double edged sword

Social media becoming double-edged sword


August 21st, 2012 - 5:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) The online hate campaign targeting people from the northeast has put the spotlight on the power of the social media network in India, which ... Read more...

Posted in Feature |

A business deal made easy for young minds


June 30th, 2012 - 11:45 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 30 (IANS) Be it a toothbrush or a toy... each has a business story behind it.The world of business is greening in years to touch kids in ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Realty industry welcomes rate cut, sees benefit for all


April 17th, 2012 - 5:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 17 (IANS) The interest rate sensitive realty industry Tuesday welcomed the Reserve Bank of India's (RBI) decision to cut key lending rates by 50 basis points, and ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Globalisation double-edged sword for India: Subbarao


March 30th, 2012 - 11:29 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, March 30 (IANS) The increasing integration of India with the global economy poses a challenge and opportunity for the country as globalisation is a double-edged sword, Reserve Bank of ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

How E. coli triggers urinary infections


January 19th, 2012 - 8:22 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 19 (IANS) Researchers have unravelled the process by which an E. coli strain triggers urinary tract infections and also induces the bladder to shed cells. A-hemolysin (HlyA), a ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Radcliffe learns from ‘Harry Potter’ mistakes


December 25th, 2011 - 2:55 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 25 (IANS) Actor Daniel Radcliffe says he learnt a lot working on the "Harry Potter" franchise.The 22-year-old shot to fame playing the titular boy wizard in all seven ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Radcliffe learnt from ‘Harry Potter’ mistakes


December 25th, 2011 - 8:07 am ICT by IANS
London, Dec 25 (IANS) Actor Daniel Radcliffe admits he has learnt a lot working on the "Harry Potter" franchise."It's only recently I've become aware of the problems people had with ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Education can kill spirit of inquiry


July 1st, 2011 - 3:14 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 1 (IANS) The conventional system of education can kill the spirit of inquiry in students when an instruction leaves something unsaid.For instance, if someone showed you a novel ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Red colour makes people react faster, more forcefully


June 3rd, 2011 - 6:48 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 3 (IANS) People react faster and more forcefully when they see red colour, says a study."Red enhances our physical reactions because it is seen as a danger cue," ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

First time sex boosts self image for men, not women


March 24th, 2011 - 4:11 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 24 (IANS) First time sex can be like a double-edged sword - it makes or breaks your self-image, depending on whether you are male or female.Usually, college-going males ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Bangladesh aiming for World Cup quarterfinals: Fielding coach


February 19th, 2011 - 6:06 pm ICT by ANI
Dhaka, Feb 19(ANI): Bangladesh fielding coach Julien Fountain has said that his World Cup players can rise to the occasion, and cope with the expectations and hopes of the nation."There is ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Oz scientists’ defective gene discovery solves colorectal cancer mystery


January 17th, 2011 - 12:52 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Jan 17 (ANI): Australian scientists have discovered a 'defective' gene that may solve the age old mystery of why some colorectal cancer patients respond very well to radiotherapy but others not ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Praying really can help you deal with hard times


December 15th, 2010 - 12:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 15 (ANI): Praying really can bring comfort during tough times, a new study has suggested.Through the course of in-depth interviews with dozens of victims of violent relationships with intimate partners, ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

For chimps, dominance is a double-edged sword


December 9th, 2010 - 2:09 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 9 (ANI): Dominant animals with higher testosterone levels tend to suffer from an increased burden of parasites, reveals a study of chimpanzees.Scientists observed the primates' behavior and studied their droppings ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

New mice study offers hope in the fight against Alzheimer’s


December 4th, 2010 - 3:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 4 (ANI): In a new study, scientists found that dynamic regulation of the chaperone protein Hsp27 is required to get rid of abnormally accumulating tau in the brains of mice ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

How cannabis dampens the body’s immune system


December 4th, 2010 - 2:32 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 4 (ANI): A new study, involving an Indian-origin boffin, has explained how cannabis dampens the body's immune system.Cannabis is a double-edged sword: by dampening the immune system, it provides relief ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Smoking cannabis ‘ups cancer risk’


November 25th, 2010 - 2:00 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 25 (ANI): A new US study has found that smoking cannabis may increase the risk of cancer by suppressing the immune system.Scientists believe the drug triggers the production of ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

New Android app lets you spy on lover’s text messages!


October 28th, 2010 - 1:25 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Oct 28 (ANI): Suspicious that your better half is cheating on you? You can find out for sure, provided they have an android phone.Thanks to Secret SMS Replicator, a new ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Study sheds light on blood stem cell, leukemia link


August 17th, 2010 - 4:31 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 17 (ANI): Scientists have found at least one key reason why blood stem cells are susceptible to developing the genetic mutations that can lead to adult leukemia.Their finding also ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Competition a double-edged sword for teen girls


July 7th, 2010 - 5:41 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 7 (IANS) Is being competitive a good or a bad thing when you're a teenager? Well, a bit of both actually: Competing to win is detrimental to girls' social relationships ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Oxytocin helps soldiers like fellow, hate enemy


June 12th, 2010 - 8:41 am ICT by IANS
London, June 12 (IANS) Researchers have found that hormone oxytocin helps soldiers feel unity among themselves and at the same time aggression towards enemies. The finding revealed that effect resolves around the hormone ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

A new vision of climate change needed to combat skepticism


May 28th, 2010 - 4:45 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 28 (ANI): A British is looking into ways new 'visual strategies' can communicate climate change messages against a backdrop of increased climate scepticism.Dr Manzo, from Newcastle University, said: "There have ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Immune cells that fight parasites but cause allergies, asthma identified


March 12th, 2010 - 5:38 pm ICT by ANI
London, March 12 (ANI): While studying how the immune system operates, scientists from the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine discovered a previously unidentified cell population that may be the body's ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Egyptian cleric issues fatwa forbidding Muslims from Facebook


February 5th, 2010 - 3:17 pm ICT by IANS
Cairo, Feb 5 (IANS/AKI) A top Egyptian cleric has issued a fatwa forbidding the use of the popular social networking site Facebook, saying Muslims using such sites must be considered "sinners". Statistics ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Beta-blockers for heart patients a double-edged sword


November 22nd, 2009 - 1:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 22 (ANI): Researchers from University of Illinois have discovered that a particular class of heart medications called beta-blockers can have a helpful as well as harmful effect depending on their ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Jokes about LiLo, Sam on BBC show ‘reinforced lesbian stereotypes’


October 20th, 2009 - 5:11 pm ICT by ANI
London, October 20 (ANI): The jokes cracked on Lindsay Lohan and Samantha Ronson's relationship by DJ Spoony and porn actor Ron Jeremy in the show 'The Most Annoying People of 2008' ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Hormone mix may cut breast cancer risk in menopausal women


October 20th, 2009 - 12:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 20 (ANI): A right mix of estrogen and a selective estrogen receptor modulator (SERM), which blocks the effects of estrogen in breast tissue, can significantly reduce breast cancer risk in ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Volleyball players in mid court suffer more physical stress than teammates


September 23rd, 2009 - 1:41 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Sep 23 (ANI): A new Australian study has shown that volleyball players, who play in the middle position on court, end up with more physical stress from jumping and landing than ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Thick blood can cause heart attacks, but also prevent them


August 26th, 2009 - 1:38 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 26 (IANS) Thick blood is a double edged sword. It can cause heart attacks and strokes, but prevent them as well. Scientists explained for the first time how this clinical ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Insects, pests damage sugarcane crop in Meerut District


August 12th, 2009 - 5:03 pm ICT by ANI
Meerut (Uttar Pradesh), Aug.12 (ANI): Sugarcane farmers are facing a double-edged sword of a prolonged drought and pesticides damaging about 50 per cent of their standing crop.More than a quarter of the ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Pupils learn by watching historical flicks, but repeat factual errors portrayed within them


August 6th, 2009 - 1:36 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 6 (ANI): Learning history by watching historically based blockbuster movies can make students to repeat mistakes portrayed in the flicks, reveals a new study from Washington University in St. Louis.The ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Online lover seekers choose wrong people due to ‘cognitive overload’


July 18th, 2009 - 12:04 pm ICT by ANI
New York, July 18 (ANI): Too much of a good thing is actually bad - at least as far as online daters are concerned, concludes a new study.According to the scientific study, ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Saif On The Dilemma Of Doing Torrid Love Scenes With Kareena


July 5th, 2009 - 2:03 am ICT by Sampurn Wire
By Subhash K JhaDoing love scenes with Kareena for Rensil d'Silva's film was not as easy as Saif would have thought.How far to go with the comfort level? That was Saif's ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Ambiguous emails ‘just as stressful’ as flood of mails coming in inboxes


June 25th, 2009 - 1:53 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, June 25 (ANI): Interpreting 'ambiguous emails' is just as stressful as receiving large volumes of messages, according to an Australian study.The study, conducted by researchers at the University of Queensland, has ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

McChrystal’s appointment as new US commander in Afghanistan, a double-edged sword


May 12th, 2009 - 2:23 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 12 (ANI): Lt. General Stanley A. McChrystal's appointment as the new American commander in Afghanistan represents a jarring shift for U.S. Forces in Afghanistan, which are currently transitioning commands ... Read more...

Posted in World |

« Previous Entries

Subscribe