conventional wisdom

Anti-depressants doing more harm than good: Study


April 25th, 2012 - 2:22 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, April 25 (IANS) Common anti-depressants seem to be doing patients more harm than good, says a new study."We need to be much more cautious about the widespread use of ... Read more...

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Water floating on oil can clean oil spills


April 5th, 2012 - 3:26 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, April 5 (IANS) Scientists have stumbled upon a discovery that challenges conventional wisdom -- water can sometimes float on oil, offering a potential solution to cleaning up of oil ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Caesarean could pose health risk to babies


February 10th, 2012 - 8:22 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 10 (IANS) Mothers opting for delivery through caesarean section could be harming their baby's health, researchers have warned contrary to the widely-held belief that a C-section delivery poses ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Britain defends doubling of Olympic ceremony budget


January 25th, 2012 - 5:53 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 25 (IANS) British culture secretary Jeremy Hunt defended the doubling of the amount of money to be spent on the opening ceremony of the London Olympics in July ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Nepal, cinema, Bihar, motivation on bookshelf (IANS Books This Week)


November 24th, 2011 - 12:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 24 (IANS) Look for a book to burrow in with from a colourful cart this weekend.1. "The Lives We Have Lost: Opinions and Essays on Nepal"; Written ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Windies batsmen can play spin: A team coach


November 4th, 2011 - 3:42 pm ICT by IANS
St. John's (Antigua) Nov 4 (IANS/CMC) West Indies A-team coach Hendy Springer has railed against conventional wisdom that the current stock of batsmen lack competence to play spin.Springer, a former Barbados ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Men are funnier than women - just by hair’s breadth


October 20th, 2011 - 5:41 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 20 (IANS) Men are funnier than women but just by a hair's breadth, somewhat bolstering the stereotype on gender differences and humour."The differences we find between men's and ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Step forward Pakistani women, exhorts daily


October 9th, 2011 - 1:01 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Oct 9 (IANS) Pakistani women should "step forward and prove themselves in life" by taking a cue from the three women who share this year's Nobel Peace Prize, said ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Like mother, like child, glam kids beat the trodden path! (Mother’s Day is on May 8)


May 7th, 2011 - 6:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 7 (IANS) Following in your father's footsteps and taking over his business is what conventional wisdom would demand, but a young crop of glam offsprings are ditching ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

New footage shows how a hummingbird’s tongue helps it drink


May 4th, 2011 - 3:03 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 4 (ANI): Spectacular new close-up footage of hummingbirds overturn nearly two centuries of conventional wisdom on how they drink.Researchers previously thought tube-like channels in their tongues sucked up fluid bycapillary ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

‘Jurassic Park’ had it right - some dinos hunted by night


April 15th, 2011 - 4:57 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 15 (IANS) Spielberg's movie Jurassic Park had got one thing right -- velociraptors hunted by night while big plant-eating dinosaurs browsed around the clock.That overturns the conventional ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Some dinosaurs ‘did most of their hunting at night’


April 15th, 2011 - 1:46 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 15 (ANI): Stephen Spielberg's 'Jurassic Park' may have been right in depicting that the dinosaurs hunted in the night too.A new study on the eyes of fossil animals has found ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Ryder-Oram plot South Africa’s downfall, take New Zealand into semis (Roundup)


March 26th, 2011 - 1:41 am ICT by IANS
Dhaka, March 26 (IANS) Jesse Ryder and Jacob Oram plotted to defy conventional wisdom in inspiring New Zealand to outplay South Africa in all departments of the game and ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Obesity linked to income and education


February 8th, 2011 - 5:06 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 08 (ANI): Researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago have revealed that obesity is more prevalent in areas with lower educational attainment and certain ethnic profiles than in areas ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Palestinian negotiator rejects claims of back door deals with Israel


January 27th, 2011 - 2:51 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan.27 (ANI): The Palestine Liberation Organization's chief negotiator, Saeb Erekat, has described the leak of confidential memos documenting a decade of Middle East peace talks as a "slander campaign".He also insisted ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Why using e-book makes your memory dull


January 16th, 2011 - 6:38 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 16 (IANS) Readers using e-books are less likely to absorb what they have read because of the simple presentation. For instance, Amazon's Kindle and the Sony Reader display text in ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Groundbreaking technology to detect Alzheimer’s developed


January 7th, 2011 - 2:58 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 07 (ANI): A novel technology that is able to detect the presence of immune molecules specific to Alzheimer's disease in patients' blood samples has been developed by the scientists from ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Tectonic plates shaped Mars


January 5th, 2011 - 4:22 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 5 (IANS) Just as in the case of Earth, tectonic thrusting played a major role in shaping Mars - making it far more likely to host extra-terrestrial life, a new ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

New study on how liver disease develops upends previous assumptions


December 21st, 2010 - 5:59 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 21 (ANI): A new study has come up with a more definitive explanation of how fibrotic cells form, multiply and eventually destroy the human liver, resulting in cirrhosis.In doing so, ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Quitting smoking improves mood: Study


December 3rd, 2010 - 12:35 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 3 (ANI): Conventional wisdom says many smokers use cigarettes to ease anxiety and depression. But a new study has shown that quitting makes people happier.In the new study, researchers ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

‘Alien comets’ were ’stolen by Sun’ from neighboring stars 4.5bn yrs ago


November 29th, 2010 - 4:40 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 29 (ANI): Computer simulations in a new study have shown that the early Sun could have stolen comets from neighboring newborn stars 4.5 billion years ago.Hal Levinson of the Southwest ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

What makes Nitish Kumar special (Comment)


November 24th, 2010 - 4:30 pm ICT by IANS
By Amulya Ganguli The Bihar outcome has confirmed the pre-poll conventional wisdom about Nitish Kumar's victory based on his successes on the development and law-and-order fronts. But what makes the chief minister ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Convention Wisdom Aside, Ice on an Injury May Prevent Healing


October 28th, 2010 - 2:39 am ICT by Angela Kaye Mason
Oct 27 (THAINDIAN NEWS) According to scientists, the age-old “conventional wisdom” method of icing an injury to prevent swelling may have been wrong, and actually prevented, instead of promoted healing.Yes, Grandma may ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Placing ice on injury may prevent healing


October 27th, 2010 - 12:15 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 27 (IANS) The conventional method of placing ice on an injury may prevent healing, according to scientists.For years, people have been told to put a bag of frozen peas ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Mondays less miserable compared to Tuesdays: Study


October 11th, 2010 - 1:47 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 11 (ANI): Conventional wisdom that Monday is the most miserable day of the week has been turned on its head by researchers, who have found that Tuesday is when most ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Inflammation post injury ‘helps to heal damaged muscle tissue’


October 5th, 2010 - 2:19 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 5 (ANI): New research shows that inflammation actually helps to heal damaged muscle tissue, turning conventional wisdom on its head that inflammation must be largely controlled to encourage healing.These ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Neanderthals, modern humans ‘are more brothers than distant cousins’


September 26th, 2010 - 4:22 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 26 (ANI): While it was long believed that Neanderthals developed 'modern' tools and ornaments solely through contact with Homo sapiens, a new study from the University of Colorado Denver has ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Neanderthals developed technology on their own


September 22nd, 2010 - 11:57 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 22 (ANI): While it was long believed that Neanderthals developed `modern' tools and ornaments solely through contact with Homo sapiens, a new study from the University of Colorado Denver has ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Swami Agnivesh suggests ‘people ownership model’ for tribal area development


September 8th, 2010 - 6:45 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Sept.8 (ANI): Blaming past Presidents of India and Governors of State for the poor condition of the tribals in the country, social worker Swami Agnivesh today suggested that only a ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Human activity has caused shellfish size to increase: Study


September 1st, 2010 - 3:00 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 1 (ANI): A species of shellfish widely consumed in the Pacific over the past 3,000 years has increased in size despite, and possibly because of human activity in the area, ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Location determines social network influence


August 30th, 2010 - 3:51 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 30 (ANI): A new study has shed light on the way information and infectious diseases proliferate across complex networks.A team of researchers led by Dr. Hernan Makse of the City ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Fructose-rich Western diets fuel growth of pancreatic cancers


August 12th, 2010 - 4:35 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 12 (ANI): A new study by researchers at UCLA has found that pancreatic cancers use the sugar fructose, common in the Western diet, to activate a key cellular pathway that ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Pancreatic cancers use fructose to fuel their growth


August 4th, 2010 - 1:56 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 04 (ANI): A new study by researchers at UCLA's Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center has found that pancreatic cancers use the sugar fructose to activate a key cellular pathway that drives ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Who authored Dead Sea Scrolls?


July 28th, 2010 - 5:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 28 (ANI): Researchers may be close to unravelling a mystery, which has haunted the world for more than 50 years: Who wrote the Dead Sea Scrolls?New clues suggest the ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Users ‘not willing to pay for Twitter’


July 25th, 2010 - 4:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 25 (ANI): A new study has revealed that Internet users would not like to pay for online services like Twitter.The study of the Internet on Americans by the Center for ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

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