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  • Girls outperform boys in education globally: Study 5 days ago

    London: Girls outperform boys in educational achievement levels in 70 per cent of the countries including in those where women liberties are severely restricted, a new large-scale study has said, suggesting that gender equality is not enough to close the achievement gaps in global education. According to the study conducted...
  • Alcohol TV ads linked with underage drinking: Study 5 days ago

    Washington: Watching alcohol advertisements on TV may prompt drinking, binge drinking and hazardous drinking among underage youth, according to a new study. Researchers examined the reach of television advertising and its effect on drinking in young people. They conducted telephone-and web-based surveys with 2,541 adolescents and young adults between the...
  • Year 2014 was Earth's hottest on record, say US scientists January 17, 2015

    Cape Canaveral: Last year (2014) was Earth's hottest on record in new evidence that people are disrupting the climate by burning fossil fuels that release greenhouse gases into the air, two US government agencies said on Friday. The White House said the studies, by the US space agency NASA and the...
  • Corporate fraud in India rose 45 per cent last 2 years: Study January 14, 2015

    New Delhi: Corporate frauds rose by over 45 per cent in India in the last two years and the lurking risk has been dissuading global companies from investing in India, said a study. Corporate frauds arose out of corruption, money laundering, tax evasion, window dressing, financial reporting fraud and bribery...
  • Facebook most popular social network: US study January 11, 2015

    Washington: Facebook is by far the most popular social media website with its large base of "very active" users visiting the site daily, a new survey of American internet users has found. The survey conducted by the Pew Research Center found that while Facebook remains the most popular social media...
  • Separation from iPhone can lead to anxiety: Study January 10, 2015

    Washington: Separation from cell phone can have serious psychological and physiological effects on iPhone users, including poor performance on cognitive tests, a new study has found. Researchers from the University of Missouri suggest that iPhone users should avoid parting with their phones during daily situations that involve a great deal of...
  • Top fitness apps score low in consumer satisfaction January 3, 2015

    Washington: A good number of top fitness apps scored less in consumer satisfaction, a report shows. The inaugural '2015 State Of The US Health & Fitness Apps Economy' ARC 360 report published by Applause looked at 39 health and fitness apps and 28 medical apps. The score ranking was divided into five...
  • Social media may help fight AIDS: Study December 29, 2014

    Los Angeles: Social media such as Twitter and Facebook can be a valuable tool in the fight against HIV, a new study has found. Researchers demonstrated social media can prompt high-risk populations to request at-home testing kits for the virus that causes AIDS, suggesting a way to potentially boost testing...
  • Popular websites not serious about user password security? December 26, 2014

    London: Very few of the online giants give detailed guidance about the importance of providing secure passwords when users create or update accounts, shows research. "In the seven years of conducting this study, there has not been the level of improvement one might have expected," said lead researcher and professor Steven...
  • Ebola vaccine safe for use in Africa: Study December 23, 2014

    Washington: The first trial of an experimental Ebola vaccine in Africa has shown it is safe for use, scientists say. "This is the first study to show comparable safety and immune response of an experimental Ebola vaccine in an African population," said lead author Dr Julie Ledgerwood from the National...
  • Bed nets enough for protection against malaria: Study December 9, 2014

    New York: There is no need to spray insecticide on walls for malaria control when people sleep under treated bed nets, says a new research. "Use of insecticide spray on internal walls, when combined with insecticide-treated bed nets in homes, does not protect children from malaria any more effectively than using...
  • Ability of HIV to cause AIDS is slowing: Study December 3, 2014

    London: The rapid evolution of HIV, which has allowed the virus to develop resistance to patients' immunity, is at the same time slowing the virus's ability to cause AIDS, according to a new research. The study also suggested that people infected by HIV are likely to progress to AIDS more slowly...
  • Muslims face worst job discrimination in Britain: Study November 30, 2014

    London: Muslims in Britain constitute the worst off community when it comes to employment opportunities, a new research has found, according to media reports on Sunday. Muslim men in Britain were up to 76 per cent less likely to have a job of any kind compared to white, male British Christians...
  • Maruti Alto 800 tops quality among entry level cars: Study November 27, 2014

    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...