Environment

Carbon storage in tropical forests linked to wildlife conservation

Tue, 04/26/2016 - 16:02

Kolkata, April 26 (IANS) Conserving wildlife can benefit carbon storage in tropical forests across the world and contribute to controlling global warming, says a new study conducted by an international consortium of researchers.

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Study confirms existence of ancient Himalayan wolf in Nepal

Tue, 04/26/2016 - 15:40

Kathmandu, April 26 (IANS) Although the current distribution of the critically endangered Himalayan wolf has mostly been a matter of assumption, rather than evident truth, an international research team has now confirmed its existence in Nepal's largest protected area - the Annapurna Conservation Area.

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Water management, organic farming find space in poll manifestos

Tue, 04/26/2016 - 15:10

Kolkata, April 26 (IANS) Effective management of land erosion and water and promoting organic farming are some of the key features in sustainable development and ecological protection agenda showcased in manifestos by political parties, perhaps for the first time, in the fray for assembly elections in Assam, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, West Bengal, and the union territory of Puducherry.

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Social isolation may impair hearing

Tue, 04/26/2016 - 13:58

New York, April 26 (IANS) Continuing to have social interaction is key to keeping your ears sensitive even in old age, suggests new research.

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Early maternal support boosts child's brain growth

Tue, 04/26/2016 - 13:34

Washington, April 26 (IANS) Children who receive adequate care and nurturing from their mothers during the preschool years are likely to have more robust growth in brain structures associated with learning, memory and stress response than children with less supportive mothers, suggests a new study.

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Spanking ups anti-social behaviour, aggression in kids

Tue, 04/26/2016 - 12:54

New York, April 26 (IANS) The more kids are spanked, the more likely they are to defy their parents and exhibit anti-social behaviour, a new study has found from five decades of research involving over 160,000 children.

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Why more sex is better for your relationship

Tue, 04/26/2016 - 12:42

New York, April 26 (IANS) Whether you agree or not, more frequent action in the bedroom can indeed power a healthy relationship, new research suggests.

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New evidencde that certain drugs may help reduce domestic violence

Tue, 04/26/2016 - 11:40

Toronto, April 26 (IANS) Researchers have found more evidence that psychedelic drugs, whose primary action is to alter the thought processes of the brain, may help curb domestic violence committed by men with substance abuse problems.

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Why do older adults struggle to adapt to new environments?

Tue, 04/26/2016 - 11:10

Sydney, April 26 (IANS) The elderly are often unable to adjust to new surroundings. This is partly due to the deterioration of a brain circuit that plays a key role in goal-directed learning, a new study conducted on mice has found.

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Vision problems may put kids at increased risk of ADHD

Tue, 04/26/2016 - 10:56

New York, April 26 (IANS) Children with vision problems not correctable with glasses or contact lenses are twice as likely to have a diagnosis of attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) when compared to peers without such disorders, suggests a study.

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Countdown starts for launch of India's navigation satellite

Tue, 04/26/2016 - 10:18

Chennai, April 26 (IANS) The 51.30 hour countdown for the launch of India's seventh and final navigation satellite on April 28 afternoon begun at 9.20 a.m on Tuesday at Sriharikota rocket port of Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), said a senior official.

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Sunny Tuesday morning in Delhi

Tue, 04/26/2016 - 10:08

New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) It was a sunny Tuesday morning here with the minimum temperature recorded at 21.2 degrees Celsius, three notches below the season's average, the weather office said.

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Canada confirms first sexually-transmitted Zika virus case

Tue, 04/26/2016 - 08:54

Toronto, April 26 (IANS) Canada has confirmed the first positive case of sexually transmitted Zika virus in an Ontario resident whose partner was infected by the virus after travelling to an affected country.

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Community-based approach to help women fight diabetes

Mon, 04/25/2016 - 23:28

New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) Over 500 women physicians on Monday took part in a programme here aiming to create awareness among women on how to prevent and control diabetes through a community-based approach.

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