Indians love to share personal data on social media platforms

Mon, 10/16/2017 - 18:14

New Delhi, Oct 16 (IANS) People in India are a happier lot when it comes to connect via social media platforms and 39 per cent of them trust the information they see on social media channels as compared to 32 per cent globally, new research said on Monday.


This artificial pancreas uses your phone to combat diabetes

Mon, 10/16/2017 - 16:22

New York, Oct 16 (IANS) Researchers have successfully developed an artificial pancreas system that uses an algorithm on smartphone to continuously monitor glucose levels of the user and automatically delivers appropriate levels of insulin -- a game changer for diabetic patients.


Magic mushrooms may 'reset' depressed brains: Study

Sat, 10/14/2017 - 13:28

London, Oct 14 (IANS) A psychoactive compound occuring naturally in "magic mushrooms" may help reduce symptoms of depression as well as "reset" brain activity in affected patients, a study has shown.


Staying in shape may increase your lifespan

Sat, 10/14/2017 - 12:20

London, Oct 14 (IANS) Want to live a long life? Reducing excess weight and staying in shape may prolong life expectancy by two months, researchers suggested.


Broccoli may ward off leaky gut problems

Fri, 10/13/2017 - 18:52

New York, Oct 13 (IANS) Suffering from digestive problems like leaky gut and colitis? Consuming three and a half cups of a fibrous vegetable with many nutrients, like broccoli, each day may help maintain a healthy gut, a new study has suggested.


Mothers change voice quality when talking to babies

Fri, 10/13/2017 - 14:50

New York, Oct 13 (IANS) While speaking to their babies, mothers tend to shift the timbre of their voice in a rather specific way, which could play an important role in baby's language learning as well as engaging their emotion, researchers say.


Facebook doesn't hire journalists: Sheryl Sandberg

Fri, 10/13/2017 - 13:28

San Francisco, Oct 13 (IANS) As people debate Facebook's role in influencing people during the US presidential elections by Russian ads and fake news on the platform, the company's COO Sheryl Sandberg has stressed that the social media giant is not a media organisation, and therefore does not hire journalists.


'Bromance' more satisfying for young men: Study

Fri, 10/13/2017 - 12:38

London, Oct 13 (IANS) For young men, their "bromance" -- close friendships with other men -- could be more emotionally satisfying than their romantic relationships with women, finds a study.


Developing resilience may help kids combat bullying

Thu, 10/12/2017 - 18:30

New York, Oct 12 (IANS) Ever wondered why bullying has a serious effect on some kids, while others recover easily from the trauma? Researchers, led by one of Indian origin, found that the capacity to recover quickly depends on the characteristic trait of "resilience".