Dogs' social skills may be linked to oxytocin sensitivity

Tue, 09/19/2017 - 19:34

London, Sep 19 (IANS) Ever wondered why some dogs are so friendly with their owners? It's because of an association with genetic variations in sensitivity for the hormone oxytocin, according to a new study.


Media forum on China's Belt and Road kicks off

Tue, 09/19/2017 - 18:12

Beijing, Sep 19 (IANS) A media forum on China's ambitious Belt and Road Initiative kicked off in the Chinese city of Dunhuang, a key transit point in the ancient Silk Road, on Tuesday, attended by representatives of media outlets and think tanks from 126 countries, including Nepal, a media report said.


Sex, aggression overlap in male brains: Study

Tue, 09/19/2017 - 16:38

New York, Sep 19 (IANS) Brain structures that control aggressive and sexual behaviour are controlled differently in females, but they tend to overlap in males, a new study has found.


Teenagers growing up more slowly today than they used to

Tue, 09/19/2017 - 16:34

New York, Sep 19 (IANS) Contrary to popular perception, today's teenagers are actually growing up more slowly than their predecessors, with 18-year-olds now behaving like 15-year-olds of yesteryears, suggests new research.


Faith in 'gut feelings' linked to belief in fake news

Tue, 09/19/2017 - 13:22

New York, Sep 19 (IANS) Some people are more susceptible to misinformation spread on various mediums including social media sites. A new study suggests that people who tend to trust their intuition are more likely to stand behind inaccurate beliefs.


Smokers with HIV more at risk of lung cancer than AIDS

Tue, 09/19/2017 - 12:20

New York, Sep 19 (IANS) People living with HIV who adhere to antiretroviral therapy but smoke tobacco cigarettes are more likely to die from lung cancer than from AIDS, a study led by an Indian-origin researcher has revealed.


What you need to think about before getting a tattoo, piercing

Mon, 09/18/2017 - 17:00

New York, Sep 18, While tattoos and body piercings are an increasingly popular form of self-expression, it is important for young people to carefully weigh the consequences and potential risks associated with such body modifications, suggests a clinical report by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP).


Unhealthy lifestyle causes sexual dysfunction in men: Survey

Mon, 09/18/2017 - 15:24

New Delhi, Sep 18, Nearly 20 per cent of young adults and middle-aged men in the national capital have consulted a doctor with concerns of sexual dysfunction including reduced drive, frequency or satisfaction issues, a survey has showed.


Schizophrenia may up death risk by three-fold

Mon, 09/18/2017 - 13:38

Toronto, Sep 18 (IANS) People suffering from schizophrenia are three times more likely to die, and die younger, than the general population, indicating a need for solutions to narrow this gap, new research says.


High BP can cause organ damage in teenagers too

Mon, 09/18/2017 - 10:28

New York, Sep 18 (IANS) Is your teenage son or daughter suffering from high blood pressure? Beware, if left uncontrolled the condition can lead to organ damage as in adults, according to a research.


Trump mocks Kim Jong-un

Mon, 09/18/2017 - 07:32

Washington, Sep 18 (IANS) US President Donald Trump once again mocked North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un, calling him "Rocket Man", an allusion to Pyongyang's recent nuclear tests, as well as speaking ironically about the "long ... lines" of people waiting to get fuel in the nation after the sanctions imposed by the UN.