Action video games may affect memory, up Alzheimer's risk

Tue, 08/08/2017 - 16:12

Toronto, Aug 8, Is your teenage son addicted to playing action video games? Beware, it can reduce episodic memory and spatial navigation, and increase the risk of developing brain disorders such as depression, schizophrenia, Alzheimer's and Parkinson's disease, researchers have warned.


Diabetes, high BP in midlife may up dementia risk later

Tue, 08/08/2017 - 12:18

New York, Aug 8 (IANS) Middle-aged persons who have cardiovascular health risk factors, such as diabetes, high blood pressure and are also current smokers, have a greater chance of suffering from dementia later in life, researchers have warned.


Trump says he's not on vacation but working hard

Tue, 08/08/2017 - 02:20

Washington, Aug 8 (IANS) US President Donald Trump tweeted on Monday that he was working hard from his golf club in New Jersey, after being criticized for taking a vacation, and said his base of voters was growing despite the fake news against him.


Unesco deplores killing of Iraqi journalists

Mon, 08/07/2017 - 22:36

Paris, Aug 7 (IANS/AKI) Unesco chief Irina Bokova on Monday condemned the recent killings of two Iraqi TV reporters, calling such slayings "an intolerable war crime".


Chronic fatigue syndrome biomarkers found: Study

Mon, 08/07/2017 - 20:02

San Francisco, Aug 7 (IANS) US researchers have identified biomarkers associated with the severity of chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), which may help lead to a diagnostic blood test.


Smartphones are rendering teenagers lonely and distressed

Mon, 08/07/2017 - 15:46

New York, Aug 7 (IANS) Teenagers in the US today are working less, having less sex and are far less happy than previous generations because of increased use of smartphones, says a social psychologist who has been researching generational differences for 25 years.


Culture too has key role in shaping criminal mindset

Mon, 08/07/2017 - 15:32

New York, Aug 7 (IANS) Besides biological factors that primarily drive risk-taking and law-breaking attitude among teenagers, culture too may play a key role in shaping criminal mindset among them, a study has showed.


Women, children tie 'rakhi' on Modi

Mon, 08/07/2017 - 14:42

New Delhi, Aug 7 (IANS) Women and children from various segments of society on Monday called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi at his official residence here and tied 'rakhi' on his wrist on the occasion of Raksha Bandhan.


Cigarette butts can be used to make asphalt roads

Mon, 08/07/2017 - 13:04

Sydney, Aug 7 (IANS) Researchers have found that cigarette butts can be safely disposed of by sealing them up inside roads and paths, an advance that could not only solve a huge waste problem but would also be useful in reducing the urban heat island effect common in cities.


Opioid use higher among cancer survivors

Mon, 08/07/2017 - 11:46

Toronto, Aug 7 (IANS) At a time of rising rates of opioid overdose and addiction, new research by an Indian-origin scientist reveals that its use is more common among cancer survivors than in individuals without a history of cancer.


IOL's content on Facebook restored

Mon, 08/07/2017 - 11:02

Johannesburg, Aug 7 (IANS) A day after fake spam reports prompted Facebook to block Independent Online (IOL) stories on its platform, the social media giant has now restored its content but not divulged any details about what caused the fake spams.


Israel to shut down local branch of Al-Jazeera

Mon, 08/07/2017 - 04:50

Jerusalem, Aug 7 (IANS) Israeli Communications Ministry on Sunday announced to close the local offices of Al-Jazeera, after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu accused the Qatar-based TV news broadcaster of incitement.