New tool can predict solar storms a day before

London, (IANS) An Indian-origin scientist has built a novel tool that can predict large solar storms more than 24 hours in advance and save systems on the Earth from the coronal mass ejections (CMEs).   [google_ad_336_280_image] Developed by Neel Savani, visiting researcher at Imperial College London and space scientist at NASA, the new measurement and […]

Social media helps young adults quit smoking

Social media helps young adults quit smoking

Ottawa, (IANS) A research has found that young adults who use social media to quit smoking are twice as successful in their efforts as those who use a more traditional method.   The study, published in the journal Nicotine & Tobacco Research, compared the success of the social media-based campaign Break It Off with Smokers’ […]

Rising porn addiction in Indian youth worrying: Experts

New Delhi, (IANS) While young adults across several Western countries are feeling the ill-effects of excessive online porn, the sudden spurt in online access has also put Indian teenagers at such risk, warn behavioural experts.   According to sex and behavioural sciences experts, sex is one of those abiding mysteries to which teenagers seek an […]

Diabetic diet may curb autism symptoms

New York, June 10 (IANS) Researchers have found that diets similar to what people with diabetes follow to keep their blood sugar in check ameliorate signs of autism in mice. [google_ad_728_90_text] Although preliminary and not yet tested in humans, the findings might offer clues to understanding one potential cause of autism.   Bread, cereal and […]

A diabetes-free world in next 50 years: Scientists

Washington,  (IANS) Although the way diabetics test their glucose levels has gone through dramatic changes over the past 50 years, there is still a long way to go, say researchers.   Earlier, the only way to assess diabetes control was by testing for the presence of sugar in a person’s urine, today there are numerous, […]

Powerful people respond to injustice selectively

New York, (IANS) Powerful people respond quickly to unfair treatment when they are the victims. However, they are less likely to notice injustice when others are victimised, says the study.   “The findings help explain the persistence of income inequality and ‘white privilege’,” said lead researcher Takuya Sawaoka, a doctoral student in psychology at Stanford […]

We are blind to our own bias: Study

London, June 9 (IANS) Almost evryone has a “bias blind spot,” meaning that people are less likely to detect bias in themselves than others, however, how blind they are to their actual degree of bias may vary, new research says.   Believing that you are less biased than your peers has detrimental consequences on judgments […]

Wear right makeup during summer

New Delhi, June 9 (IANS) Using the right makeup products during summer can be a tedious task for women, but keeping some factors in mind can help.   Makeup artist Rishab Khanna, who has styled some of the prominent Bollywood faces including Kajol, Karishma Kapoor and Neha Dhupia, suggests some quick tips: * Wear a […]

Researchers find links between birth month and health

New York, (IANS) People born in May have the lowest disease risk, and those in October have the highest risk, a computational method developed by scientists to investigate the relationship between birth month and disease risk shows.   Researchers at Columbia University have developed this algorithm to examine New York City medical databases and found […]

Drug to treat Alzheimer identified

New York, (IANS) A study has revealed that a treatment taken daily by people who have had organ transplants to prevent organ rejection protects against Alzheimer’s disease.   Analysing data from the medical records of 2,644 US patients who received organ transplants, the researchers found that only eight of them showed evidence of dementia – […]

Poor blood sugar control linked to longer hospital stay

Washington, (IANS) Diabetes patients with abnormal blood sugar levels are more likely to have longer, more costly hospital stays than those with glucose levels in a healthy range, says a new study.   “Data from the new studies suggest poorly controlled blood sugar readings could serve as a marker for better managing the care of […]

Bacteria that can help fight cancer

New York, June 9 (IANS) A toxin secreted by a water and food-borne bacterium that can cause lethal infections in persons with liver disease, has the potential to prevent the growth of tumours, says a new study by Northwestern Medicine scientists.   “A toxin protein from the bacterium Vibrio vulnificus can inhibit tumour cell growth […]

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