behavioural changes

Four die in Pakistan from deadly amoebic infection


July 22nd, 2012 - 3:16 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 22 (IANS) At least four people have died in the port city of Karachi due to an amoebic infection caused by a deadly waterborne organism called naegleria fowleri, ... Read more...

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‘Pedestrians, cyclists suffer most in road accidents’


April 4th, 2012 - 1:08 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 3 (IANS) The most vulnerable road users, including pedestrians and bicyclists were the most severely hit in road accidents, accounting for more than 40 percent of the ... Read more...

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More than 50 pc cancers preventable


April 2nd, 2012 - 5:02 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 2 (IANS) More than half of all cancer is preventable and society possesses the requisite knowledge to act on this information, says a new study.Investigators from the Washington ... Read more...

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Cell phone use in pregnancy affects foetus’ brain


March 16th, 2012 - 4:54 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 16 (IANS) Radiation from cell phone use during pregnancy could affect the brain of foetus, potentially leading to hyperactivity after birth."This is the first experimental evidence that foetal ... Read more...

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Could ozone from rocks warn us of impending quakes?


November 18th, 2011 - 8:03 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 18 (IANS) Ozone gas emitted from fracturing rocks could warn us of impending earthquakes.Researchers are looking for ways to accurately forecast quakes, focusing on seismic clues that, if ... Read more...

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‘Promiscuous parasites’ can make you reckless


September 22nd, 2011 - 4:42 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 22 (IANS) A class of 'promiscuous parasites' can sneak into your bloodstream and brain, triggering behavioural changes from recklessness to neuroticism.Toxoplasma gondii, a highly contagious protozoa, infects more ... Read more...

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Does dad’s stress affect his kids?


September 1st, 2011 - 6:23 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 1 (IANS) An individual's risk for stress-related disorders may be determined by his or her father's life exposure to stress, according to a new study. Most of the ... Read more...

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Lower enzyme levels linked with schizophrenia


July 21st, 2011 - 3:51 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 21 (IANS) Lower levels of an enzyme called p35, which is vital for activating a protein called Cdk5 for brain development, may be linked with schizophrenia.Professor Giese, Institute ... Read more...

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Intestinal bacteria cause behavioural changes


May 18th, 2011 - 3:00 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, May 18 (IANS) Intestinal bacteria affect human brains leading to behavioural changes, a recent research has revealed.McMaster University researchers have come up with the first ever evidence to show ... Read more...

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Plants depend on circadian rhythms to survive freezing weather


April 13th, 2011 - 5:47 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 13 (ANI): A study has found that plants depend on circadian rhythms, which are physical, mental and behavioural changes that follow a 24-hour cycle, to survive freezing temperatures.Michael Thomashow, University ... Read more...

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High-tech hairnet can speed up Alzheimer’s detection


March 15th, 2011 - 6:12 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 15 (IANS) A revolutionary 'hairnet' that tracks brain waves could speed up the detection of Alzheimer's. Called the Cognition System, the high-tech hairnet is undergoing trials in the ... Read more...

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A perfect posture ‘can make a person think and act more powerful’


January 7th, 2011 - 1:15 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 7 (ANI): An erect posture while sitting or standing is indicative of whether people act as though they are in charge, says a new study.A Kellogg School of Management at ... Read more...

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White House moves to remove disgruntled, untrustworthy employees


January 6th, 2011 - 7:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan.6 (ANI): The White House has instructed every US government department and agency to create "insider threat" programmes that will ferret out disgruntled or untrustworthy employees who might be tempted to ... Read more...

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Scientists identify Grand Challenges to address global sustainability


November 13th, 2010 - 4:47 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 13 (ANI): Five Grand Challenges that, if addressed in the next decade, will deliver knowledge to enable sustainable development, poverty eradication, and environmental protection in the face of global change ... Read more...

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‘Rural women help Himachal fight open defecation’


October 24th, 2010 - 8:46 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Oct 24 (IANS) Rural women in Himachal Pradesh have emerged as the driving force behind wiping out the menace of open defecation, a global expert said here Sunday."The women have proved ... Read more...

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Haryana claims 80 percent success in checking defecation in open


September 22nd, 2010 - 6:17 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Sep 22 (IANS) A sanitation campaign launched in Haryana nearly five years ago mainly to eradicate the practice of open defecation has achieved over 80 percent success, a senior state government ... Read more...

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A moment on the lips really does mean a lifetime on the hips


August 25th, 2010 - 2:32 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 25 (ANI): Scientists have proved that 'a moment on the lips' really does lead to 'a lifetime on the hips'.Asa Ernersson and a team of researchers from Linkoping University ... Read more...

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Elephants ‘more scared of humans than dynamite’


August 15th, 2010 - 12:01 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 15 (ANI): One wouldn't expect the biggest mammal on land to be afraid of anything - but it is. It is afraid of humans.In fact, elephants are more scared of ... Read more...

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Facebook, Twitter ‘making kids dumber’


July 18th, 2010 - 2:08 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne. July 18 (ANI): Social networking sites like Facebook and Twitter are making teen web surfers dumber, says a study of Australian parents.New cyber-safety research commissioned by Telstra also revealed that ... Read more...

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Social, economic factors blamed for obesity


July 16th, 2010 - 5:34 am ICT by IANS
Stockholm, July 16 (IANS) Social and economic factors are the main reasons behind the difficulty to reduce obesity problems. Obesity is not just a problem of weight, but a problem related to the ... Read more...

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Knocking out a gene makes female mice ‘gay’


July 10th, 2010 - 5:02 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 10 (ANI): Knocking out a gene called fucose mutarotase (FucM) from female mice actually makes them masculine-they refuse to let males mount them, and attempt copulation with other female mice.The ... Read more...

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Knocking out a gene makes female mice masculine


July 9th, 2010 - 3:05 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 9 (ANI): Knocking out a gene called fucose mutarotase (FucM) from female mice, actually makes them masculine-they refuse to males mount them, and will attempt copulation with other female mice.The ... Read more...

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One in three Brit kids get scared when adults drink


July 5th, 2010 - 6:55 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 05 (ANI): Around one third of children in Britain feel scared when they see adults drinking, discovered CBBC's Newsround.Half of children said they have seen their parents drunk at some ... Read more...

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Oil spills increase arsenic levels in the ocean: Study


July 3rd, 2010 - 4:26 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 3 (ANI): A new research has found that oil spills can increase levels of toxic arsenic in the ocean, creating an additional long-term threat to the marine ecosystem.Arsenic is a ... Read more...

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At-risk adults tend to blame genes for ill-health than change lifestyle


June 9th, 2010 - 2:12 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 9 (ANI): People, who are more at risk of disease, are more likely to give too much importance to genetic causes of disease than change their lifestyle, according to researchers. ... Read more...

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Better synchronization helps fish when under predator threat


May 26th, 2010 - 3:20 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 26 (ANI): A new research headed by scientists at the University of York has revealed that fish alter their movements when under threat from predators to help them to blend ... Read more...

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Addicts of the virtual world could have behavioural problems


April 18th, 2010 - 12:53 pm ICT by IANS
By Richa Sharma New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) Is your child hooked on to social networking sites or online gaming sites and exhibiting worrying behavioural changes? Maybe it's time you intervened and ... Read more...

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Our desires influence how we view our surroundings: Study


January 15th, 2010 - 4:49 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 15 (ANI): American researchers have found that our wants decide how we perceive things around us.The study by psychological scientists Emily Balcetis from New York University and David Dunning from ... Read more...

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You are what you eat


October 21st, 2009 - 1:50 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 21 (ANI): The popular adage "you are what you eat" is literally true, according to a new research that claims a person's diet has a profound influence on his or ... Read more...

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Skin cells may act as early warning for cancer


October 16th, 2009 - 4:17 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 16 (IANS) Cancer is such a complex genetic disease that one has to sequence a person's complete genome in order to predict his or her risk. But a recent study ... Read more...

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Skin cells can predict cancer risk elsewhere in body


October 16th, 2009 - 2:51 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 16 (ANI): Just inexpensively culturing a few skin cells can predict a person's cancer risk, revealed a cell biologist from the University of California, Berkeley.Harry Rubin, professor emeritus of molecular ... Read more...

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Tiny wasp brains display amazing adaptability


October 15th, 2009 - 4:46 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 15 (IANS) A tropical wasp's tiny brain, about as big as two sand grains, seems to pack in amazing adaptability and computing power, say scientists. Researchers have found that the brain ... Read more...

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Blue whales forced to increase their ’singing’ to cope with noise pollution from ships


September 23rd, 2009 - 3:02 pm ICT by ANI
London, September 23 (ANI): A new research by scientists has determined that blue whales have had to increase their 'singing' to cope with noise pollution from ships.Man-made noise such as ships' engines ... Read more...

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Delhi needs behaviour change, agree authorities and experts


September 22nd, 2009 - 9:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 22 (IANS) Delhi authorities and experts Tuesday welcomed Home Minister P. Chidambaram's advise to Delhiites to change their behaviour before the 2010 Commonwealth Games, saying steps are being ... Read more...

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Delhi’s bad habits need to change: Chidambaram (Lead)


September 22nd, 2009 - 8:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 22 (IANS) Home Minister P. Chidambaram Tuesday told citizens of Delhi that they needed to change some of their bad habits if visitors to the Commonwealth Games next ... Read more...

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