behaviours

Childhood peers can predict your success as adults


September 21st, 2012 - 3:53 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Sep 21 (IANS) Even on the playground, our childhood peers know us better than we do ourselves and may be able to best predict our success as an adult.Lisa ... Read more...

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Risk-glorifying video games linked to teen-age accidents


September 13th, 2012 - 5:55 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 13 (IANS) Playing risk-glorifying video games like Grand Theft Auto is likely to prompt teenagers to become more reckless in driving and becoming involved in accidents and other ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

DNA sequencing tracks details of TB outbreak


September 4th, 2012 - 4:01 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Sep 4 (IANS) DNA sequencing can reconstruct the spread of killer diseases from person to person, besides quickly identifying the origin and movement of pathogens.A team from the British ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Stressed mice sire anxious daughters


August 23rd, 2012 - 4:42 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 23 (IANS) Could some traits pass to daughters and escape sons altogether? Researchers at the Tufts University School of Medicine have evidence from experiments on mice to support ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Weight loss secures lasting benefits


August 3rd, 2012 - 1:47 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 3 (IANS) The loss of 20 pounds can help overweight or obese individuals secure a decade's worth of health benefits, even if they regain the weight later that ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

90 percent jilted lovers spy on ex on Facebook


August 2nd, 2012 - 4:52 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 2 (IANS) Around 90 of lovers spy on photos and status messages of their former boyfriends or girlfriends on popular social networking website Facebook, a study has ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Night shifts raise heart attack risk


July 27th, 2012 - 7:55 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 27 (IANS) Shift work can dramatically increase the risk of heart attacks and strokes, warn researchers.A study of two million people found shift workers are almost 25 percent ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Arrogant bosses equated with poor performance


July 26th, 2012 - 3:21 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 26 (IANS) Arrogant bosses are typically poor performers who can drain the bottom line by slighting subordinates to mask their own insecurities and creating organisational dysfunction.A new measure ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Eye care least priority for Indians: Study


July 18th, 2012 - 7:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) Even as India is home to one of the highest populations of the visually impaired, eye health is the least priority for the population here, ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

‘Ageing not linked to drop in testosterone levels’


June 24th, 2012 - 5:27 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, June 24 (IANS) Ageing, surprisingly, may have little to do with a gradual drop in testosterone levels, but is more likely to result from a man's behavioural and health ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Why do model employees tend to give up?


June 3rd, 2012 - 5:27 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 3 (IANS) Model employees committed to their organisation are willing to go the extra mile to see it thrive but can give up if they sense that they're ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Mobile, projectors to educate kids on health, hygiene in Gujarat


May 15th, 2012 - 6:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 15 (IANS) Armed with mobile phones and projectors, teachers in 150 anganwadis in Gujarat are all set to impart health and hygiene education to hundreds of kids ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

‘Mules are not stubborn’


May 15th, 2012 - 11:10 am ICT by IANS
London, May 15 (IANS) Many of us may have been using the age-old saying "stubborn as a mule", but a British expert has said such an impression about donkeys is unfounded, ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Dogs yawn hearing master do the same


May 10th, 2012 - 1:17 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 10 (IANS) Dogs may yawn after hearing the sound of their masters do the same, suggesting they can empathise with their owners on how tired they are, researchers ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Altruism varies under different conditions


May 1st, 2012 - 4:26 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 1 (IANS) Altruism wears different hats under different circumstances, says a new math model that pinpoints the conditions favouring one form of altruism over another.The model predicts that ... Read more...

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Obese girls show greater poise when happy with their shape


April 30th, 2012 - 3:48 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 30 (IANS) Young women who may be obese but are happy with their size or shape show greater levels of self-possession, which offsets any ridicule they are likely ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Balanced perspective makes for contentment


April 27th, 2012 - 3:42 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 27 (IANS) Do you view the past with fondness, enjoy the present and strive for future goals? If you hold all these perspectives in a balanced way, it ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Childhood abuse may cause suicidal thoughts in adulthood


April 25th, 2012 - 6:07 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, April 25 (IANS) Children who suffer physical abuse are likely to harbour suidical thoughts as adults, a new study from the University of Toronto has said.According to the report, ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Binge eating may cause addictive behaviour


April 25th, 2012 - 4:54 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 25 (IANS) A history of binge eating -- consuming large amounts of food in a short period of time -- may prompt an individual to show other addictive ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Thoughts about mortality can improve health


April 20th, 2012 - 3:48 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 20 (IANS) An awareness of mortality is a good thing -- it can improve physical health and help us re-prioritize our goals and values, according to a new ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Toddlers and chimps follow their peers


April 13th, 2012 - 4:14 pm ICT by IANS
Berlin, April 13 (IANS) What is common between toddlers and chimps? Both tend to copy actions of their peers."I think few people would have expected to find that two-year-olds are ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Sex-deprived fruit flies use alcohol to cope


March 22nd, 2012 - 12:20 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 22 (IANS) Sex-deprived fruit flies are more likely to ingest alcohol, while just-mated ones are more likely to take a pass on the booze, a new study suggests.The ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Enhanced cleavage makes women more confident: Study


March 21st, 2012 - 10:41 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 21 (IANS) British scientists have measured the effect an enhanced cleavage has on confidence - and found there is a direct link, the Daily Mail reported.The unique study, ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Misplaced motivation could bring on failures


March 15th, 2012 - 12:54 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 15 (IANS) The motivation to change bad habits with self-control might be misplaced as you could be setting yourself up for failure, says a new study."Popular views of ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Namibian bank deploys Infosys core banking product


March 14th, 2012 - 12:13 am ICT by IANS
Bangalore, March 13 (IANS) Namibia's Standard Bank has deployed Indian IT bellwether Infosys Ltd's core banking product Finacle to enhance its service offering to customers."The new system will empower the ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Chronic stress clouds thinking, memory


March 11th, 2012 - 6:11 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 11 (IANS) Being subject to chronic stress not only clouds your thinking but also impairs memory, new research says. It uncovered a neural (brain cell) mechanism that directly ... Read more...

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Some honey bees tend to take risks


March 11th, 2012 - 3:24 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 11 (IANS) Believe it or not -- some honey bees tend to take the initiative or the risk to find new hives, with their brains showing similar patterns ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Teens junking healthy lifestyle kiss happiness away


March 4th, 2012 - 4:26 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 4 (IANS) Teenagers junking a healthy lifestyle for drinks, cigarettes and fast food become morose versions of their healthier, happier cousins and also get involved in risky behaviour. ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Is depression byproduct of our ability to fight infection?


March 2nd, 2012 - 3:49 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 2 (IANS) Depression which clouds the prospects of millions of people worldwide may actually be 'hard-wired' into our brains to combat disease, a study reveals.The radical new theory ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Genes drive gender specific behaviours in parenting, sex


February 3rd, 2012 - 6:15 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 3 (IANS) Men and women tend to behave differently, especially when it comes to sex and parenting, thanks to the role their genes and sex hormones play.New evidence ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Attentiveness in KG key to work-oriented skills


January 30th, 2012 - 6:43 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Jan 30 (IANS) Attentiveness in kindergarten (KG) is the key to developing "work-oriented" skills in school children later as adults. "Children who are more likely to work autonomously and ... Read more...

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Imagining positive co-workers improves performance


January 13th, 2012 - 7:10 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 13 (IANS) People who conjure positive imaginary co-workers turn in better performance at workplace, above and beyond the call of duty, suggests a study. The results showed that ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Animal ‘empathy’ to shed light on human feelings


December 9th, 2011 - 8:36 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 9 (IANS) The mechanism behind emotions in rats promises to shed light on the nature of human emotions like empathy and nurturing.Jaak Panksepp, professor of veterinary and comparative ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Humility - the mantra of effective leadership


December 9th, 2011 - 7:26 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 9 (IANS) The mantra of effective leadership is the good, old-fashioned humility for which there is no substitute."Leaders of all ranks view admitting mistakes, spotlighting follower strengths and ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Financial woes upset parent-child bond


December 8th, 2011 - 5:30 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 8 (IANS) Individuals upset by financial problems may feel a disconnect with their children, affecting the kids in negative ways."The study serves as a reminder that children's behaviours ... Read more...

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