Why preemies have impaired lungs

Thu, 11/30/2017 - 19:10

New York, Nov 30 (IANS) Children born preterm are more likely to have smaller airways that impairs lung function, exposing them to respiratory problems all their lives, reveals a new study.


Global press freedom plunges to lowest level in a decade: Study

Thu, 11/30/2017 - 16:48

London, Nov 30 (IANS) Global media freedom has fallen to the lowest level in at least a decade, according to a study that shows journalists are threatened by government censorship, organised crime and commercial pressures caused by the growth of the Internet.


Commuting daily by underground metro can harm you: Study

Thu, 11/30/2017 - 16:20

New York, Nov 30 (IANS) Commuting regularly by underground metro trains may pose hazardous health risks as the air inside the compartments have higher concentrations of cancer-causing agents, claims a study.


Dogs more brainier than cats: Study

Thu, 11/30/2017 - 14:38

Sao Paulo, Nov 30 (IANS) Your canine friend may be more smarter than felines as their brain possesses significantly more number of neurons linked to thinking, planning and complex behaviour, a study has found.


Five books to look forward to in December 2017

Thu, 11/30/2017 - 11:34

New Delhi, Nov 30 (IANS) As we enter the last month of 2017 -- a significant year from the publishing point of view -- the wide variety of books published over the past eleven months, both fiction and nonfiction, make a case for book lovers. Despite the rising trend of mediocrity in the literary world, there are enough books of both literary value and merit for readers to chew upon.


Dogs mouth-lick in response to angry humans

Wed, 11/29/2017 - 23:26

Sao Paulo, Nov 29 (IANS) Have you ever wondered why dogs are in a habit of licking their mouth? It may not only be considered as a simple behaviour in response to food or uncertainty but also a communicative process towards the angry facial attitude of the humans, a study has found.


Fear of breakup may end your romantic relationship

Wed, 11/29/2017 - 21:50

London, Nov 29 (IANS) Is the fear of breaking up with your partner nagging you? According to a study, the level of fear may influence the romance and commitment, thereby either boosting your relationship further or ending it.


Trump retweets anti-Muslim videos

Wed, 11/29/2017 - 20:40

Washington, Nov 29 (IANS) US President Donald Trump on Wednesday retweeted three inflammatory videos from a British far-right group rife with anti-Muslim content.


Get hitched to stave off risk of dementia

Wed, 11/29/2017 - 17:02

London, Nov 29 (IANS) Want to ward off the risk of old-age problems like memory loss and dementia? Getting hitched may be the right solution, says a study, as interaction of a loving relationship helps keep the brain active and reduces the risk by a third.