai: The financial capital of the country has emerged as the most vacation-deprived city among the five surveyed towns, as most Mumbaikars enjoy working more than relaxing at vacations, says a recent study. "Vacations play an important role in maintaining the work-life balance, and general well-being of the employees while...
  • 6/10 Indian men abuse partners: Sweeping statement or bitter truth? November 11, 2014

    A study has revealed the shocking statistics about the Indian males. According to the United Nations study 6 out of 10 men in India have been physically violent with their wives. CNN-IBN asks whether this is a sweeping statement or the bitter truth? ...
  • Keeping active in middle age lowers breast cancer risk November 4, 2014

    London: Just 15 minutes of vigorous activity every day, such as running, in addition to walking and moderate activity, can reduce the risk of developing breast cancer by a fifth in postmenopausal women, a new study has found. Researchers also found that women with the most body fat were 55...
  • Sugar consumption to cross 29 million tonnes in 5 years: Study November 4, 2014

    New Delhi: Sugar consumption in India is likely to cross 29 million tonnes in about 5 years on account of growing urbanisation and changing food habits, says a study. "With a share of over 15 per cent in global sugar consumption of about 168.73 million tonnes, India has emerged as...
  • Meditation may benefit breast cancer survivors November 4, 2014

    Toronto: Practising mindfulness meditation can have a positive physical impact at the cellular level in breast cancer survivors, a new study has found. Canadian researchers from Alberta Health Services' Tom Baker Cancer Centre and the University of Calgary Department of Oncology have demonstrated that telomeres - protein complexes at the...
  • Switzerland remains largest offshore financial centre October 30, 2014

    Geneva: A huge global pressure to break secrecy veils of Swiss banks notwithstanding, Switzerland remains the world's largest offshore financial centre with client assets totalling over USD two trillion, a new study said. Besides the country is expected to remain "the biggest offshore centre for private banking in 2018," with...
  • Stomach hormone triggers alcohol craving: Study October 30, 2014

    Washington: A hormone released by the stomach also has the potential to stimulate alcohol craving, a new study has found. Ghrelin is a hormone released by the stomach and it stimulates appetite and food intake. Alcohol is commonly viewed as a psychoactive substance that primarily affects brain function, but it...
  • Wage disclosures could lead to salary cuts, job change: Study October 29, 2014

    Washington: Publicly disclosing personal information - such as government officials' income - may result in unintended consequences, a new US study suggests. Using California as a case study, a researcher from Princeton University's Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs showed that city managers - typically the highest-paid city...
  • Shorter TB treatment not a successful alternative: Study October 24, 2014

    London: A shortened four months treatment for tuberculosis may not be a successful alternative to the current six-month standard treatment, scientists have found. Tuberculosis (TB) remains a significant public health problem worldwide. There were an estimated 8.6 million people who developed TB and 1.3 million died from the disease in...
  • Harassment a common part of online life: Survey October 23, 2014

    New York: A new study confirms what many Internet users know all too well: Harassment is a common part of online life. The first-of-its-kind report by the Pew Research Centre found that nearly three-quarters of American adults who use the Internet have witnessed online harassment. Forty per cent have experienced...
  • Flu vaccine may prevent heart disease: Study October 22, 2014

    London: Flu vaccines may hold the key to developing a new vaccine against the deadly heart disease, scientists have found. Flu vaccines are known to have a protective effect against heart disease, reducing the risk of a heart attack. The new study has for the first time shown the molecular...
  • Strawberries don't work as teeth whiteners: Study October 15, 2014

    Washington: Want whiter teeth? Fruit mixture is not the answer! Reclaiming those pearly whites simply by mixing fruit, such as strawberries, with some baking soda, and applying the all-natural concoction to your teeth does not work, a new study has found. Researcher So Ran Kwon from the University of Iowa...
  • User history makes websites more interactive: Study October 12, 2014

    Washington: Small cues that display a user's transaction history may help a website feel almost as interactive as chatting with an online customer service agent, paving the way for more cost-effective websites, researchers, including one of Indian-origin, have found. "One of the challenges with online interactivity is trying to imbue...
  • Mountain topography affects Monsoon in Western ghat states: Study October 9, 2014

    New Delhi: Mountain topography of Western ghats affect precipitation and it is also a reason why Karnataka receives more rainfall than Maharashtra, a study has revealed. According to a recent research, published by the International Journal of Climatology, the average amount of rainfall was highest in Karnataka, followed by Maharashtra...
  • Insomnia tied to sleep quality, not duration October 9, 2014

    Washington: Insomnia among older adults may be tied to sleep quality, and not sleep duration, according to a new study. Researchers at the University of Chicago found that sleep problems may stem from the quality of rest and other health concerns more than the overall amount of sleep that patients...
  • Gender diversity at workplace boosts bottom line: Study October 7, 2014

    New York: Proportionate numbers of male and female workers can improve productivity at workplace and boost the bottom line of a firm, says a study. Greater social diversity implies a greater spread of experience, which could add to the collective knowledge of a group of office workers and makes the unit...
  • Lifting weights can improve your memory: Study October 2, 2014

    Washington: Here's another reason why you should hit the gym - it can boost your memory. An intense workout of as little as 20 minutes can enhance episodic memory, also known as long-term memory for previous events, by about 10 per cent in healthy young adults, a new study has...
  • Fall in monsoon rains driven by rise in air pollution: Study October 2, 2014

    London: Emissions produced by human activity over the past 50 years have caused decline of the annual monsoon rainfall, on which billions of people - including in India - depend, a new study suggests. In the second half of the 20th century, the levels of rain recorded during the Northern...
  • Tsunami hit Indian coast 1,000 years back: Study September 30, 2014

    New Delhi: Looking for data on past tsunamis for a better understanding of the natural phenomenon, a team of researchers has come upon evidence which suggests that the Indian coast was hit by a sea surge some 1,000 years back, before the tsunami of 2004 which caused massive destruction in...
  • Music can distract fatigued drivers: Study September 30, 2014

    Washington: Listening to music while driving may not be a good idea if you are feeling fatigued, but drinking coffee may help, suggests a new study. Previous research has shown that drinking caffeinated beverages and listening to music are two popular fatigue-fighting measures that drivers take, but very few studies...
  • Olive oil may revive a failing heart: Study September 30, 2014

    Washington: A potent ingredient in olive oil may hold the key to beating heart failure, a new research suggests. Oleate, a common dietary fat found in olive oil, restored proper metabolism of fuel in heart cells in an animal model of heart failure, researchers have found. Heart failure is not...
  • Risk of oesophageal cancer decreases with height September 27, 2014

    Washington: Taller individuals are less likely to develop oesophageal cancer and its precursor, Barrett's oesophagus, according to a new study. "Individuals in the lowest quartile of height (under 5 feet 7 inches for men and 5 feet 2 inches for women) were roughly twice as likely as individuals in the...
  • China shuts down 'grin and bear it' women virtue class September 27, 2014

    Beijing: A Chinese province has shutdown a "female virtue class" run by a traditional Chinese study school following criticism that it taught women to be obedient housewives by preaching morals like "grin and bear" violent acts and "never divorce". "If you are hit, don't hit back; If you are scolded,...
  • Women have outnumbered men throughout history: Study September 25, 2014

    Berlin: Women have outnumbered men throughout human history and made a greater genetic contribution to the global population than males, according to a new study. The study compared the paternally-inherited Y chromosome (NRY) with maternally inherited mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) of 623 males from 51 populations. The analysis showed that female populations...
  • Women don't just fall for 'high testosterone' faces September 24, 2014

    New York: Women living where rates of infectious diseases are high, according to a theory, prefer men with faces that shout testosterone when choosing a mate. But a study suggests otherwise. "It is not the case that women have a universal preference for high testosterone faces and it is also not...
  • Job loss fears may trigger asthma risk: Study September 23, 2014

    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...